Category Archives: Picture Books

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

 

 

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BEING A MONSTER

written by Astika Chetram & illustrated by Danica Ricciardi
Every little monster faces some challenges while growing up. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone teach you how to deal with these challenges? The Complete Guide to Being a Monster is a fantastic read on how to be the best monster you can possibly be… Have you practiced your roar? Have you embraced the dark for its glow worms and twinkling stars?

Paperback / 220 x 220 / 28 pp / Imaginary House

 

THE CURIOUS MIND OF PETULA PRIMROSE

written & illustrated by Simone van der Spuy
A wonderful journey into the deepest thoughts of inquisitive young girl who never stops questioning the world around her. A story that brings to surface the childlike
essence that we seem to lose as we get older.

Paperback / A4 / 32 pp / Imaginary House

LUCY AND MUM’S SHOES

written by Emily Child & illustrated by Warwick Kay
Lucy hears the world a little differently. She is fascinated by the sounds around her,  specially the sound of shoes. One morning, Lucy sneaks into her mother’s cupboard and tries on her favourite pair of stilettos. An unusual day of high-heeled hope leaves Lucy a little less certain that she wants to feel grown-up.

Paperback / 200 x 200 / 32pp / Imaginary House

 

A CAT IS A CAT

written by Rui Lopes & illustrated by Renata Bueno
This story begins with a KING who made the LAW. The problem was that he always did everything in just the same way. Until one day Lady Christine, bored of all the routine, yelled  STOP! That’s ENOUGH!

Hardback / 174 x 135 / 48 pp / Orfeu Negro

Why is the Mummy Angry?

written by  Kristina Murray Brodin & illustrated by Bettina Johansson

On the way , kids see a mum walking angry. Why is she angry? are wondering Alvdis and Hamsa. Has her kid been eating too many candies?  Or did something break?  Perhaps she had an argument? Companion title to WHY IS THE DADDY CRYING? Great books to discuss  feelings and what can be done them when they appear.

Hardback / 185 x 185 / 36 pp / Olika Forlag

 

Cinderella

written by Alexander Jansson & Sofia Jensfelt & illustrated by Bild Silvy Strand
Cinderella dreams of adventures and happiness. Far away from her aunt and cousins who make her life miserable. One day the Princess of the kingdom sends out an invitation for a ball, but Cinderella has to stay at home and do her chores. The next day, the whole kingdom is talking about the dancing stranger at the ball. Modern Fairy Tales Series.

Hardback / 200 x 240 / 40 pp / Olika Forlag

 

LOVELY THE WAY YOU ARE

written by Yeo-rim Yoon & illustrated by Sang-woo Chee
Meet a different group of animals in each page. But, if you look closely, you can spot one animal from each pack with a slightly different appearance – a pig with relatively pointy nose and a baby giraffe with a short neck. Despite their different appearance, they are friends and happy as they are!

Hardback / 40 pp / Woongjin Thinkbig

 

 

MY PAPER DAD

written & illustrated by Ji-eun Lee
A creative and fun story about a little girl who wants to spend time with her dad but her dad is always busy. Until one day her father looks different – he has turned into a paper dad. He needs his daughter to make him clothes and they start spending time together and having a lot of fun outside.

Hardback / 32 pp / Woongjin Thinkbig

 

 

CAT’S PAW TO THE RESCUE

written by Chae-wan Kim & illustrated by Won-hee Jo (illustrator winner of 2017 Ragazzi) 
Once in a village, there lived a busy mum who was so busy that she didn’t have time to go out for a walk. She used to say to her yellow fluffy cat. “I wish I had been born a cat.” One day as she was doing her chores she said: “I could do with a cat’s paw.” And the yellow cat put his paw on her shoulder.

Hardback / 32pp / Woongjin Thinkbig