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With a focus on rare diseases, inclusion and disability, BookLab publishes scientific books for the public. Our publications are developed in collaboration with scientists, artists and writers. Available in several languages, many of our publications are distributed for free in numerous countries. For more information, download our catalogue.

Sacha The Little Cat

Suffering from a neuromuscular disease, Sacha will gradually lose the use of his legs. But, his wheelchair will not prevent him from continuing to play with his...

Merlin, The Little Feline

Diagnostic error is devastating for people with rare diseases and their families. To understand her son’s differences, Mother Lion relentlessly travels the African...

Marie, The Little Mouse

Marie has achondroplasia, a genetic condition that prevents her from growing normally. But her small stature will not stand in the way of accomplishing great...

7 Questions to explain Coronavirus to children  

A free book for children answering to the questions that children may ask about the Coronavirus and the reasons for the...

Little Issue #1

Learn measurements, be cautious about household hazards or explore the wonders of science... Little Issue invites children to discover the world around...

Little Issue #2

Swim safely, make the water clean or win the race against Coronavirus... Little Issue accompanies you for a beginning of the year placed under the sign of...

Little Issue #3

Fill up on surprises, find out why blood is red and memorize basic hygiene gestures in this new issue of Little...

Little Issue #4

Find out what kind of friend you are, learn geometry and good eating habits for good health with this new Little Issue!...

My coloring book

Discover how the human body works while having fun! All the little heroes from the first six albums of the collection are included in a colouring book “Curious Minds”. Hurry up, get your...

Cadherin is looking for a friend. Story of a protein 

Cadherin is a small protein waking up one day and feeling terribly alone near her house named “Golgi”. She refused much longer her loneliness and start a journey across this universe called...

Kimy sounds the alert. Story of the immune system

Kimy is a chemokine living in Alyssa’s body to help her to stay healthy. But, one day there is the red alert! Some bacteria are trying to invade Alyssa’s skin!...

Mister Cancer wants to occupy every space. Story of a disrupted cell

Everything was fine in the human body until the day when a cell multiplied itself to occupy every space and become Mister Cancer. How the immune system and Doctor “Chemo Magician” will arrest...

The platelets stand in the way. A story about repairing injuries

Leo falls while playing football. Ouch! His knee is bleeding. Fortunately, the platelets are there to stop the bleeding....

Genie has an idea. A story about the genome

The Genome Kingdom consists of a single street, DNA Street. The Gene family lives there peacefully when one day, a bad Transposon wants to settle there. To make room for himself, he wants to destroy...

DNA prefers shade. A story about the sun and DNA

Scarlett and her little brother Joann are enjoying a sunny day at the beach. Joann, very focused on creating his sandcastle, forgets that the sun can be dangerous. Fortunately, Scarlett is there to...

Coronavirus loses the battle. A Story about fighting COVID-19

Coronavirus wants to conquer the world. Fortunately, Phagocyte and Lymphocyte are there to defend the...
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