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NorthSouth Books

Fall 2013

The FOX in THE LIBR�RY Fox goes wild for good books!

Fox goes to the library looking for mice . . . not

books! “This isn’t the forest; this is the library,” says Mouse. “You can only borrow things here.” So begins the hilarity, as Mouse offers the fox a book so that he will get new ideas—besides wanting to eat mice. The new book works! Now Fox is thinking about eating chickens. But when the chicken-eating, fox-hunting farmer walks into the library, Fox and Chicken think fast and come up with a surprising solution that just might save them both.

On Sale: August ISBN: 978-0-7358-4150-5 Price: $17.95 US/$18.95 CAN Trim: 9½" x 9½"

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

LORENZ PAULI lives with his family in Berne, Switerland. He has been a banker, a kindergarten teacher, and an author. In 2003 he received honorable mention for the Austrian State Prize for Poetry for Children.

picture book | AUGUST | Fall 2013

Written by LORENZ P�ULI Illustrated by K�THRIN SCH�RER

KATHRIN SCHÄRER was born in Basel. She has illustrated more than a dozen picture books and nonfiction books for young children. She was nominated for the German Youth Literature Prize in 2010.


PICTURE BOOK | august | fall 2013

Written and illustrated by UTE KR�USE

NO ORDIN�RY F�MILY It’s patchwork times three in Ute Krause’s delightful new offering.

The little bandits are just getting used to

spending weekends with their dad when a princess and her little royals show up to join their family. They realize there’s more than enough love to go around—and when their mom meets a dragon . . . the bandits and the royals alike are never the same again (and they couldn’t be happier about it)!

UTE KRAUSE is the author of more than sixty children’s books published in Germany and throughout the world. Her previous books with NorthSouth are Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon and Nick and the Nasty Knight.

On Sale: August ISBN: 978-0-7358-4149-9 Price: $17.95 US/$18.95 CAN Trim: 10¾" x 9¾"

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



Written and illustrated by CL�UDI� BOLDT

YOU’RE � RUDE PIG, BERTIE! � brilliantly illustrated comedy of manners from Odd Dog creator, Claudia Boldt


ertie is the rudest, most vain and outspoken pig you’ll ever meet. He can’t help offending his friends, and pretty soon he doesn’t have any left. But a beautiful bunny and a disastrous party both lead Bertie to a startling realization, and a change of heart.

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. The New York Times called her last book with NorthSouth, Odd Dog, “hilariously subversive.”

On Sale: August ISBN: 978-0-7358-4152-9 Price: $17.95 US/$18.95 CAN Trim: 10¾" x 9¾"

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

PICTURE BOOK | august | fall 2013

Written and illustrated by PHILIPPE GOOSSENS

KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK! WHO’S THERE? Why is Big Bear afraid to open the door?

Who could be knocking on Big Bear’s door in the

middle of the night? What if it’s a ghost or an ogre or the big bad wolf? Big Bear’s imagination is running wild. It’s a good thing he doesn’t open his door to strangers. But when Big Bear’s best friend knocks on his door . . . Big Bear finds a surprise he never would have imagined.

PHILIPPE GOOSSENS was born in Brussels, Belgium, where he still lives today. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels and has illustrated many books for children, including Owl Howl. About his creative work he says, “When the crayon sets off on its great journey across the paper, the table vanishes, the walls disappear, and unexpected notes come in.”

On Sale: August ISBN: 978-0-7358-4122-2 Price: $17.95 US/$18.95 CAN Trim: 8½" x 8½"

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



Written and illustrated by D�VID MERVEILLE

HELLO, MR. HULOT Meet Mr. Hulot—he’s always in the middle of the action!


reated and played by French comic actor and filmmaker Jacques Tati, Mr. Hulot is a beloved character in France. David Merveille’s comic strip– style illustrations depict twenty-three captivating scenes with a page turn that builds suspense for each surprise ending. Nearly wordless, Merveille’s stories about Mr. Hulot are a delight to the observant eye.

DAVID MERVEILLE works for the press and teaches graphics and illustration at the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels. He has worked on many publicity campaigns in France and Belgium, and creates posters and illustrations for a daily newspaper called La Libre Belgique.

On Sale: August ISBN: 978-0-7358-4135-2 Price: $17.95 US/$18.95 CAN Trim: 11" x 8½"

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


Written and illustrated by M�RCUS PFISTER

�NIM�L �BC I can blend in with a leaf or tree, changing colors so you can’t see me!


arcus Pfister’s playful rhymes highlight the distinctive features of each animal—from alligator to zebra—resulting in a charming alphabet-oriented guessing game for children. Pfister’s bold, colorful illustrations capture each critter in all its glory and name the animal in bold letters so children can see if their guesses were correct—a ferociously fun way to learn the alphabet.

