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...Read more
It may only be March, but we are knee-deep in planning our summer reading campaign.
Earlier today, Satbir Bedi, Scholastic's Chief Technology Officer, sent the following note to Scholastic Technology Services staff. We liked it so...Read more
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
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...Read more
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,...Read more
If you're celebrating Women's History Month in your classroom, here are some heroines—famous and not so famous—to consider:
The following is an excerpt taken from It’s Not Complicated!
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 readMarch 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!
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
...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...Read more
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...Read more
I grew up a dancer and a gymnast, with my parents shuttling me and my sisters back and forth from rehearsals to recitals to competitions. But when competitive dance lost...Read more
Last week, Salon published a post called "Harriet the Spy: The most unlikeable hero in children's lit." As a Harriet lover, I was a little taken aback by the title: how...Read more
What happens when a bunny comes to a bookstore? A great event!
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!
I was watching Piers Morgan the other night and his guests were Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Gayle King, and Oprah, who have recently teamed up to address a growing...Read more
There's something about a big red dog -- er, I mean carpet -- that gets me excited! This Sunday, I'll be watching (and tweeting) the Academy Awards, one...Read more
I was browsing Book Riot recently when I came across this great piece on the words and phrases we remember learning specifically from books.
We're so pleased to welcome Pam Allyn, Executive Director and founder of LitWorld and LitLife, to the blog this afternoon. Pam is also a global reading...Read more