Here's why I read (and heart) YA

Lia Zneimer  May 22nd, 2014 

Some may argue that Young Adult (YA) literature is exclusively for teens, but here at Scholastic, we beg to differ--and we've got the data to prove it.

Bringing arts education to every child: A visit to the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show

Guest Blogger  May 22nd, 2014  Comments • 1

Tara Welty, editor of Scholastic Art Magazineand Scholastic Instructor Magazine, visited the White House this week for the...

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Scholastic All-Stars share their stories

Alexandra Wladich  May 21st, 2014 

We can’t get enough of the 2014 Scholastic READ 180 and System 44 All-Star Award winners! Here is a great interview with our two Pennsylvania winners,...

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Storyworks toasts 20 years!

Guest Blogger  May 21st, 2014  Comments • 1

Today we have a guest post from Lauren Tarshis, editor of Storyworks magazine. Lauren and her team celebrated the 20th anniversary of Storyworks last week at the...

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Why I read YA

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 20th, 2014 

Truth be told, as a reader it feels like I jumped from Ann M.

A recap of the READ 180 team's #LiteracyChat on Twitter

Lia Zneimer  May 20th, 2014 
On Thursday of last week, the READ 180® team hosted their first-ever Twitter chat.

Do you read YA? We read YA!

Guest Blogger  May 19th, 2014  Comments • 5

Last spring, we shared a simple statement: I read YA. It turns out, a LOT of people read young adult books, and are shout-it-from-the-rooftops proud of it...

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In Our Feeds: An ancient library, beautiful chalk art, and a drinkable book

Kristen Joerger  May 16th, 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!

Children’s Book Week celebrations continue!

Michael Strouse  May 16th, 2014  Comments • 1

Earlier in the week, Emma wrote about Children's Book Week.

All-Stars continue to inspire across the country

Brittany Sullivan  May 15th, 2014 

We recently announced the 2014 Scholastic READ 180 and System 44 All-Star Award winners, 13 amazing students in grades 5–12 who overcame obstacles to...

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Carnegie Science Center Goes “Reading Under the Stars”

Michael Barrett  May 14th, 2014 

Parents and kids are finding fun and unique ways to go “reading under the stars” this year in support of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge....

The best books for a celestial occultation

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 14th, 2014 

In case you missed it, we're currently experiencing a celestial occultation. Yep, as of 6:15am EST, the moon began to pass in front of Saturn, blocking it from view (also...

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Giveaway! The End (Almost)

Morgan Baden  May 14th, 2014  Comments • 3

Midweek feels like a good time for a giveaway!

Clifford the Big Red Dog takes a trip out west

Guest Blogger  May 13th, 2014 

Everyone could use a vacation once in a while--especially Clifford the Big Red Dog. With so many BIG things happening for him, a much-needed road trip was in order....

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60th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education

Alexandra Wladich  May 13th, 2014 

May 17 is the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down "separate but equal" segregation in public...

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Staying relevant in a digital world

Morgan Baden  May 13th, 2014 

It's no secret the worlds of publishing, education, and technology have changed in the 90+ years since Scholastic has been in business. So how do we stay relevant? ...

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From the NFL to NASA: an interview with Leland Melvin

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 12th, 2014  Comments • 1

As you probably know by now, NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin is a part of our Summer Reading Challenge team.

In Our Feeds: Writing poetry with sand, abandoning certain books, and a Mother’s Day gift guide

Alexandra Wladich  May 9th, 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!

Parenting as a wallflower

Michael Strouse  May 9th, 2014 

There has been a lot of talk about introverts lately. While it may be trendy to be an introvert these days, I've always been one and have not found it quite as trendy. I...

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We need diverse books

Morgan Baden  May 8th, 2014 

When #WeNeedDiverseBooks started on Twitter, we found ourselves enthusiastically agreeing.

10 tips to get kids reading this summer

Michael Barrett  May 8th, 2014 

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge launched this Monday - and we already have over 600,000 kids signed-up across the nation!


Okay, so your kid...

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Books make great petzzz!

Guest Blogger  May 8th, 2014 

#BookPetzzz; noun.Definition: the book you treasure most; your favorite story; the picture book you want to cuddle up with...

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