Books

Get in the Book Fair groove with a "Fantastic Scholastic Book Parade" and a contest!

Alexandra Wladich  August 31st, 2017 

Are you looking for a groovy, fun, and interactive way to celebrate reading with your children or students? Bestselling author Eric Litwin is turning up excitement for...

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#WeHaveDiverseBooks: 5 Questions with Rita Rosa Ruesga

Brooke Shearouse  August 30th, 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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Bring your family to the National Book Festival!

Morgan Baden  August 30th, 2017 

The 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival is happening this weekend, and it's truly a wonderful event for readers and families of all ages. We're thrilled that,...

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8 family listens for a novel Labor Day weekend

Guest Blogger  August 30th, 2017 

Long weekends are rare, precious things. Whether you’re the type of person who counts down to them with big Xs on calendars, or the type who lets them roll in by surprise...

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Celebrating August 29th book releases from Scholastic!

Brooke Shearouse  August 29th, 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...

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On the podcast: read-alouds for 8- to 12-year-olds

Emily Morrow  August 25th, 2017 

We've released a new podcast episode! This week, in the spirit of summer reading, we've released another short compilation of read-alouds.

Captain Underpants and Dog Man creator Dav Pilkey is going on tour!

Brooke Shearouse  August 25th, 2017  Comments • 16

Dav Pilkey, the worldwide bestselling author and creator of Captain Underpants, is hitting the road!

The best books we read this summer

Morgan Baden  August 24th, 2017 

Summer is winding down. (Don't @ me!) That too means #summerreading is coming to an end—for me, that means books about beaches, about romance and mystery and intrigue;...

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How and why to make books with your little reader

Julia Graeper  August 23rd, 2017 

We do a lot of storytelling in my house, and find ways to bring reading into our everyday lives outside of bedtime read-alouds.

StoryPlay: A fun way to read together!

Morgan Baden  August 22nd, 2017 

“These books will be great tools for parents who want to prepare their children for school and build their reading comprehension. What a fantastic...

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This video series explains why reading aloud is crucial

Emily Morrow  August 21st, 2017 

Our Scholastic Parents team recently created three videos featuring experts, parents, and kids, to talk about the power of read-alouds, why reading aloud is awesome, and...

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How to write the perfect first kiss scene

Brooke Shearouse  August 21st, 2017 

It’s Read a Romance Month, a time to celebrate love stories in books! Author Kasie West stopped by OOM to share her tips for how to write the perfect kissing scene.

That feeling when you get obsessed with a new (to you!) author

Julia Graeper  August 16th, 2017 

 I am now in the midst of my very favorite kind of reading.

Get ready for back-to-school with great reads from Scholastic!

Brooke Shearouse  August 15th, 2017 

We’re reading some great new books for all ages from Scholastic to get in the school spirit. Check out the list below that is sure to prepare kids, tweens, and teens of...

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Our BFF books

Gina Asprocolas  August 15th, 2017 

We already know that books make the best birthday gifts. But I also think a book is the perfect gift for any occasion. (Including when there isn't even one.)

Families: Four helpful habits for back-to-school season

Guest Blogger  August 14th, 2017 

Scholastic Parents provides families "top tips," articles and resources to help get kids ready for the new school year. 

New on the podcast: Picture book read-alouds and 50 brilliant books for summer

Emily Morrow  August 11th, 2017 

This week on the podcast, we have something special — and a little different — for our listeners!

Back to school tips to keep kids reading for fun: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett  August 3rd, 2017 

We have easy, actionable "reading resolutions" to get the whole family reading every day at home once school starts.

We asked to see your reading adventures, here's what happened

Nicole Ortiz  August 3rd, 2017 

We received so many AMAZING submissions for our #ReadingAdventure Sweepstakes. Here are a few! 

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#WeHaveDiverseBooks: Discover This is Just a Test by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Brooke Shearouse  August 2nd, 2017 

#WeHaveDiverseBooks: Discover is a spotlight on OOM dedicated to connecting readers with books written by distinct voices. We’ll take a look at the...

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What was better, the book or the movie?

Stephanie Agresti  August 1st, 2017 

It’s a great debate of our time. What was better, the book or the movie?

On the podcast: Tui Sutherland talks her bestselling Wings of Fire series

Emily Morrow  July 27th, 2017 

We've just released a new podcast episode! This week, we sat down with Tui Sutherland, author of the bestselling Wings of Fire series, and her editor, Amanda...

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Our favorite fictional pools

Morgan Baden  July 27th, 2017 

It's hard for me to comprehend, but I've heard there are people who don't like beaches. Maybe it's the sand, or the wind, or the sticky salt water...but surely everyone...

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Shark Week and some killer reads!

Alexandra Wladich  July 27th, 2017 

This week is one of my favorite weeks of summer because it’s Shark Week! For those of you not familiar with Shark Week, it’s a week-long special on the Discovery Channel...

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En garde – prêt? – allez! On guard – ready? – fence!

Guest Blogger  July 26th, 2017 

Zaheer Booth, Alexander Cotter, and Khalil Thompson are interns this summer at Scholastic – who swordfight almost every evening after work! After spying them in a New...

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