Walker Books

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Walker Books
Walker Books logo.png
Parent companyTrustbridge Global Media
FoundersSebastian Walker, Amelia Edwards & Wendy Boase
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon
DistributionThe Book Service (UK)
Harper Entertainment Distribution Services (Australia)[1]
Pan Macmillan (South Africa)[2]
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsCandlewick Press Walker Books Australia
Official websitewww.walker.co.uk

Walker Books is a British publisher of children's books, founded in 1978 by Sebastian Walker, Amelia Edwards, and Wendy Boase.

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.[3] In 1993, Walker Books also entered the Australian market by establishing another sister company, called Walker Books Australia.[4]

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.[5]

The company's logo of a bear holding a candle was designed by Helen Oxenbury.[6]

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

In May 2020, the company was acquired by Trustbridge Global Media, together with its sister company in the US Candlewick Press and its other subsidiary in Australia.[7]


  1. ^ Distributors
  2. ^ "About « Pan Macmillan". Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  3. ^ "Candlewick Turns Sweet 15". Publishers Weekly. 2007-01-29. Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  4. ^ "About Walker: The Beginning". Walker Books. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  5. ^ "In the Winners' Circle". Publishers Weekly. 2002-07-01. Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  6. ^ "Picture perfectionist". The Age. 2006-05-28. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  7. ^ "Trustbridge Global Media Acquires Walker Books". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2021-05-17.

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