Foreign Rights List
Stepha Quitterer, Claudia Weikert
Pepe and the Octopus - Escape from the Waste Mafia
Pepe und der Oktopus auf der Flucht vor der Müllmafia
An eleven-year-old boy and an octopus are on the run from the waste mafia. Men in magpie-blue suits, brutal profiteers, want to get rid of the octopus, which the sea animals have sent out to convince people to stop dumping their plastic waste into nature and to ban plastic altogether.
A wild, constantly surprising and funny chase halfway around the world, a thrilling road trip, realistic environmental thriller and a story of an extraordinary friendship.
Linguistically witty, fast-paced, original and told with a modern sensibility – the new story by Stepha Quitterer is a must-have for all young fans of James Bond and Indiana Jones!
Werner Holzwarth, Dorota Wünsch
How the Cat Came to Us
Wie die Katze zu uns kam
Egyptian deity or shipboard mouse catcher, heroine of fairy tales and myths or beloved pet: it is impossible to imagine our lives without cats! For many thousands of years, they have had a place in our homes, yards and hearts. We accompany the cat on its foray through world events - from the hearths of our Stone Age ancestors to its celebrity appearance in millions of YouTube clicks .
This book gives a fascinating account of the many ways those velvet paws came to us - and have stayed until today! Innovative comic strips complement the informative text and animate the stories of these whiskered protagonists in an entertaining way.
Sold to Russia
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Geschichten aus Wimmlingen
The rhymed texts are easy to read aloud, are soon spoken along with and thus promote language acquisition.
Rotraut Susanne Berner
At Home in Wimmlingen
Zu Hause in Wimmlingen
This kind of house has lots of stories to tell. Rotraut Susanne Berner invites us in and introduces us to the people and animals who live there. We can not only take a close look inside, like a doll’s house, but walk through the rooms, see things from a new perspective and get reacquainted with old friends. Rhyming text by the artist makes this book fun to read for the whole family. A perfect introduction to Rotraut Susanne Berner’s Wimmel world, and a must for those who already call Wimmlingen home.
Sold to Belgium/The Netherlands and Russia
Kathrin Wolf, Isabel Kreitz
In an Old House in Berlin
In einem alten Haus in Berlin
Detailed pictures teeming with activity and informative captions make history easier to grasp, and bring Berlin to life!
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk
I build you a House, little Hedgehog!
Ich bau dir ein Haus, kleiner Igel
The flaps reveal exciting information about the hedgehog and how you can protect it. With the step-by-step instructions at the end of the book, readers can build a house to shelter a hedgehog all year round.
Claudia H.M. Hangen, Alessa Dostal
The Life of a Porpoise in the North Sea
Der kleine Wal 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.
The last year of school begins for Sascha. Hanging out in the condemned house and increasingly dangerous tests of courage with his buddies: Is this what the rest of his life looks like? And then something happens. Something that shatters everything that used to be and calls into question everything that can still be. To duck away any further - impossible.
Rough in the sound of the street, full of heart underneath: in his new novel, Johannes Herwig tells of a friendship that seems to be above everything, and of the difficulty of taking responsibility. For those you care about - and for yourself.
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Birthday in Wimmlingen
Geburtstag in Wimmlingen
Today Linus turns five years old, and he's thrilled about the birthday party he'll celebrate with his five friends. In the yard, the table is set, the guests all bring cool presents, and everyone's enjoying the celebration until . . . the sun disappears behind thick gray clouds. Luckily, Linus' father Oliver put up a tent last night, so the party can continue. Anyone who looks closely can see that not just the children are celebrating - there are some animal creatures enjoying the party too!
An ideal birthday gift - illustrated and told in witty rhymes by Rotraut Susanne Berner.
Rights sold to Poland
What's Happening There?
Was passiert denn da?
A dog in a basket, a vacuum cleaner and a cat, and a boy who peeks through a keyhole…
guess what happens next! Then turn the page and get ready for a surprise.
Two pictures tell a short story - sometimes they’re drawn, sometimes they’re photographs, sometimes they’re collages. They invite the reader to look carefully, find the meaning, then tell the story. They’ll make you look, amaze you, make you laugh, and make you guess!
Kirsten Traynor, Carim Nahaboo
Der große Schwarm
Henrietta is a scout, a so-called field bee. Though she spent her youth inside the hive working, now she has a big responsibility outside - she has to find a new home for the bee colony! The colony has grown too large for the many worker bees to survive. And so Henrietta leaves home with a huge swarm --thousands of her sisters. But where will the bees find a new home?
