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Scholastic to launch a series of Friends themed activity and picture books in new publishing first

The children’s books publisher, Scholastic really couldn’t be any more excited over its new partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to launch a series of publishing firsts for the beloved TV series, Friends. Launched in celebration of Friends: The Reunion – which aired on Sky One in the UK and …

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Waterstones boss indicates “UK retail boom” following sell-out success of puzzles during pandemic

The boss of the high street book, games, and puzzles retailer, Waterstones has described the UK as ‘going through a retail boom’ as customers choose to spend their money in shops and online, in the wake of foreign travel and with much of the hospitality sector at the mercy of …

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Creative Play Awards 2021 now open for entries as the event returns for the 14th year running

The Creative Play Awards 2021 is now open for entries, recognising the best creative toys, games, books, and resources available for young children, and supporting learning through creative play. Despite the challenges of last year, the awards witnessed a record number of entries received in 2020, encouraging high hopes for …

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Rubies secures partnership with World Book Day to promote the benefits of reading

Rubies has secured an official partnership with the World Book Day charity and its annual event developed to change lives through a love of books and shared reading. The new collaboration is founded on Rubies’ own global experience of delivering best-in-class costumes and accessories as a trusted manufacturer of licensed …

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World Book Day: The Entertainer launches the Big Book Rehoming campaign 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 launches 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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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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Asmodee to build board game worlds into novels with new Aconyte Books arm

The global games publisher, Asmodee has created its own fiction imprint under the name Aconyte Books. The division will be publishing novels based on a number of the firm’s best selling game properties. As part of its mission, Aconyte will also be actively pursuing licenses for third-party tie-in fiction, with …

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