HMH Books & Media Brands

For nearly two centuries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Trade division has published some of the world's most renowned fiction, non-fiction, and children's books. Its distinguished author list includes eight Nobel Prize winners, 47 Pulitzer Prize winners, 13 National Book Award winners, and more than 100 Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH is also home to popular media brands like Carmen Sandiego and The Oregon Trail; and iconic brands including The Whole30®; The Best American series®; The American Heritage® and Webster's New World™ dictionaries; Better Homes and Gardens®; How to Cook Everything®; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes; and many children's books including Curious George® and The Little Prince.

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The Handmaid's Tale

Set in the near future, The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its image and its forecast. 

The Weight of Ink

An intellectual and emotional jigsaw puzzle of a novel for readers of A. S. Byatt’s Possession and Geraldine Brooks’s People of the Book.

Meet Cute

A celebration of “meet-cute” moments, this YA short story collection features when-they-first-met-stories from some of today’s most popular YA authors.

The Giver

In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas discovers the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal community.

Tribe of Mentors

Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers. 

The RBG Workout

A fun, fully illustrated exercise book that details Ruth Bader Ginsburg's workout, written by her trainer.

Dorie's Cookies

The ultimate cookie book, full of imaginative and homey creations, by a “revered icon” and “culinary guru” (New York Times).


Accidents happen. And in this charming, hilarious debut picture book, Andrea Tsurumi shows that mistakes don’t have to be the end of the world.

Greenglass House

A rambling old inn, a strange map, an attic packed with treasures, squabbling guests, theft, friendship, and an unusual haunting mark this smart middle grade mystery.

Our Most Popular Brands & Authors

HMH is home to iconic brands and one-of-a-kind children’s book characters, such as The Best American series®, How to Cook Everything®, The Little Prince, Curious George®, and more.

The Whole30

The Whole30 program has helped hundreds of thousands of people transform how they think about their food, bodies, and lives.

How to Cook Everything

Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything cookbooks have helped countless people discover the rewards of simple cooking with easy recipes, straightforward advice, and essential techniques.

Curious George

Created by Margret and H.A. Rey over 75 years ago, Curious George is one of the most recognizable characters from children’s literature. 

Little Blue Truck

Bestselling books about a friendly truck and his pals, by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry.

Oregon Trail

Young pioneers and nostalgic adults can still enjoy learning geography and history with the new The Oregon Trail card game, apps, and more.

Carmen Sandiego

The world's favorite dynamic villainess continues to educate, entertain, and elude her audience generation after generation.

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