12 years+

Me And The Others

25 octobre, 2017 Posted by Emilie
Ta Race ! Moi et les autres, by Marie Desplechin and Betty Bone Who’s racist nowadays? Me, you, the others? Also, where does the idea of us belonging to different races come from? Aren’t we all human beings? A luminous book that sheds light on relationships with the other, differences and racial prejudice throughout history. […] Read more»

Isabelle’s Winter

23 octobre, 2017 Posted by Emilie
L’Hiver d’Isabelle, by Jeanne Macaigne Winter has settled in all around Isabelle and nobody knows why. Sadness and cold have penetrated through every hole of her house and permeated her empty life. She mopes about as if asleep, devoid of any dream or memory. She feels listless, with no past or future. Then a window rattles, […] Read more»

This Is My Sketchbook

24 octobre, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Ceci est mon carnet de dessin, by Laurent Corvaisier Laurent Corvaisier has allowed us to dip into the sketch books he fills day by day and choose these 80 unique drawings. We found Italian gardens, Turkish portraits and the streets of Paris rendered in chalk, watercolours and ink. A wonderful journey that will inspire the reader […] Read more»

Daddy, Why Did You Vote For Hitler?

24 octobre, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Papa, pourquoi t’as voté Hitler ?, by Didier Daeninckx, illustrated by Pef Germany, March 1933. Rudi’s father is about to vote for Adolf Hitler’s party, but his mother flatly refuses to. Didier Daeninckx uses the daily life of one family to help us imagine and reflect on what is was like to live through the relentless […] Read more»

Hernig & Zebraël

24 octobre, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Hernig & Zebraël, by Victor Boissel, illustrated by Beax Everything opposes Hernig, a lonesome and silent man, and Zebraël, a spirited and charming teenage boy… But these two heroes will have to unite and travel together on a quest that will lead them much further than the wolf’s den, to the very depths of the world, […] Read more»

The Albatross

24 octobre, 2016 Posted by Emilie
L’Albatros, by Charles Baudelaire, illustrated by Mathilde Magnan The Albatross is probably one of Baudelaire’s most famous poems from The Flowers of Evil collection. It is also one of the most comprehensible because of its universal subject: how one can find his or her place in the world. This great text and its powerful illustrations offer […] Read more»

Lines

24 octobre, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Lignes, by Jacques Arragon This futuristic novel resumes the concerns 21st century humanity encounters: the impact man has on the planet, how we are changing the landscapes, the consequences of being hyper connected, the communication at all costs, the appalling issue of food resources for a growing population. A great book where science-fiction meets environmental questions. […] Read more»

Journey To The Center Of The Earth

24 octobre, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Voyage au centre de la terre, by Jules Verne, illustrated by Isabelle Simler Journey to the Center of the Earth is one of Jules Verne’s greatest masterpieces. Isabelle Simler’s vibrant and meticulous illustrations were added to this captivating text. From full-page images, rich in detail, to the delicate illustrations ending the chapters, the drawings beautifully transpose […] Read more»

Nature Tales

31 mars, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Les Contes nature, by Pascale Hédelin, Crescence Bouvarel, Ursula Bucher, Nicolas Duffaut, Vanessa Gautier, Ambroise Héritier and Dominique Mertens Fairy tales, detective stories and fables starring animals and plants. In this book, grasshoppers and lizards are friends, shrimps hoard treasure and blue tits conduct investigations. These stories will fire children’s imaginations but also convey messages about Read more»

Monsieur Chocolat

30 mars, 2016 Posted by Emilie
France’s First Black Clown Monsieur Chocolat, le premier clown noir, by Bénédicte Rivière, illustrated by Bruno Pïlorget Monsieur Chocolat was the son of slaves who entertained Paris society in the 1900s. His success was due to his huge talent as an artist, but also to the contempt his white audience had for black  people. Includes photos and archives showing a Belle Époque […] Read more»