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More than counting 40 More than drawing 41 Mowgli and the Jungle Book 52 My Chicken is a T-Rex! 30 My First Animal Book 58 My First Book of the Colors 20 My First Book of the Numbers 20 My First Book of the Shapes 20 My First Box of the Numbers 21 My First Box of the Shapes 21 My First English Words Book 58

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A Christmas Carol 13 Adventures 54 Aesop’s Fables 5 Aladdin 48 Alice in the Wonderland All about Dinos 31 Animals, The 19 Armored Dinosaurs 33 Atlas of Fairy Tales, The

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Beauty and the Beast 44 Big and Small 50 Big Book of the Giant Animals, The Bugs 36

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Cinderella 44 Classic Fairy Tales by H. Christian Andersen 10 Coding for kids 27

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Jungle Book, The 3, 12, 44 Little Mermaid, The 48 Little Red Riding Hood 6, 48

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Square as... 51 Stegosaurus and the Herbivorous Dinosaurs, The 35

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Magic 54 Mom and Dad’s day

Peter Pan 48 Pinocchio 48, 52 Play Yoga 26 Plesiosaurus and the Aquatic Dinosaurs, The

Shapes Shenani-gans 38 Snow White 48 Space 54 Space Explorers 28 Spots, Splashes and Fingerprints fun

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Ready, Steady, Go! Rectangle as... 51 Round as... 51

Giant Mazes 16 Good Morning Walrus! 47 Great Predators, The 32 Gulliver’s Travels 8 Hansel and Gretel 7, 44 Happy Birthday 49 Hidden in Nature 17 High on Mount Olympus How many are there? 50

Ocean 37 Opposites World 50 Origami Adventures of Hoppity the Frog!, The Origami Airplanes 43 Origaming 42

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Nativity scene 55 Nighty Night! 11 Noah’s Ark 57

Triangle as... 51 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 9

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What Colour is it? 50 Who’s at the Window? 46 Wizard School, The 22, 24 World, The 18


The Jungle Book

From the Masterpiece by Rudyard Kipling Illustrations by Manuela Adreani Thanks to the wonderful illustrations by Manuela Adreani, an internationally famous artist gifted with a unique and delicate sensibility, young readers will be able to discover or rediscover Rudyard Kipling’s timeless classic, which explores feeling like love, faithfulness, and friendship...By browsing the pages, they will find themselves thrown into the dense, impenetrable jungle, together with Mowgli, to confront together its dangerous challenges and the threats of the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan! Manuela Adreani’s romantic drawings, inspired, among other things, by the complex patterns on old fabrics and brocades so dear to the Flemish painters, will transport the little readers into a world of enchantment and magic: they will really immerse them in the story they are reading.

80 pages 29 x 36 cm 62,000 characters 10,880 words 40 colored illustrations Hardcover padded

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Manuela Adreani, after taking a diploma specializing in illustration, she worked as a graphic artist and then progressed to the world of animation. After winning a scholarship for a master course in animation at Turin’s IED, she worked for the Lastrego e Testa studio on TV series produced and broadcast by Italy’s RAI television: Le avventure di Aladino, Amita della Giungla and also on La Creazione, based on the book by Carlo Fruttero. In 2011, she embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator, working with Benchmark and Scholastic India. She was one of the winners of the illustration contest organized for the 130th anniversary of the creation of Pinocchio. For White Star Kids she has created the illustrations for: Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Prince, The Snow Queen, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, and The Odyssey and the titles Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland published for the Book Posters series.

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High on Mount Olympus Illustrations by Manuela Adreani The Ancient Greek myths about the gods of Olympus will live again, to be also enjoyable for young readers, thanks to the unique sensibility and art of Manuela Adreani, an internationally famous illustrator who succeeds in infusing her illustrations with a delicate, exciting atmosphere. The deeds and the endlessly intertwining stories of the divinities venerated by the Ancient Greeks will arouse children’s curiosity, while making them eager to discover more and more about the gods and to take part in their actions. The evocative drawings, combined with the richness of clothing and drapery that Manuela Adreani is able to suggest, will let their dreams take flight. Thus, the children will discover how these characters from long ago are really more human than they imagined and, through reassuring and delicate illustrations, they will learn to love them by being fascinated by their stories.

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Manuela Adreani,after taking a diploma specializing in illustration, she worked as a graphic artist and then progressed to the world of animation. After winning a scholarship for a master course in animation at Turin’s IED, she worked for the Lastrego e Testa studio on TV series produced and broadcast by Italy’s RAI television: Le avventure di Aladino, Amita della Giungla and also on La Creazione, based on the book by Carlo Fruttero. In 2011, she embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator, working with Benchmark and Scholastic India. She was one of the winners of the illustration contest organized for the 130th anniversary of the creation of Pinocchio. For White Star Kids she has created the illustrations for: Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Prince, The Snow Queen, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, and The Odyssey and the titles Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland published for the Book Posters series.

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Aesop’s Fables Illustrations by Manuela Adreani The sensitive and delicate art of Manuela Adreani, an internationally famous illustrator who manages to capture the essence of the figures with unique taste and tact, will accompany the little readers in their discovery of the delightful animals enlivening these fables. Created centuries ago by the Greek Aesop, they have become part of our universal literary patrimony. Children will be thrilled by tales of animals personifying humans, and will come to know their timeless stories, which are always accompanied by a concluding moral. The unmistakable style of the drawings, whose delicate and reassuring strokes are able to create an immediate empathy between character and reader, and the simple, modern language used to present the fables are certain to stimulate the imagination of little readers, enabling them to travel in a world of dreams!

40 pages 24 x 29 cm 31,000 characters 5,400 words 20 colored illustrations Hardcover padded

Manuela Adreani, after taking a diploma specializing in illustration, she worked as a graphic artist and then progressed to the world of animation. After winning a scholarship for a master course in animation at Turin’s IED, she worked for the Lastrego e Testa studio on TV series produced and broadcast by Italy’s RAI television: Le avventure di Aladino, Amita della Giungla and also on La Creazione, based on the book by Carlo Fruttero. In 2011, she embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator, working with Benchmark and Scholastic India. She was one of the winners of the illustration contest organized for the 130th anniversary of the creation of Pinocchio. For White Star Kids she has created the illustrations for: Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Prince, The Snow Queen, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, and The Odyssey and the titles Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland published for the Book Posters series.

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Little Red Riding Hood

From a Fairy Tale by the Brothers Grimm

Illustrations by Francesca Cosanti You think you know every moment of the most famous fairy tales which in the entire world are part of childhood, until an illustrator, Francesca Cosanti, an artist of incredible sensibility and a lover of contemporary art, reinterprets the adventures of the famous little girl with the red riding hood through the eyes of some of the most celebrated contemporary artists. Francesca Cosanti attended the Multimedia Illustration and Animation Course at Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome and an illustration course at Officina b5 - Accademy of illustration in Rome and some intensive illustration courses with international famous illustrators. She works as an illustrator for publishing and advertising, for associations, companies and agencies since 2005. At the same time she teaches in various schools as an expert of illustration, tecniques, graphic design and multimedia softwares.

