Small Readers

 
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Animals of My Homeland 

Dydya Lopez Dominguez Ilustrated by Abril Castillo

 48 pp, 3+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Enjoy animals of the Costa Chica in the state of Guerrero. They're part of this short story where children will learn abstract mathematical concepts. This book is a coedition with the secretariat of Culture in Mexico. 

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Grisóforo and His Shadow

Christel Guczka ilustrated by Natalia Gurovich

 48 pp, 6+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

You may go out from home with no keys, nor your lunch or even without combing your hair; but, without shoes?, not waking up? You may find out what happened to Grisóforo one day he was late and got out running without noticing what he was wearing, and even what he was forgetting! This a fellowship story that will make you smile under the sun.

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I Am Me

Gabriela Peyron Ilustrated by Cecilia Rébora

 64 pp, 5+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Have you been told you have your mother's eyes or your dad's voice… or maybe that when you grow up you will be a successful runner or a professional swimmer? Since the girl, main character of this story, was born she heard those kind of things more than a hundred times! Come and meet her.

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Kissy Face

Christel Guczka ilustrated by Sozapato

 32 pp, 3+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Betty gives out kisses of all sizes, shapes and for any occasion. But her family, neighbors and friends are scared to get close to her anytime she fires a kiss blast, because they have dangerous consequences. They will have to look for the best way to take advantage of her love tokens. This book has an English version. 

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Lola's Hiccup

Christel Guczka ilustrated by Aitana Carrasco

 32 pp, 3+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Since Lola was born she has been a very sensitive girl, her parents say; weird, her friends comment; beyond all bearing, her brother thinks. Because if Lola is not crying for everything, she starts with a loud laughter, and if she is not laughing, she gets a strong hiccup that makes everybody shiver… watch out.

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Luciana, the Toad Fish

Veronica Murguia ilustrated by Juan Gedovius

 48 pp, 5+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Luciana lives in the deepest part of the sea, where the sunlight does not reach and it always seems to be at night. In that night sky, Luciana shines with her own light, she lights up to explore the darkest corners of the sea. Although she knows the bottom very well, she has never gone up to the surface. One day, animated by Gorgona, a very conceited jellyfish, she decides to go see if, as the jellyfish says, the sun shines brighter than all the animals in the bottom. But in this adventure not everything turns out as she imagined. She will have to use her strength to achieve her purpose.

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That Morning

Toño Malpica ilustrated by Luis San Vicente

 36 pp, 3+ years

Rights sold for English for USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Philipines and Singapure

Disputes between a brother and a sister can lead to saying things they may regret later. The discomfort it causes is such that they don't know how to solve things. The reconciliation between the witch and the monster in this story happens with an unexpected intervention.

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The First Day

Toño Malpica ilustrated by Jorge González

 48 pp, 6+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Not everyone survives the school's first day and the protagonist of this story knows it very well. Among the scary things in a six years old usally are monsters and alien invasions, but the first day in elemtary school is also and impotant one. A story that humorously addresses the fear of to the unknown.

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Topsy-Turvy Town 

Becky Rubinstein  ilustrated by Irma Bastida 

32 pp, 3+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Come with me to Topsy-Turvy Town, where there are verses galore that will make you laugh and smile out loud. You will soon fall in love with the real characters, like you and your friends from school, and fantasy ones: cherubs, elves, magicians, and witches. This book has an English version.

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Word & Silence

Melisa Giraldo ilustrated by Melisa Giraldo

 24 pp, 6+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Onomatopeias, graphic metaphors, collages, complementary color, serif, and sans-serif fonts enlighten this story which is a small window into our reality; societies full of noise, disconnected, hardly influential, and divided voices who sometinmes disregard each other. This story is an invitation to compliment one another, to join together, to find each other, to establish dialogue, to accept diversity, to listen. This book has an English versión

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Anita and Tomás

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Judy Goldman

 5+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Anita and her cat, Tomás, have a very close relationship and grow up together. As the years go by, Anita gets taller and Tomás gets slower. One afternoon, he takes a nap and doesn't wake up. Anita is heartbroken. When the Day of the Dead celebration comes around, when those who have died are lovingly wellcomed back, she decides to remember her cat and honor his memory.

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Here Comes Lucas!

Gabriela Peyron Ilustrated by Cecilia Rébora

 64 pp, 5+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Lucas is sad because he is not allowed to sleep in his master's bedroom. After "he" arrived, everything changed. But Lucas won't resign and will do anything to have his place back.

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I Want a Pet

Judy Goldman ilustrated by Enrique Torralba

 48 pp, 3+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

A very imaginative girl wants a dog but one pet is not enough so she wants two anteaters to eat all the insects that come into her house, three crocodiles… A fun counting book for the little ones.

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Little Teapots

Becky Rubinstein ilustrated by Rocío Solís Cuevas & Irma Bastida

 60 pp, 3+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Little Teapots announces teatime, pleasure in words and delight in images. This book of poems is the product of visual experience, of observing teapots galore, made of pottery, porcelain, and white clay. Little Teapots was born to cheer up children and grown ups alike, made possible by the inventiveness of Becky, who creates images through words, and Irma and Rocío, creators of images through color. This book has an English version

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Lorenza, Get Off the Dog!

Toño Malpica ilustrated by Manuel Monroy

 40 pp, 4+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

There are many fathers in the world. In this story, however, there is only one: Lorenza's. A whirlwind who doesn't like wearing shoes and loves to eat toothpaste. Keeping up with her pace isn't easy and can be exhausting at times, but at the end of the day, it's the everyday experiences that give us life.

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Me Against One Thousand and One Hairs

Gabriela Peyron ilustrated by Arno Avilés

 36 pp, 4+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

A little boy watches his father's beard and asks if someday he will have one. Mom and Dad say that in the least thought one day he will also have one. From now on, this small boy is expecting that anytime, when he wakes up or is in school, his face will have a thick beard. 

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The Best Gift

Christel Guczka ilustrated by Jacqueline Velázquez

 24 pp, 3+ years

Rights sold for English for USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Philipines and Singapure

This book talks about the close relationship of a little girl with her grandmother who with her yarn weaving, makes beautiful and original creations. It is a book full of nice metaphors and symbolism. 

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We Are Two Now

Toño Malpica ilustated by Enrique Torralba

 48 pp, 6+ years

Rights sold for French language worldwide.

Tavo comes from Mars and has asked for help in his mission to take over the Earth. He did not expect that the help would come in from Lulu, a tiny creature that can only weep and eat. Tavo does not understand why his whole family acts different because of Lulu, but he will soon realize what her real mission is. Translated to French

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Will The Three Kings Come?

Judy Goldman ilustrated by Cecilia Rébora

 36 pp, 4+ years

World rights for all languages except Spanish

Ramón is worried because he is sure that his dog, Becca, chewed the figure of one of the kings from the Nativity scene. Even though he does his best to fix it, he goes to bed worried that perhaps they won’t show up. A fun book about a beloved Mexican tradition.