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Above it all presides a large Buddha. I used to put him in a Santa hat because I think he had a good sense of humor and he's up there all year round in a serious manner, but my sister got really offended so I stopped doing that. But I digress. The toppers always topple over anyway because we get Noble Firs each year and they're kind of sparse up there. A santa hat would be perfect on multiple levels and I like the idea of recycling an old garment. And then another silly but adorable idea--using a silver dog bowl to make a tree stand for a table top tree with dog ornaments.

Since I have a whole box of dog ornaments and we trade off every other year normal tree, dog tree, I found this very exciting. Maybe I can have both! There's a delicious looking spinach and walnut salad, a painted front doormat tastefully saying welcome with nothing cutesy in sight, and a way to package up a bulb of paperwhites for a nice gift. Before I knew it, I realized I actually kind of wanted to buy the book. And then I saw the picture. I was thinking about one of my foster daughters, Kim, and how she would like this packaged up treat and then I saw the tag on it: To Kim, From Kelly.

No lie. Page Check it out. It's fate. I'm ordering it today. I am a total Gooseberry Patch fan, and their Christmas books are not-to-be missed! This one, the first in their Christmas series of which there are thirteen so far ,is my absolute favorite. It is filled to the brim with adorable holiday gift and home decorating ideas, crafts, and yummy recipes that are great for the holiday season and year round! Can't wait for book number fourteen to come out!

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Nov 20, Katherine rated it really liked it. I always enjoy the Gooseberry Patch books. They are filled with decorating and craft ideas, and wonderful recipes and meal ideas. This one is filled with drawings and photos that are sure to get your holidays plans off to a great start. Dec 01, Sharon Johnson added it. This is a great cookbook. Nov 30, Beth rated it really liked it Shelves: mom , , nonfiction , paperback. It's like Pinterest in book form. Lots of crafts, recipes and neat ideas for the holidays.

Aug 03, Jackie rated it liked it. Yummy recipes. Some cute craft projects. Cute book. This book is filled with holiday craft projects, recipes, and gifts that can be made. Love Gooseberry! Tons of creative ideas for gift giving. Aug 26, Laura rated it it was amazing. Loved it! I'm going to ask for it for Christmas! Jul 19, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. I own it and I use it every single year.

Jun 08, Denise rated it it was amazing. This is by far one of the best Christmas books to have on hand for recipes, crafts, etc.! Nov 16, Jacquelyn Smith rated it it was amazing. My go to book for holiday recipes and easy art and crafts. Dec 21, Elissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: baking-cooking , crafts , own. I absolutely love this book. It offers a lot of different Christmas crafts and holiday cooking and baking recipes. Always my go-to book when decorating for Christmas.

Jennifer Rummel rated it really liked it Jan 22, Jen rated it liked it Jul 03, Kathy rated it liked it Nov 21, Sarah rated it really liked it Dec 04, Michele C rated it it was ok Sep 30, Tim Fincannon rated it liked it Dec 11, Julee rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Ashley M Wallace rated it it was ok Feb 03, Carol rated it liked it Apr 22, Great recipes you can actually use!

Heather rated it it was amazing Apr 25, Leslie Cremeens rated it it was amazing May 14, Shannon rated it it was amazing Oct 16, They offer a shocking statistic to either ward off the faint-of-heart or to make you sympathize with them: they say they receive more than 20, submissions a year, and presumably only accept a handful of them.

It takes them 6 — 9 months to review a submission. They do not accept email submissions — mail only, please. Sample Books: all of their titles are fantastic — someone should get an award for naming these books. Mail OR email submissions, but since they only review books three times a year, be prepared for what could be a long wait. See how I can help …. Arthur A. Levine books is an Imprint of Scholastic and a big award winner currently, two of their books are up for the Kirkus Award!

They are mostly seeking diverse stories and stories that are folktales. Please only submit by mail. They accept submissions by mail only, and try to respond to all submitters within 3 months. According to their guidelines , most of their books are conceived in-house and hired out to freelance illustrators and writers, but on occasion they do publish slush pile manuscripts.

Send them an email to author. This is probably the biggest publishing house on this page, but if you want to swing for the fence, go for it. Their submission guidelines say to submit by mail only, and include the entire manuscript. They prefer first-person stories, coming from a specific point of view, rather than overview stories from the historical third-person. They are looking for educational nonfiction books suitable for ages 5 — 10, about — words long.

