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The Forest

The forest of life starts small with a young grove of pine trees, but it grows thicker and more complex as the explorers progress on their journey. This stunning book invites reflection on the essence of the human experience. This really is a...

On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

It’s a wet and seemingly boring day. A young child* accidentally drops a game console in a freezing cold pond, but then discovers that the natural world is a magical place of beauty and discovery. Gosh, it has not been easy choosing a book by...

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Sing to the Moon

It’s raining outside, but Jjajjia and his grandson share a wonderful day of activities, stories and memories. Sing to the Moon is the most recent of two picture books set in Uganda written by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl and illustrated by Sandra van...

The Rock and Roll Rolex

A freshly-made rolex flies into the air and lands at the top of a steep hill in front of a hungry rat. As the unexpected breakfast bounty starts to roll down the hill, Rat gives chase and is soon joined by an assortment of other creatures and people...

Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Siba and Saba lose things every day, only to find them again in their dreams. As the story progresses, however, so do their dreams. Rather than looking back on events that have happened and things they have lost, the sisters start to dream ahead...

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Poland

When I started looking into picture books by Polish creators, I was blown away by the beauty of the illustrations. Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński are undoubtedly the best-known illustrators from Poland on the international scene. The...

The Book of Bees

Everything you could possibly want to know about bees in one stunning large-format picture book. Wow – bees are amazing creatures! And if you didn’t think so before, you certainly will after browsing this encyclopaedic picture book. There are 72...

Welcome to Mamoko

Welcome to a wordless picture book set in Mamoko, a bustling little town populated with a marvellous array of animal characters, each of which has a story to tell. Creative duo Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński are internationally...

The Secret Life of a Tiger

In the daytime, Tiger likes to eat, sleep, socialise and snack, but once the sun goes down his unusual and entertaining secret life unfolds. This title appeared on a fabulous list of recently translated books posted during World Kid Lit Month. It...