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 Big Monster Snoreybook

  • Author and illustrator: Leigh Hodgkinson
  • Publication: 7 May 2015
  • Age: 3+

With masses of monsters to spot and an awesome onomatopoeic text, this is a book that will be enjoyed over and over again.

Get Out of my Bath

  • Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup
  • Publication: 7 May 2015
  • Age: 2+

A beautifully designed, boldly illustrated picture book for the very young in which readers are encouraged to get involved in the story through tilting and shaking the book.

Hubble Bubble: The Messy Monkey Business

  • Author: Tracey Corderoy
  • Illustrator: Joe Berger
  • Publication: 7 May 2015
  • Age: 6+

Messy, funny and beautifully illustrated, these are laugh-out-loud stories from a dream team!

The Secret Rescuers: The Storm Dragon

  • Author: Paula Harrison
  • Illustrator: Sophy Williams
  • Publication: 7 May 2015
  • Age: 7+

Sophie is a maid at the Royal castle in a magical kingdom. When a small dragon crash-lands in the orchard, not only can she understand it, but she knows she must return it to its family.

Little Red Riding Hood

  • Illustrator: Ed Bryan
  • Publication: 7 May 2015
  • Age: 3+

With its delightfully modern heroine and a cast of funny characters, this charming retelling of the classic story is set to become a family favourite.

Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Illustrator: Ed Bryan
  • Publication: 7 May 2015
  • Age: 3+

This hilarious and beautiful retelling of the classic children’s fairy tale is sure to get everyone in the family giggling.

Superhero Dad

  • Author: Timothy Knapman
  • Illustrator: Joe Berger
  • Publication: 7 May 2015
  • Age: 3+

This vibrant, humorous and warmhearted celebration of all the incredible things a dad can do is a soon-to-be-classic book about the specialness of dad (and their superhero sons!).