Anke Bär

William's Journey

Wilhelms Reise
The scene is Bremerhaven, the year is 1872. Fleeing the squalor and crippling poverty of his home village, young William embarks the Columbia bound for America. Among his few belongings is a sketch-book to which he commits his various observations on board the ship: the hard work of the sailors, daily tribulations such as vermin or the friction due to overcrowding ‘tween-decks, rough seas and dead calm. On a brighter note, there are pleasant scenes such as children playing or the nocturnal phenomenon of marine phosphorescence. At last the big day has arrived: The Columbia berths at the Port of New York!

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Rotraut Susanne Berner: Nacht-Wimmelbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner

Night-Wimmelbook

Nacht-Wimmelbuch
Wimmlingen at Night - The latest marvel from Rotraut Susanne Berner

Rotraut Susanne Berner's Wimmlingen at Night

Nighttime in Wimmlingen: Humans and animals are sleeping. Most of them, that is. Andrea, for one, cannot sleep because Thomas, who lives on the next floor, is taking a shower. Nico, on the other hand, is fast asleep in his cage, in the dark under its cloth cover. Outside, bats are flitting about, and a hedgehog shuffles through the grass. There's an all-night reading marathon taking place at the Public Library, and in the upper floor, the terrariums of the reptile exposition emit a greenish glow. At the station the night train is ready for departure.
Even though not all that many people are about at night, yet there is a lot going on in this warm summer night. Under cover of darkness, a burglar breaks into a dentist's surgery. Will he make his escape undetected? A night-watchman and his dog are on their round patrolling the local department store. Yet the highlight and concluding episode of this particular adventure must surely be the big festival in the municipal park, complete with fireworks.
As in her four previous books set in Wimmlingen, Rotraut Susanne Berner has once more come up with a cornucopia of little stories, rich in well-observed detail, an atmospheric nocturne that will make for splendid bedtime reading, for big and small alike.

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Rotraut Susanne Berner: Frühlings-Wimmelbuch - Midi
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Frühlings-Wimmelbuch - Midi
What greater delight for a child than to lie sprawled out on the floor in front of a big picture-book, with hundreds of familiar and unfamiliar things to discover?
Rotraut Susanne Berner has designed just such a book whose large-format pictures show a whole town and its surroundings: a house for several families, a farm, a rail way station, a community centre, a market place, a multi storey department store, and a large park. These pictures tell many little stories of things that happen to people and animals on a spring day, and every child can follow these stories. And since there are plenty of stories to tell about this town throughout the year Rotraut Susanne Berner designed a book for each season. So now everybody can discover for himself how life in the town and its surroundings changes over the year: What kind of games children play and how long it takes for the construction work on the new nursery to be completed.
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.
Rotraut Susanne Berner

Birthday in Wimmlingen

Geburtstag in Wimmlingen
A Child's Birthday in Wimmlingen

Today Linus turns five years old, and he's thrilled about the birthday party he'll celebrate with his five friends. In the yard, the table is set, the guests all bring cool presents, and everyone's enjoying the celebration until . . . the sun disappears behind thick gray clouds. Luckily, Linus' father Oliver put up a tent last night, so the party can continue. Anyone who looks closely can see that not just the children are celebrating - there are some animal creatures enjoying the party too!

An ideal birthday gift - illustrated and told in witty rhymes by Rotraut Susanne Berner.
Rotraut Susanne Berner: Nacht-Wimmelbuch - Midi
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Nacht-Wimmelbuch - Midi
Wimmlingen at Night - The latest marvel from Rotraut Susanne Berner

Rotraut Susanne Berner's Wimmlingen at Night

Nighttime in Wimmlingen: Humans and animals are sleeping. Most of them, that is. Andrea, for one, cannot sleep because Thomas, who lives on the next floor, is taking a shower. Nico, on the other hand, is fast asleep in his cage, in the dark under its cloth cover. Outside, bats are flitting about, and a hedgehog shuffles through the grass. There's an all-night reading marathon taking place at the Public Library, and in the upper floor, the terrariums of the reptile exposition emit a greenish glow. At the station the night train is ready for departure.
Even though not all that many people are about at night, yet there is a lot going on in this warm summer night. Under cover of darkness, a burglar breaks into a dentist's surgery. Will he make his escape undetected? A night-watchman and his dog are on their round patrolling the local department store. Yet the highlight and concluding episode of this particular adventure must surely be the big festival in the municipal park, complete with fireworks.
As in her four previous books set in Wimmlingen, Rotraut Susanne Berner has once more come up with a cornucopia of little stories, rich in well-observed detail, an atmospheric nocturne that will make for splendid bedtime reading, for big and small alike.
Rotraut Susanne Berner: Sommer-Wimmelbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner

Summer-Wimmelbook

Sommer-Wimmelbuch
What greater delight for a child than to lie sprawled out on the floor in front of a big picture-book, with hundreds of familiar and unfamiliar things to discover?
Rotraut Susanne Berner has designed just such a book whose large-format pictures show a whole town and its surroundings: a house for several families, a farm, a rail way station, a community centre, a market place, a multi storey department store, and a large park. These pictures tell many little stories of things that happen to people and animals on a summer day, and every child can follow these stories. And since there are plenty of stories to tell about this town throughout the year Rotraut Susanne Berner designed a book for each season. So now everybody can discover for himself how life in the town and its surroundings changes over the year: What kind of games children play and how long it takes for the construction work on the new nursery to be completed.

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Rotraut Susanne Berner: Monika und Mingus
Rotraut Susanne Berner

Monika and Mingus

Monika und Mingus
Who doesn't know them, the orange tabby cat Monika and the black tomcat Mingus with the white paws? The two of them experience numerous adventures in all seasons in their little town of Wimmlingen and are the masters of skilfully hiding on the wimmel pages. Rotraut Susanne Berner tells their love story here in cheerful verse that even little listeners are sure to soon enjoy speaking along with.

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Rotraut Susanne Berner: Winter-Wimmelbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner

Winter-Wimmelbook

Winter-Wimmelbuch
What greater delight for a child than to lie sprawled out on the floor in front of a big picture-book, with hundreds of familiar and unfamiliar things to discover?
Rotraut Susanne Berner has designed just such a book whose large-format pictures show a whole town and its surroundings: a house for several families, a farm, a rail way station, a community centre, a market place, a multi storey department store, and a large park. These pictures tell many little stories of things that happen to people and animals on a winter day, and every child can follow these stories. And since there are plenty of stories to tell about this town throughout the year Rotraut Susanne Berner designed a book for each season. So now everybody can discover for himself how life in the town and its surroundings changes over the year: What kind of games children play and how long it takes for the construction work on the new nursery to be completed.

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Rotraut Susanne Berner: Herbst-Wimmelbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner

Autumn-Wimmelbook

Herbst-Wimmelbuch
What greater delight for a child than to lie sprawled out on the floor in front of a big picture-book, with hundreds of familiar and unfamiliar things to discover?
Rotraut Susanne Berner has designed just such a book whose large-format pictures show a whole town and its surroundings: a house for several families, a farm, a railway station, a community centre, a market place, a multistorey department store, and a large park. These pictures tell many little stories of things that happen to people and animals on a autumm day, and every child can follow these stories. And since there are plenty of stories to tell about this town throughout the year Rotraut Susanne Berner designed a book for each season. So now everybody can discover for himself how life in the town and its surroundings changes over the year: What kind of games children play and how long it takes for the construction work on the new nursery to be completed.

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Rotraut Susanne Berner: Susanne
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Susanne
Susanne loves hats and has lots and lots of them. But one day her favourite gets lost…

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Rotraut Susanne Berner: Ina
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Ina
Ina's one for being outside, in the open, in the middle of nature. But the weather doesn't always play ball, and after every hike she always loves to come home because here it's always "sunny weather".

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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.
Rotraut Susanne Berner: Armin, der Buchhändler
Rotraut Susanne Berner

Armin the bookseller

Armin, der Buchhändler
Everyone knows Armin. He is the bookseller in Wimmlingen. There are lots of great books to buy from him. One day Petra tells him that at night the characters from the books come to life. Yes, and what happens when Little Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio and many other children's book heroes have a midnight party in Armin's shop is shown in this rhymed story by Rotraut Susanne Berner.
Rotraut Susanne Berner: Geschichten aus Wimmlingen
Rotraut Susanne Berner

Wimmlinger Storybook

Geschichten aus Wimmlingen
This anthology brings together six popular stories from Wimmlingen in a new format: Ina is out and about in all weathers, Niko takes a sightseeing flight through Wimmlingen, Manfred has a blessing in disguise and meets Elke, Susanne has adventures with her many hats, thanks to Struppi there is always something going on at Peter's and Oskar looks after a gosling.
The rhymed texts are easy to read aloud, are soon spoken along with and thus promote language acquisition.
Rotraut Susanne Berner: Zu Hause in Wimmlingen
Rotraut Susanne Berner

At Home in Wimmlingen

Zu Hause in Wimmlingen
Experience a Day in the Wimmlinger Home!

