An NCTE 2015 recap

Kristen Joerger  November 24th, 2015 

Last weekend, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention took place in Minneapolis, MN. It was an inspiring weekend filled with speakers and...

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Two new professional books from Kwame Alexander and co-authors Pam Allyn & Ernest Morrell

Brittany Sullivan  November 19th, 2015 

We have exciting news from some of our top literacy experts.

Holiday Gift Guide: 2015 Gold Star Toys Announced

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 18th, 2015 

Parent & Child® magazine is excited to announce the winners of its third annual Gold Star Toy Awards. This year’s 26 winning children’s toys and games are...

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5 questions with Cynthia Lord

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 17th, 2015 

Today we're thrilled to welcome author Cynthia Lord to the blog! Cynthia is the author of the Shelter Pet Squad series and an avid animal lover.

Introducing the 2015-2016 Scholastic News Kid Reporters

Kristen Joerger  November 17th, 2015 

Today, we're proud to introduce you to the next generation of young journalists! We're welcoming 27 new and eight returning Scholastic News Kid Reporters to our team this...

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Scholastic Book Fairs teams up with the Sandals Foundation to help “raise rock-star readers” in the Caribbean

Alexandra Wladich  November 13th, 2015 

Today we have a guest post from Dillon Kalkhurst, Director Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships for Scholastic Book Fairs. 

Taylor Swift Donates 25,000 Scholastic Books to New York City Schools

Alexandra Wladich  November 11th, 2015 

At Scholastic, our mission is to get books into the hands of children to spark their imaginations and help them “open a world of possible”. However, this mission would not...

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Talking math with parents ( can do it!)

Guest Blogger  November 10th, 2015 

We know that communicating with parents can be one of the toughest parts of being an educator. But as parent-teacher conferences roll around, it’s a great...

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In Our Feeds: The power of reading aloud, Ernest Hemingway and The Catcher in The Rye

Alexandra Wladich  November 9th, 2015 

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

New report from Scholastic confirms the importance of school libraries and librarians

Brittany Sullivan  November 6th, 2015 

“The modern school librarian plays many roles within a school and is an invaluable resource for literacy instruction, the integration of technology and so much more,” said...

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with these classroom resources

Alexandra Wladich  November 5th, 2015 

It’s officially the month of Thanksgiving. We’ve compiled some of our favorite (free!) Thanksgiving resources for you to use with your students this holiday season.

Free writing NaNoWriMo

Deimosa Webber-Bey  November 4th, 2015 

The pressure is on. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo.

Ridiculous with a pen

Deimosa Webber-Bey  October 29th, 2015 

I’m ridiculous with a pen- Christopher Myers

Goddard Riverside Community Center honors our Chairman and CEO Dick Robinson

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 28th, 2015 

In an evening that celebrated the power of books and reading to change the lives of children, Goddard Riverside Community Center honored our Chairman...

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Video spotlight: MC Lars is "Never Afraid" when books are around!

Morgan Baden  October 27th, 2015 

Books. Kids. Moms who are librarians.

This video is everything.

Presenting MC Lars featuring Watsky in "Never Afraid:"


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In Our Feeds: haunted houses, literary Halloween costumes, and what you learn when you date a Harry Potter fan

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 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. Have a great weekend!


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Love for Branches books

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 22nd, 2015 

Moms at our offices here at Scholastic have been talking a lot about one thing lately: Branches, our line of books designed for young independent readers who are making...

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8: An Animal Alphabet giveaway!

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 22nd, 2015 

Did you know that gorillas yawn when they're nervous?

Five interesting things about my pre-literate toddler

Julia Graeper  October 21st, 2015 

My daughter turned three a few months ago, and she’s at a funny in-between stage with letters and reading. We read aloud every day, of course; I love snuggling with her,...

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Trick-or-Tweet with R.L. Stine

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 21st, 2015 

Here at the Scholastic offices, it wouldn't be Halloween without R.L. Stine's annual visit to take over our social media accounts. We're excited to share that the...

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How Technology Can Help Students Learn About Writing Formats

Alexandra Wladich  October 20th, 2015 

Today is National Day on Writing, a day to celebrate writing in all forms. From film to graphics and pens to computers, writing can be achieved in a variety of formats.

#AskAija recap

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 16th, 2015 

We recently invited Aija Mayrock to join us for a Twitter chat in honor of Bullying Prevention Month.

Celebrate National School Lunch Week

Alexandra Wladich  October 15th, 2015 

This week is National School Lunch Week. Created by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is a weeklong celebration of the school lunch...

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Win Buzz Aldrin’s book about traveling to Mars!

Guest Blogger  October 14th, 2015  Comments • 52

Recently, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin came to Scholastic to talk about his new kids book about Mars and his dreams for exploring the solar system. It was such an honor...

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A Twitter chat with Aija Mayrock!

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 12th, 2015 

Did you know October is Bullying Prevention Month? We're tackling this difficult and important topic with Aija Mayrock, author of The Survival Guide to...

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