1991). Today, Sebastian Walker’s legacy has expanded to three continents, andCandlewick Press is part of a global publishing enterprise.
The company today
Candlewick Press opened in 1991 with just six employees. Today the staff numbers nearly one hundred. The company has published more than 3,000children’s books, including the classic picture books
Can’t You Sleep, LittleBear?
by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Barbara Firth,
Guess How Much I LoveYou
by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram, Lucy Cousin’s Maisy series,and Martin Handford’s
Candlewick’s picture books continue tobe much in demand, as demonstrated by Jon Klassen’s recent
New York Times
I Want My Hat Back
and its follow-up, the Caldecott Medal winning
This Is Not My Hat.
For children who are just beginning to read, Candlewick Press created BrandNew Readers, and for those who are mastering the skill, the company launchedCandlewick Sparks. Candlewick has also dipped into the canon of children’sliterature to issue such titles as
My Very First Mother Goose,
edited by Iona Opieand illustrated by Rosemary Wells, as well as acclaimed graphic interpretationsof
and Shakespeare’s works, among many other classics.Candlewick’s reputation for high-quality nonfiction began with the publication of the groundbreaking
It’s Perfectly Normal
by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by