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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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New podcast episode: Lauren Tarshis

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 4th, 2016 

When Scholastic classroom magazine editor Lauren Tarshis began writing, the original idea she had for a series was to write "four little, simple historical fiction books...

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Throwback Thursday: Cassettes

Gina Asprocolas  August 4th, 2016 

The last time I went to the Scholastic Archives for this series, I not only found some adorable kitten posters, but also these ancient (just kidding!) media artifacts:...

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Our favorite social media moments from the Summer Reading Road Trip

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 29th, 2016 

The Summer Reading Road Trip has come to an end! 10,000 miles, 25+ cities, and thousands of happy kids later, we're rounding up some of our favorite...

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Libraries respond to #BlackLivesMatter

Deimosa Webber-Bey  July 27th, 2016 

One way librarians respond to current events is with a program. Another option is to create a book list or subject guide. But the most visual method of sharing information...

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How to pull off a Muggle Mob

Gina Asprocolas  July 27th, 2016 

If you were in SoHo, New York City last Thursday and happened to walk by the Scholastic building, you could tell something was up. First of all, there were no cars parked...

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Our favorite #mugglemob moments

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 26th, 2016 

It's been five days since the #mugglemub took SoHo by surprise, filling the streets with Harry Potter magic (and onlookers' cameras with some stunning pictures and video...

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is earning raves!

Julia Graeper  July 26th, 2016 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reviews are positively glowing!

Scholastic News Kid Reporters get the inside scoop at the Republican Convention

Brittany Sullivan  July 25th, 2016 

Last week, Republican Party leaders from across the country gathered at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and the ...

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New contest! Are you the next Graphix author-artist?

Brooke Shearouse  July 22nd, 2016 

We are thrilled to share the news that Scholastic has announced a contest to find undiscovered talent to debut on its acclaimed Graphix imprint for children and teen...

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