Egmont’s company purpose is to make every child a proud reader. This mission underpins our broad and inclusive portfolio of child-friendly picture books, fiction, non-fiction and brands. We aim to inspire reading for pleasure for all ages, from the most reluctant readers to the most enthusiastic. Whether it’s a popular brand brought to life on the page or a brilliant new series by a debut author, Egmont brings a vast range of diverse stories and amazing worlds to children and teens.
Our unique, consumer insight means we know what children love, and we make sure our books reflect this. We publish books for the hottest brands in the world, including Minecraft, Roblox, My Little Pony, Dungeons & Dragons, and Mr. Men Little Miss. We have cherished classics like Winnie-the-Pooh, Thomas & Friends, Tintin, The Little Prince, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Wind in the Willows and The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Beloved picture book authors and illustrators include Julia Donaldson, Sophy Henn, Steven Lenton, Louise Greig, Adam and Charlotte Guillain, and Lydia Monks. Older readers can enjoy bestselling books from Michael Morpurgo, Lemony Snicket, Jim Smith, Andy Stanton, Laura Ellen Anderson and Jenny McLachlan. YA fiction includes award-winners and genre game changers from Holly Jackson, Michael Grant, David Levithan, Laura Steven, Tahereh Mafi, and Elizabeth Acevedo.
HarperCollins UK acquired Egmont UK Ltd on 1 May 2020 from the Danish media group, Egmont. Prior to that, Egmont acquired Reed Children’s Books in 1998, which comprised a number of successful imprints and household names. These included, Methuen, the original home of Winnie-the-Pooh and the English language editions of Tintin; Heinemann, the original home of Thomas-the-Tank Engine, Mammoth and Dean, which happens to be one of the oldest children’s imprints still in existence (Dean & Sons was founded around 1800 and was a pioneer in pop-up books). Egmont merged the Reed Children’s Books portfolio with World International, the original home of the Mr. Men series, to form one of the leading children’s specialist publishers in the UK.