Beautiful Creatures is a brilliant, amazing and totally unique South African Children’s brand. Formed by three friends in 2004 who felt there was a need for “parent friendly” music for kids, they now have a range of Gold and Platinum selling CDs, three books and a wonderful award winning show, “Beautiful Creatures The Musical”.
Beautiful Creatures was created by Alan Glass, Ed Jordan and Paul Choritz. Using the best session musicians, actors and singers, Beautiful Creatures prides itself on being uniquely South African with a positive global message. Since then, the Beautiful Creatures brand become a household name in South Africa, with Platinum and Gold selling CDs, books, “Beautiful Creatures The Musical”, as well as a TV series in development. In a world where parents and children have limited quality time, Beautiful Creature’s mission is to bring families together offering a proudly South African brand with an educational and positive message.
Flying Frog Publishing
Flying Frog creates and publishes educational and inspirational books and activity kits for children ages 0-12. They have a worldwide reach and more than 150 million items produced in over 30 languages, and take price in their ability to create original material.
In 2018 they started Grow with STEAM, a Flying Frog imprint that seeks to bring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) concepts to our youngest learners (0-3). Developed with leading early childhood educators, Grow with STEAM books provide educators and parents tools to spark curiosity and critical thinking.
Pikku publishes delightful children’s books which are visually rich, strong on story and beautifully produced. As well as wonderful authors and illustrators from English speaking countries, Pikku brings our readers talented new authors in translation. They also love to search out beautiful classics and vintage books: little gems with special charm.
Pikku aims to encourage a love of books, and particularly a love of being read to, so their children’s books are perfect for reading aloud.
Hashtag Press is a small indie publishing house based in London and Kent was founded by author Abiola Bello and book publicist Helen Lewis in 2016. Hashtag Press publishes bestselling books that feature strong female, diverse and inclusive characters. Hashtag Press is passionate about introducing new voices into the publishing world from children's book, middle-grade, YA, adult fiction and non-fiction.
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Exisle Publishing is over 25 years old. They publish books that endure, and keep them in print for a very long time. They work with leading psychologists, practising doctors and other experts to offer a lively range of books covering useful aspects of better living and health.
Five years ago they we formed their award-winning children’s list, EK Books, which showcases works by some of the most talented authors and illustrators from Australia, New Zealand, and around the world.
In 2018, they created the market-leading Emotional Inheritance division which exceeds all previous standards in publishing individual and family histories, bringing together everything that Exisle and its expert authors excel in.
Their books are simultaneously published in all the world’s major English markets where they have their own sales and marketing people. They have offices in New Zealand and Australia, while in the rest of the world – including Plymouth, Madrid, New Jersey and Warsaw – their team works remotely.
The Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB) Publishing House has been publishing scholarly works on southern Africa, especially Namibia, since 1971. Its thematic emphases are oriented towards the humanities and social sciences. The BAB Publishing House seeks to promote cultural exchange and engagement regarding important contemporary historical issues and, in particular, to provide African scholars with a platform. Our (cultural-)historical, political and anthropological publications are aimed at international academic audiences as well as engaged readers broadly interested in Africa.
For over thirty years, August House has curated a highly acclaimed, award-winning selection of picture books, story collections and resource books from the world’s great oral traditions.
Their stories are grounded in diversity and have been carefully selected from almost every region of the world. Along with their leveled books, they also offer award-winning audio programs from some of the most popular professional storytellers and differentiated lesson plans for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade that are correlated to the Common Core Standards for Reading.
By focusing on folktales, their stories have a unique advantage: they’ve already survived countless retellings over multiple generations. As a result, when August House prepare a story for publication, it has already been vetted in live performances by some of the most demanding audiences in the world: young children.
Their books have been recognized by some of the most prestigious awards in publishing.
Dawn Publications is dedicated to inspiring in children a deeper understanding and appreciation for all life on Earth. They aim to help parents and teachers encourage children to bond with the Earth in a relationship of love, respect, and intelligent cooperation, through the books they publish.
They began in 1979 with the publication of Sharing Nature with Children to give people a deeper appreciation and insight into nature. Over 450,000 copies have been sold in English, and the book was translated into 15 languages.
In the early 90s Dawn expanded into children’s picture books with A Walk in the Rainforest by Kristin Joy Pratt, a talented 14 year-old junior high school student. Two years later, A Swim through the Sea followed.
Over the ensuing two decades Dawn has published scores of titles, comprising a unique line of nature appreciation books for young people. They pursue quality rather than quantity, limiting themselves to only a half dozen or so titles a year. As nature publishers their material is essentially non-fiction, but told with such an engaging style and illustrated with such magical art that most of their books are best described as “creative non-fiction.
Scholastic Corporation is an American company known for publishing, selling, and distributing books and educational materials for schools, teachers, parents, and children. Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide, helping to Open a World of Possible for children across the globe. Scholastic is the undisputed world leader in bringing books and educational materials of the highest quality to children in over 150 countries around the world. As the largest children’s book publisher in the world, Scholastic is entrusted with the promotion of literacy through books for millions of kids of all ages and reading levels.
Scholastic UK covers a wide range of single titles as well as different series. A few of the series include Chicken House, Disney Learning, Fashion Fairy Princess, His Dark Materials, Horrible Geography, Horrible History, Horrible Science, Investigate Series, John Smith is not Boring, Klutz, Marvel Learning, Owls of Blossom Wood, RSPCA Series, Sally Lockheart, Star Wars Workbooks, the Tom Gates series, Julia Donaldson’s titles and also various editions of Hunger Games and Maze Runner.
Chicken House is a small, highly individual children’s book publishing company with an enthusiasm for new fiction. Chicken House books have found huge popularity with children, parents, teachers and librarians around the world.
