Walden Pond Press

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Walden Pond Press
Parent companyHarperCollins and Walden Media
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City
Official websitehttp://www.harperchildrens.com http://www.walden.com/books

Walden Pond Press, established in 2008, is the co-publishing venture of film production company Walden Media and book publisher HarperCollins.[1] The venture operates as an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books and its logo, a skipping stone on Walden Pond, is derivative of the Walden Media logo.


Walden Pond Press is publishes the next generation of middle grade classics fast paced, funny, engaging, compulsively readable stories by well-established authors and new talent.[2] The two marked characteristics of the imprint are its high quality titles and its embrace of a multi-platform approach to storytelling. For example, York (published May 2017) by award-winning author, Laura Ruby is one of the best reviewed children’s books of 2017 ,[3] and is currently in film development with Walden Media.[4]


Walden Pond Press publishes a small, targeted list of middle grade book titles every year. r. Notable titles include Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce (2010), The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander (2011), Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu (2011), The Hero’s Guide series by Christopher Healy (2012-2015), Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson (2016), and National Book Award Longlist winners The Real Boy by Anne Ursu (2013) and Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder (2017)

Prior Publishing History[edit]

Walden Pond Press is Walden Media’s second co-publishing venture with a major US publishing house. From 2004 -2008, Walden Media worked across all imprints at Penguin Young Readers Group publishing the Newbery Honor-winning[5] Savvy by first-time author Ingrid Law (Dial/Walden Media), Mike Lupica’s The Comeback Kids series (Philomel/Walden Media), Lauren St. John’s The White Giraffe series (Dial/Walden Media), and Michael Reisman’s Simon Bloom series (Dutton/Walden Media) among other titles.[6][7] Both Savvy and Simon Bloom: The Gravity Keeper are in film development at Walden Media.[8][9]

Published Books[edit]


  1. ^ Getlin, Josh."Maker of Children's Films Gets Into the Book Business", The Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2008, accessed March 2, 2011.
  2. ^ HarperCollins Children's Imprints
  3. ^ http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/Search/SearchResults.aspx?TCId=100&ST=1&SKw=walden%20pond%20press
  4. ^ Kit, Zorianna. "'Cosmic' Kids Book Transforming Into Feature", Reuters, May 20, 2010, accessed March 2, 2011
  5. ^ Newbery Honor Books
  6. ^ "Penguin Young Reader's Group and Walden Media Set Multi-Year Publishing, Film and Television Joint Venture", PR Newsire, March 27, 2006, accessed March 2, 2011.
  7. ^ Springen, Karen. "Walden Media Moves Into the Future", Publisher's Weekly, February 19, 2009, accessed March 2, 2011.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave. "Walden Gets Law's 'Savvy'", Variety, July 11, 2007, accessed March 2, 2011.
  9. ^ McNary, Dave "Walden Media Nabs 'Simon Bloom' Rights", Variety, January 11, 2011, accessed March 2, 2011.

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