• The Arts
      October 2013

      Let's Make a Difference: We Can Help Orangutans

      by Gabriella Francine with Solara Vayanian

      This fun and colorful book teaches children about the endangered orangutan and helps them develop strategies to contribute to the species' well-being.

    • Children's & YA
      October 2013

      We Love California!

      by Gabriella Francine with Solara Vayanian

      Join Olivia and Avery as they take a make-believe journey through the Golden State to learn more about the history and symbols of California.

    • The Arts
      December 2013

      Let's Make a Difference: We Can Help Protect Mountain Gorillas

      by Gabriella Francine with Solara Vayanian

      This beautiful book teaches children about mountain gorillas and those that work to protect them.

    • Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)
      April 2015

      Let's Make a Difference: Learning About Our Ocean

      by Gabriella Francine

      This beautifully illustrated book teaches children about the ocean and the life contained within it and educates them about ways they can help keep it clean and safe. Full of fun facts and gorgeous pictures, this book is an essential tool for teachers and a pleasurable read for parents to share with their children.

    • Children's & YA
      November 2013

      Helping Children With Feelings

      A set of 10 stories about feelings with 10 accompanying guide books

      by Margot Sunderland and Nicky Armstrong

      These 10 beautifully-illustrated storybooks along with 10 practical guidebooks, (20 books in total), enable teachers, parents and professionals to help children aged 4-12 connect with unresolved feelings affecting their behaviour. Each guide focuses on a particular feeling, with exercises and ideas to help children think about, express and focus on that feeling to the point of resolution. The illustrated stories are designed to be told alongside the guide, but can be used independently to promote discussion and help to show children they are not alone. Titles included in the set are: Helping Children of Troubled Parents and Monica Plum's Horrid Problem. Helping Children Locked in Rage and Hate and How Hattie Hated Kindness. Helping Children Pursue Their Hopes and Dreams and A Pea Called Mildred. Helping Children Who Are Anxious or Obsessional and Willy and the Wobbly. Helping Children Who Bottle Up Their Feelings and A Nifflenoo Called Nevermind. Helping Children Who Have Hardened Their Hearts or Become Bullies and A Wibble Called Bipley. Helping Childen Who Yearn for Someone They Love and The Frog Who Longed for The Moon to Smile. Helping Children With Fear and Teenie Weenie in a Too Big World. Helping Children With Loss and The Day The Sea Went Out and Never Came Back. Helping Children With Low Self-Esteem and Ruby and the Rubbish Bin.

    • Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's/YA)
      April 2016

      MyaGrace Wants To Get Ready

      a true story promoting inclusion and self-determination

      by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier, Mary Birdsell

      MyaGrace loves music and dancing. Her school is having a big dance and she wants to do with her friend Emily. She has so much to do to get ready. What should she wear? How should she fix her hair? What color should she paint her fingernails? Will she get ready in time? (MyaGrace has Autism, Cerebral Palsy and intellectual disabilities. She was adopted from India.)

    • Children's & YA
      May 2016

      Aquila The Eagle

      :Welcome Aquila

      by Yaa Asabea Boafo

      Aquila The Eagle is a story of a special eagle. This is the first book of a three book series about a special golden eagle's interaction with two children, Benji & Faithlyn, as they embark on many adventures. Each story teaches a virtue for people of all ages.

    • Picture storybooks
      April 2016

      A Little Owl Called Hooty

      by Diana Vickery & Danny Deeptown (Illustrator)

      When Hooty’s brothers and sisters are old enough to leave the nest, little Hooty stays behind. He has a big problem for he is afraid of heights. Can Swankypants and Chatterbox find Hooty the help he needs?

    • Picture storybooks
      June 2016

      The Mysterious Apples

      by Diana Vickery & Danny Deeptown (Illustrator)

      Yasmin and Yo-Yo are two naughty squirrels. One day in late summer they see a beautiful apple tree that’s laden with juicy apples, just perfect for their winter food store. They set out with their basket to pick them all then something rather mysterious happens...

