Every year in the month of August, the Perseid Meteor Shower lights up the night sky. Timing couldn’t be better for us here at Scholastic seeing as the theme of our Summer Reading Challenge (happening now) is “Reading Under the Stars.” The shower will peak late tonight and into early tomorrow morning—let’s celebrate with a celestial playlist! Turn up these tunes, grab a book about the solar system, and head outside to watch.
(You can find book recommendations that cover everything from planets to stars to aliens here.)
Fashion and reading have a long history together, and some beloved books feature characters with impeccable, unique, and just plain fun fashion senses! Scholastic is helping to support Ralph Lauren in their Global Children’s Literacy Program, where, during the month of August, 10% of the purchase price from various Ralph Lauren collections will be donated to Reach Out and Read, which is partnering with Scholastic to put books in the hands of children. 25% of the purchase price from the Ralph Lauren Literacy Capsule Collection will be donated to Reach Out and Read on an ongoing basis.
Find out more at ralphlauren.com/literacy. And now, our picks for the 10 most fashionable literary characters:
Today marks Harry Potter’s birthday, which got us thinking—if the students and staff at Hogwarts had access to Klutz books, which would be their favorites? We’ve done our best to make some magical matches.
Inspired by the Corpus Libris Tumblr, we took a stab at creating book-and-body pics of our own!
This year, we’re celebrating the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20. We’ve rounded up some teaching resources to help students understand Dr. King’s legacy.
Katniss. Harry. Usher?? (Yes, Usher.) Check out the things that made us say “Whoa!” this year on social media.
You read the book. You purchased your movie ticket. You’re going through Katniss-withdrawal and can’t wait until the 2014 film adaptation of Mockingjay. What’s next? In celebration of the film adaptation of Catching Fire, reading experts at Scholastic put together a list of must-read picks for Hunger Games fans.
Books, lesson plans, crafts, and more! Happy Thanksgiving!