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 • 2

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 • 5

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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These schools are rocking the Summer Reading Challenge

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 18th, 2014 

We're halfway through week seven of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, and the competition is really heating up as over 6,000 schools across the country vie for the...

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In Our Feeds: the best literary parents, The Fault in Our Stars frenzy, and 17 majorly beautiful bookstores

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 13th, 2014 

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!

It's Friday,...

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It's a Friday the 13th kind of full moon

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 13th, 2014 

Today is Friday the 13th and there's a full moon in the sky. I'm not supersticious or anything, but it just seems like a lot for one day, right? I can tell you right now...

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We're spicing up summer reading with a Google+ hangout

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 10th, 2014 

Parents, does this scenario sound familiar? Your child ends the school year on a high note, excited about reading, ready to dive into new books, and consistently falling...

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What is reading joy? How do we instill it in kids?

Morgan Baden  June 10th, 2014 

The experts -- teachers! -- took to Twitter last night to discuss #readingjoy, led by award-winning author Jen Serravallo. Jen asked questions like:



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Today is a big day for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Anne Sparkman  June 6th, 2014 

We've been talking about it for days now and it is finally here! The National Ceremony for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Carnegie Hall! Hundreds of teens...

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100 million summer reading minutes and counting

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 3rd, 2014 

At approximatley 4:15pm EST today, we hit an epic milestone. Kids have officially read 100 million minutes in the Summer Reading Challenge, beating the...

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Caution: food fight

Alexandra Wladich  June 3rd, 2014 

Schools play a vital role in ensuring all students are provided with adequate lunches during school hours.

WordGirl Appreciation Week starts now!

Guest Blogger  June 2nd, 2014  Comments • 4

This week is WordGirl Appreciation Week – and we certainly have a lot of reasons to APPRECIATE (v., value, admire, respect) WordGirl!  She is a definition dynamo...

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A boy, his dog, stick figures, and read alouds

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 30th, 2014 

With this post, I am officially breaking the first rule of book club… but I can’t help myself! Our employee reading club discussed ...

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¡Feliz Mes de Libro Latino!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 28th, 2014 

Happy Latino Book Month!

Summer reading: Scholastic and The Washington Post answer parents' questions

Michael Barrett  May 28th, 2014 

Parents, summer vacation approaches.

The pressure to keep kids reading over the summer has officialy begun. Do need some helpful tips for summer reading? 


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Summer Reading Challenge update: a new milestone reached

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 27th, 2014 

Exciting news: kids have reached the third constellation milestone in the Summer Reading Challenge! After logging an impressive 63 million minutes, Leo, the lion...

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The 7 best literary commencement speakers

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 22nd, 2014 

It's graduation season! Seniors across the country are poised to accept their diplomas, toss their graduation caps, and start fighting off anxiety about what to...

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Bringing arts education to every child: A visit to the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show

Guest Blogger  May 22nd, 2014  Comments • 1

Tara Welty, editor of Scholastic Art Magazineand Scholastic Instructor Magazine, visited the White House this week for the...

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Storyworks toasts 20 years!

Guest Blogger  May 21st, 2014  Comments • 1

Today we have a guest post from Lauren Tarshis, editor of Storyworks magazine. Lauren and her team celebrated the 20th anniversary of Storyworks last week at the...

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