Top Teen Book Publishing Houses

Some of the top teen fiction book publishers include Harper Collins, HarperTeen, Simon & Shuster, Scholastic, Penguin, Disney/Hyperion, Candlewick, Farrar, Dutton, Random House and Viking.

The YA genre’s popularity got a huge boost with Scholastic Press’ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone published in 2003 and first published in 1997.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins continues to increase the popularity of young adult fiction even among adults.  This book was also published by Scholastic Press in 2008 and won many literary awards including being a nominee for the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award (2011) and winning the Red House Children’s Book Award for Older Readers & Overall (2010), New York Times Notable Children’s Book (2008), Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of The Year, South Carolina Book Award for Junior and Young Adult Book Awards (2011), Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (2010), Teen Buckeye Book Award (2009), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2010), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award (2010), ALA Teens’ Top Ten (2009), Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2010), Sakura Medal for Middle School Book (2010) and many more.

The Twilight series published by Little, Brown and Co. and first published in 2006 also concurrently increased awareness of teen fiction with a vampire twist.

Disney/Hyperion books had a hit in 2006 with Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan and Eragon was introduced to young readers by Knopf publishing.

In Canada, publishing companies have their own divisions or are their own entire companies depending on their arrangements with larger parent companies in the U.S.
Top books in Canada at Harper Collins recently included the classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and The Rescue of Belle and Sundance. Top authors in Canada at Harper Collins include Amanda Lang, Nancy Richler, John Ibbitson, Arlene Dickinson, Beth Abramson, Diane Mott Davidson, Kat Tancock, J R R Tolkien, and Luca Dotti. Some authors read at local libraries and hold book signings.

Divergent is one of Harper Collins’ best teen fiction books.

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