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  • Readers


    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated


    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest


    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink


    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot


    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence


    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

New Partnerships


May 27, 2020

The Creative Company announced today that it will commence distribution of two independent children’s book publishers, Amicus Publishing and Black Rabbit Books, effective June 1, 2020. The Creative Company currently provides fulfillment services for all three publishers, but will now add sales, marketing, customer service, and accounts receivables services, enabling the three publishing companies to bring hardcover books, paperbacks, and e-books to their library and classroom customers with greater ease and efficiency.

Under this new partnership, each of the three publishers will continue to publish their signature juvenile lists. Customers can still expect high-end, literary series nonfiction, picture books, and board books from The Creative Company, including perennial series favorites Seedlings and Amazing Animals. Amicus Publishing will continue to release friendly, accessible picture books, board books, and series nonfiction, including the imprints Spot and Amicus Illustrated. Additionally, Black Rabbit Books will continue to serve readers at risk with hi/lo and humorous imprints, Bolt, Hi Jinx, and Bolt Jr. All products may now be combined on one purchase order and purchased directly from The Creative Company.

“We’re thrilled to be merging the marketing and distribution of these three publishers, all of which are individually well-known names in the K-12 publishing industry,” said Jen Besel, newly appointed vice president of Brand Development for The Creative Company. “Among the three groups, we can offer educators products for every student from beginning readers to struggling readers to readers preparing for college. Each group produces inspiring, high-quality books, and we are simply better together.”

The Creative Company, a Minnesota-based publisher founded in 1932, currently has more than 1,500 titles in its library catalog. The Creative Company also publishes picture books and board books for the retail market as part of its Creative Editions program, which is distributed by Chronicle Books. Amicus Publishing was formed in 2010 and offers more than 650 titles in its library catalog. Amicus also publishes picture books and board books in its Amicus Ink imprint. Earlier this year, Amicus acquired Bookstaves, which is best known for its 12-Story Library imprint, and paperback publisher RiverStream. Founded in 2006, Black Rabbit Books publishes more than 400 titles in its proprietary imprints and distributes more than 400 titles for Brown Bear Books and Book House.

Sales Contact:
Anna Erickson, VP, Sales

Marketing Contact:
Jen Besel, VP, Brand Development

Customer Service:
The Creative Company
Phone: 800.445.6209
Fax: 507.388.2746
P.O. Box 227
Mankato, MN 56002