Perfect lines

Morgan Baden  March 26th, 2014 

Last week Publishers Weekly rounded up five perfect sentences from literature (part 3!) on their Tumblr. Who among us hasn't come across a sublimely perfect...

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Morgan Baden  March 25th, 2014 

Maybe because I'm a twin, I grew up really interested in stories about switches -- like babies switched at birth, or moms and their teen daughters switched on freaky...

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A milestone for the Scholastic Book Fairs app!

Morgan Baden  March 25th, 2014  Comments • 1

Big news about the Scholastic Book Fairs app: it just broke 100,000 downloads!

Teaching is more than academics

Anne Sparkman  March 25th, 2014 

Academics and student achievement are crucial topics in the dialogue surrounding education in America today. Teachers are constantly working with their students who have...

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Athletes who read every day (a March Madness-inspired post)

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 24th, 2014 

Like many Americans, the majority of my weekend was spent watching the NCAA March Madness games. (For any non-sports watchers, March Madness is basically the most epic...

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In Our Feeds: Movie adaptations, ereaders, and twitter

Nadia Almahdi  March 21st, 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!

Revisiting our favorite reading memories

Alexandra Wladich  March 21st, 2014 

It’s no secret we love celebrating holidays here on OOM. Today is Memory Day, so we thought it would be the perfect excuse to share our favorite reading memories. From...

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Happy 8th birthday, Twitter!

Lia Zneimer  March 21st, 2014 

It all started on March 21, 2006 when Jack Dorsey sent the world's first tweet: "just setting up my twttr." And oh how the Twittersphere has taken off in the eight years...

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Books we can't believe we've never read

Guest Blogger  March 20th, 2014  Comments • 1

Julia Graeper from the Education group is here with some confessions. We know you have some, too!

Blending books and bodies

Lia Zneimer  March 20th, 2014 

Sometime last week, I stumbled upon the Corpus Libris Tumblr in my Twitter feed. As a bookworm, I loved the premise: they stealthily substitute books into photos. The more...

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Scholastic reports Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results

Scholastic  March 20th, 2014 

Earlier today Scholastic reported results for the fiscal 2014 third quarter ended February 28, 2014.

Celebrating National Goof Off Day

Emma Brockway  March 19th, 2014 

National Goof Off Day is this Saturday. Since I have been telling the same three knock-knock jokes for years now, I think it’s time to find a new way to celebrate this...

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Spring cleaning woes: Tackling your book collection

Michael Barrett  March 18th, 2014 

One of the biggest challenges we bibliophiles face is cleaning out our bookshelves during "spring cleaning." We take pride in our personal libraries; however, we need to...

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A ruby-slipper-less Dorothy does not a Dorothy make

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 18th, 2014 

When I think of The Wizard of Oz, one thing comes to mind immediately: those glittery, ruby-red slippers. They are Dorothy's main accessory, a huge fixation of many...

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Storia Reader's Cup 2014: Catch March Madness with your favorite ebook characters!

Guest Blogger  March 17th, 2014 

March Madness is just getting started...and Blaike Hannay from the Storia team is here to announce the Storia March Madness game...with a literary twist! Read...

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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.