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Children’s July – December 2016

Contents Picture Books Through the Forest


Mother Fox and Her Cubs


The House That Flew Away


Magritte’s Apple


Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away


Pop-Up Books A Sea Voyage


Flip Flap Pop-Up series


Reference Books The Book of Bees


Why Is Art Full of Naked People?


Activity Books This Book Thinks You’re a Scientist


What’s Hidden in the Sea?


I Can Make My Own Accessories


Messy goes to OKIDO


Backlist Highlights




Sales & Distribution Contacts


This catalogue is also available to view at: On the cover Front: from The Big Book of Bees by Piotr Socha. See p12. Back: from Through the Forest by Steffie Brocoli and Catherine Bidet. See p2. All descriptions in this catalogue are correct at the time of going to press. Prices, which apply in the UK only, are net, provisional and subject to alteration without notice. For Value Added Tax (VAT) purposes, books are zero rated in the UK. @thamesandhudson thamesandhudson @thamesandhudson thamesandhudsonvideo



A create-your-own-adventure story whose fantastical illustrations will engage children exploring on their own or sharing an adventure with their parents. For ages 5+. Steffie Brocoli is a freelance illustrator. She is the author of one other children’s book, Il a neigé ce matin!, which won the Prix de la Nuit du Livre in 2013. Catherine Bidet, her mother, is a teacher.

30.5 x 22.0 cm 30pp ISBN 978 0 500 650769 July £12.95

Through the Forest Steffie Brocoli and Catherine Bidet


Through the Forest is a game-book in which the reader is the hero! Illustrator Steffie Brocoli and author Catherine Bidet have created an adventure tale to guide children through the wild and mysterious forest. Readers are introduced to their friendly guide, Mother Forest. Where they go next is up to them. To go north, turn to page 2; to travel south instead, go to page 3. Leaf-shaped tabs on the side of each page allow children to jump easily from one page to another. The possibilities seem limitless and no two adventures are the same. Whether it’s a family of badgers, scary insects or a crazy cuckoo, there is something new around every corner and behind every page.


A classic hide-and-seek story, brought to life with dazzling paper die-cuts and delicate illustrations. For ages 3+. Amandine Momenceau studied Fine Arts and Art History at the University of Rennes for five years. This is her first book.

32.0 x 23.0 cm 48pp with die-cutting throughout ISBN 978 0 500 650899 September ÂŁ12.95

Mother Fox and Her Cubs Amandine Momenceau


At the edge of the forest, Mother Fox looks out at her babies frolicking in the snow. Suddenly, the little ones stray too far away and in an instant Mother Fox loses sight of them. She sets off in search of her missing children, hampered by the dense trees and the deep snow. Can the reader help her find them? Mother Fox and Her Cubs is a classic hide-and-seek story told through clever and beautiful paper cut-outs. Young readers will enjoy finding the little foxes hiding under flaps and behind die-cut trees while flipping through the pages.


The story of the house that took off – and found home. For ages 3+. Davide Cali is one of the world’s most original and acclaimed picture book writers. He is the author of dozens of children’s books, including I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… and The Birthday Crown. Catarina Sobral’s illustrations have been exhibited both in solo and group shows around the world, and were recently recognized by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and the Portuguese National Illustration Award.

25.2 x 18.5 cm 25pp ISBN 978 0 500 650943 October £9.95

The House That Flew Away Davide Cali and Catarina Sobral Coming home after a long day’s work to find your house has flown off is surprising – if not downright upsetting. There isn’t an obvious solution to such an unusual event, and the owner of this house doesn’t know what to do. Where do you start when your house flies away? Who do you go to for help when your house takes off? The fire department? The police? Air traffic control? This charmingly illustrated book follows our protagonist’s increasingly desperate efforts to bring his house back down to earth. Still, every cloud has a silver lining, as he discovers when his house eventually settles down.



A whimsical look into the mind of one of the world’s most beloved artists. For ages 5+. Klaas Verplancke is a world-renowned illustrator, author and graphic designer who has exhibited his work in his native Belgium and abroad. He is the author of many children’s books, including Applesauce, which was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Prize and listed as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews.

30.0 x 23.0 cm 40pp ISBN 978 0 500 651032 September £14.95

Magritte’s Apple Klaas Verplancke


A man named René floats through the world of his dreams and imagination, fulfilling his desire to become a painter – of apples and hats, apple hats, apple-these and apple-thats. In his paintings, leaves are lips, baguettes are noses, the right side is never up, and the upside is never down. Award-winning author and illustrator Klaas Verplancke mixes everyday objects and words together in ways that are guaranteed to make children laugh and think. Inspired by the artwork of René Magritte, one of the world’s most popular artists, the whimsical, subversive illustrations will inspire readers of all ages to question the world around them.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Magritte: La Trahison des images’ at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, from September 2016 to January 2017.


