7 questions for Adrift author Paul Griffin

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 28th, 2015 

We excited to welcome author Paul Griffin to the blog today for a Q&A! Read on to learn more about his writing process, his childhood spent reading, and the story...

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From our magazine editors: new nonfiction skill books and a magazine!

Kristen Joerger  July 21st, 2015 

Here at Scholastic, we spend a lot of time talking to teachers about their needs in the classroom. They often tell us that they want engaging materials that fit into their...

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12 weeks, 8 stories, & 156 million summer reading minutes

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 20th, 2015 

It's been 12 weeks since the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge began! It's time to check in on how the program is doing and see what's on the horizon in the coming weeks....

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What educators said at ILA 2015

Morgan Baden  July 20th, 2015 

The International Literacy Association held their annual conference in St. Louis over the weekend; educators and literacy drivers gathered to be inspired and energized...

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Linda Alston: Love and Literacy

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 15th, 2015 

Linda Alston, a peer teacher evaluator for Denver Public Schools, is also a master teacher of young children. She has won the Milken National Educator Award...

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Is your child reading ready? (Plus a giveaway!)

Guest Blogger  July 14th, 2015 

Colleen Prendergast from our Trade Publishing group joins us today on the blog to talk about tips for getting your child reading ready and an exciting...

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Summer Reading Challenge update: 150 million minutes

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 13th, 2015 

We're 11 weeks into the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge and kids are so close to crossing a major milestone: logging 150 million minutes! From New...

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Activities to keep students learning this summer

Alexandra Wladich  July 9th, 2015 

Summer is in full swing, but that is no reason to stop learning! In addition to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, here are some fun summer activities to engage...

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Reading ambassadors & their patriotic picks

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 2nd, 2015 

In honor of the 4th of July, we asked the Governors and Governors' Spouses who comprise our list of 2015 Summer Reading Challenge Reading Ambassadors to share with us...

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Attention all caring adults: July is “National Make a Difference to Children Month”

Alexandra Wladich  July 1st, 2015 

There is no doubt that engaging families in the education of their children can be an effective practice for boosting student achievement and school success. As research...

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First round of "Patterson Pledge" grants awarded today

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 30th, 2015 

Three months ago, we announced a new partnership with James Patterson that aimed to give $1.5 million to school libraries in need across the country.

Franki Sibberson: Knowing Yourself as a Reader

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 25th, 2015 

Franki Sibberson, K–5 school librarian, now teaches third grade. She is the author of Beyond Leveled Books, Still Learning to Read, Day-to-Day...

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Overheard at the St. Louis Book Fairs Reading Summit

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 24th, 2015 

Yesterday marked the first of the 2015 Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summits! These summits bring...

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Introducing #MondayMinutesGoal

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 22nd, 2015 

Parents and teachers, in an effort to log as many minutes as possible through the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge AND to break the world record for summer reading, we’...

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117 million minutes and counting

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 19th, 2015 

It's hard to believe we're already seven weeks into the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Here's a quick update on the program and some highlights from the past...

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In Our Feeds: the Dad edition

Morgan Baden  June 19th, 2015 

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!

Juan Felipe Herrera: ABC

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 16th, 2015 

Juan Felipe Herrera is an author of 29 books that include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and young adult novels.

Governors and their spouses show support for summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 15th, 2015 

Today we're thrilled to announce that 44 U.S. Governors’ Spouses and four Governors have shown their support for summer reading by signing on as “...

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Tomorrow: free teacher webinar on summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 10th, 2015 

School is almost out for the summer! Every year around this time, teachers and parents look for ways to keep kids reading during the summer months (and ways to...

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A “lending library” for Pre-K families

Alexandra Wladich  June 9th, 2015 

To spark a love of reading in students at an early age and encourage parents to take an active role in their child’s education, Rochester City School District in New York...

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Alan Lawrence Sitomer: Books, I Love You!

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 28th, 2015 

Alan Lawrence Sitomer is an author, a California Teacher of the Year award winner and the founder of the Writer’s Success Academy. In addition to having...

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Books that make kids LOL

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 27th, 2015 

What do kids want in the books they read? Or more generally, why do kids read? We asked this important question earlier this year when we surveyed kids and...

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Our 7 favorite author commencement addresses

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 26th, 2015 

It's officially graduation season! Seniors across the country are poised to toss their graduation caps high in the air and leave college in their rear view mirrors. With...

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A summer reading message from author Varian Johnson

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 20th, 2015 

As of today, kids have read over 40 million minutes in the Summer Reading Challenge! (Picking my jaw up off the floor.) Their relentless minute logging has unlocked two of...

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What books do the State Teachers of the Year like to share with students?

Tyler Reed  May 20th, 2015 

Today, we released the results of a special survey we did of the 2015 State Teachers of the Year.