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International Rights Catalogue

Bologna Book Fair — Hall 29 D33-38

Illustration: Elisah De Bruycker - Sleep-over teddy

Bologna 2012

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Cardboard book


Bouncing & tumbling

Siska Goeminne, illustrated by Lieve Baeten


Cuddle-words & kiss-sentences

Siska Goeminne, illustrated by Lieve Baeten


My neighbourhood, a world of differences

Ann De Bode, illustrated by the author

Picture book


Princess Arabella and the babysitter

Mylo Freeman, illustrated by the author






Young reader


Do you hear that?




Bern finds a piece of paper Annemie Berebrouckx, illustrated by the author

The slow road of Wander

Young reader


Beating heart


Annie van Gansewinkel, illustrated by Elisah De Bruycker

Mary Heylema, illustrated by Kristina Ruell

Sleep-over teddy

Who’s the thief?

Reine De Pelseneer, illustrated by Ann De Bode


Mouse and Dragon – Help! Help! Dirk Nielandt, illustrated by Marjolein Pottie No laughing Hilde Vandermeeren, illustrated by Joris Ongena

Inge Bergh, illustrated by Marjolein Pottie

Philosophical picture book

Spider sparkles


All kinds of talk!

Frank Pollet and Moniek Vermeulen, illustrated by Nicole


Two rocks Elvis Peeters, illustrated by Frow Steeman

Picture book


The emperor can’t sleep


Reine De Pelseneer, illustrated by Claudia Verhelst



The happy goldfish

Bas Rompa, illustrated by Elsje Dezwarte

Picture book


A nice place in heaven







Patricia David, illustrated by Kristina Ruell The Blue Bird Maurice Maeterlinck, adaptation by Do Van Ranst, illustrated by Carll Cneut

Art book

Elephant’s question


The little Panamarenko

The doctor and Davy’s army


The island behind the horizon


Dumb luck

Pieter van Oudheusden, illustrated by Anja Jager

Picture book




The colours of the getto Aline Sax, illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki Touch me if you can Siska Goeminne In the dark Kristien Dieltiens

11 Spring-day


Anne Provoost, illustrated by An Candaele A day at Ray’s Riet Wille, illustrated by Frank Daenen 2



Brigitte Minne

Edward van de Vendel, illustrated by Pieter Van Eenoge Pieter van Oudheusden, illustrated by Benjamin Leroy


Witch Permwave

Brigitte Minne, illustrated by Debbie Lavreys Leen van den Berg, illustrated by Kaatje Vermeire


Geert De Kockere, illustrated by Klaas Verplancke



Anja Feliers, illustrated by Jeska Verstegen



Suzan Peeters, illustrated by Leen Van Durme




Bouncing & tumbling

Cardboard book Age: 2+ 19 x 20 cm

Siska Goeminne Illustrated by Lieve Baeten

20 pages, no end papers Full colour illustrations

For all the little children who like to jump, crawl, trap, hop, run. You can play along with the children in this book. Sniffing like a mouse. Crawling like a caterpillar. Loudly stamping your feet. Softly flapping your wings. Come and jump along! First title in a new series for toddlers. The text encourages children to mimic animals. With tender illustrations by Lieve Baeten. Themes: child, animal, movement, bouncing

Cuddle-words & kiss-sentences Siska Goeminne Illustrated by Lieve Baeten

Cardboard book Age: 2+ 20 x 19 cm 20 pages, no end papers Full colour illustrations

Hello little child. Do you love your teddy bear and soft, warm arms around you? Then you can cuddle along with the little children in this book. You can find a cuddly-duck, a doggy, a cat and many other little friends, a happy daddy and a puppet-doctor, and a kiss-kiss-kissery mummy! Second title in a new series for toddlers. On every page the children have to look for a specific item. Themes: cuddling, kissing, child

3rd title fall 2012 —


Picture book Age: 3+ 30,5 x 21,5 cm 32 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

Princess Arabella and the babysitter Mylo Freeman Illustrated by the author The king goes to play golf and the queen goes shopping. Arabella doesn’t want to come along, so she gets a babysitter. Against Arabella’s expectations, she isn’t that bad! Ushi looks fun and wears rollerblades. Arabella invites her friends. They all love Ushi. She shows the children how to make paperbirds. Soon everyone has made one. Except Arabella… A recognizable story about a child’s first encounter with a babysitter. Themes: princess, babysitter, multiculturalism

In the same series About the little, black princess Arabella and her friends.

Princess Arabella finds an egg

Princess Arabella’s birthday

Princess Arabella mixes colours

Princess Arabella and prince Mimoen

Mylo Freeman

Mylo Freeman

Mylo Freeman

Mylo Freeman

A big look-and-search cardboard book without text. Arabella finds an egg. Of which bird could the egg be?

Princess Arabella gets an elephant for her birthday. The elephant is homesick and cries all the time.

Princess Arabella wants to paint her room and mixes all different, bright colours: pink, orange, purple,...

Princess Arabella, Ling and Sofie are in love with prince Mimoen. Who will the little prince choose?

