neu Ute Krause: Nora und der Große Bär
Ute Krause

Nora und der Große Bär

Nora and the Great Bear
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Nora longs to go with the hunters to find the legendary Great Bear that everyone in the village has been talking about. She dreams of becoming the best bear hunter of all. Some say she’s too small – no way!, says Nora. Then, the Great Bear appears – and all at once, everything seems different. What started out as a bear hunt ends as an unforgettable encounter!

“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.
neu Julie Völk: Zur Zeit, wo das Wünschen noch geholfen hat
Julie Völk

Zur Zeit, wo das Wünschen noch geholfen hat

A Time When Wishing Still Helped
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Grimm's Fairy Tales as seen by artist Julie Völk - A Magical Masterpiece

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.
neu Lilli Thal: Tier aus Stein, Tier aus Gold
Lilli Thal

Tier aus Stein, Tier aus Gold

Creature of Stone, Creature of Gold
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One Must Turn to Stone, One Must Turn to Gold, But the Third Will Be Sighted Blind

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.
neu Sabine Lohf: Hurra, der Herbst ist da!
Sabine Lohf

Hurra, der Herbst ist da!

Hurray! Autumn is Here!
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It's autumn at last! Time to be creative!

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!
neu Einar Turkowski: Die Mondblume
Einar Turkowski

Die Mondblume

The Moon Flower
Rights sold to Italy, Taiwan, China, South Africa, Sweden


In an old stone house on an island, there lives a man. Every day he traces the meandering paths, steep steps and hidden corners of his garden. One evening, in his favorite place in the garden he discovers a new plant. The man is eager to know what kind of plant it is, but he can’t find the plant in any of his gardening books. He nurtures and cares for the plant, and it begins to grow and sprout leaves, then one day it produces a huge bud. The man waits patiently for the bud to open.

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.
 
neu Cornelia Boese, Dorota Wünsch: Wo ist Theatrine?
Cornelia Boese, Dorota Wünsch

Wo ist Theatrine?

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

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

Balto & Togo

Balto and Togo - The Run to Nome
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Alaska, 1925. In the dead of winter, an epidemic has taken hold in the small city of Nome. Isolated as it is by snow and ice, the only way the city can obtain much-needed medication is by dogsled.
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: Was macht der Kater, wenn ich schlafe?
Silke Lambeck, Karsten Teich

Was macht der Kater, wenn ich schlafe?

What Does Tomcat Do While I'm Asleep?
Rights sold to Russia

What does our tomcat do while I’m asleep? That’s what Fritze asks one morning when her tomcat Mika comes home unusually late. Everyone she asks has a different explanation: Mika’s out taking a walk, says Grandpa. Papa says Mika sings in the tomcat choir. Mama says he’s out visiting. And Timmy, the babysitter, maintains that Mika is somewhere spying. Really?, thinks Fritze. None of them are cats – how do they know? What would Mika tell us? And then, Mika tells us his own story .
 
A book for reading and reading aloud. For the whole family, and for anyone who loves cats.
 
Judith Burger: Ringo, ich und ein komplett ahnungsloser Sommer
Judith Burger

Ringo, ich und ein komplett ahnungsloser Sommer

Ringo, Me and The Completely Clueless Summer
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Outside, the world zooms by. Asta sits in the train, anticipating what promises to be the best summer ever. Because in Geschrey, the most remote place in the world, the days are longer, the rain is gentler, and time passes slower than anywhere else - and it's also where Ringo lives. Asta and her best friend will swim in the lake, hang out, eat ice cream, and act silly. Not to mention act in a play: this summer for the first time, Asta will have a small role in the summer theater run by Asta's parents.

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
Volker Mehnert, Tim Köhler

Magellan

Magellan - Or Great Moments in Ocean Exploration
Rights sold to Russia

In 1519 a fleet of five ships with 265 men aboard sets out from Spain’s Atlantic coast to find a western route to the legendary Spice Islands. Their commander is Portugal’s Magellan, a brilliant seaman and a determined explorer.

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
Thilo Krapp: Émile in Berlin
Thilo Krapp

Émile in Berlin

Émile in Berlin - Hunting for Mice in the Departmentstore
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When Émile and his mother make a wintertime visit to Berlin, of course they have to do some Christmas shopping at the famous department store, Wertheim. Even at home in Paris everyone knows about Wertheim. There’s so much to discover here -- huge shop windows, massive chandeliers, and even a real escalator! Émile is still finding his way around the festively decorated store and is passing through the pet department when there’s a minor accident: he bumps into a terrarium, freeing the small creature inside. What happens next is a wild chase around porcelain dishes, expensive vases and fine carpets. Will Émile and Marie the salesgirl ever find manage to catch the mouse?

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.
Thomas Müller: Tiere bei uns zu Haus
Thomas Müller

Tiere bei uns zu Haus

Animals With Us At Home
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Many children wish for a pet of
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.
Dirk Reinhardt: Perfect Storm
Dirk Reinhardt

Perfect Storm

Perfect Storm
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LFF – that’s Dylan, Luisa, Felix, Boubacar, Kyoko and Matthew. These young hackers from all over the world got to know each other through a computer game. When they learn about human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and that two US corporations are involved, they decide to hack into the suspects’ network. If they can just manage to post some compromising material online, the revelations will create a worldwide storm of outrage.
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.
Silke Lambeck, Karsten Teich: Herr Röslein kommt zurück
Silke Lambeck, Karsten Teich

Herr Röslein kommt zurück

Mr. Flowers Returns
Calling Mr. Flowers! We need you! Though a telescope, Moritz has witnessed the kidnapping of the ice cream vendor Pippa. His friendly neighbor with the gray ponytail and the secret magical powers would be a big help right now!
 
