venerdì 20 dicembre 2013

Happy New Year

We wish you 

a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!









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TODAY I FEEL GOOD BUT A LITTLE SAD TOO - Learning the language of emotions

What makes a child happy or sad?
Losing a beloved person, arguing with a friend, playing with mummy, running with the dog, winning a race: these are just some examples that take shape and color in the drawings of the little artists involved in the project. The idea comes from a psychology research which involved more than 4,000 children and has become a beautiful story thanks to the skill of Emanuela Nava, a well-established and respected children’s author. The result is an amazing book illustrated by children and aimed at children, designed to help them to reflect on what makes them feel good and what makes them unhappy. The book is also conceived to help adults to talk to children about universal feelings like happiness and sadness.


THIS BOOK IS MEANT TO BE READ TOGETHER: CHILDREN AND PARENTS!




THE AUTHORS
EMANUELA NAVA and MARCO BARRA
CHILDREN FROM PRIMARY SCHOOLS

 

Illustrated bound volume 40 pages In 25 x 23,5 cm format Age: from 3 years upwards


Series: Squared stories
Other titles in the series: Nino little yellow chick, the cat who lost his tail, Once upon a time there was a tiny little dolphin, Today I feel happy but a little sad too.





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martedì 3 dicembre 2013

HAPPY ENDING STORIES

 

 
 
Ten stories about baby animals who find themselves dealing with adversities, unforeseen and whatever life will put in their way. 
Ten different adventures to make children able to claim their own right to grow up and realize their dreams. Through delightful stories and beautiful illustrations that will remain in everybody’s heart,this collection deals with important and Unviersal issues such as courage, respect for differences, growth, death, friendship and much more.


 
STORIES ABOUT SPECIAL BABY ANIMALS
TO TALK TO CHILDREN ABOUT LIFE










THE AUTHORS

The text is by a group of children, who have attended a storytelling workshop
meant to help them to deal with difficulties and give them the tools to struggle for
their own happy ending.

Illustrations: Annalisa Beghelli
A young and eclectic architect with a passion for illustrations. 
She realizes editorial projects and illustrations for children books. 

Illustrated volumes bound with paper board cover 80 pages In 72 x 29  Age: from 6 years upwards.



 

Series: Stories with wings

It's a collection of stories aimed to let children fly on imagination's wings over cultural boundaries. Children will be so travelling among tales, myths or legends, finding out new ways of learing and living distant cultures' habits.



Other titles in the series: 

  • Long-legs tales - A collection of fairy tales coming from distant countries 
  • A world of mythical adventures - A collection of illustrated myths and legends
  • A world of fabolous tales - An illustrated collectios of classic fairy tales
  • Up there at the castle there was - Legend from a land of border
  • Kuta's invention - Writing and the history of the written manuscript
  • What a Revolution! - From Gutemberg to e-books
  • A world of other stories - Illustrated tales from far away-countries
  • A dive into the heart - Memories from life on a farm 
  • Filippo and the others - Good-night stories 
  • A day full of surprises
  • I remember


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THE STORY CIRCLE SERIES

Paperboard bound books, designedfor the youngest readers: to read, to look at and to discover a fabulous picture which unfolds page to page, creating a book which seems endless.



OPEN CIRCUS




Something really extraordinary is happening inside the circus tent right now! How is it yhat all the animals are coming and why do they bring so many lovely presents? The little piggy is full of curiosity: she enters the tent to discover the mystery and... a baby rhino has just been born! Everyone is celebrating and performing a new special circus number.Let’s find out what’s going on in daytime and at night, inside and outside the circus tent. Let’s discover an endless circus that never rests, with its precious fabrics, lace, recycled objects that come to life in a colorful and funny setting.


MADE WITH RECYCLED MATERIALS
   



Text and illustrations: CRISTINA LÀSTREGO and FRANCESCO TESTA
 
Their works have been translated into many different languages all over the world.
They’ve created a great number of successful cartoons and mini-series for children in coproduction with RAI (National Public Broadcasting Company). The playful characters of
the circus are going to move soon onto television screens.




