Children’s & YA Book Publishers

Abbeville Press – Abbeville Press, founded in 1977, is an international publisher and distributor of art and illustrated books – approximately 70 titles per year in English and a dozen in French.
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Abdo Publishing “Educational publisher of nonfiction children’s books.” Imprints: ABDO & DAUGHTERS (G4-8) ; BUDDY BOOKS (G2-4) ; CHECKERBOARD LIBRARY (G3-5) ; SANDCASTLE (P-2). “Sister Companies”MAGIC WAGON ; SPOTLIGHT ; ABDO {digital}.
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Abrams Kids – Founded in 1949, specializing in art books. Acquired by Times Mirror in 1966, and from Times Mirror by La Martinière in 1997. Began publishing children’s books in 1986, with a series of Museum ABC books. 1990 saw their launch of the First Impressions series, art books for young readers. Company history.
Imprints: ABRAMS APPLESEED [Facebook] New Books – ABRAMS BOOKS for YOUNG Readers – AMULET [Facebook].
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Albert Whitman & Company – Independent children’s book publishers, founded in 1919. Publishes The Boxcar Children Mysteries, and some middle grade fiction, but is best known for their bibliotherapeutic books which address topics such as divorce, disability, and interracial families. (About Gertrude Chandler Warner).
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All About Kids Publishing – San Jose, California Independent children’s book publisher. About usFeatures for Writers & ArtistsSubmissions.

Annick Press (sitemapFacebook) Canadian publisher of children’s books, primarily picture books. Publishes approximately 30 new titles per year. In sprint of 2000 they added a line of young adult titles. About AnnickBlogFeatures for Teachers & LibrariansNew BooksAuthor & Illustrator VideosPodcastsCatalogsLesson PlansBook Trailers.
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Arte Publico Press “Publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Hispanic authors.” Children’s and Young Adult ImprintPINATA BOOKS. The Piñata imprint was established in 1994, “dedicated to the realistic and authentic portrayal of the themes, languages, characters, and customs of Hispanic culture in the United States.” They publish bilingual picture books for children and young adult novels – about 10 books per year.
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August House Storytelling guides, and folktale collections for children and adults.
Features for Teachers & LibrariansAuthors & ArtistsStorytellingLesson PlansBooklists for Character EducationLeveled Reading Correlation Chart.
Features for Kids & FamiliesStory Cove (animated stories for kids), Family Literacy Guide (48 page .pdf).

Barefoot Books – Independent publisher of children’s books run by two women with children. Emphasis on “original, high-quality picture books from traditional cultures all over the world.” About us – Sustainability.
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Barron’s Educational (Facebook)
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Bearport Publishing
Publisher of hi-interest nonfiction for K-8. About us.
For Teachers & LibrariansState Standards SearchCatalog Request Form.

Bethany House
Evangelical Christian publisher, “purpose… to help Christians apply biblical truth in all areas of life.” Mostly books for adults, but has several paperback series for middle- and high-school aged children.

Blackbirch (see Thomson Gale)

Blooming Tree Press (not updated since 2008)
“Dedicated to creating quality books for young readers and adults.” About us.
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Bloomsbury Publishing: Kids & Teens – About  
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Boyds Mills Press
Trade division of Highlights for Children, Inc. Imprints: Boyds Mills Press (“Picture books, nonfiction, activity books, poetry, and paperback reprints”), Calkins Creek(American history – fiction, nonfiction, and picture books), Front Street (“children’s and young adult fiction, in hardcover and paperback, and a unique line of art- and design-driven picture books”), Wordsong (“the only imprint in the country that is devoted exclusively to poetry for children”).
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Brown Barn Books (a division of Pictures of Record, Inc.)
“Publisher of books for young adults-from about 12 up.” About us.
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Calkins Creek see Boyds Mills Press
“Picture books, chapter books, and novels–nonfiction and historical fiction for ages eight and up.”

Candlewick (sitemap) – About  
“Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, publishes… children’s books for readers of all ages… 100 percent owned and operated by [its] employees…”
Imprints: Big Picture PressCandlewick EntertainmentNosy CrowTemplar Books.
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Capstone Press Began in 1992. “Educational publisher of nonfiction children’s books, serving school and public libraries since 1991… dedicated to building a strong foundation for beginning and struggling readers, as well as ESL students, to achieve reading success.”
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Charlesbridge “Independent publisher of research-based instructional materials for teachers and students, and… picture books for children of all ages… Founded in 1980 as an educational publisher… began publishing children’s books in 1989.” Features for Teachers & LibrariansNew BooksAuthors & IllustratorsActivities & Downloadables,Correlation to National Curriculum StandardsGuided Reading Level ListDownloadable Cover ImagesSchool Division.
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Chelsea House an imprint of Infobase Publishing
Nonfiction for children and young adults. About us.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Child’s World
“An independent, family-owned company that has been publishing books for schools and libraries since 1968.” Nonfiction and easy-readers targeting the school market.
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Chronicle (kids)
In its 9th year of publishing hardcover children’s books (paperbacks for 3 years), focuses on “high quality and innovative children’s books,” “books that inspire young readers to learn and grow creatively while helping them discover the joy of reading,” art, activities, fairy tales, growing up, multicultural, environment and nature books.
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Cinco-Puntos Press
An “independent, NOT non-profit, literary press that specializes in publishing the literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and books for kids) from the U.S./Mexico border, Mexico and the American Southwest… distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution. [Publishes] bilingual and culturally relevant children’s books.” About us.
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Clavis Publishing
“We believe in raising readers by publishing books for children of all ages that stimulate their imaginations.”

Compass Point Books see Capstone Press

Publishing children’s non-fiction books on sports, science, technology, ABC’s, history, animals, countries, art, and biographies, since 1978, most by the same author (Bobbie Kalman).
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Religious and inspirational books, professional and academic titles, illustrated children’s booksBlog.

Darby Creek Publishing
“Children’s books that will appeal to all young people, especially reluctant readers.” About us.
Features for Teachers & LibrariansAuthors & Illustrators.

Dawn Publications
“Nature appreciation titles,… guides to assist teachers to share nature in the classroom.” About us.
Features for Teachers & LibrariansNew BooksAuthors & IllustratorsTeacher Guides (for sale), News.
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Delacorte (see Random House)

Dorling Kindersley
Founded in London in 1974. Illustrated non-fiction, interactive software for children, from infant to young adult, and adults. Acquired by Pearson PLC, DK is now a part ofPenguin GroupAbout.
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Down East Books
Maine small press specializing in regional books. Children’s booksOur company.

Christian publisher. Publishes books that “nurture children’s faith in God and help children understand and explore the wonder, joy, and challenges of life.” About us.
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Elephant Rock Books
“An imprint of the multimedia company Elephant Rock Productions… has been producing writing related multimedia for many years… We publish handsome books, quality fiction and nonfiction…”
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Enslow Publishers, Inc.
“Quality, educational nonfiction books for children and young adults, who will access these materials in school and public libraries.” Company Info.
Imprints: Scarlet Voyage.
For Teachers & Librarians: Common CoreNew BooksReading Level Chart.

Erickson Press
“An independent publisher of high-quality, high-interest, low-reading level, nonfiction books.” About us.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux (see also Macmillan)
“Founded in 1946… publishes books for toddlers through young adults.” About us.
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Feiwel and Friends (see also Macmillan)
For Teachers & LibrariansNew BooksComing SoonAuthors.
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First Second (see also Macmillan)
“Original graphic novel projects in almost any genre, for any age. Fiction of all kinds, and non-fiction from visual essays to journalism and memoirs.” FAQBlog.
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Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Canadian publisher specializing in reference, trade, education, and children’s books. About us.
Features for Teachers & LibrariansNew BooksCatalogsTeachers Guides (extensive 40-50 page guides).
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Flashlight Press
Independent publishing house which publishes 2-4 original picture books each year.
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Floris Books (Scotland)
Non-fiction for adults, and books for children… “the largest children’s book publisher in Scotland.” About us.
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Free Spirit
Books and other learning materials for children and teens, parents, educators, counselors. About usFAQFeatures for Teachers & LibrariansNew BooksDownloads for Educators.
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Front Street Books (see also Boyds Mills Press)
“Fiction for children and young adults and sophisticated picture books from here and abroad.” About us.

Gareth Stevens
A division of the Weekly Reader Publishing Group, publishes mostly school non-fiction. About Gareth StevensFor Teachers & LibrariansNew Books.

Gibbs-Smith Publisher Primarily an adult and textbook publisher, but home to Sierra Club books for childrenAbout usBlog.

