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The Gryphon House Story

In 1971, Leah Curry-Rood and Larry Rood, guided by a respect for the work of teachers and parents of young children, started a company called Gryphon House, which began as a distributor of quality children’s books. They expanded the business to include the distribution of teacher resource books in 1979.  In 1981, Gryphon House became a publisher. A revised edition of one of the original books published in that first year, Bubbles, Rainbows, and Worms, is still in print.

Currently, Gryphon House has a strong backlist of nearly 300 titles, including beloved authors like Pam Schiller, MaryAnn F. Kohl, and Jackie Silberg. We are proud to be growing our list year after year. Each year, Gryphon House offers several new titles to help early educators and parents connect theory and best practice to help children develop the foundational skills necessary to navigate through life successfully.

The face of Gryphon House has changed over the years, but we still strive to publish and distribute award-winning resources that address all aspects of early childhood education.