Agenzia Servizi Editoriali New Children`s Books Spring 2015

Agenzia Servizi Editoriali
New Children's Books
Spring 2015
Clichy –
Biancoenero edizioni
Euno edizioni –
Coccole Books –
Prìncipi e Princìpi -
Rrose Sélavy -
Sinnos -
Stampa Alternativa -
Valentina Edizioni -
Paolo Ligabue
Il Canto del Lupo
Illustrations by Matteo Pagani
Valentina edizioni 2015 – fortcoming
32 pages - 20X25 cm
3-7 years
hardcover – full colour illustrations
For Gunther the Wolf stammering is a huge problem. In the forest no one takes him
seriously. It will be a little goldfinch to trust him without judging
Co-edition Projet – Mock copy available on request
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Cristina Petit
Chiedilo alla mamma.
Chiedilo al papà
Illustrations by AntonGionata Ferrari
Valentina edizioni 2015 – forthcoming
32 pages - 20X25 cm
3-7 years
hardcover – full colour illustrations
Martino's parents are fantastic! They never say NO... A real enjoyment!
But what is going to happen after days and days of pranks at will? An explosion
of popcorns, a cascade of a thousand soap bubbles, a half-shaved dog, a little
Zorro who wanders fearless at home, looking for new adventures.
Maybe it is not so bad to establish some rules...!
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Roberto Piumini
Il succo della sapienza
Illustrations by Antonio Boffa
Valentina edizioni 2015 – Forthcoming
32 pages - 20X25 cm
3-7 years
hardcover – full colour illustrations
Everyone knows that the Chinese mandarins are full of wisdom, and all those who taste
their juice become wise. But what happens when the juice ends? To continue to be wise
humans will just keep racking their brains.
Co-edition Projet – Mock copy available on request
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Daniela Valente
Dove sta Zazà ?
Illustrations by Sandro Natalini
Valentina edizioni 2015 – Forthcoming
32 full colour pages
24x24 cm
12 euro
3-7 years
Zaza is the thirteenth of a litter of cute pink piglets. Unfortunately his mother has only
12 tits and for Zazà dinner is a daily challenge. But the good thing is that in the farm
there are other generous moms and number thirteen becomes a lucky charm for Zaza.
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The Big Square Book by Bruno Tognolini
with illustrations by Paolo d'Altan.
What's in there? That is what is asked by some children who live in the great valley,
looking at the high walls of the distant city. But they are not allowed to approach,
because - as adults say - the city is full of murderers, monsters and dungeons. Or instead
- the kids wonder - are there rides and games?
What's out there? So ask the children who live in the city from which they are not
allowed to go out, because out there are - as adults say - monsters and murderers, fire
and ice. Or rather, think the kids, are there magical meadows, forests and fairy fruits ?
Two stories that interlock with each other (you can start reading from the first or
second one), full of adventures and friendship.
rrose sélavy 2014
32 pages + cover, four-color printing, - Size: 23x27 cm
Readers + 9 years
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Graphic Novel
Pesi massimi
Storie di sport, razzismi, sfide
Stories of sport, racism, challenges
by Federico Appel
formato 21 x 29,7
80 pages
10 +
While medals are covered
with dust and wear out,
friendships born on
the field remain bright
and shiny.
The mean character is a boy like any other. And like many boys, he plays football and he
often twits one of his team-mates, Italian like him, but the son of immigrants. One evening
he is visited by a strange ghost - it’s Cassius Clay - Muhammad Ali as a young man, who
tells that kid how stupid is racism and how the sport has tried to fight it.
Stories of great athletes who were protagonists of
memorable performances , but never stop thinkingJesse Owens, who in 1936 in Berlin, won four gold
medals in front of Adolf Hitler, the rugby team of South
Africa, who becomes an example integration to a whole
nation , Arthur Ashe, a tennis player whose backhand
shot was as sharp as his thoughts, Gino Bartali and his
bike during the war. And then Carlos Caszely and his
fight against Pinochet, John Carlos, Tommie Smith and
Peter Norman.
The Author
Federico Appel , illustrator and
author of several children’s books,
engages here for the first time with
the language of comics.
Assia Petricelli e Sergio Riccardi
Cattive ragazze
Graphic Novel
Naughty Girls
15 storie di donne audaci e creative
15 stories of dauntless and creative women
Writers, leaders,
scientists, activists,
philosophers, painters.
