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Signature Publishing launches Swashbuckle

25 Jan 2022

Specialist independent children’s publisher, Signature Publishing, once again partners with BBC Studios to launch Swashbuckle magazine.

Following the much-anticipated new series of the BAFTA winning and highly popular children’s pirate-themed gameshow on CBeebies channel and BBC iPlayer, Swashbuckle magazine takes children on a fabulous pirate adventure with star-of the show, Gem, and her funny pirate friends. The magazine is packed with original stories, games, puzzles, colouring, craft, cookery and more!

Whilst including all the slapstick humour and fun of the show, every page of the magazine focuses on developing key early learning skills including: understanding the world, maths, language and literacy, physical development, well being and creativity. All the activities are designed to engage with pre-school children whilst prompts for grown-ups encourages parents and carers to share the content and join in the fun.

“It’s brilliant to be partnering with BBC Studios again and publishing a stand-alone, monthly Swashbuckle magazine,” said Amanda Clifford, Signature Publishing’s Editorial Director. “Pirates are always mega popular with children, never go out of fashion and working with a TV programme that’s as fun and unique as Swashbuckle means that this is one magazine adventure that is bound to be sailing the high seas for a long time to come!"

Mandy Thwaites, Director, Magazines & Consumer Products, BBC Studios said: “We’re delighted to be working with Signature Publishing again after their successful relaunch of Go Jetters magazine in 2020. Packed full of exciting activities to keep your children entertained while learning and having fun, we can’t wait for you to see it!”


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