About Macmillan Kids
Macmillan Children’s is home to some of the most highly acclaimed and noteworthy children’s imprints in the publishing industry. From award-winning novels and best-selling stories to family favorites and classic tales, there are books to fit every young reader’s varying interests. Here you’ll find a brief background on each of our imprints:
Launched in 1954, Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers publishes books for toddlers through young adults in hardcover and paperback. Our award-winning backlist includes Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, Newbery Medal and Honor Books, National Book Award Winners and Finalists, and Michael L. Printz Honor Books. Among our longtime authors and illustrators are Natalie Babbitt, Brock Cole, Alexandra Day, Madeleine L'Engle, Polly Horvath, Uri Shulevitz, David Small, William Steig, Sarah Stewart, and Ruth White. They have been joined more recently by Kate Banks, Cari Best, Ann Cameron, Cynthia DeFelice, Candace Fleming, Jack Gantos, Phillip Hoose, Claudia Mills, Peter Sís, Suzanne Fisher Staples, and Tim Wynne-Jones.
Feiwel and Friends was founded in 2006 by AAP Curtis Benjamin (Publisher of the Year) Award-winner Jean Feiwel. We are guided by our principal: Our Books Are Friends for Life. We publish children’s books that combine quality and substance with commercial appeal. Our list is eclectic: fiction and nonfiction, hardcover and paperback, series and stand-alone novels, for readers 0-16. The Feiwel and Friends list is made up of exciting new talent, such as New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator of On the Night You Were Born, Nancy Tillman, as well as beloved, acclaimed favorites, including Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse (Brooklyn Bridge) and Newbery Honor Winner Ann M. Martin (Everything for a Dog).
First Second Books publishes great graphic novels for everyone
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is known for publishing quality picture books, chapter books, and novels for preschoolers through young adults. Covering a wide variety of genres, our books feature imaginative authors and illustrators who inspire young readers. Our list includes the classic picture books Tikki Tikki Tembo and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Caldecott Honor Winners In the Small, Small Pond and Hondo and Fabian; and National Book Award Winner When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Our award winning authors and illustrators include Melvin Burgess, Eric Carle, Bryan Collier, Denise Fleming, Nikki Giovanni, Kimberly Willis Holt, Laurie Keller, Betsy Lewin, Bill Martin Jr., and Peter McCarty.
Priddy Books use simple, eye-catching designs and familiar first words to stimulate your child’s curiosity, encourage their imagination and help develop their learning. Our collection includes first cloth books which use bold colours, soft fabrics and touch-and-feel elements to stimulate babies’ senses. For toddlers, there are sturdy board books, which as well as developing vocabulary through the introduction of first words and pictures, also help to develop their awareness both of their environment and everyday experiences. For pre-schoolers, Priddy publishes a wide range of books to help your child take their first steps towards the classroom. Our books are designed to play an essential role in helping your children develop key early learning skills.
Roaring Brook Press is a creative, innovative publisher of books for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens. Since we began in 2002, we have published books that entertain and educate, satisfy and surprise child readers, ultimately enriching their lives. Our books, from picture books to young adult novels, from fiction to nonfiction, have won major awards and been recognized by librarians, teachers, reviewers, and retailers. Our imprints include First Second Books, which publishes graphic novels, Flash Point, which publishes original and inspiring nonfiction, and David Macaulay Studio, which will launch in 2011. And still we are defined by the visions and voices of our authors and illustrators, publishing books that are distinguished, lasting and useful to our readers.
Square Fish, a trade paperback imprint culled from the collective backlists of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Feiwel and Friends, Henry Holt, and Roaring Brook Press, launched in Summer 2007 with the re-release and redesign of Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet, which has sold over two million copies in two years. Our list features award winning classics such as Tuck Everlasting and A Cricket in Times Square, as well as new bestsellers like Gabrielle Zevin’s Elsewhere, Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise Broach, and Ted Bell’s Nick of Time—we’re even doing movie tie-in editions. Our paperbacks are reformatted, repackaged, and reissued to include bonus material as well. Beginning with the new Dog Whisperer series in Summer 2009, Square Fish will now be publishing paperback original books.
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