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November 18, 2016

Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty in Fantastic Beasts Movie

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemThe movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (rated PG-13) has found a new star in Faith Wood-Blagrove. The 10-year-old girl will play Modesty, who is described as a “haunted” character with an “inner strength and stillness.” Perhaps thanks to a little magic, the character “has an ability to see deep into people and understand them.”

Modesty Barebone is Mary Lou’s youngest adopted daughter. Mary Lou Barebone is a No-Maj and the outspoken leader of the New Salem Philanthropic Society (NSPS), otherwise known as the Second Salemers. Bent on exterminating all magic, Mary Lou fiercely crusades against the wizards and witches she is convinced live among them. She enlists her adopted children, who all live in fear of her wrath.

A bit precocious, Modesty manages to hide her disobedience from her strict mother. Playing her favorite game of hopscotch, she chants anti-witchcraft rhymes. But out of sight of her mother, she rebelliously scatters the Second Salemers leaflets to the four winds instead of passing them out.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling shared that she was excited to find Modesty, signaling that the character may be significant to Fantastic Beasts.

Fantastic Beasts producers held an open casting call in July 2015 to find a girl who could take on the part. Over 10,000 young girls, ages 8-12, showed up to audition for the role. The girls came with their families and waited for hours in line before getting the chance to audition. All of the girls received certificates after their auditions. About 100 girls were invited to move forward with the next round in the audition process. Out of the thousands of young actors who tried out for Modesty, 10-year-old Faith Wood-Blagrove from the UK was chosen for the role. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be her first movie

The career of Rupert Grint was launched in a similar way to Blagrove’s, also at the age of 10. He heard about the role of Ron in the Harry Potter movie, and then got cast from an open casting call. Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood in the last four Harry Potter movies, also auditioned for her role through an open casting call after hearing about it on MuggleNet.

Faith will be working alongside Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be in theaters on November 18, 2016.

November 11, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie

Posted by at 1:24 am in Harry Potter, Movies & TV | Permalink

Eddie Redmayne as Newt ScamanderFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (rated PG-13) takes us to a new era of the Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter and half a world away in New York City. The film marks the screenwriting debut of Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling.

It will be the first of five mega-movies set in the magical world about 70 years before the start of the Harry Potter story (so obviously, Harry, Ron, and Hermione were not born yet). The films will follow magizoologist Newton Artemis Fido Scamander (whose grandson Rolf will later marry Luna Lovegood). Newt was a Hufflepuff who graduated from Hogwarts in 1915. From 1918 to 1927, he traveled all over the world researching magical creatures for the book he was writing called . . . Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which we know went on to become a Hogwarts textbook. In his travels, he visited New York, which is where this movie will start.


Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

There are growing dangers in the wizarding world of 1926 New York. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets, threatening to expose the wizarding community to the No-Majs (American for Muggles), including the Second Salemers, a fanatical faction bent on eradicating them. And the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, after wreaking havoc in Europe, has slipped away…and is now nowhere to be found.

Unaware of the rising tensions, Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures, some of which are safeguarded in the magical hidden dimensions of his deceptively nondescript leather case. But potential disaster strikes when unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose in a city already on edge. This is a serious breach of the Statute of Secrecy that former Auror Tina Goldstein jumps on, seeing her chance to regain her post as an investigator. However, things take an ominous turn when Percival Graves, the enigmatic Director of Magical Security at MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), casts his suspicions on both Newt…and Tina.

Now allied, Newt and Tina, together with Tina’s sister, Queenie, and their new No-Maj friend, Jacob, form a band of unlikely heroes, who must recover Newt’s missing beasts before they come to harm. But the stakes are higher than these four outsiders—now branded fugitives—ever imagined, as their mission puts them on a collision course with dark forces that could push the wizarding and No-Maj worlds to the brink of war.


November 7, 2016

War Books for Veterans Day

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militaryanimalsNovember 11 is Veterans Day, a day to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans. If you like books about war, these books will help you learn more about the brave soldiers who fought for the United States of America.

