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The latest news in children’s and young adult books from our member publishers!

August 17, 2018
2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Update
Still need to log in reading minutes for the 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading challenge? Find out about the Minute Mania Month, and discover the summer reading ambassadors in 44 state! Read More
May 8, 2018
Are You Ready for a Magical Summer of Reading? The 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Is Officially Open!
The 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is now open! Find out more on how to participate! Read More
April 19, 2018
Story Monsters Ink Announces Partnership with Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California
Story Monsters Ink magazine and Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California (RIFSoCal) are teaming up to create home libraries for kids and motivate them to read. Read More
April 6, 2018
Penguin Random House, Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books and Kiwanis International Launch “Read and Lead” Program
Penguin Random House announced the launch of Read and Lead, a literacy-service program created in partnership with Kiwanis International, a global volunteer service organization dedicated to serving the children of the world. Read More
March 12, 2018
Resources from Scholastic Help Striving Readers Grow Their Literacy Skills

Scholastic announced an expanded suite of resources to support striving readers including Scholastic Edge™, an intervention program incorporating leveled books and targeted instructional strategies for teachers to better support striving readers in grades K–6 while keeping them in the classroom. Read more.

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February 28, 2018
Fabled Films Press Expands The Nocturnals’ with Exciting Wyndham Grand Hotel Partnership and New Middle Grade and Early Reader Books
Fabled Films Press announces a partnership with Wyndham Grand Hotel for Reconnected, a Family Experience-- a program addressing the dire need for quality time over screen time. Find out more! Read More
February 20, 2018
National Geographic Kids Dives into Fiction with New Imprint, New Book Series
Discover the new children's fiction imprint at National Geographic Kids! Read More
October 27, 2017
Swoon Reads to Launch an App for IOS and Android
Swoon Reads will be launching a brand new app that allows users to read and rate manuscripts on-the-go (whether online or offline), leave comments, and more! Read More
September 15, 2017
Scholastic Announces 44 Kid Reporters Selected to Join 2017–18 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps™
20 New and 24 Returning Kid Reporters from the United States, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, and the United Kingdom to Report “News for Kids, by Kids” Read More
July 7, 2017
Michael di Capua Books/HarperCollins to Publish a New Sendak Book in 2018!
Presto and Zesto in Limboland will make its debut on shelves in fall of 2018. Read More
June 28, 2017
EBSCO Announces the 2017 SEE-IT Award Winner at ALA Annual
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June 26, 2017
Scholastic To Publish Children’s Books By Super Bowl Champion And Literacy Crusader Malcolm Mitchell
Scholastic acquires the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, has acquired world English rights to three children’s books by Super Bowl champion and literacy crusader Malcolm Mitchell. Read More
May 9, 2017
Kids Summer Reading Adventure Starts Now With the 2017 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and Reading Road Trip

Scholastic announces the return of its 25+ city tour to get kid excited about summer reading with their “Summer Reading Road Trip.” This is in support of the 11th annual Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge  (May 8 – Sept. 8) – a free online and mobile reading program to keep kids reading over the summer and avoid the effects of the “summer slide.” 

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April 21, 2017
3,500 Teachers to Receive Grants for Classroom Libraries from James Patterson & Scholastic as Part of School Library Campaign
James Patterson and Scholastic Reading Club has renewed their highly-successful Patterson Partnership, a program that has helped save more than 900 U.S. school libraries and has kept reading a priority for children in the U.S. Check out how teachers in grades pre-K through 12 can enter to build their classroom libraries now! Read More
April 12, 2017
Scholastic Launches Leveled Bookroom 4.0 for K–6 Classrooms with Print Books, Instructional Materials, and More

Scholastic announced the new Leveled Bookroom 4.0—a comprehensive literacy resource for grades K–6 that combines high-quality, leveled books with print and digital instructional materials to support educators.

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April 11, 2017
New Book From Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst Helps Educators Discover Why How We Read Matters to Students
Kylene Beers and Robert Probst create an immersive book encouraging young readers to engage with the text, acknowledge their thoughts about it and consider how they are feeling while they are reading. Read the full info here. Read More
March 22, 2017
Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Finalists Announced
After a two month-long open nomination process, Penguin Young Readers, the Children's Book Council, and Every Child a Reader are proud to announce the five finalists for the first Anna Dewdney Read Together Award. Read More
March 15, 2017
Exciting News on the 2017 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Bestselling Author and Scholastic Summer Reading Global Ambassador Dav Pilkey Announces a National Educator Contest to Award Free Books to Schools. Read More
January 9, 2017
Scholastic to Publish Updated Edition of J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ By Newt Scamander
The book will be published simultaneously with Bloomsbury UK and the Pottermore eBook edition. Read More
January 5, 2017
Scholastic Corporation Continues Leadership Role in Sustainable Paper Procurement Practices
Scholastic is dedicated to responsible stewardship of the environment in all of its paper procurement practices and endeavors to produce quality products in a responsible manner from design to material specification to finished goods. Read More
January 2, 2017
Finnish Fantasy Saga ‘Maresi’s’ Film Rights Optioned By Film4
Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, will publish the US edition of Maresi in January 2017. Read More
December 29, 2016
Jimmy Fallon and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group to Donate $1,000,000 of Books to First Book This Holiday Season for Kids in Need
The books donated to First Book by Macmillan and Jimmy Fallon will be provided to children in need through First Book’s network of more than 275,000 educators and program leaders nationwide. Read More
December 27, 2016
Kids’ Book Trends in 2017: Scholastic Reading Club Editors Predict Next Year’s “Must Reads”
Curated by Scholastic Reading Club editors, this list aims to help more kids discover the power and joy of reading and encourage parents to build home libraries with books guaranteed to engage even the most reluctant reader. Read More
December 21, 2016
Candlewick Press Acquires New YA Novel From National Book Award-Winning Author M. T. Anderson
Scheduled for publication in fall 2017, Landscape with Invisible Hand weaves themes of truth, art, romance, commerce, and capitalism. Read More
December 19, 2016
The Kids of America Have Made Their Voices Heard! Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Presidential Campaign Concludes!
Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Books Announce First Book as Election Winner! Read More
December 16, 2016
New York Public Library and Macmillan to Launch a Publishing Partnership
Publisher Jean Feiwel and Henry Holt Books for Young Readers Editorial Director Christian Trimmer are overseeing the children's book program. Read More
December 15, 2016
Scholastic Reports Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results

Scholastic Corporation reported financial results for the Company’s fiscal 2017 second quarter ended November 30, 2016.

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December 15, 2016
Writer and Actor B.J. Novak to Publish Companion to His #1 New York Times Bestselling Children’s Book, ‘The Book With No Pictures’
Penguin Young Readers to publish The Alphabet Book With No Pictures in Fall 2017. Read More
December 14, 2016
Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises Celebrate How the Grinch Stole Christmas! With Nationwide Grinch-mas “Grow Your Heart Three Sizes” Community and Good Deeds Initiative
Celebrate the true spirit of the holiday season with Grinch-mas and the annual national Grinch “Grow Your Heart Three Sizes” costume tour coming to a bookstore near you! Read More
December 12, 2016
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches New Social Studies Program For Grades 6-12
Cutting-edge curriculum builds civic awareness through engaging and rigorous content, investigative resources and exclusive partnerships. Read More
December 6, 2016
Scholastic to Publish Picture Book by Renowned Children’s Book Creators R.L. Stine and Marc Brown
Mary McScary, Stine and Brown’s second picture book collaboration, will be published in September 2017 by Orchard Books. Read More
December 6, 2016
Scholastic Announces 39 Kid Reporters Chosen For 2016-17 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps™
39 New and Returning Kid Reporters Across the United States and Abroad Cover “News for Kids, by Kids.” Read More
December 5, 2016
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Publish Picture Book of John Lennon’s Song of Peace and Tolerance, ‘Imagine’
The book follows a young pigeon on a journey to spread a message of peace and tolerance and will be published in partnership with Amnesty International, the human rights organization, which has more than eight million supporters worldwide. Read More
November 30, 2016
More than 33,000 Students from 80 Schools Worldwide will Receive 10 Free Books this School Year Through My Very Own Library and Scholastic Book Fairs
This school year, more than 33,000 students from schools across six states and the Dominican Republic will be given the opportunity to choose and own 10 new children’s books for free. Read More
November 28, 2016
Scholastic News® EXCLUSIVE: First Lady Michelle Obama Reflects on the “Let’s Move!” Initiative and Life In and After the White House
Eight Kid Reporters from the award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps™ sat down with First Lady Michelle Obama for an exclusive interview. Read More
November 22, 2016
Kids’ Video Series Mac & Izzy Makes Exclusive Debut on Curious World’s YouTube Channel
New animated shorts from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, produced with Blue-Zoo and WGBH, reveal the secret lives of our imaginary friends. Read More
November 21, 2016
James Patterson & Scholastic Reading Club Announce 2016 “Patterson Pledge” School Library Grants
James Patterson and the Scholastic Reading Club are addressing a critical need to save school libraries; their school library campaign has awarded the second round of grants. Read More
November 18, 2016
HMH Names Asbury Park Intervention District of Excellence for Holistic Approach to Advancing Literacy Achievement
New Jersey school district recognized for extraordinary reading success and improved graduation rates. Read More
November 17, 2016
Penguin Young Readers Acquires Two New Novels From Bestselling Author Kristin Cashore
‘Jane, Unlimited’ will publish in Fall 2017. Read More
November 16, 2016
New Survey of Teachers & Principals from Scholastic Explores Barriers to Equity in Education and the Resources Needed to Support Students
The views and experiences of more than 4,700 public school Pre-K–12 teachers and principals representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia were revealed today by Scholastic in a new report, the Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education. Read More
November 16, 2016
Candlewick Press Acquires Picture Book Follow-up to David Ezra Stein’s Caldecott Honorree, Interrupting Chicken
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise to Publish September 2017. Read More
November 15, 2016
Tanglewood Publishing Donates The Kissing Hand to Unite Communities Touched By Violence
Tanglewood Publishing has partnered with libraries in communities where gun violence that gained national attention occurred to organize events that promote healing through the use of its children’s book, The Kissing Hand. Read More
November 15, 2016
Penguin Random House Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program
Penguin Random House to launch a student loan repayment program in January 2017. Read More
November 15, 2016
Scholastic Launches Two New Professional Books and Celebrates Author Awards at 2016 Ncte Annual Convention
Scholastic is launching two new professional books for educators at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention this month. Read More
November 14, 2016
Scholastic Teacher™ Celebrates 125 Years as America’s Longest-Running Magazine for Teachers
America’s longest-running magazine for teachers, Scholastic Teacher™, celebrates 125 years with an anniversary issue. Read More
November 11, 2016
Penguin Random House Dominates the Children’s Book Market

Penguin Radom House leads in market shares over HarperCollins, Scholastic, and Simon & Schuster, according to the Nielsen BookScan at the October 27 Children’s Book Summit.

