Boca Raton, FL – June 26, 2022 – Curiosity Ink Media – Grom Social Enterprises, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GROM) storytelling division, and its printed content partner, Dynamite Entertainment – the prolific publisher of graphic novels and other popular formats – today announced that the partnership will bring four new kids’ titles, each of which celebrates everyone’s favorite time of year, Christmas, that will be available through booksellers everywhere in time for Christmas, 2023.
The titles represent three franchises from Curiosity’s original IP offerings, as well as one book based on Cepia, LLC’s hit toy and entertainment property, Cats vs Pickles. For Curiosity, the titles reflect the company’s commitment to serving the consumer demands of the holiday season, alongside www.Santa.com, a digital holiday hub for grownups and kids. The books, slated forfall, include:
Baldwin’s Big Christmas Delivery – It’s Christmas, one of the busiest times of the year in the train yard. With so many packages to deliver for the holidays, Baldwin must pitch in to make sure all the trains in the railyard are packed and ready to transport every present to good boys and girls. But when Baldwin discovers one pesky package has been left behind, he takes it upon himself to deliver the package — no matter what!
How the Gherkins Stole Christmas – Based on the hot collectible, Cats vs Pickles, the citizens of Catsburg find themselves in a tail-spin when the pickles’ attempts to create a cheery holiday atmosphere, only to set off widespread panic about an alien invasion. Can the pickles finally win over the cats – and finish their work in time – to deliver the purr-fect Christmas celebration?
How the North Pole Works – This special insider’s guide to Santa’s winter wonderland, from international best-selling author Amber Stewart, and artist Kyle Beckett, grants readers unprecedented access to Santa’s workshop in this unforgettable peek behind the curtain into one of the most magical – and northernmost – places on earth!
Snow Boy – An original picture book that takes a cute seasonal approach to questions of identity and belonging from writer D.M. Farrell and artist Glenn Thomas and takes the reader on an adventure about what becomes of Snow Boy who really wants someone to play with, someone to share a meal with, and someone to snuggle with at night. Follow Snow Boy on his true wish to be part of a family.
“We love Christmas,” says Jared Wolfson, CEO of Curiosity Ink Media. “Not just because it’s a magical time of year to share happy experiences with family and friends – which would be more than enough – but because it provides an opportunity for us to deliver characters and storytelling that can become part of a very meaningful part of repeated annual traditions. We hope that these titles, and all of our content, play a memorable role in children’s and families’ holiday enjoyment around the world.”
“It’s exciting to continue our collaborations with Curiosity, to expand the Dynamite brand and footprint,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “We want to serve great stories and books to as many audiences as possible, and this batch of books are all tons of fun for younger readers all over!”