New Releases

Fall 2015


Distribution Change: Basic Health Publications, Inc.

Posted: 2016/01/21

Effective immediately Thomas Allen and Son will  no longer serve as distributor for Basic Health Publications Inc., which has been purchased by Turner Publishing Company in Nashville. All returns are to be directed to Ingram Book Services.

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Amazon Publishing and Brilliance Audio Partner with Thomas Allen & Son

Posted: 2016/01/07

Amazon Publishing and Brilliance Audio have signed a distribution agreement with Thomas Allen & Son, who have been Canada’s leading independent distributor of books for 100 years.

 As of December 25, 2015, Thomas Allen & Son oversees Canadian distribution of both print and audio from Amazon Publishing’s 14 imprints, as well as the Brilliance Audio catalog. Print and audio from Amazon Publishing’s faith-based imprint, Waterfall Press, will also continue to be offered in Canada through Foundation Distributing Inc

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Thomas Allen & Son to distribute Lerner Publishing Group

Posted: 2015/12/23

Thomas Allen and Son is proud to announce that effective January 1, 2016 we will become the Canadian Trade distributor for the Lerner Publishing Group. 


One of North America’s largest independently owned children’s school and library book publishers for more than 55 years, Lerner Publishing Group offers a wide breadth and depth of content—board books, early readers, middle grade and YA fiction, picture books, graphic novels, series fiction for reluctant readers, and nonfiction for ages 2-18. These exceptionally written, captivating books are published under thirteen imprints and divisions, each with a unique age and content focus.


 Lerner Imprints

Carolrhoda Books

Distinctive picture books, chapter books, and fiction and nonfiction titles that inspire the imagination. 

Carolrhoda Lab™

Exciting, dramatic, provocative and explosive YA fiction for teens and their sympathizers. 

Darby Creek

Outstanding, kid-safe juvenile fiction series for emerging, striving, and reluctant readers in grades 2-12.

Graphic Universe™

Kid-safe graphic novels and supreme artwork and action-packed storylines. 

Kar-Ben Publishing

A growing Jewish library for children pre-school to young adult. 


Paperback editions of curriculum-based and high-interest nonfiction series books for grades PreK-5, tied to state and Common Core standards.

 Lerner Digital™

Exceptional online content that shares knowledge, inspires creativity, and shapes minds, tied to state and Common Core standards.

Lerner Publications

Photo-illustrated, educational and high-interest nonfiction series for grades PreK-5, tied to state and Common Core standards. 

Millbrook Press

Entertaining and informative nonfiction picture books and series and photo-driven single titles to teach young minds. 

Twenty-First Century Books

High-interest nonfiction titles that make curriculum-oriented subjects dynamic and accessible for young adult readers.


Lerner Publisher Services Imprints

Andersen Press USA

Andersen Press publishes some of the most well-known and beloved names in the world of children's picture books.

Big & Small

Big & Small publishes educational, curriculum-driven picture books.

Gecko Press

Gecko Press is a New Zealand-based, award-winning independent publisher of curiously good books from around the world.

JR Comics

JR Comics takes the great classics of Chinese literature and presents them as thrilling graphic novels.

Kane Press

Kane Press is an award-winning publisher of over 185 illustrated titles for children ages 3 to 11. Connecting fiction stories with authentic content and relating that content to a child's everyday experiences are the focus of all Kane Press books.

Red Chair Press At Red Chair Press we have nearly 50 years' experience writing and illustrating children's books, developing and researching educational materials, and collaborating with teachers and parents around the world.

Scobre Educational

Scobre Educational was started as a means to motivate both proficient and striving readers by focusing on subjects that appeal to their interests.

We Do Listen Foundation

The We Do Listen Foundation creates entertaining, educational picture books to help young children learn to listen, important life lessons and to feel good about themselves.  

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Distribution Announcement: Cottage Door Press & Flowerpot Press

Posted: 2015/11/01
Thomas Allen & Son is pleased to announce that, effective November 1, 2015, we become the exclusive Canadian distributor for Cottage Door Press and Flowerpot Press.

This is the first time that Cottage Door Press is available in Canada. Cottage Door Press is an independent publisher of high-quality children’s books and was founded in 2014 by Richard G. Maddrell, who has nearly forty years of experience as a business executive and corporate officer, many of which were spent in the publishing industry. Based in the Chicago area Cottage Door Press produces fresh, high quality books for the infant and toddler market.

Based in both Oakville and Nashville, Flowerpot Press is a family-owned publisher of children’s titles for age ranges 0-12, producing early learning board books, picture books, and illustrated non-fiction reference titles with accompanying parent and educator resources to enhance the reading experience.
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BOREDOM BUSTERS Nominated for a 2016 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award!

Posted: 2015/10/15
Congratulations to Caroline Fernandez, whose book Boredom Busters: 50+ Awesome Activities, Recipes, Experiments, and More has been nominated as a 2016 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award, part of the Forest of Reading® Program through the Ontario Library Association (OLA).

The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program, and is meant to:
- Develop recognition for Canadian authors and Canadian books,
- Contribute to the financial stability of the Canadian publishing industry,
- Provide teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians, library staff, and parents with a meaningful tool for improving literacy in schools and libraries, and
- Respond to community interest and needs.

This initiative of the OLA offers eight reading programs to encourage a love of reading in young people of all ages. More than 250,000 readers participate annually from their school or public library.

The full list of nominated titles for the 2016 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award can be found here.
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