IPG Children's Publisher of the Year

Books, books, books.

In the United States and Canada many, but not all, of our board book, picture books and novelty books are published under a Nosy Crow imprint, which is under the umbrella of Candlewick Press.

In Australia and New Zealand, Nosy Crow partners with Allen and Unwin, who distribute all our books to book shops in both countries.

In 2013, Nosy Crow won the Independent Publishers Guild’s Children’s Publisher of the Year award and their International Achievement of the Year award.

In 2012, Nosy Crow won the Independent Publishers Guild’s Children’s Publisher of the Year award. In the same year, we won their Newcomer of the Year award and Innovation of the Year award.

In our first year of publishing (2011) we published 23 books, in 2012 we published 35 books, in 2013, 51 books, and in 2014, we plan to publish 62 books.

Some of them are books for babies; some of them are for young teenagers. Some are picture books; some are novels. We’re publishing people you may already know (like Axel Scheffler) and authors and illustrators whose work has never been read or seen before.

For every book we publish, we have a reader in our minds, and, as parents ourselves, we also have a sense of the parents and grandparents of that reader. We hope they enjoy reading and sharing our books as much as we enjoy publishing them.

Illustration by the brilliant Steven Lenton


  • Author: Emma Fischel
  • Publication: 1 Sep 2014
  • Age: 9+

The witches of Witchworld have no need for old-fashioned wands or broomsticks, not when they have shiny Spellsticks and super-whizzy Skyriders instead. And no one has a cauldron anymore, just a cupboard full of Potions2Go.

The Grunts in a Jam

  • Author: Philip Ardagh
  • Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
  • Publication: 4 Sep 2014
  • Age: 7+

The third book in this superlatively silly series sees the gloriously grubby Grunt family head to a country fair.

Bizzy Bear's Big Building Book!

  • Illustrator: Benji Davies
  • Publication: 4 Sep 2014
  • Age: 2+

A lavish, large format, gift edition with five robust mechanisms – perfect for toddlers who love to play at being builders!

Magical Mix-Ups: Spells and Surprises

  • Author: Marnie Edwards
  • Illustrator: Leigh Hodgkinson
  • Publication: 4 Sep 2014
  • Age: 6+

In this fourth adventure, Emerald is off to Spell Summer Camp to brush up her magic skills, and asks her best friend, Sapphire to come too . . .

Hubble Bubble: The Super-Spooky Fright Night!

  • Author: Tracey Corderoy
  • Illustrator: Joe Berger
  • Publication: 4 Sep 2014
  • Age: 6+

This third young fiction title from the creators of the highly-acclaimed Hubble Bubble picture books is ideal for newly independent readers with a thirst for magic and mayhem.

Wickle Woo has a Halloween party!

  • Illustrator: Jannie Ho
  • Publication: 4 Sep 2014
  • Age: 1+

Pull the board sliders to reveal the faces in these chunky little peekaboo books.

Zoe's Rescue Zoo: The Lucky Snow Leopard

  • Author: Amelia Cobb
  • Illustrator: Sophy Williams
  • Publication: 4 Sep 2014
  • Age: 5+

The usually sweet little snow leopard cub has started to be very naughty. Could it be because his mother is pregnant and he is not looking forward to being a big brother?