¡Feliz Mes de Libro Latino!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 28th, 2014 

Happy Latino Book Month!

Summer reading: Scholastic and The Washington Post answer parents' questions

Michael Barrett  May 28th, 2014 

Parents, summer vacation approaches.

The pressure to keep kids reading over the summer has officialy begun. Do need some helpful tips for summer reading? 


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Maya Angelou: Remembering a life of brilliance

Michael Barrett  May 28th, 2014 

There are no words to describe the recent news of Maya Angelou’s passing.

I never met her. We never had coffee together. Still, I feel a tremendous loss....

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Summer Reading Challenge update: a new milestone reached

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 27th, 2014 

Exciting news: kids have reached the third constellation milestone in the Summer Reading Challenge! After logging an impressive 63 million minutes, Leo, the lion...

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Goosebumps TV series now available in Canada, the UK and Australia

Kristen Joerger  May 27th, 2014 

It's a scary day for Goosebumps fans! We're happy to announce that fans in Canada, the UK, and Australia will...

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In Our Feeds: Literary vending machines, a Harry Potter wedding, and bookish fitness apparel

Lia Zneimer  May 23rd, 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!


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Sustainable publishing for a brighter future

Kristen Joerger  May 23rd, 2014 

The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) published A New Chapter for the Publishing Industry: Putting Promises into Practice, a report which assesses 10 top book...

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I Read YA too!

Michael Strouse  May 23rd, 2014 

This week, we've talked about the #IreadYA campaign a lot this week! There's good reason for that...we DO read YA!

More specifically for me - I read Contemporary YA...

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Character catchphrases...and a giveaway!

Nadia Almahdi  May 22nd, 2014 

"What'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" ~Diff'rnt Strokes

"It's gonna be legen — wait for it — dary." ~How I Met Your Mother

These phrases, along with countless...

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The 7 best literary commencement speakers

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 22nd, 2014 

It's graduation season! Seniors across the country are poised to accept their diplomas, toss their graduation caps, and start fighting off anxiety about what to...

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Here's why I read (and heart) YA

Lia Zneimer  May 22nd, 2014 

Some may argue that Young Adult (YA) literature is exclusively for teens, but here at Scholastic, we beg to differ--and we've got the data to prove it.

Bringing arts education to every child: A visit to the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show

Guest Blogger  May 22nd, 2014  Comments • 1

Tara Welty, editor of Scholastic Art Magazineand Scholastic Instructor Magazine, visited the White House this week for the...

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Scholastic All-Stars share their stories

Alexandra Wladich  May 21st, 2014 

We can’t get enough of the 2014 Scholastic READ 180 and System 44 All-Star Award winners! Here is a great interview with our two Pennsylvania winners,...

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Storyworks toasts 20 years!

Guest Blogger  May 21st, 2014  Comments • 1

Today we have a guest post from Lauren Tarshis, editor of Storyworks magazine. Lauren and her team celebrated the 20th anniversary of Storyworks last week at the...

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Why I read YA

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 20th, 2014 

Truth be told, as a reader it feels like I jumped from Ann M.

A recap of the READ 180 team's #LiteracyChat on Twitter

Lia Zneimer  May 20th, 2014 
On Thursday of last week, the READ 180® team hosted their first-ever Twitter chat.

Do you read YA? We read YA!

Guest Blogger  May 19th, 2014  Comments • 5

Last spring, we shared a simple statement: I read YA. It turns out, a LOT of people read young adult books, and are shout-it-from-the-rooftops proud of it...

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In Our Feeds: An ancient library, beautiful chalk art, and a drinkable book

Kristen Joerger  May 16th, 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!

Children’s Book Week celebrations continue!

Michael Strouse  May 16th, 2014  Comments • 1

Earlier in the week, Emma wrote about Children's Book Week.

All-Stars continue to inspire across the country

Brittany Sullivan  May 15th, 2014 

We recently announced the 2014 Scholastic READ 180 and System 44 All-Star Award winners, 13 amazing students in grades 5–12 who overcame obstacles to...

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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...

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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....

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