List of publishers for children's books

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Children's publishing is a hard market to enter. Children's books must adhere strictly to publisher's guidelines. If you are looking for a publisher for your children's book, study the up-to-date guidelines of a children's publisher and familiarise yourself with the current books that the company is selling.

Puffin Books

Puffin, a division of Penguin books, is one of the most successful children's book publishers; it covers all age groups of readers. Publications include Caldecott Medal and Newberry Award winners. Judy Blume, Rosemary Wells, Amber Brown and Richard Peck are Puffin authors.

Random House

Random house owns several children's publishing company branches. Golden Books, which has been in business for more than 65 years producesstory books for young children about families, people, animals and objects.
Random Publishing also has mini-sites including Dr. Suess, Disney, Sesame Street and Nickelodeon books. Random House publishes Richard Scarry, Mercer Mayer Little Critter books, Arthur, Babar, Junie B. Jones and the Magic Tree House series.

Harper Collins

Harper Collins has published successful children's authors Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein and R.L. Stein. It publishes the Flat Stanley, Jake Ransom and Lemony Snicket book series,


One of the most widely recognised publishers is Scholastic, which has book clubs and also produces papers for teachers to pass out to students. The Lucky, Firefly, Arrow and Honeybee clubs are part of a series that enables children to take home an order sheet for a parent to allow them to purchase books. Favourite books for kids include the I Spy series, Clifford, and paperback reprints of Harry Potter and other popular books.

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