(Portuguese edition) We share our lives with cats, dogs, turtles, mice or goldfish… and we love them so much that we even say that “they’re part of the family”. But what do those friendships between humans and non-humans look like? What do we look for in them, and what do they want from us? How […]
(Portuguese edition) What is this? A squirrel? A scribble? What is it? Nobody quite knows, but everyone gives their opinion. For some, it’s an object; for others, an animal. So what? What’s wrong with that? One thing’s for sure: the lines in this book are restless and want to come to life, by hook or […]
(Portuguese edition) In a cold and distant country, two men argue. They’ve been arguing for so long, they don’t remember why it started in the first place. Having given up on finding a real solution, to settle it once and for all they decide to fight a duel. Back to back, as in all duels, […]
Inês Viegas Oliveira was born in 1995, in Tavira. In an attempt to know everything, she graduated in Physics and after half a master’s degree in Mathematics she realised she knew nothing. She then did a postgraduate degree in Illustration at UAL, which made her feel more relaxed. In 2020 she was selected for the […]
The catalan edition of “May John” by Ana Pessoa just won the XXIII Prize Bookseller in the category of Children’s and youth literature other literatures. The book is edited in catalan by the publisher L’Altra Tribu.
We talked with Henrique, the winner of the 4th edition of Serpa Internacional Award for Picture Books…
(Portuguese edition) We all remember those days when we had to stay locked inside our homes (no use to remember why). Those days weren’t easy, and, soon enough, all we wanted was the world back: the streets, the parks, the swings, our friends, our grandparents. One day, better news came our way and it felt really good […]
A game to think about the gestures we make. The team that guesses more gestures, wins! We make gestures all the time. Sometimes to replace words, others just as a habit. Often we make gestures without thinking, without grace or elegance and others are planned like a chess move after a lot of thinking. But […]
(Portuguese edition) At first we babble. Then we repeat syllables. Then words. All because we want to interact and also because we have desires. But suddenly something truly magical happens: we put different words together and make a new construction. We’re no longer imitating nor repeating. We are saying something about what’s around us. These […]
Henrique was born in the city of Curitiba, Brazil, in 1998.As a child, he was very shy, quiet and observant. He always expressed himself better with drawings than with words.When he was at school, he used to spend his days drawing on book edges, in notebooks or on his desk.Today, he is an illustrator and […]
The jury of “1st Serpa International Award for Picturebooks”
has chosen “Mana”, from Portuguese artist Joana Estrela, as the winner of the first edition.
(Portuguese edition) This book is a tribute to our place in space, to the Sun, to the atmosphere, to the Earth. It has information, activities, pages to breathe in deeply with, pages to have fun with. On some pages, we answer questions that science has already found answers to (What is the wind? How big […]
For this 2nd edition of the International Serpa Picturebook Prize, the jury has selected “The Endfixer” by Noemi Vola (Italy) as the winner. Additionally, three other entries have also been given honorable mentions: “Picnic”, by Maria Ramos Bravo (Spain); “Boleia” (Ride), by Guilherme Frederico Karsten (Brazil) and “An Ideal Zoo”, by “Yiting Lee” (Taiwan).
Kit: The gnu and the badger — Mind the wind The gnu and the badger — It’s raining ↦ We throw in two postcards with illustrations from the latest book
(Portuguese edition) The gnu and the badger met a while ago, on a very windy day. This time, it’s raining! But what could be better than drinking tea and playing cards with a friend, while the rain falls outside? First you shuffle the cards: Bick, back, book… Then you deal them: Clip, clap, cloop… But, […]
We just received the news that two books edited by Planeta Tangerina won two BRAW, Bologna Ragazzi Award special mentions, assigned by the Bologna Children’s Book fair.
“I like, therefore I am” has just been published in catalan and spanish under the titles “Faig likes, per tant existeixo” and “Likeo, luego existo”, by Takatuka Editorial.
I believe I started to think about this book while I was still working on another one. I had just finished drawing “Aqui é um bom lugar”, written by Ana Pessoa…
Serpa’s City Council and Planeta Tangerina are glad to announce that the winner of the 4th Edition of Serpa’s International Award for Picturebooks is the project…
(Portuguese edition) When Raquel begins telling her story, Pardalita has already entered her life. She didn’t enter suddenly, but rather slowly and subtly, first in the school hallways and later in the theater rehearsals. Raquel only knows her by sight, but is constantly waiting to see her again and begins to notice little details — […]
(Portuguese edition) Can we learn something new from a beetle, a lizard, a simple toucan? Yes we can, yes we can! Richard Zimler and Bernardo P. Carvalho bring us some wise and rather funny advice from animals. It may surprise you because it’s exactly what you were looking for but you had no ideia how […]
Richard Zimler is a novelist whose works have been published in 23 languages and been bestsellers in 13 different countries, including the USA, UK, France, Italy, Brazil, Australia and Portugal.Richard was born in in New York in 1956. After earning a bachelor’s degree in comparative religion from Duke University (1977) and a master’s degree in […]
(Portuguese edition) The world needs us to sit down and talk about many subjects: climate change, wealth distribution, disinformation, teaching methods used in schools, how we manage our time. How can we find solutions to so many problems? What can we do to improve everyone’s lives? As we’ll see in this book, imagination and creativity […]
“Para que serve” (What is it for?) is now a White Raven 2021!
This year the International Youth Library recommends 200 books from 54 different countries.
We will not miss him and we pray he doesn’t return. Apparently — we say apparently because the internet is a whole world, a mystery, a mess, a wonder and a nightmare…
The french edition of the book “Plasticus maritimus, uma espécie invasora”, published by École des Loisirs, has been selected by Felipé.
