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publishers

The number of publishers and imprints MMS represents continues to grow; currently standing at more than thirty publishers/imprints in UK and export markets. Each publisher is selected for its excellent range of books and the diverse range of selected publishers work extremely well together giving our sales teams titles to suit every customer.

In the UK, MMS has a strong experienced trade and special sales team meeting wholesalers, school and library suppliers, as well as independent bookshops on a regular basis. MMS also has a team of educational consultants going into schools up and down the country. In export markets, MMS works with great sales agents and distributors to ensure its publishers’ books appear all around the world.

Alanna Max

Alanna Max is an independent publisher passionate about children’s books and they believe everyone loves a good story! However, some children struggle to find books in which they see themselves and their experiences. So they aim to produce stories that are naturally inclusive of a wide range of people and experiences – so ALL children can enjoy them. Most of all, however, they believe that deep down, we are far more alike than we are different … and that everyone loves a good story! MMS is delighted to be representing Alanna Max around the world (except USA) from the beginning of April 2020. Welcome back!

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Booklife Publishing

BookLife Publishing, which started in January 2015, was created from a simple idea: putting children at the heart of their books and that’s why their books are so unique – from Pigs Might Fly to Why Do I Poo? With their highly qualified and innovative team of teachers, authors and educational experts, they are always pushing the boundaries of creativity to make the best books ever – unlocking imaginations, creativity and critical thinking in everything they do. From reluctant readers to the most dedicated bookworms, they believe there is a book out there for every child – and if there isn’t yet, then they’ll make it!

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Caboodle Books

Caboodle Books is a tiny independent publisher, working within its school event company Authors Abroad. Many authors working for Authors Abroad thought that they’d like to have more control over their books and so asked the CEO of Authors Abroad whether he’d consider publishing them, so Caboodle Books was born. In recent years, key titles of note have been Island written by award winning author Nicky Singer and illustrated by children’s laureate Chris Riddell plus Karl Nova’s Rhythm and Poetry which won the 2018 best poetry book of the year awarded by CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) which is the only award in the UK for published children’s poetry.

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Catch a Star

Catch A Star is a delightful new imprint from New Frontier Publishing for babies, toddlers and early learners. Each book is lovingly created to entertain through discovery. It started with four beautiful board books in January 2019 produced in collaboration with Arsenal Football Club and The Jane Austen Hampshire Cultural Trust.

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Cheriton Publishing

At Cheriton Children’s Books, our mission is simple: to create books that inspire a lifelong love of learning. We believe that education begins by sparking an interest and then fanning that flame. That is why we fill our books with top-quality information that is delivered in a readable and engaging style. We take curriculum-linked topics, add innovative themes, and combine them with a color-rich design that keeps readers turning the pages—and finding out more. Our books cover a huge variety of topics, from history, geography, literature, and science through social studies and art and activity books. Whatever the topic, our aim is to reach out to readers and help them discover how rewarding learning can be.

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Cherrytree Books

Cherrytree Books has gone through many reincarnations but it continues to have an excellent reputation in schools and libraries with its benchmark being creativity and quality in every area. So many great titles go out of print and languish in forgotten archives but, with experience and knowledge, it has been possible to bring back many popular titles into print for today’s child. Publications of note have been Hana’s Suitcase written by Karen Levine – a best seller all over the world and licenced for UK and Europe by Cherrytree Books; The Jags and Mystery Mob series which are always popular with children.

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Crabtree Publishing Company

Crabtree Publishing Company is dedicated to producing high-quality books and educational products for children. Each resource blends accuracy, immediacy, and eye-catching illustration with the goal of inspiring nothing less than a life-long interest in reading and learning in children. The company began building its reputation in 1978 as a quality children’s non-fiction book publisher and its titles became a mainstay in schools as well as historic sites and museums across North America.

