Books

Year of the Jungle Q&A with Suzanne Collins and James Proimos

Emma Brockway  October 24th, 2013 

Today OOM welcomes Publicity Manager Sheila Marie Everett to the blog to share some fascinating insight into Year of the Jungle...

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Meet Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian of the NYPL

Guest Blogger  October 23rd, 2013 

Hispanic Heritage Month just ended on October 15, and in celebration, Concetta Gleason (from Scholastic's Spanish and Bilingual Reading Club) is here with a...

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8 books to read while you wait for the next Wimpy Kid!

Kristen Joerger  October 22nd, 2013  Comments • 4

Do you know a The Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan who can't wait for Book 8? Read on for some excellent book recommendations from Maggie McGuire at the Scholastic Parents...

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Signed books galore and a giveaway!

Michael Strouse  October 21st, 2013  Comments • 29

Last week, I stood in the birthday party room at The Scholastic Store and realized that a large chunk of my 9-12 section was spread across the countertop and several...

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Celebrating Teen Read Week: a guest post from This is Teen

Lia Zneimer  October 17th, 2013 

A guest post from Emily Morrow of This is Teen, an initiative that connects teens with their favorite Scholastic authors and books, building a community of readers....

Magic School Bus creators Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen visit China

Kristen Joerger  October 14th, 2013  Comments • 3

How do you say Ms. Frizzle in Chinese?

Juan Mao Lau Shi. Juan means frizzy; Mao means hair; and Lau shi is teacher,” says author of the Magic School Bus...

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All aboard a Train-tastic picture book!

Michael Strouse  October 11th, 2013 

In NY, trains are a part of our daily life. We tend to go about the day completely oblivious to these machines that keep our city moving. I've learned in the last few...

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Scholastic Books Fairs Launches New Free App

Michael Barrett  October 10th, 2013 

Scholastic Book Fairs has gone 2.0 today with the official launch of our new, free Scholastic Book Fairs App, which helps parents (and...

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Unmask your favorite original Goosebumps cover!

Lia Zneimer  October 9th, 2013 
A guest post from Amabel Ryan of Scholastic Media

100 best books for kids: NYPL vs P&C

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 7th, 2013 

We've got a guest post to share with you! It's from the editors over at Scholastic's Parent & Child Magazine. Enjoy! 

Celebrate World Space Week with MISSION: MARS

Michael Barrett  October 7th, 2013 

As we celebrate World Space Week (October 4th - October 11th), Scholastic announces the launch of its new nonfiction book, MISSION: MARS

Star Wars Reads Day - Episode 2

Michael Strouse  October 4th, 2013 

If you walk into a bookstore tomorrow, you might notice that things are a little, well...alien.

A “My Bookprint” Post: Be true to yourself, with every page turned

Michael Barrett  October 2nd, 2013  Comments • 1

I can’t say books were an escape. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good fairytale, but I saw books and their imaginative worlds and characters as a tool to get through some of...

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OOM celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Emma Brockway  October 2nd, 2013 

Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th.  During this month, our country honors the generations of Hispanic Americans...

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In Our Feeds: Fall, Light Sabers, Sesame Street

Morgan Baden  September 27th, 2013 

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 the...

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A day at the museum!

Michael Strouse  September 27th, 2013 

On Saturday, hundreds of museums around the country will open their doors for free as part of the Smithsonian's Museum Day!

Dear Diary...

Lia Zneimer  September 26th, 2013 

Growing up, I was definitely a diary kind of girl. From the hardcover journals with the little gold  locks to the electronic Dear Diary toy of the mid-90s (#...

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Books you shouldn't 'leaf' unread!

Michael Strouse  September 25th, 2013 

I haven't quite gone sweater shopping yet but Sunday was the first day of Fall!

Fall has so many great holidays...Halloween, Thanksgiving, National Punctuation Day...

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Scholastic donates 1 million books to Reach Out and Read

Michael Barrett  September 25th, 2013  Comments • 2

What if I told you in order to get a full clean bill-of-health from your pediatrician, you should read aloud to your child daily?

Making our mark!

Michael Strouse  September 24th, 2013  Comments • 4

It is National Punctuation Day.

Or should I say: 'It's National Punctuation Day!'?

In Liberia, reading books to promote peace

Morgan Baden  September 24th, 2013 

Books can entertain us, educate us, enlighten us. And sometimes, books can help promote peace.

Banned Books Week 2013

Emma Brockway  September 24th, 2013 

Harry Potter. Captain Underpants. The Hunger Games. Goosebumps. While these books may not share similar...

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The ABC of It: why children's books matter

Suzanne McCabe  September 19th, 2013  Comments • 1

Decades ago, Maurice Sendak felt dismissed by reviewers of "adult" books. They didn't take him seriously. But the brilliant, hilarious, and often cantankerous (apparently...

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Quote: Happy birthday, Hermione!

Morgan Baden  September 19th, 2013  Comments • 1

In the office, we're throwing around our favorite quotes about Hermione Granger. What's yours?

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