Planet Picture Book

Archive - June 2018

Saint Lucia

Much has been written about Saint Lucia as the perfect Caribbean island destination, with its sandy beaches, stunning peaks and scuba diving locations.*  Far less has been penned about picture books by Saint Lucian writers. Not being one to give up...

Sara’s Quest

Sara wants to hold a birthday party for her ailing grandfather. The problem is how many candles should she put on his cake? No-one seems to agree on how old her grandfather is! Sara explores key events in Ethiopian history to find out his true age. ...

Q&A with Tsion Kiros of Midako Publishing

Tsion Kiros is the founder of Midako Publishing, a children’s book publisher based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since 2014, Midako Publishing has released more than 200 titles written in Ethiopian languages, such as Amharic and Oromo, as well as...

Ready Set Read Stories from Ethiopia

This is an attractive collection of three short, simple illustrated stories inspired by wise sayings from Ethiopia. The text is bilingual (Amharic/English). Ready Set Read Stories from Ethiopia: Volume 1 is an attractive collection of three short...

Ethiopia

As with so many ‘stopovers’ on this journey, I had little prior knowledge of Ethiopia, so it has been a joy to discover more. Ethiopia is a vast country with a strong tradition of oral storytelling, but very few books for children, especially in...

Is It Big or Is It Little?

In this fun, highly visual little picture book, a mouse flees a cat and introduces the reader to a series of relative terms, such as big/small and deep/shallow along the way. Let’s end our Colombia sojourn with this gem of a book by Claudia Rueda. I...