Books

Celebrate the 12 Days of YA

I Read YA  December 1st, 2017 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for gifting YA!

Rosa Parks refused to stand

Loribelle Lapaix  December 1st, 2017 

On this date in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama and made history helping ignite the Civil Rights Movement....

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Taking a look back on Picture Book Month!

Nicole Ortiz  November 30th, 2017 

Today is officially the last day of Picture Book Month, and we’ve had such an incredible time celebrating the joys of picture books with our authors, illustrators,...

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Scholastic parents share sweet read-aloud moments with their children

Morgan Baden  November 30th, 2017 

As Picture Book Month comes to an end, we asked parents here at Scholastic to capture some of the silly, sweet moments that happen in living rooms and nurseries and...

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On the podcast: A conversation with Julia Donaldson

Emily Morrow  November 30th, 2017 

This week on the podcast, we're talking with Julia Donaldson! Julia was the Children's Laureate in the UK from 2011-2013 and is the author of more than 140 books for...

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More than 38,000 students from 76 schools to receive new, free books for their home libraries

Josephine Djonovic  November 29th, 2017 

Today, Scholastic and My Very Own Library (MVOL), an international initiative that encourages literacy by supplying students in need with books, announced that more than...

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Celebrate #GivingTuesday with books

Loribelle Lapaix  November 28th, 2017 

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated after the Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday and Cyber...

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Celebrating November 28th book releases from Scholastic!

Lauren Carr  November 28th, 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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Live with Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (+ a giveaway!)

Nicole Ortiz  November 27th, 2017  Comments • 16

Today we visited the art studio of author/illustrator combo (and married couple!) Sean Qualls and Selina Alko. They discussed what it's like to co-illustrate their books...

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Spring 2018 picture book preview (and a giveaway!)

Emily Morrow  November 27th, 2017  Comments • 23

All month we've been celebrating some of our favorite Picture Books! As Picture Book Month winds up for 2017, let’s take a look at some of the Picture Books that are going...

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#WeHaveDiverseBooks: 5 Questions with Daniel José Older, author of the Shadowshaper Cypher series

Brooke Shearouse  November 22nd, 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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Some old favorite picture books

Guest Blogger  November 22nd, 2017 

We write about our new titles on OOM all the time, but in honor of Picture Book Month, we wanted to revisit a few of the classic picture books from Scholastic’s list! See...

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Scholastic Book Clubs: The Book Boys visit New Orleans

Michael Barrett  November 17th, 2017 

Earlier this month, the Book Boys took a trip to the New Orleans Book Festival. They were on a mission to spread the Scholastic love of reading and share some favorite...

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Scholastic Book Clubs flyer reveal: The Book Boys preview the November flyers!

Guest Blogger  November 17th, 2017 

By Lizzie Powers—Scholastic Book Clubs

Happy November, everyone! This cold weather has come out of nowhere, but we are trying to get the most out...

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Books we are thankful for

Stephanie Agresti  November 17th, 2017 

With Thanksgiving approaching, there’s no better time to consider all of the things we are thankful for than now. Our team is thankful for a number of books that have had...

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“Reading for All!” Dick Robinson receives Literarian of the Year Award from President Bill Clinton at the National Book Awards

Morgan Baden  November 16th, 2017 

On November 15, the National Book Foundation hosted their annual National Book Awards, hosted by Cynthia Nixon.

Throwback Thursday: 33 years and 3 years of stories

Gina Asprocolas  November 16th, 2017 

Today is Thursday, November 16, which means not only is it Throwback Thursday, but it's also my 33rd birthday! *thows confetti* *opens presents* *cuts ice cream cake*...

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2017 holiday gift guide: Children’s books for all ages

Scholastic  November 15th, 2017 

Scholastic provides gift givers top book picks for kids ages 0–17, based on key research findings from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th...

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Before and after: Four illustrators share original sketches that turned into final art in their picture books

Guest Blogger  November 15th, 2017 

You probably have very strong mental images of the illustrations in your favorite picture books—Clifford’s bright red fur, the pasta pot bubbling over in Strega Nona...

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Celebrate National Take a Hike Day with the author of "The Trail"

Brooke Shearouse  November 15th, 2017 

Meika Hashimoto, is the author of The Trail (Ages 8–12, a thrilling novel about...

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Live from Scholastic: How do picture books get made?

Emily Morrow  November 14th, 2017 

November is Picture Book Month, and to celebrate, we hosted a live conversation with editorial director Liza Baker and art director Patti Ann Harris to talk about how they...

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Scholastic's Spring 2018 middle grade and chapter books preview

Emily Morrow  November 13th, 2017  Comments • 233

Grab your protective goggles because we are time traveling into the near future with the Scholastic Online Preview for our Spring 2018 season!

It's our YALLFest recap, y'all

I Read YA  November 13th, 2017 

YALLFest is the country's largest young adult book festival. Held this past weekend in Charleston, SC, our I read YA team (along with some of our Scholastic authors)...

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The Phoenix rises in America: A Q&A with David and Tom Fickling

Graphix  November 10th, 2017 

The Phoenix, the laugh-out loud, informative, for all ages, adventure filled weekly comic based in the UK is coming to America! To celebrate its arrival on our...

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On the podcast: Talking Wonderstruck with Brian Selznick

Emily Morrow  November 9th, 2017 

This week on the podcast, we're taking listeners to the Queens Museum!

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