Following the huge success of Paris Up, Up and Away, Hélène Druvert is back with a new laser-cut book featuring scenes from Pamela L. Travers’ muchloved Mary Poppins novels. For ages 5+.

Provisional cover

Hélène Druvert is a paper and textile designer and illustrator. Thames & Hudson published her prizewinning first book, Paris Up, Up and Away in 2015.

28.0 x 21.0cm 36pp ISBN 978 0 500 651049 November £14.95

Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away Hélène Druvert This charming book takes readers on a thrilling adventure through London with the most amazing of all nannies, Mary Poppins, as a guide. Hélène Druvert’s intricate lasercuts and delicate illustrations show the city and its sights at their very best, and offer a wonderfully imaginative introduction both to London and to the world of Pamela L. Travers’ eternally popular Mary Poppins.


Also available

ISBN 978 0 500 650592 £14.95

‘Superb, both technically and aesthetically’ Financial Times

Winner of ‘La Nuit du Livre’ 2015


New from one of the world’s most renowned paper engineers, a beautiful pop-up book to stimulate thought and imagination. For ages 5+.

A Sea Voyage

Gérard Lo Monaco is an Argentinian illustrator based in Paris. He is one of the world’s greatest paper engineers. His hugely successful pop-up creations include The Little Prince, Madame Sonia Delaunay and The Small World of Paper Toys.

A Pop-Up Story About All Sorts of Boats Gérard Lo Monaco A Sea Voyage is an inventive and beautifully produced pop-up book that follows two sailors in their little boat as they journey across the sea with their dog. Along the way they encounter extraordinary boats from all around the world. Sophisticated paper engineering reveals remarkable boats of all shapes and sizes, from an ocean liner and a three-masted tall ship to the lightship that guides the sailors safely home.


16.0 x 26.0 cm 6 pop-up spreads ISBN 978 0 500 650882 September £18.95


Introducing a new series of Flip Flap Pop-Up books, each with flaps to lift, tabs to pull and plenty of surprises! For ages 3+. Bernard Duisit is a renowned paper engineer who has worked on dozens of pop-up and interactive books. Élisa Géhin studied the decorative arts at university in Strasbourg. Delphine Chedru is the author and illustrator of Spot It! and What Happens When…. Olivia Cosneau has illustrated over a dozen books, including Adopt Me! Baby Panda and Adopt Me! Chihuahua.

Each book: 18.0 x 15.0 cm 16pp inc 8 interactive images August £8.95

This or That? Delphine Chedru and Bernard Duisit


Do you prefer cats or dogs? Chocolate or vanilla ice-cream? The chicken or the egg? Me… or you? These pages are packed with interactive tabs that put children in the driving seat.

ISBN 978 0 500 650936


Can You Keep a Straight Face?

What’s Up?

Élisa Géhin and Bernard Duisit

Olivia Cosneau and Bernard Duisit

Can you keep a straight face? Straight eyebrows? Straight lips? A straight... nose? These pages are packed with interactive tabs that allow children to pull funny faces with impunity.

What are the birds up to? Find out in this charming pop-up book, which will introduce children to different types of birds while encouraging them to grow and become independent – just like the little birds!

ISBN 978 0 500 650912

ISBN 978 0 500 650929



A big, beautifully illustrated book on one of the most amazing animals on earth: the humble bee. For ages 7+. Piotr Socha is a graphic designer and illustrator, and the son of a beekeeper. He is one of Poland’s most popular cartoonists, famous for his comic drawings in various prominent Polish magazines and newspapers.

Provisional cover

37.0 x 27.2 cm 72pp ISBN 978 0 500 650950 September ÂŁ16.95

The Book of Bees Piotr Socha


How do bees communicate? How long have they been around? What does a beekeeper actually do? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? This encyclopaedic book answers all these questions and many more, imparting masses of information with a light, humorous touch, and in scores of vibrant illustrations. Piotr Socha tracks the history of bees from the age of the dinosaurs to their current plight, examining along the way the role bees have played in history and in the rest of the natural world.


An irreverent but informative primer that addresses the common questions on what makes art art. For ages 7+. Susie Hodge has written more than 70 books, many about art for children. Among her books are Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That, Art in Detail and My Big Art Show, all published by Thames & Hudson.

26.4 x 19.0 cm 96pp ISBN 978 0 500 650806 September £12.95

Why is Art Full of Naked People? And other vital questions about art Susie Hodge 14

Why is art full of naked people? Is it finished? What’s with all the fruit? Why is art so expensive? And why do I have to be quiet in a gallery? Why is Art Full of Naked People? answers children’s most common questions about the visual arts, exploring the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of topics ranging from cave paintings to Cubism, and from the Renaissance to contemporary art. The book is structured around 22 topics, each one addressed over two spreads. There are questions about how art presents the world, questions on different genres, and questions about the role and value of art in the past and today. Why is Art Full of Naked People? is both an introduction to art history and a toolkit to enable young people to feel confident asking about art – and to begin to enjoy and truly appreciate it.