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November 9, 2016
Mindy Stockfield Named Senior Vice President of Marketing, Scholastic Trade Publishing
Scholastic has announced the appointment of Mindy Stockfield as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Creative and Multiplatform, Trade Publishing. Read More
November 9, 2016
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Announces Third Quarter 2016 Results
Reports net sales of $533 million and billings of $620 million Company revises outlook for the full year 2016. Read More
November 8, 2016
Candlewick Press Acquires New Middle-Grade Novel From Newbery-and National Book Award-Winning Legend Katherine Paterson
Set in Cuba, the novel is scheduled for publication in spring 2018. Read More
November 3, 2016
Two August House Titles Honored as 2016 NAPPA Winners
The National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) has announced Ancient and Epic Tales and Scariest Stories Ever Told as part of their 2016 winners. Read More
November 3, 2016
22 Talented Educators Will Share Expertise Throughout 2016-17 School Years as Scholastic “Top Teaching” Bloggers
Preschool–Grade 8 Teachers to Share Lesson Plan Ideas, Instructional Strategies, Family Engagement Tips, Book Lists and More on Read More
November 2, 2016
America’s Youth Have Spoken: Hillary Clinton Is Generation Z’s Choice for President
Channel One News, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt company, today announced Hillary Clinton the winner of OneVote 2016, Channel One News’s nationwide mock election for students in upper elementary, middle and high schools. Read More
October 27, 2016
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches First K-12 Curricula Built from the Ground Up to Address Next Generation Science Standards
HMH Science Dimensions developed to raise science achievement, featuring integrated engineering content, new interactive learning components and unparalleled teacher support. Read More
October 25, 2016
Candlewick Press Partners with Nonprofits in Celebration of 25 Years of Maisy
In honor of twenty-five years of Maisy, Candlewick Press to partner with three nonprofit organizations supporting diverse and significant needs: The Molina Foundation, Nemours Reading BrightStart!, and United Through Reading. Read More
October 25, 2016
Accolades for Story Monsters Ink™
The subscription-based magazine by Five Star Publications, Inc. has received a Mom’s Choice Gold Award among other literary recognition. Read More
October 25, 2016
St. Martin’s Press Launches New Crossover, Coming-Of-Age Imprint, Wednesday Books
This new imprint will focus on bold, diverse, and commercial voices in fiction and non-fiction who speak to readers looking for stories in and beyond the YA category. Read More
October 21, 2016
Penguin Young Readers Acquires Three New Miss Peregrine Novels From #1 Bestselling Author Ransom Riggs
Launching in Fall 2017, The Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series will continue with a new three-book arc set in America. Read More
October 18, 2016
Scholastic News® Student Vote Results Are in: Hillary Clinton Picked to Win 2016 Presidential Election
Students across the country in grades K–12 cast their ballots in the 2016 Scholastic News® Student Vote. Read More
October 18, 2016
Macmillan to Expand Swoon Reads
Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group has announced plans to expand Swoon Reads, the crowd-sourced romance imprint.  Read More
October 18, 2016
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle’s Beloved Children’s Book, Now Available as an E-Book
This marks the first time a book written and illustrated by Eric Carle is available in e-book format. Read More
October 17, 2016
Curious World Tops 1 Million Downloads and More Than 1,000 Pieces of Content; Adds Known and Loved IP Like They Might Be Giants, StoryBots®, Super Simple Songs and Kit^n^Kate
Launched in 2015 to U.S. audiences by global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the mobile platform provides engaging kids’ content tied to key learning areas – all housed within a safe, trusted digital environment. Read More
October 14, 2016
New Character Revealed For Winnie-the-Pooh’s 90th Anniversary
New character features in Winter, written by author Brian Sibley, one of four to pen new tales for the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh this October. Read More
October 13, 2016
New Children’s Book Celebrates the Achievements and Contributions of the First Ladies of the United States
Penguin to publish What's the Big Deal About First Ladies by Ruby Shamir and illustrated by Matt Faulkner in January 2017. Read More
October 12, 2016
Sanrio Global Ltd, BBC Worldwide, and Penguin Random House Join Forces on Exciting Roger Hargreaves Project
Doctor Who meets The World of Hargreaves brings to life Doctor Who characters in the distinctive story-telling and illustrative style of Roger Hargreaves. Read More
October 11, 2016
Mayim Bialik, Actress and Founder of GrokNation, to Pen Book About Growing Up For Teen Girls
Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular scheduled for publication May 2017. Read More
October 10, 2016
Hachette Audio Enhances Young Adult Audiobooks Through Immersive Music Soundtracks With Booktrack Technology Platform
This collaboration offers YA listeners an innovative new way to experience their favorite stories through immersive, synchronized movie-style soundtracks complementing the narration of existing audiobooks; the tempo and rhythm of the score harmonize with action, dialogue and the characters’ emotional arcs. Read More
October 7, 2016
