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CafePress Teams Up With Penguin Books to Feature Storybook Favorites on Children's Gear

Thursday, July 12, 2012

CafePress Teams Up With Penguin Books to Feature Storybook Favorites on Children's Gear03:30 EDT Thursday, July 12, 2012LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CafePress Inc. (Nasdaq:PRSS), The World's Customization EngineTM, has partnered with publisher Penguin Group (USA) to launch a new online store featuring a curated selection of products showcasing more than 80 years of stories that have sparked young readers' imaginations. Whether it's Corduroy's unplanned adventures, Froggy's continual mishaps or Ladybug Girl's endless imagination, children love to devour anything and everything about their favorite fictional characters. Online merchandise shops for the following classic children's books are now open for business: Betty Bunny – Written by Michael B. Kaplan, Illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch Corduroy – By Don Freeman Every Cowgirl – Written by Rebecca Janni, Illustrated by Lynne Avril Froggy – Written by Jonathan London, Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz Ladybug Girl – Written by Jacky Davis, Illustrated by David Soman Llama Llama – By Anna Dewdney Otis – By Loren Long The Little Engine that Could – Written by Watty Piper, Illustrated by Loren Long Shoppers can choose from a great selection of t-shirts, totes, water bottles and bibs adorned with these wonderful characters. "This new store is a wonderful collection of characters that span generations. From the 1930s classic, 'The Little Engine that Could' and Don Freeman's Corduroy from the 60s, all the way to the recent sensations of Betty Bunny and Otis," says Marc Cowlin, Director of Marketing at "It's a great assortment of gear, from bibs and onsies to t-shirts and totes. The varied selection of old and new characters really makes this collection appealing to everyone." "We are thrilled to have a new home for our picture book characters on," says Lori Burke, Director of Licensing at Penguin Young Readers Group. "The wide selection of quality products gives kids and parents a chance to connect with the characters that they love in a whole new way." For more information, visit CafePress [PRSS]: CafePress is The World's Customization EngineTM. Launched in 1999, CafePress empowers individuals, groups, businesses and organizations to create, buy and sell customized and personalized products online using the company's innovative and proprietary print-on-demand services and e-commerce platform. Today, CafePress' portfolio of e-commerce websites include,,,, and The CafePress logo is available at Penguin Group (USA):Penguin Young Readers Group is one of the leading children's book publishers in the United States. The company owns a wide range of imprints and trademarks including Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam's Sons, Viking, Razorbill, and Frederick Warne. These imprints are home to such award-winning, New York Times- bestselling authors as, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, Sarah Dessen, Anna Dewdney, John Green, Anthony Horowitz, John Flanagan, Mike Lupica, Richelle Mead, Richard Peck, Patricia Polacco, and dozens of other popular authors. Penguin Young Readers Group is also the proud publisher of perennial brand franchises such as The Little Engine That Could, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, Peter Rabbit, Spot, the Classic Winnie the Pooh, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Strega Nona, Madeline, Mad Libs, Alex Rider, the Rangers Apprentice, Skippyjon Jones, Flower Fairies, and Pippi Longstocking, among many others. Penguin Young Readers Group is a division of Penguin Group (USA), the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group, one of the largest English-language trade book publishers in the world. The Penguin Group is owned by Pearson plc, the international media group.Penguin Group (USA) Inc. is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group.  Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children's trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, Razorbill and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group ( is part of Pearson plc, the international media company.CONTACT: Media Contact Marc Cowlin 650.655.3039