Curious Fox, an imprint of Capstone, has signed a new three-year licensing deal with Warner Bros Consumer Products UK.
The children’s publishing specialist will be launching new books for DC Comics Justice League, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo.
The first titles will launch in May 2014 and Curious Fox plans to publish at least 30 books in the first year for children aged five to 12 years old.
Hero products will include three-in-one fiction box sets for the Justice League Super Heroes Batman and Superman in June 2014, illustrated colour non-fiction titles Batmobiles and Batcycles and The Engineering Behind Batman’s Vehicles in July 2014 and hardback gift books including the Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo Treasuries coming summer 2014.
"When we launched Curious Fox in spring last year we had a very clear goal – to publish brilliant books that would spark curiosity in young minds," said Miles Stevens-Hoare.
"In a short time we’ve immersed our readers in new worlds, introduced them to new characters and engaged them in some amazing stories.
"The acquisition of the rights to publish books featuring some of the world’s most iconic brands and characters is hugely exciting and is integral to helping us achieve our ambition of inspiring a life long love of books amongst children.”
Paul Bufton, general manager for Warner Bros. Consumer Products UK, added: “Publishing is the cornerstone of any successful licensing campaign, with books often being a child’s first experience of a brand.
"Quality books such as those created by Curious Fox add credibility and aids parental favour with our brands. We’re thrilled to have them on board and we’re looking forward to working with them to put our stamp on the UK children’s book market.”