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Amazing Natacha

Luis Pescetti Ilustrated By Pablo Fernández

 144 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Natacha and her friend Pati charge for writing love letters at school and create such confusion that at the end no one knows who likes whom. The protagonist continues with her permanent questioning and solving everything, no matter how incredible the answers may be.

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Between, Between, Natacha

Luis Pescetti illustrated by Pablo Fernández  

 136 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Funny new adventures of Natacha, Pati, her best school friend, and Rafles, her dog. Natacha writes to her grandmother about her vacation; she visits the school library with her classmates where they end up making a fuss. There is no shortage of quirky occurrences with mom and dad.

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Chat Natacha Chat 

Luis Pescetti Ilustrated by Pablo Fernández

 132 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Along with her best friend, Pati, and the famous Pearl Girls Club, Natacha does not stop analyzing her surroundings and putting her personal touch to everything she can think of doing. In this volume, Nati and Pati navigate on the internet and try to have a chat conversation with a famous author of children's books.

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Dear Diary (Natacha) 

Becky Rubinstein  ilustrated by Irma Bastida 

32 pp, 3+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

One Saturday afternoon, Natacha and Pati stay at home and decide to start writing their diaries. It all starts as a quiet day. They talk about how their hair looks, where to stick a sparkle, the boy they like, or a plan to save humanity from extinction. The afternoon ends up transforming into a succession of entanglements, costumes and misunderstandings.

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Kibombo Bursts into Capital City

Monique Zepeda ilustrated by Renata Galindo

 136 pp, 9+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Valentina and Leonardo, are neighbors and best friends. One day they find a mysterious door that takes them on a great adventure and where they will meet a quirky friend named Kibombo. With his help, they will discover the power of questions and will overcome the difficulties they face daily, such as bullying or the uneaseness caused by not understanding why parents argue or are absent.

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Lucas. The Happy Dinosaur 

Irene Selser ilustrated by Sr. No Quiero

 32 pp, 9+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Imagine that one day you wake up and find a small dinosaur lying next to your bed. That happened to Tomy; but in a few minutes, the news had already traveled half the world thanks to the netword of "Friends Searching for dinosaurs". Find out about the uproar it caused. 20,720 copies sold to the Secretariat of Public Education.

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Margot. The Little, Little Story of a House in Alfa Centaury 

Toño Malpica ilustrated by Luisa Uribe

 184 pp, 9+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Besides reading to Quirk kids (the neighbors at the garbage dump where she lives), visiting "R" (with whom she is in love), scaring away the wild dogs, taking care of cooking and the house chores, and helping her father gather plastic, cardboard and aluminum in the dump; Margot has to carry out certain missions, simple but of a great and unexpected importance to mankind. Margot becomes an 8-year-old superhero. This a heart-warming and enjoyable story of an unforgettable girl who will change the lives of many people around her. This book was awarded with International Prize for Children's and YA Literature of Norma Publishing Company, 2011

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My Uncle, Queen Mora, Nijinsky and I

Mónica Rodríguez ilustrated by Martha Sevilla

 96 pp, 9+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Anita travels with her uncle around the world, from city to city, from theater to theater. Her uncle is a ballet dancer; but not just any dancer, the best one. Anita really enjoys her travels, although sometimes they get into trouble. Her uncle is, let's say, a peculiar adult.

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Nobody Would Believe You 

Luis Pescetti ilustrated by O'Kif

 204 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

In this book, Luis Pescetti surprises with a series of absurd dialogues that contain constant language games, some unusual letters and spelling games that lead to both laughter and thinking of language itself.

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Our Planet, Natacha

Luis Pescetti ilustrated by Pablo Fernández 456 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Mrs. Greichu proposes her students to do a homework on the planet and the survival of humanity. She asks them to do it with boys from another school! Natacha, Pati and their friends embark on an adventure into an unknown world: strangers and foreigners from the neighboring school.

