Trade Press Releases

Scholastic to Launch Horizon, a New Multiplatform Series Led By #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Scott Westerfeld

NEW YORK, NY (June 10, 2016)— Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, and the pioneering force behind the groundbreaking and bestselling multi-platform properties The 39 Clues® and Spirit Animals™, expands its innovative multi-platform publishing program with the worldwide launch of Horizon, a supernatural survival series for readers ages 9 and up.

Scholastic to Publish J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Screenplay in the US and Canada on Nov. 19, 2016

(New York, NY – April 26, 2016) Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, announced today that it will publish the screenplay of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the United States and Canada on November 19, 2016. Returning to her wizarding world, the all-new adventure film, which will release November 18, 2016, marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. 

Scholastic Acquires World English Rights for The Goldfish Boy

GLOBAL RELEASE 31ST MARCH, 2016. Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has struck a two-book deal with debut British author Lisa Thompson via Adam Gauntlett at the Peters, Fraser and Dunlop Literary Agency. The first of two stand-alone titles, The Goldfish Boy, which will publish in the UK, US, and Canada in early 2017, is an extraordinary middle-grade contemporary novel with a wonderful cast of characters and a story that will stay with readers long after the final page.

Scholastic Releases Cover of Upcoming Illustrated Edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

New York, NY – March 30, 2016 – Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today for the first time released the cover image of the fully illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Illustrated by award-winning artist, Jim Kay, the cover shows Harry Potter flying towards The Burrow in the Ford Anglia and is available for download at http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/harrypotter.

Scholastic & Warner Bros. Announce Global Licensed Publishing Program for the Harry Potter™ & "Fantastic Beasts" Films

 

SCHOLASTIC AND WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS ANNOUNCE EXTENSIVE GLOBAL LICENSED PUBLISHING PROGRAM FOR THE HARRY POTTER™ MOVIE FRANCHISE AND FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM FILMS

 

Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announces Global Publishing Partners for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

(March 22, 2016 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today a slate of new publishing partners signed on to support Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated return to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The big-screen adventure was written by J.K. Rowling and stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything). Licensing partners set to publish book programs inspired by the film and its sequels, include Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Insight Editions.

Ubisoft® and Scholastic Collaborate on New Young Adult Book Series "Last Descendants" Based On the Assassin's Creed® Universe

SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK— February 18, 2016 —Ubisoft and Scholastic today announced a collaboration on a new young adult book series, Last Descendants, based on the hit video game franchise Assassin’s Creed. Written for readers ages 12 and up by award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby, the first book in the “Last Descendants” series will launch simultaneously in September 2016 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. The second book will follow in January 2017.

Scholastic Extends and Expands Publishing Agreement with LEGO® Through 2019

Media Contact:

Tracy van Straaten
VP, Trade Publicity, Scholastic
212/389-3782
tvanstraaten@scholastic.com

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