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Books published by publisher North-South Books

  • Little Polar Bear Finds a Friend

    Hans de Beer

    Hardcover (North-South Books, Sept. 1, 1990)
    While searching for someone to play with, Lars is caught in a trap and finds himself in a cargo plane destined for a zoo.
  • Rainbow Fish Big Book

    Marcus Pfister, J Alison James

    Paperback (North-South Books, April 1, 1995)
    Rainbow Fish finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share.
  • Un gato y un perro / A Dog and A Cat

    Claire Masurel, Bob Kolar

    Paperback (North-South Books, March 1, 2003)
    Sworn enemies become staunch friends in this bilingual edition of the popular picture book by Claire Masurel with pictures by Bob Kolar. It’s a great way to introduce a second language to very young children, be they English- or Spanish-speaking.
  • My Grandma's a Ninja

    Todd Tarpley, Danny Chatzikonstantinou

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, March 1, 2015)
    When Ethan’s grandma suggests they take a zip line to school, Ethan realizes that his grandma is a little different. In fact, she’s a ninja! Ethan is soon the hit of the school when his grandma drops from the ceiling at show-and-tell, and teaches the kids karate moves and how to do backflips in slow motion. But when his grandma deflates his team’s soccer ball, everyone is upset—including Ethan. Why can’t he just have a regular grandma? But when Ethan tries out his new karate movesduring the championship game . . . he’s happy that his grandma isn’t ordinary.
  • Ten Dirty Pigs, Ten Clean Pigs

    Carol Roth, Pam Paparone

    Hardcover (North-South Books, Aug. 1, 1999)
    Count along as ten dirty pigs have a hilariously good time getting squeaky clean, then turn around and, in an equally uproarious fashion, proceed to get filthy dirty again!Children will delight in these high-spirited porkers and in the novelty of this upside-down, turn-around bathtime counting book that makes getting clean just as much fun as getting dirty.
  • Penguin Pete

    Marcus Pfister

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, Jan. 1, 2013)
    Children will delight in Marcus Pfister’s adorable ‘Penguin Pete’ as he playfully passes the time until he’s big enough to swim in the sea. He practices trying to walk gracefully and tries to imitate a bird in flight. He soon discovers that penguins can’t fly, but they sure can swim—and Pete turns out to be a natural!
  • I Am a Thief!

    Abigail Rayner, Molly Ruttan

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, Sept. 3, 2019)
    When Eliza Jane Murphy—line leader, captain of the worm rescue team—impulsively pockets a sparkly green stone from her classroom’s “Exploring Green” display table, her heart crumples. My heart stopped singing. My letters went wonky. I was too heavy to swing! I wanted to put it back . . . But what if someone saw? But when she discovers that nearly everyone in her family took something once in their lives—from her baby brother and mom, to her nana with her sausage-stealing dog—Eliza overcomes her shame to make things right. A hilarious and heartfelt story about stealing and finding the courage to do the right thing.
  • Farmer Ham

    Alec Sillifant, Mike Spoor

    Hardcover (North-South Books, March 15, 2007)
    The crows in Farmer Hams field are very happy. All day long they sit and eat his corn and no matter how often he shouts and waves his arms, they wont go away. Silly old Farmer Ham. Or is he so silly, after all?
  • Coco and the Little Black Dress

    Annemarie Van Haeringen

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, Oct. 1, 2015)
    "Hurry up! You may only go to bed when all the sheets are ironed." Little Coco grew up in the orphanage and had to work hard for a living sewing and embroidering like an angel. Until her eighteenth birthday . . . Coco knew one thing for sure Coco. She would never, never be poor again. A beautifully illustrated picture book biography of Coco Chanel. Coco Chanel (1883-1971) was a famous French fashion designer. Born into a poor family, strictly brought up in the orphanage, influenced by the style of wealthy suitors , she remained faithful throughout her life to the simplicity. A luxurious simplicity , which has produced memorable style icons like the little black dress and perfume Chanel No. 5.
  • Five Little Ducks

    Pam Paparone

    Hardcover (North-South Books, Sept. 1, 1995)
    When her five little ducks disappear one by one, Mother duck sets out to find them.
  • Seven Little Mice Go To School

    Kazuo Iwamura

    Hardcover (NorthSouth Books, July 1, 2011)
    It's time for seven little mice to start school! And it's up to Mother Mouse to get them there. When the little mice prove reluctant, Mother Mouse invents "the mouse train" -- all aboard!
  • Ten Dogs in the Window

    Claire Masurel, Pamela Paparone

    Hardcover (North-South Books, Sept. 1, 1997)
    Ten dogs in the window, for the whole wide world to see -- dogs of all shapes and sizes, all looking for a home. One by one an equally diverse parade of customers passes the shop window ... and stops ... and chooses the dog that is somehow a perfect match for them. The chant-aloud, rhyming text makes counting down great fun, and children will love guessing just which dog each new customer will buy.