SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUBS’ CALENDAR CLUB MYSTERIES REACH ONE MILLION BOOKS IN PRINT


Author Nancy Star’s Beloved Series Captivates Children across the United States

New York, NY (June 1, 2007) -- Scholastic Book Clubs announced today that the immensely popular Calendar Club Mystery® series has reached one million books in print.  The series, written for second and third graders by mystery author Nancy Star, is published by Scholastic Book Clubs and available through the Lucky® Book Club, special offer catalogs, and book fairs.  Scholastic Book Clubs is a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, entertainment and media company.
 
The Calendar Club Mysteries follow the investigations of a team of elementary-school-aged detectives as they solve mysteries all over their small town. The Calendar Club is led by second-grade sleuth Casey Calendar along with her best friends Leon Spector, a geography whiz, and list-maker Dottie Plum. Each book tackles a seasonal mystery, from a town full of missing pumpkins to a summer vacation postponed to catch garden vandals.  Calendar Club Mysteries have been an enormous success since the initial release of The Case of the Missing Pumpkins in 2004. 
 
Critically acclaimed adult mystery author Nancy Star dreamed up Casey Calendar and the Calendar Club Mystery Series in 2004.  The series is a perfect match for Scholastic Book Clubs, which offers top quality books and reading materials to teachers and students in pre-school through high school in its monthly catalogues.  Star has written eight Calendar Club books since the launch of the series, each corresponding to a different month of the school year, and has plans for additional titles in the future. Her current titles include: The Case of the Back to School Burglar, The Case of the Missing Pumpkins,  The Case of the Thanksgiving Thief, The Case of the New Year's Eve Nightmare, The Case of the Snow Day Bigfoot, The Case of the Kidnapped Cupid, The Case of the April Fool's Frogs, and The Case of the Sneaky Strangers.
 
The Calendar Club Mysteries are exactly the kind of fiction that we are proud to publish,” said Judy Newman, president of Scholastic Book Clubs. “The adventures of Casey, Leon and Dottie are fun and exciting, and most importantly, the stimulating mysteries motivate kids to read!”
 
About Scholastic Book Clubs
For 59 years, Scholastic Book Clubs have provided monthly catalogues offering top quality books and reading materials from all publishers to teachers and students in pre-school through high school. Today, eleven different Scholastic Book Clubs reach over one million teachers each month, providing the most sought-after titles at affordable prices for children in classrooms nationwide.  Over 80% of all elementary school teachers in the United States participate in Scholastic Book Clubs.
 
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.

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Scholastic
Sarah Trabucchi
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