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Penguin Random House (PRH) continues to dominate the picture book bestseller lists, holding 40% of total available list positions in 2023, up from 33% in 2022. PRH landed 72 titles on the list, and had notable successes with classics such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Taylor Swift: A Golden Books Biography.
Penguin Random House is the perennial leader among publishers on PW's picture book bestseller lists...
PRH's dominance in picture books would be even stronger if the titles from Sourcebooks were included. Sourcebooks had 26 books on the lists, claiming 10.8% of all positions. Although PRH owns a majority stake in Sourcebooks, they are measured separately.
PRH's dominance of the picture book bestseller lists would be even more pronounced if titles from Sourcebooks were added to its total...
PRH made gains in the children's frontlist fiction list, increasing its share of bestseller positions to 17.8% from 13.5% the previous year. Scholastic remains the dominant force in the category, but PRH's presence is growing.
On the children's frontlist fiction list, PRH made a slight dent in Scholastic's dominant position, upping its share of bestseller positions to 17.8%, from 13.5% the year before.