Little Gestalten: A new imprint for the kids October 8, 2014 – Posted in: Alphabets, Content, Illustration, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews – Tags: ,

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 When one of the leading publishers of books on visual culture starts making books for kids you know is going to be good.

Introducing Little Gestalten, the new children’s book imprint from the noted German publisher Gestalten

Here’s the reasoning and the plan:

Nothing fosters children’s imaginations better than a book. Good books can help children understand the world and learn a lot about life. They can pique their natural curiosity, impart knowledge, and hearten them to be empathetic or brave. 


The world is, of course, already filled with wonderful children’s books. Still, there are always new and surprisingly different stories to be told, as well as fresh, creative illustrators and gifted storytellers who can change the way we see the world. These talents and voices inspired us to create Little Gestalten.


With Little Gestalten we aim to bring today’s innovative authors and illustrators to children. Whether in the form of a poetic picture book, a classic fairytale with a contemporary look and feel, or an original work of nonfiction addressing the concerns of today’s young people, we hope you will enjoy discovering these new titles. 

Here’a  a taste of a few of the early titles:

little gestalten issun 2 little gestalten issun 1Issun Bôshi: The One-Inch Boy by Icinori.

This classic Japanese fairy tale tells the story of Issun Bôshi, the tiny son of an old, long childless couple. Buy: Publisher | Amazon

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little gedtalten elsaandthenight 1Elsa and the Night by Jöns Mellgren. Translated from the Swedish by Anita Shenoi.

In a very poetic way, Elsa and the Night tells the story of an extraordinary friendship. Can one make friends with the night? Elsa can! How, may you ask, could someone even meet the night?

Buy: Publisher | Amazon

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little getalten alphabetics oAlphabetics: An Aesthetically Awesome Alliterated Alphabet Anthology by Patrick and Traci Concepción. Illustrated by Dawid Ryski

From Atticus, the altruistic astronaut, to Zooey, the zonked zombie, this book revamps the ABCs. Buy: Publisher | Amazon

More titles at Little Gestalten.

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