An assortment of our books
 

A school class tells Why we brought a book to life in Laos.

Books for all ages and reading abilities

Reading should be an adventure of discovery and delight, not a chore. But most Lao kids never see a book they could read for pleasure.

Big Brother Mouse began in 2006 by publishing fun, engaging books for children in Laos. But children aren't the only people who can enjoy and benefit from literacy. Our list is expanding to include books of interest to teenagers and adults, as well. Below you'll find all the books currently in print, and a few more books that are in preparation.

Click on any book below for more information and sample pages. Some notes and explanations are at the bottom of this list.

15 Steps Toward a Better Life Fifteen simple steps to improve health and family life, such as getting enough vitamin A and iron, and reading together. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Activity Book Grades 1-2 Fun and educational activities for young children: Pictures to color, a maze, connect-the-dots, and much more. (Lao language; A4) 5000 kip

Activity Book Grades 3-5 Fun and educational activities for children: A drawing lesson, pictures to color, a maze, a secret code, and much more. (Lao language; A4) 5000 kip

The Adventures of Anansi African folk tales about a clever spider trickster. (Lao language; A5) Temporarily Out of Print 15000 kip

The Adventures of Robin Hood The legend of Robin Hood has entertained readers for centuries. Now we're bringing it to Laos. (Lao language; A5) Forthcoming

Aesop's Fables For two thousand years, these stories have provided fun reading, and useful lessons about life. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) Temporarily Out of Print 15000 kip

After the Dinosaurs From mastodons to moas, these ancient animals will capture the attention of new readers young and old. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Aijethai and other traditional stories from Laos Traditional Lao tales, including the story of Aijethai, who can eat 7 baskets of sticky rice at a time. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

Ancient Egypt In simple English, here is the story of a fascinating culture. Difficult words are defined in Lao on each page. (English for Lao students; 19 x 26 cm) 10000 kip

Ancient Egypt From mummies to pyramids, here is the story of one of the world's earliest civilizations. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

Animal Homes Baby birds stick their heads from a nest while a spider lies in wait, in this beginning-level picture book. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

The Animal with No Brain Jellyfish have no brain. Eye-catching photos and fun facts get kids excited about reading - and about learning. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Animals of Africa Baby giraffes fall 2 meters to the ground when they are born! Here are many interesting facts about African animals. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

Animals of Africa (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Animals of Australia A colorful and easy-to-read introduction to some of the world's most unusual animals. (Lao and English; A5 horizontal) 15000 kip

Animals of Laos An easy, well-illustrated introduction to our varied animals encourages readers to protect Laos's natural heritage. (Lao and English; 26 x 19 cm) 20000 kip

Animals of Laos (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

* Animals of the Past A dinosaur book for new readers, with easy words and high appeal. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

Animals That I Know Familiar animals, cheerful drawings, and delightful poems will draw young readers into the world of these animals. (Lao language; 20.5 x 20 cm) 15000 kip

Animals That I See! Photos of sixteen familiar animals, with short captions, give children an enjoyable way to improve their reading skills. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

The Ant and the Elephant Favorite traditional stories from one of the largest ethnic groups in Laos, the Hmong. (Lao language; A5) Forthcoming

Ant, Knife, Tied Up Everybody can enjoy learning the Lao vowels. Here are eight or nine humorous pictures and words for each common vowel. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Ant, Knife, Tied Up : Mot Meet Mat Everybody can enjoy learning the Lao vowels. Here are eight or nine humorous pictures and words for each common vowel. (Lao and English; A5) 10000 kip

Around the World with 23 Children Children from Vientiane International School describe the foods, holidays, landmarks, and animals of their homelands. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

Around the World with 23 Children (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Australia Coloring Book From kookaburras to Sydney Opera House, (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 10000 kip

Baby Care A simple, illustrated guide to caring for babies under one year old. (Lao and Hmong; A5 horizontal) 15000 kip

Baby Care (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Baby Frog, Baby Monkey Short sentences and rhymes, in a book for children just learning to read. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Baby Frog, Baby Monkey (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Bag of Smiles Six stories, popular for over a century, remind readers of what's truly important in life. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Bangkok Bob Is Bangkok fun and exciting? Or is it big and dangerous? A little monkey leaves the forest to find out. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

Bangkok Bob (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Bangkok Bob (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Bangkok Bob, the Artist Bob, the adventurous young monkey, catches two art thieves while developing his own talents. (Lao and English; 18 x 24 cm) Temporarily Out of Print 15000 kip

Bangkok Bob, the Artist (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Bangkok Bob, the Inventor With flair, inspiration, and perseverance, Bangkok Bob achieves the impossible: He solves Bangkok's traffic problems. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

Bangkok Bob, the Inventor (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Beautiful Luang Prabang From children spinning their tops, to villagers digging a well, these photos show many facets of life in Luang Prabang. (Lao language; A4 horizontal) 20000 kip

