Welcome

Frank's secret - Dr Sylvia Roesch
I am a writer of children’s books in Portuguese, some of which have been translated into English and German. A major part of my time is spent on reading these stories in schools and libraries. I read them to audiences in both Portuguese and English, often together to help their language development. I have been inspired by having grandchildren, five so far. My writing has given me a new lease of life, following my earlier academic career. Many of the skills I developed there have been vital, including how to write precisely and to understand audiences’ needs. I had though to develop further my skills in literary writing techniques as well as in book production. I wish to continue learning. I hope that you enjoy my writing and if you have opportunities for story readings, please shout.

Book reading

Children’s books

Bubalino, the flying buffalo

Bubalino, the flying buffalo - Dr Sylvia Roesch and Isabel Roesch Martins

The plane crosses an area of turbulence on an international flight. At that moment, the emergency door opens and Isabel and her stuffed monkey shoot out. (read more)
Recommended age: children from 7 years old.

Available in the following languages: English and Portuguese.

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Bubalino, the flying buffalo from Submarino
Bubalino, the flying buffalo from Lojas Americanas

Frank’s Secret

Frank's secret - Dr Sylvia Roesch

Frank wants to attend the town´s annual festival. After being teased by his brothers, he chooses to stay at home. Luckily, he receives a visit from a (read more)
Recommended age: 6 to 8 years old.

Available in the following languages: English, Portuguese and German.

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Frank’s Secret from Submarino
Frank’s Secret from Lojas Americanas
Frank’s Secret from Amazon
Franciscos Geheimnis from Amazon

There’s a clever creature in my back garden

There's a clever creature in my back garden - Dr Sylvia Roesch

The story of this book begins with a teacher asking pupils to write, as a homework, about an animal in its habitat. Luisa decides to write about (read more)
Recommended age: 6 to 10 years old.

Available in the following languages: Portuguese.

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Vi um bicho genial lá no fundo do quintal from Editora Mediação
Vi um bicho genial lá no fundo do quintal from Miúda Books
Vi um bicho genial lá no fundo do quintal from Livraria Saraiva
Vi um bicho genial lá no fundo do quintal from Livraria Cultura

The mystery of the scratched table

The mystery of the scratched table - Dr Sylvia Roesch

Julian’s mother finds her new table mysteriously scratched. Julian with the help of his pet parrot Lordinho attempts to find out (read more)
Recommended age: children as young as 4 years old.

Available in the following languages: Portuguese.

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O mistério da mesa arranhada from Editora Mediação
O mistério da mesa arranhada from Livraria Saraiva
O mistério da mesa arranhada from Livraria Cultura
O mistério da mesa arranhada from Submarino