Reza Dalvand published by Rue du monde in France

Iranian illustrator Reza Dalvand's picture book Something Black was published by Baobab Books in 2017 and was critically acclaimed. The book appeared some time later in a Farsi edition in Iran. We are very happy to announce the release of the French edition by Rue du monde. In the US the English translation will be out in 2020 (Scholastic) and the Korean rights are sold as well.
We are very happy to see this most talented artist getting recognized internationally! Please get in touch with us if you are interested in Reza's book – or any other of our divers list.
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3.10.2019

Máttaráhkká's Journey

When the cold winds come up in autumn, the bear disappears into the forest and the birds gather in large flocks, then daylight vanishes in the far north. People become quiet and look up into the dark sky where the gods and godesses are at home. And they have great plans: new life is set to come into the world …
A tale from the land of the Sami. Written an illustrated by the Norwegian-Sami artist Sissel Horndal.
The book will be presented at Frankfurt Book Fair. Come and meet Sissel Horndal on Wednesday 16.10. at the Frankfurt Kids Forum Stage 5.1/6.1.
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2.10.2019

Baobab Books: Rights Catalogue

Baobab Books presents an international and diverse programme of children's literature. Our books originate in many different places of the world, each is unique in its form and many have won awards.
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From Argentina

Once upon a time, there was a girl, named Clara, who lived in a small village somewhere in the vast Argentinian pampas. In the only house that was of significant size, a man lived a completely withdrawn life, never showing himself at all. When Clara looked through the window one day, she saw a room full of books and became curious. She dared to speak to the misterious man and Juan opened the door. Clara not only discovered her love for books, but a great friendship developed too …
A story about courage and respect from the Argentinan writer and Hans Christian Andersen medal winner María Teresa Andruetto.
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1.10.2019

New: The 26th Edition of Kolibri

In the latest edition of Kolibri, a list of recommendations, we present 69 recently published books for children and young readers. They all provide insight in different lifes, and they invite the reader to reflect on their own identity as well as on the one of others. These books are carefully selected by our editorial team and they may support teachers, librarians or parents when choosing books for children and young adults.
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13.9.2019

Every contribution counts

Swiss based charitable association Baobab Books is committed to promoting cultural diversity in children and youth literature. In order to realise our numerous projects we depend on financial support. As a donor or benefactor member you too can support Baobab Books. Every contribution counts and is welcome.
24.7.2019

Juju und Jojô

The twins Juju and Jojô live in a very, very big city, and if they want to see the sky, then they have to tilt their heads back very, very far. But amidst the densely built-up city there’s also a tree growing in front of their house. It's a Jabuticaba tree – also called a Brazilian grape tree. Their father planted it when they were still small. It's already grown as high as their balcony by now. It not only gives them its sweet fruit, even butterflies live in it, all sorts of different types of ants crawl up it and crickets chirp away in its branches. At first Jojô doesn’t understand Juju’s fascination for these insects ...  
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7.8.2019

Grandfather's clock

The ticking of the pendulum clock in the house accompanies a family’s every-day life. The clock says when it’s time to get up, when to drink coffee, when to hang up the laundry to dry and when it’s time to go back to bed. And in the night, when all is quiet, its ticking roams around the whole house. Grandpa never forgets to wind the clock up with his small key. But one day Grandpa dies. This causes not only the inhabitants of the house to fall out of time, but also all the things in it.
In Die Uhr meines Grossvaters Samuel Castaño Mesa finds the words and the pictures that help us to give our feelings about death and grieving their due space.
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22.2.2019