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Meet the Imprint

Get to know the diverse imprints of our member houses!
Meet the Imprint: Random House Graphic Novels

Meet the Imprint: Random House Graphic Novels | January 15, 2019

By Molly LoRe (Random House Children’s Books) Origin Story Looking at the rapid expansion of the graphic novel market in areas as diverse as contemporary middle grade, fantasy and non-fiction, Random House Children’s Books decided to establish their own dedicated …

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Arthur A. Levine Books

Arthur A. Levine Books | October 24, 2017

Imprint origin story: When Arthur introduced the imprint 20 years ago, what he expressed as his guiding principal was a belief that at the center of every great book is a voice speaking a truth. That truth may make you …

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Balzer + Bray: A Second Look

Balzer + Bray: A Second Look | August 25, 2017

At Balzer + Bray we publish a focused list of bold, fresh, groundbreaking books for all ages, from toddlers to teens, both fiction and nonfiction. We strive to build the careers of authors who are adding to the artistic and …

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Schwartz & Wade

Schwartz & Wade | March 24, 2017

Their Origin Story Anne Schwartz and Lee Wade had worked together for many years before they decided to start their own imprint.  In 2005, they founded Schwartz & Wade Books; Anne started in February, and Lee followed shortly, in April.  …

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Philomel | November 13, 2014

Philomel is an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, which publishes picture books alongside commercial middle-grade and young-adult fiction. From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the modern-classic series Otis, Philomel’s picture books …

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Balzer + Bray

Balzer + Bray | September 22, 2014

Balzer + Bray is a boutique imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Established in 2008 by eponymous editors Alessandra Balzer and Donna Bray, B + B has become known for publishing bold, creative, groundbreaking picture books and novels. The …

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Crown Books for Young Readers

Crown Books for Young Readers | August 11, 2014

Debuting next month is the revitalized Crown Books for Young Readers imprint at Random House Children’s Books. When the imprint was first acquired in 1988, it published a full list of children’s books from picture book to young adult. By …

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Amulet | May 29, 2014

Back in 2004, when we launched our first Amulet list, Abrams had never published novels before. As the country’s preeminent publisher of books about art and photography, Abrams had, in fact, rarely published a book without illustrations. Company lore …

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Graphix | January 31, 2014

Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, is a children’s graphic novel imprint with the exclusive mission to publish inventive, exciting, and appropriate material for kids of all ages. Since its launch in 2005, Graphix has excelled at bringing the …

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | December 12, 2013

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, is known for publishing enduring literary middle grade, teen, and picture book titles. Since its foundation in 1961 by legendary editor Jean Karl, the …

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