Books Translated by Kathryn Bishop

Here is a more complete list of books Kathryn has translated. Detailed information about these books can be found on the minedition website.

The Tooth Gobble GangTHE TOOTH GOBBLE GANG

Author: Reiko, Doctor

Illustrator: Tharlet, Eve

Doctor Reiko is a real dentist with her own practice in Tokyo. For over 20 years she has been telling her little patients the truth about germs like Big Al and his gang and what happens when people don't take care of their teeth. There are also some germ-fighting tips included here to keep teeth healthy and smiles happy.

Sophie's DanceSOPHIE'S DANCE

Author: Knister

Illustrator: Schlundt, Mandy

Whenever Sophie's parents go out, Sophie gets to stay with her grandmother. But tonight was the night of the big dance that only happens once a year, and Sophie desperately wants to go. Grandma explains that children are too young to stay out so late, and grandmothers are too old. What is Sophie to do?

Perhaps she can find a way to convince Grandma that dressing up in their finest for a night out on the town is too important to skip. And when they get there, perhaps they'll meet someone special who makes the trip worth the trouble...

This is a book that captures all the magic and excitement of a night out with grown ups and how far imagination can take you.

Magic Lilly and the First Magic SpellMAGIC LILLY
AND THE FIRST MAGIC SPELL

Author: Knister

Illustrator: Raimund Frey

What's a girl to do when a magic book mysteriously appears in her bedroom? Why her maths homework, of course? But Lilly isn't a real witch so when she accidentally gives her little brother rabbit ears, the trouble begins.

Magic Lilly and the Vampire with the Wiggly ToothMAGIC LILLY AND THE VAMPIRE
WITH THE WIGGLY TOOTH

Author: Knister

Illustrator: Raimund Frey

What does Lilly's little brother Leon have in common with a vampire boy?

They both have a wiggly tooth. Lilly, the aspiring witch tries to help but her spell bring the hungry vampire boy and Leon into conflict.

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28 Goodnight Stories28 GOODNIGHT STORIES

Author: Weninger, Brigitte

Illustrator: Tharlet, Eve

Children always want “just one more story” at bedtime, and now there is a handsome and generous collection of all-new bedtime stories that will fit the bill.

With 28 imaginative and dreamy good-night stories, this book can accommodate endless requests for another tale. Eve Tharlet's adorable illustrations complement a wide range of authors' voices, and there's something in here for everyone.

Perfect for lulling your little ones to sleep, you'll want to keep it on the bedside table.

Good Night, NoriGood Night, Nori

Author: Weninger, Brigitte

Illustrator: Yonezu, Yusuke

Little Nori can't seem to fall asleep. He tosses and turns, but nothing helps. So he gets out of bed to see what his friends are up to. The animals are all resting, but they do their best to help him out. Lotti Lamb gives him some sweet meadow grass to puff up his pillow, and Henrietta Hen provides a dream feather to help him drift off. Ella Elephant gives up her toy to be his companion, and Petey Pig suggests listening to the stars. With the help of all his friends, will Nori finally be able to doze off into sweet-smelling, feather-light, star-filled dreams?

Here is the perfect bedtime story for those little ones who don't like to settle down for sleep.

Bye Bye BinkyBYE-BYE BINKY

Author: Weninger, Brigitte

Illustrator: Yonezu, Yusuke

Nori is a big boy now, but like many children, he still clings to his pacifier when he gets sleepy. When it falls out of his pocket one day, Ella Elephant finds it and thinks it'll make a beautiful ring for her trunk. When she too loses it, Lotti Lamb discovers it and thinks it'll make a nice hair clip. One by one the animals find the binky and put it to different uses, only to lose it again. By the time it finally makes its way back to Nori, he realizes he doesn't really need it anymore. Here is a cute, funny book that will make it a little easier for all those parents hoping to say bye-bye to that binky!

One for AllONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE

Author: Weninger, Brigitte

Illustrator: Tharlet, Eve

When clumsy Max Mouse isn't tripping over himself, he's falling flat on his whiskers. But as he ventures out on his own for the first time, he takes his mother's advice:

“Follow your dreams, Max, and never forget that you are something special.”

So Max makes the best of what he's got, just like the friends he meets along the way — Freddie Frog is nearly deaf, but he's a first-class jumper. And though Molly Mole can barely see, she uses her excellent nose.

Hedgehog, however, is different. When they all meet him, he's too timid to do much of anything.

Can they all pool their talents to help their new friend feel secure?

Filled with charming illustrations, this delightful book, by the team that produced the popular Davy books, offers a quaint reminder that working together makes anything possible.

