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. Address
How do I get to Candlewick Press?
Our offices are located at:
99 Dover Street, Somerville, MA 02144
PHONE: (617) 661-3330
FAX: (617) 661-0565

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By Boston's MBTA: Take the Red Line to Davis Square in Somerville, exit the T station and head towards Davis Square on Holland Street. Dover Street will be on the right, in between "Mr. Crepe" and "BSC Sports Club". Candlewick is located one block down Dover Street, on the right side of the street.

If traveling by car, please consult your favorite search engine for maps and detailed directions.

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. Author and Illustrator Appearances
How do I schedule an author or illustrator event or appearance?

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. Author and Illustrator Correspondence
How do I contact an author or illustrator?

To write to an author or illustrator, mail to:

<Author or Illustrator's Name>
c/o Candlewick Press
99 Dover Street
Somerville, MA 02144

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. Books
What kinds of books does Candlewick publish?
Candlewick Press publishes hardcover and paperback books for children of all ages: outstanding picture books, easy readers, middle-grade and young adult fiction, poetry collections, nonfiction, novelty, and activity books.

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. Book Sellers and Teachers
Do you offer free materials for booksellers, teachers, and librarians?
We are happy to provide posters, activity kits, and other advertised publicity materials at your request and while supplies last. Check out our most recent catalog for new offerings, or contact:

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. Brand New Readers
What are Brand New Readers and how do I get to the Brand New Readers Web site?
Brand New Readers are short, funny stories with words and pictures that children, ages 4-7, can read all the way through even the very first time. Your new reader will read with confidence--and enjoyment. Learn more about this exciting new series at!

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. Careers
How do I apply for a job at Candlewick Press?
Check our Careers page for current job openings.

Does Candlewick Press offer any internships?
Candlewick Press offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer according to the needs of various departments.

An independent publisher, we are a dynamic company that provides excellent opportunities to acquire firsthand knowledge of the publishing industry. We are looking for motivated, conscientious, and dedicated individuals who are eager to learn about the children's publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team. Although interns are assigned to a specific department, they will be exposed to all departments within the company. When feasible, the following internship positions are offered: Marketing, Sales, Publishing Services, Design, Editorial, Contracts & Rights, and Art.

The desired time commitment is 12 hours per week and these positions do not offer any monetary compensation. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume and cover letter to for consideration.

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. Catalogs
How do I request a catalog?
Candlewick’s catalogs are now available on Edelweiss but if you would like a printed catalog, please send your catalog request (and a 9" X 12" SASE with $2.65 postage) to:

Attn: Catalog Request
Sales Department
Candlewick Press
99 Dover Street
Somerville, MA 02144

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. Contact Us
How do I contact Candlewick Press online?

Candlewick Press, Inc.
99 Dover Street
Somerville, MA 02144
FAX: (617) 661-0565

For customer service or to order a catalog:

To review published Candlewick books, members of the press and educational consultants should contact:

For general and editorial comments or inquiries:

We do not accept editorial queries or submissions online. If you are an author or illustrator and would like us to consider your work, please read our submissions policy to learn more.

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. Desk Copies
How do I request a desk copy?
We are pleased to provide complimentary desk copies of any adopted required text for instructors at colleges and universities in the US. Please e-mail the title of the book with ISBN, name of course and enrollment, and your college mailing address to

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. Donations
Can I request a donation of books for my organization?
Candlewick Press is committed to supporting literacy efforts through in-kind donations of children’s books to a number of worthy causes.
We have established guidelines to follow when considering eligible organizations due to the frequency and extent of recent submissions.
Candlewick prefers requests from non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status whose primary mission involves literacy efforts.
We do not provide monetary donations or consider sponsorship requests.
Due to increased requests for in-kind donations, Candlewick cannot donate books to individuals, classroom libraries, school auctions, or overseas efforts.

Please submit all donation requests via email to with:

  • Date by which books are needed
  • Approximate number of attendees/participants
  • Age range of children involved
  • Description of how books will be used
  • Your organization's tax ID number
  • Shipping address

    Due to the volume of requests, we are not able to respond to every appeal. Only those organizations whose requests are granted will be contacted.

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    . Licensing
    How can I license Candlewick Press property?
    Requests for licensing Candlewick Press property (including images, titles, names, and characters) may be sent to:

    Licensing Request
    Candlewick Press, Inc.
    99 Dover Street
    Somerville, MA 02144
    FAX: (617) 661-0565

    Please note Candlewick Press cannot process any request that is not submitted in writing and allow us at least one month to respond to your request. Thank you.

    For information regarding international sales, please send inquires to

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    . Licensed Products
    Below is a partial list of currently licensed products.

    Guess How Much I Love You

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    . Permissions
    Whom should I contact to request permission to reprint text and/or illustrations from Candlewick Press books?

