Foreword Reviews

Publisher Profile / Candlewick Press


Mission: “Candlewick Press arrived on the scene with some of the highest-quality picture books anywhere. And in the years since then, our offerings have grown to encompass all ages, from board books to e-books, high-end novelty to cutting-edge fiction. What hasn’t changed is our goal of excellence, our model of independence, and our commitment to the authors and illustrators who create our books and the readers who love them.”

Year Founded: 1992


Revenge of the Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston

Monsters and Heroes of the Realms: A Dungeons & Dragons Coloring Book by Templar Books

The Coloring Book of Cards and Envelopes: Christmas by Rebecca Jones

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis

Red Ink by Julie Mayhew

Evermore Dragon by Barbara Joosse, Illustrated by Randy Cecil

Where Did My Clothes Come From? by Chris Butterworth, Illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff, Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

Homicidal Aliens and Other Disappointments by Brian Yansky

Construir Una Carretera by Sally Sutton, Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

Paul Thurlby’s Alphabet by Paul Thurlby

The Scar by Charlotte Moundlic, llustrated by Olivier Tallec

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett, Illustrator Andrea Offermann

Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found their Way by Land, Sea, and Air by Steward Ross, Illustrated by Stephen Biesty

My Side of the Car by Kate Feiffer, Illustrated by Jules Feiffer

The Rain Train by Elena de Roo, Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino

Pick Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court by Marc Aronson

Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins

Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust by Ruth Thomson

Mirror by Jeannie Baker

Dracula by Bram Stoker & Nicky Raven, Illustrated by Anne Yvonne Gilbert

Brand New Readers: Summer Fun!

Cloud Tea Monkeys by Elspeth Graham & Mal Peet, Illustrated by Juan Wijngaard

Clarice Bean: Guess Who’s Babysitting? by Lauren Child

Metamorphosis: Junior Year by Betsy Franco

War in the Middle East: A Reporter’s Story by Wilborn Hampton

Angel in Vegas: The Chronicles of Noah Sark by Norma Howe

A Walk in New York by Salvatore Rubbino

Virginnie’s Hat by Dori Chaconas, Illustrated by Holly Meade

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs by Robert Sabuda

The Dragonology Handbook: A Practical Course In Dragons by Dugald A. Steer

Eli the Good by Silas House

The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup

The Secret World of Walter Anderson by Hester Bass

A Treasury of Princess Stories by Amy Ehrlich, Illustrated by Gary Blythe

The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

Exposure by Mal Peet

Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood by Tony Lee, Illustrated by Sam Hart & Artur Fujita

Messing Around on the Monkey Bars and other School Poems for Two Voices by Betsy Franco, Illustrated by Jessie Hartland

African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways by Avis Harley, Photographed by Deborah Noyes

The Missing Chick by Valeri Gorbachev

Punkzilla by Adam Rapp

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone

Walk With a Wolf/Old Coyote by Janni Howker, Illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies

Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems By Teenagers Edited by Betsy Franco

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson

Triskellion by Will Peterson

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out by The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance

Say Hello by Jack Foreman, Illustrated by Michael Foreman

Encyclopedia Mythologica: Fairies and Magical Creatures by Matthew Reinhart & Robert Sabuda

Baby Brains by Simon James

Solomon Snow and the Stolen Jewel by Kaye Umansky

All for Pie, Pie for All by David Martin, Illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by Michael Rosen, Illustrated by Jane Ray

Gorilla by Anthony Browne

Waiting for Christopher by Louise Hawes

Ignis by Gina Wilson, Illustrated by P.J. Lynch

Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root, Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! Presented by Marcia Williams

Willy’s Pictures by Anthony Browne

The Emperor’s Egg by Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Jane Chapman

The Hollyhock Wall by Martin Waddell

Sophie and Rose by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin

The Thistle Princess by Vivian French, Illustrated by Elizabeth Harbour

Mockingbird by Allen Ahlberg, Illustrated by Paul Howard

The Wonderful Journey of Cameron Cat: A Puzzle Storybook by Marjorie Newman

The Viking News: The Greatest Newspaper in Civilization by Rachel Wright

The Stone Age News: The Greatest Newspaper of All Time by Fiona Macdonald

Five Little Piggies by David Martin


Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection by Stephan Pastis

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Edited by Susan Kuklin

The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan

The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman

A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

War in the Middle East: A Reporter’s Story by Wilborn Hampton

Remembering Mrs. Rossi by Amy Hest

Little Klein by Anne Ylvisaker

Pick Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court by Marc Aronson

Mirror by Jeannie Baker

Cloud Tea Monkeys by Elspeth Graham & Mal Peet, Illustrated by Juan Wijngaard

Eli the Good by Silas House

Encyclopedia Mythologica: Fairies and Magical Creatures by Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda

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