* The Bees Sting the Bear Short sentences and fun cartoons give children practice at level 6, in our "Learn to Read" program. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Big Chicken Why is that chicken so big? The blue horse, the striped buffalo, and other animals find out, in our easiest story. (Lao language; A5) 20000 kip

The Big Chicken (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Big Fish Eat Small Fish Books of traditional Lao proverbs have been among our most favorite. Here's a new set. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Big Jar is Too Full, The Small Jar is Not Full Proverbs pass wisdom from one generation to another; 32 favorites are humorously illustrated in this collection. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Bird Carries His Sister The ant digs a hole, and the crab knits a sweater. Fun rhymes and bright pictures will catch the eye of new readers. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

Birds of the World Pictures and a short introduction to birds from many continents. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Birds That I Know From the hornbill to the colorful bee-eater, these striking photographs will captive children and adults alike. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Black Mouse, White Mouse "Black mouse, white mouse. Young mouse, old mouse." Young readers will read and re-read this colorful book. (Lao language; A5) Temporarily Out of Print 15000 kip

Black Mouse, White Mouse (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

* The Cat That Flew Matt the Cat takes off... and helps new readers master one of the more complex letter combinations of written Lao. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

The Cat that Meditated Four traditional folk stories, including 'The Elephant and Sparrows', and 'The Three Friends'. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

The Cat That Meditated (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

The Cat that Meditated (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Cave Guarded by Spirits Seven traditional Lao folktales offer reading enjoyment today, while preserving Lao culture for future generations. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

The Chicken that Laid the Golden Eggs This well-known story has a lesson still worth learning. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

Colors That I Know A gold Buddha, black goat, and green frog, help children learn 16 colors. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Consonants High and Low An entertaining guide to better spelling, featuring Lao words that are easily misspelled, (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Cooking Lao Food Recipes for more than two dozen Lao dishes, including classics such as owlam and kai paen; and many that are less known. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

The Countries of ASEAN The history, culture, economy, and geography of the 10 countries in ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations). (Lao language) Cloth (19 x 26 cm) 40000 kip

* Countries of ASEAN The history, culture, economy, and geography of the 10 countries in ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations). (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 30000 kip

The Crab Flexes its Muscles A bird fixes her nest... a rat digs a hole. These short, repetitive sentences invite young children to read. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

* The Crazy Snake's Eyes Snakes, monkey, and birds fill these cartoons, for reading practice at a very beginning level. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Dancing Stork Children get much-needed practice with very short sentences, as they enjoy these 32 cartoons and short captions. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Dead Tiger Who Killed a Princess Seven traditional Lao folktales, each colorfully illustrated, will enchant children and adults alike. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank's diary, with its honest portrayal of a life in hiding, is the classic portrait of the Holocaust years. (Lao language; A5) 30000 kip

Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs were the biggest animals ever to walk on the earth. Here's some fascinating information, and many pictures. (Lao and English; A5) 15000 kip

Dinosaurs! (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Discovery Day Book Grades 6-8 This accompanies our interactive Discovery Days where students experience new, hands-on ways to learn. (Lao language; A4) 10000 kip

Discovery Day Book Grades 9-12 This accompanies our Discovery Days where students use microscopes, examine fossils, and enjoy educational games. (Lao language; A4) 10000 kip

Do You Want to See? Familiar Lao animals, created from colorful cut paper. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

Do You Want To See? (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Don't Return Evil For Evil An African folktale about best friends, driven apart by a feud, who learn just in time about the power of forgiveness. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Dr. Dolittle and the Floating Island The famous doctor visits a strange island off the coast of South America. (Lao and English; A5) 20000 kip

Dr. Dolittle and the Floating Island (Lao language; A5) 20000 kip

Dr. Dolittle and the Pirates An abridged version, for younger readers, of the world-famous story about a kind-hearted animal doctor. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

Eat Tooth? This comic, about some fun-loving tooth bacteria, introduces kids to basic concepts about tooth decay. (Lao language; A4) 15000 kip

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs Bright pictures, often with opposite meanings, make an entertaining book for very young readers. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Elephant Rides Me! Repetition, fun pictures, and a surprise ending create a story that children will read again and again (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

The English Picture Dictionary It's fun to learn! Here are 1500 common English words, each with a cartoon, phonetic spelling, and Lao definition. (Lao and English; A4) Temporarily Out of Print 10000 kip

Ethnic Groups of Laos Drawings and texts bring to life some of the diverse ethnic groups living in Laos. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

Family Planning A clear guide to the benefits, disadvantages, and effectiveness of various family planning methods. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 10000 kip

A Fantastic and Frightening Place A boy who eats his sister's lunch finds himself transported to a faraway world of demons and monsters. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

