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Pippi Longstocking makes big plans for UK amid 75th birthday celebrations

It’s been 75 years since Sweden’t most famous literary export, Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking arrived from her Mountain top home to the shores of the UK, bringing with her a free-spirit and superhuman strength. Created in 1945 to a backdrop of World War II, Pippi Longstocking wielded her anti-authoritarian thinking …

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Cottonwood Media’s The Ollie & Moon Show lands partnership with South Korea’s Asiana Licensing

The European kids’ content producer Cottonwood Media, has secured a new licensing partnership with South Korea’s Asiana Licensing Inc. for its popular animated pre-school series The Ollie & Moon Show. Under the deal a special merchandising programme will be put in place to cover publishing, toys, apparel, collectibles, and promotions, …

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Hachette Children’s Group to publish full-colour picture of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Hachette Children’s Group will be publishing a special, full-colour picture book edition of Ian Fleming’s story about the magical flying car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The project has been described as “an exciting new adaptation of a much-loved family classic – reimagined in glorious colour for a new generation of …

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Hachette Children’s Books acquires Monster Christmas by Giraffes Can’t Dance author Giles Andreae

Hachette Children’s Books has acquired a new comedic and heart-warming festive tale from Giles Andreae, the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can’t Dance. Called Monster Christmas, the book features the illustrations of the publishing world’s rising star Nikki Dyson, and will be published in hardback on October 1, 2020. The …

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Bluewater lays on promotional feast for The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Rocket Licensing has secured a partnership with the UK shopping centre, Bluewater, for a slate of promotional activity for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as the popular children’s publishing brand continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. The collaboration begins with the theming of Bluewater’s Green Flag award-winning nature trail. …

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Atlantyca’s Geronimo Stilton taps into audio story market with FABA

Atlantyca Entertainment is tapping into the audio story market, having signed a new partnership with the Italian audio book company, Maikii and its new story telling block, FABA. Under the deal, Maikii will produce a line of Geronimo Stilton classic-branded 3D figurines, each containing original Geronimo Stilton audio books. The …

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Video: Licensing.biz has Ten Minutes with Penguin Ventures to talk its new kids’ book IP

Penguin Ventures’ Ten Minutes to Bed may be targeting the bedtime routine market as it develops its first slate of licensing partnerships, but the team surrounding the property has marked the potential for the IP to reach far wider audiences in the coming months and years. Penguin Ventures made the …

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Walker Books readies for the 30th anniversary of Maisy Mouse

Walker Books and its US sister company, Candlewick Press are preparing some big celebrations for the 30th anniversary of its popular children’s book series and character, Maisy Mouse. With global book sales of more than 38 million copies of over 300 titles in a wide variety of formats, Maisy Mouse …

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Magic Light spies European growth for The Gruffalo with Mondo TV

Magic Light Pictures is looking to grow the European licensing activity for its hit IP, The Gruffalo, with the appointment of Mondo TV as its licensing agent across Italy, Spain and Portugal. The firm has spied potential for growth across the region, and the potential looked good. Written by Julia …

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RHS secures major kids’ book deal with Scholastic as it pushes into younger market

The Royal Horticultural Society has secured a major new partnership with Scholastic, the globally revered publisher and distributor of children’s books, to launch a range of children’s titles including sticker and activity books, illustrated non-fiction, and more. The deal will also span board and colouring books, annuals, e-books and journals, …

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