I Wish

I WISH

By Toon Tellegen
Illustrated by Ingrid Godon
Translated from the Dutch by David Colmer

In thirty-three delightful poems by Toon Tellegen, paired with luminous portraits by Ingrid Godon, children wish for courage, a sudden miracle, an extremely unusual pet, or the ability to become a song, hummed by all those in love.

Published: March 31, 2020

CHARCOAL BOYS

By Roger Mello
Translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn

Beautifully illustrated by Roger Mello with textural paper cutouts, Charcoal Boys is a poetic and sensitive portrait of a young boy working in Brazil’s charcoal mines, whose strength and resilience shine through in a moving condemnation of child labor. 

Published: October 8, 2019

 
 
Charcoal Boys
My Valley

SERAPHIN

By Philippe Fix
Translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith

Seraphin works as a ticket seller in an underground metro station, but he dreams of sunny avenues, gardens, birdsong, and flowers. One day he learns that he has inherited an old, dilapidated house. Overjoyed by the possibilities, he and his friend Plume set about building the home of their dreams.

Published: July 9, 2019

 

THE GOTHAMITES

By Eno Raud
Illustrated by Priit Pärn
Translated from the Estonian by Adam Cullen

In a faraway land live a bright, industrious people called the Gothamites. Tired of being model citizens, they hit on a solution: they’ll become the most foolish people around. Chaos ensues, brilliantly captured by Eno Raud’s wordplay and Priit Pärn’s crowded illustrations. From one of Estonia’s most cherished children’s authors comes the spirited tale of a town that decides to wreak havoc in hilarious fashion.

Published: June 11, 2019

 

The Gothamites
Charcoal Boys

HIZNOBYUTI

By Claude Ponti
Translated from the French by Alyson Waters

When he is born, Hīznobyūtī is not exactly handsome. He hides himself away from other people, until one day he receives a message from the stars and  embarks on a beautiful adventure. Through his travels, he learns the secrets of the universe: how to communicate with trees and birds, how to wake up the sun, and how to see himself for who he truly is.

Published: May 22, 2018

 
 

GOODNIGHT MR. CLUTTERBUCK

By Mauri Kunnas
Translated from the Finnish by Jill Timbers

From the award-winning Mauri Kunnas, a hilarious and colorful picture book that tells the story of Mr. Clutterbuck, a man who is blissfully unaware of his reputation as the busiest and loudest sleepwalker in town. 

Published: November 28, 2017

 
 
Goodnight Mr. Clutterbuck
Feather

FEATHER

By Cao Wenxuan
Illustrated by Roger Mello
Translated from the Chinese by Chloe Garcia Roberts

A single feather is swept away on a journey of discovery and belonging. Encountering a variety of birds, from a kingfisher to a magpie, Feather is hoping to meet the bird she belongs to.  Cao Wenxuan’s moving plot and Roger Mello’s dynamic illustrations will delight readers of all ages.

Published: October 18, 2017

 
 

QUESTIONS ASKED

By Jostein Gaarder
Illustrated by Akin Düzakin
Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

In Questions Asked, Jostein Gaarder invites his readers to consider age-old questions about life and meaning. Where does the world come from? Can anyone know what I think? How do my legs go where I want them to go while my mind is elsewhere? Can I love another person as I love myself? These open-ended reflections merge with beautiful illustrations by Akin Düzakin, two-time winner of the Brage Prize, to create a tale of friendship, love, and grief.

Published: May 9, 2017

 
 
Questions Asked
You Can't Be Too Careful!

YOU CAN’T BE TOO CAREFUL!

By Roger Mello
Translated from Portuguese by Daniel Hahn

Brazilian writer and illustrator Roger Mello gained international recognition when he won the coveted Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014. In You Can’t Be Too Careful!, Mello explores an idea he had as a child: one small action can have marvelous consequences.

Published: April 4, 2017

 
 

MY VALLEY

By Claude Ponti
Translated from the French by Alyson Waters

Claude Ponti is one of France’s most celebrated children’s writers. Ponti has said of his works, “My stories are like fairytales, always situated in the marvelous, speaking to the interior life and emotions of children.” My Valley immerses readers in the enchanted world of the Twims (tiny, lovable, monkey-like creatures), a world where trees keep secrets, magic seeds grow into huge ships, and singing stones make children’s wishes come true.

Published: March 7, 2017

 
My Valley