Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has tapped Chouette Publishing to launch a series of books inspired by its original preschool series Ranger Rob. The agreement covers English and French rights in Canada and the US, with initial titles set to launch in April.
First up are two titles for kids ages three to eight, A Campfire Story and Nature Quest. Additional books–including storybooks, readers and novelty formats–will be released beginning in fall 2018.
Recently greenlit for a second season, Ranger Rob follows the titular character and his friends as they go on adventures in Big Sky Park. The animated series premiered on Corus-owned Treehouse in Canada last fall, and NBCUniversal-owned Sprout broadcasts the toon in the US.
The news of Ranger Rob‘s move into publishing comes as Nelvana continues to expand the brand. In November, Nelvana partnered with Round Room Presents to bring the series to the stage in a live global tour. Locations and dates for the tour will be announced in May, with the show officially kicking off in Canada later in 2018.