Wednesday, March 28, 2018

NZ Publisher Wins Major Award at Bologna Book Fair

New Zealand’s One Tree House wins Children’s Publisher of the Year 
Oceania section – Bologna Book Fair/IPA 2018

Now in its sixth edition, the BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year, acknowledges the most significant publishers in each of the six areas of the world: Africa, Central and South America, North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

The prize, organized  by  Bologna Children’s Book Fair in partnership with AIE – Italian Publishers Association, awards  those publishers who have most distinguished themselves for their creative and publishing excellence over the last year, showing originality as well as professional and intellectual skills. At the same time, the prize is designed to foster a mutual exchange of knowledge and ideas among different nations and areas of the world.

The initiative is open to all publishing houses specialized in children’s books, or which have major production lines dedicated to young reader. The prize-winning publishers shall be chosen by the exhibitors taking part in the annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair on the basis of a series of nominations they send in, along with those of Publishers Associations and book institutions throughout the world. More

2018 Winners

OCEANIA – OneTree House – New Zealand

AFRICA – Jacana Media  – South Africa

ASIA   –  Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers – Japan

CENTRAL AND SOUTH-AMERICA – Ediciones Tecolote – Mexico

EUROPE    – Dwie Siostry Publishers – Poland

NORTH AMERICA – Editions D’eux – Canada


The prize is open to all publishing houses specializing in children’s books, or those with imprints dedicated to young readers. The prize-winning publishers were chosen by the 1,390 exhibitors taking part in the annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair currently underway in Bologna.

New local independent press OneTree House are publishing 43 New Zealand titles this year. Astonished just to be nominated, they are understandably over the moon to win the award.


OneTree House directors Christine Dale and Jenny Nagle are available for interview, as are our authors in the 2018 programme.

OneTree House titles are distributed in NZ by Upstart Press.

For more information, interviews, review copies or marketing, please contact      
The OneTree House  2018 catalogue is here

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