Samokat Publishing House

Today the modern Children’s literature market in Russia is dominated by books for young children and a large percentage is non-fiction, primarily mass market. In the world of fiction we find mostly re-edited classics, fantasy or detective novels. There is an alarmingly small number of editors who focus their attention on serious (what is known as socially significant) literature. Samokat is one of them.

Since 2003, we have been striving to provoke dialogue between generations and to challenge stereotypes. We focus on high quality children’s and YA literature and engage our young readers in significant topics while never forgetting the joy of reading.

Samokat promotes the best European titles in Russia. Our catalogue features such international writers as Roald Dahl, Tomy Ungerer, Rotraut Susanne Berner, David McKee, Guus Kuijer, Ann Fine, Daniel Pennac, Paul Maar, Maria Parr, Bianca Pitzorno, Annika Thor, Ulf Stark and many others.

Samokat titles are often recommended by the «White Ravens» list and have been successfully published: for instance, by Bayard & L’école des loisirs in France, Pearson in Spain, RCS Libri in Italy, Vivandra in Hungary, St James’s Publishing in the UK, Lauku Avize in Latvia, Xiaoduo Media in China and soon by Arthur A. Levine Books in the USA.

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