Discover our Audiobooks and Enhanced Ebooks for Kids

Read along and sing along to The Secret Mountain’s children’s picture books in interactive ebook and audiobook formats.

The Secret Mountain Artists Share Indie Bookstore Love

In anticipation of Canadian Independent Bookstore Day, we asked contributors past and present to share why indie bookshops are special to them.

3 Children’s Books with Fearless Female Characters

This Women’s History Month, inspire young readers with these female characters, imagined by authors from Spain, China, and Quebec.

Illustrator Beatrice Alemagna Shortlisted for #HCAA2022

Congratulations to Beatrice Alemagna, who was shortlisted for the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration.

Celebrate Black Stories with These Popular Songs

Discover the origin and stories behind popular children’s songs such as “Frère Jacques,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” and “Day-O!”

6 Books with Inspiring Adventures for Young Readers

Give the gift of inspiration with these musical children’s books about friendship, adventure, community, and belonging.

8 Books that Encourage Kids to Explore the World

Find the perfect book for young readers who love to discover cultures, customs, and music from around the world.

Discover the Collection: Little Stories of Great Composers

Travel back in time with a little mouse named Minim, who bumps into Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Schubert, Haydn, and Paganini.

Explore the Stories Behind Songs on the Vanilla Trail

Navigate our collection of 25 traditional lullabies and nursery rhymes from East and Southern African with these learning resources.

Relive the Magic: A Picnic in the Sun in Concert at Kids POP

Picnics, puppets, and parades! Oh my! The Secret Mountain was overjoyed to co-host Kids POP in celebration of A Picnic in the Sun.

Create a Playlist for a Chance to Win Five Books!

This holiday, share the gift of music! Make a playlist with five songs from The Secret Mountain for a chance to win five books of your choice.

Sneak Peek: Songs on the Vanilla Trail

Discover a new children’s collection of lullabies and nursery rhymes from East and Southern Africa, slated for release October 1, 2021.

Join The Secret Mountain at Kids POP for A Picnic in the Sun

Come one, come all for a puppet-building workshop, parade, and concert at this year’s Kids POP festival, celebrating the release of A Picnic in the Sun.

Behind Little Stories of Great Composers with Marie Lafrance

Marie Lafrance shares how she combined history and imagination in the artwork for the six-part series, Little Stories of Great Composers.

Christiane Duchesne On Imagining A Picnic in the Sun

Acclaimed Quebec author, Christiane Duchesne, shares the inspiration behind her song-filled tale and its companion story, Une fête sous la lune.

NAPPA Awards Sing Out! and That’s My Piano, Sir!

The Secret Mountain is honoured to receive National Parenting Product Awards for Sing Out! and That’s My Piano, Sir!

Behind the Art of A Picnic in the Sun with Marianne Ferrer

Illustrator Marianne Ferrer talks about the inspiration behind the splashy scenes and creative characters in A Picnic in the Sun.

Listen, There’s Music All Around, Says Gema Sirvent

Children’s literature editor and author Gema Sirvent shares the inspiration behind her enchanting picture book, Music All Around.

A Summer Moonlight Concert in China With Han Han

Acclaimed Chinese author and artist Han Han shares the inspiration behind her dreamy children’s story, Summer Moonlight Concert.

Behind the Artwork of Music All Around With Lucía Cobo

The talented Spanish illustrator takes us behind the musical picture book’s intricate scenes and shows us how she created them.

Behind the Illustrations of Sing Out! With Sophie Casson

Sophie Casson shares how she created the zany illustrations for the musical picture book Sing Out! Six Classic Folk Songs for Tomorrow.

Watch TSM at the Children’s Africana Book Awards

Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees was honoured at the 28th annual Children’s Africana Book Awards ceremony.

Ana Gerhard on Penning Little Stories of Great Composers

Author Ana Gerhard explains how her new series brings young readers closer to classical music and composers like Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Vivaldi.

