Everything is awesome - in the Library of Congress!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 24th, 2014 

Today is the anniversary of the Library of Congress, created on April 24, 1800, and with the current focus on nonfiction and primary sources...

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The first public school in America was founded this day in 1635

Morgan Baden  April 23rd, 2014 

In 1635, a handful of students first met in the private home of a headmaster in the fledgling city of Boston to form Boston Latin school. It was the very first public...

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Happy 450th Birthday, Shakespeare!

Lia Zneimer  April 23rd, 2014 

Prithee, dost thou thinkest William Shakespeare appears well for one who hath 450 years behind him? Methinks so. (Methinks I should also leave the poetic writing to the...

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A NASA astronaut has a special mission for kids

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 22nd, 2014 

Happy Earth Day! I couldn't think of a better time to share with you a very special video from a NASA Astronaut, Leland Melvin. He has a mission for kids this summer: join...

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Earth Day: Read, Reuse and Recycle

Michael Barrett  April 22nd, 2014 

Happy Earth Day, everyone.

Today is a perfect opportunity for parents, teachers and other role models to show how kids can make every day Earth Day through green...

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Extending instructional time

Alexandra Wladich  April 21st, 2014 

Many schools across the country are thinking about extending the school day and or school year to increase the amount of instructional time. Yet, is there a way to extend...

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Weekend reads: OOM edition

Nadia Almahdi  April 21st, 2014 

One of the many fun things about working at Scholastic is being surrounded by people who love books! It also means that my TBR list is constantly growing with everyone’s...

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How do young children learn best?

Tyler Reed  April 18th, 2014 

Don't miss the fascinating Q & A over on our frizzle education blog with Dr. Tovah P. Klein, Director of Barnard College’s Center for Toddler Development.

Remembering Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

Lia Zneimer  April 17th, 2014 

We're deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Gabriel García Márquez, one of this century's most celebrated and cherished novelists. According to the Associated Press, the...

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"Hanging out" over summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 17th, 2014 

Last night we hosted our very first Google+ Hangout! At 8pm, a panel of educators, moderator Pam Allyn, and an audience comprised of teachers, principals...

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A day for haiku

Morgan Baden  April 17th, 2014 

We button up coats

Wrap mufflers 'round and 'round

Insisting it's spring

 

A cold snap here in New York has me...

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A new Spirit Animals book...and USA Today has the cover/excerpt!

Morgan Baden  April 17th, 2014 

As April's #worldscollide promotion continues and The 39 Clues™, Spirit Animals, and Inf

Celebrate Teen Literature Day

Lia Zneimer  April 17th, 2014 

April is School Library Month, which means 30 days full of library love.

National stress awareness day: Book de-stressors

Michael Barrett  April 16th, 2014 

Today is National Stress Awareness Day. What is your “go-to” for relieving the tension in your life? Our OOM team all agree that a good book is great way to remove...

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OOM celebrates Easter

Emma Brockway  April 16th, 2014 

Every year my family celebrates the week leading up to Easter by coloring eggs, assembling Easter baskets, and enjoying a lot of delicious chocolate cream eggs. This year...

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Talking to kids about money

Kristen Joerger  April 15th, 2014  Comments • 1

Happy Tax Day! Most people in the U.S. have money on their minds today, which is a great opportunity to think about discussing money matters with your kids. For many...

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The library's place

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 15th, 2014 

Library users, young and old

Many the stories they have told

Shushed they were, you see

At their local library

...

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Lunch with editors of Harry Potter!

Nadia Almahdi  April 15th, 2014 

How cool would it be if you had the chance to meet with the editors of your favorite book series? Last week, I had the opportunity watch this happen when Ellie, a 4th...

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Vote now, and help them read!

Morgan Baden  April 14th, 2014 

Everyone has a favorite children's book, from Clifford the Big Red Dog to Green Eggs and Ham, from The Velveteen Rabbit to Where the Wild...

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New literacy and math education programs for the international market

Kristen Joerger  April 14th, 2014 

Our International team has big news today! Scholastic announced two new education programs for the international market, Scholastic Literacy Pro and Scholastic PR1ME...

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In Our Feeds: Storybook ball gown, novel recipes and grammar blunders

Michael Barrett  April 11th, 2014 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

Books you can't pass over

Lia Zneimer  April 11th, 2014 

Passover--the Jewish holiday marking the freedom of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt--officially begins Monday night at sundown. In honor of the springtime...

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Teaching resource for National Poetry Month

Anne Sparkman  April 11th, 2014 

In honor of National Poetry Month, students across the country have been writing away and learning about poetry. Teachers, for continued inspiration to have your students...

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Literary siblings we love and hate

Nadia Almahdi  April 10th, 2014 

This morning, Michael posted about new siblings. Obviously, siblings have strong bonds and are with each other through ups and downs, whether it’s locking a neighbor’s dog...

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