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
Official website www.walker.co.uk

Walker Books is an independent British publisher of children's books, founded in 1978 by Sebastian Walker.

The success of their Where's Wally? series enabled them to expand into the American market, starting a sister company called Candlewick Press in 1991.[1]

Amelia Edwards, co-founder of Walker Books, was presented with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in 2001 for her contributions to children's literature through her role as the publisher's art director.[2]

The company's logo of a bear holding a candle was designed by Helen Oxenbury and has come to be seen as "a symbol of quality books for children."[3]

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


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

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