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Scholastic Reading Club: Captain Underpants Movie Contest

Michael Barrett  March 6th, 2017 

We cannot wait for the film, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, to arrive in cinemas this year. For nearly 20 years, we have...

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Look to literary role models: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett  March 2nd, 2017 

This month, we are highlighting research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report that  shows kids look for "smart, brave or strong" characters when...

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This NBA Referee is a rock star reading role model!

Brittany Sullivan  March 2nd, 2017 

We all have role models in our lives, whether they’re parents, teachers, or other members of the community—people who inspire us and have a lasting impact on our habits,...

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Live from our library: books that celebrate Black History Month

Deimosa Webber-Bey  March 1st, 2017 

On Monday we presented our fourth installment of “Live From Our Library” on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, a series where I share book recommendations for all ages...

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My Year with Scholastic

Anushka Mehrotra  February 28th, 2017 

Today is my last day at Scholastic. It’s been an incredible year for me, and I’m so grateful for all the amazing opportunities I’ve had here, and all the wonderful people...

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This is how you build a love of reading

Julia Graeper  February 24th, 2017 

You won't be surprised to learn that when I look back at my favorite elementary school reading memories, the best ones were times when I felt relaxed, happy, and fully...

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#ICYMI: Klutz at American International Toy Fair

Michael Barrett  February 24th, 2017 

Klutz was over-the-moon excited to celebrate its 40th anniversary at this year’s American International Toy Fair, which took place on February 18 - 21...

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Nick Cannon: sharing the power of words on World Read Aloud Day

Guest Blogger  February 16th, 2017 

Nick Cannon, actor, comedian, rapper, and author of Neon Aliens Ate My Homework, joins On Our Minds today, World Read Aloud Day.

Career Corner: A February Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Julia Graeper  February 13th, 2017 

This month, Scholastic has some new job postings highlighted as part of our regular "Career Corner" series. Perhaps you'd be the right fit for one!

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day on February 16, with these free resources

Alexandra Wladich  February 9th, 2017 

Recent data from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, revealed that kids ages 6–11 and their parents agree that they enjoy read...

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Deadline alert! Short story contest with Scope magazine and Lisa Yee

Julia Graeper  February 8th, 2017 

Lisa Yee has written three first lines to stories that don’t exist. Students pick their favorite line and use it to write a short story of their own. 

Happy 40th Anniversary, Klutz!

Gina Asprocolas  February 6th, 2017 

Get out the confetti because this month, Klutz – the creator of premium book-based activity kits for kids – is celebrating its 40th anniversary!...

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How kids changed the world

Brittany Sullivan  February 2nd, 2017 

Meet Ayanna Najuma.

In the 1950s, when Ayanna was just 7 years old, she and other children started a movement to desegregate the lunch counters and restaurants in...

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The Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition shares new data on reading aloud, inequities in access to books, diversity in children's books and more

Alexandra Wladich  January 31st, 2017 

Did you know the average household with children ages 0–17 has 104 children’s books in the home?Did you also know that only half of all parents with children ages 6–17 (48...

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ALA midwinter 2017: we came, we saw, we exchanged business cards

Deimosa Webber-Bey  January 27th, 2017 

It was an inspirational weekend in Atlanta for me and several thousand librarians, revealing the Youth Media Award winners and talking about the trends for 2017 at the...

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Throwback Thursday: Four Winds Press

Gina Asprocolas  January 26th, 2017 
A look back at some titles from one of the first Scholastic imprints, Four Winds Press.

A place for teachers to share their best ideas

Guest Blogger  January 19th, 2017 
What is the best way to create a community to bring together educators?

Scholastic 2017 reading bingo

Deimosa Webber-Bey  January 19th, 2017 

Setting reading goals for yourself and the children in your world is a fun way to open a world of possible each year, and in 2016 we shared our first reading challenge for...

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Parenting victory: when my daughter loves the same picture books that I did

Julia Graeper  January 18th, 2017 
One of the small pleasures of parenting is finding that my daughter loves some of the same picture books that I did as a child.

Career Corner: A January Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Julia Graeper  January 12th, 2017 

Happy New Year! Scholastic has some new job postings, which we've highlighted as part of our regular "Career Corner" series. Perhaps you'd be the right fit for one!

Throwback Thursday: Martin Luther King, Jr. in classroom magazines

Gina Asprocolas  January 12th, 2017 

It's the first Throwback Thursday post of the year! With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day happening this Monday, our...

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End of the year reading bingo recap

Deimosa Webber-Bey  December 29th, 2016 

In 2016 I didn’t read a book written by a teenager, a book set in South America (well, I counted it in my Eisner square), a book with a dog on the cover, a book written by...

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Throwback Thursday: Happy holidays

Gina Asprocolas  December 22nd, 2016 
The holidays are here! Hanukkah begins Saturday night, Christmas is this Sunday, and Kwanzaa begins Monday night.

Lexus Eco Challenge 2016

Emily Morrow  December 21st, 2016 

A healthy body of water is one that is indicative of flourishing bug life. When you’ve got bugs in your creek or stream, you’ve got fish feeding on them. A healthy...

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Books for Nguzo Saba: the seven principles of Kwanzaa

Deimosa Webber-Bey  December 20th, 2016 

This year marks the 50th birthday of Kwanzaa, founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga.

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