You might already know us for our books on autism, social work and arts therapies, as we’ve been publishing in these areas since we started, in 1987. More recently, we have broken new ground in the fields of mental health, gender diversity, adoption and fostering, and special education. In 2006, our Singing Dragon imprint was born, the home to our professional books on Chinese medicine and complementary therapies, yoga therapy and nutrition.
Our children’s books tackle complex or sensitive issues, like bereavement, anger, and depression, making them accessible for young readers. They’re wonderfully illustrated with a range of clearly diverse characters, so that all children can see themselves reflected in the stories that they read. We believe that establishing positive narratives about difference from an early age can help shape confident and fulfilling lives.
In 2004 we opened our office in Philadelphia, USA, and in 2017 we became part of the John Murray Press division of Hachette UK. In 2020, we won the British Book Award for Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year.