Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

 
 

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 serves as Executive Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers at Hachette Book Group USA, Inc. She began her publishing career at Little, Brown as an editorial assistant in the children’s book department and celebrated her twenty-fifth anniversary with the company in 2012. Megan was named one of the 50 Top Women in Book Publishing by Book Business magazine and has been on the board of the Children’s Book Council since 2008.

As publisher, Ms. Tingley oversees the publication of editorial, design, marketing, and publicity of books for children and young adults, including novelty, picture books, middle reader and young adult fiction and nonfiction, and licensed properties. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers is the home of an impressive array of admired and bestselling writers, including Sherman Alexie, Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, Paolo Bacigalupi, Marc Brown, Libba Bray, Cornelia Funke, Mary Ann Hoberman, Todd Parr, James Patterson, Jerry Pinkney, and Lemony Snicket. During Megan’s tenure as publisher, LBYR has had winners and finalists in all the key awards: Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and the National Book Award, and she oversaw publication of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, one of the most successful and influential series of novels in the past decade.

During her entire editorial career, Megan has been committed to publishing distinguished books that celebrate diverse voices and points of view and that invite young readers to express themselves freely and fight for their beliefs. Some of the notable books she has published on these themes over the years include Luna by Julie Anne Peters, the first young adult novel to explore the experience of a transgender teen, and Harlem Stomp! A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance by Laban Carrick Hill, both of which were named National Book Award finalists; It's Okay to be Different and The Family Book by Todd Parr; Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Ethiopian refugee Mawi Asgedom; The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About Their Bodies in Pictures and Words by Fulbright and MacArthur Fellow Wendy Ewald and This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie, illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen.

In recognition of Megan’s support of humanitarian and literacy efforts, she has received the Time Inc. Andrew Heiskell Award from Time Inc. and the Marjorie Guthrie Leadership Award, and been named a Reach out and Read Literacy Champion.

A graduate of Macalester College, where she studied comparative literature, Megan lives in Westchester, New York, with her husband, writer Dan Zevin, and their two children.

 

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).

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Manuscript Submissions

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 writersdigest.com and literarymarketplace.com

 

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For inquiries regarding Little Brown Books for Young Readers authors and titles: publicity@lbchildrens.com.

 

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