This blog is created by Linda Williams at the Connecticut State Library. It’s purpose is to suggest books, by topic, to replace outdated books in the children’s/YA book collection. Tabs across the top categorize ongoing posts. Please feel free to suggest topics for future posts!

Booklist: LGBTQ Books for Children/YAs

June 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Online Lists:

Gay-Themed Picture Books for Children – from Patricia A. Sarles, MA, MLS 
GLBT Resources for Children: A Bibliographyfrom the GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association 
LGBT Books for Children – from Bank Street Library 
A Rainbow Celebration: Gays & Lesbians in Books for Childrenfrom the San Francisco Public Library
Rainbow Listsfrom the GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association
Suggested Reading on Coming Out, Families & Other LGBT Topicsfrom PFLAG New York City 
Suggestions for Children’s Books that Include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Families from NAEYC 
25 Must-Read YA Books Featuring Gay Protagonistsfrom Epic Reads 


Stonewall Book Awards (ALA)

Lambda Literary Award Children’s/YA Winners

2016 – George by Alex Gino (Scholastic)*
2015 – Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle (Simon & Schuster)
2014 – If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan (Algonquin)
2013 – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Simon & Schuster)*
2012 – Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright (Simon & Schuster)*
2011 – Wildthorn by Jane Eagland (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
2010 – Sprout by Dale Peck (Bloomsbury)
2009 – Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg (Simon & Schuster)*
2008 – Hero by Perry Moore (Hyperion)
2007 – The Full Spectrum edited by David Levithan (Random House)*
2006 – Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai (Tundra)
2005 – So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster)
2004 – Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (Knopf)
2003 – Letters in the Attic by Bonnie Shimko (Chicago Review)
2002 – Finding H.F. by Julia Watts (Alyson)
2001 – Out of the Ordinary edited by Noelle Howey (St. Martin’s)
2000 – Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger (Simon & Schuster)
1999 – Telling Tales Out of School by Kevin Jennings (Alyson)
1998 – The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson (Delacorte)
1997 – Good Moon Rising by Nancy Garden (Farrar Straus Giroux)
1996 – From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun  by Jacqueline Woodson (Scholastic)
1995 – Am I Blue? edited by Marion Dane Bauer (HarperChildren’s)
1994 – The Cat Came Back by Hilary Mullins (Naiad)
1993 – When Heroes Die by Penny Raife Durant (Atheneum)
1992 – The Duke Who Outlawed Jelly Beans by Johnny Valentine (Alyson)
1989 – Losing Uncle Tim by MaryKate Jordan (Albert Whitman)*


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Booklist: Baseball Books

April 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Links to lists online:
Fantastic Fun and Learning– Picture books (fiction and nonfiction).
Top 10: Best Baseball Chapter Books (ages 7-16) – Pragmatic Mom.
Baseball Books – Growing Book by Book – Picture books (fiction and nonfiction).
15 Books About Baseball – No Time for Flashcards – Picture books (fiction and nonfiction).
Girls & Baseball – A Mighty Girl.
Baseball Books for Kids – Imagination Soup – Picture books, fiction and nonfiction.
Books About Baseball – Book Mama – Picture books (fiction and nonfiction).
Baseball Books for Beginning Readers – Scholastic.
Take Me Out to the Ball Park – Reading Rockets.
Baseball Books – Adolescent
Baseball Books for Kids – Somers Library Pinterest.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.

Updated December 22, 2014

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European Countries – Fiction

March 20, 2016 Leave a comment

Fiction which take place in specific European nations:
Akrotiri ; Albania ; Andorra ; Austria ; Belarus ; Belgium ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Cyprus ; Czech Republic ; Denmark ; Dhekelia ; Estonia ; Faroe Islands ; Finland ; France ; Germany ; Gibraltar ; Greece ; Guernsey ; Holy See (Vatican City) ; Hungary ; Iceland ; Ireland ; Isle of Man ; Italy ; Jan Mayen ; Jersey ; Kosovo ; Latvia ; Liechtenstein ; Lithuania ; Luxembourg ; Macedonia ; Malta ; Moldova ; Monaco ; Montenegro ; Netherlands ; Norway ; Poland ; Portugal ; Romania ; San Marino ; Serbia ; Slovakia ; Slovenia ; Spain ; Svalbard ; Sweden ; Switzerland ; Ukraine ; United Kingdom


Stolen Words by Amy Goldman Koss (American Girl, 2001)
In her diary, eleven-year-old Robyn describes her family’s visit to Austria, from the disastrous theft of their luggage to adventures in the countryside, while she tries to recover from the death of her Aunt Beth.