Age: 2+ • 16 p. • Size: 34 x 25,5 cm Rights sold: Danish

Age: 3+ • 32 p. • Size: 30,5 x 21,5 cm Rights sold: French, Danish, Swedish, Portuguese (Brazil), English (USA)

Age: 3+ • 32 p. • Size: 30,5 x 21,5 cm Rights sold: Danish

Age: 3+ • 32 p. • Size: 30,5 x 21,5 cm Rights sold: Danish


Bern finds a piece of paper

Picture book Age: 3+ 25 x 30 cm

Annemie Berebrouckx Illustrated by the author

40 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

Bern likes to collect things. Every object tells a story. A shell makes Bern remember a fun day at the seaside. A pencil stump reminds him of beautiful drawings. In Flora’s opinion, Bern is collecting junk. And picking up things from the ground, she finds disgusting. One day, Bern notices a beautiful piece of paper on the floor. It flies off and Bern eagerly tries to catch it… A beautiful story about the passion for collecting things, friendship and love. In the same series: Bern and Flora (p.18) Themes: bear, duck, collecting, love

My neighbourhood,

a world of differences Ann De Bode Illustrated by the author

Cardboard book Age: 3+ 34 x 25,5 cm 16 pages, no end papers Full colour illustrations

A big look-and-search-book about a multicultural street. We meet Lisa from Belgium, Moïse from Congo, Yassir from Morocco and Lin Yao from China. When there is a party in the street, everyone does one’s bit. Who is taking care of the music, who brings the food and drinks? On every page you find the flag and map of the country mentioned. A big cardboard book in which the scenes are made out of Fimo moulding clay. In the same series: My family, a journey through time (p.18). Themes: culture, multiculturalism, party


Sleep-over teddy

Picture book Age: 3+ 25 x 25 cm

Annie van Gansewinkel Illustrated by Elisah De Bruycker

32 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

At night the class’ teddy bear Snug misses the children. Therefore, from now on he can go home with one of the toddlers. Sam is the first who takes Snug with him. Snug likes the day very much. But at night he can’t sleep. He misses the other cuddly bears, he’s afraid of the strange noises,… Sam understands Snug and tells about his first sleep-over… A recognizable story with cute and tender illustrations. Themes: sleep-over, cuddly bear, class

Something Inge Berg Illustrated by Marjolein Pottie Big Boy and Little Boy are hiding under a sheet. Mum jumps from out of the bushes and pretends she’ll eat them. They are rolling on the ground with laughter! When the phone rings, mum goes inside. Little Boy hears something: rattle rattle, squeak squeak,… Big Boy ensures him that there isn’t a giant, witch or vampire. But Little Boy is sure he hears something… A funny story about two little brothers. The author keeps it exciting to the very end. Themes: playing, sound, brother


Picture book Age: 3+ 30,5 x 21,5 cm 32 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

Picture book Age: 3+ 25 x 25 cm 40 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

Spider sparkles Frank Pollet and Moniek Vermeulen Illustrated by Nicole Montagne It’s Spider’s birthday. Spider decides she wants to have a party with all her friends. She puts on her crown and goes looking for them. She invites Donkey, Frog, Bird and Hedgehog. But every animal has an excuse for not having to come. Also Girl isn’t coming. Angrily, Spider throws her crown into the water. Back home, a surprise is waiting for her… A fluent story about a birthday and throwing a party. Themes: spider, birthday, party, friendship

The emperor can’t sleep Reine De Pelseneer Illustrated by Claudia Verhelst

Picture book Age: 4+ 30,5 x 21,5 cm 32 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

Emperor Li Phant has everything he wants, and also a big problem: he can’t sleep. One day he writes a letter to his subjects: a bag filled with gold for him or her who makes the emperor fall asleep. Snake Fang pours tea that smells like stars, Ping Peacock makes a warm bedspread,… Nothing helps. One day, a little dragon is sleeping in the emperor’s bed… A modern fairytale with a fluent text. Appealing cover with a luxurious, golden finish. Themes: fairytale, emperor, sleeping


Picture book Age: 4+ 30,5 x 21,5 cm 40 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

The happy goldfish Bas Rompa Illustrated by Elsje Dezwarte The bowl of the goldfish stood on the bookshelf. The goldfish was bored. Until one day the bowl moved next to the window. An entire world revealed itself to the goldfish. A blackbird landed on the window-sill and said he had never seen such beautiful orange. The goldfish was very happy. The blackbird sang a song and promised to come back soon… A modern fable about being happy with small things in life. Themes: goldfish, blackbird, being happy, friendship

A nice place in heaven Brigitte Minne Illustrated by Debbie Lavreys Wolf loves his grandma. He wants her to be happy all the time. Also later, when she will be in heaven. Mum says that people who die, go to heaven. It must be very crowded there, Wolf thinks. Grandma doesn’t like crowded places. And how will God know what grandma likes? Wolf makes a drawing of what grandma’s favorite place in heaven looks like. A poetical and philosophical story about saying goodbye to someone you love. Themes: death, being happy, grandma, grandchild


Picture book Age: 5+ 30,5 x 21,5 cm 32 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

Picture book for all ages Age: 5+ 33,5 x 23,5 cm 32 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

Elephant’s question Leen van den Berg Illustrated by Kaatje Vermeire Like every year all the animals gather together on top of the hill. Elephant has a difficult question. Together they will look for an answer. Ant is over the moon: she can lead the meeting. ‘How do you know that you love someone?’ Elephant asks. Mouse, Snow White, Sun, Grandma,… everyone tries to explain to Elephant what love feels like… An artistically illustrated picture book about the many aspects of love. Both for children and adults. Themes: animal, love, philosophy, question Rights sold: Chinese (Taiwan), Portuguese (Brazil), Danish, Swedish

