my first Picture Books
10” x 10” • 5-7 years old • Hardcover Picture Books • Full color throughout
Auzou's My First Picture Books are a collection of beautifully illustrated stories, perfectly adapted for young independent
readers and their parents. The stories touch upon fundamental themes such as friendship, love, tolerance or family.
They will inspire young readers to imagine new vistas and introduce them to the world of literature.
Benjamin is an Unusual Duckling
Y. Walcker / J. Mercier
Benjamin is one unusual duck: he doesn't quack, he barks! His parents know it's not his fault, he was born this way! But school is a different story, his schoolmates find him weird and refuse to swim with him ... Enough is enough: the duckling decides to go on an adventure!
ISBN: 978-2-7338-4613-1 • $14.95
Publication date May 2017
Mika the Bear is Afraid of the Dark
Y. Walcker / N. Duffaut
The longest night of the year is fast approaching and Mika is terrified. As the sun goes down, the dancing shadows, the whistling wind, and other hisses all become too much for this little polar bear.
But this year, his cousin will help him confront every single fear, one by one. Will Mika get over them?
Theme: Fear of the dark
ISBN: 978-2-7338-4325-3 • $14.95
Leon the Raccoon discovers the World
L. Papineau / T. Doyle
Leon is a city raccoon. Every evening, when night falls, he joins his friends to explore the deserted, brightly-lit city streets. So, when his mom tells him that they're going on a trip to the countryside, Leon is most unhappy ... There's nothing to do in the country ... is there?
Theme: Change, Holidays
ISBN: 978-2-7338-4182-2 • $14.95
My First Picture Books . . . For Smaller Hands
8 ½” x 8 ½” • 5-7 years old • Flexi Cover • 32 pages • $6.95
This smaller format of My First Picture Books is perfect for little hands and for avid readers who will collect these books.
LUCY AND THE DRAGONFLY
BY LUCIE PAPINEAU,
ILLUSTRATED BY CAROLINE HAMEL
A wonderful story to understand climate change and the importance of nature.
In this beautiful tale written by Lucie Papineau and Caroline Hamel, author-illustrator due of TheStrongest Man in the World, readers are introduced to Lucy, a little girl with a very special connection to the Earth. Lucy spends all of her free time outside and has the special ability to make the sun smile, but when the Earth gets sick, Lucy can feel its heartbeat weakening. As she mourns, Lucy’s tears land on the wings of a dragonfly who travels across the world in search of someone who can heal the Earth and Lucy. This accessible and poetic story introduces children to the subject of climate change and the importance of protecting nature.
Lucie Papineau grew up in Quebec and was never seen without a book during her younger years! It was easy for her to move from being a keen reader to becoming a passionate author and editor. Hundreds of books later, Lucie still loves making children laugh and dream and she often travels to meet her readers around the world. Her journeys have inspired the creation of Leon the Raccoon, a young animal explorer! She also wrote a re-telling of the amazing story of Louis Cyr, her inspiration coming from her beloved father, the kindest man in the world, who often told a younger Lucy about this living legend!
When she was growing up in suburban Quebec, Caroline Hamel’s dad converted their shed into a mini-farm! Caroline drew inspiration from the animals there as she began to dabble in doodling. After studying graphic design and illustrating various press publications, this young mother of 2 soon turned her attention to children’s books. Today she lives in Montreal with her family.
ISBN: 978-2-7338-5620-8 • $16.95 US
Trim size: 11-3/4” x 9”
Format: Hardcover with jacket
Publication date: May 2018
The Strongest Man in the World -
THE LEGEND OF LOUIS CYR
ISBN: 978-2-7338-4614-8 • $19.95
9” x 11 ¾” • Paper over board • 44 pages
Available May 2017
The Strongest Man in the World is a true story that reads like a Paul Bunyan tall tale. Cyprien-Noé was born into a poor family in a small village in Quebec, Canada in 1863. At the age of 8 he found a 100-pound calf that was stuck in the mud, lifted it up to his chin and carried it home over his shoulders. At 12, he came upon an injured man in the woods and carried him back to his horse and wagon. News of his strength spread. He changed his name to Louis Cyr, and, at age 18, he began traveling the United States, Canada and Europe, performing increasingly impressive feats of strength. At a performance in Boston when touring with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circuses, Cyr lifted 350 pounds with one hand. He entered contests, bested other strong men, and eventually became known around the globe as the “Strongest Man in the World”.
A free, full- color poster featuring a timeline of Louis Cyr’s life, a list of his records, and over 15 fully captioned historical photographs featuring the strongest man in action is printed on the reverse side of the book’s jacket.
The Three Musketeers
ADAPTED FROM A. OUMAS'S NOVEL
BY B. RIVIERE, C. ANDRE
ISBN: 978-2-7338-4326-0 • $16.95
11 ¾” X 9" • 40 pages • Hardcover
Enter a world of friendship, honor, and duty to your King in seventeenth century France with this beautifully illustrated adaptation of this classic and world-famous French novel by Alexandre Dumas. This cloak and dagger tale follows the adventures of d'Artagnan and his new friends, the three musketeers. As they seek to protect the Queen against the Cardinal's evil schemes, they will learn that loyalty and friendship are the most important values.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
ADAPTED FROM F.L. BAUM'S NOVEL
BY A. FILIPPINI, E. COUDRAYE
ISBN: 978-2-7338-3924-9 • $16.95
8¾"x 11¾" • Paper over board • 44 pages
One day, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, get swept away by a powerful cyclone and find themselves in the Land of Oz. The only way she can return home is by going to the Emerald City to ask the famous Wizard of Oz for his help. As she travels along the yellow brick road, Dorothy makes the acquaintance of some of the curious inhabitants of the Land of Oz . . .
MY FIRST CLASSICS
These classics have been perfectly adapted for children aged 8 and above. The original and modern illustrations breathe new life into these epic tales. These gifty offerings are an absolute must-have for future true book-lovers.
This selection of amazing Modern Tales for children aged 8 and above brings great original stories and stunning illustrations to young readers.
Children will be amazed and inspired by the tales of these new heroes.