Signature Publishing partners with BBC Studios for Swashbuckle magazine

Specialist independent children’s publisher Signature Publishing has partnered with BBC Studios to launch Swashbuckle magazine.

The magazine will feature original stories, games, puzzles, colouring, craft, cookery and more, based on the BAFTA-winning and highly popular children’s pirate-themed gameshow on the CBeebies channel and BBC iPlayer starring Gem and her pirate friends.

While including all the slapstick humour and fun of the show, every page of the magazine focuses on developing key early learning skills including understanding the world, maths, language and literacy, physical development, wellbeing and creativity. All the activities are designed to engage with pre-school children, while prompts for grown-ups encourage parents and carers to share the content and join in the fun. Every issue is complemented by an interactive sticker sheet and exclusive Swashbuckle role-play toys.

“It’s brilliant to be partnering with BBC Studios again and publishing a stand-alone, monthly Swashbuckle magazine,” says Amanda Clifford, Signature Publishing’s Editorial Director. “Pirates are always mega popular with children, never go out of fashion and working with a TV programme that’s as fun and unique as Swashbuckle means that this is one magazine adventure that is bound to be sailing the high seas for a long time to come!”

On sale from today, Swashbuckle magazine will be stocked by retailers nationwide and will be supported by promotional activity at launch, including in Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons and WHS High Street.

Swashbuckle joins Signature Publishing’s strong line-up of magazines, including: Go Jetters, published under licence from BBC Studios, Polly Pocket, published under licence from Mattel, Transformers Rescue Bots Academy under license from Hasbro, Gigantosaurus under license from Cyber Group Studios, Spirit Riding Free under licence from NBC Universal, plus original magazines Dino Fun!, Pets2Collect, Dinosaur Action!We Love, Colour It!Fantastic Funworld!, So Magical! and Adventures With. For more information visit

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