Amazon Children's Publishing Amazon Publishing is the publishing arm of Amazon.com. The Amazon Publishing family has 14 imprints: 47North, AmazonCrossing, AmazonEncore, Amazon Publishing, Grand Harbor Press, Jet City Comics, Lake Union, Little A, Montlake Romance, Skyscape, StoryFront, Thomas & Mercer, Two Lions, and Waterfall Press.

Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products. The company leverages its unsurpassed worldwide distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere. Baker & Taylor offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.

Blink brings true stories and fiction to YA readers. The literature published by Blink is a positive reflection of what is inspiring and heartening while maintaining a tradition of imaginative and exciting storytelling that will bring readers to the edge of their seats, immerse them in a heartrending love story, or engross them in a story of a life well-lived. Readers will see themselves in all facets of Blink’s literature and will find new levels of entertainment that enrich and uplift.

Candlewick PressCandlewick Press publishes award winning hardcover and paperback children’s books for readers of all ages, including board books, picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, novels for middle grade and young adult readers, and e-books. Our imprints include Big Picture Press, nosy Crow, and Templar Books.

CharlesBridgeCharlesbridge publishes high-quality books for children, with a goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. Our books encourage reading and discovery in the classroom, library, and home. We believe that books for children should offer accurate information, promote a positive worldview, and embrace a child’s innate sense of wonder and fun. To this end, we continually strive to seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in children’s literature.

ChronicleInspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, Chronicle Books create publishing that’s instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value.

Groundwood BooksGroundwood Books is an independent Canadian publishing house known for award-winning books that reflect the experiences of children both in North America and around the world. Inspired by the belief that children’s books can be important and necessary without sacrificing warmth, beauty, playfulness and humor, Groundwood’s list is characterized by its emphasis on fiction and non-fiction about and for children whose stories might not otherwise be told.

HarlequinHarlequin TEEN™ is the home of critically acclaimed, award-winning, commercial young-adult fiction from bestselling established authors and fresh new voices. The program publishes a variety of genres, including contemporary, fantasy, dystopian, paranormal, historical, romance and horror, and it releases one to three original novels each month. Harlequin TEEN is an imprint of Harlequin—a division of HarperCollins Publishers—which has offices in 14 countries and publishes in as many as 34 languages and 102 international markets.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers includes a wide variety of award-winning, quality, hardcover and paperback books for children and young adults in all genres and formats including: board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, middle grade, young adult, fiction, nonfiction, and reference.

Junior Library Guild, a collection development service for public and school libraries, has been helping librarians bring award-winning books to their shelves for more than eighty years. Season after season, year after year, Junior Library Guild book selections go on to win awards, collect starred or favorable reviews, and earn industry honors. Over 20,000 of your colleagues trust JLG as their collection development resource for children’s and young adult titles. Visit juniorlibraryguild.com for more information.

For sixty years, Listening Library has been the premier audiobook publisher for children’s and young adult literature. Partnering with libraries as an imprint of BOT, our core commitment is to produce the best books—both new releases and classics—as top-quality recordings to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages, today and for many years to come.

Little BrownFrom birth to high school graduation (and beyond) Little, Brown Books for Young Readers publishes engaging titles for every age. Our longstanding commitment to literary fiction is highlighted by our award-winning authors and illustrators like Sherman Alexie, Grace Lin, and Jerry Pinkney.

MacmillanMacmillan Children’s Publishing Group comprises Farrar Straus Giroux, Feiwel and Friends, First Second, Henry Holt, Priddy Books, Roaring Brook Press, and Square Fish. These imprints are home to award-winning, New York Times bestselling authors including Madeleine L’Engle, Natalie Babbitt, Roald Dahl, Jack Gantos, Nancy Tillman, Catherynne M. Valente, Marissa Meyer, Paul Pope, Gene Luen Yang, Eric Carle, Leigh Bardugo, Lane Smith, Nick Bruel, Erin E. Stead, Philip C. Stead, and hundreds more popular authors and illustrators. Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is proud to publish many of the classics of children’s literature, including A Wrinkle in Time, Tuck Everlasting, The Black Cauldron, A Cricket in Times Square, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, and The BFG, as well as popular new classics Speak, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, Dead End in Norvelt, On the Night You Were Born, and Bad Kitty.

MacmillanMacmillan Publishers, a distinctive group of publishing companies, has a rich history in the book industry. Our companies publish a broad range of quality works—including award-winning fiction and nonfiction, and inspired and much-loved children’s books. A forward-looking company, we’re dedicated to making our books available in whatever format our readers prefer, and we foster reader discussion through innovative community websites.

OverDrive delivers a central digital content solution. Meet all your content needs – including textbooks, class sets, professional development and more – to achieve curriculum and instruction goals with eBooks and audiobooks.  The only solution compatible with all major devices, including iPad®, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (US only).  Serving thousands of schools worldwide.

Penguin Young Readers Group is a global leader in children’s publishing, with preeminent imprints such as Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Razorbill, Viking, Nancy Paulsen books, Kathy Dawson books, Price Stern Sloan, and Frederick Warner. Penguin Young Readers Group publishes books in all formats for children of all ages, including award-winning board books, picture books, novels, and nonfiction.

Random House Children’s Books is the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Creating books for preschool children through young adult readers, in all formats from board books to activity books to picture books and novels, Random House Children’s Books brings together award-winning authors and illustrators, world-famous franchise characters, and multimillion-copy series.

ScholasticScholastic Trade Publishing releases about 600 original titles annually in the U.S. under 18 imprints, including bestsellers and award-winners, which appeal to established and fledgling readers.

Simon & Schuster

SourcebooksSourcebooks is an independent publishing house working on creating the next evolution of a book publishing company. We are dedicated to sharing our passion for books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction, romance, children’s, young adult, college bound, parenting, memoir, and poetry. We are committed to innovative publishing, to exploring every platform and creating new models. Sourcebooks is dedicated to finding new ways to connect with authors, readers, and ideas. We publish over 300 new titles each year, and are honored to have 43 New York Times bestsellers.

Teacher Created MaterialsTeacher Created Materials Library distributes award-winning, quality fiction and nonfiction books for grades Pre-K through eighth that combine high-interest content with learning concepts to develop successful, lifelong readers. With a wide array of topics, Teacher Created Materials Library presents titles in English and Spanish covering content-area material in social studies, mathematics, and science, plus familiar stories captured in fun, colorful fiction and reader’s theater. Featuring awe-inspiring photographs, graphics, activities, and more, Teacher Created Materials Library’s collection of exceptional books are aligned to important standards and selected to maximize and enhance classrooms, bookrooms, and libraries.

WorkmanWorkman Publishing Company, founded in 1968, is an independent publisher of adult and juvenile trade books. It’s imprints include: Workman, Artisan, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Storey, Timber Press, and Algonquin Young Readers (which has published such middle grade and YA as The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill, The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste, and The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma).




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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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