The book Plasticus maritimus, an invasive species received an Honourable Mention from the jury at the BolognaRagazzi Awards, in Non-Fiction.
2020 calendar ilustraded by Bernardo P. Carvalho. 340 x 960 mm Print on 80g paper. Shipment: poster folded in 3. Limited stock.
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 […]
The winner of the 3rd edition of the Serpa International Award for Picturebooks is the project “Ñam”, de Nuria Pocero Malaga. The jury has also given three honourable mentions.
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 words and […]
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 […]
The submissions for the Serpa / Planeta Tangerina Award are now closed.
Five books from Planeta Tangerina have been selected for the exhibition “100 Outstanding Picturebooks”, at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
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 clearly. This […]
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!
A Festa do Livro de Serpa é um evento literário que acontece anualmente na cidade de Serpa, no Alentejo. O programa reúne autores, ilustradores, artistas e outras personalidades que fazem workshops, leituras encenadas, teatro, entre muitas outras atividades. A Camâra Municipal de Serpa, nossa parceira do Prémio Internacional de Serpa, convidou o Planeta Tangerina a […]
The Portuguese National Reading Plan has released their updated list of recommended books for children and young adult, which now includes over 60 titles from Planeta Tangerina
One colour screen printed over 100% cotton canvas. Washable 30° C, iron on reverse. Dimensions: 40 x 67 cm Handmade in Portugal. Limited to available stock.
One colour screen printed on 100% cotton canvas. Washable 30° C, iron on reverse. Dimensions: 46 x 67 cm Handmade in Portugal. Limited to available stock.
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 […]
The first game from Planeta Tangerina The savannah is hot and the animals are thirsty. Very, very, very thirsty! They decide to go for a race and see who gets first to the café. Will it be the fast gazelle who is always hungry, the lazy lion with his sharp claws or the sluggish hippopotamus […]
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“.
A mug whit Madalena Matoso’s illustration. Made by Vista Alegre. Heigh: 8,5 cm / 3,3 inches Width: 8,4 cm / 3,3 inches Lenght: 12,7 cm / 5 inches
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. An independent […]
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 and birds, […]
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 for its […]
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 nature — […]
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. To help […]
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 and now […]
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 of the […]
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 with words […]
A few centuries ago, we didn’t know the limits of our planet and many areas of the world remained isolated, with no connection between each other. We didn’t know of the places and species that existed in other regions, neither of their peoples and cultures. In order to find out what was this world we […]
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 violinists went […]
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 first thought. […]
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 that flew […]
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 waiting for […]
What is the best week of the year to see the ladybugs awakening? And when can we see the first swallows? What is the best time to listen to the night singing of a nightingale? And to listen to the deer’s’ roar? If I want to set up a nest box, when should I do […]
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 […]
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, they will […]
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, […]
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 girl because […]
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 kitchen counter […]
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 words newly […]
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 the sea? […]
Is looking the same as seeing? Is seeing the same as noticing? Do we always see the same way or does our sight change accordingly to what our eyes find every moment? In the poem Image, Arnaldo Antunes plays with the verb ‘to see’ and unfolds it, contemplates it, observes it… The illustrations of Yara […]
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 of Joana […]
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 leaves, and […]
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 the definitions […]
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 same as […]
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 and wrong. […]
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 sweater you […]
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 descriptions of […]
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 batteries, only […]
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 so powerful […]
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 lunches, on […]
We have all noticed it: time keeps ticking, and ticking, and ticking… And we keep going along with it, running through everything and anything. Time changes us. It changes things around us. It transforms everything. With time, we understand this.
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 we waiting […]
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 that makes […]
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 we look […]
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 us? To […]
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 corresponding to […]
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 two stories […]
Malik. I think of him as a totem that kept the tribe together, trying to adjust to the flat and dreaming of his old greenery surrounded teepee. In the few photos we took after his departure, we look like a handful of coins thrown into the air, fallen haphazardly, all scattered about. This, for instance, with […]
Manuela Castro Neves is a lifelong teacher. Throughout her experience she made up several rhymes inspired by mathematical concepts. In these short stories, math functions as a kind of motto for the author’s own entertainment and the entertainment of all readers.