Brothers by Bart Moenaert (Front Street, 2005)
Relates the daily adventures and misadventures of seven brothers living in Belgium, told through the eyes of the youngest, who is seven years old.

What About Anna? by Jan Simoen (Walker, 2002)
In Belgium in 1999, upon learning that her brother who was reported killed by a landmine in Bosnia may still be alive, sixteen-year-old Anna resents that she is the only one strong enough to try to uncover the truth.









NOTE: Red numbers denote how many holdings are noted in reQuest. An asterisk means that the book is available at the State Library Service Centers.

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GNM Booklist: Diversity/Kindness/Caring/Respect – K-5

March 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Booklist suggested on the goodnightmoon listserv

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts (Candlewick 2007)
Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.

The Christmas Menorahs by Janice Cohn (A. Whitman 1995)
Describes how people in Billings, Montana joined together to fight a series of hate crimes against a Jewish family.

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena (Putnam’s 2015)
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

Never Say a Mean Word Again by Jacqueline Jules (Wisdom Tales 2014)
When Samuel’s father, the grand vizier, hears Hamza call Samuel names and tells his son to make sure Hamza never speaks an unkind word to him again, Samuel knows he must obey but has a hard time finding the right means to do so.

Painting for Peace in Ferguson by Carol Swartout Klein (Layla Dog Press 2015)

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig (Knopf 2013)
Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.

Pine and the Winter Sparrow by Alexis York Lumbard (Wisdom Tales 2015)
When sparrow injures his wing and cannot fly south for the winter, he asks for shelter from each of the forest trees.

Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin (Candlewick 2015)
Depicts families of different colors and orientations as they play at a park, swim, and celebrate at a block party.

The Way to School by Rosemary McCarney (Second Story Press 2015)
Describes the different ways children in developing countries travel to school, crossing rivers, mountains, and fields of ice, emphasizing the difficulties of accessing education in remote areas.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? : A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud (Ferne Press 2006)

We All Sing with the Same Voice by J. Philip Miller and Sheppard M. Greene (HarperCollins 2001)
This joyful Sesame Street song embraces the notion that no matter where children live, what they look like, or what they do, they’reall the same where it counts–at heart.

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson (Chronicle 2000)
Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend.

The Three Questions by Jon J. Muth (Scholastic 2002)
Nikolai asks his animal friends to help him answer three important questions: “When is the best time to do things?” “Who is the most important?” and “What is the right thing to do?”

I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien (Charlesbridge 2015)
Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States..

Beautiful Hands by Kathryn Otoshi (Gosling Press 2015)
A celebration of the many things children can accomplish with their little hands is illustrated with artwork created using thumbprints and handprints.

Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson (Gibbs Smith 2002)
A young girl’s good deed is multiplied as it is passed on by those who have been touched by the kindesss of others.

Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss (Random House 1954)
A city of Whos on a speck of dust are threatened with destruction until the smallest Who of all helps convince Horton‘s friends thatWhos really exist.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (Random House 1992)
A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead (Roaring Brook 2010)
Zookeeper Amos McGee always makes time to visit his friends who live at the zoo until the day he stays home because he is sick.

Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins ()
A story about a rude cake who never says please or thank you or listens to its parents, and a Giant Cyclops who is polite.

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen 2012)
When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya’s shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

Books From These Booklists Added to the List Above:
13 Children’s Books That Encourage Kindness Towards OthersBuzzFeed

Other Booklists Online:
The Best Kid Lit on Bias, Diversity and Social JusticeAnti-Defamation League.
Bibliography of Children’s BooksUnderstanding Prejudice.



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School One Book Ideas

February 2, 2016 Leave a comment


Books that have been used as “one school, one book” reads.


