Children’s Book Publishing and Distribution

Scholastic is the largest publisher and distributor of children's books and related products to home and school. Scholastic's Children's Book Publishing and Distribution business is comprised of Trade, school-based Book Fairs and Book Clubs, as well as Spanish Publishing and Distribution.

Trade Books

Scholastic Trade Books is an award-winning publisher of original children's books. Scholastic publishes more than 600 new hardcover, paperback, and novelty books each year. The list includes the phenomenally successful publishing properties Harry Potter® and Captain Underpants®, the beloved series Clifford The Big Red Dog®, Goosebumps®, The 39 Clues™, I Spy™, Bone, The Magic School Bus®, Fly Guy, Geronimo Stilton, and The Hunger Games trilogy; best-selling and award-winning authors and illustrators, including Tedd Arnold, Blue Balliett, Jim Benton, Meg Cabot, Patrick Carman, Suzanne Collins, Christopher Paul Curtis, Gordon Korman, Cynthia Lord, Ann M. Martin, Jon J Muth, Dav Pilkey, J.K. Rowling, Matthew Reinhart, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Allen Say, Brian Selznick, David Shannon, Jeff Smith, Maggie Stiefvater Mark Teague, and Walter Wick, among others; as well as licensed properties such as Star Wars®, Rainbow Magic®, It’s Happy Bunny™, Lego®, Chuggington™, and Bob Books™.

Scholastic bestsellers include: The Hunger Games, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Allie Finkle’s Rules For Girls, The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, No, David!, How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?, Amulet, Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy, Wonderstruck, Smile, The Underland Chronicles series, Owen & Mzee, The Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, Chasing Vermeer, Charlie Bone, Zen Shorts, and the Shiver trilogy.

In 1998, Scholastic published Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book of the phenomenally popular series that has captured the hearts and minds of children and adults alike. Nearly ten years later, on July 21, 2007, Scholastic published the much-anticipated seventh and final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, making publishing history with a record-breaking 8.3 million copies sold in the U.S. in the first 24 hours. More than 140 million copies of the Harry Potter books are in print in the United States; more than 400 million copies have sold worldwide.

Arthur A. Levine Books, Cartwheel Books®, Chicken House®, Graphix™, Little Scholastic™, Little Shepherd™, Michael di Capua Books, Orchard Books®, Point&trade, PUSH, Scholastic en español, Scholastic Licensed Publishing, Scholastic Nonfiction, Scholastic Paperbacks, Scholastic Press, Scholastic Reference™, and The Blue Sky Press® are imprints of the Scholastic Trade Book Division. In addition, Scholastic Trade Books includes Klutz®, a highly innovative publisher and creator of "books plus" for children.

Book Fairs

Scholastic Book Fairs®, in partnership with schools around the country, hosts more than 125,000 book-sale events each year that reach more than 35 million children and their families in pre-school through 9th grade. Book Fairs provide students, teachers, and parents’ access to thousands of affordable books and educational products and is responsible for putting more than 100 million books in the hands of children, helping to foster enthusiasm for reading, and generating more than $175 million annually in fundraising for school projects and classroom materials.

Scholastic Book Fairs feature newly released works, award-winning titles, classics, bestsellers, and interactive software from more than 150 publishers. Scholastic Book Fairs also hosts the Kids Are Authors® national book-writing contest for teams of student writers in grades K-8, where winning books are published and distributed nationwide through Book Fairs. 

Book Clubs

Through 13 school-based, grade-specific clubs, Scholastic Book Clubs™ reach more than one million teachers and millions of children and parents with high-quality, affordable children's books and reading materials from publishers around the globe. Today, over 80% of all elementary school teachers in the United States participate in Scholastic Book Clubs.

Through Scholastic Book Clubs' annual ClassroomsCare initiative, Scholastic donates 100 books to children in need for every 100 books read by participating classes throughout the country helping children understand the joy of reading and giving. Five million new books have been donated to date.


The Hunger Games
First in the trilogy, The Hunger Games describes a fight to the death in the future ruins of North America


THe Sword Thief
The Sword Thief is the third of ten books in the multimedia series The 39 Clues


The Invention of Hugo Cabret Cover with Caldecott Medal
Brian Selznick and his novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret received the 2008 Caldecott Medal, which is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Hugo is now a feature film directed by Martin Scorsese


What to do About Alice
Alice Lee Roosevelt, according to father Theodore, is running riot...


Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People is the eigth book in Dav Pilkey’s popular series