Scholastic's Animated Avenger WordGirl Receives Three Emmy Award Nods


Hit series airing on PBS KIDS GO! honored with three 2010 daytime Emmy nominations including top prize "Outstanding Children's Animated Program"


New York, NY   May 14, 2010   Worrrd Up! Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc, (NASDAQ: SCHL) the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced that its very own synonym-wielding superhero, WordGirl®, was tapped for three 2010 Emmy® Award nominations. This was the third year in a row that the hit series, airing on PBS KIDS GO!, received top honor consideration. This year the series boasted the most nominations since it began airing with consideration in the following categories -- "Outstanding Children's Animated Program," "Outstanding Writing in Animation," and "Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program" for Ed Asner's performance as "Kid Potato."

"We are delighted that WordGirl has once again been nominated," said Deborah Forte, President, Scholastic Media and Executive Producer of WordGirl. “This is an amazing honor and we extend our congratulations to the entire WordGirl team."

The series' current nominations join previous Emmy honors including a 2008 Emmy Award for "Best Writing in Animation" and a 2009 Emmy nomination for "Best Direction in an Animated Series." In addition to its Emmy recognition, the series has been honored with a Television Critics Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Children's Animation," a Gracie Award for its portrayal of a strong female character, a Kidscreen Award for Best Voice Talent, and an iParenting Media Award.

The series, produced by Scholastic Media's Boston-based animation house, Soup2Nuts, follows Becky Botsford, a mild-mannered ten year-old who transforms into WordGirl when she is needed to defeat villains or poor grammar. WordGirl airs five days a week on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings). New episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated series are set to air in July.

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