Scholastic Canada Is the Publisher of 25 of BookNet Canada's "150 Top Books by Canadian Authors"

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List of Bestsellers of the Last 10 Years Released in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

New York, NY – July 11, 2017 – Scholastic Canada, a subsidiary of Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, is the publisher of 25 of the 150 top selling books of the last 10 years written by Canadian authors, according to a list published by BookNet Canada in recognition of Canada’s 150th Birthday. Scholastic Canada published more than half of the 49 juvenile books on the list. View the full list at:

Beloved author Robert Munsch has 35 titles in the top 150 books, more than any other single author, adult or children’s. Of those 35 titles, Scholastic Canada publishes 20 which are illustrated by long-time collaborator Michael Martchenko. Also featured on the list are Scholastic Canada books by author Gordon Korman, author/illustrators Phoebe Gilman, Barbara Reid and Jeremy Tankard, and author Helaine Becker with illustrator Werner Zimmermann.

“In the same year that Canada turns 150, Scholastic Canada is celebrating our 60th year of bringing the very best in children’s books to teachers, families and children all across the country,” said Nancy Pearson, President, Marketing & Publishing, Scholastic Canada. “We congratulate Robert Munsch on his huge popularity as well as our other authors and illustrators and thank them for helping us encourage all children to learn to love to read.”

Richard Robinson, Chairman, President and CEO of Scholastic added, “This is a remarkable accomplishment for our Scholastic Canada colleagues. They have grown the Robert Munsch franchise and the entire children’s publishing market through their work with schools and libraries as well as retail and online stores.”

Established in 1957, Scholastic Canada makes quality books and eBooks, print and technology-based educational resources available to children through school-based book clubs and book fairs as well as retail and online stores, classrooms and libraries. Learn more at For more about Scholastic Canada’s 60th anniversary, visit: