Best Children's Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2021, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Filter for top publishers by genre, location, and more!

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Penguin Random House

Literary Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, Cookbook, Romance, Picture Book, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Novella, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

The Guardians

John Grisham

Chicago Review Press

Middle Grade, Young Adult, African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, DIY, History, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Feminism, Education & Reference, Self-Help, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Nonfiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Abe & Fido

Matthew Algeo

Absinthe & Flamethrowers

William Gurstelle

The Admiral and the Ambassador

Scott Martelle

Bonnier Books

Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Self-Help, Picture Book, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Nonfiction, Fiction, Children's

Location - Stockholm, SE

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://bonnierbooks.com/

💥 Hit titles

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

10 Rules For Talking

Tim Harkness

The Foundling

Stacey Halls

Tor Teen

Young Adult, Diverse Literature, Children's

Part of - Macmillan > Tor/Forge > Tor Teen

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Website - https://www.torteen.com/

💥 Hit titles

The Extraordinaries

TJ Klune

The Rithmatist

Brandon Sanderson

Little Brother

Cory Doctorow

Candlewick Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Children's

Part of - Walker Books > Candlewick Press

Location - Boston, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://www.candlewick.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Where's Waldo?

Martin Handford

The Tale of Despereaux

Kate DiCamillo

Judy Moody and Stink

Megan McDonald

David Fickling Books

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Children's

Location - Oxford, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.davidficklingbooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Mark Haddon

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

John Boyne

The Book of Dust

Philip Pullman

Soho Teen

Young Adult, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Children's, Fiction

Part of - Soho Press > Soho Teen

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://sohopress.com/soho-teen/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Mercury Boys

Chandra Prasad

Orpheus Girls

Brynne Rebele-Henry

Hope is Our Only Wing

Rutendo Tavengerwei

Puffin Books

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Children's

Part of - Penguin Random House > Penguin Young Readers > Puffin Books

Location - London, GB

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.penguin.com/publishers/puffin/

💥 Hit titles

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

Double Fudge

Judy Blume

The Outsiders

S. E. Hinton

Chronicle Books

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Cookbook, Photography, Art, DIY, Architecture, Self-Help, Health & Wellbeing, Travel, Humor, Diverse Literature, Children's, Nonfiction

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.chroniclebooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

From Crook to Cook

Snoop Dogg

Dolly Parton, Songteller

Dolly Parton & Robert K. Oermann

Men to Avoid in Art and Life

Nicole Tersigni

Page Street Publishing

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Cookbook, Sports & Outdoors, Math & Science, DIY, Environmental, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Nonfiction

Location - Boston, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries & mansucript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.pagestreetpublishing.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon

Mary Fan

Home and Away

Candice Montgomery

Echo North

Joanna Ruth Meyer

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