When a young Englishman named Sebastian Walker set out to publish the very best books for children in 1978, he launched his company in the spare bedroom of his London home and convinced a team of brilliant and ambitious people to join him, including Amelia Edwards and Wendy Boase. The company's unique message was clear: books and their creators were the stars of Walker Books.

His rare commitment, support, and generosity went on to infuse Candlewick Press, founded in Massachusetts in 1991, along with Walker Books Australia in 1993. Today, Walker's legacy flourishes on three continents. Candlewick Press is part of a passionate global publishing enterprise committed to the highest quality unique children's books, and the more than 150 authors and illustrators who create them.