Toronto’s Annick Press has been shortlisted for this year’s Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year. The awards are given to publishers representing six international regions, as selected by publishing houses, associations, and other books institutions. This is Annick’s second nomination since the inaugural awards in 2013.
Also nominated for this award in the North America category are Toronto’s Owlkids Books and Editions D’eux from Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Canadian publishers have traditionally done well with this award, which is considered one of the most prestigious in international children’s publishing. Last year, Kids Can Press was named North American publisher of the year. In 2016, that title was presented to Groundwood Books.
The winner will be announced at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which runs from March 26–29.