    • Classic fiction (Children's/YA)
      June 2018

      The Mouse of the Opera

      by Tuula Pere (author), Outi Rautkallio (illustrator)

      A curious wood mouse, Maurice decides to explore the opera house, which glimmers like a giant lantern from across the lawn. Lured by beautiful music, he sneaks in for a tour of the opera house’s rehearsals, wardrobe room, restaurant, and orchestra pit. The uninvited guest causes a great commotion, triggering a wild chase. Luckily, a gentle caretaker understands that even a little mouse can yearn for music.

    • Classic fiction (Children's/YA)
      February 2019

      Circus Cannelloni Invades Britain

      by Tuula Pere

      The Circus Cannelloni's finances are looking up, for a change. It’s time to go on holiday together. This motley crew embarks on a trip to England, where they are joined by the Cannellonis’ grandchildren. The circus crew manages to stir up confusion and fun at a famous horse race, a tennis tournament, and a boarding school run by a tight-lipped headmistress. Mr. Cannelloni gets a chance to lecture at a prestigious university while Madame Cannelloni’s determination wins over even the toughest of opponents. Many things have changed by the time the circus returns home—with a happily engaged couple and a newborn elephant baby.

    • Classic fiction (Children's/YA)
      October 2018

      Colin the Crab Falls in Love

      by Tuula Pere (author), Roksolana Panchyshyn (illustrator)

      Colin the Crab is a hard worker, who loves spending the spare time with his many friends. He has a charming home, but lately, it has started to feel a bit empty and lonely. Why is that? Is it time for Colin to find a spouse? Colin is confused, and even his friends don’t know how to advise him. Mr. Finley the Frog, the director of the river museum, calls Colin for help when an accident befalls the exhibition. Colin makes an unexpected and quite a unique discovery from between the shells: a girl crab, who has the most beautiful eyes in the world.

    • Children's & YA
      June 2010

      Black Horse and White Horse

      by Cao Wenxuan

      This title was written by Cao Wenxuan, 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award winner. Black Horse and White Horse were simultaneously born in a farmhouse. They have been always together, gazing and playing, and gradually have grown up with time. One day, the war breaks out. White Horse is taken into war and becomes a reputable war horse. Black Horse, working hardly in the farmland, feels very proud of White Horse. Unfortunately, White Horse was badly wounded and carried back the village. However, its master feels unhappy about it, but Black House accompanies it all the time. With Black House’s good care, White House recovers and stands up again. Time flies away, but it seems that they go back in the past.

    • Children's & YA

      The Dinoraf

      by Hessa Al Muhairi

      An egg has hatched, and what comes out of it? A chicken? No. A turtle? No. It’s a dinosaur. But where is his family? The little dinosaur searches the animal kingdom for someone who looks like him and settles on the giraffe. In this picture book by educator and author Hessa Al Muhairi, with illustrations by Sura Ghazwan, a dinosaur sets out in search of animals like him. He finds plenty of animals, but none that look the same...until he meets the giraffe. This story explores identity and belonging and teaches children about accepting differences in carefully crafted language.

    • Children's & YA
      September 2018

      The December Adventure

      by Karin Linderoth

      Sometimes things don't work out quite as you had hoped they would... Valle the gnome and Maja the field mouse live at a farmstead in the county of Småland, but somehow they end up in Norrbotten, in the far north of Sweden, completely by mistake. How will they make their way back and will they get home in time for Christmas? Luckily they bump into Herman, a kind old gnome and with the help of Herman's friends, some Norwegian lemmings and a beautiful old hot-air balloon, they set off on a long journey. This is a sort of advent calendar story, which will take the reader through all the different counties of Sweden. One chapter a day will keep you entertained right up to Christmas Eve. The book is richly illustrated with beautiful watercolours adding a magic touch to this special fairytale. Swedish geography and interesting facts about each county will be shared with the reader in a fun and light-hearted way. There is also a map at the back of the book where you can keep track of each leg of Valle's journey from start to finish.

