Three Canadian publishers – Annick Press, Owlkids Books and Éditions D’eux – have been nominated for the 2018 Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year. Six prizes are awarded annually, one for each geographical area: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, Central-South America and Oceania.
The winners will be announced at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair which runs from March 26-29, 2018.
Previous Canadian winners include Kids Can Press (2017), Groundwood Books (2016) and Éditions de la Pastèque (2014).
About the Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year
The prize, organized by Bologna Children’s Book Fair in partnership with AIE – Italian Publishers Association, awards those publishers who have most distinguished themselves for their creative and publishing excellence over the last year, showing originality as well as professional and intellectual skills. At the same time, the prize is designed to foster a mutual exchange of knowledge and ideas among different nations and areas of the world.
The initiative is open to all publishing houses specialized in children’s books, or which have major production lines dedicated to young reader. The prize-winning publishers shall be chosen by the exhibitors taking part in the annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair on the basis of a series of nominations they send in, along with those of Publishers Associations and book institutions throughout the world.