Gina Asprocolas

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How to teach civics and not the circus with Scholastic Classroom Magazines

Gina Asprocolas September 14th, 2016

The election of 2016 is like no other, not only when it comes to the candidates, but how the media is covering it all. In this Washington Post article, Elliott...

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Cover Reveal: Emma Donoghue’s The Lotterys Plus One

Gina Asprocolas September 12th, 2016

This morning, Entertainmenly Weekly revealed the cover and first chapter of Room author Emma Donoghue’s first children's book, The...

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Throwback Thursday: The Baby-sitters Club extras

Gina Asprocolas September 1st, 2016

For my last Throwback Thursday post, I went down to the Scholastic Archive and found a bunch of the #1s of the Baby-sitters Club series. As Scholastic librarian Deimosa...

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That moment when things "click"

Gina Asprocolas August 30th, 2016

A few weeks ago I was looking at the books on the free cart in the Scholastic Library when I noticed the title The Chocolate Touch. I grabbed it off the cart and...

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Throwback Thursday: The Baby-sitters Club #1

Gina Asprocolas August 18th, 2016

With the 30th anniversary of The Baby-sitters Club this week, was there ever any doubt that this week's Throwback Thursday would be dedicated to Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne...

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Throwback Thursday: Cassettes

Gina Asprocolas August 4th, 2016

The last time I went to the Scholastic Archives for this series, I not only found some adorable kitten posters, but also these ancient (just kidding!) media artifacts:...

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How to pull off a Muggle Mob

Gina Asprocolas July 27th, 2016

If you were in SoHo, New York City last Thursday and happened to walk by the Scholastic building, you could tell something was up. First of all, there were no cars parked...

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A literary vacation recap

Gina Asprocolas July 15th, 2016

Last week, my husband and I traveled to London for a summer vacation. I had never been to London before, so a lot of the traditional "touristy" places (Big Ben, the London...

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Throwback Thursday: Kittens!

Gina Asprocolas July 14th, 2016

For this week's Throwback Thursday, I headed down to the Archives hoping for a bit of inspiration from the Library team. They did not disappoint.

In their weekly...

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Scholastic at ALA 2016

Gina Asprocolas June 28th, 2016

This past weekend was the American Library Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition. This year, publishers, writers, librarians, artists and other...

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