From the NFL to NASA: an interview with Leland Melvin

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 12th, 2014  Comments • 1

As you probably know by now, NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin is a part of our Summer Reading Challenge team.

We need diverse books

Morgan Baden  May 8th, 2014 

When #WeNeedDiverseBooks started on Twitter, we found ourselves enthusiastically agreeing.

10 tips to get kids reading this summer

Michael Barrett  May 8th, 2014 

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge launched this Monday - and we already have over 600,000 kids signed-up across the nation!


Okay, so your kid...

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Books make great petzzz!

Guest Blogger  May 8th, 2014 

#BookPetzzz; noun.Definition: the book you treasure most; your favorite story; the picture book you want to cuddle up with...

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Happy Mother's Day!

Nadia Almahdi  May 7th, 2014  Comments • 1

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! In addition to honoring the mothers in our own lives, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite literary mothers!

Varian Johnson on the #GreatGreeneChallenge

Guest Blogger  May 5th, 2014 

UPDATE: Publishers Weekly has covered the #greatgreenechallenge, too!

Books to read this Cinco de Mayo / Libros para leer este Cinco de Mayo

Michael Barrett  May 5th, 2014 

by Guest Bloggers Concetta Gleason and Mariel Lopez, Club Leo

Today we celebrate…what exactly? Cinco de Mayo is certainly a celebration,...

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Let the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge begin!

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 5th, 2014 

As of this morning, the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is officially open! Kids around the world can start logging their reading minutes in an effort to set a new...

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May the 4th be reading!

Michael Strouse  May 2nd, 2014 

May the 4th is Star Wars Day - I think this was decreed by the Empire but not sure...

Star Wars is so much more than the movies. A trip over to could...

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500,000 kids are ready to read this summer

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 1st, 2014 

Big news on the summer reading front: we learned today that teachers have registered over 500,000 students from over 21,000 classrooms to participate in...

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The hero we deserve

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 1st, 2014 

Last month, in my comic book club, we were sharing lists of our top five favorite characters, and my five are mostly from the DC universe. The lone non-DC entry is...

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David Baldacci celebrates Children's Book Week

Guest Blogger  May 1st, 2014 

Can you feel it? There’s a buzz along the beaches on the coasts, a quivering in the clouds out over the plains, and even the trees in the great forests of Alaska are...

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The man behind The Little Prince

Anne Sparkman  April 29th, 2014 

We recently took an OOM field trip to The Morgan Library's exhibit on The Little Prince. There was so much to enjoy about this exhibit but most of all, I was...

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A summer reading virtual book swap

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 25th, 2014 

Save the date: on Monday, May 5th, at 9pm EST, book gurus Lori Ess and Betsy Bird will be joining us for a summer reading virtual book...

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What are your reading rules?

Lia Zneimer  April 25th, 2014 

I was chatting with a friend recently about our love of The Baby-sitters Club books—growing up, we both devoured the series—when she brought up an interesting condition. "...

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Making an effort to read hardcover books

Kristen Joerger  April 24th, 2014 

A few weeks ago, I was diligently making my way through an ebook version of The Interestings that I borrowed from the New York Public Library on my iPad. I read...

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Poem in your pocket day

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 24th, 2014 

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Started by the Academy of American Poets, this special day celebrates all things poetry and encourages people to select a favorite poem...

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Happy 450th Birthday, Shakespeare!

Lia Zneimer  April 23rd, 2014 

Prithee, dost thou thinkest William Shakespeare appears well for one who hath 450 years behind him? Methinks so. (Methinks I should also leave the poetic writing to the...

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A NASA astronaut has a special mission for kids

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 22nd, 2014 

Happy Earth Day! I couldn't think of a better time to share with you a very special video from a NASA Astronaut, Leland Melvin. He has a mission for kids this summer: join...

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Weekend reads: OOM edition

Nadia Almahdi  April 21st, 2014 

One of the many fun things about working at Scholastic is being surrounded by people who love books! It also means that my TBR list is constantly growing with everyone’s...

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"Hanging out" over summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 17th, 2014 

Last night we hosted our very first Google+ Hangout! At 8pm, a panel of educators, moderator Pam Allyn, and an audience comprised of teachers, principals...

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A day for haiku

Morgan Baden  April 17th, 2014 

We button up coats

Wrap mufflers 'round and 'round

Insisting it's spring


A cold snap here in New York has me...

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