Cottage Door Press to Acquire Parragon Assets
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Cottage Door Press to Acquire Parragon Assets

Barrington, IL (April 4, 2018) –Cottage Door Press, independent publisher of high-quality children’s books for the infant to preschool market, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Parragon to acquire a substantial portion of worldwide intellectual property rights including, but not limited to, all the Americas and the U.K. “When Parragon announced its strategic decision to cease operations, we recognized our strong synergies and the unique opportunity to expand into new categories and markets,” said owner and founder Richard G. Maddrell. “Parragon has built strong partnerships and an incredible collection of assets that we are honored to incorporate into our portfolio and carry on in the marketplace.” 

More details to come, when the commitment has been finalized (by April 30, 2018).

About Cottage Door Press, LLC

Cottage Door Pressis an innovative, fast-growing, independent publisher of high-quality children’s books for the infant – preschool market. Based in Barrington, Illinois, the company was founded on the belief that every child deserves an excellent first book experience—beginning on the day they’re born. Reading is learningis their driving philosophy, and they strive to help parents understand why reading aloud from birth is so important. For more information about Cottage Door Press and their books for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, visit


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About Parragon

Founded in 1988, Parragon is the creator of children’s books, toys, and gifts that inspire a lifelong love of learning and play. For years, our talented team has strived to develop new ideas for exceptional products that consumers connect with, including own-brand properties Little Learners®, Start Little Learn Big, and Factivity. You’ll find Parragon products the world over—in more than 25 different languages and over 35 global markets. For more information, visit

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