Albert Whitman & Company is committed to partnering with you to provide books that entertain, educate, and encourage young learners. To find books on a specific topic for your classroom or library, search our catalog by using Browse by Topic under the Catalog heading. Here you will find books on matters ranging from academic pursuits, like math, science, and geography, to holidays to issues that might affect adolescents, such as disabilities, friendship, and adoption.

You can also search our catalog by age group, grade range, or book format.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can my school or library purchase Albert Whitman books?
Institutional customers who wish to place an order directly with Albert Whitman can contact us via the following:


Our titles are also available from all major wholesalers and distributors, including (but not limited to):
Baker & Taylor
Bound to Stay Bound
Follett School Solutions

Are Albert Whitman books leveled?A few leveling measurements are listed on each book’s individual page, but if you’d like reading levels for Accelerated Reader, Guided Reading, Scholastic Reading Counts, or Reading Recovery for our complete backlist, click here. Common Core Codes are also included alongside the reading levels on each book’s page. For Common Core Curriculum Connections for our Spring 2015 titles, click here.

Where are Albert Whitman books reviewed?
Our books are regularly reviewed in most school and library publications, such as School Library Journal and Booklist. We include highlights from these reviews on each of our titles’ individual pages. We also submit our books for any and all relevant awards, including state awards and reading lists, institutional awards, and the ALA Awards. Any award a book has received is listed on its page.

How can I contact the school and library marketing team at Albert Whitman with questions?
We would love to hear from you! Please email us at We are also regular exhibitors at conventions and book fairs, such as ALA Midwinter and Annual, TLA, BEA, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and more!

How can I request advance reading copies (ARCs) of books from your forthcoming list?
We’re pleased to offer advance e-galleys to approved professional readers. (That’s you!) Our e-galleys are typically available 5–6 months prior to publication on both Edelweiss and Netgalley. You will need to register (free) at either of these sites to request e-galleys. We do create printed ARCs in limited quantities. These are usually reserved for trade shows and giveaways, but don’t hesitate to email to request a printed ARC as we may still have some on hand.

Can I be added to your catalog mailing list?
The quickest way to view our most recent catalogs is to visit us on Edelweiss. We also post PDFs of our most recent offerings (within the past year) on our website. If you would prefer to receive a printed catalog, send us an email and we’ll add you to our mailing list!