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 Wheels on the Bus

  • Illustrator: Yu-hsuan Huang
  • Publication: 5 Aug 2015
  • Age: 2+

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

My Great Success and other Failures

  • Author: Catherine Wilkins
  • Illustrator: Sarah Horne
  • Publication: 6 Aug 2015
  • Age: 9+

Jess’s cartoons are actually beginning to take off. A local comic store wants to use them in a campaign and she is in danger of becoming really rather famous (at school).

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

  • Illustrator: Yu-hsuan Huang
  • Publication: 6 Aug 2015
  • Age: 2+

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

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle

  • Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
  • Publication: 6 Aug 2015
  • Age: 3+

Coming soon…

Who Woke the Baby?

  • Author: Jane Clarke
  • Illustrator: Charles Fuge
  • Publication: 6 Aug 2015
  • Age: 2+

Irresistible illustrations, coupled with a satisfying cyclical text and repeated refrains, make this an unforgettable, read-along romp of a book by the creators of the Gilbert the Great series.