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he Mexican publishing industry has experienced a continuous growth during the last few
years. Proof of this are the number of New Horizons Awards given to various Mexican publishers at
the Bologna Book Fair.
In 2008, the National Chamber for the Mexican Publishing Industry (caniem) set up the Children and Young
Adult’s Book Commission. It is composed of approximately 20 pu­blishing houses working in coordination
towards the promotion of authors and illustrators.
This catalog includes a brief selection of the backlists
of various publishing houses in Mexico. It aims to introduce the works by participating publishers which we
consider most suitable for the sale of foreign rights.
Artes de
México
Artistic and educational books for children and young people
Contents
Artes de México Carvajal-Norma
Castillo
CIDCLI
Concaulta DGP
FOEM
Fondo de Cultura Económica
Libros para Imaginar
Ediciones El Naranjo
Océano Travesía
Petra Ediciones
SM
Ediciones Tecolote
3 abejas
More than twenty years have gone by since Artes
de México resumed its editorial work. Over this period we have published a series of issues on the
different faces of Mexico, including children books.
One series of children titles, for instance, looked
at traditional stories and artistic expressions of
Mexican Indian groups, that have given us a better
understanding of who we are, how our country is
Contact:
Teresa vergara
[email protected]
Gabriela Olmos
[email protected]
Website:
www.artesdemexico.com
perceived, and how this perception has influenced
our own imagination. Of equal importance is our
series on poetry and art. We have published them
absolutely conviced that children´s renders on these
topics are much deeper than ours. In each of
these issues, the power of imagination has guided
our approach to those expressions whose beauty
bewitches us.
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Soñé…
canto contra la violencia
I Had a Dream: A Song against
Violence
Animalitos endemoniados
en la tierra de los hñäñhu
Gabriela Olmos
In this day and age, when violence has
turned the lives of many Mexican children
into a nightmare, Artes de México asks
them to use the best defense of all: their
imaginations.
Possessed Animals of the Hñähñus
Jesús Salinas Pedraza
Illustrated by Víctor Vélez “Chubasco”
The Mezquital Valley is home to squirrels, bats,
hummingbirds, and white-footed doves, living
with organ pipe cacti and garambullos, agaves
from which pulque and white flowered mesquite are made. Each of these animals has its
own place in the world of the Hñähñus (also
known as otomíes). Jesús Salinas Pedraza
tells us their story while Víctor Vélez “Chubasco” narrates it in pictures.
Gabriela Olmos is a Mexican writer and
editor who draws on oral tradition—
among other things—to write children’s
stories. Her books include Bills in the
Wind, Mexican Painters from A to Z, Eye
Play: Let’s Discover Art and The Buzzard
and the Flute.
Marissa Arroyo, María Figueroa, Valeria Gallo, Juan Gedovius, Mauricio Gómez
Morín, Alejandro Herrerías, Alejandro Magallanes, Álvaro Rocha Buitrón, Gonzalo
Tassier, Fabricio Vanden Broeck, Víctor Vélez, Chubasco.
Jesús Salinas Pedraza is a native Hñäñhu teacher who has focused
on writing books in order to disseminate the richness of his culture
to younger generations.
Víctor Vélez “Chubasco” is a renowned Mexican cartoonist whose work
has appeared in some of Mexico’s most important newspapers.
Age: 5+
Age: 7 +
1st ed., Artes de México, 2013.
40 pp.
27.5 × 23 cm (10 7/8 × 9 in)
ISBN 9786074611434
1st ed., Artes de México, 2012
32 pp.
20 × 25.5 cm (8 1/8 × 10 in)
ISBN 9786074611137
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El sueño de los dioses
y otros cuentos huicholes
Calaveras cantaditas
The Dream of the Gods
Gabriela Olmos
Yearn paintings by
José Benítez Sánchez
Skull Skeletons
Eduardo Bustos
All these stories are set in a time
when the world was new—so new that
memories did not yet exist and things
were still unnamed—when stars wandered freely across the heavens and
flowers first heard of spring. Huichol
shaman José Benítez Sánchez tells
us these stories in his yarn paintings,
which Gabriela Olmos translates into
words so we can all take part in these
adventures.
Mexico’s conception of death is an atypical
one, and so are the traditions that coalesce
around it. Literally, calaveras are popular
rhymes that are part of the folklore related to
the celebration of the Day of the Dead. These
poems about death are picaresque descriptions of the Grim Reaper’s wanderings
through the world of men, and use irony to
point out the qualities and defects of our
friend the “pale rider.”
Gabriela Olmos is a Mexican writer
and editor who, among other things
draws on oral tradition to write childen’s
stories. She was the Mexican candidate for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial
Award in 2009. Her books include I Dreamt… A Book about Hope, Con los ojos
cerrados. Sueños de los niños indígenas [With Your Eyes Closed: Indigenous Children’s Dreams], Pintores mexicanos de la A a la Z [Mexican Painters from A to Z],
and El juego de las miradas [Eye Play: Let’s Discover Art].
Eduardo Bustos is a teacher, writer and musician, which is why his books always feature
creative poetry and reference traditional Mexican music.
José Benítez Sánchez was a Huichol shaman internationally renowned for his yarn
paintings representing Huichol cosmogony. In 2003, he received the Premio Nacional de Ciencias y Artes for his artwork, in the field of Folk Art and Traditions.
Age: 7 +
1st ed., Artes de México, 2012.
40 pp.
20 × 25.5 cm (8 1/8 × 10 in)
ISBN 9786074611144
Age: 9 +
1st ed., Artes de México, 2012
32 pp.
27.5 × 23 cm (10 7/8 × 9 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9786074611151
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Adivinanzas hñäñhu
Hñähñu Riddles
Itzel Vargas García
and Nicandro González Peña (comp.)
Illustrated by Enrique Toussaint
From the north of Guanajuato to the
southeast of Tlaxcala, Otomí children
love riddles. Their language has regional variations, but each has riddles to solve. This book reproduces
some of them, translated into five different dialects of this musical tongue.
Norma
Itzel Vargas García is a linguist. Since
2008 she has participated in revitalization projects, maintenance, and the
linguistic and cultural development of
indigenous languages.
Norma sets high-quality standards. Carvajal-Norma marks the
difference. For Norma the world has no borders.
Editorial company with a long innovative tradition that applies the competences of its human teams
in the creation of educational contents and services that contribute in the construction of citizenship and the social transformation of Latin America. We strongly believe that education is the
milestone of the individual and society development. In order to achieve this goal we contribute to:
Nicandro González Peña is an anthropologist interested in collecting videos and
audios of the Hñähñu language. His work has focused on language planning
and standardization of the writing of this language.
• Educational services and products that satisfy the needs of our clients,
Enrique Toussaint is a talented jazz musician and visual artist who develops
musical and illustration projects for children’s books. He found inspiration in
traditional Otomí textiles for this book.
• An ideal place to work in which our employees may develop personally and reach wellfare
• To build a sustainable, efficient and social responsible company.
Age: 9+
Contact:
Lorenza estandía
[email protected]
Website:
www.librerianorma.com
1st ed., Artes de México, 2012
32 pp.
27.5 × 23 cm (10 7/8 × 9 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9786074610925
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Odonir y los ratones
Odonir and the Mice
Mercedes Gómez Bernet
Illustrated by Isabel Gómez
¡Opa al rescate!
Opa to the Rescue!
Gabriela Peyron
Illustrated by Guadalupe Calvo
Watch out when you go to a classical music
concert in one of the old concert halls. Pay
attention so you won’t step on top of one of
the members of the Mice Orchestra of the
State of México. They are small and highly
virtuous musicians that also have magical
powers. They will help Odonir, the human
contrabrass performer, with his abusive orchestra director, master Javaliovsky.
“An old castle, transformed into a museum,
unites the imperial past of Mexico with the present time, giving life to portraits, furniture and
quite old secrets. At night the Empress’ slippers and a ghost dance a beautiful waltz. Gertrudis is the guard of the museum. Opa, her
loyal and hairy companion, will solve the mistery of this joyful and beautiful story about
friendship and museum ghosts.
Mercedes Gómez Benet is a classic music
harpist performer. She has played for the
Orchestra of México’s State, the Symphony
Orchestra of Minería Palace, and actually
plays in the Phylarmonic Orchestra of the
National Autonomous University of México.
She has written books and plays for children.
Isabel Gómez was born in Mexico City. She is a Graphic Designer graduated from the Metropolitan Autonomous University. She has worked as
designer and illustrator. She has illustrated for diferent editorial houses
in Mexico. She is a member of the El Ilustradero, a group of illustrators.
Gabriela Peyron was born in Mexico City. She
studied Hispanic Literature in the Iberoamerican University in Mexico City. She has worked
as a Spanish teacher, librarian, copyreader,
translator and a voracious book read. She has
published 3 books in Editorial Norma.
Ana Teresa Martínez was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She studied Graphic
Design, and took several art courses in Florence, Italy. She has publised in
diferent Mexican editorial houses illustrating books and magazines. She
has worked for publicity agencies and newspapers.
Age: 5+
Age: 7-9
1st. ed. Carvajal Educación México, 2013
80 pp.
14 × 18.7 cm (4.5 × 7.5 in)
ISBN 9786077221333
1st. ed. Carvajal Educación México, 2013
120 pp.
11.7 × 20 cm (4.5 × 8 in)
ISBN 9786077221258
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Soldados en la lluvia
Una voz para Jacinta
y otros cuentos
Soldiers in the Rain
Monique Zepeda
Illustrated by Marcos Almada
A Voice for Jacinta and Other
Children’s Stories
During the Mexican Revolution, a 9 and a 5 years
old kids face their grandfather’s disease and the
hunger caused by the war. A man arrives to their
house, they think he is the devil and negotiate the
old man’s life. The story reveals the past of each
character, their guilts, fantasies and dreams. Disgrace and evil are relevant, and at the end reconciliation extols the kindness of the human soul.
Mónica Lavín
Illustrated by Daniela Violi
One morning Jacinta wakes up with no voice and
has to recover it; Ignacia floats in a thick fog that
drives her out of her house; Julián misses his
friend on his birthday party; Charito is horrified
with the end of the world news; a child will make
charms with a magic wand; and, eldest sister
doesn’t want to take her sister everywhere she
goes. These stories are full of humor and astonishment.
Toño Malpica was born in Mexico City. He studied
Computing, but soon realized he was happier writing and playing the piano. He has published 28
books for children and young readers. Editorial
Norma has published 8 books, 3 of them internationaly. With Margot, la pequeña, pequeña historia de una casa en Alfa Centauri, he won Norma’s
International Children and Young Readers’ Literature Prize in 2011.