Everyone could use a friend like Mr. Flowers! Here’s another warm and funny story that’s sure to become a classic.
Henrike Wilson: Eichhörnchen zieht um
Henrike Wilson

Eichhörnchen zieht um

Squirrel Finds a New Home
Rights sold to Korea, France

It’s springtime! Squirrel wakes up from its winter sleep full of energy and purpose, and is amazed to see flowers in front of its usual nest opening. How can that be? Flowers in the middle of the treetops? Mouse knows: a storm blew the
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.
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk: Ich bau dir ein Haus, kleine Wildbiene!
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk

Ich bau dir ein Haus, kleine Wildbiene!

I Build You A House, Wild Bee!
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Along with the first flowers of spring come the wild bees, looking for just the right place to raise their young.

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.
Daniela Kulot: Locken, Pony, Pferdeschwanz und jede Menge Firlefanz
Daniela Kulot

Locken, Pony, Pferdeschwanz und jede Menge Firlefanz

Curls, bangs and ponytails
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“Martin’s hair, it looks just like
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: Das Weihnachtsmannprojekt
Silke Lambeck, Barbara Jung

Das Weihnachtsmannprojekt

The Santa Project
This year will be different, Paul’s mother declares: we’re going to have a quiet Christmas without the relatives! Grandma is appalled, and Paul’s little sister Frida is furious. As if that weren’t enough, Frida’s teacher says there’s no Santa! Paul can’t bear to see Frida disappointed – he’s determined to prove that there really is a Santa.

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: Die großen Flüsse der Welt
Volker Mehnert, Martin Haake

Die großen Flüsse der Welt

The great rivers of the world
Rights sold to China, Korea, Spain, France, USA (worldwide), Romania

Which river is the world’s longest, the Nile
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
Johannes Herwig: Scherbenhelden
Johannes Herwig

Scherbenhelden

Heroes of the Shard
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Leipzig, 1995: The city is in an upheaval. Nino lives alone with his father and has the usual headaches of a fifteen-year-old: stress in school, a first love. One day he and his best friend Max are caught shoplifting, then he’s beaten up by a group of punks that one day will claim him as their own. Then comes more aggravation: conflict with his father, feelings for a girl who carries a dark secret, and daily threats from neo-Nazis that seem to be everywhere. What’s more, Nino is determined to find out why his mother left him and his father behind just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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.
Sabine Lohf: Komm, lass uns spielen!
Sabine Lohf

Komm, lass uns spielen!

Come On, Let's Play!
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Here’s how to invent games using common materials that everyone has at home. Buttons turn into colorful pictures, corks become colorful play figures, and an egg carton transforms – presto! – into the rolling sea! We roll the dice hoping for good luck, fly to Mars in our homemade spaceship, and test our agility with a caterpillar crawl.

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!

Sample contents:
•Dice games
•Puzzle games
•Painting and coloring games
•Tossing games
•Agility games
Thomas Müller: Ein Jahr mit den Kranichen
Thomas Müller

Ein Jahr mit den Kranichen

The Year With the Cranes
What’s making that loud noise in the sky above? It’s the cranes migrating to their winter home. How thrilling it is when thousands of these birds pass through in the fall, and we have a chance to study them while they gather the strength to fly further south.

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!
Ilka Sokolowski, Janine Czichy: Wildes Leben im Watt
Ilka Sokolowski, Janine Czichy

Wildes Leben im Watt

Discovering the Wadden Sea
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With a seemingly endless horizon, the
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: Der kleine Seehund und das Meer
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk

Der kleine Seehund und das Meer

The Worls of Seals
It is spring and a tiny seal is born on a deserted sandbar in the shallows. Shortly after its birth, it enters the water and joins the other seals. Everything is so new and exciting! It meets all the different sea creatures from the starfish to the porpoise and learns how to dive and catch delicious herring. The baby seal soon becomes an elegant swimmer and skillful hunter, ready for new adventures.

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: Vorhang auf für Flip!
Kristina Dunker, Julie Völk

Vorhang auf für Flip!

The Curtain Rises for Flip!
Flip and Toothy the Crocodile can hardly sleep. Tomorrow the tiny puppets will go on stage in front of real children! Grandmother thinks they’re not ready yet, and Flip is afraid he’ll forget his lines! Even the drive to school is an adventure. Then, just before the show, the puppeteer gets sick. Flip and Toothy have to decide whether to go ahead on their own without her. Curses!! What should they do?

A warmhearted, expressive and pun-filled read-alone book, vividly illustrated by Julie Völk.



Stepha Quitterer: Weltverbessern für Anfänger
Stepha Quitterer

Weltverbessern für Anfänger

A Beginner's Guide to Improving the World
Mina’s school announces an essay competition: A Beginner’s Guide to Improving the World. Really!?
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
daily life.

