• 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...

    • Picture books, activity books & early learning material

      A Bear Called Mur

      Mur Trilogy

      by Kaisa Happonen, Anne Vasko

      “Up above there were little stars, big stars, dim ones and bright. They all fit into the same sky.” MUR is a little story with a big message about being perfect just the way we are

    • Children's & YA

      Mur And The Blueberry

      Mur Trilogy

      by Kaisa Happonen, Anne Vasko

      The new adventure of the little bear who found her way in A Bear Called Mur Mur and BIG are on a path through the forest. BIG strides ahead and Mur has no choice but to follow. No matter what they may encounter along the way! The book touches on the idea of a child’s power of observation: the little ones see more than big ones, even in the dark. “At the end of the path, there is a blueberry. Many blueberries. Blueberries as far as the eye can see. On both sides of the path, nothing but blueberries! That is our destination.”

    • Children's & YA
      May 2018

      The Egg

      by Sanna Sofia Vuori, Linda Bondestam

      Finding an egg in a puddle leads into existential questions of family, origin, and equality in this charming picture book Maud, Lu and Brie are neighbors and friends. While playing outside one morning, they make an unexpected find. “Shh,” whispers Maud, as there is something in one of the puddles. She investigates it immediately. “Round but slightly oval,” says Maud and flicks through her important notebook. “It's warm. Someone must be hiding inside. It is an egg.” What to do with a lonely egg, other than keep it warm and safe? Asking adults about looking after an egg, the girls will hear stories of how different families can, and should, be. This delightful and ingenious debut picture book tackles the question all children ask sooner or later: “Where did I come from?”

    • 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

      Beppe the Brontosaurus

      by Ville Hytönen & Mira Mallius

      The hilarious picture book series about Beppe the Brontosaurus tells about friends who love adventures and cooking vegetarian food. In Beppe the Brontosaurus cooking pasta sauce becomes an adventure. A small boy called Ville finds a new friend in the cooking pot: a big Brontosaurus called Beppe. As neither of them remembers the recipe by heart, the outcome is a bit of a surprise. Colourful illustrations and humorous close-ups of kitchen- ware, condiments and food will encourage children to find joy in cooking and experimenting with new flavours. Every book comes with an easy vegetarian food recipe at the end!

    • Children's & YA

      Beppe and the Spicy Surprise

      by Ville Hytönen & Mira Mallius

      The hilarious picture book series about Beppe the Brontosaurus tells about friends who love adventures and cooking vegetarian food. In Beppe and the Spicy Surprise Beppe and his friends take a bus to Grandma’s house to cook some Indian food. Ville is unsure about spicy food, and Vis-Vis the bison can’t stay still for a second. What happens when there are too many cooks in the kitchen? Colourful illustrations and humorous close-ups of kitchen- ware, condiments and food will encourage children to find joy in cooking and experimenting with new flavours. Every book comes with an easy vegetarian food recipe at the end!

    • Children's & YA
      March 2019

      Mur and the Star

      Mur Trilogy

      by Anne Vasko, Kaisa Happonen:

      In Mur and the Star Big and Mur admire the starry sky with their friends in the woods. Big thoughts and questions arise. But Owl, Fox and even the wind all keep telling Mur to hush when she tries to ask questions... Mur and the Star completes the charming, beautiful Mur Trilogy!

    • Children's & YA

      Good Night, World

      by Linda Bondestam

      Every night children go to sleep, or do they? “Good night!” is heard all around the globe. Under the water, in the jungle, in burrows, in Antarctica, in cities, and on other planets.

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