02/24/2017 at 21:13. Facebook
New on the podcast this week: We talk the importance of giving children a voice.

First, we hear from author Carmen Agra Deedy who shares her incredibly moving story of coming to America as a Cuban refugee and discovering her love of books. She also talks about her new, allegorical picture book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet.

PLUS we hear from the 2016 New York State Teacher of the...
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02/23/2017 at 23:06. Facebook
Ready for a chance to become a real-life superhero? Enter the DreamWorks #CaptainUnderpants Pranks For Good Contest! Come up with an awesome surprise for your school and they'll give you the superpowers to do it IRL with a little help from @itsjustinstuart. Plus you could also win a premiere screening of the #CaptainUnderpants movie at your school! Click here for details and official contest...
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02/23/2017 at 14:46. Facebook
Exciting news --> The new professional book from literacy experts and authors Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst is almost here! Pre-order your copy today: [ Link ] #DisruptingThinking
02/23/2017 at 00:48. Facebook
New data shows that parents are often underestimating how difficult it is for kids to find a book they love. See more results from our Kids & Family Reading Report (including ways to help combat this trend!) at
Klutz Books celebrates its 40th anniversary at Toy Fair!
The good news: Reading aloud to children at home is happening earlier and more often!

The bad news: The frequency still drops off once kids turn 5, and again when they turn 8.

See more results from our Kids & Family Reading Report:
Happy Friday, book lovers! We know what we'll be doing this weekend.

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Does your child love to dance? Tell us the name of their favorite song to dance to for a chance to win a copy of “Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs” + groovy stickers! We'll choose 10 winners total — just leave your answer as a comment below!

P.S. Want to have your own GROOVY dance party? Visit [ Link ] to get FREE songs, activities and a dance certificate!

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Happy World Read Aloud Day! To celebrate, we released a new podcast: Listen as literacy advocates Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell, joined by entertainer Nick Cannon, talk about the importance of reading aloud!

Visit to learn more and to find out how you can join in the celebrations! #WRAD17

Literacy advocate and LitWorld founder Pam Allyn shares her top tips for hosting the perfect read-aloud! We're gearing up to celebrate World Read Aloud Day tomorrow (2/16)! To learn more and join the celebration, visit #WRAD17
Mark your calendar: World Read Aloud Day founder, Pam Allyn, will be joining us for a LIVE read-aloud tomorrow at 3:30 PM ET!
Today is a day for celebrating all things big, red and lovable: Happy birthday, Clifford! ❤
We ❤ these (book nerd approved!) Valentine's Day date ideas inspired by some of our favorite literary characters.

10 Valentine's Date Ideas Inspired By These Swoon-worthy Literary Crushes
Hey families and educators: Kids are bringing home the Scholastic Reading Club February flyers this month! Here's a live first look at the Book Boys' top picks for the month!
On the podcast: We discuss the findings from the latest Kids & Family Reading Report! Listen as our experts talk about access to books, the importance of reading aloud, why parents underestimate how hard it is for their children to find books they love, and more: [ Link ]
What would it be like to ride the Hogwarts Express from King’s Cross Station, shop in Diagon Alley, and be sorted into one of the Hogwarts houses? Find out with HOGWARTS: A CINEMATIC YEARBOOK, available now! Learn more:
The results are in for the 6th Edition of the Kids & Family Reading Report! Key findings reveal what kids and parents look for in children’s books; the importance and increase in reading aloud to children from an early age; views on summer reading; as well as the inequities around access to books in the home.

Click through the images below to see some highlights and view all our findings at...
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Mary GrandPré, illustrator of the original U.S. editions of Harry Potter, kicked off #HPCelebration for us today by drawing Harry on our #MuggleWall! ⚡♥
What does Harry Potter mean to you? Explore the messages fans left on our Muggle Wall at #HPCelebration in Orlando in this 360 photo!
What does Harry Potter mean to you? Our Muggle Wall at #HPCelebration is filling up with beautiful messages from fans! ⚡♥ #harrypotter #always