Mónica Lavín was born Mexico City. She studied
Biology. She has published stories, novels and
some essay books. She won the National Literature Gilberto Owen prize in 1997; the Beauty Arts
Price in Narrative in Colima in 2001, and the Iberoamerican Novel Prize Elena Poniatowska in
2010.
Daniela Violi was born in Barranquilla, Colombia
and has Italian origin. She now lives in Barcelona, Spain. She works on illustrating books, developing her own editorial projects and art labs of what she calls ”talent alchimia”.
María Teresa Devia was born in Colombia. She is
a plastic artist and studied in Bogota, Barcelona,
and Paris. She is author, illustrator and teacher of
children between 6 and 106 years old.
Age: 9+
Age: 11+
1st. ed. Grupo Editorial Norma México, 2012
64 pp.
11.7 × 20 cm (4.5 × 8 in)
ISBN 9789584541345
1st. ed. Carvajal Educación, México, 2013
168 pp. 11.7 × 20 cm (4.5 × 8 in)
ISBN 9789584541314
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Ediciones
Castillo
Azul rey, azul reina
Blue King, Blue Queen
Rebeca orozco
Traveling through the countryside of Mexico, the reader will meet many women in
the different stories. Some have their
blue royal garments on; others are captivated by the darts or the “rosca de reyes”
common in the Mexican festivities. This
book talks about love, heartbreaking,
passion and other life experiences.
Editorial quality. priority to the reader. continuity.
Ediciones Castillo has received several publishing awards for its highquality publications, including the 11th International Children’s Book
Prize in 2006 [awarded by Mexico’s National Arts Council, Conaculta]
and Book Design Prizes in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 from
Mexico’s publishing association, CANIEM, for its textbooks and educational publications.
Since 2006, Ediciones Castillo has been publishing world-class children’s books, choosing a wide variety of themes that reflect and expand
the reader’s world. We also introduce up-and-coming authors and illustrators. Our catalog consists of more than 220 fiction and non-fiction
titles by leading Mexican and international authors and illustrators.
Rebeca Orozco was born in Baja California. She is a Social Communicator, a book
and script writer. She won the Julio Bracho Prize in 1987. She
has published stories and novels for children and young readers. Blue King, Blue Queen is her first book in Norma’s Catalog.
Age: 13+
Contact:
Mariana Mendía
[email protected]
Website:
http://www.edicionescastillo.com
1st. Carvajal Educación, Mexico, 2013
120 pp. 16 × 23 cm (6.3 × 9.5 in)
ISBN 9786077221265
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El rey que no oía, pero escuchaba
(The King Who Could
not Hear, but Listened)
Toto, el rey
Adapted by Alberto Lomnitz
Illustrated by Santiago Solís
Toto the King
Triunfo Arciniegas
Illustrated by Cecilia Rébora
Two brothers, princes of a far-off kingdom, love
each other dearly until the day their father, the old
king, dies. The first-born prince, noble and skillful,
is not allowed to inherit the crown because of his
deafness, and instead the royal ministers crown
his younger brother, who could hear. But they soon
realize that a real king is distinguished not by his
ability to hear, but to listen.
Toto, son of Leoncio Santamaría, dreams of
fighting and annihilating all cats. Toto, the invincible, the most handsome and elegant, is
proclaimed king of the mice. Loved by his
people and in love with his queen, he rules
wisely over the most beautiful and joyful
country in the world. But one day Toto awakes
and falls into the claws of an evil cat…
Alberto Lomnitz (Santiago, Chile, 1959) is a graduate in Communication and Theatre from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is theater director,
playwright, teacher and actor and founder and current director of Seña y Verbo, a theater of the
deaf, established 20 years ago.
Triunfo Arciniegas (Malaga, Colombia, 1957)
is the author of over 40 books. A graduate in
literature from Bogota’s Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, his works are already classics
of children’s literature.
Cecilia Rébora (Guadalajara, Mexico, 1973) is a talented and multi-award winning illustrator. She has collaborated on many children’s books and contributes to a popular
children’s magazine called Tareas e ilustraciones.
Santiago Solís (Mexico City, 1982) is a talented illustrator and designer. He has received several prizes and is a leading illustrator of his
generation.
Age: 6+
Age: 8+
1st ed., Castillo, Mexico, 2013
48 pp.
13 × 19.5 cm (7.5 × 5.3 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786074638523
1st ed., Castillo, Mexico, 2013
56 pp.
13 × 19.5 cm (7.5 × 5.3 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786074638660
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Cinco modos para
deshacerme de mi hermanito
Five Ways to Get Rid
of My Little Brother
La mala jugada
The Trick
TTamar Cohen
Illustrated by Valeria Gallo
Rogelio Guedea
Illustrated by Luis Safa
Bruno’s life is turned upside down with the
arrival of his little brother. He feels that his
parents give him more of their time and attention. And what’s more, his football coach
has given him some “really cheesy” homework: to work as a team with his family. Bruno is unhappy about teaming up with a newborn and thinks that his best option will be to
devise a plan to get rid of his little brother.
Tete, Chirris, Carlangas, Suárez and Pelón are a
group of friends about to leave primary school.
Bonded by friendship, roaming around their
neighborhood, creating mischief and, of course,
their problems, they also share a fascination for
Dulcemaría. One day they are offered what
looks like a great deal. They readily accept, without suspecting the trick awaiting them.
Tamar Cohen (Mexico City, 1972) studied a
degree in Communication and a master’s in
Appreciation and Creative Studies.
Valeria Gallo (Mexico City, 1973) studied at
the Design School of the National Institute of
Fine Arts in Mexico City. She soon settled on her future career, and has worked on
animation, character design and illustration, mostly for children.
Rogelio Guedea (Colima, Mexico, 1974) has
been a successful writer in a variety of genres
including essays, novels, short stories, poetry
and articles. La mala jugada is his first children’s novel and he describes it as “his most
endearing” piece of work.
Luis Safa (Chihuahua, Mexico, 1986) is a graphic artist who has created
murals, exhibitions, music videos and illustrations.
Age: 8+
Age: 10+
1st ed., Castillo, Mexico, 2013
72 pp.
13 × 19.5 cm (7.5 × 5.3 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786074637595
1st ed., Castillo, Mexico, 2013
152 pp.
13 × 19.5 cm (7.5 × 5.3 in)
Fiction
ISBN 9786074638158
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Cidcli
Ballet
And they read happily ever after…
Ballet
Juan Arturo Brennan
Illustrated by Ericka Martínez
Since 1980, stemming from a literary as
well as visual perspective, CIDCLI has published numerous books aimed at stimulating the pleasure of reading. Offering texts
written by some of Latin America’s most
prestigious writers and illustrated by fine
artists from around the world, CIDCLI’s work
present a wide vision of contemporary literature and fine arts. For over 30 years CIDCLI
has worked on creating a diverse collection
intended to disseminate a higher quality of
Ballet or classical dance is more than a set of moves or a chorus of
dancers dressed in tights, ballet shoes and a tutu; it goes beyond the
various schools and the talented performers who have graced this art
form over the years. Not only all this, but it essentially remains the most
beautiful way of telling a story through the movement of the body.
Juan Arturo Brennan (Mexico City, 1955) is a musician, photographer,
producer, presenter and scriptwriter for television and film industry. He
has contributed to various publications and is a distinguished music
critic and educator.
Contact:
Ericka Martínez (Mexico City, 1961), graduated from La Esmeralda School
of Art, has participated in collective and solo exhibitions in Mexico and
abroad, and has received many national and international prizes for her
work.
Elisa Castellanos van Rhijn
[email protected]
Website:
www.cidcli.com
Age: 10+
1st ed., Castillo, Mexico, 2013
144 pp.
50 × 20 cm (19.7 × 7.9 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786075162614
children’s literature, promote Mexican culture and present topics of scientific content.
CIDCLI targets four age groups: the youngest children, as they begin to familiarize
themselves with the world of books, those
proficient enough to benefit from reading
skills already acquired, those on their way
from childhood to a time of more intellectually involved reading and to young adults
commencing to appreciate reading for pleasure.
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Iguanas ranas
Back at ya
Catalina Kühne
Illustrated by Juan Gedovius
Cuaderno de elefantes
de Alfred H. Sullivan
This is a story about an iguana and a
frog who decide to be sisters. The book’s
theme allows us to reflect about love,
tolerance, respect, and the way new
families are conformed.
The Elephants’ Notebook
by Alfred H. Sullivan
Daniel Monedero
Illustrated by Rosana Mesa Zamudio
Catalina Künhe was born in 1971 in
Mexico City. She has a major in Law
from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo
de México (ITAM) and has practiced this
profession in many public and private
institutions. Catalina currently dedicates
her time to reading and writing and has
won several awards for her work, such
as: first place in the Reconocimientos
de Lenguaje Ciudadano (Secretaría de
la Función Pública y la Red del Lenguaje Claro. A.C.) in the essay category and first place in the Segundo Concurso de Cuento (Museo de
Arte Popular, 2008) for her book The one and only. This is not a common kind of notebook, inside
there are African and Asian elephants, and
even some that play jazz. Alfred H. Sullivan is
not a common man either. He happens to be
one of the most famous entomologists of his
time. A man dedicated to the study of insects,
yet writing about the largest terrestrial mammal on this planet? Can it be true? Yes, inside
this notebook everything is possible.
Daniel Monedero was born in 1977 in Valladolid and currently lives in Madrid. In addition to
his career as a writer, Monedero has worked
as a screenwriter for many hit TV series in Spain. Daniel is also the
author of La tienda de animalhombres del señor Larsen, book that is
also published by CIDCLI.
Juan Gedovius was born in Mexico City in 1974. He is mainly a selftaught illustrator but his professionalism, quality work, and originality
is undeniable and has earned him not only local but international
recognition. His work can be seen in many children’s books and
throughout the years Juan has become a close collaborator of CIDCLI.
Age: 6+
1st ed., CIDCLI, 2013
32 pp.
25 × 25 cm (9.8 × 9.8 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9786075163086
Rosana Mesa Zamudio was born in Mexico in 1980. She has illustrated children´s books for publishing houses such as Castillo and
CIDCLI. She was selected at the xx, xxi, and xxii Conaculta Catalog
of Illustrators for Books for Children and Young Adults, where she received a special mention.