Gingerbread House Westhampton Beach, New York
Children’s books. About us.

Graphic Arts Center Northwest focus. Mostly adult books, but occasional children’s books. Imprints: ALASKA NORTHWEST (“Publisher of books about Alaska, Alaska Northwest Books specializes in history, natural history, biography, travel adventure, Native heritage, factbooks, cooking, guidebooks, and children’s books by Alaskans and about Alaska.”) ; WEST WINDS (Books about the western United States. Specializing in “history, natural history, biography, travel adventure, factbooks, cooking, guidebooks, and children’s books.”)
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Greene Bark Press Inc.
“Established in 1991… a small Connecticut-based, family-owned publishing company. It publishes only books the company feels are original, colorful, imaginative, and have some value to add to the growth and learning process of young readers.” About us.

Greenhaven (see also Thomson Gale)
Nonfiction for the high school library market. About Greenhaven.

Greenwood Publishing Group “Publishers of reference titles, academic and general interest books, texts, books for librarians and other professionals, and electronic resources… founded as an academic and educational publisher in 1967.”
ImprintsGreenwood Press (“authoritative reference books in all subject areas taught in middle schools, high schools, and colleges”) ; Praeger Publishers, and Libraries Unlimited.
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Grolier (see Scholastic)

Groundwood “Children’s books for all ages, including fiction, picture books and non-fiction… primary focus… on works by Canadians.” About us.
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Gullane Children’s Books
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Hachai Publications Jewish books for children.
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Harcourt Children’s Books (see also Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Founded in 1919. Children’s publishing was added.
Imprints: GREEN LIGHT READERS ; GULLIVER BOOKS ; HARCOURT PAPERBACKS ; HARCOURT YOUNG CLASSICS ; ODYSSEY CLASSICS ; STECK-VAUGHN (Nonfiction children’s books for school and public libraries. “curriculum-related books to help them achieve academic success.” Expensive and not usually rated more than average. Short-discounted, too. Look for subjects from other publishers first.) ; RED WAGON ; RIGBY ; SILVER WHISTLE ; VOYAGER BOOKS/LIBROS VIAJEROS.
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HarperCollins Children’s Books ImprintsAMISTAD (Books “by and about people of African descent on subjects and themes that have significant influence on the intellectual, cultural, and historical perspectives of a world audience.”) ; BALZER & BRAY ; COLLINS ; GREENWILLOW BOOKS (Began in 1974. “Books for children of every age. We hope that at the heart of each book there is honesty, emotion and depth–conveyed by an author or an artist who has something that is worth saying to children and who says it in a way that is worth reading.”) ; HARPERCHILDREN’S AUDIO ; HARPERCOLLINS ; HARPERFESTIVAL (Books, board books, novelties, and merchandise for the very young–children from 0-6.) ; HARPERTEEN (Books for “teens, with characters, settings, and stories relevant to their own lives, minds, and spirits ; from classic themes to the cutting edge.”) ; HARPERTROPHY ; RAYO ; KATHERINE TEGEN (Tegen’s intent: “I have always believed that the best books are made from the best stories-stories that entertain, inform, and that capture the excitement, the joys, and the longings of life. Narratives created through memorable characters and original voices are the most powerful way to connect the reader with the experience of growing up in our world.”) ; TOKYOPOP.
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Heinemann Library (see also Greenwood PressAbout us.

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers (see also Macmillan)
“Picture books, chapter books, and novels for preschoolers through young adults.” About us.
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Holiday House
“An independent publisher of children’s books… specializ[ing] in quality hardcovers from the picture book level to young adult, both fiction and non-fiction.”
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Houghton Mifflin
ImprintsCLARION (“Began publishing children’s fiction and picture books in 1965… In 1979 it was bought by and became an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Company… includes nonfiction as well as fiction and picture books.”( ; GRAPHIA (” Graphia offers quality paperbacks that reach [teens]… From fiction to nonfiction, poetry to graphic novels.”) ;HOUGHTON MIFFLIN BOOKS FOR CHILDREN ; KINGFISHER (“Publisher of nonfiction and fiction for children of all ages… Reference books, activity books, and early learning books… classic anthologies for five-to-fourteen-year-olds and original picture books for very young children.”) ; REFERENCE ; WALTER LORRAINE (“Formed in 1995. In addition to developing new talent, Walter Lorraine Books publishes [the work of] award-winning authors and illustrators.”)
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Hyperion Books for Children
ImprintsJUMP AT THE SUN (“The first children’s book imprint to celebrate black culture for all children.” MICHAEL DI CAPUA BOOKS : “From the esteemed publisher of the same name.”) VOLO (“Paperback original series.”).
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Ideals Publications About us.
ImprintsCANDY CANE PRESS , IDEALS CHILDREN’S BOOKS ; LITTLE HANDS ; WILLIAMSON BOOKS (Primarily paperback craft books, many along a common curricular theme (i.e. Ancient Greece, Knights & castles, etc.)
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Illumination Arts
A publishing company in Bellevue, Washington, “publishes high quality, enlightening children’s picture books with enduring, inspiring and spiritual messages.” Our story.Blog.
Features for Writers & ArtistsSubmissions.

