Publication of children’s books in January 2022: a grand return to school

2023 promises to be spectacular with the new children’s publications in January! The small literary season arrives with interesting readings for both children and teenagers. Discover the recommendations of Unidivers.

Children’s album – from 3 years old

A siesta

Camille Romanetto

06 January 2023

Little Urban Editions

32 pages



It’s nap time. A very fluffy nap… As Madenn sinks into a sweet sleep, she is immediately awakened by Phil, a strange creature, who invites her, for an enchanted break, for a marvelous snack.

To the areas of Alice in Wonderland, A siesta invites our little readers to share a moment out of time alongside Madenn and Phil to savor a walnut cake, finally… If there is still a part left… A sweet story, which rocks us slowly to the rhythm of Madenn’s steps with Phil this strange character, who invites us to his home, in a warm and relaxing home.


Albertine Deletaille

January 04, 2023

Flammarion Editions

24 pages



Blancheline, the little white rabbit escapes from her cage and goes on an adventure in the snowy countryside. She meets Brun de Garenne, the hare, who introduces her to the secrets of nature. But the Fox arrives; quickly, you have to hide. Blancheline will know how to make herself forgotten by melting into the snow. And when she finds Brun de Garenne in his burrow, it will be to never leave him again.

Go on an adventure with Blancheline, a little all-white rabbit, with overflowing courage and curiosity. The rabbit, who has seen the world only through the bars of the cage that imprisons her, finally manages to discover the nature that surrounds her and all the secrets hidden under the winter snow cover. A story of freedom and love, told with talent in watercolor drawings by Albertine Deletaille.


First reading – from 5 years old


Nadine Robert (author), Qin Leng (illustration)

January 6, 2023

Saltimbanque Editions

80 pages



Clover and her family live in a pretty farm. Around the goat farm, there are always lots of things to do. But it’s so hard for Clover to choose among all these things! The day the Peony goat ventures away from the farm, Clover will be faced with an important choice: should she follow Peony into the forest or turn around to find the way to the river? Many decisions ensue that Clover will have to make to reach the end of its journey.

Discover the simple story of a child who has great difficulty making decisions. The album is divided into 5 chapters, each corresponding to a choice that Trèfle must make. These decisions highlight the path that matters, that of the heart. This poetic album, which combines the sweetness of a story thought up by Nadine Robert and the subtle illustrations of Qin Leng, immerses us in a tale where nature, a real refuge, comes to life in the form of benevolent characters.


Pokémon – Pikachu is investigating!

January 4, 2023

Hachette Youth Editions

32 pages



Disaster ! Pikachu is accused of stealing electricity… Sacha and Goh are ready to do anything to exonerate their friend and unmask the real culprit. Will they be up to it?

The electric hero is back! But now he’s been accused of stealing electricity. Sacha and Goh are ready to do anything to prove their friend’s innocence and unmask the real culprit. But can they get there? Live a little detective adventure alongside these mythical heroes! An investigation book where you should find the real culprit, leading the investigation with Pikachu and Sacha!


Junior literature – from 8 years old

Believe in your star

Natacha Godeau (author), Dorothée Gilbert (original idea), Virginie Moru (Illustration)

January 13, 2023

Auzou Editions



Dotty has just arrived in Paris to realize her dream: that of becoming a prima ballerina. From a very young age, she has been inhabited by a passion for dance, and at only 9 years old, she was admitted to the prestigious formation of the Paris Opera! But nothing prepared her for the fierce competition that reigns between the dancers of the boarding school… She will have to learn to navigate between the rivalries, but at the risk of losing sight of what really matters… her passion for dance.

The story of Dorothée Gilbert told by the knowledgeable pen of Natacha Godeau. The dream is there, the passion too, but the work remains just as important. And at only 9 years old, here is Dotty admitted to the prestigious formation of the Opera… But entering it is only the first step in her long journey, the competition is fierce between the dancers of the boarding school, navigating between rivalries n It’s not easy, especially when she mustn’t lose sight of what matters most: her passion for dance. A novel about the efforts required to become a star dancer, as well as the obstacles encountered during this adventure that is life. As a bonus, advice pages and tips of the prima ballerina herself!

Believe in your star the competition

By the grace of the gods

Roy (original idea), Ranran (illustration)

Nobi Nobi Editions

January 04, 2023

195 pages



Thanks to the intervention of three deities, Ryôma Takebayashi, an ordinary Japanese employee, finds himself reincarnated after his death in the strange world of Seilfall. Having become a young boy again, he decided to live as a hermit in the forest and devote himself to the study of slimes, small round creatures devouring everything they find. For Ryôma, it is the beginning of a calm and peaceful new life in this fantasy world, surrounded by its slimes with unsuspected abilities!

Discover the manga format of the hit anime of the same name. Ryoma finds himself in a new life, returned to the state of a child. For him, it’s the right time to start all over again and finally live as he wanted! Thus begins a peaceful life, in the midst of slimes with whom he has a special relationship. The manga takes up the classic codes of theisekai (Japanese reincarnation), a more than popular theme in Japanese manga, to offer a light and simple story, to the rhythm of Ryôma’s daily life and his strange creatures, the slimes.

By the Grace of the Gods

Young Adult – from 12 years old

Radio silence

Alice Osman

January 5, 2023

Nathan Editions

416 pages



Listen to your own voice…

“I am Frances, Frances the serious, the solitary, the discreet. I spend my time studying. I have only one goal: to enter Cambridge after the baccalaureate.

I am Frances, the real Frances. I am fascinated by the mysterious Silence Radio and its Youtube channel Universe City. I like to laugh and I like to draw.

And then I meet Aled. With him, I can finally be me. With him, I will finally have the courage to find what really matters to me. »

Here is the new novel by Alice Oseman, named as “best-selling author” by the New York Times and author of the hit series Heartstopping, adapted by Netflix. The author returns with a new novel adult on the theme of identity, of society against a background of music emanating from the radio. Frances has created a facade for herself to be able to respond to the needs and expectations of her parents, of others, of society in general. This Frances hides another deep in her heart, the real Frances, whom she cannot reveal to the world. The theme of identity seems to be recurrent with the author who likes to discover it and write about it in all its forms, through the many issues that follow her writings. In Radio silenceit is the quest for oneself and the importance of accepting and assuming oneself that are put forward.

Radio silence

Lucky charm


January 11, 2023 at Leduc Graphic

208 pages



How to deal with your anxiety and improve your mental health? No more motivation, desire or anything else… Clement is officially depressed. He hates his daily life and the future scares him. He no longer has a taste for anything, even less to take care of this little ghost who claims to be the embodiment of his anxieties. But too bad, he will have to deal with and put up with this man named Angst, with his unbearable sarcasm. And if, finally, this meeting was the beginning of a wonderful adventure for Clément, to discover his true happiness?

Tacméla offers with this comic strip, a more than recurring theme among adolescents. Anxiety is often a daily companion for middle and high school students struggling with questions about their life, their relationship and their future. The author arrives with humor, a few touches of color and in a light tone to describe the state of many adolescents, their mental health which is deteriorating and which is not often taken seriously, nor by those around them and even less by themselves. The 208-page comic thus retraces several moments of anxiety and anguish and contains, in particular at the end, some advice on how to be able to talk about and manage them.

Lucky charm

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Publication of children’s books in January 2022: a grand return to school

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