SPANISH (Galician, Castilian and Catalan) by Kalandraka; FRENCH by L’école des Loisirs; ITALY by Topipittori…
The author and illustrator Johanna Schaible presents us the meticulous process that led her to the creation of her first picturebook.
(Portuguese edition) Over here, a baby. And over there, one step away, so many things! Suddenly something begins to grow inside the baby: a will to go from here to there. There, where the ball is. There, where the bread is. There, where the music is. There, where freedom lives (of course). Should we follow […]
Bernardo P Carvalho wins the Vlag en Wimpel award in the “Illustration/non-fiction” category with the Dutch edition of the book “Atlas of Travels and Explorers”.
(Portuguese edition) Billions of years ago, land took shape. Thousands of years ago, people built some very large things. A month ago, it was still autumn. What will you do tomorrow? How will you celebrate your birthday next year? What do you wish for the future? A reflection for all ages about the passage of […]
Johanna Schaible is an artist and ilustrator based in Switzerland. Her work moves along the borders of illustration, art and design.She took a Bachelor of Arts at Lucer School of Art and Design.In 2019, she was selected for the Unpublished Picturebook Showcase (Dpictus Platform) with “Once upon a time there was and will be so much more”.
(Portuguese edition) This book is like a game, a word game where we can try different letter combinations. A four-letter combination can give us a well known word, or not… Then we can create a meaning for this new word. (Or, on a different level of the game, we can invent a story around the […]
What are stars made of? Why is the ocean blue? How are rainbows created? Whether you live in the country or the city, nature is still all around you, so what are we waiting for? It’s time to jump off the couch and discover the world that awaits you on your doorstep. Learn about the […]
(Portuguese edition) Why do we grow bigger and bigger? Where do we get the will to grow? Does it come from the longer days? The moons and tides? From the sun? Or the vast mountain? (What a mystery!)
Isabel Meira is a journalist at Antena 2, where she makes news reports and audio-documentaries.
She has recently published her first book with Planeta Tangerina, “I like, therefore I am”, where she writes about social media, journalism and fake news.
(Portuguese edition) For you, there probably isn’t a time before and after the internet. When you were born, everything was already connected, so it’s hard for you to think of the world working in any other way. However, the internet has made — and is still making — a lot of changes in the world, […]
Isabel Meira was born in Brazil and grew up in Portugal. With her father, she learned to read newspapers and doing crosswords. She studied language, translation and journalism. She lectured on Portuguese Language and Culture in Paris. She has worked as a journalist at Rádio Clube Português, TSF and has collaborated with the Euronews channel. […]
(Portuguese edition) Sometimes we go up in the air. The wind pushes us to new places and off we go with it. That’s what happened to the gnu and the badger in this story. And it’s also what happened to this book — it flipped and turned and got all mixed up. Who could there […]
(Portuguese edition) Our identities aren’t defined by two words — even less by those two words in the title of this book. Who are we? What do we feel? We wouldn’t find the answers to those questions in a world of black and white — but rather in a world with a great variety of […]
Chloé Wary opened her notebook to reveal the process of creating Season of Roses.
Risograph print A4 Limited edition of 50. Munken Print White 150gr paper.
Risograph print A5 Munken Print White 150gr paper.
Risograph print A5 Limited edition of 50. Munken Print White 150gr paper.
Risograph print A5 Limited edition of 50. Munken Print White 150gr paper.
Risograph print A5 Munken Print White 150gr paper.
Risograph print A4 Munken Print White 150gr paper.
(Portuguese edition) “Roses of Rosigny” is the name of the female football team at Rosigny-sur-Seine — a fictional neighbourhood in the suburbs of a large city. The “Roses” are a united and determined team, with a high goal for the upcoming season: qualifying for the U19, the national female championship. However, after a major cut […]
(Portuguese edition) It’s Summer. His parents are away on holidays. His friends too. His girlfriend asked him for a break. Miguel has the whole house for himself. He watches TV, plays videogames, reads his drivers’ manual. It seems like the world is suspended in this Summer heat. “My only wish is that nothing will happen; […]
For his first graphic novel, Bernardo sketched, drew and painted a big pile of pages that are now leaving the backstages for this digital exhibition.
Chloé Wary was born in 1995, in the outskirts of Paris. She studied at the Renoir Highschool, in Paris. For her final project, she created a comic book about women in Saudi Arabia who fight for the right to drive. After watching the movie Swagger, by Olivier Babinet, she decides her next project should be […]
(Portuguese edition) Be careful with this book. Three people were reading it and… Chomp! Be careful with this book. Usually, adventures and animals with big teeth… Chomp! Be careful with this book. It’s recommended for readers from a tender age. Tender? Chomp! Winner of the 3rd edition of the SERPA / Planeta Tangerina International Award […]
Nuppita is a designer and illustrator working in the editorial world. She studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Escola Artediez (Madrid). She always liked to draw dreams and she is drawn to brutal art, to things that are geometric, minimal, expressive and to colour. She seeks the essence of things and to say more with […]
We asked our catalog: do our books have any suggestions that will help us getting through these science-fiction-like days?
What can we do for ourselves and for others? The answers came straight away.
José Maria mostly writes for the theatre, but he also writes opera librettos, literary translations and — so far — two children’s books. His debutting on Planeta Tangerina’s catalog with the book Para que serve? (What is it for?).
