Kids Can Press Wins Prestigious Bop – Bologna Prize For The Best Children’s Publisher Of The Year, North AMerica, 2017

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April 5, 2017


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Toronto, ON April 4, 2017 — Kids Can Press, the Toronto-based children’s book publisher and a division of Corus Entertainment, has been named Children’s Publisher of the Year in North America at the annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

The BOP award is among the world’s most highly regarded international prizes in children’s publishing. The prize was handed out at an awards presentation at the Bologna Book Fair on Monday, April 3, 2017. Associate publisher, Semareh Al-Hillal, was in attendance to accept the award. Kids Can Press president, Lisa Lyons Johnston, alerted her team in Toronto of the news: “I’m so proud of the team at Kids Can Press, as well as our talented authors and illustrators. This is a recognition of our group effort and the amazing year Kids Can Press has had — and it’s made all the more special winning this award during Canada’s 150th year!”

Recent milestones for Kids Can Press include the continued success of Ashley Spires’s picture book The Most Magnificent Thing (the book has sold more than 250,000 copies and an animated film based on the book is currently in production with Nelvana) and the launch of a new young adult imprint, KCP Loft, with the first two novels on its debut list launching today.

For more about the BOP award, click here.

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About Kids Can Press
Kids Can Press, part of the Corus Entertainment family, is the largest Canadian-owned children’s publisher. Its catalog includes an award-winning list of over 700 picture books, nonfiction and fiction titles for children and young adults. For over 40 years, Kids Can Press has distinguished itself as a publisher of high-quality children’s books and continues this tradition with its digital publications, custom publishing partnerships and brand marketing initiatives. Browse Kids Can Press books at 

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at

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