Applegate, KatherineThe One and Only Ivan.
Used here: West Elementary School, New Canaan, Connecticut.

Birney, Betty G.The World According to Humphrey.
Used here: Frank J. DiLoreto School, New Britain, Connecticut.

Bowen, FredWinners Take All.
Used here: Cranbury Elementary School, Norwalk, Connecticut.

Broach, EliseMasterpiece.
Used here: Hart’s Hill Elementary School, Whitesboro, New York.

Bunting, EveNasty, Stinky Sneakers.
Used here: Edgewood School, Bristol, Connecticut.

Burnett, Frances HodgsonThe Secret Garden.
Used here: Redding Elementary School, Connecticut.

Cleary, BeverlyThe Mouse and the Motorcycle.
Used here: Lone Star Elementary, Jacksonville, Florida.

Davies, JacquelineThe Lemonade War.
Used here: E. H. Parkman School, Enfield, Connecticut.

DiTerlizzi, TonyKenny and the Dragon.
Used here: Daniels Farm Elementary School, Trumbull, Connecticut.

Selden, GeorgeThe Cricket in Times Square.
Used here: Kings Highway Elementary School, Westport, Connecticut.

White, E. B.Charlotte’s Web.
Used here: Nathan Hale Elementary School, Meriden, Connecticut.

White, E. B.The Trumpet of the Swan.
Used here: A. W. Cox School, Guilford, Connecticut.


Applegate, KatherineHome of the Brave.
Used here: P.S. Jones Middle School, Washington, North Carolina.

Draper, SharonOut of My Mind.
Used here: Horizon Community Middle School, Aurora, Colorado.

Palacio, R. J.Wonder.
Used here: Meriden middle schools, Connecticut.

Park, Linda SueA Long Walk to Water.
Used here: Holcolm Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, Georgia.

Preller, JamesBystander.
Used here: John Winthrop Middle School, Deep River, Connecticut.

Sonnenblick, JordanDrums, Girls and Dangerous Pie.
Used here: Kennett Middle School, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

Yousafzai, MalalaI Am Malala (young readers’ edition)
Used here: Stanley Middle School, Lafayette, California.


Albom, MitchTuesdays with Morrie.
Used here: Cape Central High School, Girardeau, Missouri.

Alexie, ShermanThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
Used here: Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, Illinois.

Beals, Melba PatilloWarriors Don’t Cry.
Used here: Somerville High School, New Jersey.

Cline, ErnestReady Player One.
Used here: Waltham, Massachusetts.

Doctorow, CoryLittle Brother.
Cancelled here: Booker T. Washington High School, Pensacola Florida.

Fadiman, AnneThe Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.
Used here: Brooklyn Friends School, New York.

Gladwell, MalcolmOutliers.
Used here: Pope John XXIII High School, Sparta, New Jersey.

Greitens, EricThe Warrior’s Heart.
Used here: Melrose High School, somewhere.

Grisham, John A Painted House.
Used here: Cape Central High School, Girardeau, Missouri.

Hillenbrand, LauraUnbroken (Young Adult Adaptation)
Used here: Palm Beach Central High School, Florida.

Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki – Farewell to Manzanar.
Used here: Saklan Valley School, Moraga, California.

Ilibagiza, ImmaculéeLeft to Tell.
Used here: Bishop O’connell High School, Arlington, Virginia.

Kingsolver, BarbaraThe Bean Trees.
Used here: Herron High School, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Laybourne, EmmyMonument 14.
Used here: Oliver Wolcott Tech High School, Torrington, Connecticut.

Patterson, James Maximum Ride.
Used here: Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, Massachusetts.

Pfeffer, Susan BethLife As We Knew It.
Used here: Allentown High School, New Jersey.

Rosnay, Tatiana de – Sarah’s Key.
Used here: Middletown High School, Rhode Island.

Schroff, LauraAn Invisible Thread.
Used here: Eastchester High School, New York.

Shusterman, NealUnwind.
Used here: Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, Massachusetts.

Tashjian, JanetThe Gospel According to Larry.
Used here: Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, Massachusetts.

