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William & Kate Paper Dolls


Mineola, New York, 2/2011 — Dover Publications, Inc. (, the 70-year-old publisher of fine quality and low-priced books, is pleased to announce a variety of new and upcoming children’s books, including the next dimension in coloring, 3-D Coloring Books.

“Dover began in 1941 as a reprint publisher of affordable paperback editions of high-end math and science texts,” recalls Dover’s President Chris Kuppig. “A decade later, we published our first children’s book, Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear. In subsequent years, we have branched out to high-quality coloring books, paper dolls, temporary tattoos, stickers, Fun Kit boxed sets, and more. Our Spring 2011 New Titles list sets the bar even higher with a new batch of books that offer children — and many adults — hours of creative fun and learning.”

Leading the pack are new 3-D Coloring Books. These genre-bending titles might look like ordinary coloring books, but they offer the same eye-popping effects as many of today’s most popular movies. By following the simple instructions and wearing the 3-D glasses included, children and adults can color pictures that literally float off the page. Dover recently debuted the line with six different titles, including 3-D books about butterflies, dinosaurs, and mandalas, plus two editions specifically geared for young colorists.

Dover continues its successful relationship with Sesame Street®, offering even more low-priced activity books that teach children about numbers, letters, animals, and more.

The new Super Sticker Books include dozens of reusable stickers plus two big fold-out play scenes. Boys and girls can create scenes of all their favorite characters having fun at Elmo’s house, an outdoor skating rink, and more. Sesame Street® titles also include a pair of stained glass coloring books, paper dolls, sticker activity books, and puzzle books, many priced as low as $2.00. All new Sesame Street books will be available in April 2011, bringing Dover’s total of Sesame Street products to over 75 titles.

Royal watchers around the world rejoiced when Britain’s dashing Prince William and his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, announced their engagement. Dover is ready to help commemorate the event with William and Kate Paper Dolls, which is available now. Created by “The King of Paper Dolls,” Tom Tierney, the book features paper dolls of the prince and his fiancée, plus a splendid wardrobe of seven costumes each. As an added bonus, when the actual wedding attire is revealed, people who have bought the book will be able to download the outfits for free from the Dover website.

Other imaginative children’s books and series include:

  • Bilingual coloring and search-a-word books — educational and entertaining activity books that help children learn Spanish. Available August 2011.
  • What to Doodle? Jr. — created for children as young as six, two compact books feature unfinished illustrations of people, places, and things. Available May 2011.
  • Doodle, Design & Draw — new doodle books that will inspire young car buffs and fashionistas to show off their design savvy. Available June 2011.
  • Tony Tallarico’s Quick Draw — the bestselling author of the Where Are They? series is back to teach children how to draw in three or four easy steps. Available July 2011.
  • Word Play! Write Your Own Crazy Comics Volumes One & Two — children ages 8 and up can create their own cartoon scenarios by filling in blank word balloons. Available September 2011.
  • The Tallest Building in the World Cut & Assemble: Burj Khalifa — fun-to-make model of the 2,717-foot structure located in downtown Dubai, soon to be featured in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise. Available August 2011.
  • Old Mother West Wind: The Centennial Anniversary Edition by Thornton W. Burgess — beautiful hardcover gift edition of Burgess’ first published work, Old Mother West Wind, and its 1911 follow-up, Mother West Wind’s Children. Available May 2011.

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Dover Publications, Inc., founded by New Yorker Hayward Cirker in 1941, is headquartered in Mineola, New York. A niche book publishing house with over 130 employees, Dover produces 9,000 titles ranging from Einstein’s The Principle of Relativity to Glitter Butterfly Stickers. More than 1,200 of these titles are now published as Green Editions. Mr. Cirker passed away in March 2000 at age 82, and the privately owned company was purchased by Courier Corporation. Today, Chris Kuppig is at the helm, having been named President in 2008.