Corporate Profile

Kids Can Press, a leading Canadian-owned children’s book publisher, and a Corus Entertainment company, is the home of beloved, best-selling global brands such as Franklin the Turtle, Scaredy Squirrel and CitizenKid. From its early years as a small collective dedicated to publishing fun, enchanting, and socially responsible children’s books, Kids Can Press has evolved into a globally recognized content company, with a library of more than 700 titles. Our young adult imprint, KCP Loft, was launched with a focus on properties with crossover potential. Kids Can Press also has a thriving custom publishing business in partnership with a number of blue-chip brands.

Since 1973, Kids Can Press books have enjoyed critical acclaim around the world, and our talented authors and illustrators have been recognized by countless awards juries. Over the years our books have won eleven Governor General’s Literary Awards, an Ezra Jack Keats Award and make regular appearances on “best books of the year” recommendations. In 2017 Kids Can Press received the prestigious Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher, North America.