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    Penguin Random House Publishing New Line of Godzilla Children's Books

    Source: Penguin Random House press release
    Special Thanks to Garrett Bond and Casey Nugent

    Penguin Random House is publishing a series of illustrated Godzilla children's books as part of their Penguin Young Readers line. The first book, Love From Godzilla, was released last December with Brave Like Godzilla and the non-fiction What is the Story of Godzilla? coming this June.


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    By Charlie Moon; Illustrated by Jordan Bradley and Milo Moore
    Penguin Young Readers Licenses
    On Sale 6/25/2024
    Ages 4 -8

    ISBN 9780593662199

    ISBN 9780593751602

    Face your fears with Minilla and Godzilla in this original picture book, just in time for Godzilla's 70th anniversary in 2024!

    Minilla and his friends are having a great day on Monster Island, when suddenly Gabara comes in and ruins their fun! Minilla knows it's hard to stand up to others, but with a little help from Godzilla, he and his friends will learn the importance of working together and never giving up!

    Author Charlie Moon is a publishing professional and MFA graduate partial to dark chocolate, medium roast, and light self-deprecation.

    Illustrator Jordan Bradley is a digital game and concept artist from Belfast, N.Ireland. She specializes in creatures, from cute to kaiju - and sometimes both at once!

    Illustrator Milo Moore is a game and merchandise artist who is passionate about creating cute stylized monsters.


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    by Olivia Luchini; Illustrated by Jordan Bradley and Milo Moore Penguin
    Young Readers Licenses
    On Sale 12/26/2023
    Ages 5 -8

    ISBN 9780593661444

    ISBN 9780593661987


    This hardcover gift book, complete with monstrously adorable illustrations of everyone's favorite kaijus, is perfect for that special someone.

    Olivia Luchini is a writer from Fresno, California whose work has been featured in POPSUGAR, Screen Rant, and more.


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    by Sheila Keenan and Who HQ
    Penguin Workshop
    On Sale 6/25/2024
    Age s 8-12

    ISBN 9780593658482

    ISBN 9780593658505


    From the #1 New York Times-bestselling history and biography series Who Was?, learn about the 70-year legacy of one of the world’s favorite monsters in this nonfiction book for young readers.

    Sheila Keenan is an established author of fiction and non fiction for young people. Her books include the Eisner-nominated graphic novel Dogs of War, the picture book As the Crow Flies, I Spy The Illuminati Eye, and O, Say Can You See? America's Symbols, Landmarks and Inspiring Words, among other selected titles. She lives in New York City.

    About Penguin Random House

    Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher, is dedicated to its mission of nourishing a universal passion for reading by connecting authors and their writing with readers everywhere. The company, which employs more than 10,000 people globally, was formed on July 1, 2013, by Bertelsmann and Pearson, who own 75 percent and 25 percent, respectively. With nearly 275** imprints and brands on six continents, Penguin Random House comprises adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital English- and Spanish-language trade book publishing businesses in more than 20 countries worldwide. With over 15,000 new titles, and more than 600 million print, audio and eBooks sold annually, Penguin Random House’s publishing lists include more than 80 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.


    About Toho International

    Toho International, Inc., the Japanese studio’s U.S.-based subsidiary, has brought classic Godzilla, with 70 years of storytelling and monster mayhem, brand awareness and excitement to audiences around the world through a comprehensive licensing program spanning toys & collectibles, gaming, apparel, accessories, publishing, seasonal, housewares, food & beverage, and many more categories. With over 25 live-action films, numerous animated films and series, and more action-packed new content to come, Toho has captured the love and attention of Godzilla fans from all across the globe. Always-on content accessible across multiple streaming platforms has put Godzilla and other Toho monsters at the forefront of consumers' minds as the franchise gears up for an exciting next generation of storytelling and fandom.


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