Julie Völk

A Time When Wishing Still Helped

Zur Zeit, wo das Wünschen noch geholfen hat
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.
Volker Mehnert, Claudia Lieb

Magical Places

Magische Orte
On the Trail of Myths and Secrets - A Journey to the Magical Places on Earth
There are places in the world that have their own special magic. A peak like Mount Everest, surrounded by myths and secrets. Or lonely Easter Island, with its stone giants - a mystery even today. Then there is legendary Atlantis: no one knows if it really existed. A crevice in Iceland, the meeting place of two continents full of unimaginable power. These are some sites, places and even cities that have their own "magic", or at least leave a magical impression on humans, even if it's pure fantasy!

This book leads us on a world tour of 18 magical sites. It's no ordinary journey, but a wild, daring trip never undertaken before!

Acclaimed artist Claudia Lieb's evocative illustrations bring the magic of these special places to life!

Contents:
Atlantis - An Ancient Myth of Humankind
Thingvellir - The Parliament in the Continental Divide
Stonehenge - The Dance of the Giants
Lorelei - The Charming Maiden of the Rhine
Delphi - Sacred Oracle at the Hub of the Universe
Timbuktu - The Mirage at the Edge of the Desert?
Brandberg Mountain - Art Museum under the Sky
Tutankhamun's Grave - Buried for 3,000 Years in Desert Sands
Jerusalem - Birthplace of Three World Religions
Mount Everest - The Roof of the Earth
Mount Tai Shan - The Stairway to Heaven
Fujiyama - The Most Beautiful Mountain on Earth?
Uluru - The Memorial in Sandstone
Easter Island - The Home of the Stony Giants
Macchu Picchu - Ghost City in the Mountain Peaks
Palenque - Sunken in the Ancient Jungle
Mesa Verde - Life on the Precipice
The Milky Way -- Magical Flickerings from the Starry Sky
Vitali Konstantinov

All the Money in the World

Alles Geld der Welt
A world without money is hard to imagine. Every nation has its own currency. And our everyday lives, whether we’re at home, shopping or enjoying leisure time -- are marked by daily exchanges of money.

But what is money really? Coins, bills, something stored in the bank? What about something complicated, like cryptocurrencies? Money is a huge subject. Who invented it, and when and why? What was trade like before money? And why is money divided up so unequally?

Ever since money has existed, there have been arguments about what it is. A means to an end, or an end in itself? A thing, or an idea? A blessing or a curse? There has been every possible explanation.

And yet, money remains a puzzle.

With the help of this entertaining but informative graphic nonfiction book, at last we can begin to understand this puzzle and perhaps even become skilled money managers!

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Silke Vry, Martin Haake

Sunken Cities, Forgotten Cultures Great Archeologists and their Discoveries

Verborgene Schätze, versunkene Welten
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.

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Christine Schulz-Reiss, Claudia Lieb

World Religions

Das Hausbuch der Weltreligionen
Why do Hindus worship plants and animals? Why do Buddhists practice yoga? Why don‘t Jews switch on electric light on a Sabbath? What do Christians celebrate when they take the Eucharist, and what is written in the Quran? Each of these five major religions is a colorful world of its own, opaque and mysterious for outsiders. This opulently designed book bids us enter these worlds and affords a vivid picture of their contents and peculiarities.
Written in a gripping, plastic manner, it reacquaints the reader with what he thought he knew, providing in-depth analyses as well as background information about these alien faiths, showing in the process that, for all their differences, these major religions have a lot in common.
Multiple award-winning illustrator Claudia Lieb has devised a breathtaking visual language which is bound to turn this book into a bibliophile gem.
Einar Turkowski: Aus dem Schatten trat ein Fuchs
Einar Turkowski

Out of the shadows stepped a Fox

Aus dem Schatten trat ein Fuchs
“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.
Anke Dörrzapf, Claudia Lieb: Die wunderbaren Reisen des Marco Polo
Anke Dörrzapf, Claudia Lieb

