WEEK 8 TOPIC
EARTH DAY 2020: TIME TO CELEBRATE!
Earth Day is April 22nd of every year.
Today, in 2020, it’s time to celebrate its 50th Anniversary!
That’s why we want to honour this perfect mechanism, this caring Mother who protects us all, from humans to animals, from plants to stones, from the mountain to the sea…
Our EARTH, our PLANET, our HOME.
Earth is like a treasure chest: inside we can find many resources – like water – that are fundamental for our living. But careful: these are gifts we must be grateful for!
Let’s learn how they work…
HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR BRAND NEW 2020 Rights Catalogue!
What is water? Where does it come from and how does it get to our homes? And why is it so important not to waste it? Here is a book full of answers, news, curiosities and lots of funny experiments to learn more about all the secrets of the most precious asset on Earth. A resource we use to drink, wash, watering and sometimes even to play and have fun!
Texts: Maria Loretta Giraldo
Illustrations: Francesca Di Chiara
SCIENCE HAS NEVER BEEN SO FUNNY!
How to understand where our energy comes from and how to use it properly
Energy makes the world go round: we use it to light our houses, to warm them up, to move around, even to play and communicate! But where does it really come from? How can we produce it? Here is a book to discover the most important energy sources, from fossil fuels to new clean and renewable sources, and to learn that the history of energy is a great adventure made up of ideas and great intuitions.
Texts: Fabio Leocata
Illustrations: Francesco Fagnani
A STORY CONNECTING NATURE TO HUMANS
IN A BEAUTIFUL POETIC WAY
The tree in this story decided to leave its garden to seek fame. In the search for its destiny, it will stumble onto unimagined difficulties. Historia de un árbol covers concepts such as ecological ethics, solidarity and sustainable lifestyles without ever losing the excitement of adventure narrative. In addition, the story is a beautiful metaphor of the uprooting of those who leave their land.
Target: Picture Books, 7+
Format: 27,5 x 20,5 – Pages: 32
Texts: Ricardo Cie (Venezuela)
Illustrations: Wen Hsu Chen (Costa Rica)
Awards: “Highly recommended” by Fundalectura – IBBY Colombia
Rights sold: Chinese (Simplified)
A STORY OF TRUE FRIENDSHIP AND THE GLOBAL WARMING
At the Antarctica base the crew is very busy, everyone has something to do. Busier than anyone else is Ian the cook, who has to prepare meals for everyone there. This does not prevent him from becoming friend to a small lonely penguin, Paul, and giving him a red scarf as a present. One day, following him to the edge of the ice bank, Ian discovers his friend’s secret: he is taking care of a quantity of abandoned eggs because their penguin moms have been trapped in the ice and cannot return to hatch. All the base crew then moves to help Paul saving the eggs and getting them… A wonderful story about friendship and about the global warming affecting our Planet.
Target: Picture Books, 5+
Format: 26,5 x 24,2 cm
Texts & Illustrations: Sen Woo
Rights sold: South Korea, Chinese (Complex)