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: Herr Röslein
Silke Lambeck, Karsten Teich

Herr Röslein

Mr. Flowers
Rights sold to Russia, France, Turkey, Korea, Spain, Catalonia


Ever since Mo moved to the new city with his family, things have been pretty messed up at home and at school. Then Mo meets Mr. Flowers in the apartment stairway. Right away Mo senses something different about the friendly older man with the gray ponytail. It turns out that he bakes awesome cookies, knows where to find tucked-away umbrellas, tames tigers at the zoo – and can make the most unbelievable things come true . . .

This charming story is told with compassion and good humor, and will warm the hearts of children – of all ages!
Bärbel Oftring, Theresa Schwietzer: Wölfe
Bärbel Oftring, Theresa Schwietzer

Wölfe

Tracking Wolves
While this is cause for delight among many nature lovers, it's cause for concern and fear for others. The wolf has grown unfamiliar: this beautiful native animal was forced out of our forests for many years. How can we rethink our relationship to wolves now that the number of wolf packs in Germany and neighboring countries is increasing?
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.
Thilo Krapp: Die Lichter von Paris
Thilo Krapp

Die Lichter von Paris

The lights of Paris - Émile at the World Fair
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Émile just wanted to enjoy a nice day at the World Fair with his mother and visit his father in the Electricity Pavilion that provides the power supply for the massive fairgrounds. But then they get separated in the crowd and Émile has to make his way to his father alone. Thus begins an adventurous odyssey through the famous Parisian exhibition with its miraculous inventions and majestic structures. Along the way, Émile makes some unexpected friends and even takes a thrilling ride in the sky. When the lights suddenly go out across the Fair, Émile has to think quickly and find out what's happened in the Electricity Pavilion.
Sabine Lohf: Komm doch, lieber Frühling!
Sabine Lohf

Komm doch, lieber Frühling!

Spring, Spring, Here At Last!
The snow is melting, the first crocuses are peeking out of the ground, and once again, butterflies are roaming the fields: it’s time to greet the spring!

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: Wie ich Einstein das Leben rettete
Cornelia Franz, Petra Baan

Wie ich Einstein das Leben rettete

How I Saved Einstein's Life
Rights sold to Hungary, Russia and Turkey

It’s shortly before midnight on February 28, 2020, and Emily is on board the
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.
Daniela Kulot: Wie und wo geht der Floh aufs Klo?
Daniela Kulot

Wie und wo geht der Floh aufs Klo?

Where does a Flea pee?
Sold to Italy and Spain/Catalan

When Tina’s gotta go, no problem: Mommy takes her to the potty and then to her bath. But how does it work for animals? Where do fleas go when they’ve gotta pee? And cats? And dogs, and cows and little fish? Everyone does it in their own way – even if once in a while they do it in their pants!

An important topic for young children, presented with humor and with brightly colored, sometimes surprising, illustrations by Daniela Kulot
Thomas Müller: Die wunderbare Welt der Eiche
Thomas Müller

Die wunderbare Welt der Eiche

The Wonderful World of Oak Trees
Rights sold to Korea, Turkey and China


A mature oak tree is majestic, huge and full of life. Let’s see what we can find! From root to crown – everywhere there are species that make the oak tree their home, or use it for shelter or a source of food.
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.
Antje Damm: Räuberkinder feiern Weihnachten
Antje Damm

Räuberkinder feiern Weihnachten

Rascal Children At Christmas
Rascal children are very naughty. And they have terrible manners – but even rascals love Christmas! They build snowmen, sing Christmas carols, and even decorate the tree together – everything in their own rascally way, of course!
Silke Lambeck, Barbara Jung: Mein Freund Otto, das große Geheimnis und ich
Silke Lambeck, Barbara Jung

Mein Freund Otto, das große Geheimnis und ich

My Friend Otto, the Big Secret and I
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It’s going on a lot in Matti’s and Otto’s lives. Matti has a VERY strange feeling when he’s looking at Mina, who is the new girl in their class and very good in playing soccer. Recently Otto has begun to comb his hair. And as if that was not strange enough, Matti’s dad suddenly appears in front of their door, the dad who didn’t get in touch with him for more than five years. But Otto’s mum moves out. For now.
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: Wir gehen zur Schule!
Lena Kathinka Schaffer

Wir gehen zur Schule!

We're Going to School! From Kenya to America
Korean rights sold

When children in Germany go to school, they walk; ride a bike, scooter, or skateboard; come by bus or public transport; or their parents or guardians bring them with the car. But in some parts of the world, it's very different! Some children come by sled or by boot and sometimes even ride horses to school. In some regions there is no school building at all: classes take place outdoors or in a clay hut, with children aged six to sixteen all together.
 
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.
Ina Hattenhauer: Das ausgelassene ABC
Ina Hattenhauer

Das ausgelassene ABC

Hilarious ABCs
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Rip-roaring fun from A to Z

"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.
Cornelia Boese, Manuela Olten: Der Tierigent
Cornelia Boese, Manuela Olten

Der Tierigent

Animal Conductor
Rights sold to China

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

The sound was nice just days ago
But now the music has no flow:
Just squeaks and squawks—a real disaster,
They all play faster and faster…
One thing is clear: they need someone to keep a steady beat. So the tiny sparrow becomes a great conductor.
 
