Penguin Random House Canada has announced the creation of a new imprint for young adult titles, called Penguin Teen. Tara Walker, publisher of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, said in a statement that this new imprint will combine the YA titles previously published under the imprints Doubleday Canada Books for Young Readers and Razorbill Canada.
“In 2015, the Canadian children’s imprints came together under one group as part of the larger Penguin Random House merger," Walker said. "Since then, we’ve been reviewing our lists and looking for opportunities to build on our strengths. Given the impressive legacy of our young adult programs, we felt we could best serve our authors and their readers with one focused imprint for our YA titles."
PRH Canada Young Readers will now consist of three imprints: Tundra Books, Puffin Canada, and Penguin Teen.
The first Penguin Teen books are expected in summer 2017, and will feature authors such as Susan Juby, with a novel called The Fashion Committee; Elizabeth Wein with The Pearl Thief, a prequel to Code Name Verity; Catherine Egan with Julia Defiant, the second book in her Witch’s Child trilogy; and Emily Barr with The One Memory of Flora Banks, a novel about a girl with no short-term memory. There will also be a title from debut author Melanie Fishbane; her novel Maud is based on the teen years of iconic Canadian Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery.