How to...

What if Zoo animals could help children solve their problems?

Facilitating learning and behavioural changes.

Book series: How to…

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Sandra Serra and Pedro Batista

To spread knowledge and promote change.

#1 How to be brave, for children who are afraid
#2 How to defend against evil bacteria 
#3 How to manage my money

Book series: How to…

What if Zoo animals could help children solve their own problems?

Three books that help children:

  • Learn to control their fear,
  • Know how to manage their money,
  • Reduce hazardous behaviour in terms of food hygiene and safety.

The “How to…” series is a fun series that teaches and encourages children to change their own behaviour.

In each book, the main characters, Maria and Afonso, face a problem.

To learn how to solve it, they sign up to one of the workshops at the Zoo, where each animal has something important to teach them.

Armed with everything they have learned, they test their new knowledge by facing and solving their problem.

Readers follow their journey, learning what to do in similar situations themselves.

Italy

Corso di coraggio  per bambini paurosi

Venezuela

Curso de valentía para niños miedosos

I love Rita’s books !!!! (Laura – 7 years old)

“How to be brave, for children who are afraid” is (7-year-old) Laura’s favourite book and always has to be in the front row of her (already considerable) collection of children’s books (…) “How to manage my money” and “How to defend against evil bacteria” have also made it firmly into her list of favourites… (Laura’s mother)

An excellent choice to help work on money management in primary schools. I used a story to create an initiative for Financial Education Day, which went really well. I would recommend it (Denise Martins, about  “How to manage my money”).

A funny “workshop” that gives us fun ideas on how to use and save money our little ones are given by family members, as well as for pocket money from parents (Blog Quarto das Brincadeiras, about “How to manage my money”).

English version not available

How to defend against evil bacteria

How to manage my money

When you want to reduce hazardous behaviour around food and prevent illnesses.

How to defend against evil bacteria

An important book to raise children’s awareness of appropriate hygiene and food safety behaviour.

Supported and verified by the Portuguese Economic and Food Safety Authority (ASAE).

 

In How to defend against evil bacteria, Afonso, Maria’s cousin, gets ill. His doctor goes on a hunt for clues to help him find out who or what has caused his illness.

Finding out that Afonso is to blame for his own illness will come as a surprise to both the cousins.

Wanting to find out more will lead them to sign up to one of the workshops at the Zoo, where animals will teach them important rules they must follow to defend themselves against evil bacteria and the diseases they cause.

Readers will learn practical advice so that they can lead even healthier, safer lifestyles.

How to defend against evil bacteria

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Sandra Serra

#3 How to…

  • ISBN: 9789898491671
  • Published: 2015
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: Portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 228 x 4 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +5

 

English version not available

When you want to manage your money better.

How to manage my money

 
A book that helps children learn how to manage their money more effectively.

Supported and verified by the Portuguese Association for a Sustainable and Solidarity Economy (AESS).

 

Money does not grow on trees, and if you buy everything that tickles your fancy, it disappears very quickly.

When Maria is given money for her birthday and is not sure what to do with it, everyone seems to have a different suggestion.

Not knowing which way to turn, Maria asks the wise owl for help. The owl quickly gets his animal friends to help with the mission.

With help from the squirrel, the fish, the parakeets, the cat and the snail, Maria and Afonso will learn a set of important rules for managing their money.

As they go with them on their journey, readers will learn everything they need to know to manage their pocket money more effectively.

How to manage my money

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Sandra Serra

#2 How to…

  • ISBN: 9789898491893
  • Published: 2015
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 228 x 4 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +5

English version not available

When being afraid is a problem.

How to be brave, for children who are afraid

How to be brave, for children who are afraid. 
A book that teaches children (and everyone else) how to manage their fears.

Maria was scared of a lot of things… but one day she enrolled in a very special workshop: the workshop on bravery at the Zoo.

The elephant, the giraffe, the zebra, the tortoise, the macaw, the gorilla and many other animals have lots of important lessons to teach her about fear.

Armed with everything she’s learned, Maria might even feel brave enough to face the scariest animal of all… her grandmother’s cat.

As they go on this adventure alongside Maria and the zoo animals, readers will learn lots of important things about fear and practical ways to deal with it.

How to be brave, for children who are afraid

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Paulo Batista 

#1 How to…

  • ISBN: 9789723016291
  • Published: 2012
  • Publisher: Paulus
  • Edition Language: portuguese, spanish, italian
  • Dimensions: 171 x 230 x 2 mm
  • Number of pages: 24
  • Age level: +5
Published in Italy and Venezuela.

Italy

Corso di coraggio  per bambini paurosi

Venezuela

Curso de valentía para niños miedosos

Dr Albert’s curious game

When allergies are a problem.

Dr Albert’s curious game

 
A useful book to help tackle the problem of allergies in childhood.

Allergies – whether food, cutaneous or respiratory, among others – are increasingly affecting children and families. Both parents and children need to learn how to avoid and manage allergy attacks.

This book, which is the first of its kind on the market, uses a fun metaphor, in which managing an allergy is compared to an action game, helping children with allergies accept the circumstances they find themselves in and deal with them in a more positive way.The book includes an original board game to play with friends, or even at school. It provides useful information and instigates role-playing around key situations for a child with allergies.

The book has the scientific backing of the Portuguese Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SPAIC), as well as the support of ASAE – The Portuguese Economic and Food Safety Authority.

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Thomas is angry, as he just found out that he has an allergy and doesn’t know how to deal with the situation.

Dr Albert understands how he feels and uses his experience to help him. By comparing managing an allergy to an action game, the whole scenario changes, the paths Thomas needs to follow become clear and everything seems less scary.

Young readers will learn from Thomas that having an allergy does not have to be the end of the world. It can be a challenge… a challenge that can be overcome!

Dr Albert’s curious game

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Carla Manso e Rita Balixa
  • ISBN: 9789897770074
  • Published: 2018
  • Publisher: Planeta Júnior
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 87 x 255 x 8 mm
  • Number of pages: 24
  • Age level: 6 +

Read the first pages here

Excerpt

Yes, the problem is that even members of your own team sometimes push you down paths that make you lose points. I’ve even seen situations where they go down the path themselves to show that it’s safe, encouraging others to follow them.

Why do they do that? – I wanted to know. – It makes everyone lose!

– Sometimes they don’t even mean to do it. Something that makes you lose points yourself may not affect other people… and the opposite is also true. Players are not all the same, threats vary from person to person. Our game will need you to assess each situation very well before acting.

– Oh! – The boy closed his eyes and saw the warrior and the elf urging the dwarf to cross the river behind them, not realising that, because he was shorter, the water was already swirling around the horns on his helmet. 

At the Lisbon Book Fair on the 27th May 2018, the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, took an interest in the book. He leafed through it, read an excerpt, peered at the board game on the back cover, and commented on the subject of the book: “allergies”.Moments earlier, he had wound the lever of a “manual PowerPoint”, flicking through a presentation about the book.

Hats with stories

The power and magic of stories.

Hats with stories

The power and magic of stories that help a businessman save his hat shop.

Welcome to this very special hat shop!

The storefront and shelves of the City Centre Hat Shop are full of hats. Walk into João’s shop and you’ll find bowler hats, umbrellas, caps and big and small hats for all tastes.

But what makes these hats so special are the stories they have to tell. Adventures, trips and memories that, shared by João, day after day, bring more and more customers to the shop.

Would you like to find out what can be hidden under the brim of a hat?

Sit back comfortably and pick one.

You are sure to love each magical story!

The book has beautiful illustrations by Carla Nazareth.

Hats with stories

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Carla Nazareth 
  • ISBN: 9789898839916
  • Published: 2016
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 194 x 264 x 8 mm
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Age level: +4

The power and magic of the stories that help a businessman save his hat shop.

Questions seeking answers

Light, engaging, entertaining stories that help you think and grow.

Facilitating learning and behavioural changes.

Book series:​ Questions seeking answers

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Sofia Caetano 
Books that inspire readers to think about and gain awareness and understanding of themes relevant to children, easing learning and the process of change.

