Walter Foster Jr.Walter Foster Jr.
Walter Foster Jr. publishes fun and imaginative books and kits for children of all ages. Encouraging learning and exploring, Walter Foster Jr. titles cover a wide range of subjects, including art, transportation, history, craft, gardening, and more. Building on the success of Walter Foster Publishing, a leader in the art instruction field for more than 90 years, Walter Foster Jr. develops high-quality, affordable books that spark excitement and curiosity. As a creator of content for children and families, Walter Foster Jr. strives to bring out that childlike wonderment in all of us and inspire lifelong interests.

Contact Info

Walter Foster Jr.
6 Orchard
Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
USA

Tel: +1 949 380 7510
Fax: +1 949 380 7575

Publishing:
Anne Landa, V.P., Group Publisher
    anne.landa@quarto.com
Pauline Molinari, Editorial Director
    pauline.molinari@quarto.com
General Email:
    walterfoster@quarto.com
Foreign Rights:
If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:
    Karine Marko
    Group Rights Director
    karine.marko@quarto.com
If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact:
     Kate Essam
     Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations
     kate.essam@quarto.com



Our Series
Looking for a specific Walter Foster Jr. book series? You can find them by clicking the links below.

All About Drawing
Big Book
Children's Theatre
Cartooning for Kids
Chalk It Up
I Can Draw (Fleurus)
Doodling for Kids
Learn to Draw
Learn to Draw (Licensed)
Look Read Learn
          I Love Activity Books
Playmobil
Sticker, Punch-Out & Play
Super Skills
Technical Tales
Time Traveler
101 Things
Up Close
Watch Me Draw


We also publish a group of art kits.

Blue Apple Kits           Art Kits



Become a Walter Foster Jr. Author
Are you a trained artist with a knack for teaching skills and techniques to artists, both novice and experienced? Are you a blogger with a strong following and a fresh take on art and design? Walter Foster Publishing is always on the lookout for authors and artists with creative ideas that enhance and broaden our publishing list. Our topics span everything from traditional oil painting to newer art techniques like tangling and mixed media. See our submissions guidelines if you are interested in submitting your ideas for consideration.

January 24, 2017
Amelia Earhart and Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings, both from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and The Hello Atlas from Wide Eyed Editions have been selected as part of the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017 in the US. This annual cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council aims to gather “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.” Read More.
January 19, 2017
Author of Unseen London and London Uncovered published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group, Peter Dazeley has been awarded The British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his services to photography and charity. Read More.
December 21, 2016
In the US, four Children's books from Quarto imprints have been selected to the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 for 2017 list, a cooperative project of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council. The books are recognised for helping students to build literacy skills while learning science content. Read More.
July 25, 2016
LONDON, 20 July 2016 – The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is pleased to announce the following Leadership appointments, effective from 1 January 2017 and reporting to Marcus E. Leaver, Chief Executive Officer of The Quarto Group. Read More.
November 18, 2015
Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous has been selected for the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 for 2016 list, a cooperative project of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council. Read More.
August 4, 2015
Publishers Weekly reports in its Aug. 3 issue that “the maker trend has expanded the scope of juvenile crafts and hobbies to include technology projects like coding, but a ‘digital detox’ movement among parents – even those who don’t consider themselves crafts – is nurturing a continued enthusiasm for children’s hobby and craft titles.” Read More.
July 8, 2015
The Quarto Group is delighted to announce the launch of QuartoKnows.com, a new consumer facing site that showcases and promotes The Quarto Group's entire global publishing programme. The site allows consumers to discover more books in subjects they are interested in and presents books in ten subject areas each distinctly branded with a unique icon: Quarto Cooks, Quarto Homes, Quarto Drives, Quarto Kids, Quarto Lives (health & MBS), Quarto Plays (sport & games), Quarto Creates (art, craft & design), Quarto Thinks (culture), Quarto Explores (history, travel, science) and Quarto Gifts. Read More.
June 16, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, today announced a new partnership with Quarto Library, a new imprint of library bound titles, to be the exclusive USA and Canadian distributor of their fall frontlist titles to the school and public library markets beginning August 2015. Lerner Publisher Services will grow sales for Quarto Library by leveraging the market reach, expertise, and reputation for exceptional quality and customer service that has made Lerner Publishing Group a leader in independent children's book publishing for 55 years. Read More.
April 23, 2014
The Quarto Group was featured in Publishers Weekly London Book Show Daily on April 9, 2014. Here are a few excerpts from the article. Read More.
February 26, 2014
Quarto (LSE: QRT.L), the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, on February 26 announced a rebrand of its publishing divisions, comprising new names and a new visual identity, which better represents how the divisions work together. With shared domestic, international and foreign language sales teams Quarto is one integrated supplier to customers worldwide. The new names and logos make this clear while capitalizing on the company's 38-year-old heritage. Read More.