Michael Barrett

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Twitter chat recap: "What kids want in books" holiday gift guide

Michael Barrett December 12th, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, Scholastic hosted a live Twitter chat related to the research we released last week titled "What Kids Want in Books" -- a "sneak peek" from our...

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What do kids want in books? New research revealed

Michael Barrett December 3rd, 2014

It’s that time of year again to find the perfect gift.

Okay, so you survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but as you checked off the items on your “shopping list...

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In Our Feeds: Remembering R.A. Montgomery, coloring books and life-changing reads

Michael Barrett November 14th, 2014

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!

Abracadabra! It’s National Magic Week

Michael Barrett October 29th, 2014

“We’ve got magic to do – just for you!”

One of the many benefits of working at a place like Scholastic is encountering magical creatures and characters...

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Today is #SpiritDay! Are you going purple?

Michael Barrett October 16th, 2014

Are you wearing purple today?

Today is #SpiritDay - a day that supports LGBTQ youth against bullying.

Why purple you may ask? Well, according to...

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In Our Feeds: Lit quizzes, Harry Potter illustrated and slow reading

Michael Barrett September 19th, 2014

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!

Is your child preschool ready?

Michael Barrett August 13th, 2014

If you have been watching the news, you know preschool readiness is a hot topic this year as children prepare to go back to school.

In Our Feeds: Harry Potter birthday edition!

Michael Barrett August 1st, 2014

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!

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Happy Parents Day: Reading Life Lessons and Habits

Michael Barrett July 28th, 2014

As they say, “the apple does not fall far from the tree.” This most definitely applies to our parent(s) as one of our most influential reading role models.

Whether...

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RECAP: Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summit

Michael Barrett July 18th, 2014

Yesterday, I traveled up to Norwood, MA to attend this year’s Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summit. It was wonderful to sit down with teachers from over...

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