Get ready for Veteran's Day with these resources

Emily Morrow  November 6th, 2017 

Veteran's Day is coming up, and it's a great opportunity to have a conversation with your children about important topics like war and military service while honoring the...

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Twitter Chat Recap: Supporting Striving Readers

Julia Graeper  November 3rd, 2017 

At Scholastic we talk a lot about not just the importance of reading, but about doing the important work of helping kids love to read.

For some kids,...

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November is National Inspirational Role Models Month

Loribelle Lapaix  November 3rd, 2017 

Happy National Inspirational Role Models Month!

Check out these Best in State school celebrations

Gina Asprocolas  November 3rd, 2017 

This year, kids read over 138 million minutes in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! We announced the Best in State winners back on...

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Meet the 10-year-old author behind our new Branches series, Hilde Cracks the Case

Emily Morrow  November 2nd, 2017 

Extra, Extra! Read all about Hilde, Scholastic author and real-life crime reporter,  in the New York Times! Plus, check out a quick excerpt from her awesome book...

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PW announces their 50 best children's books of 2017

Emily Morrow  November 2nd, 2017 

What are the best books you read this year? Publishers Weekly recently released their 50 best books list of 2017, and we were thrilled to see several Scholastic titles on...

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Talk with an author: Live with Gordon Korman

Emily Morrow  November 2nd, 2017 

This week, Scholastic Parents hosted a Facebook Live chat with author Gordon Korman! They talked about writing, his latest book, Restart, and about bullying....

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Throwback Thursday: The beginning of college football

Gina Asprocolas  November 2nd, 2017 

For my last Throwback Thursday post, Deimosa and I browsed through various bound volumes containing our old classroom magazines. As I was looking for an article about...

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20 bookish Halloween costumes we loved

Emily Morrow  November 1st, 2017 

Halloween night was filled with tricks, treats, candy, and costumes — and we saw some GREAT costumes! We asked our readers to share their bookish costumes with us, and...

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It's November...Time to celebrate picture books!

Scholastic  November 1st, 2017 

The month of November is Aviation History Month, International Drum Month, and, unofficially, the month to try as many pumpkin recipes as possible. At Scholastic, though,...

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The tools classrooms need to teach civics education and media literacy

Stephanie Agresti  November 1st, 2017 

There is a critical need to help students understand the world around them and how they fit in it. Including civics education and media literacy as...

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Celebrating October 31st book releases from Scholastic!

Lauren Carr  October 31st, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating some book birthdays for new releases from Scholastic, out today! Check out the list below of great reads for all ages, and let us know what...

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Start reading The Wrong Train by Jeremy de Quidt

Emily Morrow  October 30th, 2017 

Halloween is just one day away, and we've been preparing ALL month long by reading some of our favorite spooky stories. Here on the blog, we've been sharing an excerpt of...

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R.L. Stine and Marc Brown talk Mary McScary on Facebook Live

Gina Asprocolas  October 30th, 2017 

Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means – Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine dropped by our office to talk about all things spooky!...

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Dream Jumper 2 Twitter takeover

Graphix  October 30th, 2017 

Dream Jumper #2: Curse of the Harvester comes out tomorrow (!!), so to celebrate, @GraphixBooks hosted a #DreamJumperTakeover on Twitter this weekend!

Live with Scholastic Parents: Understanding Learning Differences

Guest Blogger  October 27th, 2017 

This week, the Scholastic Parents team visited the Understood.org offices to chat with two experts about understanding learning differences and ways parents can be...

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Stayton Intermediate/Middle School Wins Scholastic Book Fairs Spring 2017 National Elementary School Contest

Josephine Djonovic  October 27th, 2017 

Earlier this month Stayton Intermediate/Middle School in Stayton, OR celebrated its achievement as the first place winner of the Scholastic Book Fairs...

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On the podcast: Why representation in children's books matters

Emily Morrow  October 26th, 2017 

This week, we relased our 50th podcast episode. And it's a very special one: We wanted to have a conversation about representation in children's books and why it is so...

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How one district made summer count with community partners!

Stephanie Agresti  October 26th, 2017 

It’s always the right time of year to celebrate what works in supporting students.

Creature feature: Four great books with unique beasts

Guest Blogger  October 25th, 2017 

Ghouls and goblins, monsters and witches — Halloween is filled with magical creatures of all shapes, sizes, and evil intentions! This got us thinking about some of our...

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Start reading Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales by Kiersten White

Emily Morrow  October 25th, 2017 

Halloween is less than a week away, and we are loving every second we've spent reading spooky stories! To help YOU get in the spirit too, we've been sharing an excerpt of...

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If picture book characters wore Halloween costumes

Guest Blogger  October 24th, 2017 

With the 31st right around the corner, kids across the country are meticulously planning their Halloween costumes. But how come humans are the only ones who get...

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Live from our Library: Halloween edition

Emily Morrow  October 24th, 2017 

This week, Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey went live on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page to share her Halloween reading recommendations for every age!

I scream YA Week 1 recap

Gina Asprocolas  October 24th, 2017 

Beginning last Tuesday, I read YA transformed into I scream YA! For the next two weeks, I scream YA will share horror-themed content across Twitter and Instagram, perfect...

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The Witch Boy Twitter takeover

Graphix  October 23rd, 2017 

The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag is a new graphic novel hitting shelves on October 31 that follows thirteen-year-old Aster, a boy who desperately wants to be a...

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