Rights List 2016
¿Dónde está Tomás? Tomás loves to hide. His mother looks for him everywhere around the house, but Tomás is busy traveling far away with his toys: a tropical island, a jungle… and even space. But where is he? There’s a lot more in hiding than what the naked eye is able to see… AGES 3 AND UP Micaela Chirif Leire Salaberria 17 x 24 cm · 36 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-84-944291-1-8 Micaela Chirif She’s a renown Peruvian poet and children’s books author. She has a degree on Philosophy. Her works have been listed as White Ravens and she won FCE’s A la orilla del viento award. Leire Salaberria She was born in Andoain, Spain, in 1983 and studied Arts in Bilbao. In 2011 she won the Etxepare Prize and since then her works have been published and translated to many different languages. She was part of 2015’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition.
Domingo en el mercado It’s just like any other Sunday at the farmers’ market in town. Between all the buzz, Toto –a little monkey– starts stealing arepas, eggs and cheese from the stands and makes a complete mess. Everyone is mad at him… but then, another unexpected visitor comes around and turns the market into true chaos. AGES 3 AND UP José Sanabria Celeste Berlier 21 x 29,7 cm · 32 pages Hardcover José Sanabria Was born in Bogotá in 1969. He has published more than twenty books as a writer or illustrator. He has a school where he teaches how to make picture books called Color Café in Buenos Aires. Celeste Berlier Was born in 1987 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied Graphic Design until she discovered illustration and learned from José Sanabria’s and Claudia Legnazzi’s workshops. This is her second book.
El armario chino During a walk through San Francisco’s Chinatown, the antique collector Mons Snow finds the most unusual object of his career: a Chinese closet. Once he is standing in front of it, he feels he has never been there and yet, he has always been there. An unsettling masterpiece by Sáez Castán that tells the story of a child gone missing.
AGES 9 AND UP Javier Sáez Castán 17,7 x 33 cm · 40 pages Paperback with case 978-84-944291-5-6 Javier Sáez Castán Is one of the most prominent voices in contemporary illustrated literature. He was born in Huesca, Spain, in 1964. He studied Art and started working on children’s books. His works have been translated to several languages and gained recognitions such as FILIJ Mexico Best Illustrated Book, Los Mejores del Banco del Libro and the White Ravens list. He has also been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren award.
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Super Héroe Gabriel has just arrived to a new country and he already has tons of problems: words are very different, he has a couple of archenemies at school, and what’s worst, his math teacher is an alien who is planning an Earth invasion. Unfortunately, Gabriel’s parents don’t seem too convinced of this, even when he’s an expert on these matters. A hilarious book spiked with comic stripes, humor and some odd superpowers.
AGES 9 AND UP Lucas García 15,5 x 23 cm · 84 pages Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-365-3 Lucas García Was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He studied Design in Prodiseño Institute. He makes comics, illustrates and teaches, and is also an accomplished writer of short stories and novels.
Árboles Trees have their heads up the sky and their feet down on the ground. Trees communicate with their roots and help each other. Trees cannot run away from an ugly place, so they are patient and learn to grow anywhere. This love-letter for trees brings awareness about the beauty of nature and connection. AGES 3 AND UP Lemniscates 22 x 22 cm · 32 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-84-944050-4-4 RIGHTS SOLD TO ENGLISH Lemniscates Lemniscates is a professional illustration/authors studio, born in 2010 in Barcelona and devoted to creating contents for children’s books and storybook apps, with the aim to stimulate children’s talents.
El jardín mágico Cloe lives in a magic garden, but she doesn’t know it. Incredible things happen there all the time: caterpillars becoming butterflies, insects changing their colors to hide, and birds knitting their nests without any training. Every corner of this garden reflect the always surprising marvels of nature and observing the environment. AGES 3 AND UP Lemniscates 22 x 22 cm · 32 pages Hardcover
Filemón y Baucis An odd-looking traveler arrives into town searching for shelter, but no one welcomes him. Exhausted, he notices a small house between two mountains. When he arrives, a couple called Filemón and Baucis are happy to have him at their home and make sure he is comfortable. A beautiful adaptation from Ovid’s story about hospitality, love and transformation. AGES 6 AND UP Lemniscates 14 x 18 cm · 28 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-84-944050-3-7 Lemniscates Lemniscates is a professional illustration/authors studio, born in 2010 in Barcelona and devoted to creating contents for children’s books and storybook apps, with the aim to stimulate children’s talents.
