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Written and illustrated by M�RCUS PFISTER

�V�’S POPPY

va is delighted when she discovers a brilliant red poppy in the field in front of her house. She sits with the flower in the sunny days of summer and shields it in the rain, until one day the petals start to drop and the beautiful flower fades. But when spring comes again . . . Ava is surprised anew.

MARCUS PFISTER is the author of the phenomenally successful Rainbow Fish series, as well as many other books for children. He has worked as a graphic artist, a sculptor, a painter, and a photographer, as well as a children’s book author-illustrator.

On Sale: February ISBN: 978-0-7358-4057-7 Price: US $16.95/CAN $18.95 Trim: 8 ½" x 11"

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 20

picture book | February | Spring 2012

� friendship blossoms in this hopeful circle-of-life story.

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BERTH� �ND THE FROG CHOIR Two funny frogs stick together and make their dreams come true!

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t’s Bertha’s big day to try out for the prestigious frog choir, but when she sings . . . the other frogs cover their ears! Poor Bertha is sad when she doesn’t make the choir, but she’s not alone. Bertha’s friend Lucy is too little to try out. What will they do? The two of them cook up an idea that just might make both of their dreams come true.

LUC FOCCROULLE is from France and is a talented children’s book author.

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SPRING 2012

PICTURE BOOK | february

Written by LUC FOCCROULLE Illustrated by �NNICK M�SSON

ANNICK MASSON was born in Belgium and studied illustration. Her favorite thing of all is to illustrate children’s books.

On Sale: February ISBN: 978-0-7358-4062-1 Price: US $16.95/CAN $18.95 Trim: 10" x 9"

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 20

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PICTURE BOOK | march | spring 2012

Retold and illustrated by BERN�DETTE W�TTS

PETER �ND THE SE�L

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

Peter and his dog meet a new seafaring friend!

It’s power to the pigs in this fairy-tale favorite!

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ernadette Watts brings one of the most beloved fairy tales to life with her colorful and delightfully detailed illustrations. Retelling it with all of the pluck and charm of the classic tale, Watts ensures that all ends happily and no one gets eaten! In addition to the adorable pigs and the expressive big bad wolf, a bevy of endearing animals befriends the little pigs and adds enchantment to this story time favorite.

eter and his dog are sailing underwater in their little submarine until— whoosh!—they run aground. The tide is going out, and Peter is stuck! Peter and Leo have to spend the night on the little sandbank, but they soon discover that they’re not alone. Who could be making that strange shuffling sound?

RICK de HAAS is a children’s book illustrator. He has illustrated books written by Astrid Lindgren, Tais Teng, and Els Ruiters, among others. Rick de Haas lives in the Netherlands.

picture book | february | spring 2012

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Written and illustrated by RICK de H��S

 

On Sale: March ISBN: 978-0-7358-4061-4 Price: US $16.95/CAN $18.95 Trim: 8½" x 11"

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 20

BERNADETTE WATTS has illustrated many well-reviewed books for children, including her two most recent titles, Little Red Riding Hood and The Bremen Town Musicians. Watts created her first picture book under the influence of Beatrix Potter and studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent.

On Sale: February ISBN: 978-0-7358-4058-4 Price: US $16.95/CAN $18.95 Trim: 8½" x 11"

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 20

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Written by C�ROL ROTH Illustrated by SE�N JULI�N

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Little Kitty learns to moo and more until she finds her mommy!

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hen sleepy Little Kitty awakes from her nap, she can’t find her mommy. Her new friends are happy to help. “Say moo!” says the calf. “Say oink!” says the pig. “Say quack!” says the duck. After all, that’s how they call their mommies. Poor Little Kitty’s mom is nowhere to be found until Kitty tries one more thing.

CAROL ROTH has always loved writing. Carol’s many wonderful books include The Little School Bus, Who Will Tuck Me in Tonight?, and Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs. Carol lives in New Jersey (USA) with her husband, Mark.

SEAN JULIAN is a children’s book illustrator. His sweet, colorful illustrations add humor and heart to each of his books. He is the illustrator of the Little Rex series.

Spring 2012

PICTURE BOOK | march

WHERE’S MY MOMMY?

On Sale: March ISBN: 978-0-7358-4032-4 Price: US $16.95/CAN $18.95 Trim: 8½" x 10"

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 20

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Written and illustrated by SEB�STI�N LOTH

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You can be lots of things . . . but being yourself is the best of all!

Who is Zelda the varigoose? Is she a bee or a snail? A giraffe, an elephant, a glowworm, a squid? Butterfly, peacock, whale? Transparent pages will let you see Different combinations, And you’ll have lots and lots of fun With Zelda’s variations.

spring 2012

PICTURE BOOK | july

ZELD� THE V�RIGOOSE

On Sale: July ISBN: 978-0-7358-4076-8 Price: US $15.95/CAN $17.95 Trim: 8¼" x 6"

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 20

SEBASTIAN LOTH’s lyrical texts and sweetly minimalist illustrations bespeak his childhood love of literature, and it comes as no surprise that he began writing poems and short stories while still at school. A banker and an economist, as well as a writer, Sebastian lives near Cologne, Germany.

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SEVEN LITTLE MICE GO TO THE BE�CH � comical story about family fun in the sun!

spring 2012

PICTURE BOOK | may

Written by H�RUO Y�M�SHIT� Illustrated by K�ZUO IW�MUR�

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ummer has arrived, and the seven little mice are excited to go to the beach. Father makes sure the children are safe in the water. But when the tide comes in . . . you’ll never guess who comes to the rescue!

HARUO YAMASHITA graduated from Kyoto University with a major in French literature. Born in Tokyo, he now lives in Atami, Japan, by the sea.

KAZUO IWAMURA studied at the School of Fine Arts of Tokyo. His picture books have been published around the world. Kazuo Iwamura lives with his family in Mashiko, outside Tokyo.

On Sale: May ISBN: 978-0-7358-4073-7 Price: US $16.95/CAN $18.95 Trim: 8 1/8" x 9 3/8"

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 20

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Written and illustrated by CL�UDI� BOLDT

ODD DOG

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eanut is an odd dog. He doesn’t like bones; he likes apples. In fact, he LOVES apples; and he worries that his next-door neighbor, Milo, might steal all the apples from his tree. But Peanut is about to discover something about Milo (and himself) that could change everything.

CLAUDIA BOLDT went to the Glasgow School of Art and Kingston University, where she graduated with a master’s degree in illustration. What Claudia likes doing most is “writing and illustrating fun and slightly absurd comedies for four-year-olds!” Claudia Boldt is one of the Booktrust Ten Best New Illustrators of 2011.

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picture book | MAY

One dog’s apple is another dog’s bone in this hilarious book about sharing!

On Sale: May ISBN: 978-0-7358-4068-3 Price: US $16.95/CAN $18.95 Trim: 8" x 10"

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 20

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PICTURE BOOK | february | spring 2012

Written by LIEVE B�ETEN Illustrated by WIETSE FOSSEY

W�KE UP, IT’S E�STER!

THE CLEVER LITTLE WITCH PICTURE BOOK | April | spring 2012

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Written by J�MES KRÜSS Illustrated by FR�UKE WELDIN

Lizzie the Little Witch is back and cleverer than ever!

Surprising companions come together to jump-start Easter!

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izzy finds a suitcase standing in front of her witch’s house. She’d love to know what’s inside it. But no matter how often she repeats the magic spell . . .

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ake up, it’s Easter! Mr. Croak the raven tells Vicki Vole, who wakes Rob Rabbit just in time to send the sleepy bunny hopping. James Krüss’s playful Easter poem sparkles with Frauke Weldin’s candy-colored illustrations as happy rabbits let the world know that Easter time is here.

Hocus-pocus, witch’s ride, Little suitcase, open wide! . . . the little suitcase remains closed. Maybe it’s a little suitcase for big witches.

JAMES KRÜSS was born on Heligoland, a small German archipelago in the North Sea. He wrote many beloved poems, stories, and audio dramas for children in Germany.

FRAUKE WELDIN has illustrated numerous books for children. She worked for years in a bookstore and then studied illustration. She lives in Hamburg, Germany.

On Sale: February ISBN: 978-0-7358-4070-6 Price: US $16.95/CAN $18.95 Trim: 8½" x 11"

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 20

LIEVE BAETEN was born in Belgium in 1954. She gained international acclaim and numerous awards for her books about the Little Witch. Tragically, she died in a car accident in 2001.

Wietse Fossey is Lieve Baeten’s son and a graphic designer. Using computer graphics, he completed The Clever Little Witch, which his mother nearly completed, so that the book can reach the hands of children.

On Sale: April ISBN: 978-0-7358-4079-9 Price: US $16.95/CAN $18.95 Trim: 8" x 10"

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 20

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Written and illustrated by M�RCUS PFISTER

R�INBOW FISH TO THE RESCUE R ainbow Fish is torn between his newfound

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Written by BURNY BOS Illustrated by H�NS de BEER

friends and a lonely striped fish who is not invited to join in their game. When a hungry shark appears, Rainbow Fish makes a brave decision to help the little stranger.

OLLIE THE ELEPH�NT When Ollie the elephant doesn’t get a baby

Spring 2012

TUFF BOOKS | April

Two Terrific New Tuff Books!

brother for his birthday, he sets off on his roller skates to find one. Determined to live out his dream, Ollie tries to join the family of a stag, a frog, and a bat until he realizes that he longs for his own mother. When they are reunited at last, Ollie’s mother tells Ollie something that will make his dreams come true.