A Fantastic and Frightening Place (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Farmer Yia Pao A popular Hmong folktale (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Flowers That I Know From frangipani to the aptly named flame tree, these colorful flowers and short sentences make reading fun. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Fly, Fly, Fly! A red panda climbs a tree, a seagull glides above the waves, and a snake slithers, in this beginning-level picture book. (Lao and English; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Food Origins Papayas are from the New World; mangoes are from Asia. Here's a fascinating look at food, geography, and history. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 15000 kip

The Frog Unbuttons its Shirt It's fun to learn the Lao sounds with these cartoons. Each sentence uses words that start with the letter being learned. (Lao language; A5) Forthcoming 10000 kip

Frog, Alligator, Buffalo A classroom edition of Khama's lively alphabet book, with colorful double spreads that teachers can display. (Lao language; A4) 25000 kip

Frog, Alligator, Buffalo An alphabet book with an amusing verse and lively picture for each letter. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Frog, Alligator, Buffalo (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Fruit Farm #1 Three fun stories, each with a touch of suspense, that young children can read by themselves. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Fruits That I Know From papaya to tamarinds, these familiar fruits provide an enjoyable topic for children learning to read. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Fun with Fruit Lively rhymes and playful pictures about a few of Laos's varied fruits. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) Temporarily Out of Print 15000 kip

Funny Letters Children will improve their alphabet skills as they read Siphone's funny sentences. (Lao language; A5) Temporarily Out of Print 15000 kip

* Game Time! Sone, our gamemaster, describes his favorite outdoor games for rural villages, requiring no special equipment. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 15000 kip

Get Up Early Like a Crow Thirty traditional Lao sayings, colorfully and humorously illustrated, pass down the wisdom of our ancestors. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Good Job, Good Life Two stories help children understand the value of work and education, as they build for a better future. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Good Nutrition for Mother and Baby From the importance of breastfeeding to the preparation of simple baby foods, here is information young mothers want. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

The Grasshopper War Five traditional stories, as passed along in Laos for generations. (Lao language; 18 x 24 cm) Temporarily Out of Print 15000 kip

The Grasshopper War (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

The Grasshopper War Four traditional stories, from the larger book of the same name, in a smaller format. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Greedy Baboon The baboon and the turtle were great friends... until the baboon got a bit too greedy with the turtle's mangoes. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

* The Green Book about Animals of the World From fighting kangaroos to now-extinct rhinos in Laos, these fascinating facts and photos make children eager to read. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

Growing Up on the Mountain The story of a Hmong childhood in Laos: helping with chores, going to school, and adventures with boyhood friends. (English; A5) 15000 kip

Hands, Hands, Hands Short words, rhymes, and funny pictures spark the imagination of young readers, as they practice reading. (Lao language; A5) Forthcoming 10000 kip

Health and disease Facts about many common and preventable diseases, mixed with stories about health and disease around the globe. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Hear My Voice! "Gerk-ka-der-erk!" crows the rooster, in a colorful book for very beginning readers. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

Helping Children Develop Suggestions about how to play with small children, in ways that will stimulate their mental development. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Helping Children Learn Advice about how to help a child's mental development, by encouraging and engaging in many activities together. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Helping Children Who Are Deaf This Lao adaptation of the excellent book by the Hesperian Foundation guides families with deaf children. (Lao language; A4) 40000 kip

Hidden Alphabet Children can learn the alphabet naturally and enjoyably, as they look for letters hidden in these pictures. (Lao language; A6) Temporarily Out of Print 10000 kip

Hmong Life Here are scenes from a Hmong village: building a house and growing rice, courtship and festivals. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Hmong Life (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Hmong Life Coloring Book Here are scenes from a Hmong village: building a house and growing rice, courtship and festivals. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 10000 kip

Homes Around the World Home can be made of mud, or wood. It can be up in a tree, or underground. Whatever it is, there's nothing like home. (Lao and English; A5) 15000 kip

Homes Around the World (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Honey Bear Honey Bear is sweet. Sometimes, she's TOO sweet... like when the Tiger wants to eat her. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

How to Draw Cartoons Lao children love to draw. Here are some new ideas for Big Brother Mouse's book illustrators of tomorrow. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

How Xieng Mieng Got His Name A read-aloud book, with large pictures and short text, presenting two tales of the legendary Lao prankster, Xieng Mieng. (Lao language; A4) 15000 kip

The Hungry Frog The hungry frog eats a moth, a shrimp, and a grasshopper... but he's still hungry. A short, funny book for new readers. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

The Hunter Who Meditated Seven traditional stories that have been told for generations in the Khmu villages of Laos. (Lao and English; A5) 10000 kip

I am Arpo A girl in the Lue ethnic group tells about daily life in her village, in a picture book for early readers. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

I am Bulapha A Lue boy tells about his life, with short sentences and big photos: School, household tasks, and playing with friends. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

I Am Geum "Do you like to read?" asks the main character of this book. By the time they finish, young readers will say, "Yes!" (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

I am Geum (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

I am Kayia Xong A Hmong girl tells about her daily life, with short sentences and many pictures. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

