How to “Let it Go” and other changes in the classroom

Alexandra Wladich  January 26th, 2015 

Last week, Maria Walther, Scholastic professional development author and first grade teacher, was featured on Reading Today Online...

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In Our Feeds: Writing your way to happiness, 15 words from literature, used books and more

Alexandra Wladich  January 23rd, 2015 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds.

Ever wish you had a...

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New mom Chelsea Clinton reads to her baby every night

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 22nd, 2015 

Chelsea Clinton recently appeared in a video with everyone's favorite Muppet, Elmo, to chat about being a new mom and the importance of talking, reading, and singing to...

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One hundred books famous in children's literature

Guest Blogger  January 21st, 2015 

Guest blogger Chris Loker joins us today to talk about an exhibition she has curated at the Grolier Club in New York City.

Colby Sharp: A Place to Fall in Love with Reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 20th, 2015  Comments • 1

Colby Sharp is a husband, father, and a third-grade teacher in Parma, Michigan. He blogs at Sharpread, and is the co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club. He...

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Free resources to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Alexandra Wladich  January 14th, 2015  Comments • 1

To help you celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we compiled some of our favorite classroom activities, book lists and more. Through the collection of resources...

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A special Harry Potter announcement

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 13th, 2015 

We’re thrilled to share with Harry Potter fans everywhere that on October 6, 2015, we’ll publish a new fully-illustrated hardcover edition of J.K....

A letter to the late Walter Dean Myers

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 12th, 2015  Comments • 1

A letter addressed to the late Walter Dean Myers and penned by Andrea Davis Pinkney recently appeared on the Children's Book Council's blog. Andrea is VP and...

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Kids & Family Reading Report: A social media update

Lia Zneimer  January 12th, 2015 

Last week, we revealed data from the 5th edition of our biannual Kids & Family Reading Report. If you missed the launch itself, not to worry! We've got a full...

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Would you try a literary cleanse?

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 12th, 2015  Comments • 11

It's January, which means everyone and their mother seems to be making resolutions, or at least talking about making resolutions (did you make one? Have you broken it...

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Scope toasts 50 years!

Guest Blogger  January 6th, 2015 


Today we have a guest post from Kristin Lewis, executive editor of Scope magazine. Kristin and...

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Take the BIGGERTHAN Booklist Challenge

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 5th, 2015 

We recently published a sneak peek of the 2015 Kids & Family Reading Report, which asked kids what they really ...

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Innovative research published in 2014 - readers' advisory, graphic novels, & science instruction

Deimosa Webber-Bey  December 29th, 2014 

As I mentioned in my previous post, during 2014 we Scholastic librarians helped out with The Joy and Power of Reading: A Summary of Research and Expert Opinion, written by...

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On our edu blog: Five big education stories in 2014

Tyler Reed  December 29th, 2014 

We first posted this on our education blog, edu@scholastic, earlier this month. It went over so well, I thought I'd share it here.

Innovative research published in 2014 - OWP, musical mathematics, & multiliteracy

Deimosa Webber-Bey  December 27th, 2014 

A major part of librarian-ing here at Scholastic is answering reference questions and doing research for our colleagues who are working on books, magazine articles,...

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