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.