(Portuguese edition) This book likes to ask questions. This book prefers a world full of questions than a world with definitive answers. Deep inside, this book likes some mess and asks questions because it knows they will stir up the world (and the world without some mess or mysteries is a sad and boring world). […]
José Maria Vieira Mendes was born in 1974 in Lisbon, where he currently lives. In the past, he also lived in Porto, Vila Meã, Praia das Maçãs, Saarbrücken, Berlin, Saint Nazaire, Budapest and Altura. He mainly writes theatre plays. He’s part of the theatre company Teatro Praga since 2008 and he’s also an art director at […]
Illustrated poem by Ana Pessoa and Madalena Matoso. 340 x 960 mm Print on 80g paper. Shipment: wrapped in a cardboard tube.
Screen print 510 x 670 mm Limited PA edition of 18. Shipped in a sealed cardboard tube.
Electrão is the name of a system which collects and gives a new solution to our waste — not only packaging waste, but also electric and electronic waste (large and small domestic appliances, computers, phones, etc.), lamps and batteries. In this book, you’ll understand why Electrão and our planet need you. Are you ready to […]
Mon immeuble avait toujours été très calme. Il ne s’était presque jamais rien passé par ici… Jusqu’au jour où un énorme camion de déménagement s’est arrêté juste en bas de chez nous…
“Ma grand-mère avait deux palais, trois tableaux de fameux peintres, des terrains grands et petits, et quelques bijoux de reine. Mais ce ne fut pour aucune de ces choses que mes tantes se fâchèrent, presque, quand ma grand-mère mourut. (…) Quand ma grand-mère mourut, toutes mes tantes voulaient la couverture, qui valait plus que tout […]
(Portuguese edition) We are always making choices. This or that? Dog or cat? Big or small? Short or tall? Choosing is a good thing, because it helps us finding our place in the world. But it isn’t always easy… Sometimes it can be quite a dilema! Fairy or witch? Mountain or beach? This book associates […]
Cristina started working at a young age as an apprentice at an advertising agency, where she did a bit of everything: hand-drawing, typesetting, photography,… Before finishing her Fine-Arts degree, she moved to London and started working as a freelancer and then at the CDT studio. There she learned all about the importance of the typeface […]
Thinking about landscape brings to mind a holiday postcard of a tropical beach or castle. And what lies outside the postcard… is it a landscape too? What if it’s not considered beautiful? Can we be inside the landscape? If we close our eyes, does it disappear? And if there is no nature, is it still […]
(Portuguese edition) Ideas like to play hide and seek. They’re not invisible, but they can be hard to see! In the beginning, they appear like a shadow and slide from our hands. But if we let them run freely — like a horse runs through the beach — maybe we’ll be able to see them […]
(Portuguese edition) This is a book. This crown, this ark, this newborn baby, this shaking pot meant to go from one hand to another, this map where fingerprints walk by, of all sizes of all times and places. This feast! This book is part of the Round Corners collection.
The Serpa Book Festival is an annual literary event taking place in the city of Serpa. Its programme gathers authors, illustrators, artists and other creative people for workshops, readings, theatre and many other activities. The Serpa Council — our partner in the Serpa International Award for Picturebooks — invited Planeta Tangerina to design the visual […]
A game by Planeta Tangerina The countdown begins! Astronauts: are you prepared for an inter-galactic trip? To win this competition, you must manage your craft with skill in order to keep it in orbit as long as possible. Plan the moves and choose the best tactics to bring down the enemy spaceships into the terrible […]
Crockery Kit with Madalena Matoso’s illustrations. Made by Vista Alegre. The kit includes a cup, a soup plate, a dinner plate and the book “When I was born“.
(Portuguese edition) A guide that challenges us to read the space around us, detecting details, feeling the invisible. This book proposes activities to explore what’s special in each place, but also what could be improved. Because taking care of the landscape is equally as important as observing it. After all, that’s our first home. […]
(Portuguese edition) This notebook is a journal. This journal is a place. A place where Ana Pessoa’s words and Joana Estrela’s illustrations get together. A certain kind of graphic journal, written and drawn in four hands, where we can find Gloomy Teresa’s notes and thoughts — about her family, her friends and her school, dreams […]
(Portuguese edition) Half of this book speaks of love, so does its other half. In a half-tone, under half-light, without half words or middle grounds, a boy declares his love for the first time. Who has never been in love? Who has never been struck halfway through a sentence, yearning to run the half marathon […]
(Portuguese edition) It’s the morning. The Sun awakes, followed by the Sea, the Cloud, the Iceberg, the Wind, the Forest and the Volcano. When the Rainbow and its Reflection finally arrive, the set is just perfect for the picture everyone wants to take. Get ready to laugh. Because this book isn’t simply an ode to […]
(Portuguese edition) When Ana was a kid, she used to play on the beach, rather than in her backyard. She would take long walks on the sand, observing tides, collecting fossils and enjoying nature. But gradually she started to notice that a new invading species was becoming more and more common on the shores: plastic. […]
(Portuguese edition) Have you ever played the “broken telephone”? On a very cheerful row, the first player whispers a sentence to the second player’s ear, who then whispers it to the third, who spreads the word to the fourth and so on… until the sentence goes around the world! The broken telephone is a game […]
(Portuguese edition) As a kid I wanted to become an endfixer, that is someone who fixes the ends of things. Because stories often stumble upon a bad end… at the best part. Sometimes it also happens that the end is too complicated, too sad, too disappointing, too unfair, hard to swallow, incomprehensible… The winning book […]
(Portuguese edition) While we’re growing up, we learn something new every day. An emotion, a joke, a sound, a flavour. One day we dive, the next day we discover a new place. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. In this adventure of being and growing, every experience counts. On this book, Madalena Matoso’s illustrations dialogue […]
(Portuguese edition) Once upon a time, we didn’t know the limits of our planet and many areas of the world remained isolated, with no connection to others. We didn’t know of the places and species that existed in other regions, nor of their peoples and cultures. In order to to learn all there was to […]
