Home Grown Books is an independent publisher devoted to supporting organic learning and creativity in early education. We create books that are educationally sound enough to be used in your child's classroom and visually captivating enough to be displayed on your coffee table at home.
We are guided by a simple philosophy: your children deserve reading material as rich as their imaginations.
ORGANIC LEARNING:We reject the one-size-fits-all education model, and are committed to treating all children as unique, creative individuals.
Our books honor your child's innate intelligence with compelling content that will spark their curiosity. Because our books engage the imagination, your little reader will revisit our books, effortlessly strengthening their reading habits and fostering confidence in themselves as a reader.
Creativity:We believe in the power of art to engage your little reader's minds.
Our books feature artwork by emerging and established artists that will capture the imaginations of your little one. The language is simple and the artwork is complex, leaving room beyond the words for your child's imagination to explore.
SUSTAINABILITY:We are the only independent publisher that manufactures all of our books in the United States with eco-friendly practices.
Our board books are printed in New York with 100% recycled (min 35% post consumer) CCNB paperboard with an aqueous coating. Our paperback books are printed on 50% post consumer paper using low-VOC vegetable inks, and renewable wind-powered energy. Our book pack packaging is printed in New York on paper from managed forest using low-VOC vegetable inks and renewable wind-powered energy.
We manufacture locally to support fellow small businesses and strengthen our community.
Giving Back:We believe in giving back to our community and to our artists.
The emerging artists of the Little Reader Series and Toddler Series receive a portion of all profits from their books.
Access free resources for parents of little readers on our Parent Resource page and our blog, where you will find tips, activities, and videos centered around creativity and organic learning. We also hold local art and reading events that are open to the community. If you are a NYC-based shop or event space and are interested in collaborating on an event, contact us!