Welcome librarians!  We miss seeing you in person at ALA Annual, but we’ve pulled together all of our goodies here for you. Keep reading for signed book giveaways, coffee chats with our talented authors and illustrators, fun and free downloadable teacher guides and coloring pages, and so much more!

First off, award-winning author and illustrator Torben Kuhlmann has a brand-new mouse adventure hitting shelves this fall: EINSTEIN–THE FANTASTIC JOURNEY OF A MOUSE THROUGH SPACE AND TIME! Check out our adorable new website for the book, where you can find the book trailer, the NetGalley link, and others’ thoughts on the latest mouse adventure.

Don’t miss EINSTEIN, out September 7, 2021—or else you’ll have to build a time machine too!

Wondering what we have planned this fall? Download e-galleys of our Fall 2021 titles!

MY MOTHER’S DELIGHTFUL DEATHS
by Carla Haslbauer
THE BAD MOOD
by Mortiz Petz and Amélie Jackowski
THE MOUNTAIN
by Rebecca Gugger and Simon Röthlisberger
FRANZ-FERDINAND THE DANCING WALRUS
by Marcus Pfister
BORIS THE CAR–THE LITTLE CAT WITH BIG IDEAS
by Erwin Moser

Need a coffee break—or, even better, a Coffee & Books break? Look no further!

Every month, we sit down with our unbelievably talented authors and illustrators and catch up with them over a warm drink about their creative processes, inspiration, and more. To date, we have coffee chats with:

Speaking of Baptiste and Miranda Paul’s PEACE…

Here it is. This here is the book everyone has been raving about.

If you can’t get enough of PEACE, we have you covered! In addition to a Coffee & Books chat, we also have adorable coloring pages for download and a teacher’s guide. We may be in a pandemic, but we all can still find ways to create, nurture, and spread our own peace.

Also available in Spanish! Read PAZ, translated by Aida Salazar.

Check out the Publisher’s Pitch Video that we created specially for the ALA Annual!

Check out our bilingual LITTLE POLAR BEAR books starring Lars!

Hans de Beer’s little polar bear, Lars, is quite the adventurer,  and we are thrilled to offer 10 new bilingual editions that are a great way to introduce a second language to young children! Our Bi:libri editions feature complete texts in English and Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, German, French, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Italian! Check out all of our Bi:libri books for bilingual editions of both THE LITTLE POLAR BEAR and THE RAINBOW FISH.

Bilingual Arabic/English version.
Bilingual Chinese/English version.
Bilingual Spanish/English version.

Now, what you’ve all been waiting for…TWO SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAYS!

We are giving away 2 DIFFERENT TITLES: Torben Kuhlmann’s much-anticipated EINSTEIN–THE FANTASTIC JOURNEY OF A MOUSE THROUGH SPACE AND TIME and Hans de Beer’s newest LITTLE POLAR BEAR AND THE PANDAS.

Each winner will receive a copy of the book as well as an illustrated book plate autographed by the author himself!

4 lucky winners will be randomly selected from the giveaways.

Enter in the giveaway for Torben Kuhlmann’s newest mouse adventure, EINSTEIN–THE FANTASTIC JOURNEY OF A MOUSE THROUGH SPACE AND TIME, on shelves September 7, 2021.
Enter in the giveaway for Hans de Beer’s LITTLE POLAR BEAR AND THE PANDAS.

Thank you for joining NorthSouth Books at ALA 2021! Let us know what you think—leave us a question and/or comment below!