Arthur A. Levine Books was founded in 1996 and is an imprint of Scholastic Inc. We published our first book, When She Was Good by Norma Fox Mazer, in the fall of 1997. Since then, our imprint has 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 work 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, Amy Sarig King, and Allen Say. We also strive 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.
We hope to bring you exciting, delightful, and ground-breaking work by these authors and fresh faces including Aida Salazar, Kristin Giang, Shirley Chan, Shannon Wright, and more. This is an imprint that loves great books and is fueled by a passionate mission to bring them to you.
Meet the Team
Arthur A. Levine founded Arthur A. Levine Books in 1996, coming over from Knopf Books for Young Readers where he had been Editor in Chief. His determination to bring a diverse selection of "The Best of the World's Literature for Young People" to American readers has been the guiding principal in all the imprint's publishing since its beginnings, resulting in the introduction to North American audiences of the work of great writers such as J. K. Rowling, Markus Zusak, Nahoko Uehashi, Daniella Carmi, Luis Sepúlveda, and Jaclyn Moriarty. He sees this search for great writers from around the world as a continuum with our search for powerful, unique voices and visions from the multitude of cultures closer to home. We are proud to be publishing the work of Emma Donoghue, Daniel José Older, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Mike Jung, Martha Brockenbrough, Sarah Moon, Eric Gansworth and many more. About thirty percent of the books the imprint publishes are fully-illustrated, working with a group of artists that include the incomparable Shaun Tan, well-known masters such as Richard Egielski, David Small, and Komako Sakai, and talented illustrators at the start of their careers such as Tony Piedra, Caroline Hadilaksono, and Jean Kim. In addition to overseeing the imprint, Arthur edits between eight and ten books annually.
Weslie Turner is an Assistant Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic. She has worked on children’s books for all ages, including The Lotterys Plus One by New York Times bestselling author Emma Donoghue, Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung, the Cleo Edison Oliver series by Coretta Scott King Award winner Sundee T. Frazier, and the forthcoming YA novel Sparrow by Sarah Moon. She is most interested in diverse middle grade and young adult fiction, especially those with original fantasy and/or science fiction elements.
Kait Feldmann is an Associate Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic, where her focus is on picture books and international publishing. She joined Scholastic in May of 2014 and gained editorial experience assisting Executive Editors Tracy Mack, Michael di Capua, Cheryl Klein, and Andrea Davis Pinkney. A few of the titles she worked on include Newbery Honor-winner Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, The Marvels by Brian Selznick, and Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís. Kait is a strong advocate for diverse representation and is always looking for meaningful, character-driven stories with humor and heart. Follow her on Twitter @kaitfeldmann.
Nick Thomas is an Editor with Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, where he started as an Editorial Assistant. He has also held positions with Bloomsbury, Chicken House, and David Fickling Books before returning to his AALB roots. He edits middle grade and young adult books, and looks for stories that change something about you by the time you’re finished.