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Titan launches “Shaun the Sheep” movie magazine

Totally Issue 56: Shaun the Sheep Movie Magazine SNIP

On sale now in all good newsagents is Titan Magazines new Shaun the Sheep – The Movie Magazine, the official companion to the cinematic release this month. The title (the latest Totally… issue) sees Shaun and the The Flock journey to the city to save their farmer and was launched ahead of the Shaun the Sheep Movie on Friday (6th February). ... Read More »

Kirk meets The Clangers!

William Shatner will voice the new Clangers series in the US.

  It’s a crossover no Star Trek – or indeed no Clangers fan – expected. While Michael Palin will provide the narration for the upcoming Clangers show in the UK, actor, TV producer and writer William Shatner – best known for his role as Captain Kirk – has been chosen to narrate the US version, which will air on the digital cable and ... Read More »

Egmont Publishing launches pre-school Bing Magazine

Egmont Publishing has just launched the first Bing magazine as part of their pre-school Play & Learn titles. The Bing TV series has been adapted from the insightful books by award-winning author and illustrator Ted Dewan and meticulously developed by a hand-picked team at Acamar Films in partnership with leading Irish animation studio Brown Bag Films. It’s enjoyed a phenomenal response to the first ... Read More »

In Review: Jampires by Sarah McIntyre and David O’Connell

We rarely review children’s books on this blog They are not really what it’s all about, But why should we let groups like MumsNet then hog All the work these creators put out? Jampires is about little creatures who suck From doughnuts the lovely red jam, And the young boy who catches them, who they then pluck From his home, ... Read More »

2014 Top Toy Brands announced, most have have tie-in comics in the UK

  LIMA – the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association – has just revealed the nation’s favourite licensed toy brands among British children, with LEGO and Barbie taking the top spots on boys’ and girls’ lists of the most favoured toy licences this year. The top brands are based on findings from a survey of 30,000 children and parents across the ... Read More »

DC Thomson has high hopes of success for new “110% Gaming” Magazine

Beano publisher DC Thomson announced the launch of a new monthly children’s magazine last week, and it looks as though they’re pretty confident the title will be a success. The title, 110% Gaming, is aimed at eight to 12 year-old kids and focuses on multi-platform gaming and entertainment and the publisher says the title, which will be stocked in all major retailers, ... Read More »

Luma Works set to launch ‘Storytime’ Magazine, rejecting cover mounts as selling point

Storytime Magazine Issue One

  New publisher Luma Works is to launch its first title, Storytime, on 10th September 2014 – a 52-page title offering a mix of fairy tales, folk tales, fables, myths, legends, poetry and extracts from well-loved children’s books that will eschew the normal practice of enticing readers with plastic cover mounts like almost every other young children’s title on sale ... Read More »

ABC Results: Doctor Who Adventures publisher Immediate Media “continues to outperform”

Doctor Who Adventures 352

  Immediate Media Co, the publishers of Doctor Who Adventures and many pre-school titles such as Octonuats on sale on the British news stand, have issued the following statement in response to the latest ABC reported sales figures which we reported on earlier this week and indicated a drop in sales for the dompany’s Doctor Who junior title. We’ve focused on the ... Read More »

Comics @ Edinburgh International Book Festival 2014

The Edinburgh International Book Festival has released its programme for 2014. As expected after the 40+ events for their major Stripped ‘festival within a festival’ in 2013, this year BookFest has dialled their coverage of comics and graphic novels back to their normal level of a dozen or so events, albeit with them still being promoted under their Stripped name. ... Read More »

Sweden’s Reset Media brings its “ROBOT” gaming magazine title to the UK

ROBOT Issue 4 - 2012 (Swedish Edition)

  Swedish publisher Reset Media AB, which operates the world’s largest gaming site IGN, is to launch an English-language edition of ROBOT, a new monthly independent video games magazine for children on 20th June 2014. Already a huge success in its native Sweden, ROBOT distributor Comag describe the new title as the only 100% independent gaming magazine for children, providing ... Read More »

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