This kind of house has lots of stories to tell. Rotraut Susanne Berner invites us in and introduces us to the people and animals who live there. We can not only take a close look inside, like a doll’s house, but walk through the rooms, see things from a new perspective and get reacquainted with old friends. Rhyming text by the artist makes this book fun to read for the whole family. A perfect introduction to Rotraut Susanne Berner’s Wimmel world, and a must for those who already call Wimmlingen home.

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Rotraut Susanne Berner

Oskar

Oskar
Oskar, as every reader of the Wimmelbooks will know, is a great lover of geese. The story of how he became an anserophile in the first place is told in this little book.
Rotraut Susanne Berner: Winter-Wimmelbuch - Midi
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Winter-Wimmelbuch - Midi
What greater delight for a child than to lie sprawled out on the floor in front of a big picture-book, with hundreds of familiar and unfamiliar things to discover?
Rotraut Susanne Berner has designed just such a book whose large-format pictures show a whole town and its surroundings: a house for several families, a farm, a rail way station, a community centre, a market place, a multi storey department store, and a large park. These pictures tell many little stories of things that happen to people and animals on a winter day, and every child can follow these stories. And since there are plenty of stories to tell about this town throughout the year Rotraut Susanne Berner designed a book for each season. So now everybody can discover for himself how life in the town and its surroundings changes over the year: What kind of games children play and how long it takes for the construction work on the new nursery to be completed.
Rotraut Susanne Berner: Winter-Wörterwimmelbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Winter-Wörterwimmelbuch
Support language acquisition with Wimmlingen

The countless stories told in Rotrauts Susanne Berners Wimmel books have been classic for years. Their wide range of possible applications have also made them popular in preschools, schools, and in speech therapy classrooms. This Wimmel Wordbooks support speech and language acquisition in a brilliant new way - in these editions, every familiar page has an additional margin in which 12-16 objects from the scene are depicted again and named with articles. Each double page is devoted to a different theme.

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Rotraut Susanne Berner: Sommer-Wimmelbuch - Midi
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Sommer-Wimmelbuch - Midi
What greater delight for a child than to lie sprawled out on the floor in front of a big picture-book, with hundreds of familiar and unfamiliar things to discover?
Rotraut Susanne Berner has designed just such a book whose large-format pictures show a whole town and its surroundings: a house for several families, a farm, a rail way station, a community centre, a market place, a multi storey department store, and a large park. These pictures tell many little stories of things that happen to people and animals on a summer day, and every child can follow these stories. And since there are plenty of stories to tell about this town throughout the year Rotraut Susanne Berner designed a book for each season. So now everybody can discover for himself how life in the town and its surroundings changes over the year: What kind of games children play and how long it takes for the construction work on the new nursery to be completed.
Rotraut Susanne Berner: Frühlings-Wörterwimmelbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Frühlings-Wörterwimmelbuch
Support language acquisition with Wimmlingen

The countless stories told in Rotrauts Susanne Berners Wimmel books have been classic for years. Their wide range of possible applications have also made them popular in preschools, schools, and in speech therapy classrooms. This Wimmel Wordbooks support speech and language acquisition in a brilliant new way - in these editions, every familiar page has an additional margin in which 12-16 objects from the scene are depicted again and named with articles. Each double page is devoted to a different theme.

Sold to China (simplified Chinese characters), Hungary, Norway, Spain (with Catalan) and Taiwan (complexe Chinese characters)

Rotraut Susanne Berner: Herbst-Wimmelbuch - Midi
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Herbst-Wimmelbuch - Midi
What greater delight for a child than to lie sprawled out on the floor in front of a big picture-book, with hundreds of familiar and unfamiliar things to discover?
Rotraut Susanne Berner has designed just such a book whose large-format pictures show a whole town and its surroundings: a house for several families, a farm, a railway station, a community centre, a market place, a multistorey department store, and a large park. These pictures tell many little stories of things that happen to people and animals on a autumm day, and every child can follow these stories. And since there are plenty of stories to tell about this town throughout the year Rotraut Susanne Berner designed a book for each season. So now everybody can discover for himself how life in the town and its surroundings changes over the year: What kind of games children play and how long it takes for the construction work on the new nursery to be completed.
Rotraut Susanne Berner: Meine Kindergartenfreunde aus Wimmlingen
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Meine Kindergartenfreunde aus Wimmlingen
This album provides ample opportunity for its owner and twenty-four of his or her friends to make an entry and sketch a brief self-portrait. What’s more, there’s a birth-day calendar and extra pages for group portraits, in short, everything one might wish for to turn this lovely album into a perfect shrine for treasured memories.Kingdom - a must for fans!