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A Ball for AllA BALL FOR ALL

Author: Weninger, Brigitte

Illustrator: Tharlet, Eve

Max Mouse is enjoying a day in the meadow with his friends, when, suddenly, Rico Raccoon steals their ball and runs away! None of them are sure what to do.

Should they march over to Rico's burrow and grab it from him, or should they get a bigger, stronger animal to help?

Eventually Rico's mother saves the day and makes him return their ball. And the friends are overjoyed, ready to go back to the field for some more fun. All except Max. Is Rico really as bad as they say? he wonders. Max makes up his mind to find out. And he knows just the way…

The adorable Max Mouse and his trusted friends are back in this latest collaboration of Brigitte Weninger and Eve Tharlet, an endearing story about how a little kindness can make a big difference. Share it with your special friends.

RunyaRUNYA

Author: Lindner, Simone

Illustrator: Unzner, Christa

Runya is a fiery, energetic little fairy, but she is also blessed with a big heart. She and her squirrel friend Pilin heroically attempt to save all the forest animals from a dangerous fire. Can Runya and Pilin rescue the woodland creatures?

And how can Runya's element, fire, also be good when it threatens the forest?

AmarAMAR

Author: Lindner, Simone

Illustrator: Unzner, Christa

Amar is a happy-go-lucky little fairy. He loves to plant flowers and lie in the soft green grass eating delicious fruit. Amar knows more about plants than almost anyone. He knows that plants have amazing powers. When he encounters Coron, a lost and injured little mole, Amar wonders if he can use the magic of plants to help him.

AelinAELIN

Author: Lindner, Simone

Illustrator: Unzner, Christa

Aelin is a dreamy, imaginative little fairy, but she is also very clever and inventive. Together with her friend Nara the turtle, they encounter adventures in Aelin's element, water. It will take all her cleverness and creativity to help the desperate creatures of the forest lake. But will that be enough? Will she and Nara be able to save her aquatic friends?

TaraTARA

Author: Lindner, Simone

Illustrator: Unzner, Christa

Tara, the Air Fairy, is such a happy fairy! Bright and always ready for action, she brings her zest for life to wherever she flies. But when a little caterpillar is in trouble, will she be able to use her energy and the power of her element to save it?

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The ScarvesTHE SCARVES

Author: Bunge, Daniela

Illustrator: Bunge, Daniela

What can you do when the people you love don't think they love each other anymore? When one little girl learns that her grandparents are separating, it's hard for her to understand. Grandpa explains that Grandma steals his chocolate pudding, and her favorite color is blue. Grandma says that Grandpa watches too much TV, and his favorite color is red.But when the little girl realizes they really do still love each other, she devises a plan she hopes will bring them back together. Perhaps blending two lives together can be just like knitting two colors together to make a beautiful scarf. Here is a story of how the gulf between people can sometimes be healed through time and memory.

Cherry TimeCHERRY TIME

Author: Bunge, Daniela

Illustrator: Bunge, Daniela

It's so hard to play with other children when you're shy, as one little boy can tell you. He hides under the table when his parents' friends come over, and at school he's too timid to make friends. But when he sees a mysterious girl who hides in the cherry tree every day after school, he wants to be brave enough to approach her. He gets himself a dog — the bravest dog he can find. And when his new pal takes a liking to the girl, the two become fast friends. She too is very bashful, but now they play together every day after school. Though her family will be moving away at the end of the year, they promise to keep meeting at the tree whenever it's cherry time. Here is a beautiful, delicate story about learning to overcome your shyness.

Little Chicken & Little FoxLITTLE CHICKEN & LITTLE FOX

Author: Sidjanski, Brigitte

Illustrator: Burg, Sarah Emmanuelle

Little Chicken is all ready for bed, when suddenly there's a knock at the door. It's Little Fox, freezing in the cold. The other chickens know they aren't supposed to let anyone in. But Little Chicken feels bad, so she sneaks out to find him a warm place.

The two become instant friends, building snowmen together and searching for Little Fox's parents.

All the other animals along the way seem to know something Little Chicken doesn't—foxes eat chickens. But when the two new friends find who they're looking for, will Little Fox's parents realize that a good friend is more important than a good meal?

A touching story of an unlikely friendship, full of heart and humor.

Little Chicken & Little DuckLITTLE CHICKEN & LITTLE DUCK

Author: Sidjanski, Brigitte

Illustrator: Burg, Sarah Emmanuelle

Little Chicken and Little Duck are friends, even though Little Chicken's family lives in a henhouse in the meadow, and Little Duck's family lives in a barrel by the pond. But Little Chicken's mother doesn't want him playing with a duck. A Little Duck's mother doesn't want him playing with a chicken. Now both are lonely. But when a hailstorm strikes, the only way to get shelter is for them to stick together. When their frantic parents finally find them, they realize that maybe having a good friend is more important than having all the right feathers. Brigitte Sidjanski's story is full of heart and humor, brought to life by Sarah Emmanuelle Burg's charming illustrations.

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Mama's FavoriteMAMA'S FAVORITE

Author: Sidjanski, Brigitte

Illustrator: Burg, Sarah Emmanuelle

Muri loves his Mama, and Mama loves him. But being one of eight, he sometimes wonders who is Mama's favorite. This adorable book conveys the warmth of a big family, and opens the door to discussing sibling rivalry and jealousy.

ChesterCHESTER

Author: Imai, Ayano

Illustrator: Imai, Ayano

Chester loves his family. But they are far too busy and have forgotten all about him. When they fail to take him for his walk, again, Chester decides to venture out into the world where he's sure to find a new home, one where he'll feel wanted and not so alone. Maybe he'll live amongst the animals deep inside the forest.

Or in a posh high-rise apartment where he'll be showered with all the toys he could ever want.

Surely someone in the big, wide world will love and care for him.

But in this delightful story by the acclaimed Ayano Imai, Chester discovers that with a little work old homes can feel brand new.

Pus and BootsPUSS AND BOOTS

Author: Imai, Ayano

Illustrator: Imai, Ayano

Ayano Imai's clever twist on the classic Grimm's tale, Puss in Boots sets the trusty cat against the monster on behalf of his master, a poor shoemaker.

A poor shoemaker must close his business, there is no work. His cat decides he can save him from his plight. The plan uses the monster's own vanity against him. The monster is defeated and the business saved.

Fivr Nice Mice Build a HouseFIVE NICE MICE-BUILD A HOUSE

Author: Tashiro, Chisato

Illustrator: Tashiro, Chisato

Necessity is the mother of invention and this is exactly what the Five Nice Mice learn in their new adventure. The cats in their neighborhood make life too dangerous and so they search for a new place to live.

What they find is a mountain of things that have been discarded.

The city dump becomes a mountain of treasure and they find everything they need to build their dream house.

But their dream almost comes to an end when a cat comes to their new neighborhood. The little mice are able solve this problem too, with a bit of understanding and a lot of heart.

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PashminaPASHMINA

Author: Elschner, Géraldine

Illustrator: Kehlenbeck, Angela

Christmas is coming, but all Simon has are beans and potatoes for his family's feast. When he stumbles upon a goat in the mountains, he's delighted to have found a perfect Christmas roast. But the children are horrified! They can't eat the little animal—she is too beautiful. They convince their parents to spare her, and they name her Pashmina.

Soon their kindness pays off. Pashmina's hair grows in so quickly that they have to keep shaving her, and spin her wool into beautiful yarn for making socks and clothes. When they sell her mohair at the market, they earn enough money to support the family through the rest of the winter.

From then on Siymon tells the story of the little goat who escaped the cooking pot “by a hair…”

Little Old LadiesLITTLE OLD LADIES

Author: Kalch, Franziska

Illustrator: Kalch, Franziska

Think you know everything there is to know about little old ladies? Think again. The days of knitting circles, afternoon naps, and mall-walking are over. These grandmas know how to have a good time. You can find them basking by the pool or racing grocery carts.

But most of all, they have some amazing stories to tell and brilliant ideas to share. To benefit from their knowledge and experience, all you have to do is ask and listen.

Franziska Kalch brings these wonderful women front and center in this endearing picture book for children and little old ladies.

5 Little Apples5 LITTLE APPLES

Author: Yonezu, Yusuke

Illustrator: Yonezu, Yusuke

A counting book for the very young.

Lift the flaps for 5 little apples then 4, then 3... and at the end, the biggest surprise of all!

A delight for small children and the people who read to them!

Rainbow ChameleonCHAMELEON

Author: Yonezu, Yusuke

Illustrator: Yonezu, Yusuke

Changes are sometimes quite important in life. The chameleon finds this out every time he has to change body color in order to hide from a snake, a wolf, and a crocodile. But to be noticed, one also has to change sometimes -- especially when there's a lovely lady chameleon in the picture.

The Little Moon RavenTHE LITTLE MOON RAVEN

Author: Marcus Pfister

Illustrator: Marcus Pfister

The little raven was last to hatch and the last to learn to fly, but he was the first to be teased and ridiculed. His only wish was to fly and play with the others. One day he took a dare. To show his courage and be worthy he must simply… fly to the moon. What happens when one is so eager to be accepted? Perhaps the little raven is bigger and stronger than anyone imagined. And perhaps the moon is the only one that knows the truth.

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