The doctor and Davy’s army Edward van de Vendel Illustrated by Pieter Van Eenoge

Picture book Age: 5+ 25 x 30 cm 32 pages + end papers Full colour illustrations

Davy doesn’t feel well. He hears rumbling in his belly. The doctor says that he hears an army inside Davy. It’s Davy’s army that is fighting against the enemy. Davy has to rest so that the army can fight back. The army wears blue uniforms, because that’s Davy’s favorite colour. And there are also elephants… A poetic description of how your body fights against a disease. A book that helps sick children to hold on. Themes: doctor, being ill, healing, fantasy Rights sold: Korean


Picture book Age: 5+ 33,5 x 23,5 cm 32 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

The island behind the horizon Pieter van Oudheusden Illustrated by Benjamin Leroy The monkeys are arguing. There isn’t anything else to do on Monkey-island. There is no food left. One day a pack of birds flies over the island. The oldest monkey believes that the birds come from the island behind the horizon, where there is plenty of food. Little Monkey is the only one who dares to go and look for the new island. He rows off with a little boat… Playful story about a bunch of arguing and greedy monkeys. Themes: greed, exploring, monkey, arguing

Dumb luck Pieter van Oudheusden Illustrated by Anja Jager When Elvira, the Queen of the fairies, hears her ladies-inwaiting arguing about a handsome young man, she is curious and wants to see him for herself. Elvira falls in love with Man Simon. She sees to it that Simon’s lucky all the time: he finds gold, he harvests the best fruit,… Elvira wants to give up her kingdom for him. But first, she will test if he is a good man… A new fairytale about how appearance isn’t everything. Themes: inner and outer beauty, queen, fairy, being in love


Picture book Age: 5+ 33,5 x 23,5 cm 32 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

Picture book for all ages Age: 6+ 30,5 x 21,5 cm 36 pages, end paper incl. Full colour illustrations

Spring-day Anne Provoost Illustrated by An Candaele Today is my spring-day. I toss and turn. Together with my suitcase I fall through a cloud and a snowstorm. Such a bang! When I begin to cry, a woman comes out of my suitcase. She gives me milk and a name. From her suitcase she pulls drapes and a man. Out of his suitcase comes a horse and a grandma. I’m always with grandma. But her spring-day is coming… A wonderful story about being born and dying. Themes: birth, death, family

A day at Ray’s Riet Wille Illustrated by Frank Daenen

Read-yourself picture book Age: 6+ 16,5 x 24,5 cm 32 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

When mum and dad aren’t home, Vic goes to his neighbour Ray. Vic and Ray are very good friends. Come and have a look inside Ray’s house. In every room Vic and Ray do something fun. They have a snack in the kitchen, play hide-andseek in the living room, make something in the hobby room, play soccer in the sport room,… With riddles and puzzles. An appealing picture book that six-year-olds can read themselves. Themes: neighbour, room, game, friendship


Philosophical picture book Age: 8+ 19 x 14 cm 72 pages, end papers incl. Full colour illustrations

All kinds of talk! Geert De Kockere Illustrated by Klaas Verplancke Fifteen sparkling and humoristic dialogues between animals about philosophical subjects. Cow and Hare talk about staying alive, Toad and Rat about the sense of life, Stork and Frog about perception, Pig and Magpie about beauty and ugliness, Grasshopper and Ladybird about being in love,‌ A good base to start philosophical discussions with children. With witty colourful illustrations by Klaas Verplancke, winner of the Bologna Ragazzi Award. Themes: dialogue, philosophy, friendship Rights sold: French, Portuguese (Brazil)

Two rocks Elvis Peeters Illustrated by Frow Steeman My sister and I each have a rock. My rock is hundred thousand years old. In the beginning you couldn’t lift it. It rose high above the sand like a tower. Mammoths pushed it, it was used as a sundial and later as a pyramid. After a while the stone was put on a ship. An artist made a sculpture out of it. The debris flew to all sides. My dad found a nice-looking piece and gave it to... me. An original approach to tell the evolution of a stone. Themes: stone, history, evolution


Philosophical picture book Age: 8+ 19 x 14 cm 32 pages + end papers Full colour illustrations

The colours of the ghetto

Graphic novel Age: 14+ 22,5 x 13 cm

Aline Sax Illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki

176 pages, end papers incl. Illustrated

Warschau, October 1940. The part of the city where Misja lives, has been transformed into a ghetto. All the Jews from Warschau and the surroundings are put and imprisoned there. Illnesses, hunger and deportations gradually exterminate the population. Misja doesn’t want to reconcile himself to the situation. He looks for ways out of the ghetto, brings food to his family and joins the resistance… An intriguing story. At times both text and illustrations make you grasp for air. Themes: World War II, Jew, ghetto, resistance

The little Panamarenko Brigitte Minne First title in a new art series

Biography and Art book Age: 9+ 26,5 x 20,5 cm 128 pages + end papers With pictures

Little Henri is fascinated by flying, beetles and birds. During World War II he sees planes and submarines for the first time in his life. When he grows older he plays mischief with his friends and gets expelled from school. One day he is enrolled in the Art Academy. It feels like coming home! Now, he has to find a suitable name… The author of this book spoke with the artist Panamarenko and reconstructed his childhood in Antwerp. A fascinating book with numerous art pictures and family pictures that have never been published before. Themes: childhood, Panamarenko, art


Do you hear that?

Who’s the thief?

