Anita van Saan, Theresa Schwietzer

Little Elephant

Der kleine Elefant
Exploring the Savanna with the Little Elephant

The sun has set in the African savanna. A small elephant beholds the light of the world for the first time. Already the following morning it joins the herd walking through the dry landscape. Fortunately, the large elephants are paying attention. While the little one is growing, there is so much to learn. It's a special treat when the rains come and the little elephant can bathe in the waterhole - just like the other animals in the savanna. In this nonfiction primer with atmospheric illustrations, we follow the little elephant and its herd through the dry and rainy seasons of the savanna, and we learn about the other animals and plants that share the environment.
Dirk Reinhardt

No Alternative

No Alternative
It's Our Last Chance!

"We can't just talk ourselves out of it because the others aren't doing it! That doesn't change anything!" Emma Larsen has decided to do something to save our planet. The brave young activist is ready to risk everything for it. After her friend died during a consciousness-raising demonstration against the pharma giant PLS, she adopts the label NO ALTERNATIVE and goes underground. A heart-stoppingly suspenseful scene on top of the Frankfurt radio tower brings the radical environmental group into public view. And that's just the beginning . . .

Exciting, explosive and up-to-the-minute - in his newest novel, Dirk Reinhardt once again captures the spirit of our times.
Mehrdad Zaeri

Who kisses Whom?

Wer küsst wen?
Is it a game? Is it a story? Is it art? It's a book full of drawings that tell stories without words. In 232 pictures we meet the most unusual people, experience their city by day and by night, and we're constantly surprised with new insights and points of view. 232 pictures, all of them connected in this way and that way.

Here's a traveler wearing a hat and carrying a suitcase full of secrets - where's he headed? Those people waiting for the bus at Kiss Street - do they know each other? Does Knut Konrad always wear checkered pants? And who's that kissing Eleonore, the woman selling grilled bananas?

Thanks to the divided foldout pages, the pictures can be combined endlessly in different ways. This is a poetic picture-art adventure by the exceptional artist Mehrdad Zaeri.
Christian Morgenstern, Philip Waechter

The Three Sparrows

Die drei Spatzen
Everything's Nicer When We're Together - A Christian Morgenstern Poem for Young Ones

Die Drei Spatzen (The Three Sparrows) is probably Morgenstern's most popular poem for children. Its simple message stirs children and adults alike even today. Philip Waechter's illustrations bring us close to the three small sparrows - so close that we can almost see their tiny hearts beating. There they sit cozily, the three sparrows on their branch, despite the snow and the cold, trusting that one day soon they'll fly again in the springtime sun. . .
Daniela Kulot

We travel to the Land of Color

Wir reisen ins Farbenland!
A bus is driving to the sea, but take a look, it's passenger-free . . .
But not for long. Along the way the bus stops again and again, and new passengers enter: in Redland, the tomatoes; in Yellowland, bananas; in Greenland, frogs. Come along and join us - there's a surprise around every corner!

A fun-filled book about the world of color.
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Bärbel Oftring, Theresa Schwietzer: Wölfe
Bärbel Oftring, Theresa Schwietzer

Tracking Wolves

Wölfe
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 4 large flaps
Contains many facts about the biology, life, and behavior of wolves, as well as maps that show its habitats in Germany and Europe.

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Thomas Müller

Animals On The Farm

Tiere auf dem Bauernhof
Let's go to the farm! Thomas Müller takes us on a journey through the stables and fields. What is made from sheep's wool? How do cats live on the farm? When does a chick break out of its eggshell? In this picture book, young farm-lovers learn the most important things about how to look after all sorts of farm animals. They not only learn what each animal does on the farm, but also how their young are born.
Rotraut Susanne Berner

Niko

Niko
For many fans of the Wimmelbooks Nico the Parrot remains a firm favourite. In this particular story he is the main character and discovers the joy of freedom.
Thomas Müller

Animals In The Forest

Tiere im Wald
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
Volker Mehnert, Paulina Eichhorn

The Dream of Gold

Der Traum vom Gold
The Great Moments in Sport History

From the world's legendary first marathon runner to the icons of sport today: a book about the great moments in sports history. Whether famous boxer or young exceptional swimmer, whether fearless ski jumper or ingenious chess grandmaster: They all had the dream to belong to the very greats of their discipline - and they all wrote sports history. This is their story told in a captivating way!

The Dream of Gold brings the fascination of great triumphs and tragic defeats very close. Paulina Eichhorn's illustrations show the great moments of sport as if in close-up. Thus, the book conveys a fascinating picture of the unforgettable sports icons from the legendary first marathon runner in the world to the greats of sports today!
Ilka Sokolowski, Sophie Schmid: Wir feiern durch das ganze Jahr
Ilka Sokolowski, Sophie Schmid

Celebrating Throughout the Year

Wir feiern durch das ganze Jahr
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!
Bärbel Oftring, Theresa Schwietzer: Bären
Bärbel Oftring, Theresa Schwietzer

Bears

Bären
In this non-fiction picture book, we follow a female bear through the seasons - foraging, hibernating, and raising her offspring.
Along the way, we learn about the distribution of brown bears, about the bear's body and food, and what to watch out for when in an area frequented by bears. And what to do if you actually encounter a bear.
On panoramic gatefold pages we learn everything about bears - and what conditions are necessary for bears and humans to coexist.
The book is conscientiously researched by biologist Bärbel Oftring and accurately and beautifully presented by Theresa Schwietzer.

