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Celebrating Pride Month With Author Simon James Green
June 27, 2023

In this episode, we’re celebrating Pride Month with British author and screenwriter Simon James Green. Simon joins host Suzanne McCabe to talk about Gay Club!, his hilarious new n

Celebrating 100 Years of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
June 08, 2023

In 1923, Scholastic founder and CEO Maurice R. Robinson deemed that artistic students should be celebrated every bit as much as their athletic peers. Robinson created the Scholastic Art & W

Parachute Kids: Celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month With Betty C. Tang
May 11, 2023

In this episode, we’re celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with New York Times bestselling comic artist Betty C. Tang. Betty talks with

Big Tree: A Conversation With Author and Illustrator Brian Selznick
April 20, 2023

In this episode, we introduce you to siblings Merwin and Louise. The two tiny sycamore seeds are living in a world filled with dinosaurs, asteroids, and volcanoes. Merwin and Louise are the

Iceberg: Author Jennifer A. Nielsen Reimagines the Sinking of the Titanic
April 20, 2023

Everyone loves a good Titanic story. Jennifer A. Nielsen has written a great one! In this episode, she talks with host Suzanne McCabe about Iceberg, her new middle grade n

I Kick and I Fly: A Conversation With Author and Activist Ruchira Gupta
March 09, 2023

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate women who paved the way in a range of fields—from politics and the law to aviation and technology. In this episode, host Suzanne McCabe talks with

Dreamer: Akim Aliu Talks About His New Graphic Novel and Racism in the Hockey World
February 10, 2023

When Akim Aliu was a young boy, he and his family moved to Canada. His parents wanted a better life for their two sons. Akim’s father is Nigerian, and his mother Ukrainian. Whether they liv

Owl Diaries: Rebecca Elliott on Reading Aloud and Eva the Owlet
January 30, 2023

If you haven’t met Eva the Owlet, you’re in for a treat. She’s headed to Apple TV+ for her own animated series, which debuts on March 31. Eva is the adorable narrator of Owl Diaries,

The Tower of Life: Remembering the Holocaust
January 25, 2023

In 1941, when Yaffa Eliach was six years old, German troops invaded her town in what was then Poland. Most of the Jewish population was rounded up and murdered. Within two days, 900 years o

The Power of Mentoring
January 11, 2023

How can individual members of a community help children flourish in the classroom? One way is through mentoring. Scholastic’s nationwide mentorship program helps students boost their litera