Suzan Peeters Illustrated by Leen Van Durme

Mary Heylema Illustrated by Kristina Ruell

‘On the box it says ‘beware’ and I hear

The farmer in this story is a detective.

brrr, brrr. What’s inside?’ ‘It’s a fish that

He always goes looking for secrets. to-

is shivering from the cold.’ ‘No, a fish

day the eggs of Chicken have been sto-

should be in a bowl. And now I hear

len. The farmer finds a note with the

tick, tick.’ ‘That must be a monkey. He

words ‘grandma’ and ‘party’ on it. The

is knitting a scarf of wool for the fish

trail leads to the kitchen. There, Tom

that’s cold.’ ‘Now I hear rrr, rrr.’ ‘That’s

is baking a cake with the eggs. Tom is

a spider making a ball of wool…’

the thief and he has to go to jail…

Young Reader

On every page a new animal enters

Young Reader

Funny and exciting story with colourful

Age: 6+

the story. Original and funny.

Age: 6+

illustrations filled with humor.

21 x 15,5 cm 32 pages

21 x 15,5 cm Themes: box, surprise, animal

32 pages

+ end papers

+ end papers

Full colour

Full colour



Themes: detective, thief, farm, mystery

The slow road of Wander

Beating heart

Reine De Pelseneer Illustrated by Ann De Bode

Anja Feliers Illustrated by Jeska Verstegen

Young Reader

Wander is secretly in love with Deer.

Clara is in love with the new boy in

Every day he walks to her house and

her class, Brat. She wants to invite

puts a love-poem in front of her door.

him at her house with a note. But the

He listens and helps the animals

note ends up on quiet Louis’ desk who

he meets on his way. Gull knows his

thinks the invitation is for him. Clara

secret. She thinks that Wander should

can’t refuse, so she also invites Emma

act more quickly. But Wander prefers

and Brat. Clara will discover that Brat

his own, slow way…

is quite different than she thought...

With five poems about being in love.

Age: 6+ 24,5 x 16,5 cm

Themes: forest, poem, being in love

Young Reader

The illustrations are highly appealing

Age: 7+

for young girls.

24,5 x 16,5 cm

36 pages

44 pages

Themes: being in love, beauty,

+ end papers

+ end papers

prejudice, bullying

Full colour

Full colour




Help! Help!

No laughing

Dirk Nielandt Illustrated by Marjolein Pottie

Hilde Vandermeeren Illustrated by Joris Ongena

Mouse is a knight. Dragon is her best

When Sweet was still a baby, her

friend. One day they hear someone

daddy died. Since that day, her mum

calling for help. It’s Prince. Dragon

has banished all fun things from their

helps Mouse to rescue Prince from the

lives. New neighbours turn their life

tower. Prince wants to marry Mouse.

up-side-down. Robertini is a magician

But Mouse doesn’t want to. When she’ll

and a singer. Sweet’s mum doesn’t like

marry Prince, she’ll be a princess. And

the neighbour’s cheerfulness and she

Mouse wants to stay a knight…

lets Robertini’s dove out of its cage…

Young Reader

The second collection of stories


Original and funny story with delightful

Age: 7+

about Mouse and Dragon.

Age: 7+

illustrations by a debuting illustrator.

24,5 x 16,5 cm

21 x 15,5 cm

44 pages

In the same series: Mouse and Dragon -

48 pages

Themes: mourning, single parent,

+ end papers

Knight Mouse (p.22)

+ end papers


Full colour

Themes: knight, mouse, dragon,

Full colour




Witch Permwave

Touch me if you can

Patricia David Illustrated by Kristina Ruell

Siska Goeminne

Witch Permwave doesn’t like to study

When Rhune meets Simon they are

her spells. She much rather goes to

drawn towards each other. Rhune

the dump to collect ‘art’. One day she

is stubborn and restless, Simon is

meets Louis. When witch Deeprie spies

an introvert boy who has a difficult

on them, Permwave turns her into a

relationship with his parents. Their

statue. But what’s worse, Permwave

relationship is based on touching and

lost her spell book! It seems like one

getting touched. One day they have a

bad thing after the other happens…

flaming row and Simon takes a radical decision…


The author is famous for her exciting

Young Adult

Age: 8+

and funny witch-stories.

Age: 15+

An intriguing book for young adults

21,5 x 15 cm

This is the first title in a new series.

21,5 x 15 cm

about love and loneliness.

240 pages + end papers

96 pages Themes: witch, studying, friendship

+ end papers

Themes: relationship, loneliness, love



Historical novel Age: 15+ 21,5 x 15 cm 512 pages + end papers

In the dark Kristien Dieltiens Cover by Carll Cneut Germany, 19th century. Manfred has a harelip. Every day he experiences how the world rejects ugly people. On WhitMonday 1828 there is a boy on the square in Neurenberg. The 16 year old foundling can only write his name: Kaspar Hauser. Was he locked in a cellar all those years? And what does he have to do with Manfred? A thrilling novel based on historical facts, about the famous ‘wolf child’ of Neurenberg. Themes: Kaspar Hauser, imprisonment, harelip, German history

She filled the lamp with new oil and lit the candles on the

Isolde is right: when I write something, everything becomes lighter in

mantelpiece. Together with a new log on the fire, there was

my head. But every time when I think of the past, I grow small again.

enough light to continue reading. She had never thought

The words that I learned yesterday and the day before yesterday

about the years of her childhood and how her development

disappear when I think about my dark home.

had progressed. A child only remembers those things that

I want to write everything down, without words, but that’s not possible.

are of importance to it. Caspar tried to convey how he as

Why can’t a human write with sent? Then I would be able to tell eve-

a thoughtless creature had experienced the world and how

rything. My nose still remembers everything, but it refuses to speak.

every thought was new to him. She could taste his struggle in

Fatherman gave me life and let me live. He is good. As good as

his written words. How difficult it must have been for him.

