Albert Whitman & Company

Fast Facts About Publishers Albert Whitman & Company

Cover art of Ian's Walk: A Story About Autism
Albert Whitman & Company

This independent publisher is known for its Boxcar Children® Mysteries, its concept books that deal with feelings and family issues, and its multicultural books. This children’s book publisher specializes in picture books, novels, and nonfiction titles for children 2- to 12-years-old. While most concept books focus on the alphabet, colors, numbers and such, on its Web site, the publisher states, ”In our Concept books, we respond to those who have challenging life situations -- kids who must deal with prejudice or bullies; kids who must live with asthma or autism or HIV; kids whose families have been torn apart by divorce, war, or death.”

Selected Books Published by Albert Whitman & Company

  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism
  • The Boxcar Children® series
  • The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate
  • Megan's Birthday Tree: A Story about Open Adoption
  • Lucy and the Bully
  • Hana's Suitcase
  • Celebrate! It's Cinco de Mayo / ¡Celebremos! ¡Es el Cinco de Mayo!

Albert Whitman & Company Submission Guidelines

Albert Whitman & Company currently has an open submissions policy. They pledge to read and review un-agented manuscripts and proposals for picture books, middle-grade fiction, and young adult novels. See their website for more in-depth guideline criteria for submitting written work.

Official Albert Whitman & Company Web Site