I am Keng A girl from the Tai Dam ethnic group tells about her village life, in a picture book for early readers. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

I am Kerli A Hmong boy carries water, his mother feeds the pigs, then he plays with his friends, in this easy-to-read picture book. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

I am Nouxoua A Hmong boy carries firewood, goes to school, and plays with his friends, in this easy-to-read picture book. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

I am Piak A girl in the Khmu ethnic group tells about daily life in her village, in a picture book for early readers. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

I Am Riding My Father A book for very beginning readers, with just eight pages, shows a girl growing up. (Lao language; A4 horizontal) 10000 kip

I am Sengtip A Yao Mien girl in northern Laos tells about her daily life, with many pictures and easy sentences for new readers. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

I am Soulinda A girl in the Hmong ethnic group tells about daily life in her school and village, in a picture book for early readers. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

I Am Tai Dam Tai Dam children from the mountains of northern Laos tell about their culture, using words and pictures. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

I am Xai A Khmu boy tells about his life, with short sentences and big photos: Fishing, collecting firewood, and steaming rice. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

* I Can Read! #1: The Crow Has Eyes The first book in our fun 'I Can Read' series, where students have fun as they learn the Lao letters one by one. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

* I Can Read! #2: The Snake Eats Eggs By the end of this second book in our 'I Can Read' series, children can read interesting facts about unusual sea life. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

* I Can Read! #3: The Duck Walks Slowly By the end of this third book in our 'I Can Read' series, children can enjoy simple stories. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

* I Can Read! #4: The Deer Runs Fast The fourth book in our "I Can Read!" series introduces a critical 2-letter combination. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

* I Can Read! #5: Xieng Mieng Laughs After they finish this book, children can read interesting information about such subjects as the animals of Africa. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

* I Can Read! #6: Phiiyamoi Goes Away The sixth book in our "I Can Read!" series introduces several of the trickier vowels. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

* I Can Read! #7: I Can Read Anything! After completing this book, children will know how to read; now they just need books to practice and enjoy. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

I Will See the Moon Little Mouse Boukie dreams of visiting the moon. He tries using wings, balloons, and a rocket to achieve his goal. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

In the Land of Dinosaurs Two boys and their dog discover a cave with a magic doorway that leads to a long-lost world. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

The Insect That Uses Light to Talk Fireflies flash lights to attract mates. Eye-catching photos and fun facts get kids excited about books and learning. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

Insects are Fascinating Intriguing facts about insects - such as the fireflies that send out a false signal to attract suitors, then eat them. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Interesting Animals That I Know Sixteen striking photographs of interesting animals, with interesting facts about each. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

International Folktales Seven popular traditional stories from cultures and countries in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

Inventions Fifty inventions that changed the world provide a way to discuss history, technology, health, and creativity. (Lao language; A4) 20000 kip

* Jack and the Beanstalk Three favorite fairy tales from Europe: "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel," and "The Wolf and the Seven Kids." (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Jadu and the Tiger This popular Hmong folktale tells about the trickster Jadu, who outwits a hungry tiger. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Jong Jong Jong! Tone marks are important in Lao. In a style similar to "Polar Bear Visits Laos", these cartoons teach the tones. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

The Joy of Reading Reading aloud to children brings many benefits. But it's never been a tradition in Laos. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Jungle Boy The first story, from Kipling's "Jungle Book", about a boy raised by wolves. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Kamsanongkam An elderly monk teaches two boys about kindness to all living creatures. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

The Khmu Alphabet Book The Khmu alphabet will be easy to learn, for both children and adults, from these colorful pictures. (Lao, Khmu, and English; A5) Forthcoming

The Land of Laos A brief histor of Laos, from its days as "The Land of a Million Elephants" to the fight for independence. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Lao Animals Coloring Book Short captions introduce 30 varieties of animals of Laos. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 10000 kip

Lao New Year Colorful photos of the most important Lao holiday, with short, simple text for very young readers. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Lao Proverbs Don't take lice from someone else's hair, and put it in your own hair. Here are 30 popular Lao proverbs. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Lao Proverbs Coloring Book Children can learn our culture's proverbs as they color Ounla's entertaining cartoons. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) Temporarily Out of Print 10000 kip

Laos 1957 More than 200 photos, most taken in 1957, and text depict people, customs, crafts, and clothing of Laos at that time. (Lao and English; 26 x 19 cm) Temporarily Out of Print 20000 kip

Lazy Pig A colorful, and easy book for new readers shows 4 animals that each get the fruits of the labor -- or of their laziness. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

Learn to Count with Gikong One buffalo. Two fish. Three houses. Children will have fun counting as they explore pictures of a growing Lao village. (Lao language; 20.5 x 20 cm) 15000 kip

Let's Eat Eye-catching photographs and brief captions show animals eating, gulping, gnawing, and pecking. (Lao and English; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Life in Hell Buddhism teaches us that we will go to heaven or hell when we die. Heaven is peaceful and Hell is painful. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

