Let's get kids reading! — It was this simple idea that got us into children's publishing back in 1975. Today, with over 500 children's books now in print, James Lorimer & Company proudly continues on its mission to find and publish Canadian authors who speak to a distinctly Canadian youth audience.
One of our top priorities is to publish books that deal with contemporary social issues in a way that engages kids and teens who may not yet have discovered the joys of reading. We want to grab the attention of young readers with books that connect to the things they care about; we want them to discover the fun in reading about kids like themselves, who live in communities just like theirs.
Our goal of reaching these readers is evident in stand alone fiction and the series books that we currently publish, including:
- Sports Stories series – hi-lo, action-packed sports fiction for ages 10-13
- SideStreets series – hi-lo, edgy, realistic fiction for ages 13+
- Recordbooks series – hi-lo, sports biographies for ages 12+
- Deal With It – a non-fiction, illustrated conflict resolution series for ages 9-12
We acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund for our publishing activities. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program.