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Inside - A guide to discovering the brain

In Ancient times it was believed that the organ responsible for our thoughts and emotions was the heart. Today we know that all we are – thoughts, emotions, decisions, ideas – happens inside the brain, in a continuous conversation with the rest of our body. But how does a thought begin? How does the brain work? How does the brain save what it learned? How does it get emotional, how does it create, invent? How does it make us a unique, one of a kind, person?

The Yellow Ball

Looking for a missing ball, Luís and Luísa plunge behind the scenes of
the book they use as a tennis court.
This adventure will take them through all kinds of territories and will
make them turn the pages backwards and forwards, following clues.


A journey is a story. And a story is a journey, isn’t it?
Behind the wheel of this book, readers will decide their destiny and how do they want to travel: taking a short walk or going 
on a long expedition? 

The Queen of the North

Being a foreigner in a far far away country isn’t easy. Being happy for ever after isn’t easy either. The queen of this story knew that. She was sad for so long that the king began to be seriously concerned. The king was used to command his troops and to fight enemies with his sword, but this time he had no one to fight with.
What was this illness that drained every strength from the queen? And how should he fight it?


Serpa International Prize for Picture books: the 2nd edition is opened

Serpa City Council, in collaboration with the publisher Planeta Tangerina, is pleased to promote the second edition of the biennial International Serpa Award for Picture Books, whose goal is to develop the literary and artistic quality of the Picture Book and to foster the creation of new project

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Ana Pessoa selected for Aarhus39

The Hay Festival has just launched Aarhus39, a selection of the 39 best children’s and YA writers from all over Europe, aged 40 and under. The project comprises a festival and two new anthologies for children and YA for the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.

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Joana Estrela wins "Best Portuguese Illustrator Award"

Joana Estrela was awarded the Best Portuguese Illustrator of a Picture Book Award by the Amadora International Comics Festival.

After winning a similar award at the 1st Serpa International Awards for Picture Books, 'Mana' is unstoppable.

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