Winters, BenThe Last Policeman.
Used here: Attleboro High School, Massachusetts.

Yancey, RickThe 5th Wave.
Used here: Pemberton High School, Pemberton, New Jersey.



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Books With Female Protagonists

October 15, 2015 Leave a comment

A compilation of booklists focusing on female protagonists.

Always check here first!:
The Amelia Bloomer Project: Recommended Feminist Literature for Birth Through 18, created annually by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. Here’s the current list.

Mostly Picture Books:
Beyond Female Protagonists: Female voices in Picture Books by Kay E. Vandergrift
Non Traditional Princess Books to Empower Our Daughters at The Artful Parent
Six Princess Books for Parents Who Really, Really Hate Princess Books at Building a Library
Spunky Girl Characters at There’s a Book for That
Strong, Brave, Courageous Girls: Picture Book Characters for Our Daughters at Creekside Learning

Elementary Grade Chapter Books:
Early Chapter Books with Fierce Female Characters at Brightly

Mostly Middle School:
Books for Strong Girls in Middle School at Flashlight Worthy 
Empowering Books for Middle-School Girls at PBS Parents
Girl Scientists in Middle-Grade Fiction at The Booklist Reader
Middle Grade Novels about African American Girls listed by Becky Birtha
Top Read Aloud Books Starring Mighty Girls at A Mighty Girl
Top Ten Girl Power Books: Middle Grade at Nerdy Book Club

Mostly Young Adult:
8 YA Books With Kickass Girls You Need To Read This Year at
10 Books With Female Leads and No (or Little) Romance at Book Nut
100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader at Bitchmedia
Comics and Graphic Novels: Strong Female Protagonists Win the Day by Brigid Alverson at School Library Journal, May 5, 2014
Comics with Strong Female Characters at Booklist Online
Five Books Where the Girl Saves the Boy at
Girl Power! Fiction at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
STEM Girls: Books with Girls Rocking Science and Math (fiction) at School Library Journal
What We Talk About When We Talk About “Strong” Heroines in Young Adult Fiction at YALSA’s The Hub
YA Books with Strong Female Friendships at OH! the

Mostly Nonfiction, or Mixed Lists:
6 Nonfiction Books about Strong Girls at On How to Be Lovely
Girls with Gumption: Books with Strong Female Characters at Moore Memorial Public Library, TX
Kid’s Books on the Women’s Suffrage Movement at Books Kids Love

Articles of interest:
Gender Bias Uncovered in Children’s Books with Male Characters, Including Animals, Leading the Fictional Pack at Science Daily, May 4, 2011
Gender by the Numbers by Roger Sutton at the Horn Book, March 31, 2015
I Hate Strong Female Characters by Sophia McDougall at New Statesman, August 15, 2013
Must Every YA Action Heroine Be Petite? by Julianne Ross at The Atlantic, March 21, 2014
The Princess and the Poor Self-Image: An Analysis if Newbery Medal Winners for Gender Bias and Female Underrepresentation Leading into the Twenty-first Century by Melissa A. McCleary & Michael M. Widdersheim in Pensylvania Libraries: Research & Practice, Spring 2014.
Reading and Critiquing: An Analysis of Talk about Strong Books for Girls by Renita Schmidt, Amanda Thein, and Kathryn F. Whitmore (Talking Points, May 2013 – copyright NCTE)
What Does it Mean that Most Children’s Books Are Still About White Boys? by Soraya Chemaly at The Huffington Post Blog, November 7, 2013
Where Are the Girls in Children’s Lit? by Adriane Allan at Ms. Magazine Blog, May 25, 2011
Where are all the Heroines in YA Fiction? at The Guardian

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Children’s Book Publishers

August 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Abbeville Press – Children’s Imprint: Abbeville Family .
Social Media: FacebookTwitterTumblr.
For Teachers & Librarians: Children’s Books.

