List of publishers of children's books

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This is a list of publishers of children's books. The publishers may be independent, an imprint of a larger publisher, and may be currently operating or out of business.

Publisher City Administrative Division Country Est. Notable Books, Series, or Franchises Notes
Adarna House Quezon City Philippines 1980
Affirm Press Melbourne Australia 2010 Began publishing children's books in 2017.[1]
American Girl United States 1986 American Girl series Owned by Mattel
Annick Press Toronto Ontario Canada 1975 Classic Robert Munsch series

The Paper Bag Princess

Anvil Publishing Mandaluyong Philippines 1990
Arbordale Publishing Mount Pleasant South Carolina United States 2004 Nonfiction topics include science, math, and folklore
Barefoot Books Cambridge Massachusetts United States 1992
Beaver's Pond Press Saint Paul Minnesota United States 1998 Pockets of Joy by Roxane Battle

Tell My Sons by Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber

Bendon Publishing International Ashland Ohio United States 2001
Big Guy Books Encinitas California United States
Bloomsbury London

New York City

New Delhi


New York

United Kingdom

United States


1986 Harry Potter
The Book House for Children 1919 Now defunct
Candlewick Press Somerville Massachusetts United States 1991 Judy Moody and Stink franchises

Guess How Much I Love You

Where's Waldo? books

Because of Winn-Dixie

Part of Walker Books Group

Distributed by Penguin Random House Publishers Services

Capstone Publishers Mankato Minnesota United States 1990 Imprints and divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, Red Brick Learning, Capstone Digital, Heinemann-Raintree and Switch Press
Children's Press United States 1945 Rookie Read-About series

True Book series

Young People's series (Young People's Animal Encyclopedia, Young People's Science Encyclopedia, Young People's Science Dictionary, Young People's World)

Spelled as Childrens Press until 1996. Originally based in Chicago, Illinois prior to its acquisition by Grolier in 1995 and has a secondary imprint, Franklin Watts. Became an imprint of Scholastic Corporation in 2000.
Chronicle Books San Francisco California United States 1967 The Art of... series

Olive, the Other Reindeer

What's Your Poo Telling You?

Cuento de Luz Madrid Spain 2007
David Fickling Books Oxford England United Kingdom The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

DK (formerly Dorling Kindersley) London England United Kingdom 1974 Division of Penguin Random House
Dutton Children's Books United States 1852 Winnie-the-Pooh books

Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Division of Penguin Random House
Egmont Publishing Copenhagen Denmark 1878
Eklavya foundation Bhopal Madhya Pradesh India
Enslow Publishing Berkeley Heights New Jersey United States 1976
Faber and Faber London England United Kingdom 1929 Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Lord of the Flies

Figures In Motion Bellingham Washington United States 2008 Famous Figures series
Fremantle Press Fremantle Australia 1976 Destroying Avalon
Gallimard Jeunesse Paris France Subsidiary of Éditions Gallimard
Gecko Press Wellington New Zealand 2005 Duck, Death and the Tulip
Golden Books Racine Wisconsin United States Defunct 2001

Little Golden Books remains as an imprint of Penguin Random House

Goops Unlimited
HarperCollins New York City New York United States

United Kingdom

1989 Frog and Toad

A Series of Unfortunate Events

The Giving Tree

Where the Sidewalk Ends (book)


Hogs Back Books Guildford, Surrey England United Kingdom 2010 Boris the Boastful Frog
J. Lumsden and Son Scotland United Kingdom 1783
Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature Kerala India 1981
Kids Can Press Toronto Ontario Canada 1973
Kim Đồng Publishing House Hanoi Vietnam 1957
Ladybird Books London England United Kingdom 1867 Imprint of Penguin Random House
Lee & Low Books New York City New York United States 1991 Baseball Saved Us
Lerner Publishing Group Minneapolis Minnesota United States 1959 Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre Randolph Caldecott Medal Honor Book, Commended, 2022

Monkey with a Tool Belt the inspiration behind Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt

Where I Belong

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer

Independently owned and operated since 1959 with 14 imprints including Kar-Ben Publishing and Graphic Universe
Mackinac Island Press
Magabala Books Broome Australia 1987
McLoughlin Brothers United States 1858 Beverly Gray Defunct 1920
Miles Kelly Publishing Bardfield End Green, Essex England United Kingdom 1996
Nosy Crow London England United Kingdom 2010 Bizzy Bear books

Pip and Posy books

Imprint of Candlewick Press
Orchard Books 1986 Orchard Books UK is maintained by Hachette.

Hachette, which acquired Grolier in 1988, sold Grolier to Scholastic Corporation in 2000, along with the U.S. branch of Orchard Books, while retaining the UK branch

Orion London England United Kingdom 1998
Peace Hill Press Charles City Virginia United States The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer
Prometheus Books Amherst New York United States 1969
Purple House Press Cynthiana Kentucky United States 2000
Random House New York City New York United States 1927
Roaring Brook Press Imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group[2]
Salariya Book Company Brighton England United Kingdom 1989
Scholastic New York City New York United States 1920 Clifford the Big Red Dog

The Magic School Bus


Simon & Schuster New York City New York United States 1924
Skyhorse Publishing
Tamarind Books United Kingdom 1987 Now an imprint of Random House Children's Books UK
Text Publishing Melbourne Australia 1990 Zac & MiaWatch Over Me
The Quarto Group London England United Kingdom 1976 Many imprints.

Distribution by Hachette

Tulika Publishers Chennai Tamil Nadu India 1996
Tu Books New York City New York United States 2009 Summer of the Mariposas Young adult and middle grade publishing imprint of Lee & Low Books
Tundra Books Toronto Ontario Canada 1967
Usborne Publishing United Kingdom 1973
Walker Books London England United Kingdom 1978 Where's Wally?

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  1. ^ Mem: 9920144. "Introducing Affirm Press kids list | Books+Publishing". Retrieved 2023-01-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "News Briefs: Macmillan Buys Kingfisher". 5 October 2007.
  3. ^ "Home - Lerner Publishing Group".

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