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Schools react to receiving "Patterson Pledge" grant

Michael Barrett July 8th, 2015

A few weeks ago, we announced James Patterson and Scholastic Reading Club awarded the first round of grant recipients as part of their pledge to save school libraries.

#SummerReading: June's top parenting blogger picks

Michael Barrett June 30th, 2015

It's shocking to think the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge will hit its halfway point tomorrow. Never fear kids (and parents), summer is far from over...

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Nick Cannon celebrates student poet in New York City

Michael Barrett June 29th, 2015

Fifth-grader, Aiden Keane from Belle Harbor, New York, was celebrated at his school last Wednesday (June 24th) as the winner of Scholastic Reading Club’s Open...

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Night at the museum: #SummerReading at the Smithsonian and California Academy of Sciences

Michael Barrett June 12th, 2015

With over 100 million reading minutes already logged, kids across the country are taking the pledge to "Power Up & Read" this summer with the...

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Scholastic takes over Bryant Park in NYC

Michael Barrett June 8th, 2015

This past Saturday in New York City, Scholastic teamed up with Bryant Park to host a fun summer reading event for kids. 

#SummerReading: Top parenting blogger picks

Michael Barrett June 4th, 2015

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge has already been going strong for one month and so much has happened:

- Over 1 million kids signed...

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BEA 2015: Our team's final thoughts

Michael Barrett June 1st, 2015

BookExpo America proved to be full of amazing events, surprise author apperances and profound panels this year! 

Check out some of our blogger's major takeaways on...

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In Our Feeds: Graduation speeches, National Spelling Bee, "maker spaces" and more

Michael Barrett May 29th, 2015

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

International museum day: Go “Power Up & Read” at museum sleepovers

Michael Barrett May 18th, 2015

Today is International Museum Day!

In celebration of this day, we are annoucing that kids across the nation this summer are going to “Power Up & Read”...

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Meet our pets! Celebrating National Pet Week

Michael Barrett May 8th, 2015

As we wrap-up National Pet Week, the On Our Minds team wanted to introduce you to our better halves - in other words, our favorite canine, feline and avian friends.

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