«A new Chapter» – We made it!

Our crowdfunding project for Ein neues Kapitel is over. In no more than 45 days, 7125 Francs have been donated. We are happy about the strong support we received and thank all donors!
For the 25th edition of our Kolibri reading suggestions we will publish a special edition which will not be for sale: On invitation by Baobab Books 10 autors and illustrators contribute a total of 7 artistic adaptions of their personal migration experiences. These contributions will be published and offered to libraries and those initiative who are helping people currently starting a «new chapter» in their lifes, here in Switzerland.
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Reading Tour with Reza Dalvand

One dawn the woods shine in more beautiful colours than ever before. And there in the sunlight – there's something black lying on the ground. The crow flies down to it and exclaims: "This must be a piece of a star. Soon the sky will fall on our heads!" The fox, woken by the raven’s noisy opinion, and one after the other all the animals appear. Soon there is mayhem in the forest. The leopard, the owl and the cat – they all report what they have seen and talk about the looming danger …
The Iranian illustrator Reza Dalvand will be visiting Switzerland in November 2018 for a tour of readings and workshops for children and students. Tour plan in detail will follow soon.

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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.

As a donor or member you too can support Baobab Books. We will be glad to provide you with further information.

Hello, Whale!

Whale and Buzzbee – these are the nicknames grandfather and granddaughter have given each other. They do have real names too, but that is another story … Whale and Buzzbee live in Riga and they spend a lot of time together while Buzzbee’s parents are at work. Always, Buzzbee has bugging questions. One day she asks her grandfather: »Why don’t you say hello to other people?« She herself was taught to greet everyone and doesn’t mind to say hello at all …
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Foreign Rights Catalogue

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.
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Kolibri - the 25th edition!

We just recently published the newest edition of our reading suggestions Kolibri: We present 64 new publications which convey themes such as cultural identity, racism, flight or interculturality in a differentiated way to children and youth. This year, the reading suggestions appear for the 25th time and offer parents, libraries and pedagogues general guidance on questions such as: Which books incite an open and respectful dialogue between different cultures? How do the books broach the issue of differenciating between "us" and "them"?
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One of «The 7 Best Books»

There's nothing Pedro would like more than to see the ocean. Living in Bogotá, he's really surprised when his mother gives him a trip to an island for his tenth birthday. I bet there are pirates there! They say that water has seven colours. But then the holiday turns out completely different from what he had expected … An equally adventurous as emotional novel from Colombia for children up from 9 years old.
The book was selected as one of «The 7 Best Books» in August 2018 by the German radio station Deutschlandfunk.
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Running Rabbit

The latest book by the Tanzanian Tingatinga artist John Kilaka is out now: The animals are thirsty, as there isn't enough water to go around. But the hungry crocodile lurking in the river is in no mood to share. It has demanded a sacrificial offering to satisfy its hunger. The big animals all agree that a small animal has to be sacrificed. To this end they want to catch Rabbit … And quickly the story takes up speed!

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