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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What makes a book a classic?

Lia Zneimer  July 21st, 2014 

Every year, I vow I'm going to read more classics, and every year I find myself recycling that resolution come New Year's Eve. Calling something a "classic" is an honor—an...

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Books and barbershops

Morgan Baden  July 21st, 2014 

Go in for a haircut, come out with a book. We love what this barbershop in Florida is doing: the owner is using books to combat poor graduation rates and violence in his...

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Celebrating National Moon Day

Stephanie Smith  July 21st, 2014 

Forty-five years ago on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to ever walk on the moon. What was once considered the biggest step towards the...

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RECAP: Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summit

Michael Barrett  July 18th, 2014 

Yesterday, I traveled up to Norwood, MA to attend this year’s Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summit. It was wonderful to sit down with teachers from over...

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In Our Feeds: Word Crimes, reading YA, board games & more

Brittany Sullivan  July 18th, 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!

Happy birthday Mandela!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  July 18th, 2014 

It is more important than ever today to reflect on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, a man who devoted his life to making the world a better place. In his 1964 speech from the...

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Register today for Teacher Week @ Scholastic

Alexandra Wladich  July 17th, 2014 

We are excited to announce that the Teacher Week @ Scholastic schedule is now live! If you are in the NYC area August 18-21...

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Keep creativity flowing during the summer

Anne Sparkman  July 17th, 2014 

Summer is undeniably in full swing and isn't grand! As the long sunny days continue, there are all sorts of different inspirations that you can find this time of year over...

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A librarian reflects on her experience at the ALA Annual Conference

Lia Zneimer  July 17th, 2014 

Earlier this month, one of the bloggers behind Teen Librarian's Toolbox wrote a beautiful post re-capping the experience that she and her tween daughter had at the...

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We're feeling the Harry Potter love

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 16th, 2014 

As you know, July is Harry Potter Month! We've celebrated everyone's favorite wizard in so many ways—with trivia every Tuesday, fun fact videos on Fridays...

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Teachers and collaboration

Anne Sparkman  July 16th, 2014  Comments • 2

We've all heard this comment about teaching, "isn't it great that you get summers off?" It does honestly sound good and is easy to be jealous of but those who are close to...

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Parent bloggers share their Summer Reading Challenge photos!

Guest Blogger  July 15th, 2014 

Special thanks to Corporate Communications intern Melissa for writing this post! For more information on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, visit www.scholastic....

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Literary adventures in London

Nadia Almahdi  July 15th, 2014 

Traveling to new places - whether it's in person or through books (as OOM-er Stephanie wrote earlier blog post) Summer is a great time to expore new places. I studied...

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Scholastic to launch new multi-platform series, “TombQuest”

Stephanie Smith  July 15th, 2014  Comments • 1

Attention, fans of The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring, and Spirit Animals series: we’re thrilled to announce that we are launching a new multi-platform adventure series, ...

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What's your local bookstore or library like?

Guest Blogger  July 14th, 2014  Comments • 2

Happy Monday! We hope your weekend was filled with great reads. Today's guest post comes from Stephanie Agresti, one of of the three interns working on the...

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Celebrating Bastille Day with books

Stephanie Smith  July 14th, 2014 

Growing up, I recall hearing stories from my godmother who would travel to Paris most summers when she was a teenager. I learned about the food, the shopping, and of...

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Are you watching the World Cup this weekend? Miguel is!

Guest Blogger  July 12th, 2014 

You may remember seeing guest posts from Clifford the Big Red Dog a little while ago. (Missed 'em?

In Our Feeds: Bookish benches, Muggles with FOMO, and a tribute to Walter Dean Myers

Lia Zneimer  July 11th, 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!

On the anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird

Guest Blogger  July 11th, 2014 

On this day in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird was published.

Embrace your (literary) geekness

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 11th, 2014 

This Sunday is Embrace Your Geekness Day. That means you officially have an excuse to lay your reservations aside for one full day and let that freak flag...

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Author Jude Watson on heists and hijinks

Stephanie Smith  July 10th, 2014 

Hi OOM Readers,

I'm Rachel Griffiths, editor to bestselling author Jude Watson, and today I've got a treat for you as sweet as that first sip of summer lemonade. I'...

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Space is the place to be this summer!

Guest Blogger  July 10th, 2014 

What do you get when five animal friends­—each with very different personalities—run an intergalactic clubhouse in outer space? Infinite laughs in zero gravity, of course...

176,438,473 summer reading minutes and counting...

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 9th, 2014 

Today we hit an epic milestone in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: kids have officially surpassed the 2013 World Record for summer reading. This calls for many an...

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