Do you write books that educate, enchant, delight, or thrill kids?
We want to help get your book out to children around the globe. At TCK Publishing, we can publish your children’s book in 90 days or less in ebook, print, and audiobook formats.
Publish Your Children’s Book with TCK Publishing
TCK Publishing is a full-service independent publisher, and we love publishing children’s books. We can publish your work in eBook, paperback and audiobook formats in 90 days or less (assuming your manuscript is fully edited and ready to go).
When you send in your manuscript (just use the contact form below!), we’ll review it within 7-14 days. If your manuscript needs developmental editing, content editing, copyediting or proofreading, we will let you know.
We will not rush publishing projects just to hit a deadline if the book is not ready. We pride ourselves on doing work quickly, but we want to make sure we get the job done right first and foremost. Creating amazing reading experiences and great children’s books is our priority!
Submission Guidelines for Children’s Books
Have you written a children’s book? We’d love to hear from you! You must have at least three books planned or already written to publish with us. This will help us create a brand for your books and generate loyal readers that will continue buying your books, helping create a sustainable author career for you.
Each of the books must be well-written, unique, and professionally edited.
Below you will find a short list of the children’s book genres we are most interested in publishing.
If you don’t think any of these categories matches well with your book, you can still submit your manuscript at the bottom of this page and we will let you know if your book might be a good fit for us.
Please note that we do not publish children’s picture books or board books—we focus on books for early readers and children’s literature for ages 6 and up.
Think of books like Black Beauty, the Boxcar Children series, Charlotte’s Web, Harriet the Spy, or James and the Giant Peach—these are all the sort of “young reader” books we’d love to publish!
If you are submitting an illustrated book, please be sure that you have full rights to use any artwork that is not your own, such as a work-for-hire agreement from the illustrator you worked with. TCK Publishing does not provide illustrators, although we can introduce you to several excellent freelance illustrators if you wish.
Concept books are created to educate children about specific topics and issues, such as getting dressed, tying their shoes, or playing nicely with pets.
In this area, we’re not looking for picture books or board books; we would be more interested in longer books that educate children about their world in a fun and engaging manner, with a reading level intended for kids 6 and up.
First books are designed to introduce infants to stories even before they are born. Many public libraries offer programs where caregivers can bring their babies in, letting them read read to their newborn (or even unborn) children. Their stories are intended to introduce children to their new world.
Again, these aren’t picture books—they’re written for adults to read to infants or even unborn children and are longer than the few hundred words used in most picture books.
Children’s fantasy books include stories of magic and supernatural powers and the conflict between good and evil. Harry Potter is the most popular children’s fantasy book series ever written.
Children’s Folklore and Fairytales
Children’s folklore books include myths and folktales designed to educate and entertain children. They often include a moral or life lessons which are imparted to the reader using the storyline. This genre also includes the typical fairytale stories of princes fighting to save princesses. They often include magic and concepts of good and evil. If you are looking to pass on knowledge to future generations while entertaining children, this just might be the children’s book genre for you.
Children’s picture books focus heavily on illustrations and are often light on text. The text is designed to compliment the artwork, which does most of the storytelling. These books are often designed for young children.
Please note that TCK Publishing does not publish picture books. We focus on books that children ages 6 and up can read themselves.
This type of children’s book is meant to rhyme of include musical components. Nursery rhymes and lullaby books are also included in this genre. Popular children’s rhyming books include Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
YA and Middle Grade Fiction
Are you interested in publishing YA or middle grade fiction? Fantastic! We’d love to hear from you. Check out our YA and Middle Grade page and send in your manuscript today.
How many pages should a children’s book be?
“Children’s literature” includes many sub-genres that are broken down based on more specific age groups. These include picture books, early readers, middle grade books, and YA novels.
Each of these categories have their own guidelines and recommended lengths. For example, picture books contain an average of 32 pages, while middle grade books tend to range from 100–200 pages, and YA novels often mirror a regular “adult” novel, easily exceeding 200 pages.
Learn more about each of these sub-genres in our post on children’s literature genres.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
If you have any questions about publishing your children’s book with TCK Publishing, feel free to review our Publishing FAQ below.
Children’s Book Submissions
Fill out the Contact form below or send us an email to [email protected] to get in touch with us about getting your children’s books published.