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Candlewick Press

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Candlewick Press

Candlewick Press is an independent publisher based in Somerville, Massachusetts. For more than twenty-five years, Candlewick has published outstanding children’s books for readers of all ages, including books by award-winning authors and illustrators such as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature emeritus Kate DiCamillo, M. T. Anderson, Jon Klassen, and Laura Amy Schlitz; the widely acclaimed Judy Moody, Mercy Watson, and ’Ology series; and favorites such as Guess How Much I Love You, Where’s Waldo?, and Maisy. Candlewick is part of the Walker Books Group, together with Walker Books U.K. in London and Walker Books Australia.

As part of Walker Books Group, Candlewick Press enjoys a unique ownership structure which includes more than 100 employees in our US office, staff at our sister companies, Walker Books of London and Walker Books Australia, plus more than 150 authors and illustrators.

Candlewick Press

Books by Candlewick Press

by Candlewick Press - Children's 10+, History, Nonfiction, World History, Young Adult 10+

The Second World War was the most devastating war in history. Up to 80 million people died, and the map of the world was redrawn. More than 70 years after peace was declared, children interviewed family and community members to learn about the war from people who were there, to record their memories before they were lost forever. Now, in a unique collection, RAF pilots, evacuees, resistance fighters, Land Girls, U.S. Navy sailors and survivors of the Holocaust and the Hiroshima bombing all tell their stories, passing on the lessons learned to a new generation. Featuring many vintage photographs, this moving volume also offers an index of contributors and a glossary.