Who is your literary dream date?

Michael Barrett  January 29th, 2014  Comments • 1

I know it’s some time until Valentine’s Day, but why not grab a book featuring your favorite dream date to prep for the day infamous for its red hearts, Cupid and secret...

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Are you a book quitter?

Nadia Almahdi  January 28th, 2014  Comments • 8

Last week I was listening to the Dear Book Nerd podcast on Book Riot, and at one point, the host says she follows the “50 page rule.” If she’s...

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An exciting morning for book lovers

Jessica Watson  January 27th, 2014 

For those of us who read children and young adult literature, today is a little like Christmas and the Oscars all rolled into one.  This morning in Philidelphia, The...

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In Our Feeds: Selfies, video games, the DNA of a successful book & more

Brittany Sullivan  January 24th, 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 great weekend!


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Looking back at ALA winners

Emma Brockway  January 24th, 2014 

As the weekend creeps upon us we can’t help but become excited…for Monday morning!

Although most Mondays call for a double espresso and a bagel, here at Scholastic...

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Belly laughs with books

Nadia Almahdi  January 24th, 2014  Comments • 1

Books have the power to take us to new locations and experience new emotions. Books can make you cry, they can make you mad, and they can make you laugh. A lot.

Read a book to your dog

Michael Barrett  January 23rd, 2014  Comments • 2

Did you know its “National Train Your Dog Month”?  Besides teaching your pup the usual commands such as “fetch,” “sit” and “stay,” how about, “read a book”?

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An ode to handwriting

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 23rd, 2014  Comments • 1

You have likely read several recent articles proclaiming the death of handwriting.

Right book, right time

Morgan Baden  January 22nd, 2014  Comments • 3

About six years ago, a dear friend was visiting from the UK and left me a book she'd finished on her flight over. She was sure I'd love it just as much as she had.

Literary Quizification

Michael Strouse  January 22nd, 2014 

If my life was anything like my Facebook feed this past week, it would be something like this:

6 cool ways to Read Every Day

Lia Zneimer  January 21st, 2014  Comments • 1

Here at Scholastic, we firmly believe it's critically important to read every day.

Get ready to read with Clifford!

Guest Blogger  January 21st, 2014  Comments • 5

He’s BIG, he’s red—and yes, he’s oh so loveable! There are lots of reasons to love Clifford...but most compelling are his stories of adventure and friendship that have...

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In Our Feeds: Inside the awards circle, Alice in Wonderland and authors’ passport photos.

Michael Barrett  January 17th, 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 great weekend!

BIG winners: Looking back on a year of service

Lia Zneimer  January 17th, 2014  Comments • 1

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Dr. Martin Luther King once said. Inspired by his words and his commitment to service, we...

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Fluff and stuff! Happy “Pooh” Day

Michael Barrett  January 17th, 2014  Comments • 1

In my opinion, tomorrow is the best day of the year. January 18th is national “Winnie the Pooh Day” or author A.A. Milne’s birthday.

Winnie-the-Pooh (yes, the...

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When it comes to Common Core, trust yourself

Suzanne McCabe  January 16th, 2014  Comments • 3

A colleague's Facebook friend recently posted a math problem that her 6-year-old had brought home from school. Several people tried unsuccessfully to solve it.


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Getting crafty with This is Teen

Guest Blogger  January 16th, 2014  Comments • 1

January is International Creativity Month, and we're highlighting great, crafty, bookish things you can do yourself to put your creativity to good use! Here's ...

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“Get #BookFit”: Mid-month motivation

Michael Barrett  January 15th, 2014  Comments • 3

We are at the halfway point for Scholastic’s “Get Book Fit” Month. Like any good coach or personal trainer, we want to see how you are doing with this New Year’s...

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Literary mentors

Nadia Almahdi  January 15th, 2014  Comments • 1

As Alex mentioned in a previous post, January is National Mentoring Month. So to celebrate all the mentors in our lives, we've rounded up a list of some of our favorite...

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A soldier's lifeline

Morgan Baden  January 15th, 2014  Comments • 2

"Art and music and books aren't extras," author Trent Reedy explains. "They're essential."

And he would know. CBS News This Morning aired a spectacular story today,...

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Using poetry as an educational tool

Alexandra Wladich  January 14th, 2014  Comments • 2

Today is Poetry at Work Day! As you can imagine, we have a ton of poems floating around the Scholastic office.

Book Pull: Fourth Grade Rats

Jessica Watson  January 13th, 2014 

Book Pull [colloq]: When a library assistant or staff librarian (at Scholastic) pools a list of book requests from writers, editors, etc. and journeys down to the...

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Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!

Michael Strouse  January 13th, 2014  Comments • 2

My kids and I visited the playground quite often this Fall. Being a responsible parent, I found a park near our house with age appropriate equipment for my daughter....

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What's a "Story Smashup?" You're about to find out!

Morgan Baden  January 13th, 2014 

In just two days, something incredible is happening: iconic authors/illustrators Dav Pilkey (he of Captain Underpants fame) and Jeff Kinney (he of Diary of a Wimpy Kid...

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8 teaching resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Lia Zneimer  January 10th, 2014 

This year, we're celebrating the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20. In honor of MLK Jr. Day, we've rounded up some of our teaching...

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