Press Release – Sunbird Books Announcement

PI Kids has a new sister imprint to bring even more wonderful stories to the kids in your life!

Chicago, Illinois: Phoenix International Publications (PIP), a leader in children’s sound and novelty book publishing for more than 30 years, is launching a new children’s imprint named Sunbird Books for Fall 2020.

“We’re excited to share our new home for innovative and original books for children. From board books to storybooks, (and everything in between), Sunbird offers playful and fresh perspectives from emerging talents as well as the very best of beloved authors and illustrators,” shares Publisher, Sophie Partridge.

Forthcoming titles represent strong, lively, and diverse voices which reflect children’s realities and feed their imaginations as well as nurturing up-and-coming writers and illustrators from around the world.

From September 2020 onwards, all non-licensed products will be published under the new Sunbird Books imprint. The strong portfolio of licensed sound and novelty books will continue to be published under PI Kids as they have been for over thirty years.

Lead titles include picture book Beasties Love Booties (Susan Rich Brooke, illus. by Simona Ceccarelli), political board book V is for Votes!: A Suffragette Alphabet (Erin Rose Wage, illus. by Jane Pica), and a series of “It’s Her Story” graphic novels featuring Rosa Parks (Lauren Burke, illus. by Shane Clester) and Marie Curie (Kaara Kallen, illus. by Rosie Baker).

About Phoenix International Publications:

Phoenix International Publications, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, has been a leader in children’s sound and novelty book publishing for more than 30 years. Together with their licensing partners, and their own collection of family favorite original authors and illustrators, the company has combined beloved characters with charming illustrations, activities, sounds, songs, and technological innovations to provide a unique, interactive reading experience for every child. For more information, and to check out imprints PI Kids, Sunbird Books, and Sequoia Children’s Publishing, visit them at company website and on social media at @pikidsbooks @sunbirdkidsbooks @sequoiakidsbooks.