We’re really pleased that Dorling Kindersley, Miles Kelly Books and Chad Valley have all told us that they will not be publishing new titles labelled ‘boys’ or ‘girls’.
@LetToysBeToys They don’t need separate stories we agree.These books will not feature from January onwards&an exciting new range will launch
— Chad Valley (@ChadValleyPlay) November 10, 2014
Miles Kelly publishing responded to our email, saying, “Miles Kelly has no plans to publish any new girls/boys related titles in the UK, and the titles you refer to in this email are already out of print.”
@LetToysBeToys Thanks for emailing us. Miles Kelly has no plans to publish new books specifically for boys/girls in the UK.
— MilesKellyPublishing (@MilesKellyPub) October 21, 2014
DK told us via email, “DK’s aim with every book we publish is to inspire, excite and enthuse our readers. We produce a broad range of titles reflecting the interests of our many different consumers. Looking ahead our publishing list does not include any gender labelled books. We are very proud of our publishing and always take any comments seriously.”
Our Let Books Be Books campaign asks asks children’s publishers to take the ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’ labels off books and allow children to choose freely what kinds of stories and activity books interest them. Six publishers have now told us they will not be publishing any more titles labelled in this way, and we’ve had widespread support and attention from authors and the media. Find out more about the Let Books Be Books campaign.