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Five Quills

Five Quills children's books is an independent children's book publisher.  Its picture books and more advanced chapter books are filled with lively illustrations and wonderful stories, all carefully written and designed for young readers between the ages of 3-9 years.  The Five Quill children's list is growing day by day and its team is busily working on several new and exciting titles, including a brand new Wildlife Adventure series featuring eco-heroine Lottie Boffin.   MMS is delighted to be representing this lovely new publisher and the first title Frog Frenzy from the Lottie Loves Nature series is showcased in the MMS new titles sales kit for October 2020.  MMS will be selling the wonderful titles from Five Quills all around the world!

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Green Android

Green Android is an independent publisher of children’s non-fiction books. Founded in 2011, Green Android’s team of experienced writers, designers, editors, researchers and illustrators have created hundreds of highly successful books for publishers throughout the world. In 2023, Green Android will publish its titles in the United Kingdom. The first titles to be released are the How to Draw, First Sticker Art and the perennially popular A to Z Joke books. Green Android create books that educate, inform and entertain curious and creative children from ages three to ten.

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Hashtag Press

The idea of a book publishing house promoting new voices came about in April 2016. Our first book was published in 2017. Fast forward and Hashtag Press is an award winning diverse indie publishing house and has published bestselling, award-winning books. Created by bestselling, award-winning children's and YA author Abiola and award-winning book PR Helen Lewis.

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Holmgard Press

Joe Dever's Lone Wolf has inspired a generation of readers and gamers alike. Since 1984, it has sold more than 12 million copies, been translated into 18 languages, and won multiple international awards. Each exciting episode can be played separately, or combined into a fantastic role-playing epic spanning 32 books. With the publication of the final three books, the saga soon comes to its epic conclusion, 40 years since fans began their journey.

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Igloo Books

The global leader of mass-market publishing Igloo Books publishes high-quality, affordable books for every kind of reader. From illustrated storybooks, novelty and board books, wipe-clean learning, licensed advent calendars, to colouring, sticker, and activity books, we have something for everybody between the ages of 0 to 100. We are the global leader of mass-market publishing with a world-wide reach in 77 countries across 64 languages. As of 2021 our products are climate neutral and we actively strive to remove, replace, and reduce plastic and excess in all our products.

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Iversen Publishing

Iversen Publishing is a family owned educational publishing company producing great fact and fiction books that help all children become readers and lifetime lovers of literature.

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Laburnum Press

Laburnum Press publishes outstanding educational books primarily aimed at the Early Years market of 4 to 6 years. Colourful bright information books with engaging photographs and illustrations that allow children to grasp first concepts. Its Sparklers series has won a number of Practical Pre-School Awards.

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Larrikin House

Larrikin House is a brand new independent Australian publishing company dedicated to publishing funny stories by funny people.  MMS is delighted to be representing Larriking House all around the world (except in Australia of course!)  Their first new titles appear in the MMS sales kit for September 2020 and the lead title of My Shadow is Pink is achieving lots of wonderful publicity for its author Scott Stuart.  Have a look at Scott's Instagram and TikTok pages 'Scottcreates'.

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Little Steps Publishing

Little Steps Publishing is a different approach from New Frontier Publishing in that it’s partnership publishing, helping the creator to produce high-quality children’s books by offering all the production elements and services that large publishing house provide! The rather unique set-up of Little Steps Publishing means that once a book is ready to print, its published so there’s no opportunity for long sell-in lead times. A challenge the MMS team is happy to accept!

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Mogzilla

Mogzilla is an independent publishing company on a mission! It wants to get children into history through storytelling and fire their imagination by publishing brilliant books and graphic novels. Of note is the excellent Spartapuss series which provide a great way to interest children in Ancient Rome and naturally, it’s all about cats! The London Deep series has text and comic art on every page where rival police forces for kids and grown-ups compete the keep the peace.

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New Frontier Publishing

New Frontier Publishing was originally established in Australia in 2002 with the motto: to inspire, educate and uplift. They publish books both for the trade and educational market and work with the MMS team to select the most suitable books for world markets. New Frontier Publishing publishes books that children will want to read again and again. Their books are of the highest quality as they believe that children deserve the best!

