Happy Birthday Mandela!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  July 18th, 2014 

It is more important than ever today to reflect on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, a man who devoted his life to making the world a better place. In his 1964 speech from the...

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Register today for Teacher Week @ Scholastic

Alexandra Wladich  July 17th, 2014 

We are excited to announce that the Teacher Week @ Scholastic schedule is now live! If you are in the NYC area August 18-21...

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Keep creativity flowing during the summer

Anne Sparkman  July 17th, 2014 

Summer is undeniably in full swing and isn't grand! As the long sunny days continue, there are all sorts of different inspirations that you can find this time of year over...

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We're feeling the Harry Potter love

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 16th, 2014 

As you know, July is Harry Potter Month! We've celebrated everyone's favorite wizard in so many ways—with trivia every Tuesday, fun fact videos on Fridays...

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Teachers and collaboration

Anne Sparkman  July 16th, 2014  Comments • 2

We've all heard this comment about teaching, "isn't it great that you get summers off?" It does honestly sound good and is easy to be jealous of but those who are close to...

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Embrace your (literary) geekness

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 11th, 2014 

This Sunday is Embrace Your Geekness Day. That means you officially have an excuse to lay your reservations aside for one full day and let that freak flag...

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176,438,473 summer reading minutes and counting...

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 9th, 2014 

Today we hit an epic milestone in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: kids have officially surpassed the 2013 World Record for summer reading. This calls for many an...

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Dav Pilkey Was a 2nd Grade Zinester

Deimosa Webber-Bey  July 8th, 2014 

Zine month is upon us, and while these self-published items have grown in popularity in the past decade+, they have actually been around for a while. For...

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Shameless YA Reader

Deimosa Webber-Bey  July 3rd, 2014  Comments • 1

A few weeks ago, explaining myself in the blog post “Why I read YA”, I brought up several reasons why YA literature appeals to me. Shamelessly, I am in the 30-...

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How every child can be a fearless summer reader

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 1st, 2014  Comments • 1

Pam Allyn recently wrote a piece for The Huffington Post Parents Blog on how parents can encourage their children to be fearless summer readers. "Summer...

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The most complicated miracle ever designed: the brain

Alexandra Wladich  June 26th, 2014 

Did you know the brain is the most complicated miracle ever designed in the history of the universe? During the 2014 Model Schools Conference, Dr.

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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Doctors now say: Read to kids from birth

Morgan Baden  June 24th, 2014  Comments • 2

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

You’re invited: Teacher Week @ Scholastic

Alexandra Wladich  June 20th, 2014 

Teachers, if you are in the NYC area August 18-21, mark your calendars! We are thrilled to announced Teacher Week @ Scholastic. This FREE...

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46 U.S. Governors and Governors’ Spouses have signed on as "Reading Ambassadors"

Lia Zneimer  June 19th, 2014 

As you may have read in Megan's latest OOM post, kids across the globe are doing a stellar (pun intended) job logging their summer reading minutes and are well on their...

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