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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.
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Rotraut Susanne Berner's Treasure Kingdom at Night
Nighttime in the Treasure Kingdom: Humans and animals are sleeping. Most of them, that is. Andrea, for one, cannot sleep because Thomas, who lives on the next floor, is taking a shower. Nico, on the other hand, is fast asleep in his cage, in the dark under its cloth cover. Outside, bats are flitting about, and a hedgehog shuffles through the grass. There's an all-night reading marathon taking place at the Public Library, and in the upper floor, the terrariums of the reptile exposition emit a greenish glow. At the station the night train is ready for departure.
Even though not all that many people are about at night, yet there is a lot going on in this warm summer night. Under cover of darkness, a burglar breaks into a dentist's surgery. Will he make his escape undetected? A night-watchman and his dog are on their round patrolling the local department store. Yet the highlight and concluding episode of this particular adventure must surely be the big festival in the municipal park, complete with fireworks.
As in her four previous books set in the Treasure Kingdom, Rotraut Susanne Berner has once more come up with a cornucopia of little stories, rich in well-observed detail, an atmospheric nocturne that will make for splendid bedtime reading, for big and small alike.
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Rotraut Susanne Berner has designed just such a book whose large-format pictures show a whole town and its surroundings: a house for several families, a farm, a rail way station, a community centre, a market place, a multi storey department store, and a large park. These pictures tell many little stories of things that happen to people and animals on a spring day, and every child can follow these stories. And since there are plenty of stories to tell about this town throughout the year Rotraut Susanne Berner designed a book for each season. So now everybody can discover for himself how life in the town and its surroundings changes over the year: What kind of games children play and how long it takes for the construction work on the new nursery to be completed.
Rights sold to to Belgium/The Netherlands, China, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, France, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Slovak Republic, Italy, USA/North America, Taiwan, Slovenia, Mongolia, Turkey, Ukraine, Denmark, Thail
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Rotraut Susanne Berner has designed just such a book whose large-format pictures show a whole town and its surroundings: a house for several families, a farm, a rail way station, a community centre, a market place, a multi storey department store, and a large park. These pictures tell many little stories of things that happen to people and animals on a summer day, and every child can follow these stories. And since there are plenty of stories to tell about this town throughout the year Rotraut Susanne Berner designed a book for each season. So now everybody can discover for himself how life in the town and its surroundings changes over the year: What kind of games children play and how long it takes for the construction work on the new nursery to be completed.
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Monika and Mingus
Monika und Mingus
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Rotraut Susanne Berner has designed just such a book whose large-format pictures show a whole town and its surroundings: a house for several families, a farm, a rail way station, a community centre, a market place, a multi storey department store, and a large park. These pictures tell many little stories of things that happen to people and animals on a winter day, and every child can follow these stories. And since there are plenty of stories to tell about this town throughout the year Rotraut Susanne Berner designed a book for each season. So now everybody can discover for himself how life in the town and its surroundings changes over the year: What kind of games children play and how long it takes for the construction work on the new nursery to be completed.
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Rotraut Susanne Berner has designed just such a book whose large-format pictures show a whole town and its surroundings: a house for several families, a farm, a railway station, a community centre, a market place, a multistorey department store, and a large park. These pictures tell many little stories of things that happen to people and animals on a autumm day, and every child can follow these stories. And since there are plenty of stories to tell about this town throughout the year Rotraut Susanne Berner designed a book for each season. So now everybody can discover for himself how life in the town and its surroundings changes over the year: What kind of games children play and how long it takes for the construction work on the new nursery to be completed.
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Armin the bookseller
Armin, der Buchhändler
Rotraut Susanne Berner, Dagmar von Cramm
The great Wimmel Cooking Book
Das große Wimmel-Kochbuch
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!
Sold to China, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Belgium, Czech Republic and Slovakia
La nonna la cucina la vita
La nonna La cucina La vita
Rights sold to France, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Slovenia and Korea
Cornelia Boese, Dorota Wünsch
Where's Theatrine ?
Wo ist Theatrine?
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!
Stefanie Bölke, Markus Lefrançois
Anna, Lukas and the Pickpocket
Haltet den Dieb!
their father’s advice. As they push their way through the crowd, Lukas gets bumped and jostled this way and that,and when they finally arrive at the cloth merchant’s shop, the coin purse is gone! Now it’s up to the market master to help!
With richly colorful illustrations and a glossary of terms. Developed in collaboration with the Museum of the City of Hildesheim, Germany. Historical advisor: Dr. Stefan Bölke, Curator of Art and Regional History of the City Museum, Roemer-Pelizaeus Museum Hildesheim.
Ringo, Me and The Completely Clueless Summer
Ringo, ich und ein komplett ahnungsloser Sommer
But instead, everything turns out wrong. All of a sudden Ringo is the star of the play and Asta is left high and dry. Will their friendship survive?
A summer story full of poetry and lightness. And the history of a great friendship.
Judith Burger, Ulrike Möltgen
Roberta in Love
She fell in love with Felix, the new one in her drawing course. From now on she has to think of him, always and everywhere! But she is just eleven years old and her mom thinks an eleven year old girl isn’t yet able to fall in love with anyone. However Felix stays in her mind, in her heart and in her tummy, he is simply everywhere. Unfortunately she doesn’t even know where he lives. How can she meet him again? How can she tell him about her feelings for him? And how can she make him also to fall in love with her?!
Fortunately, to be in love with someone else doesn’t only mean to be lovesick, it also grants one superpowers!
Judith Burger, Ulrike Möltgen
Getrude Beyond Borders
What to do when you've found the friend of a lifetime but everything's so complicated? Ina and Gertrude forge a plan they call "Commando Rose" to protect their friendship against all odds
Sleep, Kitty, Sleep!
Schlaf, Kater, schlaf!
Cat is not amused that he keeps being so brutally awoken. Antje Damm has created
a sassy, interactive book for falling asleep. A new surprise waits at the
turn of every page - but we won't give away here who ends up falling asleep (or
Sold to China, Spain and US (English world rights)
Was ist das?
Bestselling author Antje Damm’s drawings, collages and photographs make up a surprising question-and-answer game, daring us to guess the things-behind-the things. A picture book to keep you guessing, playing or just plain fantasizing – and not for children only either. What’s that? Little children never get tired of asking that question. Antje Damm’s new book leads us a merry dance of pictures that leave you guessing what hides beneath.
22 objects that every child knows are transformed into animals. The pictures invite to a dialogue with the most diverse materials. By looking at them children may learn by and by to realize connections between various shapes and colours, and to devise picture puzzles of their own.
Rascal Children At Christmas
Räuberkinder feiern Weihnachten
Rights sold to South Africa
Anke Dörrzapf, Claudia Lieb
Marco Polo. Incredible Travels to the End of the World
Die wunderbaren Reisen des Marco Polo
returns to tell wondrous tales. »Emperors, kings and princes, knights and citizens – and all of you who are avid to learn about the manifold splendors of the countries of this world - take up this book and have it read to you. Here you will find a plethora of wonderful and remarkable things, indeed …« This is the beginning of one of the world’s greatest tales of travel: Il Milione – The Wonders of the World. And they’re wonderful tales, indeed, that Marco Polo tells us: After visiting Acre, he travels to the Persian Gulf via Baghdad andends up at the court of Kublai Khan.
He enters his services and travels through China and India. After many adventures he finally returns to Venice.
In this opulently designed book the adventures of the famous traveller are retold in a colorful manner. Colorful in a double sense, as Claudia Lieb’s fantastic illustrations, inspired by Asian and Oriental art, commentate and complement a wealth of factual information, resulting in an exhilarating blend that takes us on a reader’s journey from medieval Venice to Beijing and back! A classic gem among the literature of discovery and exploration
recasts in a modern way.
Rights sold to China, Korea and Vietnam
Kristina Dunker, Julie Völk
The Curtain Rises for Flip!
Vorhang auf für Flip!
A warmhearted, expressive and pun-filled read-alone book, vividly illustrated by Julie Völk.
Hamburg, Summer 1939. As the Second World War looms ever closer, Henri and his friends spend a seemingly carefree summer together. They meet at the swimming pool or in the park, and someone always brings a gramophone along - and then things really heat up! Jazz music enchants the "Swingbuddies" with their relaxed "joie de vivre". But this music is a thorn in the Nazis' side.
It's a dangerous dance on a volcano. One evening when Henri and his girlfriend encounter a Gestapo patrol, they find themselves caught up in a matter of life and death . . .
This book, based on true stories of the Hamburg Swing Dance youth from 1939 to 1941, tells the suspenseful story of an uprising in the middle of World War II. The "Swings" were brave, uncompromising and full of life!
Cornelia Franz, Petra Baan
How I Saved Einstein's Life
Wie ich Einstein das Leben rettete
Queen Mary 2, sailing toward New York. Tomorrow is her 12th birthday and the
ocean crossing is her birthday present.
Suddenly, she finds herself in an entirely
new place and time -- on board a refugee ship in the year 1913!
The same happens to Lorenzo and Malik, who have made this trip before. They relate the news that after the ship arrives in New York, a fire will break out, killing and injuring many on board. They must prevent this catastrophe! Somehow they have to find a way to travel back in time. If there’s anyone that can help, it’s Albert Einstein.
A suspenseful adventure story that looks back in time to 1913, when many German citizens left everything behind to start a new life in a foreign land.
Rights sold to Hungary, Japan, Russia and Turkey
Claudia H.M. Hangen, Alessa Dostal
The Life of a Porpoise in the North Sea
Der kleine Schweinswal und das Meer
What will he experience in his first years of life? In this atmospheric non-fiction picture book, we watch as the small harbor porpoise takes his first breath. We come along as he explores the mysterious underwater world, encounters sea urchins, shipwrecks, and squid, and hunts herring (yikes - be careful of the Orca!).
As the little whale grows up, he goes on his first long journey north to Norway before returning to his homeland, and then even starts a family of his own in the maritime area off of the island Sylt.
This unusual picture book with its large-scale illustrations introduces us to these special and, sadly, endangered marine animals. We learn a lot about their habitat, mating.
Das ausgelassene ABC
"Take out the A and read turns red. (And paint slims down to pint.)" But not only that: without the K, a monkey turns to money! Instead of swinging from trees and eating bananas, it's ready for the piggy bank. Without the L, flour becomes four and black turns back. Take out the N and watch months turn to moths and fly away. Erase the E to make a bear a bar and every fear very far."
Author Ina Hattenhauer gives two full pages to showing the marvelous words that result when each letter of the alphabet disappears. Beautifully detailed illustrations show just how much fun she had with her discoveries. Look close and you'll see a whole world of astonishing details like owls juggling bowls, hose-wielding horses, or singers with stingers.
Yvonne Hergane, Sabine Lohf
1,2,3,...A Sack Full of Buttons
1, 2, 3...ein Sack voller Knöpfe
fight. On each day of advent a button is added, until 24 of them decorate the Christmas tree.
Sabine Lohf has created tongue-in-cheek illustrations for Yvonne Hergane’s clever rhymes. This book is not only great for counting but also offers many colourful ideas for Christmas time: making button garlands, painting wishlists, polishing Santa’s boots, and much more.
Rights sold to France
Johannes Herwig (“Until the Stars Tremble”) has set against the background of German unification this raw and emotional portrait of youth in the grip of change and aimlessness. This is a story of hope.
Until the Stars Tremble
Bis die Sterne zittern
16-year-old Harro gets into a fight with members of the
Hitler Youth. He unexpectedly gets help from like-minded
people who, like him, want nothing to do with the Nazi
ideology. In the year that follows, everything changes for
Harro. Conflicts with his parents and trouble at school,
nights at campfires, political action, first love – and above
all, the fear that his wild activities might have dangerous
The "Leipzig Meuten", a group of oppositional youth gangs,
inspired Johannes Herwig’s debut. His discussion of growing
up in a dictatorship is powerful, thrilling, and emotional.
The questions he poses are as applicable now as
they were then: should one participate, should one quietly
adjust, or should one resist?
Sold to Russia
Werner Holzwarth, Stefanie Jeschke
I wish I were.... thought the Meerkat
Ich wär so gern...dachte das Erdmännchen
Rights sold to Denmark, Chile, Korea, USA (English World Rights), South Africa and China
Meerkats on the Loose!
Die Erdmännchen sind los!
Attention! Ten meerkats have escaped, and now they're making a leisurely tour of the zoo! To follow them you'll need nimble feet and eagle eyes. These clever characters are very curious, and they want to have fun. While some of them are busy admiring the stylish haircuts of other zoo animals, others are playing pick-up sticks with a porcupine or frolicking with the penguins. The action shifts from one continent to another in this zoo. You're guaranteed not to spot them the first time, so before you know it, the tour starts all over again. It's a never-ending creature comedy!
A separate page reveals which animals the meerkats visit.
All the Money in the World
Alles Geld der Welt
But what is money really? Coins, bills, something stored in the bank? What about something complicated, like cryptocurrencies? Money is a huge subject. Who invented it, and when and why? What was trade like before money? And why is money divided up so unequally?
Ever since money has existed, there have been arguments about what it is. A means to an end, or an end in itself? A thing, or an idea? A blessing or a curse? There has been every possible explanation.
And yet, money remains a puzzle.
With the help of this entertaining but informative graphic nonfiction book, at last we can begin to understand this puzzle and perhaps even become skilled money managers!
Rights sold to Belgium/The Netherlands, France, China (simplified Chinese Characters), Russia, Spain, Taiwan (Complex Chinese Characters) and Japan
It Is Written
Es steht geschrieben
Rights sold to China (simplified Chinese characters), Belgium/The Netherlands, France, Korea, Romania, Russia, Taiwan (complexe Chinese characters), Italy and Japan
Émile in Berlin - Hunting for Mice in the Department store
Émile in Berlin
This splendidly illustrated book places the reader in the golden age of the department store. It evokes the grandeur of the famous Wertheim department store – at one time Europe’s largest – almost bringing it back to life.
The lights of Paris - Émile at the World Fair
Die Lichter von Paris
When Will They Ever Leave?
Wann gehen die wieder?
During a moonlit night a family of robbers, each carrying a little red suitcase, trots through the woods. Why is that? Well, the robber children are sometimes with their papa and sometimes with their mama. The children have two homes, which accounts for the suitcases. They have two birthday parties, two sets of rules, and two toothbrushes. But they're not at all eager to make friends with Papa's new girlfriend and all of her prince and princess children. The robber children succeed in chasing away the entire princess household, but then they realize it's not going to solve their problem. They take an altogether different approach, with the result that this jolly and optimistic blended family story has a brilliant ending.
Rights sold to Russia, Hungary, Korea, The Netherlands, Spain (with Catalan)
Are They Coming Too?
Feiern die auch mit?
December is the loveliest month in the year - and certainly the most stressful, at least when planning gifts for everyone in a 41-person blended family. Even when that particular problem is solved (thanks to a lucky inspiration), there are lots of challenges to meet before all the Christmas trees, holiday meals and presents have reached their final destinations. But no matter how much hustle and bustle goes into the preparations, by the time of the snowball fight - complete with stale dumplings from Christmas dinner - everyone -- robbers, princesses and dragon children alike - is filled with the Christmas spirit. This is an action-packed, jolly Christmas tale with enchanting highlights for everyone -- not just blended families.
Nora and the Great Bear
Nora und der Große Bär
“So what was the Great Bear like?”
“As big and old as the forest”, said Nora, “and just as beautiful.”
First published in 1989, “Nora and the Great Bear” quickly became a classic picture book. Now author/illustrator Ute Krause has created completely new illustrations to accompany the text, and once again she invites us into the magical winter forest.
Rights sold to Denmark
Count yourself to Bed, little brat
Zähl dich nett ins Bett
Daniela Kulot’s fanciful counting and bedtime book invites reading aloud and rhyming together and teaches easy counting from 1 to 12.
A reference column on the left side of the page explains the numbers with digits, words, and pictures. Here even very small children can develop a sense for quantities.
Besides, who says that you have to count sheep to fall asleep?
Rights sold to Chile, Czech Republic, Spain, Brazil and China
Up the wooden Hills to Bedfordshire - Rhyme-wise
Reim dich nett ins Bett
Kids just love rhymes, especially when read to them by a grown-up. This book invites you to read the rhymes aloud, and to make up a few of your own. What’s more, its colourful, imaginative pages just bristle with all kinds of funny little surprising details which children will discover with glee. To round things off, the icon bar on the left page provides a beginner’s pictorial dictionary listing each of the rhyming words next to a picture of the object referred to.
A wonderful bedtime book, one to be read aloud to the kids and a cornucopia of rhymes, all rolled into one – makes going to bed fun three times over!
Rhyme your way through the rest of the year too!
Reim dich durch den Januar und den Rest vom ganzen Jahr
In January, bears sleep in their caves deep under the snow.
In May the trees blossom and in August it’s so hot and sunny that the tomcat can do nothing but sit lazily under a tree and dream of raspberry ice cream.
A book that helps the very small ones to learn the months and seasons!
And its twice the fun when Mom and Dad are there to help!
An activity book that makes fun to learn facts about your body.
Look at the pictures , read aloud, rhyme along, and play together!
Rights sold to Denmark and Norway
Curls, bangs and ponytails
Locken, Pony, Pferdeschwanz und jede Menge Firlefanz
A battle helmet with a spike.
Stylish Annie wears her hair
As if she kept a garden there.”
Even little children love to make fun of others’ hair. But whether it’s short or long hair, what really matters is what’s inside, not on top of, one’s head. Here’s a whimsical picture book about funny “do’s” and comical “cuts”. Join in and rhyme along!
Where does a Flea pee?
Wie und wo geht der Floh aufs Klo?
An important topic for young children, presented with humor and with brightly colored, sometimes surprising, illustrations by Daniela Kulot
Rights sold to Italy and Spain (Spanish and Catalan)
Lea learns to tie her shoes
Lea lernt Schleife binden
Soon You'll be Well Again, Little Cat!
Bald bist du gesund, kleine Katze!
The cat is sick,
Lies weak on the bed,
Her toes hurt,
And so does her head . . .
Everyone gets sick sometimes, whether they're small or grown up. What we need then, above all, is a little bit of comforting - from someone who'll hug us, love us, warm us up and take us in their arms.
A book for reading together, to give as a get-well gift, as heart-warming as a hug
It doesn‘t matter what distinguishes us from one another—there are many more things that bind us together. Whether eating, playing, laughing or hanging around, it‘s much more fun to do things together!
This book‘s sassy rhymes and colorful, detailed pictures invite reading aloud and rhyming, looking and laughing— and ideally together! A book about friendship, tolerance, and solidarity.
Rights sold to Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Brazil, Spain and Norway
Where does Love come from?
Woher kommt die Liebe?
That‘s what the squirrel, elk and duck want to know right away! They embark on a journey to find the answer to their question. Will they succeed?
For some questions, there just aren‘t easy answers. Sometimes you need to take detours to understand something that was there all along! A book for young and old.
Rights sold to Denmark, Israel, China, Mongolia, Italy, Turkey, Korea and Brazil
Silke Lambeck, Barbara Jung
My Friend Otto, the Big Secret and I
Mein Freund Otto, das große Geheimnis und ich
To make friends with Mina is a little bit difficult, because she doesn’t even want to tell where she lives. However Matti and Otto want to give her extra lessons in Math, so that she won’t be bothered by the horrible Misses “Streiter” anymore. A great mess for the two boys. But they absolutely need to find out what’s wrong with Mina…
A modern city children story about boys in love, parents without any plans and tough girls. About “Hotte Zimmermann”, “Bruda Berlin” and the “Horrific Twins”. A story about big secrets and great emotions.
Silke Lambeck, Barbara Jung
The Santa Project
On top of that, somehow he’s got to pull his family together and make sure they have a real Christmas. But that’s easier said than done . . .
Funny, spirited and original, here’s a Christmas story for reading – and reading aloud – for the whole family.
Silke Lambeck, Barbara Jung
My Friend Otto, the Wilde Life and I
Mein Freund Otto, das wilde Leben und ich
Matti and Otto have known each other their whole lives, except for the first three weeks. They live in a place where everyone goes on vacation: downtown Berlin. They go to yoga and play the piano. Matti laughs all the time and Otto can't sing. So everything's pretty normal – too normal??? One day at school they discover a video of Brotha Berlin rapping on YouTube and decide that something's got to change!
The only question is how ... A big-city story for the children of today. It's a tale about friendship, oddball teachers and weirdo neighbors, real estate sharks and dangerous gangsters, mothers and fathers – in other words, the wild life!
Silke Lambeck, Barbara Jung
My Friend Otto, the Blue Wonder, and I
Mein Freund Otto, das Blaue Wunder und ich
At eight in the morning, the air is already warm and sweet-smelling. Matti is finally allowed to go barefoot, and it's clear that summer is here! There's nothing better than going to the pool! But, as Matti and Otto stand before the entrance, the Blue Wonder is closed. There's no money to renovate it. Where do they go now? The pool is the answer to every, yes every question in the summertime! Otto and Matti decide they've got to do something! In the end, the swimming pool belongs to everyone, especially the children.
A summertime story with an urban setting about adults who give up too easily and kids that take charge. It's about endless summer days at the most beautiful swimming pool in the city and about how together, things go easier, even if once in a while someone has to break the rules.
Silke Lambeck, Karsten Teich
What Does Tomcat Do While I'm Asleep?
Was macht der Kater, wenn ich schlafe?
A book for reading and reading aloud. For the whole family, and for anyone who loves cats.
Silke Lambeck, Karsten Teich
This charming story is told with compassion and good humor, and will warm the hearts of children – of all ages!
Rights sold to Russia, France, Turkey and Korea
Silke Lambeck, Karsten Teich
Mr. Flowers Returns
Herr Röslein kommt zurück
Everyone could use a friend like Mr. Flowers! Here’s another warm and funny story that’s sure to become a classic.
Rights sold to Russia, France, Turkey
Winter is Lovely!
Der Winter ist schön!
Winter is the best time of year to create and play! Whether an ice princess, a cork reindeer, or a pine cone angel: starting with simple materials like these you can make great gifts for Christmas or St. Nicholas. Nature provides lots of material for making things - did you know that you can make many things with snow besides a snowman? And if it's really cold, so much the better. Take frozen coloured water, and one, two, three: you've got giant ice marbles. Give it a try!
This inviting book with its child-friendly and colorful ideas for indoor and outdoor projects will lead to hours of song, play and crafting.Winter was never so fun!
The Big Christmas Arts and Crafts Book
Das große Weihnachtsbastelbuch
Rights sold to the Netherlands/Belgium
The Big Wood Workshop
Die große Holzwerkstatt
Where can I get wood for my craft project? Which are the best tools to use? What are the properties of the different kinds of wood? Sabine Lohf can answer all of these questions knowledgeably and out of enthusiasm for this wonderful natural material.
A book for hobbyists young and old, and a must-have for lovers of wood!
Plank or bark? What kinds of wood materials are there?
Rasp or sandpaper? What’s the right tool?
Sawing, carving, drilling, etc.: the technique makes the product!
With many illustrated step-by-step instructions
With a small forest manual – collect wood in the right way!
Hurray! Autumn is Here!
Hurra, der Herbst ist da!
The leaves are falling, the birds are flying south, we're jumping in puddles or flying kites: no other time of year is so colourful or offers so many lovely handicraft materials, like chestnuts and pine cones. This book shows what we can craft with all the treasures fall has to offer. We can make witches' cottages out of pumpkins, weave princesses out of wheat stalks, stitch hearts made of rose hips, press leaves, paint rain pictures, sew felted mushrooms, fold paper pinwheels, turn milk containers into lanterns, and play shadow games.
Even the darkest autumn afternoon is an occasion for family fun with the help of the creative, child-friendly craft ideas, games and songs in this book. Hurray, autumn is here!
1,2,3,4 Animals That I Adore
1, 2, 3, 4 Lieblingstier
Spring, Spring, Here At Last!
Komm doch, lieber Frühling!
In this new activity book, creative artist Sabine Lohf has collected games, songs and drawing tips to make spring even more enjoyable.
Whether the activity is creating collages from the first spring flowers, making a bouquet from tart tins and egg crates, or building a course for a friendly race of rabbits and hedgehogs, this book shows children how to savor the spring and stay active both indoors and out. (622 illustrations).
The Big In-A-Jiffy Activity Book
Das große Ratzfatzbastelbuch
Sometimes it only takes the most ordinary things to make the most fascinating crafts. You don‘t need the most expensive materials or the most time in the world to be creative. Activity expert Sabine Lohf shows you in simple, short explanations and large-scale illustrated collages that almost everything you need for arts & crafts you can find at home.
Turn coffee filters into beautiful butterflies or an old hand broom into a wild horse. This wonderful activity book also encourages the reader to elaborate on the basic suggestions and create highly personalized, individual works of art.
The Big Book of Arts and Crafts
Das große Buch vom Basteln und Spielen
Each chapter is devoted to a certain construction material: paper, cardboard, wood, fabric, molding clay, cork, and found objects. Useful techniques are explained step by step and act as the basis for many creative projects. Tips, tricks, a guide to materials, and even safety instructions for unharmed fingers top off this multifaceted activity book. · Over 100 creative ideas for all ages · Easy, step-by-step instructions · Chapters classified by construction material · With a guide to materials, small arts and crafts lessons and safety instructions
Rights sold to Korea, China, The Netherlands/Belgium, Czech Republic
Come On, Let's Play!
Komm, lass uns spielen!
Sabine Lohf shows how much fun we can have not just playing, but even creating some of our own toys.
Whether we are playing inside or outside, by ourselves or in a group, these game ideas will keep us entertained!
•Painting and coloring games
The Big Textile Workshop
Die große Textilwerkstatt
The new large creative workshop by Sabine Lohf with over 100 ideas for fabric and wool to try out. It's fun for the whole family!
The Big Nature Craft Book
Das große Naturbastelbuch
- Over 100 craft ideas for every season and for small and large hands
- Event related handicrafts for Easter, Halloween, Christmas and many other occasions
- Simple step-by-step instructions and sensually designed picture collages
- With short portraits of the natural resources used from the maple fruit to the cone
- With a material science and Sabine Lohfs Basics
- In workshop-suitable flex cover format
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Rights sold to Belgium and China
Volker Mehnert, Martin Haake
The Great Rivers of the World
Die großen Flüsse der Welt
or the Amazon? Is the Beautiful Blue Danube really blue? How did the untamed Colorado make its way through the rocky Grand Canyon? And what makes the Nile the lifeline of Egypt?
Rivers have always had a special importance for humanity – whether as political or cultural boundary, trade route or religious symbol. This richly illustrated compendium, created in a modern collage style, introduces 18 legendary rivers from all five continents. It shows the rivers’ outstanding features and their diverse flora and fauna, and highlights historical events and personalities associated with each waterway.
There is much to discover – including astonishing facts and important dates– in this masterful and stimulating assemblage of text and image.
Features a four page gatefold: The Nile from the Pharaohs until Today
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Volker Mehnert, Tim Köhler
Magellan - Or Great Moments in Ocean Exploration
On September 6, 1522 a single, worm-eaten ship is the only vessel to return. On board are 18 ragged sailors, more dead than alive. Magellan is not
among them . . .
Three years had consumed the voyage that began as an expedition and became a trip that no human had accomplished before – a circumnavigation of the globe.
This book tells the story of Magellan’s astonishing achievement in a gripping narrative and evocative illustrations
Volker Mehnert, Claudia Lieb
There are places in the world that have their own special magic. A peak like Mount Everest, surrounded by myths and secrets. Or lonely Easter Island, with its stone giants - a mystery even today. Then there is legendary Atlantis: no one knows if it really existed. A crevice in Iceland, the meeting place of two continents full of unimaginable power. These are some sites, places and even cities that have their own "magic", or at least leave a magical impression on humans, even if it's pure fantasy!
This book leads us on a world tour of 18 magical sites. It's no ordinary journey, but a wild, daring trip never undertaken before!
Acclaimed artist Claudia Lieb's evocative illustrations bring the magic of these special places to life!
Atlantis - An Ancient Myth of Humankind
Thingvellir - The Parliament in the Continental Divide
Stonehenge - The Dance of the Giants
Lorelei - The Charming Maiden of the Rhine
Delphi - Sacred Oracle at the Hub of the Universe
Timbuktu - The Mirage at the Edge of the Desert?
Brandberg Mountain - Art Museum under the Sky
Tutankhamun's Grave - Buried for 3,000 Years in Desert Sands
Jerusalem - Birthplace of Three World Religions
Mount Everest - The Roof of the Earth
Mount Tai Shan - The Stairway to Heaven
Fujiyama - The Most Beautiful Mountain on Earth?
Uluru - The Memorial in Sandstone
Easter Island - The Home of the Stony Giants
Macchu Picchu - Ghost City in the Mountain Peaks
Palenque - Sunken in the Ancient Jungle
Mesa Verde - Life on the Precipice
The Milky Way -- Magical Flickerings from the Starry Sky
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Volker Mehnert, Claudia Lieb
Alexander von Humboldt
Alexander von Humboldt
The "true discoverer of America” climbed the highest volcanoes, navigated unmapped rivers, discovered the flora and fauna of exotic lands, inspired contemporaries such as Goethe and Darwin, and exchanged ideas with the American president Thomas Jefferson and the freedom fighter Simón Bolívar. This fancifully illustrated book invites us to play the role of Humboldt's traveling companion and lets us marvel at the vast array of life this famous scientist helped to reveal.
With an index and and illustrated directory of historical figures.
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Stephan Martin Meyer, Thilo Krapp
In 80 days from Peking to Paris
In 80 Tagen von Peking nach Paris
A Formidable Challenge: Yet to be proven is whether a driver, supplied with a car, can do anything and can drive anywhere. We therefore pose the question: This summer, will there be someone daring enough to drive a car all the way from Peking to Paris?
If a man can do it, then of course a girl can do it! So Julia and her uncle Charles decide to take up the challenge posed by the Paris newspaper Le Matin on January 31, 1907: they'll drive their Spyker in the long-distance Peking-Paris Rally.
In competition with four other teams they'll drive through China, Mongolia and Siberia, through deserts, swamps and over mountain passes. Julia and Charles always find a way through any obstacle, even if they have to drive on railroad tracks! Their toughest opponent is Prince Borghese in his Itala. But never mind: the Spyker team will never give up!
This book, based on true events, takes the reader along for the ride on a rally that still has no equal.
With fascinating details about the first cars and about the peoples and places enroute at the time of the actual long-distance rally.
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg
Zeppelin.The Legendary Story of Hindenburg
Mit dem Zeppelin nach New York
Frankfurt, 1936: Werner Franz is fourteen years old. He has just finished school and is looking for work. Werner is delighted when he is hired as a cabin boy on the Hindenburg, the largest of all the German zeppelins. A few days later, he sees a zeppelin up close for the first time. His first journey takes him across the Atlantic Ocean to Rio de Janeiro. Along the way, he meets and befriends his crewmates, and is taught everything he needs to know about zeppelins. Why does a zeppelin stay up in the air? How can it be steered? And, most importantly for Werner, what are his duties on board? As a cabin boy, Werner has to take care of the passengers, wash the dishes and serve the officers, but despite his busy schedule, he loves his job. However, a catastrophe is just around the corner. Another trip takes the Hindenburg to New York. During the attempted landing, the zeppelin goes up in flames. Werner manages to jump out of the burning zeppelin and survives without major injuries. He returns to Germany with the other surviving crewmates.
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg
To Paris in the Orient Express - The Story of Sinan and Pierre
Mit dem Orient-Express nach Paris
With lots of interesting facts about the legendary Orient Express, the World’s Fair of 1889, and Europe at the end of the 19th century
With many illustrations, maps, technical drawings, and diagrams
A must-have for all train lovers
The Green Sea Turtle
Die Grüne Meeresschildkröte
She mates with a male sea turtle off the shores of Raine Island and makes her way to the beach to lay her eggs.
A couple of weeks later, in the middle of the night, something’s moving in the sand…
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A Year with the Storks
Ein Jahr mit den Störchen
With expert, feather-light brushstrokes, Thomas Müller acquaints us with the lives of this large and beautiful bird. The narrative section is supplemented with additional valuable information about black storks, cranes and herons.
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Animals in the City
Tiere in der Stadt
Where Do The Animals of Our World Live?
Wo leben die Tiere unserer Welt?
- Animal picture book and reference book in one
- Short, easy-to-understand texts on each animal
- Large, detailed panorama pages that invite exploring and discovering
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Animals of the Night
Eule, Fuchs und Fledermaus
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Animals in the Garden
Tiere im Garten
Brief texts provide some fascinating insights, so you can learn even more about each animal
Animals With Us At Home
Tiere bei uns zu Haus
their own. Which animal is best suited to your home? Perhaps a cheerful budgie or a cute guinea
pig? Or a dog or cat?
In this lively illustrated book, young animal lovers will get to know seven common household pets and will learn what the animals need for their well-being.
Cat – Fish – Rabbit – Guinea Pig – Dog – Budgie – Fancy Rat
This board picture book with flaps is a nonfiction primer for the youngest readers. Sturdy board pages with simple text and true-to-life illustrations capture their attention while being read to.
A Year with the Sparrows
Ein Jahr mit den Spatzen
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A Year With The Owls
Ein Jahr mit den Eulen
With expert, feather-light brushstrokes, Thomas Müller acquaints us with the lives of this mysterious and beautiful bird. The narrative section is supplemented with additional valuable information about the Barn Owl, the Long-eared Owl, the Minerva's owl and the Brown Owl.
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A Year With the Great Spotted Woodpeckers
Ein Jahr mit den Buntspechten
The author and illustrator Thomas Müller takes us along into the world of the woodpecker and uses lifelike pictures to teach us about the exciting bird life in the forest.
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The Wonderful World of Oak Trees
Die wunderbare Welt der Eiche
In this large format, carefully illustrated picture book we’ll get to know the often hidden life forms found here:
from the tiniest beetle to imposing raptors like hawks, eagles and kites. What all the oak tree residents have in common is that they rely on these great trees for their survival.
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Animals in the Forest
Tiere im Wald
This close-to-nature and lovingly-illustrated picture book invites small animal fans to see the shy forest dwellers up close and to learn many exciting facts about them
Snow Grouse, Deer and Hazel Dormouse – Animals in the Snow
Schneehuhn, Reh und Haselmaus
Nature has come to rest—only the tracks in the snow are evidence of the many forest dwellers who face special challenges during the cold season. Where do hamsters, badgers, and snakes take refuge? And what do fish and birds do in winter? How do lizards, snails, and bees protect themselves against ice and snow? Thomas Müller‘s masterful, atmospheric illustrations of animals in snowwhite backgrounds put us in a special wintry mood.
They teach us which strategies the animals use to adjust to the changed conditions of life and show us what hibernation, winter coats, and winter reserves are all about. The appendix includes useful suggestions about how people can help animals to survive the winter.
A Year with the Swallows
Ein Jahr mit den Schwalben
A non-fiction picture book in the best tradition that familiarises children with the lives of these lovely migratory birds.
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A Year With the Cranes
Ein Jahr mit den Kranichen
In this book we take a close look at the “good luck” birds, and we follow a family of cranes throughout the year – their elaborate courtship dances, how they raise their young, and their first journey together as a family: the great Crane Migration.
An appendix offers further information about the life cycle of the Common Crane (Grus grus). The meticulous illustrations in the books of Thomas Müller make birdwatchers out of even young readers!
How to Make a Book?
Das schlaue Buch vom Büchermachen
or Bauer Beck, depicts all of the steps in the process of making a book. By the last page, the reader ends up with a finished product. With this book, even small bookworms and bibliomaniacs can come to understand the meaning behind words like “proof” and “imprimatur” and to grasp what editors, manufacturers, printers and booksellers go through to bring us a beautiful new book.
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A Crime in Eden 1919
Tatort Eden 1919
A Crime in Eden in 1919 – a genuine political crime story begins. But modern-day Berlin is also very exciting: As the son of an African, Biko is presumed to be one of the many refugees who've arrived in the city. And all of a sudden, he finds that there is much more at stake than his dream of being a performer ...
Maja Nielsen, Sophie Schmid
Maria Sibylla Merian
Maria Sibylla Merian
In 1699 Maria Sibylla Merian travels to the tropical rainforest in Surinam. Accompanied only by her daughter Dorothea, she commences her great ambition: observing and drawing insects in every stage of their development. For years, Sibylla has been fascinated by the way caterpillars transform into gorgeous butterflies. This book recounts the childhood of the famous artist and naturalist; of her courageous journeys into ancient forests, and of the origin of her stunning books that even today have no equal.
Simple text boxes contain facts and background details appropriate for young readers. Lively illustrations stimulate our interest in the magical world of insects and the life of an unusual, self-confident woman.
Bärbel Oftring, Isabel Müller
Schau mal, eine Spinne!
In this lovingly illustrated nonfiction picture book, children can observe how a garden spider spins her artful web, how she goes hunting, mates, and lays eggs- and how, finally, the tiny spider babies hatch and are taken by the wind on a long journey.
The foldout pages hide even more interesting information about the garden spider and its eight-legged relatives: how can you tell the difference between males and females?
What is a spider web actually made of? The book includes a discoverer’s journal that invites young readers to do their own spider research.
Bärbel Oftring, Theresa Schwietzer
Following the belief that understanding is the
way to conquer fear, this atmospherically illustrated fact-based book introduces the reader to the life of a family of wolves.
We trace the footsteps—or paw prints—of a young wolf, see how a wolf pack is initially formed, learn about life within the pack, and experience how the next generation of wolves leaves the pack and sets out on its own. Inside the large-format flaps there are attractive infographics and texts that explain facts about wolves' biology and how to interact with them.
With 10 large flaps that open in all directions
Contains many facts about the biology, life, and behavior of wolves, as well as maps that show its habitats in Germany and Europe.
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk
The Worls of Seals
Der kleine Seehund und das Meer
In the appendix, readers great and small can learn about where to watch seals, how to behave around them, and what can be done to protect these precious animals.
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk
Look, A Ladybug!
Schau mal, ein Marienkäfer!
In the first rays of springtime sunlight, a ladybug is emerging from its hiding place. From this point on we accompany this living good luck charm through the year. We observe its development from larvae to __ and to fully-grown beetle, learn that the little insect is good at defending itself from predators, and come to understand why the ladybug likes to spend time with gardeners. We can even peek under its polka-dotted wings!
Under the fold-out pages there are lots more facts about the seven-pointed ladybug and its colourful relatives.
With fold-out pages
With a discoverer’s journal and fact sheet
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk
I Build You A House, Wild Bee!
Ich bau dir ein Haus, kleine Wildbiene!
In this richly detailed nonfiction picture book, readers of all ages will learn about the mason bee and its growth from egg to adult, about the life of other wild bees like the bumblebee, and the important role wild bees play in nature. Between the covers of this book there is much to discover about the life cycle and diversity of wild bees, relatives of our familiar honeybee.
At the conclusion of the book there are step-by-step instructions for building a nest platform for wild bees so the reader can watch them up close.
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk
Look, A Snail!
Schau mal, eine Schnecke!
Among the fold-out pages is lots more exciting and fascinating information about the land snail and its relatives.
We learn what a snail king is and why snails can creep upside-down and even over razorblades without getting hurt.
• With many fold-out pages
• Comes with a snail explorer’s journal
• A lovingly illustrated nonfiction picture book about a seemingly inconspicuous animal with astounding abilities
A Beginner's Guide to Improving the World
Weltverbessern für Anfänger
First prize – a trip to Tallinn, Estonia
– goes to the class with the most enthusiasm for the subject. That leaves Mina cold at first. But then her grandma goes into a nursing home and all of a sudden it’s clear where a person could have a clear impact on someone’s
So Mina organizes a nursing home visiting service – not an easy assignment for a class that even the school psychologist avoids.
What’s more, she has to deal with toxic classmates, a failed romance, boring teachers and her parents’ split-up.
After a rough start, what follows is a total surprise, not just for Mina . . . !
This bold and pitch-perfect debut novel by Stephanie Quitterer sets off ideas like fireworks.
But, a young agent of the American NSA is on their trail . . . .
A gripping thriller about six teens unwilling to stand by and do nothing while an unscrupulous international concern with life-threatening activities reaps millions.
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With a heavy heart Miguel leaves his sister behind and starts out on a long northbound journey. At the Mexican border he meets others who have the same destination: mysterious Fernando, little Ángel, smart Jaz and silent Emilio. They decide to take a chance together. All of them are driven by their longing for the people they have lost and by their hope for a better life.
Freight trains are the only way to cross Mexico. And soon Miguel and the others realize that they are part of a much bigger trek rolling northbound. Thousands of people are travelling as blind passengers on the trains, facing many risks. One false step when jumping on the train, one unattended moment on the roof, one careless slumber at night and their lives might be over. Corrupt police men and greedy robber bands are hunting them. They are suffering from thirst and hunger, from the heat in the jungle, the coldness in the mountains and the drought in the desert.
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