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In Our Feeds: Lit quizzes, Harry Potter illustrated and slow reading

Michael Barrett  September 19th, 2014 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

Maya & Miguel cook with Abuela!

Guest Blogger  September 19th, 2014 

All month, Maya & Miguel will be on OOM weekly to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! First up: cooking with Abuela! 

Arrr you ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Nadia Almahdi  September 19th, 2014 

Ahoy, Mateys! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Literature is full of interesting pirates, like Captain Hook from J.M.

What's your sign?

Nadia Almahdi  September 19th, 2014 

On 9/22, we say goodbye to summer, and on 9/24 we head in to a new zodiac: Libra! To celebrate, we've put together some literary horoscopes. See what's in your book future...

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Announcing the 2014 class of National Student Poets!

Brittany Sullivan  September 18th, 2014 

Today, the 2014 class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the nation’s highest honor for teen poets presenting original work, was...

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Word Nerd Wednesday: 5 grammatical pet peeves

Lia Zneimer  September 17th, 2014  Comments • 3

Last week, I rounded up 10 of my favorite Twitter accounts for Word Nerds; this week, I'm rounding up something else: my five biggest grammatical pet peeves.

Are you 1? Are you 2? Are you 225??

Deimosa Webber-Bey  September 17th, 2014 

It has been 225 years since the United States Constitution went into effect in 1789, and you can never have too many resources for teaching this essential...

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On taking reading personally

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 16th, 2014 

"No offense, but...I really didn't like this book." A member of my book club began our discussion in this way, looking apologetically at our meeting's host, who...

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Call for applications: Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

Kristen Joerger  September 16th, 2014 

Time is running out to submit an application for the 2014-2015 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps!

Putting a stop to too much salt: A Twitter chat with @PARENTandCHILD

Guest Blogger  September 16th, 2014 

Our kids are eating too much salt. In fact, most children are consuming more than twice the American Heart Association’s daily recommendation...

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Attention, creative teens: How to become an exhibited artist or published author

Brittany Sullivan  September 15th, 2014 

We are extremely excited to announce that the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards call for submissions is now open! We loved what the Alliance for Young Artists...

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In Our Feeds: Waterproof paper, public libraries as seen through photographs, and how the Internet has changed the way we read

Lia Zneimer  September 12th, 2014 

You know it's been a busy week when OOMers submit 13 links for the In Our Feeds round-up. (And that's not counting the three I found....) Looks like we've got ya...

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Acknowledging the acknowledgments page

Nadia Almahdi  September 10th, 2014  Comments • 1

At the end of Allegient, Veronica Roth writes: “To me, the acknowledgements page is a place for me to say, as sincerely as possible, that I don’t prosper, in life...

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Word Nerd Wednesday: 10 Twitter accounts for Word Nerds

Lia Zneimer  September 10th, 2014 

Twitter's a fantastic way to learn more about the world around us. Why not use those 140-character tidbits to celebrate your inner (or not-so-inner) grammar geek? I've...

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