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    • Crime & mystery fiction (Children's/YA)

      Mystery at La Tirana

      by Beatriz García-Huidobro

      In this third delivery, Cósima the girl that Diego and Pablo met at the camp during last September's vacation, invites both of them to a spectacular trip to northern Chile to see the magical desert and the traditional festival of La Tirana. But that trip is overshadowed by the disappearance of important documents.

    • Crime & mystery fiction (Children's/YA)

      Mystery at Los Piñones

      by Beatriz García-Huidobro

      Diego is invited by his cousin's family to spend the holidays in Los Piñones, a small village where they have a house for recreation and that only gets a little bit livelier with the arrival of summer. But all the calm of the place will be disturbed by the mysterious disappearance of the queen of the fair on the very day of her coronation.

    • Crime & mystery fiction (Children's/YA)

      Mystery in the Camp

      by Beatriz García-Huidobro

      The follow up of the adventures of Diego and his friends. This time the mystery moves to a camp located in the Andes mountains. There, the stories of suspense are intertwined and will keep the readers' interest.

    • The natural world, country life & pets

      Natural Journey

      An encounter between Arts and Science

      by Josefina Hepp, Vivian Lavin, María José Arce

      “Natural Journey” aims to remove the old-fashioned tension between art and science in order to approach nature’s shapes and colors with astonishment and without being distracted from the main task: to learn from it and listen to its call in the midst of the climate crisis.  Botanical illustration is the art that allows us to enter the world of plants through our senses. But it is also a scientific record that provides botanists and scholars with subtle and precise representations that no technological device can reproduce.  A botanist, an illustrator and a journalist are touched by the journey led by other women who inspired them with their environmental sensitivity and awareness. When reading “Natural Journey”, you will be taken into a pleasant walk through six types of plants whose names take after their identifying characteristics. “Travelers”, some inspire and others move (without legs or wings), “dangerous”, even lethal, colors and characteristics that define them, “deceitful”, traps and camouflages to get what they want, “rebels”, those who dodge the rules, undisciplined, stubborn and defiant, and  “hungry” from the Plant to the Animal Kingdom,  nutrient-capture strategies, “flamboyant”, as emerged from delirium. The book also contains each plant’s data sheet and mapping.

    • Early learning: verse & rhymes

      On the Web of A Spider

      by Pilar Muñoz, Matías Acosta

      A toucan, a monkey, a lion, a crocodile and an elephant were swinging on the web of a spider but… Hoy many animals can it resist? Pilar Muñoz Lascano, author of multiple children’s books, is inspired by a popular children’ song to give life to this fun story whose characters are masterfully illustrated by the renowned Uruguayan illustrator Matías Acosta. “One elephant was swinging over the web of a spider, because he saw, that he didn’t fall another elephant was called Two elephants were swinging over the web of a spider…” —extract of The Elephant Song (nursery rhyme), source of inspiration for this book

    • Picture books

      Pelusa has Died

      by Magdalena Rosas, Alejandra Saavedra

      Pelusa, the kitten, has died. This causes a great pain in her little human friend who, tries to understand the meaning of that loss, where her pet might have gone and why she still feels her close. Thus, she decides to follow her mother’s advice and starts to carefully look around for the traces Pelusa has left within the house, but most importantly, those remaining in her own memory. A story that explores the feelings and thoughts of a girl who has lost her pet and how she faces loss, showing us a way to deal with it by treasuring in our hearts and memories those who have left.

    • Traditional stories (Children's/YA)

      Someone is Knocking at the Door

      Chilean Legends

      by Andrés Montero

      A young adult book that narrates the unsettling rural legends of Chile. A journey across Chile is the perfect adventure for a man in his years of independence. But a series of encounters and conversations with the people who live in the most remote villages of the country will divert his path into a world of oral tradition, magic and mysterious apparitions. Andrés Montero is an oral narrator and he travels through Chile telling stories to adults and children. With this book, he fascinates by his talent for telling in a way that captures the reader with stories from the Chilean oral tradition.