Military Animals With Dog Tags By Laurie Calkhoven for Ages 7–10
Everyone knows that soldiers entered battlefields on horseback, but did you know that some warriors rode elephants into combat? You may have heard of bomb-sniffing dogs, but what about bomb-sniffing honeybees? In this book you will learn about animals that have aided the military in the air, on land, and by sea. Discover how dolphins, bears, pigs, penguins, and even glowworms became heroes in times of war. When technology couldn’t help, these amazing animals could!

Brave Like My Brother By Marc Tyler Nobleman for Ages 7-10
When Charlie’s brother, Joe, is called up to fight in World War II, he promises to write Charlie lots of letters. It won’t make up for not being there to help Charlie out with the neighborhood bullies, but it’s all Joe can do.
Life is tough for a soldier, and Joe tells Charlie all about it, from training in endless rain and mud to the stray dog the soldiers adopt. When Joe is sent on a secret mission with the one soldier he can’t stand, Matt, he will have to face risks that place their mission — and their lives — in grave danger.
Charlie knew his brother was strong, but through Joe’s letters he learns what Joe really is: a true hero. Joe’s letters give Charlie the strength to stand up for himself and be brave, just like his brother.

The Holocaust: The Origins, Events, and Remarkable Tales of Survival By Philip Steele for Ages 8-12
During World War II, six million Jewish men, women, and children lost their lives under the Nazis, in one of the darkest events of modern history. This thought-provoking book explores the reasons behind what led to the Holocaust, examines what life was like in concentration camps, and retells incredible stories of heroism.

The Enemy Above: A Novel of World War II By Michael P. Spradlin for Ages 8-12
Anton has nowhere to run. Colonel Karl Van Duesen of the Gestapo has made it his mission to round up every Jew in the Ukrainian countryside, and he’s getting close. A web of underground caves seems like the perfect hiding place for Anton and the rest of his community. If they are discovered, they will be sent off to work camps . . . or worse.
But when a surprise invasion catches them off guard, and his grandmother is captured, Anton makes a radical decision. He won’t hide. He will follow the Gestapo and rescue his grandmother. He will stop being the hunted . . . and start doing some hunting of his own.

Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific: The Incredible Story of U.S. Submarines in WWII By Deborah Hopkinson for Ages 8-12 
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US entered World War II in December 1941 with only 44 Naval submarines — many of them dating from the 1920s. With the Pacific battleship fleet decimated after Pearl Harbor, it was up to the feisty and heroic sailors aboard the US submarines to stop the Japanese invasion across the Pacific.

Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark By Deborah Hopkinson for Ages 8–12
When the Nazis invaded Denmark the morning of Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes were ordered to go about their daily lives as if nothing had changed. But everything had changed. Deborah Hopkinson traces the stories of the heroic men and women who would not stand by as their country was occupied. Instead, they fought back. Some were spies, passing tactical information to the British; some were saboteurs, who aimed to impede Nazi operations in Denmark; and 95% of the Jewish population of Denmark were survivors, rescued by their fellow countrymen, who had the courage and conscience that drove them to act. 

Warriors: The Greatest Fighters in History By Sean Callery for Ages 8–12
This stunning book about the greatest warriors of all time is packed with facts, infographics, expert text, and photography from museums and private collections. Explore collections of weapons, armor, uniforms, medals, everyday equipment, and much more. Find out what these objects can show us about battle tactics, key moments in history, and life as a soldier.

Dogs of War By Sheila Keenan, Illustrated by Nathan Fox for Ages 8-12
This graphic novel tells the stories of the canine military heroes of World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. The three fictional stories were inspired by historic battles and real military practice. Each story tells the heroic adventures of a soldier and his service dog, bringing to life the faithful dogs who braved bombs, barrages, and battles to save the lives of soldiers.
Based on the real-life roles of military dogs that served as Red Cross rescuers, messengers, scouts, search-and-rescue teams, sentries, and mascots, Dogs of War captures the adventure and the devastation brought on by war.

Duke By Kirby Larson for Ages 8-12
With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, 11-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to “loan” their pets to the military to act as sentries, mine sniffers, and patrol dogs. Hobie immediately regrets his decision and tries everything he can to get Duke back, even jeopardizing his friendship with the new boy at school. But when his father is taken prisoner by the Germans, Hobie realizes he must let Duke go and be brave. Will Hobie ever see Duke, or his father, again?

Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting By Jim Murphy for Ages 8-12
On July 29th 1914, the world’s peace was shattered as the Austria-Hungary Empire began shelling the troops of the country to its south. What followed was like a row of falling dominoes as one European country after another rushed into World War I. Soon most of Europe was fighting in this calamitous war that could have been avoided. But who could have guessed that on December 25 the troops would openly defy their commanding officers by stopping the fighting and having a spontaneous celebration of Christmas with their enemies? In what is described as a Christmas Miracle, this beautiful narrative will remind everyone how brotherhood and love for one another reaches far beyond war and politics.

Dog Tags #1: Semper Fido By C. Alexander London for Ages 10-14
When Gus Dempsey joins the US Marine Corps, he knows that he will make a great dog handler. He’s always been good with dogs. In fact, he’s often better with dogs than he is with people. But Loki is not the dog that Gus was expecting. Fun-loving and playful, Loki acts more like a pet than the well-trained, bomb-sniffing Marine that he’s supposed to be. When Gus and Loki deploy to Afghanistan, though, they have no choice but to learn to work together. Because in war, getting along is a matter of life and death.

Profiles #5: The Vietnam War By Daniel Polansky for Ages 10-14
Kids will learn biographical information (background, family, education, accomplishments) about: Ho Chi Minh (Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of Vietnam), John F. Kennedy (U.S. President 1961-1963), Lyndon B. Johnson (U.S. President (1963-1969), Ngo Dinh Diem (President of South Vietnam), Henry Kissinger (U.S. National Security Advisor), and William Westmoreland (U.S. Army General). This book will help illuminate one of the most controversial wars in American history.

Scholastic Discover More: World War II By Sean Callery for Ages 10-14
Nicknamed the Deadliest Conflict in History, World war II claimed at least 50 million lives. It was the backdrop to atrocities like the Holocaust and the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan. This book charts the course of the war, from the rise of Nazism to Hitler’s suicide in April 1945. Firsthand accounts show how individuals experienced the war, be they military or civilian, adult or child. In addition to photographs, there are detailed cutaway artworks that reveal the inner workings of vehicles that defined the war: the German U-boat, Sherman tank, and Liberator bomber.

Tides of War #1: Blood in the Water By C. Alexander London for Ages 10-14
Navy SEALs are trained to operate in sea, land, and air, they work under cover of night to carry out the US military’s most sensitive and difficult missions. Cory McNab wanted to be a Navy SEAL, but he washed out of the program. Now he is a member of the Navy’s Marine Mammals Program, where he is partnered with a search-and-recovery dolphin named Kaj. Together, Cory and Kaj are the Navy’s best hope when a US spy submarine is lost in enemy waters. With the help of Kaj’s bio-sonar, they should be able to locate the submarine before its secrets fall into the wrong hands. But the mission gets complicated when a team of Navy SEALs runs into trouble. Can Cory succeed where his heroes have failed…or is he in too deep?

Vietnam #1: I Pledge Allegiance By Chris Lynch for Ages 10-14
Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of them is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too—each with a different branch of the US military. Morris joins the US Navy, and he makes it his personal mission to watch over his friends from the USS Boston. But the Boston itself isn’t safe from attack. And although Morris means to keep his friends safe, he may have his hands full just watching out for himself.

World War II Book 1: The Right Fight By Chris Lynch for Ages 10-14
There are few things Roman loves as much as baseball, but his country is at the top of the list. So when the United States is swept up into World War II, he turns his back on baseball and joins the US Army. As it turns out, he is far more talented with a tank than he ever was with a baseball. And he is eager to drive his tank right into the field of battle, where the Army is up against the fearsome Nazis of the Afrika Korps. The North African terrain is like nothing Roman has ever known, and desert warfare proves brutal. As Roman drives his team deeper into disputed territory, one thing becomes very clear: Life in wartime is a whole new ball game.

November 3, 2016

Scholastic Character Emojis

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Goosebumps ScholasticIntroducing Scholastic character emojis!

If you send texts, you can download the Scholastic Goosebumps sticker pack from the App Store and drag and drop Scholastic characters into your messages on iOS devices.

