Happy Yak

Welcome to Happy Yak, a loveable new imprint that publishes pre-school board books, playful picture books and accessible non-fiction for 0-7 year olds. All of our books are bright and accessible, with eye-catching design, contemporary illustration and engaging, entertaining text. With a focus on the latest trends and a strong seasonal offering, our books are perfect for small children with big personalities. 

At Happy Yak, we understand the importance of supporting child development. Each of our pre-school series is underpinned by core developmental benefits, from interactive novelty books that aid motor control through to first concepts such as words and numbers. Humorous and uplifting, our picture books make reading a joy that can be rediscovered again and again. And if you’re on the hunt for a book that will fill your child’s head with knowledge whilst providing endless entertainment, take a look at our fact-filled, accessible non-fiction offering.

Contact details

Contact Info

Happy Yak
The Quarto Group, Inc.
The Old Brewery
6 Blundell Street
London N7 9BH

Rhiannon Findlay, Associate Publisher     

UK Trade Sales:

Foreign Rights:
If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:
Karine Marko, Group Foreign Rights Director

If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact: 
Kate Essam, Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations

Become a Happy Yak author or illustrator
Happy Yak, an imprint of Quarto, accepts commissions for innovative pre-school concepts, laugh-out-loud picture books and illustrated non-fiction titles. Happy Yak is always on the lookout for fresh talent, in particular for diverse voices and perspectives, and will consider unsolicited book proposals from both published and unpublished authors.

Submission Requirements:

Submissions should be original, topical and suitable for an international market. A typical proposal would include the following:

  •       A synopsis (an outline of the themes and features of the book, and, if relevant, an explanation of the format)
  •       A brief author or illustrator biography (including qualifications for writing the book, or a portfolio)
  •       A suggested table of contents for non-fiction titles
  •       Sample spreads if available.

Please send submissions by email to: quartokidssubmissions@quarto.com