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North Parade Publishing

North Parade Publishing - A forward thinking, independent publisher of children's books.

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Read + Play from Marshall Cavendish

The Read + Play Series – Harness the power of literature through the innovation of play With Read+Play, the author Jo-Ann Netto-Shek was interested in replicating some of her fondest reading experiences that she had as a child that she believes are the foundation of her adult reading life. Reading for her was always shared and enjoyable. Some of her best reading memories included play after reading with experiences like dressing up as characters or making objects in stories or recreating story worlds. Play made reading enjoyable and extended story worlds into her world.

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ReadZone Books

ReadZone is an independent publishing company with a passion for inspiring young people of all abilities and interests to find a lifelong love of reading. ReadZone specialises in producing books to encourage reluctant readers by offering a range of levels and genres, page-turning storytelling, modern, fresh design and high-quality production. They commission only the best authors and illustrators and consult with reading experts. So, step straight into the ReadZone and choose what suits you, from short sharp reads to challenging texts. Discover a world of fun, fantasy, thriller, romance and more. Choose between print books and e-books. We hope you enjoy the experience and continue a lifelong love of reading.

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Really Decent Books

MMS is very pleased to welcome Really Decent Books - a small, independent children’s publishing company, based in the beautiful city of Bath.

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Red Rocket Readers

Red Rocket Readers offers a carefully controlled sequence of challenges through reading levels to ensure students progress with confidence and enthusiasm. Entertaining and engage informational topics and fictional storylines are at the core of this comprehensive 600 levelled reading books for guided reading, shared and small group reading. Red Rocket Readers features colourful, entertaining illustrations and photographs that support the text, launch oral discussion and develop student comprehension. The classic story structure (tension, climax and resolution) ensures children will want to engage with the texts. This is an excellent and comprehensive reading scheme that has been written by teachers and so ticks every box!

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Redback Publishing

Redback Publishing is a new Australian publisher specialising in children’s books with a colourful, visual approach to design. The MMS team is hoping to include the first new titles in its January 2020 sales kit.

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Starfish Bay Publishing

Starfish Bay Publishing Pty Ltd is an award-winning independent publishing house located in Adelaide, Australia.

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Step by Step

Brand new early years publisher Step By Step brings excellent early years titles - board books, activity books and so much more!

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The Secret Mountain

The Secret Mountain is committed to sharing music and stories across cultures and generations highlighting collaborative efforts between authors, songwriters and illustrators from around the globe.  As an independent children's press, they believe that libraries and bookstores provide an essential playground for a child's imagination and encourage its readers and listeners to support their local literary communities.

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Tiny & Tim Ltd

A little publisher with big ideas for children everywhere. The first sets of imaginative board books and activity books will be available in 2022.

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Very Puzzled

MMS are proud to represent Very Puzzled! The Very Puzzled puzzles are definitely something that parents and carers can get stuck into with their children. Each jigsaw puzzle includes a wide variety of landmarks, monuments and attractions that has been designed to provide endless fun and topics of discussion that can be used as a fun way to learn and interact for both children and adults. The puzzle will stimulate your child’s natural curiosity and provide ample opportunities to supplement and support the school curriculum.

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Wacky Bee Books

Wacky Bee Books describes itself as ‘a small publishing company with very big ideas’ and the MMS team absolutely agrees with that! The first new titles sold by MMS will be for November: A Postcard to Ollis and for December: Mustafa’s Jumper. This exciting little trade publisher really complements other MMS publishers and the quality and sales possibility is second to none!

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Zero to Ten

Zero To Ten is a children's publisher, originally launching in 1997 and now, after a few transformations, in 2021 is being relaunched by bringing back its most successful series. The company's name reflect its readers' ages of 0 to 10 years old. Prepare to blast off: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 ... Window on the World!

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ZunTold

ZunTold is based in Manchester, UK. They are a publishing company and a therapeutic service offering bibliotherapy .

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