Publishing books for children and young adults with imprints to meet every need
There’s something about seeing that shiny red bar on the cover of a book that indicates to the reader they’re about to go on a spectacular journey! Since 1926, when Scholastic published its first collection, Saplings, the Company has continued to release award-winning and best-selling books, ranging from beautifully-rendered titles for tots to gripping reads that captivate global audiences. Today, Scholastic publishes more than 600 new titles a year, including hardcover, paperback, and novelty books.
The list of authors and illustrators is brimming with names you know—and names you should! From Meg Cabot to Blue Balliett, Dav Pilkey to Christopher Paul Curtis, Brian Selznick to David Shannon, Pam Muñoz Ryan, to Jean Marzollo to Walter Wick, Scholastic publishes authors and titles that are diverse in thought, theme, and age range. With 18 distinct imprints—Arthur A. Levine Books, Cartwheel Books®, Chicken House®, Graphix™, Little Scholastic™, Little Shepherd™, Michael di Capua Books, Orchard Books®, Point™, PUSH, Scholastic en español, Scholastic Licensed Publishing, Scholastic Nonfiction, Scholastic Paperbacks, Scholastic Press, Scholastic Reference™, The Blue Sky Press®, and Klutz®, a highly innovative publisher and creator of “books plus” for children—there’s something for everyone.
Scholastic books have a reputation for garnering accolades and awards (including Caldecotts, National Book Awards, Newberys, and Coretta Scott King Awards) and topping bestseller lists year upon year, and include memorable titles and series such as Harry Potter®, Captain Underpants®, Clifford the Big Red Dog®, Goosebumps®, The 39 Clues®, The Magic School Bus, The Baby-sitters Club, The Hunger Games trilogy, and the Shiver trilogy. And a certain Scholastic title made publishing history in 2007, when the seventh and final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, sold a record-breaking 8.3 million copies in the U.S. in the first 24 hours of its release. The division also publishes licensed properties such as Star Wars®, It’s Happy Bunny™, and Lego®, as well as novelizations, coloring and activity books, and more based on feature films like The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and The Harry Potter Series.
Today, Scholastic is the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books in the world, with a collection of titles that entertain and support children’s varied interested and stages of reading development. Whether it’s a graphic novel or a board book, a future dystopian setting or a look back in history, our books help young readers explore their imaginations and become lifelong lovers of books.