Another electrifying adventure—and cybernetic contraption—from Quirk’s favorite kid scientists! Bright siblings—and amateur inventors—Nick and Tesla Holt are back in this fourth installment of their whiz-bang middle grade series. With the mystery of the spy’s identity solved, the kids face...[more]
A hilarious story, written in Iban Barrenetxeaâ€™s rich and elegant prose and detailed illustrations! It is the last Autumn day in the birch wood somewhere in the North, where in a tiny little wooden house live the brothers Jaska and Kaspar and their sister Masia. At dawn we are about to see how...[more]
The third and final installment in the Edgar Award winning "preapocalyptic" Last Policeman series featuring detective Hank Palace. With the doomsday asteroid looming, Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members...[more]
Fleas, dogs, geese, hyenas, parrots, flies and rabbits live with us, together with billions of other animals and people. Although we are so many and so distinctive, there is something in which we are alike: we are all different. And although there may not be a number that can contain us, there is a word...[more]
A group of animals play hide-and-seek. The mouse counts to ten. The bee hides in a matchbox; the cat in a piano. The elephant looks for a place to hide. In a chest? Under the table? Behind the curtain? The dreaded words ‘I see the elephant’ make him freeze. This happens again and again, and that’s...[more]
Each book presents three traditional stories illustrated beautifully, from three different continents. They are versions of the same story, with differences in the plot, characters, and scenery. By reading, each child will discover the secret thread that unifies the stories. An illustrated map contains...[more]
A pacifist fable that reminds us how important is to do a good job. Fermín is the all-knowing and traditional carpenter, so much so that the day when the Baron von Bombus loses an arm in battle, the Doctor, the Baroness, the Minister and the Cardinal do not hesitate to come to him to make a new wooden...[more]
Antonino is extremely little, nonetheless he is the strongest explorer, mountain climber, adventurer you can imagine. In his first adventure in the woods, he will meet Bear, a huge animal, who will become his best friend the day Antonino saves him from a trap Bear has fallen into. In order to save him,...[more]
In the African savanah, lived a bossy lion who was only happy when ordering around the rest of the animals. He created a multitude of laws to regiment their lives and limit their speed limits, what they could do at night, where and how they bathed...until one day he ordered all zebras to be painted pink...[more]
Though we love a juicy steak or nice lamb rack, we would like to limit our meat-eating to three times a week. But what to eat the rest of the days? Here you have your inspiration: 2 times a week a vegetarian meal and 2 times a week a recipe for fish. Collected from friends and family, illustrated by...[more]
Candombe or Carnaval fever is a description of the different steps of a group of tam tam players in a Carnaval procession in a small town. Hundreds of citizens drop their activities to join them, to dance and celebrate for the whole time of the Carnaval. This book goes over a very important tradition...[more]
Berenguer and Agapita are brother and sister, and Wenceslau is their friend coming from the space. He is a tiny little robot who visits them and loves to ask many questions to prepare reports on the humans. This time his report is about laughing: when do humans laugh? Agapita and Berenguer try to show...[more]
A creative lunch box full of ideas to send your children to school well prepared! --the perfect healthy snack; --but also a special note to wish ‘good luck!’ on a test day --the loved chocolate surprise for after the swimming lessons. --You could also get creative by, for example, making that...[more]
Stylist and soup fanatic Anya van de Wetering asked family and friends about their favorite recipe for soup. Creative and multi-talented as she is, she added beautiful collages, photographs and illustrations to some great homey recipes recipes. This calendar contains 365 recipes for soup, so you can...[more]
Even without a big garden you are able to grow your own vegetables using our revolutionary gardening-in-a-box-method. A few boxes, potting soil, and seeds are all you need. Besides a giant-harvest, this book also gives you colorful, simple yet super tasty recipes. So, get ready to get your hands dirty!...[more]
365+1 recipes for desserts and pies. From simple yoghurt to exquisite desserts, you can rely on the Desserts Calendar to make each and every day a party. The Desserts Calendar is the successor of our successful Soup Calendar. This Sweet Calendar (without year) is yet again another personal binding of...[more]
This well-known folk poem from the 17th century is a form of trick verse. Included in classic anthologies of children’s poetry, the verse appears nonsensical at ﬁrst sight, but given a break in the middle of each line, begins to make perfect sense. At the simplest level, it is a lesson on grammar...[more]
In this book the great scientist Bombastus Dulcimer gathers some of his inventions like the famous pear balloon or the olea bellica, i.e. an olive shotgun able to shoot once a year, when the olives are ripe. Whenever Bombastus and his inventions pass by, disorder and fun arise, and even the quiet life...[more]
This beautiful title counts more than 20 modern tales and fables, that have the bite and surprises of more famous ones like those of the Grimm brothers. Short and concise, each tale is around 2 page long with an additional page of illustrations.