Age: 8+
1st ed., CIDCLI, 2013
48 pp.
21 × 29.5 cm (8 × 11.5 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9786077749776
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Los dedos
Fingers
Eugenio Aguirre
Illustrated by Daniel Montero
Gatimañas
A Chinese wise man teaches a boy the purpose of
our fingers. He explains their physical features,
their symbolisms and the specific role each one
plays in history.
Cat-Whimsies
Rocío Miranda
Illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck
A cat shares his thoughts about a dog
and tries to convince us that the dog is a
little stupid while he himself proves to be
very clever. However, he realizes (to his
own chagrin) that life without this inferior
creature would be very dull indeed.
Eugenio Aguirre is a writer born in 1944 and is
without a doubt an adventurer at heart. From a
very young age he decided to travel around the
world and on his journeys he was able to see the
most extraordinary things, such as Kodiak bears
in Alaska, wolves in Canada, penguins in the Magellan Strait, and florescent worms in New Zealand. Eugenio Aguirre has a keen liking for his native country Mexico and he claims to know it like
the palm of his hand. Many of his novels and
short stories have been inspired by the diversity
seen in this country.
Rocío Miranda was born in Mexico in
1954. Rocío has published a series of
short stories, such as: Negocio redondo,
published in the book Un día de cuentos
(SOGEM, 2007); Zumbido, published by
Sarabanda magazine, 2009; and Gatimañas, a children’s story, published by
cidcli, where she has worked as Managing Editor since 1990.
Daniel Montero is an illustrator born in Madrid,
Spain in 1981. From a very young age, Daniel
claims he had a hard time expressing himself with
words so he decided to do it through drawings.
Since school was never his forte, Daniel also
found refuge in his drawings: “The only thing I liked about textbooks were
the illustrations and if they didn’t have any then I would doodle in all the
blank spots I could find”.
Now, Daniel Montero has published more than a dozen books, specializing in children’s literature. His drawings in watercolor are known for their
bright colors, imagination and life like quality.
Fabricio Vanden Broeck was born in 1955, in Mexico City. Fabricio is
an illustrator, designer, painter and, editor. His illustrations have been
published in The New York Times Book Review, Libération in Paris, La
Vanguardia in Barcelona, and El Mundo del siglo XXI in Madrid, as well
as in the cultural magazine El Malpensante (Bogotá, Colombia) and
in Letras Libres, the leading literary magazine in Mexico, where he is
also the illustration editor.
Age: 6+
Age: 12+
1st. ed., CIDCLI
36 pp.
25 × 25 cm (9.8 × 9.8 in)
Isbn 9786077749172 • hardcover
1st ed., CIDCLI, 2013
44 pp.
15.5 × 21.5 cm (6 × 8.5 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9786075162997
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La cabellera del señor Antunes
Mr. Antunes’s hair
Mariana Ruiz
Illustrated by Jimena Tello
Conaculta
DGP
When he saw his hair flying off in the wind, Antunes could not possibly have anticipated what
was about to happen to him. There, in the middle
of his bald pate, sprouted a green filament which
soon turned into budding vegetation that would
turn his quiet life upside down.
Mariana Ruiz is an Argentinian writer born in 1984
in Buenos Aires. She has a bachelor’s degree in
Visual Arts from the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte and also took many painting and drawing courses. Mariana later specialized in Children’s
Illustration from the Escuela Sótano Blanco under
the teachings of José Sanabria. She currently
works for several publishing houses and Argentinian advertising agencies. Jimena Tello was born in Buenos Aires but at age
4 moved to France with her family. Her educational
background consists of various prestigious
schools from which she obtained a degree in Editorial Design and later specialized in Illustration. When she returned to Argentina in 1997
Jimena continued her studies at the Escuela de Arte Sótano Blanco where she is currently
a professor. Jimena Tello has collaborated with many publishing houses, such as CIDCLI,
Santillana, Sudamericana, Alfaguara, AZ, Estrada, Edelvives, SM, etc.
She is a member of the Argentina’s Forum of illustrators and in 2008 she was selected
to participate in the Catalog of Illustrators featured at the Bologna Book Fair.
The General Board of Publications (DGP) of the Conaculta organizes the necessary actions to create and foster a high standard book publishing and
reading culture, by means of editorial production, promoting literacy, and supporting the current editorial market, in order to generate an increasing audience with a profound literary habit, since this is an incomparable method for
learning, seeking information, and the social and personal growth of the
Mexican public.
Contact:
Isabel Cortés Herrera
[email protected]
Website:
http://publicaciones.conaculta.gob.mx
Age: 6+
1st ed., CIDCLI, 2009
28 pp.
21 × 29.5 cm (8 × 11.5 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9786077749066
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Rimas y Rondas
Rhymes and Songs
Gloria Calderas
Illustrated by Alfredo Aguirre, Bruno
González, Gloria Calderas, Alain Espinosa,
Maribel Suarez and Felipe Ugalde from
Mexico, and Laura Fernández Arquisola
El diablo y yo nos entendemos
The devil and I
understand each other
This book is a selection of texts which includes poems, songs and jokes that go
along with many of the classic games, riddles and tongue twisters which Mexican
children customarily play. Most of these
texts are well known to younger readers,
however, they are accompanied by vibrant
illustrations which are the creative work of
eight talented children’s book professionals.
Jaime Sabines
Illustrated by Artemio Rodríguez
In this mischievous text by the poet Jaime
Sabines, the narrator delves into the nature of our darkest moments and thoughts,
by confronting us with a playful and endearing personification of the devil himself. Sabines’ poem is wonderfully enhanced by the black and white engravings
of Artemio Rodríguez.
Gloria Calderas was born in Mexico. She is
a prolific author, illustrator and craftswoman who has produced over a hundred children’s books for publishing houses in Mexico, Spain and the US For four years, she
was chief art director of Chispa, a children’s
magazine. She has designed and elaborated products for the Institute of Beaux Arts,
Conaculta, National Comission of Public
Text Books and other important Mexican
departments.
Jaime Sabines was born in Mexico. He distanced himself from the cultural and literary crowd, making his work profoundly different and contrasting from that of his
contemporaries. His poems are some of
the most popular literary pieces among
Mexican audiences.
Artemio Rodríguez is a self-taught engraver. Using a linoleum technique, he has done several design jobs and illustration pieces. He
divides his work between his studios: at his home town Tacámbaro,
Michoacan and in Los Angeles, California.
This book includes illustrations by Alfredo Aguirre, Bruno González,
Gloria Calderas, Alain Espinosa, Maribel Suarez, Rosario Valderrama
and Felipe Ugalde from Mexico, and Laura Fernández Arquisola from
Spain.
Age: 6+
1st ed., DGP Conaculta, 2013
135 pp.
21.3 × 28 cm (8.4 × 11 in)
Anthology
ISBN 9786075162270
Age: 8+
1st ed., Taller de Comunicación Gráfica, S.A.
de C.V./Conaculta, 2013
25 pp.
20.5 × 25.5 cm (8.1 × 10 in)
Picture book
ISBN Había Otra Vez 9786077746126
ISBN Taller de Comunicación Gráfica 9786077746171
ISBN Conaculta 9786075163536
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Palabras para
nombrar al Mundo
Monstruos mexicanos (2 volumes)
Words to Name
the World
Carmen Leñero
Illustrated by Claudio Romo and Marcos Castro
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Mexican Monsters
Andrea Fuentes Silva
Illustrated by Santiago Solís
Montes de Oca
Five hundred years ago, the Spanish conquerors came to this
land with their own weapons and ideas to impose their worldview
upon the people around here. In Mexico, many worlds are simultaneously alive, as there are still underground memories of different creatures which reveal our spirit.
This colorful dictionary introduces
a series of concepts which are then
listed and translated into many indigenous languages used in Mexico.
An introduction gives information
about the regions where these different languages are spoken, and
a glossary gives depth to the particular world views of the indigenous people of Mexico. Co-edited
with La Caja de Cerillos Ediciones,
S.A. de C.V.
Carmen Leñero was born in Mexico in 1959. She
is a poet, narrator, singer, and essayist. She has
been awarded the Carlos Pellicer National Poetry
Award III (1998), the Juan de la Cabada National
Children’s Short Story Award (1996), and the National Literary Essay Award, granted by the Universidad Veracruzana. She has studied music,
singing, and theatre.
Monstruos mexicanos I
Claudio Romo was born in Chile in 1968. His work
as illustrator and engraver has been exhibited in
Chile, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and the US. He has
published El cuento de los contadores de cuentos
[Story of a Storyteller] (2004), Bestiario [Bestiary]
(2008), Fragmentos de una biblioteca transparente [Fragments of a Transparent Library] (2008)
and Informe Tunguska [Tunguska Report] (2009),
among others.
Andrea Fuentes Silva is a writer
and editor. She has written for several magazines and newspapers
and many of the books she has published have been awarded prizes.
Alejandro Cruz Atienza is an editor and photographer, he has worked
on many cultural and literary publications and was selected by
Conaculta to represent Mexico at the IYPY in 2006.
Santiago Solís Montes de Oca was born in Mexico. He studied graphic
design and is the director of the editorial studio Mano de Papel and
its editorial branch Libros de Mano. His work has traveled the world
and been in galleries in countries such as Finland, South Korea, Colombia, Belgium, Spain and the US
Monstruos mexicanos II
Marcos Castro is a Mexican graphic artist who has received several awards.
His work has been exhibited in a number of galleries.
Age: 4+
Age: 8+
1st ed., La Caja de Cerillos, S.A. de C.V./
Conaculta, 2013
57 pp.
28 × 21.3 cm (11 × 8.4 in)
Dictionary/ Non-Fiction
ISBN La Caja de Cerillos 9786078205066
ISBN Conaculta 9786075163215
1st ed., Conaculta Niños, Alas y Raíces, 2012
80 pp.
24 × 34 cm (9.5 × 13.4 in)
Illustrated book
ISBN 978-607-516-028-3
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FOEM
Impresiones en negro
Black Printings
Manuel Monroy
Impresiones en negro brings to mind Renoir’s observation that “black is the king of colours.” In fact black
has always “colored” our imagination and dreams.
This volume shows us how we should treat the colour
black. We must return to Renoir who gave blonde hair
touches of black. We must learn to recognize this
stranger. This book tells us how.
