Foreign Rights

La Cabane Bleue – Children’s books that cherish the planet

For more information on translation rights, please contact Florence Pariente: ttipiagency@gmail.com

 

Our editorial line

We publish books for children from 3 to 10 years old which tell them why we should protect the planet, rather than how, in a positive light.

Our books have a singular take on environmental issues, with fun documentaries and docu-fictions, and focus on topics rarely dealt with in children’s books, always with high quality illustrations.

 

How we work

Being ethical for us means working on a collaborative and equal footing with the authors, focusing on distribution in independent sales outlets – no distribution on online sales websites that do not respect our values -, producing a reliable non-fiction content, communicating transparently on costs and manufacturing conditions.

Our artists are concerned with the preservation of the planet and the protection of nature too: we are proud to work with renowned authors, specialists in biology or the environment as well as talented illustrators with strong personal graphic styles.

Our books are printed by a French printer with the green label “Imprim’Vert”, on paper produced from sustainably managed forests. Choosing a unique book format limits paper waste and we do not use lamination on our covers.

As for distribution, we try to keep down returns and pulping of books by carefully evaluating our print-runs, we optimise transport and reuse packing boxes.

We consider this process a necessity, which is both challenging and exciting and we hope you will find our books inspiring!


Our books

Couverture Pourquoi les orangs-outans n'aiment pas le dentifrice
Suis du doigt l'éléphant
Suis du doigt la tortue de mer
Suis du doigt le loup
Suis du doigt l'ours polaire
Il y avait une maison
Charles et moi
Suis du doigt l'abeille

Why Don't Orangutans Like Toothpaste?

Written by Emmanuelle Figueras

Illustrated by Tristan Gion

An entertaining and enlightening book to get to know the consequences of our daily life actions on the planet.

From 7 years onwards

Series: Les herbes folles

How can a cyclist in Paris save bears in the North Pole? Which pieces of the world can you find in a game console? Why do tomatoes prefer if you don’t flush the toilet?

Through a series of questions that are less foolish than they seem, this book deals with the consequences of basic daily life actions on nature, close to us or on the other side of the world.

Avoiding pessimism or moral lessons, the lively text and wonderful illustrations take the readers on a migratory trip with the swallows, invites them to understand how internet datas cross the oceans or what a goldfish becomes when you free it back into the river.

Emmanuelle Figueras

Emmanuelle Figueras

Author

Tristan Gion

Tristan Gion

Illustrator

Website

June 2021

Follow My Path - The Elephant

Written by Benoît Broyart

Illustrated by Laura Fanelli

An entertaining non-fiction series to discover amazing endangered species

From 3 years onwards

Series: Suis du doigt

Follow My Path - The Bat
Follow My Path - The Turtle
Follow My Path - The Wolf
Follow My Path - The Polar Bear
Follow My Path - The Bee

On a path that winds from one page to the next, children can choose what they will read next by deciding which elephant they want to follow. Each time they will open their book again, they will have a new reading experience!

Birth, food, threats, migrations… plenty of interesting and complex facts are simply and entertainingly explained.

Scientific proofreading by Elephant Haven, European Elephant Sanctuary

Benoît Broyart

Benoît Broyart

Author

Benoît Broyart is an author of novels and picture books for children and adults, as well as comics. In the past fifteen years, he has written around fifty books published by various publishing houses (Rouergue, Milan, Seuil, Thierry Magnier). He has co-written the documentary Vers un monde alternatif (Gulf Stream), which is just the tip of his daily ecological commitments. He lives in French region Bretagne.

Website

Laura Fanelli

Laura Fanelli

Illustrator

Website

June 2021

Wolfgang and I

Written by Emmanuelle Grundmann

Illustrated by Olivia Sautreuil

A lively picture book to discover Mozart and the bird that inspired the Magic Flute

From 7 years onwards

Series: Mon humain et moi

Charles and I

Let’s discover history through the eyes of an animal!
Here is the story of Lorenz, Mozart’s starling, that gave birth to Mozart’s inspiration for the Magic Flute and Papageno’s character. Thanks to this beautifully illustrated picture book, the young reader immerses in the world of classical music and opera, through the naive eyes of a bird.

A poetical and lively text that subtly mixes music and the animal world, to bring to light a little known fact in the life of the great composer.

Emmanuelle Grundmann

Emmanuelle Grundmann

Author

Emmanuelle Grundmann is a renowned biologist, naturalist and journalist. She is devoted to the protection of endangered species and the preservation of biodiversity. She has written around fifty essays and reference books on the animal world. She lives in Burgundy, France.

