We are pleased to announce the shortlist of the BolognaRagazzi Crossmedia Award 2021, made up of the publishing projects that have best expanded their narrative universe to other media. The international jury examined over 50 projects, selecting 10, from which the Grand Prize and the special mentions were chosen.
PUBLISHER: Bayard GroupCOUNTRY : FRANCEBOOK TITLE: Mercì le ventAUTHOR: Edouard ManceauEXTENSION: VIDEO GAME Merci Le ventPRODUCER: BayamABSTRACT: An interactive story, based on Edouard Manceau’s book Merci le vent, that plunges children into a poetic world, the perfect introduction to the author’s creative activities for kids. He encourages them to play with paper – assemble pieces, create shapes, make them move... Endless opportunities for expression and creativity! Edouard Manceau is a renowned author for kindergarten-aged kids.
PUBLISHER: Editions AniméesCOUNTRY: FranceBOOK TITLE: Animated Colouring Book - MatisseAUTHOR: Claire FaÿEXTENSION: APP BlinkbookPRODUCER: Editions AniméesABSTRACT: Éditions Animées breathes new life into the paper book, without replacing it. How does it work? 1. I read and colour 2. I take a picture with the free BlinkBook app 3. Magic, it comes to life to tell a story! The child can also take a selfie and record his voice to become an actor of the movie he has created. The Animated Colouring Book & the BlinkBook app are a source of emotion, expression, and an exceptional learning lever.
PUBLISHER: Editrice Il CastoroCOUNTRY : ItalyBOOK TITLE: Vocine VocioneAUTHOR: Cristina BellemoEXTENSION: VOICE APP Il Negozio Dei RumoriPRODUCER: VocalimeABSTRACT: The book tells the story of little Ninìn, whose parents are owners of a magical shop, where the most special sounds and noises are up for sale. The voice app allows its users to virtually enter the shop and discover hundreds of different sounds and noises, guided by Ninìn's voice. The interactive experience stimulates the children, offering also an explanation to the meaning of specific sounds.
PUBLISHER: Flying Eye BooksCOUNTRY : GBBOOK TITLE: Hilda and the TrollAUTHOR: Luke PearsonEXTENSION : TV SERIES HildaPRODUCER: Silvergate MediaABSTRACT: Hilda is a fearless blue-haired girl who travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of elves and giants to the bustling city of Trollberg where she meets new friends and mysterious creatures who are stranger - and more dangerous - than she ever expected.
PUBLISHER: Hachette Children's Group COUNTRY : GBBOOK TITLE: Malory TowersAUTHOR: Enid BlytonEXTENSION : TV SERIES Malory TowersPRODUCER: King Bert Productions (Co-producer WildBrain )ABSTRACT: Malory Towers was adapted from the bestselling book series by Enid Blyton, which has sold over 30 million copies. The TV series follows the students of an all-girls boarding school in the 1940s and it has proved popular with kids & adults alike, who love exploring a nostalgic world of midnight feasts, pranks & lasting friendship.
PUBLISHER: Hachette Children's Group COUNTRY : GBBOOK TITLE: Claude Lights Camera ActionAUTHOR: Alex T SmithEXTENSION : TV SERIES ClaudePRODUCER: Sixteen SouthABSTRACT: The TV series Claude is closely based on the bestselling and award-winning book series by Alex T Smith. A hit internationally, the books have sold over 500 thousand copies in over 20 languages. The TV seriesfollows Claude, a small dog who wears smart shoes, a dashing jumper and a rather nifty beret. In each episode, Claude and his best friend Sir Bobblysock go on a new adventure in their bustling seaside town of Pawhaven. Broadcast originally by Disney Junior, the TV series has aired in over 150 countries.
PUBLISHER: HéliumCOUNTRY : FranceBOOK TITLE: Pompon ours dans les bois / Pompon Bear is not scaredAUTHOR: Benjamin ChaudEXTENSION: TV SERIES Pompon BearPRODUCER: SupamonksABSTRACT: Pompon Bear is mischievous, cheerful and playful but above all, he has a precious talent: he knows how to make extra with ordinary. With his overflowing imagination and creativity, every moment of day-to-day life becomes an adventure in which his best friend Rita, invites herself in. The show inspires children to discover the world, to learn about nature and our environment. It does not cheat with the reality of the world but shows that by gaining self-confidence and letting one’s inventiveness spring, one opens the field of possibilities.
PUBLISHER: Macmillan Children's BooksCOUNTRY : GBBOOK TITLE: The Snail and the WhaleAUTHOR: Julia DonaldsonEXTENSION: MOVIE The Snail and the WhalePRODUCER: Magic Light PicturesABSTRACT: The snail and the whale is based on the classic, best selling and imaginative picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, first published in 2003. It tells the story of a small snail who would love to travel the world and expand her horizons - and a kind whale offers her a lift around the world. The film like the story book, celebrates the wonderful richness and diversity of our natural world. Julia's story gives power to voices that often go unheard and creates a sense of hope through action in times of difficulty and this is amplified in the film.
PUBLISHER: MinibomboCOUNTRY : ItalyBOOK TITLE: Tutto il contrarioAUTHOR: Silvia BorandoEXTENSION: APP Tutto il contrarioPRODUCER: MinibomboABSTRACT: Eight animals, twenty-four pairs
of opposites and over a hundred different combinations!
Choose who you want to play with and have fun changing their looks by trying out lots of different opposites: tall or short,
big or small, happy or sad... Get ready to find some amazing results!
PUBLISHER: Scholastic IncCOUNTRY : USABOOK TITLE: Zen ShortsAUTHOR: Jon J MuthEXTENSION : TV SERIES StillwaterPRODUCER: Apple/ Scholastic Entertainment/GaumontABSTRACT: Siblings Karl, Addy and Michael have a very special next-door neighbor: a wise panda named Stillwater. His friendship and stories give them new perspectives on the world, themselves, and each other.
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