Mo Willems to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! with New Publishing
Coming April 4, 2023:
Be the Bus: The Lost and Profound Wisdom of The Pigeon
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! 20th Anniversary Edition
New York, NY, October 4, 2022 —On April 4, 2023, worldwide bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Mo Willems will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his beloved award-winning picture book classic Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! with new publishing: Be the Bus: The Lost and Profound Wisdom of The Pigeon (Union Square Kids, April 4, 2023), a humor book for adults, and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! 20th Anniversary Edition (Hyperion Books for Children, April 4, 2023), including an exclusive board game.
Union Square & Co. to Publish Diary of Ukrainian 12-Year-Old Girl Who Fled Russian Invasion
New York, NY—June 22, 2022 Union Square & Co. will publish a firsthand account of the war in Ukraine from a young girl’s point of view in You Don’t Know What War Is: The Diary of a Young Girl from Ukraine, on October 25, 2022. In this harrowing memoir, 12-year-old Yeva Skalietska shares entries from her diary that describe frantically fleeing her home in Kharkiv to escape the Russian invasion and starting a new life with a family in Dublin, Ireland.
“I read Yeva’s diary at the London Book Fair, and not only was it immediate, it was emotional,” said Emily Meehan, Chief Creative Officer and Publisher of Union Square & Co. “I was so moved by her resilience in the face of such hardship and her bravery in telling her story; I knew we had to share it.”
Sterling Publishing Acquires Knock Knock
New York, NY, April 11, 2022 —Sterling Publishing announced today the acquisition of Knock Knock, the gift and publishing company composed of two brands: Knock Knock, known for its smart, witty notepads, sticky notes, journals, decks and books; and Em & Friends, known for humor- and empathy-themed gifts and greeting cards. This acquisition adds to Sterling’s existing publishing businesses, including Union Square & Co. and its affiliates Union Square Kids, Boxer Books, Puzzlewright and Sterling Ethos. Emily Meehan, Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, Union Square & Co. and affiliates, will oversee the Knock Knock business.
Sterling Publishing Enters Into Agreement With Pinnacle Booksales for UK Distribution of Union Square & Co. and Affiliates
New York, NY, April 7, 2022— Sterling Publishing has entered into a distribution arrangement with Pinnacle Booksales for distribution in the UK of Union Square & Co. books. This agreement includes Union Square & Co. and its affiliates Union Square Kids, Puzzlewright and Sterling Ethos. Pinnacle will also oversee the publishing house’s distribution farther into Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia via its partnership with SaltWay Global.
Sterling Publishing Acquires Boxer Books
New York, NY, March 3, 2022— Sterling Publishing announced today the acquisition of Boxer Books, PLC, an independent London-based children’s publisher dedicated to picture books for children up to age 7. This acquisition adds to existing publishing businesses owned by Sterling, including the anchor publisher Union Square & Co., which will now publish children’s books under its Union Square Kids and Boxer Books imprints.
Union Square & Co. Acquires Five Books by Worldwide Best-Selling Author Mo Willems
New York, NY, January 20, 2022 —Union Square Kids, an imprint of book publisher Union Square & Co., today announced that it has acquired five new books from worldwide best-selling and award-winning author and illustrator Mo Willems, starting with The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!, to be published September 6, 2022.
Sterling Publishing Launches New Subsidiary: Union Square & Co.
New York, NY, January 10, 2022—Sterling Publishing announced today the launch of Union Square & Co., a subsidiary focused on talent-driven publishing for adults and children. The new publisher’s robust program will include books, calendars, stationery and games. Union Square & Co. will begin publishing select titles in Spring 2022 with a comprehensive list publishing in Fall 2022.