Can you judge a book by its publisher?  

These opinions are those of Ms. Rosen.
What have you observed about the books you read?


Specialty Publishers
(The literary quality is reliably excellent.)

Atheneum : exceptional literary quality

Beach Lane Books: beautiful picture books

Chicken House : powerful literature

David Fickling Books: young adult novels that challenge world views

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Orchard Books : powerful literature

Penguin and Puffin: almost always classics

Square Fish Books

Superstore Publishers
(The literary quality varies from outstanding to pedestrian.)

Alfred A. Knopf : American

Annick Press : Canadian

Bloomsbury : British

Candlewick Press : beautiful picture books and mostly memorable novels (although lately, a few novels have been a bit too predictable in their character development)

Charlesbridge : American

Clarion : American

Doubleday : American

Feiwel & Friends : American

HarperCollins : American

Holiday House: American; some outstanding authors

Hyperion : American; many action-packed novels

KidsCanPress : Canadian

Orca : Canadian; mostly quick reads about current events or sports

Random House : American

Scholastic : quality varies widely

Simon Pulse : teen novels

Tundra: Canadian


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