For Teachers & Librarians: Downloads & CatalogsEvent Guides – Teaching Guides

Social Media: Facebook: AppleseedAmuletTwitterInstagramTumblr
For Teachers & Librarians
: Activity and Event GuidesReading Group GuidesTeaching GuidesContacting Authors.
For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Albert Whitman & CompanyAbout. (About Gertrude Chandler Warner).
Social Media: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTubeBlogLinkedInGoogle+
For Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Activity Guides (e.g. Bat’s Big Game Readers’ Theater) – Authors & IllustratorsCommon CoreMultimediaPermissionsReading Level Lists.
For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

All About Kids PublishingAbout.
For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Amazon Publishing – Imprints: Two Lions (children’s picture books, chapter books and novels.) ; Skyscape (teen and young adult). Publisher’s Weekly Article.

Andersen Press (UK) – About.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterYouTube. For Teachers & Librarians: Free Stuff. For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Annick PressAbout (sitemap).
Social MediaFacebook – TwitterYouTubeFlickr – GoodreadsDelicious – BlogFor Teachers & Librarians: New Books – Author & Illustrator Videos – Podcasts – Booktalks – Catalogs – Lesson Plans – Book TrailersFor Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Arte Publico Press – About. Children’s and Young Adult Imprint: PINATA BOOKS.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterYouTubePinterest – TumblrLinkedIn. For Teachers & Librarians: Teacher Guides – PermissionsFor Writers & Artists: Submissions.

August House – About.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterYouTubePinterestTumblrGoogle+For Teachers & Librarians: Authors & Artists Common Core – Lesson PlansFor Kids & Families: Story Cove (animated stories for kids).

Barefoot BooksAboutSustainability.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTubeInstagramBlogFor Teachers & Librarians: New BooksCatalogAnimated VideosDiscussion GuidesLesson IdeasFor Kids & Families: Arts & Crafts Activities.

Barron’s Educational
Social MediaFacebookFor Writers & Artists: Submissions (scroll down).

Bearport Publishing – About us.
Social Media: Facebook – Twitter
For Teachers & Librarians: CatalogCommon Core InformationSTEM

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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors, Catalog, Permissions.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Bloomsbury Publishing: Kids & TeensAbout
Social Media: FacebookFacebook (Kids)Facebook (Teens)TwitterPinterestYouTubeInstagramGoogle+LinkedIn
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Author Visits, CatalogCommon CoreReading & Teaching Guides.
Features for Teens: Extras.

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”).
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors, Artists.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Brown Barn Books (a division of Pictures of Record, Inc.)
“Publisher of books for young adults-from about 12 up.” About us.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Catalog, Teacher’s Guides.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Calkins Creek (see Boyds Mills Press) – About. Picture books, chapter books, and novels–nonfiction and historical fiction for ages eight and up.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterPinterest. For Teachers & Librarians: Teacher Guides – Permissions.

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.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterPinterestPinterest for the ClassroomYouTubeGoogle+ScribdZazzle
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Library Lion Story Hour Guide & Event Kit (4 page .pdf), Downloads, Links & More!, Authors & Illustrators, Newsletter, Catalog, Costume Requests, Permissions.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.
Features for Kids & Families: Downloads, Links & More!.

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.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors & Illustrators, Educator Resources, Reader’s Theatre,

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 & Librarians: New Books, Authors & Illustrators, Activities & Downloadables,Correlation to National Curriculum Standards, Guided Reading Level List, Downloadable Cover Images, School Division.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.
Features for Kids & Families: Activities & Downloadables.

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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Book Activities, FAQ.

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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors & Illustrators, Readers Guides, Activities, Permissions.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.
Features for Kids & Families: Activities, Postcards.

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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors & Artists, Teacher Resources.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions .

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).
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Teacher Guides, Graphic Organizers.

Religious and inspirational books, professional and academic titles, illustrated children’s books. Blog.
Features: Permissions.

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

Dawn Publications
“Nature appreciation titles,… guides to assist teachers to share nature in the classroom.” About us.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors & Illustrators, Teacher Guides (for sale), News.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

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 Group. About.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors, Teacher Lounge.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.
Features for Kids & Families: Channel Fun.

Down East Books
Maine small press specializing in regional books. Children’s books. Our 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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors & Illustrators, Author Interviews, Book Discussion Guides, Subject Guide, Promotional Materials, Permissions.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions, Style Guides for Eerdmans Authors.

