|Parent company||Walker Books Ltd.|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Somerville, Massachusetts|
|Distribution||Random House Publisher Services|
|Nonfiction topics||Children's literature|
|Fiction genres||Children's literature|
Candlewick Press, established in 1991 and located in Somerville, Massachusetts, is the American division of the British publisher Walker Books. The logo depicting a bear carrying a candle is based on Walker Books's original logo.
Candlewick Press is an important children's imprint thanks to publications such as a series known as the 'Ologies (Dragonology, Egyptology, Wizardology, Mythology, Pirateology, Monsterology, Spyology, Vampireology and Alienology ); Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart's Encyclopedia Prehistorica and Encyclopedia Mythologica pop-up books; the "Judy Moody" and "Stink" franchises from author Megan McDonald and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds; Dyan Sheldon's Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen; Guess How Much I Love You; Martin Handford's Where's Wally? books; Lucy Cousins' Maisy Mouse books, and National Book Award winner The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume 1: The Pox Party by M. T. Anderson.
Candlewick is home to author Kate DiCamillo, having published her first novel, Because of Winn-Dixie (a Newbery Honor Book), along with The Tiger Rising (a National Book Award finalist), The Tale of Despereaux (a Newbery Medal winner), The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner), the Mercy Watson series of picture books, and The Magician's Elephant.
- "Candlewick Turns Sweet 15: Picture books, then fiction prove a winning formula". Judith Rosen. January 26, 2007. Publishers Weekly Volume 254 Issue 5 01/29/2007. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
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