Jeff Kinney’s Bestselling Series Now Has 180 Million Books in Print Worldwide
The 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series has reached a new milestone. Read More
October 4, 2016
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Kick Off The National Art.Write.Now Exhibitions Program Featuring Work From Creative Teens
Now in its seventh year, the Art.Write.Now.Tour is celebrated as the most modern and relevant expression of creative work by today’s young artists. Read More
September 29, 2016
Children in TX, FL, LA, PA, and GA Logged the Most Reading Minutes in the 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Reading Global Ambassador Dav Pilkey distributed 30,000 books to get kids reading this Summer. Read More
September 28, 2016
Scientific Fact: ‘Ada Twist, Scientist’ is the Fastest Selling Picture Book of the Year
Companion to Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect rockets to top of bestseller lists as it celebrates STEM and girl smarts. Read More
September 26, 2016
Sony’s Columbia Pictures Teams Up With Frederick Warne & Co., Part of Penguin Random House UK, For Peter Rabbit™
Studio partners with Animal Logic to produce first live-action / CG adaptation of beloved classic. Read More
September 23, 2016
Scholastic Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results
Scholastic Corporation has reported results for the Company’s fiscal 2017 first quarter ended August 31, 2016.  Read More
September 22, 2016
Little, Brown Emerging Artist Award
The new award, launched by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, recognizes new picture book illustrators representing diversity. Read More
September 22, 2016
The Alliance For Young Artists & Writers Receives Grant From The New York Life Foundation to Support Grieving Teens
National Partnership Supports Teens Coping with Bereavement through Free Art and Writing Workshops and College Scholarship Opportunities. Read More
September 16, 2016
Candlewick Press Announces Acquisition of Sixth Book in the Best-Selling Timmy Failure Children’s Book Series
The new story takes Timmy to Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave — if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Read More
September 15, 2016
White House Committee Names Five Student Poets For Prestigious National Student Poets Program
2016 Class of National Student Poets Appointed by First Lady Michelle Obama at White House Ceremony. Read More
September 14, 2016
Disney to Launch New Rick Riordan Imprint
Disney-Hyperion announces the launch of Rick Riordan Presents, an imprint devoted to mythology-based middle grade. Read More
September 14, 2016
Temple Grandin to Publish Children’s Book About Invention and Innovation With Penguin Young Readers
Calling All Brains scheduled for publication in 2018. Read More
September 7, 2016
International Literacy Day: Get Kids Reading with Four Big Ideas from Four Countries
In celebration of International Literacy Day (September 8), Scholastic is providing universal tips that can help children everywhere become lifelong readers. Read More
September 6, 2016
First Book and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to Donate 20,000 Jason Reynolds’ Books to Children in Need
Acclaimed author will visit Washington, DC schools to share his journey. Read More
August 31, 2016
K-5 Educators Will Harness the Power of Read Alouds with New Professional Resource from Scholastic
Scholastic has announced the release of The Best Friend Fiction Collection, by award-winning children’s author and acclaimed educator, Lester L. Laminack. Read More
August 30, 2016
First Book and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to Donate 20,000 Jason Reynolds’ Books to Children in Need
Acclaimed author will visit Washington, DC schools to share his journey. Read More
August 29, 2016
2016 School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Announced
Winner Todd Burleson and Finalists Laura Gardner and Anita Cellucci Recognized by School Library Journal and Scholastic for Outstanding Achievement and Innovation in the School Library. Read More
August 25, 2016
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results
Reports net sales of $392 million and billings of $413 million. Company lowers full year 2016 outlook for net sales and billings. Read More
August 22, 2016
Morton Schindel, Founder of Weston Woods Studios, Dies at Age 98
Mr. Schindel produced more than 300 motion pictures and 450 recordings that are found in school and library collections worldwide. His films have been translated into more than twenty languages. Read More
August 19, 2016
The Force of Reading Awakens This October 2016 for ‘Star Wars™ Reads’
Fans can celebrate the joys of reading with Star Wars-themed events throughout the month of October. Read More
August 18, 2016
Scholastic and ASCD Launch 3-Day Professional Learning Institute for Educators Focused on District-Wide Literacy Improvement
The inaugural, three-day Literacy Leaders’ Institute, hosted by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, begins September 22-24, 2016. Read More
August 18, 2016
Gallery Books and Aladdin to Publish Books by Maddie Ziegler
The series will follow the journey of a young dancer as she navigates the competitive dance circuit and focuses on friendship and teamwork, while also recognizing the power and positivity of dance in our lives. Read More
August 17, 2016
CliffsNotes® Gets Personal; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and BenchPrep Partner on Digital Learning Solutions for High School and College Students
These new features are built to deepen student engagement with the material, boost learner confidence and help improve outcomes. Read More
