THE KALANDRAKA PROJECT

With the slogan "Books for dreaming", KALANDRAKA first appeared on April 2nd (International Children's Book Day) 1998. The aim was to publish books in the Galician language with the very highest visual and literary quality, in order to contribute towards the linguistic normalization of our region.

From Galicia, KALANDRAKA opened its catalogue to other languages, becoming a multilingual project publishing books in Castilian Spanish, Galician, Catalan, Basque, Portuguese, Italian and English.

Currently, KALANDRAKA has its own publishing houses in Portugal, Italy and Mexico. Its lively, diverse catalogue includes picture books from its own authors and illustrators; adaptations of traditional tales and classic works of children's literature; books for pre-readers and children with special educational needs; and works of fiction, music, poetry and artistic volumes. With the creation of FAKTORIA K DE LIBROS, the range of material has now been extended to literature for adults, popular science and one-off publications. In recognition of this collective effort, KALANDRAKA has received several awards over the years, from the First National Illustration Award in 1999 for "The Little White Rabbit" by Óscar Villán, through to the National Award for the Best Cultural Publishing Work of 2012.

Kalandraka's commitment to a multi-cultural approach, educating children in aspects such as equality, tolerance and respecting the environment, supporting reading as a means of stimulating children's imagination and curiosity, and supporting creators by organizing the International Compostela Prize for Picture Books and the International City of Orihuela Prize for Children's Poetry, serve to encourage us to produce books that are attractive, thought-provoking, humorous, and which stand the test of time.