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Young Persons

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” These words from George Bernard Shaw are at the heart of Little Gestalten's vision. Pairing compelling stories with striking visuals, our picture books, nonfiction, illustrated stories, and pop-ups captivate children of a variety of ages and appeal to discerning adults.

Gifted storytellers and creative illustrators can change the way we see the world. Whether in the form of a poetic picture book, a classic fairytale with a contemporary twist, or an original work of nonfiction, these book titles are bound to capture the fantasy of children and adults alike.

3, 2, 1, GO!

A stylish introduction to numbers from a popular young illustrator. For ages 3+

Count to 20 and back with an amazing animal team! They're all ready to run, ride, jump, swim and play all day.

On your marks… 
Get set…


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A History of Pictures for Children. Hardcover

A History of Pictures for Children takes readers on a journey through art history, from early art drawn on cave walls to the images we make today on our computers and phone cameras. Based on the bestselling book for adults, this children’s edition of A History of Pictures is told through conversations between the artist David Hockney and the author Martin Gayford, who talk about art with inspiring simplicity and clarity. Rose Blake’s illustrations illuminate the narratives of both authors to bring the history of art alive for a young audience. 

Table of Contents

Introduction • 1. Thinking About Pictures: Why Do We Make Pictures? • 2. Making Marks: What Makes an Interesting Mark? • 3. Light and Shadows: What is a shadow exactly? • 4. Watch This Space: How Do Artists Set the Scene? • 5. Mirrors and Reflections: How Do Artists Play with Light? • 6. Painting and Photography: What Tools Do Artists Use? • 7. Moving Pictures: Can Pictures Really Move? • 8. The Story Goes On: What’s Next for Pictures? • Timeline of Inventions


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The Illustrated Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Andersen’s magical fairy tales are adorned with engaging illustrations by a cast of carefully selected illustrators.

A revivification of Gestalten’s classic Andersen: an illustrated treasury of fairy tales by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. Like the complementary volume, Grimm, the original texts of traditional stories such as "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Emperor’s New Clothes" are combined with contemporary visuals by imaginative and skilled artists.


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Can You Keep a Straight Face? (A Flip Flap Pop Up Book)

by Élisa Géhin and Bernard Duisit


Can you keep a straight face? Straight eyebrows? Straight lips? A straight... nose?? These pages are packed with interactive tabs that allow children to pull funny faces with impunity. A pop-up book with flaps to lift, tabs to pull and plenty of surprises!


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In the Woods (Hardback)

Thereza Rowe (author)

Join Olly the horse, Lionel the lion, Red the fox, and their friends as they embark on three adventures in Thereza Rowe's vibrant and fantastical woods
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd 
ISBN: 9780500651056 
Number of pages: 40 
Weight: 400 g 
Dimensions: 270 x 205 mm


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The Big Sticker Book of Beasts (Paperback)

Featuring more than 500 reusable stickers, this beautifully illustrated and jam- packed sticker activity book brings the natural world to life
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd 
ISBN: 9780500651339 
Number of pages: 64 

Dimensions: 304 x 205 mm


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The Big Sticker Book of Bugs

by Yuval Zommer

Following the success of The Big Book of Bugs, here is an interactive book that brings the world of bugs to a child's fingertips. The activities in the book invite children to draw, color, decorate, and place bugs in their natural habitats, encouraging children to engage with the information as they play.

Children are first introduced to Freddy the Fly (who many will remember from The Big Book of Bugs) who buzzes with readers through the book, explaining each activity. The book includes stickers and activities relating to over fifteen different bugs and at its center features eight pages packed with more than 500 reusable stickers printed on clear backing, so the insects blend seamlessly into their surroundings.

Yuval Zommer's illustrations are rich and artistic, inspiring creative thinking while introducing children to the natural world.


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The Big Sticker Book of the Blue

This nonfiction sticker activity book brings the marine world alive in a creative way. Taking fascinating facts as its starting point, the activities in the book invite children to draw, colour and play games with all manner of ocean wildlife, inspiring children’s interest in nature as they play. Sid the Sardine accompanies readers throughout the book, explaining the 20+ activities and games as he swims along. Yuval Zommer’s rich illustrations characterize some of the quirkiest sea-creatures and make fantastic stickers for children to use in their drawings and to complete games and puzzles with.

Yuval Zommer graduated from London’s Royal College of Art with an MA in Illustration. 


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What's Hidden in the Sea?

At first glance, all is still and quiet under the sea. But look closely through the glasses’ three coloured transparent sheets and amazing scenes unfold. As if by magic, fish and fauna come to life!

About the Author
Aina Bestard is a designer and illustrator, and the author of several children's books, including What's Hidden in the Woods?, which was the Prima Baby Award Gold Winner 2016 in the pre-school book category.


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What's Hidden in the Woods?


What's hidden in the woods? At first glance, all is still and quiet in the woods. But look closely through three coloured transparent sheets to discover hidden secrets. As if by magic, each sheet shows animals and plants coming to life. Watch nature's surprises emerge in front of your eyes!

Aina Bestard (Author)


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