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About Publications International

Best known for its Story Reader products, Publications International, commonly referred to as PIL, is one of the world’s largest publishers of children’s interactive books. Founded by Louis Weber in 1967, this Chicago-based company now produces more than 400 new book titles, and prints more than 20 million books annually, including books on sports, automobiles, inspirational books and the Brittanica Encyclopedias. A leader in children’s publishing, PIL has partnerships with many children’s licensors, including Disney, Fisher-Price, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and Warner Bros, enabling Minnie Mouse, Elmo, Dora the Explorer and Eric Carle’s beloved characters to call PIL home. While kids can potty train with the help of Elmo, parents can enjoy Publications International’s line of cookbooks and cooking magazines, published under license with many renowned brands, including Crock-Pot, Campbell, Hershey’s and Kraft.

Past Sales Featuring Publications International

Sale Ended June 21, 2013

Beat the Heat: Indoor Toys

Too hot to let the little ones play in the backyard? They'll have fun indoors with these toys! We have everything from art and tea sets to train stets and finger puppets, plus there's books to read before bedtime and naptime.

Sale Ended May 02, 2013

For Mom: Frames, Books & More

This selection of gifts was meant to be from the little ones. Picture frames, shirts that say "My Mom Rocks," photos on canvas, and more scream "Happy Mother's Day!" in the most fun way possible.

Sale Ended August 21, 2012

Get Smart: Books & Bookshelves

From Eric Carle's counting books to Sesame Street's learning books, there's no shortage of great reads in this imaginative array. And to turn your little one's room into a bookworm's paradise, take your pick from these kid-friendly bookshelves and comfy chairs.

Sale Ended May 18, 2012

The Boys' Shop

Rough-and-tumble boys can wear out their clothes quickly, and our team kept that in mind when we chose this stylish selection. Everything in this sale can stand up to the ultimate level of wear and tear.