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|Parent company||Augustinians of the Assumption|
|Country of origin||France|
|Distribution||France, Canada, USA|
|Publication types||books, magazines|
Bayard Presse was founded in Paris in 1870 and has since expanded into a global publishing network. Considered the e-map of France, their core publications market comes from the children's sector, and they have many magazine titles, books and the like are a core part of children's growing up experience. The main markets are France, Spain and China, but they have a presence and considerable efforts going into Canada, the UK and Italy.
Bayard also produces high quality children's magazines specifically for English speaking children such as StoryBox, AdventureBox and DiscoveryBox (so named as you put the collection into a specifically designed box that holds all the issues for a year).
The three English magazines were launched in 1995. The first issues being "The Pig family moves house" (StoryBox), "The Thief Prince" (AdventureBox) and "On the Trail of the Wild Horse" (DiscoveryBox).
The books entertain and make education fun for both adult and child. The series of monthly magazines are jam-packed with exciting stories, characters, games and activities aimed at 3-12 year-olds that can be enjoyed on their own and as a teaching aid. In line with the national curriculum, it presents fun-filled learning books at magazine prices.
"StoryBox" is for children aged 3–6. Every issue has a 30-page story to read to children, and sections on animals and science. A poem, cartoons, fun and games. The television/comic character "SamSam" also appears in StoryBox
"DiscoveryBox" is for children aged from 9 to 12. Every month the magazine covers, history, animals, science and other world cultures. Further sections include recipes, experiments, quizzes and jokes.
The three magazines and information on the magazines can be viewed at the Bayard English Magazine Website
- Storybox Books UK Site - stories, characters, games and activities aimed at 3-6 year olds
- Adventurebox Books UK Site - stories, characters, games and activities aimed at 6-9 year olds
- Discoverybox Books UK Site -stories, characters, games and activities aimed at 6-9 year olds
- About Bayard Presse Asia (Hong Kong-based subsidiary)