(Portuguese edition) The great concert is scheduled for next week, but the members of the orchestra have disappeared without a trace. Luckily, it’s not so serious… It looks like they’re all enjoying their holidays and the maestro has even been receiving some nice postcards, giving him hints of where his dearest musicians might be: the […]
(Portuguese edition) We’ve all heard the expression: “That’s harder than finding a needle in a haystack!”. But who said that finding a needle in a haystack is all that hard? This book proves that many things which seem to be difficult (and there are many of them!) can be, after all, way easier than we […]
(Portuguese edition) A tree is waiting, hopeful. What is she waiting for? For the right day to release her seeds. A day that is just right, a day that is the day! This day arrives, but the adventure is just getting started… Because, if we do the Maths, how many seeds off the one hundred […]
(Portuguese edition) Free drawing looks like a colouring book (and nobody’s saying otherwise…), but here, the drawing is free and it’s not mandatory to start painting immediately! The reader cannot miss this walk through the world of drawing and color, of plants and pigments, dots and lines, light and shadow. Pencil-boy, our guide, is already […]
(Portuguese edition) What’s the best week of the year to see the ladybugs awakening? And when can we see the first swallows? What’s the best time to listen to the night singing of a nightingale? And to listen to the deer’s roar? If I wanted to set up a nest box, when should I do […]
(Portuguese edition) 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 […]
(Portuguese edition) As they’re 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. And what about the readers? The readers, well, […]
(Portuguese edition) 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 […]
(Portuguese edition) I’ve been writing to you for weeks. I’m not really sure why. I’m not really sure what for. Who are you, Julio the Pirate? I keep thinking about our story. From the very beginning. From our first encounter. From the very first question: “Are you a boy or a girl?” I am a […]
(Portuguese edition) Yara Kono has guests for dinner and a lot of ideas on how to prepare a very tasty meal. But, in order to have the meal ready on time, Yara will need a hand (or two!) from the readers… Who wants to help preparing all the recipes? This book is transformed into a […]
(Portuguese edition) 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 they want to travel: taking a short walk or going on a long expedition? Speeding up or at a snail pace? Alongside the mountain roads or by […]
(Portuguese edition) Is looking the same as seeing? Is seeing the same as noticing? Do we always see the same way or does our sight change according to what our eyes find at every moment? In the poem Image, Arnaldo Antunes plays with the verb ‘to see’ and unfolds it, contemplates it, observes it… The […]
(Portuguese edition) Don’t cringe if you stumble upon some scribbles or some stickers and drawings among the pages of this book – a little sister has been here… and has left a trail of destruction along the way. Bites, broken dolls and some playful fights, in a “classic drama” between siblings that is the debut […]
São ao todo trinta e seis histórias, tocadas ao piano por trinta e seis jovens alunos do Conservatório Nacional. Histórias ilustradas pela música de Frederico de Freitas e musicadas pelas ilustrações de Madalena Matoso. Páginas e minutos que nos falam da tia Alice e da primeira nuvem, do cão e do gato, de um passeio […]
(Portuguese edition) In the beginning of the world (back when everyone walked without carrying anything with them), a bear stops next to a fig tree with his mind set on eating his favourite fruit. The bear observes the branches and realizes that there is only one fig left in the fig tree, hidden among the […]
(Portuguese edition) Gonçalo M. Tavares met Andersen (as a boy) and together they created a whole new dictionary. After reading it, our view of things as apparently mundane as a wardrobe, a chair, a toothbrush or a submarine will change forever. As a young boy, Andersen was a great inventor and was never satisfied with […]
(Portuguese edition) Rose and Windy have spent the summer together “forever”, and they share all those questions that mark the beginning of adolescence. But this year, for the first time, they realise that the small age gap that separates them may be enough for their interests to be out of sync. While Windy remains the […]
(Portuguese edition) In this world mice chase cats, hares hunt the hunters, cars fly through the skies aeroplanes float on the sea, penguins live in the tropical jungle and crocodiles in the icy polar waters! In this unusual album, ATAK deconstructs the world we live in to make us think about the concepts of right […]
(Portuguese edition) A family moves to another country in search of a freer place where all children can go to school. However, despite being different, this new country is far from perfect and in this grey new world, the lack of freedom is felt even in things as simple as choosing the colour of the […]
(Portuguese edition) Mountains can be very inspiring places. The proof is in the fact that, throughout the history of art, there are many examples of artists who worked around that subject. This book is also based on that inspiration. In its large format pages, Madalena Matoso challenges readers to assume the role of artists: from […]
(Portuguese edition) The Clap Book is made to open and to close. Because every time you open and close it, something inside moves and makes a noise: Flap, flap… a butterfly flaps its wings. Fomfim… an accordion stretches and shrinks. Bong, bong… a boy plays drums with all his energy. The Clap Book doesn’t need […]
(Portuguese edition) Some people resist to sleep with all their strength. And we can understand why… it is so good being awake! But science has proved that nobody lives without sleeping, that’s why we created this Sleeping ABC, a book with powers that will make everybody close their eyes long before the alphabet ends. This ABC is […]
(Portuguese edition) Edgar runs at full speed and leaves everything behind: his family, his school, his friends. Today is the saddest day of his life because his grandfather disappeared, but it is also the happiest one because Joana kissed him for the first time. Going along this road, Edgar stumbles on his reflections, on family […]
(Portuguese edition) We’ve all noticed it: time keeps ticking, and ticking, and ticking… And we keep going along with it, running through anything and everything. Time changes us. It changes things around us. It transforms everything. With time, we understand this.
