Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Rights sold to: Korea, Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain, Finland, CataloniaAnimals are real masters of architecture! In her amazing atlas, Emilia Dziubak presents their most interesting achievements: over-ground and underground constructions, houses on water and underwater, detached houses and studio flats, housing estates, mobile and temporary homes. Among many different examples, readers will learn about nests sewn by tailorbirds, nests made from saliva, nest mounds of the orange-footed scrubfowl (among the largest bird-made constructions), the pantries of acorn woodpeckers, the large construction of the sociable weaver, the huts of the Vogelkop bowerbird, paper nests of the common wasp, hives of bees and other insects, ant mounds and also bridges and rafts of army ants, termite mounds, traps made by spiders, the bedsits of caddisfly larvae, complex burrows made by mole rats, beaver dams and mole tunnels.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-14Rights sold to: ChinaSmoke signals, tam-tams, mysterious symbols carved in stone, knots tied on a string, sealed envelopes shot out from a cannon or sent by pigeon or… camel post. For thousands of years people have tried to communicate with others, be it in the room next door, on another hemisphere or even another planet. The story of communication is just fascinating, amusing and full of accidents that made ground-breaking inventions happen. Hello? Have you received our message without any disruption? Jump aboard a time capsule and join us on this crazy journey!
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 3-6Rights sold to: BelarusNew edition of Grzegorz Kasdepke’s bestselling book series on emotions. Miss Milka, a teacher with a special task to do, arrives at the kindergarten. Her job is to talk to children about emotions. This won’t be easy, even though she’s brought along an unusual helper – a puppet. Rosalie’s kisses, envy about a fringe, Buddy’s anger and some disgusting, overcooked leek are just some of the problems Miss Milka will have to face up to... Just No Kissing, or How to Cope with Emotions is a collection of amusing stories about emotions like longing, shame, a sense of injustice, and envy. Each story is followed by a description of a particular emotion and practical advice for children and adults.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Join us in watching the “What Adults Do" programme. In order to discover what it’s like to be an adult, we’ll follow a number of families as they go about their daily chores and enjoy their free time. Our guides are the best observers you could possibly wish for, namely children. Do adults catch raindrops on their tongues when it rains? They’re allowed to stay up late – but what do they do in the evenings? What sort of fuss can break out over breakfast? With this book full of detailed and amusing illustrations, you’ll not only enjoy yourself, but also solve tasks that improve alertness and develop storytelling abilities. Let’s find out if adults have anything child-like about them!
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-14Why is the wild boar a forest ecologist? And does it really use a towel to wipe its back with after a mud bath? You’ll find answers to these and many other questions in this book by the fabulous Polish illustrator Jola Richter-Magnuszewska. She lives on the edge of a forest and discovers its mysteries every day. In her marvellous cut-out story, the artist shows the wild boar’s place in the beliefs of our ancestors, its love for its closest relatives (did you know that sows sing lullabies to their piglets?), their habits that are surprisingly similar to those of humans (for example, making the bed), their complicated language, which proves the boar’s amazing intelligence. But that’s not all – the boar are accompanied by their cousins, like the well-loved warthog or the domestic pig, who is perhaps the cleverest and most sensitive of all animals known to us. The Wild Book of Wild Boar is a must-have for any environmentalist, both young or (slightly) older. It teaches empathy and respect for all creatures. It helps us realise how fascinating and mysterious our animal neighbours are.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-10Rights sold to: Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, CataloniaThe greatest achievement in sugar architecture is a castle constructed with sugar cubes. FACT OR RUMOUR? The greatest deposits of funnyrock, a dragon kind of delicacy, can be found close to the Earth’s core. FACT OR RUMOUR? A dragon can lick its own elbow. FACT OR RUMOUR? This amazing book contains lots of facts an even more rumours about dragons, their habits and life. Find out who invented the codswallop number, who dragons play bingo with and what they are taught at school.