God? Maybe better than God, who will say, because I don’t know

She never realized how big the task was she had set him.

God. Everyone says that God is good and wise. But I don’t see him anywhere. I don’t hear his words nor feel the pressure of his hand

My head is too small for everything. Every day I have to learn,

on my shoulder. He doesn’t cut my hair nor shaves the stubbles off

stuff my head with things of which I don’t even know whether I

my chin. He doesn’t give me bread or water. It is the people who

even want to know them. There is no more space left for the things

give it to me. Are they God?

of the past. The worst part is that I will forget everything. Then I

‘There is no God,’ I say. It turns sir Meyer angry.

will be nobody anymore. Everyone asks so much. If I don’t know the

‘God is everything, God has made you. You have to believe the

answer, I say: ‘Because.’

people who mean well by you, Caspar,’ he says. ‘They know more

That’s what I have learned from Isolde and the others. I say it a

than you do.’

hundred times a day.


Fiction Age: 8+ 24,5 x 17,5 cm 96 pages + end papers Illustrated

The Blue Bird Maurice Maeterlinck | Adaptation by Do Van Ranst | Illustrated by Carll Cneut A fairy calls for the help of Tyltyl and Mytyl. She is looking for the Blue Bird. The bird has to save her daughter. Tyltyl and Mytyl want to find the bird for her. Together with Dog, Cat, Water, Fire, Sugar and Bread, they first pass through the Land of Remembrance… A modern adaptation of the worldwide known, magical story by Nobel-prizewinner Maurice Maeterlinck. Themes: fairy, bird, fairy tale

1. ‘In fact, we are suppose to be in bed,’ Mytyl says. ‘No, we

puts it in her mouth and chews on nothing. ‘Delicious!’

are suppose to sleep,’ Tyltyl smiles. Brother and sister have

‘Hush!’ Tyltyl holds his finger in front of his mouth. ‘Quiet.

crawled out of bed. Because outside there is light. Light and

When daddy hears us…’ He shows the palm of his hand. ‘I

sound. It comes from across the street. Rich people are liv-

want more!’ Mytyl says. ‘Beating?’ Tyltyl asks. ‘No, cookies!’

ing there. They are having a party. Why, Mytyl and Tyltyl

‘I have gotten twelve, sis,’ Tyltyl says. ‘There is only one left.’

don’t know. Any reason is good for a party. But they never

He gives her half. ‘Hurray!’ Mytyl yells. ‘Hush!’

have one.

Then they hear knocking on the door of the cabin. Brother

Tyltyl and Mytyl are sitting on their knees on a little stool

and sister are holding their breath. Mytyl is the first who

near the window. They are looking at how the neighbours

dares to say something. ‘It is probably daddy.’ ‘Hush.’ The

are dancing and at the shiny, sugary cookies on the table.

door opens ajar. The opening of the door is filled by some-

Carriages, pulled by white horses, stop right in front of the

body in a dark, long robe. Mytyl grabs her brother’s shirt.

door. People in beautiful clothes get out. Children are wear-

As if the light from the neighbours is turned brighter, the

ing ribbons in their hair. ‘Aren’t they suppose to be in bed?’

figure in the door’s opening becomes more and more clear.

Mytyl asks. ‘Rich people sleep less,’ Tyltyl says. ‘Why?’ ‘You

Mytyl quietly brings out a soft cry. The hairs on Tyltyls arms

can see, can’t you,’ Tyltyl says. He can’t imagine going to

go stand up straight. A green dress, a red hood. A lump,

sleep when there are so many delicious things on the table.

one eye, a pointy chin, a crooked nose with a wart on it. A

‘You want a piece, sis?’ In Tyltyls hand there is an imaginary

knotty stick.

cookie. ‘Hmm,’ Mytyl goes. She takes the invisible cookie,

A fairy. ‘A fairy!’ Mytyl yells. ‘Hush!’



Picture books 2+ and 3+

It’s Monkey’s birthday

Monkey and Vera’s dummy

Monkey in the snow

A tower filled with music

Coby Hol

Coby Hol

Coby Hol

Nils Smit - Kristien Aertssen

It’s cuddly bear Monkey’s birthday. Monkey is very excited and just can’t wait to get his presents.

A cute picture book about cuddly bear Monkey and a little girl who has to give up her dummy.

Recognizable story for young toddlers about playing in the first snow, making a snowman, sledging, …

Big, colourful, look-and-search cardboard book that tells an exciting, musical story without any text.

Age: 2+ • 32 p. • Size: 20,5 x 20,5 cm

Age: 2+ • 32 p. • Size: 20,5 x 20,5 cm

Age: 2+ • 32 p. • Size: 20,5 x 20,5 cm

Age: 3+ • 16 p. • Size: 34 x 25,5 cm

My family, a journey through time

Bern and Flora

Little grimy girl

Afraid of the dentist

Annemie Berebrouckx

Suzan Peeters Milja Praagman

Moniek Vermeulen Leen Van Durme

A fabulous look-and-search-book which brings history to life for young children. Scenes made out of Fimo clay.

Flora wants to surprise her friend Bern with a breakfast in the garden. But who stole all the flowers?

