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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 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 July 03, 2013

Dora the Explorer

Come on, vámonos! Take a look at these Dora the Explorer books — they're the key to a smooth bedtime. The interactive selection here includes Story Readers and play-along songs, and clearly, this cute character is all about teaching: the alphabet and good manners are just a few of the topics these books address.

Sale Ended February 18, 2013

Sound Books: Listen & Learn

Kids can learn by listening to their favorite characters: Elmo, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank, and Mickey Mouse teach kids little lessons in the books here. Boredom isn't an option when they're listening to these TV-show superstars!

Sale Ended December 19, 2012

The Perfect Gift: Books Kids Love

When it comes to rock star children’s authors, it doesn’t get much bigger than Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. Entertaining kids for decades with their hilarious stories and inventive poems, these books appear along with other favorites, including stories that take kids through different cities, Thomas the Tank books, and more.