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Rights sold to: Spain, Catalonia• Why do insects send scent texts? • What is a taste bud? • Where can you find your very own GPS? • What does an antiaircraft parrot do? • Why isn’t an elbow sensitive? • Which animal uses its tail as air-conditioning? • Why do birds need iron pellets in their ears? • When does a dog behave like a compass? • Why do schooling fish not crash with each other? • How do people and animals receive signals from their environment and from within the body? You will find the answers to all these questions in this amusingly illustrated books. And in order to better explain how our senses work, we’ve added a few simple experiments.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Rights sold to: Russia, Czech RepublicThe small Fiat 126, the main character of Mum, Let Me Tell You What Cars Do, works at an architect’s studio. He’s just completed his very first ambitious task – to design a garage with a car service station. It’s time to start the construction! Mr Jeep, the site manager, is busy with his team: Excavator, Steam Roller, Crane, Cement Mixer and many other specialists. The investor is very demanding and the garage’s official opening is planned for Christmas. Will they manage to build it in time? A Year on a Building Site contains twelve double-pages spreads – one for each month. The site changes from month to month. The area must be cleared, the tree replanted, foundations must be laid, walls must be raised, and – eventually – the building needs to be accepted... Work is underway. The brave machines are not scared of bad weather and hard work. All young fans of construction vehicles are welcome to join us in following the progress of our unusual builders, and to cheer them on as they work. A Year on a Building Site will keep your child busy for hours. This amazing book stimulates their imagination, develops their attentiveness and ability to think logically, as well as the ability to find cause and effect relationships and tell stories. But most of all, it’s just great fun!
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Today we’re taking you on a trip to the mountains. We’ll learn about the different mountain zones and meet both the better and lesser known animals that live there. We’ll sneak up on them to see what they do at different times of day and year. We’ll meet a highlander, some sheep and a forest sprite that sometimes plays practical jokes. Put some comfy shoes on, pack a bottle of water and sandwich in your backpack and come along to enjoy the world of mountain adventure with me. In the foothills, a stream flows briskly. Trout splash around in it, and there are colourful dragonflies hovering over the meadow. You can bump into roe deer, sometimes a fox will cross your path, or a hare will come hopping in. In the winter the sheep that came down from the mountain pastures live in an enclosure. The slopes are quite steep here already, so a walk can become a bit of a workout! But it’s worth it – just look at the views! At night, badgers and martens brawl. Eagle-owls, hazel grouse, tits and bats swish around. The highest zones, the alpine tundra and alps, are inhabited by a family of groundhogs, and by the chamois, ibex, and huge eagles. But the area is also full of small rodents, beetles and other interesting creatures. A Year in the Mountains contains twelve double-page spreads depicting changes that take place throughout the year in three mountain zones – foothills, slopes, alps and alpine tundra. These will help young readers become familiar with the richness of the mountainous flora and fauna. Two additional spreadsheets contain a description of the different characters and an interactive game. A Year in the Mountains will provide readers with hours of fun. The book stimulates the imagination, develops attentiveness, logically thinking, as well as the ability to find cause and effect relationships and tell stories.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Rights sold to: CroatiaPaddy wants to play, but it’s the evening and everybody’s getting ready for bed. Maisie is asleep already, so Paddy needs to be quiet and not wake her. What are the others doing? The crane was carrying heavy loads all day long and is now snoring away. The tree and the car in the car park are also having a rest. Auntie, who celebrated her birthday today, is smiling in her sleep. The ice-cream kiosk is shut and Paddy’s airplane is lying calmly under his bed. Turn off the light and sleep tight too – there will be plenty of new adventures tomorrow!
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Rights sold to: CroatiaPaddy and Maisie start their day with joy. They say hello to the sun, to the squirrel they saw out the window and even to the cars in the street. Then they brush their teeth, get dressed and have their breakfast. They also remember to feed their dog and cat. Young readers accompany Paddy and Maisie at every step as this interactive book encourages children to copy their two favourite characters. Thanks to this, all the morning activities become great fun!