Vitali Konstantinov: Es steht geschrieben
Vitali Konstantinov

Es steht geschrieben

It Is Written
Rights sold to China (simplified Chinese characters), Belgium/The Netherlands, France, Korea, Romania, Russia and Taiwan (complexe Chinese characters)

Carve patterns on stones, shells and bones, drawings in the sand and messages on birch barks: Our ancestors already had the desire to use simple or even complicated characters to communicate with each other . And we imitate them until today! In an entertaining comic style, this book follows the development of over 100 writings from around the world, from the very beginning up to the digital age: from Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics to the Greek alphabet all the way to today's emoji's and invented languages like Klingon.
Judith Burger, Ulrike Möltgen: Roberta verliebt
Judith Burger, Ulrike Möltgen

Roberta verliebt

Roberta in Love
Roberta is absolutely sure: she is 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!
Sabine Lohf: Die große Textilwerkstatt
Sabine Lohf

Die große Textilwerkstatt

The Big Textile Workshop
Would you like to design your own bags and T-shirts? Or make a cuddly pillow for your best friend? Then you've come to the right place. Welcome to the large textile workshop! In this book you'll learn to make all sorts of things with fabric and wool—colorful garlands, fluffy sheep, great tote bags, sock puppets, pom-pom flamingos, and much more. Not only will you sew, embroider, and crochet, you'll also felt, weave, braid, button, press, and tie-dye. Simple step-by-step instructions, detailed information about materials, and many tips and tricks for crafting techniques reveal how it all works, even for newcomers.



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!
Henrike Wilson: Fünf Nüsse für Eichhörnchen
Henrike Wilson

Fünf Nüsse für Eichhörnchen

Five Nuts, Squirreled Away
Sold to China, France, Spain and Korea

It's fall! The leaves whirl in the wind and the squirrel is beginning to stockpile nuts for the winter. So far, five nuts have been gathered. The squirrel wants to hide them where no one will find them. It does so with great enthusiasm and finds excellent hiding spots. However, it was working with such zeal that it, unlike the reader, didn't notice that other animals were watching the whole time. When winter comes and everything's covered by a thick blanket of snow, the cheerful little squirrel tries to gather its nuts—only to find that the first four have apparently grown legs and escaped! Luckily the fifth and best nut (the one with the tiny hat!) is still there in its fantastic hiding place.
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.
Einar Turkowski: Aus dem Schatten trat ein Fuchs
Einar Turkowski

Aus dem Schatten trat ein Fuchs

Out of the shadows stepped a Fox
Rights sold to Spain and China

“Out of the shadows crept a fox”... this is how Einar Turkowski's new masterpiece begins. For the first time ever, he combines his unique pencil drawings with colour. He takes the viewer on a search for happiness in his very own visual language. The fox roams through the night and a bird of paradise joins him. Both are colourful, both are looking for something, and neither one is quite sure where he’s going.
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.
Karsten Teich: Paul und Opa fahren Rad
Karsten Teich

Paul und Opa fahren Rad

Grandpa goes for a bike ride
Sold to Slovenia and Russia

Paul is spending his summer holiday with Grandpa in the country.
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!
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk: Schau mal, ein Marienkäfer!
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk

Schau mal, ein Marienkäfer!

Look, A Ladybug!
Look! Who’s crawling over there?
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

Thomas Müller: Tiere im Garten
Thomas Müller

Tiere im Garten

Animals in the Garden
What's crawling and creeping and flying over there? There are many different animals in the garden to discover! We learn where the peacock butterfly lays its eggs, what the hedgehog eats, and how the wasps buzz around inside their nests. In this book, with seven lovingly designed fold-out pages, you will take a closer look at these and many other animals in the garden.
Brief texts provide some fascinating insights, so you can learn even more about each animal
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg: Leonardos Flugmaschinen
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg

Leonardos Flugmaschinen

Leonardo's Flying Machines
Umbria, 1539: Fourteen-year-old Anselm has lost his family to the plague. He finds a new home in a remote Capuchin convent, where he is to help his uncle Ignatius as a carpenter's assistant. It is difficult for Anselm to get used to the deprived life of the monks. But when he discovers the mysterious drawings of a certain Leonardo from Vinci in his uncle's workshop, Anselm embarks on an exciting adventure. Could it really be possible for humans to fly?
An exciting story with lots of interesting facts about Leonardo da Vinci, his flying machines, and life at the beginning of modern times.

With many detailed black & white and color illustrations and graphic novel elements
With technical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci's designs
With info boxes and a detailed appendix
Published 500 years after the death of this famous painter and polymath

Daniela Kulot: Ich auch!
Daniela Kulot

Ich auch!

