Year of the Jungle Q&A with Suzanne Collins and James Proimos

Emma Brockway  October 24th, 2013 

Today OOM welcomes Publicity Manager Sheila Marie Everett to the blog to share some fascinating insight into Year of the Jungle...

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New and improved “Common Sense for Common Core” website

Alexandra Wladich  October 23rd, 2013 

Do you have questions about the Common Core State Standards? Are you looking for free resources and nonfiction and literature book lists? Well, look no further!

Meet Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian of the NYPL

Guest Blogger  October 23rd, 2013 

Hispanic Heritage Month just ended on October 15, and in celebration, Concetta Gleason (from Scholastic's Spanish and Bilingual Reading Club) is here with a...

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Pumpkin carving for lit lovers

Lia Zneimer  October 23rd, 2013 

With Halloween almost upon us, it's the perfect time for spooky reads (Goosebumps, anyone?), literary costumes (I'm leaning toward Katniss), and, of course, pumpkin carvin...

Why is Pre-K so important?

Morgan Baden  October 22nd, 2013  Comments • 3

Children are human sponges, soaking up all the sights and sounds that surround them -- perhaps in even more ways than we initially thought.

8 books to read while you wait for the next Wimpy Kid!

Kristen Joerger  October 22nd, 2013  Comments • 4

Do you know a The Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan who can't wait for Book 8? Read on for some excellent book recommendations from Maggie McGuire at the Scholastic Parents...

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Meet the artist: Kazu Kibuishi

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 21st, 2013  Comments • 4

This week, we continue to highlight the work of some of our favorite children's book illustrators who contributed stunning artwork to our "The Art of Read Every Day" ...

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Signed books galore and a giveaway!

Michael Strouse  October 21st, 2013  Comments • 29

Last week, I stood in the birthday party room at The Scholastic Store and realized that a large chunk of my 9-12 section was spread across the countertop and several...

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In Our Feeds: Literary fashion, authors’ pets, brain function and more!

Brittany Sullivan  October 18th, 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...

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Halloween is sneaking up on us

Lia Zneimer  October 18th, 2013 

Kristen Joerger rounds up some of our favorite Halloween resources.

It’s that spooky time of year again! Halloween is just a few weeks away, so we thought...

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Decoding music to make education relevant for children today

Alexandra Wladich  October 18th, 2013 

While at the 3rd Annual Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Symposium, I caught up with Byron Garrett, Chairman of the National Family Engagement Alliance (NFEA) to...

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Celebrating Teen Read Week: a guest post from This is Teen

Lia Zneimer  October 17th, 2013 

A guest post from Emily Morrow of This is Teen, an initiative that connects teens with their favorite Scholastic authors and books, building a community of readers....

R.L. Stine is coming to The Scholastic Store!

Nadia Almahdi  October 17th, 2013 

Growing up, I distinctly remember the seeing Goosebumps books in Reading Club flyers and at Book Fairs. I remember my friends reading them and swapping books so...

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The Education Software Review Awards and a giveaway!

Alexandra Wladich  October 17th, 2013  Comments • 17

We are excited to share that three of our products were recently recognized by the Education Software Review Awards ("Eddies"), which targets innovative and content-rich...

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What do literacy and football have in common? The Sack Attack Literacy Initiative

Alexandra Wladich  October 16th, 2013 

At Scholastic we are so fortunate to work with incredible partners who value our mission of getting books into the hands of children. Last week we caught...

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Dick Robinson on "Boss Talk": reading in the Common Core era

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 16th, 2013 

Our President & CEO Dick Robinson was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal's "Boss Talk" to discuss Scholastic's focus on educational...

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Now this is BIG!

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 16th, 2013 

Julia Boudreau of Scholastic Media is guest blogging today to announce the winners of the 2013 ‘Clifford BE BIG in Your Community Contest’!

20,000 teachers' views on the Common Core

Anne Sparkman  October 15th, 2013 

As the conversation around the Common Core evolves, the views of teachers are more important than ever. If you’ve been wondering what public school teachers think about...

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Five questions with Henry Cole

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 15th, 2013  Comments • 127

Yesterday, we shared with you the artwork children's book author and illustrator Henry Cole created for The Art of Read Every Day, our...

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Star Readers' favorite books

Nadia Almahdi  October 14th, 2013  Comments • 1

Since September, teachers and parents across the country have been entering their kids in Scholastic Reading Club’s Star Reader Sweepstakes. To date, over 11,000...

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Magic School Bus creators Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen visit China

Kristen Joerger  October 14th, 2013  Comments • 2

How do you say Ms. Frizzle in Chinese?

Juan Mao Lau Shi. Juan means frizzy; Mao means hair; and Lau shi is teacher,” says author of the Magic School Bus...

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Meet the artist: Henry Cole

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 14th, 2013  Comments • 1

Each week, from now through December, we'll be highlighting the artwork of thirteen illustrators who shared with us their interpretation of "Read Every Day. Lead a Better...

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In Our Feeds: Digital comic books, flipped schools, and a literary map

Kristen Joerger  October 11th, 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!

All aboard a Train-tastic picture book!

Michael Strouse  October 11th, 2013 

In NY, trains are a part of our daily life. We tend to go about the day completely oblivious to these machines that keep our city moving. I've learned in the last few...

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Brian Lehrer: Words of advice for all teen writers

Brittany Sullivan  October 11th, 2013 

We loved what The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers said over at AYAW BLOG, so we're sharing their post here. Enjoy!

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