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…”
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Enchanted Lion – About. Publisher’s Weekly Article.
Social Media: FacebookTwitter.

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 Core, New Books, Reading 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.
For Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Forthcoming, Authors & Illustrators, Teachers Guides, Bibliographies, Teens, Tours & Events, How to Plan an Author Visit.
For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Feiwel and Friends (see also Macmillan)
For Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Coming Soon, Authors.
For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

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.” FAQ. Blog.
For Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors & Illustrators, Lesson Plans, Activity Kits, and Reading Group Guides.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Canadian publisher specializing in reference, trade, education, and children’s books. About us.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Catalogs, Teachers Guides (extensive 40-50 page guides).
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Flashlight Press About. Independent publishing house which publishes 2-4 original picture books each year.
For Teachers & Librarians: New Books – Authors & Illustrators Activity GuidesFor Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Floris Books (Scotland)
Non-fiction for adults, and books for children… “the largest children’s book publisher in Scotland.” About us.
For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Free Spirit
Books and other learning materials for children and teens, parents, educators, counselors. About us, FAQ. Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Downloads for Educators.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.
Features for Kids & Families: Downloads for Kids, Downloads for Teens, Downloads for Parents.

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 Stevens. For Teachers & Librarians: New Books.

Gecko Press (New Zealand – distributed in the U.S. by Lerner) – About.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterBlog.

Gibbs-Smith Publisher Primarily an adult and textbook publisher, but home to Sierra Club books for children. About us. Blog.

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.”)
For Teachers & Librarians: Catalog, Study Guides, Permissions.
For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

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.”
Imprints: Greenwood Press (“authoritative reference books in all subject areas taught in middle schools, high schools, and colleges”) ; Praeger Publishers, and Libraries Unlimited.
For Teachers & Librarians: Author Events.

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.
For Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Latino Books, Authors & Illustrators, Guides.
For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Gullane Children’s Books
For Teachers & Librarians: Authors,
For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Hachai Publications Jewish books for children.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

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.
For Teachers & Librarians: Authors & Illustrators, Activities & Guides, Activities & Downloadables for Lois Ehlert’s Leaf Man, Permissions.

HarperCollins Children’s Books Imprints: AMISTAD (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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors & Illustrators, Teaching Guides, Book Activities, Printables.
Features for Writers & Artists: Features for Kids & Parents: Printables, Listening Room (music and audiobook clips), Quizzes, eCards, Preschool Clubhouse,Screensavers, Online Games, Contests, Bookfinder.

Heinemann Library (see also Greenwood Press) About us.

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers (see also Macmillan)
“Picture books, chapter books, and novels for preschoolers through young adults.” About us.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Guides, Teens.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

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.”
For Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors & Illustrators, Guides & Activity Sheets.

Houghton Mifflin
Imprints: CLARION (“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.”)
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Featured Authors, Teacher Guides & Activity Sheets, Reader’s Guides for Young Adults, Site Map.
Features for Writers & Artists: Features for Kids & Parents: Homeschool Resources.

Hyperion Books for Children
Imprints: JUMP 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.”).
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors & Illustrators, Book an Author, Teacher’s Guides, Readers’ Guides, Site Map.
Features for Kids & Parents: Audio Excerpts.

Ideals Publications About us.
Imprints: CANDY 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.)
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

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 & Artists: Submissions.

Inhabit Media – About.
Social Media: Facebook

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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Jolly Fish PressAbout.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube – GoodreadsFor Teachers & Librarians: CatalogFor Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Jump!About. Nonfiction for beginning and struggling readers.

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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors & Illustrators.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions. Features for Parents:

Multicultural picture books originating in other countries, “reflect the sensibilities of the countries they represent.” About us.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Catalog, Authors & Illustrators, Teacher Tips, Spanish Language Books.
Features for Kids & Parents: Fun Stuff.

Kar-Ben Publishing (see also Lerner Publishing)
“A Growing Jewish Library for Children.” About us.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Teacher’s Guides, Free Downloads.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Kathy Dawson Books (see Penguin). Publisher’s Weekly Article. SLJ Article.
Social Media: Pinterest – Tumblr.

