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Boyds Mills & Kane includes the following imprints: Boyds Mills Press, Calkins Creek, Wordsong, and Kane Press.

Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers.  Established in 1990, Boyds Mills Press’s picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction focus on excellent storytelling, imaginative illustration, and strong characters.  Our exceptionally crafted titles are designed to entertain, inform, and engage children of all ages.

Calkins Creek introduces children to the many people, places, and events that shaped our country’s history. Our nonfiction and historical fiction picture books, chapter books, and novels combine original and extensive research with creative, energetic writing. History is key at Calkins Creek—front and center. Our authors transport their readers back in time to recognizable places with living and breathing people.

Wordsong is the only children’s imprint in the United States specifically dedicated to poetry.  Wordsong titles capture the vibrant, unexpected, and emotional connections between text and young readers.  Some of the well-known poets who publish under the WordSong imprint include Nikki Grimes, J. Patrick Lewis, Jane Yolen, Marilyn Nelson and Marilyn Singer.

Kane Press is an award-winning publisher of illustrated titles for children ages 3 to 11. Connecting fiction and nonfiction stories with authentic content and relating that content to a child’s everyday experiences are the focus of all Kane Press books.  Kane Press books are written by respected and award-winning authors and artists. They are perfect for independent reading or, with younger children, as part of a shared read-aloud experience.

Boyds Mills & Kane titles are distributed by Penguin Random House.



Boyds Mills & Kane is a division of Astra Publishing House.