#1  The mouth that shouted too much
#2 The lion’s courage
# 3 The runaways’ train
#4 The princess’s weather
#5 The three lost words
#6 The pirates who steal the truth
#7 The 7 greatest treasures
#8 The revenge of the Moon

In 2011, books from this series were included in the National Reading Plan (seal of Portuguese quality), for projects related to citizenship.

The series was published in Brazil in 2016.

Book series: Questions seeking answers

Children’s series of 8 metaphorical stories.

Light, captivating, fun stories inspire readers to think, become aware of and internalise subjects relevant to children, easing the processes of learning and of change.

From feelings and emotions to relationships with others… In each book, princesses, animals and imaginary creatures tell us about the realities and problems of the universe our little ones live in.

At the end of the stories, educators will find a page with instructions and questions they can use to start conversations about the message of each book.

A series that helps both children and adults get to know themselves better.
  • Titles available and their themes:
  • The mouth that shouted too much (the effects of shouting);
  • The lion’s courage (self-esteem and self-image);
  • The runaways’ train (communicating feelings);
  • The princess’s weather (emotions and emotional contagion);
  • The three lost words (politeness: using “please”, “thanks” and “sorry”);
  • The pirates who steal the truth (lying and the consequences of lying);
  • The 7 greatest treasures (valuing what’s important);
  • The revenge of the Moon (revenge and its consequences).
  • Since I showed my son, Gabriel, this books, I haven’t been able to catch him before he falls asleep (Bruna – Opinião do Prazer)
  • For days after we read the story, “the mouth volume” was considerably lower…. (Marina Rodrigues – teacher – about on the effect of the book The mouth that shouted too much)
  • A series that’s not to be missed. And make no mistake: it’s for kids, but the messages shouldn’t stop there! They’re for all of us. (Margarida Fonseca Santos)
  • The illustrations are magnificent, and the text gives you lots to think about, even if you’re over three foot tall! The books deal with essential issues when it comes to bringing up children, they instil values, (society-appropriate) behaviours and are an excellent tool for everyone, from parents and educators to the aunts of little princesses (Carla Santos)
  • A great starting (or finishing) point for interesting activities! (Dália Santos, teacher librarian)
  • I recommend this simple book that addresses the values that need working on with little ones! (Pipoca das Flores, about The mouth that shouted too much)
  • This book is very interesting because it uses a playful tone to help educators or parents instil the importance of these words in children, therefore bringing them up to be polite. I would recommend it. (Paula, about The three lost words)
  • Very good – Excellent! Once again, the author has managed to create a balance between fun and instilling values (reader, about The pirates who steal the truth)
Brazil

English version not available

 

When shouting is a problem.

The mouth that shouted too much

When shouting is a problem.

The story of a mouth that loved to shout so much that problems started to surface with its neighbours (a pair of sensitive ears). This story can be used as a starting point to make children think about shouting and the effect of shouting on the people around us.

At the end of the story, educators will find a page with instructions and questions they can use to start conversations about the theme.

The mouth that shouted too much

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Sofia Caetano 

#1 Questions seeking answers

  • ISBN: 9789723015027
  • Publisher: Paulus
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 211 x 181 x 1 mm
  • Number of pages: 16
  • Age level: +4
Brazil
When the problem is our self-image.

The lion’s courage

When the problem is our self-image.

The story of a lion who wasn’t very brave and a very brave kitten are a starting point to encourage us to think about the image we have of ourselves, and how that affects us.

At the end of the story, educators will find a page with instructions and questions they can use to start conversations about the theme.

The lion’s courage

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Sofia Caetano 

#2 Questions seeking answers

  • ISBN: 9789723015058
  • Publisher: Paulus
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 211 x 181 x 1 mm
  • Number of pages: 16
  • Age level: +5
Brazil

Do we need to tell others we love them?

The runaways’ train

Do we need to tell others that we love them?

Some pets escape because their owners have never told them they love them (even though they do). This story works as a starting point to encourage us to think about the importance of telling people how we feel about them.

At the end of the story, educators will find a page with instructions and questions they can use to start conversations about the theme.

The runaways’ train

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Sofia Caetano 

#3 Questions seeking answers

  • ISBN: 9789723015034
  • Publisher: Paulus
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 211 x 181 x 1 mm
  • Number of pages: 16
  • Age level: +4
Brazil

When our emotions affect the people around us.

The princess’s weather

When our emotions affect the people around us.

Back in the time when our emotions dictated whether the weather would be good or bad, a young princess causes a storm in her own castle… This story is a starting point to encourage us to think about how we deal with our emotions and their effects on those around us.

At the end of the story, educators will find a page with instructions and questions they can use to start conversations about the theme.

The princess’s weather

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Sofia Caetano 

#4 Questions seeking answers

  • ISBN: 9789723015041
  • Publisher: Paulus
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 211 x 181 x 1 mm
  • Number of pages: 16
  • Age level: +5
Brazil
When we don’t use “please”, “thanks” and “sorry” enough. 

The three lost words

When we don’t use “please”, “thanks” and “sorry” enough.

The story of a prince who has lost three words that he will miss very much to rule over his kingdom. This is the starting point to encourage us to think about the importance of politeness – saying please, thank you and sorry – when we interact with other people.

At the end of the story, educators will find a page with instructions and questions they can use to start conversations about the theme.

The three lost words

#5 Questions seeking answers

  • ISBN: 9789723015416
  • Publisher: Paulus
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 211 x 181 x 1 mm
  • Number of pages: 16
  • Age level: +4
Brazil

When lies are a problem.

The pirates who steal the truth 

When lies are a problem.

This story is about a bunch of pirates who steal the truth, instead of gold and precious stones, and replace it with lies.

This story is the starting point to encourage us to think about lies and the effect they have on the people around us.

At the end of the story, educators will find a page with instructions and questions they can use to start conversations about the theme.

The pirates who steal the truth 

#6 Questions seeking answers

  • ISBN: 9789723015409
  • Publisher: Paulus
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 211 x 181 x 1 mm
  • Number of pages: 16
  • Age level: +5
Brazil

Because we don’t always value the most important things in our lives.

The seven biggest treasures

Because we don’t always value what’s most important.

Master owl gives his students a challenge: to make a list of their greatest treasures. This challenge works as a starting point to encourage us to think about valuing what really matters.

At the end of the story, educators will find a page with instructions and questions they can use to start conversations about the theme.

The seven biggest treasures

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Sofia Caetano 

#7 Questions seeking answers

  • ISBN: 9789723015805
  • Publisher: Paulus
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 211 x 181 x 1 mm
  • Number of pages: 16
  • Age level: +4
 
Brazil

Who loses most when we get our own back?

The revenge of the Moon

Who loses most when we get our own back?

The story of a girl who decides she wants to get her own back on one of her classmates. This works as a starting point to encourage us to think about revenge and its consequences.

At the end of the story, educators will find a page with instructions and questions they can use to start conversations about the theme.

The revenge of the Moon

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Sofia Caetano 

#8 Questions seeking answers

  • ISBN: 9789723015799
  • Publisher: Paulus
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 211 x 181 x 1 mm
  • Number of pages: 16
  • Age level: +5
Brazil

Planet Change and the changiers

When the problem is related to anger and tantrums.

Planet Change and the changiers

The inhabitants of planet Change, the changiers, are like humans.

But when they get angry, something happens that has never been seen on our planet…

A metaphorical story that helps children work on problems related to anger and tantrums.

Planet Change and the changiers

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Sofia Paulino 
  • ISBN: 9789899956100
  • Publisher: Simon’s Books
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 190 x 260 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Age level: +5

Excerpt

Planet Change is just like Earth… but with some small differences.

Earth is round… Change is square.

Earth is blue when seen from outer space… Change is yellow, green, blue, grey, black or brown, depending on the side you’re looking at.

The inhabitants of the planet Change, the changiers, are like humans: they wake up, they brush their teeth, they have breakfast, they go to school, they play, they have dinner, they sleep… they do it all just like humans do.

But if they get angry, something happens that has never been seen in any human…

English version not available

Alice

Books that children enjoy reading.

A new adventure every day.

Book series: Alice

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente
Stories full of adventures, flavoured with inspiring values that are essential when bringing up any child.

And the illustrations are simply delightful!

