Maurice R. Robinson founded Scholastic Corporation in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, as a book-publishing company that specializes in educational books and magazines for schools, teachers, parents, and children. Its first publication was the youth magazine The Western Pennsylvania Sc ... Read More holastic, which covers high school sports and other topics. Scholastic later published its first book, Saplings, a book of student writings. Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributer of children's books and has publishing rights to major titles, such as all the volumes in the Harry Potter series and The Hunger Games series. In the 1970s, Scholastic was known for its Scholastic Book Clubs program, which was a mail-order service that offered children's books and magazines at an affordable price. Scholastic now sells and distributes children's books through mail orders, book clubs, book fairs, and online stores. Scholastic specializes in numerous divisions of children's book publishing, including classroom magazines, trade books, and book clubs.