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2011-06-23 06:05:00

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: SCHL) Scholastic is proud to be a key partner in the Pottermore project, including connecting teachers and parents from our school and online channels directly to ebook sales via Pottermore and providing marketing and promotion support. We're excited about the new content from J.K. Rowling to go along with the books. This will surely inspire more interest in the series and bring a whole new generation of readers to Harry Potter. We're...

2011-06-02 10:01:00

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Only three days remain during which children's art collectors and children's book lovers can bid on twelve original works of art featuring some of the most beloved characters in children's literature to benefit children's literacy organizations. The pieces, created by twelve top children's illustrators, are at auction on charitybuzz.com through June 5, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100907/SCHOLASTICLOGO ) Net proceeds from the...

2011-05-18 12:41:00

NEW YORK, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, invites aspiring artists age 18 and older to submit an original artistic interpretation of what it means to Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life., the fundamental message of the company's global literacy campaign. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100907/SCHOLASTICLOGO ) The contest was launched in concert with the Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. charity art...

2011-05-06 09:30:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve original works of art created by some of the top children's book illustrators and featuring some of the most beloved characters in children's literature are now available on auction at charitybuzz.org through June 5, 2011. Net proceeds from the auction will benefit the literacy organizations Reading Is Fundamental and Reach Out and Read, organizations that provide books to underserved children and are suffering from recent federal funding...

2008-09-22 12:00:25

Fans of Harry Potter are keeping the magic alive online and in bookstores, schools, libraries and homes all across the country with fans re-reading the series and new fans starting at the beginning. There are anniversaries to celebrate, a new charity book in December from J.K. Rowling and now -- the announcement from Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL) that the paperback edition of J.K. Rowling's bestselling and final Harry Potter novel, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," (ISBN 0-545-13970-8;...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.