BURNY BOS was born in Haarlem, in the Netherlands. He is a children’s book author and has also created many radio and television programs for young audiences.

HANS de BEER was born in Muiden, a small town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He studied illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. He is the creator of the beloved Little Polar Bear series.

On Sale: April ISBN: 978-3-314-10085-7 Price: $6.95/CAN $7.95 Trim: 7½" x 7½"

Pages: 24 Ages: 3 and up Rights: English World Carton Qty: 50

MARCUS PFISTER is the author of the phenomenally successful Rainbow Fish series, as well as many other books for children. He has worked as a graphic artist, a sculptor, a painter, and a photographer, as well as a children’s book creator.

On Sale: April ISBN: 978-0-7358-4074-4 Price: US $6.95/CAN $7.95 Trim: 7½" x 7½"

Pages: 24 Ages: 3 and up Rights: English World Carton Qty: 50

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paperback picture book | june | Spring 2012

L�RS �ND THE HUSKY PUP

The fourth book in the Little Polar Bear series has a fresh new look in this repackaged edition!

The third book in the Little Polar Bear series has been repackaged with a brand-new look!

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ne quiet day at the North Pole, Lars, the little polar bear, hears a cry coming from a deep hole in the ice. It’s Hugo, a scared little hare, who is trapped and needs to be rescued. The two become fast friends; but Lars teases Hugo for being timid, and Hugo wishes Lars would be just a little more careful! Then Lars lands himself in trouble, and Hugo has to show just how brave he can be in an emergency. Lars and the Brave Little Hare was previously published as Little Polar Bear and the Brave Little Hare.

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hen Lars, the little polar bear, rescues a husky puppy trapped in a deep crack in the ice, the little dog follows him and soon finds himself in trouble again. Howling pitifully, the puppy begs, “Please don’t leave me! I’m hungry and I want my mother!” So once again it’s Lars to the rescue. But can he get the impetuous pup back safely to the rest of the husky team? Fans of Hans de Beer’s beguiling little polar bear won’t want to miss this exciting adventure. Lars and the Husky Pup was previously published as Little Polar Bear and the Husky Pup.

HANS de BEER was born in Muiden, a small town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He studied illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam.

paperback picture book | june | Spring 2012

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L�RS �ND THE BR�VE LITTLE H�RE

Written and illustrated by H�NS de BEER

On Sale: June ISBN: 978-0-7358-4078-2 Price: US $7.95/CAN $8.95 Trim: 8" x 10"

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 50

On Sale: June ISBN: 978-0-7358-4077-5 Price: US $7.95/CAN $8.95 Trim: 8 " x 10 "

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 50

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paperback picture book | january | Spring 2012

Written and illustrated by PIRKKO V�INIO

MY WILD SISTER �ND ME

WHO HID THE E�STER EGGS?

“With great sensitivity and sweetness, German writer Wewer probes the never-quite-settled nature of sibling relationships.”—Publishers Weekly

“Vainio’s plush animals and bold Easter eggs practically leap out from the bucolic springtime setting.”—Publishers Weekly

Iris Wewer was born in Cuxhaven, Germany, and studied communication design in Wiesbaden. She has worked in the field of electronic learning for both children and adults.

On Sale: January ISBN: 978-0-7358-4064-5 Price: US $7.95/CAN $8.95 Trim: 10 ½" x 9 ½”

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 50

Pirkko Vainio is an illustrator and graphic designer who studied at the Academy of Art in Helsinki.

paperback picture book | MARCh | Spring 2012

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Written and illustrated by IRIS WEWER

On Sale: March ISBN: 978-0-7358-4063-8 Price: US $7.95/CAN $8.95 Trim: 8" x 10"

Pages: 32 Ages: 4–8 Rights: English World Carton Qty: 50

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CHRISTM�S WISHES �dvent Calendar Twenty-four magical Christmas

Illustrated by �NDRE� SCHR�ML

�NGELS �dvent Calendar Sparkling angels illuminate the

days leading to Christmas in this enchanting Advent calendar.

ANDREA SCHRAML is a wonderful illustrator. This is her first Advent calendar for NorthSouth Books!

Illustrated by NIN� CHEN

wishes help you count the days until Christmas in this joyful Advent calendar. Make a wish!

On Sale: July ISBN: 978-0-7358-4072-0 Price: US $7.95/CAN $8.95 Trim: 15" x 11"

Ages: All ages Rights: World Carton Qty: 50

On Sale: July ISBN: 978-0-7358-4071-3 Price: US $7.95/CAN $8.95 Trim: 15" x 11" NINA CHEN has illustrated many books in Germany, where she lives.

Ages: All ages Rights: World Carton Qty: 50

advent calendar | july | SPRING 2012

advent calendar | july | SPRING 2012

Two Wonderful Ways to Count D own to Christmas!

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