Little, Brown began publishing books for children in 1926. We currently publish a distinguished and diverse list of about 135 books a year. Today the group is divided into three imprints: 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.

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Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions we receive, our editorial department is currently unable to accept unsolicited material. Only those materials that are submitted by literary agents or sent at the direct solicitation of our editors will be reviewed. While we cannot recommend an agent, agent lists can be found in such resources as the Children’s Writer's and Illustrator's Market and the Literary Market Place, available in most public libraries or on and



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