Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Rights sold to: Germany, Great BritainDon’t we all like to celebrate? Festivals are special times that help us forget our everyday routine and ley us enjoy being with others. Ways to celebrate around the world are determined by traditions passed down through generations. This book describes all kinds of customs: ones related to the arrival of a new year or to natural phenomena, as well as important religious festivals and cheerful carnivals. You will also read about remembering loved ones that have passed away, and celebrating important historical persons and events. The book contains information about over forty festivals from around the world! They include Chinese and Thai New Year, Nowruz, Dożynki, Kupala Night, the Mid-Autumn Festival and Hanami, carnivals in Venice or the Bolivian Oruro, Purim, Easter, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Durga Puja, Ramadan, and Buddha’s Birthday, as well as St. Patrick’s Day, Dia de los Muertos, O-Bon, Thanksgiving Day, and Kodomo no Hi.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Different types of creatures live in the forest. You can’t always see what they do in their homes, but this book will help you find out! Open almost 50 flaps and look inside an anthill, a beehive or under the bark of a tree. Check out the very unusual shelter of the caddisfly larvae, visit a forester’s house and see his many unwanted guests… Watch the transformation of a pupa into a butterfly, find the many ubiquitous flies and follow blood-curdling scenes that have a spider or leech as their main star. After all this, find out how butterflies camouflage themselves and what kind of insects you can meet at night. There’s so much going on in the world of creepy crawlies that you’ll enjoy this book for hours on end. Come and have fun with us!
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Have you ever wondered about what lies under your feet? Pipes bring water to homes, schools, shops and office buildings. Cables trail under pavements to deliver electricity for your lights and television. There’s also a network of cables which make the internet work.Here’s a book that will tell you what black gold is; a book that will take you to bunkers and shelters, through the Eurotunnel and right down into the centre of the Earth.Do you want to see what else is hidden underfoot? Take a trip down inside the Earth!
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-6In the fifth instalment of their atlas books, the illustrator-writer team have created tender portraits of dogs. Their stories about mongrels and pedigree dogs are full of humour, and the enchanting fabric collages, fluffy figures and subtle watercolours have all been inspired by man’s most loyal four-legged friends (ok, joint most loyal along with cats!). The creators’ personal stories are combined with facts about dog nature and anatomy (all appropriate for young readers). Dogs have accompanied people for thousands of years. They often help us at work, and sometimes even save our lives. All they want in return is a bit of care. All children who love dogs know this already… and all the other kids will soon discover a whole new world: one of smiling muzzles and wagging tails.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-6Have you ever wondered how many colours the world is made up of? It would be very hard to count them, let alone fit them in a single book! This is why we’ve chosen ten of the most popular colours: white, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, green, brown and black.As you go through this detailed book, you make your own colourful stories. How do you begin? For example, a white teddy bear in a white hat is serving a white cauliflower for lunch… Or a white sheep has drunk white milk and is now asleep under a table covered with a white tablecloth… Try to use as many of the drawn elements as possible. You can also find your own way to tell stories. Moreover, seven naughty mice are hidden on each page. Find them all and solve the tasks they have ready for you. Have fun!
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-6Rights sold to: UkraineFelix is very busy! Just like every pre-schooler he asks lots of questions, likes to imagine things, as well as check stuff and experiment. He can think up amazing games for himself and he doesn’t need any new toys at all – a bunch of friends, a stick or a rock are perfectly enough! Felix is never bored, because he’s exploring the world around him every day.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 10-14All sorts of creatures live next door to us. Pigeons, sparrows, swifts, hedgehogs, rats, squirrels, foxes and wild boar. But in the city you can also come across rose-ringed parakeets, white-tailed eagles, common rough woodlice and grove snails. If you don’t know them yet, read this book about our undomesticated neighbours. City Animals will tell you why, looking at blocks of flats, a pigeon sees mountain slopes full of rocky shelves, why a rook’s feathers shine in all the colours of the rainbow, why a flock of exotic parrots in the winter in the middle of a European city is not an unusual sight, whether you can drink, eat and sleep as you fly, what makes a sparrow a traveller, and what a domestic house spider can help us with. As well as all this, the book contains information about how to help urban animals and how not to cause them harm.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Rights sold to: Korea, GermanyWhat is time? And why does it sometimes flow faster and sometimes slower? Who are time thieves? Do days and years on other planets last as long as they do on Earth? This book will provide answers to these questions, but you’ll also be able to read about time zones, slow life, the longest living people, the first clocks, punctual people and those who are always late, the work of a watchmaker, time travelling, ticking towers, and even about futurology and other subjects connected to time.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Rights sold to: GermanyCome to the seaside! In the depths you will find the seals Barb and Mick, as well as flounders, jellyfish and schools of herring! We’ll be looking for amber on the beach and we’ll float a letter in a bottle. We’ll be joined by residents of a seaside town, the two friends Pamela and Violet, as well as Nanny Helen who makes necklaces out of seashells, her dog Curly, and others. We’ll have ice-cream from the friendly owner of the waffle and ice cream kiosk. We’ll also meet a lifeguard, who keeps fit all through the year. As well as this, we’ll take a look inside a lighthouse and meet its keeper, Kamil. A Year by the Sea is another instalment from the book series that you can browse for hours. The young reader follows the characters throughout the passing months of a single year. Thanks to its detailed illustrations, the book promotes logical thinking and storytelling abilities, and also guarantees great fun!