Me too!
From head to toe, children love to learn and discover things about their bodies.
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!
Jens Sparschuh, Julia Dürr: Jakobs Muschel
Jens Sparschuh, Julia Dürr

Jakobs Muschel

Jakob's Shell
Rights sold to China, Turkey

When Jakob holds his shell to his ear, he hears the sound of the ocean. And when he closes his eyes, he can even see it. One day, while he’s sitting on the jungle gym between the apartment buildings, who shows up but Jonas — Jonas the cool kid with the expensive tennis and sharp tongue who always picks on him. Quick as a flash, Jonas swipes Jakob’s shell.
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)
Markus Bennemann, Janine Czichy: Tierisch tödlich
Markus Bennemann, Janine Czichy

Tierisch tödlich

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

Über die Berge und über das Meer

Over the Mountains and Over the Sea
Rights sold to Slovenia


Every year in spring, the nomads stop by Soraya's village on their way to their summer home in the Afghan mountains. Accompanying them is Tarek, who knows sheep better than anyone else and is a wonderful storyteller. But this year Soraya waits for him in vain. According to an old tradition, as the seventh daughter in her family, she was raised as a boy and was able to move freely and attend school. But as a 14-year-old, she has reached the age where she should be living as a girl again in the quiet of her home. In fact the Taliban has, in no uncertain terms, mandated that she do so. They have also threatened Tarek and expect him to put his excellent animal tracking abilities to work for them. The nomads' plight worsens dramatically. Tarek and Soraya can see no other way and each journey out into the world, without knowing where the other is or what they're doing. Unexpectedly, they cross paths in the mountains.
Ilka Sokolowski, Helmut Dohle: Artus
Ilka Sokolowski, Helmut Dohle

Artus

Arthur. King of Camelot
The message spreads like wildfire:
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.

Cornelia Boese, Linda Wolfsgruber: Maria, Josef und das Kind
Cornelia Boese, Linda Wolfsgruber

Maria, Josef und das Kind

Mary, Joseph and the Child
All rights available

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

Wonderful pictures by the internationally renowned artist Linda Wolfsgruber open up new perspectives on this two-thousand-year-old biblical story by placing it in the setting where it originally occurred.
Thomas Müller: Tiere in der Stadt
Thomas Müller

Tiere in der Stadt

Animals in the City
Who’s looking down from the tree? Three little raccoons! Raccoons in the park, bats in the attic, sparrows under the gutter: there are lots of animals to discover in the city! With its carefully-designed fold-out pages, this book introduces the youngest animal lovers to seven furry and feathered city dwellers and shows where they find food and raise their young.
Thomas Müller: Tiere im Wald
Thomas Müller

Tiere im Wald

Animals in the Forest
The forest is the most beautiful adventure playground there is! Many animals feel the same way: young foxes venture out of their dens, wild boars take a mud bath, and little bunnies wait in the high grass for their mother.
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
Sigrid Zeevaert, Julie Völk: Als Nino fast in den Zirkuswagen zog
Sigrid Zeevaert, Julie Völk

Als Nino fast in den Zirkuswagen zog

Nino and the Circus Caravan
Great aunt Ella moves to a retirement home and her old circus wagon goes to spend its old age in Nino and Flori’s garden! The wagon is bright yellow. For Nino, it’s the greatest, most adventurous playground imaginable: you can sleep in it, practice circus tricks in it, and bake bread at the campfire in front of it.
 
Nino is the smallest of all, and his big brother Flori, who’s just a year older, hardly ever lets him play when his friends come over. But the circus car is there for everyone to use – isn’t it?
In this lively, compassionate book, Sigrid Zeevaert tells the story of two very different brothers and of how a colourful old circus car gets things rolling. Nino not only finds a best friend, but he also becomes closer to his older brother in a very unexpected way during the dispute over the car.
Julie Völk: Wenn ich in die Schule geh
Julie Völk

Wenn ich in die Schule geh

Going to school
A girl and her little brother leave to go to school. Because the walk feels shorter and more fun with a larger group of people, they gather more and more children along the way. The reader is lucky enough to meet all of these different people and their equally different homes.
 
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.
Thomas Müller: Wo leben die Tiere unserer Welt?
Thomas Müller

Wo leben die Tiere unserer Welt?

Where Do The Animals of Our World Live?
Every child knows about penguins, horses, and parrots, but which of these animals lives where? This book shows 100 animals from ten different habitats in their natural environments. Whether in meadows and fields, in the forest, in coral reefs, tropical rainforests or ponds, in Antarctica, in the city or the African savannah, on the ocean coast or on a farm—animals make their homes everywhere. The book provides an affectionately and carefully illustrated double page for every habitat, always with lots to discover. Each individual animal is introduced with fascinating facts on a large-format overview page. Those looking for a specific animal can find it on a tab with colorful animal icons. The colors help to search: where do the animals of our world live?

- 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
Sabine Lohf: Die große Holzwerkstatt
Sabine Lohf

Die große Holzwerkstatt

The Big Wood Workshop
Welcome to Sabine Lohf's big wood workshop! This book gathers more than 150 creative ideas: crocodiles made of tree bark, homemade labyrinths, wooden spoon theater, popsicle stick stars, trains made of fruit crates, and much more. Prepare to saw, hammer, and drill, to paint, glue, and play.
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!
Kirsten Gattermann: Matti Maulwurf fährt U-Bahn
Kirsten Gattermann

Matti Maulwurf fährt U-Bahn

Matti the Mole Rides the Subway
Matti the Mole makes a wrong turn in his digging and ends up in the middle of a subway station. What an exciting place! Here comes the next train – and of course he wants to go along!
In this lovingly illustrated picture book, children will join the little mole Matti on his first discovery tour through the subway. Readers will become acquainted with the subway map, the emergency call box, and information signs. They’ll get to look over the subway driver's shoulder and will even get to watch as a huge tunnel-boring machine digs through the earth.
Silke Lambeck, Barbara Jung: Mein Freund Otto, das wilde Leben und ich
Silke Lambeck, Barbara Jung

Mein Freund Otto, das wilde Leben und ich

My Friend Otto, the Wilde Life and I
Rights sold to Russia

"Otto once said that our lives are far too tame and since then I've been thinking about the wild life. Maybe he was right. But if he was right, then what should we do?"
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: Erik, der Wikingerjunge
Frank Schwieger, Janna Steimann

Erik, der Wikingerjunge

Eric, the Viking Boy
A farm on the Baltic Sea, ca. 950. Erik‘s brother Leif, who took off on a Viking voyage months ago ready for adventure and hungry for loot, still hasn‘t returned. Erik sets off
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
explorers.
Maja Nielsen: Tatort Eden 1919
Maja Nielsen

Tatort Eden 1919

A Crime in Eden 1919
From Breckerfeld to Berlin! The 17-year-old Biko can hardly believe his luck. He actually got into the famous Artistenschule, a training academy for circus performers in Berlin! An old suitcase in the lost and found at the Artistenschule sends him 100 years back in time to a tumultuous time in Berlin – the era of the First World War, the November Revolution, and the murder of Rosa Luxemburg.
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
Volker Mehnert, Claudia Lieb

Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt
Rights sold to China, Vietnam, USA (English rights worldwide)


Wanderlust, an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and enough energy for two lives: Alexander von Humboldt was the greatest traveler and most famous scientist of his time.
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.

Anke Bär: Kirschendiebe
Anke Bär

Kirschendiebe

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

Gertrude grenzenlos

Getrude Beyond Borders
Who names their child Gertrude?! Gertrude is the new kid in Ina's class and she's different from all the other girls that Ina knows. She's got Western clothes, a smile that'll bowl you over, and the bluest eyes you've ever seen. But Gertrude is also different because her father is a poet and her family has applied for an exit visa. In the DDR of the late 70s, this meant they were enemies of the state. Not only is the school against their friendship, but Ina's mother is up in arms. Things go off the rails.
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
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk: Schau mal, eine Schnecke!
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk

Schau mal, eine Schnecke!

Look, A Snail!
Hey, a snail shell! Children love discovering snails, those little climbing acrobats who carry their own houses on their back. In this book, we follow a land snail on its slow journey through the garden: what does it eat? How do little snail babies grow up? And what’s all that slime for?
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
Daniela Kulot: Lea lernt Schleife binden
Daniela Kulot

Lea lernt Schleife binden

Lea learns to tie her shoes
With red shoelaces on the cover Mama brought home a present – red shoes! They’re so nice! One for each foot. But they have laces, and Lea doesn’t know how to tie shoelaces. She goes up to the attic to hide her new shoes there. That’s where Mama is keeping them in boxes. And the boxes have red laces...


Ilka Sokolowski, Sophie Schmid: Wir feiern durch das ganze Jahr
Ilka Sokolowski, Sophie Schmid

Wir feiern durch das ganze Jahr

Celebrating Throughout the Year
The Great Book of Holidays and Traditions

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: Mit dem Orient-Express nach Paris
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg

Mit dem Orient-Express nach Paris

To Paris in the Orient Express - The Story of Jamal and Pierre
All aboard the Orient Express—we’re off to the World’s Fair in Paris! For the 14-year-old Jamal, climbing onto the famous “train of kings” in his home city of Istanbul marks the beginning of a great adventure. It’s not long before he makes friends with Pierre, the French kitchen boy. When an English baroness accuses Pierre of stealing a watch, the two boys suddenly find them selves in the middle of a criminal case. Jamal and Pierre have three days to solve the riddle of the missing watch—that’s how long it takes the train to travel across Europe. The clock is ticking!

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
Julie Völk: Stille Nacht, fröhliche Nacht
Julie Völk

Stille Nacht, fröhliche Nacht

A wonderful Christmas night
All rights available

In a glittering, snowy landscape, something colorful and cheerful approaches on the horizon. Gradually you can see a richly packed caravan of colorful carriages and trailers— a circus is travelling through the country. Is it bound for the city, where people are running their last errands in eager anticipation of Christmas? No, the carriages move on, because they’re already expected somewhere: a mother and child are waiting for their loved ones in front of a brightly lit, cozy house to prepare for and celebrate a wonderful Christmas together. Without using a single word, Julie Völk tells us in her very own language what makes Christmas spe-cial for so many of us: anticipation, coming together, and joyful, shared time that echoes in us when the special quiet night is over. In looking at Völk’s pictures, you can feel the clear winter air, hear the ringing of bells and the crunching of snow and discover new details with every glance.
Antje Damm: Fledolin verkehrt herum
Antje Damm

Fledolin verkehrt herum

Batty Topsy-Turvy
Batty was the world's happiest bat kid – as long as he was allowed to be upside-down.
Batty's parents hoped that he would become like any other bat one fine day. But he grew and grew and remained as he was. Nevertheless Batty was happy.
However, sometimes he wanted to know why he was different.
Antje von Stemm: Ab die Post!
Antje von Stemm

Ab die Post!

Going Postal!
It’s fun to receive nice things in the mail, but it’s even better to send nice things in the mail!

