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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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LEGO and Ameet join forces to launch LEGO Books

LEGO has detailed the launch of LEGO Books, a new publishing imprint formed in partnership with the children’s book publisher Ameet. The new imprint, according to the Danish toymaker and its long-term Polish children’s publishing partner, will ‘encompass a new line of innovative playful reading experiences that capture the LEGO …

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BLE 2019: Penguin Ventures sets scene for Ladybird Books new IP Ten Minutes to Bed

Penguin Ventures is setting the scene this Brand Licensing Europe to launch its new pre-school IP drawn from the Ladybirds Books picture book series of the same name. Taking inspiration from the latest toddler trends, Ten Minutes To Bed is a bedtime adventure featuring glittery unicorns and mischievous mermaids who …

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Hasbro takes on kids’ book space for new brand Cubby Hill launch

Hasbro is taking a new approach to launching IP to the children’s entertainment space, in a move to highlight the global toymaker’s versatility by tackling the kids’ books and publishing space. Building upon its portfolio of brands, the entertainment powerhouse who as well as its dominant position in the toy …

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BLE 2019: Author and illustrator Laura Wall talks her latest children’s brand, The Toozles

The award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, Laura Wall is heading to Brand Licensing Europe for the first time this year, where she will be launching her latest property to the children’s IP space, The Toozles. As a first time exhibitor, the 34 creator of the children’s book series Goose, …

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CPLG named UK licensing agent for Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea

HarperCollins Children’s Books has named CPLG as its consumer products licensing agent in the UK for the classic, multi-million-selling picture book by Judith Kerr, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. The move will see CPLG expand HarperCollins’ existing licensing programme for The Tiger Who Came to Tea into new product …

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Rockpool Licensing secures two lead publishing partners for CBeebies’ The Baby Club

Dorling Kindersley and Centum Publishing have been named as the lead publishing partners for The Baby Club, in new deals brokered by Rockpool Licensing. The Baby Club is aimed at parents of children aged six to 18 months, and is presented by Giovanna Fletcher and Nigel Clarke. The show, an …

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