“After thousands of years, myths are still moving. This small carefully-curated edition give this book the range and rank of a relic” —Donde viven los libros
Dédalo y Perdiz When the heartbroken Daedalus loses his son, Icarus, while escaping from their prison in Minos island, he finds himself a new apprentice: his nephew Perdix. Perdix doesn’t want to impress kings nor create astounding artifacts, but his inventions prove to be as much as important. A timeless story from Ovid’s Metamorphosis.
AGES 6 AND UP Lemniscates 14 x 18 cm · 28 pages Hardcover
Guachipira va de viaje One morning, Guachipira’s bird family acts as strange as it can get, and the cure is nowhere to be found. She has never left home before but to get things back to normal she sets off on a brave journey to find healing flowers. Thing is, these flowers are often distant and hidden… AGES 6 AND UP Arianna Quintero Stefano Di Cristofaro 26,5 x 21,4 cm · 36 pages Hardcover Arianna Arteaga She was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She’s a journalist, photographer and passionate traveler. She has traveled all over the world with a focus in exploring nature and ecological awareness. Stefano Di Cristofaro Was born in 1991 in Caracas, Venezuela. He’s a designer and illustrator. His works have been shown in collective national and international exhibitions. He combines different techniques such as chimó and wiki wiki.
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El gato de Brasil This mystery book tells the story of a young English aristocrat who in times of low finances decides to visit his eccentric millionaire cousin who just came back to England. The young man discovers that, among other curious hobbies, his cousin owns a vast tropical garden filled with exotic species including a rare specimen: the Brazilian cat, who feeds on human flesh. Arthur Conan Doyle Manuel Marsol 12,8 x 17,6 cm · 80 pages Paperback ISBN 978-84-944291-3-2 Arthur Conan Doyle Born in UK in 1859 and died in 1930. He was a brilliant writer most noted by his famous character, Sherlock Holmes.
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Manuel Marsol He was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1984. He worked in Advertising but nowadays he’s devoted to illustration. His work has been selected several times for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair illustrator’s exhibition, he was awarded the National Prize Banda Desenhada of Portugal, the first place of the V Iberoamerican Catalogue of Illustration in Guadalajara, Mexico and the International Prize for Picture Book by Edelvives.
AGES 12 AND UP 12,8 x 17,6 cm Paperback Love and terror classic tales seduce all generations. This selection of well known stories is illustrated by contemporary artists and presents a small critic note regarding each story, its origins and timeless topics.
Cuéntame del 1 al 10 A beautiful counting book using animals taken from the Ye’kuana’s traditional basketmaking. At the end, there’s a small dictionary with Ye’kuana words for each animal and number: one jaguar, two snakes... AGES 2 AND UP Ana Palmero Cáceres 20 x 20 cm · 32 pages Paperback Ana Palmero Cáceres Was born in 1966 in Caracas, Venezuela. She is a designer and illustrator. She was Art Director of Ediciones Ekaré for many years. She also worked in the Publishing Direction of the Bellas Artes Museum. Currently she lives in Spain.
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¿Que hace un oso? “Dad, ¿what does a bear do?”. A simple daily routine tells the bond between an unusual father and his child through simple shared actions: take a bath, eat, play, walk and, when they’re tired, go to sleep. FOR BABIES Rafael Yockteng 14 x 14 cm · 14 pages Board book Rafael Yockteng Born in 1976 in Perú and raised in Colombia. He studied Design and his illustrations have gained recognitions such as the White Ravens list and the FCE A la orilla del viento Award.
El Sol, la Luna y el Agua
El Sol, la Luna y el Agua UN CUENTO AFRICANO Versión de Laura Herrera Ilustraciones de Ángeles Vargas Ediciones Ekaré Sur
Long, long ago, when animals used to talk, the Sun and the Moon lived on earth. Their best friend was Water and they used to play together in her house everyday. But Water never went to the Sun and the Moon’s house. Until one day she came to visit… A well-known Nigerian folktale in a version which includes short verses that can be sung. Ángeles Vargas vivid illustrations give life to these strong and compelling characters.
AGES 3 AND UP Laura Herrera Ángeles Vargas 19,5 x 22 cm · 32 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-956-8868-15-4 RIGHTS SOLD TO CHINESE Laura Herrera Laura Herrera was born in Temuco, Chile. A wonderful storyteller, some of her versions of traditional folktales have been published by Ediciones Ekaré: Duerme, niño, duerme and La tortilla corredora. Ángeles Vargas Was born in Chile. Illustrator and graphic designer. For her work, she obtained the Amster Coré 2013 Design and Illustration Award from the Chilean Council of Culture, a BIB 2013 Honorary Mention and 2012 Edition Prize from the Chilean Publishers Organization. She has illustrated several books for children and works for various Chilean publishers and magazines.