One day Madam Dustly discovers a little grimy girl in her bin. Who put her there? A funny and recognizable story.

A recognizable story about having a toothache. Ideal to help children overcome their fear of the dentist.

Age: 3+ • 16 p. • Size: 34 x 25,5 cm Rights sold: French, Korean, Afrikaans, English (Africa) • Option: German

Age: 3+ • 32 p. • Size: 25 x 30 cm Rights sold: German

Age: 3+ • 32 p. • Size: 21,5 x 30 cm

Age: 3+ • 32 p. • Size: 20,5 x 20,5 cm Rights sold: Danish, Korean

Louie growls

A box filled with Christmas

Pie for mummy!

Goodnight everybody

Riske Lemmens

Riet Wille Riske Lemmens

Veerle Derave

Edward van de Vendel Sebastiaan Van Doninck

When Louie growls anything can happen. He turns into a dragon, a lion, an elephant,… until mum puts him to bed.

A boy gets on his bike and collects decoration for the Christmas tree. A tender Christmas story.

A little bunny misses his mother very much and wants to surprise her with a carrot-party.

At night people and animals lose themselves in their dreams. Which dreams will come true? Ideal bedtime-book.

Age: 3+ • 32 p. • Size: 30,5 x 21,5 cm Rights sold: Korean, Russian, Danish

Age: 3+ • 32 p. • Size: 30,5 x 21,5 cm

Age: 3+ • 32 p. • Size: 25 x 25 cm Rights sold: Portuguese (Brazil)

Age: 3+ • 32 p. • Size: 33,5 x 23,5 cm Rights sold: Chinese (Taiwan)

Ann De Bode


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Everyone’s a princess

Where is Belladonna?

Karla Stoefs - Marjolein Pottie

Nils Smit - Kristina Ruell

Brigitte Minne - Merel Eyckerman

Mieke and Ina Hallemans

A princess plays hopscotch. Who will she see when she ends at ten? Every number gives her a hint...

It’s prince Casper’s birthday! The king and queen organize a party. But the prince has different plans...

Mary wants to be a princess. But she wears glasses and misses a few teeth. That’s not what princesses look like...

During a winter picnic, Belladonna gets lost in the forest. The other witches go look for her…

Age: 3+ • 32 p. • Size: 25 x 25 cm

Age: 4+ • 32 p. • Size: 33,5 x 23,5 cm Rights sold: Danish

Age: 4+ • 32 p. • Size: 26,5 x 20,5 cm Rights sold: Korean, Russian

Age: 4+ • 32 p. • Size: 21 x 30 cm

Stella’s closet

Clever Gus!

Paw by paw

Olive Outdoorchild

Reine De Pelseneer Leen De Pelseneer

Brigitte Minne An Candaele

Riet Wille Kristien Aertssen

Lucy Elliott

Stella wants to show you what is in her closet: a bear, a ball, a book,… Fun little poems for young children.

Funny story about a clever boy with a lively imagination, but who isn’t always understood by adults.

In this book you can count the legs of every animal. For every number there is a rhyme.

A dreamy story about the sea and far horizons. With tender illustrations of the ocean and the beach.

Age: 4+ • 32 p. • Size: 20,5 x 20,5

Age: 4+ • 32 p. • Size: 21 x 30 cm Rights sold: Chinese (Taiwan)

Age: 4+ • 32 p. • Size: 20,5 x 20,5 cm Rights sold: Korean

Age: 5+ • 32 p. • Size: 21,5 x 30 cm

Charlie and Harley



Squeak may say Maow

Inge Misschaert Soetkine Aps

Jaak Dreesen Soetkine Aps

Christina Van Geel & An Vissers - Ann De Bode

Frans Lasès Tom Schamp

A warm story about a special friendship between a little chick and a tough bunny. With lively illustrations.

A little bunny loves to count: cars, wheels, birds,... It’s his birthday, so there are lots of things to be counted.

Connor Carrot and Bobby Banana have the most exciting adventures in Cookfairytale Land. With healthy recipes.

Squeak is a mouse-toddler. Maow is an old tomcat. Together they are the best of friends.

Age: 4+ • 32 p. • Size: 30,5 x 21,5 cm Rights sold: Korean

Age: 4+ • 32 p. • Size: 30,5 x 21,5 cm Rights sold: French, Japanese, Korean

Age: 4+ • 64 p. • Size: 26,5 x 20,5 cm

Age: 4+ • 64 p. • Size: 26,5 x 20,5 cm Rights sold: Korean

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Picture books 4+ and 5+


A day with Robby

The green pumpkin

Little crust-thief

Klaas Verplancke

Kolet Janssens Klaas Verplancke

Herman Coenen Marieke Coenen

Aag Vernelen Richard Verschraagen

Robby got a pair of socks from Santa. Why didn’t he bring the crane Robby wanted? About poverty.

There once was a pumpkin that wouldn’t turn orange. He felt like the odd-one out and was all alone.

Bart doesn’t want to eat the crusts of his bread anymore and he comes up with all sorts of tricks…

Age: 4+ • 32 p. • Size: 25 x 30 cm

Age: 4+ • 32 p. • Size: 25 x 25 cm

Angelica the Terrifying

The Big Bad Wolf


Annemie Berebrouckx

Tine Mortier Bert Dombrecht

Jonas Boets Nils Pieters

Jo Roets & Greet Vissers Ellen Vrijsen

This poetic text and illustrations bring a subtle and moving story about child abuse.