The Editorial Counsel of the State of Mexico Public Administration (CEAPE
for its abbreviation in Spanish) has as particular objectives: to organize
in a systematic way the collections and series from the Editorial Fund
State of Mexico (FOEM), seal with which the works edited by the Government of the State of Mexico are distinguished for encouraging the love for
reading through incentives for the creation and rescue of literary works;
for stimulating the formation of new readers among children and youth;
for projecting natural, cultural, artistic, historical and social wealth from
the State of Mexico, and for laying the foundations for the conformation
of a great bibliographic heritage that preserves the state’s publications.
Manuel Monroy is a painter and illustrator. He has illustrated children’s books, magazines, posters, and
various animation projects.
Age: 11+
Contact:
Alfonso Sánchez Arteche
[email protected]
Website:
www.edomex.gob.mx/consejoeditorial
1st ed., Conaculta Niños, Alas y Raíces, 2012
32 pp.
22 × 29.5 cm (8.6 × 11.6 in)
Picture book
ISBN 978-607-516-074-0
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De que se puede…
Se puede
Entrevista a sor Juana Inés de la
Cruz en el siglo XXI
Yes, we can… we can
Margarita Robleda
Illustrated by Cecilia Rébora
Interview with sor Juana Inés de la
Cruz in the XXI century
Casilda, the flea, bored of watching the
same movie at the cinema, her home, decides to go on vacation while a flat and
long line discovers all of her chances. A
dot is alone in a white page while the lion,
despot and tyrant monarch, learns the importance of listening to the animals of this
kingdom. For day or night, to sleep or wake
up, the stories of Margarita Robleda can
make us smile.
Adaptation by Yolanda Sentíes Echeverría
Illustrated by Irma Bastida Herrera
Yolanda Sentiés Echeverria makes an incision in time
to find the answers of the mexican nun. Built from
the famous answer to sor Filotea de la Cruz, this
interview is an imaginative game, between admiration and irreverence, a bold exercise which does not
pretend to interpret nor to explain sor Juana’s thinking, but only to reiterate today’s validity of the truths
and reasons of a timeless figure.
Margarita Robleda says she’s a doctor in verbal tickles and frog kisses. Pioneer in children literature in Mexico, she writes for kids and kid’s parents and
goes through the world tickling with her words. She is the author of over 100
books published in Mexico, Colombia and the United States.
Irma Bastida Herrera enjoys interpreting texts with
images. In 2013, she was awarded with the Golden
Apple of the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava. She
illustrates books for several publishing houses and
currently works in independent projects.
Cecilia Rébora is a mom and in her spare time illustrates children’s books. She
likes cappuccinos in the morning and going to the movies in the afternoon.
She won the Second Iberoamerican Catalog of Illustration in 2010.
Age: 10+
Age: 10+
1st Edition. FOEM. 2012
96 pp.
16.5 × 23 cm (6.5 × 9 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786074952216
1st Edition. FOEM. 2013
76 pp.
22.5 × 22.7 cm (8.9 × 8.9 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786074952957
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Fantasmita o fantasmote
100CIA para
pequeños curiosos
Little ghost or big ghost
Alma Velasco
Illustrated by Irma Bastida Herrera
Science for little curious ones
Discover how the phantasmagoric story told
in this book makes you imagine a scary
mountain of black butterflies, the Bloody
Vampire’s castle or a hairy rhino with a triangular head, or how your voice can bring to
life sad, scared, amazed, happy and fun
ghostly characters, or how books take you to
universes where you find millions of answers to millions of questions, to places
known and unknown.
Arlette López Trujillo
Illustrated by Irma Bastida Herrera
How does someone become a scientist?
This book will show you how. With imagination and curiosity, great inventors discovered amazing phenomena which allowed
them to create technology that makes our
lives much easier today. Besides finding
fun and interesting information, you will receive an invitation to become an explorer
of the mysteries of the universe and dive
into the world of science.
Alma Velasco is mexican, loves to write, sing,
create characters, play and jump onto a
couch to read stories. She has written lots
of books, recorded some CD albums and
even won several awards, so she lives very
happy in this… and other worlds.
Arlette López Trujillo was born in Mexico City. She studied Biology, has a Master’s and
PhD in Science, works as a teacher, researcher and functionary at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Government of the State of Mexico; she has 200
publications and several national and international awards.
Irma Bastida Herrera enjoys interpreting texts with images. In 2013,
she was awarded with the Golden Apple of the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava. She illustrates books for several publishing houses
and currently works in independent projects.
Irma Bastida Herrera enjoys interpreting texts with images. In 2013, she was awarded
with the Golden Apple of the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava. She illustrates books
for several publishing houses and currently works in independent projects.
Age: 6+
Age: 10+
2nd Edition. FOEM. 2013
40 pp.
22.5 × 22.7 cm (8.9 × 8.9 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786074952834
2nd Edition. FOEM. 2013
60 pp.
22.5 × 22.7 cm (8.9 × 8.9 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786074952728
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Machincuepa
Somersault (Mazahua version)
Flor Cecilia Reyes
Illustrated by Irma Bastida Herrera
Fondo de
cultura
Económica
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Machincuepa goes through a day in the life
of a girl, between games and dream amazement and reverie through haikus —classic
japanese poetry— that, for its structure
characteristics allow children, between four
and eight years old, to read poetry (in Spanish and Mazahua), thanks to the effectiveness of the image and the rhythm.
Flor Cecilia Reyes is a poet and a cultural
and literary promoter; she studied Spanish
Literature. Her work has earned her several
awards and prizes; she has been included in
over 20 anthologies in Mexico and abroad,
and has been translated to many languages,
including Matlazinca, Otomí and Mazahua.
Our books stand out for their literary and artistic qualities.
the most representative authors and illustrators of latin america.
Irma Bastida Herrera enjoys interpreting texts with images. In 2013,
she was awarded with the Golden Apple of the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava. She illustrates books for several publishing houses
and currently works in independent projects.
Age: 4+
With almost 80 years editing books covering
a broad range of subject areas, Fondo de Cultura Económica is perhaps the most important
publishing house in Latin America. The distribution of our books throughout the continent is
guaranteed by our branches in Argentina, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the
United States, Peru and Venezuela. For the last
twenty years, our fourteen Children and Young
Adults Book Series have published titles of the
highest literary and visual quality, aimed at a
Contact:
Socorro venegas
[email protected]
Website:
www.fondodeculturaeconomica.com
2nd Edition. FOEM. 2013
40 pp.
22.5 × 22.7 cm (8.9 × 8.9 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786074952810
critical and demanding readership. Our most
innovative books have received important recognitions such as a New Horizons Award, and
we have achieved the inclusion of some of our
titles in the White Ravens Catalogue and in the
aiga (American Institute of Graphic Arts) 50
Books/50 Covers. Several of our books have
been translated into Chinese, Dutch, English,
French, Galician, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, and Portuguese.
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The Color of Wheat
Antonio Malpica
Illustrated by Iban Barrenetxea
Por el color del trigo
Our books stand out for their literary and artistic qualities
A literary biography of the author of The Little
Prince, brimming with inventiveness and literary
hints. It sets off when Tonio, the main character,
is still a young man determined to discover the
world. As the story develops, we encounter the
intermittent presence of the Bribonzuelo (little
rascal), a charming character with whom Tonio
discusses the stories he writes, the people he
meets, and the special friend he ought to find.
The story ends with a journey from which Tonio
never returned.
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Por el color
del trigo
ANTONIO MALPICA
Ilustrado por IBAN BARRENETXEA
Max Ernst, el hombre pájaro
Max Ernst, the Bird Man
Daniela Iride Murgia
Max Ernst was a painter, a bird and a fish. He
could climb on to the top of his own thoughts
and fly without lifting his feet off the ground.
Using flowers and pieces of paper, maps and
books, he could travel to the realm of the unknown. His dreams taught him how to love and
the flight of birds taught him to paint. Who was
Max? This book answers the question as Max
himself would have done it, with images that
recall the freedom of dreams: Max was everything at once, because he was an artist.
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Antonio Malpica is a writer and playwright born in
Mexico City in 1967. He has published several
books and obtained various awards, such as the
Short Novel Rosario Castellanos Award for La
nena y el mar [The girl and the Sea], and the Norma Children and Young Adults Literature International Award.
Iban Barrenetxea is an illustrator and graphic designer born in Elgoibar in 1973.
He wrote Bombástica naturalis and illustrated El cazador y la ballena [The Hunter
and the Whale] (text by Paloma Sánchez Ibarzabal). His work was included in the
28 edition of Le immagini della fantasia.
Daniela Iride Murgia was born in Sardegna in
1969. She studied eastern art at the University
of Venice and got a Master’s Degree in illustration by the University of Padua. She has worked in fields like theatre and contemporary art, and she cofounded M+B Studio together with Troels Bruun. For
her work as an illustrator she was distinguished in 2010 as one of the best
illustrators in Italy, according to the Italian Illustrators Association yearbook,
and in 2012 she became a finalist in the International Picture Book Award, with
her picture book Yo seré…
Age: 10+
Age: 12+
1st ed., FCE-Mexico, 2012
67 pp.
24 x 16 cm (9.5 x 6 in)
Series: Los Especiales de
A la Orilla del Viento
ISBN 9786071609243
1st ed., FCE-Mexico, 2013
40 pp
31 × 22 cm (12.2 × 8.6 in)
Series: Los Especiales de
A la Orilla del Viento
ISBN 9786071614100
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Carmilla
Carmilla
Sheridan LeFanu
Illustrated by Ana Juan
Laura is a shy and sensitive young girl. She
lives isolated in her old father’s castle.
When a beautiful traveller, Carmilla, is
forced to stay in the castle by her unfortunate circumstances; attraction mingles
with anxiety in Laura’s heart. Meanwhile,
the young girls of the region suffer strange
nightmares, then wither and die; the farmers talk about the upir, a demonic being
that stalks the night. Carmilla’s passionate
obsession seems to strengthen as the disease spreads…
¡A comer!
Let’s Eat!
Satoshi Kitamura
While Dog walk through the city to get
home, he finds everywhere delighful
smells that warn that it’s time to eat.
Delicious meal here and there! However, we always know that the best food is
the one that awaits us at home. Once
again Satoshi Kitamura turns us all in
children. Can’t wait for the lunch time!
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was born in Dublin in 1814. Although his work testifies his
mastery of different literary genres, he is
best known for his gothic horror stories.
The most well-known among them, Carmilla,
was a pioneer of modern vampire stories.
He died in Dublin, on February 7th, 1873.
Ana Juan was born in Valencia in 1961.
