Best Middle Grade 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

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

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

Versify

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Diverse Literature, Children's, Poetry

Part of - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt > Versify

Location - Boston, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.hmhbooks.com/imprints/versify

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Anya and the Nightingale

Sofiya Pasternack

The Year I Flew Away

Marie Arnold

Emmy in the Key of Code

Aimee Lucido

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

Allen and Unwin

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help, Humor, History, Environmental, Politics, Business, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Medical, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Sydney, AU

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries & contests - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

Love Objects

Emily Maguire

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

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

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

Enchanted Lion Books

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Diverse Literature, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Website - https://enchantedlion.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Glenn Ringtved

Ballad

Blexbolex

Bertolt

Jacques Goldstyn

Mighty Media

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Children's

Location - Minneapolis, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://mightymediapress.com/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Monster Needs to Go to School

Paul Czajak

Stingray City

Ellen J. Prager

The Ugly Dumpling

Stephanie Campisi

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