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Books published by publisher North-South Books

  • The Rainbow Fish

    Marcus Pfister, J Alison James

    Hardcover (North-South Books, Jan. 27, 1999)
    The Rainbow Fish is an international best-seller and a modern classic.Eye-catching foil stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions that gives the book its lasting value. A CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNER WINNER OF THE BOLOGNA BOOK FAIR CRITICI IN ERBA PRIZE AMERICAN BOOKSELLERS ABBY AWARD WINNER AN IRA-CBC CHILDREN'S CHOICE #1 PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
  • The Rainbow Fish Bath Book

    Marcus Pfister

    Bath Book (North-South Books, March 1, 2000)
    Make a splash with this appealing bath book edition--which features the same foil-stamped scales that fascinated young children in the original picture book. Sure to be a favorite tub toy, this soft but sturdy little book with its message about sharing is perfect for the very youngest child--at bath time, bed time, beach time, anytime!
  • The Rainbow Fish

    Marcus Pfister

    Board book (NorthSouth Books, Jan. 27, 1999)
    The award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share is now available in a board book edition for the youngest child.
  • Wynken, Blynken, & Nod

    Eugene Field, Johanna Westerman

    Paperback (North-South Books, Aug. 1, 1998)
    Eugene Field's classic bedtime poem—about three children’s adventures sailing in a wooden shoe—is brought to life with Johanna Westerman's vivid illustrations.“Westerman’s minutely detailed watercolors depict a Dutch landscape. The luminosity of the moonlit sea is captured in muted shades of blue that create a soothing mood for the dramatic verse.”—School Library Journal “Westerman captures the tone of the poem in a fittingly traditional way. . . . a pleasing rendition of an old favorite.” —Booklist “Westerman’s inventive design elements provide a soothing accompaniment for the familiar text, a staple for bedtime reading.”—Publishers Weekly
  • Good Night, Little Rainbow Fish

    Marcus Pfister

    Board book (NorthSouth Books, June 6, 2017)
    An adorable Rainbow Fish board book, perfect for bedtime!When Little Rainbow Fish can’t fall asleep, there’s only one thing that can help—his Mommy! Little Rainbow Fish’s mom promises to watch over him, no matter if he is in the ink cloud of an octopus, lost in the deep blue sea, or simply having a bad dream. A sweet adaptation of the hardcover storybook. "Just the thing to help calm nerves when the day is almost done."—Booklist
  • Advent Storybook

    Antonie Schneider, Maja Dusikovaa, Marisa Miller

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, Oct. 1, 2005)
    The beloved, bestselling readaloud storybook.Benjamin Bear cannot wait for Christmas to come. To help the time pass more quickly, his mother tells him that every day when he opens a door on his Advent calendar she'll tell him a story about another little bear and his long, arduous journey to Bethlehem.The little bear, led by a glittering star, meets many others on his travels. His adventures, filled with acts of heroism and kindness and many small miracles, show him the path to the Christ Child. A beautiful book that teaches the true spirit of Christmas.
  • The Little School Bus

    Carol Roth, Pamela Paparone

    Paperback (North-South Books, June 1, 2004)
    Here comes the school bus, beep, beep, beep! Step right up and take a seat with a sleepy sheep, a squirmy worm, a hairy bear, a quick, quick chick, a fox with socks, a pig in a wig, and a goat in his coat, and ride the bus to school, to school, and ride the bus to school! The bouncy, rhyming text and the bright, witty pictures make ""The Little School Bus a ride that children will want to take over and over again.
  • Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

    Monica Brown, John Parra

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, Sept. 5, 2017)
    Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor 2018 ALA Notable Children's Book 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2017 Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017 Smithsonian Top Ten Best Children's Book of 2017 2018 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the YearFrida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, written by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra, is based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life. The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form. Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal.
  • The Grizzly Bear Family Book

    Michio Hoshino

    Paperback (North-South Books, March 1, 1997)
    The Animal Family books are not just written by their authors. They are studied and researched and lived into existence. Each book helps to make the world of nature that much more real, more understandable, and more valuable to children.
  • Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale

    Marcus Pfister, J Alison James

    Hardcover (North-South Books, Aug. 1, 1998)
    It’s a whale of a tale in which a terrible misunderstanding escalates, putting Rainbow Fish and his friends in great danger, and Rainbow Fish must try to make peace with a big blue whale to save them all from disaster. When a big blue whale comes to live near their reef, there is a misunderstanding between him and Rainbow Fish and his friends that leaves everyone very unhappy and hungry.
  • Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure

    Torben Kuhlmann

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, Oct. 2, 2018)
    2019 Batchelder Honor Award 2019 ALA Notable Children's BookAward-winning illustrator Torben Kuhlmann’s stunning new book transports readers to new depths where imagination lights the way! A long time ago, one mouse learned to fly, another landed on the moon...what will happen in the next Mouse adventure? From the creator of Lindbergh—The Tale of a Flying Mouse and Armstrong, comes Edison—The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure. When two unlikely friends build a vessel capable of taking them to the bottom of the ocean find a missing treasure—the truth turns out to be far more amazing.
  • Over in the Meadow

    Olive A. Wadsworth, Anna Vojtech

    Hardcover (North-South Books, Feb. 1, 2002)
    ""Over in the Meadowin the sand in the sunLived an old mother turtleand her little turtle one.""So begins this classic nursery poem, written by Olive A Wadsworth in the late 19th century, a favorite counting rhyme for generations of children. Anna Vojtech's sweet illustrations depict a sun-drenched meadow filled with loving animal families-from mother turtle with her one baby to ten little beavers embraced by their doting mother. There are lots to count in the cleverly designed pictures, and sharp-eyed youngsters will delight in finding a corresponding number of background details on each spread.