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Summer reading: #MinuteManiaMonth begins

Michael Barrett August 4th, 2015

As summer comes to a close and kids are getting ready to return to school, we want to ensure that every child’s summer reading minutes count toward the 2015...

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Beatrix Potter: Books for your little troublemaker

Michael Barrett July 28th, 2015

When I was a child, my mother did not know what to do with my endless energy. Every time she turned around, I was getting into some kind of mischief. Whether it was hiding...

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Scholastic Book Fairs #readingsummit recap

Michael Barrett July 16th, 2015

This past Tuesday, educators and administrators gathered in Norwood, MA (just outside of Boston) for one of the many Scholastic Book Fairs’ Reading Summits...

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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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