Last calls are underway for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Anne Sparkman  December 17th, 2013 

Teen artists and writers everywhere, start making final touches to your masterpieces! Whether a last grammar edit, brush stroke, ceramic glaze, video edit or anything you...

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Share pictures of your local school's #HolidayBookFair

Michael Barrett  December 17th, 2013 

 “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…” sound fine and all, but is the Scholastic Book Fair one of your “favorite things”?

It was definitely one of...

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Meet the artist: Axel Scheffler

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 16th, 2013 

This week, we continue to feature the artwork and companion resources within our Art of Read Every Day campaign. Axel Scheffler's incredible piece is currently in the...

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In Our Feeds: Cow stickers, dream libraries and getting married at work.

Michael Barrett  December 13th, 2013 

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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What to read on Friday the 13th

Morgan Baden  December 13th, 2013  Comments • 1

Superstition says Friday the 13th is an unlucky day filled with fear. What better day to read some scary books?

Remembering Sandy Hook: A Parent's Letter to Teachers

Alexandra Wladich  December 13th, 2013 

As we take a moment to remember the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, we wanted to share a few passages of a letter written...

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A visit to Newark for My Very Own Library book fair

Nadia Almahdi  December 12th, 2013 

Having reading role-model parents or a large book collection at home has more of an impact on kids’ reading frequency than does household income (Kids...

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"Before READ 180, reading was boring to me."

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 12th, 2013 

We've got new videos up on YouTube, and they're all about READ 180, Scholastic's reading intervention program that includes curriculum, instruction, assessment &...

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Finding yourself through quotes: A "My Bookprint" guest post

Anne Sparkman  December 11th, 2013 

"What is your Bookprint?" At the Scholastic offices, this is the most common get-to-know-you question. No new team member can avoid it and one of the things I love...

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11 places not to talk to a stranger about books

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 11th, 2013  Comments • 2

I loved reading this genius roundup on BuzzFeed Books: 14 Places to Talk to a Stranger About Books. On the list: the bus stop, the DMV, a bookstore, an elevator, the...

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A big win for Instructor Magazine!

Morgan Baden  December 11th, 2013 

We're celebrating!

Happy Birthday, Emily Dickinson!

Nadia Almahdi  December 10th, 2013  Comments • 1

I am Nobody! Who are you?

Are you – Nobody – too?

183 years later, I think most people would agree that Emily Dickinson was more than “...

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Our most stellar books of 2013

Morgan Baden  December 10th, 2013  Comments • 1

This year, we were thrilled to see so many of our titles receive glowing reviews. Check out this compilation! Which ones have you read?

 

 

Reading is a civil right

Alexandra Wladich  December 10th, 2013 

As we celebrate this year’s Human Rights Week, I couldn’t help but think of our mission statement at Scholastic.

Meet the artist: Judy Schachner

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 9th, 2013 

The next artist we're featuring from our Art of Read Every Day campaign is Judy Schachner.

Your family probably has great stories. Research says: Share them!

Morgan Baden  December 9th, 2013 

This piece is SO worth a read. Some choice quotes:

It's here! Our "Give the Gift of Reading Guide"

Michael Barrett  December 9th, 2013 

Drumroll, please!

Scholastic Reading Club and Book Fairs just released its “Give the Gift of Reading” 2013 holiday guide. 

One of my favorite...

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In Our Feeds: The President’s reading list, “Your Police” and a buddy bench!

Alexandra Wladich  December 6th, 2013 

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!

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Morgan Baden  December 6th, 2013 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

I Survived: Pearl Harbor

Guest Blogger  December 6th, 2013 

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Scholastic has some helpful resources for students and teachers, and several reading recommendations, too.

Reading: A theme park for your mind!

Michael Strouse  December 5th, 2013 

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.”

That...

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The Hunger Games: the best civics lesson since Orwell's Animal Farm?

Morgan Baden  December 5th, 2013 

In the Wall Street Journal today, we can't get enough of Robert Pondiscio's "'The Hunger Games' is a Civics Lesson," which highlights the ways the groundbreaking...

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Are you a book snob?

Jessica Watson  December 4th, 2013  Comments • 1

Raise your hand if you are a book snob.

Keep your hand up if you only want people to think you're a book snob.

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Catching Fire is "red-hot" on social media!

Morgan Baden  December 4th, 2013 

This is pretty cool. Talk about the power of YA literature!

Save the date 12/12: A live Twitter chat on student comprehension and independent reading

Alexandra Wladich  December 4th, 2013 

Are you looking for expert advice on student comprehension and independent reading? Look no further! On Thursday, December 12th at 8pm EST, Jennifer Serravallo (@...

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