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The Thimble Press

The Thimble Press is a small, independent publisher dedicated to children's literature criticism.

The Press was established by Nancy and Aidan Chambers in 1969 in order to publish the journal Signal Approaches to Children’s Books. Since then, The Thimble Press have published not only Signal but many critically acclaimed books of children's literature criticism.

In the following you will find a listing of titles currently available through The Thimble Press with short descriptions as to their contents. (Please use the menu on the left for the lists of Authors and Publications.)

Many of the authors published by The Thimble Press also contributed to Signal. For a list of contributors between 1994 and 2003, please consult our Signal Annotations.

Further Information about The Thimble Press is available at their website:




Publications by the Thimble Press:

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