Books

Why "Pride and Prejudice" still matters

Guest Blogger  July 18th, 2017 

200 years ago today, the incomparable Jane Austen died. The world is celebrating her legacy all year long.

A look back at ILA 2017

Emily Morrow  July 18th, 2017 

Educators from all over the country traveled to Orlando last weekend to attend the International Literacy Association's 2017 conference. In case you couldn't make it down...

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Our natural hair journey, and the books that celebrate it

Deimosa Webber-Bey  July 17th, 2017 

A discussion about this past weekend’s Curl Fest, in Brooklyn, led to us – Library Intern Chloe Pinkney and Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey

On the podcast: Celebrating 25 years of Goosebumps

Emily Morrow  July 14th, 2017 

We're celebrating 25 years of the beloved series with a special podcast episode featuring author R.L. Stine!

Scholastic Canada publishes 25 of the 150 top-selling books by Canadian authors of the past 10 years

Morgan Baden  July 14th, 2017 

As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, Scholastic Canada is marking its 60th anniversary.

NPR's 100 favorite comics and graphic novels

Morgan Baden  July 12th, 2017 

The rise of graphic novels and the continued popularity of comics (Wonder Woman, anyone?) can maybe be a tad overwhelming for readers just beginning to get into the genre...

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I Read YA Week is finally HERE!

Brooke Shearouse  July 11th, 2017 

It’s that time of year again! Our annual I read YA week celebration begins today and we couldn’t be more stoked about it. Cue the confetti cannons!

Take a reading adventure this summer! (+sweepstakes)

Nicole Ortiz  July 10th, 2017 

Summer was always my favorite time of year growing up. As a kid, what was there not to love? The weather was warm and sunny, school was out, and almost every day brought a...

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Cover reveal: Illustrated Edition of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Morgan Baden  July 10th, 2017 

Illustrated by fine artist Olivia Lomenech Gill, the cover of the illustrated edition of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K....

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Books we've lied about reading

Emily Morrow  July 7th, 2017 

July 7 is Tell the Truth Day, which got me thinking: How many bookish lies have I told? And should I finally come clean?

Summer reading book ideas: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett  July 6th, 2017 

Are you stumped on which books will get kids excited about summer reading? Kids and parents share their favorite children's books and series.

Celebrating one year of Pokémon Go! (Plus, a giveaway!)

Brooke Shearouse  July 6th, 2017  Comments • 23

It’s hard to believe the “Pokémon GO” mobile game is celebrating its one year anniversary today, July 6! The game, which allows players to capture, battle and train...

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Find a Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV stop near you!

Stephanie Agresti  July 5th, 2017 

The Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV is embarking on the second leg of its journey across the U.S.!

A look back at how we #ReadWithPride

Emily Morrow  July 5th, 2017 

To celebrate Pride Month this June, we invited everyone to share books with LGBTQ+ stories and #ReadwithPride! 

Catch up on our bookish celebrations...

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Show us your summer reading adventure!

Nicole Ortiz  July 3rd, 2017 

We’ve got some exciting news for all our summer readers out there. Today we are launching our “Show us your summer reading adventure” sweepstakes! 

Throwback Thursday: Red, white, and blue

Gina Asprocolas  June 29th, 2017 

It's almost a holiday weekend, everyone!

Books make the best birthday gifts

Morgan Baden  June 28th, 2017 

On my 8th birthday my grandmother got me something I'll never forget: my first Sweet Valley Twins book.

Toby Goes Bananas Twitter takeover

Emily Morrow  June 27th, 2017 

Toby Goes Bananas, a new graphic novel from Franck Girard and Serge Block, released this week and in honor of its release, @GraphixBooks (our graphic novel...

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Celebrating June 27 book releases from Scholastic!

Brooke Shearouse  June 27th, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating some book birthdays for new releases from Scholastic, out today! Check out the list below of great reads for all ages, and let us know what...

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On the podcast: Telling the stories of refugees

Emily Morrow  June 23rd, 2017 

We have a new podcast episode! This week, we discuss the refugee crisis with actor Mandy Patinkin, his wife, Kathryn Grody, and author Alan Gratz.

Our favorite fictional beaches

Morgan Baden  June 23rd, 2017 

I grew up in a beach town; the salt water is in my blood. I like to read "beach reads" (whatever they are) all year round.

Throwback Thursday: The Midnight Son

Gina Asprocolas  June 22nd, 2017 

Happy Throwback Thursday! Earlier this week, Vulture published a great piece on what they've dubbed "the Youth-Comics Explosion." Essentially it's a deep-dive...

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Celebrate the first day of summer with a good book!

Alexandra Wladich  June 21st, 2017 

Today is the official first day of summer (yay!). It’s also the perfect time pick out a book with your child and start reading!

The official Wizarding World Book Club is here

Emily Morrow  June 19th, 2017 

If you needed a reason to start your latest re-read of the Harry Potter series, look no further: Pottermore has just launched the official Wizarding World Book Club!

Using storytelling to get ready for Kindergarten

Julia Graeper  June 16th, 2017 

Every day, she requests a story with roughly the same structure: one of her stuffed animals is going to school for the first time, or is going to a new school. 

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