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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!

Puglas Adams...

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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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Books that epitomize summer

Alexandra Wladich  May 24th, 2016 

The weather is getting warmer and we have summer “on our minds” (pun intended!). To celebrate the start of the season we wanted to share the books that most remind us of...

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Ten Tips for fostering avid readers, from Phyllis C. Hunter

Julia Graeper  May 23rd, 2016 

Last week, Scholastic Education introduced Ten Tips, a new video series that will offer practical, easy-to-use strategies for helping kids learn...

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30 million minutes and counting

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 23rd, 2016 

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge launched with a bang on May 9th, and after just three short weeks, kids have already clocked nearly 30...

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In Our Feeds: DIY Harry Potter scar, Dracula, and what your TBR pile says about you

Julia Graeper  May 20th, 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!

Flexing our reading muscles

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 20th, 2016 

As part of our "Show us your reading muscles" sweepstakes, we asked parents, teachers, and kids to grab a book, strike a pose, and share their pictures with us using...

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Summer Reading Road Trip: Dispatch from CO, IL, and UT!

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 19th, 2016 

Our Summer Reading Road Trip RV's have been on a two-and-a-half week journey accross the country, making stops at elementary schools and bookstores along the way. In the...

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Now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps!

Kristen Joerger  May 17th, 2016 

Do you know a kid with a nose for news? Kids between the ages of 10 and 14 can apply NOW to be a part of the 2016-2017 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.

What did Dewey do?

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 13th, 2016 

During a recent Scholastic Reads podcast, “Librarians: Making Hearts Large Through Story”, I talked about the logic (as I understand it!) behind the Dewey Decimal System...

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Books that keep us up all night

Guest Blogger  May 12th, 2016 

Earlier this week was Stay Up All Night Night! In celebration, we wanted to share the books that we couldn’t put down. Whether it was a...

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Scholastic's Fall 2016 Picture Book preview (and a giveaway!)

Guest Blogger  May 12th, 2016  Comments • 212

Where can you find a guitar-playing dog who likes ice cream, a ravenously hungry bird, a duck that can drive a tractor, a sister named Sukey the Oppressor, penguins that...

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I'm so excited about a book that was published over 15 years ago

Julia Graeper  May 12th, 2016 

Have you ever read a really big, famous book that came out a long time ago? And then maybe you got really excited and wanted to talk to everyone about it...but...everyone...

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