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...

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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...

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David Baldacci celebrates Children's Book Week

Guest Blogger  May 1st, 2014 

Can you feel it? There’s a buzz along the beaches on the coasts, a quivering in the clouds out over the plains, and even the trees in the great forests of Alaska are...

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Introducing Storia School Edition and Core Clicks

Kristen Joerger  April 30th, 2014  Comments • 1

Attention, teachers and administrators! Today we launched two new subscription-based digital reading programs: Storia School Edition and Core...

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Our new Math@Work webisode connects math to the culinary arts

Tyler Reed  April 29th, 2014 

Whether it's converting grams to ounces, scaling down a recipe or evaluating the cost of ingredients, there's no denying that math plays a daily role in the life of a chef...

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The man behind The Little Prince

Anne Sparkman  April 29th, 2014 

We recently took an OOM field trip to The Morgan Library's exhibit on The Little Prince. There was so much to enjoy about this exhibit but most of all, I was...

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The Smithsonian goes “Reading Under the Stars”

Michael Barrett  April 28th, 2014 

Remember reading The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler and how desperately you wanted to live in a museum?

Well, kids in Washington, D.C. had a...

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Thirteen students become reading All-Stars

Alexandra Wladich  April 28th, 2014 

It is my favorite time of year. It's All-Star time! The Scholastic READ 180 and System 44 All-Star Awards were created to honor struggling students who...

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A summer reading virtual book swap

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 25th, 2014 

Save the date: on Monday, May 5th, at 9pm EST, book gurus Lori Ess and Betsy Bird will be joining us for a summer reading virtual book...

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In Our Feeds: Paperbacks, the '90s & reading around the world

Brittany Sullivan  April 25th, 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 are your reading rules?

Lia Zneimer  April 25th, 2014 

I was chatting with a friend recently about our love of The Baby-sitters Club books—growing up, we both devoured the series—when she brought up an interesting condition. "...

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Making an effort to read hardcover books

Kristen Joerger  April 24th, 2014 

A few weeks ago, I was diligently making my way through an ebook version of The Interestings that I borrowed from the New York Public Library on my iPad. I read...

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Poem in your pocket day

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 24th, 2014 

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Started by the Academy of American Poets, this special day celebrates all things poetry and encourages people to select a favorite poem...

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Everything is awesome - in the Library of Congress!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 24th, 2014 

Today is the anniversary of the Library of Congress, created on April 24, 1800, and with the current focus on nonfiction and primary sources...

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The first public school in America was founded this day in 1635

Morgan Baden  April 23rd, 2014 

In 1635, a handful of students first met in the private home of a headmaster in the fledgling city of Boston to form Boston Latin school. It was the very first public...

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Happy 450th Birthday, Shakespeare!

Lia Zneimer  April 23rd, 2014 

Prithee, dost thou thinkest William Shakespeare appears well for one who hath 450 years behind him? Methinks so. (Methinks I should also leave the poetic writing to the...

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A NASA astronaut has a special mission for kids

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 22nd, 2014 

Happy Earth Day! I couldn't think of a better time to share with you a very special video from a NASA Astronaut, Leland Melvin. He has a mission for kids this summer: join...

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Earth Day: Read, Reuse and Recycle

Michael Barrett  April 22nd, 2014 

Happy Earth Day, everyone.

Today is a perfect opportunity for parents, teachers and other role models to show how kids can make every day Earth Day through green...

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Extending instructional time

Alexandra Wladich  April 21st, 2014 

Many schools across the country are thinking about extending the school day and or school year to increase the amount of instructional time. Yet, is there a way to extend...

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Weekend reads: OOM edition

Nadia Almahdi  April 21st, 2014 

One of the many fun things about working at Scholastic is being surrounded by people who love books! It also means that my TBR list is constantly growing with everyone’s...

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How do young children learn best?

Tyler Reed  April 18th, 2014 

Don't miss the fascinating Q & A over on our frizzle education blog with Dr. Tovah P. Klein, Director of Barnard College’s Center for Toddler Development.

Remembering Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

Lia Zneimer  April 17th, 2014 

We're deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Gabriel García Márquez, one of this century's most celebrated and cherished novelists. According to the Associated Press, the...

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"Hanging out" over summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 17th, 2014 

Last night we hosted our very first Google+ Hangout! At 8pm, a panel of educators, moderator Pam Allyn, and an audience comprised of teachers, principals...

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A day for haiku

Morgan Baden  April 17th, 2014 

We button up coats

Wrap mufflers 'round and 'round

Insisting it's spring

 

A cold snap here in New York has me...

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