'The Gnome Book' is a book I have always wanted to make. I took all the time I needed for this project and worked on it for more than eighteen months. I felt The Gnome Book had to be very original and modern. It shouldn’t be about the gnomes you might know from stories and fairy tales from the past, but about the modern gnome of our time." Loes Riphagen
Discover with Riphagen how gnomes live, what they’re up to during the day and how they keep themselves hidden so well. As per usual, Loes has created a work with lots of hidden jokes in every single one of her illustrations. Whether it’s a step by step plan for fabricating a gnome’s red hat or a cross section of a gnome’s house. Loes Riphagen’s work is a feast to the eyes!
Letting a child dress alone is sometimes a... let’s say... startling experience for parents, but it’s good for autonomy!
"Wait, I'll help you" is what Lisette hears every morning. Mom takes a long time to dress her, her hair, prepare her and especially to choose everything for her. One day Lisette gets fed up and when mom interrupts her with her usual "Wait, I'll help you", Lisette says "NO". Mom, will have to pacient to see the results...
Bird is dead. Yesterday he was alive. Some of the other birds cry a little. And that’s alright. Crying together can be nice. Then it’s time to give Bird a funeral. All of Bird’s friends and even some of the birds who didn’t like him that much are helping. They dig a grave. They speak lovely words. They sing a song. They miss him a lot, and cry some more. And after? Tea and worms. Or cake, if you don’t like worms.
In a light-hearted and humorous way, multiple-award-winning children’s non-fiction author Marc ter Horst tackles climate change for curi- ous young readers – and anyone else who wants to listen. He does this honestly, without hiding the truth, but always in an optimistic, hopeful manner. Just like his book for slightly older readers, Palm Trees at the North Pole, Farting Cows and Cars is an enlightening read about the climate issues and its solutions. His most recent book, Virus World, won a Silver Pencil in 2022.
A Little Book on Climate Change
Anne wants to visit the apes, but her father wants to go home. Then she meets a boy whose father is going to the zoo. They swap fathers. Anne keeps swapping fathers until she reaches the apes.
Wouter Tulp is known for his versatility and has illustrated many children’s books. He now mainly works as a character designer for feature animation and has worked on several international film projects by, among others, Netflix, Paramount, Sony and Skydance. Tjibbe Veldkamp is a renowned writer and writing coach. He has won five Silver Slate Pencils, the Children’s Book store Award, Picture book of the year 2022, the Boekenpauw 2020 and was nominated for the Woutertje Pieterse Prize in 2021.
When the crocodile comes ashore one day, he sees a table on the riverbank. He has never seen anything so strange. It has four legs, but no fur. And it has no sharp teeth either. The elephant, the skunk and the snake also think the table is not a real animal. According to them, it does not belong in the jungle at all. This makes the table sad. He so wants to be an animal.
One day, when four chairs join the table, they manage to cheer him up. Maybe he can do more than he thought...
In this unique and fascinating book Lotte Stegeman delves into the hidden emotional lives of animals. For a long time, humans believed that animals did not have emotions. We now know better. But what exactly do they feel? At times, it can be difficult enough to understand other people, but fortunately we have words. But what if you are an elephant in mourning? A jealous monkey? Or a terrified dog? In a lively, infectious narrative style, Lotte Stegeman takes you on an amazing journey where you will discover that there is an awful lot going on in many animals’ heads. Because sometimes animals are just like people...
With an extensive and personal foreword by Jane Goodall
Who could’ve thought a single ball could be the source of so many feelings? You might be jealous when others have a ball to play with, or surprised when you get one for your birthday. You could be proud when you kick it hard, and oops... startled when it bounces through a window.
September. Back to school. Professor Jeremy Vanderelst gives his students a diary, the Crazy Diary, where each student will write their feelings and experiences along the year.
It all begins with the discovery of a mammoth horn in the school's backyard that leads the boys and girls to consider how life was 2.000 years ago and what the roles of men and women were, which will lead to a debate on many topics that each child will reflect in the diary from their own experiences: there is Adam, the leader, Caeli who does not want to look like a girl, Julius who loves dancing but who hides so that we do not make fun of him... etc. Through this notebook, sexist stereotypes are approached according to each person's position.
Every chapter is written by a different kid which not only gives a dinamic rythim but it allows the reader to change their point of view on the same fact.
#equality #sexism #genderstereotypes #prehistory #discovery #friendship
Managed by mice, the library lends books to all the animals in the forest. The daily life is happy and readers celebrate book picnics. But one day, some rats (intrigued by the success of the books) decide to eat and destroy as many books as possible. The mice shocked and surprised, decide to get back all the books and to do so, they will need to learn how to make books and to travel back in time to look for its authors. Will they save the destroyed library?
Gagaroo the donkey has a big dream: taking a special trip to the moon with his best friend Apollo. But how will he get there? By elevator, canon ball, a catapult or rocket? They decide by rocket is the best way to go. GAGAROO GOES TO THE MOON is an irresistible story of a donkey/inventor who takes his best friend on his journey to the moon. What a character Gagaroo is!