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A Holiday Gift Guide from NorthSouth Books!

The traditional tales....

24 Stories for Advent
by Brigitte Weninger
illustrated by Eve Tharlet
The Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas
by Clement C. Moore
illustrated by Ted Rand
Advent StoryBook
Advent Storybook
by Antonie Schneider
illustrated by Maja Dusíková

The beautiful collections...

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum illustrated by Lizbeth Zwerger
The Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
illustrated by Lizbeth Zwerger
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor Retold by Said Illustrated by Rashin
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor
Retold by Said
Illustrated by Rashin
The Jungle Books: The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling illustrated by Aljoscha Blau
The Jungle Books: The Mowgli Stories
by Rudyard Kipling
illustrated by Aljoscha Blau

For the little fashionista...

Coco and the Little Black Dress by Annemarie Van Haeringen
Coco and the Little Black Dress
by Annemarie Van Haeringen

Stories to enjoy together....

croco
The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water
by Gemma Merino
The Fox Chase by Sven Nordqvist
The Fox Chase
by Sven Nordqvist
Moletown by Torben Kuhlmann
Moletown
by Torben Kuhlmann
mrsquirrel
Mr. Squirrel and the Moon
by Sebastian Meschenmoser
Sleep Tight Little Bear
Sleep Tight, Little Bear
by Britta Techentrup

Happy Holidays from NorthSouth Books!

A Very Special Visitor…

NorthSouth Books was honored by a visit from acclaimed Austrian illustrator, Lisbeth Zwerger. Zwerger came to Manhattan to speak at the USBBY/IBBY Congress in Manhattan, Zwerger charmed booksellers at McNallyJackson Books in Soho and The Strand Bookshop in Greenwich Village. She met with editors from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, discussing her work and the new Classic Edition of The Wizard of Oz.

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum illustrated by Lizbeth Zwerger
The Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
illustrated by Lizbeth Zwerger

On Saturday, October 17th, Zwerger participated in a panel at the USBBY/IBBY Congress discussing Books in Translation, and then delivered a wonderful presentation in the company of two other internationally acclaimed illustrators, Roger Mello and Francois Place, to a packed auditorium. Lisbeth’s humor and insights moved the crowd, and after the presentation she graciously signed books for over two hours.

The opening night of the USBBY/IBBY Congress began with a presentation about illustration in Iran, including artwork from Rashin Kherieyeh, author/illustrator of The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a fly,and Two Parrots. Rashin was described in the presentation as Iran’s “young rebel” illustrator. The winner of the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis/German Children’s Literature Prize was also announced during this reception. Three titles published by NorthSouth Books in the USA were nominated for the top prize in Germany, Lindbergh by Torben Kuhlmann; Mr. Squirrel and the Moon by Sebastian Meschenmoer; and Coco and the Little Black Dress by Annemarie van Haeringen. Although the final prize went to another publisher, the three nominations how NorthSouth’s strong commitment to bringing the best international books to the USA.

Lisbeth Zwerger and Rashin at the USBBY Congress in NYC.
Lisbeth Zwerger and Rashin at the USBBY Congress in NYC.

NorthSouth Books sponsored a panel discussion on Books in Translation, with Zwerger, Kherieyeh, and NorthSouth Managing Director Heather Lennon. The panel was moderated by Marianne Martens, professor of children’s literature, Kent State University, Ohio. The panel addressed the difficulties facing books in translation here in the USA, and also the challenges of importing books from countries beyond Germany and France.

The USBBY/IBBY Congress celebrates the best books in international children’s publishing. NorthSouth’s Torben Kuhlmann’s debut picture book Lindbergh the Tale of a Flying Mouse was chosen as a USBBY Best Book Book 2015, and featured during one of the panel discussions. Kuhlmann’s new book, Moletown, is out in the USA and has received two starred reviews to date-a very nice reception, indeed.

Moletown by Torben Kuhlmann
Moletown
by Torben Kuhlmann