Our mission

E.B. White, the author of Charlotte’s Web, once said: ‘Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down. Children are demanding. They are the most attentive, curious, eager, observant, sensitive, quick, and generally congenial readers on earth...’

At Book Island we aim to publish up, not down. We publish picture books for the brilliant, resilient children of today, growing up in an increasingly multicultural and multilingual world. 

We select titles from around the world and translate them into English, building bridges between cultures, while we also create our own titles. 

Thanks to our focus on inspiring stories, stunning illustrations and our high production values we create books to last forever.

Collect and share our beautiful books!

Greet Pauwelijn
Founder and publisher