Amelia Bedelia and the great Wikipedia hoax

Morgan Baden  August 27th, 2014 

If a stranger came up to you on the street and said "Hey, I know your friend Jen. By the way, did you hear that an asteroid is hitting the planet sometime next week and we...

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Scholastic Parent & Child introduces KidQ!

Kristen Joerger  August 26th, 2014 

Why is the sky blue? Why do we say "ears" of corn? KidQ, A fun (and free!) new app from Scholastic Parent & Child magazine, will give you the answers...

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There's no place like home: the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

Lia Zneimer  August 25th, 2014 

L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, one of the most beloved books of the 20th century, has inspired countless film, stage, and musical adaptations, not to...

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Happening tonight: our #SummerToSchool Twitter chat

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 25th, 2014  Comments • 1

Parents, a reminder: join us tonight for a #SummerToSchool Twitter chat!

In Our Feeds: Spectacular libraries, kids’ drawings & Harry Potter covers from around the world

Brittany Sullivan  August 22nd, 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!

What's it like to intern at Scholastic? (part 5)

Morgan Baden  August 22nd, 2014 

Today is Melissa Luttman's last day as an intern here in Scholastic's corporate communications department! After a wonderful summer, we asked her some...

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Celebrating Teacher Week @ Scholastic

Lia Zneimer  August 22nd, 2014 

This week marked one of our favorite events: Teacher Week @ Scholastic. The four-day event—free for all educators—offered more than 15 professional development sessions,...

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Calling all Captain Underpants fans!

Stephanie Smith  August 22nd, 2014 

Calling all Captain Underpants fans! Dav Pilkey is back with his 11th installment in the bestselling Captain Underpants series, Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical...

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Fostering pleasure readers in the classroom

Deimosa Webber-Bey  August 21st, 2014 

In between teaching tours, I discovered librarianship. So there is a marked difference between how I taught before and after teen librarian-ing in a...

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Honoring the beauty of poetry on Poet’s Day

Stephanie Smith  August 21st, 2014 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating Poet’s Day! In addition to sharing some of our favorite poetry books for children, we would also like to celebrate young poets who aspire to...

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The importance of all children seeing themselves in literature

Michael Strouse  August 20th, 2014 

"When I began to read, I began to exist."

What's it like to intern at Scholastic? (part 4)

Morgan Baden  August 20th, 2014 

This year's crop of summer interns have (mostly) left us as August comes to a close...but their experiences won't be forgotten. Today we're featuring Julia Elliott...

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What's it like to intern at Scholastic? (part 3)

Morgan Baden  August 19th, 2014 

As summer winds down, our summer interns are heading back to their school lives. We've asked several to share their experiences with us. Today, please welcome ...

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Book palate cleansers

Nadia Almahdi  August 19th, 2014  Comments • 4

You’ve just finished a book…now what?  Maybe you’re not ready to move on because that book was so powerful or emotional or intense or just generally amazing, and you can’t...

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94 years

Morgan Baden  August 18th, 2014 

Can you believe that less than 100 years ago, women in the U.S. still couldn't vote?

This week marks the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women...

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Teacher Week has begun!

Morgan Baden  August 18th, 2014 

Today in Scholastic headquarters, we're welcoming hundreds of teachers from the tri-state area for Teacher Week @ Scholastic, and we're so thrilled to see them here.

In Our Feeds: Book jackets, bookish social media, and reading on tablets

Nadia Almahdi  August 15th, 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! 


Celebrating National BFF Day

Stephanie Smith  August 15th, 2014 

As a kid, I would always get upset when it was time to leave my friends at the playground, until my parents pointed out to me one day that I also had lots of friends at...

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Man vs. omnibus

Deimosa Webber-Bey  August 14th, 2014 

I (book)talked our employee reading club into Underdogs this month, because I am in the mood for an author study. This book combines Markus Zusak...

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Scholastic News: Generating Great Memories, Generation after Generation

Guest Blogger  August 14th, 2014 

Just in time for #throwbackthursday, Jackie Glasthal from our Classroom Magazines team is here with a guest post about those issues of Scholastic News and...

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"The true Minecraft is in the books"

Morgan Baden  August 14th, 2014 

Minecraft, the video game that's been taking the world, particularly kids, by storm, is a worldwide phenomenon. Tens of millions of copies of the game have been sold,...

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A #SummerToSchool Twitter Chat

Megan Kaesshaefer  August 13th, 2014  Comments • 9

Save the Date: on Monday, August 25th, 2014, at 8pm EST, we'll be hosting a Twitter chat for parents about making the transition from summer to school....

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Word Nerd Wednesday: How good is your grammar?

Lia Zneimer  August 13th, 2014  Comments • 1

In brainstorming topics for upcoming Word Nerd Wednesday posts, I realized something embarrassing: I'm really out-of-touch with basic grammar rules.

Is your child preschool ready?

Michael Barrett  August 13th, 2014  Comments • 2

If you have been watching the news, you know preschool readiness is a hot topic this year as children prepare to go back to school.