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Scholastic
Public (NASDAQSCHL)
Industry Books, Printing and Publishing
Founded 1920
Founder Maurice R. Robinson
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Toronto, Ontario
Mexico City, Mexico
London, England
Shanghai, China
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Sydney, Australia
Auckland, New Zealand
Buenos Aires Argentina
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Shiki, Saitama, Japan
Seoul, South Korea
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Richard Robinson, CEO, Chairman, & President
Revenue Decrease US$1.8493 billion (2009)
Increase US$(14.3) million (2009)
Number of employees
9,100 (2009)

Scholastic (or Scholastic Inc.) is a global book publishing company known for making educational items for schools, teachers, and parents, and selling and giving them by mail order and via book clubs and book fairs. It also has the all the publishing rights to the Harry Potter book series in the United States.

Notable books

  • The 39 Clues
  • The Amazing Days Of Abby Hayes
  • Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series
  • Animorphs
  • The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series
  • Alvin, Simon and Theodore
  • The Baby-sitters Club
  • Bananas (magazine)
  • Bionicle
  • Bone (colorized editions)
  • Captain Underpants series
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog (series)
  • Dynamite
  • Dynamath (magazine)
  • Freak the Mighty
  • Genny in a Bottle series
  • Ghostville Elementary series
  • The Ghost Hunter
  • Good Night, Sleep Tight
  • Guardians of Ga'hoole series
  • Goosebumps
  • Geronimo Stilton series
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
  • Harry Potter series
  • History of My Back Yard series
  • I-Spy
  • Jigsaw Jones Mysteries
  • The Magic School Bus series
  • PLAY! Scholastic (magazine)
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Royal Diaries series
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Special Edition (annual)
  • Scholastic News (magazines)
  • Science World
  • Star Wars series
  • Sunfire series
  • The Scholastic Dictionary of Spelling
  • T*Witches
  • Warriors series
  • Wishbone series
  • Wow (magazine)

Criticism

Scholastic has been criticized for bad marketing to children. A large number of titles have strong media tie-ins and are considered short in literary and artistic merit by some people. Consumer groups have also said that Scholastic is selling too many toys and video games to children.

Coordinates: 40°43′27″N 73°59′54″W / 40.72417°N 73.99833°W / 40.72417; -73.99833

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