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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2015 was the year of the library

Brittany Sullivan  December 28th, 2015 

Looking back at 2015, there were so many memorable moments that reminded us of the resilience, creativity and passion that fuel libraries across the country. From James...

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In Our Feeds: bookish holiday gifts, the cutest Santa mix-up ever, and book trees for days

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 18th, 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!

With exactly...

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The most important thing about independent reading is choice

Alexandra Wladich  December 15th, 2015 

Last week we announced the expansion of My Very Own Library (MVOL), a lit

Introducing our new podcast: Scholastic Reads

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 14th, 2015 

Podcasters and book lovers, lend us your ears. Today we announced the launch of our new podcast, "Scholastic Reads,” which is all about the children's books we publish and...

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Middle school students give the gift of reading this holiday season

Alexandra Wladich  December 9th, 2015 

Last week Brown Middle School in El Paso, Texas hosted a special holiday book fair to give the gift of reading. As part of their Scholastic Holiday Book Fair,...

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My Very Own Library and Scholastic Book Fairs give 250,000 books to children in need

Alexandra Wladich  December 3rd, 2015 

Growing up I was fortunate to have access to books at home. My home library was filled with a variety of titles and genres—including duplicate copies of books my brother...

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An NCTE 2015 recap

Kristen Joerger  November 24th, 2015 

Last weekend, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention took place in Minneapolis, MN. It was an inspiring weekend filled with speakers and...

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