PRESS RELEASE: Nosy Crow to publish official companion title for Spin Master Entertainment’s new animated series, Unicorn Academy™® - Nosy Crow Skip to content
Posted by Lisa, March 8, 2023

PRESS RELEASE: Nosy Crow to publish official companion title for Spin Master Entertainment’s new animated series, Unicorn Academy™®

Nosy Crow is delighted to announce the publication of the official companion title for Spin Master Entertainment’s new fantasy-adventure series, Unicorn Academy.

The animated adventure will transport audiences to a magical world as they follow Sophia on her journey from ordinary to extraordinary, as she discovers her destiny as a unicorn rider. The series is adapted from The New York Times bestselling books originated and published by Nosy Crow written by Julie Sykes, and published in North America by Penguin Random House.

Unicorn Academy will launch on Netflix in Autumn 2023, followed by a toy line, digital game and expansive licensed consumer product rollout in 2024. This will include an official companion tie-in novelisation released for launch by Nosy Crow in October 2023. This will be the first title in a strategic programme of publishing by Nosy Crow.

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Launching globally, the companion title will be a fantasy adventure story for 6+ readers, a tale of friendship, courage and finding your destiny.

At Unicorn Academy, Sophia can’t wait to discover her destiny and become a Unicorn Rider. First, she must bond with Wildstar to unlock her unicorn’s magical powers. But evil Queen Ravenzella wants to destroy the magical island, its school and its unicorns. Will Sophia and her new friends have the courage to fight to protect everything they love?

Kate Wilson, Group CEO of Nosy Crow, comments:

“Unicorn Academy has been a stand-out chapter-book series around the world since it launched five years ago, and it is hugely exciting to see it take on new life in Spin Master’s astonishingly rich adaptation. We much look forward to taking the novelisations to our customers, including the rights partners who have worked with us on the series so far.”

Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master’s President of Entertainment, comments:

“We are thrilled to invite kids to unlock the magic along with us at Unicorn Academy. Engaging characters, exciting stories, and of course, majestic unicorns with magical powers will captivate audiences of all ages. The diverse heroes from the original book series along with the powerful bond between rider and unicorn inspired us to create a vibrant, animated adaptation. Set in an enchanting world of magic and mystery, stories are brought to life with world-class animation, a cinematic score, and irresistible songs for an immersive entertainment experience.”




Nosy Crow is a multi-award-winning publisher which began publishing child-focused, parent-friendly children’s books and audio books in 2011. It was named Children’s Publisher of the Year (2017 and 2019) and Independent Publisher of the Year (2020) at the British Book Awards, and was awarded the Independent Publishers Guild’s overall Independent Publisher of the Year twice (2016 and 2021). It has also won the IPG’s Children’s Publisher of the Year six times. Nosy Crow’s perspective is international: it has won the IPG’s International Achievement Award five times; the British Book Award for Export twice; and is the only book publisher ever to win two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for International Trade. Other prizes include the Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Award, the Nectar Small Business of the Year Award, the Growing Business Awards Young Company of the Year Award and many others for individual titles. Nosy Crow is also proud that it has been shortlisted for the IPG’s Sustainability Award and Diversity and Inclusivity Award.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Mason by email: [email protected] 



Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY) is a leading global children’s entertainment company, creating exceptional play experiences through its three creative centres: Toys, Entertainment and Digital Games. With distribution in over 100 countries, Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands PAW Patrol®, Bakugan®, Kinetic Sand®, Air Hogs®, Hatchimals®, Rubik’s Cube® and GUND®, and is the global toy licensee for other popular properties. Spin Master Entertainment creates and produces compelling multiplatform content, through its in-house studio and partnerships with outside creators, including the preschool franchise PAW Patrol and numerous other original shows, short-form series and feature films. The Company has an established presence in digital games, anchored by the Toca Boca® and Sago Mini® brands, offering open-ended and creative game and educational play in digital environments. Through Spin Master Ventures, the Company makes minority investments globally in emerging companies and start-ups. With over 30 offices in close to 20 countries, Spin Master employs more than 2,000 team members globally. For more information visit or follow-on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @spinmaster.

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