Life in Hell (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Life in the Sea From jellyfish with no brains, to a fish that climbs trees, here's a lively look at some fascinating animals. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

Life in the Sea (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Life in the War Thongphet tells of his life as a young soldier, fighting to end decades of French rule and American bombing. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

* Life in the War in Xieng Khuang Five Lao men who survived the terrible war years of the 1960s and early 1970s tell about their experiences (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

The Life of Buddha The story of The Buddha, who was born to bring peace to earth, from his birth, to monkhood, to reaching nirvana. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

The Lion and the Jackal A jackal helps a lion that is stuck in the mud, and they both learn about friendship and trust. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Little Crow An easy-to-read, high-interest story about a native American Indian boy as he comes of age. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

The Little Elephant That Could Little Elephant wants to take books to a mountain village. The trail is steep, but Little Elephant won't give up. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

The Little Mermaid Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale comes to a land where previously, only Nagas dwelt below the waves. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

The Man Who Disappeared Our second Sherlock Holmes collection contains three popular detective stories, including "The Five Orange Pips." (Lao and English; A5) 20000 kip

The Man Who Disappeared (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Men's Health A lively, humorous introduction to anatomy, STD's and their prevention, pregnancy, birth control, and related issues. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

Minerals are Fascinating! Informative text and colorful photos tell about minerals: How they form, and how they are used. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Monk and the Trees A young monk blesses a different tree each day for the benefits it brings to both people and the natural world. (Lao and English; 20.5 x 20 cm) 15000 kip

* The Monkey Eats Mushrooms Ducks, monkeys, and snakes provide reading practice for children after they've learned about 40% of the Lao letters. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Monkey King A human king, out to capture mangoes from a band of monkeys, learns an important lesson from the monkey king. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Monkey King and other stories Three stories from the Buddhist tradition introduce themes of heroism, trust, and kindness to animals. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) Temporarily Out of Print 20000 kip

The Monkey King and other stories (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

The Mountain Spirits and the Stone Mortars A story that may explain the Plain of Jars is here, in the second book of our series of traditional Lao folktales. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

* The Mouse Drags the Cat Short sentences and fun cartoons give children practice at level 4, in our "Learn to Read" program. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Mouse that Sat on an Egg A small mouse named Nuu-Nuu sits on an egg, for much longer than she had expected. But in the end, it is all worth it. (Lao and English; A4) 25000 kip

The Mouse that Sat on an Egg (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

My Favorite Food The elephant likes sugar cane and the monkey likes bananas, in a colorful book that children can read "all by myself!" (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

My Work The dog guards the house and the ox pulls a cart, in this short, easy, and colorful book for beginning readers. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Naly's Hmong New Year A Hmong girl and her extended family enjoy their ethnic group's biggest festival: The New Year celebration. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Nang Kaifa A god sends his daughter to earth in an egg. She marries an honest orphan, but a greedy king threatens their happiness. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Nang Sipsong The legend of Pu Tao and Pu Nang, the Romeo and Juliet of Lao folklore, who died and were reborn as mountains. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Nang Visaka The story of Nang Visaka, the first person to offer gifts to the monks, depicts life in the early days of Buddhism. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Natural Wonders of the World Photos and text about natural wonders on six continents, from the Amazon rainforest to the Serengeti migration. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

The Naughty Rabbit Khaopod, the rabbit, likes to play tricks on his friends. But when his tricks go too far, he starts to lose his friends. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) Temporarily Out of Print 15000 kip

The Naughty Rabbit (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

New, Improved Buffalo Some things ought to be improved. But buffalos, as our young narrator learns, are fine just the way they are. (Lao and English; A4) 25000 kip

New, Improved Buffalo (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

New, Improved Buffalo (Lao language; A6 horizontal) 5000 kip

No Bananas A young monkey visits her neighbors, looking for a snack. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

No Bananas (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

No Chickens, No Eggs Children and parents will enjoy reading this alphabet book together, with pictures from around the world. (Lao and English; A5) 10000 kip

No Chickens, No Eggs (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Nose Book Big noses and small noses, cat noses and mouse nose. Rhyme and humor combine to make a fun book for very young readers. (Lao language; 20.5 x 20 cm) 15000 kip

Off to the Forest From the mountains of Laos, to the vast Amazon rainforest, two sparrows discover the beauty and value of forests. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

One Foot, Two Feet One foot (a snail), two feet (a gymnast). This rhyming book gives practice with both counting and reading. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 10000 kip

One Foot, Two Feet (Lao language; A6 horizontal) 5000 kip

One Mouse and Seven Cats Very easy number questions, each with a full-page picture, give children practice with basic arithmetic. (Lao and English; A5 horizontal) 15000 kip

Ongkhuriman Five Buddhist fables that have been popular for centuries, beginning with the story of Ongkhuriman, "The Finger Thief." (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

