Our 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.
Are you interested in translation rights? Our Rights Catalogue gives you an overview on available foreign rights. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for further information – also we are happy to schedule an online-meeting.
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Baobab Books, a Swiss based charitable association, is committed to promoting cultural diversity in children and youth literature.
In order to realise our numerous communal projects and the publication of an outstanding international and intercultural book programme for children and young readers we count on donations.
As a donor or benefactor member you can support Baobab Books. Every contribution counts! Thank you very much for your contribution.
Tina Takes Heart
One day, Tina has the courage to venture into the big bamboo grove behind her house. Her dog, a Red Irish Setter, is at her side. Poppy goes ahead as mysterious signs appear: a whistling sound, a trail of acorns … Where does this all lead to?
Sometimes it takes courage to explore something unknown. Something that might seem impossibly big or infinitely dark. But if we overcome our fear, if we follow our curiosity, we can discover the most beautiful things. Just like Tina in this book.
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A journey to the North
The Sami author and illustrator Sissel Horndal was due to visit Switzerland this past autumn for a reading tour wirh her book Máttaráhkkás weite Reise (Máttaráhkká's Journey).
As travelling was not an option in the current situation, Sissel made a movie in which she takes us to the far North of Norway and lets us look over her shoulder while she is drawing. We meet the bear that stands at the beginning of her book: The story of Máttaráhakká, the foremother of the Sami, who brings new life from the sky to the earth …
Audios from Baobab Books
Reading and listening have become particurlary meaningful lately. Not just because we were all staying at home a lot more than normal, but also because it has become evident that we have to listen to each other.
We all live in the same world but make different experiences.
Baobab Books stands for diversity: in our book programme voices from all parts of the world can be heard. In addition to our book list, we now offer audios to a growing number of our books. In German and in many other languages too. Enjoy the listening!
Baobab's first graphic novel: Sibiro Haiku
It is June 1941 and we are in Lithuania – which recently been occupied by the Sovjet Army. One morning Algis and his family is given barely ten minutes to pack before being herded onto a crowded freight train. The terminus of the journey is a camp in barren Siberia. It is Algis who is telling us the story from his children's perspective. The prisoners are forced to adapt to living in harsh conditions. Whilst this life quickly becomes a battle for survival against hunger, the cold, and despair, the thrown together community shows gallows humor and remarkable inventiveness.
Based on the true story of her father, Jurga Vilé, along with artist Lina Itagaki, offers an unforgettable tale of a childhood in exile.
We have moved
Baobab Books has recently moved to a new location! Please note our new address: Oscar Frey-Strasse 6, CH-4059 Basel.
You can reach us by Tram with No 15 («Studio Basel) oder No 16 («Bruderholz»). Our doors are open for visitors and you are most welcome to browse and purchase our books!
New: The 27th Edition of Kolibri
In the latest edition of Kolibri, a list of recommendations, we present 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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