Scholastic (or Scholastic Inc.) is an American book publishing company known for publishing educational materials for schools, teachers, parents, and children, and selling and distributing them by mail order, via book clubs, book fairs and through their online store. It also has the exclusive United States publishing rights to both the Harry Potter and The Hunger Games book series. Scholastic Inc. is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books. As of May, 11th, 2013 Standard and Poors announced that Scholastic Inc. had overtaken its soon to be British-based subsidiary Pearson PLC as The World's largest book publisher.
In the 1970s, Scholastic Press was well-known mainly through their Scholastic Book Clubs, a mail-order service dealing in children's books, and their magazine publications aimed at youths: Wow (preschoolers and elementary schoolers), Dynamite (pre-teens), and Bananas (teens). The company's official mascot is Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Scholastic has grown its business most recently by acquiring other media companies, including Klutz, the animated television production company Soup2Nuts, the K–12 educational software publisher Tom Snyder Productions, and most significantly the reference publisher Grolier, which publishes the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia and The New Book of Knowledge.
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