Kim Fupz Aakeson, Julie Völk: Das Löwenmädchen
Kim Fupz Aakeson, Julie Völk

Das Löwenmädchen

The Lion girl
Sold to Denmark, China, Estonia, Brazil

Louise has a lion who protects her, gives her strength, and is always there for her. It’s important for her to have company because she’s often alone. And the other children don’t come to see her because they’re too afraid of the lion. One day Louise is shocked: her new neighbor appears to be a big-game hunter! She’ll have to hide her beloved lion! As it turns out, though, her neighbor is no hunter after all. His name is Martin. Together with Louise’s mother, he manages to help draw the young girl out of her elaborate dream world. As the three share cups of steaming cocoa, the door to Louise’s real life begins to open.

Kim Fupz Aakeson tells the story of a young girl who carefully withdraws from her fantasy world as she finds a friend in reality. Julie Völk’s subtle and expressive illustrations endow the story with a unique atmosphere.
Anke Bär: Endres, der Kaufmannssohn
Anke Bär

Endres, der Kaufmannssohn

Endres the Merchant's Son
Lübeck, Germany circa 1400:
Endres, the young son of a merchant, eagerly collects the various coins his father has brought back home from a trading journey. As the oldest son in the family, he will soon be following in his father’s footsteps. We learn all about what the life of a Hanseatic merchant’s son consists of, leading up to the time when Endres is ready for a journey to his uncle’s house in faraway Riga to learn the family trade. We participate in the daily life of Endres’s family, explore with him the old trading house where the family and their servants live and work, and roam with him and his best friend Jos through the medieval Hanseatic city. Although Endres has inherited a much higher position in society than his friend Jos, the son of an ordinary blacksmith, he nevertheless also lives closely with the challenges of the times: sickness, death, and the constant threat of pirates (like the legendary Störtebeker) to the trading ships.
Endres is the new historical non-fiction picture book by Anke Bär, who was nominated for the Jugendliteraturpreis for her debut book, Wilhelms Reise, in 2013. The story of Endres, a merchant’s son, vividly portrays late medieval life in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck with the support of detailed illustrations. What was school like in the Middle Ages? What did people eat? How was sickness dealt with? And what is a Dornse?
Anke Bär: Wilhelms Reise
Anke Bär

Wilhelms Reise

William's Journey
The scene is Bremerhaven, the year is 1872. Fleeing the squalor and crippling poverty of his home village, young William embarks the Columbia bound for America. Among his few belongings is a sketch-book to which he commits his various observations on board the ship: the hard work of the sailors, daily tribulations such as vermin or the friction due to overcrowding ‘tween-decks, rough seas and dead calm. On a brighter note, there are pleasant scenes such as children playing or the nocturnal phenomenon of marine phosphorescence. At last the big day has arrived: The Columbia berths at the Port of New York!
Anke Bär: Kirschendiebe
Anke Bär


Cherry Thief
"It's the luckiest thing in the world that we ended up here, even if the unluckiest thing in the world got us here."
Lotte lives in a forester's house, although her father isn't a forester. The reason is that the war took the life of her cousin Knut's father as well as an eye from the teacher Fettig. Since the horrible Ms. Gressmann has been running the forester's house, many things have been forbidden, such as picking cherries. But Lotte won't let that keep her down.
If you want cherries, you just have to steal them.
And she thinks it's ridiculous that only the boys are allowed to wear Lederhosen.
Markus Bennemann, Janine Czichy: Tierisch tödlich
Markus Bennemann, Janine Czichy

Tierisch tödlich

Delicious Deadly
Did you know that lions dig graves for their kill? Or that fish be caught using a net made of bubbles? What makes the golden eagle such a housebreaker? This book introduces us to ten masters of the hunt, from the sneaky short-tailed weasel, which leads its victims in a deadly dance, to the exotic Bolas spider, a true queen of marksmanship.
The atmospheric illustrations and large fold-out pages open in all directions, inviting us to delve in to the fascinating world of eating and being eaten.
With short informational texts, animal fact sheets, and many vignettes
With spectacular, panoramic illustrations that continue under the flaps in unexpected ways
Rotraut Susanne Berner, Dagmar von Cramm: Das große Wimmel-Kochbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner, Dagmar von Cramm