Dive into the fascinating world of bees and join them on their journey! Bee expert Kirsten Traynor knows lots of amazing stories about a largely unknown part of these fascinating insects' lives. Accompanied by wonderful illustrations, these stories bring the bee colony to life.
Sold to Armenia
Judith Homoki, Martin Haake
At the Sea!
Where is the land where pepper grows? Why is there ebb and flow? Who landed before Columbus in America? And why do we love a holiday at the seashore? Welcome to a trip around the oceans of the Earth, from the Wattenmeer mud flats to Waikiki, from Brighton to the Barrier Reef, from the time the first fish brought life to the land to the coastal metropolises of today.
This sumptuously illustrated book draws us into the world of coasts Richly detailed large format illustrations show critical developments of human life at the seashore, at different eras and in different regions of the Earth Alternating with these are meticulous maps of the oceans with current facts, meaningful events, and important personalities.
Rights sold to Bulgaria, Spain, USA (English world rights), France and Hungary
Felix and His Monster
Felix und sein Monster
Felix would be content with life, and with himself, if he just weren't so afraid! He often has this feeling that something scary is lurking ahead. He gets spooked easily and then he worries about what the other kids will think of him. Then one day he gets into a terrible rage about this fear he can't shake. He takes it out in wild scribbling on a piece of paper. What's left is a monster! A super-cool monster!
Henrike Wilson writes with great sensitivity about finding the courage to face one's fears. A book about courage and friendship - and a very special monster!
In the Night
In der Nacht
What does the cat do at night? She sits on the roof and watches. What does an owl do at night? And the ship in the harbour? There’s so much to discover at night! Many animals are active, but there are workers out too You could just sit by the window, and watch, and almost forget about bedtime!
A picture book to look at again and again until it’s time for bed
Hamster, Stork and Swallowtail
Hamster, Storch und Schwalbenschwanz
An intact cultivated landscape is like a colourful mosaic: meadows, pastures, fields, tree groves and hedges. Crossed by pathways, waterways and rows of blossoms, it’s a rich environment for plants and animals. And it’s good for humans, too!
This large format, splendidly illustrated book is dedicated to the animals that make their homes here, and displays them in all their diversity. A few animals owe their names to this biosphere! But more than just field mice and meadowlarks can be found; countless birds and mammals are native to this environment. We learn about the most important and most interesting ones, and with a little luck, we’ll recognize them on our next visit to the pasture.
Award-winning illustrator Thomas Müller renders the lively environment of countryside and fields in every detailed brushstroke.
Silke Vry, Claudia Lieb
The Dinosaur at the Rock. The Adventures of the First Bone Hunters.
Der Dinosaurier im Fels
A twelve-year old girl stands alone on the rough cliffs of southern England and taps rhythmically with a hammer against the rock; two renowned scientists compete for a discovery in a »fight to the bones«; one day, a young adventurer peeks into the empty eye sockets of a Tyrannosaurus rex... this book tells the suspenseful stories of the first fossil hunters. At a time when most people still believed that the Earth was just a few thousand years old, and few imagined that giant prehistoric lizards once ruled the planet, these hardy pioneering researchers were literally prying dinosaur bones out of the rock – and proving just the opposite to a skeptical world.
With many illustrations, fossil and research profiles, and appendices.
Cornelia Franz, Petra Baan
Matthis has been roaming the summer forests of Norway with his dog Tara for days. He collects berries, catches fish, makes fires or swims in one of the many lakes. If it weren't for the thoughts of the fight with his parents, the words he had shouted after them, the accident... If only he wasn't always so unrestrained! Out of nowhere, a mysterious girl suddenly appears in the forest who knows how to fry earthworms. Jule speaks little, except when she tells stories about trolls. And she always disappears just as suddenly as she appeared... An adventurous summer story about loud and quiet feelings and life in nature.
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!
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.
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
Rights sold to the USA
Mehrdad Zaeri, Werner Holzwarth
Winter of the Squirrel
Der Winter des Eichhörnchens
Squirrel is young, and life is beautiful! Gathering nuts, burying them, and having a good winter - no problem at all!
Then, squirrel grows old. Gathering nuts and burying them takes a lot of energy. Finding the nuts again is an even bigger problem - especially when one forgets what one was looking for! It's enough to make a squirrel tired, a little sad, even angry!
Then, everything starts to make sense again.
Mehrdad Zaeri's magical illustrations invoke the inner life of a squirrel. A positive parable of life in this picture book story written by Werner Holzwarth.