(Portuguese edition) Who does this footprint belong to? What is this worm doing here? Is this a toad or a frog? What do you call this tree? Even if we live in a big city, there is always nature outside: clouds and stars, trees and flowers, rocks and beaches, birds, reptiles or mammals. What are […]
(Portuguese edition) All readers know how stories can help us to overcome fear. After reading a book it is as if we had won super powers to defeat witches, dragons, wolves, storms … sharks! In this book it happens the other way round: a boy is swimming quietly until he is frightened by a word […]
(Portuguese edition) Two villages in one story. Two villages and a common name: Luz (“Light”). An ancient Light that disappeared under the waters of a dam. A new Light that shelters its ancient (and new) inhabitants and a museum full of history. Inside the museum, there is a window — a small rectangular window. If […]
(Portuguese edition) Books have voices inside. Some voices talk, some sing, some cry… and others whisper. In this book, there is a whispering voice that insistently calls the readers, a voice that comes near and then turns away but seems committed to take the readers somewhere. Whose voice is this? And where will it take […]
(Portuguese edition) The most common or the most extraordinary things can happen within a second. Some of them seem to have no effect on the course of things, others can trigger small waves that will, on their turn, trigger other new events. The world in a second follows the passage of time, that particular time […]
(Portuguese edition) This is an unexpected book where two stories go in different directions: on one side, a firefly is looking for a small light; on the other, a rabbit runs madly. It’s a trick of illusionism for attentive and active readers. This is not the first time that Bernardo Carvalho explores the idea of […]
(Portuguese edition) Manuela Castro Neves is a lifelong teacher. Throughout her years teaching she made up several rhymes inspired by mathematical concepts. In these short stories, maths functions as a kind of motto for the author’s own entertainment and the entertainment of all readers.
(Portuguese edition) There are thousands of objects all around us: in drawers, in cupboards, in backpacks and pockets, under beds and sofas… Often, things don’t keep still, they get in a muddle (or is it us?), they move around and make us look everywhere until we find them. Because there are so many things and […]
(Portuguese edition) Ricardo was born on a planet in danger: forests were disappearing, oceans were polluted, there were problems with water and energy, and there were hundreds of species in danger of extinction. Ricardo really did worry and he tried to set an example… until the day when he realised that people around him seemed […]
(Portuguese edition) N is not a baby, she is a Karate girl. N is 14, almost 15, and her biggest dream is to become a black belt and to kiss Raul. N likes to write, but she prefers to fight with Raul. (Writing is a drag). This is not a diary. It has no lock, […]
(Portuguese edition) Once there was an Island. It was neither great nor small, it was the size of a standard island. One day, a boat with people from the continent arrived and from then on the islanders wanted only to be like their visitors. And so began the construction of a bridge: a bridge so […]
(Portuguese edition) Obviously our parents and our teachers want the best for us. But sometimes they are so worried about teaching us stuff that they forget the importance of taking us to see the ducks or helping us to ride a bike. This is an amusing book that prompts us to ask: What is more […]
(Portuguese edition) On Earth, we aren’t the only ones who travel long distances. Many birds, fish and mammals migrate hundreds of miles in search of food, of warmer climates or of good places to have their young. It’s not just the incredible distances these creatures travel, it’s the way they do it that makes us […]
(Portuguese edition) Each morning brings us fresh new day, a day to unveil, a day to unwrap… Later, when we look back, we find days for every taste — from days which are truly memorable, to those that go unnoticed. A book across with many days and moments that will bring us memories of our […]
(Portuguese edition) Apart from very a few exceptions, no one can answer this question with absolute certainty. Where do we go when we disappear? takes advantage of this lack of clear answers and throws out new possibilities — colourful and poetic, serious and nonsensical — that’s how it lightens a usually somber topic. Fortunately (or unfortunately, […]
(Portuguese edition) Billy has a problem (unfortunately quite a common one) — he is extremely difficult to please. His father tries hard, he shows him the most amazing things, but Billy always answers with a weary shrug, “Whatever!” It is true that parents can have the patience of a saint — and Billy’s father too […]
(Portuguese edition) We all do everything disposes of words and works like game. The illustrations show different characters – men, women, young and old – engaging in a wide variety of activities. Upon turning the separate parts of its split pages, readers are able to make different combinations. We can see all characters doing everything. […]
(Portuguese edition) A chicken is known for being a silly, ugly bird. They say a chicken doesn’t fly or sing, she just scratches and cackles and poos everywhere (and that’s true). But the truth, the real truth is told in this book… Nature has created an unsuspecting animal — ugly, clumsy, obedient, half-blind — to […]
(Portuguese edition) A silent book can be a disconcerting object. There are no words on the pages and readers, who are used to the presence of a text that leads them by the hand, may feel rather lost (a bit like when we get to a beach and look for the best place to sit). […]
(Portuguese edition) We are surrounded by a large family – parents, siblings and grandparents, as well as neighbours, teachers and friends — when the boy in this book discovers that his extended family has taught him all the simple and complicated things he knows, he decides to thank them all. “Thank you to everyone!” he […]
(Portuguese edition) There was a general who wanted to be the hero in a story. Now, for someone to become the hero in a story it is necessary to face the dangers with courage, to dare doing what you think is right, for example. But there are many other examples. However, the general in this […]
Singer, composer, essayist and artist, Arnaldo Antunes has a long and diverse career that complements itself. Working with everyday common themes, Arnaldo seeks to always have a strong theoretical basis for his projects, translating his research into projects capable of captivating a broad audience. Better known in Portugal for his participation in the band Tribalistas […]
Born in Lisbon in 1973. Dulce always felt a strong passion for books. Her dream is to have a world full of happier words and it is what she tries to do as a teacher and as a writer. One of her many books is “Trava Línguas” (Tongue-Twister) with Planeta Tangerina.
