Happy birthday Andy! An inspiring birthday

Anne Sparkman  August 6th, 2014 

Did you know today marks Andy Warhol's birthday? Today we're remembering his legacy which he created by challenging the way the public thinks about art, celebrity culture...

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Word Nerd Wednesday: That punctuation mark has a name‽

Lia Zneimer  August 6th, 2014 

Today marks the third installment in the Word Nerd Wednesday series. The focus: punctuation that I didn't realize had a specific name. Have you heard of these? Any others...

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Oh captain, my captain

Guest Blogger  August 5th, 2014  Comments • 36

Tra-la-laaa! Happy National Underpants Day!

Introducing the Ralph Lauren Children's Literacy Program

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 5th, 2014  Comments • 58

"Books open windows to the world and have the power to transform lives." - Ralph Lauren

A word from Dr. Two-Brains

Guest Blogger  August 4th, 2014 

Hello! Dr. Two-Brains here. You may know me from one of my myriad plans to turn parts of the city into cheese. And I would succeed, if only WordGirl wasn't always there to...

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Tune in to Preschool Nation

Kristen Joerger  August 4th, 2014 

Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 5th), Scholastic and Los Angeles Universal Preschool will present the first-ever Preschool Nation Summit from the Scholastic Auditorium in New...

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Back-to-school bookshelves

Guest Blogger  August 4th, 2014  Comments • 1

A guest post from Sarah Keating:

In Our Feeds: Harry Potter birthday edition!

Michael Barrett  August 1st, 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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Summer reading with David Shannon

Nadia Almahdi  August 1st, 2014 

On Monday, we shared the exciting news: Kids around the world have surpassed the 200 million minute mark in the Summer Reading Challenge!

Show us your #SummerReadingSelfie!

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 1st, 2014  Comments • 4

Selfies are all the rage (I mean, even Clifford took one). This summer, we’re adding our own little twist to the selfie—we’re making it a summer reading...

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Happy birthday, Harry!

Morgan Baden  July 31st, 2014 

July 31 is always a big day for Scholastic employees and fans: it's the birthday of not just beloved author J.K. Rowling, but also of her most famous creation, Harry...

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Word Nerd Wednesday: Paperback books about punctuation

Lia Zneimer  July 30th, 2014 

As Morgan mentioned earlier, today's Paperback Book Day!

The fascinating history of paperback books

Morgan Baden  July 30th, 2014 

Today is Paperback Book Day, and in addition to hosting a little giveaway on Facebook, I wanted to share some links about the history of paperbacks. Who knew it was so...

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2014 Reading Summit for Educators: A recap

Lia Zneimer  July 29th, 2014 

Last week, Scholastic Book Fairs held the 2014 Reading Summit for Educators—a day-long professional learning conference bringing together educational leaders from across...

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A live Harry Potter birthday readathon!

Guest Blogger  July 28th, 2014  Comments • 41

As you already know by now, July is Harry Potter Month! You probably also know that Harry Potter's birthday is July 31st, and what better way...

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Happy Parents Day: Reading Life Lessons and Habits

Michael Barrett  July 28th, 2014 

As they say, “the apple does not fall far from the tree.” This most definitely applies to our parent(s) as one of our most influential reading role models.


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Count it: 200,000,000 summer reading minutes

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 28th, 2014 

For many, yesterday was a typical summer Sunday. Maybe you lounged in the late afternoon sun with a book or took a casual stroll or relaxing dip. Not for us. Our team was...

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In Our Feeds: Book covers, reading for fun, & more

Nadia Almahdi  July 25th, 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!

Special Graphix update from Comic-Con

Stephanie Smith  July 25th, 2014 

Hello, live from San Diego Comic-Con! AKA Comic-Con International: San Diego, which began in 1970 and has grown to become the focal point for the world of comics...

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Ten years of unprecedented change: The evolution of the book industry

Maureen O'Connell  July 25th, 2014  Comments • 23

While the earliest known examples of books are Mesopotamian clay tablets and Egyptian papyrus rolls, experts agree that books as communications tools came into existence...

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It takes a village…to build a preschool nation

Alexandra Wladich  July 25th, 2014 

Scholastic and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to quality early childhood education programs for children in...

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A Magical moment in my (distant) future!

Michael Strouse  July 24th, 2014  Comments • 2

 I’ll admit it. I am a Harry Potter super fan. I’ve talked here on OOM several times about how privileged I have been to put thousands of Harry Potter books into the hands...

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Scholastic reports Q4 and Fiscal 2014 results and Fiscal 2015 outlook

Scholastic  July 24th, 2014 

This morning, Scholastic reported its fourth-quarter and fiscal 2014 results and fiscal 2015 outlook.

Introducing Word Nerd Wednesdays

Lia Zneimer  July 23rd, 2014  Comments • 5

I've loved words for as long as I can remember. (Case in point: the below text from my mother.) My colleagues tease me (lovingly, I think) about my enthusiasm for proper...

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The best books to read whilst swinging in a hammock

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 22nd, 2014 

Did you know that today is National Hammock Day? You may wonder why such a seemingly random holiday constitutes a blog post, but here at Scholastic, we...

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