Scholastic Parents Night: Keeping Kids Engaged as Readers
Wednesday, February 10 | 7pm ET
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About the Event
We hope you’ll join us for the second event in the Scholastic Parents Night series!
At Scholastic Parents Night: Keeping Kids Engaged as Readers, a panel of Scholastic authors, editors and education experts will answer your burning questions on how to engage kids with books, 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
- Lauren Tarshis - Author of the I Survived series, Publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines
Attendees who visit the store after the event will receive a goodie bag (on a first come, first serve basis), and all attendees will receive digital activities, brochures and more!
See below for a list of books you can purchase before or after the event.
We hope you’ll join us!
About the Panelists
Moderator John Schu: John Schu is a lecturer at Rutgers University and the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs. He is also the host of the Facebook show Book Joy Live and the author of the popular blog Watch. Read. Connect. He works diligently to put the right book in every child’s hand.
Pam Allyn: Pam Allyn is the award-winning author of many books for educators and families, including Every Child a Super Reader, co-authored with Dr. Ernest Morrell. She is the founder of LitWorld, a global initiative serving children as readers and learners in 26 countries.
Andrea Davis Pinkney: Andrea is a Vice President and Executive Editor at Scholastic, working with authors including Malcolm Mitchell, Kacen Callender and Ruby Bridges. She is also the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of books for children and young adults, and was named one of the “25 Most Influential People in Our Children’s Lives” by Children’s Health Magazine.
Phil Falco: Phil Falco is the Creative Director of Graphix, the graphic novel imprint at Scholastic. He has worked on books including Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man series, the Wings of Fire series, Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, The Babysitters Club graphic novels and the new Graphix Chapters imprint. (Graphix)
Malcolm Mitchell : Malcolm Mitchell is a Super Bowl Champion and an author of books for children, including My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World. In 2016, he founded the Share the Magic Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting the benefits and joy of book reading, especially among striving and below-level readers. Malcolm considers a love of reading to be one of his greatest achievements.
Ernest Morrell: Ernest Morrell is the Director for the Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame and a director of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). He is an award-winning author of ten books, including Every Child a Reader, co-authored by Pam Allyn.
Lauren Tarshis: Lauren Tarshis is the author of the New York Times bestselling I Survived series, which tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. She is also the SVP, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, and the editor of Storyworks, a language arts magazine for grades 4-6.
This event is Free and open to the Public. To register, please click here.
Get your Books
Get your copies of the books talked about at this event below! Please note: if our website lists any books as out of stock, we are able to order them from the publisher for you after you've placed your order.