Baobab Books presents an international and diverse programme of children's literature. Our books originate in many different places of the world, each is unique in its form and many have won awards.
Are you interested in translation rights? Our Rights Catalogue gives you an overview on available foreign rights, please get in touch with us for further information.
→ Foreign Rights Catalogue 2017
O fim da fila – On stage, between cultures
In his book «O fim da fila» the Brazilian illustrator Marcelo Pimentel places centre stage the figure of Curupira, that mythical being that has protected the trees and animals in the Brazilian jungle since time immemorial.
The story focuses on nothing less than the big picture: night follows day, after the sun come the rains, conflict is followed by reconciliation. Everything in life is part of the big cycle of life - and in the midst of it all there is Curupira with his pot of red paint.
Marcelo Pimentel has created a literary stage with his paintbrush. Now primary school children from Basel can enter this stage. During one week they will – using sound, rhythm and movement – create their own interpretation of the story
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A picture book from Georgia
The boy looking at us with his eyes wide awake can't fall asleep. «Alright. So then I'll go for a little walk.»? Just look at all the creatures he meets! They all have good ideas for what the boy could do to go to sleep. But sleep just won't come to him, despite all the advice …
Schlaf gut has just been released as a bilingual edition in both German and Georgian. The Georgian illustrator Tatia Nadareischwili based her bedtime story on very precise and cheery observations of the animals' sleeping preferences.
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Baobab Books is a charitable association based in Basel, Switzerland.
For our ongoing specialist work and our innovative projects in the promotion of cultural diversitiy in children's and youth literature we receive financial support from numerous organisations as well as individuals.
Fresh Fish – New edition
It has been a long time since chimpanzee Sokwe has caught so many fish. He's already excited about the money he will earn selling his catch. But Dog puts paid to all that. He wants to eat Sokwe's fish himself.
We've just republished John Kilaka's prize winning picture book Frische Fische (Fresh Fish). This comic but profound story about friendship, betrayal and reconciliation was handed down through the oral tradition of serveral generations in the Southwest of Tanzania and finally transformed by the famous Tanzanian Tingatinga artist.
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