Category Archives: Picture Books

Abigail’s Sweet

written by Bénédicte Carboneill & illustrated by Barbara Brun

Tonight someone is knocking on the Ladenlongue family’s door. Who dares enter this dangerous manor? Gaëtan has come to ask for sweets or for a spell. It is Halloween! Abigail can’t stay in bed, she has to see who came to visit. Behind her parents’ back she follows Gaëtan from door to door and she discovers the pleasure of eating sweets … with moderation!!

Hardback / 205 x 210 / 32 pages / Les P’tits Berets

WHEN GRANDMA GOT SMALLER AND SMALLER

written by Inka Pabst & illustrate by Mehrdad Zaeri

Peppi likes spending most of her time with grandma. But one day Peppi noticed something strange. It happened when they were playing French skipping. Normally, Peppi only managed to jump hip-high, as when the rope is on Grandma’s hip it reaches up to Peppi’s neck. But on that day, it only reached up until the belly. 

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Copycat

written by Sadia Ismail & illustrated by Dale Blankenaar
Have you ever met an alien from outer space. Find out what happens when an alien visits Kasigo one night.

Dale Blankenaar studied graphic design at CPUT in Cape Town and majored in illustration under Piet Grobler. Dale has illustrated  over 30 books and has exhibited in 9 countries. Winner of the Shanghai Children’s Book Fair Publishers’ Choice Award. 

Paperback / 280 x 215 / 32 pages / Bumble Books

 

Morning Concert in Bird Country

written by Kaja Lotman & illustrated by Marju Tammik

Mia is staying at her grandmother’s house. A ray of sunlight tickles Mia’s nose. “Wake up! Wake up! I’m bored,” beckons the sun. Mia can hear outside creaking and pattering noises. An extraordinary bird-life is waiting outside – she won’t believe her eyes and ears.

Hardback / 230 x 230 / 32 pages / Paike ja Pilv

 

THE ARCHER’S MAGICAL LYRE

written by Göknur Birincioğlu & illustrated byMaria Brzozowska 

Once upon a time, there was a blind old archer who was in love with the sound of a bow when an arrow is shot. He crafted a harp and a lyre that would make the same sound. One day the archer gave this lyre as a gift to the wife of the weaver. When she played the lyre and sang, the silk would become magical. When the king ordered more and more silk to make his army even more powerful, the singer grew weary and lost her voice completely.

Paperback / 170 x 230 / 40 pp / Redhouse Kidz

We Grow Strawberries

written by Sarah Vegna & illustrated by Astrid Tolke

Find out the simple steps to growing wild strawberries. Get the seeds, dig a hole, get your hands dirty … and finally be patient until the strawberries are ready. A playful day in a child’s everyday life and a lovely way to learn about nature.

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Hardback / 180  x 180 / 32 pp / Olika Forlag 

 

One Day

written by Lee Jeok & illustrated by Kim Seungyeon
The journey of a young boy towards the understanding and acceptance that his grandfather is not in the house anymore. When he realises that death means “going back” to where one originally belong the young boy can finally finds peace. A touching story of love and farewell from the point of view of a young boy.

Hardback / Woongjin Thinkbig

 

 

Simon’s Secret

written & illustrated by Luz Marina Baltazar

It was getting dark and the house smelt of strawberry cake. “It’s for our breakfast tomorrow, now time to sleep, my darling.” “I was asked a very difficult question at school today, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I didn’t know what to say!” “I’ll tell you a secret that grandma once told me: you can find the answers to your questions in your dreams.” Simon was thoughtful for a long time, he asked his question in silence and fell asleep.

Hardback / 300 x 230 / 36 pp / Editorial Kókinos

 

THE STRAW GIANT AND THE CROW

written & illustrated by Jess Bosworth Smith
Grumpy and miserable with his cold winter surroundings, the Straw Giant chases away all the other animals in his field… until the crow arrives and begins to leave the Straw Giant little gifts each morning. A sweet and subtle friendship emerges — but will the crow be able to last the winter? And will the Straw Giant be able to help him?

Paperback / A4 / 34 pp / Imaginary House