Interlink Books
Interlink Books publishes a general trade list of adult fiction and non-fiction with an emphasis on books that have a wide appeal while also meeting high intellectual and literary standards.
Imprint: CROCODILE BOOKS (Illustrated children’s picture books and fiction and non-fiction for children ages 3-8 from around the world.)

Jewish Publication Society (JPS)
The oldest publisher of Jewish literature published in the English language.” Children’s Books.

Jason and Nordic
“Easy-to-read books that honestly talk about what it’s like to be a child with a disability… There are sixteen books [in the Turtle Books series]. Each book tells a story of a young child with physical, mental and language impairment including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and communication disorders. All books are printed in 18 point type size. The average reading level is 2.2”

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
“Books for professional and general readers in a range of subjects… known for [books] on the autism spectrum, on social work, and on the arts therapies… mental health, counselling, palliative care, and practical theology.” There are some children’s books.
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Just Us Books
“An independent publishing company specializing in books and learning materials for children and young people… focuses on Black history, Black culture and Black experiences.”About us.Blog.
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Multicultural picture books originating in other countries, “reflect the sensibilities of the countries they represent.” About us.
Features for Teachers & LibrariansCatalogAuthors & IllustratorsTeacher TipsSpanish Language Books.
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Kar-Ben Publishing (see also Lerner Publishing)
“A Growing Jewish Library for Children.” About us.
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Key Porter Books
Canadian publisher of illustrated books. About us.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books.
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Kids Can Press (part of Corus Entertainment)
“Publisher of non-fiction titles for children of all ages, covering science, nature, history and crafts… In November 2000, Kids Can Press and Nelvana became part of the Corus Family Entertainment Group, joining other children’s entertainment companies in the Corus Group.” About us.
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Kidsbooks Inc.
“Privately held… publisher of… fiction and non-fiction children’s books… markets its books primarily to blue-chip retailers, book clubs, schools and libraries, special markets, and direct to consumers via the Internet.”

Kingfisher (see also Macmillan)

Klutz Books (see also Scholastic, Inc.)
“How-to books… packaged with the tools of their trade.” About us.

Lee & Low
“An independent children’s book publisher specializing in multicultural themes.” Our historyImprintsARCOIRIS (books in Spanish) ; BEBOP BOOKS (“child-centered stories that support literacy learning and provide multicultural content for beginning readers in guided reading and intervention settings.”).
Features for Teachers & LibrariansCatalogBooktalkTeacher’s Guides (scroll down).
Features for Writers & ArtistsSubmissionsNew Voices Award.
Features for Kids & Parents: ActivitiesHomeschoolersBook Giveaway Contest.

Lemniscaat (see Boyds Mills Press)

Lerner Publishing Group
Books for “the retail, school and library markets on a variety of subjects including biographies, social studies, science, geography, sports, picture books, activity books, multicultural issues, and fiction.” About usImprintsCAROLRHODA BOOKS (Picture books, nonfiction, and fiction titles for children in grades K-6.) ; EDICIONES LERNER(Books in Spanish) ; GRAPHIC UNIVERSE ; KAR-BEN PUBLISHING (“Books on Jewish themes for children and families.”) ; LERNER PUBLICATIONS ; MILLBROOK PRESS(Children’s fiction and non-fiction books in hardcover and paperback for schools, libraries and consumer markets.) ; TWENTY FIRST CENTURY.