Key Porter Books
Canadian publisher of illustrated books. About us.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors & Illustrators, Book Buzz Newsletter, Permissions, Site Map.

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 history. Imprints: ARCOIRIS (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 & Librarians: Catalog, Booktalk, Teacher’s Guides (scroll down).
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions, New Voices Award.
Features for Kids & Parents: Activities, Homeschoolers, Book 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 us. Imprints: CAROLRHODA 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 Bee Books (a division of Bonnier Publishing, distributed by Simon & Schuster) – About.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTubeInstagramLinkedIn – Blog.
For Teachers & Librarians: Catalog – Activities.

Little, Brown and Company (Time Warner)
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors & Illustrators, Reading Group Guides, Teacher’s Guides, Time Warner Site Map.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.
Features for Kids & Parents: Fun & Games.

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.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Author Profiles, New Releases.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Little Tiger Press
Picture books for children.
Social Media: Blog.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors & Illustrators,
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.
Features for Kids & Parents: Kids’ Corner, Monthly Competitions.

Lobster Press
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Activity Sheets & Coloring Pages; Guides, Quizzes, Lesson Plans.

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard (no website)

Lucent Books (see Thomson Gale)
“Educational nonfiction for upper-elementary to high school students.” About us.

Macmillan Kids – About. Imprints: Feiwel & Friends Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Books for Young Readers – First Second – Flatiron Books –Henry Holt Books for Young Readers – Roaring Brook – Priddy Books – Square Fish – Tor Teen/Starscape – Tor/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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New BooksFeatures for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Magnetic PressAbout.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterVimeoInstagramLinkedIn.

Marshall Cavendish
Publisher of high quality illustrated reference books and children’s books. Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors & Illustrators. Imprints: 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 us. Site map.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Lesson 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) – About.

Mims House Books – About.
Social Media: Blog.

Mitten Press (an imprint of Ann Arbor Media Group)
Children’s books. About us.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors & Illustrators, Activity guides.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

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 & CalendarsKids Books & Atlases

Graphic novels.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Recommended for Libraries, Classic Tales Author Gallery.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Social Media: FacebookVimeoInstagramPinterestTumbr
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions
Imprints: FLYING EYE BOOKS (AboutSocial Media: FacebookTwitterVimeoInstagramBlogFeatures for Teachers & Librarians: Authors & IllustratorsNew Books

“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 Imprints: RISING 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).
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Teaching Guides

Orca Book Publishers Books for children and young adults by Canadian authors.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Teacher’s Guides, Orca Soundings (hi-interest / lo-reading level fiction).
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Owlkids Books (Canada) – About.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterYouTube. For Teachers & Librarians: ActivitiesBookplates & StickersCommon CoreTeacher Resource Guides.

Oxford EducationChildren’s Books
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Permissions, Site MapFeatures for Kids & Parents: Fun Stuff.

Pajama Press (Canada) – About.
Social MediaFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTubeGoogle+. For Teachers & Librarians: Catalog – ActivitiesBook Trailers – Extra Content – Teaching GuidesWorksheets. For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Paintbox Press
“An independent publisher of imaginatively designed picture books for children and adults.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New BooksFeatures for Kids & Parents: Kids’ Page.

Paul Dry BooksYoung Adult Books
Social Media: FacebookTwitterPinterest.

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
Features for Kids & Parents: Art School Online (Free Online Lessons and Downloads).

Pelican PublishingChildren’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.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians: PermissionsFeatures for Writers & Artists: Author Submissions, Illustrator Submissions.

Penguin Group Young Readers @ Penguin.
Includes Dial, Dutton, Firebird, Frederick Warne, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Grosset & Dunlap, Kathy Dawson Books, Philomel, Price, Stern, Sloan, Puffin, Razorbill, Speak, and Viking Children’s.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Teachers’ Guides, Blog, PermissionsFeatures for Kids & Families: Humphrey 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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Download CatalogFeatures for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Platypus MediaChildren’s Books
“An independent publisher dedicated to creating and distributing materials about family life.” Features for Teachers & Librarians: Site 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 & Parents: Fun for Girls, eCards, “Wintry Words” Poetry Maker, Book 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, AuthorsFeatures for Kids & Families: Coloring PagesFeatures 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 & Librarians: Teachers’ Guides, Booktalks, Booklists, State Awards & Reading ListsFeatures for Kids & Families: Teens, Contest: Enter by January 15. 2008.

