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Galactica - On a not everyday mission

Joachim Friedrich

• Intergalactic, witty space adventure with unusual characters • One has never experienced the bestselling author Joachim Friedrich like this before

The Lion’s Feast

Lavanya Karthik

What happens when an old couple invites a big, ravenous lion for a feast? Find out as you turn the pages, take in the scents wafting from a South Indian kitchen and taste this lip-smacking tale about greed, wit and trickery. Written and illustrated by Lavanya Karthik, this delicious book is sure to tickle your…

THE METRO UNDER AND ABOVE THE GROUND

Alexandra Litvina

An amazing picture book about the wheel transport history, the steam engine invention, first locomotives and first railways in Europe and Russia. Learn everything about the history of bicycle design, the first car engine, about the world’s first metro in London and metropolitan railways worldwide. This book encompasses everything: less known chapters of the transportation…

HEARTS BY THE MILLIONS

Catarina Correia Marques, Joana Lopes

Hearts with batteries, poets’ hearts, safelike hearts, soft hearts and hearts of stone. In the whole wide world there are hearts by the millions, billions of different hearts. Joana Lopes, winner of Children’s Literature Award of Pingo Doce 2014 has joined the illustrator Catarina Correia Marques to offer us a book full of imagination and…

JOHN LEADS THE WAY

MADALENA MONIZ

John is not always confident. Tim is very brave. John likes to make paper boats. Tim wants to command great ships. John and Tim have been friends since the first dream. They spend hours talking. And lose track of time. A poetic story about friendship, trust and the importance of sharing. The imaginary adventures of…

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TODAY I FEEL… from A to Z

MADALENA MONIZ

A powerful and lyrically intense ABC of feelings by MADALENA MONIZ (Portugal). Each image conveys a strong emotional presence and the moods chosen to represent each letter – Audacious, Beloved, Curious – are often described through a visual metaphor, avoiding traditionally playful approaches to this kind of picture book. Handmade artwork in watercolour paper with…

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MODELING IN CLAY SERIES

MOTTI AVIRAM

THE GAME: CREATE BEAUTIFUL MODELING CLAY CHARACTERS The story: With the Modeling in Clay book series, the child learns simple modeling techniques for creating various animals and items, in a fun and humorous way. The books include a modeling clay kit, entertaining verses about each animal or item, and illustrated step by step instructions.

SCHOOL FOR TEDDIES SERIES

MOTTI AVIRAM

THE GAME: TEACH THE TEDDIES The story: Join the hero and become a teacher in his special School for Teddies. The books in the School for Teddies series enables children to learn fundamental shapes and numbers, and draw them for themselves on the erasable “whiteboards”.

WHAT’S IN THAT BOX

MOTTI AVIRAM

THE GAME: DISCOVER WHAT PRESENT EACH ANIMAL GOT FOR CHRISTMAS The story: Open the gift boxes in the pages of this book and match each gift with the animal who is meant to receive it. An activity game book that will teach your child pairing and matching skills.

CONSPIRACY

EVA BURGERS

Abby is thrilled with her internship at a criminal investigation department. She is less thrilled with her home situation: her parents are divorced, her mother has a new boyfriend, and her father keeps getting Tinder messages on his phone. Abby wants to get away. She and her friend Jane head to London for a few…

HIDDEN PICTURES: Timka and Tinka in Ancient Egypt

Inna Bagaeva

HIDE-AND-SEEK PICTURE BOOKS The inquisitive little pair of mice, named Timka and Tinka, travel through time together with the readers. They have visited the Stone Age, ancient Egypt and Rome and medieval Europe. Here they come to an Egyptian school, look at how a Roman aqueduct is built, and even take part in a tournament.…

The Curse 1

Emily Bold

• Perfect reading material: romantasy with the atmospheric setting of Scotland • The successful series by the bestselling author is finally available in shops • Tested by readers: over 300,000 sold e-books of “The Curse”

Marta and the Missing Water

Emanuela Bussolati

When Marta visits her grandmother, she discovers that the fountain in the courtyard is completely dry. Who has stolen the water? The “Free Water Society” bought the aqueduct, so from now on, anybody who needs water has to pay for it. A smart, imaginative and ecological fairy-tale that teaches us to think about the importance…

The Great Dream of Cuccagna Farm

Emanuela Bussolati

How many layers is a dream made of? In an old farmhouse, as many as the layers of old plaster. And how many colours is a dream made of? As many as the colours of the old walls. Among the big city buildings, there’s a place where children walk around wearing funny yellow hats: is…

A CASE FOR KWIATKOWSKI. SHERLOCK‘S PIPE (VOL. 26)

Jürgen Banscherus, Ralf Butschkow

This time the famous private eye investigates a rather special case. The most valuable exhibit in the detective museum has disappeared - Sherlock Holmes’ pipe. And since the reward for solving the case will be his very own showcase in the museum, Kwiatkowski starts to work on it immediately. The case is solved quickly –…

Thea’s Tree

Judith Clay

What Thea wants, more than anything in this world, is a tree—a real tree to climb and hide in, to sit under and dream. But in the city where she lives there are no trees. This uplifting story is written and illustrated by Judith Clay.

KINGS LOOK FOR PRINCES

Ana Kotowicz, Rita Correia

“The Kingdom of the Seven Colours is looking for princes. Good-hearted and loving majesties are looking for heirs to fill the drawers of their hearts. Unconditional love is promised, kisses at all times and many, many hugs.” Adoption explained to children.

WORM LOVES WORM

J.J. Austrian, Mike Curato

This irresistible picture book is a celebration of love in all its splendid forms from debut author J. J. Austrian and Mike Curato, the acclaimed author-illustrator of the Little Elliot series.

Leave Your Mark

Monica Dengo

Not your average penmanship manual. Colourful and agile, it’s part book, part notebook. Aimed at people who don’t even use a pen and paper to write their shopping lists. To find the creative potential of a simple, natural technique with scientifically-proven cognitive activity benefits. And rediscover the fun of expressing yourself by means of a…

Star Struck

Lavanya Karthik, Abhilasha Dewan

Are you a true blue lion who loves being in charge? A dreamy-eyed fish who lives in an alternate universe? Or a strong-willed bull who’s tardy, but determined? Go on this zodiac adventure to discover what the stars say about your personality traits.

WE LIVE IN ANCIENT CHINA

Nadya Davydova, Sergey Dmitriev

HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIAS These encyclopedias tell the reader how children adults used to live hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Here you will find not only the traditional tales of wars and generals, royal dynasties and power struggles, rise and fall of empires but also the everyday life in its details. What furniture was there…

TEN MILES ONE WAY

Patrick Downes

In this moving novel, Patrick Downes tells the story of a mind at the edge of unraveling, held together by love and acceptance.

ANIMAL LIVES SERIES

Friederun Reichenstetter, Hans-Günther Döring

• New series within our First Readers Collection • 5 volumes have been published so far; further sequels are being planned.