domenica 24 maggio 2015


A silent book that deals in a poetic, strong and
original way with one of the most complex issues of our day: 
the illegal immigration. A little kid and his journey across the sea. 
His story told through engaging images, is actually the same story of
lots of people forced to leave their country. A journey to talk about
hope, war, hospitality, human rights. 
A little story enclosed in a shell that the protagonist 
will share with another kid, 
on an Italian beach.

Text and illustrations: Paola Formica
A well-established and respected author for both
children and adults, she has worked for a number of important
Publishers, magazines and newspapers like “Il Corriere della Sera”.
She teaches at the School of Comics in Milan.

Illustrated albums 36 pages
In 28,5 x 28,5 cm format Age: From 6 years upwards



The Silent Book International Contest 2014, the first international
competition dedicated to silent books, has been promoted by the Municipality
of Mulazzo, the Association Montereggio Country Booksellers, Carthusia
Edizioni, IOB International Organization of Book Town, IBBY Italy and
Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
The Silent Book International Contest is a great challenge for the
international world of illustration: for the first time, illustrators from all over
the world have been invited to participate in a contest for the creation of a
silent book, which has been evaluated by a major international jury.

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lunedì 20 aprile 2015

Imaginary Museum

A new book dedicated to the museum as a place to get to know life. A picture book to discover a museum that goes beyond the physical space and becomes the set of what each of us want to collect, preserve and share with others. An incredible journey through poetic paintings made of words, characters, emotions, places, objects and passions. 
An “Imaginary Museum” as the deepest expression of what’s more valuable for each one, a kind of gift to be shared with others. 
A new idea of museum that opens up new possibilities, that each player can freely imagine.


Text and illustrations: Gek Tessaro
Is a master artist, author and illustrator of numerous children’s
books as well as the winner of several awards and prizes,
including the 2010 Andersen Award for Best Complete Author,
and the 2011 National Award “Born to Read”.

Illustrated albums 36 pages
In 28,5 x 28,5 cm format  Age: From 6 years upwards


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Littel bear discovers the sunrise

Little Bear lives with Mom and Dad in the Dark Forest
where there are often violent storms.
Dad seems to have thunder in the voice and lightning in his eyes.
That’s why, one day Little Bear takes courage and crosses the bridge together with Mom and his friend Teddy. They get to the House Without Fear, and with the help of Kind Lady Wolf he will find lots of friends 
and the beautiful colors of the Sunrise.
A delicate and sweet story to help children to overcome
difficulties and believe in their dreams. 



Text: Emanuela Nava


Illustrated albums 40 pages
In 25 x 23,5 cm format Age: From 3 years upwards

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venerdì 26 dicembre 2014

Merry christmas and happy new year

Bread and milk


A hardcover book conceived for the little ones, the journey of a baby and his mummy to discover flavors, tastes and emotions related to the act of nutrition. 
The right attitude to food and healthy food can be learned from childhood, together, sharing emotions, curiosity, love and cuddles.

Text: Emanuale Nava
Well known author, she lives in Milan. As a children’s author, she has had around forty books published which have been dedicated to children of all ages. Her books have already been translated in many differemt countries.

Illustrations: Desideria Guicciardini
She lives and works in Milan. She’s an illustrator for the most important Italian and foreign publishing houses. She participated to many exhibitions and events with both works for children and works of art.


Paperboard bound volumes concertina folded 16 pages  in 12 x 17 cm format Open size

98 x 17 cm   Age: from 18 months upwards

Series: The story circle
Paperboard bound books, designed for the youngest readers; to read, to look at and to discover a fabulous picture which unfolds from page to page, creating a
book which seems endless.
Other titles in the series: Ice cream moon and sweetie sun, Friends forever, Pilina's story, Fathermakesall's tale, A curiuus tale of king and princes and toymakers, Lots and lots and lots

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sabato 1 novembre 2014

Rock-a-bye baby

A tender lullaby to talk to a baby to the rhythm of music and words since he/she is in mummy’s tummy. An ongoing dialogue made by caresses, dance, sounds and poetry that cheers up, brightens and 
makes us feel closer.
The book was created by musician Elizabetta Garilli during workshops with moms, dads and small children. 



Texts and music: Elisabetta Garilli · Pianist and composer, she is an expert in applied music teaching, she is also the curator of the exhibition “Agora. Families and the city meet the music” realized in Verona. She is the author of many musical performances.

Illustrations: Bimba Landmann · Since 1988 she has created illustrations for children with great success both in Italy and abroad. Her books have inspired documentaries, music cds, theater performances and educational activities in schools.

Illustrations: Serena Abagnato · Polymaterials artist, she loves working with materials of any kind (clay, wood, natural materials, fabrics, etc...) with which she creates illustrations and numerous installations and sets for theatrical and musical performances.

Illustrated albums 48 pages with CD In 20 x 21 cm format Age: For parents to be and children 0-3 years

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venerdì 31 ottobre 2014

Together we are unique

Jaguar and lizard are very tired after the party, they actually have so many thoughts. They feel that something is missing. Something that they seem to have lost.
Something that they would love to have back. So owl, monkey, spider and all the other animals, decide to help them out - by using colors and imagination - to get back what they want. There are things that you can and you should try to fix, and it’s
definitely better to do it together with other people.

<< They went back home.
They were tired but they felt close, special. 
And strong.
...To lose your tail
and then to find it.
Nothing was impossible.>>

Texts: Beatrice Masini
Beatrice Masini: she lives and works in Milan.
Journalist, translator of novels (including Harry Potter, from the third
volume of the series onwards). She has published forty books for children and teens, including illustrated albums, collections of short stories and novels, many of them published in many languages).

Illustrations: Annalisa Beghelli
A young and eclectic architect with a passion for illustrations.
She creates editorial projects and illustrations for children books.

Illustrated albums 36 pages In 28,5 x 28,5 cm format Age: from 6 years upwards

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