Raven Tree Press
Established in 2000. Publishes bilingual children’s books.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors & IllustratorsFeatures for Writers & Artists: SubmissionsFeatures 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)

Ripple Grove Press – About – a family-owned children’s picture book publishing company. Social Media: FacebookTwitterPinterest – Instagram – Tumblr – BlogFor Teachers & Librarians: . For Writers & Artists: Submissions

Roaring Brook (see also Macmillan) – About.
“Books for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors and IllustratorsFeatures for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Rosen Publishing Group Curriculum-based nonfiction for children and young adults, grades 5-12. Hot topics that other houses haven’t covered. About us.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Order a Catalog.

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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Discussion Guides, Booktalks, Teachers, Librarians, Scholastic Reading Counts CatalogFeatures for Kids & Families: Online Activities and Interactive Learning, Kids, Games.

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.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Books, Blog.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Sierra Club Books
Nonfiction. “Interested in great nature writing, first-person narratives, and all subjects relating to ecology and the environment.”
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Silver Moon Press
About 50 titles “in such areas as science, multicultural, and biographies” with a focus on historical fiction.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Sample Chapters & Teacher’s Guides, Catalog Order Form.

Simon & Schuster
Children’s Imprints: ALADDIN ; ATHENEUM (Including: Jackson ; Jean Karl ; Schwartz.), BEACH LANE, LITTLE SIMON, MARGARET McELDERRY, PAULA WISEMAN,SIMON & SCHUSTER BFYR ; SIMON PULSE (Series books for teens 14-19), SIMON SPOTLIGHT.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Teaching Resources,

Skyhorse Publishing: Children’s Imprint: SKY PONY PRESSAbout.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterInstagramFeatures for Teachers & Librarians: Authors – New BooksFeatures for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Sleeping Bear Press (see also Thomson Gale)
Picture books. About us.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors & Illustrators, Teachers’ Guides, Catalog.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Sono Nis Press
Adult and children’s books, mostly nonfiction. About Sono Nis.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors, Children’s Picture Books, Juvenile & Teen, Teacher Guides.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors & Illustrators, Reading Guides, Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Starscape (see also Macmillan)

Stemmer House

Sylvan Dell Publishing
Illustrated children’s books “for the love of reading and learning.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors & Illustrators, Teaching Activities.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Tara BooksAbout.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterVimeo Blog. For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

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.”)
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors & Illustrators, Teachers’ Guides

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)
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books,

Tor Teen/Starscape (see also Macmillan)
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors, Podcasts, Reading Guides.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Tradewind Books
“Picture books, novels and poetry for children of all ages.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors & Illustrators, Teacher’s Guides, Facebook.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Tulika BooksAbout.
Social Media: FacebookTwitterBlog. For Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Canadian publisher of children’s picture books, fiction, and non-fiction.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: New Books, Authors & Illustrators, Teacher Resources, Permissions.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Turtle Books
“Independent publishing house specializing in illustrated children’s books.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Lesson 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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Guides & Activities, Spotlight on Authors and Illustrators, Catalog.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.
Features for Kids & Families: Teens.

WestSide Books
“Fiction for young adult readers.”
Feature for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Williamson Books (see Ideals)

Windmill Books
Fiction and nonfiction for grades PreK-8. About Windmill.
Imprints: Alphabet Soup (PreK-2), Skyview Books (Grades 5-8).
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Catalog.

Woodbine House
“Books on disabilities [for] parents, children, teachers, and professionals.”
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Children’s Books.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.

Workman School & Library
Mostly novelty books and game books.
Features for Teachers & Librarians: Authors, Blog, Catalogs, Levels.
Features for Writers & Artists: Submissions.
Features for Kids & Families: Fun & Games, Contests.

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.
Features for Teachers & Librarians. Features for Kids & Families.

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