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Acamar Films and HarperCollins celebrate strong start for Bing following World Book Day success

Acamar Films’ award-winning pre-school property Bing and its global publishing partner, HarperCollins Children’s Books, are celebrating a strong start to the year, thanks to the success of this year’s World Book Day. The popular published title, Bing’s Splashy Story has now reached number three in the overall children’s book charts …

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World Book Day: The Entertainer launches Big Book Rehoming with The Salvation Army

The high street toy retailer, The Entertainer is encouraging kids and families to read together this World Book Day with the launch of its Big Book Rehoming initiative, its charity drive that will aim to support the one in 11 children from disadvantaged homes in the UK who don’t own …

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Egmont has launched a petition to bring storytime into the national curriculum

Egmont has called for daily storytime to be made a statutory part of the school curriculum for key stages one and two, following a study that has revealed that children’s comprehension of reading suffers without it. The petition has been put forward by Munira Wilson, MP for Twickenham in an …

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Dr Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Books plan US-wide Dr Seuss birthday celebration

Dr Seuss Enterprises has lined up a full roster of activity in celebration of the author’s birthday this March 2, a day on which educators, booksellers, parents and children across the US participate in the commemorations through reading and literacy. This year, Dr Seuss Enterprises has partnered with Random House …

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Beano partners with World Book Day to support its Share A Million Stories campaign

Beano has partnered with World Book Day this March 5 to support its Share A Million Stories campaign for a special edition, one-off comic strip titled A Million Stories in One. The special strip sees Dennis reading and mashing up classic children’s tales to entertain Bea and Gnasher all in …

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Rockpool Licensing helps bring Brambly Hedge book series to screen in Lupus Films deal

Lupus Films, the animation company behind The Snowman & The Snowdog, has optioned the rights to adapt the classic countryside stories of Brambly Hedge for the screen. The deal between Lupus Films and the estate of Jill Braklem, the author and illustrator of Brambly Hedge, was brokered by Rockpool Licensing. …

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Magic Light Pictures and Merlin Entertainments are bringing Zog to Warwick Castle

Magic Light Pictures has teamed up with Merlin Entertainments to bring a new 3D interactive Zog trail to Warwick Castle. Due to launch at the historic venue this Easter, the trail brings to life the world of Zog the lovable dragon – first created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler – …

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Book series that educates children through classic literature BabyLit jumps into licensing with ThinkTank Emporium

The US book publishing house Gibbs Smith has partnered with The ThinkTank Emporium to begin development on an animated series and licensing programme for its bestselling babyLit and Little Leonardo book series. Written by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Alison Oliver, the BabyLit classics series consists of 30 board books …

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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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