Mission Statement   For nearly two centuries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Trade division has published some of the world's most renowned novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works. As part of one of the world's leading learning companies, it is uniquely positioned to create educational and entertaining content for multiple channels and in various formats — from hardcovers and paperbacks to eBooks and mobile apps. Its distinguished author list includes eight Nobel Prize winners, forty-seven Pulitzer Prize winners, thirteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH is also home to The Best American series®; The American Heritage® and Webster's New World™ dictionaries; Betty Crocker®, Better Homes and Gardens®, How to Cook Everything®, The Gourmet Cookbook, and other leading culinary properties; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children's books and characters including Curious George®, The Little Prince and The Polar Express.

General Interest

From Thoreau to Theroux, Cather to Calvino, Best American to American Heritage, we've been publishing books you know and love since 1832. Shop the latest and greatest from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Young Readers

For more than 150 years, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers has published many of the world’s most beloved picture books, novels, and works of nonfiction. With two National Book Awards and over 100 Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medals and Honors, we have something for everyone. Shop inspiring picks for readers of all ages.

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Our Culinary Collection caters to food enthusiasts, home cooks, and industry professionals, with must-have titles from distinguished chefs, leading food writers, and classic brands. Shop our best-selling cookbooks!