written by Marina Moskvina & illustrated by Anne Pikkov
“There’s someone there,” a crocodile cheered. “Yes! Come in! Oh, I mean, come out!” “Why are you yelling?” Crocodile’s grandmother came closer. “Can I help you?” “Wait!” whispered a crocodile. “Let him do it himself…” “Knock-knock,” as if someone was using a small hammer inside. The shell cracked and a tiny head appeared. Crocodile froze. A tiny bird with a yellow beak fell out of the egg. There’s a miracle in the end of this book: the crocodile, who follows the call of love, learns to fly. In fact, the miracle happens at the beginning, when the crocodile – despite the pressure from peers – adopts a little bird. A story about tolerating somebody smaller and totally different. RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Chinese, Catalan & Spanish
written & illustrated by Kristi Kangilaski
The main character of this book is the Sun. She gets tired and wants to go on a holiday on Earth. As she loves cats, the Sun turns herself into a yellow cat and jumps out of the sky. On Earth she meets a little boy offering her a cozy home. However, what is going to happen to the people and the world, if the Sun is not in the sky any more? How long can she be on a vacation?
Kristi Kangilaski (1982) graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts graphics department. Continue reading
written & illustrated by Kristi Kangilaski
A dove lived in a big city. She loved to eat ice cream in the summer. But like all doves, she had no money to buy it. People always threw her white bread, nothing else. The dove was tired of it, as her appetite for bread was long gone. She would have loved a cone of vanilla ice cream with raisins. Nicely cold and peckable. Fortunately the dove meets a little girl Tiu, and will soon discover that too much of good may turn out bad. 2015 WHITE RAVENS.
written by Triin Soomets & illustrated by Anne Linnamägi
Dreamland, Dreamland is where the train goes! Dreamland, Dreamland’s the station the dream-train knows! In Dreamland shine the dream-stars, and there the dream-Moon glows. Dreamland is the place, where all people often go.
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written by Markus Saksatamm & illustrated by Anni Mäger
Once upon a time there was a Postman. His had to deliver letters and newspapers. He was very accurate and the mail was always delivered on time. Quickly, almost like flying. The Postman did not brag about it. He was not a boaster. After all there is a saying, first lay the eggs, then cackle! Postman had a nice yellow house. Behind the house there was a hen house with five chickens. Postman and Chickens is a about smart chickens who solve their problems by using appropriate egg laying technique. Unconventional thinking and original views. Some people say that this book has also been laid by a chicken! Continue reading
written by Mar Pavón & illustrated by Laure du Faÿ
The elephant had a very long trunk and it was very useful, but the hippo always laughed at Elephant and told everyone: “That’s not normal!” Until one day the elephant’s long trunk saved baby hippo. A wonderful book about diversity, tolerance and friendship perfect for young readers. WHITE RAVENS 2016
RIGHTS SOLD: Germany; Dutch; French; English (NA & UK) ; Italian; Korean, Complex & Simplified Chinese
Hardback / 250 x 290 / 40 pages / NubeOcho
written by Miriam Yalan-Shtekelis & illustrated by Batia Kolton
Boots the cat, Toots the dog, and Zoots the cat, along with Danny, set out in the middle of the night on a journey to the great toy doctor in order to fix the broken doll Isabella. But to get to the doctor they must travel to a very distant land on the island of Maybe, in the heart of the great ocean. And only the elderly whale knows the way there. Where will their long journey lead them, and what will become of Isabella? The Journey to the Island of Maybe is one of the richest and most celebrated stories by Miriam Yalan-Shtekelis, who was the first author to win the Israel prize for children’s literature in 1956. Rights sold: Simplified Chinese Continue reading
written by José Carlos Andrés & illustrated by Emilio Urberuaga
Little Carlota is timid and afraid to speak. One day, by accident, she was locked inside the house’s pantry, alone, with only tomato cans and marmalade jars around her. Using her voice will be the only way to help her get out of there.
José Carlos Andrés trained as a teacher but never managed to go into practice because theatre entered his life.
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written by Susanna Isern & illustrated by Adolfo Serra
When a birthday is celebrated, kids who are not invited are sad and they feel rejected. This magic story from Susanna Isern will help them understand that they cannot always have everything, and that several times not having a certain thing could be quite positive.
RIGHTS SOLD: Korean
written by Annette Mierswa & illustrated by Stefanie Harjes
Lola lives with her mother on a river-house-boat named The Pea. Since her father disappeared into thin air, she’s not willing to grow any more until he returns, and she prefers to live in a fantasy world. No wonder that Lola is appalled, as Kurt, the new boyfriend of her mother, shows up. Although she must admit that the animal doctor is a real nice fellow, Lola rebels against him. But then she meets the mysterious classmate Rêbin. RIGHTS SOLD: Korean & Portuguese (Brazil).