NY TOY FAIR: Saban Inks Julius Jr. Publishing Deal

Saban has signed a global publishing deal with Random House Children's Books for its Julius Jr. preschool property.

The publishing program for Julius Jr. will include an interactive collection of books inspired by the Nick Jr. television series.

Random House has acquired worldwide English-language rights, and plans to release its initial offering this fall under its Golden Books and Random House Books for Young Readers imprints.

First offerings will include a full range of color and activity books, leveled readers, storybooks and novelty books for preschoolers.

"We are delighted to be collaborating with Random House, the established leader in children's publishing," says Elie Dekel, president, Saban Brands. "The Julius Jr. series will be a natural fit with young readers and we're happy to share the fantastic adventures of Julius Jr. and his friends through visual storytelling."