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13 Acclaimed Illustrators Promote Children's Independent Reading with Art Depicting "Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life."
October 1, 2013

New York, NY - October 1, 2013 - To increase awareness of the importance of children's daily independent reading in order to succeed in school and in life, Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, today launched a stunning new artwork collection by 13 acclaimed children's book illustrators who created their personal interpretation of the Scholastic global reading message, "Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life." The artwork features some of today's most beloved literary characters in situations that express a wide range of emotions about the joy of reading, from Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid diving into a pool of good books to Kadir Nelson's inspiring image of a solo reader within a sunlit halo. The virtual art gallery and items for purchase are available at

Scholastic Reports Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Results
September 24, 2013

Scholastic Corporation (SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, recently reported results for the fiscal 2014 first quarter ended August 31, 2013. Revenue in the first quarter was $276.3 million, compared to $293.4 million a year ago. The company reported first quarter loss per share from continuing operations of $0.94, versus $1.01 in the prior year period.

Kids Set a New World Record for Summer Reading with 
176,438,473 Minutes Read
September 18, 2013

New York, NY - September 18, 2013 - Kids around the globe have a reason to celebrate: they set a new world record for summer reading! As part of the Scholastic Summer Challenge, a free program designed to keep kids reading throughout the summer months when school is out, kids representing all 50 states and 30 countries read and logged an impressive 176,438,473 minutes, breaking last year's world record of 95,859,491 minutes. In addition to logging their minutes, children participated in weekly reading challenges, earned virtual rewards and contributed to their school's overall minutes. Of the 4,284 schools that participated, Jackson Elementary School in McAllen, TX ranks as the #1 school for logging the most minutes, and wins a visit from Dav Pilkey, author of the bestselling Captain Underpants series.

Phoebe Yeh to Join Random House Children's Books as Publisher for Crown Books for Young Readers
June 6, 2013

New York, NY (June 6, 2013)—Veteran children’s book editor Phoebe Yeh will join Random House Children’s Books as Vice President, Publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers, effective June 21, it was announced today by Barbara Marcus, the company’s President and Publisher. Yeh will leave her current post at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she has worked…

Green 2.0
January 1, 2013

Way, way back in early 2008, our sister magazine Book Business ran a long cover story (which I wrote) on efforts by publishers to go green. Back then, everyone in the industry, from New York executives to Canadian paper mills, was talking about ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

Ferrara joins BPA as Director, Digital Audit Services
October 18, 2012

BPA Worldwide, the global leader of providing assurance, has named Stephanie Ferrara as Director, Digital Audit Services. Ferrara will be responsible for expanding the scope of BPA’s existing Interactive Audit services and exploring opportunities beyond BPA’s traditional revenue streams.

Landmark Publication Weekly Reader to Shut Down
July 24, 2012

Weekly Reader, a staple in American classrooms for a century, has some hard news for its young readers: it’s shutting down.

Chief rival Scholastic, which bought the school newspaper earlier this year, is folding it into Scholastic News and axing all but five of Weekly Reader’s 60 employees in White Plains, NY, The Post has learned.

Like all papers, Weekly Reader was struggling with changes roiling the print world and was under pressure to develop digital editions.

Scholastic Names Catherine Bell and Steve Thompson Co-Managing Directors
July 5, 2012

Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company announced today that Catherine Bell, UK sales and marketing head of DK, will be Co-Managing Director and Head of Publishing, Marketing and Trade Sales for Scholastic UK, effective September 10, 2012. Steve Thompson, currently Managing Director of Book Fairs for Scholastic UK, will become Co-Managing Director, Operations.