Category Archives: Picture Books

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.

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

 

 

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