BIG winners: Looking back on a year of service

Lia Zneimer  January 17th, 2014  Comments • 1

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Dr. Martin Luther King once said. Inspired by his words and his commitment to service, we...

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Fluff and stuff! Happy “Pooh” Day

Michael Barrett  January 17th, 2014  Comments • 1

In my opinion, tomorrow is the best day of the year. January 18th is national “Winnie the Pooh Day” or author A.A. Milne’s birthday.

Winnie-the-Pooh (yes, the...

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When it comes to Common Core, trust yourself

Suzanne McCabe  January 16th, 2014  Comments • 3

A colleague's Facebook friend recently posted a math problem that her 6-year-old had brought home from school. Several people tried unsuccessfully to solve it.

"No...

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Getting crafty with This is Teen

Guest Blogger  January 16th, 2014  Comments • 1

January is International Creativity Month, and we're highlighting great, crafty, bookish things you can do yourself to put your creativity to good use! Here's ...

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“Get #BookFit”: Mid-month motivation

Michael Barrett  January 15th, 2014  Comments • 3

We are at the halfway point for Scholastic’s “Get Book Fit” Month. Like any good coach or personal trainer, we want to see how you are doing with this New Year’s...

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Literary mentors

Nadia Almahdi  January 15th, 2014  Comments • 1

As Alex mentioned in a previous post, January is National Mentoring Month. So to celebrate all the mentors in our lives, we've rounded up a list of some of our favorite...

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A soldier's lifeline

Morgan Baden  January 15th, 2014  Comments • 2

"Art and music and books aren't extras," author Trent Reedy explains. "They're essential."

And he would know. CBS News This Morning aired a spectacular story today,...

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Using poetry as an educational tool

Alexandra Wladich  January 14th, 2014  Comments • 2

Today is Poetry at Work Day! As you can imagine, we have a ton of poems floating around the Scholastic office.

Book Pull: Fourth Grade Rats

Jessica Watson  January 13th, 2014 

Book Pull [colloq]: When a library assistant or staff librarian (at Scholastic) pools a list of book requests from writers, editors, etc. and journeys down to the...

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Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!

Michael Strouse  January 13th, 2014  Comments • 2

My kids and I visited the playground quite often this Fall. Being a responsible parent, I found a park near our house with age appropriate equipment for my daughter....

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What's a "Story Smashup?" You're about to find out!

Morgan Baden  January 13th, 2014 

In just two days, something incredible is happening: iconic authors/illustrators Dav Pilkey (he of Captain Underpants fame) and Jeff Kinney (he of Diary of a Wimpy Kid...

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8 teaching resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Lia Zneimer  January 10th, 2014 

This year, we're celebrating the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20. In honor of MLK Jr. Day, we've rounded up some of our teaching...

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We've got math on the mind

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 9th, 2014 

Here at Scholastic, we think math is pretty cool. (And it's not just because Project Runway's Tim Gunn told us so.) The folks in our Education Group have been working on...

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Happy Mentoring Month!

Alexandra Wladich  January 9th, 2014  Comments • 4

Happy New Year and Happy National Mentoring Month! Now more than ever children need positive role models in their life. It is proven that young people who...

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Reading Club announces February Star Readers

Nadia Almahdi  January 8th, 2014 

Back in September, Scholastic Reading Club asked parents and teachers to share the Star Readers in their lives by nominating him or her at Scholastic.com/StarReader. Over...

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It's Show and Tell at Work Day!

Morgan Baden  January 8th, 2014 

All of us at OOM have literary treasures -- rare books, first editions, author fan club newsletters, literary prints that adorn our walls -- and today, we brought them...

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The best New Year's resolution you can make

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 7th, 2014 

Year after year on December 31st, as the clock inches towards midnight, millions of people vow to make a change in the coming year. But let's be honest, how many of you ...

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Get creative!

Morgan Baden  January 7th, 2014  Comments • 1

January is International Creativity Month! On a cold day like today (polar vortex, anyone?), what's better than cozying up indoors and putting your creativity to good use...

Because of a book...

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 6th, 2014 

Because of a book, more people are flocking to The Frick—a gem of a museum on Manhattan's upper east side—than ever. Why?

Need a book recommendation?

Morgan Baden  January 6th, 2014 

A new year is about starting fresh...so if you're looking for something new to read, may we recommend one (or all!) of these new and forthcoming titles? Each of them has...

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In Our Feeds: Reading more, poetry to start a revolution, and Kate DiCamillo news!

Morgan Baden  January 3rd, 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 great weekend!

Winter is coming

Morgan Baden  January 3rd, 2014  Comments • 1

Well, it's here, technically. And it came with a wollop overnight -- here in SoHo, Broadway is practically empty (!) and states of emergency have been called for much of...

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Get Book Fit!

Nadia Almahdi  January 2nd, 2014 

Happy New Year! We’ve shared some of our New Year’s Resolutions…what’s yours?

The best books we read in 2013

Brittany Sullivan  December 30th, 2013 

This has been a wonderful year for the literary world. From J.K. Rowling to F. Scott Fitzgerald, 2013 saw an abundance of awe-inspiring new releases and exciting revivals...

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The best books of 2013: a round-up of "Best Of" lists

Lia Zneimer  December 27th, 2013  Comments • 2

What an outstanding year for the publishing world; there were dozens of phenomenal books that came out in 2013. The Internet is crawling with end-of-the-year round-ups and...

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