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Penguin Random House to bring Bluey book series to the US and UK in BBC Studios partnership

Penguin Random House has been appointed the master publishing partner for the popular global pre-school brand, Bluey. Working in partnership with BBC Studios, the publishing house will be launching the first three books in the series to the US market this October, before rolling them out to the UK in …

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Dr Seuss Enterprises expands European licensing programme and makes first mark in Slovakia

New partnerships across Germany, Slovakia, and Albania have seen Dr Seuss Enterprises expand its licensing portfolio across Europe, as the company continues to build momentum around properties including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Oh, the Places You’ll Go, and Happy Birthday to You. Under the slate of new partner signings, …

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The Gruffalo takes a walk into new partnerships in Italy

Mondo TV, the third-party licensor for The Gruffalo in Italy, Spain, and Portugal, has detailed a new Italian licensee for the popular children’s publishing brand. Pon Pon Edizioni has been licensed to launch a range of products including activity and colouring packs and sets. The range is aimed at children …

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Author and illustrator Nick Butterworth partners with The Point. 1888

The Point. 1888 is partnering with the renowned children’s author and illustrator Nick Butterworth to bring the cast of literary properties from his portfolio to life in the consumer products arena. Butterworth is the mind and talent behind popular children’s book creations such as Percy The Park Keeper series, My …

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Egmont renews multi-territory deal with Animaccord for Mash and the Bear publishing in Europe

The popular children’s publisher Egmont has renewed a multi-territory agreement with Animaccord to secure a Masha and the Bear publishing collection in selected territories across Europe. The renewal comes some ten years after the partnership between the two was first established in order to launch Masha and the Bear publishing …

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Apple TV+ to adapt Where the Wild Things Are and other works for kids’ series and specials

Apple has struck up a new deal with The Maurice Sendak Foundation that will take it Where the Wild Things Are, having secured the rights to develop kids’ series and specials based on the author’s famous stories. The multi-year deal is the first of its kind for Apple, who will …

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The Copyrights Group lays plans for Paddington in Benelux with License Connection partnership

Brand development agency, The Copyrights Group has appointed License Connection as its Benelux licensing agent for Paddington Bear. The outfit will represent the popular IP across classic, baby, movie, and TV for a broad range of products in the region. Written by Michael Bond and first in print in 1958 …

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Scholastic Entertainment to co-produce and develop Animorphs feature film with PictureStart

The popular ’90s book series, Animorphs has landed its first live-action motion picture deal, thanks to a new partnership between Scholastic Entertainment and PictureStart that will bring the 54 book series to a new generation of fans. Written by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant, the Animorphs book series has sold …

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HarperCollins to acquire Egmont Books UK for undisclosed sum

HarperCollins has detailed its intention to acquire Egmont Books UK for an undisclosed sum, alongside Egmont’s book businesses in Poland and Schneiderbuch Germany. The transaction is set to complete on 30th April but will not include Egmont’s magazine publishing. According to the Bookseller, on completion, Egmont Books UK will be …

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Horace & Co celebrates World Autism Awareness Week with BookrKids digital library

It’s World Autism Awareness Week, and to champion the recognition and understanding of the condition among children across the UK, Horace & Co, the popular publishing property from Flossy and Jim, has just partnered with the BookrKids digital library. Created by Lynette Dare, the co-founder of Flossy and Jim, when …

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