Rainforest Action Network's new Rainforest-Safe Kid'“ Books buying guide ranks eleven of the US largest children book publishers for their commitments to protect Indonesia's rainforests and the environment. A large number of children's books sold in the United States are being printed on paper linked to Indonesian rainforest destruction, according to paper tests published by RAN. Following the release of these figures, some publishers made some fast changes to protect Indonesia's rainforests, and some did not.
Publishers of popular children's books, including Where the Wild Things Are and Baby Einstein, fall on RAN's avoid list this year because they have not taken public action to protect Indonesia's rainforests, nor do they have public environmental paper purchasing policies.
Several other publishers, including Scholastic, Hachette Book Group, and Simon & Schuster, are recommended by RAN this holiday season for their decisive action to phase out controversial Indonesian paper fiber, in addition to other environmental commitments such as increasing the ratio of recycled and FSC-certified papers used in their books.