Little, Brown and Company (Time Warner)
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Little Hare Books
A “boutique children’s book publisher” based in Sydney, Australia. “Ranges from board books for babies to fiction for upper primary readers.”
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Little Tiger Press
Picture books for children.
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Lobster Press
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Lothrop, Lee & Shepard (no website)

Lucent Books (see Thomson Gale)
“Educational nonfiction for upper-elementary to high school students.” About usMacmillan – Children’s imprints include: Feiwel & FriendsFarrar, Straus, and Giroux Books for Young ReadersFirst SecondHenry Holt Books for Young ReadersRoaring BrookPriddy BooksSquare FishTor Teen/StarscapeTor/Seven Seas;Kingfisher.

Magination Press Books “written for ages 4 through 18, [that] deal with topics ranging from the everyday– starting school, shyness, normal fears, and a new baby in the house — to more serious problems, such as divorce, attention deficit disorder, depression, serious injury or illness, autism, trauma, death, and much more.” Acquired by the American Psychological Association in 1997.
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Marshall Cavendish
Publisher of high quality illustrated reference books and children’s books. Features for Teachers & LibrariansNew BooksAuthors & IllustratorsImprints: BENCHMARK BOOKS (Focuses on series nonfiction for students. Subjects covered include activities, American studies, the arts, biographies, health, human behavior, mathematics, science, social studies and world cultures.) ; CAVENDISH CHILDREN’S BOOKS (Picture books, nonfiction and fiction for children and young adults.) MARSHALL CAVENDISH REFERENCE (Multi-volume encyclopedias on subjects such as literature and the arts, multiculturalism, mythology and religion, science, social studies and history.)

Mason Crest
Nonfiction publisher. “Core-related materials for grades K-12.” About usSite map.
Features for Teachers & LibrariansLesson Plans.

Milkweed Editions – Young Readers
An “independent, nonprofit literary publishers, releasing twelve to twenty new books each year in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry… one of two nonprofit presses that publish children’s literature… publishes with the intention of making a humane impact on society, in the belief that literature is a transformative art uniquely able to convey the essential experiences of the human heart and spirit.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians.

Millbrook Press (see Lerner Publications)

Mitten Press (an imprint of Ann Arbor Media Group)
Children’s books. About us.
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Mondo Publishing “Research-based literacy materials and…exemplary professional development for teachers and administrators… children’s books [including] fiction, nonfiction, music, and poetry.” Features for Teachers & Librarians: Site Map.

Morgan Reynolds Publishers Nonfiction for young adults.

National Geographic Books & Calendars – Kids Books & Atlases

Graphic novels.
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“Independent publisher of children’s books… [rooted] in Europe, where [their] sister company, Nord-Süd Verlag, was founded.”

Northland Publishing “Books that capture the spirit of the West.”
Children’s ImprintsRISING MOON (“Northland’s children’s imprint… started in 1988 to publish Southwestern picture books and is now focused on acquiring titles with wide appeal and universal themes… frequently recognized for producing excellent Spanish-English bilingual titles.”) ; LUNA RISING (bilingual books).
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Orca Book Publishers Books for children and young adults by Canadian authors.
Features for Teachers & LibrariansTeacher’s GuidesOrca Soundings (hi-interest / lo-reading level fiction).
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Owlkids Books
Publisher of Chirp, chickaDEE, and OWL Magazines for children. They also publish children’s books.

Oxford Education – Children’s Books
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Paintbox Press
“An independent publisher of imaginatively designed picture books for children and adults.”
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Publisher of “children’s picture and chapter books, young adult books, self-help titles covering education, parenting, psychology, and health, guides to the American South, including books about hiking, fishing, and walking.”

Peel Productions
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Pelican Publishing – Children’s Books
“Travel guides, art and architecture books, Christmas stories, local and international cookbooks, motivational and inspirational works, and children’s books, as well as a growing number of social commentary, history, and fiction titles.”
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Penguin Group Young Readers @ Penguin.
Includes DialDuttonFirebirdFrederick WarneG.P. Putnam’s SonsGrosset & DunlapPhilomelPrice, Stern, SloanPuffinRazorbillSpeak, and Viking Children’s.
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Features for Kids & FamiliesHumphrey Drawing Contest (Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2008).

Peter Bedrick Books
For children ages 6-12, Peter Bedrick titles cover ancient civilizations, world history, religions, culture, science, mythology, art, and poetry.