They have a very handy submission form online that makes it easier to send them your manuscript. The great thing about this publisher is that they say they receive hundreds of unsolicited submissions a year rather than thousands , so if your book is right for them, you have an excellent chance. For nonfiction, please query them first, because they are looking for very specific content.

Enslow Publishers. This is more of an academic publisher, looking for books that educators can buy and use in the classroom. Just reading the submission guidelines of several is insightful. Thanks very much for putting together this information — I really appreciate your time in doing this.

Great List, is the year my first childrens book gets a publishing contact, well I hope. Found 6 from the list to investigate further, so thank you. Aussie Queensland. I would recommend going to Amazon and looking up an example of a christian songbook with a CD, and then figuring out who the publisher is. See our list of Authors and Artists and their books. Some of our books are now in Spanish edition, and some are in Hardcover. Also some will be released in English, Spanish, and French for the early linguistic experience.

Our picture books are also being released as an application for touch screen technology on ereaders and mobiles. Android Apps-an educational alternative to gaming! Our books are also available as ebooks in PDF which can be read on almost any ereader device including iBooks on iPads, Kindles and Nooks. Submissions postmarked August 1, , or later will be recycled.

This is exactly what I said in the article. Easy to navigate list, convenient links to the site pages, and witty commentary. Thank you for doing some of the legwork for me! So generous of you to share. I can tell lots of work went into making it helpful, but not boring. Nice and comprehensive list for the authors looking for children's book publisher. I would like to add one more name in the list i. Cambridge University Press India. They publish both educational and entertainment books for kids.

Great resource. I have a question. My workshop writer, who is published himself, says that while its a courtesy to the publisher to only submit one at a time it ultimately shorts the writer. I generally ignore bans on simultaneous submissions which are different than multiple submissions. Worse case is you get multiple acceptances, and you get to pick who you want. But if one publisher consistently gets back to you in a week or two, you can give them an exclusive.

Hi , im new to the scene. Ive written and published one book through a site xlibris, not a great idea in retrospect but its done.. My style is kinda like a dr. Suesse i guess, but far from a copy. I would love if i could speak to you and maybe send you a story even to get some direction. The one thing I am wondering about, is if you need to have someone legally prove it is your story before submitting, I mean, if you have an idea for an invention, you would get it patented before taking it to someone, is it the same for stories? Also, I would want some of the proceeds to go to a charity in my Mother in laws name if I had a book that was published.

Because I am married to a federal law enforcement officer, I am super suspicious and not very confident in people doing the right thing. I always make two copies of what I have written, one that will get submitted and one that I have notarized proving I wrote it and the date, which I will keep. Do you think this is a good idea or should I just be more trusting? But I also generally counsel writers against doing this. The chances of someone stealing your work are incredibly small, and even if they do so, you have a lot of legal recourses.

Technically, your work belongs to you the instant you write it, and emailing it to someone leaves a paper trail so you can prove it. Hi I go to Library of Congress, Copyright. I finished my chapter book a year ago and have been looking online for a publisher. Will let you know how I get on. By the way, do we need to send some sample illustrations along? Thanks again!! For my book, the illustration is key to understanding the story. Should I bother sending my work to them? Hi, I found your amazing site and absolutely love it!!

Thanks for helping us aspiring authors! The author has NO say in how the illustrations should look. Yes, the reading and the editing happen simultaneously. And the editing includes written feedback about a page as well as editing marks and comments on the manuscript. I have been trying to google different publishers for myself for days. No idea how I missed this gem of a list! Thank you for taking the time to do this. Thank you for the in depth list!

I read that Worthy Publishing acquired Ideals Books in Is their submission guidelines the same since the acquisition? It appears they have been acquired by Worthy Publishing and Worthy Publishing does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. We do ask that authors become familiar with our current publishing program before submitting, though.

Can you help? I can also give you advice about traditional publishing or self-publishing after editing for you. First, thank you for the inspiring information and comprehensive list. Something woke me early today. I have been on a search for an illustator and I think I have found one. For you to edit my pieces, would you need the art with it if I intend to submit that way? Would you reccommend even illustrating before a submission or editing?

Thank you again. They just want to see your manuscript. Thank you for compiling such a comprehensive list of publishers from all over the globe. And the best part is reading your comments gives a fair idea about the publishers. I may not be writing a children book but i can sure pass it on to couple of people i know who may need such a list. I am very thankful for your time and energy spent in putting together such precious information. I wish you all the best.