Paperboard bound volumes 16 pages in 22 x 33 cm format Open size 176 x 33 cm Age: from 2 years upwards



Series: The story circle
Other titles in the series: Ice cream moon and sweetie sun, Friends forever, Pilina's story, Only for Love, Fathermakesall's tale, A curiuus tale of king and princes and toymakers, Lots and lots and lots.





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mercoledì 16 ottobre 2013

THE PIRIPU'S LIBRARY SERIES

This series tells the adventures of little Piripu Bibi. Simple stories told in an invented language: a happy sequence of sounds that invite the adult reader to play with the intonation of the voice, the expressions of the face and body… and thus develop a happy sense of playing together.



THIS IS THE MAGIC OF STORY-TELLING WITHOUT WORDS...






Rulba Rulba!

 

 

 

 

A SURPRISING PROVOCATION IN ORDER TO FEEL YOUNG AGAIN TOGETHER WITH CHILDREN


After the great critical and public success of Tarari Tararera and Badabum, here is a new adventure for Piripu Bibi. This new story talks about the Piripu language, the ancient language used by actors and mimes in the past to make themselves understood everywhere… the old game of “make a sound like…”, interpreting, making people open their eyes wide and hold their breath.  





Save the date: from October 24th in all good book shops in Italy




THE AUTHOR
Emanuela Bussolati is one of the most highly considered children’s authors and illustrators.
She is currently working for numerous publishing houses both in Italy and abroad.


Series devised and created by Emanuela Bussolati
Bound and illustrated volume  40 pages •  In 23.5 x 25 cm format Age: from 2 years upwards... and for everyone!


Series: The Piripu's Library
Other titles in the series:Tararì tararera, Badabum







 



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STORIES WITH WINGS


  A DAY FULL OF SURPRISES  





 In their grandparents’ attic, Simone and Elena find an old map of the Royal Palace in Monza…. and so, almost as if it was one of Grandpa’s memories, this is how the story starts. It is set in the beautifully decorated halls and splendid gardens of the Royal Palace in Monza at the end of the 19th Century, and with the help of historical characters, imagination and a little curiosity, the reader discovers a day full of lots of entertaining surprises.



The Royal Palace between history and imagination



Patrizia la Porta, Originally from Rome, she now lives and works in Milan. She has illustrated books for numerous publishers both in Italy and abroad. Since 2004 she has taught on a course for illustrators at the European Design Institute in Milan.

The text is by a group of children from the Second and Third classes of the Confalonieri Elementary school in Monza, who have attended a storytelling workshop held by Marco Ravasio, a teacher at the famous Holden School in Turin.
 
Illustrations: Patrizia La Porta
Bound and illustrated volume 64 pages In 17 x 20 cm format Age: from 7 years upwards




Series: Stories with wings 
A series of enthralling illustrated books in which to lose yourself amidst tales, fables, myths and legends, and also to appreciate all the different styles of story-telling.


Other titles in the series:
  • Long-legs tales - A collection of fairy tales coming from distant countries 
  • A world of mythical adventures  - A collection of illustrated myths and legends
  • A world of fabolous tales - An illustrated collectios of classic fairy tales
  • Up there at the castle there was - Legend from a land of border
  • Kuta's invention - Writing and the history of the written manuscript
  • What a Revolution! - From Gutemberg to e-books
  • A world of other stories - Illustrated tales from far away-countries
  • A dive into the heart - Memories from life on a farm 
  • Filippo and the others - Good-night stories 

 



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martedì 18 giugno 2013

BEA 2013 - Check out our list!







Carthusia at BookExpo America 2013




World rights for translation are available on many of our titles. 
If you have any translation rights enquiries, please contact: f.coradeschi@carthusiaedizioni.it






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GROWING UP WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS SERIES

There is always someone younger than us. We can bear all this. But most people seem to be older than us. We can hardly bear all this: it  makes us feel inadequate and fearful. This new series wants to make children self-confident, in order to get keys to go over doubts and failures.
A sort of how-to-guide to let children grow as a fair part of civil consciousness and adults’ community. How to become good adults and be proud of it.




