DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) is a British-based multinational publishing company founded in 1974 with publications in the US starting in 1991. The publisher specializes in illustrated reference books for children and adults. As of 2000 (due to an overestimation of the market for Star Wars books resulting in massive overstock and large debt), DK was taken over by the Pearson PLC media company and made part of Penguin Group, which also owned the Penguin Books label; post merger, it is thus currently owned by Random House Books.
In Relation To American Girl Books
DK Publishing has released several trivia and activity books regarding American Girl products, mostly focusing on named characters.
The following books have been published under the DK imprint, specifically DK Children or DK America:
- American Girl Character Encyclopedia
- American Girl Ultimate Visual Guide
- American Girl Ultimate Sticker Collection
- American Girl: The Story of America
- American Girl: Discover Science
- Ultimate Sticker Collection: American Girl Dress-Up
- American Girl Character Encyclopedia: New Edition
- The Ultimate American Girl Sticker Book