Happy LGBTQ Pride month!

Michael Barrett  June 6th, 2014  Comments • 2

As an out and proud gay man, I believe it's my duty to encourage people of all ages to read about LGBTQ history and culture. It's important to learn about the numerous...

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Today is a big day for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Anne Sparkman  June 6th, 2014 

We've been talking about it for days now and it is finally here! The National Ceremony for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Carnegie Hall! Hundreds of teens...

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Hooray for audiobook month!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  June 5th, 2014 

An audiobook can sub in for a read aloud in the classroom or empower a struggling reader to keep up with the books that are hot right now. They are fun in...

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Meet the Scholastic Circle

Kristen Joerger  June 5th, 2014  Comments • 2

Over the years, we've had the opportunity to work with a lot of amazing bloggers who are sharing their stories and tips about parenting, reading, and learning. Today, we'...

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On reading and FOMO

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 4th, 2014 

I consider myself to be a pretty laid back person. Sometimes I stress out about being late for work, or missing an important phone call, or finding myself in a situation...

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Mini-PD for educators: Fostering a growth mindset in every child

Tyler Reed  June 4th, 2014  Comments • 1

Last night, we hosted a free Mini-PD session on Google+ on "Fostering a Growth Mindset in Every Student." Here is a replay of the 35-minute session.


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These eight teen writers are going to Carnegie Hall!

Brittany Sullivan  June 4th, 2014 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Carnegie Hall award ceremony is just two days away!

100 million summer reading minutes and counting

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 3rd, 2014 

At approximatley 4:15pm EST today, we hit an epic milestone. Kids have officially read 100 million minutes in the Summer Reading Challenge, beating the...

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What we talk about when we talk about BEA

Morgan Baden  June 3rd, 2014 

Last week, Book Expo America (BEA) 2014 was held at the Javits in New York City. When I say BEA feels the hugest book festival ever, I'm not exaggerating: nearly 20,000...

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Free parent resources: Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Michael Barrett  June 3rd, 2014 

Just in time for summer vacation, Scholastic unveils free summer reading resources for parents to help enhance their children’s reading and learning skills all summer long...

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Caution: food fight

Alexandra Wladich  June 3rd, 2014 

Schools play a vital role in ensuring all students are provided with adequate lunches during school hours.

Double, double toil and trouble: Witches in literature

Morgan Baden  June 2nd, 2014 

On this day in 1692, the Salem Witch Trials began.

Celebrating the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in New York City!

Brittany Sullivan  June 2nd, 2014 

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. Practice. Practice… Or win a National Scholastic Art & Writing Award!

WordGirl Appreciation Week starts now!

Guest Blogger  June 2nd, 2014  Comments • 4

This week is WordGirl Appreciation Week – and we certainly have a lot of reasons to APPRECIATE (v., value, admire, respect) WordGirl!  She is a definition dynamo...

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A boy, his dog, stick figures, and read alouds

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 30th, 2014 

With this post, I am officially breaking the first rule of book club… but I can’t help myself! Our employee reading club discussed ...

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In Our Feeds: Pizza, villains, spelling bees, and Reading Rainbow

Morgan Baden  May 30th, 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!

4 must-read summer picture books!

Michael Strouse  May 30th, 2014 

With a 2 and 3 year old in the house, I am very invested in picture books these days. I've always, though, had a soft spot for the picture book. The format is perfect for...

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Could these eight teen artists be the next Andy Warhol or Philip Pearlstein?

Brittany Sullivan  May 29th, 2014 

The 91st annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Celebration is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate some of the most...

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¡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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