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Highlights for Children and Penguin Random House Publisher Services Enter Sales and Book Agreement

New York, NY • Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) today announced a multi-year book sales and distribution agreement with Highlights for Children, Inc., the iconic children’s media brand. The agreement takes effect on November 1, 2017.

The Highlights book program includes the flagship-branded imprint, Highlights Press, which publishes bestselling puzzle and activity books — including Hidden Pictures® — as well as joke books and novelty formats. The company also has three trade imprints: Boyds Mills Press, Calkins Creek, and WordSong, the only children’s line dedicated to poetry. The extensive trade backlist features picture books, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, including award-winning titles such as Words with Wings, The Knowing Book, and Bubonic Panic.

“Book publishing is a vibrant and fast-growing business at Highlights, and continues the brand’s legacy of creating engaging experiences for children,” said Mary-Alice Moore, Senior Vice President and Publisher. “We’re delighted to be working with PRHPS. Their passion, expertise, and market leadership are unparalleled and will enable us to reach even more kids and families with great products.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Highlights for Children as we continue to grow our children’s portfolio, which already includes a broad array of prestigious children’s publishers,” said Jeff Abraham, President, Penguin Random House Publisher Services. “This is an exceptionally strong brand, recognized by children and their parents for generations. We are eager to work together to expand the reach of Highlights Press and Boyds Mills Press.”

About Highlights for Children

Devoted to “Fun with a Purpose®” for more than 70 years, global family-media brand Highlights for Children, Inc. has put millions of children on the path to a lifelong love of reading and learning, helping them to become their best selves. In addition to its four children’s magazines — Highlights, High Five, Highlights Hello, and High Five Bilingüe — the company offers several digital products and subscription-based puzzle book clubs. It also publishes trade books through its Highlights Press and Boyds Mills Press imprints.

About Penguin Random House Publisher Services

Penguin Random House Publisher Services, a Penguin Random House company, is the book industry's leading provider of sales and distribution services to premium third-party publishers. Its wide range of service offerings includes sales, warehousing, physical and digital distribution, credit and collection, marketing, and information technology. Its portfolio of clients includes National Geographic, Parallax Press, DC Comics, Sasquatch Books, Charlesbridge and many others.

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