Today is World Read Aloud Day!

Alexandra Wladich  February 24th, 2016 

Today is World Read Aloud Day! If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t worry, we’ve compiled some of our favorite free resources and activities for you.

Tips for reading aloud from the #WRAD16 Twitter chat

Alexandra Wladich  February 19th, 2016 

Yesterday, Scholastic, along with literacy experts, authors, and educators Pam Allyn and Donalyn Miller, held a Twitter chat about ways parents and teachers can prepare...

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Educators, experts and authors unite at the Scholastic Education 2016 Reading Summit!

Kristen Joerger  February 18th, 2016 

Kwame Alexander, Pam Allyn, Carmen Agra Deedy, Barrington Irving and Lester Laminack were just a few of the inspiring speakers, authors and literacy champions who spoke to...

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#WRAD16 activities and a Twitter chat with literacy experts

Alexandra Wladich  February 17th, 2016 

Last week Donalyn Miller shared the critical importance of reading aloud to children.

Celebrate Library Lover’s Month with Scholastic Library Publishing

Brittany Sullivan  February 16th, 2016 

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but the entire month of February is for lovers—library lovers that is!

New podcast episode: the power of picture books

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 12th, 2016 

“Picture books are healing in a way, and they help kids deal with the world. And they’re funny and they’re entertaining and they’re all the things that good art...

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Scholastic News Kid Reporters hit the polls in New Hampshire and make their CBS debut

Kristen Joerger  February 11th, 2016 

Tuesday, February 9th marked the date of the New Hampshire primary -- the first primary in the nation! Our intrepid team of Scholastic News Kid Reporters...

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Never too old: Reading aloud to independent readers by Donalyn Miller

Guest Blogger  February 11th, 2016 

Donalyn Miller, a teacher, author, and friend of Scholastic, stopped by to share her thoughts on

Free resources and a Twitter chat for World Read Aloud Day!

Alexandra Wladich  February 10th, 2016 

Research from the Kids & Family Reading Report has shown that 83% of children (ages 6-17) enjoy reading aloud at home as a fun, special activity to do...

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Career Corner: A February roundup of Scholastic jobs

Julia Graeper  February 9th, 2016 

Let's be honest: February can be a little bleak. Maybe a professional change would help! If you’re interested in books, literacy and education, you might be a great fit...

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Scholastic News Kid Reporter covers the Iowa caucus

Brittany Sullivan  February 2nd, 2016 

This has been a big week for US politics! Twelve-year-old Lilian Jochmann, one of 35 Kid Reporters in the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, traveled to...

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New podcast episode: book trends for 2016

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 28th, 2016 

A new year means a new crop of books for us here at Scholastic. We recently sat down with two of our editors, Preeti Chhibber and David Allender, to record a podcast...

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Start planning for World Read Aloud Day

Alexandra Wladich  January 27th, 2016 

Mark your calendars! February 24 is World Read Aloud Day.

Harry Potter Magical Creatures Coloring Book

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 26th, 2016 

The Harry Potter Magical Creatures Coloring Book has arrived! Relive the magic and get your color on here.

Growing readers with Branches

Morgan Baden  January 22nd, 2016 

Last night my sister sent me a video of my 6-year-old niece reading out loud from her favorite new book.

Scholastic News® launches 2016 Presidential Election website

Brittany Sullivan  January 21st, 2016 

Election Day might be 292 days away, but the 2016 Presidential Election is currently at the top of everyone’s minds! As the Republican and Democratic candidates campaign...

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ALA Midwinter – to conference or to unconference?

Deimosa Webber-Bey  January 20th, 2016 

Quality time is how I would describe the days that I spent the ALA Midwinter meeting earlier this month. Days that I walked around the convention center with a badge that...

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Why is reading important? Just ask these NBA Referees!

Brittany Sullivan  January 20th, 2016 

It’s no surprise that kids love to imitate exactly what they see their role models do, whether it’s their parents, coaches, teachers or anyone important in their lives.

What to read to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Morgan Baden  January 14th, 2016 

This weekend the U.S. celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and is rich with resources to help you reach and teach kids of all ages. Here's a roundup of...

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It's Poetry at Work Day

Michael Barrett  January 12th, 2016 

Did you know today is National Poetry at Work Day? This special day encourages you to unleash your inner Bard and get those creative juices flowing. Take...

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Award News at ALA Midwinter

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 11th, 2016 

Forget the Golden Globes, the following awards have just been announced at ALA Midwinter! A huge congratulations to all of our winners:


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In Our Feeds: a new Star Wars character, Don Quixote, Emma Watson and more!

Alexandra Wladich  January 8th, 2016 

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!


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An update from the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

Brittany Sullivan  January 7th, 2016 

Back in November, we welcomed 27 new and 8 returning  Kid Reporters to our Scholastic News Kids Press Corps team. These talented young writers were selected from more than...

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New podcast episode: Every Child a Super Reader

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 7th, 2016 

Why are there so many kids in this country who are striving readers and not thriving readers? How can we get kids excited about learning? How can we get kids to...

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“When am I ever going to use this?” A look at math’s backstory (and a giveaway!)

Guest Blogger  January 5th, 2016  Comments • 12

Did you know that Pythagoras—famous for his theorem of right triangles—was the leader of a mystical movement whose members were forbidden from eating...

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