Walker Books

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Walker Books
Walker Books logo.png
Founded 1978
Founder Sebastian Walker
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location London
Distribution The Book Service
Publication types Books
Imprints

Candlewick Press

Walker Books Australia
Official website www.walker.co.uk

Walker Books is an independent British publisher of children's books, founded in 1978 by Sebastian Walker. Sebastian created Walker Books with colleagues Amelia Edwards and Wendy Boase, initially working out of a spare bedroom. The company published 18 books in 1980, but has grown considerably, and now publishes 300 books per year.[1]

In 1991, the success of Walker Books' Where's Wally? series enabled the company to expand into the American market, starting a sister company called Candlewick Press in 1991.[2] In 1993, Walker Books also entered the Australian market by establishing another sister company, called Walker Books Australia.[3]

In 2001, co-founder of Walker Books Amelia Edwards won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for her contributions to children's literature as the publisher's art director.[4]

The company's logo of a bear holding a candle was designed by Helen Oxenbury.[5]

The company have supported Bliss, the special care baby charity since 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Walker: The Beginning". Walker Books. Retrieved 2014-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Candlewick Turns Sweet 15". Publishers Weekly. 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2008-05-25. [dead link]
  3. ^ "About Walker: The Beginning". Walker Books. Retrieved 2014-11-29. 
  4. ^ "In the Winners' Circle". Publishers Weekly. 2002-07-01. Retrieved 2008-05-25. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Picture perfectionist". The Age. 2006-05-28. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 

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