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By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

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Based on 9 parent reviews

age 2+

Buyer Beware - Returns Don’t Equal Refunds

Buyer beware! When I left teaching in Native villages of Alaska, I left my classroom library behind, worth around $2,000 - all bought from Scholastic over the years. Once in WA, I placed an order in the amount of $774.76 to restart my classroom library. I had to return all the duplicate books they sent me on accident…. Their mistake, but I sent them the books. I was honest. Then, I decided to leave the classroom shortly after all the books had arrived. I had not even touched them, still wrapped and in a box. I mailed them all the books I had ordered on September 20 through USPS media mail. I had my name, account number, and order number on and in the box. Remember, I had already sent the duplicates. It’s now November 21, two months later, and no refund. They are saying they got the books I didn’t pay for, but not the ones I did…even though three people had told me the books arrived. I was dumb and did not keep the tracking number. Stupidest mistake of my life because now Schooastic is refusing to refund me unless I can give the tracking number. Now they have ALL their books, my $774.76, and I have nothing except the stress of losing almost $800 just because I don’t have one number. They have the books. I did what I needed to do, and they are choosing to refuse to consider they have the books and are screwing me financially. If I choose to go back into the classroom next year, since I do love teaching, rest assured I will not be handing out flyers to my kids and not be using Scholastic for my classroom library.
age 10+

No Diversity Option with Scholastic unless selected

I am writing because I was told by several librarians that scholastic for the 2023/24 school year does not have any books of characters that are black or brown unless you opt in for the diversity option. What is going on, the world is multicultural and if Scholastic acquiesces to bullies/ racists, then you should not have the privilege of serving our kids!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (5 ):

It's so refreshing to go to a site that's organized, thorough, and full of useful information. does a great job of talking and appealing to such a large age range, from kids pre-K to 18 to teachers and parents. The one downfall of covering too much ground is that users can get a little overwhelmed on where to go first.'s clear navigation will definitely help, although younger kids (and even adults) might be blurry eyed trying to sift though everything. Users will appreciate the fact that even though site still pushes its stuff through ads, contests, and content, most of the stuff they're pushing is books and their beloved characters -- and they're doing it in a way that makes learning fun.

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  • Genre: Brand Sites
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: July 30, 2020

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