PAPP International is a dynamic publishing company focused on creating fun and innovative books for both children and adults. We are a versatile and vertically integrated company that includes printing, shipping, and logistics capabilities designed to serve our retail and publishing partners around the world.
Founded in 2004 as Beaver Books, we now have more than 16 years’ experience as an independent publisher. Today we are home to three additional imprints: PAPP Publishing, Imagine Publications, and Tiny & Tim. Together we publish over 500 original new titles annually.
Beaver Books began in 2004 with the introduction of five educational workbooks that sold over 1 million copies combined within the first 24 months. These books were created by a teacher, Demetra Georgopoulos, who worked alongside our talented illustrator, Mike Polito, and team of designers to create the best possible supplementary educational workbooks for preschoolers. In addition to being educational, they had to be “fun to learn and do!” Today, our Beaver Books imprint continues to focus on creating fresh new educational content for the never-ending legion of children, parents, and educators who love to use our books.
The PAPP Publishing Imprint began in 2011 when we created our first four Word Hunt™ books. Originally, these books were marketed under the name PAPP Puzzles™. In 2013, we introduced our very own 365-page boxed calendars. In 2015, we further expanded our publishing efforts and introduced our first four coloring books for adults—which were a smash sensation—under the imprint PAPP Leisure. In 2019, we merged these two imprints to form the PAPP Publishing brand, which covers the broader range of our publishing activities.
Imagine Publications works with the world’s top brands in children’s entertainment to bring their characters to life in fun and exciting ways. The team focuses on producing a variety of unique activity books and gifts for children and families to enjoy at home and on the road. Many of Imagine’s products incorporate educational elements derived from our Beaver Books catalog to add an educational twist to activity and play time.
Tiny & Tim is our very special line of books aimed at delivering knowledge through humor and flair for early learners. Known as the “little publisher with big ideas,” Tiny & Tim joined PAPP International in 2019. The Tiny & Tim promise: “We create books whose purpose is to inspire children with the wonders of our world and the incredible power of learning.” These high-quality books are ideal for traditional bookstores and make brilliant gifts for children.
Originally named Beaver Books, PAPP International is founded in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The company sells over 1 million copies in its first year.
PAPP International launches its best-selling Word Hunt™ and Sudoku puzzle books series; it is when the PAPP Publishing Imprint began.
PAPP International signs its first licensing agreement with Cookie Jar Entertainment, followed by Viacom/Nickelodeon.
PAPP introduces its very own 365-page boxed calendars.
PAPP further expands its publishing efforts and introduces its first four coloring books for adults—which were a smash sensation—under the imprint PAPP Leisure.
PAPP International introduces its backlist and new product lines to the Latin American market.
PAPP International acquires Imagine Publications, a Canadian publisher focused on creating fun and exciting activity books featuring some of the most-recognized licensed characters from top brands, such as Mattel and Viacom/Nickelodeon.
PAPP International enters into a strategic alliance with Tiny & Tim, a UK-based publisher that produces children’s nonfiction and board books.