• 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.

    • 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
      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.

    • 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
      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.

    • Children's & YA
      April 2019

      Pearl’s Life

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

      Everyone in the family has a lot to learn when the seriously ill baby Pearl comes home.Even though taking care of his sister is difficult, Jacob wants to help her in any way he can. In fact, he turns out to the one who is best at soothing little Pearl. He knows how to stroke her head and sing to her more softly than anyone.The big brother wants to take Pearl with him to all the important events at school.“I don’t mind if the other children have never seen a baby like Pearl. I can explain to them what she’s like,” Jacob says.The entire family, including Pearl, indulges in the warmth and scents of summer.

    • Children's & YA
      April 2019

      Pearl, Our Butterfly

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

      Jacob’s second year at school is coming to an end. In class, they learn about the short life of butterflies. Jacob wants to make a butterfly, whose wing markings resemble the big eyes of his severely disabled sister Pearl.The big brother knows that he must soon say good-bye to his sister, who is spending more and more time in the hospital. With his grandma, Jacob explores his most difficult thoughts, when his parents are too tired to talk. Their joint walks in nature are a consolation, even after Pearl’s life has ended.

    • Children's & YA
      September 2019

      The Fox's Palace

      by Tuula Pere (author), Andrea Alemanno (illustrator)

      A tale about an ambitious power-loving young fox. Francis the Fox has been dreaming of acquiring some land near the sea to build a local attraction called The Fox’s Palace. Now the devious fox has found the perfect location—the land used for an old badger’s boat rental business and the city’s popular beach. Luckily, the city’s wise mayor, William the Wolf, realizes what Francis is up to, and he will not be cheated so easily.

    • Children's & YA
      April 2019

      Colin the Crab Gets Married

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

      The romance between Colin the Crab, a hardworking handyman, and Clara, a museum assistant, has deepened. Now it’s time to break the big news to their friends: the couple is getting married!But soon Colin’s friends get so carried away with the wedding plans, they forget to involve the bride and groom. What happens when the party turns out to be completely different from Colin and Clara’s own plans?

    • Children's & YA
      September 2019

      Terrific Teeth

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

      ”Little Fears” is a book series about the various concerns that children can have. Sometimes, minor harms may grow into big worries if they are ignored. Fortunately, there are fun ways and gentle tools to handle such situations, often through play. "Terrific Teeth" is a book about losing baby teeth.Is Emma about to start losing her baby teeth? What if they won’t come out—will horrible crocodile teeth grow inside her mouth, as her brother says? Luckily, Dad has some ideas in mind to help her. Help! Emma’s first baby tooth is loose. “I want to keep this tooth. It’s just fine!” Emma insists.But Emma’s brother is scaring her, telling her that horrible crocodile teeth will grow inside her mouth if she keeps all her baby teeth. Luckily, Dad has some ideas to help, and in the end, she gets to have a tooth party.

    • Children's & YA
      September 2019

      The Scary Snakes

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

      ”Little Fears” is a book series about the various concerns that children can have. Sometimes, minor harms may grow into big worries if they are ignored. Fortunately, there are fun ways and gentle tools to handle such situations, often through play. "The Scary Snakes" is a book about overcoming the fear of snakes.Shelly is on a picnic in the woods with her family. She imagines there are horrible snakes everywhere. Luckily, Grandma has ways to help. And when Shelly manages to defeat her fear, it calls for a celebration at the amusement park, where a surprising grand prize awaits. Shelly is afraid of snakes. One day in the woods, she thinks she sees them everywhere and is too afraid to walk. “How will I be able to go on a picnic when I'm too big for Dad to carry me?” Shelly worries.Grandma always knows what to do. Colorful snakes of yarn and fun games help Shelly defeat her fear. And when Grandma and Shelly visit the amusement park together, Shelly gets a surprising prize!

    • Children's & YA
      September 2019

      The Wild Waves

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

      ”Little Fears” is a book series about the various concerns that children can have. Sometimes, minor harms may grow into big worries if they are ignored. Fortunately, there are fun ways and gentle tools to handle such situations, often through play. "The Wild Waves" is a story about the fear of high speeds and waves.Otto dreads his family’s boat trips. He’s afraid of speeding over the water in the motorboat. But Grandpa is a patient teacher, and in the end, Otto dares to go aboard Grandpa's old boat as assistant captain. The waves are splashing, and the wind is howling. Otto is sitting stiffly in the cabin while the rest of the family is enjoying the boat trip. “What if the motor dies during the storm, and we never get back to shore?” Otto worries.With Grandpa, Otto tries to get used to fast speeds on a new carousel. Thumb signals are a great help! In the end, Otto boards Grandpa’s old boat as assistant captain.

    • Picture storybooks

      Messy Martin

      by Neil Griffiths

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