Angelica is a menacing hurricane. She wants to make the news but the journa­lists only report on Zébédé...

A hilarious story that turns the classical fairy tales of the Big Bad Wolf upside-down.

Cantecleir crows very early in the morning. The other animals don’t like that, but Cantecleir doesn’t care...

Age: 4+ • 48 p. • Size: 25 x 25 cm Rights sold: Korean

Age: 5+ • 32 p. • Size: 33,5 x 23,5 cm Rights sold: Danish

Age: 5+ • 64 p. • Size: 27 x 21,5 cm

Age: 5+ • 40 p. • Size: 26,5 x 20,5 cm Rights sold: Japanese

Princess Anna

Balthazar, the most lonely donkey ever

Darling Mina

About a donkey that won’t move

Endearing daddy book about the different roles daddies fill: sweet applesaucedaddy or angry thunderstorm-daddy... Age: 4+ • 32 p. • Size: 30 x 19 cm Rights sold: Danish, Swedish, Portuguese (Brazil), Korean, Spanish, English, Japanese

Little bird, or the big secret

Ed Franck Kris Nauwelaerts

Age: 4+ • 32 p. • Size: 21,5 x 30 cm

Inge Misschaert - Marieke Coenen

Sine van Mol Carianne Wijffels

Princess Anna’s parents go through a troublesome divorce. This tears Anna literally apart.

One day little donkey Balthazar’s mother is gone. Balthazar goes looking for ‘one day’ and for his mother...

The children in the street think that Fat Mina is a witch. But then a girl claims that Mina is her sweet grandmother...

One day a man puts a leash around a donkey’s neck. ‘You are mine, now,’ he says. But the donkey is stubborn...

Age: 5+ • 32 p. • Size: 30,5 x 21,5 cm Rights sold: Russian, Portuguese (Brazil)

Age: 5+ • 32 p. • Size: 30,5 x 21,5 cm Rights sold: Korean, Basque, Portuguese (Brazil)

Age: 5+ • 32 p. • Size: 30,5 x 21,5 cm Rights sold: English, Korean, German

Age: 5+ • 40 p. • Size: 25 x 30 cm Rights sold: Danish


Jan De Kinder

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Picture books 6+

Mare and the things that matter

Little Man and Little Woman are having a baby

The dove that couldn’t dive

Indoorcat outdoors

Brigitte Minne - Kaatje Vermeire

Edward van de Vendel Alain Verster

Tine Mortier - Kaatje Vermeire

Hilde Vandermeeren Elsje Dezwarte

An extraordinary story about the strong bond between a grandmother and a grandchild.

Little Man and Little Woman want a child. But when he’s born, he’s not as they expected him to be...

It’s graduation day. The young doves have to do a diving-test. But Telemarcus is sure he will fail miserably…

A tender story about cats and a girl who doesn’t follow her mother’s rules all the time.

Age: 5+ • 32 p. • Size: 33,5 x 23,5 cm Rights sold: French, Norwegian, Chinese (Taiwan), Arabic, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Korean, Afrikaans

Age: 5+ • 32 p. • Size: 33,5 x 23,5 cm

Age: 6+ • 32 p. • Size: 33,5 x 23,5 cm Rights sold: Italian, German, Chinese (Taiwan), Norwegian

Age: 5+ • 32 p. • Size: 25 x 25 cm Rights sold: Portuguese (Brazil)

Nobody and I

The best of friends

Big with Love

Bart Mertens Benjamin Leroy

Nils Smit Elisah De Bruycker

ianka Fleerackers Sebastiaan Van Doninck

The secret of the nightingale’s throat

Nobody was all alone. He had nothing to do and nowhere to go. Until one day something appeared…

A collection of stories about Badger and Squirrel who are all alone in the wintery forest.

About friendship and how you don’t have to see each other all the time to be best friends.

Age: 6+ • 32 p. • Size: 25 x 30 cm Rights sold: Portuguese (Brazil)

Age: 6+ • 64 p. • Size: 26,5 x 20,5 cm Rights sold: Korean

Age: 6+ • 32 p. • Size: 20,5 x 20,5 cm Rights sold: Korean

Age: 7+ • 72 p. • Size: 25 x 30 cm Rights sold: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Slovenian, Korean, Danish, Swedish, Afrikaans, Portuguese (Brazil), Armenian

When love was tired

Love can’t do without love

The circus of Dottore Fausto

Little Paul opened the door

Paul Verrept Tim Van den Abeele

Pieter van Oudheusden Kevin Vanwonterghem

Pieter van Oudheusden Isabelle Vandenabeele

Paul Verrept Randall Casaer

An intriguing story about how love is nurtured by love. With artistic and powerful illustrations.

A touching picture book about the necessary balance between giving and receiving love.

An adaptation of the German Fauststory. With beautiful woodcuts in black and red. Luxurious edition.

Death knocked and little Paul opened the door… About mourning and saying goodbye to a lost child.

Age: 8+ • 32 p. • Size: 33,5 x 23,5 cm Rights sold: Chinese (Taiwan)

Age: 7+ • 32 p. • Size: 33,5 x 23,5 cm

Age: 10+ • 96 p. • Size: 20 x 24 cm

Age: 10+ • 32 p. • Size: 23 x 15,5

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Peter Verhelst - Carll Cneut An original adaptation of the fairy tale by H.C. Andersen. Awarded 7 times.



When the trees are about to ride

Poetry and Young Readers

Whistle as you are

Frank Adam - Milja Praagman

Edward van de Vendel Carll Cneut

A playful and appealing collection of poems that can be used in class with children from 6 up to 12.