Das große Wimmel-Kochbuch

The great Wimmel Cooking Book
Sold to China, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Belgium, Czech Republic

Along with acclaimed dietician Dagmar von Cramm, Rotraut Susanne Berner has given some thought to who might like to cook or bake what in the Treasure Chest Kingdom, either to eat it themselves or to give it away. Following the sequence of the seasons the two of them have come up with a marvelous cookery book.
What's more, the authors provide some amazing experiments concerning the art of tasting and seasoning. While Rotraut Susanne Berner's numerous illustrations give the Treasure Chest people plenty of opportunity to voice their comments, Dagmar von Cramm has made sure that these dishes are not only tasty, as well as cheap and easy to cook, they also contribute to a balanced diet.
A cookery book for families, for kindergartens and crèches, and for all those who love to ply the kitchen knife and the wooden spoon, or to just tuck in!
Larissa Bertonasco: La nonna La cucina La vita
Larissa Bertonasco

La nonna La cucina La vita

La nonna la cucina la vita
Rights sold to France, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Slovenia

“My childhood is redolent with the perfumes of Liguria. My memories seems to have sealed in the scents of the sea and of wood, of rosemary and sage, not forgetting moth-balls and spirit, and to guard it like a treasure. This gave me the idea to write a cookery book with recipes of my nonna, my grandmother, along with personal recollections and pictures. The book gathers a number of simple, delicious, traditional dishes, that were the staple of my Italian family. Yet some more elaborate, exquisite recipes for festive occasions can also be found. So enjoy the trip to my nonna’s Finale Ligure, the coastal strip between Genoa and the French border.”
Cornelia Boese, Manuela Olten: Der Tierigent
Cornelia Boese, Manuela Olten

Der Tierigent

Animal Conductor
Rights sold to China

The animal orchestra is giving a concert in a public park. Everyone takes their instruments out, but the stage is too narrow for the sparrow.
He begs: "Please may I play the clarinet?„
The monkey says: "I'm afraid you're too small yet."
He can't blow hard enough for the tuba. He's not strong enough for percussion. And to hold a bow for the stringed instruments he'd need paws instead of wings. Defeated, the sparrow sits in the audience.

The sound was nice just days ago
But now the music has no flow:
Just squeaks and squawks—a real disaster,
They all play faster and faster…
One thing is clear: they need someone to keep a steady beat. So the tiny sparrow becomes a great conductor.
Cornelia Boese, Linda Wolfsgruber: Maria, Josef und das Kind
Cornelia Boese, Linda Wolfsgruber

Maria, Josef und das Kind

Mary, Joseph and the Child
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Cornelia Boese tells the Christmas story, starting with the Annunciation, in lively, rhythmic verses for reading aloud, reading together, and performing.

Wonderful pictures by the internationally renowned artist Linda Wolfsgruber open up new perspectives on this two-thousand-year-old biblical story by placing it in the setting where it originally occurred.
neu Cornelia Boese, Dorota Wünsch: Wo ist Theatrine?
Cornelia Boese, Dorota Wünsch

Wo ist Theatrine?

Where's Theatrine ?
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Theatrine is standing on a package that's been delivered to the Grand Opera House. That's where they perform ballet, opera and plays. While looking for the elusive Theatrine we can see what's behind the curtain! There are studios, wardrobes, the cafeteria, the orchestra pit, the choir loft and lots more! But where is Theatrine hiding? And what's hidden in that mysterious package?

In cheerful rhymes and pictures that capture the happy chaos, children are introduced to the secret world behind the wings of a performing arts theatre. Let the curtain rise!