In Our Feeds: Slam poetry, pen names, and a round-up of best sentences

Lia Zneimer  April 4th, 2014 

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 good weekend!

The process of elimination

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 3rd, 2014 

Hello friends! I am the new librarian at Scholastic, where I catalog, manage the archive, facilitate the employee book club, and help my fellow librarian Karen Van Rossem...

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Leave me alone, I'm reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 3rd, 2014 

I recently read a great article in The New York Times called "Really, You're Not in a Book Club?" Apparently we are experiencing a "book club boom"—approximately...

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Teaching children about digital citizenship

Alexandra Wladich  April 3rd, 2014 

I recently overheard my six year old niece asking her mother for an iPhone. Although my niece is still mastering the skills needed to become a fluent reader, she is an...

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PB+J books

Michael Strouse  April 2nd, 2014 

The epic combination of Peanut Butter and Jelly is celebrated today, April 2nd. Yes, there is such a thing as National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!

The National Student Poets celebrate National Poetry Month

Brittany Sullivan  April 1st, 2014 

National Poetry Month in April marks a high point in the National Student Poets' year of service. This month, each of these five literary ambassadors...

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What do you geek?

Morgan Baden  March 31st, 2014 

Here's an awesome campaign: "Geek the Library" is helping spread awareness about just how critical libraries are and the increasingly important role they play in their...

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Teachers, this summer reading challenge is for you

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 31st, 2014 

Research tells us that teachers typically spend 4-6 weeks at the beginning of every school year re-teaching materials from the previous year. Why? Because students have...

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Our reading "pyramids"

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 28th, 2014 

March is National Nutrition Month, and you've likely seen a lot of health and wellness-related content in the news lately. I came across the USDA's re-imagined food...

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In Our Feeds: Book clubs, book battles & book loving in other languages

Brittany Sullivan  March 28th, 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!

Live from China: Michelle Obama answers kids' questions

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 27th, 2014 

During her recent trip to China (March 19-26, 2014), the First Lady invited kids in U.S. classrooms to submit their questions about her trip. The questions rolled in, from...

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Getting CRAFTY with Klutz

Michael Strouse  March 27th, 2014 

March is a big month at Klutz! It's not only when the new release for Spring hit shelves but it's also National Craft Month.

7 tips for National Nutrition Month from Choices magazine

Kristen Joerger  March 26th, 2014  Comments • 19

Today we're sharing a guest post from the editors at Choices magazine. Check out their tips for National Nutrition Month below, and be sure to visit their great blog,...

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Bringing families together

Guest Blogger  March 26th, 2014 

In The Verge’s recent video feature, “The Future is Now,” president of Scholastic Media Deborah Forte discussed Scholastic’s goal in delivering unified on-screen...

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Perfect lines

Morgan Baden  March 26th, 2014 

Last week Publishers Weekly rounded up five perfect sentences from literature (part 3!) on their Tumblr. Who among us hasn't come across a sublimely perfect...

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Morgan Baden  March 25th, 2014 

Maybe because I'm a twin, I grew up really interested in stories about switches -- like babies switched at birth, or moms and their teen daughters switched on freaky...

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A milestone for the Scholastic Book Fairs app!

Morgan Baden  March 25th, 2014  Comments • 2

Big news about the Scholastic Book Fairs app: it just broke 100,000 downloads!

Teaching is more than academics

Anne Sparkman  March 25th, 2014 

Academics and student achievement are crucial topics in the dialogue surrounding education in America today. Teachers are constantly working with their students who have...

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Athletes who read every day (a March Madness-inspired post)

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 24th, 2014 

Like many Americans, the majority of my weekend was spent watching the NCAA March Madness games. (For any non-sports watchers, March Madness is basically the most epic...

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In Our Feeds: Movie adaptations, ereaders, and twitter

Nadia Almahdi  March 21st, 2014 

Each 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!

Revisiting our favorite reading memories

Alexandra Wladich  March 21st, 2014 

It’s no secret we love celebrating holidays here on OOM. Today is Memory Day, so we thought it would be the perfect excuse to share our favorite reading memories. From...

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Happy 8th birthday, Twitter!

Lia Zneimer  March 21st, 2014 

It all started on March 21, 2006 when Jack Dorsey sent the world's first tweet: "just setting up my twttr." And oh how the Twittersphere has taken off in the eight years...

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Books we can't believe we've never read

Guest Blogger  March 20th, 2014  Comments • 1

Julia Graeper from the Education group is here with some confessions. We know you have some, too!

Blending books and bodies

Lia Zneimer  March 20th, 2014 

Sometime last week, I stumbled upon the Corpus Libris Tumblr in my Twitter feed. As a bookworm, I loved the premise: they stealthily substitute books into photos. The more...

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Scholastic reports Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results

Scholastic  March 20th, 2014 

Earlier today Scholastic reported results for the fiscal 2014 third quarter ended February 28, 2014.