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Annick Press

With its epithet of “Excellence and Innovation in Children’s Literature,” Annick Press is known for its dynamic publishing program that explores the contemporary and historic world, while entertaining young people and encouraging them to become lifelong readers. From a leader in the creation of popular picture books by such authors as Robert Munsch and Ruth Ohi, Annick has evolved into a groundbreaking, critically acclaimed publisher of fiction and non-fiction for pre-teens and teens. Its list of award-winning titles includes Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton, The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara, and Made You Look by Shari Graydon.


BLINK brings true stories and fiction to YA readers. The literature published by Blink maintains 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 while providing a positive reflection of what is inspiring and heartening.

Readers will see themselves in the many facets of Blink’s literature and will find new levels of entertainment that enrich and uplift.

Blink is an imprint of Zondervan, a HarperCollins company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Candlewick Press Candlewick Press publishes award winning hardcover and paperback children’s books for readers of all ages, including board books, picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, and novels for middle grade and young adult readers. Our imprints include Templar, TOON Books, Nosy Crow and Big Picture Press.
Disney Book Group Disney Book Group publishes award-winning children’s books for all ages, featuring several formats: board books, picture books, chapter books, novels, and paperback originals. Imprints include: Disney-Hyperion, Disney-Jump at the Sun, Disney Press, Marvel Press and Disney Editions.
Harlequin Teen

Harlequin Teen™ is the home of exciting, authentic fiction for every young adult reader who loves to escape beneath the covers of a great read. With its selection of heart-pounding, edgy stories, from established authors and fresh new voices, Harlequin TEEN captures the growing young adult audience. Our range of genres includes everything today’s young readers embrace—paranormal, dystopian, contemporary, fantasy, literary, romance and historical. For 2013, Harlequin TEEN includes New York Times bestselling authors such as Julie Kagawa and Gena Showalter; as well as rising voices such as Aimée Carter, Katie McGarry and Amanda Sun. Harlequin TEEN publishes approximately one to four original titles per month.

Dreamspinner Harmony Ink Press, an imprint of Dreamspinner Press, is a publisher of positive LGBT Young Adult fiction. Harmony produces books in all subgenres featuring gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender main characters between the ages of 14 and 18. Harmony stories focus on positive character growth, explore all the facets of young adult life, and feature authentic voice, unforgettable characters, and powerful world building. A new release is featured each week on Thursday. For more information, visit our website at and sign up for our newsletter. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter as HarmonyInkPress.
Houghton Mifflin

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers publishes award-winning books for children and young adults, in a variety of formats, including board books, picture books, chapter books, paperbacks, and paperback originals. It includes Clarion Books and the HMH franchise line, which features Curious George and Martha Speaks. Its authors and illustrators include Chris Van Allsburg, David Weisner, Lois Lowry, Linda Sue Park, Mem Fox, Jasper Fforde, and Gary D. Schmidt. 


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 for more information.

Kimani Tru

Harlequin Kimani TRU novels are the ultimate destination for entertaining fiction for today’s African-American and multicultural teens. Genres include contemporary, paranormal and historical offerings.  
Friendship. Love. Family. School. Life. Drama. It’s all here.

Little Brown and Company

Little, Brown began publishing books for children in 1926. We currently publish a distinguished and diverse list of about 135 books a year. Today the group is divided into three imprints: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers features our core list of picture books and hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction for middle grade and young adult readers; LB Kids produces novelty and brand/licensed tie-ins; and Poppy publishes paperback original series for teen girls.

Open Road

Open Road Integrated Media is a digital publisher and multimedia content company. Open Road creates connections between authors and their audiences by marketing its ebooks through a new proprietary online platform, which uses premium video content and social media. Open Road has published ebooks from legendary authors including William Styron, Pat Conroy, Jack Higgins, and Virginia Hamilton, and has launched new e-stars like Mary Glickman.


Penguin Group (USA) Inc. is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group.  Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children’s trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Berkley Books, Dutton, Frederick Warne, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Grosset & Dunlap, New American Library, Penguin, Philomel, Riverhead Books and Viking, among others. The Penguin Group is part of Pearson plc, the international media company.


Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has a corporate mission supported through all of its divisions of helping children around the world to read and learn. Recognizing that literacy is the cornerstone of a child’s intellectual, personal and cultural growth, for nearly 90 years Scholastic has created quality products and services that educate, entertain and motivate children and are designed to help enlarge their understanding of the world around them.


The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents promotes the reading, teaching, and learning of literature for adolescents through programs and conferences, including the ALAN Workshop at the annual NCTE Convention; The ALAN Review (a periodical journal); ALAN’s website and presence in various social networking communities (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, etc.); and research and scholarship in the field, especially through the ALAN Research Foundation.



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