Opposites One short tail, two long tails.... Engaging pictures of real animals introduce simple Lao and English vocabulary. (Lao and English; A6) 5000 kip

The Orphan and the King Sisawath honed his writing skills here at Big Brother Mouse, and now has written three original fairy tales. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

The Orphan and the King (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Our ASEAN Neighbors From a Vietnamese sampan to a park in Singapore, colorful photos introduce the countries of Southeast Asia. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

Our Family Book Packed with stories and information for all ages, this big book helps rural families discover the benefits of reading. (Lao language) Cloth (A4) 30000 kip

Our Jobs Farmers. A gardener. A potter. Sixteen pictures show people busy at familiar jobs, with a brief caption for new readers. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

Our Lives Together Eight stories by Lao university students tell about how we live together to make our society society. (Lao language; A5) Temporarily Out of Print 15000 kip

Our Toys From spinning tops to a hand-made racecar, children will enjoy reading simple sentences about popular Lao toys. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

* The Parables of Wat Xieng Thong These are the parables that are illustrated with glass mosaics at Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang. (English; 19 x 26 cm) 100000 kip

* Penguin and Polar Bear Travel the World A penguin, sheep, and turtle provide reading practice for children after they've finished our 'I Can Read' series. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Phiiyamoi A traditional Lao folktale about the witch, Phiiyamoi, and the poor fisherman she forces to marry her. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

Phiiyamoi This large-format edition of a popular Lao folktale is especially designed for read-aloud activities. (Lao language; A4) 15000 kip

Phiiyamoi A traditional Lao folktale about the witch, Phiiyamoi, and the poor fisherman she forces to marry her. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Picture Dictionary Five hundred words and pictures introduce the concept of a dictionary to young children. (Lao language) Cloth (19 x 26 cm) 35000 kip

The Picture Thesaurus The first Lao thesaurus, with many illustrations, will be useful for students and writers of all ages. (Lao language; A4) 10000 kip

Pinocchio The ageless story of a boy who wants to be good, but finds that sometimes being bad is just too much fun. (Lao language; A5) 20000 kip

Pirates Attacked Dr. Dolittle As He Was Sailing Home As they enjoy an exciting story, Lao students can get reading and writing practice with English past tenses. (English for Lao students; A5) 15000 kip

Polar Bear Visits Laos Funny pictures are explained with words that rhyme, making a book that children will read again and again. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Praying to Buddha Two children go to their village temple, pray, and make offerings, in this beginning-reader book. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

* The Pregnant Crocodile Short sentences and fun cartoons give children practice at level 1, in our "Learn to Read" program. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Prehistoric Life Coloring Book Drawings and short captions depict animals ranging from early sea creatures to dinosaurs to primitive humans. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

Protecting Yourself from Germs By seeing a family engaged in everyday activities, readers can learn about hygiene and health. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

Proverbs of Laos Favorite Lao proverbs, selected and illustrated by young people in Laos. (Lao and English; A5) 15000 kip

Provinces That I Know Photographs show Laos in all its diversity: Monks and ethnic minorities, caves and mountains. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Puppet Story A lively look at a traditional and culturally rich art form that in Laos, as elsewhere, is threatened by television. (Lao language; A5) 20000 kip

Puzzles A rich mixture of games and puzzles, from Sudoku and and a Lao crossword, to mazes and number puzzles. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

Rabbit and Piggy Go on a Trip From a sunset in South Africa, to ice-fishing in Finland, Rabbit and Piggy explore the globe. (Lao, English, and Japanese; A5 horizontal) 15000 kip

* The Rabbit and the Turtle Aesop's popular fable, retold with words and pictures, for early readers who haven't yet learned the full alphabet. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Rabbit Sells Vegetables "I see a big bear. I see a pumpkin." This very easy book gives new readers a chance to say, "I read it all by myself." (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Raising Smart and Healthy Children This easy-to-read booklet explains to young parents why breastfeeding is best for their baby. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 10000 kip

The Red-Headed Club Three stories about Sherlock Holmes, the world's most popular detective. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

The Red-Headed Club, and other stories Three stories about Sherlock Holmes, the world's most popular detective. (Lao and English; A5) 20000 kip

Reptiles From flying dragons to foul-smelling snakes, here is a fascinating, well-illustrated look at the world of reptiles. (Lao language; A5) Temporarily Out of Print 15000 kip

Rhyming Dictionary The first rhyming dictionary for the Lao language, with 11,200 words. (Lao language) Cloth (A5) 25000 kip

Sandar: The Robot Boy Sandar lost a leg in an accident and didn't smile for two years; his life changed when COPE fitted him with a new leg. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 30000 kip

Sandar: The Robot Boy (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Sanitation and Toilets A clear guide to why better sanitation leads to better health, and several methods for building toilets. (Lao language; A4) 10000 kip