Olivia Sautreuil

Olivia Sautreuil

Illustrator

Olivia Sautreuil studied graphic design and quickly specialized in illustration and silkscreen printing. After living in the UK and in France, she has settled in Brussels, where she still lives and works for the press and for book publishing. She has wonderfully illustrated Le Feuilleton d’Artémis, by Murielle Szac, as well as Bestioles and Tadam! which she has also written.

Website

June 2021

Follow My Path - The Bat

Written by Benoît Broyart

Illustrated by Margaux Grappe

An entertaining non-fiction series to discover amazing endangered species

From 3 years onwards

Series: Suis du doigt

Follow My Path - The Elephant
Follow My Path - The Turtle
Follow My Path - The Wolf
Follow My Path - The Polar Bear
Follow My Path - The Bee

On a path that winds from one page to the next one, children can choose what they will read next by deciding which bat they want to follow. Each time they will open their book again, they will have a new reading experience!
Feeding themselves, migrating, habitat… Plenty of interesting and complex facts are simply and entertainingly explained.

Scientific proofreading by Michèle Lemaire, from the Natural History Museum of Bourges, France.

Benoît Broyart

Benoît Broyart

Author

Benoît Broyart is an author of novels and picture books for children and adults, as well as comics. In the past fifteen years, he has written around fifty books published by various publishing houses (Rouergue, Milan, Seuil, Thierry Magnier). He has co-written the documentary Vers un monde alternatif (Gulf Stream), which is just the tip of his daily ecological commitments. He lives in French region Bretagne.

Website

Margaux Grappe

Margaux Grappe

Illustrator

After graduating from the Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Epinal Margaux Grappe started illustrating children’s books in 2018. Her delicate and naive style can be seen in beautiful picture books Bonjour le monde! by Clémence Sabbagh (Maison Eliza) and Pour être un bon gros méchant loup by France Quatromme (Voce verso). She lives and works in Besançon, France.

Website

June 2021

The Bed Tree

Written by Silène Edgar

Illustrated by Gilles Freluche

A delicate ecological tale on transmission and the cycle of life.

From 3 years onwards

Series: Les histoires

Once Upon a House

Valentine is growing up.
One day, her father decides to build a new bed with the wood from the old sick pear tree that they had to cut down.
The little girl is thrilled! When the night falls, the bed tree’s voice rises…

This delicate ecological tale alludes to the importance of the renewal of nature, but also of transmission between generations.

The first picture book by internationally renowned author Silène Edgar!

Silène Edgar

Silène Edgar

Author

Since the awarded and successful 14-14 (written with Paul Béorn) translated into 12 languages, Silène Edgar has shown her great talent in several striking novels: historical fiction, fantasty, sci-fi… both for children and adults. The Tree Bed is her first picture book!

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Gilles Freluche

Gilles Freluche

Illustrator

A traveller at heart, and first a graphic designer, Gilles Freluche has turned to illustration recently. He has illustrated several covers of novels published by Oskar, a reference book at Milan, and La vie en vert fluo at Mango. Inspired by his love for nature, he draws both powerful and naive illustrations, with a bright colour palette.

Website

June 2021

Follow My Path - The Turtle

Written by Benoît Broyart

Illustrated by Félix Rousseau

An entertaining non-fiction series to discover amazing endangered species

From 3 years onwards

Series: Suis du doigt

Follow My Path - The Elephant
Follow My Path - The Bat
Follow My Path - The Wolf
Follow My Path - The Polar Bear
Follow My Path - The Bee

On a path that winds from one page to the next, children can choose what they will read next by deciding which turtle they want to follow. Each time they will open their book again, they will have a new reading experience!

Hatching of the eggs, plastic pollution, migrations… plenty of interesting and complex facts are simply and entertainingly explained.

Scientific proofreading by Jérôme Bourjea, from the French National Institute for Ocean Science (IFREMER)

Benoît Broyart

Benoît Broyart

Author

Benoît Broyart is an author of novels and picture books for children and adults, as well as comics. In the past fifteen years, he has written around fifty books published by various publishing houses (Rouergue, Milan, Seuil, Thierry Magnier). He has co-written the documentary Vers un monde alternatif (Gulf Stream), which is just the tip of his daily ecological commitments. He lives in French region Bretagne.

Website

Félix Rousseau

Félix Rousseau

Illustrator

After graduating and working in graphic design, Félix Rousseau decided to devote himself to illustration, and he was right! With his pure colours palette, he has a unique style. His first books have been published by Benjamins Médias, like the hilarious Ours qui ne rentrait plus dans son slip, written by Émilie Chazerand.

