Who We Are

The Salariya Book Company, book house, scribo, scribblers

The Salariya Book Company was founded in Brighton in 1989 by David Salariya, with the aim of building an independent children's publishing brand that would prize innovation, humour and quality above all else. We see books as an invaluable learning and development aid, especially in the first few years of life, so our books are not only entertaining and stimulating, but also highly engaging and interactive.

We publish a comprehensive range of titles, from high-contrast board books for babies to early learning and picture books for pre-schoolers through to information, fiction and graphic novel titles for children aged 7+. Our books often have endpapers, dust jackets and ex libris and celebrate the book as a physical object. Our information books integrate text and illustrations, and emphasise humour, as we believe that if you can make a child laugh you have really engaged with them. We also specialise in art instruction books and gift books full of information that can be dipped into and which are suitable for all ages. Our books are sold globally, so we design them with a global audience in mind.

Today, our titles include You Wouldn't Want To Be and You Wouldn't Want To Live Without – two hugely-popular series of historical and science information titles aimed at reluctant readers – and the bestselling Zen Doodling series by Carolyn Scrace, alongside much, much else. We have received much acclaim for our work, including being named Children's Publisher of the Year at the 2010 IPG Awards.

We are a member of the Independent Publishers Guild and the Publishers Association.