KIDZ BOP Hits the Books! KIDZ BOP and Adams Media Introduce the 1st Ever Book Series Based on the #1 Kids' Music Brand this August

BOSTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Happy Birthday KIDZ BOP!  The #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S. is turning 10 this summer. To celebrate, KIDZ BOP is turning the page, starting a new chapter and launching the first ever KIDZ BOP books!  KIDZ BOP invites fans and young readers to join the party when three all-new book titles hit shelves this week. Each KIDZ BOP book is packaged with a special code, redeemable for a free KIDZ BOP MP3 music download at www.kidzbop.com/KidzBopBooks. KIDZ BOP's most recent album KIDZ BOP 20 (released July 19) just debuted at #2 on the Top 200 Billboard Chart.

The new KIDZ BOP book line lets kids experience the popular music series in a fun new way. Kids can get to know the new KIDZ BOP Kids in the Junior Novel, KIDZ BOP Plus One; get rockin' insider tips in the KIDZ BOP: Be a Pop Star! how-to-guide; and create their own super star adventures with the KIDZ BOP: Rockin' Fill-In Story book. For even more fun, kids can visit KIDZBOP.com — the leading safe social network for kids and tweens — to upload a video entry in the "KIDZ BOP Ultimate Pop Star Look Super Contest" for the chance to win a brand new "Nook e-reader" and an exclusive copy of the brand new book KIDZ BOP: Be a Pop Star!

SYNOPSES

Every kid dreams of becoming a rock star!  With the success of shows like American Idol and The Voice, millions of kids want to learn how to sing and perform.  KIDZ BOP understands the important role that music, dance and performance plays in kids' lives and encourages them to express themselves creatively.

KIDZ BOP: Be a Pop Star! by Kimberly Potts (SRP: $8.99)

Everything kids need to know to make their rock star dreams come true! From writing cool songs and getting a group together to putting on shows and shooting music videos, this is all aspiring rockers need to take the world by storm—just like the KIDZ BOP Kids do!

KIDZ BOP Plus One by Bethany Bryan (SRP: $4.99)

Join the new KIDZ BOP Kids as they hit the road to find their newest member. When one of the KIDZ BOP Kids twists an ankle while rehearsing for their sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden, they need a replacement —and fast. Each KIDZ BOP Kid has an opinion and sparks fly!

KIDZ BOP: A Rockin' Fill-In Story by Bethany Bryan (SRP: $4.99)

Now for the first time, millions of devoted fans can create their own stories starring the most talented young stars in America: The KIDZ BOP Kids. KIDZ BOP fans will love this interactive fill-in-the blanks story in which they jam with all of their fave KIDZ BOP stars!

About the Authors

Kimberly Potts has written for AOL TV, TV Guide, Moviefone.com, People.com, US Weekly, Daily Variety, E! Online, MTV.com, Teenmag.com, TWIST, Teen, and Disney publications. She's also the editor of TVScreener.com and the author of five books.

When Bethany Bryan isn't writing, she's reading books, hanging out at the pool, or going to the movies. She has previously written books for Rosen Publishing and Scholastic.

About KIDZ BOP LLC

KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S., featuring today's most popular songs, sung by kids for kids. KIDZ BOP celebrates the authentic voice of kids across the entire brand—through music, videos, live appearances, licensed merchandise and its popular social networking and content sharing website, KIDZBOP.com. In 2011, the brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary. KIDZ BOP CD titles have earned one Platinum® and nine Gold® certifications since their debut in 2001. KIDZ BOP's most recent release, KIDZ BOP 20 debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. KIDZ BOP LLC is a division of New York-based independent entertainment company Razor & Tie Entertainment, a vertically-integrated company that encompasses a music company with major label distribution, a home video company, a media buying company, a music publishing business, a direct marketing operation and a growing database of entertainment consumers.

About KIDZBOP.com

KIDZBOP.com is the leading safe social network and video sharing site for kids and tweens with one million registered members. The website provides a completely safe and moderated environment where kids can express themselves—as themselves—through unique online applications and proprietary functionality. The site's popular "My Channel" feature lets members safely communicate with friends via our Safe Text Messaging System, which averages more than one million status updates per month. Kids can also safely produce their own Webshows, create and run their own video "Super Contests," upload and share videos and photos, and make music. To date, KIDZ BOP's team of expert moderators have screened more than 23,000 hours of video content and nearly half a million photos before publishing them to KIDZBOP.com.

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