Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Fitzhenry & Whiteside is a Canadian book publishing and distribution company, located in Markham, Ontario. It publishes trade titles in children's and young adult fiction, textbooks, reference, history, biography, photography, sports and poetry.[2]

Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Fitzhenry & Whiteside office in Markham
FoundersRobert I. Fitzhenry and Cecil L. Whiteside
Country of originCanada
Headquarters locationMarkham, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Distributionself-distributed (Canada)
Firefly Books Ltd (distributing for United States)[1]
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsRed Deer Press
Fifth House Books
White House Books
Whitecap Books

The company was founded in 1966 by two former employees of other publishing houses: Robert I. Fitzhenry and Cecil L. Whiteside.[2][3] It began as a distributor in Canada for American publishers such as Harper & Row, then started publishing reference works and nonfiction.[3] Their lineup still includes such titles as The Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates.[2] In the 1990s and 2000s, the company bought several other Canadian publishers, including Fifth House, Trifolium Books, Stoddart Kids and Red Deer Press, expanding their repertoire to include children's fiction and science fiction.[3] The company is privately owned by Fitzhenry's family.[3]

Authors published with Fitzhenry & Whiteside include Bernice Thurman Hunter (The Girls They Left Behind; Red Maple Award shortlist 2007),[4][5] Ian Krykorka and Kari-Lynn Winters (Gift Days, Buzz about Bees).[6][7]