Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Owlkids Books?

A: Owlkids Books is a children's book publisher based in Toronto, Canada. We specialize in high-quality books for children, ages 2 through 13. Our innovative, award-winning titles are well-known for combining information with entertainment, making them favorites of kids, parents, teachers, and librarians alike.

Q: How is Owlkids Books related to Chirp, chickaDEE and OWL magazines?

A: Owlkids Books began more than thirty years ago, following the success of OWL Magazine. The first Owlkids Books titles were primarily based on articles and experiments from the magazine, and focused on science and nature. The beloved Dr. Zed was featured in many of these early titles.

Since then, we have developed a diverse publishing program that now includes picture books, nonfiction, chapter books, and more, all now published under the banner of Owlkids Books. For more information on our magazines, visit

Q: How can I buy books published by Owlkids Books?

A: You can find our titles everywhere fine books are sold, as well as on our online store.

If you are a bookseller, librarian, or wholesaler wishing to order Owlkids Books titles, please see Ordering Information.

Q: How can I reach Owlkids Books?

A: You can reach us by mail: 1 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 800 Toronto, ON M4P 3A1 or by email:

Q: How can I request a catalog from Owlkids Books?

A: For information on catalogs and ordering, please see Ordering Information.

Any foreign publishers requesting a print catalog for rights purposes may contact us by phone (416) 340-2700 or by e-mail

Q: How can I book an Owlkids Books author for an appearance or event?

A: Please fill out our online form and we will respond to your request as quickly as possible.

Q: I am a member of the media. Who do I contact about publicity matters, to request a review copy, or to schedule an author interview?

A: Please contact Allison MacLachlan at

Q: How can I apply for permission to reuse Owlkids Books material?

A: Please visit

Q: Do you accept unsolicited manuscripts?

A: We do accept unsolicited manuscripts that match our publishing mandate. To find out more about what types of manuscripts we are looking for, please read our submission guidelines at

Q: Can I send a resume to Owlkids Books?

A: For internship opportunities, please send a cover letter and resume to with Internship Inquiry as your subject line. Please visit our careers page at for hiring opportunities at Owlkids Books, Owlkids Magazines, and Bayard Canada.