Beasts and frogs and fairies, oh my!: Reading fairy tale-inspired books

Brooke Shearouse  March 17th, 2017 

We here at Scholastic are so excited about the The Beauty and the Beast movie that we can’t stop talking about our favorite fairy tales!

"Girls" books for boys

Deimosa Webber-Bey  March 16th, 2017 

Sometimes you recommend a book to a boy, that features a girl, and they don’t want to read it. But I have found that there are “girls” books that appeal to everyone, and I...

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#WCW: The ladies of Harry Potter

Emily Morrow  March 15th, 2017 

March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate, I'm sharing some of my favorite female characters from children's literature each week! 

I couldn't possibly make...

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Attention educators! Enter the Dav Pilkey Summer Reading Educator Contest for a chance to win 500 books

Alexandra Wladich  March 15th, 2017 

Calling all educators! Want to win free books for your school? Starting today, educators are invited to enter the Dav Pilkey Summer Reading...

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: 2017 national recipients announced!

Josephine Djonovic  March 14th, 2017 

Today we announced the country’s most creative teens!

How I learned to annotate using Classroom Magazines

Stephanie Agresti  March 13th, 2017 

I have vivid memories of reading Scholastic Classroom Magazines as a kid in fifth grade. I remember sitting in a circle as a class reading through the latest current...

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Talking bricks and books with LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS author Max Brallier

Brooke Shearouse  March 13th, 2017 

New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier stopped by OOM today to tell us about himself and his new LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS: Knights Academy series.

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A boy's view: Books that made me a feminist

Michael Barrett  March 10th, 2017 

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, now is the perfect time to introduce young boys to books that feature strong female characters. Trust me, boys will...

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Mischief, Joy, and Grief: Senior Editor Mallory Kass on editing "Otherwise Known as Possum"

Brooke Shearouse  March 10th, 2017 

Scholastic Senior Editor Mallory Kass stops by OOM today to share her experience editing the middle grade novel Otherwise Known as Possum by Maria D. Laso...

Five tips to help kids get ready for the test

Guest Blogger  March 10th, 2017 

Here are five simple ways you can learn more about the state test and help your child feel confident and ready.

The case for Esperanza Ortega

Emily Morrow  March 10th, 2017 

March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate, we're spotlighting a strong female character from children's literature each week!

This week, our...

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Meet author Lisa Thompson!

Brooke Shearouse  March 9th, 2017 

Today we’re in conversation with Lisa Thompson, whose debut novel, The Goldfish Boy, is both a compelling mystery and a heartfelt character study. The book’s...

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Throwback Thursday: Ezra Jack Keats

Gina Asprocolas  March 9th, 2017 

For these Throwback Thursday posts, sometimes the inspiration is obvious. (Holiday books in December, scary books around Halloween.) But for others, sometimes the...

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Career Corner: A March Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Julia Graeper  March 8th, 2017 

This month, Scholastic has some new job postings highlighted as part of our regular "Career Corner" series. Perhaps you'd be the right fit for one! As always, you can also...

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Let’s talk about fake news

Brittany Sullivan  March 8th, 2017 

It’s no secret that the topic of fake news is widely prevalent in our culture today, but while adults grapple with how to discern the credible from the false stories,...

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PAWS to Read! to your furry friends

Stephanie Agresti  March 7th, 2017 

March is PAWS to Read! Month, a time dedicated to encouraging kids to read aloud to their furry friends.  Studies show that children who regularly read aloud to therapy...

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Cover reveal: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition

Emily Morrow  March 7th, 2017 

Harry Potter fans, feast your eyes on the beautiful, just-released cover of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in stores...

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Scholastic Reading Club: Captain Underpants Movie Contest

Michael Barrett  March 6th, 2017 

We cannot wait for the film, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, to arrive in cinemas this year. For nearly 20 years, we have...

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How "Super Leaders" create "Super Readers" in the classroom

Brittany Sullivan  March 6th, 2017 

In their book Every Child A Super Reader, authors and literacy experts Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell focus on the idea of “Super Readers”—students who are...

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Six questions you can ask to help make your classroom culturally responsive

Stephanie Agresti  March 3rd, 2017 

Finding ways to help students feel included at school and encouraged to learn is extremely important for teachers across grade levels. In an article that was featured in...

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It’s time to talk about eating disorders

Guest Blogger  March 3rd, 2017 

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and today we have a guest post from Kim Tranell, editor of Choices, Scholastic’s health and...

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Look to literary role models: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett  March 2nd, 2017 

This month, we are highlighting research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report that  shows kids look for "smart, brave or strong" characters when...

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This NBA Referee is a rock star reading role model!

Brittany Sullivan  March 2nd, 2017 

We all have role models in our lives, whether they’re parents, teachers, or other members of the community—people who inspire us and have a lasting impact on our habits,...

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#WCW: Ms. Frizzle

Emily Morrow  March 1st, 2017 

March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate, we'll be spotlighting a kick-butt female character each week!

First up: Ms. Frizzle...

Celebrating Will Eisner with graphic novels

Brooke Shearouse  March 1st, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating Will Eisner Week (March 1–7), an annual ode to graphic novels, literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner, considered...

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