Category Archives: Activity Books

Free Drawing

written & illustrated by Andrés Sandoval
On a rainy night or a foggy afternoon, who has never seen themselves with a handful of pencils and their imagination on the loose?  More than a coloring book, FREE DRAWING is an invitation to dive into the universe of colours and strokes, filling spaces and white with a lot of imagination. From the botanical garden to the world of shadows, the reader follows a boy’s wanderings  and is invited to join, whether with crayons, wax chalk, watercolor, or just as an observer – this creative journey.

Paperback / 170 X 260 / 144 pages / Companhias das Letras

Alphabet Factory

written & illustrated by Katia Canton

Even though we are surrounded by WORDS and know how important it is for us to learn how to read and write, we do not usually stop to think about the fun words can bring us. But the truth is, we can make Art, write POETRY, and invent GAMES with the words of our alphabet, and all we need in order to do that is a bit of CREATIVITY and INSPIRATION. So open the doors of this little big factory and with each letter, from A to Z, you will find new suggestions and texts about the VISUAL ARTS, SCIENCE, CULTURE, HISTORY, and LITERATURE, as well as POEMS and ideas for several activities.  Continue reading

Little Factory of Ideas

written & illustrated by Katia Canton

An almanac for children, parents and teachers, divided into the following sections: Making Art, Little Cultural Factory, Once Upon a Time Factory, and Not Mincing Your Words. This book includes a range of more than eighty traditional-style games and activities that are well able to compete with today’s Ipads and the like. As well as being simple and extremely good fun, they involve information about language and literature, the art world and famous artists, ecology and the environment and the many different cultures today.  Continue reading

Googy Bakes Banana Bread

written & illustrated by John Macfarlane

Goggy is hungry and his tummy is growling. He can’t decide what to eat. So he looks at his cat, who know what he wants, “Ah! banana bread, what a treat!” Go with Goggy and his cat to the grocery store to buy the ingredients for a simple to make banana bread, Help Goggy prepare the bread for baking and enjoy the result! The perfect read for mums, dads and carers to keep hungry tots up to six years old entertained and introduce them to identifying colours, shapes, sizes, and quantities – and eat a delicious banana bread, too!  Continue reading

The Book of Collections

written & illustrated by Renata Bueno                                                                                              Mafalda collects leaves and carefully puts them inside a book she received as a gift from her uncle. The snail ate a leaf from Mafalda’s sequence. Can you tell which one? Tiago collects blue things. To continue Tiago’s sequence, what could be the three other blue things to add in? Under the bed of Luca lives a spider named Victoria who collects in her web insects. Can you guess how this sequence was organized? Continue reading

B is for Book

written & illustrated by Estúdio Lógos
A simple and stimulating book to learn the letters of the alphabet. The visual association of letters to daily parts of life will make the remembering process fun and easier for children. Julio founded the Lógos studio in 2012 to make graphic design projects for publishers, galleries, cultural institutions ….

Paperback / 204 x 204 / 36 pages / Companhias das Letrinhas

Color, Doodle and Sketch

Written by Banu Aksoy & illustrated by Gökçe İrten

color-doodle-and-sketchThis is a sketchbook that will entertain anyone who enjoys coloring, doodling and drawing. There are 55 activities that will ignite one’s imagination. The activities varies from simple (Color this whole page with one color) to challenging (Draw a caricature of your parents.) The result might be a masterpiece or a simple doodle. And this does not matter as the main aim of this book is to enjoy your free time. On some pages there are one paragraph information boxes, which introduce terms like “pointillism”, “graffiti”, “collage” etc.

Paperback / 165 x 235 / 96 pages / Redhouse Kidz

 

Design Thinking

written by Ufuk Ceylan & illustrated by Dilek Yördem Ceylan

design-thinking-coverYou have never seen a cookbook like this before! It shows children the process of “creating a project” via simple recipes involving analyzing, problem solving, planning and team work. 18 recipes/ three levels in the shape of a board game.

Hardback / 180 x 205 / 120 pages / Redhouse Kidz

 

 

Poems with Problems

written & illustrated by Renata Bueno

Poemas problemas coverA clever and fun book with lots of maths problems to solve for math lovers and for those who are less keen on numbers. Two little red fish swimming in a ring and a big orange one (this one is the king). Nine tiny dancing yellow ones, flip and roll, having lots of fun in my new fish bowl. All asked, darting round, how many fish do you think can be found?  

RIGHTS SOLD: Korean & French

Paperback / 200 x 200 / 40 pages / Editora do Brasil

Tales and Exercises for Restless Kids

written & illustrated by Aitor Saraiba

Open cub_cas_cast_trazthe book to any page. Each page tells you a micro-tale or offers you a fun exercise to do. Enjoy a book in just one minute… 22 micro tales + 22 exercises.

Themes: Fun, lack of attention, imagination, hyperactivity, poetry, equality.

Hardback / 170 x 223 / 56 pages / NubeOcho