Books are a great way to stimulate the imagination of babies. They also help them learn to read and develop their motor skills. Not to mention, books are great cuddle companions at bedtime! DK Publishing wants to foster a love of reading, learning, and exploration in your little star. DK’s books cover a wide range of topics for adults, kids, and babies, combining innovative designs with stunning visuals and prose that leaps of the page as well as inform. From books such as Baby Touch & Feel to 100 First Words and Goodnight, Baby Moon, DK’s offerings are not only entertaining, they will enrich your growing child’s life, too.
What’s more, DK Publishing will be a sponsor at the Chicago Baby Show on August 26 and 27, at Navy Pier.
The nation’s largest show for expectant and new families, the Chicago Baby Showis a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the Chicago Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from the Chicagoland area, and beyond!
Tickets to the Chicago Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
We spoke with Julia O’Halloran, Senior Publicist, to learn more about the company and what new parents can expect from DK Publishing at the Chicago Baby Show.
For someone unfamiliar with DK Publishing, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
DK’s aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.
Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting.
DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.
Tell us about DK Publishing. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher, and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic, non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 107 countries and 63 languages, with offices in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Spain, the UK., and the U.S.
What are the most popular and newest products from DK Publishing?
DK’s most popular board book series, Baby Touch & Feel, encourages tiny fingers to explore and develop fine motor skills through novelty textures and beautiful photographs of a baby’s favorite subjects. The perfect size for small hands, the series is a favorite among babies and parents and has resulted in several USA Today bestsellers, including the classic Baby Touch & Feel: Animals and newly published Baby Touch & Feel: I Love You.
Also available this spring is DK’s new 100 First Words, a cleverly-designed lap board book and the start of a baby’s learning adventure. Crystal clear photos show the wonder of the real world, from a baby’s body to baby’s food, while delightful illustrations tell simple stories that foster development, from penguins playing in the snow to a mouse climbing a ladder.
Looking ahead to the fall and holiday season, DK is abuzz about Goodnight, Baby Moon, a special illustrated bedtime story featuring a family of curious rabbits on a midnight stroll through the woods and a light up moon.
What sets DK Publishing apart in the children’s publishing industry?
From board books to leveled readers to comprehensive encyclopedias, DK is there at every age and for every stage of a child’s reading development. A bestselling and award-winning publisher known for informing, entertaining, and educating global audiences through beautifully designed content, DK’s iconic visual approach combines high-impact photographs and art with authoritative text that parents and educators can trust.
What can parents expect from DK Publishing at the Chicago Baby Show?
At this year’s Chicago Baby Show, expectant parents can visit DK’s sponsored Reading Room where they can lounge and browse stacks of DK’s latest and most beloved children’s titles and baby board books. Show attendees can also enter an on-site sweepstakes to win a collection of DK books, specially curated for a baby’s first library. No one is walking away empty-handed though! All influencer and attendee swag bags will feature a new board book from DK.
For more information about DK Publishing, check out dk.com!