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Lucy and the Dragonfly

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 The Strongest 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”
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover with jacket
Publication date: May 2018

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Wolf READ

The Wolf Who Didn’t Like Reading

BY ORIANNE LALLEMAND,
ILLUSTRATED BY ELEONORE THUILLIER

A new adventure featuring the bestselling Wolf!

There once was a wolf whose appetite for books was insatiable. Big, small, fairy tales, dictionaries… He devoured them all! His taste for paper was only matched by his great aversion for reading. Reading was so boring! That is until Wolf found himself in the Country of Books where he had to help a librarian find 10 missing books. This story will help parents and educators address children’s resistance to reading. It also introduces young readers to ten literary classics as they encourage Wolf to turn the pages of books, rather than eat them. Works featured include Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, and The Jungle Book, among others.

Orianne Lallemand is a true book lover and spends her time writing stories and conducting book workshops in schools and libraries. She is the creator of the Wolf and all his great adventures! She lives on the western coast of France with her four children.

Eleonore Thuillier started her career as a fashion designer for a well-known Parisian label before turning to illustrating books for children. She lives in southern France.

ISBN: 978-2-7338-5619-2  •  $14.95

Trim size: 10” x 10”
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover with jacket
Publication date: May 2018

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In the same series – Hardcover – 10” x 10” – US $14.95

The Wolf Who Wanted to Be a Superhero  •  ISBN: 978-2-7338-4323-9
The Wolf Who Celebrated His Birthday  •  ISBN: 978-2-7338-3557-9
The Wolf Who Wanted to Change His Color  •  ISBN: 978-2-7338-3236-3
The Wolf Who Visited Fairy Tales  •  ISBN: 978-2-7338-3923-2
Wolf, Are You There?  •  ISBN 978-2-7338-1952-4

In the same series – Paperback – 8 1⁄2” x 8 1⁄2” – US $6.95

The Wolf Who Wanted to Change Color  •  ISBN: 978-2-7338-1945-6
The Wolf Who Wanted to Be an Artist  •  ISBN: 978-2-7338-2703-1
The Wolf Who Didn’t Want to Walk Anymore  •  ISBN: 978-2-7338-2149-7
The Wolf Who Travels Back in Time  •  ISBN: 978-2-7338-2985-1
The Wolf Who Wanted to Travel the World  •  ISBN: 978-2-7338-2314-9

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Seek and Find - Wonderland

Illustrated by Tiago Americo, Benjamin Bécue, Paku

With 9 different scenes, 10 recurring characters and 50 elements to seek and find in each scene,get ready for hours of fun!

Seek and Find: Wonderland! will amaze children with its extremely detailed and amusing illustrations. Young readers will let their imaginations run wild through Fairy-tale themed spreads filled with humorous scenes featuring every enchanted creature imaginable! 

Tiago Americo is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Montreal whose style is lively and varied. He graduated from art school in Brazil.

Benjamin Bécue is a young creative illustrator whose illustrations are witty and colorful.

Paku originally worked on comics and manga artwork. Her digital illustrations and manga-like style set her apart from other illustrators.

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GIANT SEEK AND FINDISBN: 978-2-7338-3941-6

ISBN: 978-2-7338-5045-9  •  $14.95 US

Trim size: 11-1/2” x 9-3/4”
Pages: 24
Format: Boardbook
Publication date: April 2018

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Pinocchio

ILLUSTRATED BY Tiago Americo

Explore your favourite fairy tales in this new board book series that brings the stories to life with easy-to-pull tabs.

Watch as Pinocchio’s nose grows before your very eyes and look inside the whale’s belly to discover poor Geppetto and Pinocchio before they escape to safety!

Children will enjoy hands-on fun while exploring their favorite fairy tales in a new novelty board book series. Colorful illustrations and easy to use mechanisms found on each page enable little ones to bring their favorite stories to life as they assist with storytime.

