Buoyed by the success of its bestselling Poetry Speaks to Children, Sourcebooks plans to start a children's imprint called Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. The list will launch next spring with four titles in a fiction series for girls ages seven to nine. Bethany Brown, currently acquisitions editor for the company, will oversee the Jabberwocky imprint, along with associate editor Lyron Bennett.

Sourcebooks hopes to publish up to 30 children's titles a year, including fiction, picture books, poetry and board books. Poetry Speaks to Children, which has sold 141,000 copies since its October 2005 publication, will move to the Jabberwocky imprint, and a followup title is planned.