Sold to China
Christiane Schwabbaur, Henrike Wilson
Pinguin im Glück
It's the scene at the Pole: a penguin standing. Here comes another, wearing a scarf. Then another, with a cap. They stand together that way as the winter wind blows. Then comes another, passing all the others by. One that follows its beak and clearly has a goal in mind. That runs and does a cannonball splash into the blue water, just for fun! Have you ever heard of such a thing? Luckily, joy is contagious, and pretty soon all the penguins are romping around in the water, splashing and snorting. We'd love to join them.
It's hard to imagine a funnier, more focused depiction of a transformation from gloom into pure joy and happiness. Warning: it's contagious!
Sold to France
Rainy Dragon Days
Actually, Toni and the dog wanted to spend the rainy day on the sofa - with pillows and cocoa and books. Then the doorbell rang and in walked Fred, an elegant dragon and a great friend, carrying an umbrella. Fred needed to pee, but Toni's loo was much too small for a dragon. What to do? Toni and the dog offer suggestions, but none of them seem right for a dragon with style. After all, who has ever seen a dragon peeing against a tree? No one! Fred has to deal with it, because it's becoming urgent. So he sweeps up his friends and sets them on his back for a flight to Dragonland, where there are magnificent floating pagodas . . .
Julie Völk's atmospheric picture worlds are not just an homage to cozy rainy days. The artist manages to tell a witty dragon adventure story while addressing a need that we all, not just dragons, sometimes have when we need to find a private place to go.
Sold to New Zealand (English World Rights)
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)
Ilka Sokolowski, Janine Czichy
Wild Life on the Meadow
Wildes Leben auf der Wiese
Have you ever seen a meadow up close? Then you know that it's full of things that creep, crawl, and buzz! But meadows are home not only to insects and spiders, but also birds, mammals and reptiles. Do you know, for example, where a harvest mouse builds its nest, or how long marmots sleep?
This non-fiction book for children shows us very special meadows like the Alm and the fascinating Feuchtwiese. We learn about meadow orchards, alpine meadows, pastures, swamps, wildflower meadows and wildflower strips. Every meadow is home to its own special plants and animals. Short descriptions and lifelike drawings brings us closer to the varied life of the meadow. And several viewing tips help us identify one hidden animal or another!
And for someone who wants to grow their own meadow, there are tips for laying one out - even a small wildflower meadow on the balcony!
Sold to The Netherlands
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.
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
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!
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Monika and Mingus
Monika und Mingus
Rights sold to Korea, China, Russia and Poland
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), Japan and Italy
Frank Schwieger, Anne Bernhardi
Julia in Ancient Rome
Julia im Alten Rom
In the year 64 CE, eleven-year-old Julia is on a mission. In the metropolis of Rome, which is home to millions, she must locate Daniel Maltinus, the one doctor who can save her severely ill father. What follows is a race against time that takes Julia from her home in exclusive Esquilino to the senators at the Roman Forum, to the Subura, the poor people's quarter, and then to the Emperor's Palace. With Julia leading the way, we learn about the lives of the ancient Romans, the history of their immense Empire, and the famous landmarks of the ancient city: the temples, theaters and baths, the Circus Maximus and the Gladiator School. We even meet Emperor Nero himself!
Jens Sparschuh, Julia Dürr
Julia and Her Little Great-Grandfather August
Julia und ihr kleiner Urgroßvater
When Julia arrives in Gross Neuendorf, August is waiting for her at the bus stop. Joyfully he tosses his hat into the air. "We'll do something special every day!" he says happily. Julia likes to sit on the bench in August's workshop watching him as he works. August tells her about earlier times - like when he was a ferryman on the river. Sometimes Tim comes to visit. Then they all go fishing. When August gets tired, Julia sits on his bed and tucks him in. Back in school, Julia's thoughts often return to August. One afternoon in October Julia and her mother return to Gross Neuendorf. Lying on the hat rack is a cross with a bow . . .
A lovely story about the things that bind together the very young and the very old.
Sold to China and Turkey
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
Sold to Brazil
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.
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.
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.
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
A Time When Wishing Still Helped
Zur Zeit, wo das Wünschen noch geholfen hat
This selection of stories unites familiar and beloved tales with a few others that deserve to be discovered anew. Julie Völk guides us through enchanted waterways, through thick forests and breathtaking mountain landscapes; she shows us magical gardens and pauses while we marvel at secret cottages and mighty palaces.
There are strange creatures to discover, along with clever girls and boys; witches playing tricks, and yes, even the Devil is at work. Just as the tales themselves enter our dreams, make us shiver and sometimes cause us to laugh out loud, the illustrations cast their own spell. In numerous vignettes and colorful larger scenes, Julie Völk presents the stories anew in her own unique style. She references the familiar while calling our attention to new details. This treasury of stories becomes, in the best sense, a gift to all - children will discover countless details, and in the red-and-white vignettes they will "read" the stories on their own; more seasoned readers will be surprised by new perspectives. The pictures, like the stories, allow us to travel back in time, but they remain modern and fresh. The unique environment created by these intimate, yet powerful pictures will enchant young and old alike.
Rights sold to Estonia
Creature of Stone, Creature of Gold
Tier aus Stein, Tier aus Gold
Of Gods and Humans, Creatures and Demons
What's hidden in the wilderness behind the temple? That's what Ion, Kedros and Smirkos are determined to find out. Coming upon a strange glow, they have no idea that they have violated the sacred grove of a goddess, and that their innocent children's game sets in motion a curse that will place them in great danger five years hence. Lilli Thal's fantasy-adventure novel is exciting and full of dark secrets in its setting of gods and humans, creatures and demons. For readers seeking immersion into distant worlds and times and for those who love Greek mythology.
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!
The Moon Flower
He keeps the plant company at tea-time, and even puts on a play for it. But the bud stays closed – until the night of the full moon . . .
Einar Turkowski’s delicate penciled masterpieces reveal even the tiniest detail. Even though the pictures are in black and white, they are rich with nuance and they suggest a richly poetic world that transports and amazes the reader.
Rights sold to Italy, Taiwan, China, South Africa, Sweden, Spain (Spanish and Catalan), Belarus and Turkey
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.
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Armin the bookseller
Armin, der Buchhändler
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!
Balto and Togo - The Run to Nome
Balto & Togo
For 650 miles dog drivers and their teams of sled dogs, depending completely on each other, fight heavy snow and ice storms in a race against time. The “Serum Run to Nome”, as this real event became known, captured the world’s attention well beyond the Alaskan border.
Lena Zeise’s retelling and illustrations of this true story of wilderness survival makes a breathtaking tale of companionship, courage and the unique bond between the dog drivers and their teams.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Rights sold to Ukraine
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
Squirrel Finds a New Home
Eichhörnchen zieht um
tree over last night. So squirrel has to find a new place to live! Squirrel’s garden companions offer to share their homes.
That’s nice, but squirrel needs a cozy place of its own, so the search begins for a new home in the most beautiful tree in the garden – and there, squirrel finds a delightful surprise!
This is a story of helping hands and friendship, garden creatures and the magic of springtime, in a warm-spirited, richly illustrated new book by Henrike Wilson.
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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.
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!
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.
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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Heroes Of The Shard
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.
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
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!
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Ilka Sokolowski, Janine Czichy
Discovering the Wadden Sea
Wildes Leben im Watt
rhythmic roar of breaking waves, fresh sea breezes and tangy salt air, it’s no wonder that the Wadden Sea -- part of the North Sea –
is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. On shore and under water, on the tidal wash, on
the dunes and in the air, there is a teeming diversity of life everywhere.
With vivid and lifelike illustrations this nature book introduces readers to the wide variety of Wadden Sea lifeforms and their respective habitats: the tiny North Sea shrimp, the swift Arctic tern, the nimble harbor seal, and countless others.
Many of these creatures can be spotted during a shore hike or while wading in the Wadden. The book tells where and how to look for them
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.
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.
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.
Silke Lambeck, Karsten Teich
This charming story is told with compassion and good humor, and will warm the hearts of children – of all ages!
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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.
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).
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.
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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
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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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Rascal Children At Christmas
Räuberkinder feiern Weihnachten
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.
Lena Kathinka Schaffer
We Go To School! From Kenya to America
Wir gehen zur Schule!
In this book, we accompany children from different countries and cultures on their way to school. We see where they live, what they eat, and even what happens in their classrooms. School is an exciting thing for children all over the world, no matter if you're in Papua New Guinea or India, Switzerland or Argentina, America or Kenya—or even at the edge of the North Pole!
This informative, colorfully illustrated non-fiction book teaches preschoolers and primary school students a bit about how children in other cultures live and learn in a fun and engaging way.
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.
It Is Written
Es steht geschrieben
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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!
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!
Five Nuts, Squirreled Away
Fünf Nüsse für Eichhörnchen
So it's no problem that the other animals helped themselves to his supply.
A book about the art of finding pleasure in what you do have instead of worrying about what you don't. But this is also a story about garden animals and the changing of the seasons, with all its many marvels—lovingly told with atmospheric illustrations by Henrike Wilson.
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Out of the shadows stepped a Fox
Aus dem Schatten trat ein Fuchs
The landscape sometimes seems enchanted and reassuring, other times forbidding and threatening.
The night is still young, still long. But the more it advances, the more power it gains. The wanderers are close to losing heart and close to giving in to the dark mood. But the colour has been waiting to be found. It shows itself and gives the fox new courage for facing life. And the bird? He too finds his place and enchants us with his sad songs.
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Grandpa goes for a bike ride
Paul und Opa fahren Rad
Grandpa’s great – but life in the country sure isn’t! No Internet, no cinema – Grandpa doesn’t even have a car! But then the two find a red folding bicycle in a ditch on the side of the road. They work together to fix it up. The tires need to be patched and the chain oiled, and of course it needs working brakes and a bell. Paul also has to get a helmet.
Finally they’re ready and Paul and Grandpa ride uphill and downhill on the path to the lake.
Not even a flat tire can stop them now!
In this heartwarming and humorous picture book, children learn all the essentials about owning and riding a bicycle. It’s a grandfather and grandson holiday adventure for bike-lovers great and small!
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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
Animals in the Garden
Tiere im Garten
Brief texts provide some fascinating insights, so you can learn even more about each animal
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!
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Jens Sparschuh, Julia Dürr
While Jonas takes one look down and, frightened of falling, holds on tight with both hands, Jacob closes his eyes, listens to the reclaimed shell, and suddenly he can see him: Jonny the pirate, the notorious thief of the high seas. With that wart on his nose, he sure looks a lot like Jonas. A storm closes in and the pirate ship goes down. Unfortunately not all of the pirates can swim. Does Jonas know how? A humorous story about little tough guys, big dreamers, and the power of the imagination.
(One might consider changing the names to more similar English spellings: Jacob, Jonas, Johnny)
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Over the Mountains and Over the Sea
Über die Berge und über das Meer
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Ilka Sokolowski, Helmut Dohle
Arthur - King of Camelot
a stone has appeared near the arena with a giant sword stuck in it. The inscription promises a new king for Britain. When the five-year-old Arthur is the one to pull the sword out of the stone, there is much disappointment.
How can a child unite the divided country? But Arthur quickly proves that he is set on being Britain's king and with the help of the wizard Merlin he's ready to face any adversary.
An immortal tale of love and betrayal, intrigue and power, and the search for the Holy Grail—grippingly written and wonderfully illustrated.
Animals in the City
Tiere in der Stadt
Going to school
Wenn ich in die Schule geh
The path to school leads through a springtime birch forest to the river where the fishing family lives, past the farm, past the fields leading towards the city, past the auto repair shop, the circus tent, the bakery, and the pet shop, until it finally ends at the school. And the teacher? Oops – he overslept and is in a big hurry. Anyone who sets off down the path again will see him rushing off to school in the background.
Julie Völk’s illustrations depict the appeal of changing landscapes and the colourful diversity of people. Without the use of text, they show the importance, social function, and fun of going places on foot.
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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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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!
Silke Lambeck, Barbara Jung
My Friend Otto, the Wild 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!
Frank Schwieger, Janna Steimann
Eric, the Viking Boy
Erik, der Wikingerjunge
for the big Viking port He- deby in search of his brother, but no one there has heard any news of Leif or his ship, the Whale Rider. Just as Erik is beginning to give up hope, a
dragon ship appears on the horizon.
We accompany Erik on his journey and learn what the Viking community looked like, which gods they worshipped, why the raids they led with their fast ships were so
successful for such a long time, and why they loved hair combs. We attend a Viking feast, watch a ship being built, and look over the shoulders of merchants and craftspeople.
An atmospheric non-fiction picture book about these legendary northeners and about the successful outcome of an adventurous journey. With impres- sive illustrations and
exciting information about the life and culture of Vikings, who, contrary to their reputation, were not only menacing pirates but also farmers, merchants, seafarers, and
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 ...
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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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.
Judith Burger, Ulrike Möltgen
Gertrude 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
Lea learns to tie her shoes
Lea lernt Schleife binden
Ilka Sokolowski, Sophie Schmid
Celebrating Throughout the Year
Wir feiern durch das ganze Jahr
What does “Rosenmontag” have to do with roses? When is “the Tag des Buches”? Why do Christians celebrate Christmas? The answers to these and many other exciting questions can be found in this colorful non-fiction book for the entire family: across 112 elaborately illustrated pages, it offers a wealth of background information and suggestions for the nicest regional, national, and international holidays and traditions. Included are arts & crafts tips, recipes, poems, and folk wisdom for the most important Christian, Jewish, and Muslim festivities. Old and new traditions throughout the year are waiting to be rediscovered and celebrated.
This is a lovingly designed manual for browsing through. It’s perfect for families, schools, and preschools. With this book, almost every day is a holiday!
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
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