Children’s Book Publishers

Below is a list of 77 children’s book publishers.

All of these publishers are accepting submissions whether an author is represented by an agent or not, and are offering an advance against royalties.

For more children’s book publishers see my picture book and young adult lists.

Genres should be used as a guide only. Click on the links for full details of the particular subject matter each are interested in.

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Action Publishing USA/International: Art & Photography, Children’s, Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books, Teens, Young Adult.
Albert Whitman & Company USA: Children’s Fiction & N/F Picture Books + Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction Novels.
Algonquin Books New York: Adult & Young/New Adult Literary Fiction & Non Fiction.
Allen & Unwin Australia/International: Literary & Commercial Adult Fiction. Academic – Anthropology, Asia & Pacific Studies, Australian Studies, Cultural & Media Studies, Defence Studies, Education, Health Sciences & Nursing, History & Archaeology, Indigenous Studies, Politics & Public Policy, Science, Social Work, Sociology, Study Skills. Children’s – Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult. Non Fiction – Australiana, Biography, Business, Cooking, Current Affairs, Environment, Food,Health, How To/Practical, Humour, Lifestyle, Military History, Mind Body Spirit, Natural History, Popular Science, True Crime.
Alpine Publications USA: Equine & Dog Books – All Subjects Covered.
Amberjack Publishing New York: Children’s, Creative Non Fiction, Crime & Mystery, Fantasy & Sci Fi, Fiction & Literature, Graphic Novels, Humor, Middle Grade, Poetry Romance, Thriller, Western, Young Adult.
Andrews McMeel Publishing USA: Cartoon Collections, Cookery/Food & Drink, Crafts, Gift Books, Health & Fitness, Humor, Illustrated Middle Grade Fiction, Parenting, Pets, Pop Culture, Puzzles/Games, Self Help, Sports, Travel, Young Adult.
Annick Press Canada: Middle Reader & Teen Non Fiction, Middle Reader Fiction, Teen Fiction.
Arthur A. Levine Books New York: Anthology, Biography, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Illustrated Picture Books, Illustrated Novels, Middle Grade Novels, Fiction & Non Fiction Picture Books, Young Adult Fiction & Non Faction.
Barron’s Educational Series New York: Adult/Young Adult/Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction, Art Instruction, Business, Cookery, Crafts, Fashion, Financial Advice, Foreign Language Study, New Age, Parenting, Sports, Study Guides.
Behrman House USA: Jewish Educational Themed Fiction & Non Fiction For Adults & Children – Basic Judaism, Bible, Early Childhood, Ethics & Values, Haggadahs, History & Holocaust, Holidays, Life Cycle, Philosophy & Primary sources, Ritual & Liturgy.
Bick Publishing House USA: Young Adult, & Teen: Communication Arts, Meditation, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Science Fiction. Adult: Addictions, Disabilities, Health, Meditation, Mental Illness, Recovery, Wildlife Rehabilitation.
Boyds Mills Press USA: Children’s, Middle Grade, Young Adult: Chapter Books, Narrative Non Fiction, Novels, Picture Books.
Branden Books USA: Children’s, Crime & Law, Fiction, Health & Medical, Italian American, Military, Music, Non Fiction, Reference, Sports, Young Adult.
Cave Hollow Press USA: Midwestern Authors/Themed Detective Mysteries & Mainstream Fiction for Adults & Children.
Character Publishing USA: Children’s ‘Character Trait’ Fiction, Teen, Biography.
Charlesbridge USA: Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction – Art & Music, Diversity, Early Readers, Growing Up, Holidays, Math & Counting, Middle Grade, Multicultural, Nursery Rhymes, People & Places, Poetry, Science & Nature, See & Learn, Social Studies.
Dawn Publications USA: Children’s Nature Awareness Titles – Animals & Habitat, Biographies, Birds & Birding, Cycles & Nature, Climate Change, Earth & Space, Nature Stories, Nature Education & Teacher Guides For Adults.
Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin) New York: Literary Fiction For Children, Middle Grade, & Young Adults.
DK International: Arts/Crafts/Hobbies, Business, Children’s, Dating/Relationships, Education, Fitness & Sport, Food & Drink, Gaming, Gardening, Health & Beauty, History, House & Home, Language Guides/Courses, Music, Popular Culture, Pregnancy/Parenting, Reference, Science & Nature, Travel.
Dog-Eared Publications USA: Nature Appreciation Books Primarily For Children.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Macmillan) New York: Children’s, Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry.
Finney Company USA: Educational Titles For Adults & Children – Agriculture & Co-ops, Animals & Insects, Cycling Guides & Narratives, Career Materials, Environment, Fishing & River Guides, Gardening & Plants, General Fiction & Non Fiction, History, Marine Life, Minnesota Regional, Shop & Tractor Safety, Technical Education.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Canada: Adult Non Fiction & Poetry. Children’s & Young Adult Fiction & Non Fiction. Multiple Genres.
Free Spirit Publishing USA: Early Childhood, Gifted & Talented, Learning Differences, Parenting, Self Help For Kids, Self Help For Teens, Teaching.
Fulcrum USA: Native American History & Culture, Nature & Environment, Public Policy, Western Gardening, Western History & Culture.
Gibbs Smith USA: Architecture, Arts & Crafts, Children’s Activity & Board Books, Cookbooks, General & Western Humor, Gift Books, Interior Design.
Groundwood Books Canada/International: Children’s Literary Fiction & Novels.
Group Publishing USA: Christian Adult/Children’s/Women’s/Youth & Young Adult Pastoral & Ministry Resources – Multiple Genres.
Herald Press USA: Christian Anabaptist Titles – Amish Life, Academic Themes, Biblical Studies, Children & Youth, Christian Living, Church Culture/History/Life, Ethics, Faith Related Cookbooks, Justice, Lay Leadership, Meditations, Mennonite Life, Missions, Pastoral Resources, Peace, Personal Experience, Social Issues, Theology.
Holiday House New York: Children To Young Adult – Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres Within The Broader Themes Of Character, Concepts, Cultural Diversity, Education, General, History, Holidays & Celebrations, Math.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt USA: Children’s & Young Readers – Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books.
Indiana University Press USA: African American Studies, African Studies, American Studies, Animation, Anthropology, Art & Photography, Asian Studies, Bioethics & Medicine, Biography & Memoir, Bloomington, Business & Economics, Caribbean/Latin America/South America, Children’s, Civil War, Classics, Cookery/Cooking/Food, Cultural Studies, Environment/Ecology, Education, Eurasian Studies, Fiction, Field Guides, Film, Media, & Performance Studies, Gardening, Gender, Global Studies, History, Holocaust Studies, Indiana & The Midwest, Jazz, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Language, Linguistics & Semiotics, Law, Literature & Literary Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Mythology & Folklore, Nature, Philanthropy, Philosophy, Poetry, Politics, Popular Music, Railroads & Transportation, Reference, Religion, Russian & East European Studies, Science/Paleontology, Social Science, Sociology, Sports, Theater/Drama, Travel.
Infobase New York: Ancient History, Biography, Criminology & Law, Culture & Geography, Current Issues, Economy & Business, Education & Careers, Entertainment & Sports, Government & Politics, Guidance & Character Education, Health & Medical, Language Reference, Literature, Mathematics, Military & War, Multicultural Studies, Nature & Animals, Paranormal & Mythology, Reference, Religion & Philosophy, Science & Technology, The Arts, U.S. History, Women’s Studies, World History, Young Readers (Gr 2-5).
