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Un perro en casa Daniel Nesquens / Ramón París 9.8” x 6.3” 32 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-84-939912-2-7 Ages 6 and up Dad finds a bedraggled dog on the streets and brings him home. The dog is cold, hungry and filthy. The first thing he needs is a bath: the water starts running and the boy starts scrubbing. A hilarious homage to nonsense, showing that you can take a dog out of the streets but you can’t take the streets out of a dog.
Daniel Nesquens Was born in Zaragoza in 1967. He’s a prolific author specialized in children’s literature. His stories are often inclined to a nonsense humor. They usually depict ordinary situations that turn into fantastic tales. He’s been awarded for his work in Spain.
Ramón París Born in Venezuela, he studied Journalism but is devotedly dedicated to illustration and animation as well. His style offers wonderful eye-catching results with great humor and inventiveness. He always haves new ideas! At present he lives in Barcelona.
Another book by the same illustrator The interesting thing about this book is –besides the originality of the story- the sensation by the end of it; because once you’ve read it, you cannot stop asking yourself questions – Cuentoalavista.
Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2012 Le immagini della Fantasia selection, 2010
The adoption of a very surprising stray dog told through a solid interweaving of text and images; the anecdote, short and provocative, grows with the lines and the narrative use of colors – Cuatrogatos. A daring and extremely interesting book. It won’t leave you without an opinion! – Running for a dream.
Un abuelo, sí
Nelson Ramos Castro / Ramón París 9.3” x 7.6” · 24 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-937212-6-8 · Ages 3 and up · Rights sold to Portuguese
Tú no me vas a creer Jaime Blume Sánchez / Irene Savino 9.1” x 7.31” 24 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-84-940256-2-4 Ages 3 and up Sometimes, specially in the dark of the night, fantasies can assume lives of their own. It usually happens when we are scared of a cruel and wicked character that will come and take us away, and also when we need someone to protect us from that evil person. This poem, with fabulous oneiric illustrations by Irene Savino, gives a very special life to the darkest fears of childhood.
Jaime Blume Sánchez Is a Chilean poet. He also teaches Aesthetics at the Faculty of Humanities of the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago. He has published several essays and books. Tú no me vas a creer is his only work in Children’s literature.
Irene Savino She is a graduate of the Neumann Institute of Design in Caracas and the Parsons School of Design in New York. She has worked as a professor of illustration and since 1985 she has been the Art Director of Ediciones Ekaré. She currently lives in Barcelona, Spain.
Other books by the same illustrator Best Children Book of the Year Award of Fundalibro, 1995 NOMA Contest of Illustration, 1996 White Ravens, 1996 Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 1996
Popular tradition / Irene Savino 5.5” x 5.5” · 14 pages · Boardbook ISBN 978-84-934863-8-9 Books for babies
El dueño de la luz
Ivonne Rivas / Irene Savino 8.1” x 8.1” · 36 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-201-4 · Ages 6 and up · Rights sold to Japanese
Disparate Eugenio Montejo / Gerald Espinoza 12” x 6.7” 24 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-980-257-353-0 Ages 6 and up In a country where everything is upside down, a boy leaves for a big expedition: the search of a lost beloved one. The hard part will be to not losing himself on the corners of a place where shoes are filled with soup, dogs carry their owners and nobody never dies. An oneiric journey loaded with humor, suspense and perplexity by renown poet Eugenio Montejo.
Eugenio Montejo Eugenio Montejo was born in Venezuela in 1938. He was one of the most acknowledged poets in contemporary Latin America. He published many poetry books, some essays and a curious poetry book for children called Chamario under his heteronym Eduardo Polo.
Gerald Espinoza He studied Art at the Instituto Universitario Armando Reverón. He has participated in many exhibitions within Venezuela and abroad, also he has collaborated with various publications. He is both author and illustrator of children’s books.
