By Dennis Abrams
Nosy Crow has partnered with the British Museum to produce a “broad range” of children’s books, scheduled to launch to the UK trade (and beyond) in 2017, and will be branded jointly by Nosy Crow and the British Museum.
The books will be aimed to children up to the age of 12, with the goal of making art and history “accessible.” Created in close consultation with experts from the British Museum, the books will range from board books for the youngest to “highly illustrated activity, adventure fiction and reference books” for older children.
Nosy Crow will sell the books internationally and will retain world rights, according to The Bookseller, “both on an export and on a co-edition basis, without British Museum branding, if necessary.
In a press release, Kate Wilson, managing director and founder of Nosy Crow said:
“Working with the British Museum is an enormous privilege and we’re hugely proud of having secured this partnership. It’s also an exceptional responsibility: we want to make books that are beautiful, fun and that, above all, engage children of different ages, providing a context for historical objects and art around the world from Egyptian mummies to Mexican masks and Roman mosaics. Launching a year after our first books created in partnership with the National Trust, this is a second, completely different, but again hugely well-known and well-loved brand to be associated with.”
Chris Michaels, Head of Digital and Publishing, British Museum added:
“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Nosy Crow. Nosy Crow are a trusted brand with an established reputation for producing exciting, dynamic and child-focused publications. With them we believe we can produce creative, informative and fun books of the highest quality – to help children meaningfully engage with the British Museum’s unparalleled collection, and to encourage them to explore world history.”
And now, as Wilson said, “the hard work begins.”