    • Fiction
      March 2019

      The Black Tulip Collection

      by Juan José Vidal Wood

      A fast-paced, engaging novel of suspense and intrigue where secret desires, ambitions, and a long-forgotten mystery come together on a historical journey through Europe and Asia. Lucas Vascones is a Chilean who has lived in Shanghai for many years. One afternoon he receives a call that jerks him out of his routine: his old martial arts master has died, and his funeral will be held in Kunming, in southern China. Lucas decides to attend, though with some reservations: ten years earlier, a dispute with Tang brought their relationship to an abrupt and definitive end. At the funeral, Master Tang’s widow approaches Lucas and asks him to write her husband’s posthumous biography. Alfred Tang had been a celebrity in martial arts circles: after starring in a number of martial arts films, he went on to build an international empire of prestigious martial arts academies. At first, Lucas tries to evade the proposal but ultimately accepts, prompted by his curiosity as well as his own secret dream of becoming a writer. Mrs. Tang hands him a set of boxes filled with material so that he can start his research. In one of the boxes Lucas finds a journal filled with notes, a tiny picture of the sixteenth-century Italian missionary Mateo Ricci, and a beautiful drawing of a library with books in all different colors.  Bewildered by the discovery, Lucas enlists help from Tang’s daughter, who connects him to an old friend of her father’s, a university professor by the name of Yan. Lucas meets with Professor Yang, who tells him about the black tulips, a collection of books that had once belonged to the sixteenth century Jesuit missionary Mateo Ricci, who was born in Italy but lived and died in China. The professor fills him in on several details, most interestingly the name of the last known owner of the “black tulip” book collection, a businessman from southern China. Professor Yang also shows Lucas some old film footage from the 1950s featuring a young Alfred Tang practicing the cha-cha-cha with a beautiful, exotic woman by the name of Vicky Cifuentes. The professor tells Lucas that if he wishes to find the collection and learn more about Alfred Tang, he must call on the beautiful Vicky. To Lucas’ surprise she is still alive, living in Hong Kong. Lucas decides to visit her, and this short trip becomes the first step on a series of unforgettable events that will lead him through Asia and Europe, where his life will change in the quest to uncover the truth – about the books, about his martial arts master, and about history itself.

    • Picture books

      The Blue Bench

      by Albert Asensio

      A delightful picture book about love, the passing of time and new beginnings. Connects with mindfulness - the art of observing in a fully conscious manner what is around us. Across the seasons; across the years; across generations - the blue bench in the park has been a silent witness to it all. A poignant story that centres around a blue park bench: people fall in love, friendships formed, others say goodbye. The only thing that remains constant is the blue bench. This book speaks to us about the cycles of life and the wonder of finding out that we can always go back and start again.

    • General fiction (Children's/YA)

      The Girl Who Got Lost in Her Hair

      by Andrés Kalawski, Andrea Ugarte

      Lucia is a girl who gets easily angry. When she does, she covers her face with her beautiful long black hair. One day, she got very angry and did not find any better idea that proceed as usual. By the time she tried to get out from those multiple strands, she saw a light and walked towards it, thinking she would finally find the way out. But only when she got there, she discovered what was really hidden inside her hair… A journey into a girl who learns to overcome her own fears.

    • Picture books

      The Girl and The Little Fish

      by Gabriela Mistral, Alberto Montt

      On a February night in 1938, Gabriela Mistral was visiting writer Emilio Oribe in Uruguay when, suddenly, his little daughter burst into the room carrying a precious hidden treasure: a little fish. Esther, the girl's name, had found it by the rocks near her house, in Montevideo. The next day, inspired by what had happened, Gabriela gave Oribe this poem as a gift. Ten years later, "The Girl and The Little Fish" was published in the Chilean newspaper La Nación as an unpublished poem, which version has been recovered by Escrito con Tiza in an edition with beautiful illustrations by of the most awarded Chilean artists, Alberto Montt.

