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NEWS & VIEWS FOR PARENTS August 2010
FROM THE EDITOR
WHAT'S UP AT SCHOLASTIC
BOOKS
FUN FINDS
FROM THE EXPERTS
LEARNING TOGETHER
FROM THE EDITOR

Hello Friend,

Summer has wound down quickly and it’s already time to go back to school! We wish your family success this school year, and this issue covers some back-to-school basics to start the school year out right.

You may enjoy exploring our new Fun Finds — now featured online with product reviews by our editors. You can also download a copy of the current issue of Scholastic Parent & Child magazine on our new digital newssand, Zinio.com. It’s our biggest issue ever so you won’t want to miss it. We’ve also included a sampling of important information, special offers, and great promotions from our valued advertisers here that can benefit your family and are worth taking advantage of. And as always, remember to keep your child reading throughout the school year — there are some great books available to engage young minds.

Happy clicking.

WHAT'S UP AT SCHOLASTIC BOOKS

The biggest issue of Scholastic Parent & Child ever!

READ NOW! with Taylor Swift:
A Scholastic 90th Anniversary Literacy Event

Students (ages 8-14) are invited to write 250 words or less about the book they will always remember and why. Ten winners will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to attend the "READ NOW! with Taylor Swift" literacy event — webcast live globally!
learn more »


THE HUNGER GAMES #3: MOCKINGJAY
by Suzanne Collins

ages 9+

Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
Scholastic Press, $17.99

RECKLESS
by Cornelia Funke

ages 10 & up

Funke delivers another spellbinding book that fans of her bestselling Inkheart trilogy will devour with relish.
Little, Brown,
$19.99


THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED SOME LEAVES!
by Lucille Colandro

ages 3+

With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of a classic song is sure to appeal to young readers with every turn of the page.
Cartwheel Books, $5.99

PHILEAS’S FORTUNE
by Agnès De Lestrade

ages 4 & up

In wooing Cybele, Phileas discovers that it’s not the number of words that matter; it’s the care with which they are chosen. Dreamy illustrations add to the beauty.
Magination Press, $14.95

ASPCA KIDS: AMAZING PET TRICKS
by Kate Eldredge and Jacque Lynn Schultz

ages 9 & up

Want to train your dog to bring you a tissue when you sneeze or your cat to give you a high five? This illustrated guide shows you how. It even includes tricks for horses, turtles, and fish!
Howell Book House, $12.99




FUN FINDS
P&C EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Use the code “Scholastic10” at checkout to get 10 percent off of any order $50 or over at citizenpip.com. Valid through September 30, 2010.
FROM THE EXPERTS Sweepstakes, Contests, Resources & More

Understanding why girls as young as five are sometimes cruel is key to helping our daughters navigate their social world.

BY MICHELLE ANTHONY, M.A., PhD and REYNA LINDERT, PhD

read article »


Fair Trade Food and Kids
Not all foods are created equal. Virginia Berman, fundraising program director at Equal Exchange, urges parents to talk with their children about fair-trade food.
read more »




Emma Thompson Speaks to P&C!
Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson is back on the big screen as the title character in Nanny McPhee Returns. She also wrote the screenplay. Thompson talks with Scholastic Parent & Child about tackling serious subjects in a family film, the importance of comedy, and her favorite writers.
read more »




Step-by-Step
We welcome you back to school with fashion and flair, plus six unsung skill-building activities you can support at home.
read more »




Happy to Help
What is it that compels actress Teri Hatcher to dream up schemes to change the world — one child at a time?
read more »




Oh My Dog
Actor James Marsden talks with Parent & Child about the different roles he plays — as a father in real life and as Diggs in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
read more »





PARENTS!
Check out these custom Scholastic and partner resources filled with prizes, family games and information!







P&C EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Two P&C Exclusive End-of-Summer Travel Deals for a quick family getaway!
CHECK IT OUT »
LEARNING TOGETHER

15 Mighty Apps
Everyone is talking apps, short for “applications.” These simple Web-based tools for smartphones can entertain or educate. The best do both! We found 15 iPhone apps for you and your children to enjoy together for their quality and good value.
let's see »

A Fresh Look at Family Meals
Putting a “grown-up” twist on classic kid-friendly dishes like mac ‘n’ cheese can help parents and children meet halfway at mealtime.
The star of the Food Network’s Alex’s Day Off shows you how and serves up three recipes that will sure to leave plates clean.
read more»

IT'S HAPPENING AT THE STACKS:   Give your child a safe online environment where knowledge and learning thrives. As a member of THE STACKS, kids can send a shout out to friends, rock in the latest Avatar style, meet some famous faces, and more!
CHECK IT OUT »



Meet the winners of our 2010 Parent Blogger Awards.

When we launched our first annual blogger awards contest last year, we asked you to nominate and vote for your favorite blogs written by moms. This year we opened the nominations to blogs written by moms or dads and organized them into six categories for the voting period. Thousands of you pulled the lever (or clicked the mouse, we should say) to tell us which ones you liked best. Here are your top vote-getters (sorry to say, no dads!). They’re an inspiring bunch.
see the winners»



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