It's National Smile Day!

Stephanie Smith  October 3rd, 2014 

OOMers, did you know that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile? Or that smiling even when you’re upset has a chance of increasing your mood drastically?...

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A Common Core check-in

Brittany Sullivan  October 3rd, 2014 

How are the Common Core State Standards affecting teachers’ students and classrooms?

My Bookprint: Spooky stories, strong ladies and sugary cereal

Gina Asprocolas  October 2nd, 2014  Comments • 10

Hi everyone! My name’s Gina and I’m a Producer in the Corporate Communications department here at Scholastic. My job consists of creating content for our various blogs,...

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Big news for fans of authors Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce!

Lia Zneimer  October 2nd, 2014 

We're thrilled to finally let the cat out of the bag: We've officially acquired world rights to Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures, plus two other books in...

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Tips for educators on World Teachers’ Day

Alexandra Wladich  October 2nd, 2014  Comments • 2

Sunday, October 5, is World Teachers’ Day. World Teachers’ Day was created to support educators and ensure that the needs of future generations will be met by all...

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Spot the Beedle, get an autographed book!

Guest Blogger  October 2nd, 2014  Comments • 6

In the fictional town of Midnight Gulch, the Beedle is known for his anonymous acts of kindness. This week, we recommend you read A Snicker of Magic...

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The best field trip I ever took...

Morgan Baden  October 1st, 2014 

In seventh grade, my school hosted something called the Pinelands Experience: a three-day camping trip for all students, where we were bussed out to a solitary campground...

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31 days of Goosebumps

Guest Blogger  October 1st, 2014  Comments • 1

October means Halloween, and Halloween means creepy, spooky, scary… Goosebumps! In honor of the holiday, Goosebumps is celebrating ‘31 Days of Goosebumps’ on our...

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Carol Jago: My Life as a Reader

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 30th, 2014 

Carol Jago is an author of six books for teachers and has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years.

"You can feel the confidence and energy:" A guest post from Scholastic CEO Dick Robinson

Guest Blogger  September 30th, 2014  Comments • 3

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at Scholastic, and why employees here are so passionate? Here’s our CEO, Dick Robinson, clarifying it in a recent speech to...

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Recapping the Art.Write.Now.POP-UP!

Brittany Sullivan  September 30th, 2014 

Last week at Scholastic Headquarters in SoHo, New York, the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers hosted the second annual Art.Write.Now.POP-UP!...

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Books for newborns

Morgan Baden  September 29th, 2014 

Starting next week I'll be out on maternity leave, getting ready to have my first baby. I feel as prepared as one can feel in these situations, except in one area: books...

Time for a pop quiz!

Nadia Almahdi  September 29th, 2014 

Happy Monday! It's time for a pop quiz. I dreaded those words when I was in school, but here's a round up of some fun quizzes (no grades on these -- we promise!).

In Our Feeds: Proper book care, benefits of writing, and amazing art

Nadia Almahdi  September 26th, 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!

Mexican art fun with Miguel!

Guest Blogger  September 26th, 2014 

All month, Maya & Miguel will be on OOM weekly to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Last week: cooking with Abuela; today, we're making art with Miguel!

The Earth, teen books, and other big banned things

Deimosa Webber-Bey  September 26th, 2014 

I had one book challenged during my tenure as a teen librarian, and it was The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler.

Banned Books Week 2014: Spotlight on Jeff Smith, bestselling creator of the Bone series

Stephanie Smith  September 25th, 2014 

All week long we have been celebrating Banned Books Week here on OOM. As you may know, this week brings together all bookophiles and helps raise awareness of the freedom...

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"Comics have always been misunderstood:" Happy National Comic Book Day!

Guest Blogger  September 25th, 2014 

Barry Lyga is here to talk about National Comic Book Day!

Scholastic reports first quarter Fiscal 2015 results

Scholastic  September 25th, 2014 

Earlier today, Scholastic reported its first quarter Fiscal 2015 results, which you can read here in the press release.

Meet Jorvorskie Lane, former READ 180 student and NFL player

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 24th, 2014 

As a child, reading never came easily to Jorvorskie Lane, but sports did. He exceled at athletics and was a star on his high school’s football team. Thinking football...

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Banned Books Week 2014: Spotlight on Dav Pilkey, bestselling creator of the Captain Underpants series

Stephanie Smith  September 24th, 2014 

Hi OOM Readers, as you may know September 21st to September 27th is Banned Books Week. This week gathers book lovers from all over to recognize the importance of freedom...

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Word Nerd Wednesday: Happy National Punctuation Day!

Lia Zneimer  September 24th, 2014 

This year, National Punctuation Day just so happens to fall on Word Nerd Wednesday. I couldn't have planned it more perfectly. (Proof: the text from my mother featured on...

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Taylor Swift joins us to celebrate the power of reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 24th, 2014 

We're excited to announce this morning that on October 29th at 1pm ET, global superstar Taylor Swift will be joining us for an up-close...

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Katherine Paterson's 'Reading What I Love: My Greatest Joy as a Writer'

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 23rd, 2014 

Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books including 16 novels for children and young people. She recently wrote an essay for our Open...

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"El Chavo" at The Scholastic Store!

Michael Strouse  September 23rd, 2014 

Last week, Stephanie told you about some of the exciting books that we are featuring for Hispanic Heritage Month!