Ana is a little girl like every other little girl and has a normal life until her dad changes job and behaving like a bear. Ana\'s mom explains to her that it is due to \"Mister Stress\". Ana decides to investigate who this Mister Stress might be. A colorful story to help children understand their parents...[more]
What do you see in that cloud? This book recreates an antique game of humanity: to look in the sky for the world´s reflection, to search the clouds for a representation. In this collective work, illustrators from all over the world have included photos of clouds, and thus, each one reflects a special...[more]
The sun comes out after a storm, trees bend down; the sky lightens, and down on the ground, the water stops: at last it sleeps. In puddles, the place where the sky reflects and represents, children bend down to watch the dreams of the water. These brief poems with an air of haiku describe the moment...[more]
“Dad comes and goes. Like day and night”. Dad is never home, but when he is he tells his son fantastic tales, all contained in the tattoos drawn all over his body. These are tales of adventure, where dad has to fight against a two-tailed tiger, gigantic birds, never ending anacondas, hungry spiders....[more]
Mister G. lives in a small village in the middle of the desert, where there’s very little water and no sound at all. Mister G. gets tired of the silence and decides to go to town to solve this situation. He gets back with a seed. Mister G.’s neighbours, who thought he was a quiet and nice person,...[more]
This unique picture book for young children is painted by artists of the Warli tribe, who live in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The Warli people paint the mud walls of their homes with white chalk or pigment, showing wonderfully detailed scenes of everyday life in the village. There are special...[more]
Everything in this book is photographed in its actual size. But also, in this book, the size of things is learned through comparison. A teaspoonful of honey is small, but how many flowers does the bee need to visit to make a teaspoonful of honey? How long does it take the snail to travel 25 centimeters?...[more]
The story of a trip to the Amazon jungle in Ecuator told with the voice of a small child. The habits of the people in the jungle marvel this city child who tries to imitate them with his friends in the city. In a story with humor, readers enter the everyday life of the people in the jungle and listen...[more]
Poem of the act I of \"Romeo and Juliet\" by William Shakespeare. The carpenter squirrel and the old weevil narrate in detail the construction of Queen Mab´s carriage with long spider legs, cricket bones, and moon beams. When the carriage is ready, the fly—Queen Mab´s coachman—speaks. His story...[more]
What do you think you can do in my circus? Asked the impatient and grouchy owner.sked the impatient and grouchy owner. • Imitating birds – answered Joaquín. The circus owner laughed, thinking he was in front of a regular impersonator. He could not imagine how far Joaquín was able to take the...[more]
A boy confronts beings coming from the dark place where there was a roof before, and where now—a now defined by the voice of the parents saying “good night” and switching the lights off—there is nothing. The characters are defined but mute. Until a creature without shape, but able to speak arrives....[more]
The restaurant fly: a species that draws the attention of biologists. Its low flight over the surface of soup bowls. Nothing to stop it? A truth revealed, at Bianki´s restaurant. Selected, Catalogue White Ravens 2005. International Selection of Infantile and Youthful Literature (Munich).
