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The Creative Company

The Creative Company was founded in 1932 and initially produced maps and diagrams for teachers and students, chalk game sets, and rubber stamps. By the 1960s, Creative was a leading children’s publisher, creating magnificently illustrated school and library books on a multitude of subjects ranging from science to sports. Today, the company is led by third-generation owner and publisher Tom Peterson and features four imprints: Creative Education (nonfiction series), Creative Editions (picture books), Creative Paperbacks (softcover versions of nonfiction and picture books), and Creative Digital (ebooks). Across all four imprints, The Creative Company maintains its longstanding dedication to publishing innovative and beautiful books that both teach and inspire. Chronicle Books distributes Creative Editions and Creative Paperbacks.

For more, visit the Creative Company here. Retailers, contact your Chronicle Books rep or open a retail account here

 

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Galison + Mudpuppy

Galison creates beautiful, art-inspired, unique stationery and gifts for people who appreciate style and value. Their passion for fine arts and contemporary design shapes their vision and helps them drive the newest trends. Galison wants their products to enhance everyday living and allow for creative self-expression.

Mudpuppy combines education and fun within activity-based products that foster creativity, and encourage free play. Drawing inspiration from classic children’s illustrations as well as contemporary artists, Mudpuppy creates gifts for discerning customers to give proudly to the children they love.

Galison Publishing also creates an annual holiday collection that includes a wide range of boxed greeting cards, gift tags, and other seasonally themed gifts. Their growing Private Label division works with museums, non-profits, and businesses to create custom projects.

For more, visit Galison here and Mudpuppy here. Retailers, contact your Chronicle Books rep or open a retail account here.
 

 

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Hardie Grant Books

It was late in 1997 when the freshly formed Hardie Grant Books opened for business. Almost 20 years and hundreds of books later, they are a leading independent publisher of non-fiction and children’s books, with offices in Melbourne and London, and books sold all over the world.

A defining aspect of a Hardie Grant book is high-quality production, design, and innovation. They work with the best authors to create beautiful, award-winning books that inspire. Publishing across a range of subjects including food, humor, popular culture, children’s books, design and fashion, Hardie Grant food and wine books, in particular, are recognized as some of the world’s best, garnering major international awards as well as highly regarded design awards.

Discovering new talent and capturing trends is key, but quality always comes first. They love what they do, and that’s why they do it well.

For more, visit Hardie Grant Books here. Retailers, contact your Chronicle Books rep or open a retail account here.


 

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I See Me!

Kids love being the stars of their very own stories, so just imagine their delight when they discover that their new storybook has a very familiar hero. Personalized storybooks from I See Me! make children feel special while encouraging important skills such as reading, letter recognition, and learning to spell their own names.

Beautifully illustrated and professionally bound, customized books from I See Me! take quality and personalization to the next level. Animals might bring letters one by one to spell out your child’s name. Fairies might bring the letters of your child’s name and then crown her as their fairy princess. The hero might have the same hair color and skin tone as your child, or a photograph of your child’s face might be playfully incorporated into the illustrations.

Storybooks from I See Me! can help children develop basic reading skills, teach them to recognize their own name in print and lay the groundwork for writing their own names. These entertaining books also build self-esteem by celebrating the uniqueness of each child.

For more, visit I See Me! here.

 

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Laurence King Publishing

Based in London, Laurence King is an innovative publisher of distinctive books and gift products reflecting the highest production value. Credited with starting the coloring book trend for adults, the company continues to redefine the category by creating new and interesting formats. Dedicated to all visual and creative arts, the company focuses on interactive creativity, visual communication, fine art, studio art, fashion, graphic design, illustration, architecture, photography, product design, street art, film, advertising, typography, textiles, fiber arts, and more. Laurence King Publishing has published cutting-edge as well as classic texts, such as, Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest, David Carson’s The End of Print, Saul Bass, My Wonderful World of Fashion, and Let’s Make Some Great Art. Offering a wide-ranging selection of formats—from coloring books, mazes, educational games, hardcover tomes, card games, classy journals, vintage fashion, sticker books, pretty patterns, and letterpress resources—Laurence King publishes for creative kids, curious students, artistic adults, and inventive professionals.

For more, visit Laurence King Publishing here. Retailers, contact your Chronicle Books rep or open a retail account here


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Levine Querido

Founded in 2019 by Arthur A. Levine, Levine Querido (LQ) is an independent publisher born of a fervent mission to give voice to a uniquely talented, exceptionally diverse group of authors and artists whose books will inspire young people while offering them a sense of their (and others’) rightful place in the world. LQ books are characterized by great storytelling, powerful and beautiful artwork, and a fearless commitment to telling deep truths. Full disclosure: Sometimes we will make you laugh while doing so.