Other books by the same illustrator
La manzana se pasea Tradition / Gerald Espinoza 5.5” x 5.5” · 14 pages Boardbook · Books for babies ISBN 978-980-257-337-0
Los pollitos dicen Tradition / Gerald Espinoza 5.5” x 5.5” · 14 pages Boardbook · Books for babies ISBN 978-980-257-330-1
Mi burro enfermo Tradition / Gerald Espinoza 8.5” x 5.9” · 32 pages Paperback · Age 3 and up ISBN 978-980-257-344-8
Cuentos de Diego y Daniela Verónica Uribe / Ivar Da Coll 6.1” x 8.1” 100 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-84-940256-6-2 Ages 6 and up Diego, Daniela, and their Grandma, visit the witch’s house where Grandma suffers some unexpected consequences. Another day, they visit aunt Margot -Grandma’s older sisterand they have a surprising encounter with two pirates and their red-sailed ship. Finally, brother and sister fly by themselves on a giant kite that is supposed to reach the far Patagonia. Between enchanted cookies, strange treasures and a Chinese shop, Diego and Daniela have a blast with their Grandma. A book meant for first independent readers with wonderful illustrations by renowned Colombian artist Ivar Da Coll.
Verónica Uribe Born in Santiago de Chile and a journalist by profession. Acknowledged editor of children’s books and founder of the publishing house Ekaré. She has published numerous adaptations of stories and poems from Latin American and European oral tradition.
Ivar Da Coll Born in Bogota, Colombia, where he now lives and works. In 1985 he created the six Historias de Chigüiro, since then, he is dedicated to writing and illustrating for children. His work has earned him various prizes.
Other books by the same author
El mosquito zumbador
Verónica Uribe / Gloria Calderón 9.3” x 7.6” · 28 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-937767-1-8 · Ages 3 and up · Rights sold to English
El libro de oro de los cuentos de hadas Adaptations by Verónica Uribe Ilustraciones Murkasec 4.6” x 6.2” · 192 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-980-257-280-9 · All ages · Rights sold to English
Un diente se mueve Daniel Barbot / Rosana Faría 9.3” x 7.6” 24 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-980-257-354-7 Ages 3 and up So mice spirit away our milk-teeth, do they? And what do they do with them? Clarisse puzzles over these matters when her first tooth loosens. When it falls out, she places it beneath her pillow and that night, has an extraordinary encounter in her dreams. A mouse leads her to the land of mice and there she discovers what they do with children’s milk teeth.
Daniel Barbot Was born in France. He lived in Caracas for a few years and worked initially as a waiter and later he became the maitre d’hotel of a French restaurant in the city. He currently lives in France with his wife and children. Clarisse, the oldest, is the little girl of Un Diente se mueve.
Rosana Faría Was born in Venezuela in 1963. She studied at the Instituto Neumann of Design and dedicated herself to graphic design and illustration. She has received an Honor Mention at the NOMA contest of illustration (Japan) and a Bologna Ragazzi Award.
Other books by the same illustrator
Jararaca, Perereca y Tiririca Ana Maria Machado / Rosana Faría 9.1” x 7.4” · 28 pages · Paperback Ages 3 and up ISBN 978-980-257-283-0
Niña Bonita Ana Maria Machado / Rosana Faría 9.1” x 7.4” · 24 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-165-9 Ages 3 and up · Rights sold to Danish, English and Swedish
Pin uno - Pin dos Arturo Navarro / Rosana Faría 5.9” x 5.9” · 72 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-108-6 Ages 3 and up
Los sonidos de la noche Javier Sobrino / Emilio Urberuaga 9.3” x 7.6” · 28 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-84-939138-8-5 Ages 3 and up Rights sold to English
Down on the Rain Jungle there’s just no way to sleep: baby elephant won’t stop crying. “BUUAA! BUUAA! BUUUAAA!”. “Why are you crying, little one?”, one by one the forest’s animals ask, as they try to calm him down. Could he be cold, thirsty or hungry? A simple good-night story by Javier Sobrino, wonderfully illustrated by renowned Emilio Urberuaga, perfect for reading just before bedtime.
