|Industry||Publishing Books (children's)|
|Website||Orchard Books UK|
Orchard Books is a publisher of children's books active in the US and UK.
Orchard Books was founded in 1986 by Grolier, an encyclopedia publisher, as a children's publisher. Grolier was acquired by Hachette two years later. Hachette sold Grolier to Scholastic in 2000, along with the US branch of Orchard Books, while retaining the UK branch.
Publications by Orchard UK include the Rainbow Magic and Beast Quest series, as well as titles by Lauren Child, Giles Andreae, Catherine and Laurence Anholt, Cressida Cowell, James Mayhew, Anthony Horowitz, Shoo Rayner, Saviour Pirotta and Michael Lawrence.