tag: poetry

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»

Haïkus for Little Ones

2 avril, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Les Haïkus des tout petits, by Alain Serres, illustrated by Judith Gueyfier A collection of 32 poems in haiku style, evoking the feelings and experiences that make up a very young child’s day. Slip this board book into your bag and make poetry a daily delight. 70 pages boardbook, 16 x 16 cm Read more»

Against Barbarism

30 mars, 2016 Posted by Emilie
J’Atteste, by Abdellatif Laâbi, illustrated by Zaü In a few powerful words, the great poet Abdellatif Laâbi argues the case for peace and humanism. His words of hope run alongside an account of the Paris attacks. In the aftermath of the horror, this is a key text to share and discuss with children. 44 pages hardcover picture book, 16 x 23 cm Read more»

My Shared Country

30 mars, 2016 Posted by Emilie
Mon Pays en partage, by Yves Pinguilly and illustrated by Sandra Poirot Cherif In these times of mass exile, Yves Pinguilly maps out a land of poetry, which welcomes all the colours of humanity. Never forgetting the pain of people torn from their homeland, he puts into words the riches we gain when cultures meet. These are poems of unity, helping us live together. […] Read more»

The Queen’s Dresses

9 octobre, 2015 Posted by Hannele
Les robes de la reine, by L’Atelier Saje and Vavoute Each dress hides a surprise for the child to discover. As the King left to war, a Queen has to satisfy the desires of a mean fairy. To survive, she must sew a new dress every night. These nights of hard work in captivity will open […] 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»

Let’s Redraw the Earth

4 avril, 2014 Posted by Emilie
Et si on redessinait le monde ?, by Daniel Picouly and Nathalie Novi This highly acclaimed author-illustrator duo has produced a wonderful atlas of a new world! Pictures painted on old maps embody our dreams of a planet that is fairer, more nature-friendly and is inhabited by people who share art and friendship. Hardcover, 36 pages, 28 x 35 cm Rights sold: […] Read more»

There Is

13 novembre, 2013 Posted by Hannele
Il y a, by Guillaume Apollinaire and Laurent Corvaisier The great French poet Guillaume Apollinaire died in 1918 in World War I. His poem, “There Is”, which he wrote while at the front, is an ode to love and peace. 2014 will be the centennial of the start of World War I. This essential text […] Read more»

When Will I Be a Grown-Up?

19 septembre, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Dans combien de temps je serai grand ? by Stéphane Servant, ill. Sandra Poirot Cherif It’s one of these questions that comes up at any moment during a short break or when night comes. A simple question, full of desire and appetite, but filled with worry as well. With tenderness and poetry the book gives an […] Read more»

Ginkgo, the Oldest Tree in The World

9 septembre, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Le Ginkgo, le plus vieil arbre du monde, by Alain Serres, ill. Zaü This title explores a unique plant, the ginkgo biloba, also known as maidenhair tree. It has all of a great figure, coming across time and through ages, seeking its origins long before the first dinosaur. While being the memory of humans and their […] Read more»