Marco Polo. Incredible Travels to the End of the World

Die wunderbaren Reisen des Marco Polo
In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo, scion of a Venetian merchant dynasty, embarks on a journey that will take him far beyond the edge of the known world. 25 years later he
returns to tell wondrous tales. »Emperors, kings and princes, knights and citizens – and all of you who are avid to learn about the manifold splendors of the countries of this world - take up this book and have it read to you. Here you will find a plethora of wonderful and remarkable things, indeed …« This is the beginning of one of the world’s greatest tales of travel: Il Milione – The Wonders of the World. And they’re wonderful tales, indeed, that Marco Polo tells us: After visiting Acre, he travels to the Persian Gulf via Baghdad andends up at the court of Kublai Khan.
He enters his services and travels through China and India. After many adventures he finally returns to Venice.

In this opulently designed book the adventures of the famous traveller are retold in a colorful manner. Colorful in a double sense, as Claudia Lieb’s fantastic illustrations, inspired by Asian and Oriental art, commentate and complement a wealth of factual information, resulting in an exhilarating blend that takes us on a reader’s journey from medieval Venice to Beijing and back! A classic gem among the literature of discovery and exploration
recasts in a modern way.

Rights sold to China, Korea and Vietnam

Volker Mehnert, Tim Köhler

Magellan - Or Great Moments in Ocean Exploration

Magellan
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
Vitali Konstantinov

It Is Written

Es steht geschrieben
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.

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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!
Volker Mehnert, Martin Haake: Die großen Flüsse der Welt
Volker Mehnert, Martin Haake

The Great Rivers of the World

Die großen Flüsse der Welt
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

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Volker Mehnert, Claudia Lieb

Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt
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.

Rights sold to China, Italy, Vietnam, USA (English rights worldwide) and Croatia

Sabine Lohf

The Big Book of Arts and Crafts

Das große Buch vom Basteln und Spielen
Folding, snipping, gluing, colouring, hammering, sewing…arts and crafts are a blast! And the finished products can be used in many different ways! Kids can play with them, incorporate them into a made-up story, play music with them, and much more – that’s why this book is at once an instruction book, playbook, and picture book. On large-format, individually and lovingly designed pages, internationally recognized arts and crafts whiz Sabine Lohf shows us a variety of creative ideas for every season and for both large and small hands.
Each chapter is devoted to a certain construction material: paper, cardboard, wood, fabric, molding clay, cork, and found objects. Useful techniques are explained step by step and act as the basis for many creative projects. Tips, tricks, a guide to materials, and even safety instructions for unharmed fingers top off this multifaceted activity book. · Over 100 creative ideas for all ages · Easy, step-by-step instructions · Chapters classified by construction material · With a guide to materials, small arts and crafts lessons and safety instructions

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Sabine Lohf

The Big Nature Craft Book

Das große Naturbastelbuch
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


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

The great Wimmel Cooking Book

Das große Wimmel-Kochbuch
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!

Sold to China, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Belgium, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Lena Zeise

Balto and Togo - The Run to Nome

Balto & Togo
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.
Sabine Lohf: Die große Holzwerkstatt
Sabine Lohf

The Big Wood Workshop

Die große Holzwerkstatt
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!
Thilo Krapp: Émile in Berlin
Thilo Krapp

Émile in Berlin - Hunting for Mice in the Department store

Émile in Berlin
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.
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 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

The lights of Paris - Émile at the World Fair

Die Lichter von Paris
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.
Thomas Müller

The Wonderful World of Oak Trees

Die wunderbare Welt der Eiche
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.