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. Pfister lives with his family in Berne, Switzerland.

On Sale: September ISBN: 978-0-7358-4136-9 Price: $17.95 US/$18.95 CAN Trim: 9½" x 9½"

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


Picture Book | SEPTEMBER | FALL 2013

Written by the BROTHERS GRIMM Illustrated by Binette Schroeder Translated by N�omi Lewis

THE FROG PRINCE � remarkable edition of the classic fairy tale

This classic fairy tale, best known in the version set down by

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, tells the story of the innocent young princess who meets a frog after she drops her favorite toy into a well. Naomi Lewis’s faithful retelling captures the magical qualities of this powerful tale. Binette Schroeder’s illustrations are stunning—with stylized compositions, dramatic changes in mood and color, and bold use of cinematic techniques.

JACOB and WILHELM GRIMM were born in Germany in the 1780s. They were scholars and are best known today for their captivating fairy tales.


BINETTE SCHROEDER is a highly acclaimed illustrator, painter, and portrait photographer. Among her books for children are The Wonderful Adventure of Baron Munchhausen, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book in 1978. She lives in Munich, West Germany.

NAOMI LEWIS is a writer, editor, critic, and distinguished historian of children’s literature. She is wellknown for her faithful translations of the stories of Andersen and Grimm. She lives in London.

On Sale: September ISBN: 978-0-7358-4140-6 Price: $17.95 US/$18.95 CAN Trim: 8" x 11"

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

Picture book | sEPTEMBER | FALL 2013

Written by S�ID Illustrated by M�RINE LUDIN

SNOW BE�RS NEVER LIE � story of friendship and belief

L ily loves berries, but berries grow deep in the

dark forest . . . and Lily’s a little afraid of the dark. But when she accidentally awakens a friendly snow bear sleeping on the edge of her family’s berry patch, her luck changes. So thankful for being roused in time to fly home on a wind, the snow bear grants her three wishes. Lily is sure he’s not telling the truth—after all, how can a bear fly? But Lily soon discovers that friendship and a little bit of faith can make a big difference . . . and that snow bears never lie!

SAID, who publishes only under his first name for security reasons, was born in Tehran in 1947 and has lived in Munich since 1965. The recipient of numerous awards, including the Premio Letterario Internazionale “Jean Monnet” and the German PEN Center’s Hermann Kesten Medal, he served as president of the German PEN Center and director of the Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International.

On Sale: September ISBN: 978-0-7358-4137-6 Price: $17.95 US/$18.95 CAN Trim: 11" x 8½"

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

MARINE LUDIN was born in Paris in 1971. She studied illustration at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Nancy and design at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator for German and French publishers. Marine Ludin lives in Heidelberg, Germany.  


Picture Book | SEPTEMBER | FALL 2013

Written and illustrated by H�RMEN V�N STR��TEN

THE SNOWM�N’S WISH � magical tale of wishes come true

The snowman has been living in his little snow globe

forever. But now he’s neglected on the bottom shelf of the toy case. Then, one winter’s night, lovely music fills the room. If only the snowman could see who is singing. He makes a wish, and the tiny golden angel on the chimney clock grants him one hour outside his snow globe. The snowman spends the most wonderful hour of his life dancing with the little music box dancer. But what will happen when the clock chimes and the hour ends?

Dutch author-illustrator HARMEN VAN STRAATEN illustrated his first children’s book in 1987, and since then his work has been published around the globe. Van Straaten was awarded the Golden Apple of Bratislava and the Golden Brush of Japan for his illustrations.


On Sale: September ISBN: 978-0-7358-4144-4 Price: $14.95 US/$15.95 CAN Trim: 8" x 9"

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

Picture book | OCTOBER | FALL 2013

Written and illustrated by LIEVE B�ETEN

Merry Christm�s, Little Witch! Lizzy the Little Witch is determined to make this the best Christmas ever!


hristmas is coming, and there’s still so much to do! Lizzy the Little Witch doesn’t know where to begin. The Christmas tree needs to be trimmed, pies need to be baked, and to top it all off, Lizzy finds herself in charge of taking care of Trixi, the lively little witch girl. There’s no time to spare. After all, everything has to be ready by the time the Christmas Witch arrives! The series continues with ingenious paper artistry, including foldouts, pockets, and more.

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.

On Sale: October ISBN: 978-0-7358-4143-7 Price: $16.95 US/$17.95 CAN Trim: 8½" x 10"

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


BOARD Books | JULY | FALL 2013

R�inbow Fish Colors � red starfish, a blue whale, an orange sea horse . . . Rainbow Fish’s undersea world is filled with colorful creatures, and the most colorful of all is Rainbow Fish himself, sharing his glittering silver scales with his friends.

