Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web

Guest Blogger  March 12th, 2014  Comments • 5

Earlier today, Satbir Bedi, Scholastic's Chief Technology Officer, sent the following note to Scholastic Technology Services staff. We liked it so...

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Jeff Wilhelm on helping kids form their reading identities

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 11th, 2014 

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

Celebrating Sing with Your Child Month

Michael Strouse  March 11th, 2014 

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...

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Lucky (and green) reads & resources!

Morgan Baden  March 11th, 2014 

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,...

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From Nellie Bly to Harriet the Spy

Suzanne McCabe  March 10th, 2014 

If you're celebrating Women's History Month in your classroom, here are some heroines—famous and not so famous—to consider:

What I know for sure

Guest Blogger  March 10th, 2014 

The following is an excerpt taken from It’s Not Complicated!

The inspiration of "aha" moments

Anne Sparkman  March 10th, 2014  Comments • 8

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 read

Lia Zneimer  March 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!

Tips to help parents support their children's success in school

Anne Sparkman  March 7th, 2014  Comments • 5

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...

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Happy 25th birthday, Reach Out and Read!

Michael Barrett  March 7th, 2014 

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...

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Booksellers, customers or both?

Michael Strouse  March 6th, 2014 

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...

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OOM celebrates Women's History Month

Emma Brockway  March 6th, 2014 

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...

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When do you find the time to read?

Brittany Sullivan  March 5th, 2014 

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...

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Every day is a day to read aloud...

Morgan Baden  March 5th, 2014 

...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...

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Tomorrow and every day, read aloud

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 4th, 2014 

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...

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Gimme a B-O-O-K

Morgan Baden  March 4th, 2014 

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...

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Is Harriet the Spy unlikeable?

Kristen Joerger  March 4th, 2014 

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...

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Bunnies, ballerinas and books

Michael Strouse  March 3rd, 2014 

What happens when a bunny comes to a bookstore? A great event!

In Our Feeds: audiobooks, hip libraries, and young fashionistas

Nadia Almahdi  February 28th, 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!

On loneliness and reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 28th, 2014 

I was watching Piers Morgan the other night and his guests were Dr. Sanjay GuptaGayle King, and Oprah, who have recently teamed up to address a growing...

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Math at the Oscars

Morgan Baden  February 28th, 2014 

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...

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Words we distinctly remember learning from books

Lia Zneimer  February 28th, 2014 

I was browsing Book Riot recently when I came across this great piece on the words and phrases we remember learning specifically from books.

A global movement powered by the mighty read aloud

Guest Blogger  February 27th, 2014 

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...

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5 questions with Sarah Mlynowski

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 26th, 2014  Comments • 1

Author Sarah Mlynowski recently stopped by our offices to chat with us about her Whatever After series, her love of fairy tales, and what's on her mind. We thought we'd...

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A day devoted to fabulous fairy tales

Emma Brockway  February 26th, 2014 

Today is National “Tell a Fairy Tale Day,” my new favorite holiday. For as long as I can remember, fairy tales have always held a special place in my heart. As a child, I...

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