Founded in 1941, Barron’s Educational Series became known as America’s Leader in Test Preparation and Study Aids. Over the years, Barron’s expanded into many other publishing fields, introducing extensive lines of children’s books; pet care manuals; how-to books for artists, craftspeople, and hobbyists; cookbooks; books for colouring enthusiasts; parenting advice books; and more. In September 2018, Barron’s sold its test prep and study aids programs and changed its name to B.E.S. Publishing. The new publishing company has more than 1,000 titles in print and remains dedicated to providing top-notch material to children and adults in the areas mentioned above.