Thursday, June 4, 2015

Word Girl Gets Set for Action Packed Summer of Reading

WordGirl Gets Set for Action-Packed
Summer of Reading

Twenty Brand-New Episodes of Scholastic Media’s Emmy-Winning Hit  Bring Vocabulary-Powered Fun to Families Nationwide Starting this June on PBS KIDS

New York, NY, June 3, 2015 – Word Up! WordGirl® is ready to save the day – and champion literacy, good grammar and the pursuit of new vocabulary – all summer long! Starting June 3,Scholastic Media’s caped crusader and definition dynamo will fly onto screens from coast-to-coast and flex her crime-solving muscles in 20 never-before-seen episodes on PBS KIDS (check local listings) and PBS KIDS digital platforms, including and the PBS KIDS Video App.

In the new collection of high-flying adventures, WordGirl (a.k.a. Becky Botsford) along with her trusty sidekick, Captain Huggy Face, soar off to protect the innocent residents of Fair City, one new word at a time! With special seasonal episodes for Father’s Day and July 4th, along with stories that feature warm weather-themed fun, young viewers will tag along on exciting vocabulary-filled escapades as they grow their literacy superpowers.

Since its launch on PBS KIDS in September 2007, WordGirl has earned a total of 11 Daytime Emmy nominations, taking home wins for “Outstanding Writing in Animation” in 2008, 2012 and 2013, and 2015. WordGirl also is the recipient of a 2008 Television Critics Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Animation.” Voice talent for WordGirl includes: Dannah Phirman (MadTV) as WordGirl, Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live) as the Narrator, Ryan Raddatz (Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show) as Mr. Botsford and Scoops, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob Squarepants) as Dr. Two Brains and Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) as Mr. Big, among others.

For more information, videos, games and activities, fans can visit the WordGirl website.

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs.  Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

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