Our Mission


Kane Press is an award-winning publisher of illustrated titles for children ages 3 to 11. Connecting fiction and nonfiction stories with authentic content and relating that content to a child’s everyday experiences are the focus of all Kane Press books.

Our titles have earned praise from School Library Journal, Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Instructor, Your Big Backyard, and Learning magazines as well as from Reading Rainbow and the Children’s Book Council. The Animal Antics A to Z® series is the recipient of a Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family and a TCA for Children’s Books. The Milo & Jazz Mysteries® series received a Booklist Starred Review for The Case of the Stinky Socks and two Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Three titles from our Social Studies Connects® series have been recognized by the NCSS/CBC Committee as Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. (See more awards.)

Kane Press books:

  • improve students’ content literacy skills by combining informational text with kid-friendly narrative stories
  • demonstrate to youngsters how what they learn in school is an invaluable tool for navigating the world they live in
  • engage and intrigue children with clever plots, appealing characters, and kid-sized dilemmas that children can relate to
  • inspire youngsters with relatable characters who model positive traits, such as honesty, acceptance, responsibility, and perseverance

Publisher and company founder Joanne Kane states, “Whether the underlying concept relates to science or math, letter sounds or problem solving, the goals of all Kane Press books are the same: to engage, involve, and inspire youngsters while fostering in them a lifelong enthusiasm for words and ideas.”

Kane Press books are written by respected and award-winning authors and artists. They are perfect for independent reading or, with younger children, as part of a shared read-aloud experience.

Kane Press is a proud member of the:
Children's Book Council

Kane Press titles are distributed by Lerner Publishing Group.