|B&H Kids acquires select Standard titles|
|Written by Christine D. Johnson|
|Tuesday, 07 October 2014 04:02 PM America/New_York|
Well-known children’s authors, series find new home
B&H Kids acquired 90 children’s titles from Standard Publishing in August. A number of titles from best-selling authors Sally Lloyd-Jones, Mary Manz Simon, Dandi Mackall, Andy Holmes and Susan Lingo as well as brands My Goodnight Bible, Baby Blessings, “Baby’s First” series, First Virtues and The Young Reader’s Bible were included in the deal.
“Standard Publishing’s core strengths are in providing curriculum, adult Bible study and special programming resources for the church,” said Peter Esposito, CEO and president, CFM Publishing, Standard’s parent company. “We are glad to have found a home for these books where their ministry value can be continued.”
Before the acquisition of these preschool products, the majority of B&H Kids content was for children 4 to 8 or 8 to 12.
An imprint of B&H Publishing Group, B&H Kids will be releasing some of the newly acquired titles in 2015 and redeveloping some of the content for the future.
“We are so pleased that we’ve been given this opportunity,” said Dan Lynch, publisher. “Our team has already begun to evaluate these products, and we see great potential in bringing these biblical resources for kids back into the market.”
Selma Wilson, B&H Publishing Group president, said the acquisition “strengthens our mission.”
“Since we entered the kids’ category in 2012, we have seen strong growth as we built both our product line and the B&H Kids editorial and marketing team,” Wilson said. “We are committed to serving the market, both here and around the world, by providing great kids’ resources that help parents connect with their children on biblical truth.”
Mackall, one of the authors whose books were transferred, said: “What a privilege to see these books instilled with new purpose and new life under B&H Kids! Working with Standard, and now B&H Kids, feels like a double blessing to me.” —Christine D. Johnson