The Hunger Games Trilogy

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AT–A–GLANCE
What is it?

The award-winning and bestselling futuristic trilogy for teen readers (ages 12 to adult) by Suzanne Collins

Who’s it for?

Readers ages 12 to adult

VISIT THE SITE

scholastic.com/hungergames

Facebook Hunger Games Page

Release Date

The Hunger Games was released in September 2008. Catching Fire, the second book of The Hunger Games trilogy, was published September 1, 2009, and Mockingjay was released August 24, 2010

More Information/Author Interviews

Sheila Marie Everett
severett@scholastic.com
(212) 389-3786

Tracy van Straaten
tvanstraaten@scholastic.com
(212) 389-3782

 

 


 

MOCKINGJAY:

#1 USA Today Bestseller
#1 New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
#1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2010
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
A 2010 Booklist Editors' Choice
A 2010 Kirkus Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010

“Fans will be happy to hear that Mockingjay is every bit as complex and imaginative as Hunger Games and Catching Fire."

             -Entertainment Weekly

“Suspenseful... Collins' fans, grown-ups included, will race to the end."

             -USA Today

“At its best the trilogy channels the political passion of 1984, the memorable violence of A Clockwork Orange, the imaginative ambience of The Chronicles of Narnia and the detailed inventiveness of Harry Potter."

             -New York Times Book Review

“Unfolding in Collins' engaging, intelligent prose and assembled into chapters that end with didn't-see-that-coming cliffhangers, this finale is every bit the pressure cooker of its forebears. [Mockingjay] is nearly as shocking, and certainly every bit as original and thought provoking, as The Hunger Games. Wow."

             -Los Angeles Times

star “This concluding volume in Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy accomplishes a rare feat, the last installment being the best yet, a beautifully orchestrated and intelligent novel that succeeds on every level."

             -Publishers Weekly, starred review


 

CATCHING FIRE:

#1 USA Today Bestseller
#1 New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
#1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A Time Magazine Top 10 Fiction Book of 2009
A People Magazine (Top 10) Best Book of 2009
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
A Los Angeles Times Best Children’s Book of 2009
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009
A Booklist Editors' Choice 2009
A Kirkus Best Book of 2009

 

“Whereas Katniss kills with finesse, Collins writes with raw power."
            -Time Magazine

“Collins expertly blends fantasy, romance and political intrigue (so who needs vampires?)."

             -People Magazine

“Collins has joined J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer as a writer of children's books that adults are eager to read.”

-Bloomberg.com

Catching Fire not only lived up to my high expectations, it surpassed them. It's just as exciting as The Hunger Games, but even more gut wrenching, because you already know these characters,  you've already suffered with them.”

-Stephenie Meyer, www.stepheniemeyer.com

 


 
THE HUNGER GAMES:

#1 USA TodayBestseller
#1 New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A Horn Book Fanfare
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2008
A Booklist Editors’ Choice
A New York Times Notable Book of 2008
A Kirkus Best Book of 2008
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice 

“I couldn't stop reading."

             -Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

“The Hunger Games is amazing.”

-Stephenie Meyer, www.stepheniemeyer.com

“Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced." ”

John Green, The New York Times Book Review


Announcements/News

Scholastic to Publish Year of the Jungle, an Autobiographical Picture Book by Suzanne Collins in Fall 2013
(November 29, 2012)

Scholastic Announces Updated U.S. Figures for Suzanne Collins's Bestselling The Hunger Games Trilogy (July 19, 2012)

Scholastic Announces Updated U.S. In-print Figures for Suzanne Collins' Bestselling The Hunger Games Trilogy  (March 28, 2012)

A Message from Suzanne Collins about The Hunger Games Movie (March 1, 2012)

Scholastic to Add new Title to The Hunger Games Movie Tie-in Program (November 3, 2011)

Lionsgate Joins Scribd, Donorschoose.org, and Scholastic for The Hunger Games National Literacy Month Campaign (September 1, 2011)

Scholastic Introduces Gift Edition of The Hunger Games (Holiday 2011), To Be Followed by Movie Tie-In Program (Spring 2012) (June 16, 2011)

Scholastic announces Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon, is winner of Mockingjay display contest with prize of store visit by Suzanne Collins (October 21, 2010)

Mockingjay tops all national bestseller lists with sales of more than 450,000 copies in its first week of publication, and Scholastic goes back to press for an additional 400,000 copies (September 2, 2010)

Scholastic Increases First Printing of Mockingjay, the Final Book of The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, to 1.2 Million Copies and Announces Fall Tour Markets (July 1, 2010)

Suzanne Collins's Third Book in The Hunger Games Trilogy to be Published on August 24, 2010 (December 3, 2009)

Scholastic Publishes Catching Fire

Scholastic Publishes The Hunger Games

LionsGate Acquires Worldwide Distribution Rights for The Hunger Games Film (March 17, 2009)

Highlights

  • Scholastic has more than 65 million copies of the original three books in The Hunger Games trilogy in print and digital formats in the U.S. (more than 28 million copies of The Hunger Games; more than 19 million copies of Catching Fire; and more than 18 million copies of Mockingjay).
  • The Hunger Games has spent more than 260 consecutive weeks/more than five consecutive years to date on The New York Times bestseller list since publication in September 2008, and has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.
  • Lionsgate’s global blockbuster HUNGER GAMES film franchise continues to shatter box office records around the world. The second film in the franchise, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, opened on November 22, 2013, setting an all-time box office record for a film opening in November as well as an all-time Thanksgiving weekend box office record. It has grossed nearly $750 million worldwide in its first four weeks of release, already outgrossing the entire run of the first HUNGER GAMES film, which was the 14th highest-grossing North American release of all time. The film brings back stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, and Lenny Kravitz along with new cast members Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone and Jeffrey Wright. Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland also return to reprise their characters in the film. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael DeBruyn. Lionsgate is already in production on THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 and THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2, scheduled for worldwide release on November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015, respectively.
  • The Hunger Games trilogy has been sold into 56 territories in 51 languages to date.
  • NECA is the licensee to The Hunger Games trilogy book merchandise. For more information, please visit www.necaonline.com.
  • Suzanne Collins named to the Entertainment Weekly 2010 Entertainers of the Year list (December 3, 2010)
  • Suzanne Collins named to the 2010 TIME 100 list (April 29, 2010)
  • Complete list of awards and citations for The Hunger Games trilogy (updated February  2012)
  • Year of the Jungle, Suzanne Collins’s picture book based on the year her father was deployed in Viet Nam, with illustrations by James Proimos, was published September 10, 2013. Click here for more information about Year of the Jungle.

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