Scholastic Parents Night

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With so many TV shows, video games, and other things to do, how can we help kids get excited about picking up a book—and continue reading it?

In our second Scholastic Parents Night event, Scholastic authors, editors, and education experts will share tips and answer your burning questions about how to keep kids engaged as readers,  build their skills, and grow their confidence.

We will joined by:

 
  • Moderator John Schu - Lecturer at Rutgers University, Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic, host of the Facebook show Book Joy Live, and the author of the popular blog Watch. Read. Connect. 

  • Pam Allyn: Co-Author of Every Child a Super Reader and Founder of LitWorld

  • Andrea Davis Pinkney - Vice President and Executive Editor, Award-Winning Author 

  • Phil Falco - Creative Director (Graphix)

  • Malcolm Mitchell - Author of My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World, Founder of Share the Magic Foundation

  • Ernest Morrell: Co-author of Every Child a Super Reader and Director for the Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame - local author!

  • Lauren Tarshis - Author of the I Survived series, Publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event date: 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

South Bend, IN 46617
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My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781338225327
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Published: Orchard Books - December 29th, 2020

From Super Bowl champion and literacy crusader Malcolm Mitchell comes an exciting new story that shows even reluctant readers that there is a book out there for everyone!

Meet Henley, an all-around good kid, who hates to read. When he's supposed to be reading, he would rather do anything else.


I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived #20) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338317442
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 2020

California continues to be ravaged by devastating wildfires. Lauren Tarshis's heart pounding story tells of two children who battle the terrifying flames and -- despite the destruction -- find hope in the ashes.

The people of Northern California were used to living with the threat of wildfires.


I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived Graphic Novel #3): Graphix Book (I Survived Graphic Novels #3) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Álvaro Sarraseca (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338666373
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Published: Graphix - February 2nd, 2021

A beautifully rendered graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's bestselling I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944, with text adapted by Georgia Ball and art by Álvaro Sarraseca.

It's been years since the Nazis invaded Max Rosen's home country of Poland. All the Jewish people, including Max's fam­ily, have been forced to live in a ghetto.


Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society: Graphix Chapters Book  (Banana Fox #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338660487
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Published: Graphix - February 2nd, 2021

Eisner Award-winning cartoonist James Kochalka brings his trademark humor to Banana Fox, an uproariously funny series from Graphix Chapters!

Wowie Pow!

The great detective Banana Fox is called back to duty to find a missing turtle. But the deeper he digs, the more he discovers, and it's worse than he thought!


Slime for Dinner (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel #2) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338587357
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Published: Graphix - February 2nd, 2021

Praise for Slime for Dinner:"Fresh, funny, and fast-paced. The free-style artwork and anything-goes story will make kids want to write and draw their own books!" -Dav Pilkey

Geronimo recieves a mysterious package. It was a coffin! And it was gift-wrapped!

It was an invitation to a spine-tingling mystery dinner at Cacklefur Castle!


Claudia and the New Girl (Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #9) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #9) Cover Image
By Ann M. Martin, Gabriela Epstein (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338304572
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Published: Graphix - February 2nd, 2021

A brand-new Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adapted by newcomer Gabriela Epstein!

Claudia has always been the most creative kid in her class... until Ashley Wyeth comes along.


Allergic: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338568905
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Published: Graphix - March 2nd, 2021

A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl with severe allergies who just wants to find the perfect pet!

At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they're expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world.


King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129335
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

Winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature!

Winner of the 2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry!

In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself.

FOUR STARRED REVIEWS!

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Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780590189231
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 1st, 1999

In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words.


Clifford Loves Cover Image
By Norman Bridwell (Created by), Jennifer Oxley (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338715903
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 1st, 2020

Find out what Clifford the Big Red Dog LOVES!

Clifford the Big Red Dog loves playing outside. Clifford loves reading and swimming, too. But most importantly, Clifford loves spending time with his friends-especially Emily Elizabeth!Learn about all of the things Clifford the Big Red Dog loves in this adorable, heart-shaped board book.


Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf Cover Image
By Sam Wedelich, Sam Wedelich (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338359008
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021

I am SO not scared!

Chicken Little is NOT afraid of anything, not even a wolf. No matter how big or bad he is.

In fact, she's never even seen a wolf.

So when a real wolf shows up and ruffles her feathers, what's a fretful fowl to do: Join the frenzied flock and fly the coop?


Dragon Gets By: Acorn Book (Dragon #3) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338347500
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 26th, 2019

From Dav Pilkey, creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, comes Dragon, the heartwarming hero adored by Dav's youngest readers!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read.


Pug Blasts Off: Branches Book (Diary of a Pug #1) Cover Image
By Kyla May, Kyla May (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338530032
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 1st, 2019

The first book in a sweet and funny new Branches series about a pug and his human, told from the pug's POV!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers.


The Dangerous Gift (Wings of Fire, Book 14) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338214543
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021

The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues!

Snowfall didn't expect to be queen of the IceWings at such a young age, but now that she is, she's going to be the best queen ever.


Ground Zero Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245752
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present.

September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the


 
 

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