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Scholastic Sells Ed Tech Business to Focus on Publishing

With the sale of its ed tech arm to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) for $575 million in cash, Scholastic will shed its popular Read 180… 128 more words

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Coffee Break Confidential: Interrogation and 100 Scope Notes

Katherine again, writing from a Norwegian island that’s hard to find and even harder to pronounce. I didn’t really plan to be here, but you know how Norway goes: come for the fjords, stay for the secret underground bases. 736 more words


Coffee Break: A Day in the Life of Travis Jonker, School Librarian & Book Blogger

We’re starting a brand new series on Coffee Break called “A Day in the Life”! It’s a chance for us and our viewers to get to know book industry professionals. 55 more words


James Patterson Raises School Libraries Grant to $1.5M

James Patterson isn’t just a best-selling author, he is also a great advocate for school libraries. On March 23, Patterson announced that in addition to the… 69 more words

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Teen Library Advocates Get Booted Out of Missouri Governor’s Office

Last week, teen services librarian Wick Thomas found himself being involuntarily escorted out of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s office by a state trooper along with the group of teens he’d traveled with from Kansas City to Jefferson City earlier that day. 249 more words

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Magic & NYC Parks

I have a couple of things to share:

1) my essay on community-based publishing is on the School Library Journal website. It’s already created quite a stir on Twitter, so please stop by and take a look. 439 more words