Javier Sobrino Was born in Asturias, Spain in 1960. He’s a teacher of Primary Education and he’s also involved in children’s literature. He was one of the creators of Santander’s Illustration Workshop. He is a regular contributor for Peonza magazine.
Emilio Urberuaga Born in Madrid in 1954. His work has been translated to several foreign languages. He received the CCEI Illustration Award in 2001, the Critics Serra d’Or Award in 2008 and the Spain National Illustration Award in 2011, as well as making into the 2009’s White Ravens selection.
El Pequeño Rey, maestro repostero Javier Sáez Castán 7.9” x 7.9” 24 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-84-939138-7-8 Ages 3 and up The Little King is tired of having applesauce everyday. He doesn’t despair and gets himself a team of snails, crabs and worms as kitchen boys. Together they discover by the shed some ingredients and work on creating a new recipe: Mojiganga a la Petit Roi. This third story by renown author Javier Sáez Castán tells an adventurous incursion into the mastering of cooking using odd methods.
Javier Sáez Castán Born in Huesca, Spain, in 1964. He has been writing and drawing stories since he was young. He likes to do this so much that he became a full time writer and illustrator. He is the father of three children, he has written more than three books, and he has planted more than three trees.
Other books by the same author “It is no longer possible to talk about picture books without mentioning Javier Sáez Castán.” Tempos Novos. “The binding, made with a fabric spine, imitates an antique book; also the illustration, similar to an engraving, or the details of it, such as the box to carry the insects printed with «BORAX. Insect Powder.»” El Pequeño Rey. Al•lots, El Petit Príncep. “Its vintage illustrations honors classic British references as Randolph Caldecott, John Tenniel and George Cruikshank through its figures, color palette and masterful use of the nib.” El Pequeño Rey. Cuatrogatos. “This character is a big-headed ridiculously-dressed child king, somewhere between the endearing and the grotesque.” El Pequeño Rey. Tempos Novos.
Los tres erizos 9.3” x 7.6” · 32 páginas · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-933060-0-7 Ages 3 and up · Rights sold to traditional Chinese and English White Ravens, 2004
La merienda del señor Verde 8.5” x 12.6” · 36 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-934863-5-8 · Ages 6 and up · Rights sold to Portuguese for Portugal
7.9” x 7.9” · 24 pages Hardcover · Ages 3 and up El Pequeño Rey, general de infantería ISBN 978-84-936504-8-3 White Ravens, 2010 El Pequeño Rey, director de orquesta ISBN 978-84-936504-8-3
En casa de mis abuelos Arianna Squilloni / Alba Marina Rivera 11.2” x 9.6” · 36 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-84-938429-4-9 Ages 9 and up Rights sold to Italian When summer comes, the narrator and her cousin visit Grandpas’ house and have fun picking up peaches, painting, chasing after the chickens and climbing up trees, always hand in hand with their grandparent’s inventions. But when autumn arrives and the kids leave, a beautiful mistake will prove that grandsons can also give fun surprises.
Arianna Squilloni Was born in Milan in 1976 and studied Greek and Latin Philology. She is a children’s book editor and writer. She also writes for specialized children’s literature magazines and gives workshops. Nowadays she lives in Mataró, down by the Catalan coast.
Alba Marina Rivera Alba Marina Rivera was born in Russia in 1974 and grew up in Cuba. Later on she moved to Barcelona, Spain and discovered her passion for illustration. She studied on the prestigious Escola Massana with known artists such as Pep Montserrat and Arnal Ballester.