Autonomous, fearless,
Very Naughty Girls!
leggimi! Graphic
by Assia Petricelli and Sergio Riccardi
size: 21x29,7 cm
96 b&w illustrated pages
+13 years
The very first novel printed with a special highly-readable
font for dyslexic and people with reading problems.
The book
Hedy Lamarr was the best-paid Hollywood star and at the same
time a scientist whose studies have led to the creation of wireless
networks. Nellie Bly was the first reporter who investigated
undercover. The book includes 15 originally illustrated biographies
of outstanding women, stories told in a simple and ironic
language, suitable for a young readers, showing that the so-called
weaker sex is not weak at all.
The authors
Assia Petricelli is an author of edutainment documentaries and audiovisual
products for children and adults. Due to her great passion for all forms of narration through
images, she began to write screenplays of comics for magazines and the web.
Sergio Riccardi after experiences as set designer for cinema and television,
has worked as character designer, animator and storyboard artist. At the same time he
illustrates children’s books and comics.
patrizia rinaldi e marta baroni
Graphic Novel
And now, run
patrizia rinaldi e marta baroni
by Patrizia Rinaldi Maddalen
and Marta
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size: 21x29,7 cm
Zago e la sua banda
64 b&w illustrated dipages
ragazze terribili.
poi c’è Alessandro,
+13 years
bello come un principe azzurro,
che Zago considera suo.
E Poi c’è Maddalena
che ama Alessandro.
E c’è la vita.
A story of a girl who
loves a boy, but also of
real friend, terribles
females bullies, dreams
and irony.
euro 10,00 (i.i.)
The book
Maddalena, a 15 years old girl, is a loser. Or better this is
what Zago and other terrible girls of her band are thinking.
Zago loves Alessandro, but Alessandro do not love Zago and
her violent and strong way to do. He loves Maddalena that
perhaps is not a real loser...
A Graphic novel that speak about a real problem, like the
bullying, joining it with a real love story, and using a very
special language, full of irony, surprising images, inventions.
The authors
Patrizia Rinaldi, after having been a teacher for years now is full-time writer.
She is the author of three novels for adults, published by E / O, and YA books with
Sinnos: Piano Forte, and Federico il Pazzo.
Marta Baroni after experiences as set designer for cinema and television, has
worked as character designer, animator and storyboard artist. At the same time he
illustrates children’s books and comics.
A complicated town,
three friends,
a mistery
Mare giallo
Yellow sea
by Patrizia Rinaldi
ill. b/n by Federico Appel
format 14 x 21 cm
112 pages
yellow sea
It’s night time. In an ancient palace toward of the sea, the silence is broken. Maybe it’s
the phantom of the countess who lived here? Or it’s something different? Three friends
- Hui who came from China; Caterina a really action girl; Thomas, son of an english
bussinessman - start to investigate: they will discover a really “normal” band of army
smuggler. But they will discover also that friendship can be really strong!
The author
Patrizia Rinaldi, after having been a
teacher for years now is full-time writer.
She is the author of
three novels for adults, published by E / O,
and YA books with Sinnos: Piano Forte, and
Federico il Pazzo.
A new school year with
bullies, parrots, kings,
and new friends!
Federico il Pazzo
Federico the fool
by Patrizia Rinaldi
ill. b/n by Federico Appel
format 14 x 21 cm
federico il pazzo - Federico the fool
Angelo has just arrived in a new city. He must attend the eighth grade. But there the
boys of his age seem to be much larger, people speak in dialect and look like aliens.
Angelo is in the classroom with “Yellow Head”, a neighbourhood bully, but also with
Federico the fool, who reads a lot of books and believes be Frederick II.
Between brave teachers, the inevitable fights and a special friend, Angelo will defeat
his fears and learn the value of friendship and the importance of being himself.
the Author
Patrizia Rinaldi, after having been
a teacher for years now is fulltime writer. She is the author of
three novels for adults, published
by E/O, and YA books with Sinnos:
Piano Forte, and Mare giallo.
In this book you can find:
•• crime stories
•• strenght of legality
•• education for a
good society
Riccardo Guido
Salvo e le mafie
illustrations by Sergio Riccardi
format cm 18 x 25,5
80 pages
Salvo e le mafie
Salvo, a Sicilian boy tells the story of his family – a Mafioso family. His
great-grandfather lived in a time when Mafia ruled the countries and
farming activities; his grandfather was involved in drug trafficking and
property speculation; his father, after the bombing that killed a judge,
received the task to manage the organization in North Italy.