    • Picture books
      May 2017

      Over the Hill Together

      by Da Chuzhe

      From the fifth year of their marriage, Sumiko had to receive treatment in hospital for the acute pain caused by multiple rheumatoid arthritis. From that time on the disease had seized her. From 1982, Sumiko had to lie in the bed or rely on a wheelchair for the significant dysfunction of the upper limbs and the paralysis of the lower limbs, so she had to let her husband see to her daily life. And Oochuje took care of her basically all by himself unless he had a business trip and he would hire a care worker. This illustrated book elaborately depicts the story between them, including how they met and fell in love with each other during childhood, their daily conversations, their poems as well as their relentless fighting against disease. At the final part of the book, it mainly records the last thirty-three days from December 1997 to January 1998 during which the couple spent together until Sumiko had passed away. The words of the book is selected and the drawings simple yet profound through which one will be deeply touched for the deep and unchangeable love. “Over the hill” in common sense is an expression for death, but it means a whole new world for Oochuje and Sumiko where they would also walk side by side. Their love and cherish for each other was well beyond life and death for they never ceased to bring happiness for each other. And their love story has also enriched the world with pure beauty and wonder of love.

    • Children's & YA

      Amazing Career Series·Night at Convenience Store

      by Zheng Chunhua

      “Fantastic Picture Books • Amazing Career Series” is a new attempt in the field of picture books. The writer and the famous picture book illustrator Shen Yuanyuan sincerely united and cast their gaze into the ordinary life. From the perspective of children, they took vivid life fragments and integrated with elements of imagination. The words are simple, superficial and cheerful; the illustrations are vivid, exaggerate and agile. The stories tell a series of ordinary but amazing professional fairy tales. Four books have four protagonists: the sanitation workers doing cleaning work when it is still dark, the salesperson who provides convenience for the night returners, the babysitter who takes care of the family, and the postman who travels around the city every day to deliver letters. They seem ordinary, but they help bring comfort and warmth to the city with their hard work. They should be recognized and respected.

    • Children's & YA

      I Dream of Being a Concrete Mixer

      by Hussain Al Mutawaa

      An uplifting tale about the power of friendship, finding your place in the world, and realising your dreams while remaining true to who you are. Tumbledown is a little demolition truck growing up in a loving family. His parents go to work every day demolishing buildings with their big wrecking balls. But soft-hearted Tumbledown doesn’t like to destroy. He’d rather build things. He dreams of being a cement mixer. When Tumbledown cries, his wrecking ball swings out and destroys everything it touches. When Tumbledown laughs, his wrecking ball swings out and destroys everything it touches. His soft heart can’t skip a beat without leaving a trail of destruction. At school other students laugh at him, but still he won’t let go of his dream. When Tumbledown makes friends with a feisty troop of metal springs, they hatch a plan to save him from himself. They fan out over his wrecking ball and every time it swings they do their best to absorb the shock. The day comes when the worn-out springs turn to the Wise Old Crane for help. Tumbledown can never be a cement mixer, but maybe there are other ways, better suited to his nature. After some search, the Wise Old Crane finds a new job for Tumbledown at a construction site using his wrecking ball to smooth out the cement on the ground. It’s hard work but Tumbledown is finally happy, and he grows stronger and more skillful with every passing day.

    • Children's & YA
      July 2018

      You Can Fly, Little Bird

      by Tuula Pere (author), Alexandra Burda (illustrator)

      In a bird family's nest, three baby birds hatch from their eggs. Cautious Serene is the last one born. The noises of the dense forest are frightening to the timid little bird. When it's time to fly, unlike her siblings, she just can’t find the courage to take wing. Finally, curiosity wins over fear, and Serene discovers that her wings can keep her aloft. Once she gets to know her surroundings, she finds joy in her skill. She also finds there’s plenty of space for all kinds of birds in the forest, including timid Serene. This beautifully illustrated book about children leaving their nest, facing their fears and finding joy has been published also in Finnish and in Swedish.

    • Children's & YA
      April 2019

      Welcome Home, Pearl

      by Tuula Pere (author), Catty Flores (illustrator)

      Jacob’s life is full of changes. Besides starting school soon, he is about to become a big brother.Even before his sister is born, Jacob can sense that she is going to need some very special care. At times, Jacob's parents are unable to answer all of Jacob’s questions, but fortunately, his grandma is there for him. Together the family ponders how they can best prepare for helping Jacob’s disabled sister.Jacob loves his sister Pearl dearly. He is happy to discover that she seems to hear his voice and feel his touch on her skin. Their life together is ready to begin.

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