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Walker Books

“At Walker Books, we’re really pleased to be collaborating with Pathways on this project. We’re dedicated to supporting diverse voices in the industry and love that this scheme offers a proper framework for supporting new illustrators in building a solid basis for a career in children’s books.”

The Walker Books Group is one of the world’s leading independent publishers of books and content for children. This vibrant international group includes Walker Books UK, London; Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts; and Walker Books Australia, based in Sydney and Auckland.


Meet the Walker Books team involved with Pathways.

Ben Norland

Executive Art Director

Ben studied Fine Art at the Slade School and the Royal Collage of Art. He has worked as a practicing artist, musician, and lecturer but throughout all of his working life he has spent the majority of his time designing and art directing children’s books as an employee of Walker Books Ltd, where he is currently Executive Art Director.

Kimberley Davey

HR Manager

Kim is passionate about creating opportunities for all and finding exciting and diverse talent. She has recruited in the vibrant world of Children’s publishing for two years and believes creating stunning books starts with finding, nurturing and collaborating with the best people. Prior to working in publishing, Kim worked in the creative but hectic world of experiential marketing.