One company that caught my attention is Buck Animation Studios. They are a small commercial house specializing in design-driven creative, Buck’s directors and artists use animation, visual effects and live action to collaborate with clients, from concept to delivery, producing work that is visceral, innovative, and diverse. From offices in New York and Los Angeles, Buck works with a broad range of clients in the advertising, broadcast, retail, film and entertainment industries It was started in 1973 by a small group of women in Toronto who wanted to produce books for Canadian children, within a few years the mandate had broadened and Kids Can Press was producing books for children around the world. More than three decades later and with a long list of award-winning titles, Kids Can’s reputation for quality books has made it a favorite among parents, teachers, librarians — and kids — worldwide. It’s acclaimed list includes many beloved characters such as Franklin the Turtle, the single most successful publishing franchise in the history of Canadian publishing, which has sold over 60 million books in over 30 languages around the world. Kids Can Press has published in partnership with more Canadian public institutions than any other children’s publisher, reflecting the recognized quality of the publishing program. Partners include the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science Centre, the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, the National Museum, the Museum of Nature, World Wildlife, and the National Hockey League. Kids Can Press books have received critical acclaim through media attention, nominations and awards in the children’s publishing industry, including: Governor General’s Award–winner Wallace Edwards’ Alphabeasts Mélanie Watt’s multiple award-winning Scaredy Squirrel series If the World Were a Village by David J. Smith, winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award Ryan and Jimmy and the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together by Herb...
Bibliography: www.readersdigest.com, Readers Digest Children’s Publishing, Nov 2, 2010
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