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Sabine Lohf

The Big Textile Workshop

Die große Textilwerkstatt
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!
Maja Nielsen, Sophie Schmid

Maria Sibylla Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian
The Famous Naturalist - Profiled for Children

In 1699 Maria Sibylla Merian travels to the tropical rainforest in Surinam. Accompanied only by her daughter Dorothea, she commences her great ambition: observing and drawing insects in every stage of their development. For years, Sibylla has been fascinated by the way caterpillars transform into gorgeous butterflies. This book recounts the childhood of the famous artist and naturalist; of her courageous journeys into ancient forests, and of the origin of her stunning books that even today have no equal.

Simple text boxes contain facts and background details appropriate for young readers. Lively illustrations stimulate our interest in the magical world of insects and the life of an unusual, self-confident woman.
Sabine Lohf

The Big Christmas Arts and Crafts Book

Das große Weihnachtsbastelbuch
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!

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Antje von Stemm: Ab die Post!
Antje von Stemm

Going Postal!

Ab die Post!
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.
Sabine Lohf: Das große Ratzfatzbastelbuch
Sabine Lohf

The Big In-A-Jiffy Activity Book

Das große Ratzfatzbastelbuch
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.
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg: Mit dem Orient-Express nach Paris
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg

To Paris in the Orient Express - The Story of Sinan and Pierre

Mit dem Orient-Express nach Paris
All aboard the Orient Express—we’re off to the World’s Fair in Paris! For the 14-year-old Sinan, 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. Sinan 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
Larissa Bertonasco: La nonna La cucina La vita
Larissa Bertonasco

La nonna la cucina la vita

La nonna La cucina La vita
“My childhood is redolent with the perfumes of Liguria. My memories seems to have sealed in the scents of the sea and of wood, of rosemary and sage, not forgetting moth-balls and spirit, and to guard it like a treasure. This gave me the idea to write a cookery book with recipes of my nonna, my grandmother, along with personal recollections and pictures. The book gathers a number of simple, delicious, traditional dishes, that were the staple of my Italian family. Yet some more elaborate, exquisite recipes for festive occasions can also be found. So enjoy the trip to my nonna’s Finale Ligure, the coastal strip between Genoa and the French border.”

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Mehrdad Zaeri, Werner Holzwarth

Winter of the Squirrel

Der Winter des Eichhörnchens
The Happiness of Not Finding!
Squirrel is young, and life is beautiful! Gathering nuts, burying them, and having a good winter - no problem at all!

Then, squirrel grows old. Gathering nuts and burying them takes a lot of energy. Finding the nuts again is an even bigger problem - especially when one forgets what one was looking for! It's enough to make a squirrel tired, a little sad, even angry!

Then, everything starts to make sense again.

Mehrdad Zaeri's magical illustrations invoke the inner life of a squirrel. A positive parable of life in this picture book story written by Werner Holzwarth.
Ute Krause

Nora and the Great Bear

Nora und der Große Bär
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.
Ilka Sokolowski, Janine Czichy

Discovering the Wadden Sea

Wildes Leben im Watt
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
Lilli Thal

Creature of Stone, Creature of Gold

Tier aus Stein, Tier aus Gold
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.
Ilka Sokolowski, Janine Czichy

Wild Life on the Meadow

Wildes Leben auf der Wiese
The Meadow is Alive - And How!

Have you ever seen a meadow up close? Then you know that it's full of things that creep, crawl, and buzz! But meadows are home not only to insects and spiders, but also birds, mammals and reptiles. Do you know, for example, where a harvest mouse builds its nest, or how long marmots sleep?

This non-fiction book for children shows us very special meadows like the Alm and the fascinating Feuchtwiese. We learn about meadow orchards, alpine meadows, pastures, swamps, wildflower meadows and wildflower strips. Every meadow is home to its own special plants and animals. Short descriptions and lifelike drawings brings us closer to the varied life of the meadow. And several viewing tips help us identify one hidden animal or another!

And for someone who wants to grow their own meadow, there are tips for laying one out - even a small wildflower meadow on the balcony!
Dirk Reinhardt

Perfect Storm

Perfect Storm
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.
Anke Bär

Cherry Thief

Kirschendiebe
"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.
Stefanie Jeschke: Die Erdmännchen sind los!
Stefanie Jeschke

Meerkats on the Loose!

