Available via Santa.com and Other Retailers New Releases Inspire Readers Through Life Lessons and Holiday Magic with a Contemporary Twist
BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Curiosity Ink Media, the original storytelling and Intellectual Property (IP)-generating subsidiary of Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROM) and publishing partner Dynamite Entertainment, will release four publishing titles inspired by modern holiday magic with a contemporary twist. Titles including Snow Boy, Baldwin’s Big Christmas Delivery and How the North Pole Works will be available on October 18, and How the Gherkins Stole Christmas will be accessible October 25 via Santa.com and other major online retailers.
A leading developer and publisher of charming and memorable books for children and families, Curiosity Ink Media seeks to build relationships between kids and families through engaging visuals, rich characters and positive storytelling experiences working hand-in-hand with publishing partner Dynamite Entertainment. In 2022, the partnership commenced with the debut of Thunderous, by M.L. Smoker and Natalie Peeterse, a story focused on an Indigenous teenager’s journey to embracing her family’s rich heritage. Now in its second printing Thunderous was recognized earlier this month with a High Plains Book Award (Children’s Middle Grade Category) which celebrates literature that either takes place on the High Plains or features authors who reside in the region. The newest titles from Curiosity Ink Media and Dynamite Entertainment are centered on the magic of the holiday season and feature notable life lessons, both educational and entertaining, through its fun, creative and modern storytelling for readers.
“Curiosity Ink Media weaves the threads of imagination into the art of storytelling, offering families the opportunity to immerse themselves in the worlds of characters, while creating lifelong memories along the way,” said Jon Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Curiosity Ink Media. “The latest holiday releases aim to rekindle the traditional fun of the holidays with new twists, igniting minds and exciting young readers with each turn of the page.”
“The holidays are a wonderful time of year, and books and graphic novels are a perfect way for young readers and families to come together and celebrate,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “With both original stories from incredible writers and artists, and top franchises like Cats vs Pickles, we’re really proud to be distributing these titles with our partners at Curiosity.”
Written by D.M. Farrell (“Everybody Loves Cats vs Pickles”), Snow Boy ($16.99 MSRP; Ages 3+) is a charming hardcover picture book about how a snow person finds friendship, community and family through a timeless story about family and the ties that bind us. Readers can travel to the real North Pole, where they’ll discover that Santa’s workshop employs over 1,000 elves and 500 drones to make, pack and wrap three billion gifts every Christmas in How the North Pole Works ($19.99 MSRP; Ages 7+), from international award-winning author Amber Stewart (“The Adventures of Herbert Henry: Santa’s Secret Society”). From New York Times bestselling author Annie Auerbach (“B. Bear & Lolly”), Baldwin’s Big Christmas Delivery ($16.99 MSRP; Ages 3+) is a tale of perseverance and the power of determination as it follows a switcher train named Baldwin who does his best to prepare for the holidays. When Baldwin discovers a Christmas package has been left, he knows it’s up to him to deliver it himself – no matter what!
Based on the wildly popular franchise and YouTube sensation Cats vs Pickles, How the Gherkins Stole Christmas ($16.99 MSRP; Ages 3+) is a hilarious, fresh look at love and friendship from D.M. Farrell. Holiday joy is dwindling in the days leading up to Christmas, leaving the residents of Catsburg with a whole lot of humbug and naughtiness. In an effort to bring back the spirit of the season, the Pickles are summoned to help, while Snowball the cat tries to spoil their plans by spreading rumors that they are aliens.
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