Celebrating 20 Years of Stories for All Eyes and Ears

This year marks the 20th anniversary since The Secret Mountain published its first children’s title.

Coming Soon: The Secret Mountain’s Spring 2021 Releases

The Secret Mountain is pleased to share six forthcoming titles that will be released in Spring 2021.

Multiple Awards for Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees!

Our an enchanting collection of 23 traditional songs received the prestigious Children’s Africana Book Award (CABA) in the category “Honors Books for Young Children”!

Classical Spring at The Secret Mountain

Celebrate Spring with some classical music featured in the musical picture books Listen to the Birds and Amazing Water, both Parents’ Choice Gold Award winners.

Let the good times rouler in your living room!

A Spotify playlist to rock in French at home

We’ve prepared a special Spotify playlist for kids who want to rock in French!

Classical Thanksgiving

Celebrate this holiday season with the majestic melodies of Handel, Roussel, and Josquin des Prez! Our Introduction to Classical Music series by Ana Gerhard includes award-winning titles Amazing Water, Listen to the Birds, Simply Fantastic, and our most recent book, Little Creatures.  

Conferences & Book Fairs

Our new titles, Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees, Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music, and Animal Musicians have been a hit throughout North America for their beautiful illustrations, enchanting sounds, and captivating narratives. 

Praise & Awards for Songs in the Shade

Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees was just selected for the Kirkus Best Books of 2019 list and also won a NAPPA Award.

Discover our Enhanced Ebooks on Apple Books

Our 30-title list of Enhanced Ebooks in both English and French brings the experience of beautifully-illustrated storybooks to your iPad and iPhone. Check out the links below to download your special story today!

Pedro Alcalde & the wilderness orchestra

Pedro Alcalde, author of Animal Musicians, is a renowned composer and conductor. He has conducted numerous prestigious orchestras throughout the world–in Madrid, Berlin, Rome, Osaka, and St. Petersburg, among others.

More Gold and Silver from Parents’ Choice!

Two new Secret Mountain releases have won Parents’ Choice Awards!

New titles are the talk of the town!

Over the past month, our three new releases have garnered a great deal of praise from several blogs and reviews across the continent that focus on children’s music and literature.

Great gift ideas for new parents!

Whether it’s for birthdays or holidays, The Secret Mountain’s collection of award-winning musical storybooks will always provide thoughtful, inspiring, and exciting gifts for the newborn. 

Ana Gerhard talks about kids, little creatures, and classical music

Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music is out September 2019

The Midwest Book Review praises Little Creatures

Ana Gerhard creates another wonderful music storybook. Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music by celebrated children’s author Ana Gerhard hits the shelves September 2019.

Two new titles get the nod from Kirkus

Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees earns a Kirkus Star.
Kirkus celebrates Animal Musicians.

Timeless Spanish songs for the whole family

A book-and-music combo that grows on you. The Hummingbird Sings and Dances, published in 2018, continues to garner positive reviews.

Books with stories and music in English and Mandarin!

10 musical picture books coming out in China.

The wide wild world of music !

3 new books with audio to be published this fall. Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music, Animal Musicians and Songs in the Shade of the Cashew Coconut Trees.

A new release that will delight the whole family

The Secret Mountain has just published a charming, original audio picture book by Chinese author and illustrator Jiu Er describing the simple pleasures that fill a day in the life of Little Sun…

Praise for The Hummingbird Sings and Dances

The Secret Mountain’s new book-CD combo featuring 19 time-tested traditional nursery rhymes and lullabies in Spanish originating from 17 Latin American countries has been getting rave reviews.

Travel the world this fall!

Discover this fall a few of our superb award-winning world music titles!

A Dozen Parents’ Choice Gold Awards!

The Secret Mountain is proud to claim having received the prestigious Gold Award 12 times over the years. Here’s what the selection committee had to say about some of the winners:

Looking forward to 2018!

The Secret Mountain is pleased to announce that it has already secured the rights to two wonderful albums that will be coming out next year.

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