Cottage Door Press Announces Partnership With Kids II
Kids II Partners with Cottage Door Press to Publish Baby Einstein Board Books
Interactive Baby Einstein Board Books Coming in Fall 2017
ATLANTA, GA (February 17, 2017) – Kids II, global leader in infant and toddler toys and gear, has announced a partnership with Cottage Door Press, an independent publisher of high-quality children’s books, to publish board books for its revitalized signature brand, Baby Einstein™.
The iconic brand of developmental products is designed to enrich baby’s young mind through a unique combination of music and language, art and design, and movement and touch. The new line of board books will further this promise by engaging the littlest readers and their parents in collaborative opportunities to spark a lasting journey of discovery through interactive formats and content.
“When looking for a publishing partner for this important product category for Baby Einstein, we were impressed with the high-quality, design-driven, and innovative formats offered by Cottage Door Press as well as their aligned philosophy of creating collaborative learning opportunities between children and parents,” said Paul Noble, Vice President of Business Development. “We look forward to a successful partnership with Cottage Door Press as we develop enriching books for our families around the world.”
The first four titles in the Baby Einstein line are set to launch in 2017 at major retailers in North America, including e-commerce, clubs, trade/book, and specialty. Beyond the initial launch, more Baby Einstein books featuring innovative and interactive formats and engaging content will be released.
About Cottage Door Press, LLC Cottage Door Press is an innovative, independent publisher of high-quality children’s books for babies and toddlers. Based in Barrington, Illinois, the company was founded on the belief that every child deserves an excellent first book experience—beginning on the day they’re born. Reading is learning is their driving philosophy, and they strive to help parents understand why reading aloud from birth is so important. For more information about Cottage Door Press and their books for babies and toddlers, visit cottagedoorpress.com.
About Kids II, Inc. For nearly half a century, Kids II has developed industry-changing innovations for families across the globe, quickly becoming a world-leading baby and infant product company. The brand portfolio strength runs deep with four brands under the Kids II umbrella: Bright StartsTM, IngenuityTM, Baby EinsteinTM, and OballTM. Through its brands, Kids II is a powerhouse of creativity, diversity, and innovation, uniquely matching the individual needs of every parent and baby. Headquartered in Atlanta, Kids II spans globally with 14 global offices in six continents serving customers in more than 90 countries.
Cottage Door Press Announces Partnership with Smithsonian
Cottage Door Press to Collaborate with Smithsonian
Smithsonian Board Books for 0–5 Year-Olds Coming in Fall 2017
BARRINGTON, IL (February 17, 2017) — Cottage Door Press announced today that it has entered into a multiyear publishing agreement with Smithsonian to develop board books for children age 0–5. The new titles will feature engaging, educational content that reflects the integrity of the Smithsonian. The four titles included in the initial launch will incorporate interactive elements with topics such as natural habitats and outer space, and will be available in the fall of 2017.
“Given its expansive collection of educational resources and its significance to American history and culture, we believe that our partnership with Smithsonian will bring world-class content to the littlest readers,” says Richard Maddrell, President and Founder of Cottage Door Press.
Beyond the initial launch, expect many more titles featuring high-quality content, interactive elements, and a continued focus on developing the early literacy skills that are essential for pre-readers.
ABOUT THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Approximately 28 million people from around the world visited the Smithsonian in 2014, with more than 175 million visits to the Smithsonian websites. The total number of objects, works of art, and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at 156 million.
ABOUT COTTAGE DOOR PRESS
Cottage Door Press is an independent publisher of high-quality children’s books for babies and toddlers. Based in Barrington, Illinois, the company was founded on the belief that every child deserves an excellent first book experience—beginning on the day they’re born. Reading is learning is their driving philosophy, and they strive to help parents understand why reading aloud from birth is so important. Their Early Bird Learning Guide™ is a system to help parents understand which skills they’re reinforcing when they read a Cottage Door book to their little one.
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