Scholastic Inc., the children's publisher of favorites like the Harry Potter, Goosebumps, and Clifford series, might be best known for its books -- but a consumer watchdog group accuses the company of using its classroom book clubs to push video games, jewelry kits, and other toys, reports the New York Times. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, an advocacy group based in Boston, said it reviewed monthly fliers distributed by Scholastic last year and found that one-third of the items sold in these brochures were either not books or books packaged with other items. Susan Linn, director of the campaign,


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