Some exciting news have been announced last night.
WILD ANIMALS OF THE NORTH by Dieter Braun, published in English by Flying Eye Books, has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal!
Originally published in German by Knesebeck Verlag, this is the first time ever a translated title made it onto the shortlist! How exciting and well done to everyone involved! We’ll keep our fingers crossed!
Kate Greenaway Shortlist 2017
Ueberreuter/G&G has recently taken on the children’s list of the Austrian publisher Residenzverlag called Nilpferd Verlag. They have an incredible and unique list and one of their titles has also been nominated for the German Youth Literature Award – in the category Non-Fiction.
KRITZL & KLECKS by Verena Ballhaus and Renate Habinger
Scribble & Smudge – A nonfiction picture book on drawing, painting and making books.
Mr Scribble is made of lines, Ms Smudge is made of shapes. Together they have a wonderful day full of coloured pencils, paintbrushes, colours, forms and creative ideas. What can you draw with a piece of uncooked spaghetti? How do you build grass stilts? What happens when you eat too many smudges? How a few lines and spots of colour can become an entire book – that is what our two experts teach us with a light-hearted tone. With several foldout pages, this book offers many surprises and ideas for creative fun. A delicious treat for your eyes, with lots to discover and try!
Please get in touch for further details!
Today I have a wonderful illustrated title for you by the German publisher KNESEBECK VERLAG:
WILD ANIMALS by Dieter Braun
This book introduces a novel approach to wildlife literature. Well-known illustrator and children’s book author Dieter Braun has spent years travelling the world to watch wildlife close up and study animal behaviour. The idea for the project originated in 2006 when Braun first visited the Hatari Lodge in Tanzania. Extended trips to Asia, Africa and North America followed, culminating in a four-month stay in Australia. Braun is the first illustrator to offer such unerring insights into the fascinating world of animals – this thanks to his unique blend of observational skill, innovative storytelling style and a distinctive brand of humour. This first volume of two, dedicated to the wildlife of the southern hemisphere, brings together a stupendous collection of illustrations in bright, vibrant colour. It includes virtuoso, true-to-life portrait drawings of animals: from Africa – the giraffe, gorilla and rhinoceros; from South America – the cocatoo, anteater and jaguar; and from Australia – the kangaroo, wombat and koala. The text that accompanies the striking images is compelling and entertaining.
The hard-cover book is in the format 240x300mm and has 144 pages and the second book is already in the making.
Just let me know if you are interested in further details and have a great week!