What's your literary lucky charm?

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 17th, 2014  Comments • 1

When I was little, I loved the Magic Locket Book, by Elizabeth Koda-Callan. I remember basically nothing from the actual story—my love for the book was based...

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The future is now

Morgan Baden  March 17th, 2014 

Part of a new series, The Future of Now is focusing on our own President of Scholastic Media, Deborah Forte, who discusses the future of media as she spearheads efforts to...

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medalists!

Brittany Sullivan  March 17th, 2014 

Today is National Notification Day, which means that the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards national winners!...

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The best "bad" books we've ever read

Morgan Baden  March 17th, 2014 

"I have loved a number of questionably tasteful books over the years," begins "What's the Best Bad Book You've Ever Read?" from Publishers Weekly. And I can...

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In Our Feeds: Sarah Jessica Parker, a treehouse library and font history 101

Michael Barrett  March 14th, 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!

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Becoming a math person on Pi Day

Alexandra Wladich  March 14th, 2014 

It’s Pi Day! No, not the delicious kind—I’m talking MATH. If you cringed at the word “math” you’re not alone. I am guilty of math anxiety and have told many of my peers “I...

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Move over, Katniss. Literature's unexpected heroines

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 13th, 2014 

Move over, Katniss. Step aside, Hermione. Take a seat, Jo March. There's a new crop of heroines in town. (Though you may not recognize their names right way.)

Scholastic announces 'Worlds Collide' Initiative

Emma Brockway  March 13th, 2014 

Today, Scholastic announces Worlds Collide, an exciting new initiative bringing together authors and fans of The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring...

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Spring into reading this season

Emma Brockway  March 12th, 2014 

After “springing ahead” last weekend (I can’t believe we lost an hour of precious reading time!), buying my first allergy spray of the season, and taking the wool lining...

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This astronaut is "on board" with summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 12th, 2014 

It may only be March, but we are knee-deep in planning our summer reading campaign.

Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web

Guest Blogger  March 12th, 2014  Comments • 5

Earlier today, Satbir Bedi, Scholastic's Chief Technology Officer, sent the following note to Scholastic Technology Services staff. We liked it so...

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Jeff Wilhelm on helping kids form their reading identities

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 11th, 2014 

Jeff Wilhelm, one of the authors of Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want—and Why We Should Let Them, recently stopped by the

Celebrating Sing with Your Child Month

Michael Strouse  March 11th, 2014 

I have only one standing appointment each week with my kids - Music Together class.

We sing, clap our hands, rattle bells and egg shakers and I inevitably sway in...

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Lucky (and green) reads & resources!

Morgan Baden  March 11th, 2014 

Monday is St. Patrick's Day, a day where everyone feels just a little bit Irish! Originally a religious holiday, the holiday has broadened quite a bit and is now, partly,...

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From Nellie Bly to Harriet the Spy

Suzanne McCabe  March 10th, 2014 

If you're celebrating Women's History Month in your classroom, here are some heroines—famous and not so famous—to consider:

What I know for sure

Guest Blogger  March 10th, 2014 

The following is an excerpt taken from It’s Not Complicated!

The inspiration of "aha" moments

Anne Sparkman  March 10th, 2014  Comments • 7

We've learned from teachers that they overwhelmingly chose their profession in order to make a difference in children's lives.

In Our Feeds: Problems only book nerds understand, changes to the SAT, and an app to help you speed read

Lia Zneimer  March 7th, 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 great weekend!

Tips to help parents support their children's success in school

Anne Sparkman  March 7th, 2014  Comments • 1

Listening to teachers always lends to learning interesting ideas and viewpoints going on in today's classrooms. We just heard from more than 20,000 teachers on a number of...

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Happy 25th birthday, Reach Out and Read!

Michael Barrett  March 7th, 2014 

Reach Out and Read, a non-profit organization that helps implement early-childhood literacy awareness during a child’s regular office visits, celebrates 25 years this...

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Booksellers, customers or both?

Michael Strouse  March 6th, 2014 

One reason I love being in a bookstore is that it makes reading social. It's a gathering place for booklovers and ironically, I think it's one place where our noses are...

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OOM celebrates Women's History Month

Emma Brockway  March 6th, 2014 

As a graduate of a women’s college, Women’s History Month has always been near and dear to my heart. In March, in addition to revving up my informal recruiting efforts for...

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When do you find the time to read?

Brittany Sullivan  March 5th, 2014 

The other day, I was walking down the hall here at Scholastic headquarters in New York, talking with colleagues about the different books we are currently reading, when I...

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Every day is a day to read aloud...

Morgan Baden  March 5th, 2014 

...But if you don't already, today is the day to start.

Welcome to World Read Aloud Day, a day when parents, students, educators and people from communities...

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Tomorrow and every day, read aloud

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 4th, 2014 

The benefits of reading aloud to children (and in turn, having them read aloud to you), are countless. A recent study out of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic...

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