Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-14What do archaeologists do? Do they dig holes all day long? Look at ancient bones? Glue broken crockery back together? Or maybe they look for treasures? First of all, an archaeologist tries to establish what people were like in the past and to uncover their secrets. An archaeologist is like a detective at a crime scene, except the traces they’re looking at were left hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands years ago! This book will tell you whether Herod was a bad king, whether Tutankhamun’s curse killed anybody, whether Atlantis really existed and why ancient Wikipedia was located in Nineveh. You’ll also learn what the Terracotta Army was used for and how the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. You’’ll understand why researchers find old shells more precious than gold, find out how to encounter a mummy on a mountain hike and discover what you need to do in order to become an archaeologist (and especially: what not to do!).
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-6Some pirates deposit stolen gold at a bank. Fact or rumour? The boss of all pirates is Baroness von Chock, who sails under the flag of the Murky Frigate. Fact or rumour? A cosmic eel’s blue egg placed under a pirate’s hat protects him during battle. Fact or rumour? The most famous tale of the pirate era is the story of the kidnap and rescue of Manky, the son of the pirate galaxy’s ruler. Fact or rumour? This amazing book contains a lot of facts and even more rumours about cosmic pirates and their ways of life. The book will tell you what subjects pirates study at the pirate academy, where there are secret pirate bases, how cosmic bandits spend their free time and what they do when they retire.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Paddy wants to try a new dish at the Happy Carrot restaurant. The pasta he ordered looks different to the one he has at home, but it’s still delicious! And the chef gives the children a recipe for delicious fritters, so there’s some family kitchen time coming up! Gosh, this is so much fun! Everyone has their task: Dad cuts the fruit, Paddy mixes everything, and Maisie pours ingredients into a bowl. And supper is nearly ready!
The book contains the recipe for Paddy’s fruit fritters and instructions on how to make them yourself. Cooking together is especially recommended for children who find eating tricky.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Grandma gave Paddy the most beautiful potty in the world – one with a plane on it! Now he just needs to remember to sit on it when he wants to pee or poo. And this is not an easy thing, especially when he’s playing! Are you finding it difficult too? Don’t worry, you’ll get there in the end. All you have to do is practice a bit, like Paddy! With his help, saying bye-bye to your nappies will be much easier.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-3A real treat for the youngest fans of the best-selling Year in the Forest! Introducing a series of cardboard books about its best loved animal characters. Welcome to the forest! Today you’ll meet Badger. You’ll learn when he sleeps and what he eats, what his habits are and what he likes doing. You’ll wake him up, clean his hair and help him tidy up and find food. The books in the Year in the Forest series nurture the youngest readers’ awareness of forest animals, inspire children’s imaginations, and develop their skills of perception and logical thinking.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-3Welcome to the forest! Today you’ll meet Squirrel. You’ll learn why she needs a fluffy tail, what she eats, what her habits are and what she likes doing. Join us on this fun adventure. You will wake her up, then help her find food and shelter from the rain.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Rights sold to: Russia, ChinaAll throughout human history, people have asked themselves big questions and looked for answers. Across the pages of this beautifully illustrated book, Katarzyna Bajerowicz invites the reader to join her on a journey through time all the way to the very sources of the beginnings of everything: planets, continents, living cells, plants and animals. From the Beginning tells us of great catastrophes and the triumph of life, about animals that went extinct and those that survived, about climate change and the evolution of organisms. This fascinating journey begins many billions of years ago and finishes with the emergence of humans – and this is a completely different story.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Join Stan and his sister on a trip out. Open the flaps in order to meet and count the passengers travelling in crazy carriages. Can you find a frog in every picture? This interactive book with flaps familiarises the youngest readers with numbers and encourages them to have fun with onomatopoeia.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Rights sold to: SpainWelcome to the castle of King Bolebor and Queen Drogomira! You’ll spend an entire year here. And things will get busy. You’ll meet many of the castle’s residents: the royal daughters, a bard looking for love, a lonely ghost, Friar Cornflower, a mischievous jester called Bell, the ever-quarrelling royal advisors and many, many others. You’ll find out how you can start a war by accident, see who disturbs the peace of the royal treasury, find out if Princess Samboja gets to become a knightess, as well as learn what you can do with the Queen’s contraptions and the plants grown by Wenceslaus the gardener. Join us for some fantastic adventures at the castle.