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Hansel and Gretel

From a Fairy Tale by the Brothers Grimm Illustrations by Francesca Cosanti One of the most famous and beloved fairy tales of all time, whose protagonists are the twins Hansel and Gretel, is completely reinterpreted by the creativity of Francesca Cosanti, an illustrator who has the gift of transforming elements from the ďŹ nest works of contemporary art in captivating images. Here she creates a volume ďŹ lled with unexpected surprises and new perspectives, with which to present to young readers a timeless tale. Francesca Cosanti attended the Multimedia Illustration and Animation Course at Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome and an illustration course at Officina B5 - Accademy of illustration in Rome and some intensive illustration courses with international famous illustrators. She works as an illustrator for publishing and advertising, for associations, companies and agencies since 2005. At the same time she teaches in various schools as an expert of illustration, tecniques, graphic design and multimedia softwares.

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Gulliver’s Travels

From the Masterpiece by Jonathan Swift Illustrations by Francesca Rossi Since its appearance in 1726, Jonathan Swift’s fantastical novel Gulliver’s Travels has never ceased to enchant young readers. Children will enjoy following the adventures of the doctor Lemuel Gulliver in the land of Lilliput, inhabited by tiny little people; in Brobdingnag, where this time he will turn out to be minuscule by comparison with its gigantic inhabitants; and in other imaginary lands that he will find along his journey. The splendid illustrations are by Francesca Rossi, an artist who is able to render the atmosphere of the works effectively and realistically, without neglecting their emotional content. They will transport the little readers right into the heart of the story and involve them in the tale. This book, designed for the early school years, takes the form of a sort of travel journal in the first person; it contains large color illustrations and some drawings to intersperse the narrative, which has been specially adapted to respond to the sensibility and taste of the young readers of today.

96 pages 22.5 x 30 cm 70,000 characters 12,300 words Hardcover

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Francesca Rossi, born in 1983, she graduated from the International School of Comics in Florence. She publishes illustrated books with various Italian publishers and does drawings for covers and posters. In addition to illustrating, she offers educational workshops in schools and libraries, and creates and decorates ceramic art. For White Star, she illustrated the Classic Fairytales series, Who’s Afraid of Witches? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children, Classic Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault, Alice’s Little Wonderlands, An Entertaining Coloring Experience, the titles Fairy Tale Adventures, Woodland Fairy Tales, Princess Fairy Tales in the Puzzle Book series, Classic Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm, Little Women and Around the World in Eighty Days.


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

From the Masterpiece by Jules Verne Illustrations by Francesca Rossi 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is one of those timeless novels which over the centuries has been read time and time again by generations of young readers, thus becoming a classic of children’s literature. It represents an authentic prototype for every tale of undersea adventure. On board the submarine Nautilus, the little readers will be fascinated by the enigmatic Captain Nemo and will come to be astounded by the wonders that populate the depth of the sea. The splendid illustrations by Francesca Rossi, an artist capable of capturing vividly and realistically the atmosphere of the stories, will carry the children into the heart of the adventure. Almost as if they could browse the pages of the Nautilus logbook, they will be enthralled by the illustrations and sketches interspersing the narrative, which has been specially adapted to respond to the taste and sensibility of the young readers of today.

96 pages 22.5 x 30 cm 70,000 characters 12,300 words Hardcover

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Francesca Rossi, born in 1983, she graduated from the International School of Comics in Florence. She publishes illustrated books with various Italian publishers and does drawings for covers and posters. In addition to illustrating, she offers educational workshops in schools and libraries, and creates and decorates ceramic art. For White Star, she illustrated the Classic Fairytales series, Who’s Afraid of Witches? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children, Classic Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault, Alice’s Little Wonderlands, An Entertaining Coloring Experience, the titles Fairy Tale Adventures, Woodland Fairy Tales, Princess Fairy Tales in the Puzzle Book series, Classic Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm, Little Women and Around the World in Eighty Days.

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Classic Fairy Tales by H. Christian Andersen Illustrations by Francesca Rossi The unforgettable characters in Hans Christian Andersen’s stories are amongst the most loved in the world. The adventures of the Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Snow Queen, The Tin Soldier and the Princess and the Pea have become classic favourites that feature in every child’s early years as a reader and now you can own all of them, and more, in this beautifully illustrated volume. The iconic characters from these beloved fairy tales have been captured, by the stunning watercolor illustrations of Francesca Rossi, bringing these, much loved, stories to life for a new generation. Francesca Rossi graduated from the International School of Comics in Florence and, in addition to illustrating books for several publishers; she also does artwork for book jackets and posters. She also offers educational workshops to schools and libraries and creates and decorates ceramic art. For White Star Kids she has illustrated; Who’s Afraid of Witches?, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, Classic Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm, Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, Fairy Tale Adventures, Woodland Fairy Tales and Princess Fairy Tales in the Puzzle Book Series.

96 pages 26.2 x 33.7 cm 76,500 characters 13,420 words about 50 colored illustrations Hardcover

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Nighty Night! 7 Bedtime Stories

Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi Bedtime is one of children’s favorite occasions to listen to a story before going to sleep. In the booklet contained in this box there are seven fairy tales, one for each night of the week: the magical little man of sweet dreams will accompany the children to sleep, giving them lovely and unforgettable dreams. The book can be read in the warm light of a LED lamp that can be built with a single passage and without the use of scissors or glue. Its light will illuminate the sweet goodnight kiss with a tender atmosphere. Agnese Baruzzi, was born in 1980 and graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.

Book: 32 pages 16.8 x 22.9 cm 12,500 characters 2200 words

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Box: 25 x 19 x 5 cm 1 laser cut light cardboard 17.5 x 17.5 x 23.5 cm

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The Jungle Book

From the Masterpiece by Rudyard Kipling Illustrations and paper engineering Agnese Baruzzi The adventures of “The Jungle Book”, the masterpiece by Rudyard Kipling that has fascinated generations of young readers, are told in this book in a modern, engaging and above all original way. This is thanks to the beautiful illustrations and paper creations by Agnese Baruzzi, versatile and imaginative artist, who conceived the perforated pages that accompany the narration. The use of the paper carving technique makes the figures representing the characters of the story look almost alive, making the story even more compelling and engaging: Mowgli, Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear, the wolf and the terrible tiger Shere Khan will almost come out of the pages!

36 pages - 8 laser cut pages 22 x 26.5 cm 36,000 characters 6,300 words Laser Cut Hardcover

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Agnese Baruzzi, was born in 1980 and graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.

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A Christmas Carol

From the masterpiece by Charles Dickens Illustrations and paper engineering Agnese Baruzzi The greatness of a writer the caliber of Charles Dickens merges with the delicacy of one of the most touching Christmas stories of all time in this beautifully illustrated book, which revives this classic of literature in a new and original way, to the delight of young readers. Agnese Baruzzi, talented and imaginative artist, has created for this book, thanks to the paper carving technique, some perforated pages that give the effect of a moving narrative, as if it were a proper scene. The story of the insensitive and cruel Scrooge who becomes a better man thanks to the magic of Christmas and to the visit of the ghosts of the past, present and future, will be even more attractive and exciting, and will encourage to rediscover a fascinating and timeless story.

36 pages - 8 laser cut pages 22 x 26.5 cm 36,000 characters 6,300 words Laser cut Hardcover

Agnese Baruzzi, was born in 1980 and graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.

