Books

Stayton Intermediate/Middle School Wins Scholastic Book Fairs Spring 2017 National Elementary School Contest

Josephine Djonovic  October 27th, 2017 

Earlier this month Stayton Intermediate/Middle School in Stayton, OR celebrated its achievement as the first place winner of the Scholastic Book Fairs...

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On the podcast: Why representation in children's books matters

Emily Morrow  October 26th, 2017 

This week, we relased our 50th podcast episode. And it's a very special one: We wanted to have a conversation about representation in children's books and why it is so...

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Creature feature: Four great books with unique beasts

Guest Blogger  October 25th, 2017 

Ghouls and goblins, monsters and witches — Halloween is filled with magical creatures of all shapes, sizes, and evil intentions! This got us thinking about some of our...

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Start reading Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales by Kiersten White

Emily Morrow  October 25th, 2017 

Halloween is less than a week away, and we are loving every second we've spent reading spooky stories! To help YOU get in the spirit too, we've been sharing an excerpt of...

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If picture book characters wore Halloween costumes

Guest Blogger  October 24th, 2017 

With the 31st right around the corner, kids across the country are meticulously planning their Halloween costumes. But how come humans are the only ones who get...

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Live from our Library: Halloween edition

Emily Morrow  October 24th, 2017 

This week, Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey went live on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page to share her Halloween reading recommendations for every age!

I scream YA Week 1 recap

Gina Asprocolas  October 24th, 2017 

Beginning last Tuesday, I read YA transformed into I scream YA! For the next two weeks, I scream YA will share horror-themed content across Twitter and Instagram, perfect...

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The Witch Boy Twitter takeover

Graphix  October 23rd, 2017 

The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag is a new graphic novel hitting shelves on October 31 that follows thirteen-year-old Aster, a boy who desperately wants to be a...

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Start reading Goosebumps SlappyWorld: I Am Slappy's Evil Twin

Emily Morrow  October 20th, 2017 

Things are getting spooky on our blog! Each week, we're sharing an excerpt of a book that is sure to help get you in the Halloween spirit.

13 spook-tacular books to read this Halloween

Emily Morrow  October 19th, 2017 

What's the best part of Halloween? For us, it's curling up with pumpkin- and ghost-filled books! We rounded up some spooky, sinister and supernatural tales that are...

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6 questions with Shadow House author Dan Poblocki

Guest Blogger  October 16th, 2017 

Halloween is almost here, and to help us celebrate, we sat down with Shadow House author, Dan Poblocki, to talk writing, scary stories, and more!

Get your #GraphixFearFix with these 7 spooky scenes from graphic novels

Graphix  October 16th, 2017 

Last Friday, Graphix Books celebrated Friday the 13th by sharing seven terror-ific panels from our graphic novels! Scroll on down—if you dare—to see them all! Check out #...

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We celebrated #NationalPugDay with Pig the Pug!

Emily Morrow  October 16th, 2017 

October 15 was National Pug Day, and we celebrated with our new favorite pug, Pig! See all of our cute pug videos and photos below, and be sure to check out all of the Pig...

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Which witch books are which?

Morgan Baden  October 13th, 2017 

October, for me, is all about magic.

This month, if a book or a movie doesn't involve a witch, or at least a little bit of spookiness, I don't want it. (I even...

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Career Corner: An October Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Julia Graeper  October 13th, 2017 

This month, Scholastic has some new job postings highlighted as part of our regular "Career Corner" series. 

I Scream YA Is Coming…

I Read YA  October 13th, 2017 

Starting Tuesday, October 17, I read YA is becoming I scream YA! That’s right, in celebration of the spooky season, we’re transforming into your ultimate...

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Join the #21DayReadAloud challenge!

Alexandra Wladich  October 12th, 2017 

One of my greatest memories as a child was when my mom would read aloud to me. Not only did I love being read aloud my favorite story (The Giving Tree by Shel...

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UNICEF & Scholastic team up this Halloween to help kids #BeScaryGood

Gina Asprocolas  October 12th, 2017 

If you've ever trick-or-treated or greeted trick-or-treaters at your door, then you remember UNICEF's little orange boxes. In October, UNICEF provides children with these...

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#WeHaveDiverseBooks: 5 Questions with Meika Hashimoto author of The Trail

Brooke Shearouse  October 11th, 2017 

#WeHaveDiverseBooks: 5 Questions is a spotlight on OOM dedicated to exploring Scholastic’s amazing distinct voices. We’ll take a deep dive into the...

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16 resources to introduce Wonderstruck to your readers

Emily Morrow  October 11th, 2017 

Get ready to see the movie based on the bestselling book by Brian Selznick with these videos, lesson plans, and activities.

Read an excerpt from Shadow House #3: No Way Out

Emily Morrow  October 11th, 2017 

Halloween is just weeks away, and we're getting ready by sharing an excerpt from a spooky book each week!

Celebrating October 10th book releases from Scholastic

Lauren Carr  October 10th, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating some book birthdays for new releases from Scholastic, out today! Check out the list below of great reads for all ages, and let us know what...

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K–8 educators can help striving readers thrive with this new resource from Scholastic Professional

Stephanie Agresti  October 10th, 2017 

A new professional book, titled From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers, from literacy specialists Stephanie Harvey,...

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A social media recap of New York Comic Con

Gina Asprocolas  October 9th, 2017 

Every year, fans from around the world descend on the Javits Center in New York City for New York Comic Con, one of the U.S.'s biggest comic conventions...

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On the podcast: A conversation with Maggie Stiefvater

Emily Morrow  October 9th, 2017 

This week, we sat down with YA powerhouse Maggie Stiefvater to talk about myths, metaphors, and her upcoming book, All the Crooked Saints

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