The courage to be brave 

Growing up without being sneaky and without feeling stupid as a result

 



What is bravery for children? It’s a hopeful ability in accepting their own failures and still going on and trying once again; in asking for help in order to ove rcome their own feelings of uneasiness but also being helpful to others at the same time. A sort of at-hand- bravery that children can put on the shelf: a guide easy to get at for children... if only fo l lowed by adults who can “unlock” such complex contents. 
 


Psychology in the hands of a child 


<<You were great!>>


A whole new courage is the principal idea in this first volume: a surprising courage, full of hope for children, but  above all because of its unexpected meaning. no more heroic virtue, the sole preserve of brillant, cheeky "successful" children, but  rather the ability to accept the failure, to keep  on trying, to ask someone for help, to overcome feelings of inadequacy, but also  to offer help to those who need it. A kind of courage that is easy to reach, on the bottom shelf of the pantry, where children can get it easly, if only someone will give them the key 







<<It's the desire to find out that leads to the discovery of lots of things and to become grown up.>>


THE AUTHORS

Domenico Barrilà is a psychotherapist and  analyst. 
He has always written to let adults help childre n  to grow. This is his first time in writing dire c t ly to children: this is the result of 25 ye a rs spent in st u d y i n g the subject, through essays, books, articles, 3 sons and a huge amount/personal passion.

Emanuela Bussolati is one of the most appreciated authors and illustrators of children books. At the moment, she’s working for seve ral publishing houses in Italy and abroad (such as France, UK, Greece, Germany, Korea, and so on).


Text author: Domenico Barrilà
Illustrations: Emanuela Bussolati 
Picture book 40 pages  In 23 x 23 cm format Age: from 4 years upwards



Series: Growing up without side effects
Other titles in the series: The courage to be me, The courage to be open-hearted, The courage to think about God, This is me.





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GROWING UP WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS SERIES

This innovative series aims to help children to solve their self-esteem troubles; the series wants to provide children with the instruments to goover matters without damaging other people. A must-have educational resource  make children feel self-confident and an active part of civil consciousness. 



The courage to be ME

Becoming adult by being ourselves without aping other people




 
A new step on the way to a courageous life.
To solve the problem of how important and valid they are, children must find out who they are. They have to become important for someone. They try and try again, they take refuge in approval in order not to feel different from others, but then, one day, they realize that by doing so they become invisible and they cannot be picked out among others. And so begins the search for individual and personal solutions, everyone chooses their own path.


Psychology in the hands of a child 

 
<<Some ideas, however, become cages that can kill our dreams.>>


This is how the lifestyle of a child is created day after day, the mark of his personality, the imprint that will make him perfectly recognizable, more recognizable than his own name.
Page after page, the characters speak about the big issue of the children’s identity: in order to be themselves, children need to be brave. This book starts from children’s fear to be cut out by the friends’ group. But what do we need to be “special”? Our footprint is represented not only by the identity’s features (male, female, black, white... ) but also by our life-style.


<<We are part of nature, we are important because we are different and special.>>


 <<Cages are also used to divide and make classifications.>>

<<It takes courage to accept ourselves as we are and to be accepted by others.>>



Text author: Domenico Barrilà
Illustrations: Emanuela Bussolati 
Paperboard-bound volume  40 pages In 23 x 23 cm format  Age from 4 years upwards



Series: Growing up without side effects
Other titles in the series: The courage to be brave, The courage to be open-hearted, The courage to think about God, This is me.







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mercoledì 13 marzo 2013

I'm right here







TO HELP CHILDREN TO BELIVE IN THEMSELVES AND IN THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS



Tendra is a little monkey who was born invisible to everybody, but who wants to find out about life and the world all around her.
Thanks to her courage and her encounters with the other baby animals, she sets off on her journey through the forest; an adventure in which she will find out about herself, to love herself, and to discover the world around her, and which will eventually set her free and make her visible to everybody else



 
Since knowledge means growing and developing, growing also means finding your own place in the world










 
THE AUTHORS

SABINA COLLOREDO, texts. A well-established and respected author for both children and adults, she has worked for a number of important Italian and foreign Publishers, and has had her work translated world-wide.
SVJETLAN JUNAKOVIĆ, illustrations. Painter, graphic artist and sculptor, he has worked together with numerous publishing houses as an illustrator for childrens’ books, many of which have been translated into over twenty languages.

