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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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Global toy craze Cats vs. Pickles lands first long form animated series and first publishing plans

Cats vs. Pickles, the global collectable toy craze that has rocketed to success across the world’s toy markets in recent months, has landed its first extended original TV series, a move that is expected to ‘unlock the IP’s potential for international marketing, licensing, and additional consumer products.’ The move is …

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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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LEGO to launch new comic book series with AMEET and Skybound Entertainment

The children’s book publisher AMEET has detailed a new partnership with the multi-platform content company, Skybound Entertainment to launch a new series of LEGO comic books. The first in the series is slated to debut in 2022 and will be published by Image Comics and Skybound. The exclusive English-language licensed …

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Baby brand Marcus & Marcus taps Bulldog Licensing to head up move into toys, gifts, and more

The mother and baby brand, Marcus & Marcus has shifted its licensing focus on to the European market, with the appointment of Bulldog Licensing to head up its plans across the children’s space and into toys, gifts, nursery products and more. Initially created as a range of infant feeding products, …

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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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LOL Surprise, Barbie, and Fortnite join Little Brother Books latest Annuals portfolio

LOL Surprise, Barbie, Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft will each be expanding their presence across the children’s Annuals market, thanks to a bolstered new portfolio of titles to launch from Little Brother Books. The UK Annuals publisher is preparing to launch a range of six new titles this spring/summer, which will …

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Taschen celebrates 100 years of toy adverts in pictures from across the 20th century

In a week that sees Hasbro kick off its latest appeal to Gen Z and Generation Alpha audiences with its hunt for a Chief TikTok officer to curate, create, and oversee all of its activity across the social media platform this spring/summer, it’s fair to say that toy advertising has …

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Wastebuster highlights ongoing work with kids’ publishers following Waitrose’s ban on ‘pointless plastic’

The non-profit, environmental education company, Wastebuster, has re-iterated its ongoing work with children’s magazines publishers and companies to ‘build a new recycling infrastructure’ for hard to recycle plastic toys, called Recycle to Read. Following news this week that the supermarket chain, Waitrose is to put a ban on children’s magazines …

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Waitrose bans kids’ magazines with ‘pointless plastic’ free toys in fight against pollution

Waitrose has confirmed that it will no longer sell children’s magazines with plastic disposable toys in a move to help combat the issue of pollution and plastic waste. The retailer’s decision was inspired by a campaign launched by the ten year old Skye from Gwynedd, who has made it a …

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