Levine Querido to be distributed by Chronicle Books and Abrams & Chronicle Books


Levine Querido, the newly founded children’s publisher from Arthur A. Levine, announces a distribution partner in fellow independent Chronicle Books, which is distributed in the UK and Europe by Abrams & Chronicle Books.

Chronicle Books will distribute Levine Querido’s publishing throughout North America and to select export territories including the UK through Abrams & Chronicle Books, beginning with Levine Querido’s launch season in Autumn 2020. This first list will include Daniel Nayeri’s 12-years-in-the-making autobiographical middle grade novel, Everything Sad is Untrue (A True Story); Apple: Skin to the Core, a YA memoir-in-verse by Eric Gansworth; Elatsoe, the ghostly YA debut from Darcie Little Badger, illustrated by Rovina Cai; and more. The full Arthur A. Levine and Em Querido lists will consist of picture books, poetry, novels, nonfiction and graphic novels.

Levine, President and Editor-in-Chief of LQ, says, “From the very start, Chronicle was our ideal distribution partner. I have long been an admirer of the excellence and creativity they bring to every endeavor of the publishing process, from the production of their books, to their immense reach and reputation across national, institutional, and special markets, to their overarching commitment to “seeing things differently”. I could not imagine a better team to help us put Levine Querido titles into the hands of young readers everywhere.”

Tyrrell Mahoney, President of Chronicle Books, comments, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Arthur and the Levine Querido team. The mission and passion behind LQ, to seek out and feature exceptional talent that represents the wonderful diversity of our country and our world, aligns perfectly with our core values at Chronicle. The collaboration between our two companies makes complete sense and we could not be more delighted!”

About Levine Querido

Founded in 2019 by Arthur A. Levine, Levine Querido is an independent publisher of the finest children’s books in the world. Levine Querido publishes two lists: The Arthur A. Levine list, seeking out the writing and artwork of exceptionally talented creators, with a distinct focus on building a platform for previously underrepresented voices; and the Em Querido list, a partnership with the renowned Dutch publisher to find and translate the most outstanding authors and artists from around the world into English, aiming to keep the legacy of Emanuel Querido alive and flourishing. For the previous twenty three years Arthur was the Publisher of Arthur A. Levine Books, An Imprint of Scholastic Inc., where he published the likes of J.K. Rowling, MarkusZusak, Dan Santat, Philip Pullman, Emma Donoghue, Jaclyn Moriarty, Shaun Tan, and in recent years, great writers such as Varian Johnson, Kelly Yang, Martha Brockenbrough, Eric Gansworth, Daniel José Older, Sarah Moon and many others. Visit www.arthuralevinebooks.com to see a full archive of the imprint’s awards, honors, and publications.