Scholastic

By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Aug 31st, 2015
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This summer, our family participated in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and it was a blast! Our kids range from the age of 7 to 14, so they’re reading preferences were different. Here is a list of our 5-Word Book Reviews: Our kids love reading the books from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! This is a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jul 31st, 2015
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This summer has flown by! Thanks to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, our kids have been busy reading this summer, as well as swimming, bowling and more fun summer activities! Not only have the kids been busy reading, but we’ve had a variety of fun activities to participate in over the past three weeks. ABOUT […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Education
Jun 26th, 2015
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I remember reading during the summer when I was a kid. I participated in the summer reading program with our local library. We had a list of book titles for our age category (just ideas), a reading log and a bookmark. At the end of the summer, we could go and redeem a prize if we […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
May 28th, 2015
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It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here! When I was a young girl, I remember signing up for the reading challenges at our local library. We would go to the library and sign up to read so many books during the summer. My sisters and I would keep a reading log of the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 26th, 2014
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How much do our tweens really know about OTC (Over-the-Counter) Medicine Safety?  According to a few recent surveys, tweens got a failing grade.  In fact, not only did the tweens get a failing grade, but the vast majority of parents weren’t even sure whether OTC-related issues were being taught in their tweens‘ school.  Plus, 58 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 23rd, 2014
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Are you a parent of a tween?  If so, how much does your tween know about OTC Literacy?  In other words, what does he or she know about Over-the-Counter medications?  A new research study showed that tweens got a failing grade in OTC medicine safety.  Yikes!!! What is OTC Literacy?  OTC Literacy is an educational campaign […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
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Our kids enjoy reading and I’m always on the lookout for new books they would enjoy.  I recently discovered the Ricky Ricotta Series Books and they are so fun for the kids to read.  I know they’re good books when they come from Scholastic!  The series includes four different titles – Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot, Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty [&h...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Aug 4th, 2014
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Our kids enjoy reading and the summertime gives them plenty of time to get some good reading in.  But realistically, this just doesn’t happen.  There are video games, board games, swim time and other activities that keep them busy throughout the summer.   I remember the first day of summer when I was a kid […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Jun 18th, 2014
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It’s officially the summertime and the kids are out of school. All 3 boys got excellent report cards and on each of them, the teachers talked about their reading skills. The teachers also suggested that the boys continue to read during the summer to maintain their current reading levels. When I learned about the Scholastic […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Sep 1st, 2013
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Do you love Scholastic books?  How would you like to receive free Scholastic books for your family?  You can do so with the “Every Day is a Big Day” program sponsored by Kellogg’s® Frosted Mini Wheats® and Scholastic.  The “Every Day is a Big Day” program invites families to complete monthly mini missions for an opportunity to earn […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Feb 22nd, 2013
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Our kids love to read – especially when it comes to fun books they can read on their own or to one another.  In school, they are required to read 20 minutes a day and Captain Underpants is at the top of the list of books they enjoy reading.  Captain Underpants & the Revolting Revenge of […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Jan 28th, 2013
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  Dear Guest,   Cousins Sophia Grace and Rosie Cordially invite you to the FANCIEST, the PINKEST, the MOST PRINCESSY tea party ever!  Tea will be served on Sunday at four o’clock in the afternoon at our castle.  Please wear your fluffiest tutu and finest tiara.   Sincerely, Sophia Grace and Rosie Do you know […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Feb 4th, 2012
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Are you looking for a book that would help to get your little one ready for bed?  If so, this book is perfect for you!  Things I Love About Bedtime is written and illustrated by Trace Moroney.  The book is available for purchase in bookstores and online, retailing for $8.99. There are so many things […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Jan 4th, 2012
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Do you have teen boys in your home?  Are you looking for some books geared towards teen boys?  Scholastic has three books for teen boys – iBoy, The Eleventh Plague, and Under Dogs.  These books can be purchased in bookstores or online. The Eleventh Plague (by Jeff Hirsch) “The Eleventh Plague hits disturbingly close to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Back-to-School
Oct 19th, 2011
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My boys love to read and thanks to Scholastic Books, we recently had the opportunity to add BAILEY to our family book collection.  It is such a cute picture book and we loved reading out loud as a family.  My boys even read to each other!  BAILEY was written by New York Times bestselling author Harry […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
Feb 11th, 2011
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On February 1st, 2011, Lionsgate Home Entertainment released Clifford the Big Red Dog: Best Buddies on DVD.  You’ll have a blast as you watch Clifford the Big Red Dog, as well six bonus Speckle Stories.  You can purchases this DVD in stores and online, retailing for $14.98 each. DVD SYNOPSIS Clifford knows that every day is […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Jan 17th, 2011
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I love being a Chuggington Conductor!  My boys love the show and have enjoyed the different Chuggington reviews we’ve had the opportunity to participate in.  Most recently, we had the opportunity to review some fun Chuggington books from Scholastic.  The Chuggington books included: The Chugger Championship, All Around Chuggington, Welcome to Chuggington, Let̵...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Jan 11th, 2011
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Thanks to Scholastic, we had the opportunity to review Happy 100th Day, written by Susan Milord and illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma.  Happy 100th Day is an engaging story that makes counting up (or down) to 100 extra fun!  Happy 100th Day is available for purchase in bookstores or online, retailing for $16.99. SYNOPSIS: Graham […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Jan 8th, 2011
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In October of 2010, Scholastic released a simple and cute children’s book – And I Love You!  And I Love You was written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Steven Kellogg.  You can purchase the book online or in stores, retailing for $16.99. BOOK SYNOPSIS Originally published in 1987 as Big and Little, with pastel illustrations […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Jan 8th, 2011
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I love Scholastic and was excited to receive a copy of The Wonderful Book.  The Wonderful Book was written by Leonid Gore and can be purchased online and in stores, retailing for $16.99. BOOK SYNOPSIS Deep in the woods, a rabbit finds a wonderful object that serves as a cozy red tent for rabbit, until […]...
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