But when Salvo was born, his father was led to change his life and
collaborate with judicial authorities and give his son a different future and
a name which he should not be ashamed of.
The author
Riccardo Guido is a consultant
of the Anti-Mafia Parlamentiary
The Illustrator
Sergio Riccardi illustrated
for Sinnos the book Cattive
Tutti pazzi per la pizza!
by Sandro Natalini
illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone
Coccole Books 2015
+ 6 years
Pag. 30/ cm 24x21/ hard cover
€ 12,50
You might ask: what has pizza to do with a mammoth? It has ... because the pizza has
existed for a very long time ...
The book starts from the beginning of the world and tells the story of this food, that is
loved by children and adults.
From the Neolithic flat cake to the pizza of the future, this funny album – like pizza –
can be enjoyed when alone or with your friends ! It includes the super secret recipe of
the best pizza in the world ...
The author Sandro Natalini says:
“I live and work in Bologna where I teach
graphic illustration. I have written and
illustrated more than 20 children’s books,
for Italian and international publishing
companies. In every book there is
something of me and of my wish to
experiment and try new things. I love
travelling, bake pizzas, going to the movies
and having friends over for dinner.”
The illustrator Anna Laura Cantone was
born in Alessandria in 1977. In 1999 she
received a degree in illustration of
children's books at the European Institute
of Design in Milan, where she now teaches
children illustration. In 2003 she got the
Andersen Award. Anna Laura illustrated
books with Italian and foreign publishers.
In addition to her activity as illustrator, she
collaborates with Italian and foreign art
galleries, creating paintings, sculptures and
installation. addition
With the sponsorship of
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Casa di nuvole
by Sabina Antonelli
illustrated by Silvia Crocicchi
Coccole Books 2015
+ 7 years
Pag. 56/ cm 14x20,5 / full colour illustrations
A sweet fairy tale that marks
the time of our lives.
Once upon a time there was - and certainly there is still - a house made of clouds, home
to Dad Time and Mom Hour, who are as inseparable as the two sides of the same
heart. In the house also their four children live: Down, Noon, Sunset and Night, each as
different as each instant of time in each day that passes ... without ever stopping.
lives in Foligno
where she teaches,
plays, reads, writes
stories to children.
She dreams of a
better world and is
lives in Bracciano
(Rome), where she
works as graphic
Italian and foreign
committed to spread a culture of peace and
solidarity, inclusion and respect for
fundamental rights of all human being.
Sabina lives with her husband, three
daughters, two cats and a dog, but he loves
to open her home to adults and children
and share with then stretches of road, long
or short as they are.
companies. Silvia has received awards and
prizes in major illustration competitions.
Her latest works: Beauty and the Beast told
by Roberto Piumini (Edizioni EL, 2010)
Bambini con la testa tra le nuvole edited by
Gianni Rodari (Editori Riuniti, 2013),
Il mare quadrato (Coccole books, 2014).
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Ferdinando Albertazzi
Neve di carta
Euno 2015
+ 12 years
64 pages - cm 12 x 17
Retail price: € 7,00:
A class with the problems of ethnic and cultural diversity, that a teacher with a passion
for theater has transformed into a strong team.
In the interweaving of unexpected friendships, under the direction of their teacher, the
boys are staging a drama that is written day after day and unfolds among surprising and
funny twists. But the events turn black when the boys discover that the pages of certain
books are not made of paper, but of "snow". At that point the fiction turns into real life
and reflectors light up on an intricate story of drug traffic from South America.
Ferdinando Albertazzi is among the most active Italian authors
of children's and YA books. His debut dates back to 1974 and his
novels were published by major Italian publishers. Albertazzi also
collaborates collaborates with magazines: Tuttolibri, Mondoerre and
At the Catholic University of Milan he held annually lectures
about “The historical Profile of Children's Literature from the
19th century to the last trends”.
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Euno 2015
80 pages - cm 12 x 17
B&W Illustrations
€ 7,00
11 to 14 years
Amir is a guy who loves poetry and lives in a country where the nature is generous and
life is flowing happy. One day, however, his country loses its freedom, and the poems of
Amir, thet celebrate the beauty, soon become uncomfortable.
The young poet is first imprisoned and then, after his escape, is forced to leave his
country. But Amir never stops hoping freedom for his land! Until his return.