Pitspopany Press
Books on a variety of Jewish topics for children and young adults.
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Platypus Media – Children’s Books
“An independent publisher dedicated to creating and distributing materials about family life.” Features for Teachers & LibrariansSite Map.

Pleasant Company
Books for girls in the ages 8-13. “Historical fiction (high-quality, with strong, suspenseful stories that illuminate life in a significant time and place in American history), contemporary fiction (capturing the spirit and voice of contemporary American girls & While we do not shy away from serious issues, we want AG Fiction to offer an alternative to the graphic content found in much of today’s YA literature. These novels are for middle-grade readers who are not ready to delve too deeply into mature themes such as sexuality or deviant behavior.”), and nonfiction (advice and activity books).” Features for Kids & ParentsFun for GirlseCards“Wintry Words” Poetry MakerBook Activities Online.

Pokeweed Press
Specializes in picture books for children from 4 to 12, seemingly all by Frank B. Edwards and John Bianchi.

Priddy Books (see also Macmillan)
Books “designed to play an essential role in helping your children develop key early learning skills.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books.

Pro Lingua Press
“Original stories that were meticulously translated by native speakers in order to retain the flow and characteristics of each language… format wherein each text is simultaneously presented in English, German French and Spanish.”

Purple House Press
“Our mission is to rescue long lost, but well loved children’s books.” [Facebook ; Pinterest]
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors.
Features for Kids & Families: Coloring Pages.
Features for Writers & Artists: ” Purple House Press does not accept manuscripts for new books, there are too many old ones out there we want to save!”

Random House
Random House includes many of the names we know but might not realize are under the Random House umbrella. Publishers include Bantam Dell Publishing Group (including Delacorte & Spectra), the Crown Publishing Group, Doubleday, Knopf, & Waterbrook Press. Kids@Random is the website for children’s books at Random House (more info on imprints & divisions of Random House)
Features for Teachers & LibrariansTeachers’ GuidesBooktalksBooklistsState Awards & Reading Lists.
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Raven Tree Press
Established in 2000. Publishes bilingual children’s books.
Features for Teachers & LibrariansAuthors & Illustrators.
Features for Writers & ArtistsSubmissions.
Features for Kids & Parents.

Ravenstone Press – an Imprint of Rebellion Publishing
“Dedicated to works of genre-busting adventure and incisive and challenging writing, Ravenstone will publish one book a season and exists to highlight extraordinary new novels for children and young adults.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Catalog.

Readers Digest Children’s Books Red Deer Press (see also Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Focus on “books by, about or of interest to Canadians with special emphasis on the West… children’s and literary publishing.” About Red Deer Press.

Regnery Kids – “Great Conservative Books. Great Conservative Authors”
Imprints: Little Patriots Press.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Classroom Learning Guides.

Richard C. Owen Publishers

Rigby Educational (see Harcourt)

Roaring Brook (see also Macmillan)
“Books for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.” About us.
Features for Teachers & LibrariansNew BooksAuthors and Illustrators.
Features for Writers & ArtistsSubmissions.

Rosen Publishing Group Curriculum-based nonfiction for children and young adults, grades 5-12. Hot topics that other houses haven’t covered. About us.
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Rourke Publishing Group Vero Beach, Florida
Nonfiction for grades K-8. No about us page.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Catalog.

Regional publisher. Specializes in nonfiction books for the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska and California. Children’s titles called “Little Foot Books.” All authors and illustrators are from the region.