Hands-on science for children who love to investigate, experiment and explore. For ages 7+. The book is written in association with the Science Museum’s team of experts. The illustrations are by Harriet Russell, who studied at Glasgow followed by Central Saint Martins. She has worked for many commercial clients including The New York Times and Channel 4, and regularly exhibits in London and New York.

25.0 x 19.5 cm 96pp ISBN 978 0 500 650813 August £8.95

This Book Thinks You’re a Scientist Imagine • Experiment • Create Published in association with the Science Museum, London 16

Bend water with static power. Write a new robot language. Design a new musical instrument. Levitate paper clips! This Book Thinks You’re a Scientist explores the fundamental concepts of science. Children will delight in inventing their own scientific ways of finding out about the world in this fun and entertaining introduction to science. Developed in association with London’s internationally renowned Science Museum, This Book Thinks You’re a Scientist invites children to look, ask questions, wonder, and test their ideas. Each spread introduces children to a scientific concept through interactive activities, made all the more engaging by Harriet Russell’s comical, hand-drawn illustrations.

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force and motion electricity and magnetism earth and space light matter sound mathematics


The follow-up to the award-winning What’s Hidden in the Woods. For ages 5+. Aina Bestard is a designer and illustrator. She is the author of several other children’s books, including What’s Hidden in the Woods?

28.0 x 26.3 cm 24pp + RGB ‘magic’ glasses ISBN 978 0 500 651001 September £12.95

What’s Hidden in the Sea? Aina Bestard


At first glance, all is still and quiet beneath the waves. But look closely through the three coloured glasses and amazing scenes unfold – as if by magic, fish and underwater fauna come to life!

Also available

ISBN 978 0 500 650530 £12.95

‘This inventive book really brings the magic of the great outdoors and nature to life’ Prima ‘Stunning … enchants children and parents alike’ Mumsnet


A companion to I Can Make Dolls’ Clothes, this book shows children how to make fun, fashionable accessories. For ages 7+. Louise Scott-Smith is a childrenswear designer. She was formerly Head of Childrenswear at Liberty of London and at Caramel Baby & Child. Georgia Vaux is a graphic designer, book designer and art director. Together they created I Can Make Dolls’ Clothes, also published by Thames & Hudson.

20.2 x 15.7 cm 176pp ISBN 978 0 500 650820 August £9.95

I Can Make My Own Accessories Easy-to-follow patterns to make and customize fashion accessories Louise Scott-Smith and Georgia Vaux

Also available

The perfect companion to the authors’ I Can Make Dolls’ Clothes, this book shows readers how to make and customize unique, stylish jewelry, hair accessories, bags, belts and much more. The projects are quick and fun, with clear instructions and bold, simple diagrams, as well as photographs of the finished item. Aimed squarely at children and beginners, the accessories are authentically on trend and anyone will be proud to have made them. Includes: ij ij ij ij

ISBN 978 0 500 650516

‘With actual-size patterns, super-clear instructions and inspirational illustrations, this book is just the ticket for keeping kids busy – and the results should be very pleasing’ Mumsnet

A Bear Purse A 70s Belt Bag Bling & more!


Two new storybooks in the ‘Messy goes to OKIDO’ TV tie-in series. For ages 4+. OKIDO’s approach to education through play and discovery really shines through in the Messy Goes to OKIDO books, which tie in with the hugely successful C Beebies science comedy TV show. Messy’s personality is brought to life on the page through stories, science and craft activities, jokes and games in a way that inspires young children to explore and investigate for themselves the fun, exciting and, above all, creative worlds of science and art. For ages 4+.

‘A wonderful introduction to scientific topics for children … a brilliant learning tool to bring to life the exciting world of science’ Junior Magazine

Come back bees! A story for mini scientists OKIDO Messy and the gang investigate the mystery of the missing bees.


23.0 x 21.0 cm 24pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 650837 September £5.95

Volcanic panic A story for mini scientists OKIDO The volcano’s going to blow! Follow Messy and friends in their lava palaver. 23.0 x 21.0 cm 24pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 650844 September £5.95

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Miró’s Magic Animals

The Boy Who Bit Picasso

Isabel Minhós Martins and Yara Kono 22.0 x 19.6 cm 28pp ISBN 978 0 500 650776 £8.95 hb

Antony Penrose 23.0 x 17.0 cm 48pp ISBN 978 0 500 650660 £9.95 hb

Antony Penrose 23.0 x 17.0 cm 48pp ISBN 978 0 500 238738 £9.95 hb

The Big Book of Bugs

Can I Build Another Me?

It Might Be an Apple

Yuval Zommer • Bug Expert Barbara Taylor 34.0 x 23.0 cm 64pp ISBN 978 0 500 650677 £12.95 hb

Shinsuke Yoshitake 25.6 x 20.4 cm 32pp ISBN 978 0 500 650783 £7.95 hb

Shinsuke Yoshitake 25.7 x 20.5 cm 32pp ISBN 978 0 500 650486 £7.95 hb

The Cantankerous Crow

The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty Beatrice Alemagna



Lennart Hellsing • Illustrated by Poul Strøyer 28.6 x 21.0 cm 28pp ISBN 978 0 500 650790 £12.95 hb

30.0 x 22.0 cm 44pp ISBN 978 0 500 650493 £12.95 hb

Cléa Dieudonné 38.0 x 23.0 cm 38pp ISBN 978 0 500 650691 £14.95 hb

That’s My Hat

The Fairytale Princess

The Sleeping Beauty Theatre

Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud 28.0 x 22.0 cm 24pp ISBN 978 0 500 650578 £14.95 hb

Su Blackwell and Wendy Jones 28.7 x 23.5 cm 96pp ISBN 978 0 500 650066 £14.95 hb

Su Blackwell and Corina Fletcher 22.7 x 28.0 cm ISBN 978 0 500 650547 £19.95 hb

Make Art With Your Hands and Feet!

Paper Zoo

Susie Hodge 14.0 x 20.4 cm 60pp ISBN 978 0 500 650394 £14.95 box set

Jacky Bahbout and Momoko Kudo 24.0 x 34.0 cm 64pp ISBN 978 0 500 650387 £8.95 pb

Oscar Sabini 22.5 x 30.0 cm 20pp ISBN 978 0 500 650509 £14.95 hb

My Stencil Kit


Fashion Rebel Outfit Maker

Hervé Tullet 34.3 x 24.6 cm 68pp ISBN 978 0 500 650752 £14.95 pb

Jacky Bahbout 25.0 x 17.6 cm 140pp ISBN 978 0 500 292334 £9.95 pb

Louise Scott-Smith 29.7 x 21.0 cm 100pp ISBN 978 0 500 650455 £8.95 pb


My Big Art Show


How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer

My Fashion Lookbook


Celia Joicey and Dennis Nothdruft 30.0 x 23.0 cm 96pp ISBN 978 0 500 650189 £12.95 pb

Jacky Bahbout and Cynthia Merhej 29.5 x 21.5 cm 64pp ISBN 978 0 500 650035 £12.95 hb

Dr Mike Goldsmith 26.0 x 19.5 cm 96pp ISBN 978 0 500 292273 £8.95 pb




Deborah Kespert 26.0 x 19.5 cm 96pp ISBN 978 0 500 292303 £8.95 pb

Mary Richards 26.0 x 19.5 cm 96pp ISBN 978 0 500 650653 £12.95 hb

Deborah Kespert 26.0 x 19.5 cm 96pp ISBN 978 0 500 650431 £12.95 hb

Index Bestard, Aina 18 Bidet, Catherine 2 The Book of Bees 12 Brocoli, Steffie 2 Cali, Davide 5 Can You Keep a Straight Face? 11 Chedru, Delphine 10 Come back bees! 20 Cosneau, Olivia 11 Druvert, Hélène 7 Duisit, Bernard 10, 11 Flip Flap Pop-Up 10–11 Géhin, Élisa 11 Hodge, Susie 14 The House That Flew Away 5 I Can Make My Own Accessories 19 Lo Monaco, Gérard 8 Magritte’s Apple 6 Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away 7 Messy Goes to OKIDO 20 Momenceau, Amandine 4 Mother Fox and Her Cubs 4 OKIDO 20


Science Museum, London 16 Scott-Smith, Louise 19 A Sea Voyage 8 Sobral, Catarina 5 Socha, Piotr 12 This Book Thinks You’re a Scientist 16 This or That? 10 Through the Forest 2 Vaux, Georgia 19 Verplancke, Klaas 6 Volcanic panic 20 What’s Hidden In the Sea? 18 What’s Up? 11 Why is Art Full of Naked People? 14

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Featuring: Through the Forest Mother Fox and Her Cubs The House That Flew Away Magritte’s Apple Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away A Sea Voyage Flip Flap Pop-Up series The Book of Bees Why is Art Full of Naked People? This Book Thinks You’re a Scientist What’s Hidden in the Sea? I Can Make My Own Accessories Messy goes to OKIDO

Thames & Hudson Autumn 2016 Children's Catalogue  
Thames & Hudson Autumn 2016 Children's Catalogue