August 16, 2016
Global Tour to Continue For Release of Book 11, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
Jeff Kinney to visit 10 countries on 3 continents in more than 20 stops. Major United States tour also announced. Read More
August 15, 2016
Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’ Parts One and Two
Scholastic announced a first printing of 4.5 million copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two script book, and retailers reported fast-paced, record-breaking pre-sales leading up to the release date with over 2 million copies sold in the first two days alone. Read More
August 12, 2016
Six Flags New England Hosts the First-Ever “Read a Book Day”
The Coaster Capital of New England and Candlewick Press will host a variety of activities to encourage reading for kids of all ages. Read More
August 9, 2016
Three Educators Nationally Selected For 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Award Artist Residency
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and Golden Artist Colors Host One-of-a-Kind Artist Residency in New York with a Focus on Painting Technology. Read More
August 8, 2016
Candlewick Press and Boston Harbor Cruises Partner to Promote Literacy and Marine-Life Education
Whale watch catamaran hosts library of ocean-themed titles. Read More
August 4, 2016
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Kitty Kelley to Publish Her First Children’s Book with Simon & Schuster
The book will be illustrated with photographs by Kelley’s friend, the late Photojournalist Stanley Tretick, and will be published on January 3, 2017. Read More
August 3, 2016
Scholastic Announces Strong Sales for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’
Sales for the eighth story in the Harry Potter series surpassed two million. Read More
August 2, 2016
Penguin Young Readers Acquires Sequel to New York Times Bestselling Picture Book, ‘Dragons Love Tacos’
‘Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel’ will publish in May 2017. Read More
August 1, 2016
Random House Children’s Books Launches the Story Stop Bus
The children's publisher is taking authors and illustrators on the road to connect with readers across the country. Read More
July 28, 2016
Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in The Hat Tosses Red and White Stovepipe Hat in the Ring for 2016 Presidential Election, as the Kids’ Candidate
Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Books Announce Cat in the Hat for President Campaign with Charitable Partners and Nationwide Voting. Visit campaign headquarters to cast your vote! Read More
July 27, 2016
Scholastic Announces Contest to Discover the Next Graphix Author-Artists
Graphix Imprint to Publish Debut Children’s Graphic Novels by Contest Winners. Read More
July 26, 2016
Little, Brown Books For Young Readers Enhances Young Adult eBooks Through Immersive Music Soundtracks With Booktrack Technology Platform
The collaboration offers YA readers an innovative new way to experience their favorite stories through immersive, synchronized movie-style soundtracks for popular eBooks. Read More
July 25, 2016
HarperCollins Children’s Books to Publish Additional Novel and Storybook in Bestselling ‘School For Good and Evil’ Series By Soman Chainani
Readers will find out what happened to many of their favorite characters after they graduated and stepped out into the world to attain fairy tale glory or fade into obscurity. The untitled storybook will be a collection of fairy tales with a School for Good and Evil spin. Read More
July 22, 2016
Flash Mob of Harry Potter Fans – “Muggle Mob” – Stops Traffic at Scholastic Headquarters in New York City
Photos and Video Released from the Scholastic “Muggle Mob,” in Anticipation of the July 31st Publication of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two. Read More
July 21, 2016
Scholastic Reports Q4 and Fiscal 2016 Results and Fiscal 2017 Outlook
Revenues and Operating Income Up Versus Prior Year Driven by Children’s Books and Education. Read More
July 20, 2016
Reach Out and Read Kansas City includes Finding My Way Books in Program
Reach Out and Read Kansas City has added 13 titles from the “Finding My Way” series to their list of approved books for health-care providers to distribute to young children at well-child visits. Read More
July 20, 2016
Scholastic Corporation Announces Date For Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2016 Earnings Release and Teleconference
The archived webcast and accompanying slides will be available on the Company’s website shortly after the completion of the live call. Read More
July 20, 2016
Papercutz To Launch Imprint for Tween Girls
The children's graphic novel publisher has created a new imprint, Charmz, targeting teenage girls. Read More
July 15, 2016
Scholastic to Publish Philip Pullman’s First Graphic Novel
David Fickling Books and Graphix Imprints to bring The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship to North American Readers. Read More
July 11, 2016
Scholastic and American Girl Announce Extensive Global Publishing Deal
Multi-year licensed program includes new books based on Girl of the Year™ and BeForever™ lines, and original series of books in both print and digital formats inspired by the iconic brand for girls. Read More
July 8, 2016
New Professional Book from Scholastic Breaks Down Barriers for Teaching K–8 Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

To ensure that K–8 teachers have the tools and knowledge they need to support students with ASD, Scholastic announced the release of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom: How to Reach and Teach Students with ASD, by Barbara Boroson.