You can browse A Year in the Castle for hours. This amazing book stimulates the imagination, develops perceptivity and story-telling skills, but above all it provides great fun. Guaranteed.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Rights sold to: Russia, Ukraine, ChinaEveryone’s talking about microbes these days. Every day, in fact. So do you want to learn even more about viruses and bacteria? This book provides answers to many questions! • How are cellular burglars harmful for us? • Did you know you had invisible armour? • What army defends your body? • Why do viruses need envelopes? • Why are we afraid of the new coronavirus? • Can a virus attack a bacteria, and the other way round? • Which microbes give us pickled cucumbers and fermented soup? • What links bacteria and… snowflakes? • What are club-shaped and coil-shaped bacteria? • How can you become the trainer of your own immunity?
Witty illustrations help you learn more about the microworld our enemies and friends live in.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Meet Franek, his parents and their two dogs. We’ll join them on a trip out to the sea, go for a walk together and visit them in their home… But what is this? A cupboard has just appeared in an empty room. Shall we fill it together? One teddy bear, two cups, three cars… And while we’re at it, let’s take a chance to learn some numbers and count a little too. The beautiful crocheted illustrations and funny rhymes will make learning maths great fun!
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Rights sold to: ChinaLet Me Tell You Mom What Horses Do is a very special book for all the young horse lovers out there. The book presents horses, ponies, Koniks, as well as rare zebradonks and zorses, and imaginary equines like unicorns, centaurs or pegasusses. The book will tell you the difference between the trot, gallop and full gallop, and what kind of things you can plait from a horse’s mane. You will learn about all sorts of horse coats, including champagne, mouse dun and leopard. You will also visit a stable and discover what horse riders wear, how saddles are constructed, what horses eat and what they do in their free time. Thanks to Ewa Poklewska-Koziełło’s beautiful and detailed illustrations, you’ll be able to test your observation skills by looking for hidden details and doing tasks.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Rights sold to: ChinaKlara is fascinated by the world around her. She would like to understand where books come from and become a librarian or writer in the future. She uses every spare moment to gather information. Klara is helped by her granddad, who, with his amusing pictures, patiently answers his granddaughter's questions. Can you “take down" a novel with a piece of string and knots? What’s the difference between papyrus and parchment? What was work in a medieval scriptorium all about? Why do books need typesetting and layout? What was paper made out of in the past and what is needed to produce it today? Where does the phrase “read something cover to cover" come from? What do literary agents do? What are antiqua, serif and italic type? Its large format and rich illustrations combining learning with fun and a great sense of humour make this book about books incredible.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Rights sold to: ChinaMeet the Mousetachio Family – Fred, Mela and their numerous children. Visit an arts workshop, a pantry, a school for mice and an amousement park! Take part in a race, spend some nice time at a concert and have a rest by the fire. You might also be able to set off on a space expedition and clean up a lake. At the same time, you’ll be able to test your observation skills by looking for hidden details and solving mysteries. The Let Me Tell You, Mom series features books aimed at children between 2 and 6 (and older!). Rigid pages, handy size and – most of all – beautiful, funny and detailed illustrations are its trademarks. The books help your child practice their alertness, their story-telling abilities, and encourage their interest in the world. But most of all, they’re great fun and a way to spend time in an enjoyable, creative way.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Rights sold to: Korea, Russia, Germany, 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: 0-6Rights sold to: ChinaJoin 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, Denmark, Finland, 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, Slovakia, 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: 0-6Rights sold to: SlovakiaToday 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: Croatia, SlovakiaPaddy 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!