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 they are […]
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 to live […]
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, no secrets. […]
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 large, that […]
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 important? How […]
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 slow down […]
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 own days. […]
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, who knows) […]
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 — but […]
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. This means […]
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 carry one […]
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). It’s possible […]
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 shouts.
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 story thought […]
Since she was young, Mariana wanted to be surrounded by pictures. She would cut, glue, paint, photograph and collect useless things to create her stories. She liked pictures, words and making lists (and lists of lists). At the age of 13, she decided she would become a designer. Later, in Arts School, she was pleased […]
This award values the artistic and literary quality of picturebooks, while fostering the creation of new projects.
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.
Recycled paper notebook 110 x 155 mm / 4,3 x 5,9 inches PVP: 6,60 € Publisher discount: 10%
Recycled paper notebook 110 x 155 mm / 4,3 x 5,9 inches
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 420 x 297 mm Limited edition of 30. Printed by Lavandaria.
Screen print 425 x 380 mm Artist’s proof (may contain wear marks*). Limited edition of 20. * if you’re in doubt, please contact us on [email protected] and we’ll send you pictures of the available prints.
Screen print 425 x 380 mm Artist’s proof (may contain wear marks*). Limited edition of 20. * if you’re in doubt, please contact us on [email protected] and we’ll send you pictures of the available prints.
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.
Screen print 560 x 380 mm Limited edition of 21.
Screenprint 250 x 165 mm Limited edition of 13.
Offset 480 x 680 mm Print on IOR paper 190g. Shipped in a sealed cardboard tube.
Offset 480 x 680 mm Print on IOR paper 190g. Shipped in a sealed cardboard tube.
Serigrafia 285 x 390 mm Limited edition of 13.
Screen print 330 x 500 mm Limited edition of 17.
Joana comes from Alentejo, a region in Portugal where people are typically known for their slow-living. She proudly contributes to perpetuate this stereotype. At school, before she knew how to make friends, she used to draw shapes in the sand with a stick. At home, she would get furious when someone changed the order of […]
Take a look at the results of the workshop “Isto sim, isto não”, organised by Madalena Matoso during the exhibition about the mysteries of the brain, at Fábrica das Artes (CCB, Lisbon).
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.
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 afraid of […]
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 clients with […]
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 the season […]
What can this strange word mean? Is it the name of a fish with crooked eyes? EXCHANGESCOPE Or is it what we call someone who is constantly changing their opinion? None of that. The Exchangescope is the invention of the century: a fabulous machine that can change the world, shuffling its parts and giving them […]
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 her stories. […]
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 says, it […]
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 thing“ and […]
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 jokes, thoughts […]
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 seat belts, […]
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 path. Whether […]
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… […]
Carla Maia de Almeida was born in Matosinhos, on January 12, 1969. She is a journalist since 1992. She has a degree and a post-graduation in Media Studies from the New University of Lisbon and a post-graduation in Children’s Books from the Portuguese Catholic University. With Caminho she has published O gato e a Rainha Só (illustrations […]
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 […]
António Jorge Gonçalves was born in Lisbon (Portugal). Graduated in Graphic Design from the Lisbon School of Fine Arts, António took a Master’s degree in Theatre Design at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He has teached at IADE and Restart art schools and at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Storytelling through images is […]
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 young adult books, all of them published by Planeta Tangerina. Her books have been translated in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia and have received several national and international recognitions: Maria Rosa Colaço Award (2018), White Ravens catalogue (2015, 2017), Branquinho da Fonseca Prize (2011). […]
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. Since 2004 she is part of the Planeta Tangerina team. She won the National Prize of Illustration and […]
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. She always loved to read and also to listen all kinds of stories… stories told by her grandparents, her neighbours, her aunts and friends. Words, what we can do with words and what words can do with us, were always her favourite mystery. Although she leaned more to […]
We went to the moon and back when we heard these great news: Atlas of travels and explorers has won the BolognaRagazzi Award 2019 for best Non-fiction book!
