The Bologna Children’s Book Fair, in association with the Association of Italian Publishers, has announced the nominees for the seventh annual Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year. The award is given in recognition of publishing houses around the world that promote cultural and intellectual exchange through literature.

The prize is offered in six geographic categories; there is a shortlist of five publishers in each category.


  • Imaginary House (South Africa)
  • Protea Book House (South Africa)
  • Sub-Saharan Publishers (Ghana)
  • Mkuki na Nyota (Tanzania)
  • Ruisseaux d’Afrique (Benin)


  • Kaisei-Sha (Japan)
  • Kyowon Co (South Korea)
  • Locus Publishing Company (Taiwan)
  • Sakyejul Publishing (South Korea)
  • Samir Éditeur (Lebanon)

Central and South America

  • Companhia das Letras (Brazil)
  • Amanuta (Chile)
  • El Naranjo Ediciones (Mexico)
  • Cidcli, S.C (Mexico)
  • Limonero (Argentina)


  • Editrice il Castoro (Italy)
  • Jacoby & Stuart GMBH (Germany)
  • Liels un Mazs (Latvia)
  • Orfeu negro (Portugal)
  • Etana Editions (Finland)

North America

  • Comme des géants (Canada)
  • Princeton Architectural (U.S.A.)
  • Scholastic Canada (Canada)
  • Eerdmans Books (U.S.A.)
  • Holiday House (U.S.A.)


  • Scribble Kids’ Books (Australia)
  • Oratia Media (New Zealand)
  • EK Books (Australia)
  • Scholastic Australia (Australia)

The winners will be announced at the Bologna Book Fair on Monday, April 1.