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

Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School

  • Author: Simon Puttock
  • Illustrator: Ali Pye
  • Publication: 3 Jul 2014
  • Age: 2+

From the author of The Baby That Roared, this gentle, reassuring tale is perfect for all little ones who are about to start school.

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners

  • Author: Pamela Butchart
  • Illustrator: Thomas Flintham
  • Publication: 3 Jul 2014
  • Age: 7+

This second, brilliantly bonkers book from the author of Baby Aliens Got My Teacher! is loaded with laughs and crazy capers!

Saving Sophia

  • Author: Fleur Hitchcock
  • Publication: 3 Jul 2014
  • Age: 9+

All Lottie wants to do is have adventures, but no such luck. Until she meets Sophia, a girl with an excitingly mysterious history.

Izzy's River

  • Author: Holly Webb
  • Publication: 3 Jul 2014
  • Age: 8+

The second brilliant book in a new series about four friends who want to make the world a better place, from best-selling author Holly Webb.