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

The Farm Beneath the Water

  • Author: Helen Peters
  • Publication: 5 Feb 2015
  • Age: 9+

This hugely anticipated sequel to The Secret Hen House Theatre has the same hallmarks as its predecessor: great writing and an emotionally engaging, entertaining story.

Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights

  • Author and illustrator: Steven Lenton
  • Publication: 5 Feb 2015
  • Age: 3+

A fabulously funny picture book that demonstrates that bravery most definitely isn't the sole preserve of boys.

A Lullaby for Little One

  • Author: Dawn Casey
  • Illustrator: Charles Fuge
  • Publication: 5 Feb 2015
  • Age: 2+

A beautifully lyrical lullaby illustrated by internationally acclaimed artist, Charles Fuge.

There's a panda in my picnic!

  • Illustrator: Jo Lodge
  • Publication: 5 Feb 2015
  • Age: 1+

Captivating, toddler friendly slider mechanisms combine with Jo Lodge's bold artwork to make a series of hilarious board books for the very young.

There's a lemur in my laundry!

  • Illustrator: Jo Lodge
  • Publication: 5 Feb 2015
  • Age: 1+

Captivating, toddler friendly slider mechanisms combine with Jo Lodge's bold artwork to make a series of hilarious board books for the very young.

The Shark-Headed Bear Thing

  • Author: Barry Hutchison
  • Illustrator: Chris Mould
  • Publication: 5 Feb 2015
  • Age: 7-9

Ten-year-old orphan Benjamin Blank battles monsters, rescues maidens and discovers fantastic new lands, but never quite manages to get his homework handed in on time.