our imprints

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers publishes quality books for children of all ages, ranging from board books to picture books to novels to nonfiction. Known for both the caliber of its authors and artists and the high quality of its book design and production, the imprint publishes books intended to entertain, inspire, and endure. The imprint is deeply committed to creating books that children, and adults who read to children, will love for years to come. Authors and illustrators published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers include Jeanne Birdsall, Marc Brown, Robert Cormier, Leo and Diane Dillon, John Feinstein, Carl Hiaasen, Margo Lanagan, David Levithan, Leo Lionni, R.J. Palacio, Christopher Paolini, Philip Pullman, Eric Rohmann, Judy Sierra, Jerry Spinelli, John Stephens and Markus Zusak.

Delacorte Press publishes literary and commercial novels for middle-grade and young adult readers, as well as nonfiction that crosses educational and general interest categories. Among the many award-winning and bestselling authors published by Delacorte Press are David Almond, Judy Blume, Ann Brashares, Libba Bray, Caroline Cooney, Robert Cormier, James Dashner, Jennifer Donnelly, Lauren Kate, Wes Moore, Lurlene McDaniel, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Louis Sachar, Michael Scott, Clare Vanderpool.

Random House Books For Young Readers Variety and value have been the hallmarks of this publishing program since the days of co-founding publisher Bennett Cerf. The imprint’s history takes readers from The Story of Babar (1933), My Father’s Dragon, and Dr. Seuss’s memorable offerings up to today’s favorites such as the bestselling Magic Tree House and Junie B. Jones books, and the Step Into Reading line. The imprint publishes books for the smallest of the small up to young adults in every format. From titles based on licensed characters including for The Cat in Hat, Disney, Nickelodeon, Barbie, Thomas and Friends and Sesame Street; to series and home-grown, award-winning authors and illustrators, including Jeanne DuPrau, Mark Frost, Rachel Hartman, Jennifer Holm and Matthew A. Holm, Mary Pope Osborne, Barbara Park, Tamora Pierce, Louis Sachar, and N.D. Wilson, Random House Books for Young Readers appeals to all ages and interests while entertaining, educating, and inspiring young imaginations.

In 1942, the launch of Little Golden Books revolutionized children’s book publishing by making high-quality picture books available at affordable prices. More than 60 years later, many of the original Golden Book titles are still wildly popular, with The Poky Little Puppy topping the list of ten bestselling children’s books of all time. Golden Books’ backlist is teeming with classics such as Dorthy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny, and features the stories and artwork of children’s book legends Mary Blair, Margaret Wise Brown, Richard Scarry, Eloise Wilkins, Garth Williams, and many more. Today, the Golden Books imprint includes an array of storybooks, novelty books, and coloring and activity books featuring all the most popular licenses including Disney, Nickelodeon, Barbie, Thomas & Friends, The Cat in the Hat, Sesame Street, Marvel Super Heroes, DC Super Friends. Golden Books continues to reissue the best of its backlist in a variety of formats including ebooks and apps, as well as bringing out brand new books in these evolving new formats.

Established in March 2005, Schwartz and Wade is co-directed by Anne Schwartz and Lee Wade, who take a unique approach to the creative process, and believe that the best books for children grow from a seamless collaboration between editorial and design. Today, the imprint puts a  focus on picture books, while also publishing middle-grade and young adult fiction and non-fiction. In 2012, Schwartz & Wade Books celebrated their first Caldecott Medal, awarded to Chris Raschka for A BALL FOR DAISY. Notable authors and illustrators include Candace Fleming, Tad Hills, Deborah Hopkinson, Polly Horvath, Patricia McKissack, Kadir Nelson, Chris Raschka, Red Nose Studio, Eric Rohmann, Jonah Winter, and Paul O. Zelinsky.

Wendy Lamb Books, established in 2002, focuses on innovative middle-grade and young adult fiction by award-winning writers such as Christopher Paul Curtis, Dana Reinhardt, Peter Dickinson, Patricia Reilly Giff, Gary Paulsen, Meg Rosoff and Graham Salisbury. The imprint also seeks new talent and publishes many first novels.

Ember brings Random House Children’s Books’ bestselling and award-winning middle grade and young adult trade paperbacks together under one roof. The imprint is the paperback home to many acclaimed authors, including Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Judy Blume, Libba Bray, James Dashner, Lauren Kate, Lurlene McDaniel, Sarah Mlynowski, Dana Reinhardt, and Michael Scott.

Bluefire is Random House Children’s Books’ new fantasy imprint that features middle grade and young adult classic high-fantasy novels published in the digest and trade paperback formats. Bluefire books take readers into new worlds, bringing magic into their everyday lives. Readers will find wizards, dragons, quests, battles, and gods. Authors on the Bluefire list include Tamora Pierce, Isobelle Carmody, Esther Friesner, Eoin McNamee, Henry Neff, N.D. Wilson, and Janni Lee Simner, among others.

Dragonfly introduces children to talented and award-winning artists and writers through affordable paperback picture books. These inspiring and imaginative full-color books range from first concept books to read-together stories to books for newly independent readers. Through the variety of writing and illustration styles, children reap the rich rewards that Dragonfly’s paperback picture books offer. Authors and illustrators include Leo and Diane Dillon, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Grace Lin, Leo Lionni, Anita Lobel, Jack Prelutsky, Raffi, Faith Ringgold, Lizzy Rockwell, Eric Rohmann, Judy Sierra, Peter Spier, Meilo So, Nancy Van Laan, and more.

Yearling Books provides parents, teachers, and children ages 8–12 with distinguished paperback books in an affordable digest format. The Yearling imprint features a wide variety of books: beloved classics, Newbery Award Winners, first-rate contemporary and historical fiction, fantasy, mystery and adventure. Yearling is the paperback home of such beloved authors as Judy Blume, Christopher Paul Curtis, Patricia Reilly Giff, Norton Juster, Madeleine L’Engle, Lois Lowry, Gary Paulsen, Philip Pullman, Louis Sachar and classic characters such as Encyclopedia Brown, Harriet the Spy, Nate the Great, and Sammy Keyes.

Laurel-Leaf is a paperback imprint committed to providing teens with quality literature in an accessible, mass-market format. Laurel-Leaf offers reprints of contemporary and classic fiction, mystery, fantasy, romance, suspense, and nonfiction appropriate for ages 12 up. Laurel-Leaf is the paperback home of such bestselling and beloved authors as Judy Blume, Caroline B. Cooney, Robert Cormier, Lois Duncan, S. E. Hinton, Lois Lowry, Scott O’Dell, Gary Paulsen, Philip Pullman, and Jerry Spinelli.

Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is the best-known and most-trusted brand name in test preparation. Since 1981, they have helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and have also provided expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers and students navigate the complexities of admissions. Random House Children’s Books publishes over 125 print and digital titles from the Princeton Review to help students prepare for standardized tests, apply to college and graduate/professional school, and plan their careers.

Sylvan Learning

Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring services for grades pre-K to 12 in North America. With over 850 locations in the United States and Canada, Sylvan provides individualized tutoring services, both in centers and online, in subjects including math, language arts, writing, study skills, and more. Sylvan Learning publishes over 75 titles, including workbooks, activity books, flashcards, and other study aids.