The author and illustrator Bernardo P. Carvalho has been nominated for the ALMA Award 2019, also known as the Astrid Lindgren award. It is one of the largest international literary awards dedicated to authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters (libraries, NGOs, publishers) for children’s and young adult’s literature. In past editions (2012-2014), Planeta Tangerina has also been […]
The book has been selected for the White Ravens Catalogue 2018, for its originality, intelligence and humour.
The Frankfurt Book Fair, together with the picture books platform dPICTUS, curated a selection of 100 Outstanding Picturebooks, to celebrate the launch of their new Frankfurt Kids hub.
Paula Abramo was a finalist of the Premio Bellas Artes de Traducción Literaria Margarita Michelena 2018, for her translation of Supergiant to Spanish in Mexico.
And the question is:
Does Planeta Tangerina receive proposals from other authors and illustrators?
Isabel Minhós Martins has been selected to be among the nine finalists of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature 2019.
The juri at the Portuguese National Illustration Awards has unanimously awarded Madalena Matoso, for the illustrations created for the book Não é nada difícil, o livro dos labirintos (It’s not that hard — The book of mazes).
Our Andar por aí (Wandering around) arrived in Brazil not long ago, and it’s already causing sensation. The juri panel at the magazine Crescer has selected it as one of the 30 best children’s books in 2018. After nearly a decade since it was originally published in Portugal, this book was adapted to Brazillian Portuguese […]
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 […]
Madalena Matoso’s book of mazes Não é nada difícil (“It’s not that hard”) has received another recognition, this time coming all the way from New York. The book was selected for a Honorable Mention on the Children’s Picture Books category at the TALKING PICTURES: Selected Books program, promoted at the New York Rights Fair. The juri included […]
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 […]
The latin-american edition of the book Brother Wolf, published by El Naranjo, was chosen to join the school libraries collection in Chile.
The book Mountains, by Madalena Matoso, has won a Special Mention at the BolognaRagazzi Awards 2018, on the category of “Art, Architecture and Design”. The jury has praised the book for laying “the basis for a real art catalogue whose every page is a perfect ensemble of graphic art, colour and blank spaces”. The BolognaRagazzi […]
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.
Supergiant was nominated as one of the 10 finalists of the Premio Fundación Cuatrogatos 2018, in Mexico. This annual award is dedicated to children and young adult literature by iberoamerican writers and illustrators. Supergood! Aside from the 20 winners, Fundacion Cuatrogatos has highlighted 10 books that they highly recommend for their literary, artistic and editorial […]
Planeta Tangerina will be featured once again at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Illustrators Exhibition. Madalena Matoso and Yara Kono will exhibit their illustrations from the books “Não é nada difícil” (It’s not that hard) and “Cem sementes que voaram” (One hundred seeds that flew away). This year’s edition will gather 80 artists, chosen out […]
In Latin America, the year has started in great style for Supergiant. The book by Ana Pessoa has now been featured on the Imprescindibles 2017 list by Troquel, the literary research centre at La Fuente Foundation, based in Chile. The authors of this selection highlight both Ana Pessoa’s text and Bernardo P. Carvalho’s illustrations, stating […]
This week was full of good news for our Nobody Passes! In Cataluña, the book has been recognized with the children and youth literature prize Liberisliber Xic 2017. This is an award promoted by the independent publishing fair Liberisliber, which is now celebrating its 7th aniversary. Meanwhile in Germany, “Hier kommt keiner durch!” (German title) […]
Ana Pessoa has once again been selected to feature in the White Ravens catalogue, with her most recent book Mary John. Together with this entry, the committee has written a few words about the plot and the author’s writing style: “In contemporary Portuguese young adult literature, the novels of Ana Pessoa (b. 1982) take up […]
Es ist fantastisch!!! The german edition of Nobody Passes has won the Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize, one of Germany’s most important awards for children’s books! This annual ceremony awards children’s and young people’s books that encourage world peace – with their subjects including ethics and tolerance, human rights and peaceful conflict management. The awards ceremony […]
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.
