61 Educational Book Publishers You Need to Know

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What’s a classroom without books? Most teachers and professors follow a textbook to at least some extent, and countless people choose to dive into a subject on their own with the help of educational books. Whether you’re 5 or 50, there are educational books out there to help you expand your knowledge in any subject, from biology, to political science, to elementary school curricula. Here’s a huge list of educational book publishers that work with every type of educational book imaginable.

For over 30 years, ABDO has been publishing exceptional children’s pre-K to 12 educational titles for libraries and schools.


Edina, MN, USA

Abigail Press publishes quality textbooks for the secondary and higher educational community in the fields of history, political science, sociology, women’s studies, and related social sciences. Personal service and help are provided for educators to assist in their professional teaching and growth.

Abigail Press Inc.

Wheaton, IL, USA

Abrams Learning Trends was founded in 2008 when Abrams & Company Publishers Inc. was acquired by Learning Trends LLC. Small and nimble, the company is dedicated to supporting educators with innovative pre-K through grade 5 supplemental educational materials that provide targeted solutions for literacy, phonics, math, science, health and safety, and more.

Abrams Learning Trends

Austin, TX, USA

Academic Innovations is best known for its nationally acclaimed Career Choices series and My10yearPlan.com, cutting-edge classroom technology, relevant professional development, and excellent customer service.

Academic Innovations

Saint George, UT, USA

Academic Learning Company LLC traces its roots as an academic and educational publisher to D. Appleton & Company (Boston, 1813) which later became Appleton Century Crofts (New York). Appleton Century Crofts was the American publisher of the two-volume New Century Dictionary and New Century Encyclopedia, the premier reference materials in the 19th century.

Academic Learning Company

El Monte, CA, USA

American Book Company (ABC) began as a small business started by two educators in the garage of a small brick house in rural Georgia. With one printed title, these educators saw the need for quality and additional educational resources in the classroom. Since then, the founders’ initial vision has remained unchanged. ABC creates innovative content to help students achieve success inside and outside the classroom.

American Book Company

Woodstock, GA, USA

Armond Dalton publishes only the highest-quality accounting and information systems supplements. Each is backed by extensive university teaching experience and excellent teacher and textbook author reputations. All books, including revisions, have been extensively student tested either in classrooms or by multiple students outside of the classroom, with the focus being making the materials easy to understand.

Armond Dalton Publishers Inc.

Okemos, MI, USA

Atwood Publishing’s traditional areas of teaching enhancement, student services/academic affairs, and administration continue to be high-profile lines with various new titles. To this it has added threads of distance learning/education, semiotics, a new diversity series, and a teaching techniques/strategies series. It also offers some fun book-related products.

Atwood Publishing Co.

Madison, WI, USA

Founded in 1987 by Charles D. Hayes, Autodidactic Press represents an intellectual odyssey through more than 30 years of intensive self-education.

Autodidactic Press

Wasilla, AK, USA

BIOZONE specializes in the production of high-quality student and teacher resources for high school biology (grades 9 to 12) in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, plus editions tailored to international programs. BIOZONE books have been translated into a number of foreign languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Polish, and Slovenian as well as specific English-language editions compiled for Italy.

BIOZONE International

Parker, CO, USA

BJU Press is committed to Christian education. Christian teachers and administrators play a crucial role in educating students for the next generation. To support Christian educators, BJU Press produces textbooks and materials that shape a biblical worldview, are academically rigorous, encourage critical thinking, and are supported with technology solutions.

Bob Jones University Press

Greenville, SC, USA

Tim McCreight started Brynmorgen Press in 1985 to provide practical, high-quality textbooks on metalworking and design.

Brynmorgen Press

Brunswick, ME, USA

Since 1987, Classroom Complete Press has assisted teachers and parents by providing world-class premium supplemental resource materials for students in grades pre-K to 12.

Classroom Complete Press

San Diego, CA, USA

Clew Publishing’s goal is to clarify complex information for readers so they can enjoy the learning process. Through clear writing, accessible organization, and clean design, Clew’s first book, Panorama, allows students and the general interest reader the chance to tackle a challenging subject like mythology and not get lost along the way.

Clew Publishing

Gibsonia, PA, USA

Creative Teaching Press (CTP) is a family-owned and teacher-managed supplemental educational publisher for children ages 3 to 14, grades pre-K to 8.

