These schools are rocking the Summer Reading Challenge

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 18th, 2014 

We're halfway through week seven of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, and the competition is really heating up as over 6,000 schools across the country vie for the...

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Scholastic News Kids Press Corps now accepting applications

Kristen Joerger  June 18th, 2014 

Calling all students! The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. The application is available for download at www....

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Author Jennifer Ziegler on writing, weddings, and siblings

Stephanie Smith  June 18th, 2014 

Today OOM welcomes Jennifer Ziegler, author of Revenge of the Flower Girls, a fun and delightful middle grade novel that is sure to make you smile. This book...

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Making a good first impression

Alexandra Wladich  June 17th, 2014  Comments • 1

Just like people, books need to make a good first impression. Last week I was reminded of how important the first line of a book is while attending an author discussion...

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GOAL! The 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil

Guest Blogger  June 16th, 2014  Comments • 50

by Concetta Gleason (Club Leo, Editorial and Creative coordinator) 

The World Cup kicked off Thursday, June 12, and Scholastic Club Leo en...

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Why today's Google Doodle has us buzzing

Guest Blogger  June 16th, 2014  Comments • 3

If you’re a Google user, by now you’ve seen their fun, soccer-themed logos honoring the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But today’s Google Doodle (June 16) really got our attention...

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Carib-liography

Deimosa Webber-Bey  June 13th, 2014 

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month, dear to me because I come from both Barbuda and St. Croix through my grandfathers.  In college I was...

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In Our Feeds: the best literary parents, The Fault in Our Stars frenzy, and 17 majorly beautiful bookstores

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 13th, 2014 

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!

It's Friday,...

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It's a Friday the 13th kind of full moon

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 13th, 2014 

Today is Friday the 13th and there's a full moon in the sky. I'm not supersticious or anything, but it just seems like a lot for one day, right? I can tell you right now...

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Remembering Anne Frank

Lia Zneimer  June 12th, 2014 

On this date in 1942, a German girl by the name of Anne Frank received an autograph book for her 13th birthday. "Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for...

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Father's Day books and resources

Morgan Baden  June 12th, 2014 

This Sunday marks Father's Day! My gift for my dad is on its way, but I'm still on the hunt for the perfect gift for my husband, a dad-to-be (our first baby is due in the...

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Inspiration to never give up

Alexandra Wladich  June 12th, 2014 

Here is an amazing story of a high school Valedictorian who has used his past struggles as motivation to succeed.

"Everyone thinks I try to make good grades because...

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Celebrating the start of the World Cup

Emma Brockway  June 12th, 2014 

Today is the first day of the World Cup, the world’s preeminent soccer competition that Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is hosting this year. As someone unfamiliar with the World...

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Scholastic Book Fairs: Teacher goes bald for books

Guest Blogger  June 11th, 2014 

by Teryl McLane (Publicity Manager, Scholastic Book Fairs)

Educators have done a lot of zany things to motivate students to read. I’ve seen principals kiss...

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Maurice Sendak in his own words

Suzanne McCabe  June 10th, 2014 

"Did you hear Sendak when he came to Scholastic?" our librarian asked me.

"Yes! He was irascible!"

"He was everything!" she replied. Irritable. Irate. Ill-...

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We're spicing up summer reading with a Google+ hangout

Megan Kaesshaefer  June 10th, 2014 

Parents, does this scenario sound familiar? Your child ends the school year on a high note, excited about reading, ready to dive into new books, and consistently falling...

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Reading through the zoo

Michael Strouse  June 10th, 2014 

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month.

My family visits the National Zoo and Aquarium every June as a Father's Day tradition. Little did we know that we were also...

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What is reading joy? How do we instill it in kids?

Morgan Baden  June 10th, 2014 

The experts -- teachers! -- took to Twitter last night to discuss #readingjoy, led by award-winning author Jen Serravallo. Jen asked questions like:

 

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Our summer stacks

Morgan Baden  June 9th, 2014  Comments • 1

Summer is for readers!

There's nothing better than beachside (or poolside, or lakeside) reading, in this beach-lover's opinion. I grew up at the shore, and my beach...

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Celebrating the most talented and creative teens in America

Brittany Sullivan  June 9th, 2014 

What a whirlwind of a weekend! In case you missed it, this weekend was dedicated to celebrating the amazingly talented national Award-winning students in the 2014...

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In Our Feeds: Bookish odors, Harry Potter, and Dishwashers

Nadia Almahdi  June 6th, 2014 

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!

Happy LGBTQ Pride month!

Michael Barrett  June 6th, 2014  Comments • 2

As an out and proud gay man, I believe it's my duty to encourage people of all ages to read about LGBTQ history and culture. It's important to learn about the numerous...

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Today is a big day for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Anne Sparkman  June 6th, 2014 

We've been talking about it for days now and it is finally here! The National Ceremony for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Carnegie Hall! Hundreds of teens...

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Hooray for audiobook month!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  June 5th, 2014 

An audiobook can sub in for a read aloud in the classroom or empower a struggling reader to keep up with the books that are hot right now. They are fun in...

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