The 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 projects in this area. “Mana” by Joana […]
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. Portugal will be represented by Ana Pessoa e David […]
Joana Estrela was awarded the Best Portuguese Illustrator of a Picture Book Award by the Amadora International Comics Festival.
Joana Estrela with Sister (Mana) and Madalena Matoso with Young Andersen’s Dictionary (O Dicionário do Menino Andersen) were nominated for The National Comic Awards in the category of Best Portuguese Illustrator of a Picture Book. This award is given by The Amadora BD – Amadora International Comic Festival and is the main event on the Portuguese scene for […]
This one summer and Young Andersen’s Dictionary have been added to the recommended books by the PNL (National Reading List). The books are recommended for 15+ and 12+ age groups, respectively.
The Brazilian editions of the books With Time (Peirópolis) by Isabel Minhós Martins and Madalena Matoso, and Supergiant (SESI-SP) by Ana Pessoa and Bernardo P. Carvalho were included in a list made by the Children and Young Adult Book National Foundation (FNLIJ) in the category ‘Highly Recommended’ – Literature in Portuguese.
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 jury of the I Serpa International Award for Picturebooks has chosen Mana (Sister), from Portuguese artist Joana Estrela, as the winner of the first edition.
Serpa City Council, in collaboration with the publisher Planeta Tangerina, is pleased to promote the first 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 projects in this area. Regulations here: http://www.planetatangerina.com/pt/serpa
The Portuguese National Reading Plan selected new books from Planeta Tangerina for the 2015-2016 lists.
Bernardo P. Carvalho and Madalena Matoso won two Honorable Mentions at the 19th National Illustration Award, with two books published by Planeta Tangerina: Outside (Lá fora) and With Time (Com o tempo).
Planeta Tangerina’s work behind the scenes can be visited at the College of Arts – University of Coimbra. The exhibition, which will be open until the 23rd of October, reveals some aspects of the creating process: from sketches and illustration experiences to final works and mock-ups that have given rise to books. This exhibition also […]
With time (Com o tempo) by Isabel Minhós Martins (text) and Madalena Matoso (illustrations) is the winner of Prémio Autores 2015 in “Best Children and Young Adult Book” category.
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 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 […]
Three original editions from Planeta Tangerina have won the distinction “Highly Recommended” by the National Children’s Book and Youth Foundation (FNLIJ).
“Lá Fora“, o guia para descobrir a natureza do Planeta Tangerina, ganhou o Bologna Ragazzi Award na categoria “Opera Prima”, atribuído pela Feira Internacional do Livro Infantil de Bolonha. Os membros do júri destacaram a qualidade gráfica e das ilustrações, referindo ainda que “a verdadeira beleza deste livro reside no contraste conseguido entre o formato de um […]
O livro Irmão Lobo, de Carla Maia de Almeida (ilustrações de António Jorge Gonçalves) foi escolhido para integrar o catálogo White Ravens 2014 da International Youth Library, a biblioteca sediada em Munique que, através dos seus comités internacionais, faz anualmente uma seleção de livros de todo o mundo.O catálogo White Ravens existe há 30 anos e […]
The Portuguese Ministry of Education has recommended new books from Planeta Tangerina in 2014. They are: “Brother wolf”, by Carla Maia de Almeida (illustrations by António Jorge Gonçalves) “This book is calling you”, by Isabel Minhós Martins and Madalena Matoso “Excuse me, have you seen a tiny light blinking? / Run, Rabbit, Run!”, by Bernardo […]
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 […]
The italian edition of Coming and going (Isabel Minhós Martins and Bernardo Carvalho), by La Nuova Fronteira Junior, has won the Best Disclosure Book award at the Andersen Awards. This is Italy’s most important award for children’s books, run by the Andersen magazine. Since 1982, they’ve been choosing the best editorial work, with a focus […]
This year, Planeta Tangerina will be part of the Jury for the Mostra Illustratori, the illustration exhibition held at the Bologna Childrens Books Fair. The jury integrated: Isabel Minhós Martins, representing Planeta Tangerina; Kitty Crowther, author an illustrator winner of the ALMA award in 2010; Anna Castagnoli, italian illustrator and owner of the blog Le […]
Brother Wolf, by Carla Maia de Almeida (illustrations by António Jorge Gonçalves), has been selected for the 1st Cascais Reading Contest – an initiative for high school students within the eleven groups of the council. Aside from Irmão Lobo, the finalists will also read books by Ilse Losa, José Fanha and Alan Bradley.
