On the podcast: The importance of reading aloud

Emily Morrow  February 16th, 2017 

Here at Scholastic, reading aloud is one of our favorite things. Working on the podcast, I hear time and time again from authors, editors, and educators how some of their...

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Watch: How to host the perfect read aloud

Emily Morrow  February 16th, 2017 

This week, we're celebrating World Read Aloud Day! Every year, this global celebration calls attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories by...

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Nick Cannon: sharing the power of words on World Read Aloud Day

Guest Blogger  February 16th, 2017 

Nick Cannon, actor, comedian, rapper, and author of Neon Aliens Ate My Homework, joins On Our Minds today, World Read Aloud Day.

5 Reasons Why We Heart YA (And You Should Too!)

Guest Blogger  February 14th, 2017 

Join in @IreadYA's #LoveYourShelf celebration!

Happy birthday, Clifford!

Emily Morrow  February 14th, 2017 

Today is a day to celebrate all things big and red and loving. Not only is it Valentine's Day, but it's also Clifford's birthday! 

Happy birthday to our favorite...

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Brooke Shearouse  February 13th, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day by snuggling up with some love-themed reads from Scholastic! From the love between parents and their little ones, to secret...

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Career Corner: A February Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Julia Graeper  February 13th, 2017 

This month, Scholastic has some new job postings highlighted as part of our regular "Career Corner" series. Perhaps you'd be the right fit for one!

A Literary Valentines

Anushka Mehrotra  February 13th, 2017 

Valentine’s Day is the day to celebrate love, and here on OOM we regularly celebrate different forms of literary love

First look flyer: Scholastic Reading Club - February 2017

Nicole Ortiz  February 10th, 2017 

The Scholastic Reading Club “Book Boys” hosted our monthly "First Look Flyer” Facebook Live yesterday to help parents and educators find some great reads through the...

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A List of Bathroom Reads

Josephine Djonovic  February 9th, 2017 

It’s Read in the Bathtub Day, so grab your favorite book, fill the bath with bubbles and get to reading!

Meet Sundee T. Frazier, author of the Cleo Edison Oliver series!

Brooke Shearouse  February 9th, 2017 

Sundee T. Frazier stopped by OOM today to talk about her newest book from Scholastic, Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion Power. Check out the Q&A below to learn more...

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Celebrate World Read Aloud Day on February 16, with these free resources

Alexandra Wladich  February 9th, 2017 

Recent data from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, revealed that kids ages 6–11 and their parents agree that they enjoy read...

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Celebrating nominees from Scholastic for the NAACP Image Awards

Brooke Shearouse  February 9th, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re excited to celebrate nominees from Scholastic for the NAACP Image Awards! Presented annually and recognized as “the nation’s preeminent multi-cultural...

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Deadline alert! Short story contest with Scope magazine and Lisa Yee

Julia Graeper  February 8th, 2017 

Lisa Yee has written three first lines to stories that don’t exist. Students pick their favorite line and use it to write a short story of their own. 

Check out these cool books for the LEGO Batman Movie!

Brooke Shearouse  February 8th, 2017 

In 2013 we were treated to the hilarious “LEGO Movie.” This Friday the equally side-splitting follow-up, the “LEGO Batman Movie,” opens nationwide. To celebrate the movie’...

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Celebrating Black History Month

Brooke Shearouse  February 7th, 2017 

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements of the brave and incredible African Americans who had central roles in shaping U.S. history. On...

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On the podcast: New data from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Emily Morrow  February 6th, 2017 

The results of our biannual Kids & Family Reading Report were just announced, and we gleaned some interesting learnings about kids' and parents' att

Happy 40th Anniversary, Klutz!

Gina Asprocolas  February 6th, 2017 

Get out the confetti because this month, Klutz – the creator of premium book-based activity kits for kids – is celebrating its 40th anniversary!...

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Gearing up for the Super Bowl!

Brooke Shearouse  February 3rd, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re gearing up for the Super Bowl! To get in the spirit for the big game we’re reading some great books from Scholastic. Check out the list below and let us...

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How kids changed the world

Brittany Sullivan  February 2nd, 2017 

Meet Ayanna Najuma.

In the 1950s, when Ayanna was just 7 years old, she and other children started a movement to desegregate the lunch counters and restaurants in...

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Scholastic to publish activism book by Marley Dias

Emily Morrow  February 2nd, 2017 
The nonfiction book from Marley Dias, the 12-year-old activist behind #1000BlackGirlBooks, will be published in Spring 2018.

Cover (and excerpt) reveal! Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties

Gina Asprocolas  February 2nd, 2017 

Entertainment Weekly has revealed the cover of the third book in Dav Pilkey's popular (and New York Times bestselling!) Dog Man series, Dog...

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It’s National Girls & Women in Sports Day!

Josephine Djonovic  February 1st, 2017 

February 1st is National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), a day dedicated to celebrating female athletes, encouraging young girls to be active and recognizing the...

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Celebrating January 31 book releases from Scholastic!

Brooke Shearouse  January 31st, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating some book birthdays for new releases from Scholastic, out today! Check out the list below of great reads for all ages, and let us know what...

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The Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition shares new data on reading aloud, inequities in access to books, diversity in children's books and more

Alexandra Wladich  January 31st, 2017 

Did you know the average household with children ages 0–17 has 104 children’s books in the home?Did you also know that only half of all parents with children ages 6–17 (48...

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