The celebration for the 2021 BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year is a key part of the BCBF Online Special Edition. The BOP Prize is awarded each year to showcase editorial projects, professional skills and intellectual qualities of work from publishing houses all over the world. Let’s meet Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing, nominee for Oceania!
Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing
Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing is the largest independent children’s publisher in Australia, home of bestselling, award-winning and remarkable stories for young people.
Our fiction program covers best‐selling series and stand-alone stories for first readers through to young adults. Our latest blockbuster series Real Pigeons is published in 20 languages and is being developed into a film and TV animation by Nickelodeon. While our growing list of non-fiction titles has delivered immediate international success, from Philip Bunting’s amazing non-fiction picture books which make learning visual, simple and fun, to the ground-breaking Welcome To series from teen health experts Dr Melissa Kang and Yumi Stynes.
Our picture book imprint, Little Hare, specialises in beautiful, high-end picture books by acclaimed creators, whose books have been recognised by some of the world’s most prestigious awards including the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards. And we have just expanded our illustrated expertise through the launch of the Bright Light imprint, dedicated to creating books that shine a light on a range of tricky conversations, to help families discuss things like gender expression and modern masculinity; diversity and disability; first nations narratives, and books that help foster resilience and build character.
ON THE BOOKSHELF
Kate and Jol Temple/Shiloh Gordon, The Underdogs, 2021,Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing
Nick Blend, Walk of the Whales, 2021, Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing
Yumi Steynes & Dr Melissa Kang/Jenny Latham, Welcome to Consent, Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing