Books

“Get #BookFit”: Mid-month motivation

Michael Barrett  January 15th, 2014  Comments • 3

We are at the halfway point for Scholastic’s “Get Book Fit” Month. Like any good coach or personal trainer, we want to see how you are doing with this New Year’s...

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Literary mentors

Nadia Almahdi  January 15th, 2014  Comments • 1

As Alex mentioned in a previous post, January is National Mentoring Month. So to celebrate all the mentors in our lives, we've rounded up a list of some of our favorite...

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A soldier's lifeline

Morgan Baden  January 15th, 2014  Comments • 2

"Art and music and books aren't extras," author Trent Reedy explains. "They're essential."

And he would know. CBS News This Morning aired a spectacular story today,...

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Author guest post by Blue Balliett

Emma Brockway  January 13th, 2014 

Last week’s nationwide polar vortex served as a stark reminder of the dangers of winter. This season is particularly perilous for homeless kids and...

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Book Pull: Fourth Grade Rats

Jessica Watson  January 13th, 2014 

Book Pull [colloq]: When a library assistant or staff librarian (at Scholastic) pools a list of book requests from writers, editors, etc. and journeys down to the...

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What's a "Story Smashup?" You're about to find out!

Morgan Baden  January 13th, 2014 

In just two days, something incredible is happening: iconic authors/illustrators Dav Pilkey (he of Captain Underpants fame) and Jeff Kinney (he of Diary of a Wimpy Kid...

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It's Show and Tell at Work Day!

Morgan Baden  January 8th, 2014 

All of us at OOM have literary treasures -- rare books, first editions, author fan club newsletters, literary prints that adorn our walls -- and today, we brought them...

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The best New Year's resolution you can make

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 7th, 2014 

Year after year on December 31st, as the clock inches towards midnight, millions of people vow to make a change in the coming year. But let's be honest, how many of you ...

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Because of a book...

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 6th, 2014 

Because of a book, more people are flocking to The Frick—a gem of a museum on Manhattan's upper east side—than ever. Why?

Need a book recommendation?

Morgan Baden  January 6th, 2014 

A new year is about starting fresh...so if you're looking for something new to read, may we recommend one (or all!) of these new and forthcoming titles? Each of them has...

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Winter is coming

Morgan Baden  January 3rd, 2014  Comments • 1

Well, it's here, technically. And it came with a wollop overnight -- here in SoHo, Broadway is practically empty (!) and states of emergency have been called for much of...

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Get Book Fit!

Nadia Almahdi  January 2nd, 2014 

Happy New Year! We’ve shared some of our New Year’s Resolutions…what’s yours?

The best books we read in 2013

Brittany Sullivan  December 30th, 2013 

This has been a wonderful year for the literary world. From J.K. Rowling to F. Scott Fitzgerald, 2013 saw an abundance of awe-inspiring new releases and exciting revivals...

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The best books of 2013: a round-up of "Best Of" lists

Lia Zneimer  December 27th, 2013  Comments • 2

What an outstanding year for the publishing world; there were dozens of phenomenal books that came out in 2013. The Internet is crawling with end-of-the-year round-ups and...

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New Year's resolutions: bookworm edition

Lia Zneimer  December 26th, 2013  Comments • 5

I love the start of a new year--there's something about a clean slate that's so exciting. Like so many others, I've spent the past few days reflecting on 2013, thinking...

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Our 5 favorite moments in The Scholastic Store this year!

Michael Strouse  December 24th, 2013  Comments • 1

2013 was a big year at The Scholastic Store. We welcomed hundreds of thousands of guests into the store, held hundreds of birthday parties and held the most events we've...

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Meet the artist: Erin Stead

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 23rd, 2013  Comments • 1

Over the course of the last 12 weeks, we've highlighted the work of some of our favorite children's book author/illustrators who showed us what "Read Every Day. Lead a...

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Our 15 favorite social media moments this year

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 20th, 2013 

1. Harry Potter got a new look. Scholastic reissued the U.S. trade paperback editions of the entire Harry Potter series with...

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Our 5 favorite Harry Potter moments of 2013

Morgan Baden  December 18th, 2013  Comments • 1

It was a big year for a little wizard! Here, we take a look back at our favorite Harry Potter moments of the year.

1. A new look for a classic series...

In Our Feeds: Cow stickers, dream libraries and getting married at work.

Michael Barrett  December 13th, 2013 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

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What to read on Friday the 13th

Morgan Baden  December 13th, 2013  Comments • 1

Superstition says Friday the 13th is an unlucky day filled with fear. What better day to read some scary books?

A visit to Newark for My Very Own Library book fair

Nadia Almahdi  December 12th, 2013 

Having reading role-model parents or a large book collection at home has more of an impact on kids’ reading frequency than does household income (Kids...

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Finding yourself through quotes: A "My Bookprint" guest post

Anne Sparkman  December 11th, 2013 

"What is your Bookprint?" At the Scholastic offices, this is the most common get-to-know-you question. No new team member can avoid it and one of the things I love...

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11 places not to talk to a stranger about books

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 11th, 2013  Comments • 2

I loved reading this genius roundup on BuzzFeed Books: 14 Places to Talk to a Stranger About Books. On the list: the bus stop, the DMV, a bookstore, an elevator, the...

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