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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Teaching children about digital citizenship

Alexandra Wladich  April 3rd, 2014 

I recently overheard my six year old niece asking her mother for an iPhone. Although my niece is still mastering the skills needed to become a fluent reader, she is an...

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PB+J books

Michael Strouse  April 2nd, 2014 

The epic combination of Peanut Butter and Jelly is celebrated today, April 2nd. Yes, there is such a thing as National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!

The National Student Poets celebrate National Poetry Month

Brittany Sullivan  April 1st, 2014 

National Poetry Month in April marks a high point in the National Student Poets' year of service. This month, each of these five literary ambassadors...

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What do you geek?

Morgan Baden  March 31st, 2014 

Here's an awesome campaign: "Geek the Library" is helping spread awareness about just how critical libraries are and the increasingly important role they play in their...

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Teachers, this summer reading challenge is for you

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 31st, 2014 

Research tells us that teachers typically spend 4-6 weeks at the beginning of every school year re-teaching materials from the previous year. Why? Because students have...

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Our reading "pyramids"

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 28th, 2014 

March is National Nutrition Month, and you've likely seen a lot of health and wellness-related content in the news lately. I came across the USDA's re-imagined food...

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In Our Feeds: Book clubs, book battles & book loving in other languages

Brittany Sullivan  March 28th, 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!

Live from China: Michelle Obama answers kids' questions

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 27th, 2014 

During her recent trip to China (March 19-26, 2014), the First Lady invited kids in U.S. classrooms to submit their questions about her trip. The questions rolled in, from...

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Getting CRAFTY with Klutz

Michael Strouse  March 27th, 2014 

March is a big month at Klutz! It's not only when the new release for Spring hit shelves but it's also National Craft Month.

7 tips for National Nutrition Month from Choices magazine

Kristen Joerger  March 26th, 2014  Comments • 19

Today we're sharing a guest post from the editors at Choices magazine. Check out their tips for National Nutrition Month below, and be sure to visit their great blog,...

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Bringing families together

Guest Blogger  March 26th, 2014 

In The Verge’s recent video feature, “The Future is Now,” president of Scholastic Media Deborah Forte discussed Scholastic’s goal in delivering unified on-screen...

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Perfect lines

Morgan Baden  March 26th, 2014 

Last week Publishers Weekly rounded up five perfect sentences from literature (part 3!) on their Tumblr. Who among us hasn't come across a sublimely perfect...

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Morgan Baden  March 25th, 2014 

Maybe because I'm a twin, I grew up really interested in stories about switches -- like babies switched at birth, or moms and their teen daughters switched on freaky...

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A milestone for the Scholastic Book Fairs app!

Morgan Baden  March 25th, 2014  Comments • 2

Big news about the Scholastic Book Fairs app: it just broke 100,000 downloads!

Teaching is more than academics

Anne Sparkman  March 25th, 2014 

Academics and student achievement are crucial topics in the dialogue surrounding education in America today. Teachers are constantly working with their students who have...

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