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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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Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Morgan Baden  November 23rd, 2015 

Whether you're traveling far away to visit family, sticking close to home, or hosting your own event, we wish you a safe and happy holiday week.

Here's a darling...

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In Our Feeds: Quizzes, profound children's books, and Mockingjay

Morgan Baden  November 20th, 2015 

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

Holiday Gift Guide: 2015 Gold Star Toys Announced

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 18th, 2015 

Parent & Child® magazine is excited to announce the winners of its third annual Gold Star Toy Awards. This year’s 26 winning children’s toys and games are...

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5 questions with Cynthia Lord

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 17th, 2015 

Today we're thrilled to welcome author Cynthia Lord to the blog! Cynthia is the author of the Shelter Pet Squad series and an avid animal lover.

Introducing the 2015-2016 Scholastic News Kid Reporters

Kristen Joerger  November 17th, 2015 

Today, we're proud to introduce you to the next generation of young journalists! We're welcoming 27 new and eight returning Scholastic News Kid Reporters to our team this...

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Handmade for the holidays, from our friends at KLUTZ!

Guest Blogger  November 16th, 2015 

What's better than a heartfelt gift during the holidays?

Harry Potter as performed by cats

Morgan Baden  November 16th, 2015 

Reading seven books can take a while. (Worth it, but still.) Catch up on the entire Harry Potter series with this brief video, in which little tiny kittens act out the...

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Scholastic Book Fairs teams up with the Sandals Foundation to help “raise rock-star readers” in the Caribbean

Alexandra Wladich  November 13th, 2015 

Today we have a guest post from Dillon Kalkhurst, Director Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships for Scholastic Book Fairs. 

Get ready to rock n’ read: Enter the "Rock-Star Sweeps"

Michael Barrett  November 12th, 2015 

On Tuesday, we told you about a new book, Raising a Rock-Star Reader by Amy Mascott and Allie McDonald, that helps aims to help busy parents get their child “...

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Taylor Swift Donates 25,000 Scholastic Books to New York City Schools

Alexandra Wladich  November 11th, 2015 

At Scholastic, our mission is to get books into the hands of children to spark their imaginations and help them “open a world of possible”. However, this mission would not...

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Talking math with parents ( can do it!)

Guest Blogger  November 10th, 2015 

We know that communicating with parents can be one of the toughest parts of being an educator. But as parent-teacher conferences roll around, it’s a great...

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Career Corner: A November roundup of Scholastic jobs

Julia Graeper  November 9th, 2015 

Are you thinking about making a change in your career? If you’re interested in books, literacy and education, you might be a great fit for Scholastic!

Raising a Young Reader

Julia Graeper  November 9th, 2015 

File this under: Right up our alley. Since 1989, the second week in November is National Young Readers Week, which we think is a great chance to talk about some...

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In Our Feeds: The power of reading aloud, Ernest Hemingway and The Catcher in The Rye

Alexandra Wladich  November 9th, 2015 

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

Celebrate Thanksgiving with these classroom resources

Alexandra Wladich  November 5th, 2015 

It’s officially the month of Thanksgiving. We’ve compiled some of our favorite (free!) Thanksgiving resources for you to use with your students this holiday season.

Free writing NaNoWriMo

Deimosa Webber-Bey  November 4th, 2015 

The pressure is on. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo.

First look: Scholastic Reading Club #WeNeedDiverseBooks special edition

Michael Barrett  November 2nd, 2015 

The need for books showcasing the growing diversity of America’s classrooms is growing. Teachers, parents, librarians and family members...

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Kids are authors! Encouraging a new generation of writers

Guest Blogger  November 2nd, 2015 

Winning a national book writing contest before you turn 10 is pretty cool. Having that book published by Scholastic…even cooler. Receiving a congratulatory message – in...

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R.L. Stine took over our social media accounts and we lived to tell the tale

Morgan Baden  October 29th, 2015 

What a great day! Happy Halloween, everyone!

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Ridiculous with a pen

Deimosa Webber-Bey  October 29th, 2015 

I’m ridiculous with a pen- Christopher Myers

Looking for some scary reads? Use the Book Fairs podcasts!

Alexandra Wladich  October 28th, 2015 

From zombie goldfish to the world’s scariest prisons, get into the Halloween spirit and learn about the variety of spooky books offered through Scholastic Book Fairs from...

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Goddard Riverside Community Center honors our Chairman and CEO Dick Robinson

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 28th, 2015 

In an evening that celebrated the power of books and reading to change the lives of children, Goddard Riverside Community Center honored our Chairman...

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Classic Halloween Scholastic II

Deimosa Webber-Bey  October 27th, 2015 

Once again, we did some browsing in the Scholastic archive, and found some classics from the 1980s and 1990s, to reflect on what scared us back in the 20th century - check...

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Video spotlight: MC Lars is "Never Afraid" when books are around!

Morgan Baden  October 27th, 2015 

Books. Kids. Moms who are librarians.

This video is everything.

Presenting MC Lars featuring Watsky in "Never Afraid:"


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