Jewish Lights Publishing USA: Jewish – History, Life Cycle, Philosophy, Spirituality, Theology, etc.
Kaeden Books USA: Children’s Educationally Focused Chapter Books, Fiction, & Non Fiction.
Leapfrog Press New York: Adult & Children’s Fiction & Literary Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry.
Lion Hudson UK: Christian – Arts, Biography, Business/Management/The Workplace, Children’s, Christianity & Religion, Picture Books, Christmas, Gift & Humour, Easter, Fiction, Health & Self Help, History, Literature, Philosophy.
Macmillan Australia Australia: Fiction – Children’s, Crime, Fantasy, Historical, Humor, Junior/Middle Grade, Paranormal, Thriller, Women’s, Young Adult/Crossover. Non Fiction – Biography, Cookery, Diet, Health, History, Memoir, Mind/Body/Spirit, Self Help, Sport, Travel.
Magabala Books Australia: Indigenous Fiction & Non Fiction Literature For Adults, Young Adults, Middle Grade, & Children – Biography, Culture, History, Mind Body & Spirit, Picture Books, Poetry.
Meadowbrook Press USA: Adult Humor, Baby Names, Baby & Childcare, Business Travel, Children’s Activities/Poetry, Children/Juvenile Fiction/Novels, Party Planning, Pregnancy & Childbirth.
Milkweed Editions USA: Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Poetry Collections, Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction.
Morgan James Publishers New York: Children’s, Faith, Fiction, Non Fiction.
No Starch Press USA: Business, Computing, Computer Security, Digital Art & Design, Early Access, Hardware & DIY, LEGO/Mindstorms, Linux/BSD/Unix, Mac, Manga, Programming, Science & Math, System Administration.
Nosy Crow UK/International: Parent Friendly Fiction & Non Fiction For Children (0-14).
Oak Tree Press USA: Children’s, Crime Fiction, Memoir, Mysteries, Paranormal, Police Procedurals, Public Safety (Personnel), Romance, Suspense, Westerns, Other Genres Also Considered.
OnStage Publishing USA: Children’s, Middle Grade, & Young Adult Fiction.
Orca Book Publishers Canada: Board Books, Graphic Novels, Picture Books, Novels For Children, Middle Readers, Reluctant Readers, Teens & Young Adults.
Pacific Press USA: Adult & Children – Seventh-day Adventist & Christian Living & Lifestyle.
PageSpring Publishing USA: Adult, YA, & Middle Grade Fiction.
Pemmican Publications Canada/International: Aboriginal Language, Adult & YA Fiction, Children’s Fiction, Non Fiction.
Penguin Random House South Africa: Fiction & Non Fiction – African Interest, Auto/Biography, Business, Children’s Cookery, Current Affairs, Environmental Issues, Gardening, Health, History, Memoir, Military History, Nature & Environment, Politics, Sport, Travel & Heritage, Travel Writing.
Quirk Books USA: Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade Fiction, Food & Drink, Guy/Girl Stuff, History, How To, Humor, Literature, Parenting, Pets, Pop Culture, Pets, Reference, Sports.
Random House Australia: Children’s/Teen/Adult Fiction – Fantasy, Fiction, Sci Fi, Thrillers. Non Fiction – Biography, Cooking, Health, Lifestyle, Memoirs, Mind/Body/Spirit, Narrative, Parenting, Pop Culture, Popular N/F, Self Help, Soft Business, Travel.
Reagent Press USA: Illustrated Adult & Children’s Books.
Red Rock Press New York: Adult & Children’s Gift Books.
RR Books USA: Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction.
SkyAzure Publishing UK/International: Fiction Adult/Teen/YA. Non Fiction Academic.
Sweet Cherry Publishing UK/International: Children’s, Teens (Young Adult).
Wisdom Publications USA: Buddhist Adult & Children’s.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. USA: Children/Teen/Young Adult – Adventure, Art/Artists, Biography, Cultures, Environment/Ecology, Family, Friendship, Growing Up/Self Esteem, Illness/Death/Grief, Jewish Interest, Peer Pressure/Bullying, Religion, Social Issues, Values/Character.

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