Our first pack was released last weekend and features Goosebumps spooky monsters. Look at all the emojis you can get!

Goosebumps Stickers

If there are other Scholastic characters that you would like to see, we’d love to know about it! Tell us in the Comments which characters you would like new emojis for!

October 26, 2016

Halloween Books from Scholastic

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Get ready for Halloween with these new scary books from Scholastic!

Creepella von Cracklefur: A Suitcase Full of Ghosts By Geronimo Stilton for Ages 7–10
Creepella is about to interview the famouse Hector Spector, who has come to Mysterious Valley with his Galloping Ghost Circus. But before she can, she has a mystery on her paws—someone is playing tricks and making messes all over Cacklefur Castle! Can she put a stop to these ghastly gags?

Ghosts By Raina Telgemeier for Ages 8-12
Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister’s sake — and her own.

The Gathering (Shadow House, Book 1) By Dan Poblocki for Ages 8–12
You don’t just read this ghost story. You step into it. Some houses are more than just haunted . . . they’re hungry. Dash, Dylan, Poppy, Marcus, and Azumi don’t know this at first. They each think they’ve been summoned to Shadow House for innocent reasons. But there’s nothing innocent about Shadow House. Something within its walls is wickedly wrong. Nothing–and nobody–can be trusted. Hallways move. Doors vanish. Ghosts appear. Children disappear. And the way out? That’s disappeared, too. . . . Enter Shadow House . . . if you dare.

Goosebumps Most Wanted #10: Lizard of Oz By R.L. Stine for Ages 8–12
The infamous Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and after you!
Kate Orton loves animals, especially unusual ones. So when she sees a pop-up ad on her computer for an amazing lizard from Australia, she has to have it. The ad says the lizard is actually a kind of chameleon-it can change its color to blend in with its surroundings. But what makes this lizard really strange is that it’s a copycat-the ad says it can even change its shape.
Kate’s parents don’t believe all the claims in the ad, but they tell her to go ahead and order it. They tell her not to be disappointed if it’s just a plain old lizard. After anxiously checking the mail every day for two weeks, the package finally arrives from Australia. Kate can’t wait to open it. But when she does-there’s no lizard inside. Instead, she finds an egg with a warning:
You MUST let the egg hatch by itself. Do NOT hurry it and do NOT open the egg early-no matter how much noise it makes.

Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #4:The Haunter By R.L. Stine for Ages 8–12
Sammy Baker, twelve, is a quiet kid who wishes he wasn’t so shy and timid. He is frightened but eager to prove he can be brave. On Halloween night, he follows his friends to the Barlow House, an abandoned mansion on the edge of the woods. It’s rumored a whole family died in the house many years before, and everyone knows there are ghosts there.
Just past midnight, he feels a cold tingle at the back of his neck. The cold seeps down, a heavy chill he has never felt before. Soon, his whole head feels like a block of ice. He’s about to scream — but the cold feeling vanishes. He realizes the others are watching him — because he’s panting so frantically.
Sammy doesn’t realize that his body has been invaded by a ghost known as The Haunter. The Haunter takes over Sammy’s brain and gives him instructions that he has to obey. But The Haunter’s commands become more and more dangerous. And then life-threatening. And to his horror, Sammy realizes The Haunter’s goal — to turn Sammy into a ghost, too!

October 24, 2016

Murphy Dog Create a Caption

Ruff Ruff! This dog looks like he’s taking a quick break from a fun game of fetch! What would you say he is thinking?


Here’s my caption: “I’m just taking a breather! Don’t try and take my ball; this game isn’t over till I say it’s over!”

Write YOUR caption in the Comments below!


October 21, 2016

Goosebumps Movie Would You Rather

The Goosebumps Movie (rated PG), based on the Goosebumps books series by R.L. Stine is becoming somewhat of a Halloween classic, especially now that the DVD is out. Full of silliness, spooky characters, and just a great story line, it features teenagers Zack and Hannah. Zack has just moved to a new town with his mom, and meets the girl next door, Hannah. Little does he know she is R.L. Stine’s daughter, and before you know it, they have unleashed the monsters from his books. We dare you to try our Goosebumps Movie Would You Rather.

Would You Rather . . .

