Small press. Big conversations.

Penny Candy Books is an independent children’s book publishing company based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Savannah, Georgia. Founded in 2015 by poets Alexis Orgera and Chad Reynolds, Penny Candy released its first title in the fall 2016.  Penny Candy's imprint, Penelope Editions, released its first title in January 2017.

Penny Candy’s mission is to publish children's literature that reflects the diverse realities of the world we live in, both at home and abroad. This means seeking out books by and about people and subjects that speak to and from a broad range of human experience.

Book design: Shanna Compton

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

proud members of the children's book council

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." —Audre Lorde