Established in 1973, Kids
Can Press is an award-winning, internationally recognized
publisher of quality children’s books and home to major children’s brands Franklin
the Turtle and Scaredy
Squirrel. From its early
years as a small collective with a mandate to publish socially responsible
children’s books, Kids Can Press has evolved into a broad-based print and
digital content company.
Kids Can Press consistently delivers exceptional
books that parents, teachers, librarians and children around the world have
come to expect from the Toronto-based publisher, and currently leads the way in
Canada with the most children’s illustrated ebooks in the market.
Franklin the Turtle, the single most
successful franchise in the history of Canadian children’s publishing, has sold
over 65 million books in over 30 languages, with worldwide licensing and
partnerships, including the creation of a Canada Post stamp to honor the
series’ 25th Anniversary in 2012.
Scaredy Squirrel, the lovable worrywart
with legions of fans, is an international superstar, published in over 20
languages around the world. Combined with creator Mélanie Watt’s other bestselling
books, including the popular Chester series, the award-winning author-illustrator
has more than 2.5 million copies in print.
In keeping with the mandate introduced over
40 years ago, today Kids Can Press is proud to publish a nonfiction series that
teaches young readers about global issues, through the CitizenKid™
imprint. The only collection of its kind in the world, the series has sold more
than 700,000 copies worldwide, and features perennial bestselling nonfiction
books If the World Were a Village, One
Well and Tree
of Life, all teacher favorites.
Kids Can Press also drives business for
other brands through its custom publishing program, and has collaborated with
Dove, Parmalat, Chick-fil-A and Kellogg’s, among others, on developing brand
book promotions and custom publishing projects.
Kids Can Press books continually garner
critical acclaim and prestigious prizes, most notably with eight Governor
General’s Literary Awards, recently for Virginia Wolf (2012) and Ten
Birds (2011) and a
2015 Ezra Jack Keats Award for Hana
Hashimoto, Sixth Violin.
View the complete catalog at KidsCanPress.com