Illustrated and bound volume  40 pages In 23 x 23 cm format Age: from 3 years and upwards 


Series: Squared stories
Other titles in the series: Nino little yellow chick, the cat who lost his tail, Once upon a time there was a tiny little dolphin, Today I feel happy but a little sad too.




Created in collaboration with Terre des hommes Italy ONG Onlus which this year is dedicating the "Indifesa" campaign to all young girls, in order to guarantee their education, health and protection from acts of violence





   
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mercoledì 20 febbraio 2013

THE DREAMS OF LIU TO - press release





Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte,
Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica and Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and Fondazione Antonio Stradivari Cremona – La Triennale

in collaboration with

Carthusia Edizioni

present

Roberto Piumini – Paolo Rui
THE DREAMS OF LIU TO
Illustrated volume for young readers


"You can 't make a good violin on the assembly line,
ten, a hundred, a thousand, all alike
You have to make it one at a time: your
enthusiasm,
for each of them, must be special."



Straight from the encounter between Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte and Carthusia Edizioni, a publishing house which since more than twenty five years has been planning and publishing educational and amusing books for children and teen-agers, was born the great little volume THE DREAMS OF LIU TO, first title of the innovative series The Art of creation desired by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte in order to let kids know how much beauty, joy and satisfaction can be drawn by choosing a profession connected with art and handicraft for their professional future.

The dreams of Liu To is a genuine voyage of discovery into the art of the lute-maker, one of the most renowed and beautiful art profession, a truly showpiece of our Country in the last five hundred years.

The young Liu To dreams of winning the A
ntonio Stradivari Contest in Cremona, the Olympics of lutherie, which rewards the most skilled lute-maker in the entire world.
Now how could Liu To manage to create a perfect violin and how could he compete with the greatest masters of this ancient and charming art?
Three different dreams, three adventures in the history of lutherie, three outstanding artists will rush at once to his aid.

The original story written by the great author Roberto Piumini, takes place between past and future, between dream and reality, passion, hard work and skill and reveals with an enchanting poetic sense, all secrets of violingmaking.

The text, in prose and verse, is enriched by the dreamlike and exciting illustrations realized by the renowned artist Paolo Rui.

The innovative format is a 24 pages paperboard-bound volume in concertina folded, a patented format by Carthusia. This unique format allows the story to be enjoyed in two ways. It can be read as a real picture book but it can be enjoyed as one long picture which tells the whole story as well. Inside, there are also four pages with information sheets full of insights and interesting facts about lute-making and Italian master lute-makers: Andrea Amati Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesù, edited by Virginia Villa, Alessandro Bardelli, Claudio Canevari from the Civica Scuola di Liuteria of City of Milan.

The volume The dreams of Liu To has been published on the occasion of the exhibition "Creating harmony. Luth-making from wood to music" (Milan, Auditorium Fondazione Cariplo, December 6th 2012 - April 7th 2013) curated by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte, Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica and Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Fondazione Antonio Stradivari Cremona – La Triennale.
This venture has been made possible through the generous support of
Vacheron Constantin, historical manufacture of watches in Geneva and with the contribution of Intesa Sanpaolo.

The volume The dreams of Liu To has been realized in a special edition that will be distributed free of charge at the exhibition to children and teachers during the guided tours, organized by Le Voci della Città (Phone Number: +39 02 39104149).
The book will be presented on February 22nd, at 18.00 p.m., during the meeting
Lutherie in poetry, at the Auditorium Fondazione Cariplo of Milan, as part of a series of events related to the exhibition.

From February 7th 2013, the volume can be found in all good book shops in Italy at a price of € 11.90.

Press offices:

Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte
tel. 02.89504650

Carthusia Edizioni
Ilaria Maurri tel. 02.4981750, i.maurri@carthusiaedizioni.it