A poetic book that presents life in a favela in Rio de Janeiro from a child’s positive perspective. The colourful collage illustrations depict features, gestures, objects, animals, people and lives as the narrator sees them from the window. An invitation to observe, absorb and think. Otavio Junior opened the first libraries in the favelas of Complexo da Penha and Complexo do Alemao- where he was born.
A powerful book that celebrates the importance of accepting ourselves as part of the world and being proud of who we are – a celebration of being of color. Emiciada is one of today’s most influential Brazilian rappers.
Boys are used to hearing from grownups that they cannot cry, feel or act the same way as girls do. But the truth is that boy’s stuff is whenever they want it to be: a little boy can cry when he is feeling sad, hug a friend when he is happy or play with a doll instead of a ball if he prefers it. The companion book of GIRL’S STUFF.
written by Marina Klink & illustrated by Cárcamo Join the Klink family’s adventure around the world. Daddy’s name is Amyr and Mommy’s, Marina. Laura, Tamara and Marininha are their daughters. One day, mommy had a great idea! Let’s take the whole family with him the next time Daddy went for a travel.
Paperback / 270 x 205 mm / 40 pages / Companhias das Letrinhas
written & illustrated by André Rodrigues, Larissa Ribeiro, Paula Desgualdo & Pedro Markun The animals couldn’t stop talking about one thing: the Lion had diverted the water from the river to build a swimming pool in his front burrow. This was the last straw. Outraged, the animals started to question whether the Lion should really be the king of the forest.
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written & illustrated by Beatriz Chachamovitz There is a huge number of fishes living in deep seas. Some of them are so peculiar they don’t look real! Fourteen of them are presented in this book that explores the depths of the ocean through specific texts and illustrations thoroughly detailed. Besides getting to know these creatures, readers can find other marine living beings hidden amongst the illustrations.
The History of Earth: 100 words tells the story of the formation of the Earth and the evolution of mankind. Gilles Eduar traces a path starting with the Big Bang, exploring the age of the dinosaurs and going as far as the first homo sapiens. Children of any age can make a good use of this book, including teachers and parents interested in this fascinating topic.
written & illustrated by Lorena Kaz The place we call home may be much larger than we imagine – it is what the girl in this book notices as she grows up and conquers the world. A house may be large, small, of straw, of wood, of brick, a nest, a burrow or even a cloud. It all depends on where you feel most welcomed and happy.
Paperback / 205 x 2015 / 36 pp / Companhias das Letrinhas
written by Lucias Barros & Marcia de Luca & illustrated by Bruna Assis Brasil
In this book, the idea is to learn to practice yoga, a very old set of exercises created from Indian philosophical teachings that requires concentration and self-control. It covers the definition of the ten principles of yoga; indications of how, where, when and why to play; the step by step of eleven basic postures, each one introduced by a story;breathing and meditation tips. RIGHTS SOLD:English
written & illustrated by Andrés Sandoval On a rainy night or a foggy afternoon, who has never seen themselves with a handful of pencils and their imagination on the loose? More than a coloring book, FREE DRAWING is an invitation to dive into the universe of colours and strokes, filling spaces and white with a lot of imagination. From the botanical garden to the world of shadows, the reader follows a boy’s wanderings and is invited to join, whether with crayons, wax chalk, watercolor, or just as an observer – this creative journey.
RIGHTS SOLD: French
Paperback / 170 X 260 / 144 pages / Companhias das Letras