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Scholastic to Publish Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Screenplay

FantasticBeasts_TheCrimesofGrindelwaldScholastic will publish the original screenplay of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald by J.K. Rowling on November 16, to coincide with the film’s worldwide release.

Set in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, the second of the five-film series that began with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, expands on earlier events that helped shape the wizarding world and includes references to the Harry Potter stories. Read the rest of this entry »

Bloomsbury, Technicolor Launch Global Publishing Program for The Deep

TheDeepBloomsbury entered a publishing partnership with Technicolor to create a series of books based on the animated TV series The Deep. The deal was brokered by licensing agent CPLG.

Bloomsbury will produce a range of books for The Deep, including young fiction, official handbooks, and activity-based books. The publishing program will contain new storylines not seen on TV series. Initial offerings will launch in August. Read the rest of this entry » Study Names The Very Hungry Caterpillar Best Children’s Book

fce8780b-a152-439e-ae6e-07f5a50c8c17According to, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the top children’s book that parents choose to read to their children in the UK. The study polled 2,000 parents in the UK. The classic story celebrates its 50th  birthday next year.

In anticipation to next year’s anniversary, The World of Eric Carle’s UK licensing agent Rocket Licensing will increase The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s in-store presence this year, including a range of dress-up outfits by Amscan for World Book Day. Additionally, The Very Hungry Caterpillar live show continues to attract audiences throughout the UK, and The Giant Wiggle annual fundraising event hosted by the UK children’s charity Action for Children continues to grow every year.



The World of Dinosaur Roar! Expands Into New Territories

DInosaurRoarNurture Rights new preschool property The World of Dinosaur Roar! expands into new territories and languages. The first titles in The World of Dinosaur Roar books are now available in France, Norway, Spain, Italy, and Estonia. The books are also published in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

The World of Dinosaur Roar! is a new concept that teaches preschoolers about dinosaurs. The book series introduces readers to a different title character in each book and uses his or her personality to teach children about dinosaurs in an engaging way. Every book in the series also includes simple dinosaur facts and a pronunciation guide. Read the rest of this entry »

The Jim Henson Co. to Develop Harriet the Spy, The Kissing Hands TV Series

HarrietTheSpyThe Jim Henson Co. has optioned two classic book properties for development as a TV series in partnership with Rehab Entertainment and 2 Friends Entertainment: Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy and Audrey Penn’s The Kissing Hand.

Originally published by Harper & Row in 1964, Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy is being developed as a 2D animated series that will follow Harriet as she observes and writes about New York in the ‘60s.  Read the rest of this entry »

Gaumont to Develop Usagi Yojimbo TV Series

Gaumont_UsagiYojimboGaumont optioned the comic book series Usagi Yojimbo to be developed into an animated TV series. First published in 1984 by creator, writer, and illustrator Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo will be co-produced by Gaumont, Sakai, Atomic Monster, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg. Richarson and Goldberg will serve as executive producers, with Chris Tongue as co-executive producer. Read the rest of this entry »

Condé Nast Celebrates Vogue Anniversary With New Fragrance

CONdeNastCondé Nast partnered with Comme des Garçons for a limited-edition fragrance in celebration of Vogue’s 125th anniversary.

Vogue 125 is brand’s first fragrance and was inspired by its rich history, featuring top notes of an accord of instant film, a mainstay in fashion shoots, and acetyl furan, a synthetic essence that mimics the smell of tobacco, an aroma that used to permeate the Vogue offices and the couture salons where editors reviewed collections. Read the rest of this entry »

Random House Launches Wonder #ChooseKind Line

Wonder_RandomHouseRandom House Children’s Books will take part in the #ChooseKind initiative this year to encourage families, educators, and young readers to show kindness, every day. The movement is inspired by Wonder, the book by R.J. Palacio that debuted in theater last year. Random House will introduce a new range of Wonder products to promote kindness and compassion every day. Read the rest of this entry »

Bloomers Edutainment to Launch Bloomers Show and Game

Bloomers BookBloomers Edutainment entered an agreement with Joovie Entertainment and Binary Bubbles for a new Bloomers TV series and game.

Bloomers was originally developed in schools as a curriculum and gardening program and now has a patented consumer products line that features seed starters and colorful growing kits. Products are sold nationwide at retailers including Nordstrom, True Value Hardware, and at Read the rest of this entry »

Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial to Launch Heidi Bienvenida Collection

HeidiMondo TV Iberoamerica and Penguin Random House Groupo Editorial entered a multi-country publishing deal with Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial to create a collection of Heidi Bienvenida books.

In the two-year license agreement, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial will launch more than 10 titles inspired by the teen comedy drama. Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa reinterprets the classic children’s novel Heidi, and follows the adventures of a carefree girl who leaves her beloved mountain home to live in the big city. Read the rest of this entry »

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