Little Bee Books is an independent, boutique publisher founded in 2014 and based out of New York City. We specialize in progressive and inclusive books for children of all ages. We believe in publishing with purpose, and our mission is to create books that reflect the world as it truly is. Our Five Pillars of Publishing furthers that mission and encourages the activism that we seek to support through the pages of our books.
Little Bee Books’ Five Pillars of Publishing
All children should see themselves, their families, and their friends within the pages of a book. We showcase our diverse world through empowering stories that represent all communities by publishing bilingual books and by amplifying the voices of authors and illustrators from underrepresented communities.
We partner with GLAAD, the preeminent nonprofit LGBTQ+ advocacy organization, to create inclusive books meant to accelerate LGBTQ+ education and acceptance. We believe that love is love, and we represent that love through family-friendly stories and by eliminating gender stereotypes within the pages of our books.
We recognize the inherent power in every child and seek to publish books that both encourage children to recognize that power and use it to create thoughtful and empathetic change.
We believe in fostering a world with kindness and showcase that kindness in the stories we tell.
We know children are aware—of their bodies, their mental health, and the environment. Through our publishing, we want to help children understand and explore these topics with positivity and confidence. That starts with the truth, so our publishing will not shy away from discussing difficult subjects in child-friendly ways.
Little Bee Books Imprints
Little Bee Books our eponymous imprint, is dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun books for busy little bees ages 0 through 12, offering an inspired selection of early learning concept books, board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, gift sets, and more.
BuzzPop, an imprint of Little Bee Books, is a media and licensing publisher designed to bring the very best of pop culture, favorite brands, and media tie-ins to fans of all ages. With a list including Mattel books, a full line of Pinkfong Baby Shark titles, and Crayola coloring and activity books, as well as publishing programs featuring boundary-breaking social media influencers such as Karina Garcia, BuzzPop is devoted to creating empowering and diverse books for everyone. For more information please visit buzzpopbooks.com.
Yellow Jacket, an imprint of Little Bee Books, is a middle grade publisher of series and standalone titles for ages 8 through 14, covering an array of genres including humor, historical fiction, magical realism, coming-of-age stories, graphic novels, and much more. For more information please visit yellowjacketreads.com.