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We are thrilled to announce the exciting launch of the Odd Dot Shop, an exciting online merchandise shop filled with joyful gifts for curious minds. From whimsical t-shirts and captivating wrapping paper to adorable t-shirts and delightful mugs, we have curated a charming collection that will transport you and ignite your imagination. We’ve partnered with Zazzle, so that you can easily browse and explore our goods, finding the perfect treasure with just a few clicks.

Odd Dot is a creative team of passionate makers, artists, writers, editors, designers, engineers, and dreamers. As veterans of the book publishing world, we are inspired first and foremost by the magic of making books, but we specialize in delivering exceptional originality in whatever form our ideas take–books, mugs, t-shirts, or otherwise. Guided by the power of play, our mission is to develop thought-provoking and eye-catching goods that you will treasure.

Join us as we embark on this exciting adventure off of the bookshelf at click here to view

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We are thrilled to announce that today marks a significant milestone for our imprint as we proudly celebrate our 5-year anniversary! Five incredible years filled with remarkable books, inspiring creative partnerships, and unwavering dedication from our exceptional team. We extend our deepest gratitude to our readers, who have entrusted us with their time and attention and allowed us to grow and thrive. This momentous occasion is a testament to our unwavering commitment to innovation, creativity, and kids! As we reflect on the past five years, we are humbled and inspired by the progress we have made together. With boundless enthusiasm, we look forward to an exciting future ahead, where we will continue to create joyful books that inspire connection and curiosity in kids of all ages–and have fun doing it! Thank you for being a part of our success story, and please join us as we embark on the next chapter of our journey. Cheers to the next five years and beyond!

Build-A-Bear Entertainment and Odd Dot, announced today a powerful new content development relationship designed to create and produce a wide offering of books inspired by the vast array of characters and stories associated with the Build-A-Bear brand.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Build-A-Bear,” says Nathalie Le Du, Publisher of Odd Dot. “Their experiential retail locations and hands-on approach to storytelling could not have been a more natural fit for Odd Dot’s expertise in imaginative play, creating one-of-a-kind novelty experiences, and family-friendly activities. The ethos of connection and creativity will be at the core of all the books Odd Dot dreams up with Build-A-Bear.”

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Nathalie Le Du at Odd Dot, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, has signed a licensing deal with the World of Eric Carle for a line of books based on the Brown Bear and Friends classics. The inaugural list will include BABY BEAR’S BUSY DAY WITH BROWN BEAR AND FRIENDS, an interactive novelty board book that follows Baby Bear from sunrise to sunset, as well as BEAR HUGS! FROM BROWN BEAR AND FRIENDS, a charming board book that celebrates hugs of all kinds—perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year. Publication is planned for Fall 2023.

The mission of this partnership is to inspire children with unique reading experiences by bringing Odd Dot’s expertise in play, design, and novelty innovations to Eric Carle’s beloved and brilliant artwork. Says Nathalie Le Du, publisher of Odd Dot, “The World of Eric Carle and Odd Dot share so many important values for children’s books today–a child-centered approach, the importance of play and exploration, the wonder of vibrant art and impeccable design, and so much more

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