UK Publishers


A&C Black Publishers

Based in the UK, they publish educational, fiction, drama and non-fiction for children.


Andersen Press

Andersen Press is well known for publishing a range of fiction for children by award winning authors such as Melvyn Burgess.


Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books are a children’s book publisher based in Bath and Cambridge in the UK as well as the US. Their books target the 0-10 age group.


Beehive Illustration

Based in the UK, Beehive is a Children’s Book Illustrators’ agency that sources artists from around the world.


Bloomsbury Publishing

A large UK publishing house of fiction and non-fiction children’s books for all ages, as well as picture books and baby books.


Bookmart Ltd

Established in 1989, Bookmart Ltd is one of the UK’s leading distributors and publishers of children’s and adult illustrated titles. It also provides a sales, marketing and distribution service for international publishers who require a presence in the UK. Included in their portfolio are publishers from Australia, Germany, Holland and India.


Catnip Publishing

Catnip are a UK based children’s publishing house, publishing fiction for all ages.


The Chicken House

The Chicken house is a children’s book publishing company with an enthusiasm for finding new writers, artists and ideas. Founded by Barry Cunningham who famously discovered Harry Potter while at Bloomsbury Press, The Chicken House publishes award-winning authors such as Stuart Hill, Katharine Roberts and Kevin Brooks.


Egmont UK

Egmont UK is part of the Egmont Group, one of Scandinavia’s leading media groups, who publish books ad magazines for children and their families.


Faber & Faber

Faber & Faber is a large independent publishing house producing a large range of fiction a well as quality children’s books under the imprint Faber Kids.


Hachette Children’s Books

Hachette Children’s Books is one of the most successful children’s publishers in the UK, creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages and interests. Its four imprints, Orchard, Hodder, Franklin Watts and Wayland publish fiction, non-fiction and picture books for children.


Nosy Crow

Nosy Crow is an independent company publishing high-quality commercial fiction and non-fiction books for children aged 0-14, and multimedia apps designed to tell stories and provide information in new and engaging ways.


Orion Publishing Group

Orion Publishing Group publish a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles including a broad range of children’s books.


Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the university’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship and education by publishing worldwide.


Piccadilly Press

Piccadilly Press is an independent publisher, specializing in teen fiction and non-fiction, children’s fiction, picture books and parenting books by highly acclaimed authors and illustrators.



Puffin is the UK’s leading publisher of children’s books. The publishing programme spans novelty books for the very young and picture books through to teenage fiction, poetry and non-fiction through to film and TV tie-ins. Puffin publishes an award-winning range of bestselling authors including Janet and Allan Ahlberg, Eric Carle, Eoin Colfer, Roald Dahl and Anne Fine.


Random House Children’s Books

The Random House Group is one of the biggest publishing companies in the UK, publishing general fiction and children’s books along with specialist titles. The five Random House Children’s Books hardback imprints (David Fickling, The Bodley Head, Jonathan Cape, Doubleday and Hutchinson) and two paperback imprints (Corgi and Red Fox) publish many writers and illustrators. Classic names in illustration include Quentin Blake, Helen Cooper, Shirley Hughes, John Burningham and Babette Cole, and bestselling writers include Jacqueline Wilson, Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman and Roald Dahl amongst many others


Scholastic Children’s Books

Scholastic is a publisher of children’s books as well as educational resources and magazines.


Simon and Schuster UK

The UK branch of a publishing company who publish fiction and non-fiction as well as a selection of contemporary children’s books.


Walker Books

A children’s book publishing house including writers such as Allan Ahlberg, Polly Dunbar, Anthony Horowitz, Michael Rosen and many others.