Moneybox with Madalena Matoso’s illustration. Made by Vista Alegre. Heigh: 11 cm / 4,3 inches Width: 5,8 cm / 2,3 inches Lenght: 12,7 cm / 5 inches
Screen print 420 x 594 mm Limited edition of 30. Printed by Lavandaria.
Screen print 360 x 505 mm Limited edition of 22. All prints have colourful details drawn by Madalena Matoso.
Screen print 360 x 505 mm Limited edition of 20.
Screen print 375 x 235 mm Limited edition of 22.
Screen print 375 x 275 mm Limited edition of 22.
Offset 480 x 680 mmPrint on IOR paper 190g. Shipped in a sealed cardboard tube.
Screen print 330 x 500 mm Limited edition of 17.
(Portuguese edition) One day somebody leaves an umbrella on the bus. A passenger uses it to fend off a pickpocket and this is the prelude to all sorts of adventures. At the end of the day, and after many twists and turns, the umbrella ends up where we least expect to find it.
(Portuguese edition) A city full of signs, directions and mandatory turns. A boy that lives his days amongst the arrows, never daring to deviate from his course. And a revolutionary idea that invades his thoughts and makes him one day venture out… For everyone who likes to travel to unexplored places and who are not […]
(Portuguese edition) Hair is not an easy thing: If you have straight hair, you’d rather it was curly. If you have dark hair, you think blondes are more beautiful. If you have short hair, you want it to grow quickly… Mila, the hairdresser in this book, understands all this and is able to surprise her […]
(Portuguese edition) If you’re superstitious, don’t freak out! As soon as we open The book of backyards, we will face a half-stray black cat – one of those that cross our paths every once in a while. His name is Sneakers and he lives in many gardens, picking the owner and shade that most suits […]
(Portuguese edition) What can this strange word mean? Is it the name of a fish with wonky eyes? SWAPOSCOPE Or is it what we call someone who is constantly changing their mind? No, it’s nothing like that. The Swaposcope is the invention of the century: a fabulous machine that can change the world, shuffling its […]
(Portuguese edition) In comic books, each square tells a little piece of the story. In this book, which is not a comic book, or anything like it, each square (made of cloth) also has a story to tell. There’s a patchwork quilt, a grandmother with a great memory and lots of grandchildren eager to hear […]
(Portuguese edition) What does a girl do with a tangerine in her hand? She smells it, tastes it, tries it… It’s a one and only event (the girl has never tasted anything like it before) and, so, everyone comes to watch. Will she like it? This first segment will linger in her memory for ever, for, as she […]
(Portuguese edition) Under the same roof a considerable number of body parts come together: heads, hands, feet, bones, teeth, strands of hair and even boobies. Together they trigger episodes, habits and obsessions, even problems… and they just love getting together for a party. The story begins with six heads “each one thinking about its own […]
(Portuguese edition) We may not hear its ticking, but the truth is that clocks are around every corner. From morning to bedtime, they go on, relentlessly, measuring time, making us run or wait even when we less feel like it. Outside, time “goes through a counting machine”; inside, time is elastic and all kinds of […]
(Portuguese edition) The old road and the new road. Two possible routes to reach the same destination. Two almost parallel journeys, each one with its own adventure. Who drove the most kilometers? Who got there the fastest? Who had the most surprises on the way? The answers are out there… on the road. Fasten your […]
(Portuguese edition) The boy in this book often goes out for a stroll with his grandfather. It’s not about a walk in the company of each other, but something quite different. The grandfather always walks on ahead, engrossed in his own affairs; the boy skips along behind, busy taking in all that comes across his […]
A missing boot leaves two friends talking to each other. It’s a perplexing conversation that almost makes us dizzy! Talk amongst friends is like that… Full of curves, counter curves and odd references (that nobody else understands!): talk between friends is always full of secrets and conspiracies.
A book for those who like to sharpen their tongue.. to roll their tongue to bite their tongue to stick out their tongue to know more than their mother tongue.
The story starts at the first endpaper of the book. With only two colours — two plain stripes of colour — you know where you are. After that, the plot develops straight away: as the story is born, we must look at it as if we were watching the scene from our place on the […]
This is a story about neighbours and their relationships. About expectations and prejudices. About the picture we have of ourselves and discovering the other. About the small and large differences that separate us and how we can open up (or close in) to the world. About the world as a transformation place: global, complex, rich […]
Cardiologists and other scientists discovered something recently that awed the world. While observing a mother’s heart in detail, they discovered that this organ is more than a muscle that never stops beating… it’s a magical place where the most extraordinary things can happen. But how? These scientists discovered that a mother’s heart is linked with […]
Specialists say that our discovery of the world starts inside our mother’s belly. While we lay there all cosy, we already listen to music, recognise voices, follow our mother’s emotions closely. But it’s like all these discoveries were waiting for some validation… which arrives on the day we are born. That’s where the great adventure […]
When they arrived on earth, there were only a few hundred, unobjectionable and rather slow. Then, gradually, more and more kept arriving… A good-humoured book that is also a protest against the automotive invasion.
One day, while speaking with her grandpa, Rosa realises something extraordinary: after all, a table can be so much more than just a table! Rosa leaves the house to investigate… and starts a surprising journey across the amusing world of tables and people. That’s when she realises that there are many, infinite ways of looking […]
Dad can be the most incredible thing: a tractor, a ladder, a mattress or a sponge… This book takes a closer look at the involvement between fathers and their children, and invites them to discover themselves while turning the pages.
