Effective November 1, Penguin Random House Publisher Services will handle sales and distribution for Highlights for Children whose publishing program includes Highlights Press, publisher of puzzle and activity books, including Hidden Pictures, as well as joke books and novelty formats. The company also has three trade imprints, Boyds Mills Press, Calkins Creek and WordSong, a children's line dedicated to poetry. The trade backlist features picture books, fiction, nonfiction and poetry, including Words with Wings, The Knowing Book and Bubonic Panic.
"Book publishing is a vibrant and fast-growing business at Highlights, and continues the brand's legacy of creating engaging experiences for children," said Mary-Alice Moore, senior v-p and publisher.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Highlights for Children as we continue to grow our children's portfolio, which already includes a broad array of prestigious children's publishers," said Jeff Abraham, president, Penguin Random House Publisher Services. "This is an exceptionally strong brand, recognized by children and their parents for generations. We are eager to work together to expand the reach of Highlights Press and Boyds Mills Press."