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

Follow that Car

  • Author: Lucy Feather
  • Illustrator: Stephan Lomp
  • Publication: 2 Apr 2015
  • Age: 2+

Packed with comic capers and animal antics, this brilliantly bold book follows Mouse's madcap race after Gorilla through a variety of exciting settings.

The Palomino Pony Runs Free

  • Author: Olivia Tuffin
  • Publication: 2 Apr 2015
  • Age: 9+

Georgia and Lily are going to the Horse of the Year Show!

Can you say it too? Arf! Arf!

  • Illustrator: Sebastien Braun
  • Publication: 2 Apr 2015
  • Age: 9 months+

Fantastic first books that are great for sharing with children who are just starting to talk.

Can you say it too? Quack! Quack!

  • Illustrator: Sebastien Braun
  • Publication: 2 Apr 2015
  • Age: 9 months+

Fantastic first books that are great for sharing with children who are just starting to talk.

Red Moon Rising

  • Author: Paula Harrison
  • Publication: 2 Apr 2015
  • Age: 9+

From the moment Laney sees a blood-red moon, her life is changed forever. For Laney learns that she's a faerie, a member of the Mist Tribe, and she discovers this truth at a time of extreme danger.

Cinderella's Sister and the Big Bad Wolf

  • Author: Lorraine Carey
  • Illustrator: Migy Blanco
  • Publication: 2 Apr 2015
  • Age: 3+

This sidesplitting spin on a favourite fairy tale is full of wit and wonder, and the first book from an exciting new author and illustrator team.