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Throwback Thursday: Hispanic Heritage Month

Gina Asprocolas  September 29th, 2016 

September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, so I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the early books from some of our...

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Scholastic News Kid Reporter covers the first presidential debate

Brittany Sullivan  September 27th, 2016 

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off yesterday at Hofstra University during the first of three presidential debates. Journalists, students and voters flocked to...

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On the road with Kate Beaton

Gina Asprocolas  September 27th, 2016 

The Princess and the Pony author Kate Beaton is currently on the road meeting children in schools & bookstores to promote her new picture book with...

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School books we loved

Julia Graeper  September 23rd, 2016 

As an adult, all my reading for pleasure is entirely self-directed. I choose whatever I want! I mostly find books through recommendations from friends, or lists I keep of...

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Last call for Scholastic News Kid Reporters!

Brittany Sullivan  September 19th, 2016 

The deadline for aspiring young journalists between the ages of 10 and 14 to apply to join the 2016–2017 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is September 23, 2016!

By the numbers: 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Michael Barrett  September 19th, 2016 

Around 250,000 children from across all 50 states and 25 countries read 204,594,918 minutes in the 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! We are so...

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National sewing month

Deimosa Webber-Bey  September 16th, 2016 

Have I mentioned that I am a quilter? If not, now you know, and you can understand why I am excited to talk about National Sewing Month.  It is also Shameless Promotion...

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Throwback Thursday: Looking back at Scholastic Teacher™

Gina Asprocolas  September 15th, 2016 

Back in October 2015, Scholastic announced that America’s longest-running and largest magazine for educators, Instructor Magazine®, was being...

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Why libraries and librarians are so important

Brittany Sullivan  September 15th, 2016 

The library means many things to different people—it can serve as a home away from home, literary oasis, hands-on design lab, and so much more.

2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Submissions are now open

Michael Barrett  September 15th, 2016 

Hey, creative teens! In case you missed it, The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced yesterday that The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is now accepting...

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International Literacy Day: 4 countries, 4 big ideas

Michael Barrett  September 8th, 2016 

Today is International Literacy Day (September 8) and we want to help children everywhere become lifelong readers. 

Did you know that on average ...

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This year, create your best classroom library ever!

Guest Blogger  September 8th, 2016 

Allison Gillingham from our Scholastic Teachers team joins us today on the blog to talk about our best classroom library ever campaign.

Happy 30th Anniversary, The Magic School Bus!

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 7th, 2016 

Did you know that The Magic School Bus is 30 years old? The first book, The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks, was published in the summer of 1986.  It...

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The most important thing you should know about me is...

Deimosa Webber-Bey  September 6th, 2016 

Last week we were all sharing a New York Times article around the office about teacher Kyle Schwartz’s experiment in her third grade classroom, where she asked...

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The importance of reading aloud to your children

Guest Blogger  August 31st, 2016 

Today we welcome Lester Laminack, award-winning children’s author, acclaimed educator, and the creator of The Best Friend Fiction Collection and the...

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That moment when things "click"

Gina Asprocolas  August 30th, 2016 

A few weeks ago I was looking at the books on the free cart in the Scholastic Library when I noticed the title The Chocolate Touch. I grabbed it off the cart and...

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Celebrating Scholastic’s Top Dog on National Dog Day

Guest Blogger  August 26th, 2016 

Clifford is always on our minds at Scholastic. He is our company mascot, and he can be seen everywhere, from a sticker on the front door, to plush on employees’ desks, to...

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Digging for treasure in the Scholastic archive

Guest Blogger  August 24th, 2016 

Zinia Rahman is a freelancer in the Scholastic Library & Archives this summer and a wanderer in New York. She received her MLS from Pratt Institute and her B.A. in...

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In memoriam: Morton Schindel, founder of Weston Woods

Scholastic  August 23rd, 2016 

Morton Schindel, founder of Weston Woods Studios, the leading provider of audiovisual materials adapted from award-winning children’s books, died peacefully Saturday,...

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Track is back!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  August 12th, 2016 

Finally! The one time every four years that EVERYONE cares about track and field. I love swimming and gymnastics too, don’t get me wrong, but TRACK is the...

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From the campaign trail to Harry Potter: A Scholastic News Kids Press Corps update!

Brittany Sullivan  August 11th, 2016 

Kid Reporters in the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, the country’s oldest and largest student reporting program, have had a busy summer! From the campaign trail to Harry...

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Lauren Tarshis: how the I Survived series first began

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 11th, 2016 

Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived series, recently joined us on the podcast to talk about why her stories of survival resonate so deeply with young...

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Career Corner: An August Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Julia Graeper  August 10th, 2016 

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

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Behind the scenes: Archiving the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Michael Barrett  August 9th, 2016 

Have you ever wondered how we archive all of the outstanding works of art submitted for the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards?

Well, here's your backstage...

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Edwidge Danticat on twin magic

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 8th, 2016 

Yesterday was Sisters Day, so today we're talking about twins! (Why not?) Twin sisters Giselle and Isabelle are at the center of Edwidge Danticat's novel...

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