Books

Do you have a reading pattern?

Lia Zneimer  January 29th, 2014  Comments • 1

I was talking to a friend of mine recently about our reading habits: what novels we're into at the moment, whether we prefer hard copies of books to e-readers, and how...

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Who is your literary dream date?

Michael Barrett  January 29th, 2014  Comments • 1

I know it’s some time until Valentine’s Day, but why not grab a book featuring your favorite dream date to prep for the day infamous for its red hearts, Cupid and secret...

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Are you a book quitter?

Nadia Almahdi  January 28th, 2014  Comments • 8

Last week I was listening to the Dear Book Nerd podcast on Book Riot, and at one point, the host says she follows the “50 page rule.” If she’s...

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An exciting morning for book lovers

Jessica Watson  January 27th, 2014 

For those of us who read children and young adult literature, today is a little like Christmas and the Oscars all rolled into one.  This morning in Philidelphia, The...

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Looking back at ALA winners

Emma Brockway  January 24th, 2014 

As the weekend creeps upon us we can’t help but become excited…for Monday morning!

Although most Mondays call for a double espresso and a bagel, here at Scholastic...

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Belly laughs with books

Nadia Almahdi  January 24th, 2014  Comments • 1

Books have the power to take us to new locations and experience new emotions. Books can make you cry, they can make you mad, and they can make you laugh. A lot.

Read a book to your dog

Michael Barrett  January 23rd, 2014  Comments • 2

Did you know its “National Train Your Dog Month”?  Besides teaching your pup the usual commands such as “fetch,” “sit” and “stay,” how about, “read a book”?

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Right book, right time

Morgan Baden  January 22nd, 2014  Comments • 3

About six years ago, a dear friend was visiting from the UK and left me a book she'd finished on her flight over. She was sure I'd love it just as much as she had.

Literary Quizification

Michael Strouse  January 22nd, 2014 

If my life was anything like my Facebook feed this past week, it would be something like this:

Get ready to read with Clifford!

Guest Blogger  January 21st, 2014  Comments • 5

He’s BIG, he’s red—and yes, he’s oh so loveable! There are lots of reasons to love Clifford...but most compelling are his stories of adventure and friendship that have...

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Fluff and stuff! Happy “Pooh” Day

Michael Barrett  January 17th, 2014  Comments • 1

In my opinion, tomorrow is the best day of the year. January 18th is national “Winnie the Pooh Day” or author A.A. Milne’s birthday.

Winnie-the-Pooh (yes, the...

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Getting crafty with This is Teen

Guest Blogger  January 16th, 2014  Comments • 1

January is International Creativity Month, and we're highlighting great, crafty, bookish things you can do yourself to put your creativity to good use! Here's ...

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New YA for the New Year

Emma Brockway  January 16th, 2014  Comments • 3

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to read more YA fiction, you’re in luck. (And if this isn’t one of your resolutions, it really should be!) Scholastic has a slew...

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“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?

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