Maja Nielsen

The Tunnelbuilder

Der Tunnelbauer
Berlin 1961: Things couldn't be better for Achim - he has his Abitur in the bag, a place at university is
secure and Chris, the girl he secretly loves, seems to like him too. But everything changes overnight with the building of the Wall, the GDR regime takes a tougher tone. Distrust, persecution and arrests are the order of the day. When one of his friends ends up in prison, Achim makes a difficult decision he must get out of East Berlin and leave everyone he loves behind. Once on the other side, he does everything he can
to help people escape from the GDR. Together with other helpers, he digs tunnels from West to East Berlin in constant fear of being discovered by the Stasi and full of hope that one day he will see Chris again.
A gripping novel about the legendary tunnel escapes from the GDR, based on a true story.
Volker Mehnert, Lena Kathinka Schaffer

Let's Celebrate Today!

Heute feiern wir!
Many children can hardly wait for Christmas to finally arrive. But there are many other festivals celebrated around the world! From Easter in Ethiopia to Hanukkah in Israel to the New Year in China: this book invites you to celebrate seven very special, joyful and contemplative festivals with children all over the world. Beginning with a short introduction to each country, it introduces children to the exciting, colourful life of that culture s from preparations to the festive day itself with all its characteristic customs and traditions.
The informative non fiction picture book with its cheerful and colourful hidden pages lets preschool and primary school children participate in the life of children in other cultures and their festivals.

Christmas in Austria - Easter in Ethiopia - Sugar Feast in Morocco - New Years in China - Thanksgiving in Canada - Hanukkah in Israel - Midsommer in Sweden
Rotraut Susanne Berner

The Big Word Wimmelbook

Das große Wörterwimmelbuch
The stories told in Rotraut Susanne Berner's Wimmelbooks have become classics. This large Wimmelbook invites the reader to accompany the Wimmlingers on their adventures through winter, spring, summer, fall, and a summer night.
On the bottom of each double-page spread, a border depicts and names various things from the respective Wimmel picture. The selected items on the margin relate to a different theme on each page. In this way, the Wimmel books support language acquisition in a playful way.
Sabine Lohf

Lemon Yellow And Fire Red

Zitronengelb und Feuerrot
In this small, thick colour book, Sabine Lohf has created 50 imaginative pictures that introduce children to the world of colours in a playful way. Be it a frog green frog king or a feather white chick, a little ship in a sea blue sea or a chalk white snowman every page holds a new surprise. What other colours might there be? And maybe big and small people will paint their own colourful pictures to go with them?
This visual school, which at the same time promotes language, is fun for even the youngest children and opens up the colourful world to them. And it encourages painting and crafting!

Recommended as a visual school and for language development.
Frank Schwieger, Anne Bernhardi

Richard at the Knight's Castle

Richard auf der Ritterburg
The year is 1189 and we are in the deepest Middle Ages - a time of knights, castles and peasants. Eleven-year-old Richard is a peasant boy and lives with his family in a small village. Richard's parents are serfs of the knight Kunibert, and they are barely getting by. One night the village is attacked by robbers and the family's four pigs and chickens are stolen. A catastrophe! How are they supposed to pay their taxes and get through the winter? Then Richard has a bold plan: he'll go to Knight Kunibert and ask him for help. Secretly, he sneaks out of the house and sets off. On the way he meets wandering bathers, journeymen on the road, monks, jugglers and pilgrims - and Agnes, Kunibert's daughter! Agnes, who is anything but a spoilt damsel, decides to help Richard. An exciting medieval adventure begins!
With many illustrations and factual information about the Middle Ages.
Stephanie Schneider, Henrike Wilson: Tambo, der kleine Elefant
Stephanie Schneider, Henrike Wilson

Tambo der kleine Elefant Midi-Ausgabe

Tambo, der kleine Elefant
Werner Holzwarth, Daniela Kulot

Say 'Thank You', You Frog!

Sag mal DANKE, du Frosch!
Everyone says "Thank you". Just a little word, but the little frog just can't get it past his lips! Not when the nice fly seller hands him a delicious snake over the counter. Not even when he gets lots of great birthday presents. But you can't have that, can you?
A tongue-in-cheek and warm-hearted story about two little words with a big meaning.
Julie Völk
Kleine Schwester, große Schwester
Ada is still small. Small ears, small nose, small hands, small feet. Just like a little sister. And as it is with little sisters, their little heads are full of big ideas. On Monday, Ada decides that she would rather be a little elephant. With a big trunk. On Tuesday, she wishes she had the matching elephant ears to go with it, and so it continues merrily through the week. But suddenly, when something goes wrong for Ada the elephant, she's gone or is she?
Julie Völk tells the story of two sisters in clear, reduced images with bright color accents. In doing so, she cleverly combines "pretend play" with the relationship between the two. As clear and focused as the story is, as strong is the homage to play and the childlike imagination.