Penguin Random House U.S. Extends the Wonder Brand with Major Licensing Campaign
October 30, 2017
The international success of R.J. Palacio’s #1 bestselling book WONDER continues to expand in new and creative ways. The story of Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, has been read by more than 6 million people worldwide since it was published by Knopf Books for Young Readers in 2012. The book has launched an inspiring movement to Choose Kind (#choosekind), the ever-important idea that choosing kindness inspires a chain reaction of good will toward others. Random House Children’s Books has implemented a unique cross-company licensing program partnering with Crown imprint Clarkson Potter and Out of Print Clothing along with outside companies that manufacture consumer products.expand
There’s a Book for That: Bullying
August 9, 2017
With the start of a new school year, students, parents, caregivers, and teachers have a lot on their minds. Bullying is, unfortunately, one of those things. It’s a topic now frequently covered in fiction, with a widening focus on bullying that happens at all ages and looks at the causes (some titles include, or are even from, a bully’s perspective). But books on bullying can alsoexpand
Watch the New WONDER Movie Trailer Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay
May 25, 2017
Why blend in when you were born to stand out? In the upcoming movie based on WONDER, the #1 New York Times bestseller by R. J. Palacio, August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. But that’s all about to change as Auggie enters fifth grade, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?expand
Join the #ChooseKindValentine Kindness Chain
February 7, 2017
In honor of the fifth anniversary of R. J. Palacio’s WONDER, Random House Children’s Books, together with our author, launched #ChooseKindValentine, a campaign that encourages everyone on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to contribute to a Kindness Chain by posting an act of kindness with a tag to someone else.expand
- Write a friend or family member a nice note to tell them something you love about them.
- Treat a stranger in the coffee line to a free beverage.
- Shovel a neighbor’s snow, clear their car, or leave a basket of treats at their door.
- Leave a nice note or gift for your mail carrier as a token of gratitude.