In Our Feeds: The President’s reading list, “Your Police” and a buddy bench!

Alexandra Wladich  December 6th, 2013 

Every 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!

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Morgan Baden  December 6th, 2013 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

I Survived: Pearl Harbor

Guest Blogger  December 6th, 2013 

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Scholastic has some helpful resources for students and teachers, and several reading recommendations, too.

Reading: A theme park for your mind!

Michael Strouse  December 5th, 2013 

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.”

That...

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The Hunger Games: the best civics lesson since Orwell's Animal Farm?

Morgan Baden  December 5th, 2013 

In the Wall Street Journal today, we can't get enough of Robert Pondiscio's "'The Hunger Games' is a Civics Lesson," which highlights the ways the groundbreaking...

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Are you a book snob?

Jessica Watson  December 4th, 2013  Comments • 1

Raise your hand if you are a book snob.

Keep your hand up if you only want people to think you're a book snob.

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Catching Fire is "red-hot" on social media!

Morgan Baden  December 4th, 2013 

This is pretty cool. Talk about the power of YA literature!

Save the date 12/12: A live Twitter chat on student comprehension and independent reading

Alexandra Wladich  December 4th, 2013 

Are you looking for expert advice on student comprehension and independent reading? Look no further! On Thursday, December 12th at 8pm EST, Jennifer Serravallo (@...

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One nation, reading together in India

Morgan Baden  December 4th, 2013 

A thousand schools. Five thousand students. One nation, reading together.

Maggie Steifvater reads aloud from Hunted

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 3rd, 2013 

If you're a Maggie Steifvater fan, a Spirit Animals fan, or just a book lover in general, you're going to love this one. We've got a special video of Steifvater reading...

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What's your book fair memory? (Plus, a giveaway!)

Guest Blogger  December 3rd, 2013  Comments • 1

Ahh, it’s that time of year again. We’re sipping hot chocolate, putting on our sweaters, and feeling more than a little nostalgic here at Scholastic Book Fairs. Maybe that...

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Schools tackle local & global issues in the Lexus Eco Challenge

Guest Blogger  December 3rd, 2013 

Ambitious environmental science wonders abound in the Lexus Eco Challenge, a national STEM-themed contest for grades 6–12 that offers teens the chance to...

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Meet the artist: Jerry Pinkney

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 2nd, 2013 

As many of our readers know, for the past few weeks, we've been highlighting artwork from our Art of Read Every Day collection. Each week we share artwork, information...

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Are these the best books of the year?

Morgan Baden  December 2nd, 2013 

School Library Journal thinks so!

#Thankful4books

Morgan Baden  November 27th, 2013 

Readers know that books have the power to save, heal, inspire. This Thanksgiving, we're thankful for books.

26 years and counting: John Mason reflects on the annual M.R. Robinson Reception & Dinner

Emma Brockway  November 27th, 2013 

Today OOM welcomes John Mason, Director of Education and Library Marketing for the Scholastic Trade publishing division. John is a wonderful storyteller and we’ve...

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Your best Thanksgiving car ride ever

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 26th, 2013 

Heading home for the holidays? So are 43 million Americans. According to the latest travel reports, 90% are driving, which means there might be one epic car ride standing...

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What teachers are reading

Suzanne McCabe  November 26th, 2013 

I just returned from the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in Boston.

Talk about a highbrow group. Let me add that anyone able...

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Weekend reads: OOM edition

Lia Zneimer  November 25th, 2013 

Last week, inspired by Grub Street's "Grub Street Diet" series (which features a name of note answering the question, "What did you eat this week?") we took to the...

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Meet the artist: Dav Pilkey

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 25th, 2013 

This week, we continue our celebration of The Art of Read Every Day with the artwork of children's book author and illustrator, Dav Pilkey. (Heard of him? Yea, I thought...

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In Our Feeds: The Hunger Games, BookBenches and the 100 best sites on the Internet!

Brittany Sullivan  November 22nd, 2013  Comments • 2

Every 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!

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Scholastic Reading Club on KATIE today!

Michael Barrett  November 22nd, 2013 

Did you catch Clifford on today's "KATIE"? 

 

Barbara Park, 1947-2013

Guest Blogger  November 22nd, 2013 

Judy Newman, President of Scholastic Reading Club, shares the following about the passing of children's book author Barbara Park. Park passed...

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National Adoption Day

Michael Strouse  November 22nd, 2013 

November is National Adoption Month and tomorrow is National Adoption Day.

For the past two years, I have celebrated this in the best way possible, by finalizing...

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Happy (almost) Hanukkah!

Lia Zneimer  November 21st, 2013 

Growing up, my family used to read a Hanukkah book together every night before lighting the menorah. My favorites? Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins and Papa's...

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