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News & Features » January 2020 » Announcing LyricPop: A New Picture Book Series!

Announcing LyricPop: A New Picture Book Series!

Akashic Books is pleased to announce LyricPop, A New Picture Book Series Presenting Your Favorite Song Lyrics, Launching in June 2020

LyricPop presents your favorite song lyrics by renowned songwriters as illustrated picture books, instilling a love of music and song among young readers.

The series launches in June 2, 2020 with the first four titles:

  • Good Vibrations, song lyrics by Mike Love and Brian Wilson, illustrations by Paul Hoppe
  • We’re Not Gonna Take It, song lyrics by Dee Snider, illustrations by Margaret McCartney
  • Don’t Stop, song lyrics by Christine McVie, illustrations by Nusha Ashjaee
  • African, song lyrics by Peter Tosh, illustrations by Rachel Moss

“LyricPop represents two things I’m passionate about—music, and books for children,” said Johnny Temple, publisher of Akashic Books. “As both a musician and a publisher, I hope LyricPop will inspire parents, grandparents, and others to read (and even sing!) these books aloud with the children in their lives.”

Akashic Books is a Brooklyn-based independent publisher known for groundbreaking work such as the best-selling parody children’s book Go the F*ck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach; literary fiction by Booker Prize–winning authors Marlon James, Bernardine Evaristo, and Ben Okri; and the children’s picture book I Love You Too by musician Ziggy Marley.

The first four books in the LyricPop series: Good Vibrations, We’re Not Gonna Take It, Don’t Stop, and African, are currently available for pre-order through our website — just click the links above!

Posted: Jan 14, 2020

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