William Bee was born in London, but now lives in the English countryside. As well as writing books, he races a vintage sports car, is an international skier, and when at home tends his lawns and meadow. Bee rarely leaves his tiny village, accept for international skiing and vintage racing, but his daily walks lead […]
Valerio Vidali (Lodi 1983) is an Italian illustrator. His work has received numerous awards and recognition in some of the most important international exhibitions, such as the International Children’s Book Fair in Bologna, ILUSTRARTE (Bienal Internacional de Ilustração para a Infância of Lisbon); the BIB (Biennal of illustration of Bratislava, Slovakia), and the CJ Picture Book […]
Singer, composer, writer (for adults and children), actor (stage and film), director, Sérgio Godinho is, to quote one of his classic songs, the true “man of all trades.” But in an artistic career that has lasted for almost 35 years, it is his work as a singer-songwriter that has made him capable of gathering around […]
Noemi Vola was born in Bra, Italy, in 1993. She has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. In 2014 she founded Blanca, a self-published magazine for children, collecting illustrated stories and comics. In 2017, with Martina Tonello, she has started MaPerò, a project against grammar and non-grammar injustices. She has published with […]
Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer. Her works include the graphic novels This One Summer (Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book) and Skim, both with Jillian Tamaki, and Emiko Superstar (DC Comics), with Steve Rolston. Her first YA novel (You) Set Me on Fire was published by Penguin Canada. Mariko lives in Oakland, California.
Born in Figueira da Foz (Portugal) in 1968, Maria Manuel spent her childhood in Germany. Maria Manuel earned her degree in International Relations from ISCSP (Lisbon) and began her work in advertising. After seven years she shifted her focus to communication for sustainability, convinced that ‘together we can create amazing things on this planet’. […]
Born in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, in 1976. Maria received her degree in Biology from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, and continued on to achieve her PhD within the same institution, studying the wader birds of the Tagus estuary (focused mainly on those species that chase the tides). She then embarked on other […]
Manuela Castro Neves is a lifelong teacher. Retired from public education, she is currently supporting children with learning difficulties.Throughout her career, she participated in several projects focusing on the problematic relationship between schools and their environment and on the improvement of achievement rates in Priority Intervention Zones. Among many others, she is author of the […]
Born in Penafiel in 1990, Joana Estrela started drawing family portraits at an early age, writing funny subtitles to go along with them. One of her classic birthday gifts was a list of things-we-say-when-we-are-angry, applying the concept to different family members. She once drew a portrait for her mother, depicting all the times her mother […]
Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian illustrator and comics artist living in Brooklyn, New York. She is the creator of two books of personal works (including Skim, with Mariko Tamaki) and the ongoing webcomic, SuperMutant Magic Academy.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1973, Inês Teixeira do Rosário moved to Alentejo when she was only 3 years old. There, she discovered the joys of living outdoors and running around freely. It was probably there, outside, – among fields and dams – that she began to appreciate nature. Inês received her degree in Biology […]
Born in 1960 in Vila Nova de Gaia, into a family with many brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, cousins and stories (families are places that are full of stories). Henriqueta Cristina also goes by the name of Kuki (people’s names have extraordinary stories). She graduated from the Faculty of Letters at Porto University, has been […]
Gonçalo M. Tavares was born in Luanda in 1970 and teaches Theory of Science in Lisbon. He has surprised his readers with the variety of books he has published since 2001 and has been awarded an impressive amount of national and international literary prizes in a very short time. In 2005, with “Jerusalém” he won […]
Born in Switzerland in 1972, David studied accounting, but words and pictures overcame numbers. At the age of 22, he began collaborating with the Italian magazine Linus, as an author-illustrator of BD. His desire to tell stories, led him to publish books for children. Nearly all his work is published by French Sarbacane. Davide Cali’s […]
Daniel Fehr (1980) studied German and media studies at Princeton University (USA). Previously he studied at the Zurich University of the Arts and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Today, Daniel Fehr lives and works in Winterthur, Switzerland. He writes picture books and designs board games for children and families.