    If you wish to use content from our titles and/or this site, please submit your permission request in writing, via mail to the attention of the Permissions Department, Candlewick Press, 99 Dover Street, Somerville, MA 02144 or by fax to (617) 661-0565. You can also make a request by email at

    We estimate a minimum of six weeks from the date of submission for a response to be received to any request, but this estimation may be subject to variation. Please allow sufficient time for our response. Candlewick Press reserves all rights in its publications - you may NOT assume if you have submitted a request that permission is granted to you unless and until we have sent you a formal permission license. You should bear in mind that it takes time to process requests, and we do not always control all rights in the material being requested from us. When contacting us for permission, please be sure to include the following information relevant to your request, together with your contact details, including a postal address:

    • Exact material to be used - both text and illustrations - including page and/or figure numbers from our book (or please attach a copy of the exact material requested indicating its context).
    • Commercial, educational or non-profit- please indicate which category of usage is planned.
    • Territory for distribution (e.g. local area, the United States, the World). Please also supply details of the following depending on the proposed use of the material:

    Publication - books
    • Author name and title of your publication.
    • Is your book to be published in hardback, paperback or both?
    • Is your book for educational or trade distribution?
    • Name of your publisher and probable publication date of your book.
    • Estimated number of copies to be printed and proposed retail price for each format requested.
    • Approximate number of pages in your book and percentage of that number taken up by our material.
    • Territory in which your book will be published.
    • Language(s) in which your book will be published.

    Publication - newspapers/magazines
    • Publication date of the relevant issue of your newspaper/magazine.
    • Approximate circulation of your newspaper/magazine.
    • Territory in which your newspaper/magazine is distributed.
    • Language(s) in which your newspaper/magazine is published.
    • Retail price of your newspaper/magazine.
    • One-off or serial usage (if latter give details as to frequency and dates for proposed usage)?

    • What is the proposed download/yearly license fee for your website?
    • At what market is the website aimed?
    • URL/website address on which our material will be used.
    • Whether the website is password protected or generally available to all via the internet.
    • How long will our material remain on your website?

    Audio/Audio-visual recording (e.g. tape cassette, CD, video, DVD)
    • Will this be a straight reading of the text and/or showing of illustrations? (Please specify.)
    • If illustrations are to be used do you propose a partial or full dramatization?
    • For what market is the recording planned (e.g. commercial, educational, disabled)?
    • How many units do you plan to manufacture?
    • Where do you plan to distribute the recording (e.g. local area, the United States, the World)?
    • Approximate length of the recording and percentage of that length taken up by our material.
    • Proposed retail price. Event Promotion * In what ways will the material be used to promote the event?
    • For how long is the event planned (1 week/month/year)?

    Television or Radio
    • Is a straight reading of the text and/or showing of illustrations planned? (Please specify.)
    • If illustrations to be used, do you propose a partial or full dramatization?
    • What is the proposed duration of the program?
    • Where will the program be broadcast?
    • What are the planned date(s) of broadcast?
    • Approximate length of the program and percentage of that length taken up by our material.

    Teaching Aid
    • In what context will the material be used?
    • Will the material be sold as part of a teachers' pack?
    • Do you plan to include photocopiable sheets?
    • What is the proposed retail price of the teaching aid?

    IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE The above questions are intended as guidelines only to help with your permission request. They are not exhaustive and therefore we ask you to supply as much information as possible about your proposal.

    Please note Candlewick Press cannot process any request that is not submitted in writing and allow us at least six weeks to respond to your request. Thank you.

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    . Product Safety

    • Effective immediately, Section 105 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act ("CPSIA") requires a cautionary statement for certain products that are advertised on internet websites and in certain catalogues and printed materials. To see a list of Candlewick Press titles that contain cautionary statements that may be subject to Section 105 of the CPSIA, together with their ISBN's and the specific language of each cautionary statement, please click here.

    • If you have product safety questions, please contact us at

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    . Orders, Sales & Customer Service
    How do I buy Candlewick Press books?

    For Individual Customers
    Thank you for your interest in our books. They can be found at many local bookstores. To find a bookseller near you or an online bookstore, please visit:
    American Booksellers Association: BookWeb Bookseller Directories
    BookWire's Index of Booksellers

    Individual customers can place orders by calling Random House, Inc. (800) 733-3000 or faxing to (800) 659-2436. Please have your VISA, MasterCard, or American Express ready. You will be charged at the list price plus a shipping and handling fee and any applicable sales tax.

    e-book Sales
    Candlewick Press offers many of our titles in various digital formats, they can be ordered through one of our e-book partners below:

    For Teachers and Librarians
    Thank you for your interest in sharing our books. They can be ordered through most educational distributors. To find a distributor near you please visit:
    The Wholesaler Members of the Educational Book & Media Association (EBMA, formerly EPA). (they sell hardcover books, too).

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    For Retail and Wholesale Accounts
    Candlewick Press books are distributed in the U.S. by Random House Inc. and are available from all major wholesalers and prebinders throughout the U.S. and Canada.

    If you have an existing account, order by:
    Phone: (800) 733-3000
    Fax: (800) 659-2436
    Electronic Ordering: Random House Inc. is a member of PUBNET. The SAN is 201-3975.