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July 1, 2016
Bestselling Author Tyler Knott Gregson and Co-Author Sarah Linden Celebrate True Spirit of Christmas With ‘North Pole Ninjas: Mission: Chrismas!,’ a New Holiday Book and Tradition, Coming This Fall From Penguin Young Readers
This interactive holiday story, written by bestselling poet and author Tyler Knott Gregson and Sarah Linden and illustrated by Piper Thibodeau, comes with 50 top-secret missions of caring and kindness, along with a huggable “sensei” plush to help guide young ninjas on their missions. Read More
June 29, 2016
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Unveils First-Ever Curriculum-Based Virtual Reality Field Trips for Google Expeditions
Content partnership with Google enables students and teachers to journey through time and space to experience the Wild West, Florida Everglades and more. Read More
June 28, 2016
J.K. Rowling to Attend Special Screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, to be Held in New York, to Benefit Lumos Foundation USA
Eddie Redmayne, director David Yates and additional cast members will also be present at the special screening in support of the author‘s non-profit children’s organization. Tickets for the November 12th family event at Carnegie Hall now available/ Read More
June 27, 2016
Scholastic & Scottgames, LLC Announce a New Book Series Based on the Bestselling Video Game Franchise Five Nights at Freddy’s
The deal between Scottgames and Scholastic was facilitated by Striker Entertainment, Scottgames’ worldwide licensing agent. Read More
June 22, 2016
Scholastic to Publish New Edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2017
Publishing on March 14, 2017, the book will contain a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, a new cover design and original illustrations and doodles by J.K. Rowling throughout. Read More
June 17, 2016
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Kicks Off “Curious World” Summer Tour, Inspiring Playful Learning Nationwide
From story time to space ships, young explorers are invited to join Curious George and friends for immersive learning experiences in local communities. Read More
June 16, 2016
Turns a Page. Touch a Mind.® Celebrates School Readiness
The popular statewide early literacy program, Turn a Page. Touch a Mind.® (TAP-TAM) is promoting school readiness this month in the 83 participating practices throughout Kansas. Read More
June 16, 2016
Candlewick Press Titles Win Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and Honors
Jazz Day receives Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award; Symphony for the City of the Dead, Voice of Freedom, and The Hired Girl win honors. Read More
June 15, 2016
All Aboard for Curious George’s Latest Digital Adventure
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt introduces Curious George Train Adventures; App for iPhone and iPad invites young learners to explore early engineering concepts. Read More
June 15, 2016
LitWorld and Scholastic Reinvent Summer School as LitCamp™ to Help Kids Avoid the Summer Slide
LitCampTM, a groundbreaking summer reading program created by the literacy-focused nonprofit LitWorld, is launching this summer in more than 1,000 K–6 classrooms across the United States after a successful pilot season last year. Read More
June 10, 2016
Scholastic to Launch ‘Horizon,’ a new Multiplatform Series Led By #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Scott Westerfeld
Scholastic expands its innovative multi-platform publishing program with the worldwide launch of Horizon, a supernatural survival series for readers ages 9 and up. Read More
June 10, 2016
National 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Recipients to be Celebrated at Carnegie Hall
Alec Baldwin, Ken Burns, Billy Collins, Tim Gunn, Sonia Manzano, Hunter March and more celebrity guests will honor America’s most creative teen artists and writers. Read More
June 2, 2016
Barnes & Noble Announces Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Parties on July 30 at Stores Nationwide
Parties Start at 8PM and Lead up to the Midnight Release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two, a Special Rehearsal Edition Script Book. Read More
June 1, 2016
Character Portraits From The Forthcoming Stage Production of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Released
Character portraits of Harry, Ginny, and Albus Potter from the forthcoming stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child released. Read More
May 27, 2016
Curious World, Now Available on Apple TV, Offers Families A New Approach to Story Time
Subscription content service engages young learners with personalized content recommendations. Read More
May 25, 2016
Scholastic Teacher Magazine Shares 50 Sensational Books of Summer
Scholastic Teacher Magazine has curated a list of 50 summer reads for children grades K through eighth. Read More
May 25, 2016
New National Program Offers Unique Tools for Early Educators to Promote Young Children’s Brain and Language Development
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Too Small to Fail, the National Head Start Association, and the National Association for Family Child Care launch “STRIVE for 5: Talk, Read, Sing Early Learning Boot Camp.” Read More
May 24, 2016
Scholastic Announces 2016-17 National Advisory Council Featuring Leading Educational Experts
National Advisory Council Members Begin Two-Year Term with a Day of Professional Learning for Scholastic Leadership and Employees. Read More
May 23, 2016
Mighty Media Press Announces Two Winners in the 26th Annual Midwest Book Awards