Other books by the same illustrator “Alba Marina Rivera is one of the new promises of children’s literature. Everytime she comes up with a new illustrated book the results are just fascinating and different”. Palabras sin papel. “Instead of talking about how cool grandparents are, this picture book talks about life as it happens, with obstacles but specially with beauty, happiness and the joy of a shared life, and the ways we influence on each other”. En casa de mis abuelos. Revista Babar. “The illustrator shows no inhibitions, uncertainties, doubts or fears in regard to Saki’s text. So it really depicts the subtlety of irony, boredom, disgust, impatience, on which the story lies”. El contador de cuentos. Jury of Bologna Ragazzi Award 2009. “A picture book for bigger kids that establishes a good thematic example of children’s books characteristics in post-industrial societies: the migration phenomenon.” ¡Vamos a ver a papá! Grupo Gretel.
El contador de cuentos
Saki / Alba Marina Rivera 13” x 6.7” · 40 pages · Paperback with sleeve ISBN 978-84-936504-3-8 · Ages 9 and up · Rights sold to Korean and Portuguese for Brazil Available in Catalan Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2009 Bologna Ragazzi Award, New Horizons, 2009 Premi Junceda d´I’lustració, 2009
¡Vamos a ver a papá!
Lawrence Schimel / Alba Marina Rivera 9.2” x 8.3” · 40 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-937212-7-5 · Ages 9 and up · Rights sold to English, Portuguese for Brazil and Korean. Available in Catalan
¿Me ayudas, gatito?
Gisela Messing 7.3” x 10” 24 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-939912-0-3 Age 3 and up
White Cat has six children: Red, Blue, Tiger, Green, Yellow and Black. They’re all good cats, even though sometimes they don’t help their mom as they should. But when little Black helps Mom to make a delicious pie, they all are encouraged to work and enjoy together, as a family.
Marilyn Pérez Falcón María Elena Repiso 5.5” x 5.5” 22 pages · Boardbook ISBN 978-84-940256-1-7 Books for babies
Whether in the most rural area or at big city, driving a truck not only requires attention and responsibility, but also requires good luck. Since the drivers in this story are a bunch of animals, good luck will be sometimes scarce, specially when the police cow arrives. A funny anecdote told through onomatopeia for small children.
Arrorró mi niño
Illustrations by Carol 8.15” x 6.1” 72 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-84-940256-5-5 For all ages
From ancient times mothers and fathers of the world have put to bed their children with tender lullabies, both traditional and made up. Their songs emerged from every corner of the Earth and passed through many generations. This anthology presents a careful selection of the most popular lullabies and songs in all Hispanic America. Along with colorful illustrations, Arroró mi niño is a book ideal for bedtime, with simple music scores to follow the melody.
Tú y yo
Maggie Maino 7.31” x 7.31” 32 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-940256-7-9 Ages 3 and up
Who is this very old lady who knits on her rocker while her cat plays with the yarn? Is she the same one that is sticking her head, a bit frightened, from behind that red curtain? From then, each picture shows how this woman and her pet change: it’s a spectacle. The first book by Chilean illustrator Maggie Maino.
Picuyo Kurusa / Leticia Ruifernández 9.05” x 8.07” 48 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-84-937212-5-1 Ages 9 and up
The day Juan turned ten, his family gave him his first fishing net. That day, on the beach, he discovered a beautiful bird that seemed to be talking to him. It was of an amazing orange pink color, like the sunset. “It’s a gift from the sun”, thought Juan, and he named it Picuyo.
Kurusa Kurusa was born in Caracas and spent the first years of her life between Caracas, USA and Costa Rica. She studied Anthropology at McGill University, in Montreal, and focused her career on libraries and children’s books. She currently lives in Caracas.
Leticia Ruifernández Was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1976. She studied Architecture because of her passion for art and drawing. However, she is completely devoted to illustration. Nowadays she lives in a small village in the mountains called Gredos along with her children.
Other book by the same author “This unusual picture book is the stuff of which dreams, and civic activists, are made. It is a story of the way people, and more specifically children, can make a difference in the face of political cynicism and public apathy.” La calle es libre. Quill & Quire. “This is a terrific book... It is a story of self-reliance and what can be accomplished with commitment and energy. A great story!” La calle es libre. American Bookseller. “... a heartwarming story which can be understood by young urbanites.” La calle es libre. School Library Journal.