This book explains the very basics: how to write letters in the first place, and how to make and decorate your own stationery and envelopes.
But it also explains what else you can send by mail: a confetti inferno, digital soundmail, compliment chain
letters, snuggle postcards, vacation mail for lazy ones, or even yourself! This book is chock-full of great ideas related to the topic of snail mail!
You can do it too: every idea is explained with clear, step-by-step instructions.
Silke Vry, Martin Haake: Verborgene Schätze, versunkene Welten
Silke Vry, Martin Haake

Verborgene Schätze, versunkene Welten

Sunken Cities, Forgotten Cultures Great Archeologists and their Discoveries
Sold to Romania, China and Korea

English sample translation available

What could be more exciting than to bring remnants of bygone times-buried cities, archaic cultures, ancient treasures- to light?

This large nonfiction book takes us along into the exciting world of archaeology. The lively narration invites us to join the scholars on their journey and learn everything about the most significant archaeological finds of the past 500 years, including the discovery of the Mayans, the ancient sports stadium Olympia, the grave of Tutankhamen, and the Terracotta Army in China. We run into many of the people who laid the groundwork for modern archeology (Heinrich Schliemann, Robert Koldewey, and Johann Winckelmann) and learn about the pioneering archaeologists of today (Thor Heyerdahl and Franck Goddio). The adventurous stories behind these great discoveries also familiarize us with the exciting excavation techniques used in the process. The large-format, collage-like illustrations help us delve even deeper into the adventure of archeology.
Daniela Kulot: Wieviel Uhr ist es nur?
Daniela Kulot

Wieviel Uhr ist es nur?

What's the time?
„The rooster crows at seven o’clock. What does he want? Tick tock, tick tock.“
Waking up, washing up, getting dressed, combing hair— that’s how the day begins! Hurry up! The pony is waiting to bring you to preschool. And what games shall we play?
This book invites us to learn about times of the day and daily routines. Just rotate the stable clock hands to set the time—klack klack klack—and go from there!
Thomas Müller: Schneehuhn, Reh und Haselmaus
Thomas Müller

Schneehuhn, Reh und Haselmaus

Snow Grouse, Deer and Hazel Dormouse – Animals in the Snow
The edge of the forest lies ahead, covered in deep snow.
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.
Johannes Herwig: Bis die Sterne zittern
Johannes Herwig

Bis die Sterne zittern

Until the stars tremble
Sold to Russia

Leipzig, 1936. On the first day of the summer holidays,
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
consequences.
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?
Antje Damm: Schlaf, Kater, schlaf!
Antje Damm

Schlaf, Kater, schlaf!

Sleep, Kitty, Sleep! Sleep, Kitty, sleep!
Hey! Close that book back up! Can't you see that I'm trying to sleep?! Mr.
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
who doesn't)!
Sabine Lohf: Das große Ratzfatzbastelbuch
Sabine Lohf

Das große Ratzfatzbastelbuch

The Big In-A-Jiffy Activity Book
From A as in aluminium foil to Z as in ziploc bags: effective arts & crafts ideas using materials that almost everyone has at home!

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.
Claudia H.M. Hangen, Alessa Dostal: Der kleine Schweinswal und das Meer
Claudia H.M. Hangen, Alessa Dostal

Der kleine Schweinswal und das Meer

The Life of a Porpoise in the North Sea
A baby porpoise opens his eyes to see the light of day!
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.
Thomas Müller: Ein Jahr mit den Buntspechten
Thomas Müller

Ein Jahr mit den Buntspechten

A Year With the Great Spotted Woodpeckers
High up in the springtime forest, the woodpecker draws attention to himself with a loud hammering: he is very busy drilling out a breeding burrow in the trunk of an old oak tree. Soon, there will be woodpecker babies that need hatching and feeding. This wonderfully illustrated nonfiction picture book shows the amazing ability of this attractive black, white, and red-feathered bird to turn itself into an excellent builder, and portrays a young woodpecker’s eventful first year in the woods.
 
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.
Daniela Kulot: Woher kommt die Liebe?
Daniela Kulot

Woher kommt die Liebe?

Where does Love come from?
Sold to Denmark, Israel, China, Mongolia, Italy, Turkey, Korea

Where does love come from?
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.
Julie Völk: Guten Morgen, kleine Straßenbahn!
Julie Völk

Guten Morgen, kleine Straßenbahn!

Good morning, little Tram
Rights sold to China, Belarus

Early in the morning, when the streets are still quiet, the sun casts its golden light over the sleeping houses, and the street sweeper is dusting off the sidewalk, the streetcar driver wakes up. Quietly, he gets dressed and drives
his little streetcar into the day. The fish saleswoman climbs on, as do the boy with the toy Ferris wheel and the woman who just knits and knits. Where are they all going? Which
streets and parts of the city will the little streetcar visit on its way? Just hop on board and travel along to find out! The streetcar moves along so peacefully, and the
passengers, houses, and streets have so very many stories to tell!
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg: Mit dem Zeppelin nach New York
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg

Mit dem Zeppelin nach New York

Zeppelin.The Legendary Story of Hindenburg
The true story of a cabin boy on the Hindenburg makes for fascinating reading in this beautiful illustrated book.

