Picture Books


Hier is de boze heks recently published in France

Ouillouillouille... une sorcière!

by Hanna Kraan and Annemarie van Haeringen

Published at Syros:

Hanna Kraan is the author of seven delightfully funny books about the adventures of the Wicked Witch and the animals in the forest: the hare to whom everyone comes for advice, the grumpy hedgehog who still makes a fuss about the time the witch tangled up his prickles and the wise owl who loves poetry. The animals have to watch out for the Wicked Witch, but sometimes, in spite of everything, she turns out to have a heart of gold...

Kraan has a simple, charming way of telling the adventures of the Wicked Witch and the animals. The books are very popular among young children and their parents.


Departure Time

Truus Matti

Recently sold to the USA receiving outstanding reviews:

Remarkable and arresting and wholly original, this novel lingers in the mind long after the last page has been read.
School Library Journal

As the puzzlelike story unfolds, it retains a suspenseful quality.
Publisher's Weekly

Rights sold to: Germany, Korea, USA


Silver Slate Pencil

Tiffany Grace by Tjibbe Veldkamp awarded with the Silver Slate Pencil 2010

"I was thirteen and I wanted a baby. I closed the door of the flat behind me and thought: when I come home later I'll be pregnant." That's how Tiffany Grace starts. The title is awarded the Silver Slate Pencil 2010.

English translation available

Tjibbe Veldkamp writes novels as well as picture books. Tamer Tom, published at Lemniscaat in Fall 2009, is as hilarious as Tiffany Grace. With a serious layer in it as well. The splendid illustrations are made by Philip Hopman, one of Holland's most talented and leading illustrators.


golden paint brush

The Tree House awarded with the Golden Paint Brush 2010

This exceptional picture book received the Bologna Ragazzi Award 2010 and was awarded the most prestigious Dutch award: the Golden Paint Brush 2010.

Sold to: Germany, Italy, USA, France, Korea, Argentina (Spanish)


Winter in Wartime

Jan Terlouw

An award winning novel taking place during World War II in Holland. The book was first published in 1973, and is still selling strongly. The adaptation for screen has been a huge success in The Netherlands and film rights have in the meantime been sold to Sony Pictures in the United States!

English translation available