Sandra Boynton Gets Boynton Bookworks Imprint

Publisher Simon & Schuster has created Boynton Bookworks,
an imprint dedicated solely to the creative output of Sandra Boynton.


From Associated Press via Kansas City Star:

Sandra Boynton’s prolific career as an author, cartoonist and songwriter has reached the point where a publisher has formed an imprint dedicated solely to her books. On Thursday, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing announced the launch of Boynton Bookworks, which will be home to her dozens of previous works, including such favorites as “Pajama Time!” and “The Barnyard Dance!” New releases, starting this fall, include the board books “Pookie’s Thanksgiving” and “Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La!” and a deluxe picture book edition of “Hippos Go Berserk!” first published in 1977. Boynton Bookworks also plans reissues of books and accompanying CDs, beginning in 2023 with “Philadelphia Chickens.”


Publishers Weekly also carries the news:

In fall 2022, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing will raise the curtain on Boynton Bookworks, an imprint devoted to the books of bestselling children’s author, cartoonist, and songwriter Sandra Boynton. Boynton Bookworks will be the new home for Boynton’s future titles as well as for her entire Little Simon catalog and titles previously published elsewhere—a move that gathers all the chickens, hippos, puppies, and other beloved characters from her extensive backlist under one roof for the first time.

Announcing the news today, Jon Anderson, president and publisher of S&S Children’s Publishing said, “Sandy’s work is deceptively simple and utterly original. Boynton Bookworks will be a showcase for her singular genius—she’ll hate my using that word, but it’s true!—and is the obvious next step in her remarkable career.”

The Simon & Schuster press release:

Joining Boynton Bookworks are two seasoned publishing professionals who will oversee all aspects of the new imprint. Kelli Chipponeri (formerly of Chronicle Books) has come on board as Publishing Director, and Mike Vago (recently of Workman Publishing) as Design Director. Jeffrey Salane, Vice President and Editorial Director of Little Simon, will continue as Boynton’s editor. “And I’ll be in the Picard role,” says Boynton with a laugh. “I get to set an improbable course and say ‘Make it So.’ Then the supremely competent crew takes it from there. I’m so stunned and grateful that Jon is giving me this wild opportunity.”