Albin Michel Jeunesse
Albin Michel Jeunesse All of our publications, be they pop-up books,
Frankfurt 2016 - Foreign rights catalogue
novelty books, picture books, novels or non-fiction titles, are brought to life with imagination and enthusiasm. It is our pleasure to share them with you!
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BOOKS THAT COME ALIVE WITH A FREE APP Hardcover board books, 170x230 mm, 22 pages, 15€ Ages 3 & up
Be Brave, Little Owl!
By Lena Mazilu
By Charlotte Gastaut
A shy little owl has to face the forest at night to find the owner of a lost pair of glasses. On her way, she discovers that she is much braver than she expected herself to be!
A lonely yeti wonders out loud if he is really all alone and thus makes appear loads of new unexpected friends!
It’s time to go to bed now!
Afraid of the dark?
By Édouard Manceau
Clara wakes up in the middle of the night. She would love a glass of water but she is scared: all the rooms in the house are filled with spooky and mysterious shapes. Her night wandering alternates between lights off and lights on, fear and relief until there is nothing at all to be scared of any longer!
A cheeky and imaginative child keeps on delaying bedtime as he is eager to drive a fire engine, wash a crocodile’s teeth, ride on a stork’s back… until there is no escape from bedtime! Luckily, the fun will start all over again the next evening!
1 • AUGMENTE
REALITY PICTURE BOOKS
By Magali Le Huche
The Animated Stories series puts digital innovations at the service of early reading and imagination.
nter the exciting world of innovative reading experiments with this new generation of picture books, enhanced with an Augmented Reality App, for children aged 3 to 6. Here are books in their most traditional form, but books which can also come to life, as if by magic! By placing a tablet or a smartphone over the pages, the illustrations suddenly liven up.
Watch, listen and let yourself get carried away… you will enter within the story and beyond the pages.
AUGMENTE REALITY PICTURE BOOKS • 2
THE LA YBIR , THE MUSHROOM
WHAT A TOL ME
Ages 3 & up
Ages 3 & up
BY BERNADETTE GERVAIS
BY ASTRID DESBORDES AND PAULINE MARTIN
Board books, 210x220mm, 24 pages with flaps, 12.50€
Hardcover, 195x225mm, 48 pages, 9.90€
Faithful to her humourful and understated style, Bernadette Gervais returns with a charming collection of board books which focus on children’s favourite curiosities in nature such as the ladybird and the mushroom.
In this sequel to Mon Amour and Un Amour de petite sœur, the international bestselling titles by Astrid Desbordes and Pauline Martin, Archibald returns with big questions for his dad.
hy do ladybirds have a spotted dress? How many greenflies a day do they eat? Where and how do mushrooms grow? How do you recognise a poisonous mushroom from an edible one and who eat them? With flaps to lift, colourful pencil sketches and amusing anecdotes, Bernadette Gervais unveils what’s beneath the visible surface of nature and everything there is to learn and know about these fascinating natural wonders. At the end of the book, a spot the seven differences game adds a playful note to the pedagogic approach.
3 • NOVELTY BOOKS
The Ladybird is already translated in 7 languages and still counting!
s they watch the swallows start their epic journey, Archibald asks his father: Will I be able to go that far when I grow up? Much farther away than that, Archibald. But what if the wind rises? If the wind rises, it will eventually die down.
Over the course of this initiatory dialogue, young Archibald will learn that however big the dangers and challenges that lie in store, he can count on his dad’s unconditional love.
Mon Amour has already sold more than 60, 000 copies in France and is translated into 19 languages! Un Amour de petite sœur sold over 20, 000 copies in France and is already translated in 10 languages!
PICTURE BOOKS • 4
THE UNIVERSAL ECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
BY ADRIEN PARLANGE
BY JEAN-MARC FIESS
Board book, 135x200mm, 46 pages with a bookmark, 13.50 €
Pop-up book, 115x155mm, 10 double spreads, 15.90 €
Ages 4 & up
With its perfect simplicity and clever concept, one may wonder why a book such as The Ribbon has not been published before!
imply with its selection of singular objects and its graphic vivid illustrations, Adrien Parlange’s subjective wordbook would already seduce readers of all ages. But its ultimate singularity consists in an ingenious ribbon bound to the book as a bookmark and which perfectly completes each image when the reader gives it the expected shape. The result is smart and amusing like the tongue of a big snake, the body of a tiny snake, the stream of tea pouring out of the kettle, the untied shoelace…
Adrien Parlange was awarded a Mention in the FICTION category of the BOLOGNA RAGAZZI AWARD 2015 for La Chambre du Lion published by Albin Michel Jeunesse in 2014.
5 • BOARD BOOKS
n response to the current violation of human rights, at various scales and on all the continents, this pop-up book pays tribute to a paramount historical document: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The main notions of the Declaration are developed in 8 beautiful and symbolic 3D scenes, allowing the readers, whatever their age, to fully apprehend their fundamental messages. The 30 articles of the Declaration are reproduced at the end of the book.
