Atheneum

Description

Founded in 1961 by Jean Karl, Atheneum Books for Young Readers is known for publishing enduring literary middle grade, teen, and picture book titles. The imprint has garnered over two dozen Newbery and Caldecott Medals and Honors throughout its celebrated history. It has also published a list of books that have won innumerable awards and accolades, including Coretta Scott King medals, National Book Award nominations, PEN USA Literary Awards, New York Times bestsellers, and being named to countless state reading lists. Our commitment to publishing commercial books with outstanding literary merit is evident in every title we acquire as well as in our extensive backlist. Atheneum holds tight to this same publishing integrity as we look to ahead to new formats—high-end novelty properties, graphic novels, visual storytelling—for our esteemed list of authors and illustrators.

Most Popular Atheneum Books

Locomotive book
4.8
trains · vehicles
Locomotive
Ocean Meets Sky book
5.8
imagination · grandpa · the ocean · boats
Ocean Meets Sky
imagination · friendship · helping others
Afternoon of the Elves
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 book
5.0
astronauts · the moon · outer space
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
A Hungry Lion, Or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals book
4.4
lions · penguins · food · animals · bunnies
A Hungry Lion, Or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals
Grandfather Gandhi book
3.8
historical figures · kindness
Grandfather Gandhi

Most Recent Atheneum Books

Stumpkin book
4.8
Halloween · belonging · being different · being yourself · vegetables
Stumpkin
superpowers · the environment · the world
Super Manny Cleans Up
Click, Clack, Quack to School! book
4.3
starting school · school · farms · ducks
Click, Clack, Quack to School!
art · homelessness · friendship
Outside In
death · family · siblings · love
One Shadow on the Wall
music · whales · friendship · baby animals · death
Heartbeat
Three Pennies book
5.5
San Francisco · adoption · owls · change · foster care · family
Three Pennies
Ocean Meets Sky book
5.8
imagination · grandpa · the ocean · boats
Ocean Meets Sky

Highest Rated Atheneum Books

Ocean Meets Sky book
5.8
imagination · grandpa · the ocean · boats
Ocean Meets Sky
Three Pennies book
5.5
San Francisco · adoption · owls · change · foster care · family
Three Pennies
Super Manny Stands Up! book
5.5
bullying · superpowers · superheroes · bravery · school
Super Manny Stands Up!
The Honeybee book
5.0
bees · seasons · nature · the environment
The Honeybee
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 book
5.0
astronauts · the moon · outer space
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
Stumpkin book
4.8
Halloween · belonging · being different · being yourself · vegetables
Stumpkin
The Storyteller book
4.8
culture
The Storyteller

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