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Guest Blogger  June 17th, 2016 

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. Here is ...

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Read me like a book

Guest Blogger  June 16th, 2016 

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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How parents can help kids keep learning during the summer

Guest Blogger  June 15th, 2016 
What can families do to help minimize the effects of summer slide? Here are some ideas.

Scholastic Reading Club editors share their best books for summer

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 15th, 2016 

Last week, Scholastic Reading Club editors Laura Demoreuille and Kristin Standley joined us for a Facebook Live Video to talk about their favorite books...

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In Our Feeds: Hamilton, pizza makeup, and Harry Potter meteorology

Julia Graeper  June 10th, 2016 

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!

The thing about audiobooks...

Morgan Baden  June 10th, 2016 

The thing about audiobooks is that they inspire passionate reactions from listeners!

Introducing Horizon, a new multiplatform series!

Morgan Baden  June 10th, 2016 

Today we announced Horizon, a supernatural survival series for readers ages 9 and up that will be written by a team of seven authors, anchored by...

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What should boys read?

Anushka Mehrotra  June 9th, 2016 

Last week I overheard a woman rejecting a book for her son by saying “The main character is a girl, he won’t want to read that.” 

Throwback Thursday: These titles are a slam dunk

Gina Asprocolas  June 9th, 2016 

Happy Thursday, everyone! We are right in the middle of the 2016 NBA Finals; Game 3 just took place last night. It's a familiar sight: last year's...

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New podcast episode: The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 8th, 2016 

The 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony took place at the iconic Carnegie Hall last Thursday.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire read-along

Morgan Baden  June 8th, 2016 

We just finished our Twitter read-along of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! We saw some great responses from readers. If you missed any of the prompts, check...

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A favorite quote from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Morgan Baden  June 8th, 2016 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth Harry Potter story, is just weeks away!

Celebrating National Best Friends Day

Anushka Mehrotra  June 8th, 2016 

Today is National Best Friends Day, a day to celebrate the people we have chosen as our favourite people on earth. In honor of Best Friends Day...

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I climb mountains (as a reader)

Julia Graeper  June 7th, 2016 

Is it possible to be an armchair mountain-climber?

The reason I ask is because hiking and mountain-climbing are things that I love reading about, but I don't do...

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70 million minutes and counting

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 6th, 2016 

We've hit the five week mark in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and kids have logged over 70 million minutes so far! See below for highlights from the past week...

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Remembering Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

Julia Graeper  June 6th, 2016 

Over the weekend we mourned the loss of a great man—The Greatest, in fact—Muhammad Ali, who passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016.

Why I Write by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 3rd, 2016 

In honoring author Suzanne Collins for her extraordinary contributions to children’s literature, the Authors Guild annual gala focused on the importance of instilling...

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What to read this fall: Young Adult novels! (AND a giveaway!)

Guest Blogger  June 2nd, 2016  Comments • 18

If you’ve enjoyed the Fall 2016 Online Preview posts on Picture Books,

Meet the Granger-Weasleys and the Malfoys

Gina Asprocolas  June 2nd, 2016 

Earlier this week, we got our first look at the Potter family as they will appear in the London stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two...

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A Cursed Child first look: Harry, Ginny and Albus Potter

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 31st, 2016 

Never-before-seen images of Harry, Ginny and Albus Potter as they will appear in the London stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two...

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In Our Feeds: Author/animal name puns, why books smell so good, and feminist Hogwarts house posters

Gina Asprocolas  May 27th, 2016 

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!

Puglas Adams...

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What to read this fall: Graphic Novels! (And a giveaway!)

Guest Blogger  May 26th, 2016  Comments • 58

Picture Books and Middle Grade, move over.

Throwback Thursday: Saplings

Gina Asprocolas  May 26th, 2016 

All of us here at Scholastic HQ in New York City are so excited for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony next week. It will take place at the...

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Our summer book stacks

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 26th, 2016 

It's that time of year again! We take summer reading very seriously around these parts, so it's no surprise our team has already planned what books we're reading...

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Bingo update: 31 books to go!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 25th, 2016 

Are you making progress on the Scholastic 2016 Reading Bingo?? 

Five months into the year and I have yet to get a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal win - but I have...

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