Launched in late 2010, this separate imprint specialises in children’s picture books. The emphasis is on quality, adventure, warmth and intrigue and the books feature the work of a number of New Zealand’s finest authors and illustrators.
We have already received a number of awards and shortlistings, and translation rights to well over half the list have been sold for publication overseas.
“New Zealand book lovers will know how much we depend on the judgment, expertise and professional commitment of a publisher like David Ling. I am extremely grateful to him, not only for taking the gamble with an unknown, but for his advice, enthusiastic care and attention in doing such a fine job.”
John Steele, author of No Ordinary Man
“David Ling is a publisher of rare integrity, range and innovation and his Duck Creek imprint, launched in 2010, has contributed significantly to the general upswing in New Zealand picture book publishing. Production values are notably high, while his authors and illustrators represent a judicious mix of established names and exciting newcomers. I'm looking forward to more delightful picture books from this experienced and committed publisher.”