Une bestiole à l’école

CouvertureBestiole_hauteWhen a bug lands in the schoolyard, the children scream and run away. But one little girl, a bit more courageous than the others, lingers. What is this little insect? What does it look like? Upon closer look, it doesn’t seem very dangerous at all!

A gentle story about well placed curiosity and the love of insects.

 

UNE BESTIOLE A L’ÉCOLE
Éditions de l’Isatis, 2016
Story by Mireille Messierdoublepage_bestiole
Illustrations by Catherine Petit
24 pages
3+ (JK-1)
ISBN : 978-2-924309-64-3
Hardcover
$11.95

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Prizes and distinctions for Une bestiole à l’école
Short-listed for the 2017 Forest of Reading Prix Peuplier

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Sur les traces de Champlain – Un voyage extraordinaire en 24 tableaux

img1c1000-9782894231890In October 2015, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the presence of French explorer Samuel de Champlain in Ontario, 24 francophone authors from France, Quebec, the Maritimes, the First Nations and Ontario gathered on a train travelling from Halifax to Toronto (roughly the route taken by Champlain 400 years before) and wrote a novel about Champlain… in 24 hours! Each author wrote one chapter, each chapter chronologically presents the explorer’s life and times. The novel that sprung from this incredible journey is Sur les traces de Champlain – Un voyage extraordinaire en 24 tableaux

SUR LES TRACES DE CHAMPLAIN – Un voyage extraordinaire en 24 tableaux
Éditions Prise de parole, 2015
Collective work
150 pages
Novel
ISBN: 9782894231890
Soft cover
$24.95

Authors Featured
Acadie : Herménégilde Chiasson and Gracia Couturier
France : Michèle Audin, Frédéric Forte, Paul Fournel, Hervé Le Tellier, Ian Monk and Olivier Salon
Ontario : Jean M. Fahmy, Vittorio Frigerio, Hélène Koscielniak, Jean-Claude Laroque, Daniel Marchildon, Marie-Josée Martin, Mireille Messier, Daniel Soha, Denis Sauvé and Danièle Vallée
First Nations : Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau and Jean Sioui
Québec : Yara El-Ghadban, Daniel Grenier, Bertrand Laverdure and Rodney Saint-Éloi

Photo de Philippe Davisseau

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Le voilier d’Olivier – une aventure en anagrammes

1613125-gfOlivier wakes up to find that his dog has runaway to China. He hops on his sailboat and picks up a crew of funny characters to help him on the way.

This silly friendship story is also a fun way to introduce readers 6-12 to the magic of anagrams (different words that use the same letters). Anagrams like «Olivier» and «voilier», «chien» and «Chine», to name just a few.

 Le voilier d’Olivier named finalist for the 2016 OLA Forest of Reading Prix Peuplier award!

LE VOILIER D’OLIVIER – Une aventure en anagrammes (Out of print)
Éditions Scholastic, 2014
Text Mireille Messier
Illustrations Loufane
32 pages in colour
6 & up
ISBN : 978-1-4431-3806-2
Soft cover
$10.99

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La salade de César

La salade de CésarOne crouton at a time, César and his older brother Jules eat all the yummy salad that was meant for diner. Now, they must quickly make another. But what are the ingredients in a CESAR salad? Easy – you just mix together all the things that César likes!

A silly story with all the right ingredients to make you laugh!

 

LA SALADE DE CÉSAR
Éditions de la Smala, 2014
Story by Mireille Messier
Illustrations by Julie Cossette
24 pages
4 – 8 years old
ISBN : 978-2-924019-11-5
Soft cover
$11.95

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Une Charlotte olympique

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It’s decided! Charlotte will be an Olympic figure skating star! Now, if she could only learn how to stand on two blades…

A fourth Charlotte adventure about determination, perseverance and imagination!

Written by Mireille Messier
Illustrated by Benoît Laverdière
Éditions de la Bagnole, 2014
24 pages in colour
4 & up
$14.95 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-2-89714-107-3

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Embrouilles à Embrun

Embrun_couverture_smUncle Jean-Guy’s favourite chicken, had vanished! The difficult task of finding the prized poultry falls on Viviane and Simon as they are the ones tending to their uncle’s farm while he’ s away. A rural whodunnit that will keep you clucking along!

After solving mysteries in Ottawa, Toronto, Sudbury and Stratford, Viviane and Simon put their sleuthing wits to the test this fifth adventure in Embrun, Ontario!

EMBROUILLES À EMBRUN
Éditions du Vermillon, 2013
Story by Mireille Messier
Illustrations Marc Keelan-Bishop
94 pages
8 and up
ISBN : 978-1-77120-151-3
Paperback
$10.00

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Quand les zéros deviennent héros

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Words are a magical thing! By changing only one letter at a time, they can be transformed into something completely different… and often quite silly!

A French word game picture book that juggles letters, words and fun!

QUAND LES ZÉROS DEVIENNENT HÉROS
Éditions Scholastic, 2013
Text Mireille Messier
Illustrations Loufane
32 pages in colour
6 & up
ISBN : 978-1-4431-2990-9
Soft cover
$11.99
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C’est chouette, une maman!

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A love story for mommies!

Moms are never just moms. They’re also blankets, step ladders, handkerchiefs… « C’est chouette, une maman! » (Mommies are awesome!) is a tendre and humourous hommage to motherhood, as seen through the eyes of a child.

Written by Mireille Messier
Illustrated by Geneviève Després
Éditions de la Bagnole, 2013
24 pages in colour
3 & up
$14.95 (padded hardcover)
ISBN: 978-2-923342-84-9

Charlotte partout!

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When Charlotte learns that there are cities around the world that are also called “Charlotte” her imagination takes off. With Tatie Katie, her globe-trotting aunt, Charlotte sets off to find a place to call her own.

A third Charlotte adventure that’s sure to give readers the travel bug!

Written by Mireille Messier
Illustrated by Benoît Laverdière
Éditions de la Bagnole, 2012
24 pages in colour
4 & up
$14.95 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-2-923342-74-0

2014 Forest of Reading Award Nominee (Prix Peuplier – French Picture Book category)!

Tout un méli-mélo!

Tout un méli-mélo

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Watering the piano, ironing the plates… Little Marius’ family has a very silly way of doing chores!

A funny story for first readers.

Written by Mireille Messier
Illustrated by Marc Lizano
16 pages in colour
2012
Collection Rat de bibliothèque – Rouge
4 -6 years old
$6.95
ISBN: 9782761341813