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 0-10Rights sold to: Korea, Spain, CataloniaHigh paw, lucky kids! You’ll remember tonight for ever! You think you’ve been on exciting trips? I can tell you that this is just what YOU think! Unlike those boring guys, I mean licensed guides, I know Cat City like the back of my paw, from its cellars to its rooftops! You can call me Skipper. I’m the best, almost licensed and almost official guide to the cat metropolis! During Skipper’s tour a lot of things keep happening! With her, you’ll visit the box factory (and you should know that boxes are must-have furniture in any cat home). At the spa you’ll be able to sharpen your claws against a leather armchair or a brand-new chest of drawers. In the gym, you’ll take part in the sleeping-on-the-left-side contest. You can also access the services of fur-shines, masseurs and treat providers. There’s also a tiny “but": your guide keeps losing the strangest objects! Can you help her look for them?
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10A must-read for all future first-graders and their parents. Is school a new and completely strange place for you? To help you feel better and more confident, why don’t you come and meet us at Isla and Philip’s school? You’ll peek into all the school’s nooks and crannies and learn about all the school rules with these two friendly first-graders. I believe that this book will dispel many doubts and that it will help make the beginning of school education a well-anticipated and joyful event. Fingers crossed and good luck! Ewa Borowska – early primary and preschool teacher. Her other day job, except for teaching, is supporting first-graders and their parents in gentle school adaptation. She wrote Isla and Philip Start School with her protégées in mind.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Rights sold to: Czech Republic, DenmarkThere’s never been a book quite like this one! Inside, you’ll find out what cars like and what they don’t, as well as how they’re built and what they do during their lifetimes. A time travelling capsule will take you on a journey into the past, all the way to the dinocar era, and then into the future… You’ll be able to take a close look at the work of automotive designers, meet amazing race cars, visit a great car city, pop round to a school for cars, a city park, and to an automotive fair. But beware! There might be a bit of gossip hidden among the facts…though remember, there’s a grain of truth in every piece of gossip!
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-6Millie and her brother Stan like to dance, jump and run - and everyday they get to know something new about themselves! They have already discovered that thanks to their senses they can see, hear and feel and thanks to their muscles they can ride a scooter and a bike. They already know that heart pumps blood. That they can breathe even when they are asleep and that they have lots of energy because they eat veggies and excercise every day. But Millie and Stan also know something else: everyone is different, unique and deserves respect!
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-6I’m sure you’re all well aware of these beasts even though you’ve never thought of them before! Meet Pigstew – he’s a true enthusiast of cheesy socks and his natural habitat is a mess. Then there’s Windup, who tests all the latest trends when it comes to little white lies; Fatso, who likes food beginning with… every letter of the alphabet; and whole host of other tricksters and nincompoops. This book will also tell you how often Muddy (and her personal fluffball) take a bath or whether Mr and Mrs Itsmine will ever stop snatching things away from each other. You will find out what kind of jokes Funny HaHa likes and whether you can cuddle Sulkyrie. “Mum, Let Me Tell You What Mischievous Beasties Do" is a wonderful book to read and browse. It develops awareness and storytelling abilities among the youngest readers, inspires the imagination, and, most of all, it ensures a creative time with tons of fun.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Rights sold to: DenmarkA group of friendly people and their lovely pets live in the house at 7 Pigeon Street: Mary and Wilbur with their two cats, the writer Olivia and her family, the bookshop lady Ola with her son Andy and their dog Azure, as well as Bessie and Charlie, who run a veterinary clinic, along with their daughters and Dot the dog. Chris the fix-it-man gives them a helping hand all the time. There are also pigeons (after all, why call this street after something that isn’t there?), a blackbird, a mouse, a mole, a spider and Benny the cat! Guests often pop round to visit: Jan the chess aficionado, Olivia’s mum Clare, Caroline and Caspar – Mary and Wilbur’s beloved grandchildren, the farmer Adam and his son Jacob, Ola’s friend Hanna and her daughter Laura, as well as the postwoman. The brightest readers will also spot Lizzy the bee here and there! What do they all do during the year? Find out for yourselves by looking at detailed illustrations. What do you usually do at home and around the yard in January, February, March and during the other months?
