Rue du monde

My Dinosaur’s Called Darwin

25 octobre, 2017 Posted by Emilie
Mon dinosaure s’appelle Darwin, by Didier Lévy and Kotimi Darwin, a child’s cuddly dinosaur, tells him the most wonderful story, one that began millions of years ago on the ocean floor. Then, gradually, over the millennia, some fish began to grow legs and others, wings. Evolution continued its fabulous adventure, until one day a man […] Read more»

Forest-Heart Has Spoken

25 octobre, 2017 Posted by Emilie
Cœur-des-forêts a parlé, by Patrick Fischmann and Bruno Pilorget As soon as he’s born, Forest-Heart flees to the other side of the frozen river. The trees and animals warn him: the humans have forgotten that they were once bears, caribous, white owls. They only think of growing their city. The childtree-of-life will save their country. […] Read more»

Three Wolves In A Library

23 octobre, 2017 Posted by Emilie
Trois loups dans une bibliothèque, by Alain Serres and Lucile Placin The children have deserted the Noasette library… So every Wednesday, the library invites the cuddly wolf and the travelling wolf who tell the children stories. But the children grow impatient: “When are we going to meet a really scary wolf?” Here he is at last! […] Read more»

A Thousand Drawings In A Inkwell

14 octobre, 2017 Posted by Emilie
Mille dessins dans un encrier, by Alain Serres and Zaü Three children are fascinated by the artist working in their apartment building. He takes them to the best school of all: the streets of Paris! Under the aerial metro he teaches them perspective. At the market, he introduces them to movement… The children are very […] Read more»

Kéti Of The Red Land

14 octobre, 2017 Posted by Emilie
Kéti des Terres rouges, by Karim Ressouni-Demigneux and Bruno Pilorget Just 15 centimetres high, Kéti watches the world. His people’s numbers are dwindling as the city eats into the forest. Clinging to the wings of a butterfly, Kéti leads his community to a last haven of nature and peace. 48 pages hardcover picture book, 28.5 […] Read more»

Waiting, Waiting…

14 octobre, 2017 Posted by Emilie
Je l’attends, je l’attends…, by Pef Alone in front of her mirror, a little girl muses: “Will I live happily ever after or will I be sad?” “Will my parents approve?” So many poignant questions, but the story doesn’t end as expected, with the arrival of a Prince Charming… Perhaps reading turns out to be […] Read more»

Good News From The World

2 mai, 2017 Posted by Emilie
Bonnes nouvelles du monde, by Alain Serres and illustrated by Nathalie Novi Old Theophrastus’ thousand birds bring him nothing but sad news of the world. Only the tiny hummingbird sees everything: an act of kindness here, an environmental victory there, a ray of hope… As a tribute to journalists around the world, Nathalie Novi painted her wonderful […] Read more»

Dance, Little Moon!

2 mai, 2017 Posted by Emilie
Danse, petite lune ! by Kouam Tawa and illustrated by Fred Sochard The very old lady with the hunched back was once the region’s best dancer. A story that makes readers think about different stages of life; a pulsing text that makes you want to dance, and exuberant images that celebrate the colours of Africa. […] Read more»

52 Little Lies And Other Truths

3 avril, 2017 Posted by Emilie
52 petits mensonges et autres vérités, by David Dumortier and illustred by Evelyne Mary Did you know, hedgehogs have prickles so they can comb the grass at night? It’s true, really, and I can stick out my tongue with my mouth closed! And what if telling lies were just a way of making up poems? […] Read more»

Idriss’ Marble

3 avril, 2017 Posted by Emilie
La bille d’Idriss, by René Gouichoux and illustred by Zaü Idriss and his mother flee poverty and war; they trudge down endless roads, crawl under barbed wire and board a rickety boat… But Idriss cares only about one thing: his marble. Let’s hope it brings him luck. A picture book without words to help tackle the […] Read more»