Looking to place an order for your classroom? We’re here to help! In addition to working with your local bookseller, below you will find a list of preferred educational distributors as well as instructions on how to easily create a cost proposal request.
How do I order books for my classroom?
Step 1: Create a Wish List
Add the desired books to your Wish List by clicking on the heart icon under each title. When complete, click on the Wish List cart in the header to visit your full list. From this page, you can download your list as an Excel file or a PDF.
Step 2: Send your list to a preferred educational distributor
Contact your preferred distributor and provide them with your list of titles or products featured on this website. Contact information can be found below or you may Download a list of preferred educational distributors.
Don’t have a preferred educational distributor? Contact your Penguin Random House PreK-12 Account Manager.
Step 1: Create a Cost Proposal Request
Creating a Cost Proposal Request Using the Wish List Function: From the Wish List page, you can download your list as a Cost Proposal Request Form.
Creating a Cost Proposal Request for an Entire Collection: From the catalog page, click on the download icon and select Cost Proposal Request Form. (To personalize a collection, see “Wish List and Customizing Teaching Collection” FAQ here).
Step 2: Submit the Cost Proposal Request to your Account Manager
Follow the instruction on Tab 1 of the Excel document and submit your Cost Proposal Request to K12Education@edu.penguinrandomhouse.com. Your PreK-12 Account Manager will get right back to you with your quote and instructions for ordering.
A Listing of preferred educational distributors
Adams Book Company
“Adams Book Company was established in 1945 by educators. We serve the K-12 educational community as a single source provider of any book in print. We are committed to supplying teachers with new paperback literature, new textbooks and reconditioned used textbooks all at the best possible prices. To give our academic customers the best possible shopping experience we combine the convenience of an informative website with the ability to call a toll free number to our customer service department.”
80 Broad Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
“AKJ Education is a national provider of books, classroom libraries, STEM resources, and digital subscriptions. We serve educators of all grades, from the early stages of reading through Grade 12. Our goal is to remove the barriers – namely time and money – between you and the best quality materials for your classroom. What you can expect when you work with us: the broadest selection in the industry, curated ready-to-use book collections, superior customer service including free custom quotes, everyday low pricing, and innovative resources to meet and address the changing needs of every classroom.”
4702 Benson Avenue
Halethorpe, MD 21227
American Reading Company
“Our mission is To Ensure That Every Student Can Read, Write, and Think On Grade Level”
Phone: (866) 810-2665
Fax: (610) 992-4156
201 S. Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Anderson’s Book Fairs
“Our mission is to share our passion and knowledge of books and build community through great reads, good company, and engaging conversations for all ages. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service through which our devotion to independence, inclusion, and diversity can be felt by all.”
Phone: (630) 820-0044
520 Exchange Ct.
Aurora, IL 60504
Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor, based in Charlotte, N.C., is a global information and entertainment services company that offers books, videos, music and related services to libraries, educational institutions, and retailers. Baker & Taylor is a wholesaler distributor with a database of more than 3.8 million titles.
2550 West Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
Bookworm Central supplies book fairs, literacy programs, and bulk book orders.
Phone: (703) 367-0045
Fax: (703) 367-9633
12193 Livingston Road
Manassas, VA 20109
BMI Educational Services, Inc.
“Serving schools and libraries for over 45 years, we are a complete PreK-12 distributor of paperbacks, BMI Bound books, teacher’s guides, book collections, audio books, reference books, test prep books, and movies on DVD. We have the fastest service, most accurate and highest fulfillment rates! Call BMI today for the service you deserve!”
P.O. Box 800
Dayton, NJ 08810-0800
“BookPal is dedicated to simplifying the process of buying books for classrooms all across the country. We offer a wide variety of products, ranging from children’s books to novels and assessment materials. We’d love to work with you!”
18101 Von Karman Ave, Ste 120
Irvine, CA 92612
Books 4 School
“Interstate Books4School is a nationwide supplier of Valu-Books and Tradebooks for infant through 12th grade. We are dedicated to budget-stretching prices, responsive service and speedy delivery of all orders. We have access to over 10,000,000 book titles.”
201 East Badger Road
PO Box 2237
Madison, WI 53713
The Booksource, Inc.
“We provide the education market with the largest selection of new and classic titles and classroom collections. We have over 30,000 titles in our catalog representing more than 150 publishers. Our staff has the expertise to ensure that our customers get the right books based on their needs. Our title experts know the books kids want to read, and they can help you put the right books in your students’ hands. We can provide personal assistance every step of the way to help you find the right balance for your classroom library. In every interaction with Booksource, you’ll find employees who have a passion for literacy and a passion for the company.”
1230 Macklind Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc.
“Bound to Stay Bound, our name says it all! Since 1920, we have provided the best in children’s and young adult titles. Using trade editions whenever possible, we bind our books to the rigid specifications of the Library Binding Institute. Each of our 18,000 titles has a cover made of durable library buckram and illustrated with the title’s original artwork. In addition, we emphasize the following: Selection and ordering tools on the Internet, CD-ROM or in print; Complete cataloging and processing services, including FREE MARC records; FREE shipping and handling; Rapid order fulfillment from our huge inventory; Customized Opening Day Collections.”
1880 West Morton Road
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Brodart Books and Automation
“Providing quality services from new school openings to ongoing special projects. Brodart’s school division custom-tailors services to help school libraries speed books to students quickly and efficiently. We deliver collection development services, plus online selection and ordering tools. Brodart has expert fund control, cataloging and processing options to suit any school, quick service and carefully selected recommendations.”