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Estaba la rana There’s a long line standing outside the Jazz Club and the show is about to start. The first performer is a trumpet-player Frog, but his performance is interrupted by a mischievous clarinetist Fly… And then a drummer Spider chips in… until a sax player Mouse interrupts him as well. One after another, this sequential song shows a hilarious battle to the rhythm of jazz. AGES 3 AND UP Ramón París 21,5 x 15 cm · 24 pages Paperback ISBN 978-84-944050-5-1 Ramón París Born in Venezuela, he studied Journalism but is devotedly dedicated to illustration and also to animation. He currently lives in Barcelona.
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Nico y Pato On a rainy night, someone knocks at the door. Who could it be? Nico answers and finds a Duck. He can keep it, his parents say, as long as he takes care of him. So the Duck and Nico become best friends. However, seasons pass and naturally, there’s only one thing left to do for the Duck… A heartwarming story about friendship and nature. AGES 2 AND UP Bernat Muntés 20 x 20 cm · 28 pages Hardcover ISBN 978-84-944050-0-6 Bernat Muntés Was born in Barcelona in 1980. He studied Illustration in Pau Gargallo school, Art History in the Universidad de Barcelona and a Children’s Illustration degree in EINA.
¡Voy a jugar! When Tatú, the little armadillo, goes out to play he rolls into a sphere, to tease his friends. The hummingbird, the toucan, the tapir and the ocelot wonder what that round thing could be. A ball? A balloon with ears? When Tatú unrolls his friends recognize him and invite him to play with them. This story recreates the peek-a-boo game. FOR BABIES Edurne Lacunza 14 x 14 cm · 20 pages Board book ISBN 978-84-944050-2-0 Edurne Lacunza Born in Barcelona. She studied Arts in the Universidad de Barcelona and specialized in Children’s Illustration at l’Escola EINA.
Lo que cuentan las estatuas del mundo The sphinx at Giza, Athens’ Caryatids, a dragon in Beijing’s Forbidden City or the statue of Liberty are monuments that have quietly witnessed the course of events throughout history. But, what would happen if these timeless witnesses could speak? What would they tell us? In these appealing tales the statues have a say. AGES 12 AND UP Montse Ganges Imapla 18,5 x 24 cm · 94 pages Paperback ISBN 978-84-943038-0-7 White Ravens, 2015 Shortlist - Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2016 Montse Ganges Is a writer born in Malgrat de Mar, Barcelona, in 1964. She has published books for children of all ages, and is a screenwriter and readers’ learning specialist. Imapla Was born in Barcelona in 1964. She’s an illustrator and designer. Her work has been awarded the 28th Children’s Illustrated Book Prize by the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México in 2013.
Al sur de la Alameda A small school is occupied by a group of students and since then everything seems different: the classrooms, the playground and even the same students. Among them is Nicolás –the best goalkeeper of the soccer team– who writes about his experience in his journal. This attractive illustrated novel takes place in the quivering starts of “the penguin revolution”, the Chilean students’ protests. AGES 14 AND UP Lola Larra Vicente Reinamontes 16 x 23 cm · 288 pages Paperback ISBN 978-84-94281-5-7 RIGHTS SOLD TO KOREAN Best Juvenile Novel by Babelia, El País, 2014 Publishing Award by the Cámara Chilena del Libro, 2014 Australis Award for Design, 2014 White Ravens List, 2014 Fundación Cuatrogatos Award, 2014 Marta Brunet Award 2015 Amster-Coré Award for Design 2015 “There aren’t enough books for teenagers that present political compromise as something that can involve them”. Club Kirico
Amster Coré Award for Illustration 2015 IBBY Chile Colibrí Medal 2015
“Reinamontes’ illustrations are powerful, have a lot of character, and at the same time they’re young and fresh. They bring a strong visual narrative to the novel in a comic-cinematographic way. It’s definitely a very particular style with a deep effect on the reader”. Ana Nebreda. Biblioabrazo “We can’t help but surrender to this graphic novel that is read from the inside and the outside simultaneously; from the personal perspective of a journal and, at the same time, describing the fear, organization, resistance, cold and hunger, political and ideological debates, and the small triumphs in a students protest. It’s a risky, smart novel”. Fundación La Fuente “The narrative construction is complex and filled with images, digressions and descriptions; the characters have a wide range of visions and behaviors, showing the school as a small social system”. Canal Lector
Los Mejores del Banco del Libro 2015 Lola Larra Half Chilean, half Venezuelan, and a bit of Spanish. She was raised in Caracas and worked as a journalist and editor in Madrid. In 2006 she returned to Santiago de Chile. Vicente Reinamontes Chilean illustrator and designer with a calling for activism, cultural and editorial projects.
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La apuesta Rabbit and Cheetah have been friends since they were little, back when they thought they were of the same species and made a friendship pact. But now, time has passed and they come to a disagreement: which is the worst animal in the world? Could it be the terrible elephant? Or the dangerous human? So they start a bet...
AGES 6 AND UP Laia Jufresa · Cristina Sitja R. 23 x 20,5 cm · 32 pages Cristina Sitja Rubio Was born in Caracas, Venezuela currently lives between Berlin and Barcelona. She has books published by Les Fourmis Rouges, Notari, A Buen Paso among others. Laia Jufresa Was born in Mexico and grew up in France. She estudied at La Sorbonne and has books published by Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro and Random House.
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Las visitas de Nani
AGES 9 AND UP Karishma Chugani 15 x 22 cm · 92 pages Hard Cover Karishma Chugani Was born in Casablanca, Morocco to parents of Indian origin and with family roots entangled through Ghana, India and Pakistan. True to her migrant past, she has since lived in London Paris and now Madrid.
She is my Nani and I am her Kari. Karishma Chugani explains through beautiful miniatures the story of her grandmother Nani: a great traveller, pastry chef, and above all, a magical woman. The saga of this Sindh originated family is the backdrop that brings us to the experiences of migration as a consequence of political conflicts. At the end of each chapter there’s a small recipe of Nani’s best culinary secrets. Celebrations, flavours and Nani’s travels, keep this family together even when they’re apart from each other.
The phenomenon of human mobility is as old as humanity. Why then, and since when, has migration come to be seen as a “problem” in many societies? This book provides a starting point to understand migration, showing that its so-called problems are not related to the people themselves, but rather with the systems and structures within which they exist. These include the contradictions upon which economic systems are built, the ways in which xenophobia and fear of change appear in society, and how these are used politically. Our world has been transformed by migration patterns in the spheres of labor, commerce, cultural identity and nationalism. At the same time, migration and migrants will be affected in the future as new political, social and technological struggles transform the world with unprecedented speed and intensity. There are contradictions that we must contend with. For example, between a world that is supposedly defined by global circulation of people, goods and ideas, and a world increasingly defined by more borders, frontiers and lines of delimitation. But a comprehensive understanding of migration will enable us to engage with something very personal: ourselves. It will help us engage with our ability to live together with others and manage individual and group social change. And this could enable us to transform our ways of relating with those who are both similar to and different from us at the same time, humans engaged in the same process of coexistence in our planet.
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*Genocidio and Cambio climático were originally published by Groundwood Books
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AGES 14 AND UP Alejandro Reig · Roger Norum 12,8 x 17,6 cm Paperback Alejandro Reig · Roger Norum The trajectories of Alejandro Reig and Roger Norum have been marked by multiple and successive migrations. Alejandro, born in Argentina and raised in Venezuela, with Catalan and Italian grandparents and Italian citizenship, holds doctoral and master’s degrees in Social Anthropology (Oxford). Roger Norum, born in the US of Norwegian descent, with Czech and Lithuanian ancestry and Spanish residency holds doctoral and master’s degrees in Social Anthropology (Oxford) and a BA in Arabic and Turkish history and literature (Cornell).
Recently awarded books
Taquititán de poemas
Cuentos a patadas
Arepita de manteca
Anthology Ana Palmero Cáceres
José Urriola Lucas García
Traditional song Rosana Faría
IBBY Honour List, 2016 Shortlist - Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2016
Fundación Cuatrogatos Award, 2016 Shortlist - Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2016
Duerme, niño, duerme
La Sayona y otros cuentos de espantos
IBBY Honour List, 2016 Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2015 Fundación Cuatrogatos Award, 2014
Lo que cuentan las estatuas del mundo Montse Ganges Imapla
White Ravens 2015 Shortlist - Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2016
Laura Herrera July Macuada
Fundación Cuatrogatos Award, 2015 Mention – Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2015
Mercedes Franco Stefano Di Cristofaro
Mention – Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2015
Nico y Pato
Al sur de la alameda
Lola Larra Vicente Reinamontes
Shortlist – Fundación Cuatrogatos Award, 2016
Marta Brunet Award, 2015 Amster-Coré Award for Design, 2015 Amster Coré Award for Illustration, 2015 IBBY Chile Colibrí Medal, 2015 Fundación Cuatrogatos Award, 2015 Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2015 Best Juvenile Novel by Babelia, El País, 2014 Publishing Award by the Cámara Chilena del Libro, 2014 Australis Award for Design, 2014 White Ravens List, 2014
Cuentos del bosque
Un perro en casa
Daniel Nesquens Ramón París
Shortlist - Fundación Cuatrogatos Award, 2014 Shortlist - Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2016
Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2014
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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.