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 • 2

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  Comments • 1

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.

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!

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