"The Arrival," by Shaun Tan. Published by Arthur A. Levine Books (2009).

Scholastic author and illustrator Shaun Tan shared some of the secrets behind his work in this interview. Tan is the author of numerous illustrated works, including The Arrival (2007) and Tales from Outer Suburbia (2009). This interview first appeared in The School Library Journal.

With a wordless debut novel (The Arrival, 2007, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine) and a collection of 15 stories (Tales from Outer Suburbia, 2009, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine), Shaun Tan continues to gain worldwide attention for his work. In June 2009, The School Library Journal spoke with him about the perils of fame, the nature of his writing, and his inspiration. Read More

Pittsburgh Region Art Coordinator Frances Hawbaker painting a mural.

After ten years, the Scholastic Art Awards have returned to Pittsburgh, PA

The Scholastic Awards program has its roots in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh was Scholastic Inc.’s headquarters for many years and where the program got its start back in the 1920s. In fact, numerous famous artists like Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein and Mel Bochner were enrolled in Pittsburgh high schools when they won their Scholastic Art Awards. Read More