Minneapolis-based children’s publisher Jump! has acquired Bearport Publishing, located in New York, N.Y. Bearport has a backlist of 1,050 curriculum-aligned books for children in grades PreK-8. Through the deal, Jump! has acquired all Bearport assets, staff, and customer contracts. Following the purchase, Jump! will continue to release books under the Bearport Publishing brand.
Gabe Kaufman, who founded Jump! in 2012, will oversee Bearport. Kaufman began his career at Bearport before starting Jump!, which just made PW’s Fast-growing Independent Publishers list.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for the Bearport team and the high-quality content they produce,” Kaufman said in a statement. “Bearport’s narrative nonfiction and high-interest titles are perfect additions to Jump!’s books for beginning readers. We are really excited to bring these complementary titles to our customers.”