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How can I contact Random House Children’s Books with questions about this website or any matters relating to schools or libraries?

We’d love to hear from you! Start a discussion in our community page or email us at schoolandlibrarymarketing@randomhouse.com.

How can I request an advance readers copy of a book?

Random House is now offering digital review copies to professional readers. E-galleys are free for approved advanced readers and available approximately 6 months prior to the book’s on-sale date. E-galleys are available in the Adobe Digital Edition PDF format, which can be read on most devices, including PC, Nook, iPad, iPhone, Android, Sony eReader, and Kindle. To obtain E-Galleys, you must register at one of the following websites:

Can I get a copy of your catalog?

Random House Children’s Books is no longer printing a catalog. Our digital catalog is available online at Edelwiess.abovethetreeline.com

I am writing a children’s book. How can I get it published by Random House?

For Random House Children’s Books submission guidelines, please visit: http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/about/faq.html

How can I order an exam or desk copy of a Random House Children’s Books title?

Desk Copies
Random House, Inc. is pleased to provide complimentary desk copies of any adopted text. One desk copy is available for every 20 copies ordered. Random House does not ship desk copies to residences: they must be mailed in care of your institution. All requests are subject to availability and approval.

Examination Copies
Examination copies are available to college professors or instructors seeking titles to review for adoption consideration. Requests must be made in writing on college letterhead stating the title and its ISBN. The charge for examination copies is $3.00 ($5.00 in Canada) per title for paperbacks and one half the cover price for hardcovers. Make checks or money orders (no cash) payable to Random House, Inc. Examination copies are limited to five per teacher per school year.

Please send all requests to:

Random House Chldren’s Books
School and Library Marketing
1745 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10019

How can I find out if a Random House Children’s Book has been leveled?

How can I order Random House Children’s Books for my school or library?

Below is a list of educational distributors who carry Random House Children’s Books. If you are a distributor and would like to be added to this list, please e-mail us with the relevant details.

  • Academic Book Services, Inc.
  • Adams Book Company
  • AKJ Books
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Beyda for Books
  • BMI Educational Services, Inc.
  • The Book Rack (also known as Books By BJ’s)
  • Books 4 School
  • Booksmiths
  • The Booksource, Inc.
  • Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc.
  • Brodart Books and Automation
  • BWI
  • Chico News Agency
  • Children’s Library Resources
  • Children’s Library Services
  • Children’s Plus, Inc.
  • Classroom Reading Service, Inc.
  • The Distributors
  • Emery-Pratt Co.
  • Everbind Books
  • Follett Educational Services
  • Follett Library Resources
  • Holyoke News Company
  • Hudson RPM Distributors LLC – Interstate Division
  • Ingram Library Services Inc.
  • Interstate Books4School
  • Learning Links Inc.
  • Mackin Educational Resources
  • Micromarketing, LLC
  • Milligan News Company
  • New England Mobile Book Fair
  • Oliver and Andy’s Book Company
  • Perfection Learning Corporation
  • Perma-Bound Books
  • Rainbow Book Company
  • Regent Book Co.
  • Richardson Distribution & Books, Inc.
  • Saddleback Educational, Inc.
  • Schoolwide, Inc.
  • Social Studies School Service, Zenger Media, and The Writing Company
  • Southwest Book Company
  • Sundance Publishing
  • Texas Educational Paperbacks

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