Silver Burdett

Silver Burdett was an American primary education textbook publishing imprint owned by Pearson Education, which is a division of media conglomerate Pearson PLC. It was first formed as a company in 1888 when Frank W. Burdett purchased a controlling interest in the textbook publishing company, Silver & Company.[1] In 1962, it was acquired by Time Inc., and it became the distributor of Time-Life Books to schools and libraries.[1] In 1965 it became the first division of the General Learning Corporation, a multi-million dollar collaboration between Time Inc. and General Electric.[1] Simon & Schuster purchased it in 1986, and merged it with Ginn & Company, a leading el-hi (elementary school and high school) textbook publisher - which formed the imprint Silver Burdett & Ginn.[1] In 1998, Pearson PLC acquired Simon & Schuster's educational businesses (which included Silver Burdett & Ginn) from S&S parent Viacom, and created Pearson Education.[1] Pearson closed Silver Burdett in 1999.[2]

Silver Burdett
Country of originUnited States
Publication typesBooks
Nonfiction topicsMusic


  1. ^ a b c d e Pearson Education, History, retrieved 2008-10-19
  2. ^ "Six Macmillan Library Kids Imprints Closed". Retrieved 2018-05-13.