There is MUCH excitement at Penguin Towers today. Why? Because Penguin Children’s Books won the much-coveted Children’s Publisher of the Year Award at The Bookseller Industry Awards last night. Hooray!
We fought off stiff competition from other big children’s publishers including Walker, Harper Collins, Egmont and Simon & Schuster. It was incredibly tense when we were waiting to hear the result and as you can imagine, it was a jubilant moment when our name was read out . . .
We puffed our feathers with pride when the judges called us ‘the best publisher in the business at the moment’ and it was like a trip down memory lane looking back at all the fun things we achieved last year. Here are a few highlights:
Taking the bestseller charts by storm with Percy Jackson, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Top Gear, In the Night Garden, Very Hungry Caterpillar and Peppa Pig annuals, Alice in Wonderland, Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex and Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice.
Creating new books and guides about your favourite websites like Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters
Designing fantastic covers that make you want to pick up and discover our books. Here are some of our favourites.
Our spectacular Happy Birthday Imagination 70th birthday celebration (and we look younger than ever!)
We’re thrilled to have won and the champagne corks are popping in celebration. What an amazing place to work!