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Best Children's Book Publishing Companies in Canada

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 11 publishers.

Dundurn Press

Art, Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humor, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, True Crime, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.dundurn.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Persephone's Children

Rowan McCandless

Lost Shadow

Claire Gilchrist

Nothing Will Be Different

Tara McGowan-Ross

Mythos and Ink

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Feminism, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

Website - https://www.mythosink.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Under the Lesser Moon

Shelly Campbell

Super Sick

Allison Alexander

Thy Geekdom Come

Casey L. Covel

Red Deer Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, History, Humor, Science Fiction, Math & Science, Environmental, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Part of - Fitzhenry & Whiteside > Red Deer Press

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries & manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.reddeerpress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Boy Asked the Wind

Barbara Nickel

The Pact

Amanda West Lewis

Rainbow Crow

David Bouchard & David Jean

Fitzhenry and Whiteside

History, Biographies & Memoirs, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Education & Reference, Photography, Cookbook, Travel, Health & Wellbeing, Medical, Nonfiction, Children's, Poetry

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://www.fitzhenry.ca/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates

Richard Pound

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Canadian Thesaurus

Richard Dionne

In Deep with the Octopus

Norma Dixon

Second Story Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, History, Politics, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Feminism, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Jewish Literature, Health & Wellbeing, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://secondstorypress.ca/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Birds That Stay

Ann Lambert

The Butterfly Effect

Eve Zaremba

The Abortion Caravan

Karin Wells

Dancing Cat Books

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Diverse Literature, Children's

Part of - Cormorant Books > Dancing Cat Books

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.dcbyoungreaders.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Band of Merry Kids

David Skuy

Enid Strange

Meghan Rose Allen

The Marrow Thieves

Cherie Dimaline

Annick Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.annickpress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Yara's Spring

Jamal Saeed & Sharon E. McKay

Salma the Syrian Chef

Danny Ramadan

The Ghost Collector

Allison Mills

Firefly Books

Art, Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbook, DIY, Health & Wellbeing, History, Environmental, Math & Science, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Picture Book, Middle Grade, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.fireflybooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Cheerleading Book

Ali Moffat & Alana Potter

Capturing Motion

Stephen Dalton

The Inside Out of Flies

Erica McAlister

Heritage House

Art, Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Math & Science, Travel, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Humor, Nonfiction, Children's

Part of - Heritage Group > Heritage House

Location - Vancouver, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.heritagehouse.ca/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Railways Nation: Tales of Canadian Pacific

David Laurence Jones

Scallywag on the Salish Sea

Sara Cassidy

Wagon Road North

Art Downs

Kids Can Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.kidscanpress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Franklin the Turtle

Paulette Bourgeois

111 Trees

Rina Singh & Marianne Ferrer

If You Were Night

Muon Thi Van

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