tag: imagination

My Planet

24 octobre, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Ma Planète, by Emmanuelle Houdart The story begins early one morning in a child’s bedroom, with the protagonist slowly waking up. Around him, a variety of toys, a cheerful mess, full of different things the reader will have fun spotting over the following pages. The young boy proudly tells us how, after a horrible war in […] Read more»

Third Branch On The Left

9 octobre, 2015 Posted by Emilie
Troisième branche à gauche, by Alexandra Pichard A little girl is waiting for her father. To pass the time, she plays with her cat. When it jumps up into a tree, she climbs up after it. The little girl goes from branch to branch looking for her cat, crossing astonishing landscapes inhabited by a cast of characters, all of them looking for […] Read more»

Toc-Toc City!

9 octobre, 2015 Posted by Emilie
Toc-toc ville !, by Florie Saint-Val This morning, Billy Bobby does not have school; he is off to discover the city on a Saturday. The bus goes past the sleepy school. See you on Monday! Page after page, he meanders among the hospital, the swimming pool, and takes us to the cake house where there is a little party… On each page we discover a […] Read more»

The Little Blue Museum

11 mai, 2015 Posted by Stéphanie
Le Petit Musée du Bleu,  works by 13 great painters & texts by Carl Norac After the colour red, the colour blue is the common theme shared by these 13 masterpieces! Through a short poem facing the painting or the sculpture, Carl Norac gives young readers hints to observe or, on the contrary, let their imagination […] Read more»

Small Giants Series

10 mai, 2015 Posted by Stéphanie
Les Petits Géants series The first literary series for toddlers, featuring poems from all around the world! The Small Giants series, the first library of poetry for very young readers, also offers a wonderful panel of contemporary illustrators, each “Small Giant” being illustrated by a different artist. With 34 titles available in total, and 250,000 copies sold […] Read more»

The Invisible Forest

5 mai, 2015 Posted by Stéphanie
La Forêt Invisible, by Julia Woignier An army of explorers, all armed and equipped, is walking deep into a strange forest. It all seems peaceful but soon, strange noises can be heard… and colorful monsters pop out from the white of the page. A fight occurs, but the survivors will pay dearly for their victory. […] Read more»

The Unfettered

5 mai, 2015 Posted by Stéphanie
Les Sauvages, by Mélanie Rutten Two wooden houses separated by a field. In the dark, two figures pick their way through the long grass to the edge of the river. In silence, they climb onto the raft. This book tells the story of a night-time adventure: a boy and a girl decide to go and […] Read more»

Round and Round and Square

26 septembre, 2014 Posted by Stéphanie
Rond et Rond et Carré, by Fredun Shapur Round and Round and Square is a graphic narrative about a square and a round shape. They assemble to compose a whole universe young readers are familiar with: simple shapes, then a wagon and a bridge, children and toys, the sun, and finally the moon that leads […] Read more»


25 septembre, 2014 Posted by Stéphanie
Abris, by Emmanuelle Houdart “A shelter is a place where you feel safe, where nothing bad can happen. In a shelter, your sorrow is comforted, and your mischiefs are forgiven.” Emmanuelle Houdart uses her talent and her imagination to address to toddlers. She explores the notion of shelter along the pages of this “cocoon” picture […] Read more»

The Beautiful Dances

23 septembre, 2014 Posted by Hannele
Les belles danses, by Marie Desplechin and Jean-Michel Othoniel The Water Theater Grove was one of the most beautiful groves in the gardens of Versailles. It’s in this magical scenery that Jean-Michel Othoniel imagined his Beautiful Dances. The design of these sculptures originates in the dancing steps imagined by Raoul- Auger Feuillet, choreographer of Louis XIV. […] Read more»