After the mind-blowing pop-up books ABC 5 Langues and 9 Mois, Jean-Marc Fiess returns with a new technical marvel for a great cause.
This apparently minimalist work reveals the extraordinary talent of Jean-Marc Fiess who excels at saying much with little.
POP- UP • 6
FRI CRÉATEURS A ’AVENTURES
LEPHANTOM FANTÔME OFU THE CIRQUE ’HIVER THE CIRCUS
All Ages ages
4 & up AgesAges 6 & up
BY BENJAMIN LACOMBE AND SÉBASTIEN PEREZ Hardcover Board picture book,€280x310mm, 72 pages including 20 pages with laser cuts, 25 €
s a tribute, Benjamin Lacombe offers a highly original form of immersion into Frida Kahlo’s unique creative process and a thematic approach of her core inspirational subjects such as love, death, earth, animals, maternity… In the form of a book of thoughts, Sébastien Perez’s poetic text alternates with excerpts from Frida’s personal notebooks that truthfully restitute her inner emotions whilst Benjamin’s riveting illustrations and the succession of laser-cut pages take us into the depths of her soul. Faithful to his style, Benjamin Lacombe masterfully succeeds in adapting to fit in Frida Kahlo’s famous emotionally raw and visually disturbing surrealist universe yet again in a completely original and intimate way.
For their latest collaboration, Benjamin Lacombe and Sébastien Perez found their inspiration in one of the most prominent and intriguing artistic figures of the twentieth century.
7 • PICTURE BOOKS
BYBY FRED BERNARD AND FRANÇOIS ROCA Board picture book, € 285x355mm, 48 pages, 19 € Hardcover
A thrilling investigation led by an unexpected yet endearing duo that guides the reader into the fascinating world of the circus, one of Fred Bernard and François Roca’s favorite themes!
pirit the monkey and Dino the parrot live in the prestigious “Cirque d’Hiver”. Despite their many differences, they are inseparable. Dino, superstitious beyond measure, is certain about one thing: a phantom is haunting the circus!
Together, they will investigate whether the phantom really exists by questioning the circus animals, following the different leads and examining the rumors. They will eventually solve the mystery when they discover the circus’ new grand finale performance: Marina Ants, the greatest ant trainer…
PICTURE BOOKS • 8
FRIEN RUE SES STREET COPAINS SERIES
BYBY SYLVAINE JAOUI AND ANNELORE PAROT
BY N.M. ZIMMERMANN
Limpbound Board with flaps, € 150x195mm, 32 pages, 5.90 €
Novel, 145x215mm, 304 pages, 15.90 €
AgesAges 6 & up 4 & up
Ages 13 & up
A series for early readers which combines daily life stories based on psychological advice from specialists and creative activities. By Sylvaine Jaoui whose series “Ma Vie Selon Moi” sold more than 300,000 copies in France and Annelore Parot who enjoyed world-wide success with the “Kokeshi” series.
I don’t feel like going to school Sham has a tummy ache and his friends quickly guess that he is scared of going back to school after the summer holidays. When they ask him what he is really scared of, the list is long: “Having bad marks, being told off by the teacher, being late, being sleepy...”! Luckily, Mia has a great idea: all together they list all the reasons why they like school and imagine a flashcard game about the good sides of school. At the end of the book you can create your own flashcards to gain confidence.
9 • EARLY REA ERS
THE SUSHI-LOVERS CLUB
I am addicted to screens Enzo behaves strangely. He no longer comes to the shed after school. Even worse, he has cancelled his afternoon at the swimming pool with his friends and an invitation to share a raspberry pie. Worried, his friends investigate to find out that Enzo has become addicted to his computer and has lost interest in everything else. They will make him realize what happens to him and together they will find a way to help him disconnect. The activity at the end of the book is to customize your diary so as to diversify your daily activities.
Volumes 1 and 2 to be published in September 2016. Volume 3 (I am jealous of my little sister) to be published in January 2017.
Get ready to set off on an amazing journey to Japan with Lucrèce and her endearing family! Both touching and funny, this coming-of-age novel deals with the difficulties of adapting to a new environment with a rare generosity.
hen Lucrèce’s mother announces that she got her dream job in Japan and the whole family is moving there, Lucrèce has no objection: when you’re 15 and over connected to the Internet, moving to the other side of the world has nothing to be frightened of, right? She will soon find out, however, that with the culture shock, it is not so easy to acclimatize herself to her new environment. Between a mother who shows excessive enthusiasm for everything and a little brother who is a real heartbreaker at the kindergarten, it is hard for Lucrèce to find her place: she struggles to make friends and the sushi-lovers club she joined doesn’t really match her expectations. But with the discovery, in the bin of her building, of a bag full of valuable music partitions, starts an investigation that could very well end up with the beginning of a love story…
FICTION • 10