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  • Ida and the Whale

    Rebecca Gugger, Simon Röthlisberger

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, March 26, 2019)
    What lies behind the sun, the moon, and the stars?Ida can’t stop thinking about these and other very important questions. Then one night, a flying whale wakes her and takes her on an amazing journey—where some of her questions are answered and even more created. This gentle, philosophical tale is a visual treat sure to fill curious little listeners with wonder.
  • Milo and the Magical Stones

    Marcus Pfister

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, Jan. 1, 2010)
    A story about environmental choices where the reader gets to make the choice. “Milo is irresistible.” –School Library Journal
  • The Happy Hedgehog

    Marcus Pfister, J. Alison James

    Hardcover (North-South Books, Feb. 1, 2000)
    Mikko the little hedgehog loved his garden. He knew all the animals that lived there. He knew all the plants and flowers too, and he enjoyed learning about their healing powers. He thought he was perfectly content—until the day Grandfather Tarek stopped by and told Mikko he was wasting his time. "Go take a look how others lead their lives!" Tarek tells him. So that's just what Mikko does.
  • Hugs and Kisses

    Christophe Loupi, Eve Tharlet

    Hardcover (North-South Books Inc., Dec. 1, 2001)
    An irresistibly appealing puppy named Hugs sets out one morning on a quest. He asks every animal he meets for a kiss, and they are all happy to oblige. The pup discovers that duck's kisses are hard and wet; a horse's kiss is a little sticky, but very warm; the pig's kiss is a little muddy and bristly, tickley but tender. He collects lots of wonderful kisses, but when he returns home, he discovers that the best kiss of all is the one he gets from his loving mother.
  • Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse

    Torben Kuhlmann

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, May 1, 2014)
    One small step for a mouse; one giant leap for aviation. These are dark times . . . for a small mouse. A new invention—the mechanical mousetrap—has caused all the mice but one to flee to America, the land of the free. But with cats guarding the steamships, trans-Atlantic crossings are no longer safe. In the bleakest of places . . . the one remaining mouse has a brilliant idea. He must learn to fly! Debut illustrator Torben Kuhlmann’s inventive tale and stunning illustrations will capture the imagination of readers—young and old—with the death-defying feats of this courageous young mouse.
  • The Little School Bus

    Carol Roth, Pamela Paparone

    Hardcover (North-South Books, June 1, 2002)
    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.
  • You Can't Win Them All, Rainbow Fish

    Marcus Pfister

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, June 6, 2017)
    A brand new title in the bestselling Rainbow Fish series!Everyone loses once in a while. But being a good sport when you lose isn’t always easy—not even for Rainbow Fish. A lighthearted look at accepting loss without losing your sparkle!
  • When I Grow Up...

    Peter Horn, Cristina Kadmon

    Paperback (North-South Books, Jan. 1, 2001)
    At the end of a busy day, Sebastian the little turtle snuggles down next to his father and asks, "Do you know what I want to be when I grow up?" He then eagerly regales his doting parent with all his ideas for exciting careers. When sleep finally comes, father and son have forged a wonderful new bond based on mutual admiration and abiding love.
  • The Lion and the Mouse

    Bernadette Watts, Aesop

    Paperback (North-South Books, March 1, 2007)
    ""A gentle picture-book retelling with a slightly different twist. In this version
  • The Birthday Cake

    Sven Nordqvist

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, Feb. 1, 2015)
    A hilarious cumulative story about baking a 'pancake-cake' for the cat with three birthdays a year! When Pettson sets out to make Findus a cake, he finds that he's missing a key ingredient. This starts a hilarious chain of events resulting in Pettson distracting a bull, climbing through a skylight into his attic to find his fishing pole to fish the key out of the well, so he can open his shed, fix his flat tire, then ride to the store to buy some flour (and a new pair of overalls), then made a tasty cake for Findus!
  • Good Night, Little Rainbow Fish

    Marcus Pfister

    Paperback (NorthSouth Books, Aug. 1, 2012)
    Rainbow Fish wasn't always big enough to swim the sea by himself. He remembers when he was a Little Rainbow Fish. 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. It works. Little Rainbow Fish is soon sound asleep.
  • Little Red Riding Hood

    Brothers Grimm, Bernadette Watts

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, Jan. 2, 2018)
    This beautiful edition of the classic tale is re-designed in celebration of 50 years of working with Bernadette Watts—one of Europe’s most recognized and beloved fairy-tale artists, known in Europe simply as Bernadette.When a young girl sets out to bring friendship and a treat to her ailing grandmother a wolf tricks her. This cautionary tale with a happy ending is retold with simple charm and illustrated with glowing paintings by one of the world’s great interpreters of folk- and fairy tales. This edition of the cherished story is sure to be a favorite. “The old is new again here, and this is a welcome addition to the fairy-tale shelf.”— Kirkus Reviews Little Red Riding Hood, “My what big talent she has!” — Kirkus Reviews