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  • Licensing Hotline: July 2022

    Read on for news about Kids Can Press's new titles tied to the PBS Kids show 'Elinor Wonders Why,' the success of HarperCollins's My Little Pony program, a licensing effort based on Raúl the Third's World of ¡Vamos!, and more.

  • Photo Highlights from Licensing Expo 2022

    Licensing Expo, held May 24–26 in Las Vegas, always features lots of interesting and sometimes odd sights and sounds, and this year's back-to-in-person event was no exception.

  • Licensing Expo Returns in Person

    Interest in publishing as a core category within licensed consumer products programs remains strong, as was evident from a walk through the aisles of Licensing Expo, which ran May 24–26 in Las Vegas.

  • Smaller Licensing Expo Generates Steady Traffic in Live Return

    Though the number of exhibitors was down from the last in-person Licensing Expo held in 2019, most exhibitors said they had productive meetings throughout the first day of the conference.

  • Licensing Hotline: May 2022

    The Magical Tales expands its line of Disney tie-ins, new licensing program tied to Eloise, Highlights' expanded licensed publishing program, HarperCollins's virtual reality deal with Peeka, and more.

  • Movie Alert: 'Along for the Ride'

    'Along for the Ride,' based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Sarah Dessen, is coming to Netflix.

  • Licensing Hotline: April 2022

    Read on for news about DK's 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' encyclopedia, Random House's picture book with Ellen DeGeneres, new Harry Potter publishing from Insight Editions, lucha libre books from Future House and Masked Republic, a Spawn trade publishing program, and more.

  • Random House Goes Retro with 'The Cuphead Show!'

    Random House Children's Books is the new master publishing licensee for 'The Cuphead Show!' from Netflix Animation; the TV series debuted in February 2018 and is based on Studio MDHR’s video game 'Cuphead,' which has sold more than eight million units since its debut in 2017.

  • Licensing Hotline: March 2022

    Read on for news about HarperCollins Children’s Books' new trade publishing line tied to seven-year-old YouTube phenomenon Diana, a new set of National Hockey League activity books, DK's growing publishing program with the Met, and other recent happenings in licensed publishing.

  • Licensing Hotline: January 2022

    Read on for news about Disney's original, publishing-driven stories, Dr. Seuss's entry into NFTs, a range of literary paper construction kits from Cubles, a new licensing program tied to the book-based PBS series 'All Creatures Great and Small,' and more.

  • HarperCollins Goes Blue with New Smurfs Deal

    HarperCollins Children's Books has become the master trade publisher in the U.S. and Canada for the Smurfs.

  • Licensing Hotline: December 2021

    Read on for coverage of the Emberley family's new brand, a global early-learning program featuring Peppa Pig, a new publishing and licensing program centered on Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC, and other recent licensed book news.

  • HarperCollins Introduces Middle Graders to 'Dungeons and Dragons'

    In a departure for the property, the classic Dungeons and Dragons board game is entering the world of middle-grade books for the first time.

  • Licensing Hotline: October 2021

    Read on for news about Random House's books tied to the Disney feature film 'Encanto'; Scholastic's new deal with That Girl Lay Lay and Nickelodeon; Little, Brown's first Line Friends title; PI Kids' Mighty Express books; and more.

  • Seuss Chef: A New Foodie Brand for Kids

    Dr. Seuss Enterprises has launched a brand called Seuss Chef, which will be used to promote existing and new Dr. Seuss cookbooks from Random House, highlight new Dr. Seuss cooking content, and identify kitchen-related Seuss Chef-branded licensed products.

  • Licensing Hotline: September 2021

    News about new Strawberry Shortcake books, Chouette's new Little Prince titles, Scholastic's debut of Friends tie-ins for kids, Thunder Bay's Mister Rogers craft and activity books, Grove Street Publishing's partnership with Dominique Wilkins, and more.

  • King Features Rethinks Classic Comics for YA, Middle Grade Readers

    King Features, owner and licensor of a library of classic comic strips, is expanding its global book publishing activities beyond reprint collections, including into original YA and middle grade titles featuring contemporary characters spun off from the originals.

  • Licensing Hotline: August 19, 2021

    Read on for information about Simon and Schuster’s titles based on 'Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt,' a new 'Sesame Street' publishing and licensing program, Random House's 'Space Jam' movie tie-ins, and more.

  • Kids’ Workbooks Level Up

    Workbook sales remain strong and new programs are launching after a windfall year in 2020, fueled by parents’ search for resources to help their children learn at home in the past 18 months.

  • Licensing Hotline: August 5, 2021

    Read on for news about Scholastic's Spy Ninjas and Hunt A Killer publishing programs, Insight Kids' Ninja Life Hacks deal, BuzzPop's new license for Miraculous activity books, and more.

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