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 for readers ages 0-18, in a variety of print and digital formats.
Among those 600 are our phenomenally successful publishing properties like 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, Dear America®, and The Hunger Games trilogy. Our list of authors and illustrators is brimming with names you know, and names you should know, 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 – a diverse list representing titles that span themes, ages, and geographies. Scholastic Trade division also publishes licensed properties such as Star Wars®, Rainbow Magic®, It's Happy Bunny™, Lego®, Chuggington™, and Bob Books™.
Scholastic books have a reputation for garnering accolades and awards (including Caldecott Medals, National Book Awards, Newbery Medals, and Coretta Scott King Awards) and topping bestseller lists year upon year, and include memorable titles and series such as 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, The Baby-sitters Club, 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.
With 18 distinct imprints - Arthur A. Levine Books, Cartwheel Books®, Chicken House®, Graphix™, Little Scholastic™, Little Shepherd Books™, 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—thereʼs something for everyone.
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.