Embrace your (literary) geekness

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 11th, 2014 

This Sunday is Embrace Your Geekness Day. That means you officially have an excuse to lay your reservations aside for one full day and let that freak flag...

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Author Jude Watson on heists and hijinks

Stephanie Smith  July 10th, 2014 

Hi OOM Readers,

I'm Rachel Griffiths, editor to bestselling author Jude Watson, and today I've got a treat for you as sweet as that first sip of summer lemonade. I'...

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Space is the place to be this summer!

Guest Blogger  July 10th, 2014 

What do you get when five animal friends­—each with very different personalities—run an intergalactic clubhouse in outer space? Infinite laughs in zero gravity, of course...

176,438,473 summer reading minutes and counting...

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 9th, 2014 

Today we hit an epic milestone in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: kids have officially surpassed the 2013 World Record for summer reading. This calls for many an...

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#CelebrateHarry: What is your childhood book patronus?

Michael Barrett  July 9th, 2014  Comments • 1

In honor of Harry Potter month, we are providing some fun posts all month long related to our favorite wizard.

One of the best parts of the series...

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Stuff YA Readers Say

Morgan Baden  July 9th, 2014 

It's funny 'cause it's true!

Magical moments in The Scholastic Store

Michael Strouse  July 8th, 2014 

Last week, Nadia shared the details of how we were Celebrating the Magic of Harry Potter in The Scholastic Store. After a full week of events, we are having a blast...

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Dav Pilkey was a 2nd grade zinester

Deimosa Webber-Bey  July 8th, 2014 

Zine month is upon us, and while these self-published items have grown in popularity in the past decade+, they have actually been around for a while. For...

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Celebrate Harry Potter month with our memory wall!

Scholastic  July 8th, 2014  Comments • 99

We know every month is Harry Potter month to many readers, but July is special: it's the month both Harry and J.K. Rowling celebrate their birthdays!

We know it's important to read from birth...but why?

Guest Blogger  July 7th, 2014  Comments • 2

Two weeks ago we announced our support of the new guidelines from AAP to read to children beginning from birth.

In Our Feeds: Art, the future of reading, and criticism

Morgan Baden  July 7th, 2014 

Last week was a holiday (hello, 4th of July!) so we skipped In Our Feeds. But the Internet never stops, so here we are today with a list of links we recommend to get your...

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Shameless YA reader

Deimosa Webber-Bey  July 3rd, 2014  Comments • 2

A few weeks ago, explaining myself in the blog post “Why I read YA”, I brought up several reasons why YA literature appeals to me. Shamelessly, I am in the 30-...

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Remembering Walter Dean Myers, 1937-2014

Scholastic  July 2nd, 2014  Comments • 6

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Walter Dean Myers passed away on July 1, 2014.

Otherwise known as the books that changed my life: A 'My Bookprint' post

Guest Blogger  July 2nd, 2014 

We're thrilled to have three summer interns in the Corporate Communications team, all of whom will be blogging right here throughout the months ahead. You've read...

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Summer reads that can take you anywhere

Stephanie Smith  July 1st, 2014 

Growing up I used to love watching Arthur, the television show based on the popular book series by Marc Brown.  I distinctly remember watching an episode where Arthur was...

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How every child can be a fearless summer reader

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 1st, 2014  Comments • 1

Pam Allyn recently wrote a piece for The Huffington Post Parents Blog on how parents can encourage their children to be fearless summer readers. "Summer...

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July is Harry Potter month at The Scholastic Store!

Nadia Almahdi  July 1st, 2014 

Obviously, we’re all HUGE Harry Potter fans at Scholastic. Celebrating his birthday on July 31st didn’t seem like enough…so we’re celebrating ALL MONTH LONG at The...

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Today is Meteor Watch Day

Michael Barrett  June 30th, 2014 

Have you ever wished upon a shooting star? Well, cross your fingers that you have clear skies tonight to celebrate this special day.

Over here at Scholastic we’re...

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Great reads for long-distance travel

Kristen Joerger  June 30th, 2014  Comments • 4

I'm taking off on an exciting trip to Thailand this week. It's a country I've wanted to visit for a really long time, and I'm looking forward to exploring the beautiful...

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Five Books, Five Life Lessons: A "My Bookprint" post

Guest Blogger  June 30th, 2014 

We're thrilled to have three summer interns in the Corporate Communications team, all of whom will be blogging right here throughout the months ahead.

In Our Feeds: Crawl-in library, Judy Blume news, and the Oxford comma debate

Kristen Joerger  June 27th, 2014 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

A lasting impression with the last line

Alexandra Wladich  June 27th, 2014  Comments • 5

Last week we did a roundup of our favorite first lines in books, so this week (yep, you guessed it!) we are sharing our favorite last lines.

My favorite...

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It's not the easiest thing to do with your child at the end of a long day...

Guest Blogger  June 27th, 2014  Comments • 6

...But it sure is important. What are we talking about, exactly? I'll leave it to frequent OOM contributor Julia Graeper from the Scholastic Education...

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Every summer, I...

Morgan Baden  June 26th, 2014  Comments • 2

Every summer, I:

Where our books come from

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 26th, 2014 

A few weeks ago, my uncle gave me a book called The Outermost House: a Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod. He gave it to me because this summer marks the...

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