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2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Submissions are now open

Michael Barrett September 15th, 2016

Hey, creative teens! In case you missed it, The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced yesterday that The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is now accepting...

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International Literacy Day: 4 countries, 4 big ideas

Michael Barrett September 8th, 2016

Today is International Literacy Day (September 8) and we want to help children everywhere become lifelong readers. 

Did you know that on average ...

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First look flyers: Scholastic Reading Club - September 2016

Michael Barrett September 1st, 2016

Scholastic Reading Club editors hosted their first-ever “Flyer First Look” Facebook Live event, offering educators and parents a ‘sneak peek’ into this...

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Foodie reads: My hungry journey through children’s books

Michael Barrett August 24th, 2016

I love to eat. Whether it’s whipping up in my tiny kitchen or taking advantage of several dining spots in the city, food is a passion for me. This foodie fascination did...

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Behind the scenes: Archiving the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Michael Barrett August 9th, 2016

Have you ever wondered how we archive all of the outstanding works of art submitted for the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards?

Well, here's your backstage...

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In Our Feeds: #BlackLivesMatter booklist, Pokémon Go, Dr. Seuss’ paintings & more

Michael Barrett July 15th, 2016

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found informative, provocative, or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

Finding me: LGBTQ Books for Kids

Michael Barrett June 21st, 2016

June is LGBTQ Pride Month and, more than ever, we need to celebrate and embrace our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender friends and family members.

#ICYMI: 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Carnegie Hall

Michael Barrett June 3rd, 2016

Last night, some of the greatest creative leaders of our time came together to celebrate today's most talented teen artists and writers.

The 2016...

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Alec Baldwin, Ken Burns, Tim Gunn, Sonia Manzano and more honor teen artists and writers at Carnegie Hall

Michael Barrett June 1st, 2016

Tomorrow night, over 660 creative teens from across the country will gather at Carnegie Hall in New York City to be recognized as national recipients of...

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Poetry month: Meet Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winner Adam Gowan

Michael Barrett April 27th, 2016

It's National Poetry Month and we want to introduce you to the some very talented teen writers this month.