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.
Sabine Lohf: 1, 2, 3, 4 Lieblingstier
Sabine Lohf

1, 2, 3, 4 Lieblingstier

1,2,3,4 Animals That I Adore
Every child has a favorite animal! Whether that animal is an elephant, giraffe, bat, or penguin, this new activity book allows us to playfully design each and every one step by step. And it’s easy as pie: each of the twenty-six sections consists of four short, easy-to-understand steps – even newcomers to arts and crafts will be delighted. Almost all of the required materials can be found at home. Best of all: from A as in Ape to Z as in Zebra, we craft our way through the entire alphabet and get to know all of the alphabet letters as we go. A beastly arts and crafts joy for families, schools, and preschools alike!
Daniela Kulot: Der kleine Bär besucht seine 7 Freunde
Daniela Kulot

Der kleine Bär besucht seine 7 Freunde

The little bear visits his friends - a wimmel search & find book
Thomas Müller: Eule, Fuchs und Fledermaus
Thomas Müller

Eule, Fuchs und Fledermaus

Daniel Napp: Das schlaue Buch vom Büchermachen
Daniel Napp

Das schlaue Buch vom Büchermachen

How to Make a Book?
This picture book brings us behind the scenes in the process of bookmaking. Daniel Napp, himself a successful author and illustrator of picture books such as Dr. Brumm
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.
Stephanie Schneider, Henrike Wilson: Tambo, der kleine Elefant
Stephanie Schneider, Henrike Wilson

Tambo, der kleine Elefant

Bärbel Oftring, Isabel Müller: Schau mal, eine Spinne!
Bärbel Oftring, Isabel Müller

Schau mal, eine Spinne!

Yuck! Spiders!
“Gross, a spider!” Gross? Really? Take a closer look. Spiders are actually fascinating and have very special abilities.
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.
Daniela Kulot: Zusammen!
Daniela Kulot

Zusammen!

Together!
Rights sold to Czech Republic, China, Brazil, Spain and Norway


Everyone, whether big or small, has to eat! Everyone, whether sad or happy, has to go to the bathroom! Everyone, whether old or young, should have fun!
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.
Sabine Lohf: Das große Weihnachtsbastelbuch
Sabine Lohf

Das große Weihnachtsbastelbuch

The Big Christmas Arts and Crafts Book
Christmas time is arts and crafts time – no wonder, then, that the arts and crafts queen Sabine Lohf has appeared to show us how to make aromatic figures out of orange peels, exhilarating advent calendars, and glittery stars for the Christmas tree. Over 100 ideas for large and small arts and crafts fans are collected alongside easy-to-understand, step-by-step directions. Page after page, large-format collages invite readers to keep creating and tinkering- and also to play, tell stories, and get excited about Christmas. A true treasure for all those who love nothing more than a homemade Christmas!
Yvonne Hergane, Sabine Lohf: 1, 2, 3...ein Sack voller Knöpfe
Yvonne Hergane, Sabine Lohf

1, 2, 3...ein Sack voller Knöpfe

1,2,3,...A Sack Full of Buttons
Button by button, Sabine Lohf and Yvonne Hergane help to make the Advent season before Christmas go by quickly. Lots of buttons have fallen out of Santa’s big sack, and now they’re being put to use as wheels for a puppet carriage, as eyes for a teddy bear, or for a funny snowball
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.
Henrike Wilson: Ganz schön langweilig!
Henrike Wilson

Ganz schön langweilig!

Daniela Kulot: Reim dich durch den Januar und den Rest vom ganzen Jahr
Daniela Kulot

Reim dich durch den Januar und den Rest vom ganzen Jahr

Rhyme your way through the rest of the year too!
In June, perhaps just on a whim, the little froggies learn to swim.
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!
Thomas Müller: Ein Jahr mit den Störchen
Thomas Müller

Ein Jahr mit den Störchen

A Year with the Storks
Who doesn’t know and love this elegant red-stockinged bird? In many countries the stork is considered a bearer of good luck. In this illustrated nonfiction book we get to know “Master Adebar” very well as we accompany him on his journey through the year: we see how he builds his nest on the roof of the barn in springtime and how he then raises the hatched chicks with his mate. Then we tag along with the young storks as they fly to Africa for the winter and accompany them a couple of months later on their dangerous return home.
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.
Dirk Reinhardt: Train Kids
Dirk Reinhardt

Train Kids

Train Kids
Rights sold to Mexico, Spain (Spanish and Catalan), Japan and Slovenia

The 14-year-old Miguel leaves his village in the Guatemalan mountains to find his mother. Years ago, she left him and his sister Juana to work in the United States. She has stayed in this far-away land for many years, never coming back, although she has been promising to do so again and again. But Miguel doesn’t want to be put off anymore. He needs to find out about his mother’s disappearance. Has she stopped loving him and his sister?
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.
Sabine Lohf: Das große Naturbastelbuch
Sabine Lohf

Das große Naturbastelbuch

The Big Nature Craft Book
Sabine Lohf loves nature - and she loves to tinker. What could be more obvious than combining these two things? In this book, the internationally known handicraft queen guides us through all seasons and right through nature's treasure chest: Flower wreaths in spring, sand pictures in summer, chestnut men in autumn and Christmas tree decorations made of wood and straw are self-made in no time at all. Large-format, colorful picture collages invite even the youngest children to discover and playfully experience the diversity and beauty of nature. As in "The big book of handicrafts and games", the handicrafts in this book are not only for looking at!

- 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)
Rotraut Susanne Berner, Dagmar von Cramm: Das große Wimmel-Kochbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner, Dagmar von Cramm

Das große Wimmel-Kochbuch

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

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

Endres, der Kaufmannssohn

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