Bloomsbury Marks Two Decades of Kids’ Publishing in the U.S.

This has been a landmark year for Bloomsbury Children’s Books on this side of the Atlantic. An imprint of Bloomsbury USA (established in 1998 as an American subsidiary of London-based, global publisher Bloomsbury), the young readers line released its debut titles in the U.S. in 2002. Over the last 20 years, books published by Bloomsbury Children’s have received more than 400 starred reviews and have garnered multiple top awards, among them the Printz Award, National Book Award, Coretta Scott King Author Award, Pura Belpré Illustrator Award, and numerous Honor accolades from the Newbery, Caldecott, Sibert, and Pura Belpré Awards committees.

The past two decades have also brought Bloomsbury Children’s Books commercial success, as its releases by such popular authors as Kalynn Bayron, Shannon Hale, Brigid Kemmerer, Emery Lord, Sarah J. Maas, Kate Messner, and Renée Watson landed on bestseller lists across North America. One top-selling author, Salina Yoon, reached a publishing milestone of her own in 2022, when her eight-book Penguin and Pinecone picture book series, which has sold one million copies worldwide, commemorated 10 years in print. To celebrate the occasion, last month Bloomsbury published a 10th anniversary edition of the series’ debut title, Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story, which features a poster.

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