Astra Publishing House
Astra Publishing House is a New York-based publishing house committed to publishing the best writers from around the world, whose children's book imprints include Astra Young Readers, Calkins Creek, Hippo Park, Kane Press, minedition U.S., Toon Books and Wordsong, and whose books have received Newbery, Printz, Coretta Scott King, and Geisel Honors, among other awards. Astra Publishing House also comprises a literary imprint Astra House and a sci-fi/fantasy imprint DAW Books.
minedition Switzerland and minedition France
minedition is a children’s book publisher founded in Europe by Michael Neugebauer, with a reputation for publishing books for children that are magnificently produced, with the utmost care for detail, and that spark children’s curiosity about the world. minedition taps into talent from around the globe, including Hans Christian Andersen Award winners Lisbeth Zwerger, Květa Pacovská, and Robert Ingpen; renowned naturalist Jane Goodall; and novelty board books rising star Yusuke Yonezu.
Since its founding in 1909, Tokyo-based Kodansha has published under the banner: “Inspire impossible stories.” Manga and novels, fashion and journalism, picture books and more—every day Kodansha delivers a wide variety of content to eager readers everywhere. Over the past ten years, Kodansha has focused on deploying its stories throughout the world not only in print, but in digital formats, websites, anime, live-action movies, events, and more. The publisher is also known for its continued philanthropic and cultural activities: its award enterprises, including The Noma Prize for Literature and The Eiji Yoshikawa Prize for Literature, and the “Play with Books Storytelling Troupe” to promote reading are just a couple examples. Having been a proactive supporter of Sustainable Development Goals for some time, Kodansha became a member of the United Nations SDG Media Compact in January of 2020.
Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd. is a media enterprise focusing on content innovation, operating in book and e-book publishing and distribution, as well as in bookselling and licensing projects such as book-to-film adaptations. Its affiliated brand Thinkingdom Children’s Books has been publishing outstanding books for two decades, including many recipients of the most prestigious international awards, such as the Caldecott Medal, the Kate Greenaway Medal, the German Juvenile Literature Award, and more.