The Secret of Boscombe Valley Three popular Sherlock Holmes mysteries are fun in Lao, and help readers improve their English. (Lao and English; A5) 20000 kip

The Secrets of a Successful Writer Read, write, edit, revise. Here are the habits and techniques that turn a wannabe writer into a published writer. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Sengxay's Counting Book Sengxay's colorful book makes it fun for parents to enjoy a book with a young child while practicing an important skill. (Lao language; 20.5 x 20 cm) 10000 kip

Siddhartha and the Swan The young prince Siddhartha, the future Buddha, helps his cousin learn about kindness to animals (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Sister Mouse's Wedding Big Brother Mouse learns how to calculate proportions, a useful skill for everyone from wedding planners to doctors. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) Forthcoming

Sithon and Manola A famous Lao folktale, illustrated with pictures of the story that were painted on a temple wall. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

Sky After Rain In very personal essays, university students reflect on themes important to them: parents, school, and relationships. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

The Sleepy Bat The little bat tries sleeping in one position after another, but it's never quite right. Finally, he gets comfortable. (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

The Slow Loris Short captions and colorful pictures introduce 30 varieties of animals of Laos. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Spectacular! Eye-catching photos and brief captions of extreme places and things: from tiny microbes to galaxies being born. (Lao and English; A5) 15000 kip

Spectacular! (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Sports Fun From traditional spinning tops to newer games like boules, this coloring book introduces 31 sports and recreations. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Story of a Cat A traditional Khmu story about a cat that decides to ally itself with the strongest animal in the forest. (Lao language; A5) Forthcoming 5000 kip

The Story of Big Brother Mouse Primarily for visitors to Laos, this booklet tells how Big Brother Mouse has created new ways to "make literacy fun." (English; A6) 5000 kip

The Story of Dr. Dolittle A kind-hearted animal doctor goes to Africa. (Lao and English; A5) 20000 kip

The Story of Dr. Dolittle (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

Sudoku Easy sudoku puzzles, with step-by-step instructions and tips. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Sweet From Flowers All of nature is connected. When a drought kills the flowers, the bees grow hungry, until the wind and river help them. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny Meet Peter Rabbit's cousins (there are quite a few) in this Lao version of Beatrix Potter's popular tales. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Will Peter learn to obey his mother, before he becomes tomorrow's larp? Here's our Lao version of a long-time favorite. (Lao and English; A5) 10000 kip

Tangrams For centuries, these tangram puzzles have entertained people, while encouraging creativity and improving visual skills. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Tiger One by one, the tiger confronts and defeats powerful animals... until it encounters a bee. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

Tigers and Rice Through photos, captions, art, a brief history, and stories, this book introduces the five countries that touch Laos. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

Tokaido Road Woodcuts by one of Japan's premier artists depict scenes of ordinary life in Japan, nearly two centuries ago. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Tong and Nong Reading is fun! This book lets children discover that fact for themselves, before they even learn the alphabet. (Lao language; A5) Forthcoming 10000 kip

Toothpick Puzzles Move a few toothpicks to make a new shape. These puzzles aren't merely fun; they also teach new ways of thinking. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse Three popular Aesop's Fables provide good reading for Lao children, and English practice for older students. (Lao and English; A6) 5000 kip

Traditional Toys Traditional toys are often more fun than store-bought items. This book will help a new generation learn about them. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

Traditional Toys (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Transportation and the Environment From desert camels to Arctic dogsleds , this picture book shows the connection between what we do and where are. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 15000 kip

Trees are Fascinating! Trees provide food, shade, and medicine and erosion control. This book builds an appreciation for their vital role. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Two Brothers This famous Lao story tells of two poor brothers. One learns the importance of helping each other, the other does not. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

* Two Fish, Four Fish Fun rhyming sentences provide reading practice for children who have finished book 2 in our 'I Can Read' series. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

* Two friends, Champa and Champou Two traditional Lao stories depict life in a long-past era. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

The Ugly Duckling Chamlern has beautifully illustrated the classic fairy tale about a duckling who is taunted for looking different. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

The Ugly Duckling (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Using Books in School Suggestions for teachers about using books to get students involved in reading, thinking, writing, and understanding. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Verbs in Action Children and adults alike will enjoy these cartoons, each illustrating a different verb in both English and Lao. (Lao and English; A6) 5000 kip

Village Life - Easy English/Lao Stories Simple stories, with Lao and English side by side, about young people's lives, about romance, work, school, and family. (Lao and English; A5) 15000 kip

Wat Xieng Thong Here, in Lao language, are the ancient stories of Siaosawat that are illustrated with glass mosaics at Wat Xieng Thong. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 40000 kip

Water for Life A practical guide to developing sources of drinking water, protecting them, and purifying it. (Lao language; A4) 15000 kip

* We Are Katang Three children in the Katang ethnic group tells about daily life in their village, in a picture book for early readers. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 15000 kip

