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Best Young Adult Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 89 publishers.

ABDO Publishing

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Comics & Graphic Novels, Children's

Location - Minneapolis, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://abdobooks.com/

💥 Hit titles

Big Nate

Lincoln Peirce

Vampire Wars

Heather Knox

Amelia Rules

Jimmy Gownley

Greenwillow Books

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

Part of - HarperCollins > HarperCollins Children's Books > Greenwillow

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

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

💥 Hit titles

Amelia Bedelia

Peggy Parish

The Bear and the Star

Lola M Schaefer

Return of the Thief

Megan Whalen Turner

Mythos and Ink

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Feminism, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Under the Lesser Moon

Shelly Campbell

Super Sick

Allison Alexander

Thy Geekdom Come

Casey L. Covel

Clarion Books

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

Part of - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt > Clarion Books

Location - Boston, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The One Thing You'd Save

Linda Sue Park

The Raconteur's Commonplace Book

Kate Milford

The Wednesday Wars

Gary D. Schmidt

Albert Whitman & Company

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Fantasy, Art, History, Historical Fiction, Environmental, Math & Science, Action & Adventure, Humor, Science Fiction, Diverse Literature, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction, Novella

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Boxcar Children

Gertrude Chandler Warner

Dust of Eden

Mariko Nagai

We Want to Go to School!

Maryann Cocca-Leffler & Janine Leffler

Atheneum Books

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

Part of - Simon and Schuster > Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing > Atheneum Books

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/atheneum/index.html

💥 Hit titles

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Judy Blume

Genesis Begins Again

Alicia D. Williams

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

Jennifer De Leon

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Education & Reference, Picture Book, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's

Location - Boston, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

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

💥 Hit titles

My Little Ocean

Katrin Wiehle

Almost Time

Gary D. Schmidt et al

Ghosts of the Missing

Kathleen Donohoe

Second Story Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, History, Politics, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Feminism, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Jewish Literature, Health & Wellbeing, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://secondstorypress.ca/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Birds That Stay

Ann Lambert

The Butterfly Effect

Eve Zaremba

The Abortion Caravan

Karin Wells

Holiday House

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

Part of - Trustbridge Global Media > Holiday House

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://holidayhouse.com/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

¡Baila, baila, baila!

Ethan Long

Big Cat

Ethan Long

Come Back, Ben

Ann Hassett & John Hassett

Lee & Low Books

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, African-American, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

I'll Build You a Bookcase

Jean Ciborowski Fahey

The Wind Called My Name

Mary Louise Sanchez

I Am Alfonso Jones

Tony Medina

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