Pre-registration for the Summer Reading Challenge is open!

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 21st, 2016 

Today's the day! Pre-registration for the 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge has officially begun!

If you're new to the...

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Teachers, get ready for summer reading!

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 17th, 2016 

Think it's too early to start planning for summer reading? Think again! Pre-registration for the 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge begins this coming Monday...

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Peace. Love. Books! #mybookfair

Alexandra Wladich  March 17th, 2016 

Schools across the country are bringing back the 1960’s by hosting the “Feelin' Groovy Scholastic Book Fair.” Through this groovy Scholastic Book Fair...

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How one librarian went from a job cut to School Librarian of the Year

Brittany Sullivan  March 8th, 2016 

Kristina Holzweiss of Bay Shore Middle School, Bay Shore, NY was named School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year in August 2015.

Career Corner: A March roundup of Scholastic jobs

Julia Graeper  March 8th, 2016 

It's March! We actually heard a few birds chirping outside, which reminds us of spring, and of new beginnings. Perhaps you're thinking of a fresh start for spring—if so,...

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Unexpected literacy moment: at the doctor's office!

Julia Graeper  March 7th, 2016 

My toddler daughter and I had an unexpected literacy moment last month: at the doctor's office! We regularly see a pediatric ophthamologist because my...

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New podcast episode: Sonia Manzano

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 7th, 2016 

You will likley recognize Sonia Manzano as the actress who played the charasmatic "Maria" on Seseame Street, but did you know she's worked on the show—as an actress and a...

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Free resources for Women's History Month

Alexandra Wladich  March 1st, 2016 

Celebrate Women’s History Month in your classroom with these free resources from

Scholastic and We Need Diverse Books announce an expanded partnership!

Morgan Baden  February 29th, 2016 

Last year, Scholastic and the non-profit organization We Need Diverse Books™ partnered to bring a special edition flyer featuring curated titles to schools.

Lexus Eco Challenge

Guest Blogger  February 29th, 2016 

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, issued a report in the summer of 2015 that included an estimate of what the state’s severe drought had cost its...

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In Our Feeds: the Hogwarts IT guy, books for shelter dogs, and Lin-Manuel Miranda continues to be amazing

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 26th, 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!

Presidential candidates answer questions from Scholastic News Kid Reporters

Brittany Sullivan  February 26th, 2016 

Since last summer, Kid Reporters from the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, the country’s oldest and largest student reporting program, have been hitting...

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The importance of reading aloud to children every day

Alexandra Wladich  February 25th, 2016 

Thank you to everyone who participated in World Read Aloud Day 2016. We hope you will continue to read aloud to children in your life every day.

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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