Welcome Holiday House to Penguin Random House!

By Christine Palomino | May 1 2018 | Children'sGeneral

Holiday House was founded in 1935. It was led by John H. Briggs from the time he acquired the business in 1965 until 2016 when the company was sold to a new company formed by Trustbridge Partners. Then, as now, Holiday House publishes high-quality books for children from picture books to young adult, fiction and non-fiction winning numerous awards including Caldecott, Boston Globe-Horn-Book, Coretta Scott King, and Newbery Awards just to name a few.

Who Will Bell the Cat?
978-0-8234-3700-9
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year! A Chicago Tribune Best Children's Book of the Year! Weak, sick, and hungry, a tabby cat seeks shelter in an old barn, where the mice take pity on her and make her a warm, cozy bed in the straw. . . But as soon as she feels better, Marmalade the cat begins doing what cats do: chasing the mice! When Smart Mouse stumbles across an old bell, the mice hatch a plan to make sure Marmalade can never sneak up on them again... but who will be able to get the collar onto the cat? Retold by a master storyteller, this well-known fable is brought to life by bold, luminous illustrations of gentle mice, cozy barn corners, and of course, the magnificent feline rage of Marmalade on the hunt. A perfect read-aloud for winter days.
$17.95 US
Mar 20, 2018
11 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Galaxies, Galaxies!( New & Updated Edition)
978-0-8234-3964-5
Planet Earth is in the Milky Way Galaxy, the cloudy band of light that stretches clear across the night sky. How many galaxies are there in the universe? For years astronomers thought that the Milky Way was the universe. Now we know that there are billions of them. Gail Gibbons takes the reader on a journey light-years away.
$17.99 US
Mar 20, 2018
11 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Before She was Harriet
978-0-8234-2047-6
Who was Harriet Tubman before she was Harriet?We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. As Araminta she was a young girl whose father showed her the stars and the first steps on the path to freedom.An evocative poem and stunning watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her a larger than life hero.A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse and illustrated by James Ransome, winner of the Coretta Scott King medal for The Creation.A Junior Library Guild SelectionA Coretta Scott King Honor BookA Christopher Award winnerA Jane Addams Children's Honor BookA Booklist "Top of the List" selection 
$18.99 US
Nov 07, 2017
9 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Dance, Dance, Dance!
A Horse and Buggy Tale
978-0-8234-3859-4
This easy-to-read picture book introduces Horse and Buggy, two hilarious new characters from Theodor Seuss Geisel Medalist Ethan Long! Horse and Buggy are best friends, but they don’t always see eye to eye. When Buggy sees Horse dancing, he asks, "What are you doing?" "I am dancing," Horse replies. "I am the best dancer. I have the best dances!" "You are not dancing. You are just moving around." Can Horse convince the reluctant Buggy to lighten up and join in? YES! In this side-splitting story about friendship, Horse and Buggy learn that doing something together makes it twice as fun. The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards.  Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!  Level E stories feature a distinct beginning, middle, and end, with kid-friendly illustrations offering clues for more challenging sentences.  Varied punctuation and simple contractions may be included. Level E books are suitable for early first graders. When Level E is mastered, follow up with Level F. A Junior Library Guild selection! A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
$15.99 US
Feb 20, 2018
8 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

First Star
A Bear and Mole Story
978-0-8234-3760-3
Best friends Bear and Mole can't wait to go camping and sleep under the stars--but Mole worries, what if they get lost in the dark?
$17.99 US
May 01, 2018
10-7/8 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 3-6 years
Up to Kindergarten

The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle
978-0-8234-4007-8
Selected for the 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel.
$16.99 US
Jun 05, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
Margaret Ferguson Books
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Finding Langston
978-0-8234-3960-7
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction When eleven-year-old Langston's father moves them from their home in Alabama to Chicago's Bronzeville district, it feels like he's giving up everything he loves.
$16.99 US
Aug 14, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
112 Pages
Holiday House
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7