Annick Press

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Annick Press
Founded 1975
Founder Anne Millyard and Rick Wilks
Country of origin Canada
Headquarters location Toronto, Ontario
Distribution University of Toronto Press (Canada)
Publishers Group West (United States)[1]
Publication types Books
Official website

Annick Press is a Canadian book publishing company that was founded in Toronto, Ontario in 1975 by Anne Millyard and Rick Wilks.[2][3] Rick Wilks became the sole owner in 2000.[4] A second editorial office was opened in Vancouver by Colleen MacMillan in 1999. Annick Press publishes approximately thirty books of fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults per year.[5]

Annick Press is a member of the Association of Canadian Publishers,[6] the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario,[7] and IBBY Canada.[8] It was recently made a part of the Canadian government's "Read Up On It" programme through Library and Archives Canada.[9]

Notable authors[edit]


  • In 2014, The Man With the Violin, written by Kathy Stinson and illustrated by Dušan Petričić, won the TD Children's Literature Award[12]
  • In 2009, Mattland, written by Hazel Hutchins and Gail Hebert and illustrated by Dušan Petričić, won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award from the Canadian Library Association[13]
  • Leslie's Journal by Allan Stratton was named to the American Library Association's "Best Books for Young Adults" booklist[14]


  1. ^ Annick Press Moves to New Distributors in 2016
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  3. ^ "The big boom in children's publishing", Toronto Star, April 8, 1989; abstract accessed November 18, 2009
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  9. ^ Collections
  10. ^ "Priscilla Galloway". Annick Press. Retrieved May 12, 2017. 
  11. ^ From a CBC "Life and Times" biography programme
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  13. ^ Canadian Library Association press release, accessed November 18, 2009 Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Annick Press website, accessed November 18, 2009

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