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2014 Mildred L. Batchelder Award

We are proud to announce that Mister Orange by Truus Matti, translated by Laura Watkinson, has been honored by the American Library Association with the 2014 Mildred L. Batchelder Award.

2014 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Honors were given to The Bathing Costume and My Father’s Arms Are A Boat. The Bathing Costume is written by Charlotte Moundlic, illustrated by Olivier Tallec, and translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick. My Father's Arms Are a Boat is written by Stein Erik Lunde, illustrated by Øyvind Torseter, and translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson.

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Ballad

Written and illustrated by Blexbolex



Ballad is one of the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of 2013!

Ballad has been selected as one of Brain Pickings' 13 Best Children's, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013!

Ballad is a Publishers Weekly Starred Review!

"As a story, it's challenging, mysterious, and even obscure. As an object and a piece of bookmaking, it's a work of art."

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"This continuously evolving story traces a child's perception of his surroundings as he walks home from school."

"All throughout, we're invited to reimagine the narrative as we absorb the growing complexity of the world - a beautiful allegory for our walk through life itself."

"Ballad...is an absolute treasure in its entirety, the kind that sparkles with new dimensions of light with each excavation."

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Written and Illustrated by Claire Frossard
Photographs by Christophe Urbain



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GHOSTS

Written by Sonia Goldie
Illustrated by Marc Boutavant



“Multiple readings of GHOSTS is a must. There is no way to take in all the incredibly rich detail at a single viewing.”

“... GHOSTS is a whimsical introduction to the domestic variety of ghost populating the bedrooms and kitchens of our homes…”

GHOSTS may be the stuff of nightmares, but these guys are an exceedingly likeable bunch of spooks.”

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"This is a great read around the holiday season for the whole family and children as young as four."

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The Hole

Written and illustrated by Øyvind Torseter



The Hole has been selected as one of Brain Pickings' 13 Best Children's, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013!

“... the story is at once simple and profound, amusing and philosophical, the sort of quiet meditation that gently, playfully tickles us into existential inquiry.”

Read the full review and find more pictures at Brain Pickings

“With its moody line drawings, sly humor, and witty use of the hole in each page (when it’s not a hole, it’s a streetlight, balloon, nostril, etc.), Torseter’s story amuses, provokes, and leaves readers wishing for more.”

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Something Big

Written by Sylvie Neeman
Illustrated by Ingrid Godon


Something Big is a Publishers Weekly Starred Review!

"...Neeman and Godon elevate an intimate, everyday moment into something significant."

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“There’s an honest intimacy to the conversations between the small one and the big one that ring true; reading them, one realizes how rare they are in the realm of picture books, which so often seek to comfort or simply amuse.”

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Little Boy Brown

Written by Isobel Harris
Illustrated by André François


Little Boy Brown has been selected as one of Brain Pickings' 13 Best Children's, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013!

“... lovers of classic New York tales like Eloise and The Little Red Lighthouse will cheer this reissue.”

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