Chicago Review Press has acquired all 11 titles in the Bright Ideas for Learning arts-education series originally published by Bright Ring Publishing, effective July 1. Independent Publishers Group will continue to distribute all new and backlist Bright Ideas for Learning titles, including Discovering Great Artists, Action Art, Great American Artists for Kids, Science Arts, Storybook Art, Good Earth Art, Scribble Art, Mudworks, Mudworks Bilingual Edition, MathArts and Making Make-Believe. Chicago Review Press will not bring on any Bright Ring Publishing staff.
Author, publisher and educational consultant MaryAnn F. Kohl founded Bright Ring Publishing in 1985. Her first arts book for children was Scribble Cookies, released in 1986. She will continue working as an educator, author, literary agent and consultant.