Scholastic USA covers a wide range of single titles and different series. Some of the series include tiles for 39 Clues, Amulet, Battle Bugs, Captain Underpants, Cavemice, Clifford, Creepella von Cacklefur, Dear Dumb Diary, Discover More Readers, Dolphin School, Dragon Masters, Early Learners, Eerie Elementary, ELT Readers, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find them, Fly Guy, Geronimo Stilton, Getting to Know the World’s Greatest, Goosebumps, Harry Potter Colouring Books, Harry Potter Cinematic Guides, I Survived series, Infinity Ring series, LEGO Readers, Micekings, Notebook of Doom, Owl Diaries, Puppy Place, Raven Cycle, Reader Levels 1, 2 and 3, Ricky Ricotta Mighty Robot, Shopkins, Star Wars, Success with Language Art, Success with Math, Summer Express, Tales series, Teaching Resources, Thea Stilton, Tomb Quest, Tomorrow Girls, Tony Baloney, Trait Crates, Traits Writing, True Books of (Ancient Civilization series, Ecosystems series, Geography Country series, Health & Human Body series, Information series and Space series), True or False, Twice Upon a Time, Underland Chronicles, Underworlds, Who Would Win, Wicked History, Wild About Animals, Wings of Fire, Wolves of the Beyond, Writing Resources, Writing Skills Builder, Yeti Files and also various editions of Hunger Games.
ABDO has been a leader in children’s educational publishing for school and public libraries since 1985, providing high quality nonfiction and fiction titles for children and young adults in grades PreK - 12. The company is known throughout the industry for its excellence both in reading material and customer service.
The BLUE GUIDES have been published continuously since 1918. Following the acquisition of the series in 2004, Somerset Books continues to invest heavily in publishing the best-researched, best-presented cultural guide books in the English language:
strong focus on maintaining the Blue Guides as the leading, most comprehensive travel guides covering history, art, architecture and, where relevant, archaeology;
illustrations to inform rather than to decorate: award-winning maps, diagrams, floor plans, architectural details, photographs;
improved access to information and navigability with cross-referencing, excellent indexing, maps, floor plans and intelligent layout;
selective listings of restaurants and accommodation informed by the belief that good practical recommendations will contribute to the visitor's enjoyment.
Carcanet has always been the place to look for considerations of purely literary and intellectual merit. Its list relies on the vision and the faith and the energy of people who care about books, and values. It is thus as rare as it is invaluable.
Chooseco is a publisher located in Vermont that publishes the world-famous Choose Your Own Adventure series and Weregirl trilogy. Widely commended for its appeal to reluctant readers the interactive, multiple-ending series is the 4th bestselling series for children ever published, with more than 265 million copies sold in 38 languages.
Hammersmith Books Limited is an independent publishing house producing books under the "Hammersmith Health Books" imprint for general readers and health professionals, that promote better understanding of health issues through greater knowledge of the human body and mind, with a particular emphasis on controversial themes that challenge received wisdom.
Founded in 2009, they saw a need for books that address readers as interested, intelligent custodians of their own mental and physical health who want to consider the advice they receive critically, wherever it comes from, rather than taking what they are told on trust.
Their particular areas of interest are:
Chronic Fatigue, Relationship between Nutrition & Health,Evidence-informed Health Care,Caring
Inpress is the UK’s specialist in selling books produced by independent publishers. Since 2002, we have worked to support innovative, literary publishers across the UK and Ireland, delivering their fiction, poetry and non-fiction to book lovers worldwide.
- Acumen / Agenda / Arachne Press
- Banipal / Between the Lines / Bloodaxe Books / Boatwhistle / Burning Eye Books / Butcher's Dog / Brittle Star
- Calisi Press / Cinnamon Press / Comma Press / Crime Express
- Dead Ink / Dedalus Press / Dog Horn Publishing / Dream Catcher
- Elastic Press
- Five Leaves Publications / Flambard Press
- Glas Moscow
- Iron Press
- Kingfisher Reach Communications
- Les Fugitives / Little Island Press
- Mayfly Press / Menard Press / Modern Poetry in Translation / Myrmidon
- Naked Punch / Nine Arches Press / Northway Publications
- Out-spoken Press / Oxygen Books
- Papilotte Books / Patrician Press / Peepal Tree / Penned in the Margins / Poetry Ireland
- Rockingham Press
- Salmon Poetry / Seren / Sidekick Books / Smoke Stack / Snowbooks / Stonewood Press
- The Poetry Business / The Emma Press / Tilted Axis / Tresspass / Two Rivers Press / The Waywiser Press
- UEA Publishing Project / Ugly Duckling Press
- Valley Press
- Wrecking Ball Press
- Y Lolfa
Marshall Cavendish is one of the largest general reference and interest trade book publishers in Southeast Asia, with a publishing history of more than 40 years. Their subjects are diverse and encompass biographies, business, politics, travel, cuisine, culture and heritage, fiction, health and self-development.
- MC Editions
- MC Business
- MC Cuisine
- MC Children
Founded in 2000 by Rebellion owners Chris and Jason Kingsley with the acquisition of legendary UK comic imprint 2000 AD, Rebellion Publishing has expanded over the last 15 years with the creation of cult imprint Abaddon Books in 2006, the acquisition of SFF powerhouse Solaris Books in 2010, and the launch of alternative Children's and YA imprint Ravenstone Press in 2013.
Tangent Books was founded in Bristol in 2004 and has been producing quality books for the discerning punter ever since.
Deliberately and resolutely independent, Tangent Books maintains close relationships with authors, designers and printers to ensure that everyone involved in the production gets a fair deal, as well as supporting local, independent business.