    To open an account, write:
    Random House Inc.
    Attn: New Accounts
    400 Hahn Rd.
    Westminster, MD 21157

    For Random House Inc. customer service:

    Write Random House
    Attn: Customer Service,
    400 Hahn Road,
    Westminster, MD 21157
    Call (800) 733-3000
    Fax (800) 659-2436

    or visit the Random House Business Self-Service site to check the status of, or track, your orders.

    To find a sales representative in your area or for general sales questions:

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    How do I place a multiple-copy order?
    Candlewick Sales Department:

    Book Trade Reps
    Booksellers: Look through this list to find a trade bookstore rep in your area.

    Abraham Associates:
    Juliet Patterson
    4012 Utica Avenue South
    St. Louis Park, MN 55416
    (p) 800-701-2489
    (f) 612-927-8089
    (IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE,ND,OH,SD,WI)

    Debra Woodward
    Exclusive Candlewick Rep in New England
    49 Exeter Road
    North Hampton, NH 03962
    (p) 603-380-1008
    (f) 603-964-8981
    (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

    Chesapeake & Hudson:
    Janine Jensen
    115 W Potomac Street
    Bruswick, MD 21716
    (p) 800-231-4469
    (f) 800-307-5163
    (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, WV)

    Imprint Group West:
    Attn: Derek Lawrence
    1635 S Fairfax St.
    Denver, CO 80222
    (p) 800-738-3961
    (f) 888-867-3869
    (AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WY, WA, HI)

    STA (Southern Territory Associates):
    Judy Stevenson
    4508 64th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79414
    (p) 806-799-9997
    (f) 806-799-9777
    (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX,VA)

    In Canada, contact Random House of Canada Limited
    Linda Chisholm
    Imprint Sales Director
    Penguin Random House of Canada
    75 Sherbourne Street 5th floor
    Toronto, ON Canada M5A 2P9
    Tel: 416-364-4449

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    . Audio Books
    How do I place an order for a Candlewick on Brilliance Audio book?
    Thank you for your interest in Candlewick on Brilliance Audio. Audio books from this imprint can be ordered directly through Brilliance Audio.

    Individual, Audiobook Consumers:
    Or call, 1-800-854-7859 (8 am to 10 pm ET, M-F; 9 am to 1 pm ET, on Saturdays)

    Retail Stores, Libraries, Schools & Rental Retailers:
    Or call, 1-800-648-2312 (8 am to 5 pm ET)

    Or visit the Brilliance Audio web site:
    Individual, Audiobook Consumers

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    School and Library Reps
    I'm an approved Board of Education vendor interested in representing Candlewick to schools and/or libraries. Whom do I contact to discuss this?
    Just contact

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    . Partnerships/Links
    Whom do I contact to discuss becoming a Candlewick partner and linking my Web site with Candlewick's?
    Just contact

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    . Press and Reviews
    How do I schedule an author or illustrator event or appearance?

    I am a member of the press. Whom do I contact about publicity or media matters--or to interview an author/illustrator?

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    . Submissions
    How do I submit a manuscript or artwork?

    We're sorry, but we're unable to accept unsolicited manuscripts at this time.

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    Candlewick Press accepts unsolicited art samples and dummies from illustrators and agents. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to each submission or query. If we find your style of illustration to be of interest for our upcoming books, we will certainly contact you.

    Please provide the necessary contact information: name, email, telephone, address. We also appreciate knowing the medium used to create the work. Send non-returnable materials to:

    Attn: Art Resource Coordinator
    Candlewick Press
    99 Dover Street
    Somerville, MA 02144

    Again, please do not send original art or materials you expect to be returned.

    We ask that you do not call to check on the status of the materials either.

    We will review your work, share it with art directors and editors, and file your work for future reference in our art department files if we think it is a style that may fit our publishing list.

    Portfolios for review can be dropped off with the receptionist and picked up two weeks later during business hours (before 1 p.m. if on a summer Friday). The Art Resource Coordinator encloses a comment. No face-to-face reviews are available unless we request one. Please enclose your contact information.

    If you would like to send an electronic file of your artwork, please send it in JPEG or PDF form to for the Art department.

    Thank you for your interest in Candlewick!

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    . Costumes
    How do I arrange to reserve a Maisy or Little Nutbrown Hare (GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU) costume, or an Edward Tulane doll for my bookstore/school/library event?

    Rental costumes are available through Costume Specialists. For more information, contact:

    Chad Hillman:
    (800) 596-9357

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    . Artwork
    . Audio Books
    . Author and Illustrator Appearances
    . Author and Illustrator Correspondence
    . Books
    . Book Sellers and Teachers
    . Book Trade Reps
    . Brand New Readers
    . Careers
    . Catalogs
    . Contact Us
    . Costumes
    . Desk Copies
    . Donations
    . e-book Sales
    . Individual Customers
    . Licensing
    . Licensed Products
    . Manuscripts
    . Orders, Sales & Customer Service
    . Partnerships/Links
    . Permissions
    . Press and Reviews
    . Product Safety
    . Retail and Wholesale Accounts
    . School and Library Reps
    . Submissions
    . Teachers and Librarians
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