First-look Science series from Tulika
Chennai-based Tulika Publishers has recently released First-look Science series of books, supported by Wipro as part of its Wipro Applying Thought in School initiative. This series is perfect for a child’s first look at science because they were in the form of pictures. In a classroom project with Srishti, Bengaluru, design students were asked to visualise five sets of scientific facts on different topics. And they did – through the fantasy adventures of Bhoomi’s Story - Space, Boondi’s Story - Water, Dhooli’s Story - Air, Gitti’s Story - Earth and Beeji’s Story – Earth’s Surface, which draw young children into science and introduce basic concepts about the world we live in.
The stunning pictures convey the beauty, vastness and mystery of nature, enriching the storytelling experience. At the end of each book is a summing up of facts related to the stories.
Igloo Books hopes to raise £100k for charity
UK’s leading fastest growing private publishing companies - Igloo Books - has chosen Children with Cancer to be its charity of the year for 2013. Igloo Books aims to raise £100,000 for the charity over the coming months. Igloo Books’ 80 employees will undertake a number of challenges to support the charity, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The company plans to raise money through various means, ranging from cake sales and a summer fete, a charity barn dance, and an illustrious ball, to more gruelling challenges like the Three Peaks challenge, a 100 km walk, and, mightiest of them all - a Seven Triathlons in Seven Days challenge. This test of endurance will push team members, including MD John Styring, to their limit.
Children with Cancer UK is the leading national charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer through research, and remains both focused and determined to eradicate all childhood cancers.
Interestingly, Igloo Books is no stranger to fundraising. Every year, it chooses a charity to support for twelve months. Previous charities who have received Igloo’s support include the Prince’s Trust, for whom Igloo raised £50,000 in 2012. The company also takes a sustained interested in local literacy projects, donating 2,000 books to children under ten for World Book Day earlier this month.
Now ‘Diary Of A Wimpy Kid’ stationery and gift products
Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, has announced its first-ever dedicated line of Wimpy Kid gift and stationery products. Made and marketed in coordination with Galison Publishing's Mudpuppy brand, a leader in innovative, high-quality stationery and children's products, the first items will appear in stores on October 1, 2013. They include Galison's bestselling formats: journals, notebooks, magnetic pads, and mini journals. All products are designed in conjunction with Jeff Kinney , the #1 bestselling creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. This new stationery line will be sold and distributed to the trade by Chronicle Books.
"This exciting new partnership will position Wimpy Kid as a leader in the gift and stationery market," said Michael Jacobs , president and CEO of ABRAMS. "Galison's market expertise coupled with our experience with the powerful Wimpy Kid brand will deliver even more exciting opportunities for retailers and consumers." A major marketing campaign for the products will kick off in June at BookExpo America and lead into the product launch this fall.
"Galison is very excited to be in partnership with ABRAMS," said Bill Miller, president of Galison Publishing. "Based on our history of creating quality stationery and creative toys, puzzles, and fun stationery for kids, we feel we are the perfect partner to create the Diary of a Wimpy Kid stationery line."
More than 85 million Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are in print around the world. The books have been sold in more than 44 territories in 42 languages.
Affordable mobile apps for small-business advertisers
User Friendly Media signed a partner agreement with award-winning community directory publisher Local Book Publishing, to resell App Express, the affordable mobile app builder that enables small and medium-sized businesses to engage customers and grow their business with powerful mobile apps. App Express is designed to solve common business challenges, like customer communications, scheduling, invoicing, marketing and promotions.
Through this agreement, Local Book Publishing will offer the App Express platform to its advertisers in Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, Utah and Arizona, helping them tap into the growing opportunity for SMBs to build customer loyalty with local mobile customers.
“We are excited about partnering with App Express and now have the ability to offer mobile apps to our advertisers,” said Kevin Neuberger, vice president of operations, Local Book Publishing. “Working with App Express accelerates our move into mobile and allows us to offer our advertisers an affordable option for engaging mobile customers.”
April 2: International Children Book Day
International Children's Book Day (April 2) was first observed by an international non-profit organization International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) in the year 1967 on or around the birth anniversary of Danish Author: Hans Christian Andersen. The occasion is marked with activities like writing competitions, announcements of book awards and events with authors of children's literature, etc all over the world.
Hans Christian Andersen was born in the town of Odense, Denmark, on April 2, 1805. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide. Andersen's fairy tales have been translated into more than 125 languages. Some of his best acclaimed fairy tales series include: Thumbelina, the Ugly Duckling, the Little Mermaid, etc.