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Who’s won the BOP over the years?

Let’s have a look at all the winners of the BOP since 2013

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The Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publishers of the Year (BOP) was launched in 2013 during the 50th anniversary of the  Bologna Children’s Book Fair. This important celebration triggered the idea of establishing an annual recognition for children’s publishers. Since then, the BOP aims to showcase the best publishing houses across the globe, thus promoting the circulation of outstanding books.

What makes this prize so special? It is an award for children’s publishers voted by publishers themselves!

Each year, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair exhibitors, along with publishers’ associations and institutions devoted to book and reading promotion, are invited to nominate their favourite publishing companies.

Creativity and innovation are the main key criteria recognised by this award, organised by BCBF and AIE Italian Publishers Association in partnership with IPA - International Publishers Association

Each year, BOP shines an international spotlight on children’s publishing: on the one hand, it celebrates global publishing houses and, on the other, it casts light on remarkable work of small independent publishers, promoting best practices and knowledge between different countries and cultural areas of the world.

All the BOP winners, from 2013 to 2019








  • Africa: Editions Donnyia, Bamako, Mali
  • Asia: 21st Century Publishing Group Co., Jiangxi , China
  • Central and South America: Pequeño Editor, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Europe: Libros del Zorro Rojo, Barcelona, Spain
  • North America: Enchanted Lion Books, Brooklyn, USA
  • Oceania: Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, Australia


  • Africa: Golden Baobab, Accra, Ghana
  • Asia: Grimm Press Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan
  • Central and South America: Petra Ediciones, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Europe: Maurizio Corraini Srl, Mantova, Italy
  • North America: La Pastèque, Montreal, Canada
  • Oceania: Walker Books, Sydney, Australia


  • Africa: Bakame Editions, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Asia: Tara Books, Chennai, India
  • Central and South America: Cosac Naify, San Paolo, Brazil
  • Europe: Planeta Tangerina, Carcavelos, Portugal
  • North America: Chronicle Books, San Francisco, USA
  • Oceania: Gecko Press, Wellington, New Zealand
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