Random House Children's Books announced today that it will now be the primary book publisher of Nickelodeon properties. The new publishing program will expand next spring with new formats for the line, including hardcover and paperback picture books, storybooks, leveled readers, chapter books, Junior Novels, and board books. Random House has published the activity books, coloring books and the Little Golden Book titles for many years, and those programs will continue to feature Nickelodeon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, and Bubble Guppies.
Chip Gibson, President and Publisher
of Random House Children's Books, had this to say about the new deal:
"Random House Children’s Books has had a long and fruitful relationship with Nickelodeon. We are delighted to broaden our publishing partnership with them. Paula K. Allen, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Global Publishing, had a bit more to say about the deal: "The continued success of SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, and Bubble Guppies has given us tremendous opportunity to develop engaging reading experiences and extend the storytelling and educational curriculum featured in our programming. We are also looking forward to the addition of a publishing program for exciting new properties like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Winx Club."
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