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.
The book Siga a Seta! (Follow the arrow) (Isabel Minhós Martins / Andrés Sandoval) has just been released in Brasil, by Companhia das Letrinhas, an imprint of Cia das Letras.
O Planeta Tangerina foi eleito “Melhor editora europeia para a infância” na última edição da Feira Internacional do Livro Infantil de Bolonha. O Prémio BOP— Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher of 2013 — procura distinguir editoras pela sua inovação e criatividade e foi criado pela organização para marcar o 50.º aniversário da Feira.Por […]
Fantastic news! The book The island, by João Gomes de Abreu (text) and Yara Kono (illustrations), won a Jury’s Mention in the Opera Prima category in 2013 Bologna Ragazzi Awards.The Island is João Gomes de Abreu’s first book and was selected in this category that distinguishes first works of authors or illustrators. Congratulations to João […]
Our new agenda for 2013 “Operação Sol aos Quadradinhos” is already available.This year, the inspiration came from the amusing names given by the Portuguese Judiciary Police to its special operations. For every week of the year, we propose to accompany (and make laugh) our readers with a sophisticated operation, properly illustrated by the elements of […]
Three of our books have been selected to join the program “Books in the Classroom” of S. Paulo’s State Government. Quando eu nasci, A manta and Uma mesa é uma mesa. Será?, all published in Brazil by Tordesilhinhas, were the books chosen to integrate this important government program.
Following the invitation of the Portuguese Language Centre at Stockholm University, Planeta Tangerina travelled recently to Sweden. The programme included two workshops with children from the Portuguese community in Stockholm and Gothenburg and a presentation of two seminars about our publishing project, in the Konstfack – the Faculty of Fine Arts from University of Stockholm […]
The National Reading Plan updated their lists and selected new books from Planeta Tangerina: – Um Dia, Um Guarda-chuva– Praia-mar– Como É Que Uma Galinha…– Grande Coisa– Todos Fazemos Tudo– Para Onde Vamos Quando Desaparecemos? The first four books were selected for the Preschool – Reading With Support Teachers / Parents; Todos fazemos tudo was […]
The book “The Quilt” (Isabel Minhós Martins, Yara Kono), published by Planeta Tangerina in 2010, has been selected for White Ravens 2012. From White Ravens 2012 catalogue: In an affectionate way, this picture book shows that the value of material possessions pales in comparison to that of memories. The narrator’s grandmother was a wealthy woman; […]
O livro Depressa, Devagar com ilustrações de Bernardo Carvalho, publicado pelo Planeta Tangerina em 2009, foi selecionado para a Lista de Honra do IBBY, na categoria ILUSTRAÇÃO.O IBBY é uma organização sem fins lucrativos que representa uma rede internacional de pessoas empenhadas em promover o contacto das crianças com livros de alta qualidade literária e […]
Planeta Tangerina has been included in the list of award nominees for the ALMA Prize 2012 (ALMA: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award), the biggest international prize for literature for children and youngsters. This year 184 candidates, from 66 countries, have been nominated. (Almost) all of them huge, big names! The nominees, for example, include, amongst others Quentin […]
O júri da Ilustrate — Bienal de Ilustração para a Infância — anunciou que o vencedor desta 5.ª edição é o italiano Valerio Vidali com as ilustrações criadas para o livro “Um Dia, Um Guarda-chuva” (texto de Davide Cali), uma versão original do Planeta Tangerina (a sair brevemente no Brasil).De entre os quase 1600 trabalhos […]
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.