Kid Concoctions first started amlost 2 decades ago when John & Danita Thomas were asked to make some of the amazing projects they made with their children on a local TV show in Cleveland, OH called "The Morning Exchange". Their first appearance brought in hundreds of viewer phone calls and soon lead to a regular spot on the program. It wasn't long before the national TV shows took note and soon John and Danita were appearing on some of the most popular talk shows in the USA including: The CBS Early Show, Donny & Marie, The Tony Danza Show, The Howie Mandel Show, HGTV (over 120 segments), Discover Channel, Lifetime Television, TNN and many more. They then went on to host a national PBS pledge special called Kid Concoctions. The show became the highest grossing Kids' pledge special in PBS history and and aired over 2,900 times on PBS stations across the USA in the program's first year of release. Over the next 6 years, John and Danita hosted 3 more Kid Concoctions specials for PBS.
Their first book "The Ultimate Book of Kid Concocitons" was released in Jan. 1997 and quickly jumped to #6 of all paperback books sold in the USA and went on to sell over 4 million copies in just a few short years. It In the Spring of 1999 John and Danita appeared on QVC selling a record breaking 96,000 Kid Concoctions books in a single day. In 2009 the celebrated their 10th year anniversary on QVC.
have since followed a long with a toy / arts & craft line that was sold at major retailers across the USA. and then slowly moved on to do regional and national television shows. After almost 20 years of Concocting, our business and journey has taken us from television to best selling authors, selling over 4 million of our Kid Concoctions books to families all over the world. We now have expanded to join with license partners to provide innovative products and experiences to families. We both speak regularly as authors, concoctors, parents, and just as business people motivating others to live their dreams.
We thank you for all the kind letters and emails. Many children that grew up with our books are now parents are sharing our books and products with their own children. We never could have imagined how far this journey would have taken us. We are humble and grateful for the opportunity to share with you and your families.
So feel free to browse the clouds on the left to find what you are looking for. If you don't find it here, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy and honored to assist you. Happy Concocting to each and everyone of you!