The digital audio editions of three titles from our award-winning Songs from Around the World series are now available across North America and the United Kingdom. The new, large-format hardcover books include a QR code to listen the music from all major streaming sites online. Discover lullabies from West Africa to the Caribbean, nursery rhymes from Portugal to Brazil, and songs from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and France. Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees Digital Audio Edition Songs collected by Nathalie Soussana Musical arrangements Jean-Christophe Hoarau Illustrations Judith Gueyfier An enchanting collection of 12 traditional songs that pays homage to the rich cultural heritage and multilingual communities of West Africa and the Caribbean. Stories about children playing in the schoolyard at recess, sisters braiding each other’s hair at the beach, and parents dancing and singing late into the night mesh together thanks to the music. A wide array of styles—nursery rhymes from Gabon, lullabies from Cape Verde, rumbas from the Congo, work songs from Jamaica—are all performed exquisitely by men, women, and children in more than thirteen languages. Luminous artwork and homegrown instruments, such as the djembe, cavaquinho and Peul flute, round off this wonderful celebration of history, language, and culture. Lyrics appear transcribed in their original language and translated to English, followed by extensive notes describing the cultural background of each song and a world map. Available October 2023. Ages 3-7. Find it on Bookshop | Bookmanager | Barnes & Noble | Amazon Songs from a Journey with a Parrot Digital Audio Edition Songs collected by Magdeleine Lerasle Musical arrangements Paul Mindy Illustrations Aurélia Fronty A collection of lullabies and nursery rhymes from Brazil and Portugal that invites children on an authentic musical journey to explore the strong cultural ties that bind the two countries. Traditional songs about everyday life, work and play, courtship and love, travel from Porto to Rio and Lisbon to Bahia. The fifteen traditional songs blend samba, modinha, fandango and bossa nova, and are performed by an ensemble of women, men and children. This uplifting and enchanting production, featuring several indigenous acoustic instruments, captures the convergence of rich and diverse styles. Lyrics are presented in Portuguese and translated into English, followed by notes on the origin and cultural context of each song. Available October 2023. Ages 3-7. Find it on Bookshop | Bookmanager | Barnes & Noble | Amazon Songs in the Shade of the Olive Tree Digital Audio Edition Songs collected by Hafida Favret and Magdeleine Lerasle Musical arrangements Paul Mindy Illustrations Nathalie Novi Presented in Arabic, Berber and French, this collection of lullabies and nursery rhymes from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia draws children into a musical journey across North Africa, from the Sahara Desert through the Atlas Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea. In 15 songs about everyday life, children learn of the importance of rain, the communal aspects of meals, and the consequences of inappropriate behaviour. This uplifting, enchanting collection features traditional songs performed by women, men and children, and recorded with indigenous acoustic instruments. Capturing the meeting of ancient and modern styles, it’s an absolute delight to musical ears. Lyrics are provided in Arabic and translated into English, followed by notes on each song’s origin and cultural context. Available October 2023. Ages 3-7. Find it on Bookshop | Bookmanager | Barnes & Noble | Amazon Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay informed about our new releases, and events and for a chance to win our subscriber giveaway. To order books for your library or bookstore, please contact Independent Publishers Group (United States), Hornblower Books/University of Toronto Press (Canada), and MMS/BookSource (United Kingdom). For additional information, email email@example.com.