Among her published books are Amantes (2001), Snowhite (2001), Comenoches
(2004) and The Pet Shop Revolution (2010). In 2010 she was awarded the National
Illustration Prize. She has illustrated famous children’s books such as J. Winter’s Frida
(2003), The Brothers Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty, and Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books
(2004).
Satoshi Kitamura was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1956. Although he
hasn’t had art education, since early age he became interested in
comics. He began illustrating advertisements, magazines and posters. In 1979 he moved to London and since 1981 he’s dedicated to
children’s books. His works have been translated into several languages and have won important awards, including the Mother Goose
and the Illustrated Book of Japan.
Age: 12+
Age: 6+ months
1st ed., FCE-Mexico, 2013
104 pp
24 × 34 cm (9.4 × 13.3 in)
Series: Clásicos
ISBN 9786071614285
1st ed., FCE-Mexico, 2013
16 pp
19 × 19 cm (7.4 × 7.4 in)
Series: Los Especiales de
A la Orilla del Viento
ISBN 9786071615169
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Libros para
imaginar
Concierto No. 7
para violín y brujas
Concert No. 7
for violin and witches
Joel Franz Rosell
Illustrated by Julián Ciceron
Victim of a powerful obsession to become a great fiddler that can be able to
manipulate people’s emotions through
music, Soturno D’Antagno orders to elaborate a special instrument capable to
survive for centuries. However, he doesn’t
know that this master piece, made by the
renowned luthier Arcadio Stradivarius,
carries the curse from a witch in love.
Joel Franz Rosell was born in Cruces,
Cuba in 1954. He is a writer, critic, teacher and journalist. He has published more
than twenty works for children and young adults. Among others recognitions, his
books have been selected for the White Ravens Catalogue. He won the La Rosa
Blanca Prize given by the Union of Writers and Artists from Cuba and the Cherbourg
City Prize in France, where he lives actually.
Julián Ciceron illustrates books, magazines and any other thing where his characters
are welcome. He has been selected in various editions of the Children and Young
adult’s Books Illustrators Catalog of Conaculta, in the International Poster Biennial of
Mexico and the 3rd Iberoamerican Catalog of Illustration.
We bet for diversity. To imagine is to play with words
and images. Children’s books with texts an images of
different places.
Come with us on a journey across an ocean of possibilities. Imagining is all
about playing with words and images. Inventing and dreaming are ways of
creating characters, stories, tales, and narratives.
At Libros para Imaginar we embrace diversity in children’s books featuring illustrations and contents from a variety of places. Here you will find
our character Xook, which in Mayan means “to read”; he represents a
cacomistle, a mammal native to Mexico. Let Xook guide you down the multiple pathways of imagination.
Contact:
Age: 8+
Jorge Aldana
[email protected]
[email protected]
Website:
www.librosparaimaginar.com
www.librosinfantiles.com.mx
1st ed., FCE- Mexico, 2013
72 pp.
19 × 15 cm (7.5 × 5.9 in)
Series: A la Orilla del Viento
ISBN 9786071616319
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¿De dónde vienen los sueños?
Where Do Dreams Come From?
En la aldea de viceversa
The Village of Back-to-Front
Becky Rubinstein
Illustrated by Irma Bastida
I invite you to enter The Village of Backto-Front, where there are countless
verses that will make you smile and
burst your sides laughing. You will
quickly learn to truly love real-life characters, like yourself and your schoolmates, like those you meet in fantasy:
cherubs, elves, wizards, and witches.
Becky Rubinstein was born in Mexico
in 1948. She loves writing for children,
and in 1988 she received the Juan de
la Cabada Award granted by the National Fine Arts Institute (inba) Cam­
peche for Un árbol gatológico—today a
classic.
Irma Bastida was born in Mexico in 1972. She enjoys translating words into
pictures. Her work includes developing editorial projects and independent
illustration. In 2013 she received the Golden Apple Award granted by the
Biennial of Illustration Bratislava.
María de Jesús Nieto and Zoraida
Vásquez Beveraggi
Illustrated by Esmeralda Ríos
Who has not wondered where dreams come
from? To find the answer, a girl and her mother say some magic words and fly off into the
air. On their journey, they witness unimagined events. Among Colored Lights, Stellar
Winds, Stars, and Clouds, they will discover
the Moon and his Lady, the Ancestral Mother, and the Huntresses of mad, truly mad
dreams… But, will they find the answer?
María de Jesús Nieto is a dancer. She received her formal training at the Mexican
National Ballet’s School of Contemporary Dance. She received the prize for Best Female Performer at the inba-uam National Contemporary Dance Awards, and a performance scholarship from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (fonca).
Zoraida Vásquez is a writer. Her works include: 501 maravillas del viejo Nuevo Mundo
(Five Hundred and One Wonders of the Old New World) and Cara de aire (Air Face), for
which she received an award at the International Children’s Book Fair in 2004. She
holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Literature from the University of Paris IIISorbonne, France.
Esmeralda Ríos studied design and visual communication at the National School of
Fine Arts of the National University of Mexico (unam). Her work has been featured in
the National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta) Catalog of Illustrators and in
Oltre Lo Specchio, A. Teatrio, Italy. She illustrates stories and creates film animations.
Age: 4-6
Age: 8+
1st ed., Libros para Imaginar, 2013
32 pp.
15 × 22.5 cm (5.90 × 8.85 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9786079306021, Libros para Imaginar
ISBN 9786075162881, Conaculta
1st ed., Libros para Imaginar, 2011
33 pp.
26 × 19 cm (10.25 × 7.5 in)
Picture book
Isbn 9786079537050
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Lucas, el dinosaurio feliz
Lucas, the Happy Dinosaur
Irene Selser
Illustrated by Miguel Ortiz
Imagine that one fine day you wake
up and find a little dinosaur lying
next to your bed. Well, that’s what
happened to Tommy, but in a few
minutes the news had gone halfway around the world thanks to
his network of “Dinosaur hunter”
friends. Find out what an uproar
this caused.
Irene Selser is an Argentinian and Mexican journalist, poet, and translator.
Since 2001 she has worked as editor of the international section of the
newspaper Milenio Diario, where she writes a column entitled “Daños colaterales” (Collateral damage). She is an international analyst for Milenio Television and Multimedia Radio. A winner of the Jose Martí Latin American Journalism Award (1990), her works include Cardenal Obando [Cardinal Obando],
El arca de los sueños [The Chest of Dreams], and La senda del castaño [The
Chestnut Path].
Miguel Ortiz is an independent illustrator born in Mexico City and a graduate of the National School of Fine Arts of the National University of Mexico (unam). His work was selected for the 21st Catalog of Illustrators of
Children’s Publications. He is an active member of El Ilustradero and Colectivo No. 13 de Cuento Ilustrado. He has worked on several national publications, has his own clothing line, and gives workshops in Mexico City.
Ediciones
El naranjo
A space for imagination and creation. books from the heart and mind.
live, savour, and “squeeze” the joy out of reading.
We value imagination and creativity. Our
publishing ethos comes from the heart
and from the mind. We see childhood not
as a mere stepping-stone in life, but as
something deep inside people of all
ages.
Ediciones El Naranjo creates books
with time and care. We think about the
needs of children. Editorial proposals are
analyzed and discussed to create an art
form of our own by including literary texts
Age: 6+
Contact:
Paulina Delgado
[email protected]
1st ed., Libros para Imaginar, 2011
33 pp.
26 × 19 cm (10.25 × 7.5 in)
Picture book
Isbn 9786079537074
Website:
www.edicioneselnaranjo.com.mx
and popularizing poetry, illustrations, and
photography. Our vision is to produce
books that are not simply enjoyable; we
want our readers to share in—and identify with—these works of art.
We believe that reading should be enjoyable and creative. Our motto “Sácale
jugo a la lectura” means to squeeze the joy
out of reading. Our catalog of 64 titles includes works by the very best children’s
authors and illustrators.
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Mi abuelo el luchador
La guarida de las lechuzas
My grandpa the wrestler
The owl’s den
Antonio Ramos Revillas
Ilustrated by Rosana Mesa Zamudio
Antonio Ramos Revillas
Ilustrated by Isidro R. Esquivel
It is such a lucky to have a grandpa, even more if he is as brave as
grandpa Ignacio. I wouldn’t exaggerate when I tell you that he has
fought against twenty at the same
time, he has defeated a werewolf,
a robot, a vampire, and his archenemy the Frightening Doctor Landú.
Grandpa is so strong that no one
can beat him, but it wasn’t always
that way. When he was a little boy
he met a girl at school that became his biggest challenge.
Why do I have to pretend something around my friends
and in the classroom just to be someone? I don’t
like anything of what I used to do: not even my
friends, nor to see the Vampire, or talking to Sofía.
Since the gang is here, there is nothing out of it. We
all are someone inside. And now that I am sitting
straddle on Luis’ chest and holding a stone… a stone
that burns me like coal on fire, burning my skin, I
can’t stop: I’m this stone and I’m an owl.
Antonio Ramos studied Spanish Literature. His tales and stories have
won many prizes and he has obtained important scholarships for the
development of his work. He has four tale books published, some novels
for children like The owls’ den published by El Naranjo; and a novel for
adults. Some of his stories have been translated to English, French and
Polish and selected in a couple of anthologies.
Rosana Mesa Zamudio studied Visual Arts. She has participated in many
individual and collective exhibitions; she has made illustrations for several publications and has been selected for the XX Illustrators Catalog
from Conaculta. Nowadays she has a scholarship that supports her artistic development.
Antonio Ramos studied Spanish Literature. His tales
and stories have won many prizes and he has obtained important scholarships for the development
of his work. He has five tale books published like My
grandpa the wrestler published by El Naranjo, some
novels for children; and a novel for adults. Some of
his stories have been translated to English, French
and Polish and selected in a couple of anthologies.
Isidro R. Esquivel studied Graphic Design and Illustration. His work has been selected for the XVIII and XX Catalog of Illustrators from Conaculta. In 2011 his work
was selected for the 2nd Iberoamerican Illustration Catalog. His first illustrated
book was Diente de león by El Naranjo.
Age: 7+
Age: 12+
1st. Ed., El Naranjo, 2013
40 pp.
19.5 × 26.5 cm (7.67 × 10.43 in)
Picture books
ISBN 9786077661702
1st. Ed., El Naranjo, 2013
128 pp.
14 × 20 cm (5.51 × 7.87 in)
Fiction
ISBN 9786077661665
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Había una vez.
