In Our Feeds: Waterproof paper, public libraries as seen through photographs, and how the Internet has changed the way we read

Lia Zneimer  September 12th, 2014 

You know it's been a busy week when OOMers submit 13 links for the In Our Feeds round-up. (And that's not counting the three I found....) Looks like we've got ya...

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The power of music in the classroom

Alexandra Wladich  September 12th, 2014  Comments • 1

As seen in Education Week, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, elementary students who participated in music programs for two years...

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Spotlight on acclaimed author and songwriter Tanuja Desai Hidier

Stephanie Smith  September 11th, 2014 

In 2002, Scholastic released Born Confused, a groundbreaking work—the first–ever South

Acknowledging the acknowledgments page

Nadia Almahdi  September 10th, 2014 

At the end of Allegient, Veronica Roth writes: “To me, the acknowledgements page is a place for me to say, as sincerely as possible, that I don’t prosper, in life...

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Word Nerd Wednesday: 10 Twitter accounts for Word Nerds

Lia Zneimer  September 10th, 2014 

Twitter's a fantastic way to learn more about the world around us. Why not use those 140-character tidbits to celebrate your inner (or not-so-inner) grammar geek? I've...

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Facebook meme shows the power of Scholastic books

Morgan Baden  September 10th, 2014  Comments • 3

If you're on Facebook it's been hard to miss the latest meme: "List the 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes, and don’t think...

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“The smartest card in your wallet”

Deimosa Webber-Bey  September 9th, 2014 

That is the catchphrase for 2014’s Library Card Sign Up Month campaign from the American Library Association, so today during my lunch break I signed up for a card at the...

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Celebrating the launch of The Iron Trial

Stephanie Smith  September 9th, 2014 

Today we are so excited about the launch of The Iron Trial, the first book in the new middle-grade Magisterium series by bestselling and award-winning authors...

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Join the chat about kids and sugar

Guest Blogger  September 8th, 2014  Comments • 1

Most parents know the importance of keeping an eye on the sugary foods your child eats — but what about the sweet stuff in what she drinks? Some of...

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National Grandparents Day

Stephanie Smith  September 8th, 2014 

This past Sunday was National Grandparents Day and there’s no better way to celebrate your grandparents than by getting together and sharing stories with one another....

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Open a World of Possible

Morgan Baden  September 8th, 2014 

On this International Literacy Day, we're starting something new: a movement to help children become lifelong independent readers. We call it Open a World of Possible, and...

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In Our Feeds: back-to-school, full Google, historical images and more!

Alexandra Wladich  September 5th, 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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And the new world record for summer reading is...

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 5th, 2014 

...somewhere north of 300 million minutes. Impressive, right?

Authors in action

Stephanie Smith  September 4th, 2014 

While Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of the summer, for the publishing world it is just the beginning of book festival/event season! Last weekend the National...

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Ask Parent & Child: "Can’t I Google it?"

Scholastic  September 3rd, 2014 

Readers often submit questions to Parent & Child Magazine. We liked this one so much, we wanted to share it with you here! Find more in the September issue of...

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Announcing the 2014 School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year!

Brittany Sullivan  September 3rd, 2014  Comments • 1

For the first time ever, we are excited to announce the winners of the 2014 School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award!

OOMers head back to school, in pictures

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 2nd, 2014 

Kids around the country are heading back to school! For most New York City students, classes begin this Thursday.

In Our Feeds: Floating library, pop sonnets, and school lunches

Kristen Joerger  August 29th, 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!

Celebrate summer reading success

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 28th, 2014 

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge ends in exactly one week from tomorrow!

Setting up the classroom

Deimosa Webber-Bey  August 27th, 2014  Comments • 2

Setting up a classroom is a task that would challenge the most talented interior designer. Classroom management isn’t just about managing people – it...

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The back-to-school traditions we hold on to

Kristen Joerger  August 27th, 2014 

I think that kids enjoy going back to school more than many people seem to think. As I remember it, each September brought a renewed sense of optimism for the coming...

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Amelia Bedelia and the great Wikipedia hoax

Morgan Baden  August 27th, 2014 

If a stranger came up to you on the street and said "Hey, I know your friend Jen. By the way, did you hear that an asteroid is hitting the planet sometime next week and we...

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Scholastic Parent & Child introduces KidQ!

Kristen Joerger  August 26th, 2014 

Why is the sky blue? Why do we say "ears" of corn? KidQ, A fun (and free!) new app from Scholastic Parent & Child magazine, will give you the answers...

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There's no place like home: the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

Lia Zneimer  August 25th, 2014 

L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, one of the most beloved books of the 20th century, has inspired countless film, stage, and musical adaptations, not to...

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