Baobab is an alternative publisher of illustrated books for children. The publishing house was established in 2000 and specialises in publishing original and translated interesting texts in collaboration with the young generation of artists. Baobab’s books have received a number of awards, most recently the Bologna Ragazzi Award 2019 (category Fiction) for the book “Panáček, pecka, švestka, poleno a zase panáček” (Puppet, Plum Pit, Plum, Plank and back to Puppet).
INFOA is a wholly independent publishing house based in the Czech Republic, which is dedicated to producing quality language and children materials. Founded in 1992, the company has enjoyed steady, rapid growth and currently has a list of over 1000 titles. INFOA language titles cater for both adult learners and children, at a Wide range of levels and languages. In addition, INFOA’s list includes children’s board books, activity books, guides and colouring books for children as well as adults.
BBRIO is the publisher or highly illustrated editions of children’s classics and modern tales. Since more than 20 years we have been cooperating with leading Czech and Slovak illustrators and exported our books to many countries around the world.
The publishing house Jakost was founded in 2015. After publishing it’s first translation book D.O.M.E.K. (originally by Dwie Siostry, PL) and thorough search of the local Czech market, we realised the lack of non-fiction books for children and youth. Therefore, since than Jakost publishing focuses on such books and themes like science, nature and other fields of human activity, both selected translation titles and original books. In 2019 the very first original book for readers age 10+ called What Architects Are For was published.
Host has long been a prestige house for fiction in the original Czech and in translation; it also publishes crime
fiction and thrillers. In recent times Host’s portfolio has expanded to include SF and fantasy, YA and children’s books. Acclaimed original Czech works in the latter genres
include first and foremost books by Petra Soukupová (Bertie and the Snuffler, Who Killed Snowy? and Weird Kids’ Club) and by Petra Dvořáková (Julie and Words, Flouk
and Lila, and Everyone has a Line to Hold). Host publishes notable children’s books in Czech translation, too.
The Labyrint publishing focuses on art books, fiction and comics. The sublabel RAKETA is dedicated to children’s books. Labyrint also publishes RAKETA, an original children’s magazine.
Company founded by the Association of Czech Booksellers
and Publishers. Its main activity is the organisation of the annual Book World Prague Fair, the promotion of
books and literature and export of Czech books.