We Are the Dinosaurs, based on one of Berkner’s most popular songs, will release in spring 2017 and will be illustrated by Ben Clanton. Pillowland, a lullaby destined to become a bedtime book, is due out in fall 2017 and will be illustrated by Camille Garoche. Monster Boogie, a hit at Berkner’s live shows, is scheduled for summer 2018, also to be illustrated by Ben Blanton. [Read more...]
The Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood product line will include more products and enter major retail chains this year. Jakks Pacific will expand the brand’s range of toys, as well as venture into new categories including books and costumes, the latter through its Disguise division. In addition, University Games will offer puzzles and games such as the Colorform Deluxe Playset.
The new toys and games are part of an overall retail expansion, which includes Kmart and Target introducing a selection of licensed merchandise, and Barnes & Noble launching a full line of books from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing under Simon Spotlight. Daniel Tiger Neighborhood products will also be introduced to Canadian retailers for the first time.
Ubisoft and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing have teamed up to expand Rabbids to a full line of books. The line will be based on the video game franchise and TV show Rabbids Invasion on Nickelodeon.
Simon Spotlight, part of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, will produce chapter books, beginning reader books, joke books, and novelty books for the line. They will be available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book versions this summer in the U.S. and Canada.