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Pepe's Corcuena One Thousand Years 

Toño Malpica ilustrated by Amira Aranda

 104 pp, 9+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Nine-year-old Noe has read some books and seen plenty of movies. Yet he never thought that he would loose his freedom and be forced to live away from his house and familiy -which is just what happened after he got locked up in the cellar. To escape from reality, Noe takes refuge in a darkness of lies as he discovers that his imagination is the only way to make his imprisonment bearable.

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Rani, Timbo and Tlaloc's Daughter 

Veronica Murguia ilustrated by Juan José Colsa

 100 pp, 9+ years

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Rani, an elephant that lives at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, wants to be free, tour the city, and go on her own adventures. Her friend Timbo, a stray cat, tells her about daily night adventures. After defending a girl selling candy, Timbo is rewarded by a special being who will grant him a wish he will share with Rany and stories from Ancient Mexico.

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The Dead Ride a Bicycle 

Christel Guczka ilustrated by Betania Zacarías 

 36 pp, 9+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Tocino (Bacon) has no luck when school homework is about his family. For the last one, he got a 3-day suspension. His teacher thinks he is always making up things of bad taste. But his family is really very special. He will confirm so in this vacation when someone is determined to go with them and will make it unforgettable. 

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The Hotel 

Mónica Rodríguez ilustrated by Paula Blumen 

 152 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

As a child I lived in my grandfather's hotel. My uncles and some tenants also lived there. They were all fun and special, each with their own fantasy. This is the story of that hotel full of stories. And how one day we almost lost everything, or at least, the most important thing: fantasies. Finalist novel of the El Barco de Vapor Award, 2016.
 

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Barks and Spells 

Veronica Murguia ilustrated by Ixchel Estrada

 127 pp, 9+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

The enmity between cats and dogs is a very old matter. However, in San Lorenzo park everyone respects the truce until one morning a strange situation arises: men, dogs and cats are blaming each other. This time, only magic will reveal the person responsible.

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By the Color of the Wheat 

Toño Malpica Ilustrated by Iban Barrenetxea 

 66 pp, 10+ years

Rights sold for Chinese for continental China

A literary biography of the author of The Little Prince, brimming with inventiveness and literary hints. It sets of when Tonio, the main character, is still a young man determined to discover the world. As the story develops, we encounter the intermittent presence of the Bribonzuelo (little rascal), a charming character with whom Tonio discuses the stories he writes, the people he meets, and the special friend he ought to find. The story ends with that journey from which Tonio never returned. White Ravens List 2013. Translated to Chinese

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Children User  Manual, Natacha 

Luis Pescetti Ilustrated by Pablo Fernández

 176 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

What is this book about? Funny episodes of Natacha and her friends taking care of a baby, playing soccer, and telling stories of extremely dangerous zombies, as well as heated discussions between the boys and the Pearl Girls about scientific compositions and philosophical problems. It also brings a guide for the benefit of humanity to understand childhood through Natacha's eyes. And, of course, there are many moments to laugh out loud.

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I Love You, Reading (Natacha) 

Christel Guczka ilustrated by Sozapato

 32 pp, 3+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

The teacher assigns Natacha's group to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Little Prince, among other books. The students misinterpret the slogan and this leads to a gang fight between boys and girls with hillarious results.

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Little Red Riding Hood (As It Was Told to Jorge) 

Luis Pescetti Ilustrated by Pablo Fernández

 184 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

The distance that is gradually generated between the text and the image will give readers an opportunity not only to have a great time, but to explore the subject of communication and misunderstandings. Little Red Riding Hood is a classic story that comes from oral tradition, and of which many versions have been elaborated. In this work, Jorge's father tells him his version. As the narration progresses, the reader realizes that the story of the father has nothing to do with the one his son imagines. More than 390,000 copies sold.
 

