The nominees for the 2020 Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year have been revealed. Although this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair was canceled due to the pandemic, all BCBF exhibitors are invited to select their favorite publishing houses (one for each geographical region) by voting online.

The awards are presented by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in collaboration with the Association of Italian Publishers. Prizes will be given to one publisher in each of six different geographic regions: Africa, Asia, Central and South America, North America, Europe, and Oceania.

The nominees are:


African Bureau Stories, Ghana

Imagnary House, South Africa

Mkuki na Nyota, Tanzania

New Africa Books, South Africa

Protea Boekhuis, South Africa

Éditions Ruisseaux d'Afrique, Benin


Jieli Publishing House, China

Kaisei-Sha Publishing, Japan

Kyowon, South Korea

Sakyejul Publishing, South Korea

TUTI Books, Iran

Central and South America

Alboroto Ediciones, Mexico

Editorial Amanuta, Chile

Companhia das Letras, Brazil

El Naranjo Ediciones, Mexico

Tragaluz Editores, Colombia

North America

Abrams, U.S.

Annick Press, Canada

Candlewick Press, U.S.

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, U.S.

Les 400 coups, Canada


Camelozampa, Italy

Éditions Mijade, Belgium

Liels un Mazs, Latvia

Pato Lógico Edições, Portugal

Samokat Publishing House, Russia


Affirm Press, Australia

Hardie Grant Egmont, Australia

Huia Publishers, New Zealand

Oratia Media, New Zealand

Windy Hollow Books, Australia