Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I take my costumes very seriously and it’s the one day when candy can supplement my every meal. Yesterday Halloween came early to Scholastic, as the book publishing division celebrated its sixth annual Halloween party and costume contest. Clad in costumes inspired by children’s books, members of the book publishing division enjoyed an abundance of sweet treats, snapped photos in front of a festive holiday backdrop, and showed off their costumes to an esteemed judging panel that included author R.L. Stine.
This Halloween party perfectly encapsulates everything I love about working at Scholastic. The entire division comes together to celebrate children’s books while simultaneously appreciating the creativity and passion of our colleagues.
While you may not be able to judge a book by its cover, you can get a pretty clear sense of someone’s personality through his or her Scholastic Halloween costume. Some highlights this year included Assistant Editor Emellia Zamani dressed up as Frida Kahlo from Frida by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Ana Juan, the marketing team, who were inspired by David Shannon’s Bugs in My Hair! and choreographed a dance to “Jitterbug”, and the marketing creative services group who drew their inspiration from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.