The 26th Annual Midwest Book Awards recognizes two winners from Mighty Media Press: Monster Needs Your Vote, by Paul Czajak and illustrated by Wendy Grieb, in the Children’s Picture Books category and The Kids’ Book of Simple Machines, by Minneapolis author Kelly Doudna, in the Children's Nonfiction category. Read More
May 23, 2016
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Interactive App that Turns Study into a Game
The app’s academic content, geared toward students in grades 3-12, is fueled by HMH curriculum for Science, Social Studies, Literature, Reading and Mathematics. Read More
May 20, 2016
DK Launches Braille Line of Picture Books
DK Publishing has created a series of braille books for visually impaired children and their families. Read More
May 18, 2016
Dan Brown’s International Blockbuster ‘The Da Vinci Code’ to be Adapted For Young Adults
Young adult edition to release in the United Kingdom on September 8 and in the United States on September 13. Read More
May 16, 2016
15 Student Heroes Honored For Remarkable Reading and Math Gains
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt names winners of 10th annual 180 Student Awards, honoring students for overcoming challenges to achieve reading and math literacy. Read More
May 11, 2016
Hachette Book Group and KADOKAWA Form Joint Venture
Hachette Book Group and KADOKAWA Corporation announced today that they have entered into an agreement to create a new venture, joining HBG’s Yen Press imprint, a leader in the US publication of Japanese manga and light novels, with KADOKAWA, a major Japanese publisher. Read More
May 10, 2016
Lion Forge Comics Announces Slate of Fan-Focused Events and Giveaways at BookExpo America
Lion Forge Comics to showcase several new high-profile titles for fans of books, comics, animation, and even wrestling at BookExpo America. Read More
May 9, 2016
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Announces First Quarter 2016 Results
Billings increase 13%; net sales increase 27%. Read More
May 6, 2016
HarperCollins Publishers Reveal Details On Veronica Roth’s New Book
The first in a two-book deal by international bestselling author Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent series, Carve the Mark will publish on January 17, 2017, with the next novel to follow in 2018. Read More
May 4, 2016
Scher Foord Named Vice President, Creative, for
Scholastic announced the appointment of Scher Foord as Vice President, Creative, for, the company’s online content and e-commerce channel. Read More
May 4, 2016
The Search Is On to Find the Nation’s Best High School Writers: Introducing Spark a Story
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launches creative writing contest to find, celebrate and publish the best original short stories written by high school students. Read More
May 2, 2016
New Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Title and Cover Revealed Today!
Global Publication in Twenty Countries to Coincide with U.S. Release; Bestselling Author Jeff Kinney to Tour the World. Read More
April 28, 2016
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches HMH Marketplace, Connecting Educator and Developer Communities
New online destination to discover, share and sell digital learning tools and teacher-created content now live. Read More
April 20, 2016
Author Dav Pilkey Gives a New Book to Every Student at 50 Schools Nationwide for Summer Reading
More than 4,000 educators entered the first-ever Dav Pilkey ‘Be a Reading Superhero’ Educator Contest, and one school from each U.S. state* was selected as the winning school. Read More
April 18, 2016
One Million Books Sold in The Iron Fey Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Julie Kagawa
The Iron Fey series has been published in more than 20 countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, France and Germany. Read More
April 14, 2016
Scholastic Launches Storyworks® Jr., the 33rd Classroom Magazine Title
Scholastic today announced the launch of Storyworks® Jr., a new language-arts magazine created especially for third-graders, which is a critical year for solidifying children’s reading skills. Read More
April 13, 2016
Candlewick Press Announces Acquisition of Jon Scieszka’s DaDa Goose’s Book of Complete Nonsense
Candlewick’s first project with Jon Scieszka brings iconic best-selling author, inaugural National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature to the publisher’s list. Read More
April 11, 2016
U.S.A. Gold® Pencils Announces Student Poetry Contest
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, U.S.A. Gold and Scholastic Inc. have launched a student poetry contest open to students in grades 1–6. Read More
April 11, 2016
Scholastic Acquires World English Rights For ‘The Goldfish Boy’
Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has struck a two-book deal with debut British author Lisa Thompson via Adam Gauntlett at the Peters, Fraser and Dunlop Literary Agency. Read More
April 6, 2016
Klutz® to Launch Klutz® Jr. January 2017
Brand-New Product Line for Kids Ages 4 and Up. Read More
April 5, 2016
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April 1, 2016
B.J. Novak, Penguin Young Readers, Donate 10,000 Books to Children in Need
10,000 copies of B.J. Novak's children's book, The Book With No Pictures, will be given to the First Book organization. Read More
March 31, 2016
Scholastic Releases Cover of Upcoming Illustrated Edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Illustrated by award-winning artist, Jim Kay, the cover shows Harry Potter flying towards The Burrow in the Ford Anglia. Read More
March 30, 2016
James Patterson and Scholastic Renew Pledge to Help Save School Libraries!
