Consortium distributes high-quality children’s books from publishers around the world. From Brooklyn to France to India to Iqaluit, Nunavut, all the way back to a publisher in our own backyard, we have a global roster of children’s publishers committed to publishing books about characters who are as diverse and unique as the children who read them.
Consortium is a one-stop shop for all things children’s books. If you’re looking for a bilingual title, a book in translation, literature from the perspective of an #ownvoices author, or a book featuring a character from a historically under-represented population, including the LGBTQ+ community, we have what you need.
A history of excellence
When shortlists and winners of children’s book awards are announced, there’s a good chance you’ll find one (or more) Consortium title in the mix. Whether it’s a Mildred A. Batchelder Award or Pura Belpré Honor from the American Library Association, or a New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year nod, you’ll find that Consortium publishers consistently punch above their weight. Check our our recent award winners here.
Let us help!
Our publishers recognize the important work that teachers, librarians, and booksellers do to impact children’s literacy. We’re proud to offer many teacher guides, created by our publishers, to provide support in the classroom and beyond. You can also download our extensive list of high-quality titles that have been leveled for the Common Core Curriculum Standards and/or are Lexile measured.
An email you’ll actually look forward to
Have you signed up for our most fun—and colorful!—newsletter yet? Kids Kaleidoscope, delivered monthly, will keep you in the loop on our new and forthcoming children’s books and is the perfect resource for children’s book buyers, librarians, and media interested in hot children’s books and future award-winners.