It's not the easiest thing to do with your child at the end of a long day...

Guest Blogger  June 27th, 2014  Comments • 6

...But it sure is important. What are we talking about, exactly? I'll leave it to frequent OOM contributor Julia Graeper from the Scholastic Education...

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Every summer, I...

Morgan Baden  June 26th, 2014  Comments • 2

Every summer, I:

Where our books come from

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 26th, 2014 

A few weeks ago, my uncle gave me a book called The Outermost House: a Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod. He gave it to me because this summer marks the...

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My Bookprint: connecting with different characters through their stories

Stephanie Smith  June 25th, 2014 

While other kids were kicking a soccer ball around or trying to swing over the top of the swing set during recess, I was hiding out in my elementary school library reading...

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Infographic: Make reading a part of outdoor fun this summer

Michael Barrett  June 25th, 2014 

Hooray! Summer has officially begun. 

Despite the warm weather and vacations, important activites, such as reading, can get a bad rap this time of year.


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Recap: Spice up summer reading Google+ hangout

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 24th, 2014 

This past Tuesday night, parent bloggers Amy Mascott and Allison McDonald graced us with their engery and humor for a Google+ hangout on summer...

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Reading under the stars: California Academy of Sciences, Adler Planetarium and more

Michael Barrett  June 24th, 2014 

This past month, kids across the nation went “reading under the stars” at their local planetariums.

Doctors now say: Read to kids from birth

Morgan Baden  June 24th, 2014  Comments • 5

We all know reading to kids is crucial. But how early should we begin?

Think Pink: fun summer reads with a colorful theme

Stephanie Smith  June 23rd, 2014 

Confession: I have an unhealthy obsession with the color pink. From dresses and accessories, to office supplies, to my kindle cover—you name it; I own it in at least 3...

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Juneteenth, a day for jubilee!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  June 19th, 2014 

On June 19, 1865 General Gordon Granger read General Orders, No.

Throwback Thursday: Baby-sitters Club nostalgia

Lia Zneimer  June 19th, 2014  Comments • 2

This post originally appeared on OOM last summer, but Bustle's recent post on "25 of Childhood Literature's Most Beloved Female Characters" inspired me to...

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Is there anybody like me out there? A "My Bookprint" post

Guest Blogger  June 19th, 2014 

We're thrilled to have three summer interns in the Corporate Communications team, all of whom will be blogging right here throughout the months ahead. First up is...

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These schools are rocking the Summer Reading Challenge

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 18th, 2014 

We're halfway through week seven of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, and the competition is really heating up as over 6,000 schools across the country vie for the...

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Author Jennifer Ziegler on writing, weddings, and siblings

Stephanie Smith  June 18th, 2014 

Today OOM welcomes Jennifer Ziegler, author of Revenge of the Flower Girls, a fun and delightful middle grade novel that is sure to make you smile. This book...

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Making a good first impression

Alexandra Wladich  June 17th, 2014  Comments • 1

Just like people, books need to make a good first impression. Last week I was reminded of how important the first line of a book is while attending an author discussion...

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GOAL! The 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil

Guest Blogger  June 16th, 2014  Comments • 50

by Concetta Gleason (Club Leo, Editorial and Creative coordinator) 

The World Cup kicked off Thursday, June 12, and Scholastic Club Leo en...

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Why today's Google Doodle has us buzzing

Guest Blogger  June 16th, 2014  Comments • 3

If you’re a Google user, by now you’ve seen their fun, soccer-themed logos honoring the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But today’s Google Doodle (June 16) really got our attention...

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Deimosa Webber-Bey  June 13th, 2014 

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month, dear to me because I come from both Barbuda and St. Croix through my grandfathers.  In college I was...

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In Our Feeds: the best literary parents, The Fault in Our Stars frenzy, and 17 majorly beautiful bookstores

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 13th, 2014 

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

It's Friday,...

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It's a Friday the 13th kind of full moon

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 13th, 2014 

Today is Friday the 13th and there's a full moon in the sky. I'm not supersticious or anything, but it just seems like a lot for one day, right? I can tell you right now...

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Remembering Anne Frank

Lia Zneimer  June 12th, 2014 

On this date in 1942, a German girl by the name of Anne Frank received an autograph book for her 13th birthday. "Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for...

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Father's Day books and resources

Morgan Baden  June 12th, 2014 

This Sunday marks Father's Day! My gift for my dad is on its way, but I'm still on the hunt for the perfect gift for my husband, a dad-to-be (our first baby is due in the...

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Celebrating the start of the World Cup

Emma Brockway  June 12th, 2014 

Today is the first day of the World Cup, the world’s preeminent soccer competition that Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is hosting this year. As someone unfamiliar with the World...

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Maurice Sendak in his own words

Suzanne McCabe  June 10th, 2014 

"Did you hear Sendak when he came to Scholastic?" our librarian asked me.

"Yes! He was irascible!"

"He was everything!" she replied. Irritable. Irate. Ill-...

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We're spicing up summer reading with a Google+ hangout

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 10th, 2014 

Parents, does this scenario sound familiar? Your child ends the school year on a high note, excited about reading, ready to dive into new books, and consistently falling...

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