Scarlet Voyage (see Enslow) – “A young adult fiction imprint dedicated to providing original stories with a strong voice and an independent spirit.”
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Scholastic, Inc.
Global children’s publishing and media company, established almost 80 years ago.
Imprints: ARTHUR A. LEVINE BOOKS ; BLUE SKY PRESS ; CARTWHEEL BOOKS ; CHILDREN’S PRESS (Children’s nonfiction and early readers for children from preschool through middle school.) ; FRANKLIN WATTS (Non-fiction for the intermediate level through high school.) ; GROLIER (“Multi-volume, subject-specific sets and general reference encyclopedias for students as young as third grade.”) ; KLUTZ BOOKS (“Specialty children’s and adult activity books with attached toys. Acquired by Scholastic Inc. in 2002.”) ; ORCHARD (Hardcover children’s books for preschoolers through young adults-primarily picture books and novels, and a limited amount of nonfiction. Overall high quality.) ; SCHOLASTIC, INC. ; SCHOLASTIC PAPERBACKS ; SCHOLASTIC PRESS ; SCHOLASTIC REFERENCE.
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Shen’s Books
“A publisher of multicultural children’s literature that emphasizes cultural diversity and tolerance, with a focus on introducing children to the cultures of Asia.”
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Sierra Club Books
Nonfiction. “Interested in great nature writing, first-person narratives, and all subjects relating to ecology and the environment.”
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Silver Moon Press
About 50 titles “in such areas as science, multicultural, and biographies” with a focus on historical fiction.
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Simon & Schuster
Children’s Imprints: ALADDIN ; ATHENEUM (Including: Jackson ; Jean Karl ; Schwartz.), BEACH LANELITTLE SIMONMARGARET McELDERRYPAULA WISEMAN,SIMON & SCHUSTER BFYR ; SIMON PULSE (Series books for teens 14-19), SIMON SPOTLIGHT.
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Sleeping Bear Press (see also Thomson Gale)
Picture books. About us.
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Sono Nis Press
Adult and children’s books, mostly nonfiction. About Sono Nis.
Features for Teachers & LibrariansAuthorsChildren’s Picture BooksJuvenile & TeenTeacher Guides.
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Snow Tree Books
Independent publisher “dedicated to producing unique and memorable books for chlidren.” About us.

Square Fish (see also Macmillan)
“Reformatted and repackaged books from Macmillan’s children’s imprints.” FAQ.
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Starscape (see also Macmillan)

Stemmer House

Sylvan Dell Publishing
Illustrated children’s books “for the love of reading and learning.”
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Thomson Gale
“A business of The Thomson Corporation,… best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs — from homework help to health questions to business profiles — in a variety of formats — books, Web-based solutions and microfilm.” Imprints for children and young adults: BLACKBIRCH(“Educational, nonfiction books for elementary and middle school students. Launched as an independent imprint in 1992,” purchased by Thomson Gale in 2001.) ;GREENHAVEN (“Founded more than thirty years ago when it launched its flagship series–Opposing Viewpoints,” purchased by Thomson Gale in 2000.) ; KIDHAVEN(“Launched by Greenhaven in 2001, “quality, nonfiction books for younger readers… striv[ing] to present important information through the use of vivid imagery – both in the writing and in the picture selection.”) ; LUCENT (“Educational, nonfiction books for upper elementary to high school students. Created as a sister company in 1987 to Greenhaven Press… strives to present complex ideas and events simply, but with depth and objectivity…” Purchased by Thomson Gale in 2000.) ; SLEEPING BEAR PRESS(Established in 1998. “Based in Chelsea, Michigan… high-quality, beautifully illustrated picture books.”)
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Tilbury House (Children’s Books)
Adult books with a Maine focus and children’s picture books that explore cultural diversity, nature, and the environment.

Tor Teen/Seven Seas (see also Macmillan)
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Tor Teen/Starscape (see also Macmillan)
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Tradewind Books
“Picture books, novels and poetry for children of all ages.”
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Canadian publisher of children’s picture books, fiction, and non-fiction.
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Turtle Books
“Independent publishing house specializing in illustrated children’s books.”
Features for Teachers & LibrariansLesson Plans,

reschool to adult, history, languages, natural science, crafts, parent guides, puzzles and beginning readers. Their philosophy, when starting out, in 1973, was that educational nonfiction needed “to change in order to compete with TV and comics.”

Volcano Press (Children’s Books)
Books on domestic violence, women’s focus. Seems to publish folktales too.

Walker Books for Young Readers – a division of Bloomsbury, Inc.
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WestSide Books –
“Fiction for young adult readers.”
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Williamson Books (see Ideals)

Windmill Books
Fiction and nonfiction for grades PreK-8. About Windmill.
ImprintsAlphabet Soup (PreK-2), Skyview Books (Grades 5-8).
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Woodbine House
“Books on disabilities [for] parents, children, teachers, and professionals.”
Features for Teachers & LibrariansChildren’s Books.
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Workman School & Library
Mostly novelty books and game books.
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Children’s book division of Zondervan. Parent company, HarperCollins. “Focusing on kids ages 15 and under, we publish and promote age-appropriate books, Bibles, gifts, and videos…” Articles.
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