Snow days don't have to mean no-school days

Tyler Reed  February 21st, 2014  Comments • 1

If you're from the Northeast, this isn't news to you: It's been a brutal winter.

Scholastic Art & Writing Award–winning work travels to Pittsburgh, where it all began...

Lia Zneimer  February 20th, 2014 

It's a special month for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards as their Art.Write.Now.Tour—a stunning traveling exhibition of more than 130 pieces of Award–winning work—...

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Congratulations, March Star Readers!

Nadia Almahdi  February 20th, 2014 

Scholastic Reading Club is excited to share the March Star Readers! These book worms were selected to be featured in a Reading Club flyer for their grade

I SURVIVED: Readers can pick the next book!

Guest Blogger  February 19th, 2014  Comments • 48

Welcome Harmonie Rosenberg to OOM! She's guest blogging today with a pretty exciting announcement...  

Cultivating wild readers

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 19th, 2014 

Book Whisperer Donalyn Miller recently shared with Scholastic's Instructor magazine her strategies for building a love of learning in students. We've...

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On her birthday, an ode to Toni Morrison

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 18th, 2014 

"I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it."

And so began Toni Morrison's writing career. Decades later, she is one of the most renowned authors of our...

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Scholastic takes home "Best Community Engagement" for social media efforts

Morgan Baden  February 18th, 2014 

We woke up to some great news this morning: Scholastic has won "Best Community Engagement" from Ragan's PR Daily!

OOM commemorates Black History Month

Emma Brockway  February 18th, 2014 

One of my earliest memories from elementary school is writing a report on legendary athlete and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson. As a child, I was amazed by Robinson’...

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Reading with Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Olympic Gold Medalists!

Morgan Baden  February 18th, 2014 

I watched three hours of the Winter Olympics last night -- something I normally don't do! -- just to make sure I didn't miss the ice dancing competition. Why? Because ever...

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In Our Feeds: Valentine's Day, Olympics, and snow!

Kristen Joerger  February 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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Do you have book fear?

Nadia Almahdi  February 14th, 2014 

Earlier this week, while Jess was helping me decide what book to read next (one of many reasons why having a librarian in your life is awesome!) she asked me, “Do you have...

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Our BIG valentine!

Guest Blogger  February 14th, 2014  Comments • 8

Happy Valentine’s Day—and Happy Birthday, Clifford!

Genre-crossed lovers

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 13th, 2014 

Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. Daisy and Gatsby. Winnie and Jesse. Heathcliff and Catherine. Romeo and Juliet...

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Tonight: Twitter party with Elizabeth Eulberg!

Morgan Baden  February 13th, 2014 

Who needs a Valentine, anyway? We're hosting a Twitter party tonight (7pm ET) with Elizabeth Eulberg and This is Teen. You should totally join.

Library lovers month: 3 reasons to celebrate

Michael Barrett  February 12th, 2014  Comments • 1

Book nerds, rejoice!

It’s “Library Lovers’ Month.”

Sure, this week is full of cupids, romantic cards and candy, but it’s time to send a big ol’ Valentine to...

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Calling all kids: Announcing the STACKS Winter Reading Games!

Guest Blogger  February 12th, 2014 

We love the Olympic Games, but why should athletes get all the glory? At the STACKS, Scholastic’s website for kids ages 8-12, we believe readers deserve a major stage to...

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Everything you need to celebrate Presidents' Day

Lia Zneimer  February 12th, 2014 

Presidents' Day—which honors the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln—was implemented in 1879 for government offices in Washington, D.C. The first federal...

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Math is everywhere...especially at the Olympics

Morgan Baden  February 11th, 2014 

I'm a word nerd at heart, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the ways math comes to life around me. Math is especially obvious in sports, and since we're in the...

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On book procrastination

Lia Zneimer  February 10th, 2014 

There are two kinds of books on my "to read" list: the ones that I can't wait to start, and the ones I feel like I should. The latter are usually on my list by...

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Why reading romance is important

Alexandra Wladich  February 10th, 2014 

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Students around the country are anticipating exchanging homemade Valentine’s Day cards and sharing candy hearts with...

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In Our Feeds: Famous books recreated by babies, Valentine's Day gifts for book lovers, and a #wordnerd infographic

Lia Zneimer  February 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 good weekend!

National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Judging Begins!

Brittany Sullivan  February 7th, 2014 

This is a big week here at Scholastic headquarters in New York City – National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards judging has officially begun!

Is Kindergarten the New First Grade? Researchers Say Yes

Alexandra Wladich  February 6th, 2014 

There is no doubt that the Common Core State Standards are changing the educational landscape. This article featured in Education Week argues that the days of coloring and...

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Olympic resources, just in time for the 2014 Winter Games

Brittany Sullivan  February 6th, 2014 

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are finally here! While the opening ceremony will still take place at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia tomorrow, today marks the first...

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February’s top dog!

Guest Blogger  February 6th, 2014 

The month of February is notable for many reasons, but for many of us at Scholastic, it’s the month of our top dog, Clifford the Big Red Dog. Why? Well, for starters, his...

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