Die Erdmännchen sind los!
Who'll find the meerkats in this busy zoo?

Attention! Ten meerkats have escaped, and now they're making a leisurely tour of the zoo! To follow them you'll need nimble feet and eagle eyes. These clever characters are very curious, and they want to have fun. While some of them are busy admiring the stylish haircuts of other zoo animals, others are playing pick-up sticks with a porcupine or frolicking with the penguins. The action shifts from one continent to another in this zoo. You're guaranteed not to spot them the first time, so before you know it, the tour starts all over again. It's a never-ending creature comedy!

A separate page reveals which animals the meerkats visit.
Julie Völk

Rainy Day for Dragons

Drachenregentage
How a Cozy Rainy Day Led To an Exciting Trip to Dragonland

Actually, Toni and the dog wanted to spend the rainy day on the sofa - with pillows and cocoa and books. Then the doorbell rang and in walked Fred, an elegant dragon and a great friend, carrying an umbrella. Fred needed to pee, but Toni's loo was much too small for a dragon. What to do? Toni and the dog offer suggestions, but none of them seem right for a dragon with style. After all, who has ever seen a dragon peeing against a tree? No one! Fred has to deal with it, because it's becoming urgent. So he sweeps up his friends and sets them on his back for a flight to Dragonland, where there are magnificent floating pagodas . . .

Julie Völk's atmospheric picture worlds are not just an homage to cozy rainy days. The artist manages to tell a witty dragon adventure story while addressing a need that we all, not just dragons, sometimes have when we need to find a private place to go.
Stefanie Bölke, Markus Lefrançois

Anna, Lukas and the Pickpocket

Haltet den Dieb!
»Don’t go to the fair! And watch out for pickpockets!« That is the warning that master tailor Antonius Lautensack gives to his children Lukas and Anna. They’re on their way to the cloth merchant Brandis to pick up some new velvet, and they’re carrying a sack of coins to pay for it. But the moment they catch sight of the fire-breather and the onlookers in the bustling marketplace, they forget all about
their father’s advice. As they push their way through the crowd, Lukas gets bumped and jostled this way and that,and when they finally arrive at the cloth merchant’s shop, the coin purse is gone! Now it’s up to the market master to help!

With richly colorful illustrations and a glossary of terms. Developed in collaboration with the Museum of the City of Hildesheim, Germany. Historical advisor: Dr. Stefan Bölke, Curator of Art and Regional History of the City Museum, Roemer-Pelizaeus Museum Hildesheim.
Frank Schwieger, Anne Bernhardi

Julia in Ancient Rome

Julia im Alten Rom
A suspenseful paper chase through the Eternal City

In the year 64 CE, eleven-year-old Julia is on a mission. In the metropolis of Rome, which is home to millions, she must locate Daniel Maltinus, the one doctor who can save her severely ill father. What follows is a race against time that takes Julia from her home in exclusive Esquilino to the senators at the Roman Forum, to the Subura, the poor people's quarter, and then to the Emperor's Palace. With Julia leading the way, we learn about the lives of the ancient Romans, the history of their immense Empire, and the famous landmarks of the ancient city: the temples, theaters and baths, the Circus Maximus and the Gladiator School. We even meet Emperor Nero himself!
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thilo Krapp

In 80 days from Peking to Paris

In 80 Tagen von Peking nach Paris
Where There's a Car, There's a Road!

A Formidable Challenge: Yet to be proven is whether a driver, supplied with a car, can do anything and can drive anywhere. We therefore pose the question: This summer, will there be someone daring enough to drive a car all the way from Peking to Paris?

If a man can do it, then of course a girl can do it! So Julia and her uncle Charles decide to take up the challenge posed by the Paris newspaper Le Matin on January 31, 1907: they'll drive their Spyker in the long-distance Peking-Paris Rally.