1. Be attacked by garden gnomes OR the abominable snowman?

2. Have horror stories come true OR really bad nightmares?

3. Be chased by Slappy the Evil Dummy OR a car full of evil clowns?

4. Be locked in a house OR stuck in a book?

5. Have R.L. Stine for a dad OR J.K. Rowling for a mom?

6. Be trapped in a deserted supermarket OR a deserted ice rink?

7. Have a graveyard ghoul suck out your soul OR a slimy pink Blob swallow you whole?

Gather your courage, and let us know what YOU would rather in the Comments below! And let us know if you’re a fan of The Goosebumps Movie!


October 19, 2016

Not-So-Scary Halloween Books

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Halloween is an exciting time of year: fun costumes! Pumpkin carving! Yummy candy! Parties all month long! I know I spend at least half a year planning what I’ll dress up as on October 31st. But Halloween can also be a really frightening time of year, and spooky and scary isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Maybe you’re not really into creepy ghost stories and gory movies—that’s totally okay! (Guess what? Me, neither.) Just because you don’t like getting your pants scared off doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, too. To celebrate the Halloween season, I’ve put together a list of books for a non-scary Halloween. These mysterious stories will take you on fantastic, wild adventures to get you in the Halloween spirit, but you’ll still be able to sleep at night (well, maybe with a night light).

The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
Young Jack is only just beginning to learn of his mysterious magical abilities when he and his little sister, Lucy, are kidnapped from their small village by berserkers. What follows next is a thrilling (and hilarious) adventure featuring man-eating spiders, dragons, troll bears, and Vikings—and a universe of creatures, powers, and myths that will forever change Jack’s life.

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
The Baudelaire children—Violet, Klaus, and Sunny—have had a run of very bad luck. Not only did their parents perish in the fire that claimed their house, they are sent to live with the horrible Count Olaf. It will take a lot of clever skill and determination for the Baudelaires to foil Olaf’s sinister plans to steal their inheritance, and a lot of teamwork, but they might just make it out of this chapter of their lives OK…for now!

The Witches by Roald Dahl
Thanks to his grandmother’s stories, a seven-year-old boy knows all about witches—REAL witches, not just the ones of stories! He knows how to tell if a human is really a witch in disguise, and knows that what witches hate more than anything else in the world is children. When he accidentally uncovers a truly terrible plot to rid England of all its children, it’s up to the boy to come up with a plan to stop the witches…though an unfortunate transformation is going to make it a lot harder than he thought!

The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis
Neighbors Digory and Polly are having a pretty wild summer. After accidentally stumbling into an alternate world (thanks to Digory’s Uncle Andrew and some magic rings), they find themselves in even further trouble when they awaken an evil queen with a sinister desire to take over the earth! This first book of the Chronicles of Narnia series will pull you in right away, introducing you to the incredible universe of Narnia and all its fantastic creatures.

Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson
Five teenagers, used as models for holographic “guides” in the Disney World theme park, find themselves transported back to the park every night thanks to a bizarre technological glitch. They are tasked with battling an evil force called the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains intent on destroying the world. If you love fantasy, mystery, and all things Disney, this is definitely a must-read!

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
When sixteen people are named as the heirs to the fortune of Samuel W. Westing, an eccentric millionaire who loved puzzles, they are divided into teams of two and tasked with solving a series of clues. The pair who solve the mystery first will inherit the entire fortune…but the heirs may be hiding some dark mysteries of their own!

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
Serafina is a pro at staying hidden: she lives on the vast Biltmore Estate with her father, the estate’s maintenance man, completely unknown to the estate owners Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt. She knows all the secret corridors and passageways of the mansion, which she explores every night. So when children start disappearing from the estate, Serafina is the only one who knows which clues to follow…but is she willing to risk being discovered to save them? With mystery, suspense, and—yes!—magic, this book is sure to suck you in right away and whisk you off on a most fantastic journey.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Young orphan Hugo relies on being quick and staying undetected to survive in a busy Paris train station. He picks pockets, lives in the walls, and keeps the clocks running. But his world is about to change—and become a lot more visible—when he collides with the mysterious man who runs a toy booth in the station. A series of clues, including a hidden message from Hugo’s dead father, lead Hugo on a journey of discovery that will reveal not only more about the new people in his life, but his own past as well.

