ADVISORY, Aug. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Scholastic Corporation (Nasdaq:SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate a new book release of the popular and worldwide bestselling children’s book series, “Captain Underpants.” The new title, “Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-lot,” goes on sale August 25th.
In honor of the occasion, Dick Robinson, Chairman, President and CEO of Scholastic, and Dav Pilkey, Author of “Captain Underpants,” will ring the Opening Bell.
Scholastic, the worldwide publisher of Captain Underpants, will launch a new “Reading Gives You Superpowers” campaign to help transform reluctant readers into lifelong readers, which includes a five-week tour which kicks-off today. Captain Underpants is a worldwide bestselling children’s book series published by Scholastic. To date, there are more than 70 million books in print worldwide, which are available in 22 languages. DreamWorks Animation has acquired the movie rights to the Captain Underpants series and is in production on a feature film adaptation scheduled for release in 2017.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Monday, August 24, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Scholastic Corporation Media Contact:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About Scholastic Corporation (Nasdaq:SCHL):
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ:SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, classroom magazines and other products that, in combination, offer schools customized and comprehensive solutions to support children's learning both at school and at home. The Company also makes quality, affordable books available to all children through school-based book clubs and book fairs. With a 94 year history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to "Open a World of Possible" for all children. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.
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