Walker Books is an independent British publisher of children's books, founded in 1978 by Sebastian Walker, Amelia Edwards, and Wendy Boase. The company published 18 books in 1980 and now[when?] publishes 300 books per year.[3][failed verification]

Walker Books
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Founded1978
FounderSebastian Walker
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

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.[4] In 1993, Walker Books also entered the Australian market by establishing another sister company, called Walker Books Australia.[5]

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.[6]

The company's logo of a bear holding a candle was designed by Helen Oxenbury.[7]

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

ReferencesEdit

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

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