Little, Brown Books for Young Readers features our core list of picture books and hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction for middle grade and young adult readers; LB Kids produces novelty and brand/licensed tie-ins; and Poppy publishes paperback original series for teen girls. We have launched several bestselling series, including Marc Brown's Arthur, Matt Christopher's #1 sport series for kids, Zoey Dean's The A List, Lisi Harrison's The Clique, Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin, Holly Hobbie's Toot & Puddle, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, James Patterson's Maximum Ride, Darren Shan's Cirque Du Freak, Joan Steiner's Look-Alikes, and Cecily von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl, as well as award-winning novelty books based on the toy and game brands ALEX and Cranium. Other notable authors and artists we have published include Molly Bang, Berkeley Breathed, Patrick Carman, Jane Dyer, Laban Carrick Hill, Alice Hoffman, Patrick McDonnell, Walter Mosley, Todd Parr, Julie Anne Peters, Carl Reiner, Jerry Seinfeld, Maria Shriver, Jerry Spinelli, and Rosemary Wells.
Megan Tingley is Senior Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and she acquires books for ages 0-16 with a particular interest in multicultural and human rights themes, humor, music, supernatural, and cutting edge literary and commercial fiction. Her titles include the New York Times bestsellers Twilight and New Moon by Stephenie Meyer, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, and You Read to Me, I'll Read to You by Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley as well as the National Book Award finalists Luna by Julie Anne Peters and Harlem Stomp! A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance by Laban Carrick Hill. Other notable authors and artists she has published include Woody Guthrie, Holly Hobbie, Kathy Jakobsen, Todd Parr, Pete Seeger, Joan Steiner, and Dan Zanes. Megan began her publishing career at Little, Brown in 1987 and was the first children’s book editor to win the Tony Godwin Award for promising young editors in 1993. She is also the recipient of the Time Warner Andrew Heiskell Award "for exceptional contributions to equal opportunity and human rights."
Little, Brown began publishing books for children in 1926. As the children's book marketplace has grown dramatically over the years, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has grown with it and we currently publish a distinguished and diverse list of about 135 books a year. Today the group is divided into three imprints designed to reach the wide spectrum of our readership (ages 0-16).