Annick Press is a proudly independent children’s publisher based in Toronto, Canada. Annick is recognized as one of the most innovative publishers of fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Our books are distributed in the United States by Publisher’s Group West, represented in Canada by Ampersand Inc. and University of Toronto Press, and licensed internationally. Annick also publishes e-book and audiobook editions of select titles.
Founded in 1975 by Rick Wilks and Anne Millyard, Annick’s reputation was built on a commitment to literature for youth that reflects the world of the contemporary child. We encourage critical thinking and the development of a child’s inner resources so that, in addition to becoming confident, contributing members of their community, they are also engaged with society at large and their peers around the globe. Most of all, we believe in the power of the joy of reading; we are passionate about ensuring that our books be self-affirming, informative, and fun.
Annick publishes books for toddlers through to young adults. We’re home to some classic picture book stories that have been enjoyed by generations of readers, including Robert Munsch’s The Paper Bag Princess, the international bestseller with over 7 million copies in print, and Kathy Stinson’s Red is Best. Our award-winning Middle Grade fiction and nonfiction covers topics as diverse as Indigenous residential schools (Fatty Legs), to space exploration (the Dr. Dave Astronaut series), to environmental awareness (Rewilding: Giving Nature a Second Chance). Annick is also proud to publish award-winning Young Adult titles including Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees, #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, Fire Song, and Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum that speak to the complex issues young people deal with every day.
Excellence and Innovation in Children’s Literature
Annick Press publishes dynamic, groundbreaking fiction and nonfiction for children and teens, and our books have been recognized with numerous awards and honors. We strive to create educational, entertaining books that will spark a lifelong love affair with the written word.
Annick Press is a member of the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the Literary Press Group, the Children's Book Center, the Ontario Book Publishers Organization, the American Booksellers Association, and a patron of Ibby Canada.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Creates, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Government of Canada for our publishing activities.