Downtown Bookworks To Publish PBS KIDS Titles
Downtown Bookworks is thrilled to be joining forces with PBS KIDS to publish a series of branded books and kits that empower young children to be creative and engaged in the world around them. The series will launch in Fall 2014 with three titles: PBS KIDS Do It Myself Cookbook (packaged with a set of measuring cups), PBS KIDS Super Simple Sock Crafts (a craft kit with components), and a doodle pad (with crayons and starter art).
Each interactive title is carefully designed to keep growing minds and little hands busy and buzzing. Downtown Bookworks will add new titles and formats to the line each season. Julie Merberg, President of Downtown Bookworks says, “We’re so happy to be working with a company that so beautifully embodies our mission—to produce educational content that is fun and engaging; and to get children’s creative juices flowing. PBS KIDS
has been so generous with their resources—from sharing a wealth of research about how children learn, to forging new retail relationships. We feel fortunate to be working with such a prestigious and trusted brand and the talented people behind it.”
“PBS KIDS is committed to providing children with resources to help spark their curiosity and expand their possibilities, and offering parents tools to help support their kids’ learning and exploration,” says Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager, Children’s Programming, PBS. “We are excited to work with Downtown Bookworks to offer books and kits that will encourage science, critical thinking, and other key skills through handson, active learning that kids and parents can do together – from creating art to cooking.”
About Downtown Bookworks
Downtown Bookworks was founded by Julie Merberg. The New York City-based children’s publishing company strives to keep kids engaged in reading, and in the outside world; to spark their imaginations, and to encourage curiosity—with books and kits that are fun, educational, beautiful, and feel good in small hands. Downtown Bookworks’ sales and distribution are handled by Simon & Schuster.
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers.