New podcast episode: Edwidge Danticat

Suzanne McCabe  July 12th, 2016 

We're honored to have Edwidge Danticat join us for our latest Scholastic Reads podcast episode. 

112 million minutes and counting!

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 6th, 2016 

Kids from around the world have logged an impressive 112 million minutes so far across nine weeks of the Summer Reading Challenge! We crunched some...

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Sweepstakes alert! Guided Reading Short Reads Fiction

Brittany Sullivan  July 5th, 2016 

Here at Scholastic, our core mission is built on that special moment when a child’s face lights up and he or she discovers the boundless possibilities in literature, no...

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In Our Feeds: Harry Potter beach accessories, ice cream art, and authors' unexpected day jobs

Megan Kaesshaefer  July 1st, 2016 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great (long and patriotic) weekend!...

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STEM fun at Scholastic with a pop-up maker fair

Julia Graeper  June 30th, 2016 
We invited local NYC students to built simple circuits, parallel circuits, LED cloud pins and light-up pop-up cards!

New podcast episode: Drag it up with Jeffery Self!

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 29th, 2016 

In honor of Pride Month, we invited author and actor Jeffery Self to join us on the podcast to talk about his new YA debut, Drag Teen. The brilliantly-funny book...

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Free resources to celebrate the Fourth of July

Alexandra Wladich  June 29th, 2016 

Celebrate the Fourth of July by having the children in your life learn more about famous figures from U.S history, the American flag and system of government with these...

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5 books that make perfect graduation gifts

Guest Blogger  June 28th, 2016 

This post was written by Emily Bowman, a summer intern in the Corporate Communications department.

You're invited: a special screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 27th, 2016 

Just announced this morning: J.K. Rowling will join Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne on stage at Carnegie Hall on November 12th, 2016,...

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In Our Feeds: Cursive, Jimmy Fallon, Monopoly and BFFs 4eva

Julia Graeper  June 24th, 2016 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!


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It's official: Kids have clocked 100 million summer reading minutes!

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 24th, 2016 

Seven weeks into the Summer Reading Challenge and kids have logged an impressive 100 million reading minutes so far! Our Book Fairs team is celebrating...

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12 Book-Based Activity Kits to Keep Your Kids Busy This Travel Season

Guest Blogger  June 23rd, 2016 

One of summer’s biggest challenges is keeping your kids engaged and entertained, and as all parents know, kids are synonymous with energy. As families prepare to travel,...

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Scholastic Stands with Orlando

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 20th, 2016 

It's hard to believe that over a week has passed since the horrific shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. In the tragedy's aftermath, we have seen some hope for a...

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Selecting the "50 Sensational Books of Summer"

Alexandra Wladich  June 20th, 2016 

Scholastic Teacher Magazine has curated a list of 50 Sensational Books of Summer. Geared toward children grades K-8, the list highlights the year's best fantasy and...

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43 government officials join 2016 Summer Reading Challenge to get kids reading

Josephine Djonovic  June 20th, 2016 

Today we're thrilled to announce that 39 U.S. Governors’ Spouses, 3 Governors and 1 Lieutenant Governor have shown their support for summer reading by signing on...

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Why math rocks!

Brittany Sullivan  June 17th, 2016 

Whether we realize it or not, math is all around us and plays an important role in our daily lives—and our jobs! The editors at Scholastic DynaMath ...

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How parents can help kids keep learning during the summer

Guest Blogger  June 15th, 2016 
What can families do to help minimize the effects of summer slide? Here are some ideas.

Scholastic Reading Club editors share their best books for summer

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 15th, 2016 

Last week, Scholastic Reading Club editors Laura Demoreuille and Kristin Standley joined us for a Facebook Live Video to talk about their favorite books...

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Librarians are transformers (contest winner announced!)

Guest Blogger  June 14th, 2016 

Libraries today are “less about what they have for people and more about what they do for and with people.” Our Scholastic Library Publishing team is proud to support the...

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Scholastic recognized at the 2016 AAP REVERE Awards!

Guest Blogger  June 14th, 2016 

A guest post from Katie Brickner, Editor of Scholastic Art magazine, which brings art history to life in middle and high school visual arts education programs...

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New podcast episode: The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 8th, 2016 

The 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony took place at the iconic Carnegie Hall last Thursday.

70 million minutes and counting

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 6th, 2016 

We've hit the five week mark in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and kids have logged over 70 million minutes so far! See below for highlights from the past week...

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Remembering Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

Julia Graeper  June 6th, 2016 

Over the weekend we mourned the loss of a great man—The Greatest, in fact—Muhammad Ali, who passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016.

Why I Write by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 3rd, 2016 

In honoring author Suzanne Collins for her extraordinary contributions to children’s literature, the Authors Guild annual gala focused on the importance of instilling...

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A Cursed Child first look: Harry, Ginny and Albus Potter

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 31st, 2016 

Never-before-seen images of Harry, Ginny and Albus Potter as they will appear in the London stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two...

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