Tag Archives: Kids’ Books

Edutainment Licensing named worldwide licensing agent for preschool publishing brand Eat Dirt

Edutainment Licensing has been appointed the worldwide exclusive licensing agent for the new preschool publishing brand, Eat Dirt, a franchise that spans story books and poems that encourage a love of veggies, children’s gardening, and healthy habits among kids’ aged two to five. Written by the US author and illustrator, …

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Rubies invites gothic kids’ book character Amelia Fang into the licensed dress up collection

Rubies is expanding its children’s book character range of dress up costumes with the addition of the popular quirky gothic-inspired publishing IP, Amelia Fang. Created by author and illustrator Laura Ellen, the Amelia Fang book series is published by Farshore/HarperCollins UK and has sold over 380,000 copies in the UK, …

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Macmillan Children’s Books lands LEGO City publishing partnership with Ameet

Macmillan Children’s Books has landed a new publishing partnership with AMEET Publishing and the global toy brand, LEGO, to launch a series of LEGO illustrated novelty board books for preschoolers. The global deal will span all languages and was completed by Nicole Pearson, publishing director, brand and media, at Macmillan …

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Smiffys grows its toddler and baby dress up portfolio with Spot

The dress up and party wear specialist, Smiffys is continuing to grow its pre-school collection, having just added the iconic Spot the Dog to its baby dress-up and licensed characters portfolio. Thanks to a deal brokered by Penguin Ventures, Smiffys’ new Fun with Spot dress up range will be designed …

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Children’s book series Dinner Detectives lands animated series with BES Animation

The independent production studio BES Animation has acquired the worldwide broadcast and digital content rights to the children’s publishing property Dinner Detectives, with plans to develop the popular books into a multi-platform TV and digital offering. BES Animation will develop the books into a 2D animated television series aimed at four …

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Brand-Ward to lead UK licensing plans for Cyber Group Studios’ Gigantosaurus

Cyber Group Studios has appointed Brand-Ward Services Ltd to manage its UK licensing programme for the pre-school animation IP, Gigantosaurus. Brand-Ward is a new IP consultancy business with Jean-Philippe Randisi and Trudi Hayward, helping owners and creators to monetise their IP regionally and globally. The team will look to build …

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Andersen Press lands animated series for hit kids’ book Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

The independent children’s publisher, Andersen Press, has entered a co-production partnership with Factory to produce a new animated TV series based on the hit children’s brand, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. The series will take inspiration from the best-selling picture books from David McKee, and will follow the adventures of the …

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Those Licensing People has grand plans for French classic The Little Prince

Le petit prince a de grands projets, or for the rest of us: The Little Prince has some grand plans in the licensing space, as the famed French children’s title takes up residence with Those Licensing People. The iconic children’s character has been an international hit since its creation in …

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