At Book Island we handpick and translate  picture books which were first published in other languages and have received awards in their country of origin.

We find these titles through our contacts with highly-acclaimed publishers around the world, and acquire the rights to these books from them or their agents.

As a result, we don't work with authors and illustrators directly. We know this might come as a disappointment to those of you who would love to publish with us and wish you all the best in finding a suitable publisher in the UK or elsewhere.  We invite you to read our tips on How to approach a picture book publisher in the right way and hope you will find them useful.

Many of the Book Island illustrators and authors have been published in over 10 languages. On our social media we will be sharing snippets about what got them to where they are now, while sharing video interviews and posts about their work. Join us to find out more about their creative paths and challenges, and many other picture book related matters: