Global literature for children
About our logo
Milky Way Picture Books’ logo is freely inspired by the horse from the children’s book Charlotte and the White Horse (1955), written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. These two major children’s literature creators are a great source of inspiration for our house’s founder, who has chosen to pay tribute to them by making reference to the horse, named Milky Way.
In this reinterpretation of the character, created by Italian artist Chiara Baglioni, the child becomes a horse in order to give free rein to their imagination. In the same way, Milky Way Picture Books wants to stimulate young readers’ imaginations by offering them strong, assertive, and inspiring illustrated books of the highest quality.
About our logo
Global literature for children

Milky Way Picture Books publishes titles by creators from all over the world. We believe publishing translated books is important because of the narrative, aesthetic, conceptual, philosophical, and cultural richness they present. Books written by people who have been brought up in different cultures offer a variety of understandings about family, community, life, and so on. Milky Way Picture Books wants to present children with global literature, as well as a bigger framework for thinking about the world and our place within it. Why should adults be the only ones with access to global literature? We believe a child’s curiosity extends well beyond their own backyard and that it’s our duty to nurture it.

About our logo
Milky Way Picture Books’ logo is freely inspired by the horse from the children’s book Charlotte and the White Horse (1955), written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. These two major children’s literature creators are a great source of inspiration for our house’s founder, who has chosen
to pay tribute to them by making reference to the horse, named Milky Way. 
In this reinterpretation of the character, created by Italian artist Chiara Baglioni, the child becomes a horse in order to give free rein to their imagination. In the same way, Milky Way Picture Books wants to stimulate young readers’ imaginations by offering them strong, assertive, and inspiring illustrated books of the highest quality.
Distribution
Milky Way Picture Books releases ten carefully selected titles every year. The books are distributed
by Abrams.
 
Founded in 1949, Abrams was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. The company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works
in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture, as well as narrative nonfiction and new works of fiction for adults. In addition, Abrams publishes children’s books ranging from the middle grade to young adult fiction,
to picture books and board books. Abrams creates and distributes brilliantly designed books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams, Abrams ComicArts, Abrams Image, Abrams Press, The Overlook Press, Cernunnos, Cameron + Company, Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, Abrams Appleseed, and Magic Cat. Abrams also distributes books for Booth-Clibborn Editions, Alain Ducasse Édition, Éditions de La Martinière, Getty Publications, Lucky Spool, Milky Way Picture Books, The Museum of Modern Art, SelfMadeHero, Tate Publishing, V&A Publishing, and The Vendome Press.