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 • 10

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  Comments • 1

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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Counting the books

Michael Strouse  February 25th, 2014  Comments • 1

What is it like to spend the night in a bookstore?

I know you all are conjuring up images of comfy sleeping bags, soft lighting and quiet reading before drifting...

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20,000 of America’s teachers share their views on teaching in an era of change

Lia Zneimer  February 25th, 2014  Comments • 2

Why do teachers teach? What resources do teachers need to best meet the needs of their students? Do teachers find their evaluations helpful? How is technology changing the...

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Tomorrow: what do teachers love about teaching? What are their challenges?

Morgan Baden  February 24th, 2014 

We asked 20,000 teachers for their thoughts on the rewards and challenges of teaching. Tomorrow, we'll be revealing the data over on the Scholastic Teachers Facebook page...

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Tonight! Join Pam Allyn on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page

Morgan Baden  February 24th, 2014  Comments • 1

We're getting ready for World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) on March 5, and to help get in the spirit, Pam Allyn, founder of LitWorld and the creator of WRAD, will be taking over...

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In Our Feeds: hats, ambitious readers, and childhood books

Nadia Almahdi  February 21st, 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!

Celebrate International Mother Language Day with a book

Kristen Joerger  February 21st, 2014  Comments • 1

Today is International Mother Language Day, a day that celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity throughout the world. While it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly how many...

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