In Bookstores

Dear Bookseller:

The Polar Express is enjoyed the world over by children and adults of all ages and, after thirty years in publication, is still one of the most beloved holiday classics. We would like to thank you, the booksellers, for all you have done to put this beautiful and inspirational picture book into the hands of so many children, parents, grandparents, and others who believe in the spirit of Christmas.

This thirtieth anniversary edition of The Polar Express is filled with beautiful special touches to create a lavish gift edition. The book now includes:

  • a new jacket design and expanded interior layout
  • a note from Chris Van Allsburg
  • downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson
  • a golden keepsake “All Aboard” ornament



Click here to download an extensive event kit for The Polar Express. It contains everything you need to host a perfect family-friendly party in your bookstore:

  • Invitations
  • Name tags
  • Activity sheets
  • Scrapbook pages
  • Recipe and craft ideas



The Polar Express jacket image is available for download in a variety of formats and file sizes. Click here to link to our main HMH website, where you can find the jacket art in a variety of file options. Then just type in “Polar Express” or “978-0-544-58014-5” to show all downloadable options.



Make sure you are stocked up on this bestselling holiday classic! To order quantities for your bookstore, please contact your local Houghton Mifflin Harcourt sales representative or our national Customer Service Department:

Phone: 800-225-3362
Fax: 800-634-7568

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Trade & Reference Customer Service
6277 Sea Harbor Drive
5th floor
Orlando, FL 32887