written by Reeli Reinaus & illustrated by Marja-Liisa Plats
Twelve-year-old Marius and his older brother Martin recently moved to the countryside with their parents. Martin, who is very sociable, has already found a lot of friends, but Marius just can’t seem to fit in. Yet when the boy meets Lisa, a loner, at school, the adventures begin with no further ado. WHITE RAVENS 2018.
Hardback / 220 pages / Paike ja Pilv
written by Zeynep Alpaslan & illustrated by Vaghar Aghaei
A story of friendship between an old lady and a little girl thanks to a cat named Tokyo. It all started when the old lady ordered a pair of sandals on the internet. One night she hears scratching and meowing coming from the box. During the night the sandals have magically turned into a real cat! With the help of the cat the old lady overcomes her fears and starts making friends. The illustrations by the Iranian illustrator Vaghar Aghaei are a perfect match to this touching story.
Paperback / 139 pp / Redhouse Kidz
written by Anja Gatu (9 – 12 years, 200 pages)
Nothing can stop Marta once she gets hold of the ball! Not her brother who doesn’t want her to play in the streets. Not having to work to help her mom pay the bills. Not even starting school can stop her from dreaming of a life of soccer. But when the chance to go play in Rio arises, willpower and soccer skills just aren’t enough. Because it costs money, the one thing Marta’s family doesn’t have.
Paperback / 200 pp / Olika Forlag
written by Deakla Keydar & illustrated by Ilana Zafran
Life is not fair, thinks Aviv, when her beloved cat Georgie gets lost. But the search for Georgie leads Aviv to fresh discoveries, not only of new friends and wayward cats but also of her true self. An original coming of age story in which we meet a young heroine with an open heart and find out that children, cats and life can be full of surprises. Ilana Zafran’s illustrations add wit and warmth to this memorable story about mending young hearts. Deakla Keydar is the author of Mummy Don’t Go and The Sad Alligator and the Fly.
Hardback / 165 x 235 / 160 pages / Kinneret Publishing
written by Orna Pilz & illustrated by Moran Yogev
Miriam, Tell Me is a historical novel for beginner readers based on the Biblical character Miriam who saved her brother Moses thanks to her courage and resourcefulness. Through her clever eyes and fresh voice, young readers get an insight into the ways of life and the dramatic upheavals of the time.
Orna Pilz’s simple and sharp writing builds a bridge over thousands of years for young readers of today together with Moran Yogev’s stunning illustrations.
Hardback / 165 x 235 / 88 pages / Kinneret Publishing
written by Şiirsel Taş & Illustrated by Oğuz Demir
This is a collection of short stories, both realistic and fantasy. Two siblings buying their mother a flytrap as a birthday present which turns out to be a spagettitrap, a family uselessly trying to find a family photo of their own, a boy speaking “balloonish”, a snail longing to see the sea and making friends with a mussel, a white wish rabbit choosing between folded papers, inside which poems about fortune is written, a breadcrumb setting out on a journey which ends up in blue sky… These colorful characters invite dreamers to a dream land full of surprises!
Paperback / 135 x 195 / 128 pages / Redhouse Kidz
written by Juana Cortés Amunarriz & illustrated by Raquel Díaz Reguera
Sofi realises that something’s up with Nicolás. He’s losing his colors! First the color of his hair; his orange hair. Then the green tones go…
The doctor will tell him to eat tangerines, and some kiwis. But, can his problems be solved with fruit? A must-have book for the shelves of every home and classroom, and not just for children suffering at the hands of bullies, but for all youngsters. It works on empathy and the need to talk about bullying.
Paperback / 145 x 210 / 76 pages / NubeOcho
written by Jesper Lindqvist
If it hadn’t been for the wasp, Silas wouldn’t have noticed that his hand had gone invisible. He wouldn’t either have found out that the school janitor is more than a janitor or that there are ancient tunnels underneath the school yard. If it had been up to Silas, things would go back to .
But it’s not and he is pulled into a whole new world, where danger lurks in every corner.
Paperback / 155 x 215 / 208 pages / Olika Forlag
written by Joanna Berggren
Jamina has always been different – she can hold her breath for what seems like forever and cope with cold better than anyone else. When Milo joins her school, Jamina discovers there are others like her. Before long, Ismail the Guardian discovers their special powers. Ismail guards the last Ice Gate, the entrance to a world where magic and mystery are part of everyday life. A world about to perish that only Jamina and Milo can save.
Paperback / 155 x 215 / 132 pages / Olika Forlag
written by Ernani Ssó & illustrated Marilda Castanha
With the dry humour and dignity that the subject deserves, and with the lightness and cadence of the oral narrative,
Ernani Ssó tells nine stories in which the protagonist is Death. Death appears in its various disguises, staging the great character that it is.
Paperback / 140 x 210 / 304 pages / Companhias das Letrinhas