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Rights sold to: SlovakiaFelix is a pre-schooler and experiences different emotions each day. A visit to the doctor’s turns out to be a test of courage. Getting breakfast ready for mum and dad will become a source of pride. And when a playmate runs right across a freshly-built sandcastle, Felix will get angry. Do these experiences seem familiar? As always, Felix is accompanied by his beloved bear Gustav, who translates the complicated language of emotions into experiences related to the senses that every child can understand – for Gustav happiness tastes sweet, the sense of calm resembles the sounds of the harp and longing is like a rainy day. As they enjoy the book, young readers will find themselves in many familiar situations. Together with Felix and Gustav, they’ll learn to recognise, name and accept their emotions; they’ll also understand where they come from, and how to express and cope with them.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-10Rights sold to: Slovakia, Czech RepublicI’m Tuli Tuli, a caring ghost. I live on Earth and I wander across every corner. I look around wherever there is life. And it’s everywhere! In the air. On the land. In the water. On the highest mountain peaks and in the deepest depths. Today I’ll tell you about a park…Two hedgehogs – Teeny and Patter – are born in the park. As well as the two hedgehogs, so many other animals and birds live round here! Some are dangerous, so a hedgehog needs to be careful and know how to quickly roll into a spiky ball. Teeny needs to learn a lot. For example, about what winter is and how to prepare for it. Tuli Tuli talks about who lives where is a beautifully illustrated educational series for the youngest readers. Each book features a different habitat and a new character. Children follow the character’s adventure and learn all sorts of facts about the environment.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-3I’m Tuli Tuli the caring spirit. I live on Earth. I travel across its nooks and crannies. I peek where there’s life. And it’s everywhere! In the air. On land. In water. On the tops of the highest mountains. And in the deepest of depths. Today I will tell you about the ocean… Pikin the green turtle lives in the ocean. The underwater world is so beautiful. So many things happen in it! And there are so many treats in it as well! But you need to stay watchful. There are many dangers out there that little creatures need to look out for. Tuli Tuli tells us who lives where is a beautifully illustrated educational series for the youngest readers. Each book is a different environment and a new character. Children follow their adventures and learn about nature-related trivia.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-14Rights sold to: Germany, Ukraine, United KingdomWould it be possible to imagine winter without Christmas full of smells, tastes and unforgettable traditions? Of course not! But do you really know all the traditions? And are they the same all around the world? Let’s find out! This book offers answers to questions such as: why do we celebrate Christmas on 25 December? Why are there Christmas markets? Do all children get presents on the same day? Why do we decorate Christmas trees? Who invented the first glass baubles? Why do people build nativity scenes? In the book you will also find information about Christmas plants, the Star of Bethlehem and even Ebenezer Scrooge and the Nutcracker. This book is a must-have for long wintery evenings – not just under the Christmas tree!
