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Clarion Books

(Imprint of Houghton Mifflin Company)

Clarion Books publishes picture books, nonfiction, and fiction for infants through grade 12. Clarion is looking for quality and well-executed ideas. Clarion Books began publishing children's fiction and picture books in 1965 with a list of six titles. In 1979 it was bought by and became an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Company. Since then the list has expanded to nearly sixty titles a year and includes nonfiction as well as fiction and picture books. In 1987 Clarion received its first Newbery Honor Medal, for On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer, and in 1988 it had its first Newbery Medal winner, Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman. Since then Clarion books have received children's book honors and awards nearly every year. Clarion's award-winning titles include The Three Pigs (2002 Caldecott Medal), Tuesday (Caldecott Medal), and Sector 7 (Caldecott Honor), all written and illustrated by David Wiesner; A Single Shard (2002 Newbery Medal) by Linda Sue Park; The Midwife's Apprentice (Newbery Medal) and Catherine Called Birdy (Newbery Honor), both by Karen Cushman; Sir Walter Ralegh and The Quest for El Dorado (the inaugural Sibert Medal) by Marc Aronson; and My Rows and Piles of Coins (Coretta Scott King Honor for illustration) by Tololwa M. Mollel, illustrated by E. B. Lewis.

Specifically interested in books with these subjects or themes: board books, picture books, biographies, non-fiction, fiction, poetry and fairy tales for ages 5-15

Main Address: 215 Park Avenue South
New York NY 10003 USA
Phone: 212-420-5800
Fax: 212-420-5850
Updated 9/27/2008

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Manuscript SubmissionsPolicy: For fiction and picture books, send complete manuscript. Will reply if interested. No need to send self addressed, stamped envelope/
Contact Information:Ms. Dinah Stevenson
Clarion Books
215 Park Avenue South
New York New York 10003
children'[email protected]
Updated 4/7/2009
Illustrator SubmissionsPolicy:
Color prints, printed pieces, and copies are preferred. We are always looking for artists with a passion for illustrating for children. ... More
Contact Information:Ms. Joann Hill
Art Director
[email protected]
Updated 5/31/2007
Fiction SubmissionsPolicy: same as manuscript
Non-Fiction SubmissionsPolicy: for non-fiction, send query with up to 3 sample chapters. inlclude sase.
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1. Mr. Wuffles! (Caldecott Medal - Honors Winning Title(s)) (Hardcover)
    Author: David Wiesner
(Unknown)  10/01/2013
1,467 Reviews  
2. Flotsam (Hardcover)
    Author: David Wiesner
    Illustrator: David Wiesner
Ages 4-8 09/04/2006
3,103 Reviews  
3. The Three Pigs (Hardcover)
    Author: David Wiesner
Ages 4-8 04/23/2001
2,457 Reviews  
4. The Wednesday Wars (Kindle Edition)
    Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Ages 9-12 05/18/2009
79 Reviews  
5. The Girl Who Could Not Dream (Hardcover)
    Author: Sarah Beth Durst
(Unknown)  11/03/2015
365 Reviews  
6. Christmas Wombat (Hardcover)
    Author: Jackie French
    Illustrator: Bruce Whatley
Ages 4-8 10/16/2012
119 Reviews  
7. Orbiting Jupiter (Hardcover)
    Author: Gary D. Schmidt
(Unknown)  10/06/2015
4,908 Reviews  
8. The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne (Hardc...
    Author: Catherine Reef
Young Adult 10/23/2012
299 Reviews  
9. Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla (Hardcover)
    Author: K. A. Applegate
    Illustrator: G. Brian Karas
(Unknown)  10/07/2014
545 Reviews  
10. The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story (Paperback)
    Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Ages 9-12 06/18/2007
1,083 Reviews  
11. Stepping on the Cracks (Kindle Edition)
    Author: Mary Downing Hahn
(Unknown)  03/23/2009
59 Reviews  
12. A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story (Kindle Edition)
    Author: Linda Sue Park
Ages 9-12 11/15/2010
37 Reviews  
13. Greenglass House (Kindle Edition)
    Author: Kate Milford
    Illustrator: Jaime Zollars
(Unknown)  08/26/2014
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14. Took: A Ghost Story (Hardcover)
    Author: Mary Downing Hahn
(Unknown)  09/15/2015
1,171 Reviews  
15. The Christmas Tugboat: How the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Came to...
    Author: George Matteson, Adele Ursone
    Illustrator: James E. Ransome
Ages 4-8 10/30/2012
34 Reviews  
16. What Do Authors Do? (Hardcover)
    Author: Eileen Christelow
Ages 4-8 09/09/1995
5 Reviews  
17. A Single Shard (Kindle Edition)
    Author: Linda Sue Park
Ages 9-12 04/23/2001
160 Reviews  
18. Art & Max (Hardcover)
    Author: David Wiesner
Ages 4-8 10/04/2010
715 Reviews  
19. A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story (Hardcover)
    Author: Linda Sue Park
Ages 9-12 11/15/2010
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20. The Midwife's Apprentice (Kindle Edition)
    Author: Karen Cushman
Ages 9-12 03/27/1995
155 Reviews  
21. Okay for Now (Hardcover)
    Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Young Adult 04/05/2011
6,274 Reviews  
22. Everybody Sleeps (But Not Fred) (Hardcover)
    Author: Joshua Schneider
(Unknown)  04/07/2015
129 Reviews  
23. What Came from the Stars (Hardcover)
    Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Ages 9-12 09/04/2012
442 Reviews  
24. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (Newbery Honor Book) (Kindle Edition)
    Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Young Adult 05/24/2004
51 Reviews  
25. The Rosemary Spell (Hardcover)
    Author: Virginia Zimmerman
(Unknown)  12/01/2015
133 Reviews  
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