R�inbow Fish Counting One crab, two whales, three sea horses! Rainbow Fish’s undersea world is filled with fabulous plants and animals all waiting to be counted, but there’s only one glittering Rainbow Fish!

R�inbow Fish Opposites Up/down, in/out, over/under, big/little, long/short . . . This glittering board book, filled with colorful images from Rainbow Fish’s undersea world, is the perfect introduction for very young children to the concept of opposites.


BOARD Books | JULY | FALL 2013

Written and illustrated by M�RCUS PFISTER

ISBN: 978-0-7358-4147-5 On Sale: July Price: $7.95 US/$7.95 CAN Trim: 6¼" x 6¼"

Pages: 12 Ages: 4–8 Rights: World English Carton Qty: 20

MARCUS PFISTER is the author of the phenomenally successful Rainbow Fish series. The Rainbow Fish books have sold more than forty million copies worldwide!

ISBN: 978-0-7358-4148-2 On Sale: July Price: $7.95 US/$7.95 CAN Trim: 6¼" x 6¼"

Pages: 12 Ages: 4–8 Rights: World English Carton Qty: 20

ISBN: 978-0-7358-4146-8 On Sale: July Price: $7.95 US/$7.95 CAN Trim: 6¼" x 6¼"

Pages: 12 Ages: 4–8 Rights: World English Carton Qty: 20



Written and illustrated by BERN�DETTE W�TTS

WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND? �n unlikely friend saves the day.


hen Little Jack Rabbit and his family visit the cabbage patch, his aunts and uncles tell him to stay away from the scarecrow. But Little Jack Rabbit thinks the scarecrow has kind eyes. “That means he has a warm heart,” says his mommy. Little Jack Rabbit’s mom couldn’t have been more right. When winter moves in, the scarecrow proves to be a good friend to all the little animals.

BERNADETTE WATTS has illustrated many well-reviewed books for children. She illustrates classic fairy tales, including The Three Little Pigs, her recent title. She also writes and illustrates original stories, including The Smallest Snowflake. Watts created her first picture book under the influence of Beatrix Potter and studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent.

On Sale: August ISBN: 978-0-7358-4117-8 Price: $17.95 US/$18.95 CAN Trim: 8½" x 11"

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

advent calendar | AUGUST | JULY 2013

WINTERVILL�GE � glittering �dvent calendar from Bernadette Watts

Away in a Manger

Christmas Wishes

978-0-7358-4072-0 15 x 11 $7.95 • CAN: $8.95

Watts • with glitter 978-0-7358-1860-6 15 x 11 $7.95 • CAN: $7.95

Let Us Adore Him

Santa’s on His Way

A Star in the East


Schulze • with glitter

Schraml • with glitter

The beautiful artwork of British

Chen • with glitter

978-0-7358-4071-3 15 x 11 $7.95 • CAN: $8.95

illustrator Bernadette Watts brings delight to this winter wonderland scene. Each tiny door leads to a new detail in the picture as children count down the days until Christmas.

Adam 978-0-7358-2169-9 15 x 11 $7.95 • CAN: $9.95

BERNADETTE WATTS is a renowned British illustrator. In addition to creating beautiful picture books for NorthSouth, she has also illustrated the best-selling Advent calendars Away in a Manger and Woodland Christmas.



with glitter!

On Sale: July ISBN: 978-0-7358-4133-8 Price: $7.95 US/$7.95 CAN Trim: 10" x 7"

Ages: All Ages Rights: World English Carton Qty: 20

978-0-7358-2136-1 15 x 11 $6.95 • CAN: $8.95

A Christmas Tree Dusíková • with glitter 978-0-7358-1661-9 11 x 15 $9.95 • CAN: $9.95

978-0-7358-4020-1 15 x 11 $7.95 • CAN: $7.95

Dreaming of a White Christmas Dusíková • with glitter 978-0-7358-1939-9 15 x 11 $7.95 • CAN: $7.95

Journey to Bethlehem Lunelli 978-0-7358-1390-8 15 x 11 $7.95 • CAN: $7.95

WITH ScRipture Verses


Illustrated by BERN�DETTE W�TTS

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Rand 978-0-7358-1227-7 15 x 11 $7.95 • CAN: $7.95

Silent Night Schroeder • trifold 978-1-55858-437-2 13 1/ 4 x 9 5/ 8 $9.95 • CAN: $9.95

Snowman 3D Devos • with glitter 978-0-7358-2082-1 11 x 15 $10.95 • CAN: $11.95


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