With all the projects we’re working on, ThunderStone Books is¬†constantly in need of help and always looking for partnerships.

At the moment, we are looking for freelance illustrators to help us make our new books look beautiful. If you’re interested, please drop us a line at


At ThunderStone Books, we aim to publish children’s books that have an educational aspect. We are not looking for curriculum for learning certain subjects, but rather stories that encourage learning for children, whether that be learning about a new language/culture or learning more about science and math in a fun, fictional format. We want to help children to gain a love for other languages and subjects so that they are curious about the world around them. We are currently accepting fiction and non-fiction submissions. In the area of language, our expertise lies in stories concerning Mandarin Chinese (language, culture, setting and/or mythology) but we are open to other languages as well. For submissions concerning other subjects, we are quite open to anything which creatively teaches and inspires, particularly in areas such as math or science. Fiction submissions that have an educational element are encouraged and welcome!

If you think your book is right for us, send a query letter with a word attachment of the first fifty pages to If it is a picture book or chapter book for young readers that is shorter than fifty pages, send the entire manuscript. Be aware that we do not usually consider picture book submissions without illustrations. We aim to respond to your submission as soon as possible, but because we are a small team, this could take up to six months.

We do not accept mail submissions. If you send a submission by mail with a self-addressed stamped envelope, there is no guarantee that we will return your manuscript.


Other Publishers, Agents, and Booksellers

View a version of our latest catalog to get a feel for what we publish and contact Rachel Noorda at to query about rights and orders.
Thank you for considering ThunderStone Books!

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