Between the episodes of the story of Amir, the readers discover the poems by some of
the greatest Kurdish poets: Goran, Sherko Bekas, Hejar.
A unique way to introduce "other cultures" through the sweetness, the power and
drama of the verses of people who live every day longing for their freedom.
Fuad Aziz is a Kurdish artist and author who has lived in Florence
for the last 30 years. Fuad has written and illustrated successful
choldren's books, including Il mio colore (2014 Artebambini). Every
year he thousands of children in all schools of Italy, and is active
in the promotion of peace and human rights.
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Indagini in cucina
by Mila Venturini
B&W illustrations by Sara Gavioli
Biancoenero 2014
+ 8 years
64 pages
€ 8,00
Something strange is going on in the kitchen during the cooking competition "Get with
the cookies" ... A new mystery to unravel for the young detectives of the previous
novel Detective al mare
Mila Venturini was born and lives in Rome. She works as a
television writer and has published short stories in magazines and
Sara Gavioli (Carpi, 1983) In 2007 Sara received an honorable mention
from the jury of the "SilentARTmovies Mutable Mute Show" . In 2008
she was shortlisted in the international competition Lucca Junior. In the
same year she won the contest "Images for a fairy tale" of Pasiano, with
the illustrations for the book The poor Leo with no mane.
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Mamma in fuga
by Arianna Di Genova
B&W illustrations by Sarah Mazzetti
Biancoenero 2014
+ 8 years
64 pages
€ 8,00
“Dad is a collector of any kind of objects, while mom wants to throw everything away.
Try to live in such a family. I assure you that it is not so easy and pressure often goes
through the roof...”
Arianna Di Genova is an art critic and editor at the newspaper "Il
Manifesto". She also writes for the weekly L'Espresso. For
Biancoenero she also wrote Duchamp - Chi ha rapito la
Gioconda?; Boccioni - Alla carica! and Io e Charlot,
Sarah Mazzetti is a free-lance illustrator and visual artist. She lives
in Bologna
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Italian Authors
Pinin Carpi (Milan, 1920-2004)
was one of the most popular and appreciated Italian
authors of children books.
Generations of children have grown up with his most
famous books: Cion Cion Blu, Mauro e il leone, Susanna e il
soldato, Dietro alla porta d’oro, Le avventure di Lupo Uragano.
And a number of boys and girls were introduced to arts
by his albums – Vermeer, il silenzio abitato delle case,
Canaletto, il ponte del paradiso, Rousseau, la zingara della
giungla, Van Gogh, la notte stellata. Most of his books were
illustrated by himself and by his wife Marilena.
Anselmo Roveda (Genoa, 1972), journalist and writer.
For over ten years has worked as an educator,
administrator and coordinator of education in social
services. Since 2008, editorial coordinator of the monthly
"Andersen - Il mondo dell'infanzia". His most recent books include:
Nati liberi (ill. by Sandro Natalini, Fatatrac, 2014), Il trattore
della nonna (ill. by Paolo Domeniconi, EDT Giralangolo, 2014),
Missione Vesta (photos by Federico Evangelista, Marcello
Ruvidotti & Veronica Toselli, Coccole books, 2014), La camera
delle meraviglie. I segreti del castello del Dottor Cattivelli
(ill. by Enrico Macchiavello, Coccole books, 2013), Il
meraviglioso viaggio di Pinocchio (ill. by AntonGionata
Ferrari, EDT Giralangolo, 2013), Al lavoro! (ill. by Sara Ninfali,
Coccole books, 2012), L'ombra del lupo (ill. by Ilaria Guarducci,
Coccole e caccole, 2012), Ada decide. Pratiche di
partecipazione per bambini e ragazzi (with Valentina Volonté,
foreword by Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, ill. by Chiara Nocentini,
Sinnos, 2011), E vallo a spiegare a Nino (ill. by Gianni De
Conno, Coccole e caccole, 2011), Ocattaccati (ill. by Chiara
Dattola, Lineadaria, 2011), Una partigiana di nome Tina (ill. by
Sandro Natalini, Coccole e caccole, 2010), Le paure fanno pace
(ill. by Chiara Dattola, Lineadaria, 2010), Il sofà di Bamakò (ill.
by Stefania Vincenzi, Coccole e caccole, 2009), Rosso Papavero
(ill. by Chiara Dattola, Lapis, 2009).
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