Where our books come from

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 26th, 2014 

A few weeks ago, my uncle gave me a book called The Outermost House: a Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod. He gave it to me because this summer marks the...

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The most complicated miracle ever designed: the brain

Alexandra Wladich  June 26th, 2014 

Did you know the brain is the most complicated miracle ever designed in the history of the universe? During the 2014 Model Schools Conference, Dr.

My Bookprint: connecting with different characters through their stories

Stephanie Smith  June 25th, 2014 

While other kids were kicking a soccer ball around or trying to swing over the top of the swing set during recess, I was hiding out in my elementary school library reading...

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Infographic: Make reading a part of outdoor fun this summer

Michael Barrett  June 25th, 2014 

Hooray! Summer has officially begun. 

Despite the warm weather and vacations, important activites, such as reading, can get a bad rap this time of year.


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Recap: Spice up summer reading Google+ hangout

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 24th, 2014 

This past Tuesday night, parent bloggers Amy Mascott and Allison McDonald graced us with their engery and humor for a Google+ hangout on summer...

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Reading under the stars: California Academy of Sciences, Adler Planetarium and more

Michael Barrett  June 24th, 2014 

This past month, kids across the nation went “reading under the stars” at their local planetariums.

Doctors now say: Read to kids from birth

Morgan Baden  June 24th, 2014  Comments • 5

We all know reading to kids is crucial. But how early should we begin?

Think Pink: fun summer reads with a colorful theme

Stephanie Smith  June 23rd, 2014 

Confession: I have an unhealthy obsession with the color pink. From dresses and accessories, to office supplies, to my kindle cover—you name it; I own it in at least 3...

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In Our Feeds: Hunger Games quotes, fan letters, word nerds & more

Brittany Sullivan  June 20th, 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!

Fun fact:...

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Take Your Dog to Work Day

Guest Blogger  June 20th, 2014 

We have a special guest post today. In honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day, our favorite Big Red Dog, Clifford, sent us some thoughts. (He may or may not have had a...

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You’re invited: Teacher Week @ Scholastic

Alexandra Wladich  June 20th, 2014 

Teachers, if you are in the NYC area August 18-21, mark your calendars! We are thrilled to announced Teacher Week @ Scholastic. This FREE...

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Juneteenth, a day for jubilee!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  June 19th, 2014 

On June 19, 1865 General Gordon Granger read General Orders, No.

Throwback Thursday: Baby-sitters Club nostalgia

Lia Zneimer  June 19th, 2014  Comments • 2

This post originally appeared on OOM last summer, but Bustle's recent post on "25 of Childhood Literature's Most Beloved Female Characters" inspired me to...

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46 U.S. Governors and Governors’ Spouses have signed on as "Reading Ambassadors"

Lia Zneimer  June 19th, 2014 

As you may have read in Megan's latest OOM post, kids across the globe are doing a stellar (pun intended) job logging their summer reading minutes and are well on their...

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Is there anybody like me out there? A "My Bookprint" post

Guest Blogger  June 19th, 2014 

We're thrilled to have three summer interns in the Corporate Communications team, all of whom will be blogging right here throughout the months ahead. First up is...

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These schools are rocking the Summer Reading Challenge

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 18th, 2014 

We're halfway through week seven of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, and the competition is really heating up as over 6,000 schools across the country vie for the...

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Scholastic News Kids Press Corps now accepting applications

Kristen Joerger  June 18th, 2014 

Calling all students! The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. The application is available for download at www....

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Author Jennifer Ziegler on writing, weddings, and siblings

Stephanie Smith  June 18th, 2014 

Today OOM welcomes Jennifer Ziegler, author of Revenge of the Flower Girls, a fun and delightful middle grade novel that is sure to make you smile. This book...

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Making a good first impression

Alexandra Wladich  June 17th, 2014  Comments • 1

Just like people, books need to make a good first impression. Last week I was reminded of how important the first line of a book is while attending an author discussion...

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GOAL! The 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil

Guest Blogger  June 16th, 2014  Comments • 50

by Concetta Gleason (Club Leo, Editorial and Creative coordinator) 

The World Cup kicked off Thursday, June 12, and Scholastic Club Leo en...

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Why today's Google Doodle has us buzzing

Guest Blogger  June 16th, 2014  Comments • 3

If you’re a Google user, by now you’ve seen their fun, soccer-themed logos honoring the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But today’s Google Doodle (June 16) really got our attention...

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Deimosa Webber-Bey  June 13th, 2014 

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month, dear to me because I come from both Barbuda and St. Croix through my grandfathers.  In college I was...

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In Our Feeds: the best literary parents, The Fault in Our Stars frenzy, and 17 majorly beautiful bookstores

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 13th, 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!

It's Friday,...

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It's a Friday the 13th kind of full moon

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 13th, 2014 

Today is Friday the 13th and there's a full moon in the sky. I'm not supersticious or anything, but it just seems like a lot for one day, right? I can tell you right now...

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Remembering Anne Frank

Lia Zneimer  June 12th, 2014 

On this date in 1942, a German girl by the name of Anne Frank received an autograph book for her 13th birthday. "Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for...

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