Phone: 800-474-9816, ext. 6784
500 Arch Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Children’s Plus, Inc.
“Children’s Plus is dedicated to providing quality pre-bound books to public libraries and schools, both in the classroom and in school media centers, around the country. We have an extensive library of titles to choose from including our own pre-bound books or from library bound editions that we provide from select educational publishers.”
1387 Dutch American Way
Beecher, IL 60401
Classroom Library Co.
“The Classroom Library Company is an educator owned and operated company that publishes and distributes educational media. No other online or wholesale bookseller comes close to the value we offer. Use our website to browse thousands of titles and use our filters to narrow your search to create your own custom book list. You can also choose from a variety of storage options to help organize your classroom library.”
3901 Union Blvd., Suite 155
St. Louis, MO 63115
“COMPLETEBOOK.COM is dedicated to providing our customers with the very best in procurement services, pricing and delivery times for books, e-books, journals, databases and publications in all formats.”
Phone: (800) 986-1775
1200 Toro Grande Dr., Ste 200
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Dodge Learning Resources
“Dodge Learning Resources sells classroom books and materials at discounted prices.”
PO Box 1150
Tyrone, GA 30290
Follett School Solutions
“Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.”
“In business 30 years, GUMDROP BOOKS is a family-owned company that has grown from a mom-and-pop operation to a major international distributor of top educational materials for PreK through College level. We offer high-quality titles to public and private schools and public libraries worldwide. Our automated 139,000 square-foot warehouse in Bethany, MO contains over three million books from 80+ publishers.”
PO Box 505/802
N. 41st Street
Bethany, MO 64424
Ingram Library Services Inc.
“Ingram Library Services is a full-service distributor to libraries of all types. We combine the largest book inventory in the industry with fast delivery, collection development services, cataloging and processing, music, video, and Spanish-language books for youth and adults–all available through our online collection development tool, ipage®. To learn more about Ingram, visit our Web site or e-mail us at ExperienceIt@ingrambook.com.”
Phone: 800-937-5300 option 2
One Ingram Blvd.
LaVergne, TN 37086
Lake-Cook Distributors, Inc.
“Lake-Cook is an educational wholesaler of paperback books. Our target market is grades 6th through 12th in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. We specialize in classroom set quantities, whether you need 10, 30, or 300 copies of a title.”
Phone: (800) 677-6047
Fax: (847) 526-5810
951 N. Old Rand Road, #114
Wauconda, IL 60084
“Your Catholic CCD curriculum and religious education warehouse–every book you need from 100 publishers, delivered quickly, with individual attention. Books, textbooks, Bibles, catechisms and resource materials to serve your every need.”
4315 Ralph Jones Ct.
South Bend, IN 46628
“Lectorum’s main goal has always been to offer schools and libraries the best selection of children’s books in Spanish, including works originally written in Spanish as well as translations from other languages. All books are carefully reviewed by Lectorum’s qualified staff to ensure that they meet the high standards of educators and librarians.”
205 Chubb Avenue, Bldg A-1
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
“Mackin is a Minnesota-based, family-owned company which takes great pride in providing the highest quality, age-appropriate library and classroom materials for PK-12 schools as well as public library Children’s and Young Adult collections.”
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
3503 County Road 42 W
Burnsville, MN 55306
“Mrs. Nelson’s has been providing books to schools and libraries since 1986 and is an expert at finding exactly the book you need at the lowest price. With access to virtually any book in print, you will be sure to find the right solution to your book needs.”
Fax: (909) 937-7833
1648 W. Orange Grove Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Perfection Learning Corporation
“Providing excellence in education since 1926, Perfection Learning has been a leader in curriculum solutions for grades K-12. Our programs cover the complete range of language arts skills and course areas with both textbooks and supplemental programs. Perfection Learning® is also one of the leading providers of trade books to classrooms across the country and delivers an unsurpassed selection of novels, nonfiction books, classroom collections, and literature-based teaching support.”
1000 North Second Avenue
P.O. Box 500
Logan, IA 51546
“Perma-Bound has been the top choice for librarians and teachers for over 65 years. The “strongest books you can buy” are school tough and library proven! We have developed our own patented binding process that allows the books you purchase today to last 7-10 times longer than paperbacks, as well as survive more circulations than trade hardcover’s or other prebound titles. Perma-Bound has over 100,000 titles to choose from on its website and is an authorized distributor of Accelerated Reader books and quizzes.”
617 E. Vandalia Rd.
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Social Studies School Service, Zenger Media, and The Writing Company
“Social Studies School Service is a publisher and distributor of high-quality educational materials. Through its family of innovative imprints and partners, they provide teachers and administrators with materials that promote critical thinking and informed action. We offer a wide range of products, from full curricula to supplementary resources.”
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
10200 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Steps to Literacy
“Our Mission is to partner with educators to ignite a passion for reading. In keeping with that mission: our team of Curation Specialists are all former educators. The Curation Specialists use their expertise to create libraries and custom book bundles based on curriculum, reading levels, genre, standards, and dozens of other customizable options. Our collective vision is to provide accessible and exciting books to children so they can explore the world, cultures and themselves through reading. We work with more than 200 publishers to ensure each collection is filled with high-interest and recently released titles that will encourage curiosity and a desire to read in every student.”
Phone: (800) 895-2804
4 East Street
Bound Brook, NJ 08805