Selecting the theme of a Scholastic Book Fair

Alexandra Wladich  May 5th, 2016 

Have you ever wondered who selects the fun themes for the Scholastic Book Fair? I caught up with Bobby Pacheco and Frank Loose on the Scholastic Book Fairs team to find...

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Scholastic donates books to promote literacy for homeless New York City families

Brittany Sullivan  May 3rd, 2016 

“At Scholastic, we have seen first-hand that a book can be life-changing in the hands of a child. The right book at the right time can light an emotional spark within...

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We're hitting the road for summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 2nd, 2016 

Big news: we're taking our annual Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge program on the open road with the first-ever Summer Reading Road Trip

These teachers are our reading superheroes

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 28th, 2016 

Last week, we annouced the winners of the Dav Pilkey "Be a Reading Superhero" Contest! 50 winning educators from across the country (one from a school in...

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay: Published this November!

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 26th, 2016 

Attention, Harry Potter fans! On November 19, 2016, Scholastic will publish the screenplay of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the...

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Cecil’s Pride: The Life of a Lion King

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 22nd, 2016 

In the spirit of Earth Day, we're excited to share Cecil’s Pride: The True Story of a Lion King, a stunning new picture...

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The book aunt

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 20th, 2016  Comments • 8

You know what you’re getting for Chrismakwanzakkuh. You know what your present is for your birthday. You know what I will gift you on your graduation day. All I...

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No filter needed! Follow the @ScholasticBookFair Instagram account

Alexandra Wladich  April 20th, 2016 

As a student, there was nothing more exciting than the Scholastic Book Fair. On the morning of the fair my mom would send me to school with money to purchase the books of...

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Announcing the Dav Pilkey 'Be a Reading Superhero' Contest winners!

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 20th, 2016 

What are you doing to help get your students reading this summer? This is the question we asked teachers across the country to answer for a...

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Contest: How are you mitigating the summer reading slide in your class or community?

Guest Blogger  April 18th, 2016  Comments • 79

It’s your turn to tell us your exciting plans to encourage your students to read all summer long.

Librarian dedicates nearly 30 years to children's literacy

Alexandra Wladich  April 15th, 2016 

To celebrate National Library Week 2016 (April 10-16), we wanted to share an amazing story of one librarian who has dedicated nearly 30 years of her life...

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Introducing Storyworks Jr.

Kristen Joerger  April 15th, 2016 

Yesterday we announced our 33rd classroom magazine title: Storyworks Jr. It's a language-arts magazine tailored especially to third grade classrooms.

Haikus and how to write them

Guest Blogger  April 15th, 2016 

April is National Poetry Month, and April 17th is International Haiku Poetry Day, a day that encourages everyone to write their own haiku.

New podcast episode: Holly Robinson Peete

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 14th, 2016 

Our 11th podcast episode features author, actor and rockstar mom, Holly Robinson Peete! You may recognize her from Hangin' with Mr. Cooper...

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Cheerleader-style spelling and other fun preliteracy moments

Julia Graeper  April 13th, 2016 
There are also funny little moments that come up, which feel less academic somehow, but which still strike me as preliteracy signs to pay attention to, seize as learning... Read more

Jackie Robinson resources

Morgan Baden  April 11th, 2016 

Tonight the first in a two-part documentary by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon about the legendary Jackie Robinson airs on PBS...

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Farewell to the last remaining founder of this blog

Morgan Baden  April 8th, 2016 

This blog was founded in 2008 (wow!) and today we're saying farewell to its last remaining founder, Tyler. 

Career Corner: An April roundup of Scholastic jobs

Julia Graeper  April 7th, 2016 

Are you interested in books, literacy, or education? Take a look at a selection our new job postings below, which we've highlighted as part of our "Career Corner" series,...

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Scholastic Teacher magazine: award-winner!

Julia Graeper  April 5th, 2016 

We are thrilled to report that Scholastic Teacher magazine has received two Jesse H. Neal Awards for Business Journalism, the most prestigious...

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New podcast episode: Phyllis Hunter

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 5th, 2016 

Phyllis Hunter has a way with words. This should come as no surprise — she's an author, a former teacher and a literacy expert who has advised both the President of the...

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Join the global movement of doing good!

Alexandra Wladich  April 5th, 2016 

April 10 is Good Deeds Day, an annual celebration that unites over 70 countries around the world in doing good deeds.

In Our Feeds: April Fools, subway book stacks, and a new Harry Potter cover!

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 1st, 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!

First of all...

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Meet Dr. KittyCat (+ a sweepstakes!)

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 31st, 2016 

Calling all pet lovers! Dr. KittyCat is one wacky, totally purr-fect cat and the star of an awesome new book series for 7-10 year olds.

In Our Feeds: Bruce Springsteen, April Fools' Day pranks, couples in literature and more!

Alexandra Wladich  March 25th, 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!

Scholastic reports Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter results

Scholastic  March 24th, 2016 

Scholastic Corporation has reported financial results for the Company’s fiscal 2016 third quarter ended February 29, 2016. You can read the complete press release here....