Mouse and Dragon – Knight Mouse

Santa’s present

Dirk Nielandt - Marjolein Pottie

Inge Berg & Inge Misschaert Jurgen Walschot

A collectors-item! Poems about animals, marvelously illustrated by the internationally awarded Carll Cneut.

Mouse is a knight. Dragon is a dragon. Normally, knights fight dragons, but Mouse and Dragon are best friends...

A big book filled with stories, songs, recipes, craft assignments,… about Santa Claus and his elves.

Age: 5+ • 112 p. • Size: 21,5 x 17,5

Age: 8+ • 112 p. • Size: 27 x 22 cm Rights sold: French, Italian Options: German, Norwegian

Age: 7+ • 48 p. • Size: 24 x 16 cm Rights sold: Danish

Age: 6+ • 112 p. • Size: 26,5 x 20,5 cm

Alone on the funfair

Jacob and Jacobina

Cocky the chicken

I can’t sleep

Claire De Lombaert Kris Nauwelaerts

Siska Goeminne Sarah Verroken

Inge Bergh Suzy Castermans

Jonas Boets Kristina Ruell

A fluent story about a boy who gets lost on the funfair. He looks everywhere for his mother…

Jacob is quiet. Jacobina is wild. She dares to do everything. But one day it’s the other way around…

Two funny stories about animals with strong personalities. The colourful illustrations add to the atmosphere.

Kate has to go to sleep, but whatever she tries, she stays awake… Recognizable, with detailed illustrations.

Age: 6+ • 32 p. • Size: 21 x 15,5 cm

Age: 6+ • 32 p. • Size: 21 x 15,5 cm

Age: 6+ • 32 p. • Size: 21 x 15,5 cm

Age: 6+ • 32 p. • Size: 21 x 15,5 cm

Scott wants to buy a daddy

The easy chair

Bear Bros reads a book

Camping in the garden

Moniek Vermeulen Leen Van Durme

Tine Mortier Ann De Bode

Reine De Pelseneer Claudia Verhelst

Alja Verdonck Merel Eyckerman

Introduces a lesbian relationship in a playful manner. Scott wants to help Mary to find a daddy…

The twins Bill and Betty are the best of friends but sometimes they have a quarrel. Like today...

Bear Bros is reading an exciting book, but he is constantly interrupted. Fluent story about the joys of reading.

John went on a camping trip. John’s sister Laura also wants to go camping, but she is still too little...

Age: 6+ • 32 p. • Size: 21 x 15,5 cm

Age: 6+ • 32 p. • Size: 21 x 15,5 cm Rights sold: Korean

Age: 6+ • 32 p. • Size: 21 x 15,5 cm Rights sold: Korean

Age: 6+ • 32 p. • Size: 21 x 15,5 cm Rights sold: Korean


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Fiction and Gift books


Can I swop him?


The witches of Macbeth

Rien Broere Riske Lemmens

Rien Broere Riske Lemmens

Inge Misschaert Greet Bosschaert

Twiggy Bossuyt Ellen Vrijsen

There is a strange woman living in Shystreet. Bart is intrigued by her. Then he discovers she has a secret...

The fourth book in the Shystreetseries. Here, Kim goes looking for a boyfriend for her mother…

An enthralling story about a magical summer and about the friendship between Nora and Finn.

A swirling story about acting, theatre, friendship, multiculturalism and being in love.

Age: 9+ • 88 p. • Size: 21 x 14,5 cm

Age: 9+ • 96 p. • Size: 21,5 x 15 cm

Age: 8+ • 88 p. • Size: 21,5 x 15 cm

Age: 10+ • 176 p. • Size: 21,5 x 15 cm

William wants to see the world

One day, everything will be different

Eve, my best friend’s girlfriend

Blood on the schoolyard

Siska Goeminne

Alexander Wolfram

Mario Demesmaeker

Frank Geleyn

William is a pencil and lives with his brothers in a box. But William wants to see the world and he escapes…

A mysterious and philosophical book about domestic violence. With a sophisticated and attractive lay-out.

A story that reads very fluently about soccer, friendship and being in love. Appeals to young teenagers.

A contemporary story about violence at school. A book that grips you from the beginning until the end.

Age: 9+ • 80 p. • Size: 19 x 13,5 cm

Age: 10+ • 128 p. • Size: 19 x 13,5 cm

Age: 12+ • 108 p. • Size: 21 x 14,5 cm

Age: 13+ • 96 p. • Size: 21 x 14,5 cm

A d u lt s

A d u lt s

A d u lt s

A d u lt s

Restoration of a dream

Why your mother and I almost always wear a bathrobe

Luckily your mother has two ears

The dog is a bit broken

Stijn Vranken - Sabien Clement About the quest of finding the perfect lover and the fear that such a love can never become reality. Adults • 48 p. • Size: 34 x 23 cm

Wouter Deprez - Frow Steeman A beautiful gift book for young parents. Humorous and recognizable letters to the author’s newly born son.

Wouter Deprez - Randal Casaer A gift book for young parents with letters to the author’s toddler-son. Written with wit and warmth.

Wouter Deprez - Randal Casaer Gift book for young parents with a two-year-old in the house. Tender, recognizable and funny. Adults • 96 p. • Size: 24,5 x 16,5 cm

Adults • 80 p. • Size: 24 x 16 cm

Adults • 96 p. • Size: 19 x 14 cm

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