Wacky Bee is a very
small company but that doesn’t mean that our ideas are small.
Far from it! We have big ideas for our books. And because
we're small and independent, it means that we can put those
big ideas into action in exactly the way that we want… and
have a lot of fun while we’re at it.
Wacky (adj.): funny
or amusing in a slightly odd or peculiar way (synonyms)
zany, madcap, offbeat, quirky, outlandish, eccentric,
idiosyncratic, surreal, ridiculous, nonsensical, crazy,
absurd, insane, far out, fantastic, bizarre, peculiar, weird,
We hope our books are all of the above, and more… although
possibly not all in the same title!
At Wacky Bee we feel
no-one is ever too old for pictures so all our books are
illustrated. In most cases our books will be published in both
print and digital formats. We’re concentrating on books for
3–12 year olds and our aim is to produce accessible texts for
all reading levels. Our books may sometimes be challenging in
terms of content but hardly ever in terms of length or format.
Our list falls into three sections:
Picture books and board books for 3–6 year olds
4–7 year olds
Books for 8–12
We’re also part of a wider network of publishers in the form
of the Publishers’ Association (PA) and the Independent
Publishers’ Guild (IPG). This gives even a small company like
us the chance to exhibit at all the major book fairs including
London, Bologna and Frankfurt.
We are currently looking for talented new writers and
illustrators but it is important that you read our submissions
page carefully as we operate a slightly different system
from most other publishing companies.
We welcome foreign rights enquiries. Enquiries should be sent
to Caroline Hill-Trevor at firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to shout about our books to as many people as
possible. For publicity, please contact Antoinette Paterson
Sales and distribution
Individual copies of our books can be ordered direct from our shop. All
other customers should contact our sales team (details below).
Please contact Manning Partnership, 7 Green Park Station,
Green Park Road, Bath BA1 1JB
Tel: +44(0) 1225 478444
Please contact Grantham