Creative Teaching Press

Cypress, CA, USA

Founded in 1945, Delmar is a leading publisher of career, technical, and vocational textbooks, serving disciplines like automotive and trucking, health and nursing, trade, and paralegal. Cengage Learning acquired Delmar in 1981.

Delmar Cengage Learning

Independence, KY, USA

Directed Media Inc. is a Washington-based educational publisher and distributor of state and regional social studies textbooks and supplemental materials for the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Directed Media Inc.

East Wenatchee, WA, USA

Over the years, EMC has grown steadily into one of the nation’s leading producers and marketers of textbooks and supporting multimedia programs for K to 12 and post-secondary schools throughout the country. EMC is a division of New Mountain Learning—a diversified education company devoted to overseeing the continued development and growth of five prominent and established brands: EMC School, Paradigm Publishing, JIST Publishing, RCL Benziger, and Standard Publishing. Each brand provides traditional print and technology products and services for a wide range of learning needs.

EMC Publishing

St. Paul, MN, USA

The company currently publishes 200 new library-bound titles a year for students in grades 1 through 12. The primary markets are school and public libraries. All titles are available directly from Enslow Publishing, major book distributors, retail bookstores, and online retailers. Over the years, Enslow’s award-winning titles have been recognized by organizations such as the American Library Association, the NAACP, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Society of School Librarians International. Books cover subjects including biography, contemporary issues, health and drug education, history and government, holidays and customs, math, science and technology, science projects and experiments, and sports and recreation.

Enslow Publishers

New York, NY, USA

Gallopade is an award-winning publisher of more than 15,000 educational products for children and adults. Founded in 1979, Gallopade has built a reputation as a trusted, proven source for products focusing on social studies, with an emphasis on history, geography, and biographies all correlated to state standards.

Gallopade Publishing

Peachtree City, GA, USA

Gareth Stevens Publishing focuses on high-interest nonfiction titles aligned to meet curriculum objectives for grades pre-K through 8. From an exciting line of nonfiction books designed for early-emergent to fluent readers, to engaging, on-level nonfiction books supporting the curriculum at the elementary grades, and curriculum-related topics for middle school students, its titles lead children to a lifetime of learning through high-quality, high-interest materials.

Gareth Stevens Publishing

New York, NY, USA

Garlic Press, lightheartedly named as a play on words, is an independent educational publishing company founded by a school teacher. Its educational materials are created by educators for parents and teachers to use at home and in the classroom. Its books are no-nonsense and straightforward, intended to teach mastery through practice. Perfect for on-level students, homeschoolers, older learners needing to refresh skills, or progressive self-learners.

Garlic Press

Bloomington, IN, USA

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, MA; Lebanon, IN; Nashville, TN; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; and Berkeley, CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON.

Hachette Book Group

Boston, MA, USA

Hayden-McNeil Publishing is a part of the newly formed Macmillan Learning Curriculum Solutions group. Curriculum Solutions brings together the quality and reputation of Bedford/St. Martin’s, W. H. Freeman, and Worth Publishers content with Hayden-McNeil’s expertise in publishing original custom print and digital products for higher education educators. Hayden-McNeil provides authors with exceptional service and a seamless publishing process.


Plymouth, MI, USA

Heinemann-Raintree publishes thousands of high-quality, nonfiction books that meet students’ pre-K through secondary needs, in the library and in the classroom. Teachers can choose from titles in science, social studies, biography, art, math, health, and more that correlate to state standards. Heinemann-Raintree has books that address the special needs of striving readers, English-language learners, and reluctant readers. Plus, many of its books are also available in Spanish.


North Mankato, MN, USA

Hillsdale Educational was started in 1965 by a group dedicated to helping young people learn about the great and exciting state of Michigan. Since then, Michigan has remained its focus, and it publishes and distributes books and educational materials for grades K through 12.

Hillsdale Educational Publishers

Hillsdale, MI, USA

The mission of Homecourt Publishers is to provide teachers with resources that help them engage students and have fun while still staying closely aligned to the standards.

Homecourt Publishers

Greenville, SC, USA

The mission of Kendall Hunt is to be a dynamic provider of quality educational products and services. It strives to meet the specific needs of the marketplace in a unique and progressive manner and is committed to excellence and employee growth and development.

Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.

Dubuque, IA, USA

Lanahan Publishers is the source for innovative, accessible, and less expensive college course books and readers. College instructors can find textbooks for their courses in political science and psychology.

