Liels und Mazs

„Liels un mazs“ (meaning „Big and small“) is a children’s literature publishing house, founded in 2004. Our speciality is paying big attention to literature for small readers. We develop Latvian children’s literature and book art and publish quality translations, aiming to expand the territory of well-developed literary and visual taste. We focus on contemporary picture books, involving dozens of talented Latvian artists who represent a variety of different genres of art.

We work with the most prominent Latvian children’s writers and artists who have won the International Baltic Sea Region Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children’s Literature and Book Art, have been included in the IBBY Honour List and nominated for ALMA and the H. Ch. Andersen Award: Juris Zvirgzdiņš, Inese Zandere, Māris Rungulis, Pauls Bankovskis, Anita Paegle, Juris Petraškevičs, Reinis Pētersons, Edmunds Jansons, as well as the young and talented EU Literature Prize winner Jānis Joņevs.

The range of children’s books that we have published covers the whole literary territory of Europe, including Janosch’s stories of the little bear and the little tiger; picture books by Kitty Crowther, Carll Cneut, Sven Nordquist and Kęstutis Kasparavičius; books by Ulf Stark, Andrus Kivirähk, Piret Raud, Henrika Andersson, Jacques Vriens, Erlend Loe, Vytautas V. Landsbergis, Sinikka and Tiina Nopola, Mikołaj Łoziński and many others – not to forget „Tales from Outer Suburbia“ by Shaun Tan.