written by Reeli Reinaus & illustrated by Marja-Liisa Plats (220 pages)
Twelve-year-old Marius and his older brother Martin recently moved to the countryside with their parents. Martin, who is very sociable, has already found a lot of friends, but Marius just can’t seem to fit in. Yet when the boy meets Lisa, a loner, at school, the adventures begin with no further ado.
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Paperback / 172 x 216 cm / 222 pages / Paike ja Pilv
written by Aidi Vallik & illustrated by Marja Liisa Plats
Two dogs start to eat. They each have their own bowl of food. But they soon wonder whether the food in the other bowl is better. A story about two old friends, jealousy leading to quarrel and a final reconciliation.
Hardback / 200 x 200 / 32 pages / Paike ja Pilv
written by Reeli Reinaus and illustrated by Marge Nelk
“I can’t sleep,” said Suzy, as she stepped into the living room. She had spent the past hour trying to fall asleep, but for some reason she just couldn’t. Maybe this was because she was the only one in the family who had to go to sleep this early – but then again, no one else in the family was four years old or went to daycare. “Count sheep!” answered her father.
A powerful and deep story about sleep, tales and family interaction. Hardback / 230 x 230 / 32 pages / Paike ja Pilv
written by Anti Saar and illustrated by Anna Ring
A boy, who lost a grandmother in spring, decides to visit his grandfather when autumn comes. There are many apples in the grandfathers garden. A moment before taking a bite, he spots a hole with a small worm, who asks him to follow. You will find several holes in this book marking the route of this worm through memories. Numbers by the holes help the reader to find the way through. It’s a real labyrinth that is designed into the book and you can go through it (solve it). It’s like a memorial maze. Paike ja Pilv / Paperback novelty / 210 x 210 / 32 pages
written by Liis Sein and illustrated by Anne Linnamägi
This is Saara’s birthday. She is now four years old. Above all things on Earth she wants to grow up. And fly with a balloon through the clouds, travel to the kingdom of lions, do some magic and tricks, make the sweetest cake and search for treasures deep underground. Saara tries many things, but nobody seems to notice her growing at all. Only grandfather sees it, encourages her and together they find Saara’s very first treasure.
Paike ja Pilv / hardback / 200 x 250 / 36 pages
written by Kadri Lepp & illustrated by Piret Niinepuu-Kiik
One winter’s night when everyone is fast asleep, a few snowflakes start falling.
In the morning, all the cubs go out to play except for little mouse who doesn’t have a sled. Until an old turtle walking by offers to help.
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Hardback / 210 x 210 / 32 pages / Paike ja Pilv
written & illustated by Piret Mildeberg
A little pig woke up feeling bored being alone and his tummy was awfully empty. “I’ll go for a walk and find some company. Maybe I’ll find a warm snack, too.” The piglet walked a bit, looked around, and noticed a familiar house with a pot steaming in every window. He pays a visit to his friends but everybody is busy and piglet is feeling more lonely and hungry.
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Hardback / 220 x 200 / Paike ja Pilv
written by Lana Vatsel & illustrated by Kristi Kangilaski Pildid
Hedgehog-mum is reading a book. Little hedgehog is chewing on a book. He has no needles yet but he wants to go into the woods. “Wait until spring,” says mum. But he is bored and he sneaks out. Suddenly it is night and dark and he is lost …
Kristi Kangilaski was born in Viljandi in 1982. She graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in printmaking in 2013. Continue reading
written by Triinu Laan & illustrated by Anne Pikkov
It can be complicated to explain death to children, but sooner or later it must be done. It is good to have a book that will help you out. THE OLD BROKEN CAT tells a warm and bright story about, what will happen to cats and people once they get old and break up. A mysterious, wise and comforting story with stunning art by the talented illustrator of WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CROCODILE.
RIGHTS SOLD: Korean
Hardback / 175 x 210 / 32 pages / Paike ja Pilv
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