Little Pickle Press

Children's Books, Apps, and Media

San Francisco, California

United States

About Little Pickle Press

Little Pickle Press ("LPP") is an award-winning creator of high quality, high impact media and products for children and teens. Founded in 2009, LPP is dedicated to fostering kindness in young people—and doing so in a manner congruent with that mission. The Company defines "kindness" as treating others as one would wish to be treated in similar circumstance and considers it the foundational concept upon which civilization was built and the key to society's future.

From publishing picture books on recycled paper, with soy inks, in the Americas, and without a dust jacket that isn't kid-friendly or necessary, to sharing more control, rights, limelight and royalties with their artists, LPP aims to lead the change in children's content, product creation and beyond. Apps, songs, video/film, teacher guides, and more expand the universe and themes of each story, enabling LPP to leverage its unique and compelling intellectual property to entertain . . . and change the world for the better.

Our meaningful stories talk the talk, and being a B Corp shows we walk the walk! The values embraced by B Lab and B Corporations are our values, and we, our stakeholders, and our audience of caring adults, want the young people in our lives to own these values as well: Be kind to yourself, Be kind to others, Be kind to the Earth. By becoming a B Corporation, we are better able to demonstrate our commitment to these values and lead by example.

The Change We Seek®

At LPP, production and distribution are handled differently than at other media companies. From the much greener way it produces and distributes print books, to supporting small businesses, to forging partnerships with—and making donations to—organizations that help children and youth in meaningful ways, the WAY things are done is just as important as the WHAT is being done. In every decision, judging how it will serve LPP’s mission of kindness is always the determining factor.

And LPP's support of young people is visionary as well. By forging strategic partnerships that align with the values of a specific title with both a corporate partner and a non-profit beneficiary, LPP expands the message of each story, delivers content value to all partners and consumers, and donates 15% of net sales of that product to the non-profit partner. For its picture book,The Cow In Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen, LPP teamed up with fellow B Corp Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the non-profit ONE Campaign to expand the reach of the story about where the food on young people's plates comes from. 15% of net sales over a ten-month period were donated to the ONE Campaign's fight to end hunger in our world. And 15% of sales of the Farm2Table app, part of the same story universe, is going to the non-profit KaBOOM!, to help bring active play into the lives of children growing up in poverty in America.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2010

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Community:  >50% of profits given to charitable organizations; 80% of Significant Suppliers have a third-party social/environmental certification; 100% women owned; Offers employees 20+ hrs/yr paid time off to volunteer; >60% of employees from underserved communities

Environment: >50% of office supplies come from recycled materials; >5% of energy comes from renewable sources

Employees: All employees paid a living wage; 3+ weeks maternity leave

Consumers: 100% of products promote the arts/advance knowledge

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree



  • Independent Book Publishers Association: It’s the Why That Matters Go »
  • ForeWord Reviews names Little Pickle Press Independent Publisher of the Year Go »
  • Publishers Weekly: A Side of Relish: Little Pickle Adds YA Imprint Go »
  • Vanderbilt Law School: Rana DiOrio ’91: Family Ties Go »
  • The Washington Post: What to do when your child is the ‘bully’ Go »

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