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STEM fun at Scholastic with a pop-up maker fair

Julia Graeper  June 30th, 2016 
We invited local NYC students to built simple circuits, parallel circuits, LED cloud pins and light-up pop-up cards!

New podcast episode: Drag it up with Jeffery Self!

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 29th, 2016 

In honor of Pride Month, we invited author and actor Jeffery Self to join us on the podcast to talk about his new YA debut, Drag Teen. The brilliantly-funny book...

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Free resources to celebrate the Fourth of July

Alexandra Wladich  June 29th, 2016 

Celebrate the Fourth of July by having the children in your life learn more about famous figures from U.S history, the American flag and system of government with these...

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5 books that make perfect graduation gifts

Guest Blogger  June 28th, 2016 

This post was written by Emily Bowman, a summer intern in the Corporate Communications department.

Scholastic at ALA 2016

Gina Asprocolas  June 28th, 2016 

This past weekend was the American Library Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition. This year, publishers, writers, librarians, artists and other...

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You're invited: a special screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 27th, 2016 

Just announced this morning: J.K. Rowling will join Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne on stage at Carnegie Hall on November 12th, 2016,...

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In Our Feeds: Cursive, Jimmy Fallon, Monopoly and BFFs 4eva

Julia Graeper  June 24th, 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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It's official: Kids have clocked 100 million summer reading minutes!

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 24th, 2016 

Seven weeks into the Summer Reading Challenge and kids have logged an impressive 100 million reading minutes so far! Our Book Fairs team is celebrating...

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12 Book-Based Activity Kits to Keep Your Kids Busy This Travel Season

Guest Blogger  June 23rd, 2016 

One of summer’s biggest challenges is keeping your kids engaged and entertained, and as all parents know, kids are synonymous with energy. As families prepare to travel,...

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Finding me: LGBTQ Books for Kids

Michael Barrett  June 21st, 2016 

June is LGBTQ Pride Month and, more than ever, we need to celebrate and embrace our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender friends and family members.

New edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them coming in 2017!

Julia Graeper  June 21st, 2016 

Today we announced that a brand-new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be published in March 2017! The 2017 edition will have a new...

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Scholastic Stands with Orlando

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 20th, 2016 

It's hard to believe that over a week has passed since the horrific shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. In the tragedy's aftermath, we have seen some hope for a...

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Selecting the "50 Sensational Books of Summer"

Alexandra Wladich  June 20th, 2016 

Scholastic Teacher Magazine has curated a list of 50 Sensational Books of Summer. Geared toward children grades K-8, the list highlights the year's best fantasy and...

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43 government officials join 2016 Summer Reading Challenge to get kids reading

Guest Blogger  June 20th, 2016 

Today we're thrilled to announce that 39 U.S. Governors’ Spouses, 3 Governors and 1 Lieutenant Governor have shown their support for summer reading by signing on...

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In Our Feeds: Father's Day, the world's rarest colors & reading according to Teddy Roosevelt

Brittany Sullivan  June 17th, 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!

How parents can help kids keep learning during the summer

Guest Blogger  June 15th, 2016 
What can families do to help minimize the effects of summer slide? Here are some ideas.

Scholastic Reading Club editors share their best books for summer

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 15th, 2016 

Last week, Scholastic Reading Club editors Laura Demoreuille and Kristin Standley joined us for a Facebook Live Video to talk about their favorite books...

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Backstage at "Hamilton" with the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

Brittany Sullivan  June 13th, 2016 

In case you missed it, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit hip-hop Broadway musical “Hamilton” won an impressive 11 Tony Awards yesterday!

Talking to kids when tragedy strikes

Morgan Baden  June 13th, 2016 

We are all thinking about Orlando, and it's safe to assume that lots of children are, too. And they probably have questions and anxieties about this terrible event.

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In Our Feeds: Hamilton, pizza makeup, and Harry Potter meteorology

Julia Graeper  June 10th, 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!

Throwback Thursday: These titles are a slam dunk

Gina Asprocolas  June 9th, 2016 

Happy Thursday, everyone! We are right in the middle of the 2016 NBA Finals; Game 3 just took place last night. It's a familiar sight: last year's...

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New podcast episode: The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 8th, 2016 

The 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony took place at the iconic Carnegie Hall last Thursday.

I climb mountains (as a reader)

Julia Graeper  June 7th, 2016 

Is it possible to be an armchair mountain-climber?

The reason I ask is because hiking and mountain-climbing are things that I love reading about, but I don't do...

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70 million minutes and counting

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 6th, 2016 

We've hit the five week mark in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and kids have logged over 70 million minutes so far! See below for highlights from the past week...

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Remembering Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

Julia Graeper  June 6th, 2016 

Over the weekend we mourned the loss of a great man—The Greatest, in fact—Muhammad Ali, who passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016.