Lom y los nudones Kurusa / Isabel Ferrer 9.3” x 7.6” · 32 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-936504-4-5 Ages 3 and up · Rights sold to Danish, English and Suede
La calle es libre Kurusa / Monika Doppert 8.9” x 8.1” · 48 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-050-8 · Ages 9 and up · Rights sold to Chinese, English, Japanese, Portuguese for Brazil and Korean
Cuentos del bosque
Leticia Ruifernández 6.3’’ x 9’’ 128 pages Hardcover
When Emilio hears from his mother that spring has arrived, he wonders: where should he find the spring? Along with his younger sister, he’ll discover the spring isn’t very far from his house. It’s in the forest, a magical place filled with all kinds of adventures. A poetic tale about seasons, written and illustrated by Leticia Ruifernández, who is herself an expert on the secrets of the woods.
Concierto para escalera y orquesta
Antonio Orlando Rodríguez Carole Hénaff 3.9’’ x 11’’ 28 pages Hardcover
A couple wants to attend a concert of the Symphonic Orchestra, but there’s just one problem: the building’s stairs have left the building! While they manage to find a solution, the concert goes on. Antonio Orlando Rodríguez presents a compelling story filled with absurd and humor. Carol Hénaff’s imaginative illustrations complement the original format of the book, very long and narrow, just like a stair.
Taquititán de poemas
Anthology / Ana Palmero Cáceres 7.8” x 7.8” 36 pages Hardcover Ages 3 and up
Poetry for children has always been a delicate subject in literature but, in this beautiful anthology, all readers will succumb to it. Endearing, colorful illustrations for small children mix up with carefully selected poems about animals, sea, lunch time and other subjects. The result is a sensitive, smart and appealing approach to poetry by the hand of Latin America’s poets.
Ana Palmero Cáceres Is a Venezuelan designer and illustrator born in 1966. She was Art Director of Ekaré for many years. She also worked in the Publishing Direction of the Bellas Artes Museum. At present she lives in Canary Islands but travels constantly to Venezuela to work in editorial and art projects.
Other book by the same illustrator
El elefante del circo Ana Palmero Cáceres 5.5” x 5.5” · 14 pages · Boardbook ISBN 978-84-938429-3-2 · Books for babies
Retablillo de Navidad Aquiles Nazoa / Ana Palmero Cáceres 6.1” x 6.1” · 36 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-980-257-332-5 · Age 6 and up · Rights sold to French and English Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2008
8.5” x 11” 52 pages Hardcover Discover who is running late for school between giant buildings, in the middle of the chaotic city. Look close: why is there so much traffic in the town’s historic center? Can you find which person doesn’t know how to swim at the beach? Through small stories and creative situations you can play to find hidden characters and complete their stories. You can go on and on with the endless-detailed original pictures by Venezuelan traditional artist Socorro Salinas. A creative book for all ages to imagine and play.
5” x 10” 30 pages Wire-O Venezuela’s animals have different skin textures and colors: green feathers, red scales, mottled furs… But, which skin belongs to each animal? This game-book introduces the reader to animal diversity in a playful way, and simultaneously teaches about animal habits. Finding the right combination you can discover the misterious creature.
Ediciones Ekaré publishes books for children and young people. The name ekaré was borrowed from the Pemón language, an ethnic group located in southeastern Venezuela. The word means “news” or “true narration”, and in a broader context, story or legend. Ediciones Ekaré was created in 1978 and its main goal, to publish quality children’s books, is directly related with the experience in public and school libraries of Banco del Libro, an internationally known Venezuelan institution for its reading promotion programs. Today our books reach many countries, but the initial intention remains the same: to offer children and young people quality books about our own culture and that of other parts of the world.
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