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

My School Musical and Other Punishments

  • Author: Catherine Wilkins
  • Publication: 7 Aug 2014
  • Age: 9+

The third fabulous book in a series that's laugh-out-loud funny and perfect for 9+ year olds.

Playbook Castle

  • Author: Corina Fletcher
  • Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup
  • Publication: 7 Aug 2014
  • Age: Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts (choking hazard)

This brilliant and ingenious novelty package comprises a pop-up storybook, which then unfolds and transforms into a 3D playmat, with cut-out cardboard pieces for hours of fun!

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari

  • Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
  • Publication: 7 Aug 2014
  • Age: 3+

A funny rhyming flip-flap book with silly names and animal noises to make you giggle.

The Palomino Pony Rides Out

  • Author: Olivia Tuffin
  • Publication: 7 Aug 2014
  • Age: 9+

In this second action-packed Palomino Pony adventure, Georgia's beloved pony Lily has a foal, but Redgrove Farm stables are under threat of closure. Does Georgia have what it takes to keep them open?

Use Your Imagination

  • Illustrator: Nicola O'Byrne
  • Publication: 21 Aug 2014
  • Age: 3+

An inventive, entertaining story about how an imaginative rabbit outwits a wolf and becomes the hero of his own adventure.