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The Big Book of the Giant Animals The Little Book of the Tiny Animals Illustrations by Ester Castelnuovo The largest and the smallest creatures of the animal kingdom meet in two books so closely linked as to become a single volume! In fact, the mini book of the smallest animals, which resembles its characters also in the format, ďŹ ts perfectly into the enormous cover of the book of the largest animals. In both volumes the animals are presented by texts full of information and amusing curiosities, and poetic and funny illustrations by Ester Castelnuovo, an artist able to draw both ironically and sensitively these extraordinary examples of Nature. Ester Castelnuovo is a young graphic illustrator; she began her professional experience as set designer, after graduating at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in 2013. A year after, she started working in publishing, specializing in digital books and applications for children. Thus, she took a fundamental path to her professional development. She collaborates with various companies as graphic consultant and decorator. Between books, animated sets, jewelry and decorations, for Ester any excuse will do for drawing.

Big Book: 32 pages 31 x 41.5 cm Little Book: 32 pages 11.5 x 11.5 cm Hardcover

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The Atlas of Fairy Tales Flying over enchanted worlds Illustrations by Claudia Bordin Every fairy tales and every classic of children’s literature tells the story of a journey: that of Alice in Wonderland, of Dorothy in the kingdom of Oz, of Little Red Riding Hood in the wood, and of Pinocchio searching for Geppetto. What if these incredible adventures were represented as maps? If it were possible to fly, on the wings of imagination, over the enchanted kingdoms of children’s tales, one would gain an immediate total vision of each story, an incredible view to explore in great detail, to search for the protagonists of the events and the places where their stories unfold. This atlas of the kingdom of fairy tales transforms each tale in the volume into a map, which are made unique and inimitable by the tender and naive style of the illustrator Claudia Bordin. After graduating in illustration at IED in Milan, Claudia Bordin taught for five years Art and Image in primary schools, while devoting herself to drawing. Working with children and with their “worlds”, which expressed imagination in their thoughts and drawings, made her desire to release her imagination too. So now she works, as an illustrator, with some publishing houses and communication agencies and is also involved in custom-made wedding stationery. Five years ago she founded Mondo • Mombo: a logo, a stage name, but, above all, a virtual world where she uses her illustrative skills for new ideas and projects.

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Giant Mazes

Search Find and Count! Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi In this two large format books children will have the opportunity to test their ability to observe and count. The wonderful full-page tables by Agnese Baruzzi, so rich in detail and particulars, depict dierent natural environments and wonderful mazes, in which are included many animals that children will have to look for, count and report in the designated area on the side of the page. How many animals will they be able to identify for each page? The solutions are provided at the end of the book, so that children can have validation of their activity. Entertaining and informative at the same time, this great book will give children many hours of fun and interest. Agnese Baruzzi graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.

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Hidden in Nature Search Find and Count! Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi This large format book helps children test their ability to observe and count. The wonderful full-page illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi which are so rich in detail, depict different natural environments and incredible mazes. The children have to search for the animals hidden in the pages and list them on the adjoining page. How many animals will they be able to identify on each page? The children can check the answers at the end of the book. Entertaining and informative at the same time, this great book will provide children with many hours of fun and interest. Agnese Baruzzi graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.

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The World Coloring Atlas

Illustrations by Giulia Lombardo The second in this series of new coloring atlases which aim to make learning fun. The World Coloring Atlas will teach young readers, not just geography, but about the famous landmarks that can be found in cities around the world. Color them in and learn all about the dierent things countries are known for. Giulia Lombardo, is a 24-year-old illustrator who lives and works in Florence. After a classical high school diploma, she decided to completely change her course of studies following her passion and enrolling at Nemo Academy of Digital Arts in Florence, where she graduated with honors in 2013 as Entertainment Designer. Since then, she has worked as a freelance illustrator for children’s books, as a graphic designer and a web designer.

48 pages 29 x 38.5 cm Hardcover

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The Animals Coloring Atlas

Illustrations by Giulia Lombardo The ďŹ rst in a series of new coloring atlases which aim to make learning fun. Children will enjoy exploring the maps which feature animals from all over the world. To help young readers each animal has been placed over the part of the glob that they live in, ready to be colored in, giving an extra element to this, fun, interactive guide to geography. Giulia Lombardo, is a 24-year-old illustrator who lives and works in Florence. After a classical high school diploma, she decided to completely change her course of studies following her passion and enrolling at Nemo Academy of Digital Arts in Florence, where she graduated with honors in 2013 as Entertainment Designer. Since then, she has worked as a freelance illustrator for children’s books, as a graphic designer and a web designer.

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My First Book of the Colors / Shapes / Numbers Montessori: a World of Achievements

Text by Chiara Piroddi - Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi

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Activity Colors 40 pages + 8 sticker pages 21.6 x 27.2 cm Softcover Activity Shapes 40 pages + 8 sticker pages 21.6 x 27.2 cm Softcover Activity Numbers 56 pages + 8 sticker pages 21.6 x 27.2 cm Softcover

The series “Montessori, a world of achievements” is a collection of texts for children that contain playing activities aimed at encouraging the development of the main cognitive skills, such as the recognition of numbers, shapes and colors. They are not a random collection of leisure and recreational exercises, but they are designed and built according to a very specific educational and pedagogical approach: the principles of the Montessori Method. Thus, they don’t simply stimulate learning through play, but they enhance the cognitive development of the child, thanks to their structure based on a very specific theoretical basis, following the phases and learning ways provided by the educational and teaching theories of Maria Montessori. The structure of the activities suggested in the texts develops around some fundamental Montessori principles: - the content of the games follow a progressive complexity and present the learning object material using a quality at a time, to allow the child to become gradually familiar with it; - each activity respects the Montessori methods of 3 progressive stages of learning: 1. presentation of the material through senses (sight, hearing, and especially touch), 2. recognition of the learning object material, 3. reenactment of the material; - in each activity the child can directly control his mistakes, so that he can realize by himself the accuracy of his work, without needing constant adult intervention; - the adult has a role of assistance and introduction to the various activities, especially when they require verbal associations, but the child can play independently the games; - handling and practical experience have a central role in this type of games: there are several activities that require you to glue stickers, cut, draw and finger paint. Chiara Piroddi is a psychologist, an expert in Neuropsychology and specialises in psychotherapy with an evolutionary cognitive address. She graduated in Psychology from the University of Pavia (Italy) and continues to work there as aTeaching Assistant in Physiological Psychology and Professor in Neuropsychology Practice. She is the author and co-author of several scientific publications in the field of Neuropsychology. She lives between Barcelona and Milan, where she works as a developmental therapist. Agnese Baruzzi graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a longstanding collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.

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My First Box of the Shapes Montessori: a World of Achievements

Created especially with the Montessori methods in mind this new, beautifully packaged, game will stimulate young minds and provide hours of fun. Developed using progressive complexity, a key feature of the Montessori Method, My First Box of the Shapes will help children acquire a basic understanding of geometry. Each card features matching shapes in different sizes and color shades, allowing children to learn to associate similar shapes despite differences which might be confusing. A fun, interactive, method of learning, this box is the perfect accompaniment to the Montessori book series.

