“AKIARA” refers to the expression ‘here and now’ (‘aquí i ara’ in Catalan, ‘aquí y ahora’ in Spanish —but written with a K, to make it more playful, as children’s books should be!), and to the Japanese name Akira 明, meaning ‘bright’.
AKIARA publishes beautifully-illustrated children’s books focusing on ecology, education, social justice, tales from other cultures, philosophy, psychology, and mindfulness. With inspiring texts and illustrations, its books stimulate children’s and teenagers’ sense of wonder while encouraging the art of reading, thinking, debating, contemplating, and getting to know themselves.
We are very happy to have sold the rights of our books in more than a dozen countries: the United States, Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Turkey, Iran, Korea, China and Japan. And we hope to find many more homes for them abroad!
For more information, please contact Veronique Kirchhoff, from Vérok Agency, who represents our books in the most important Fairs, such as Frankfurt and Bologna: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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