Éditions MeMo is a small wonder, full of fantastic titles and great surprises.

It has been publishing books for young readers by writers and artists since 1993. Christine and Yves Morault Mestrallet, the founders, love poetry, play and attention to detail. They choose typeface carefully and their books are printed on high quality paper.

They give a chance to talented newcomers but also bring to life some classics. Olivier Douzou, Gay Wegerif, Anne Bertier, Martine Bourre or Grégoire Solotareff are some of the authors.

Today I focus on book-game kits, but there is much more. Look for more little treasures on their web.

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Le jouet (The toy) by Julien Magnani

A fantastic building game that combines architecture and graphics. Writing as a form of construction describes this ABC book and game kit perfectly.

The game is to build the 26 letters of the alphabet, or even construct your own letters from the plastic shapes supplied. The pieces may be flat, but the effect is 3D and it’s like using Meccano.

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La machine à lettres (The Letter Machine) by Julien Magnani

In this sequel to Le jouet (The Toy),  Julien Magnani continues to explore this endlessly fascinating subject by bringing to it the energy of motion.

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Chiffres cache-cache (Hide-and-Seek Numbers) by Anne Bertier

A book- game designed to stretch the imagination, with 40 number cards, 2 game boards and a book. Follow the suggestions in the book or make up your own shapes and figures.

Anne Bertier’s titles offer children the opportunity to discover the meaning and form of signs and symbols. Don’t miss out on books like Mercredi or Blanches.