What is Frontlist?

Frontlist is a weekly report for acquisition editors and rights managers looking for foreign titles to acquire.

Every week, we review all the new children's books published by 14,079 publishers from 9 countries and feature 80 to 100 titles worth acquiring. Those countries include:

United States
United Kingdom

Who are subscribed to Frontlist?

Frontlist is currently subscribed by 8,352 acquisition editors, rights managers, and publishers around the world. Some of the notable subscribers include (ordered alphabetically):

Abrams Books (US)
Andersen Press (UK)
Clavis Publishing (Belgium)
DeA Planeta Libri (Italy)
dtv (Germany)
Grupo Planeta (Spain)
Hachette Children's Group (UK)
Kids Can Press (Canada)
Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir (Israel)
Lannoo (Belgium)
Text Publishing (Australia)

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Which books do we feature?

By tracking hundreds of sources, we select books that meet the following criteria.

Among new releases & pre-pubs:

New releases from notable authors
Recommendations by book magazines and critics
Noteworthy titles hand-picked by Frontlist editors

Among backlists:

Award winners / nominees
Recent acquisitions of leading children's book publishers throughout the world

Titles that are not featured:

Titles that have been previously featured in our weekly
Titles that have already been sold to many countries
Titles with cultural and/or region-specific themes
Titles with religious characters and themes
Titles that were published more than 3 years ago
Titles that are independently published

In case you have titles that are worthy of review, feel free to email us at books@frontlist.net, including book details, author information, and publication date.

Sources we're tracking

Authors & Illustrators
We track more than 5,094 notable authors and illustrators and their titles.
Jeremy Strong
Eric Bell
Harriet Brundle
Louise Lockhart
Felicita Sala
Lorna Gutierrez
Ursula Poznanski
Sandra Neil Wallace
Bryan Collier
Studio Muti
Candy Gourlay
Claire Fayers
Hilary McKay
Preston Norton
Tyler Smith James
Stephanie Kate Strohm
Kim Smith
Ibi Zoboi
Tillie Walden
April Genevieve Tucholke
Meg Medina
Chris Wormell
Marianne Dubuc
Jon Agee
Jenni Desmond
Rafael López
Jacqueline Woodson
Grace Lin
Ana Punset
Caroline Pellissier
Matthew Forsythe
Kate Messner
Stefanie Dahle
Jan Paul Schutten
Marc Ter Horst
Wendy Panders
Tahereh Mafi
Eugene Yelchin
M. T. Anderson
Jess Black
Michael Whaite
Sue Hendra
Sam Taplin
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Gwyn Perkins
A. G. Howard
Sarah McIntyre
Philip Reeve

Book Press

We track recommendations from the following book magazines.

    United States
    United Kingdom


We track winners and finalists from the following children's book awards.

    United States
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence...
Alex Awards
Amazon Best Children’s Books
Blue Ribbon Selections | Bulletin of ...
Boston-Globe Horn Book Awards
Caldecott Medal
Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding ...
Charlotte Zolotow Award
Children’s Choice Book Awards
CYBILS Awards (Children's and Young A...
Eisner Award
Golden Kite Award
Goodreads Choice Awards
Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten
Kirkus Prize
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
Margaret A. Edwards Award
MASL Gateway Readers Award
MASL Mark Twain Readers Award
MASL Readers Awards
MASL Show Me Readers Award
MASL Truman Readers Award
Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children...
Mildred L. Batchelder Award
Moonbeam Awards
National Book Awards
Newbery Medal
New York Times / New York Public Libr...
Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding No...
Phoenix Award
Printz Award
Publisher's Weekly's Best Books
Pura Belpré Award
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book M...
Schneider Family Book Award
School Library Journal's Best Books
Sid Fleischman Humor Award
Stonewall Honor Books in Children’s a...
The New York Times' Notable Children’...
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Washington Post's Best Children's Books
Westchester Fiction Award
William C. Morris Award
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction
Ampersand Prize
CBCA Book of the Year Awards
Crichton Award for Children's Book Il...
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Indie Book Awards
Inky Awards
Young Australians Best Book Awards (Y...
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (...
BolognaRagazzi Award
BolognaRagazzi Award for Disability
Hans Christian Andersen Award
Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury Re...
ILA Children's and Young Adults' Book...
    United Kingdom
Blue Peter Book Awards
Branford Boase Award
British Comic Awards - Young People’s...
Carnegie Medal
Costa Book Awards
English 4-11 Picture Book Awards
Excelsior Award
Excelsior Award Junior
FCBC Children’s Book Award
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
Independent Bookshop Week Book Award
Kate Greenaway Medal
Klaus Flugge Prize
Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards
The Guardian's Best Children's Books
Waterstones Book of the Year
Waterstones Children's Book Prize
YA Book Prize
Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Pic...
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical ...
Governor General’s Literary Award
John Spray Mystery Award
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Childr...
TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award
Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire
Le Grand Prix de l'illustration
Le Prix Goncourt des lycéens
Prix des Incorruptibles
    New Zealand
New Zealand Book Awards for Children ...
日本絵本賞大賞 (Japanese Picture Book Award)

Bestseller Lists (20)

We track new entries to the following bestseller lists.

Amazon France Children's Bestseller
Amazon France Young Adult Bestseller
Amazon Germany Children's Bestseller
Amazon Germany Young Adult Bestseller
Amazon Italy Children and Teen's Bestseller
Amazon Spain Children and Teen's Bestseller
    United Kingdom
Amazon UK Children's Bestseller
Amazon UK Young Adult Bestseller
    United States
Amazon US Children's Bestseller
Amazon US Teen & Young Adult Bestseller
New York Times Children's Middle Grade E-Book Bestseller
New York Times Children's Middle Grade Hardcover Bestseller
New York Times Children's Middle Grade Paperback Bestseller
New York Times Children's Picture Books Bestseller
New York Times Children's Series Bestseller
New York Times Young Adult Hardcover Bestseller
New York Times Young Adult Paperback Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Children's Frontlist Fiction Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Children's Picture Books Bestseller
Bol Children's Book Bestseller

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Frontlist is the only website dedicated to children's book rights, subscribed by 8,352 editors around the world. This means that, with Frontlist, you get to have a great opportunity to promote your books exclusively to 8,352 acquisition editors, both on our website and emails every week.

Feel free to email us at team@frontlist.net and ask us how we can work together to make your titles more visible and successful throughout the publishing industry around the world.