Lantern art by Leonid Gore

Lantern art by Leonid Gore

 

Arthur A. Levine Books was founded in 1996 and was an imprint of Scholastic Inc. We published our first book, When She Was Good by Norma Fox Mazer, in the fall of 1997. Until our close in March 2019, our imprint produced more than three hundred works of hardcover literary fiction and nonfiction for children and teenagers (and more than a few discerning adults) under the editorial direction of Arthur A. Levine.

We worked with a distinguished and diverse list of American authors and illustrators at various phases of their careers, from newcomers like Sarah Moon, Tony Piedra and Caroline Hadilaksono to award-winners like Daniel José Older, Francisco X. Stork, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Varian Johnson, Shaun Tan, Martha Brockenbrough, Eric Gansworth, Amy Sarig King, and Allen Say. We also strove to bring the best of the world's literature to the United States through the work of such famed international authors and illustrators as J. K. Rowling, Emma Donoghue, Komako Sakai, Nahoko Uehashi, Astrid Lindgren, and Jaclyn Moriarty.