Lanahan Publishers

Baltimore, MD, USA

Every product created at Lorenz Educational Press is based on a commitment to helping teachers provide a positive educational experience for students. The press strives to produce products that embrace its mission to define learning areas vital to developing well-rounded students and empowering future leaders.

Lorenz Educational Press

Dayton, OH, USA

Mitchell Lane Publishers Inc. is owned and operated by former teacher and reading specialist Barbara Mitchell. Begun in 1992, Mitchell Lane is dedicated to developing educational content for the less-than-enthusiastic reader. Mitchell Lane books are designed to hook kids right from the very first sentence.

Mitchell Lane Publishers

Hockessin, DE, USA

Mondo Publishing was founded in 1986 by Mark Vineis. Initially an organization specializing in professional learning, Mondo remains dedicated to modeling and supporting best practices in literacy instruction and leadership development, believing that all students can achieve high standards given sufficient time and support, and that teachers hold the key to successful learning.

Mondo Publishing

New York, NY, USA

Okapi Educational Publishing was founded in 2008 with the goal of supporting educators as they help children to become active participants in their own learning and to become productive, literate members of society.

Okapi Educational Publishing Inc.

Temecula, CA, USA

Open Books Press is an imprint of Pen & Publish Inc., a small press established in 2005, dedicated to publishing books by or for schools and nonprofits.

Open Books Press

Bloomington, IN, USA

Oxton House Publishers was founded in 1992 by two PhD educators with more than 50 years of combined teaching experience, from early elementary school through advanced university courses. Oxton House Publishers is committed to providing high-quality, effective, low-cost educational materials for needs not well served by mass-market publications, particularly in the areas of early reading skills and mathematics. The publishers pay special attention to materials that work well for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

Oxton House Publishers

Farmington, ME, USA

Parlay Press specializes in textbooks and academic books on language and writing. It also publishes titles in other areas.

Parlay Press

Hilton Head, SC, USA

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 35,000 employees in more than 70 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning.


London, United Kingdom

Pen & Publish Inc. started as a small press dedicated to publishing work by or for schools and nonprofits in 2005. In addition to adding traditional imprints, it now also offers custom publishing services to authors, small presses, and organizations.

Pen & Publish

Bloomington, IN, USA

Founded by two educators in 1926, Perfection Learning provides high-quality, innovative curriculum solutions to K through 12 schools across the country and internationally.

Perfection Learning

Logan, IA, USA

Perfection Learning is a leader in literature and language arts programs for grades 6 through 12. These programs cover the complete range of language arts skills and course areas with both textbooks and supplemental programs. Innovative literature programs provide cost-effective solutions for teaching critical thinking skills and incorporating the demands of Common Core and state standards. K through 8 reading/language arts solutions include hybrid print/digital handwriting and spelling programs, nonfiction reading, and intervention programs in reading and math.

Perfection Learning Corporation

Logan, IA, USA

Pflaum Publishing Group is a division of Bayard Inc., a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K to 12 education market. Pflaum publishes a wide range of materials for Catholic religious education, including the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation Program for preschool through grade 8, Together in Jesus sacramental preparation programs for primary grades, mini-courses for junior and senior high confirmation preparation, and Children Celebrate! products for Liturgy of the Word with Children.


Dayton, OH, USA

Pearson Prentice Hall and its respected imprints provide educational materials, technologies, assessments, and related services across the secondary curriculum.

Prentice Hall

Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA

Teachers, parents, and kids look to Prufrock Press for exciting, informative learning resources designed for gifted, advanced, and special needs learners.

Prufrock Press

Austin, TX, USA

Established in 1973, Redleaf Press is a leading nonprofit publisher of exceptional curriculum, management, and business resources for early childhood professionals. Its educational and instructional publications improve the lives of children by strengthening and supporting the teachers, trainers, and families who care for them. Redleaf Press titles represent a broad range of topics designed to assist teachers in providing a stimulating, child-centered curriculum based on sound and accepted theory.

Redleaf Press

St. Paul, MN, USA

Situated in the foothills of Appalachia, Riddle Creek Publishing wears the name of the brook along which it rests. Established in 2002, the young company provides biblically based classroom material designed to assist teachers and their students. With the Bible as the textbook, its topical studies provide guidance through organization, relevant applications, and questions that stimulate discussion. It is currently focused on “Equipping our Teens.”

Riddle Creek Publishing

Haleyville, AL, USA

Robbie Dean Press (RDP) is a traditional publisher that has every work submitted to a board of review. Its focus is on college texts and/or manuscripts with unique subject matter.