In competition with four other teams they'll drive through China, Mongolia and Siberia, through deserts, swamps and over mountain passes. Julia and Charles always find a way through any obstacle, even if they have to drive on railroad tracks! Their toughest opponent is Prince Borghese in his Itala. But never mind: the Spyker team will never give up!

This book, based on true events, takes the reader along for the ride on a rally that still has no equal.

With fascinating details about the first cars and about the peoples and places enroute at the time of the actual long-distance rally.
Julie Völk: Wenn ich in die Schule geh
Julie Völk

Going to school

Wenn ich in die Schule geh
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.

Rights sold to Brazil (Portuguese Worldwide)

Thomas Müller: Wo leben die Tiere unserer Welt?
Thomas Müller

Where Do The Animals of Our World Live?

Wo leben die Tiere unserer Welt?
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

Rights sold to Russia, China and Romania

Thomas Müller: Eule, Fuchs und Fledermaus
Thomas Müller

Animals of the Night

Eule, Fuchs und Fledermaus
The sun is going down and all animals prepare to rest for the night. All animals? No! A lot of them spring into action just when the day ends. With Thomas Müller‘s detailed, luminous illustrations we become a part of the nightlife and follow owl, beaver, lynx and moth. We discover which animal leaves its hideout in the forest, near the lake, in a garden or in the city to start living its secret life in the cover of darkness. We learn amazing knowledge about the particular activities and abilities of nocturnal animals, e.g. how a cat is able to see through darkness, or how the echolocation of the bat functions, and what kind of trick the Eurasian bittern employs to become invisible.

Rights sold to Belgium, Korea, China, Czech Republic

Julie Völk: Stille Nacht, fröhliche Nacht
Julie Völk

A wonderful Christmas night

Stille Nacht, fröhliche Nacht
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.
Ilka Sokolowski, Helmut Dohle: Artus
Ilka Sokolowski, Helmut Dohle

Arthur - King of Camelot

Artus
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.
Thomas Müller: Schneehuhn, Reh und Haselmaus
Thomas Müller

Snow Grouse, Deer and Hazel Dormouse – Animals in the Snow

Schneehuhn, Reh und Haselmaus
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.
Werner Holzwarth, Stefanie Jeschke

I wish I were.... thought the Meerkat

Ich wär so gern...dachte das Erdmännchen
Turn left... straight ahead... to the right... straight ahead... to the left... Meercat keeps a beady eye (or rather two) on his surroundings. He admires his neighbours in the zoo: The chimpanzees who fool around all day long, the bears who are so strong, and, of course, the King of all animals, the lion. And he dreams of being like these animals. If only he knew how much these very animals admire him the sheer surprise would probably send him toppling into the next groundhole. As it is, this smart and nimble little chap remains their secret hero - after all, nobody is quite as alert and quick as him.

Rights sold to Denmark, Chile, Korea, USA (English World Rights), South Africa and China

Cornelia Franz

Swing High

Swing High
Swing Dancing on the Volcano

Hamburg, Summer 1939. As the Second World War looms ever closer, Henri and his friends spend a seemingly carefree summer together. They meet at the swimming pool or in the park, and someone always brings a gramophone along - and then things really heat up! Jazz music enchants the "Swingbuddies" with their relaxed "joie de vivre". But this music is a thorn in the Nazis' side.

It's a dangerous dance on a volcano. One evening when Henri and his girlfriend encounter a Gestapo patrol, they find themselves caught up in a matter of life and death . . .

This book, based on true stories of the Hamburg Swing Dance youth from 1939 to 1941, tells the suspenseful story of an uprising in the middle of World War II. The "Swings" were brave, uncompromising and full of life!
Stepha Quitterer

A Beginner's Guide to Improving the World

Weltverbessern für Anfänger
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.
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg: Mit dem Zeppelin nach New York
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg

Zeppelin.The Legendary Story of Hindenburg

Mit dem Zeppelin nach New York
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.