Born in 1983, I grew up in the countryside of Lorraine (France), where I enjoyed drawing houses and waiting for snowy days so I wouldn’t go to school. I graduated in Illustration at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, in 2012. I make children’s books, editorial press, art workshops with children and adults… […]
ATAK (aka Hans-Georg Baber) is one of the most brilliant and dynamic artists of the Berlin arts scene. Born in Frankfurt in 1967, he studied Visual Communication at the University of Berlin, was part of the former GDR punk scene and a co-founder of the comic magazine Renate. His work as a cartoonist, artist and […]
Born in 1973, André is an illustrator, a graphic artist and an architect. Graduated in Architecture from the University of São Paulo in 1999. He participated in the Bratislava Biennial of Illustration (Slovakia) and in the Book Fair of Montreuil (France). Since 2006 he illustrates the section Esquina of Piaui magazine. He developed prints for […]
Ana Pessoa was born in Lisbon, in 1982. She’s an author of children and young adult books, all of them published by Planeta Tangerina. In 2011, she won Branquinho da Fonseca (Expresso/Gulbenkian) Prize with her first book “The karate girl’s red notebook”. In 2018, she was distinguished with Maria Rosa Colaço Literary Prize for the […]
While growing up, Ana was lucky enough to live right next to the beach. That’s where she used to spend most of her time — not only diving in the sea, but also exploring tide pools, taking walks and seeking fossils. As Ana grew up, she always kept her interest and curiosity towards the sea. […]
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1972. She graduated in Pharmacy at UNESP and Design and Communication at EPA (BR). In 2000 she received a scholarship from Yamanashi Design Center (JP) and lived there for one year. She has been part of the Planeta Tangerina team since 2004. She won the National Prize of Illustration […]
Madalena was born in Lisbon, in 1974. She is an illustrator. She graduated in Communication Design at the Fine-Arts University of Lisbon and later specialised in graphic design at the University of Barcelona. In 1999, Madalena founded Planeta Tangerina together with three friends. Planeta Tangerina started out as a content, illustration and graphic design studio, […]
Born in Mozambique in 1974, his first months were lived on the island of Madeira. Despite being a “continental”, he was forever marked by those “island” early days and by the long summers spent in Gaul, near Funchal. He studied Communication Design at the Lisbon College of Fine Arts and nowadays, besides teaching Design at […]
Bernardo was born in 1973 in Lisbon, and studied Communication Design at the College of Fine Arts in the same city. In 1999, he co-founded Planeta Tangerina and he’s been working here ever since. Over the years, he has received a variety of prizes and recognitions for his books and illustrations, including the Opera Prima […]
Isabel was born in Lisbon in 1974. When she was a child, she wanted to be a journalist, an archaeologist or a pediatrician. She didn’t end up being any of those things, but she does love what she does. “For me, writing is like digging: you always find something – sometimes worms, sometimes water, sometimes […]
Padrão dos Descobrimentos is a monument in Belém (Lisbon) that celebrates the discoveries made by the Portuguese sailors. Every year, their Educational Services plan a series of activities and tours aimed at every age. The identity for their 2018/19 programme was illustrated by Yara Kono, resulting in a brochure which can be found on the […]
Just look at the Arctic tern Every year, this little bird crosses the globe in search of warmer lands. As far as we know, terns don’t have engines, (just a tiny heart) and yet, in just one year, they can travel 50,000 miles. Humans aren’t the only ones on earth who travel long distances. Many […]
There are thousands of objects surrounding us in our everyday lives: in the hallway drawer, the kitchen fridge, mum’s handbag, your bedroom wall, even in your raincoat pocket. But how many objects can you remember when you’re put to the test? Inside this book are dozens of pictures, puzzles and a mega memory game providing […]
FLIC is an annual illustration and children’s art festival, taking place in Spain, in the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Vic. For their edition in 2018, the festival’s organisation invited Madalena Matoso to create their visual identity. It resulted in a number of illustrations that were used in many different supports.
Rosa Pomar is a haberdashery based in Lisbon which produces and sells their own wool threads. Aside from selling handmade wool, they also give workshops on many different handcrafts. Yara Kono was invited to create a new illustrated identity for their collection of Mungo thread — made with cotton and wool fabric waste from Portuguese […]
Todos os anos o Serviço Educativo da Casa da Música elabora uma agenda onde reúne informação sobre todos os espetáculos, oficinas, formações e outras atividades que se realizam ao longo do ano. Em 2017 a Yara Kono ilustrou as secções “Oficinas” e “Formações” do programa 2017/18.
IndieJúnior is a film festival for children, within programme of IndieLisboa. Every year, they offer a selection of movies that are well out of the mainstream. Together with the movies, it also hosts international competitions of feature movies and short films. The identity of the third edition of IndieJúnior counted with the illustrations of Yara […]
Dos Capèl Geotrail is a hiking trail in the Val di Fiemme mountains, in Trentino. It’s recommended to families with adventurous children, where they can explore the landscape, find clues and identify rocks. To prevent anyone from getting lost and so everyone understands the geologic formation of these mountains, there are 13 illustrated reference posts […]
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation invited Planeta Tangerina to transform a room of their Interpretation Center Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles into a garden-installation. The idea was to create a space where Ribeiro Telles’ rules for creating a garden would be applied and exhibited interactively. The making of this space was handled by Bernardo P. Carvalho.
Adufe is a periodic magazine that gathers information about cultural, human and landscape elements on the district of Idanha-a-Nova. The design studio silvadesigners invited Planeta Tangerina to illustrate some editions of this magazine.
Henri David Thoureau is considered to be one of the first ever ecologists. He was a philosopher, a poet, a professor and a great lover of nature, but also a critic of his contemporary society, often arguing against consumerism, slavery or disrespect for nature. When he was 27, he moved to the forest, into a […]
Valorcar is a non-profit company dedicated to promoting the handling of automobile waste — collecting, recycling and making it more eco-friendly. In 2014, Isabel Minhós Martins and Yara Kono collaborated with this company by making a book and all its contents. Era uma vez uma bateria (Once there was a battery) is a story that explains […]
“Fabrico Próprio” is a research project about Portuguese pastry and its relationship with design. The book that resulted from this research has travelled all around the world to disclose how rich and unique our cakes and pastries are. Planeta Tangerina created the images for presenting this project in New York, Rio de Janeiro and São […]
Collection of cultural posters for Sociedade Musical União Paredense (SMUP). SMUP is a society located at the town of Paredes, in Cascais Council, founded in 1899. It has a focus on musical and cultural education, social actions and recreative activities. These posters were created by Bernardo P. Carvalho, Madalena Matoso and Joana Pardal.
The Educational Services of the Natural History and Science Museum (MNHNC, Lisbon) work on a wide variety of subjects. Mathematics, Astronomy, Zoology, Botanics, Mineralogy — these are only a few of all the sciences that are a starting point for many workshops and tours aimed for children and schools. Planeta Tangerina was honoured to visit […]
The association A PAR has the goal of contributing to the improvement of their community’s educational conditions, through partnerships with parents and carers. Planeta Tangerina has been collaborating with this association since its very beginning, creating their graphic materials — including the books Singing together, illustrated by Madalena Matoso.