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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.

In Our Feeds: Audiobooks, amazing museums & Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Brittany Sullivan  June 3rd, 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!

Why I Write by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 3rd, 2016 

In honoring author Suzanne Collins for her extraordinary contributions to children’s literature, the Authors Guild annual gala focused on the importance of instilling...

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Meet the Granger-Weasleys and the Malfoys

Gina Asprocolas  June 2nd, 2016 

Earlier this week, we got our first look at the Potter family as they will appear in the London stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two...

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Alec Baldwin, Ken Burns, Tim Gunn, Sonia Manzano and more honor teen artists and writers at Carnegie Hall

Michael Barrett  June 1st, 2016 

Tomorrow night, over 660 creative teens from across the country will gather at Carnegie Hall in New York City to be recognized as national recipients of...

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A Cursed Child first look: Harry, Ginny and Albus Potter

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 31st, 2016 

Never-before-seen images of Harry, Ginny and Albus Potter as they will appear in the London stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two...

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My favorite Scholastic moments

Kristen Joerger  May 27th, 2016 

Today is my last day at Scholastic. It has been an adventure-filled 7 years full of exciting projects, meaningful work, and some of the best coworkers one could ask for....

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In Our Feeds: Author/animal name puns, why books smell so good, and feminist Hogwarts house posters

Gina Asprocolas  May 27th, 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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What to read this fall: Graphic Novels! (And a giveaway!)

Guest Blogger  May 26th, 2016  Comments • 58

Picture Books and Middle Grade, move over.

Our summer book stacks

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 26th, 2016 

It's that time of year again! We take summer reading very seriously around these parts, so it's no surprise our team has already planned what books we're reading...

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Bingo update: 31 books to go!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 25th, 2016 

Are you making progress on the Scholastic 2016 Reading Bingo?? 

Five months into the year and I have yet to get a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal win - but I have...

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The secret sauce that encourages reading and hope? Connecting kids with authors!

Guest Blogger  May 25th, 2016 

Today’s teachers and parents face a challenge relatively unknown to earlier generations: how to wean young people from mobile devices and video games long enough to show...

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