We Are Ta-Oy Two Ta-Oy children carry water, help with chores, and play games with friends, in this easy-to-read picture book. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 15000 kip

* We Live in Attapeu Pictures and short captions about the daily life of three children in ethnic Brao villages of southern Laos. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 10000 kip

We Live in Muang Sing Children from six ethnic minorities - Akha, Haw, Lolo, Tai Nua, Laopan, and Punoi - tell about their lives. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

We Live in Salavan Two children in the Pakoh ethnic group share their daily lives, with short sentences and many pictures. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) Forthcoming 5000 kip

* We Live in Savannakhet Two Mangkong children in southern Laos tell about their families and their lives, with photos and short captions. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 10000 kip

We Love Books! I see a frog reading... and a cat, and a bird. Children will proudly announce, "I read this book all by myself!" (Lao language; A5) 5000 kip

We're Busy! Watch the buffalo, tend the garden. Eight pictures show busy family members, with a brief caption for new readers. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

The Wet Elephant is Busy Humorous cartoons and short sentences, each with an internal rhyme. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

The Wet Elephant is Busy (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

What Am I Doing? Children build their vocabulary by matching Lao verbs with cartoons that demonstrate the words in action. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

What Am I? Readers are invited to guess what animal is described by a short rhyme, before turning the page to see the answer. (Lao and English; 20.5 x 20 cm) 15000 kip

What Am I? (Lao and English; A6) 5000 kip

What Can You Do with an Extra Dinosaur? Bounmee puts her extra dinosaurs to good use, ringing the temple gong, and providing transportation to the next village. (Lao and English; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

What Dinosaur Is This? Children learn names of eight dinosaurs, then identify those dinosaurs when they appear in dramatic lifelike settings. (Lao language; A5 horizontal) 5000 kip

What Happens to Your Food? "Do you want to have good health?" asks BBM. To stay healthy, it's important to know how your body works. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) Temporarily Out of Print 15000 kip

What's in the Market? From wriggling insects to unusual plants, this guidebook will help visitors understand what they see in the Lao market. (Lao and English; A5) 25000 kip

What's in the Sky? Colorful photos and text tell about comets, galaxies, planets, stars, and more. (Lao language; A4) 20000 kip

What's in the Sky? (Lao and English; A4) 20000 kip

What's in the Sky? (Lao and English) Cloth (A4) 40000 kip

Where Is My Mother? A little chicken hatches out of her egg, but her mother is gone! Her story will delight very young readers. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

Why Do My Chickens Die? Villagers asked us for a book about 'Why do our chickens die?' Here it is. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Why the Cat Kills Rats Four entertaining tales from Nigeria present familiar morals in the form of stories that will be new for Lao readers. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Why the Crab Makes Its Hole A selfish crab thinks he can live without anyone else, until he gets lost and is saved by an unlikely friend. (Lao language; A5) 10000 kip

Why the Parrot Can Talk Two popular fairy tales, with a short text and big pictures on each page, ideally suited for reading aloud. (Lao language; A4) 15000 kip

Wolf Mountain As he befriends a wild dog, a boy learns about kindness. (Lao language; 20.5 x 20 cm) 15000 kip

Women's Health A long-needed book that explains women's reproductive systems, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 15000 kip

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The classic children's story, but with a Lao heroine. (Lao and English; A4) 20000 kip

The Wonders of the World From Stonehenge to Angkor Wat, 14 notable monuments provide a glimpse of past civilizations. (Lao and English; A4) 20000 kip

World War II This introduction to the deadliest war in history discusses the causes, realities, and horrors of the war. (Lao language; A4) 20000 kip

World War II (Lao language) Cloth (A4) 40000 kip

* The Worm is Worried Short sentences and fun cartoons give children practice at level 5, in our "Learn to Read" program. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Xieng Mieng stories Tales of the legendary Lao prankster, Xieng Mieng, whose bold and clever tricks make him the Till Eulenspiegel of Laos. (Lao language; A5) 15000 kip

Xieng Mieng, the Trickster of Laos Two lively stories about Xieng Mieng, the most popular folk hero of Lao literature. (Lao language; A6) 5000 kip

Your Body Knowing how the body works is one step toward better health. Here is an introduction to the human body and good health. (Lao language; 19 x 26 cm) 20000 kip

Please note:

An asterisk (*) before the title indicates a newly-published book.

Indented entries are a different edition of the same title. Usually the size (and price) or language is different, or one edition was abridged.

Most titles are available at each location, but occasionally, a few are not.

These prices are for reference, for people planning to visit a shop. At this time, we are not able to fill orders for specific titles, except for organizations within Laos with whom we have an ongoing relationship.

As of mid-2014, $1 U.S. is about 8000 kip. A book priced at 15000 kip is about $2.00 USD. We price books as low as possible, and shops in other parts of the country that sell our books will often have to increase prices slightly, to cover their additional expenses.