Thank you for your interest in bringing Kidsville News! to your community! 

Whether you are an existing daily or weekly newspaper publisher, sales and marketing executive or an independent entrepreneur looking to create your own successful publishing business, you will find Kidsville News! to be an extremely exciting, rewarding and profitable venture.

Kidsville News! is versatile and can be easily published as a freestanding monthly educational resource, an educational insert or special section. In every configuration it is a completely turn-key operation backed by 22 years of proven success. Included in the program is inclusion on the Kidsville News! website, teacher/parent worksheets, local CVC audits, electronic online edition with hyperlinks for use with classroom white boards, tablets and computers and free electronic subscriptions. 

Kidsville News! is NOT a franchise. No franchise or management fees. No commissions or royalties. Best of all, no previous experience in publishing is required. We provide the content and concept and license the rights and privilege to establish Kidsville News! in your protected designated territory. Each successful Kidsville News! licensee brings excitement, enthusiasm, business savvy and sales and marketing experience to this unique business opportunity — as well as a sincere interest in the education and literacy development of children. 

If you are engaged in your community and are looking for a solid business venture that offers unlimited growth and revenue potential while providing valuable reading and educational resources to the classroom and encouraging young children to read, Kidsville News! may be for you. We qualify all our publishers, so read on and let us know if we can provide you with additional information about becoming a Kidsville News! publisher in your hometown.

Best regards,

Bill Bowman
National Market Development,
Merrigold Publishing, Inc.

More About Kidsville News!

Created in1998.

Audience:  Children K-6, teachers, parents and guardians.

Awards:  National Parents’ Choice Award – 2008 and 2012. (

Style/Type: Tabloid: Free Standing Tabloid: Free Children’s Literacy and Educational Newspaper Resource
Educational Insert
Education Special Section

Frequency: Monthly/year-round (12 editions)

Distribution: Racked: Free to schools, libraries, museums, theatres, YMCA’s, after-school programs, summer camps – anywhere children and families congregate.

National Readership*: 500,000+ based on *2014 CVC Audit

Readership: K – 6 grade students, educators, parents and guardians

Licensing Fees: Starting at $750 per month (All Inclusive**. See above.) depending on territory size, population and number of school age children in grades K-6.

Kidsville News! Licensing Includes:

  • Monthly Fun and Educational Content
  • Local CVC Audits
  • Local Readership Survey
  • Interactive Kidsville News! Website
  • Online Edition with Hyperlinks
  • Teacher/Parent Worksheets

Find out how you can bring Kidsville News! to your community.

There is never a cost or obligation associated with the first step in the qualifying process to become a Kidsville News! publisher or to start a Kidsville News! publishing business. Provide the basic information about your community and we can accurately estimate the possible revenue and profit potential for your requested territory. Again, Kidsville News! is NOT a franchise. We license only the concept and content to qualified applicants. If you are looking for a fun, rewarding and profitable business opportunity and would like to learn more about bringing Kidsville News! to your community, fill out the following form:

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