The Walker Books Group is set to release picture books from Italian children's publisher minibombo after the two companies signed a partnership agreement.
Walker Books Group, which comprises Walker Books UK, Candlewick Press in the US and Walker Books Australiahas acquired the English language rights and foreign agency rights to the minibombo list. It has plans to publish four picture books across the three territories; Black Cat, White Cat and The White Book in summer 2015 and Near, Far and Now You See Me, Now You Don’t in 2016.
The books are “simple and elegant in design, with few words or no words at all” and have “a stylish yet accessible bold graphic art style that will appeal to young children and the adults who read with them”, said thepublisher.
The books will carry the minibombo logo and Walker is developing an interactive English language website, which will launch later this year.