THIS NOVEMBER, DEFINITION DYNAMO, WORDGIRL, SERVES UP A HARDY FEAST OF VOCABULARY


Two-Hour WORDGIRL Marathon to air Friday November 23rd on PBS KIDS GOsm
Featuring the premiere of a brand new episode

New York, NY (October 23, 2007) -- On Friday November 23rd, Scholastic Media’s newest superhero, WORDGIRL™, is not only fighting crime with vocabulary, she’s also hosting a two-hour marathon featuring the world premiere of a new episode alongside three favorite episodes on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings). Join WordGirl and her trusty sidekick Captain Huggy Face as they save the city from villainous villains like Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy, Tobey, Dr. Two-Brains and Granny May.
 
WORDGIRL EPISODE SYNOPSES:
Episode #101
“TOBEY OR CONSEQUENCES”
While Tobey has a babysitter, WordGirl and Tobey get into a battle of words on a real-live match of the game show “Crash or Pie.”
“HIGH-FAT ROBBERY”
The Butcher is hosting free barbecues as diversions to help him carry out his crimes; WordGirl takes him down, after discovering his meaty powers are neutralized by tofu!
 
Episode #102
“YOU CAN'T CRUSH CITY HALL” 
Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy is threatening to smush City Hall with his giant sandwich press… unless WordGirl can guess his secret code-word in time!
“TWO BRAIN HIGHWAY”
WordGirl must track down Dr. Two-Brains after he escapes from the Prison Warden's life-size maze, the same week there just happens to be lots of rare cheese to steal from events around town.
 
Episode #103
“COUPON MADNESS”
Granny May goes on a crime spree by using her coupon printing-press to get things for free. WordGirl has to track her down and foil her plan.
“WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU POTATOES...”
Dr. Two-Brains has escaped from prison again!  WordGirl must find him before he perfects his latest weapon… a ray that can turn gold into cheese.  (Luckily, so far, he's only succeeded in turning gold into potato salad.)
 
Episode #107 (NEW!)
“MOUSE ARMY”
Dr. Two-Brains has created an army of super-smart mice - but they've become too smart!  WordGirl must step in and save the city before the mice take over.
“SUPER-GROUNDED”
Becky is grounded for not cleaning her room; when she sends Captain Huggy Face in WordGirl's place to battle the Butcher, he feels like chopped liver.
 
WordGirl premiered with rave reviews on PBS KIDS GO! in September. The series chronicles the madcap adventures of Becky Botsford, a mild-mannered 10 year old who, at the call of duty, transforms into WordGirl – caped crusader and definition dynamo!  With the help of her faithful monkey sidekick, Captain Huggy Face, WordGirl spends each episode defeating a quirky cast of villains – from “Dr. Two-Brains” to “The Butcher” – combining her power punches with some pretty impressive words. The goal of the series is to teach kids new vocabulary in a fun and humorous way.  Packed with fun-filled games and activities, the WORDGIRL Web site at pbskidsgo/wordgirl has increased traffic by 300% since the debut of the half-hour series in September. 
 
About Scholastic Media
Scholastic Media (SM), the entertainment and media division of Scholastic, is a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including feature films, television programming, videos, interactive and audio products, and web sites, and is a major developer and marketer of children's brands worldwide. Among SM's award-winning and top-rated productions are the animated series Clifford The Big Red Dog® (PBS KIDS®); the Emmy award-winning spin-off series Clifford's Puppy Days™ (PBS KIDS); I SPY (HBO Family); The Magic School Bus® (TLC); Goosebumps®; Animorphs®; Maya & Miguel™ (PBS KIDS GO!); and SM’s newest series, WordGirl™, (PBS KID GO!).  SM's critically-acclaimed feature films include Clifford's Really Big Movie, The Indian in the Cupboard, The Babysitters Club Movie, and The Mighty. SM also produced the forthcoming film The Golden Compass, based on the award-winning Philip Pullman trilogy His Dark Materials, for New Line Cinema. Scholastic is a co-creator of the new multi-platform qubo® network for children, which promotes literacy and positive values through entertainment.  Provided by Scholastic, Dragon is the new pre-school series airing on qubo®.
 
About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology.  Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys.  The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries and television networks; and the Company's Internet site, www.scholastic.com.
 
About PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO!
PBS KIDS, for preschoolers, and PBS KIDS GO!, for early elementary school kids, are committed to providing the highest quality non-commercial content and learning environment for children across the country. Providing age-appropriate, diverse programming for kids, PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! programs consistently earn more prestigious awards than any other broadcast or cable network. Only PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! have earned the unanimous endorsement of parents, children, industry leaders and teachers. With additional PBS resources to complement its programming, including PBS KIDS online (pbskids.org), PBS KIDS GO! online (pbskidsgo.org), PBS Parents (pbsparents.org), PBS Teachers (pbs.org/teachers), PBS Ready To Learn services and literacy events across the country, PBS is providing the tools necessary for positive child development. PBS is a nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation’s 355 public television stations, serving nearly 73 million people each week and reaching 99% of American homes. 


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