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My First Box of the Numbers Montessori: a World of Achievements

Developed using progressive complexity, My First Box of the Numbers helps children to acquire basic numeracy skills. Each primary card features an animal which has been turned into the shape of a specific number; this is then complemented by a second card featuring the corresponding quantity of animals. For example; eight snowmen feature on the card depicting number eight. Using this great game, children learn to recognise numbers and identify what they mean through, fun, interactive play.

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The Wizard School MAD FOR MATH Text by Linda Bertola - Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi A wizard’s apprentice takes the children to discover all the secrets of the castle: magic formulas, secret passages, mazes and armor. Target audience: 7/9 years. Table of the educational contents: number and calculation up to 1000; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Logic, problem-solving. Game: four apprentices are in search of the ingredients that will turn them into real wizards. To obtain them, they must pass tests in mathematics. With a degree in Foreign languages for intercultural mediation from the Università Cattolica of Milan, Linda Bertola is a linguistic and learning facilitator. She is specialized in teaching and supporting students with difficulties in learning and special educational needs, both at school and outside. She is also specialized in teaching Italian to foreign children, kids and adults. She worked with various schools and associations as an intercultural educator/trainer. Passionate about didactics, mathematics and game learning, you can find her articles about didactics on the website genitoricrescono.com.

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Agnese Baruzzi graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.


The Enchanted Forest MAD FOR MATH Text by Linda Bertola - Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi There is a village hidden in the wood. Here the animals live, work, enjoy themselves, and sometimes quarrel. A wise owl guides the children to the discovery of this little world. Target audience: 5/7 years. Table of educational contents: quantity and number up to 50 (actually, activity book up to 50, game box up to 20), addition and subtraction. Logic, problem solving. Game box: a deck of playing cards, with instructions for 5 different games for enjoyable practice in additions and subtractions up to 20. With a degree in Foreign languages for intercultural mediation from the Università Cattolica of Milan, Linda Bertola is a linguistic and learning facilitator. She is specialized in teaching and supporting students with difficulties in learning and special educational needs, both at school and outside. She is also specialized in teaching Italian to foreign children, kids and adults. She worked with various schools and associations as an intercultural educator/trainer. Passionate about didactics, mathematics and game learning, you can find her articles about didactics on the website genitoricrescono.com.

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Agnese Baruzzi graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.

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Play Yoga

Have Fun and Grow Healthy and Happy! Illustrations by Anna Láng, Texts by Lorena V. Pajalunga When properly introduced to the practice, the values of yoga for children have been astounding, encouraging concentration, calmness and self-confidence, in addition to its natural health benefits. This book, developed in collaboration with the Italian Yoga Association for Children, features twenty yoga positions inspired, as is traditional, by animals, specifically chosen for children to do. Each pose is colorfully illustrated and accompanied by, clear, step-bystep instructions so aspiring yogi’s can start learning in a fun, exciting way. Lorena V. Pajalunga has been teaching children yoga in India at her Master Swami Satyananda of Bihar School for thirty years. She has since founded the Italian Association of Yoga for Children and with a degree in Human Sciences teaches at the University of Milan. Anna Láng is a Hungarian graphic designer and illustrator, currently living and working in Milan. She attended The University of Fine Arts (2006 - 2011) and spent six months at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata. In 2013 she won the prize of the city of Békéscsaba at the Hungarian Biennial of Graphic Design with her Shakespeare Poster Series. She currently works for 6.14 Creative Licensing Agency in Milan.

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Coding for kids Scratch projects

Text by Coder Kids - Illustrations by Valentina Figus “Don’t just buy a new videogame, make one. Don’t just download the latest app: help design it. Don’t just play on your phone: program it.” These were the words that President Barack Obama addressed to American students to encourage them to discover a new language, coding. With this book, kids can approach coding while having fun, using Scratch 2.0; this programming environment was created by the Lifelong Kindergarten group from the MIT Media Lab specifically to give to young creative talents the opportunity to create and develop games, animations and interactive stories, sharing them with a wide and lively community. The projects of the text are unique, thought to have a comprehensive overview of the main functions of Scratch and tested during coding laboratories, in school and extra school hours. Written for 8 to 12 year olds, this book wants to give everyone the opportunity to start from scratch. The projects are explained step by step and arranged with a progressive difficulty. After each proposal there are richer, more complex variants, which are also thoroughly explained, and challenges with solutions at the end of the book, to intrigue also grown ups. Team coder kids: Johan Aludden, Master of Science in Engineering Physics with Applied Mathematics and Sun Certified Java Programmer. For years, he has planned and developed projects for large international companies. He started as a mentor at CoderDojo and then founded CoderKids. Technical manager of the project, he is certain that the code can be clean, as well as functional. Federica Gambel, who graduated in Science and Technology Communication, has worked with the digital world since the Nineties. Mother of three children, she is certain that young generations can express their strong creativity also with the help of new technologies. Moreover, she believes that the task of adults is to help the children not to passively accept what is offered, but to make them active, involved and curious. She has founded CoderKids with Johan, and is the operating arm of the project: she follows the marketing and the communication, and she translates the needs of schools and mothers in projects and experiences. Valentina Figus was born in Milan in 1986. She has a degree in Communication and Visual Design at Politecnico of Milan and she graduated from an important illustration school in 2012. She has worked as freelancer for several publishing companies, creating digital interactive books, applications for iOS and Android system, Kiosk book App, graphic layouts and adv banner for social networks and websites. She currently works for White Star as graphic and project designer for kids books, and for Coder Kids as illustrator of videogames assets and creator of commercial adv.

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Space Explorers

20 Infographics to Explore the Universe Illustrations by Giulia De Amicis Infographics is considered to be one of the most up to date and eective way of getting the message across about science. In this book, infographics is used to inform the reader about some of the most important achievements of mankind in the conquest of space and the greatest mysteries it holds. Solid scientiďŹ c data has been selected and organized into infographic plates which then translate the concepts into images and the numerical data into forms, dots and lines. Interspersed throughout are amusing snippets of information and engaging illustrations. Giulia De Amicis is surrounded by pets and illustrated books and with a strong inclination for freehand drawing and collage since early childhood. After studying Communication Design at Milan Polytechnic shespecialized in data and information visualization with Density Design Lab. Since her graduation she has worked as an information designer and illustrator for several design studios, Ngos and marine organizations. She currently work and live in Brighton, UK.

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In Orbit

Discovering the Solar System CONCERTINA BOOK Illustrations by Giulia De Amicis This book takes young adults on a thrilling voyage to discover the Solar System, and the features of the planets it comprises, of their moons and satellites and of its star, the Sun. This project combines, very effectively, the educational aspect with the pleasure of the discovery. Its concertina-folded pages can be turned as in a book, to come closer gradually to each objective, and opened out completely, for young readers to admire the illustrations which show, with extraordinary efficacy, the majesty of space surrounding us.  Giulia De Amicis is surrounded by pets and illustrated books and with a strong inclination for freehand drawing and collage since early childhood. After studying Communication Design at Milan Polytechnic shespecialized in data and information visualization with Density Design Lab. Since her graduation she has worked as an information designer and illustrator for several design studios, Ngos and marine organizations. She currently work and live in Brighton, UK.

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My Chicken is a T-Rex!

The Great Big Book of Animal Evolution Illustrations by Román García Mora As a rule, the concept of biological evolution is complex; it indicates the significant morphological, structural, and functional changes in living beings that take place over extremely long periods of time. However, thanks to this volume, even the youngest readers will be able to understand easily and to learn how the animals inhabiting our planet have changed over a thousand years. For example, they’ll learn how a curious attachment like the elephant’s trunk developed, why the toes of the horse have been transformed into hooves, and why we can state that chickens are really T-Rexes! Thanks to the combination of the scientific rigor necessary to explain such a complex subject with a funny, ironic style, the illustrations by Román García Mora, biologist and illustrator, will certainly win over, interest, and amuse young readers. Román García Mora drawn to both the world of art and that of science ever since he was a child, Román García Mora graduated in biology. After completing his studies, he decided to combine the two fields that fascinated him the most. Thus, he specialized in scientific illustration, devoting himself to paleo-art – i.e. paleontological reconstruction, especially of dinosaurs. In this context, Román has received many international awards. He has worked for various scientific journals such as “PM Bilde Quo”, and currently collaborates with publishers and illustrated scientific publications, along with researchers from several Spanish institutions.

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All about Dinos Illustrations by Román García Mora Text by Giuseppe Brillante For about 165 million years, the Earth was ruled by fantastic beasts, often giant and terrifying: dinosaurs. These amazing prehistoric creatures take center stage in this special children’s book that takes readers on a voyage of discovery of the great carnivorous predators and armored dinosaurs, the giant herbivores and marine reptiles. The stunning illustrations are by Román García Mora, a specialized artist, while the texts – written by experts in the field – clearly present some of the most extraordinary species to have ever roamed our planet. At the end of this fascinating prehistoric journey, we’ll have learned all there is to know about dinosaurs: what they looked like and where they lived, their behavior and evolution and the mystery surrounding their disappearance. Román García Mora drawn to both the world of art and that of science ever since he was a child, Román García Mora graduated in biology. After completing his studies, he decided to combine the two fields that fascinated him the most. Thus, he specialized in scientific illustration, devoting himself to paleo-art – i.e. paleontological reconstruction, especially of dinosaurs. In this context, Román has received many international awards. He has worked for various scientific journals such as “PM Bilde Quo”, and currently collaborates with publishers and illustrated scientific publications, along with researchers from several Spanish institutions.

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Giuseppe Brillante, journalist, is currently director of the Italian editions of the monthly magazines “BBC Science” and “BBC History”. He has written popular scientific and naturalistic articles and stories for several newspapers. Often tackling the subject of Paleontology, he also co-authored the book Dinosaurs of Italy. Anna Cessa, a lifelong lover of Paleontology and a popular scientific and naturalistic author, also collaborates with “BBC History”. She boasts several years’ experience in the field of teaching and education.

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The Great Predators Illustrations by Román García Mora Text by Giuseppe Brillante For 165 million years the Earth was dominated by fantastic, often gigantic, animals whose appearance was simply terrifying dinosaurs. These prehistoric creatures are featured in this new series of children’s books divided into the following four categories The Great Predators.The spectacular illustrations were created by Román García Mora, a leading specialist in this field, while Giuseppe Brillante’s clearly expressed text discusses some of the most extraordinary species that have ever lived on our planet. The book also features a large number of detailed descriptions of the major themes connected to dinosaurs: how one goes about finding their fossils, what dinosaurs looked like, where they lived and how they behaved, their evolution, and the mystery of their extinction. Román García Mora drawn to both the world of art and that of science ever since he was a child, Román García Mora graduated in biology. After completing his studies, he decided to combine the two fields that fascinated him the most. Thus, he specialized in scientific illustration, devoting himself to paleo-art – i.e. paleontological reconstruction, especially of dinosaurs. In this context, Román has received many international awards. He has worked for various scientific journals such as “PM Bilde Quo”, and currently collaborates with publishers and illustrated scientific publications, along with researchers from several Spanish institutions.

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Giuseppe Brillante, journalist, is currently director of the Italian editions of the monthly magazines “BBC Science” and “BBC History”. He has written popular scientific and naturalistic articles and stories for several newspapers. Often tackling the subject of Paleontology, he also co-authored the book Dinosaurs of Italy.


Armored Dinosaurs Illustrations by Román García Mora Text by Giuseppe Brillante For 165 million years the Earth was dominated by fantastic, often gigantic, animals whose appearance was simply terrifying dinosaurs. These prehistoric creatures are featured in this new series of children’s books divided into the following four categories Armored Dinosaurs. The spectacular illustrations were created by Román García Mora, a leading specialist in this field, while Giuseppe Brillante’s clearly expressed text discusses some of the most extraordinary species that have ever lived on our planet. The book also features a large number of detailed descriptions of the major themes connected to dinosaurs: how one goes about finding their fossils, what dinosaurs looked like, where they lived and how they behaved, their evolution, and the mystery of their extinction. Román García Mora drawn to both the world of art and that of science ever since he was a child, Román García Mora graduated in biology. After completing his studies, he decided to combine the two fields that fascinated him the most. Thus, he specialized in scientific illustration, devoting himself to paleo-art – i.e. paleontological reconstruction, especially of dinosaurs. In this context, Román has received many international awards. He has worked for various scientific journals such as “PM Bilde Quo”, and currently collaborates with publishers and illustrated scientific publications, along with researchers from several Spanish institutions.

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Giuseppe Brillante, journalist, is currently director of the Italian editions of the monthly magazines “BBC Science” and “BBC History”. He has written popular scientific and naturalistic articles and stories for several newspapers. Often tackling the subject of Paleontology, he also co-authored the book Dinosaurs of Italy.

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The Plesiosaurus and the Aquatic Dinosaurs Illustrations by Román García Mora Gigantic, scary and fascinating at the same time, dinosaurs dominated the Earth for millions of years. The volume describes in detail the characteristics of the Plesiosaurus and other major species of herbivorous dinosaurs and marine reptiles, narrating the behaviors and the characteristics of these large predators in a simple and accessible language. Furthermore, the book is enriched by beautiful illustrations that allow young readers to travel through time and learn while having fun. Román García Mora drawn to both the world of art and that of science ever since he was a child, Román García Mora graduated in biology. After completing his studies, he decided to combine the two fields that fascinated him the most. Thus, he specialized in scientific illustration, devoting himself to paleo-art – i.e. paleontological reconstruction, especially of dinosaurs. In this context, Román has received many international awards. He has worked for various scientific journals such as “PM Bilde Quo”, and currently collaborates with publishers and illustrated scientific publications, along with researchers from several Spanish institutions.

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The Stegosaurus and the Herbivorous Dinosaurs Illustrations by Román García Mora Gigantic, scary and fascinating at the same time, dinosaurs dominated the Earth for millions of years. The volume describes in detail the characteristics of the Stegosaurus and other major species of herbivorous dinosaurs and marine reptiles, narrating the behaviors and the characteristics of these large predators in a simple and accessible language. Furthermore, the book is enriched by beautiful illustrations that allow young readers to travel through time and learn while having fun. Román García Mora drawn to both the world of art and that of science ever since he was a child, Román García Mora graduated in biology. After completing his studies, he decided to combine the two fields that fascinated him the most. Thus, he specialized in scientific illustration, devoting himself to paleo-art – i.e. paleontological reconstruction, especially of dinosaurs. In this context, Román has received many international awards. He has worked for various scientific journals such as “PM Bilde Quo”, and currently collaborates with publishers and illustrated scientific publications, along with researchers from several Spanish institutions.

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Bugs

The Secret Life of the Meadow CONCERTINA BOOK Illustrations by Margherita Borin Among the grass of the lawn hides a lively and industrious tiny world. Its inhabitants are little creatures with dierent colors and shapes, organized in actual societies, with their own rules, customs and hidden dens, which are often amazing and extremely complicated. A text rich in information and curiosities and the extraordinary overall view guaranteed by the concertina structure of the book will allow readers to observe them at a close distance and to discover their aspects and habits. By unfolding the pages, the beauty of the long, colorful, poetic and, at the same time, extremely realistic and detailed illustration of the young artist Margherita Borin will be revealed, astonishing the readers. Margherita Borin, attended an experimental artistic high school. She then studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice under the guidance of Carlo Di Raco, Mauro Zocchetta, Paolo Fraternali and Aldo Grazi and she graduated with the dissertation Industrial landscape with Aldo Grazi. In her research she conjugates the use of pastels, watercolors, felt-tips, carbon paper, transfers and wood pulp. She currently lives in Pantelleria (Italy).

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Ocean

The Secret Life of the Depths CONCERTINA BOOK Illustrations by Margherita Borin The Great Barrier Reef is the environment that, more than any other, brings together an incredible variety of inhabitants of the ocean. This volume gathers all the representatives of the rich biodiversity of this habitat, from the little clownfish to the huge hammerhead shark. The stunning illustrations by Margherita Borin convey all the liveliness and charm of the underwater world, while on the back a comprehensive text provides information and curiosities about the creatures represented. The concertina structure of the book guarantees an element of surprise, as you discover the Great Barrier Reef. Marion Arbona, after obtaining a diploma in animation film at “Les arts Décoratifs de Paris,” she started working as an illustrator for children’s books. When she is not drawing, she is particularly interested in deep sea fishes, cats and weird plants. She also likes reading and watching movies. Her favorite gouache color is light cadmium red. Marion was awarded several illustration prizes in the USA and in Canada where she lived for 10 years. She returned to live in Paris in 2015.

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Shapes Shenani-gans Illustrations by Agata Królak The contemporary, rich and surprising graphics of this series of two volumes magnificently illustrated by the Polish artist Agata Królak makes these activity books for schoolchildren an unmissable opportunity to express their creativity and a powerful stimulus for their imagination. In the book of Shapes Shenani-gans, children will find many ideas and suggestions to complete the wonderful drawings by the illustrator, all characterized by a touch of lightness and irony. The fun will be even more engaging thanks to the stickers that come with the book, that can be stuck on the pages to obtain an unexpected and surprising result. Agata Królak visual artist based in Gdańsk, Poland, she creates illustration and design for children of all ages. Author of picture and activity books (published in Poland, France, China and Argentina). PhD student and an assistant teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Her work has beed showcased in New York, Paris, Tokyo, London, Brussels and around Poland. Always experimenting and searching for a new design challenge, she loves collaborating with other creatives.

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Spots, Splashes and Fingerprints fun Illustrations by Agata Królak The contemporary, rich and surprising graphics of this series of two volumes magnificently illustrated by the Polish artist Agata Królak makes these activity books for schoolchildren an unmissable opportunity to express their creativity and a powerful stimulus for their imagination. In the book of Spots, Splashes and Fingerprints, children will find many ideas and suggestions to complete the wonderful drawings by the illustrator, all characterized by a touch of lightness and irony. The fun will be even more engaging thanks to the stickers that come with the book, that can be stuck on the pages to obtain an unexpected and surprising result. Agata Królak visual artist based in Gdańsk, Poland, she creates illustration and design for children of all ages. Author of picture and activity books (published in Poland, France, China and Argentina). PhD student and an assistant teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Her work has beed showcased in New York, Paris, Tokyo, London, Brussels and around Poland. Always experimenting and searching for a new design challenge, she loves collaborating with other creatives.

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More than counting Illustrations by Elena Veronesi Elena Veronesi is an artist who is able to amaze and inspire thanks to the originality of her particular line. The title born from her volcanic creativity, represent an invitation for schoolchildren to cultivate their creativity and imagination, enjoying numbers. Thanks to the suggestions and indications of the author, children will become familiar with numbers and sketches, ďŹ nding in the pages many ideas to play and have fun. They will ďŹ nd many exciting activities to play with numbers and imagination. The volume also includes original stickers to stick on the pages, to make the experience of young readers even more interesting and lively. Elena Veronesi is an italian illustrator. She started her career as a graphic designer and has been creative director and trainer in the field of visual communication. In the last few years she focused on her greatest passion: drawing. Every day, on her sketchbook, she collects and document ideas, inspirations and what is happening around her. She is convinced that each of us is creative in its own way: creativity is like a muscle and must be trained every day. Draw every day makes life better, and she talks about this in her blog and on her Facebook page. Besides working she loves drawing with her son, watching movies with her husband and find ideas for new illustrations.

56 pages + 8 stickers pages 21 x 29.7 cm 3,600 characters 630 words Softcover

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More than drawing Illustrations by Elena Veronesi Elena Veronesi is an artist who is able to amaze and inspire thanks to the originality of her particular line. The title born from her volcanic creativity, represent an invitation for schoolchildren to cultivate their creativity and imagination, enjoying drawings. Thanks to the suggestions and indications of the author on how to use drawing tools, children ďŹ nd in the pages many ideas to play and have fun. They will learn to transform simple elements such as lines and shapes into more complex images, to complete the illustrations of the pages. The volume also includes original stickers to stick on the pages, to make the experience of young readers even more interesting and lively. Elena Veronesi is an italian illustrator. She started her career as a graphic designer and has been creative director and trainer in the field of visual communication. In the last few years she focused on her greatest passion: drawing. Every day, on her sketchbook, she collects and document ideas, inspirations and what is happening around her. She is convinced that each of us is creative in its own way: creativity is like a muscle and must be trained every day. Draw every day makes life better, and she talks about this in her blog and on her Facebook page. Besides working she loves drawing with her son, watching movies with her husband and find ideas for new illustrations.

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Origaming Farm Animals

Illustrations by Chiara Bertino This box contains a fun game for children based on the art of origami. Inside, the kids will find sheets of colorful paper with farm animal patterns, enough to build 15 origami animales. The fun starts with the packaging – the envelope that contains the sheets of paper becomes the board which the children can color and then use for playing with their new paper friends. The package also contains a booklet of intuitive and simple instructions that will helps the kids with their folding, from beginnig to end.

Instruction Book 48 pages 90 sheets of origami folder paper 15 models Box: 21.2 x 21.2 cm

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Chiara Bertino was born on July 17th, 1993, in Turin, and from an early age she revealed a great ability in drawing, that led her to Arts high school. Here she discovered a great passion for planning and learnt a vocabulary of lines, colors and volumes, thanks to which she could express her pursuit for functionality and beauty. This pursuit drew her to the world of design, which united her love for art, that in her projects brings significance and aesthetics, and architecture, that teaches geometry, rhythm and composition. After graduating in Interior Design at IED in Turin in 2015, she started working with different institutions, ranging from event organization to set-ups, from architecture to graphics.

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Origami Airplanes Fold & Fly

Text and Illustrations by Michael Trew This origami box contains a set of colorful and brightly patterned sheets of paper for creating 15 models of paper airplanes. A booklet with simple step by step instructions is provided. With no need for glue or other work tools, children will enjoy playing with the paper and developing new manual skills while having fun at the same time. And the magic doesn’t stop there! – they can also pretend to be pilots and dream of flying their new models.

Instruction Book 48 pages 90 sheets of origami folder paper 15 models Box: 21.2 x 21.2 cm

Michael Trew is a full time Origami and Paper Artist based in London’s creative East End. With over 20 years’ experience in origami Michael loves the magical transformation that happens when a simple sheet of paper is folded. He works closely with creative agencies to create unique and quality origami solutions for advertising, PR, branding and events and regularly designs new and creative origami models to brief. Recent clients include high-end retailers such as Pandora, Liz Earle Beauty, Jo Malone and Harrods Magazine. His bespoke models have also taken a centrestage in the rebranding of international law firm Nabarro LLP as well as being featured in a stop-frame animation TV advert for Channel 5’s on-demand service.

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Beauty and the Beast The Jungle Book Hansel and Gretel Cinderella Amazing coloring books including one removable poster to color Illustrations by Fabiana Attanasio After the success of the series of coloring books for young kids, we now propose five new titles in this series designed for school children. In these volumes, the pleasure of reading is combined with the enjoyable activity of coloring. In fact, after reading the story, which has been adapted in simple, modern language, the young readers will be able to color the marvelous illustrations by Fabiana Attanasio, according to their own taste and imagination. Fabiana is an artist who specializes in children’s illustration; she interprets the themes treated in an original, creative, and sensitive way. The incredible characters in the tales, the wonderful settings, and also curious and interesting objects are created in line drawings with a great variety of details, enabling children to fill in the spaces on the pages with a thousand colors. Thus they express their creativity and enjoy drawing with pencil crayons and marker pens. In addition, the volumes include a large format poster: it, too, is all to be colored, and can be hung in the children’s bedroom. The new titles in the series are “The Jungle Book”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Cinderella”, “Hansel and Gretel”, and “The Bible”. Fabiana Attanasio began her artistic career in comics before becoming an illustrator. She graduated from the International School of Comics. She is currently working with publishers in Italy and abroad. For White Star Kids she has illustrated the books The Sweet Side of Fairy Tales and Scary Recipes! and the titles Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Snow White and The Wizard of Oz under the same series of this book.

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Who’s at the Window? Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi It looks like a terrible monster, that thing looking in at the window! But when you turn the page, you discover, to your surprise, that it’s a nest of lively baby birds! Nothing is what it seems in this enjoyable interactive book, with special effects achieved by the explosive creativity of the illustrator Agnese Baruzzi, a paper engineer capable of obtaining continuous plot twists thanks to a die cut window, from which unexpected situations and characters peep out. Agnese Baruzzi graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.

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Good Morning Walrus! Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi Who said that a book is only to be read and looked at? In order to make the pleasure of reading more appealing to the youngest children, and to involve and amuse them, Agnese Baruzzi has thought of a book to discover, not only by using the eyes and the ears, but also the hands. By using a simple system of holes, of a size specially designed to be suitable for the hands of parents and ideal for guaranteeing the safety of the youngest children, the protagonists of the book can be brought to life. It’s enough to move your fingers inside the holes to recreate an elephant’s trunk, a rabbit’s ears or the beaks of mother hen and her chicks, to the surprise and laughter of the young readers.

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Agnese Baruzzi, was born in 1980 and graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.

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Little Red Riding Hood Snow White Pinocchio Aladdin Peter Pan The Little Mermaid I READ BY MYSELF Illustrations by Francesca Rossi Little Red Riding Hood, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Snow White and Peter Pan: the main characters from the stories that are loved by kids all around the world are gathered in a specially designed series for children who are approaching reading for the first time. The children will be accompanied by their heroes to the discovery of their adventures and, simultaneously, of the exciting independence in reading, through short texts, written in capital letters, in a character with easily understandable lines and dimensions, and in a language studied specifically for this purpose and divided into short paragraphs. The stories are enriched by the colorful and cheerful illustrations by Francesca Rossi, that accompany step by step both the narrative and the children, helping them to become passionate readers. Francesca Rossi graduated from the International School of Comics in Florence. She publishes illustrated books with various Italian publishers and does drawings for covers and posters. In addition to illustrating, she offers educational workshops in schools and libraries, and creates and decorates ceramic art. For White Star, she illustrated the Classic Fairytales series, Who’s Afraid of Witches? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children, Classic Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault, Alice’s Little Wonderlands, An Entertaining Coloring Experience, the titles Fairy Tale Adventures, Woodland Fairy Tales, Princess Fairy Tales in the Puzzle Book series, Classic Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm, Little Women and Around the World in Eighty Days.

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First day at School Mom and Dad’s day Happy Birthday Ready, Steady, Go! BOARD BOOKS Illustrations by Alessandra Pscharopulo This series of small paperboard booklets, designed with the utmost attention to the use of ecological and natural materials, is dedicated to toddlers. It includes short illustrated stories which are configured as small funny tales able to attract the attention of the youngest. Cute animals driving, what Mom and Dad do when they go to work, preparations for the birthday party, the first day of school...the children will be enchanted by the cheerful drawings by Alessandra Psacharopulo and will develop a passion for the characters that animate the pages. Alessandra Psacharopulo is an italian illustrator, she lives and works between Florence and Milan, in a place called Studio Armad’illo. She studied Fine Arts and illustration at Mimaster, where she learned painting and using color. Now she alternates acrylic and digital paint to create a delicate word, which is lived by children and sweet animals.

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What Colour is it? How many are there? Opposites World Big and Small MINI BOOKS Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi Colorful, captivating and enjoyable; this new series of four board books, illustrated in the unmistakable style of Agnese Baruzzi, is perfect for young children just starting to learn. In What Colour is it? young readers identify primary and secondary colors in a fun, playful format, perfect for stimulating developing minds. How Many are There? teaches children to relate numbers to quantities as it puts animal pictures and numbers side by side. Children will love learning to count to ten with this fun, stimulating read for early learners. Opposites World contains all a child needs to grasp this simple concept at an early age. With fun drawings of opposites that can be found in ever day life, such as; broken and whole and full and empty, this is the perfect way to introduce your child to something new. Big and Small teaches children the simple concept of what big and small means in relation to each other, with bright, stimulating, illustrations. 20 pages 16.5 x 16.5 cm about 20 colored illustrations Hardcover

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Agnese Baruzzi graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.


Round as... Rectangle as... Square as... Triangle as... MINI BOOKS Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi This new series of small square-shaped booklets with rounded corners will guide the toddlers to discover the basic geometric shapes (circle, triangle, square and rectangle), with simple drawings in contrasting colors, joyfully illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi, and brief accompanying texts that suggest where these shapes can be found in everyday life.

16 pages 16.5 x 16.5 cm Hardcover

Agnese Baruzzi graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.

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Alice in the Wonderland Mowgli and the Jungle Book Pinocchio CARD GAMES PLAY WITH... Illustrations by Laura Brenlla The inspiration for this series of card games is a trio of the mostloved all-time classics of children’s literature (Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, and Pinocchio). In these games, the protagonists also become the characters that the game revolves around. The illustrations, by the Spanish artist Laura Brenlla, are marked by a captivating, elegant, and at the same time playful style, infused with a very strong sense of irony. They are perfect for guaranteeing fun for the young players. Apart from the deck of cards, there is a booklet inside the box giving an adapted version of the original text that inspired the game, and simple rules of play. Laura Brenlla started learning to draw in an academy at the age of 16, but she grew up holding a pencil. She won a scolarship to study Art at Universidad Europea in Madrid, and once she graduated she specialized in cartoons in a two years course. Later she was selected to receive a digital clean-up training at prestigious animation studio SPA, with Fernando Moro in charge. Strong drawing skills were developed at SPA.

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Adventures Space Magic STORY CUBES Illustrations by Francesca Rossi The dice to invent stories offer the opportunity to create countless and incredible adventures! There are no complicated rules to follow, simply roll a die to start the game and connect the elements according to your own inspiration to create an entirely invented story. The symbols of the three sets of dice, designed and illustrated by Francesca Rossi, have been conceived to ensure endless possibilities of combination and to awake creativity and imagination, engaging the children in a game that will thrill and entertain them. Francesca Rossi graduated from the International School of Comics in Florence and, in addition to illustrating books for several publishers; she also does artwork for book jackets and posters. She also offers educational workshops to schools and libraries and creates and decorates ceramic art. For White Star Kids she has illustrated; Who’s Afraid of Witches?, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, Classic Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm, Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, Fairy Tale Adventures, Woodland Fairy Tales and Princess Fairy Tales in the Puzzle Book Series.

Book instructions 8 pages 9 x 9 cm 9 dice 3 x 3 cm Box: 10.2 x 10.2 cm

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Nativity scene CREATE YOUR Illustrations by Francesca Rossi Christmas is the time of traditions and one of the deepest-rooted, linked to the religious origin of the festivity, is that of the Nativity scene. Usually this moment in family life involves placing the figures, the hut, and the star of Bethlehem in the scene, but now in this original, enjoyable box the Nativity scene can be created in its entirety by mounting the cardboard shapes supplied, thus expressing creativity and manual skills. The shapes have been masterfully illustrated by Francesca Rossi, an artist able to infuse strongly the emotion of the scenes represented. They are inspired by Nordic graphics, which is very fitting for the atmosphere of Christmas, and is capable of communicating the magic of this particular moment of the year. In the box there is also a small illustrated book telling the story of the Birth of Jesus. Book 16 pages + 15 cut out cards 17.6 x 22.8 cm box 18.7 x 23.9 cm

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Francesca Rossi graduated from the International School of Comics in Florence and, in addition to illustrating books for several publishers; she also does artwork for book jackets and posters. She also offers educational workshops to schools and libraries and creates and decorates ceramic art. For White Star Kids she has illustrated; Who’s Afraid of Witches?, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, Classic Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm, Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, Fairy Tale Adventures, Woodland Fairy Tales and Princess Fairy Tales in the Puzzle Book Series

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The Origami Adventures of Hoppity The Frog! Illustrations by Swati Cheryl John

Instruction Book: 32 pages 64 all-in-color folding papers Box: 21.2 x 21.2 cm

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This new and original origami set is based on the principles of interactivity and play. It combines origami and storytelling to help children create their own paper toys and share stories. The kit is a combination of different activities that work as mnemonics to help the children remember how they- brought a simple piece of paper to life by folding it. Different parts of the story are written on each crease, and at the end they will be folded into the main character, Hoppity the Frog. During his adventure Hoppity will meet eight paper friends (a boat, a crane and a penguin), with whom he will face several challenges; by guiding the characters, the children too will take part in them. This book is an educational and learning based project aimed at helping the children improving their manual dexterity and also their communication abilities. Through stories and activities like coloring, puzzles and riddles it makes origami a fun and challenging task for kids. The kit includes a booklet which tells the adventures of the frog and contains the activities that have to be completed, and a series of colorful sheets of paper that can be folded following the visual and textual instructions given during the course of the story. Swati Cheryl John, born and brought up in a small town in the hills of India, she met design when she joined Foley Designs, Bangalore, where she became a member of the Graphic Design team with a special focus on Children’s Design. In 2014 she won the EDIDA (Elle Deco International Design Awards) in the Tableware Category. She has now completed the Postgraduate Diploma Program at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Visual Communication.


Noah’s Ark CREATE YOUR Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi The story of the ark built by Noah to rescue from the flood a pair of all animals is one the most beloved biblical stories. This box enables the children to follow his example: after reading the adaptation of the biblical text which tells the story of the ark, in a modern way and with simplified vocabulary, every child will have fun building his own ark and assembling the three-dimensional animals summoned by Noah. The colorful and modern illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi transform this tale, whose origin are lost in the mists of time, in a lively and entertaining parade of beautifully designed and very contemporary animals.

Book 16 pages + 15 cut out cards 17.6 x 22.8 cm Box: 18.7 x 23.9 cm

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Agnese Baruzzi graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children’s books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I’m going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.

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My First Animal Book My First English Words Book HAPPY ENGLISH Illustrations by Anna Lang English, the most used foreign language in the world, is now part of the basic education of every child from the earliest years, because, as it is true for any foreign language, it is easier to learn when the child starts studying the language within the eighth year. In an easy and fun way these two volumes, dedicated respectively to the most common objects and situations of everyday life and to children’s favorite animals, introduce young readers to their first, simple but important English words. The original and attractive format of the volume and the colorful and compelling illustrations created by Anna Lang, artist with an inimitable style, are perfect for engaging children and accompanying them in the discovery of their first English vocabulary.

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Anna Láng, Hungarian graphic designer and illustrator, currently lives and works in Milan. In Budapest, she attended the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (2006 - 2011) and spent six months at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata (2010) under the Erasmus program. In 2011, after graduating as a graphic designer, she worked for three years in an advertising agency; in the same period, she worked with the National Theatre of Budapest and realized her early children’s illustrations. Since then she collaborates with the magazine “Dragonfly”. In 2013 she won the prize of the city of Békéscsaba at the Hungarian Biennial of Graphic Design with the Shakespeare Poster Series. She currently works for 6.14 Creative Licensing Agency in Milan.


Dance like a... Sing like a... Jump like a... An animal game to learn english while having fun

50 cards: 7 x 10.5 cm Book: 13.8 x 15.8 cm Box: 14.8 x 16.8 cm

The ideal game to make children approach the English language while having fun, “Dance like..., Sing like..., Jump like...” consists of a die and three decks of cards, each corresponding to one of the mentioned actions. The rules of the game are very simple: after choosing a finish line on the game board, players draw a card from one of the three selected decks and challenge each other to take as many steps as the die indicates, doing the action that the card commands. They will have to dance, sing, or jump like the animal represented on the card, drawn with the ironic and irresistible style of Anna Láng. The first player to reach the finish line will be the winner, but all the participants will have the opportunity to learn with him/her the first words and verbs of the new language, effortlessly and with great laughs.

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