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The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Goes on Tour!

Michael Barrett September 15th, 2017

D.C. exhibit opens today. The traveling exhibition will visit Tulsa, Oklahoma; Lexington, Kentucky; Elmira, New York; and Youngstown, Ohio.

Throwback Thursday: It comes 'full circle' with Scholastic Book Clubs

Michael Barrett September 14th, 2017

As a book lover, I faced a major conundrum: I never liked to read aloud in class or at home.

2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Submissions are now open

Michael Barrett September 13th, 2017

Students in grades 7–12 can submit their original works starting today and join the legacy of Awards’ alumni including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Zac Posen, Stephen King...

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James Patterson & Scholastic Book Clubs help build 3,500 classroom libraries

Michael Barrett September 7th, 2017

Scholastic research classroom libraries across the country only have half the recommended amount of books per classroom, and are often funded by teachers themselves.

National Student Poets honored at Library of Congress

Michael Barrett September 1st, 2017

Yesterday, five teen poets were honored at the Library of Congress and met actor Alfre Woodward and U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

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Tune in! Scholastic on the radio with back-to-school tips

Michael Barrett August 16th, 2017

David Allender, Scholastic Book Clubs Editorial Director, will provide some easy, reading resolutions for families to practice this new school year on Thurs., August 17....

Meet the 2017 National Student Poets

Michael Barrett August 14th, 2017

Five Teens Selected for the Country’s Most Prestigious Youth Poetry Honor Year of service begins with appointment ceremony at Library of Congress

#SummerReading in August: Get kids "reading ready" for school

Michael Barrett August 8th, 2017

The 2017 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, our free online summer reading program, kicks off "Minute Mania Month" to help kids count all their reading minutes.

Back to school tips to keep kids reading for fun: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett August 3rd, 2017

We have easy, actionable "reading resolutions" to get the whole family reading every day at home once school starts.

Summer reading book ideas: Insight from the Kids & Family Reading Report

Michael Barrett July 6th, 2017

Are you stumped on which books will get kids excited about summer reading? Kids and parents share their favorite children's books and series.