Humor is an exercise for intellectual dexterity. In the hands of Cachimba it becomes the opposite. So that everybody can laugh as well as silly people do, this selection of comic strips, published originally in 1998, in Perfil, a daily newspaper no longer published. Plus other treats for the occasion. Book...[more]
Ease seems to go with these drawings: his virtuosity resides in this humility. To assemble beings with nothing: a few lines, and the hat. Stories which start with trivia plunge us into bewilderment. Selected by Nacional Plan for reading (SEP), México. Gustavo Roldán (h) Since 1985, he writes and...[more]
A silk-printed version. Garuda the divine eagle of the God Vishnu, sees Lord Death hastening towards an exquisite little bird. he does not want it to die and decides to save it. But can Death be held at bay? The Circle of Fate, a parable of destiny and love, gently mocks at our desire to control the...[more]
Follow Kanchil's new adventures in the Indonesian forest! As Kanchil the mouse dear is returning from market eating some delicious rice cakes, he trips and falls into a large pit. Unable to get out on his own, he sets up a ploy that will save him and abuse the other animals that will meet his path (and...[more]
A baby elephant is lost and alone in the forest when a herd of buffaloes comes along and taken him into their fold. So what is he now – elephant or buffalo? Inspired by a true story, this is a joyous tale in verse that touches lightly on the themes of loss, adoption and integration. Illustrated by...[more]
Monyet the monkey and his friend, Kanchil the mouse deer, plant a garden and look forward to the fruit. When they are finally ripe and ready, Monyet climbs up the trees to pick them. But once he is up there, Monyet begins to eat the fruit all by himself… This re-telling of an Indonesian trickster tale...[more]
A series of paintings of weird animals - half cow-half fish, half rooster, half crocodile. It would show the animals separately at first, and then ask, what would happen if they became one animal? What kind of sound would this weird creature make? What would its behaviour be like?
The Life of Trees is a fine example of Gond art from central India.Trees are fundamental to the Gond imagination, since the Gonds were until recenty forest dwellers. Bhajju Shyam, Durga Bai and Ram Singh Urveti Intricately drawn visions of trees fill the pages of this sumptuous book of art and folklore...[more]
Garuda the divine eagle of the God Vishnu, sees Lord Death hastening towards an exquisite little bird. he does not want it to die and decides to save it. But can Death be held at bay? The Circle of Fate, a parable of destiny and love, gently mocks at our desire to control the future. Illustrated in...[more]
This project has been conceived by Bhajju Shyam, a brilliant tribal artist from the Gond community in central India. A few years ago, he was called to London, to paint murals in a restaurant. He found the citys mores and manners quaint and curious. He went on to compress his impressions, ideas, and...[more]
This stunning number book for young children has art by Durga Bai, a brilliant woman tribal artist from the Gond tradition of central India. The absurdly charming tale in rhyme can be read out aloud, as children hunt for the improbable number of animals who clamber aboard an ever-expanding tree.
Anything but a Grabooberry captures the fantasy of a children nonsense verse. It uses typography in a radical and exciting way-as illustrations. Letters and Words take the form of images, so that the child deciphers words like puzzles. Received a special mention in the White Ravens Catalogue 2000.
Tiger on a tree is a whimsical poem for small children about a wild tiger cub that wanders into a village. The art, verse, and typography run and bounce off the page, pursuing the tiger in his misadventures. Was the award winner of the biennale of illustrations , Bratislava 1999.
In this quirky world of alphabets, there is no end to the strange things animals get up to. Baby Buffaloes Blow Big Blue Bubbles, Fat Fish Frighten Funny Frogs and Wet Wolves Walk With Weeping Walruses. Designed for children who have begun to read and recognise words, these curious and happy scenes come...[more]
One morning, Falguni the fruitseller finds a crocodile in a ditch. ‘Catch that crocodile!’ shout the terrified townspeople. But who will do it? Catch that Crocodile! is a book of comic verse with a subtle environmental message. yet another delightful picture book from the award-winning illustrator...[more]
Five men are out walking on a moonless night, when suddenly they bump into something. Each of them sees something different, yet each is convinced that he is right. How is that possible? And what could this thing be? In the Dark is a tale of wisdom for all ages. This witty and unique version of a traditional...[more]
Trash! is a unique combination of fiction and fact. Based on the real life experiences of ragpicker children, it tells the story of Velu, a runaway village child. He ends up as a ragpicker in a big city and must face the harsh realities of life on the streets. The story is accompanied by facts and arguments...[more]