Cuentos de cabeza y al revés
Diente de león
Once upon a time. Upside down tales
Dandelion
María Baranda
Illustrated by Isidro R. Esquivel
Laina knows she is eleven, that her best
friends are Maki and Felu, that she must be
careful of the sun, wind and black holes of
the smallpox, that sometimes she gets very
hungry, until she thinks of heaven, and that
her father went away. But she also knows
that whenever she blows a flower called “diente de león”, her dreams can arrive wherever she wants; and then all the wishes that
she keeps inside herself, deep inside, come
true.
María Baranda was born in Mexico in 1962.
She is one of the most prestigious children’s
books authors in Mexico. At Ediciones El
Naran­jo she has published the story El mago
abuelo y su chango desaparecido [The Grandfather Wizard and His Missing Monkey] the
novel La risa de los cocodrilos [The Laughter
of Crocodiles], and the children’s books ¡Ruge!
[Roar!], Un abrazo [Hugs], and Arrullo [Lullaby].
Isidro R. Esquivel was born in Mexico in 1982. He studied Graphic Communication
Design and did a
​​ specialty in Illustration at the Metropolitan Autonomous University.
His work has been selected for the xviii and xx editions of the Conaculta Catalog
of Illustrators for Books for Children and Young Adults. In 2011 his work was included in the Second Iberoamerican Illustration Catalog.
Vivian Mansour
Ilustrated by Mariana Villanueva/Estelí Meza
This book is integrated by two compendiums of
tales: Once upon a time, but upside down and
Upside down tales. In Once upon a time but upside down the author presents us a different
version of the classic tales, where the main
characters leave the traditional script and experience situations that are not usual to them. In
Upside down tales we meet grown-ups acting
like children, and so, the characters reveal that
the adults’ world is upside down.
Vivian Mansour studied Communication Sciences. She has collaborated in radio and television, and in many magazines as well. She has
worked in several marketing agencies at the
creative area. She has participated as jury in
many children stories contests. She has published over ten titles for children, which have
won several awards.
Mariana Villanueva is a Graphic Designer specialized on illustration
for children and young adults publications. At the same time, she has
made illustrations for institutions and magazines.
Estelí Meza Urbieta studied Graphic Design. Subsequently she got a
Master’s degree in Visual Arts. Her work has been selected for the
XIII, XIV and XX Catalog of Illustrators from Conaculta and for the 1st
and 2nd Iberoamerican Illustration Catalog. Nowadays she works for
different publishing houses and magazines.
Age: 10+
Age: 8+
1st ed., Ediciones El Naranjo, 2012
80 pp.
18 × 25 cm (7 × 9.8 in)
Fiction
ISBN 9786077661436
1st. Ed., El Naranjo, 2013
88 pp.
18 × 25 cm (7.08 × 9.84 in)
Fiction
ISBN 9786077661634
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Un pueblo lleno de bestias
A Town Full of Beasts
Francisco Hinojosa
Illustrated by Manuel Monroy
Leobardo lives in a town where children’s laughter is never heard. One
day he goes down the river to Tierra
Dulce, a place full of children where
he learns to play marbles, climb
trees, score goals, sing, dance…
and laugh. But his dream won’t last
long. Who dared break it? What will
Leobardo and his friends do to find
and recover their lost paradise?
Francisco Hinojosa was born in Mexico in 1954. He is a writer and editor, and one of Mexico’s leading authors of children’s books. Un pueblo
lleno de bestias is his first book published by El Naranjo.
Océano
Travesia
Travesía
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Océano Travesía is the children’s and young adult imprint of Editorial Océano. Created seven years ago, Océano Travesía owns
a catalog of more than 200 titles, whether fiction or non-fiction,
meant for readers of all ages—from toddlers to teenagers, and
from parents to teachers and professionals specialized in reading
promotion. Created by Mexican and Latin American authors and
illustrators, our books have been translated into Danish, Korean,
Chinese, French, Hebrew, English, Italian, Japanese and German,
among other languages.
Manuel Monroy was born in Mexico in 1970. He has illustrated more
than 20 children’s books. His work has been recognized internationally.
Contact:
Age: 8+
2nd ed., El Naranjo, 2011
36 pp.
22 × 30 cm (8.7 × 11.8 in)
Picture book
Isbn 9786077661108
Judith Falces
[email protected]
Website:
www.oceanotravesia.mx
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Las aves. Introducción
a la música de concierto
Birds. An Introduction
to Classical Music
Ana Gerhard
Illustrated by Cecilia Varela
Human beings have always admired and coveted the flight and singing of birds. Perhaps
that is why musicians from different cultures
have tried to imitate or evoke them with their
own voice or with musical instruments. This
book presents 20 musical works dating from
the 16th to the 20th centuries. It contains
explanatory texts and a CD with an audio
guide and a fragment of each of these works.
Ana Gerhard was born in Mexico. After graduating as a concert pianist in Mexico’s National Conservatory of Music, she lived off of giving piano lessons. Besides appearing in radio
programs, she has dedicated herself lately in
making children approach classical music
through literature and in a playful manner.
Cecilia Varela was born in Argentina. She
studied Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, and now lives at the Cordoba mountain range in
Mexico, surrounded by birds. She has illustrated books for Spanish and Mexican
publishers.
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Seres fantásticos. Introducción
a la música de concierto
Fantastic Characters.
An Introduction
to Classical Music
Ana Gerhard
Illustrated by Claudia Legnazzi
Since ancient times, goblins, fairies, witches,
dwarves, elves and other fantastical characters have stirred the admiration, fear or sympathy of children and adults alike. They have
also inspired great musicians of all traditions.
This illustrated book includes a CD with an
audio guide and a fragment of every classical
piece of music referred to in its pages.
Ana Gerhard was born in Mexico. After graduating as a concert pianist in Mexico’s National Conservatory of Music, she lived off of giving piano lessons. Besides appearing in radio
programs, she has dedicated herself lately in
making children approach classical music
through literature and in a playful manner.
Claudia Legnazzi was born in Argentina in 1956. She studied painting
at the Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts. Ever since
1985, she dedicates herself in illustrating children’s literature. She
lived in Mexico for more than ten years, only to return to her homeland in 2004.
Age: 6+
Age: 6+
1st ed., Editorial Océano de México, 2011
56 pp.
23 × 31.9 cm (9.06 × 12.56 in)
Picture book (with audio CD)
ISBN 9786074001938
1st ed., Editorial Océano de México, 2013
60 pp.
23 × 31.9 cm (9.06 × 12.56 in)
Picture book (with audio CD)
ISBN 9786074007558
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El secreto de la flor que volaba
Repugnante y nutritiva
The Secret of the Flower
that Could Fly
Disgusting and Nutritious
Demián Bucay
Illustrated by Mauricio Gómez Morin
Emperor Ho Liang is obsessed with butterflies.
He orders the construction of a glass cage to
shelter one butterfly from every region of his
kingdom. Once he possesses all of them, he
notices that the confined butterflies keep losing their colour before his absorbed gaze. Soon,
the monarch will learn something more important than the reason for which butterflies lose
their colour in captivity…
Demián Bucay is a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist. Today he dedicates himself to individual private counselling and couples’ counselling. Besides, he collaborates in the Mente
Sana magazine. He teaches seminars and workshops in Argentina and Mexico.
Mauricio Gómez Morin was born in Mexico City
in 1956. He studied printmaking and painting in
the La Esmeralda National School of Painting,
Sculpture and Print. For ten years he taught drawing, serigraphy, illustration and
printmaking at the Metropolitan Autonomous University, in Mexico City. He is one of
the most respected Mexican illustrators.
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Adriana Chalela
Illustrated by Alejandro Magallanes
Whoever said that healthy food must
always be so boring, like boiled carrots or broccoli? This book explores
the scatological taste of infants to induce them into a nutritious, healthy
food way of life. A book that adults
will be thankful for, even though it
may seem a little… unconventional,
and that all children will enjoy, although it might encourage them to
eat healthier.
Adriana Chalela was born in Mexico
City. She was a teacher for eleven
years and realized the importance of
books during childhood. Her fondness for children and youngsters led
her to write several articles, comics
and stories.
Alejandro Magallanes was born and lives in Mexico City. He studied philosophy and arts. He is a painter, designer, illustrator and poet. He has
published more than 20 titles. His works have been exhibited in several
countries of the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Age: 6+
Age: 6+
1st ed., Editorial Océano de México, 2014
52 pp.
22.5 × 34 cm (8.85 × 13.39 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9786074003154
1st ed., Editorial Océano de México, 2010
96 pp.
22.9 × 30.9 cm (9.01 × 12.17 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9786074000160
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There, There…
María Cristina Ramos
Illustrated by Ixchel Estrada
Little Toadie got hurt while playing with
butterflies. His mother sings to comfort him, “There, there, Little Toadie.”
She understands that there is nothing
better to ease the pain than a few teeny words of love.
María Cristina Ramos writes since a
very young age. She lives in Neuquén,
Argentina. She has published dozens
of novels, poetry books and short stories. She also writes wonderful, rhyming letters.
Ixchel Estrada has a major in Graphic Design and postgraduate studies
in Illustration at the Autonomous University of Mexico. Her work as an
illustrator is widely recognized and has been awarded numerous honours.
Age: 2+
Petra
Ediciones
Beautiful photography, art, and fiction books
by innovating authors and artists. Perceiving,
deciphering, and understanding the world.
Petra Ediciones publishes beautiful pho­to­­graphy, art, fiction, and non-fiction
books by innovating authors and artists. It brings forth objects full of meaning
that incite the reader to observe, value, interpret, understand, and recreate
the world. Petra won the Bologna New Horizons Award in 2006, a mention in
2011, and received se­
ve­
ral international nominations and awards. Petra’s
books are based on the belief that the value of perceiving, deciphering, and
understanding the world relies greatly on significant childhood experiences.
Contact:
Peggy Espinosa
[email protected]
Website:
www.petraediciones.com
1st ed., Editorial Océano de México, 2008
26 pp.
18.9 × 19 cm (7.43 × 7.48 in)
Board book
ISBN 9789707774278
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Tortugas en
el espacio de papel
Turtles in space of paper
A cada quien su casa
Manuel Marín
To each its own house
In this book the artist makes an essay about the different shapes of
the turtles by going around space
and folding the paper. Eight turtle
sculptures made of paper and created by Manuel Marín shows us, by
constructing step by space each
piece, the basics of concave or convex since they can be assembled
either from outside or inside.
