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 Beneath

  • Author: S. C. Ransom
  • Publication: 4 Mar 2015
  • Age: 12+

A compelling and absorbing novel for 12+ readers – you'll never be able to take the Tube again without wondering what lies beneath…

The Princess and the Giant

  • Author: Caryl Hart
  • Illustrator: Sarah Warburton
  • Publication: 4 Mar 2015
  • Age: 3+

A gorgeous rhyming picture book about the power of bedtime stories.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

  • Illustrator: Yu-hsuan Huang
  • Publication: 4 Mar 2015
  • Age: 2+

This new series of bright, slider board books featuring perennially popular nursery rhymes bursts with energy and cheering illustrations.

Old Macdonald had a Farm

  • Illustrator: Yu-hsuan Huang
  • Publication: 4 Mar 2015
  • Age: 2+

This new series of bright, slider board books featuring perennially popular nursery rhymes bursts with energy and cheering illustrations.

The Toilet Ghost

  • Author: Pamela Butchart
  • Illustrator: Becka Moor
  • Publication: 4 Mar 2015
  • Age: 5+

Wigglesbottom Primary is the school where anything can happen! With three hilariously-illustrated stories in each book, this new series is perfect for newly-independent readers.

Funny Face, Sunny Face

  • Author: Sally Symes
  • Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw
  • Publication: 5 Mar 2015
  • Age: 2+

Celebrating all things toddler, this delightful book bursts with fun and laughter, and is a joy to read aloud.