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Eleven-year-old classmates Petra and Calder are fairly new friends, but they have so much in common—they love art, their teacher Ms. Hussey, and even the same blue candy! So when a famous Vermeer painting is stolen on its way to Chicago, and the art thief leaves a series of clues in the public paper, the two decide to solve the mystery on their own…and with the clock ticking down and clues becoming more complicated by the day, it’s a race against time for the new dynamic duo!

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Responding to a most peculiar ad in the newspaper, dozens of children sign up to take a series of competitive tasks to prove their gifted abilities—but only four make the cut. These four children are selected to join a super-secret society and tasked with a dangerous, mysterious mission: to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened. There’s something very sinister afoot at the Institute, and only these four can stop it! Criminal masterminds, plans for world domination, and ultra-smart kids…what could possibly go wrong?

What do you think? Have you read any of the books on this list? Do you have any recommendations for not-so-scary Halloween books? Share your thoughts and picks in the Comments!

Have a very Happy Halloween!


October 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton Wins Scholastic Student Vote

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Scholastic News logoKids across the U.S. have cast their votes for president.

Most voters will make their picks for president on November 8, but our readers have already made their choice. Hillary Clinton won this year’s Scholastic Student Vote.

The Democratic candidate for president received 52 percent of the student votes, while her main challenger, Republican Donald Trump, received 35 percent. The remaining 13 percent was split among dozens of write-in candidates.

The person with the third most votes was Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, who received about 2 percent. Not far behind were Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who had challenged Clinton for the Democratic nomination (the act of being formally chosen as a candidate for a job or position), and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. About 153,000 students nationwide, from kindergarten through grade 12, voted online or by mail-in paper ballot.

Since 1940, the results of the student vote have usually mirrored the outcome of the presidential election. In fact, Scholastic readers have been wrong only twice. In 1948, kids picked Thomas E. Dewey over President Harry S. Truman. And in 1960, more students voted for Richard M. Nixon than for the eventual president, John F. Kennedy.

Will the student voters be right again? Find out on November 8!

Student Vote Results Map

Student Vote Results by State

Note: The Scholastic Student Vote is not based on a scientifically designed sample of the student population. It is an educational activity meant to give students an opportunity to express their opinions about the 2016 presidential election.

Alabama 32% 51% 17%
Alaska 36% 35% 29%
Arizona 56% 33% 11%
Arkansas 36% 50% 14%
California 71% 19% 10%
Colorado 59% 28% 14%
Connecticut 55% 32% 13%
Delaware 51% 27% 22%
Florida 48% 39% 13%
Georgia 48% 37% 15%
Hawaii 48% 25% 27%
Idaho 41% 38% 22%
Illinois 58% 31% 11%
Indiana 45% 43% 11%
Iowa 41% 42% 17%
Kansas 39% 40% 21%
Kentucky 39% 45% 15%
Louisiana 37% 52% 12%
Maine 44% 40% 15%
Maryland 66% 21% 13%
Massachusetts 65% 24% 11%
Michigan 49% 36% 15%
Minnesota 54% 33% 13%
Mississippi 41% 52% 7%
Missouri 35% 52% 13%
Montana 29% 56% 15%
Nebraska 38% 51% 10%
Nevada 59% 28% 13%
New Hampshire 50% 31% 18%
New Jersey 54% 37% 9%
New Mexico 57% 25% 18%
New York 56% 35% 9%
North Carolina 49% 40% 11%
North Dakota 25% 63% 12%
Ohio 43% 42% 15%
Oklahoma 44% 49% 7%
Oregon 58% 26% 16%
Pennsylvania 48% 41% 10%
Rhode Island 52% 29% 19%
South Carolina 47% 43% 9%
South Dakota 42% 46% 12%
Tennessee 42% 45% 13%
Texas 49% 40% 11%
Utah 44% 27% 29%
Vermont 50% 23% 26%
Virginia 50% 37% 13%
Washington 60% 25% 15%
Washington, D.C. 34% 29% 37%
West Virginia 25% 65% 10%
Wisconsin 46% 40% 14%
Wyoming 22% 49% 29%