Celebrate Teen Literature Day

Lia Zneimer  April 17th, 2014 

April is School Library Month, which means 30 days full of library love.

National stress awareness day: Book de-stressors

Michael Barrett  April 16th, 2014 

Today is National Stress Awareness Day. What is your “go-to” for relieving the tension in your life? Our OOM team all agree that a good book is great way to remove...

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Talking to kids about money

Kristen Joerger  April 15th, 2014  Comments • 1

Happy Tax Day! Most people in the U.S. have money on their minds today, which is a great opportunity to think about discussing money matters with your kids. For many...

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The library's place

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 15th, 2014 

Library users, young and old

Many the stories they have told

Shushed they were, you see

At their local library

...

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Lunch with editors of Harry Potter!

Nadia Almahdi  April 15th, 2014 

How cool would it be if you had the chance to meet with the editors of your favorite book series? Last week, I had the opportunity watch this happen when Ellie, a 4th...

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Vote now, and help them read!

Morgan Baden  April 14th, 2014 

Everyone has a favorite children's book, from Clifford the Big Red Dog to Green Eggs and Ham, from The Velveteen Rabbit to Where the Wild...

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New literacy and math education programs for the international market

Kristen Joerger  April 14th, 2014 

Our International team has big news today! Scholastic announced two new education programs for the international market, Scholastic Literacy Pro and Scholastic PR1ME...

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In Our Feeds: Storybook ball gown, novel recipes and grammar blunders

Michael Barrett  April 11th, 2014 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

Books you can't pass over

Lia Zneimer  April 11th, 2014 

Passover--the Jewish holiday marking the freedom of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt--officially begins Monday night at sundown. In honor of the springtime...

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Teaching resource for National Poetry Month

Anne Sparkman  April 11th, 2014 

In honor of National Poetry Month, students across the country have been writing away and learning about poetry. Teachers, for continued inspiration to have your students...

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Literary siblings we love and hate

Nadia Almahdi  April 10th, 2014 

This morning, Michael posted about new siblings. Obviously, siblings have strong bonds and are with each other through ups and downs, whether it’s locking a neighbor’s dog...

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It's National Volunteer Week!

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 10th, 2014 

It's National Volunteer Week! Established in 1974, this week has always been about working together, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds in...

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Stopping the summer slide: a Google+ hangout

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 10th, 2014 

Have plans next Wednesday? Now you do. At 8pm EST, join us for a Google+ hangout on the subject of summer reading! Pam Allyn, literacy expert and founder of LitWorld, will...

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A Great New Sibling Book

Michael Strouse  April 10th, 2014 

Today is National Siblings Day! One of our most consistent inquiries at The Scholastic Store is what books should you get for a new sibling. One of my consistent...

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Celebrity chef heats up the kitchen in Math@Work: Culinary Arts webisode

Alexandra Wladich  April 9th, 2014 

Calling all foodies and math fanatics! Register today and tune in on 4/29 at 1pm EST for the Math@Work: Culinary Arts webisode.The Chew’s Carla Hall,...

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Putting pen to paper (literally)

Morgan Baden  April 8th, 2014 

Post offices intimidate me. I don't get how they work. I'm an infrequent visitor. Every winter when I need to send some holiday packages I inevitably end up in the wrong...

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Early years are learning years

Alexandra Wladich  April 8th, 2014 

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that thousands of new pre-k seats will be open for the next school year. However, NYC is not the only community...

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Do you lend books?

Lia Zneimer  April 8th, 2014 

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be," Polonius advises his son in Hamlet. When it comes to books, I'm not sure I'd take his advice that far (...

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Open today: Teacher registration for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 7th, 2014 

Big news, teachers: registration for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is officially open! If you want to keep your students reading this summer,...

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Worlds are colliding, and you're going to want to get in on this!

Morgan Baden  April 4th, 2014 

Worlds Collide has launched, and no lie, it's one of the coolest things ever!

Happy School Librarian Day!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 4th, 2014 

Flashback: the school was in Far Rockaway, the decade was the ‘80s, and the librarian was Mrs. Antosofsky… Our class visited the library once a week, sat...

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The alcohol facts every child needs to know

Guest Blogger  April 4th, 2014 

If you’re like most American parents, you probably enjoy a glass of wine or beer now and then. As such, your kids probably know there are special drinks for grown-ups only...

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In Our Feeds: Slam poetry, pen names, and a round-up of best sentences

Lia Zneimer  April 4th, 2014 

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

The process of elimination

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 3rd, 2014 

Hello friends! I am the new librarian at Scholastic, where I catalog, manage the archive, facilitate the employee book club, and help my fellow librarian Karen Van Rossem...

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Leave me alone, I'm reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 3rd, 2014 

I recently read a great article in The New York Times called "Really, You're Not in a Book Club?" Apparently we are experiencing a "book club boom"—approximately...

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