Tag Archives: Children’s Books

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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Classic literary character Pippi Longstocking joins the Tonies audio story library

Pippi Longstocking has become the latest classic children’s literary character to join the ever expanding portfolio of children’s audio stories at Tonies, welcoming the UK edition to the fold, as voiced by the award-winning presenter and comedian, Sandi Toksvig. Pippi Longstocking, an iconic fictional character created by the Swedish author, …

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Silvergate Media picks up bilingual picture book series ¡Vamos! for kids animated TV

Silvergate Media has acquired the rights to the award-winning, bilingual picture book series, ¡Vamos! with plans to develop the property into an animated series for children and families. Written and illustrated by the award-winning Mexican-American author Raúl (González) the Third, ¡Vamos! is a series of imaginatively drawn picture books for children, with …

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Macmillan Children’s Books to launch LEGO preschool books via Ameet publishing partnership

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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Yoto unveils exclusive partnership with Rockford’s Rock Opera to launch The End of Infinity

The children’s audio platform, Yoto has detailed an exclusive partnership with Rockford’s Rock Opera to launch The End of Infinity – the fourth title in the ecological musical series created by the BBC writer and comedian, Steve Punt and musician, Matthew Sweetapple. Under the new partnership, four Rockford’s Rock Opera …

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An Audio Experience | Tonies and the gateway to pre-reading learning

Sponsored post. Stories play a definitive role in early language development from learning, and as a child grows up, to reading and broadening vocabulary. Audio storytelling has the power to introduce children in the pre-reading stage to the wonders of narrative, long before they can read for themselves.  As listening …

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Paddington Bear to take over The British Library with exclusive exhibition

Paddington Bear is taking over the British Library this summer with the launch of a special, family-friendly exhibition celebrating 60 years of one of the world’s most beloved bears. Paddington: The Story of a Bear will run at the library from July 9th to October 31st with an exhibitions spanning …

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Making sound waves | “Tonies has got to the heart of what a generation of parents has been looking for”

For a company with high expectations, Tonies continues to surprise itself. The German-born audio toy platform has never been quiet about its plans for the UK and international market, not since its emergence on the scene only a few years ago. But it never expected success on the scale it …

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White noise and nature sounds replace stories as Tonies makes sleeping aid sector debut

Tonies, the audio story-telling platform, is expanding its library beyond books and play to launch a new line of sleeping-aid developed to lull babies to sleep. The new Sleepy Time Tonies feature a range of soothing sounds to help little ones wind down, including gentle lullabies, relaxing nature sounds, and …

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World Book Day | Words’ worth: Rubie’s on the importance of inspiring the nation’s young readers

It didn’t take a global pandemic to facilitate the manner of changes to have taken place at the dress-up and costumes specialist, Rubie’s, over the course of the last 12 months – but it certainly did help. Having ended 2020 – the year of the great halt – considerably stronger …

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