|B&H launches new children's imprint|
|Monday, 23 July 2012 10:02 AM EDT|
B&H Publishing Group recently announced the launch of B&H Kids, a new children's imprint.
Releasing this fall, the first titles will feature two film tie-ins, including Firebird by Brent McCorkle and Amy Parker (October)—a story featured in the forthcoming movie Unconditional. The other tie-in release is Courageous Teens by Michael Catt and Amy Parker (September), the latest in a string of products based on the 2011 Sherwood Pictures movie Courageous.
Also coming out this fall are the Read-to-Me Toddlers Bible (available in English and Spanish with associated apps, September) and The 365 Day Children's Bible Storybook (December). Several complete Bibles for kids featuring "a unique range of classic and modern designs" will be published in winter 2013, the publisher said.
Dan Lynch, who was previously at Word Records and Tommy Nelson, the children's imprint of Thomas Nelson, heads B&H Kids as lead acquisitions editor. Vice president of marketing is Mary Katharine Hunt, formerly a director for LifeWay Kids (which develops church curriculum for children), a division of Lifeway Christian Resources and the parent company of B&H Publishing. Other B&H Kids employees include acquisitions editor Dawn Woods, formerly of Thomas Nelson, and marketing strategist Shannon Kozee, who most recently was a marketing manager at Big Idea, the parent company of VeggieTales.
B&H Kids is "taking off in a big way with a strong commitment to fun and innovative content and tools to engage children," Lynch said. "Whether it's print or digital, a book or an app, our products are especially geared to help parents and leaders interact with kids in ways that truly make an impact, a powerful difference in their lives."