#1 – A new friend – 2017
#2 – A kitten at home – 2017
#3 – A visit to the farm – 2017
#4 – A special birthday -2017
#5 – A day at Sea – 2017
#6 – I want to be a ballerina – 2017
#7 – A white Christmas – 2017
#8 – The Talent Show – 2018
#9 – The cousins have arrived – 2018
#10 – A dream parade – 2018
#11 – Mariana’s challenge – 2018
#12 – Save the oceans – 2019

Book series: Alice

Alice is a girl like any other: she loves going on a new adventure every day. Her parents don’t always let her do what she wants, but they are the best parents in the world. And, sometimes, she thinks school is a bore.

You get it. You’re just like her.

Alice and her adventures are a real delight (Lina Soares – Trinta por uma linha)

A fabulous series (Miriam Gonçalves – Rádio Renascença)

My daughter loves these books. Will there be more in this series? (Claudia)

Uma nova amiga
Showing a new friend why Lighthouse Village is such a fantastic place.

Alice – A new friend

It’s good to be back in Lighthouse Village after the summer holidays. School has started back again and Alice is very happy to see her friends. There’s even a new girl in her class, Mariana, and Alice really wants to be her friend. But Mariana is sad because she misses home.

Alice really wants to help her new friend and will not rest until she shows Mariana that Lighthouse Village is the most fantastic place in the world.

Alice – A new friend

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente 

 #1 Alice

  • ISBN: 9789897073649
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 227 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +4

Read the first pages here

Available in portuguese only

Alice is getting a kitten.

Alice – A kitten at home

Alice’s classmates have never been so excited: Dona Clara, the cat who lives in the school playground, has had kittens! And they are so cute!

The Head Teacher is not very happy and says that he doesn’t want them around.

Alice and her friends have to find a home for the kittens, and Alice wants to keep one for herself.

Having a pet is no easy task. Is Alice ready for such a big responsibility?

Alice – A kitten at home

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente 

 #2 Alice

  • ISBN: 9789898831576
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 227 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +4

Read the first pages here

Available in portuguese only

Uma visita a quinta
A busy day at Mill Farm.

Alice – A visit to the farm

Miss Fátima chose Mill Farm for the class study trip. Alice is very happy because the farm belongs to her Aunt Filomena and is a fantastic place.

Alice and her classmates are welcomed onto the farm with huge smiles and are taken on a tour around the orchard on a horse and cart. They get a chance to feed the animals, learn how to make bread, play, and much, much more.

One thing is for sure: it’s going to be a busy day!

Alice – A visit to the farm

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente 

 #3 Alice

  • ISBN: 9789898839213
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 227 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +4

Read the first pages here

Available in portuguese only

The best birthday ever!

Alice – A special birthday

Alice’s birthday is coming up, and she’s looking forward to her birthday party. But when her mum tells her she can only invite one friend, Alice can’t believe her ears! Only one? How is it that possible?

Alice thinks her parents must be running low on money, and comes up with a plan to help them – by making some!

She never would have guessed that her parents were putting together the biggest surprise ever.

This birthday promises to be truly unforgettable!

Alice – A special birthday

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente 

 #4 Alice

  • ISBN: 9789898839206
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 227 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +4

Read the first pages here

Available in portuguese only

Um dia no mar
A boat trip and an unforgettable story.

Alice – A day at Sea

Alice has always wanted to go out to sea on a boat, but her dad has never let her go because he thought it was dangerous.

With help from her grandfather, who teaches her how to swim, and without a single tantrum, Alice finally convinces her father. Yaaaaaay!

On board her grandfather’s boat, Alice is amazed by everything she discovers on her trip through the waves. And everything gets even more magical when her grandfather tells her an unforgettable story.

Alice – A day at Sea​

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente 

 #5 Alice

  • ISBN: 9789897074509
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 227 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +4

 

Read the first pages here

Available in portuguese only

A ballet show with three possible leads!

Alice – I want to be a ballerina

Alice is sure that she will be the lead in the ballet show, but Bia and Mariana also think they deserve the part. All three girls end up getting angry about the situation, and arguing over who deserves it most.

