Shall we dance? How to be a good partner in the classroom

Guest Blogger  August 31st, 2017 

In the classroom, as on the dance floor, great partners are essential.

Get in the Book Fair groove with a "Fantastic Scholastic Book Parade" and a contest!

Alexandra Wladich  August 31st, 2017 

Are you looking for a groovy, fun, and interactive way to celebrate reading with your children or students? Bestselling author Eric Litwin is turning up excitement for...

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#WeHaveDiverseBooks: 5 Questions with Rita Rosa Ruesga

Brooke Shearouse  August 30th, 2017 

#WeHaveDiverseBooks: 5 Questions is a spotlight on OOM dedicated to exploring Scholastic’s amazing distinct voices. We’ll take a deep dive into the...

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Bring your family to the National Book Festival!

Morgan Baden  August 30th, 2017 

The 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival is happening this weekend, and it's truly a wonderful event for readers and families of all ages. We're thrilled that,...

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8 family listens for a novel Labor Day weekend

Guest Blogger  August 30th, 2017 

Long weekends are rare, precious things. Whether you’re the type of person who counts down to them with big Xs on calendars, or the type who lets them roll in by surprise...

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Celebrating August 29th book releases from Scholastic!

Brooke Shearouse  August 29th, 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...

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Hard work, essential questions, and response journals: items from my teacher toolbox

Deimosa Webber-Bey  August 28th, 2017 

Reflecting on my experience as a teacher, I am trying to imagine what I would do if I was returning to the classroom this month, in the middle of a natural disaster and a...

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Scholastic responds to Hurricane Harvey

Scholastic  August 28th, 2017 

The images and news stories coming out of Houston and its surrounding areas are horrific. Massive flooding—the result of Hurricane Harvey—has affected hundreds of...

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Talking to students about identity, diversity & justice #CharlottesvilleCurriculum

Brittany Sullivan  August 28th, 2017 

After a rally of white supremacists and counter-protesters ended in violence earlier this month, many students across the country may be asking questions about what...

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On the podcast: read-alouds for 8- to 12-year-olds

Emily Morrow  August 25th, 2017 

We've released a new podcast episode! This week, in the spirit of summer reading, we've released another short compilation of read-alouds.

Captain Underpants and Dog Man creator Dav Pilkey is going on tour!

Brooke Shearouse  August 25th, 2017  Comments • 16

Dav Pilkey, the worldwide bestselling author and creator of Captain Underpants, is hitting the road!

The best books we read this summer

Morgan Baden  August 24th, 2017 

Summer is winding down. (Don't @ me!) That too means #summerreading is coming to an end—for me, that means books about beaches, about romance and mystery and intrigue;...

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The best back-to-school advice we've ever received

Emily Morrow  August 24th, 2017 

Back-to-school season is in full swing, and it's making our staff reminisce about our first days of school, both joyous and frightening!

Announcing the 2017 School Librarian of the Year Award winners!

Nicole Ortiz  August 24th, 2017 

Each year, School Library Journal and Scholastic Library Publishing recognize passionate, inspiring librarians from all across the country for their dedication to...

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How and why to make books with your little reader

Julia Graeper  August 23rd, 2017 

We do a lot of storytelling in my house, and find ways to bring reading into our everyday lives outside of bedtime read-alouds.

StoryPlay: A fun way to read together!

Morgan Baden  August 22nd, 2017 

“These books will be great tools for parents who want to prepare their children for school and build their reading comprehension. What a fantastic...

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This video series explains why reading aloud is crucial

Emily Morrow  August 21st, 2017 

Our Scholastic Parents team recently created three videos featuring experts, parents, and kids, to talk about the power of read-alouds, why reading aloud is awesome, and...

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How to write the perfect first kiss scene

Brooke Shearouse  August 21st, 2017 

It’s Read a Romance Month, a time to celebrate love stories in books! Author Kasie West stopped by OOM to share her tips for how to write the perfect kissing scene.

Lifetime Announces Premiere of SEA CHANGE by Aimee Friedman

Emily Morrow  August 21st, 2017 

The TV movie adaptation of Sea Change by New York Times bestselling author Aimee Friedman will premiere on Lifetime on September 17th at...

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Get ready for the solar eclipse with these resources

Emily Morrow  August 18th, 2017 

If you're like us, you've been talking a lot about the solar eclipse that will happen on August 21. The last total solar eclipse that was visible from the U.S....

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Last call for entries in the Scholastic Mag Vacay sweepstakes!

Emily Morrow  August 18th, 2017 

Calling all teachers: In case you missed it, our Classroom Magazines team has been hosting a major sweepstakes all summer long, and you have less than two weeks to get...

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Helping students understand the events in Charlottesville, VA

Brittany Sullivan  August 18th, 2017 

Looking for resources to help children understand the recent events in Charlottesville, VA? Scholastic News Online® covers the violence and aftermath, including a...

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Seven strengths to focus on to turn your kids into super readers

Guest Blogger  August 17th, 2017 

By Pam Allyn, literacy expert, founder of LitWorld, and co-author of Every Child a Super Reader

That feeling when you get obsessed with a new (to you!) author

Julia Graeper  August 16th, 2017 

 I am now in the midst of my very favorite kind of reading.

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