Created in 2015 as an imprint of Behrman House, Apples & Honey Press features stories for babies through kids aged 12 and up formatted as picture books, board, books, early and middle grade chapter books, graphic novels, as well as some YA nonfiction. Although many Apples & Honey Press stories are overtly Jewish, our goal is to spotlight universal themes that speak to children (and parents) from any faith while celebrating the diversity in culture, experience, and background that contribute to the richness of the world all around us.

We publish well-known authors and discover new ones. Our list includes books by Eric Kimmel, Jane Yolen, Johanna Hurwitz, Barbara Diamond Goldman, David Adler, Leslie Kimmelman, Tammar Stein, Emma Berne, and Stephen Krensky, to list just a few. We work with both agented and un-agented authors, and we are currently accepting manuscripts that depict contemporary, diverse Jewish life and strong personal values. Read more about our submission guidelines. 

Parent company Behrman House is an independent, third-generation family-owned publishing company now in its 102nd year, publishing educational materials for Jewish settings and non-fiction books for adults and YA. It has over 1,000 titles in print.

Apples & Honey Press titles are distributed through Two Rivers, an Ingram company, and are available through library suppliers such as Ingram Library Services, Baker & Taylor, Mackin, and others.

See our Fall 2023 front list. 

See the Apples & Honey Press titles that made Bank Street’s 2023 Children’s Best Books of the Year list.

See our award winners

See the books included on the Association of Jewish Libraries Holiday Highlights lists.

See the books that have been selected for inclusion in the PJ Library program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation