Brainwaves Books - Children's book packager

Playful novelty book concepts that surprise, teach & delight!

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Once upon a time, over three decades ago, Brainwaves Books was born to create and package original and entertaining novelty books for young children, with the aim to make learning and story-telling lots of fun. Many of our book formats are enhanced with playful elements for the children to interact with, including pop-ups, wheels, flaps, tabs, mechanics and all things paper engineered. Our stories and themes are curated for young, inquisitive minds using artwork and characters to amuse and engage from beginning to end.

- The Brainwaves Books story so far -

We have been fortunate to work with many international publishers and licenses over the years and have enjoyed many years of partnership and good friendships along the way. There have been some difficult times too, none more so than the illness and sad passing of former co-founder Lynne Morton back in 2015. Whilst business continued, what followed was largely a period of reflection and partial hibernation for many of the books. However, in 2020 after a reunion and some excitable conversations, Brainwaves Books re-emerged with a new partnership between co-founder Keith Faulkner and Karen Giles, with enthusiastic plans to re-launch some of the hidden treasure chest of books which have spent the last few years enjoying the views from a lakeside shed guarded by Archie, a lovable poodle. Inside is packed with an array of clever and innovative novelty titles, with concepts waiting to be re-discovered and some new ideas and formats in the wings. One of our most popular and best-selling pop-up titles is The Wide-Mouthed Frog and 2021 marked its 25th Anniversary, so the timing was perfect for this to lead introduction to our wide range of pop-ups and all things novelty! We offer international rights and co-edition opportunities and are very much looking forward to turning the page on our next chapter…

- Some of our Publishing Partners -

Disney Press

Disney Press

Human Rousseau

Human & Rousseau

Beascoa

Beascoa

Miseghy

Miseghy

Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House

Scholastic

Scholastic

Barnes and Noble

Barnes & Noble

Barrons

Barron’s

Deagostini

Deagostini

Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster

Sandviks

Sandviks

Hinkler

Hinkler

Companhia-das-letrinhas

Companhia Das Letras

Hsinex International Corporation

Hsinex International Corporation

Casterman

Casterman

The Wide-Mouthed Frog

- Celebrating 25 years of The Wide-Mouthed Frog -

The Wide-Mouthed Frog

2021 marked the 25th anniversary celebration for one of our most popular pop-up titles, telling the well-known story of a frog who loves to eat flies, but who is very interested to know what other animals eat.

 

The Wide-Mouthed Frog has printed over 1.7m copies in 20 languages worldwide and continues to bring amusement and surprise for children everywhere.

The wide-mouthed frog

- NEW for Bologna Book Fair 2022 -

- NEW for Bologna Book Fair 2022 -

Please click here to view our Bologna Book Fair 2022 Catalogue PDF

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- A Creative Partner -

Alongside the concept, Brainwaves can also create and design the accompanying content covering illustration, design and story or theme. However, we also have extensive experience of working closely with a variety of partners on licensed character work or special publications, where we combine our paper engineering skills with your content. Or you may have an idea but need help bringing it to life. We offer a creative partnership with a collaborative approach and always very happy to discuss any project to see how we can assist.

- For global sales enquiries -

If you are interested in understanding more around the international rights we have available for our books, please contact one of our team and they will be very happy to help.

Brainwaves Books - Children's book packager

Gwen Bennett

United Kingdom, North America, ANZ, South Africa, Italy, Greece and Turkey

Brainwaves Books - Children's book packager

Rachel Pidcock

Germany, France, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Eastern Europe

Brainwaves Books - Children's book packager

Aby Mann

UK special sales, Asia, Middle East & Israel, Spain & South America, Portugal and Brazil

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- Say HELLO! -

We love hearing from anyone with an interest in our books, so if you have a more general enquiry please do drop us a line using the contact form.

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Brainwaves Books - Children's book packager

Brainwaves Books Ltd. 

Picketts Lodge, Picketts Lane, Salfords, Surrey RH1 5RG United Kingdom

Registered Address: Oakingham House, Kingsmead Business Park, Frederick Place, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1JU. Brainwaves Books is a limited company. Registered in England. Registered Number: 03511276.
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