When Alice tells her what is going on, her grandmother makes her see how nothing is worth ruining such a beautiful friendship over.

Will the three friends make up? And who will get to be the star dancer after all?

Alice – I want to be a ballerina

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente 

 #6 Alice

  • ISBN: 9789897075438
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 227 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +4

Read the first pages here

Available in portuguese only

The best Christmas ever!

Alice – A white Christmas

This is the first time Alice has ever spent Christmas away from Lighthouse Village. This year, she’ll be going to Grandma Tina’s house in the mountains on Christmas Eve.

Although the car ride is a little boring, Alice forgets all about it when her grandmother pulls her into a tight hug straight away, fussing around her. As snowflakes begin to fall from the sky, Alice realises that this is going to be the best Christmas ever!

Alice – A white Christmas

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente 

 #7 Alice

  • ISBN: 9789897075445
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 227 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +4

Read the first pages here

Available in portuguese only

We all have our own special talent.

Alice – The Talent Show

Alice’s school is putting on a Talent Show, and the winner will get Ricky’s guitar, the most famous (and cutest!) singer in Lighthouse Village. Some children will sing, some will dance, and some will even show off some magic tricks.

Alice is very nervous because she doesn’t know what to do on the night of the show. She is afraid that she won’t be able to impress the audience.

Was she rightly nervous? Or will she get the biggest round of applause ever?

Alice – The Talent Show

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente 

 #8 Alice

  • ISBN: 9789897076503
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 227 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +4

Read the first pages here

Available in portuguese only

Truly incredible holidays!

Alice – The cousins have arrived!

Every summer holiday Alice gets a visit from her aunt, uncle and cousins. Alice, Lena and Magdalena are almost the same age and love to spend time together! But Lena is always pranking the others, and her crazy ideas don’t always end very well.

In amongst a lot of laughs, Alice’s cousin will eventually realise there’s a limit.

Laughter, ice cream, dancing and a lot of time on the beach will ensure this family vacation is truly incredible.

Alice – The cousins have arrived

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente 

 #9 Alice

  • ISBN: 9789897076510
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 227 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +4

Read the first pages here

Available in portuguese only

A very original Christmas parade!

Alice – A dream parade

The big day of the Lighthouse Village Christmas Parade is approaching.

Every year, Alice’s school picks a theme, and teachers and students alike spend a lot of time and effort making the costumes, proudly showing them off in the parade.

This year, the theme will be Dream Jobs.

Vet, football player, movie star, firefighter, ballerina… The possibilities are endless.

What about you? Which job would you choose if you could join this special parade?

Alice – A dream parade

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente 

 #10 Alice

  • ISBN: 9789897078170
  • Published: 2018
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 227 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +4

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Looking after a family is harder than it looks!

Alice – Mariana’s challenge

Mariana is very sad when she realises that she won’t be spending a few days in her grandparents’ village after all. Her mum has fallen over and hurt herself, so she needs to be on bed rest.

Her father has had to go into work to deal with a problem, so Mariana is the only one left to look after her mother and Eduardo, her little brother.

Luckily for her, Alice swoops to her rescue, but the girls soon find out that cleaning, tidying up, cooking and taking care of a baby is no easy job!

Will Mariana manage to overcome this big challenge?

Alice – Mariana’s challenge

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente 

 #11 Alice

  • ISBN: 9789897078187
  • Published: 2018
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 227 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +4

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The Oceans need all of our help!

Alice – Save the oceans

Alice and her friends are ready for a nice beach day, but something isn’t right: the sand is covered in rubbish!

When she talks to her dad about it, Alice realises that the problem of pollution is much bigger than she has ever imagined, and that there is even a Plastic Island drifting in the ocean.

With a little push from the king of the sea, Alice sets off on her eco-mission and, along with her friends, will prove that if all of us take small actions, we can all help save the planet.

Alice – Save the oceans​

Rita Vilela
Illustrated by Ana Valente 

 #12 Alice

  • ISBN: 9789897079665​
  • Published: 2019
  • Publisher: Booksmile
  • Edition Language: portuguese
  • Dimensions: 199 x 227 x 9 mm
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Age level: +4

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