    • Children's & YA

      The Secret of Cats

      by Marcelo Simonetti

      The poet was looking for a place to leave his words, A place where the wind won’t carry them away, A place where monsters won’t eat them.   If the cats are lovers of the moon, the night and roofs, they would know how to appreciate a verse, the poet thought. And almost whispering he told them: “This is how happiness was like: brief as the dream of a felt acacia, or the dance of the crazy single woman in front of a broken mirror”. This book talks about the importance that poetry has in our lives and, at the same time, it is also a tribute to these small furry creatures with whiskers that love purring as if they were true poets.

    • Traditional stories (Children's/YA)

      The Tables of Sarwa

      by Guiomar du Bois, Marciano Berrocal

      Sarwa’s paintings known as «tablas» are one of the few pictorial manifestations of contemporary Peruvian indigenous culture. The colorful paintings were declared national cultural heritage by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, representing an important pre-Columbian tradition considered to be a form of communication and a key-element in the social life of the people of Sarwa in Ayacucho, in the center of the country. They’re usually painted over wood, but a variety of materials are used. The natural paint is extracted from soil and plants, and feathers are traditionally used instead of brushes. Being a cultural expression, “tablas” are also in constant evolution. They currently depict not only the history of the family generation by generation, but also include elements from the regional oral tradition, myths and community history.

    • True stories (Children's/YA)

      The Winnipeg

      A Journey to Freedom

      by Francisco Jiménez, Macarena Ortega

      This is the story of refugees from the Spanish Civil War who, with the help of the Literature Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda, arrived in Chile on board a ship called Winnipeg, in 1939 A touching true story told by a little girl who allows us to connect with the universal feeling of rejection of violence, an issue that—undoubtedly— is faced every day, either directly or indirectly. Francisco Jiménez, author of the text, and Macarena Ortega, the illustrator, are the ones who provide us with the opportunity to talk about migration, acceptance, solidarity and the need to embrace ourselves as human beings. By using textures and collage techniques, we can learn about historical events in a friendly and artistic way. To expand the reading experience, a QR code is included in the book, where readers can find the narration in Spanish and English, a video interview with the testimony of a passenger and other additional information.

    • Children's & young adult: general non-fiction

      We Are All Architects

      by Antonio Sahady, Jorge de la Paz

      Architecture plays an important role in society. Learning to observe and design, to draw a plan and distinguish the facades of buildings, are just some of the many actions contained in this book that will awaken the architect hidden in us. This book offers a guidance to children, where they can learn how to awaken their senses and explore all the processes involved when designing and making a building. It also introduces young readers to basic architecture concepts. We Are All Architects invites children to explore their creative mind and fantastic imagination

    • Picture books

      Welcome, Lupe

      by Eva Palomar

      Welcome, Lupe is a wonderfully illustrated work that tells us about the importance of showing ourselves to the world just the way we are. Lupe's family is new to the forest. All the hares are very happy, all of them... except Lupe. She is ashamed to make herself known. What if the others hares don't like her? She will work hard knitting costumes, creating a series of disguises. Her grandfather helps her realize that the other animals will like her just the way she is. What if the solution is just to be yourself?

    • General fiction (Children's/YA)

      When the Condor meets the Eagle

      by Camila Reimers, Macarena Ortega

      A surprising and bilingual Spanish and English book that includes a free Augmented Reality (AR) App with simple games, Andean music, and audio recordings of the story in both languages. The Legend of the Eagle and the Condor comes from the indigenous peoples of South America, particularly Peru and Ecuador shamans. Basically, it states, "When the Eagle and the Condor come together in harmony, there will be peace on Earth". Camilo is a boy who was born in Canada; his mother is Canadian and his father is Chilean. In this story, the eagle invites the condor to come to Ottawa and celebrate Camilo's birth which embraces the knowledge of both cultures.

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