James Patterson will personally donate another $1.75 million to school libraries this year, in the second installment of his School Library Campaign. Read More
March 30, 2016
Candlewick Press to Launch New Imprint
Candlewick Press has announced the launch of a new imprint, Candlewick Studio, devoted to design-driven books. Read More
March 29, 2016
Scholastic Reports Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter Results
Strong Performances in Education and Children’s Books Highlight Growth in Quarter. Read More
March 28, 2016
Help Students Turn the Summer Slide into the Summer Leap with Literacy Resources from Scholastic
The Scholastic campaign to encourage kids to make the summer leap into books and be prepared for the next grade has kicked off with the launch of the 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Read More
March 28, 2016
Robert McCloskey’s Make Way For Ducklings Celebrates 75th Anniversary in 2016
Make Way For Ducklings was originally published in 1941 when America was in the tail-end of the Great Depression. Read More
March 23, 2016
Scholastic Corporation Announces Date For Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Earnings Release and Teleconference
The company unveiled the schedule and teleconference information for its third quarter fiscal year 2016 earnings release. Read More
March 21, 2016
Scholastic Leaps Into Summer Reading With 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and Nationwide Reading Road Trip
Bestselling Author Dav Pilkey, Scholastic Summer Reading Global Ambassador, Launches National Contest for One School in Every U.S. State, Territory and the District of Columbia to Win a Free Book for Every Student. Read More
March 15, 2016
Michael Haggen Named Chief Academic Officer for Scholastic Education
Scholastic has announced the appointment of Michael Haggen as Chief Academic Officer for Scholastic Education. Read More
March 15, 2016
America’s Most Creative Teens Named as National 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Recipients
Joining Alumni Andy Warhol, Stephen King, Lena Dunham, Ken Burns, and Zac Posen, Teens Receive Up to $10,000 Scholarships. Read More
March 14, 2016
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 11 to be Published by ABRAMS on November 1, 2016
Twenty publishers worldwide to release alongside the United States; bestselling author Jeff Kinney to continue world tour. Read More
March 9, 2016
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Announces Full Year 2015 Results
Completes nearly 50% of the $1 billion share repurchase program; returns 286% of free cash flow to shareholders. Captures 43% of new adoption market and approximately 40% of core domestic education market. Read More
March 3, 2016
Delacorte Press Acquires New Young Adult Trilogy From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Brandon Sanderson
The First Novel in the Planned APOCALYPSE GUARD Trilogy to Publish in Spring 2018. Read More
March 2, 2016
Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises to Donate 50,000 New Dr. Seuss Books to First Book
Nationwide “Hats Off to Reading” birthday celebrations honor the beloved children’s author. Read More
March 1, 2016
Olympic Gold Medalist and Gymnastic Superstar Shawn Johnson to Publish Debut Young Adult Novel
The novel will published on June 7, 2016, to coincide with the Summer 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read More
February 29, 2016
Scholastic & We Need Diverse Books™ Announce Expanded Partnership
Scholastic and the non-profit organization, We Need Diverse Books™, announced the expansion of their collaboration to bring more books by diverse authors and featuring diverse characters into schools nationwide. Read More
February 26, 2016
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to Launch Muslim Children’s Book Imprint
Salaam Reads to publish books for young readers of all ages. Read More
February 24, 2016
Mighty Media Press Partners with Kids Voting Minneapolis to Teach Kids About Democracy
Mighty Media Press has partnered with non-profit organization Kids Voting Minneapolis to teach kids about civic engagement this election season. Read More
February 24, 2016
Disney Publishing Worldwide Names Mary Ann Naples VP & Publisher of Disney Book Group
Leadership position will build upon highly successful US-based business with best-selling authors and world-class talent. Read More
February 23, 2016
Penguin Young Readers Acquires Picture Book From Pulitzer Prize Winner Berkeley Breathed
The Bill the Cat Story: A Bloom County Epic will publish in September 2016. Read More
February 19, 2016
How to Unlock A Reading Brain: Intervention Program Taps New Neuroscience Research to Help Struggling Readers
HMH launches READ 180 Universal, revealing the brain science behind reading cognition. Read More
February 18, 2016
Ubisoft® and Scholastic Collaborate on New Young Adult Book Series ‘Last Descendants’ Based on the Assassin’s Creed® Universe
Ubisoft and Scholastic today announced a collaboration on a new young adult book series, Last Descendants, based on the hit video game franchise Assassin’s Creed.  Read More
February 18, 2016
Disney and ABC Raise Awareness of the Importance of Reading with Nonprofit First Book Though ‘Magic of Storytelling’ Campaign
Disney Donates its 50 Millionth Book and Launches First 'Disney Reads Day.' Fans and Families Invited to Celebrate Storytelling with Special Events and Online Challenges. Read More
February 17, 2016
LitWorld Teams Up with Scholastic to Launch the Biggest World Read Aloud Day Celebration Ever
Global literacy non-profit LitWorld and title sponsor Scholastic are teaming up to present the biggest ever World Read Aloud Day celebration on February 24, 2016. Read More
February 17, 2016
HarperCollins Launches Margaret Wise Brown Line
HarperCollins Children's Books celebrates the late Margaret Wise Brown with a line of newly illustrated titles. Read More
February 17, 2016
Want to Know Who Will Win the Election? Ask Our Students
Channel One News launches 2016’s OneVote, the student election with a perfect record predicting our next president. Read More
February 16, 2016
Critically Acclaimed and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Melissa de la Cruz Inks Deal to Launch Seventeen Fiction from Harlequin TEEN
Seventeen Fiction from Harlequin TEEN will focus on multi-dimensional and empowered fictional female characters and explore topics and situations that authentically reflect the challenges and joys of being a teenager today, just as Seventeen does across all platforms. Read More
February 11, 2016
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Parts I & II to be Published in Print by Scholastic in the United States & Canada On July 31
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II to be published in print by Scholastic in the United States and Canada at 12:01 a.m. on July 31, 2016. Read More

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