About Us

About Us

Devoted to “Fun with a Purpose,” family media brand Highlights for Children, Inc. (Highlights.com) has helped children become their best selves for generations. In addition to the flagship magazine, Highlights’s other offerings include a preschool magazine (High Five™), an infant magazine (Hello™), a children’s book company (Boyds Mills Press and Highlights Press), puzzle book clubs, and a variety of digital products.


Highlights Press is the branded publishing imprint of Highlights for Children. Highlights Press publishes activity books and innovative novelty formats, with a variety of types of puzzle books that include Hidden Pictures®, Puzzlemania®, and Amazing Mazes, as well as craft books, joke books, and seasonal titles.


Boyds Mills Press, the trade book division of Highlights for Children, publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers. Established in 1990, Boyds Mills Press’s picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction focus on excellent storytelling, imaginative illustration, and strong characters. Our exceptionally crafted titles are designed to entertain, inform, and engage children of all ages.


Calkins Creek, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2014, publishes both nonfiction and historical fiction that introduces children to the many people, places, and events that have shaped U.S. History. Calkins Creek titles present multiple points of view through original and extensive research, and each innovative and skillfully written book uses primary sources, such as timelines, bibliographies, historical notes, and glossaries.


WordSong is the only children’s imprint in the United States specifically dedicated to poetry. WordSong titles capture the vibrant, unexpected, and emotional connections between text and young readers. Some of the well-known poets who publish under the WordSong imprint include Nikki Grimes, J. Patrick Lewis, Jane Yolen, Marilyn Nelson, and Marilyn Singer.