Walker Books Australia is dedicated to publishing quality books for children and young adults.

Renowned as a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, as well as for the sheer inventiveness and quality of our publishing, Walker Books Australia is the leading children’s publisher in Australia and New Zealand. Whether it’s a picture book for toddlers or a novel for teenagers, we set the standard of excellence.

Established in 1993, Walker Books Australia was originally a sales and marketing office representing titles from our parent company Walker Books (UK), our sister company Candlewick Press (USA) and various agencies (including Frances Lincoln and Gullane Books).

While continuing to represent the considerable talent contained within these lists, Walker Books Australia has now established a local publishing arm, enabling us to support local authors and illustrators in markets throughout the world.

“Walker Books does children’s books the way they should be done – lavishly, carefully and with the kind of attention to detail that destines them to become loved family treasures.” The Herald Sun

Walker Books Education
Walker Books Australia publishes fantastic books that are a perfect fit for English, history and science subjects in Australian schools. We are passionate about making it as easy as possible for teachers and librarians to use our books in their schools.

Walker Books Classroom

We are dedicated to helping Teachers and Teacher-Librarians find the right books for their students and providing resources to help implement the books in their classroom. To help Teachers and Teacher-Librarians find exactly what they are looking for, we provide a number of useful tools:

Bear Necessities Education eNewsletter
A monthly look at our fantastic new releases that are great for use in schools, author interviews, competitions and event news. Sign up here.

Book lists
Lists of our books by theme to help you find the perfect text for your subject. Lists include cross-curriculum priorities, history, big books and more.

Author school visits
Would you like an author to visit your school? Send your request to educationwba@walkerbooks.com.au.

Classroom Ideas
Mapped to the Australian National Curriculum, these classroom ideas make using our books in your classroom easy!