BCBF Goes Virtual—And Highlights Does Too!


Bologna—a place where those in children’s publishing come together to meet and share creativity, ingenuity and great food every year! Like many of you, we are saddened that we cannot meet in person at the fair this year, however; we are excited to go digital as part of the virtual fair that Bologna Children’s Book Fair is hosting on PubMatch. On this digital hub, we get to engage with you and share a look at some of what you would have seen at our booth in Bologna.

"It’s been tough not being able to meet with so many of our partners at fairs in the spring, but I’ve been so impressed with how everyone has come together virtually” said Vandana Agrawal, Senior Director, International at Highlights. “So, I’m thrilled to participate in this new digital version of the book fair until we can meet again in person soon.”

At this digital fair, we’re launching our refreshed Voices Leveled Library series, a collection of leveled readers with social-emotional learning (SEL) themes. These books meet kids at their reading level and help teach them how to be engaged, global citizens. Spanning across grades K-6 with 6 different SEL themes and supporting teacher resources, this series is ideal for the classroom.

Coming soon is the Let’s Grow library box, a 24-book box set designed to help develop vocabulary and grow a love of reading. Themed around topics like exploration, transportation, and around town, these books encourage children to go and grow in the world and strengthen parent-child bonds. The perfect books for a fair focused on children’s publishing are our new Highlights Books of Kindness. These books use colorful illustrations and simple words to teach kids their 123s, ABCs, and what it means to be kind. Preview the ABCs of Kindness here.

Aside from these new products we will have our new science readers series as well as fan-favorite Hidden Picture puzzles, including the Guinness World Record holding book, the Longest Hidden Pictures Puzzle Ever!

PubMatch goes live on May 4 and we look forward to talking with you! View our catalog here to learn about these titles and more.

We also look forward to meeting you again in person at the 2021 Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which we have a feeling will be one of the best ones yet.

Any registrants or exhibitors can access PubMatch here.


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