ISBN: 978-2-7338-5626-0  •  $10.99 US

Trim size: 8-1/4” x 7-1/4”
Pages: 10
Format: Board Book
Publication date: August 2018

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Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

ILLUSTRATED BY Amy Blay

Explore your favourite fairy tales in this new board book series that brings the stories to life with easy-to-pull tabs.

Pull the tabs to discover the Big Bad Wolf hiding under Grandma’s bedcovers, and to help Grandma and Little Red Riding Hood escape! 

Children will enjoy hands-on fun while exploring their favorite fairy tales in a new novelty board book series. Colorful illustrations and easy to use mechanisms found on each page enable little ones to bring their favorite stories to life as they assist with storytime.

ISBN: 978-2-7338-5625-3  •  $10.99 US

Trim size: 8-1/4” x 7-1/4”
Pages: 10
Format: Board Book
Publication date: August 2018

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45 Games... Out and About!

ILLUSTRATED BY Romain Guyard

Puzzles, Mazes and Observation games will keep children entertained for hours while travelling!

Keep children engaged and entertained with this brand-new series! Each notebook contains 45 games, divided into 3 categories: puzzles, observation games, and mazes. All 45 activities are organized around a single theme, such as back-to-school or travelling. An erasable pen is included with each title, allowing children to re-use the pages again and again! An answer key for all activities can be found in the back of each book.

After studying graphic design in Paris, Romain Guyard moved to Brittany, West of France, where he now resides and works on his many projects.

ISBN: 978-2-7338-5623-9  •  $9.99 US

Trim size: 7-5/8” x 4-3/4”
Pages: 52
Format: Wiro
Publication date: May 2018

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45 Games... Going away!

ILLUSTRATED BY Prisca Le Tandé

Puzzles, Mazes and Observation games will keep children entertained for hours in vacations!

Keep children engaged and entertained with this brand-new series! Each notebook contains 45 games, divided into 3 categories: puzzles, observation games, and mazes. All 45 activities are organized around a single theme, such as back-to-school or travelling. An erasable pen is included with each title, allowing children to re-use the pages again and again! An answer key for all activities can be found in the back of each book.

Born and raised in Paris, Prisca Le Tandé first started her career in movie animation. After a while, she moved on to children’s books and now spends her time illustrating stories and working on printed products such as magnets, etc.

ISBN: 978-2-7338-5624-6  •  $9.99 US

Trim size: 7-5/8” x 4-3/4”
Pages: 52
Format: Wiro
Publication date: May 2018

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45 Games... for School!

ILLUSTRATED BY Audrey Brien

Puzzles, Mazes and Observation games will keep children entertained for hours

Keep children engaged and entertained with this brand-new series! Each notebook contains 45 games, divided into 3 categories: puzzles, observation games, and mazes. All 45 activities are organized around a single theme, such as back-to-school or travelling. An erasable pen is included with each title, allowing children to re-use the pages again and again! An answer key for all activities can be found in the back of each book.

Based in Valence, France, Audrey Brien works both in children’s books illustration and in digital animation.

ISBN: 978-2-7338-5621-5  •  $9.99 US

Trim size: 7-5/8” x 4-3/4”
Pages: 52
Format: Wiro
Publication date: May 2018

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45 Games... while you wait!

ILLUSTRATED BY Marie Margo

Puzzles, Mazes and Observation games will keep children entertained for hours while waiting!

Keep children engaged and entertained with this brand-new series! Each notebook contains 45 games, divided into 3 categories: puzzles, observation games, and mazes. All 45 activities are organized around a single theme, such as back-to-school or travelling. An erasable pen is included with each title, allowing children to re-use the pages again and again! An answer key for all activities can be found in the back of each book.

A compulsive doodler from an early age, Marie Margo first studied in the Humanities field before going back to her first passion: drawing. Self-taught, Marie now illustrates children’s books for a variety of French publishers.

ISBN: 978-2-7338-5622-2  •  $9.99 US

Trim size: 7-5/8” x 4-3/4”
Pages: 52
Format: Wiro
Publication date: May 2018

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