Collegiate Kids Books are interactive, touch and feel children's books featuring school mascots, beloved school traditions and well-known school landmarks. Each book is unique and based on the adventures of that school's mascot at familiar sights throughout the school campus. Using moveable parts, a variety of textured materials, scratch and sniff experiences, colorful art work, and a simple rhyming cadence, Collegiate Kids Books' products provide a delightful experience for passionate alumni to share their alma mater enthusiasm with children. Now offering books for NCSU, UNC, Va Tech, Appalachian State and ECU.
2 Reasons to pass on team spirit from Bryan Jones and Hootie Bowman:
It’s fun! “Let’s face it—the reason the collegiate team tradition continues to thrive is that at the heart of it, its just plain fun,” says Jones. “From tailgating to playful rivalries to decking out in your team’s colors, it’s a form of play that transcends age. It takes us back to childhood again.”
It gets kids thinking about college early on. Most parents want their kids to pursue some form of higher education. We want them to succeed in life, and setting them on a trajectory path for that success often includes attending a college or university. And while they may not ultimately choose your alma mater (as much as that may hurt!) starting the tradition from a young age helps to get them excited about higher education in general.
“When you visit the campus as a family and cheer on a team, you can start the conversation early about kids’ own school path some day,” says Jones. “This is also why Hootie and I included information about each school’s academic history, traditions and campus. We wanted them to see that it’s not just about sports, it’s about the whole college experience.”
"It was important to me to find the most memorable campus landmarks, traditions, restaurants and sights native to the campus and town, and so forth and reproduce them in my illustrations," adds Bowman. "This really fosters a personal connection witht he school. When you take your child to see a football game I want him to say, "There's the Old Well from my Rameses book!" or "Can we walk through the tunnel Ms. Wuf rode her bike through?"
Warning: Reading these books to small and impressionable children may result in their becoming passionate and rabid fans of the school or organization. These books are the ideal gift for children of all ages.
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