For more, visit Levine Querido here. Retailers, contact your Chronicle Books rep or open a retail account here

 

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Princeton Architectural Press

Princeton Architectural Press was founded in 1981 and has become a world leader in architecture and design publishing. With over 500 publications to date, they are committed to the highest quality in editorial content, book design, and manufacturing. Their unwavering focus is excellence: they seek the best in their field, and are privileged to be able to attract and publish it. They identify new trends and publish first books on emerging talents as well as definitive works on established names, and cover the rich range of topics that design encompasses. Their subjects include architectural monographs, cities and landscapes, guidebooks, history, theory, and professional practice. They have published many of the most notable writers in their field (Michael Sorkin, Carol Willis, Lewis Mumford, Ellen Lupton, K. Michael Hays), as well as many of the most important architects practicing today (Steven Holl, Diller Scofidio, Rem Koolhaas, Aldo Rossi, Shigeru Ban, Greg Lynn). They have actively expanded their focus to include graphic design and popular culture.

Princeton Architectural Press has further enhanced their line by distributing high-quality publishers including Hyphen Press and Balcony Press.

Highly awarded and lauded in their field and beyond, Princeton Architectural Press is a feather in the cap of Chronicle Books' offerings, and continues to surprise us all with the diversity of their list.

For more, visit Princeton Architectural Press here. Retailers, contact your Chronicle Books rep or open a retail account here.

 

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Quadrille Publishing

Quadrille, an imprint of Hardie Grant Publishing, is one of the leading non-fiction book and stationery publishers in the UK, with a special focus on the areas of cooking, craft, design, lifestyle, and popular culture. In the two decades since it was founded, the Quadrille list has expanded to include some of the greatest names in the world of cooking, including Michel Roux, Skye Gyngell, Trine Hahnemann and Antonio Carluccio. Their stationery publishing embraces enviable collaborations with iconic British brands like Cath Kidston, Lulu Guinness, and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

International in their outlook, Quadrille books have won awards around the globe and can be found everywhere from San Francisco to Tokyo, and Paris to Cape Town. 

Every Quadrille book is a bespoke creation and carefully tailored to its author, subject matter and, most importantly, the reader. Their highly specialized and dedicated team fashions individual design and production solutions to custom-make every single book. This approach is what differentiates something that is perfectly acceptable from something that is just so special that everybody wants to own it.

For more, visit Quadrille Publishing here. Retailers, contact your Chronicle Books rep or open a retail account here.

 

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Sierra Club Calendars

Chronicle Books is proud to distribute the distinguished calendar line of the Sierra Club, the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. The original nature calendars are still the bestsellers in their field. These Sierra Club classics are available two formats: The Sierra Club Wilderness Calendar—America's best-loved wall calendar for more than 40 years—celebrates wild places all across the country in breathtaking, large-format photos. The Sierra Club Engagement Calendar, with a week-by-week desk format perfect for keeping track of activities and appointments, features 56 full-color images by America's leading nature photographers. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of both calendars goes to support the Sierra Club's work to preserve and protect the planet.

For more, visit the Sierra Club here. Retailers, contact your Chronicle Books rep or open a retail account here.
  

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Twirl Books

Turning heads, shaping minds. Straight from Paris’s industry-leading Editions Tourbillon, curated with legendary French flair, and grounded in rock-solid early learning principles, Twirl Books offer a winning combination of developmentally sound content, innovative formats, and fun, fun, fun!

Retailers, contact your Chronicle Books rep or open a retail account here.

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Do Book Company

The Do Book Company publishes a branded series of inspirational pocket guides for creative entrepreneurs, makers, and Doers. Based in east London, their concise guidebooks are written by leading experts who focus on the "doing," not the background theory, to inspire action. Readers are provided with the tools to master a new skill or craft, cultivate a positive mindset, work smarter, or get a shot of inspiration. Beautifully designed with iconic covers, Do Books help and encourage readers to live a more fulfilling and engaged life. 

For more, visit Do Books here. Retailers, contact your Chronicle Books rep or open a retail account here.
 

Blackwell & Ruth

Blackwell & Ruth is an award-winning creator of books, films and exhibitions for publishers and partners in forty countries. Their work is founded on subjects that matter to them – equality, humanity, the environment, and food security – subjects they hope add to the volume of good in the world.

They have originated five books with Nelson Mandela and his colleagues at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which collectively have been published in thirty-five languages, including The New York Times bestseller Conversations with Myself which featured a foreword by President Barack Obama. They also originated the only authorized portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales ever published, as well as books with South African anti-apartheid heroes Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Ahmed Kathrada, and a global project founded on interviews called 200 Women. They are currently working with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on a five-year multi-media project focused on leadership titled I know this to be true.

For more, visit Blackwell & Ruth here. Retailers, contact your Chronicle Books rep or open a retail account here.

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