Making the grades to help a person in need

Alexandra Wladich  November 26th, 2014  Comments • 1

Just in time for Thanksgiving, here is a story that touched our hearts .

The books we're thankful for

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 26th, 2014  Comments • 1

Today we thought it would be fitting to marry the spirit of Thanksgiving and our love of reading to give you a list of the books we're most thankful for. We'd love to hear...

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Calling all Ally Carter fans: become an Ally Ambassador!

Guest Blogger  November 25th, 2014 

Emily Morrow from our This is Teen team here at Scholastic has an exciting announcement for Ally Carter fans!

Guess who’s coming to Thanksgiving dinner?

Guest Blogger  November 25th, 2014 

Danielle Klimashousky, Associate Marketing Manager at Scholastic Media, joins us today for a guest post about everyone's favorite word nerd!

OOM Celebrates Thanksgiving with Books

Stephanie Smith  November 25th, 2014 

In addition to the abundance of turkey and spending time with my family, one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is having a few extra days off. Of course it’s nice...

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NBA Referees take a "Time Out for Reading"

Alexandra Wladich  November 25th, 2014 

At Scholastic we believe all children need positive role models, as young people will be what they see. Research has shown children who participated in mentoring programs...

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Scholastic News Kid Reporter interviews President Barack Obama

Kristen Joerger  November 24th, 2014 

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to our new Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. Our new reporters had just started working on their first assignments when we received the...

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We're #thankfulforbooks, are you?

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 24th, 2014 

Thanksgiving is upon us! It's the time of year when we take a collective step back to ponder the many things we're thankful for. The list is a long a varied one...

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In Our Feeds: The Hunger Games, shaking it off, words invented by writers & more

Brittany Sullivan  November 21st, 2014 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

Mockingjay mayhem

Guest Blogger  November 21st, 2014 

Today we welcome Associate Director of Publicity at Scholastic, Sheila Marie Everett, to the blog! She's got some last-minute ideas for how to...

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JFK's assassination: remembering in Dallas

Suzanne McCabe  November 20th, 2014 

On November 22, 1963, the world's eyes were on Dallas. America's handsome young president, John F. Kennedy, had traveled there with his glamorous wife, Jacqueline, only to...

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Guest Blogger  November 20th, 2014  Comments • 6

We're welcoming Lizette Serrano, Director, Education/Library Marketing and Conventions Scholastic Trade Division to the blog today! 

Free Thanksgiving resources from

Alexandra Wladich  November 20th, 2014 

Are you looking for free educational resources for Thanksgiving? Well, look no further!

Honoring the National Book Awards Finalists

Stephanie Smith  November 19th, 2014 

It’s been an exciting week here at Scholastic as we anxiously wait for the National Book Awards Young People’s Literature winner to be announced. This year we have TWO...

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Jim Trelease: What Reading Is Really All About

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 18th, 2014  Comments • 1

Since writing his million-copy bestseller, The Read-Aloud Handbook, in 1982, Jim Trelease has traveled to all 50 states and abroad, advocating the benefits...

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Career corner: Your monthly roundup of Scholastic jobs

Lia Zneimer  November 18th, 2014 

Are you passionate about books, literacy, and education? You might be a great fit for Scholastic! While you can always search our careers site and our LinkedIn Career page...

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Walk a mile in Stacey’s shoes for American Diabetes Month

Deimosa Webber-Bey  November 17th, 2014 

To study up for this post recognizing American Diabetes Month, I reread The Truth About Stacey and Stacey’s Emergency

Presenting our Spring 2015 online preview!

Lia Zneimer  November 17th, 2014 

41 books. 21 editors. 17 authors. The Spring 2015 online preview is our most ambitious yet, and is now live at

Pam Allyn on every child's right to read

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 17th, 2014 

If you do one thing today, listen to this.

In Our Feeds: Remembering R.A. Montgomery, coloring books and life-changing reads

Michael Barrett  November 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!

Weekend Reads: Mockingjay

Stephanie Smith  November 14th, 2014 

Hi OOM readers! We are so excited that it is finally Friday because for the next 48 hours we plan on curling up in a comfy arm chair, drinking hot chocolate and reading...

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The lost art of journal writing

Kristen Joerger  November 13th, 2014 

Last weekend, I found myself chatting with a fascinating older woman at a birthday party for a friend. As a young woman, she traveled the world as a professional ballet...

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BE BIG with Clifford on World Kindness Day

Guest Blogger  November 13th, 2014 

Danielle Klimashousky here from Scholastic Media to chat about World Kindess Day!

November 13th is World Kindness Day, a holiday...

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Exciting new novel from master storyteller Brian Selznick!

Stephanie Smith  November 13th, 2014 

Today, we are thrilled to announce that Scholastic will publish a new book from Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author/artist Brian Selznick...

Word Nerd Wednesday: Gr8 textpectations

Lia Zneimer  November 12th, 2014 

Hey! How r u?

Your resident word nerd here, back 2 OOM after 4getting 2 post Word Nerd Wednesday 4 a few wks.

Going to resume typing normally now. I'm sure you...

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