Chiara Carrer
This beautiful book full of images, textures and voices builds «the house/ of always maybe never/ of time». Chiara Carrer
parts from the poetic definition of home,
but a book full of narrative and memories
is established right from the start. «I forgot/ the place, when/ and where/ I forgot»,
a woman with pink hair and yellow hands
decribes, as part of the adventure, that
this unique book proposes.
Manuel Marín (1951) is a painter, sculptor, craftsman, teacher, and art
theoretician. He was selected by the Deutsche Welle de Bonn as the
representative artist of Latin America for his 2004 sculpture Crossed
Communication. He has published several books with Petra Ediciones
and lives in Mexico City.
Chiara Carrer devotes her art to the world of children’s books, and
not only does she possess great creativity, but also an ability to communicate and connect sensibly with the reader. She has received
several awards, including the 1999 Best Illustrator Andersen Award.
She lives in Rome.
Age: 8+
Age: 8+
1st ed., Petra Ediciones, Mexico, 2013
120 pp.
20.5 × 15.5 cm (8.07 × 6.1 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9786077646402
1st ed., Petra Ediciones, Mexico, 2013
40 pp.
28 × 22 cm (11 × 8.6 in)
Art initiation
ISBN 9786077646068
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¡pica! ¡no pica!
ooh! ouch!
Un día…
Jill Hartley
One Day…
The charm of images and the everyday surprise of a world to discover,
with contrasts and similarities. This
book reveals the primary impressions about things that burn, sting,
irritate, or scratch, and its approximation to that which cuddles, tingles, pampers, sweetens, softens,
or, as children would say, ooh, ouch!
Chiara Carrer
It could happen that one day, one
word describes us, one image reflects an emotion, and one name
tells us its story; that each thing,
made up of different parts, wanders
in a space of fragments, only to find
us. One day, Isabel, Omar, Lola, and
the others arrive, all eager to tell
you their story.
Jill Hartley was born in California in 1950. She studied plastic arts
and ethnographic cinema before becoming a photographer. Several of
her books, including El guardagujas [The Switchman] by Juan José
Arreola, and ¿Círculo o cuadro? [Circle Or Square?], have received
awards and mentions. Jill has been living in Mexico for over 20 years.
Chiara Carrer devotes her art to the world of children’s books, and not
only does she possess great creativity, but also an ability to communicate and connect sensitively with the reader. She has received several awards, including the 1999 Best Illustrator Andersen Award. She
lives in Rome.
Age: 2+
Age: 4+
1st ed., Petra Ediciones, 2012
24 pp.
12.5 × 12.5 cm (5 × 5 in)
Board book
ISBN 9786077646372
1st ed., Petra Ediciones, 2010
40 pp.
23.5 × 33 cm (9 × 13 in)
Picture book
Isbn 9786077646198
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SM
Trazando x
Drawing x
Jill Hartley
An intersection is an encounter,
but also something unknown. The
precise point where the intersection is present both here and now.
Lines that randomly cross, Xs that
form frameworks, Xs that act as
warnings, structures, traces and
adjustments, Xs to play or to step
on, others that we twist and weave.
¿How many Xs can you find around
you?
The number one publisher of children’s literature
in the Spanish-speaking world. home for talented
authors and illustrators from all across Latin
America and Spain. No matter your age, no matter the
subject: we’ve got a great book for you.
Ediciones SM is a pioneer in children’s literature in Mexico. It is an imprint of the Spanish publishing company Grupo SM that has independently
managed offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic,
Peru, and Puerto Rico. Its flagship collections of fiction, El Barco de Vapor
(children) and Gran Angular (young adults), include established authors
and new talents alike. Ediciones SM also has a wide range of illustrated
books on all subjects and for all ages, in which artists (authors and illustrators) have absolute creative freedom. Its non-fiction books show that
science, history, and other disciplines can be as amazing as the best novel
or short story.
Jill Hartley was born in Californiain 1950. She studied plastic arts and
ethnographic cinema before becoming a photographer. Several of her
books, including El guardagujas [The Switchman] by Juan Jose Arreola,
and ¿Círculo o cuadro? [Circle Or Square?], have received awards and
distinctions. Jill has been living in Mexico for over 20 years.
Age: 2+
Contact:
Ana Arenzana,
gerente de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil
[email protected]
www.ediciones-sm.com.mx
1 ed., Petra Ediciones, Mexico, 2013
24 pp.
12.5 × 12.5 cm (5 × 5 in)
Board book
ISBN 9786077646389
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Arañas, pesadillas y lagañas…
y otras misiones para
niñonautas
La gota gorda
Spiders, nightmares
and eye boogers…
Big Sweat Drop
Juan Villoro
Illustrated by Patricia Metola
Kirén Miret and Maia F. Miret
Illustrated by Jazmín Velasco
A beautifully illustrated and moving picture
book about fatherhood. Juan Villoro is one
of the most respected Mexican authors
(he writes for adults and children alike). As
a tall man, he knows how it feels to be a
giant, and this is a tale about Max Maximus, the only giant in town, and his clever
little daughter.
A witty compilation of curious data with a
great visual style. Every spread has a short,
informative and very entertaining text about
daily facts or objects. Readers will discover,
among many astonishing facts, why molluscs
have blue blood; will understand that some
animals have their bones out their body, and
will find out that carrots were not considered
food—but their seeds and leaves were!
Juan Villoro was born in Mexico in 1956.
He is one of the most important writers in
Latin America, renowned for his short stories, articles, and essays. He is also wellknown as a children’s books author.
Kirén Miret (Mexico, 1978) majored in Journalism. She is a radio and TV producer who
collaborated with Discovery Channel.
Maia F. Miret (Mexico, 1974) majored in Industrial Design, but is a well-known publisher
and a science popularizer. She has her own
publishing house: Libros del Escarabajo.
Patricia Metola was born in Spain in 1974.
Her work has been selected for the “Mostra
degli illustratori” of Bologna Children’s Book
Fair (2012 and 2011).
Jazmín Velasco was born in Mexico in 1971. She is a graphic
designer and illustrator. She studied oil painting and printmaking, while she worked as a cartoonist for a national newspaper.
Years and years later she moved to London, where she continues
to illustrate books for publishers in Mexico, the US, and the UK.
Age: 5+
Age: 8+
1st ed., Ediciones SM, 2012
32 pp.
24.5 × 31 cm (9.5 × 12.3 in)
ISBN 9786072406193
1st ed., Ediciones SM, Mexico, 2013
160 pp.
17 × 23.5 cm (6.7 × 9.2 in)
Non-fiction book
ISBN 9786072408012
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Esta familia que ves
This family you see here…
Ahora somos dos
Alfonso Ochoa
Illustrated by Valeria Gallo
Now we are two
This illustrated book has rhymed stories of different types of families (a
mother and her 40 years old son, two
fathers and their daughter, a family
with a dead father) but its goal is not to
moralise readers over tolerance, “new
families” etc. The book aims only to
tell tales—some sad, some happy—
that could have happened to any of us.
Tavo comes from Mars and has asked for help
in his mission to take over the Earth. He did
not expect that help would come in the form of
Lulú, a tiny creature that can weep and eat
only. Tavo does not understand why his whole
family acts different because of Lulú, but he
will soon realize what her real mission is.
Alfonso Ochoa (Mexico, 1968) heard
the call of the prose, especially the
short story, early in his life, but ended
up finding his vocation in poetry. He is
the author of La forma del pez (Plaza y Valdés, 1999).
Valeria Gallo (Mexico, 1973) is one of the most renowned illustrators of
Mexico. Her wide range of techniques goes from stitch fabric to digital.
She illustrated the Spanish classic El abencerraje for SM Spain.
Antonio Malpica
Illustrated by Carolina Kerlow
Antonio Malpica (México 1967) is a fiction writer, musician, and, for some reason, a computing engineer. He is one of the most prestigious
Mexican novelists for children and young
adults. Now We Are Two has already been translated to French.
Enrique Torralba (Mexico, 1969) is a very wellknown illustrator and graphic designer. He has
been working in the publishing industry for the
last 20 years. In 2009 he represented Mexican
illustration at Paris Book Fair, among some few of his colleagues. He
is one of the coordinators of an important Certificate program in Illustration.
Age: 7+
Age: 4+
1st ed., Ediciones SM, Mexico, 2013
32 pp.
21 × 21 cm (8.2 × 8.2 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9786072406643
1st ed., Ediciones SM, Mexico, 2012
64 pp.
12 × 19 cm (4.7 × 7.4 in)
Novel
ISBN 9786072406070
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Frecuencia Júpiter
The Jupiter Frequency
Martha Riva Palacio Obón
Emilia is a 17-year-old girl who lives with his father
and has a phobia of butterflies; at the time the
story begins, this girl is in a coma. This is the story
of several fragments of her life, pictures and
scenes that draw her environment and show her
close relationships—with her father, with her boyfriend, her friends, and her dead grandmother.
Martha Riva Palacio Obón (Mexico, 1975) majored
in Psychology. She is also a sound artist. Her first
novel, Las sirenas sueñan con trilobites [Mermaids
Dream about Trilobites], was selected for the White
Ravens Catalogue in 2013.
Ediciones
Tecolote
the book as an attractive, pleasant, and approachable media
for children and general public.
Ediciones Tecolote was created in 1993 with the purpose of spreading various aspects
of knowledge among a broad non-specialized readership. This publishing house is held
together by people from the Social Sciences who wanted to turn books into an attractive and enjoyable medium; a medium which could become accessible to the general
public and to young people who are feeling increasingly attracted to electronic media,
whilst being increasingly driven away from reading.
We have an owl as our logo, a symbol of wisdom bearing wings made of books. Tecolote is the Nahuatl word for “owl.”
Age: 15+
Contact:
Cristina Urrutia
[email protected]
Website:
www.edicionestecolote.com
http://issuu.com/edicionestecolote
1st ed., Ediciones SM, Mexico, 2013
116 pp.
13 × 21 cm (5 × 8.2 in)
Picture book
ISBN 978607240786
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Ladrón del fuego
Fire Thief
Ana Paula Ojeda
Illustrated by Juan Palomino
They say that after the world was
created, the opossum went to look
for fire to give it to humans.
So, after going through many native villages of Mexico, the little animal arrived at the top of a mountain
and stole an ember from Mrs. Firelight. The poetic images and texts
of this little book, draws the childreader closer to one of the fascinating legends of our past.
Ni tanto
Not Really
Menena Cottin
With his curious, popping eyes, a frog jumps
from one place to another in the animal
kingdom to prove that there is always a
nose bigger than another, a hole deeper
than another, a jump higher and an insect
tinier than another. Is there a limit to astonishment? Not really!
