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.

Summer Reading Challenge: week 2 recap

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 18th, 2015 

Two weeks down, sixteen more to go in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! As of this afternoon, kids have logged just under 30 million minutes...

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Throwback bookday - The Scholastic Black Literature Series

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 12th, 2015 

Working in the Scholastic archive, we sometimes discover books in the stacks that take us on a walk down memory lane. Today those books are...


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Scholastic names the 2015 180 Award Winners for success in reading and math

Alexandra Wladich  May 11th, 2015 

Each year during the 180 Awards I am reminded of the amazing work done in schools across the country and the tremendous accomplishments by students and educators despite...

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Summer Reading Challenge: week 1 recap

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 11th, 2015 

One week ago today the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge launched. After seven days of unprecedented minute logging from participating kids, it's safe to say the...

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Teachers' Guide to Getting Hired

Alexandra Wladich  May 7th, 2015 

With graduation right around the corner we thought this would be a great time to share the “Teachers’ Guide to Getting Hired” from Instructor Magazine. From the...

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5/12: a summer reading Twitter chat with Laura Robb!

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 6th, 2015 

"The world of reading opens when a child chooses a book that she wants to read. The first step to turning a child into a reader is CHOICE!" - Laura Robb

Helping incarcerated moms read to their babies

Morgan Baden  May 5th, 2015 

Reading to your baby starting from birth is crucial -- we know this from research from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Happy National Teacher Day!

Alexandra Wladich  May 5th, 2015 

Today is National Teacher Day, a part of the National Education Association’s (NEA) annual Teacher Appreciation Week which honors teachers across the country. It’s no...

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