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Malka's Trip 

Mónica Rodríguez ilustrated by Alicia Varela 

 44 pp, 9+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

In this children’s book, Mónica Rodríguez dares to pose the most difficult, basic, and intimate of human questions about religion and to illuminate them from different perspectives in an inquisitive, unprejudiced, and open to doubt. She succeeds in creating an inspiring philosophical book and a poetic, highly literary story. This book was shortlisted in the White Ravens List, 2019.

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Mr. Poc and Mr. Moc Stories 

Luis Pescetti ilustrated by O'Kif

 120 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Mr. Moc and Mr. Poc ask themselves many questions, write absurd letters, and engage in long and outrageous dialogues. Games with language, poetry and humor are combined in a book that is difficult to classify due to the mixture of genres and themes. A fun text, with the Pescetti's seal and the drawings of the great O Kif.

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Natacha 

Luis Pescetti ilustrated by Pablo Fernández 128 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Luis Pescetti never expected the phenomenon that Natacha would become. This inquiring, sympathetic girl, always with the right comment at the right time, has won over legions of readers. For them, there will never be enough books about Natacha. In this volume, the first in the series, Natacha finds a stray dog that becomes her pet: the Rafles. The girl talks a lot with her mother and her best friend, Pati. Her mother is blasted with questions and she needs a lot of patience, because Natacha is not easily satisfied with any answer. More than 480,000 copies sold.

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One Day in the Museum 

Mónica Rodríguez ilustrated by Gabriel Salvadó

 128 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Rodolfo Estrafalario exhibits at the museum. The great abstract artist is a very peculiar person, just like his works, just like the people who visit his exhibition, from thieves to students, cleaners or bricklayers. And a pork sausage! A play to read and perform. Lots of characters and lots of laughs.
 

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Pancha's Notebook 

Monique Zepeda ilustrated by Martha Flores

 112 pp, 9+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Pancha writes two stories: her own with Peter and other of her teacher Zu. Although it was hard work, she was able to make space for both in her notebook and in her heart. It all started the day Zu skipped school. Pancha doesn't count it in that order, because the important thing for her is not what happened but what she remembers. 80,000 copies sold to the Secretariat of Public Education Mexico. El Barco de Vapor Prize of Ediciones SM Mexico, 2000.

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Rafles Did It, Natacha 

Luis Pescetti ilustrated by Pablo Fernández 192 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Rafles, Natacha's dog, heart and soul son, keeps being mischievious and the star in funny episodes on his arrival at home and in her family life. Also you can find in this book the "Rafles balances" that Natacha writes to measure the educational progress of her dog. Do not miss the adventures of Natacha and her friends between recesses, tasks and improvised choreographies.

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Soldiers in the Rain 

Toño Malpica ilustrated by María Teresa Dehevia

 168 pp, 11+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

During the Mexican Revolution in 1910, a 9 and 5 year old orphan brother and sister have to face their grandfather's illness and the hunger caused by the war. A man comes to their house, and believing that he's the devil, they negotiate the old man's life. The story reveals each character's past, their faults, fantasies and dreams.

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The Densest Darkness 

Toño Malpica ilustrated by Joaquín Aragón

 88 pp, 9+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

When Karen slipped into the well, she knew no one had seen her fall and that she would never be found. Then she heard someone speaking to her from the darkness. "You only have two options: to live or to die." From that moment on Karen will be taken to a disturbing world where Mister Ander's sinister imagination will show her that our biggest fear always comes from the most unimaginable place.

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The Pearl Girls Enciclopedia 

Luis Pescetti ilustrated by Pablo Fernández

 190 pp, 10+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Natacha and Pati are on vacation, but they get bored because they've been told not to make noise and they don't like the soap operas grandma watches. So they decide to write "The Encyclopedia of the Pearl Girls." They explore the music of antiquity, such as that of the Beatles, and are surprised when they find out that internet did not exist then, and people wrote letters on paper. Then questions arise such as: Is beauty appropriate? Is future irreversible?