This little book introduces young readers to the complex concept of relativity by
making comparisons.
Ana Paula Ojeda was born in Mexico and is at present studying Intercultural Development and Management. She has taken part in many
communal cultural projects. Given the fact that she grew up surrounded by people who were interested in the past and our cultural heritage, this little book develops these themes. This is her first publication.
Menena Cottin was born in Venezuela. Her studies started with graphic design in Caracas, followed by writing and illustration of children’s
books in the Parsons School of Design, and then animation at the
Pratt Institute in New York. She is the author, illustrator and designer
of over 20 children’s books, such as El libro negro de los colores
[The Black Book of Colors], ¿Cuántos? [How Many?], Yo [Me], and
Doble [Double].
Juan Palomino was born in Mexico. He studied Philosophy but since
2008 he has been illustrating, mainly children’s books. He has
worked with various publishing houses and exhibited in Mexico and
other countries. In 2008 he won second place in the18th Catalog of
Conaculta Illustrators and is the winner of the Fourth Iberoamerican
Illustration Catalog in 2013.
Age: 6+
Age: 2+
1st ed., Ediciones Tecolote, 2013
36 pp.
25.3 × 22 cm (9.96 × 8.66 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9786077656913
1st ed., Ediciones Tecolote, 2009
24 pp.
17 × 17 cm (6.7 × 6.7 in)
Isbn 9786077656142
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El libro negro de los colores
La cajita de Olinalá
The Little Box from Olinala
The Black Book of Colors
Rebeca Orozco Mora
Illustrated by Luis Lestón
Menena Cottin
Illustrated by Rosana Faria
By mistake, Tonya and Chico’s little box
from Olinala fell to the ground. But the
funny thing is that as it breaks, the designs come loose and fly through the
window. To get them back, the children
have to enter the jaguar kingdom. The
illustrations in this little book pay a
well-deserved tribute to one of the
most exquisite handcrafts of our country—the lacquer work of Olinala.
The author of this book imagines a friendship between two children, one of whom­
—Tomas—can not see. Tomas is nevertheless capable of smelling, touching,
hearing and tasting colors, while his
friend can only see them. The book—totally in black in order to introduce the reader
to the world of blindness—includes text printed and in braille, as well as some suggestive illustrations to be looked at and touched.
Rebeca Orozco Mora was born in Mexico. She studied Communication Studies
and then began writing plays and radio scripts. Later, she entered the world of
children’s literature with Ediciones Tecolote working on several historical books
from the You Will See series and the Mexican Animals series. She has also
published with SM and Planeta.
Luis Lestón studied Design in Venezuela where he gives drawing lessons. Although he is very young, he has already illustrated seven books. He is passionate about two things: music and graphic art. While he illustrates, notes fill up
his head and when he composes he dreams of the images he is going to illustrate.
Menena Cottin was born in Venezuela. Her studies started with graphic design in Caracas, followed by writing and illustration of children’s books in the Parsons School of
Design, and then animation at the Pratt Institute in New York. She is the author, illustrator and designer of over 20 children’s books, such as El libro negro de los
colores [The Black Book of Colors], ¿Cuántos? [How Many?], Yo [Me], and Doble
[Double].
Rosana Faria was born in Venezuela. She studied design at the Neumann Foundation Institute of Design. She has illustrated more than 20 children’s books, among
which, El libro negro de los colores [The Black Book of Colors], Ediciones Tecolote,
won the New Horizons Award in Bologna in 2007.
Age: 6+
Age: 6+
1st ed., Ediciones Tecolote, 2013
32 pp.
25.3 × 22 cm (9.96 × 8.66 in)
Picture book
ISBN 9876077656906
3rd ed., Ediciones Tecolote, 2008
1st reprint, Ediciones Tecolote, 2011
26 pp.
28 × 17 cm (11 × 6.7 in)
Isbn 9789708250191
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the book as an attractive, pleasant, and approachable media for children and general public
Migrar
To Migrate
José Manuel Mateo
Illustrated by Javier Martínez Pedro
In a few short and melancholic sentences, a little boy tells of his journey to the United
States. He heads towards Los Angeles in search of work, and also to find his father. His
family managed to cross the border, but where will the story end, that remains unknown.
The text is accompanied by a long, continuous illustration, in the manner of the skilful
visual narratives of pre-Hispanic codices. Both the words and the black-and-white drawings transport us into the world of a migrant family and, perhaps, tell us part of the history of a nation.
José Manuel Mateo is an editor, poet, essayist and professor of literary theory and aesthetics. Doctor of Letters from the unam and author of several children’s books, such
as El viaje del cordero, la cabra y el perro [The Journey of the Lamb, the Goat, and the
Dog], which won the 2012 filij Award, and Migrar [To Migrate], which won the 2012
Bologna New Horizons Award.
3 Abejas
3 Bees Inc. is an editorial project that began in 2012 with the financial support from public institutions specialized un culture and private resources.
We specialize in children’s literature. Our editorial and design team has
extensive experience in literary, artistic and graphic direction as well as in
design and publishing.
We have a first collection called Tell Me It Again, addressed to public preschool; with this we try to recover elements of Mexican and Latinamerican
culture through literary work of experimented authors and graphic artists
with new proposals and technics in picture and illustration.
Javier Martínez Pedro used bark paper to illustrate the book Migrar [To Migrate], following
the tradition of his native village in the State of Guerrero. Javier has won several awards
for his work and he himself has migrated to the United States.
Age: 7+
Contact:
Marisela Aguilar Salas
[email protected]
Website:
www.editorial3abejas.com
1st ed., Ediciones Tecolote, 2011
1st reprint, Ediciones Tecolote, 2012
10 pp.
32 × 16 cm (12.6 × 6.3 in)
Isbn 9786077656555
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Encontré un…
I found a…
La música del mundo
María Baranda
Illustrated by Cecilia Varela
The music world
Elman Trevizo
Illustrated by Evelyn Alarcón
A simple stone and a hole will serve a child
to confront her fears. The child will realize
that their parents will miss her very much,
so she decides to return. She manages to
confront their fears and feel that she has
the strength to reinvent their world. This
book is published in Spanish and in Náhuatl,
the antique language of the aztecs.
This text introduces children into materials that gave rise to traditional instruments like the tenabari from the old indigenous people named tarahumaras.
But what is implicit in this text is the
passion to create. The most important
revelation for children is the appreciation of the sounds by themselves, the
extraordinary ability to listen outside
sounds and gave them a sense.
Elman Trevizo Higuera, writer and journalist, was born in Los Mochis, Mexico,
(1981), has a degree in journalism studies and is graduated from School of
Writers and the National Graduate Playwriting Studies at the National Institute
of Fine Arts. He has published many novels and some of his writings have been
translated into English and German. His literary and journalistic works have
won a dozen awards.
Evelyn Alarcon Siles was born in Mexico City and is graphic designer and illustrator. She has developed a Specialist digital strategy, illustration and photography. She has over 10 years of experience developing projects of creativity
and strategy. Currently developed as an Independent Artist performing personal work intensively and have collaborated on projects with creative illustration.
Alicia María Dolores Baranda was born in
Mexico, in 1962. She is a poet, writer and
translator. She studied psychology. Her work
has been translated into English, French,
Polish and German. She is a multiple awarded writer. She won the National Poetry Award 1995, the Iberoamerican Poetry Prize
Villa de Madrid, Spain, 1998.
Cecilia Varela was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1973 and studied Fine Arts at
the Fine Arts National School Prilidiano Pueyrredró. For some years she exhibited
and participated in some halls and galleries of the city of Buenos Aires. In 2007
she received the first prize in the catalog of illustrators Conaculta in Mexico City. His
work has been published in several publishing houses in Mexico and Spain.
Age: 4+
Age: 4+
1st. Ed. 3 Abejas S.A. 2013
24 pp.
19 × 21 cm (7.5 × 9 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786078306145
1st. Ed. 3 Abejas S.A. 2013
24 pp.
19 × 21 cm (7.5 × 9 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786078306053
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Andrea se viste de rojo
Andrea dresses red
Ahora ¡Abracadabra!
Norma Muñoz Ledo
Illustrated by Víctor García Bernal
Now ¡Abracadabra!
Luz Chapela
Illustrated by Rodrigo Vargas
The texts plays with the sonorous Spanish
word synonymous for red color like “colorado” and with the multiple things that a girl
encounter in red: the rooster comb or the
eyes of a rabbit. So the story takes children
to identify objects, flowers and fruits with
red in contrast to other colors, but specially
to their own preferences and taste.
In this text children will discover the adventures of a beautiful little monkey fleeing from a hunter. Based on an oral tradition from the old Mixtec-Zapotec people
in Mexico, this is a touching story about
the rainforest, its dangers, but also its
magic. A story that will help children to
understand the value of wildlife and Mother Nature.
Luz María del Consuelo Chapela Mendoza, she is a narrator, born in Mexico City,
(1945). She has published a hundred books of Children literature. Among her
most popular books are: The love maguey (Tlaxcala Cultural Institute, 1988),
Amapolita (SEP, 1988), What a shock!, illustrated by Pedro García (CIDCLI/
Conaculta, 2009), Bugs, in collaboration with Roberto Rojo (Nostra, 2005).
Rodrigo Antonio Vargas Chapela studied Bachelor of Graphic Communication
Design. Make an MA in Visual Arts at the Academy of San Carlos, UNAM. He
has worked with various private and public publishers. He has also worked with
agencies and international institutions such as UNICEF, UNESCO, ECPAT, as an
illustrator.
Norma Muñoz Ledo Carrasco is a narrator,
was born in Mexico in 1967 and has a degree in education and later an MA in children’s literature at the University of Warwick,
UK. Between 1994 and 1995 she was part
of the team of IBBY Mexico. She has many writings and essays about children’s and
youth literature.
Víctor Manuel García Bernal is a craftsman, illustrator, furniture maker and graphic
designer. These activities have led him to work for publishing houses as abundant
illustrated books. His illustrations have merited a mention of a Youth Library in Germany. He has also worked for advertising companies, television and even interior
design projects.
Age: 4+
Age: 4+
1st. Ed. 3 Abejas S.A. 2013
24 pp.
19 × 21 cm (7.5 × 9 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786078306114
1st. Ed. 3 Abejas S.A. 2013
24 pp.
19 × 21 cm (7.5 × 9 in)
Picture Book
ISBN 9786078306107
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