Ned Vizzini, 1981-2013

Scholastic  December 20th, 2013  Comments • 1

Tragic news in the writing world today. Ned Vizzini, an author of young adult and middle grade books and a writer for television and various news outlets, has passed away...

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Pajama party in the Scholastic Store

Nadia Almahdi  December 20th, 2013 

On Friday the 13th The Scholastic Store was taken over…by kids with pajamas! 300 kids from five different New York City schools came by The Scholastic Store in Soho to...

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Five inspiring teachers we met this year

Alexandra Wladich  December 19th, 2013  Comments • 12

For over 90 years Scholastic has valued the importance of teachers and their positive impact on their students. To continue celebrating and supporting teachers we wanted...

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Scholastic reports Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Results

Scholastic  December 19th, 2013 

Today we reported results for the fiscal 2014 second quarter ended November 30, 2013.

Our 5 favorite Harry Potter moments of 2013

Morgan Baden  December 18th, 2013  Comments • 1

It was a big year for a little wizard! Here, we take a look back at our favorite Harry Potter moments of the year.

1. A new look for a classic series...

The 8 coolest kids we met in 2013

Kristen Joerger  December 18th, 2013 

The editors of Scholastic News hear lots of stories each year about kids doing amazing things in their communities and for the world. Many of these stories are featured in...

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Last calls are underway for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Anne Sparkman  December 17th, 2013 

Teen artists and writers everywhere, start making final touches to your masterpieces! Whether a last grammar edit, brush stroke, ceramic glaze, video edit or anything you...

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Share pictures of your local school's #HolidayBookFair

Michael Barrett  December 17th, 2013 

 “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…” sound fine and all, but is the Scholastic Book Fair one of your “favorite things”?

It was definitely one of...

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Meet the artist: Axel Scheffler

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 16th, 2013 

This week, we continue to feature the artwork and companion resources within our Art of Read Every Day campaign. Axel Scheffler's incredible piece is currently in the...

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In Our Feeds: Cow stickers, dream libraries and getting married at work.

Michael Barrett  December 13th, 2013 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!


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What to read on Friday the 13th

Morgan Baden  December 13th, 2013  Comments • 1

Superstition says Friday the 13th is an unlucky day filled with fear. What better day to read some scary books?

Remembering Sandy Hook: A Parent's Letter to Teachers

Alexandra Wladich  December 13th, 2013 

As we take a moment to remember the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, we wanted to share a few passages of a letter written...

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A visit to Newark for My Very Own Library book fair

Nadia Almahdi  December 12th, 2013 

Having reading role-model parents or a large book collection at home has more of an impact on kids’ reading frequency than does household income (Kids...

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"Before READ 180, reading was boring to me."

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 12th, 2013 

We've got new videos up on YouTube, and they're all about READ 180, Scholastic's reading intervention program that includes curriculum, instruction, assessment &...

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Finding yourself through quotes: A "My Bookprint" guest post

Anne Sparkman  December 11th, 2013 

"What is your Bookprint?" At the Scholastic offices, this is the most common get-to-know-you question. No new team member can avoid it and one of the things I love...

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11 places not to talk to a stranger about books

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 11th, 2013  Comments • 2

I loved reading this genius roundup on BuzzFeed Books: 14 Places to Talk to a Stranger About Books. On the list: the bus stop, the DMV, a bookstore, an elevator, the...

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A big win for Instructor Magazine!

Morgan Baden  December 11th, 2013 

We're celebrating!

Happy Birthday, Emily Dickinson!

Nadia Almahdi  December 10th, 2013  Comments • 1

I am Nobody! Who are you?

Are you – Nobody – too?

183 years later, I think most people would agree that Emily Dickinson was more than “...

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Our most stellar books of 2013

Morgan Baden  December 10th, 2013  Comments • 1

This year, we were thrilled to see so many of our titles receive glowing reviews. Check out this compilation! Which ones have you read?



Reading is a civil right

Alexandra Wladich  December 10th, 2013 

As we celebrate this year’s Human Rights Week, I couldn’t help but think of our mission statement at Scholastic.

Meet the artist: Judy Schachner

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 9th, 2013 

The next artist we're featuring from our Art of Read Every Day campaign is Judy Schachner.

Your family probably has great stories. Research says: Share them!

Morgan Baden  December 9th, 2013 

This piece is SO worth a read. Some choice quotes:

It's here! Our "Give the Gift of Reading Guide"

Michael Barrett  December 9th, 2013 

Drumroll, please!

Scholastic Reading Club and Book Fairs just released its “Give the Gift of Reading” 2013 holiday guide. 

One of my favorite...

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In Our Feeds: The President’s reading list, “Your Police” and a buddy bench!

Alexandra Wladich  December 6th, 2013 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Morgan Baden  December 6th, 2013 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."