Carnegie Science Center Goes “Reading Under the Stars”

Michael Barrett  May 14th, 2014 

Parents and kids are finding fun and unique ways to go “reading under the stars” this year in support of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge....

The best books for a celestial occultation

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 14th, 2014 

In case you missed it, we're currently experiencing a celestial occultation. Yep, as of 6:15am EST, the moon began to pass in front of Saturn, blocking it from view (also...

Read more

Giveaway! The End (Almost)

Morgan Baden  May 14th, 2014  Comments • 3

Midweek feels like a good time for a giveaway!

Clifford the Big Red Dog takes a trip out west

Guest Blogger  May 13th, 2014 

Everyone could use a vacation once in a while--especially Clifford the Big Red Dog. With so many BIG things happening for him, a much-needed road trip was in order....

Read more

60th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education

Alexandra Wladich  May 13th, 2014 

May 17 is the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down "separate but equal" segregation in public...

Read more

Staying relevant in a digital world

Morgan Baden  May 13th, 2014 

It's no secret the worlds of publishing, education, and technology have changed in the 90+ years since Scholastic has been in business. So how do we stay relevant? ...

Read more

From the NFL to NASA: an interview with Leland Melvin

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 12th, 2014  Comments • 1

As you probably know by now, NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin is a part of our Summer Reading Challenge team.

In Our Feeds: Writing poetry with sand, abandoning certain books, and a Mother’s Day gift guide

Alexandra Wladich  May 9th, 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!

Parenting as a wallflower

Michael Strouse  May 9th, 2014 

There has been a lot of talk about introverts lately. While it may be trendy to be an introvert these days, I've always been one and have not found it quite as trendy. I...

Read more

We need diverse books

Morgan Baden  May 8th, 2014 

When #WeNeedDiverseBooks started on Twitter, we found ourselves enthusiastically agreeing.

10 tips to get kids reading this summer

Michael Barrett  May 8th, 2014 

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge launched this Monday - and we already have over 600,000 kids signed-up across the nation!


Okay, so your kid...

Read more

Books make great petzzz!

Guest Blogger  May 8th, 2014 

#BookPetzzz; noun.Definition: the book you treasure most; your favorite story; the picture book you want to cuddle up with...

Read more

Happy Mother's Day!

Nadia Almahdi  May 7th, 2014  Comments • 1

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! In addition to honoring the mothers in our own lives, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite literary mothers!

Getting ready for our Fall 2014 Librarian Preview

Morgan Baden  May 7th, 2014 

Our Fall 2014 Online Preview for upcoming titles won't be live until May 14, but School Library Journal got a sneak peek during the filming...

Read more

Thank you, teachers, today and always

Morgan Baden  May 6th, 2014 

"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." - Malala Yousafzai

Honoring the 2014 Outstanding Educators

Alexandra Wladich  May 6th, 2014 

Through the work we do here at Scholastic, I find myself inspired by the passion educators have for their students and their success.

Varian Johnson on the #GreatGreeneChallenge

Guest Blogger  May 5th, 2014 

UPDATE: Publishers Weekly has covered the #greatgreenechallenge, too!

Books to read this Cinco de Mayo / Libros para leer este Cinco de Mayo

Michael Barrett  May 5th, 2014 

by Guest Bloggers Concetta Gleason and Mariel Lopez, Club Leo

Today we celebrate…what exactly? Cinco de Mayo is certainly a celebration,...

Read more

Let the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge begin!

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 5th, 2014 

As of this morning, the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is officially open! Kids around the world can start logging their reading minutes in an effort to set a new...

Read more

In Our Feeds: Fictitious dishes, hysterical homework answers, and some exciting things happening May 5...

Lia Zneimer  May 2nd, 2014  Comments • 1

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 Friday...

Read more

May the 4th be reading!

Michael Strouse  May 2nd, 2014 

May the 4th is Star Wars Day - I think this was decreed by the Empire but not sure...

Star Wars is so much more than the movies. A trip over to could...

Read more

500,000 kids are ready to read this summer

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 1st, 2014 

Big news on the summer reading front: we learned today that teachers have registered over 500,000 students from over 21,000 classrooms to participate in...

Read more

The hero we deserve

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 1st, 2014 

Last month, in my comic book club, we were sharing lists of our top five favorite characters, and my five are mostly from the DC universe. The lone non-DC entry is...

Read more