Website

June 2021

Follow My Path - The Wolf

Written by Benoît Broyart

Illustrated by Evelyne Mary

An entertaining non-fiction series to discover amazing endangered species

From 3 years onwards

Series: Suis du doigt

Follow My Path - The Elephant
Follow My Path - The Bat
Follow My Path - The Turtle
Follow My Path - The Polar Bear
Follow My Path - The Bee

On a path that winds from one page to the next, children can choose what they will read next by deciding which wolf they want to follow. Each time they will open their book again, they will have a new reading experience!

Life in the forest, wild boar hunting, living close to breeders… plenty of interesting and complex facts are simply and entertainingly explained.

Scientific proofreading by FERUS, an association for the protection of wolves

Benoît Broyart

Benoît Broyart

Author

Benoît Broyart is an author of novels and picture books for children and adults, as well as comics. In the past fifteen years, he has written around fifty books published by various publishing houses (Rouergue, Milan, Seuil, Thierry Magnier). He has co-written the documentary Vers un monde alternatif (Gulf Stream), which is just the tip of his daily ecological commitments. He lives in French region Bretagne.

Website

Evelyne Mary

Evelyne Mary

Illustrator

After graduating from L’école d’Estienne and Olivier de Serres, Évelyne Mary has illustrated several picture books, including beautiful Le loup et la petite fille, published by Rue du Monde. Her favourite technique is woodcut but she loves to play with shapes also using dry point, stamps, vector design…

Website

June 2021

Follow My Path - The Polar Bear

Written by Benoît Broyart

Illustrated by Marta Orzel

An entertaining non-fiction series to discover amazing endangered species

From 3 years onwards

Series: Suis du doigt

Follow My Path - The Elephant
Follow My Path - The Bat
Follow My Path - The Turtle
Follow My Path - The Wolf
Follow My Path - The Bee

On a path that winds from one page to the next, children can choose what they will read next by deciding which polar bear they want to follow. They will discover fascinating facts about white bears, and each time they will open their book again, they will have a new reading experience!

The birth of bear cubs, the bears’ efficient fishing technique, the melting of the ice floe… plenty of interesting and complex facts are simply and entertainingly explained.

Scientific proofreading by Rémy Marion

Benoît Broyart

Benoît Broyart

Author

English bio coming soon

Website

Marta Orzel

Marta Orzel

Illustrator

English bio coming soon

Website

June 2021

Once Upon a House

Written by Philippe Nessmann

Illustrated by Camille Nicolazzi

A powerful ecological tale about the extinction of species

From 5 years onwards

Series: Les histoires

The Bed Tree

There was a large house in which plenty of animals lived in peace, until one of them decided to cut the branches of the tree where the orangutan used to sleep. The day after, the orangutan had disappeared…

This ecological tale deals with the impact of humans on biodiversity and the open positive ending shows that it is all in our hands.

On the final spread, the various threats to biodiversity are simply explained to young readers with concrete examples from the story.

 

Philippe Nessmann

Philippe Nessmann

Author

Biography coming soon

Website

Camille Nicolazzi

Camille Nicolazzi

Illustrator

Biography coming soon

Website

June 2021

Charles and I

Written by Emmanuelle Grundmann

Illustrated by Giulia Vetri

Let’s discover history through the eyes of an animal!

From 7 years onwards

Series: Mon humain et moi

Wolfgang and I

“I have got eight arms, six letters, two huge eyes, hundreds of suckers and… one friend.”

So starts the account of Aglae, a funny small animal who in 1832 meets a certain Charles Darwin. They discover eachother, they tame eachother, and together they will revolutionise science.

A poetic text that highlights the relationship between men and animals and deals with the primary meaning of ecology: the study of interactions between living beings.

Emmanuelle Grundmann

Emmanuelle Grundmann

Author

English bio coming soon

Giulia Vetri

Giulia Vetri

Illustrator

English bio coming soon

Website

June 2021

Follow My Path - The Bee

Written by Benoît Broyart

Illustrated by Suzy Vergez

An entertaining non-fiction series to discover amazing endangered species

From 3 years onwards

Series: Suis du doigt

Follow My Path - The Elephant
Follow My Path - The Bat
Follow My Path - The Turtle
Follow My Path - The Wolf
Follow My Path - The Polar Bear

On a path that winds from one page to the next, children can choose what they will read next by deciding which bee they want to follow. They will discover fascinating facts about these buzzing insects, and each time they will open their book again, they will have a new reading experience!

Life in the hive, the role of pollination, the impact of pesticides… plenty of interesting and complex facts are simply and entertainingly explained.

Scientific proofreading by Lucas Baliteau and Un Toit Pour Les Abeilles

Benoît Broyart

Benoît Broyart

Author

English bio coming soon

Website

Suzy Vergez

Suzy Vergez

Illustrator

English bio coming soon

Website

June 2021