Robbie Dean Press

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Rosen Publishing Inc. is an independent educational publishing house that was established in 1950 to serve the needs of students in grades pre-K through 12 with high interest, curriculum-correlated materials.

Rosen Publishing Group

New York, NY, USA

Grupo Editorial Santillana has its origins in the publishing house Santillana, which was founded in 1960 with the educational mission of providing teachers and students with innovative and high-quality instructional materials. Though Santillana originated in Spain, it is now an international publisher with affiliates in almost all Spanish-speaking countries as well as in Portugal, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and the United States.

Santillana USA Publishing

Doral, FL, USA

Science Curriculum Inc. is an educational publishing company dedicated to creating quality programs in science for middle schools and high schools. Its programs are well known for their inquiry-based approach to learning.

Science Curriculum Inc.

Lakewood, CO, USA

Sheffield Publishing Company was established in 1984. It is primarily in the business of publishing college texts and supplements in a broad range of disciplines.

Sheffield Publishing Co.

Salem, WI, USA

While it still maintains a stable of historical novels suitable for guided reading, Silver Moon has firmly moved in the direction of preparing elementary and middle school students for the New York State assessments in English language arts, social studies, and mathematics. In the past half dozen years or so, it has come out with many new products designed to provide students with the tools and skills they need to be successful on the state assessments in these three key content areas.

Silver Moon Press

New York, NY, USA

Established in 1962, Slosson Educational Publications Inc. is a developer and publisher of educational and remedial products tailored to meet industry standards.

Slosson Publishing

East Aurora, NY, USA

Stenhouse Publishers started in 1993 with two employees in a one-room attic walk-up in York, Maine. That fall it published six titles. Today, more than a dozen employees work in its offices overlooking Monument Square in the heart of Portland, Maine. It now has a catalogue of more than 300 books and videos.

Stenhouse Publishers

Portland, ME, USA

Stipes Publishing LLC is a trusted source for quality educational materials at the university, college, community college, and high school levels. Founded in the 1920s by R. A. Stipes, Jr., Stipes Publishing is a second- and third-generation family business and one of the few remaining family-owned and operated educational publishers in the United States.

Stipes Publishing

Champaign, IL, USA

Tasks Galore Publishing Inc. was created to provide parents and professionals with practical tools that will aid their children and students to become more independent in school and in society. These tools emphasize structured teaching methods and parent/professional collaboration. Partial proceeds from product sales are donated to organizations that provide services for people with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

Tasks Galore Publishing

Raleigh, NC, USA

For over 40 years, Teacher Created Materials (TCM) has published innovative, imaginative, and award-winning resources for teachers and students in all subjects for grades K through 12.

Teacher Created Materials

Huntington Beach, CA, USA

The company was founded by John Baker in 1958 under the name Midwest Publications as a math and textbook company, combining powerful logic problems with high educational and editorial standards. The Critical Thinking Co. now boasts over 200 titles in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies and remains a family-owned business under the guidance of John’s son, Michael Baker.

The Critical Thinking Company

North Bend, OR, USA

Those Amazing Professions (TAP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating young people from all backgrounds about careers in underserved professions. It develops engaging print and interactive electronic materials that teachers, counselors, and young people throughout the United States can use in the classroom for the engineering, construction, and architecture professions. TAP accepts funds from foundations as well as contributions from companies, associations, and individuals for the development of these materials.

Those Amazing Professions

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA

TMC Books is an independent publishing company specializing in producing textbooks and support materials for Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO), the renowned wilderness medicine school in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

TMC Books

Conway, NH, USA

Townsend Press is an independent publisher of acclaimed educational materials for students in grade school through college. Its books include the popular Ten Steps Reading Series, the TP Vocabulary Series, the Bluford Series, the King School Series, and the Townsend Library.

Townsend Press

West Berlin, NJ, USA

Woodburn Press is a family-owned student success company. Its goal is to create resources that are concise, accurate, and relevant to today’s students and parents. It focuses on developing content that will improve academic skills, get parents involved, and help students be career and college ready. Woodburn Press understands that schools have limited resources, so it is committed to providing materials that are not only effective but also very affordable. Because the press also understands that counselors, principals, and teachers are extremely busy, another goal is to provide educators with materials that will help make their jobs easier and that will enable them to make an even greater impact on the lives of their students.

Woodburn Press

Dayton, OH, USA