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Who We Are

Like the kids who read our books, Hardie Grant Egmont is young and small with boundless energy. Born in 2002 to two proud parents – Hardie Grant Publishing and Egmont – we are now one of the best children’s publishers in the game. We keep our team small and use our size to our advantage: we handpick the people and projects we work with, and dedicate all our efforts and resources into making them a success.

We make brilliant books for tots to teens, and from bookworms to reluctant readers. Under the Hardie Grant Egmont banner, we publish books on the following lists:

  • Little Hare - award-winning picture books to delight the youngest book lover.  

  • HGE Fiction - best-selling series and fiction that will compel kids and teenagers to read ‘til late.

  • Licensed Brands – amazing books for the most exciting global brands, including Star Wars, Adventure Time and Thomas & Friends.

As well as our local publishing, we market, sell and distribute a number of international publishers’ lists. This includes the iconic Egmont UK list, which features best-loved authors such as Enid Blyton, A. A. Milne and Michael Grant. We’re also the home of popular independent lists, including Little Tiger Press and Button Books.

Across all our publishing, we pride ourselves on being children’s specialists. We know that kids pay attention to the ‘facts’ in their fiction, like: Can you use a lightsaber to toast your sandwich? And why are green snakes the yummiest?  

We play Minecraft, we argue about the best land at the top of Faraway Tree, and we play-battle with the coolest toys during lunchtime (for work, obviously). And of course we believe in the healing power of cake.

But don’t be fooled: publishing is a serious business. Early childhood literacy is one the best predictors of success in later life, so we are acutely aware of the importance of children’s books. After all, you won’t go on to read Austen or Steinbeck if you haven’t cut your teeth first on Billie B Brown.