Little Island is delighted to announce a new sales partnership with EdCo (The Educational Company).
Little Island, which has a well-established presence in bookshops all over Ireland, is now for the first time able to reach into the schools market. EdCo sales reps will be representing Little Island’s titles as reading-for-pleasure books and class novels, complementing EdCo’s curriculum-focused list.
Our first sales campaign with EdCo is focused on the primary schools market and comprises a selection of Little Island books to appeal across the age range from infants to sixth class.
Classroom teachers, resource teachers and school librarians can choose books for school or classroom libraries, books that are for leisure reading or books to be used as class novels. These books will be available to teachers through EdCo at a discount between now and Christmas. Orders will be taken by EdCo, online or through their sales representatives in the schools, and processed by Little Island.
Free-to-download materials (in the form of teaching notes or worksheets, depending on title and age group) are available for each title on Little Island’s website. In the case of our children’s poetry collection, Hopscotch in the Sky by Lucinda Jacob, there is a comprehensive downloadable ‘poetry kit’ that is bursting with tips for children who want to write their own poems and includes class plans for teachers on poetry writing.
‘The schools are where the children are,’ commented Little Island’s publisher, Dr Siobhán Parkinson, former Laureate na n-Óg, ‘and this is a super way for us to reach our readers. Teachers and school librarians are great enthusiasts for children’s books, and it is wonderful to be able to reach them right in their schools and make them a really worthwhile offer. We were delighted with EdCo’s enthusiastic response to our titles and are very pleased to be working with such an experienced and successful team.’
To learn more about the special offers and how to order, visit www.edco.ie/littleisland