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The publisher for my book is now in sight!!! After coming upon this page I had no more excuses to not get my manuscripts sent out. This is a generous effort to support new writers. I appreciate the time and effort and feel more optimistic about moving forward with my writing.

I was clueless on where to begin outside of Google. Your post has helped a lot, and for it I am grateful. God bless. Thank you so much for providing this information. As a former Certified Teaching Assistant working with learning disabled children, I created an illustrated book to help children master words most frequently found in literature. The intent is to build self-confidence and increase their desire to read. Your list will help me take the next step. I thought First Edition Design Publishing would be on your list. They accept manuscripts. I guess prevents the publisher from taking the book.

Thank you for your hard work put into this list. Thanks for such a helpful article! Do you know if publishers have different guidelines for submitting a book dummy? Not sure if the guidelines are different for book dummies. I would think you could just digitally put the images along with your story in a PDF and send it electronically. So glad stumbled upon this list! Thank you for this gift! Seuss type. I had heard in the past that many publishers were cautious to accept this style things may have changed and I could be wrong.

If you could steer me in the direction of the best place to head with my Story, I would be forever grateful! Again, thank you for such a great resource!! Good luck! Wow…great list! Thank you for the in depth work involved. FYI …. Workman do not accept unsolicited picture books. Thank you for your list. I have a special niche and would like your advice on how best to sift or get the work sifted for the best fit. I wanted to start with a picture book series or 3 parts that could be used with current technology?

In considering, when time came, to prepare and submit retiring on Pi-day , it had to be Charlesbridge Press which is undaunting because of their math story books and unsolicited manuscripts. Which of these would be open to educational math concepts in fiction story metaphor that reflects life? How Fun!!! Your theory sounds similar. I am sure that I speak for many other prospective authors when I say that searching for a publisher is a bit of a soul destroying job, and any help we can get is a real boon.

I appreciate the time and work that you have put in here. It is just what I needed right now and only wish that I had found it when I was looking first time around. You have relieved, quite a bit, the overwhelming feeling of quitting. My concern is that with a picture book, where the story is just as much told through the illustrations as the text that my Idea will not be conveyed unless I include some sort of rough illustrations.


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Is it really acceptable to submit a text manuscript without any illustrations for a book of this sort? And even then, it might not be appropriate. Your story should be strong enough to stand on its own without illustrations. If the book has no words in places, describe what is happening in the future illustrations. Ok, thank you. Either in the cover letter or in the story itself inside brackets [ ]. Depending on what works better. Thank you for the work that you put into compiling this list.

I had it notarized because I felt very leery of it being published without getting the credit for it, as that happened to a friend of mine. Do you think it would ruin my chances of a publisher taking a chance on it if it was notarized to show it was written by me? All you have to do is show the file history of your writing and prove that you wrote it before the other person claims to have written it, and then boom: you win a lawsuit your friend should sue, by the way. Also, that kind of stealing is very rare. Thanks Pattie and Bookfox!!!!!! The question was one I had and the response reassures me to hurry up and submit!!

Someone miscounted. It goes from number 28 to Still a great list. And thank you for this. Not a miscount. One of the publishers had been doing some dirty bait and switching pretending to be a traditional publisher while actually charging writers , so I cut them from the list. Many thanks for your time. I am already a self-published author Why me why here? Your time and effort has helped immensely.

Thank you so much for this great list! The terms with Booklocker are clear — I own the book, they do not as is the case with self-publishing anywhere, I suppose , and in any event, I believe that the book is now out of print, after selling a few dozen copies. My question is, does this previous self-publishing adventure disqualify me from consideration by the folks on your list? Thanks for your further advice! Well then how the heck do we self-publisher get published in a house? A friend and I would like to break into this venture together.

It would be my story with her illustrations. Is this something that is possible or would submitting this way be frowned upon? Depends on the publisher. Submit your story and tell them in the cover letter that you have an illustrator. Very constructive, thank you very much for putting so much work into it. Really appreciate your hard work on this! You are one kind-hearted soul! Thank you ever so much for taking your time to put together this list.. God bless you, sir! Debi, gotta ask……. Thank you! What a well written compilation with a refreshing touches and comments.

