In 1992, Candlewick Press opened its doors as an independent children’s publisher, and they remain an independent publisher today. They are 100 percent owned and operated by their employees — who include their 85 staff members in Somerville, MA and more than 155 authors and illustrators.
Candlewick Press arrived on the scene with some of the highest-quality picture books anywhere. And in the years since then, their offerings have grown to encompass all ages, from board books to e-books, high-end novelty to cutting-edge fiction. What hasn’t wavered is their goal of excellence, and commitment to the authors and illustrators who create their books and the readers who love them.
They have some wonderful Christmas books out that would be perfect for now or for any time of year!
Here’s a particular favorite of ours!
Guess How Much I Love You (20th Anniversary Edition) (ages 1-3)
Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not an easy thing to measure! For two decades, Sam McBratney’s timelessly endearing story, beautifully rendered in Anita Jeram’s exquisite watercolors, has captured the deep and tender bond between parent and child. Guess How Much I Love You is one of the world’s best-loved picture books.
Today Maisy and her pals are decorating the Christmas tree! There are lights to string, ornaments to hang, candy canes to put up, and an angel to place at the very top. After wrapping presents, it’s time to sing Christmas carols around the tree. Merry Christmas to Maisy and all her friends!
When Peppa Pig and her little brother, George, wake up one day and see that it’s snowing, they can’t wait to go to Snowy Mountain. There’s so much to do there — sledding (using Daddy’s belly), ice-skating (George is a natural; who knew?), and of course skiing. Mummy Pig remembers how to ski. But does she remember how to stop?
Disclosure: Review books were provided, however, all opinions are strictly mine.