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Rights sold to: Russia, Spain-Every day we speak, laugh and cry. How does it happen that we make all kinds of noises? Why do our bodies sometimes “speak" on their own without us having any control over them? How do yawning, coughing and hiccupping happen? All the strange noises that make us embarrassed – how do they happen? What rumbles in our bellies? Why do we belch and… fart? What are heartbeats? When and why do our teeth chatter? When and why do we sneeze? You will find answers to all these questions in this book full of witty illustrations. And, in order to let you understand your body even better, we’ve added a few simple experiments which will show you how it works.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-6Rights sold to: Slovakia, Czech Republic, BelgiumMeet Mela. She wants to know where she came from. Mela keeps asking her mum, dad and grandparents the kind of questions that adults find difficult. She’s curious and expects matter-of-fact answers. As she grows bigger, she wants to know more. So this book about gender and reproduction useful for a number of years. It’s very handy and offers reliable information in a way that is clear and easy to understand for young children. It will show you how to provide information to little ones in a tactful way. Reading the book and enjoying the beautiful illustrations will satisfy your child’s curiosity and help you avoid embarrassing situations when your little girl or boy comes up with yet another question.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10After her parents separate, little Betty is finding it hard to sleep. There is only an empty, scary space left where her colourful dreams used to be. And even though mum and dad are trying their best to help their little girl, the space cannot be filled with bedtime stories, or toys or sweet-tasting medicine. It’s Betty’s older brother, Bart, who discovers the truth. Thieves have stolen Betty’s dreams – so the siblings must set out on a dangerous journey… The new edition of Dream Thieves, evocatively illustrated by Daniel de Latour, received a distinction in the IBBY Poland Book of the Year contest (2008) and came second in the 1st Halina Skrobiszewska Children’s Literature Competition (2009). The book has also been added to the Treasure List of the Children’s Book Museum.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Who invented holidays? How do you hitch a yacht? Do you ride hippos in a hippodrome? Can water in a lake boil and can a beach shine blue? How do you get home from a staycation ? Where is there a Wild Children Reserve? Can a city be a board game? What do you ride in a velodrome? What do bookworms eat in the summer? How do you make your own walking guide and what kind of souvenirs should you bring back from your holiday? Find out the answers to these and many other questions in this amazing book about holidays. It’s filled with trivia, inspiration for conversations and ideas for free time activities (not just for your holidays!).
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10This book is the fascinating story of a children’s book illustrator, who, in search of inspiration, sets off on a journey and discovers a lost island full of traces of ancient civilisations. After reading a mysterious diary written 130 years ago, the illustrator discovers she’s not the first person to have arrived on the island. The diary, full of detailed descriptions of the anatomy, customs and handicrafts of the peoples who once inhabited Lemuria, becomes her guide to the mysterious island and the secrets of its fauna and flora. The illustrator’s comic-strip style diary is combined with research notes to create an unusual, two-track story illustrated with scenes from the lives of ancient tribes. The Lost Island is a fun adventure book for young fans of ethnography and anthropology.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-10Rights sold to: ChinaIt this amazing diary-bestiary from the fabulous duo of illustrators we encounter stories about the residents of their garden and its surroundings. This time, we meet the hedgehog, fox, squirrel, weasel, hare, wild boar, bat, mouse, frog, snail, badger, roe deer, marten, shrew… and the list goes on! Through illustrations made with colourful rags, watercolours, photos and children’s drawings (borrowed from the Pawlak’s young neighbour, Hania), and even 3D models, the authors create a world full of poetry, humour and tenderness towards other beings. In this way, they encourage the young reader to become – through writing, photographing, cutting out, drawing and, most of all, observing – a genuine beast expert!
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-14Rights sold to: Russia, SpainFrom a very long time ago, people always wanted to learn as much as possible about our planet, the Earth. They observed many events in the sky with the use of telescopes, but this wasn’t enough: they wanted to fly out into space. For centuries, people have tried to build machines that would be able to lift themselves off the Earth’s surface. If you want to know whether shooting stars make wishes come true and whether comets bring bad luck, you should join us on our cosmic trip as soon as possible!
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Rights sold to: Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Italy, SpainDo you know what is happening when you’re asleep? The nightlife is full of surprises! With this amazing book you will discover why some people prefer to work at night, how our body regenerates after a tough day, what are the phases of sleep or even what can be seen in the stars! Lots of facts and trivia enhance the great educational value of this book. Do you want to find out what else lurks in the dark? Then listen…
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-6Rights sold to: China, Italy, SpainThere are many different species of monkeys and apes in the world. Pygmy marmosets are smaller than a banana, and the strong gorillas are almost as big as humans. Did you know that macaques make snowballs for fun, gibbons can walk on two legs and capuchin monkeys can easily crack nut shells? If you want to learn more fun facts about these amazing animals, find out about how they live, what they eat and what their customs are like, this book is a must!