Building on the success of the new preschool property Julius Jr., Saban Brands announced today a global publishing deal with Random House Children’s Books, the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. The publishing program for Julius Jr. will include an interactive collection of books inspired by the fantastic adventures and magical storytelling from the hit television series. Random House has acquired world English rights, and the books will be available beginning fall 2014 and published under the company’s Golden Books and Random House Books for Young Readers imprints.
“We are delighted to be collaborating with Random House, the established leader in children’s publishing,” said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. “The Julius Jr. series will be a natural fit with young readers and we’re happy to share the fantastic adventures of Julius Jr. and his friends through visual storytelling.”
“We look forward to offering kids and their families a new way to engage with Julius Jr. by bringing the playful characters and inventive spirit of the series to children’s bookshelves around the world,” said Chris Angelilli, VP, Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director of Licensed Publishing, Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group.
The collection for fall 2014 will include a full range of color and activity books, leveled readers, storybooks and novelty books for preschool-aged children.