July 25, 2014 10:39 AM ET


Company Overview of Highlights For Children, Inc.

Company Overview

Highlights For Children, Inc. publishes children’s books, magazines, and puzzle and activity books in North America. It offers children’s books ranging from preschool to middle grades that include picture books, early readers, non-fiction, poetry, and trade science; magazines, which include highlights, including stories, puzzles, and activities for various children groups; and skill-building word games, mazes, and hidden pictures. The company also offers gifts and toys, mobile applications, preschool magazines, and a Web site for kids. Highlights For Children, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with editorial offices in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

1800 Watermark Drive

Columbus, OH 43216-0269

United States

Founded in 1946





Key Executives for Highlights For Children, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Editor in Chief Emeritus
Chief Executive Officer of Highlights-Jigsaw Toy and President of Highlights-Jigsaw Toy
Coordinating Editor
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Highlights For Children, Inc. Key Developments

Highlights for Children Appoints Marie O’Neill as Creative Director of Editorial

Highlights for Children announced that it has appointed Marie O’Neill as Creative Director of Editorial. In this newly created role, O’Neill will lead the overall design sensibility for all children’s products published or licensed under the Highlights brand and its imprints, including all three Highlights magazines, kids’ websites, retail products, and books. O’Neill is a tenured Creative Director with an extensive publishing background that spans books, magazines, websites, and digital apps. Prior to joining Highlights, O’Neill was Creative Director at Scholastic for 17 years. She will be based at the Highlights editorial offices in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

Highlights for Children, Inc. Appoints Sylvia Barsotti as Director of Parenting Editorial

Highlights for Children, Inc. announced that it has appointed Sylvia Barsotti as Director of Parenting Editorial. In this newly created role, Barsotti will lead the strategy and development of Highlights Parenting, the division of Highlights that focuses on digital and print content for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers. In her position, Barsotti will play a key role in expanding the Highlights footprint into the parenting market and strengthening its position as a trusted authority on parenting and child development. She will be responsible for identifying and implementing best practices to create and deliver dynamic, quality content to a diverse parent audience.

Highlights For Children, Inc. Introduces Hidden Pictures Club

Highlights for Children introduced its Hidden Pictures Club, a monthly two-book set featuring hidden-object puzzles and engaging games and activities for children. With two levels-Let's Play Hidden Pictures for ages 3 to 6 and Eagle-Eye Hidden Pictures for ages 6 and up-all kids can now enjoy find-it fun that is appropriate for their age and skill level. Let's Play is designed for beginning puzzlers and includes Hidden Pictures puzzles plus mazes, matching games, silly characters and beginning Spanish-language puzzles. More experienced puzzlers can enjoy Eagle-Eye, which features more advanced Hidden Pictures puzzles plus stories, word searches, crafts, recipes and introductions to world languages. In addition to delivering puzzling fun, solving Hidden Pictures puzzles helps children build concentration, visual perception, logic and language skills, as well as feelings of self-confidence and accomplishment. Each monthly shipment of the Hidden Pictures Club includes two, 32-page puzzle books for a cost of $5.49 per book, plus shipping and handling. More information can be found at store.highlights.com/puzzle-book-clubs/hidden-pictures-club.

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