Very helpful and encouraging! Thank you for the list. I been reading a book on writing picture books. I know one should know all the aspect of writing and who to submit your manuscript to, and what kind of books they are looking for. Your list provides it. I also design party memory books. What options are there for people like me who have a book already. I just need some expertise in getting the books out to the public. These companies are traditional publishers. But no bookstores carry self-published books. Amazon will be the only one who will carry it. Not only is this list highly helpful, but your comments are a treasure-trove as well.

One question: you say no bookstores carry self-published books. IngramSpark, one self-publishing company, leads us to believe independent book stores will carry and sell our self-published books. Am I confused here? You are not confused. IngramSpark is being a little misleading. Distribution is always very difficult for self published authors.

This is a good article on distribution for self published authors:. Thank you so much! I finally decided to pursue this in her honor. Thank you so much for writing this list. Thank you so much for this informative list! As most books fall into a fiction or non fiction catagory Im wondering where my stories would fit!! Is there any advantage to sending a picture book manuscript directly to a publisher, rather than to an agent? I have one I just finished but am trying to decide where to send it.

An agent can get you a bigger deal and guides you through the process. Is Covenant Books a reliable publisher or a scam? Came across their website and I am curious about your opinion. Covenant Books is a pay-to-play publisher, which means that they will self-publish your book for a fee. Mormons or LDS. I believe they publish to a wider market under Shadow Mountain. I believe they publish middle grade books with wholesome values by such authors as Brandon Mull and others.

Sorry, correction. I am not familiar with Covenant Books. So so helpful — many thanks for taking the legwork out for everyone and making it quick and simple to identify portential publishers.

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We have sold 20, books in 3 states of india. Looking publishers for other countries. Please comment. Just had to stop and say thank you for putting your time into creating this list. I may be facing disability and would have time to write. This information will be very useful. This is a great article, with crisp and relevant information of the publishers. Much appreciated. Thank you. Great list. Thanks BookFox. Like everyone else on this page, I want to thank you for this list. Your list is extra helpful in that it explains the Specialties of each Publisher.

Thank you very much. Wrote 4 children picture book. Sold more than 20, copies in our state. God loves you. Thank you for this list.

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As far as illustrations go, I see it is best to not submit illustrations with the book. If my book is accepted, will they hire an illustrator to do the illustrations for the book? If so, will I have any say in how the pictures are portrayed? I am strongly considering contacting a professional water color artist to do the illustrations, as I believe water color will be the best medium for portraying the innocence and affection of the book. Do you think they may be willing to work with the artist I have in mind?

Truly appreciate any thoughts you have on this! You can always communicate that once they accept your book, and propose the illustrator you have in mind. I want to publish a book about travelling with a 4 year old child taking her very first long vacation. I do not have illustrations but have pictures on which illustrations could be based.

Age group would be Sounds good. If you have a draft already I can help you with editing it. Otherwise write a draft and contact me. And also this link. Basically, as soon as you write it, it automatically has copyright. What is the benefit of working with a publisher in todays world. I have read they make marketing and promotion the responsibility of the author and pay very little in royalties. If both are true does it make more sense to self publish? I think they still do a lot of work — hiring an illustrator, hiring a cover designer, editing, proofing, ISBN, handling the distribution, reselling to foreign markets and handling subsidiary rights.

How do I start off with that? What does a publisher do and what are the fees? That would probably be best as a self-published book. Very helpful, comprehensive list. I like the idea of going through a well-known publisher versus self-publishing, if possible. Do you have any helpful information on the best way to put together a manuscript that a publishing company will take seriously and be intrigued by? Hi Sarah, usually when it comes to specific advice on manuscripts and how to submit, I need to see the story to give good advice.

My 7 year old writes books for children. Which one of these publishers accepts books written by children aged 8 years or less? In my experience most books written by children end up as self-published. But you could submit it with your name as the author and see if it gets anywhere. I have a list of them , which includes advice on how you can teach a burgeoning young writer.

Does your list need updating? They accepted unsolicited submissions less than a year ago when I wrote the list. And yes, several of the publishers on this list stopped taking unsolicited submissions because of this post — I was sending too much traffic their way. Thank you so very much for this list.

I truly appreciate your time, effort, and detailed information. John, I just want to say thanks! Can I publish this book traditionally even though I once self-published it? I do not wish to distribute this self-published book but go about it through a traditional publisher. You can absolutely have a self published book published traditionally. It happens all the time!