4 New Picture Books to #ReadAtHome!

Staying at home with young kids is easier said than done. That’s when books come in handy! Here are 4 fun delightful stories that will get your little ones to travel from bear country to Paris while laughing at your expense!

Reading List

Les Adultes ne font jamais ça by Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud

For kids ages 3 and up.

Just in time to brighten your kids’s confinement (and your own), here is the latest album by David Cali and Benjamin Chaud!

No bear or birthday celebration in sight this time, the pair takes on adults and their irreproachable behavior with much humor and imagination. We all know it, adults always behave as they should…

This is the perfect bedtime story to fall asleep with a smile!

Les Adultes ne font jamais ça by Davide Cali & Benjamin Chaud, Sarbacane

Louise ou l'enfance de Bigoudi by Delphine Perret and Sébastien Mourrain

For kids ages 4 and up.

Louise’s hair is as straight as spaghetti.
She loves to run on the field, to count ants and to build stone castles. Louise loves her life in the countryside.

So much so that when her parents move to NYC, she rejects her new life on the block. She starts sleeping in a cardboard box next to her comfy bed, sticks chewing gum in her school notebooks and throws more tantrums than her parents can count!

Next enters Ella, a 7-year-old Afro-American who lives in Harlem, and Louise’s misery comes to an end.

A new friendship was all it took for Louise to find happiness in Manhattan!

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Louise ou l’enfance de Bigoudi, by Delphine Perret and Sébastien Mourrain, Les Fourmis rouges.

L'Esprit de l'escalier by Clémentine Beauvais and Gérald Guerlais

For kids ages 5 and up.

Have you ever asked yourself if those old Parisian buildings were not likely to hide some ghosts, spirits of another time, living in secret under the roofs?

Clémentine Beauvais and Gérald Guerlais’s new picture book elaborates on this idea. In a beautiful Haussmannian building in Paris, a spirit –always dressed to the nines– feels old.

He has been haunting these very same apartments for the past 108 years. Of its dwellers, he knows everything: their love encounters, their fights, the arrival of their kids, their obsessions, everything.
Until the day the most beautiful spirit moves in and shakes his world. She is from her time, and our poor old spirit has a hard time following her…

A funny and romantic promenade in the city of light magnified by Gérald Guerlais’s drawings.
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L’Esprit de l’escalier, by Clémentine Beauvais and Gérald Guerlais, Sarbacane

Ours de tous poils by Katie Viggers

For kids ages 6 and up.

Do you know why the Sun bear likes to rub his back on trees? And why the Asiatic black bear has an incredible force in the upper part of his body, so much so that he could lift dumbbells? Or Why brown bear loves salmon and especially their heads?

If you want to know everything about the bears of the world, then Ours de tous poils is for you!

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Ours de tous poils by Katie Viggers, Sarbacane

After almost two decades of working in publishing, and a few round trips between Paris and New York, Miriam has decided to settle down at Albertine to do what she enjoys most: recommending books she loves. Somehow this also includes taking bizarre pictures for Albertine's social media outlets.
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