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6Grow up healthily with Paddy! Paddy is always keen on playing! Exercise with him: wave your arms about, nod your head and stomp your feet happily. Help him choose what to wear – what are the best outfits for summer or winter? Paddy also loves to go cycling round the track. He puts on his crazy protectors and… whoa… hasn’t he missed anything? Can you tell him what he’s forgotten? Oh dear, he doesn’t have his water bottle either! He should get something to drink. Join Paddy and do some healthy shopping in a market. This has been a fantastic, but tiring, day. After the fun, remember to wash your hands, have some delicious supper and get some rest – you can help Paddy grow up healthily tomorrow! The objective behind this interactive book is to form healthy habits in children.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-6Bella, Bellyboo, Blondie and the other sheep are never bored. They graze in a clearing, watched over by two dogs, Charlie and Auggie, organise birthday parties, pick apples, visit the hairdresser, and one of them even goes on a journey. You can accompany them on this marvellous adventure and even give them a hug when they feel like it. At the same time, you can test your observation skills by finding hidden details in pictures and solving puzzles.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10From the author: "This book was born from the wish to save from oblivion folk tales that connect the Virgin Mary with nature. I have a feeling that few children know them even though they were once just as popular as Marvel stories are today. When I was small, I was looked after by my mum’s nanny – Cecylia Kot, a village woman from Podkarpacie, a region in the south-eastern corner of Poland. Cecylia was the living embodiment of love. And she was the person who shared some of these legends with me. She sang them to me and recited them to me in verse. These simple stories explained where this or that came from – the colour of a canary’s plumage, the quaking of aspen leaves, but they also incorporated nature into the sacred sphere, they made it a part of the story of salvation. I would also like to point out that my book is not a work of ethnography. I wasn’t overly faithful to the original stories and I didn’t revere the narrative too much. Sometimes I made things up without tampering with the main plot. I was determined to give these old stories a modern lease of life and enrich them with new content."
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-10Rights sold to: Czech Republic, LithuaniaAn amazing collection about dreams! What are the most common dreams? What helps make them come true? What do numbers and letters dream about? You’ll read about great and little, practical and nonsensical dreams, about kitchen dreams and dream journeys. Across richly illustrated pages, you will see self-picking mushrooms, an earthworm in a tube, a car with two steering wheels and much, much more.
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-14Do you know how much fits inside your head? If your brain were a hard drive, it could store 3 million feature films or 600 million musical pieces.Can you lose weight from thinking hard?Why do witnesses’ statements differ, even though no one is lying?How come we remember things that never happened?This book contains 166 pieces of trivia about the contents of your skull: surprising, unbelievable, fascinating, funny and scary. You can read it from the beginning to the end, or the other way round, in snippets, or in any other way you like.The book is designed for readers of all ages who are curious about what mysteries their brains have in store. One thing is for sure: once you’ve read the book, your brain will never be the same again!
Edition type: hardcoverAge: 6-10Rights sold to: SlovakiaThe Grandoyal Hotel towers over the Green Valley, an areainhabited by fursts. The hotel is an unusual place. Whoever stepsover its threshold and drinks a glass of home-made barberry juiceat the behest of the hotel owner, Mr Wilkinson, will feel very much athome. And perhaps will never want to leave! The hotel residents take their days slowly. Everyone does whatever they feellike. Some dance, others go on a long and seemingly aimless mountainhikes, some paint ceramic teapots and cook extravagant meals...or simply go about their business and keep it a secret.But nothing is forever. One morning the arrival of a guest disturbs the peace of theresidents: it’s Mr Teddy, a self-taught astronomer and thegreat-grandson of Lord Berlington, who claims thatthe Green Valley (and perhaps the wider world) is threatenedby doom. What kind of doom remains unclear. Can it beprevented? This is even more unclear, but we mustn’tstop trying! It looks like the fate of the entire worldrests in very small paws...
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-6How are foxes different from cats? And from squirrels? Felix the red fox, Lisa the polar fox and Frank the large-eared fennec will answer these and other questions that you’d like to ask. Open the book, do the tough fox quiz, help Lisa get back to Alaska and Frank to the Sahara. Thanks to the three fox friends, you’ll soon find out who eats earthworms alla carbonara and mouse ear jelly, you’ll discover how raspberry bushes grow out of fox poo and, most importantly, you’ll understand that only foxes look good in fox fur!
Edition type: boardbookAge: 0-6My first Polish-English encyclopaedia with flaps is an educational series that helps young children find out about the world and learn English words along the way. This part features vocabulary related to the city: names of places and buildings, jobs, vehicles, products you can buy, and many other things – over 200 words in all. Each spread contains flaps that can be found and opened (the whole book has over 50 flaps), which helps the readers discover new details and words.
Edition type: boardbookAge: 3-6Rights sold to: Italy
Who’s making all this noise in the forest? It’s Kitty and her brothers. The little squirrels can’t wait to leave their tree hollow. Their mum will teach them everything: how to jump and run along trees, how to look for food and dry mushrooms, but also how they should always be prepared to run away. The forest is beautiful, but it’s also dangerous… Tuli Tuli talks about who lives where is a beautifully illustrated educational series for the youngest readers. Each book features a new environment and character. By following their adventures, children can learn lots about nature.