Holiday preview!

Michael Strouse  November 8th, 2013 

My holiday shopping is done. I've wrapped and labeled most of the gifts already.

This may seem slightly crazy but December is my busiest time at work and shopping...

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From the mixed-up files of Scholastic

Anne Sparkman  November 8th, 2013 

Forgive my Friday morning pun but I couldn't help myself. Not only do I love the classic book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler but I love a...

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National assessment results show slight uptick in student reading, math performance

Tyler Reed  November 7th, 2013 

Every other year, the federal government (specifically, the National Assessment Governing Board, which is appointed by the Secretary of Education) administers a national...

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Cover reveal: David Baldacci's 'The Finisher'

Morgan Baden  November 7th, 2013 

You're going to want to remember the name Vega Jane.

Storia wants to buy your ticket to see Catching Fire!

Kristen Joerger  November 6th, 2013 

I don't know about you, but I'm counting the days until the next movie in the Hunger Games series, Catching Fire, hits theaters (16 days, to be exact)!

Lots of opportunities to vote for your favorite books!

Morgan Baden  November 5th, 2013 

...you'd think it was election season or something ;)

No, but seriously: both Entertainment Weekly and Goodreads are giving readers the chance to vote for...

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An election selection

Lia Zneimer  November 5th, 2013 

In honor of Election Day, we've rounded up a few of our favorite election-themed books and teaching resources. Which election book would get your vote?

Sneak Peek: Spotlit Highlights Animal Heroes and Book Awards

Michael Barrett  November 5th, 2013 

I can't believe it's already the holiday shopping season.

Actor Asa Butterfield shares a special reading message

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 4th, 2013  Comments • 2

Asa Butterfield visited our offices the other day to record this special reading message. "I'm not just an actor, I'm also a reader," he stresses in the video. He also...

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Top tips for National Novel Writing Month

Lia Zneimer  November 4th, 2013 

It's hard to believe it's already November! That means it's officially time for hot apple cider, cozy sweaters, and, of course, National Novel Writing Month (...

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Meet the artist: Yuyi Morales

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 4th, 2013  Comments • 6

This week, as part of our Art of Read Every Day campaign, we're highlighting the work of children's book illustrator Yuyi Morales! 

In Our Feeds: Literary ghouls, NaNoWriMo inspiration, and the Jane Austen scandal

Lia Zneimer  November 1st, 2013 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In...

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Scholastic’s Trade Book Publishing Division celebrates Halloween with R.L. Stine

Emma Brockway  October 31st, 2013 

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I take my costumes very seriously and it’s the one day when candy can supplement my every meal. Yesterday Halloween...

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A Halloween-themed #ThrowBackThursday

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 31st, 2013 

It's Halloween. And it's Thursday. This gave me only one option: create a Halloween-themed #ThrowBackThursday sildeshow. Yes, I've collected old photographs of the On Our...

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How our reading habits have changed in the past two decades

Morgan Baden  October 31st, 2013 

USA TODAY has been curating their bestseller list for 20 years now. In looking back at it, they wonder: what does the list say about what we read, and how we read...

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A fright-filled day

Morgan Baden  October 30th, 2013 

Tomorrow is Halloween! That means we spent our day today:

 

A. getting some social media spooks with R.L. Stine

B. eating Halloween-themed cupcakes

"I'm Nobody! Who are you?"

Suzanne McCabe  October 29th, 2013 

Emily Dickinson died more than a century ago. But the Belle of Amherst still speaks to us. Her disdain for convention would be recognizable to anyone who challenges the...

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What will our children be for Halloween this year?

Jessica Watson  October 29th, 2013 

Michael and I have been struggling with the age old question that faces parents of toddlers in late October – what will our children be for Halloween this year?

As...

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Meet the artist: Jeff Kinney

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 28th, 2013 

By now, you should all about our new project, The Art of Read Every Day. (If not, here's a quick recap: The Art of Read Every Day features artwork from 13 of our favorite...

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Goosebumps from around the world

Guest Blogger  October 28th, 2013 

I’m Matt, the editor of Goosebumps. You might already know that in the newest Goosebumps books R.L. Stine has been writing about the Most Wanted Goosebumps villains of all...

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I SPY a Spooky Giveaway

Lia Zneimer  October 25th, 2013  Comments • 36

Halloween is just around the corner, and we have a guest post from Scholastic Media's Amabel Ryan about a spook-tacular giveaway!

Kazu Kibuishi's magical world of the library

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 25th, 2013 

This week, we've shared with you Kazu Kibuishi's illustration and companion resources that are a part of our Art of Read Every Day campaign. We recently had each Art of...

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In Our Feeds: Well-read pumpkins, Stephen King, viral videos and more!

Michael Barrett  October 25th, 2013 

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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Choices magazine, now on the Kindle Fire!

Kristen Joerger  October 24th, 2013  Comments • 2

Big news from Choices magazine today -- we're now available on the Kindle Fire!

Confessions of a reading one-upper

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 24th, 2013  Comments • 1

It happened again this weekend. I was chatting with friends over lunch, when one of them casually mentioned she had just picked up a new book, Tenth of December,...

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