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Rotraut Susanne Berner: Petra
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Petra
Petra is a regular bookworm. You're bound to find her reading a book, no matter where she might be: in bed, in the loo, or relaxing in a bath.

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Rotraut Susanne Berner: Nacht-Wörterwimmelbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Nacht-Wörterwimmelbuch
Support language acquisition with Wimmlingen

The countless stories told in Rotrauts Susanne Berners Wimmel books have been classic for years. Their wide range of possible applications have also made them popular in preschools, schools, and in speech therapy classrooms. This Wimmel Wordbooks support speech and language acquisition in a brilliant new way - in these editions, every familiar page has an additional margin in which 12-16 objects from the scene are depicted again and named with articles. Each double page is devoted to a different theme.

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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!

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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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Cornelia Boese, Dorota Wünsch

Where's Theatrine ?

Wo ist Theatrine?
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!
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.
Judith Burger

Ringo, Me and The Completely Clueless Summer

Ringo, ich und ein komplett ahnungsloser Sommer
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.
Judith Burger, Ulrike Möltgen

Roberta in Love

Roberta verliebt
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!
Judith Burger, Ulrike Möltgen

Gertrude Beyond Borders

Gertrude grenzenlos
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
Antje Damm

Sleep, Kitty, Sleep!

Schlaf, Kater, schlaf!
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)!

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Antje Damm

What's Happening There?

Was passiert denn da?
Look and Tell: Of Doggie Bones, Pea Monsters, and Plaster Fish

A dog in a basket, a vacuum cleaner and a cat, and a boy who peeks through a keyhole…
guess what happens next! Then turn the page and get ready for a surprise.
Two pictures tell a short story - sometimes they’re drawn, sometimes they’re photographs, sometimes they’re collages. They invite the reader to look carefully, find the meaning, then tell the story. They’ll make you look, amaze you, make you laugh, and make you guess!
Antje Damm: Was ist das?
Antje Damm

What's That?

Was ist das?
Now, is this a skein of wool or rather a little sheep?
Bestselling author Antje Damm’s drawings, collages and photographs make up a surprising question-and-answer game, daring us to guess the things-behind-the things. A picture book to keep you guessing, playing or just plain fantasizing – and not for children only either. What’s that? Little children never get tired of asking that question. Antje Damm’s new book leads us a merry dance of pictures that leave you guessing what hides beneath.

22 objects that every child knows are transformed into animals. The pictures invite to a dialogue with the most diverse materials. By looking at them children may learn by and by to realize connections between various shapes and colours, and to devise picture puzzles of their own.
Antje Damm: Räuberkinder feiern Weihnachten
Antje Damm

Rascal Children At Christmas

Räuberkinder feiern Weihnachten
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!
Antje Damm: Räuberkinder
Antje Damm

Rascal Children

Räuberkinder
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!
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.

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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!
Cornelia Franz, Petra Baan

How I Saved Einstein's Life

Wie ich Einstein das Leben rettete
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.

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Cornelia Franz, Petra Baan

Wild Land

Wildesland
Alone in the Wilderness

Matthis has been roaming the summer forests of Norway with his dog Tara for days. He collects berries, catches fish, makes fires or swims in one of the many lakes. If it weren't for the thoughts of the fight with his parents, the words he had shouted after them, the accident... If only he wasn't always so unrestrained! Out of nowhere, a mysterious girl suddenly appears in the forest who knows how to fry earthworms. Jule speaks little, except when she tells stories about trolls. And she always disappears just as suddenly as she appeared... An adventurous summer story about loud and quiet feelings and life in nature.
Claudia H.M. Hangen, Alessa Dostal: Der kleine Wal und das Meer
Claudia H.M. Hangen, Alessa Dostal

The Life of a Porpoise in the North Sea

Der kleine Wal und das Meer
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.
Yvonne Hergane, Sabine Lohf: 1, 2, 3...ein Sack voller Knöpfe
Yvonne Hergane, Sabine Lohf

1,2,3,...A Sack Full of Buttons

1, 2, 3...ein Sack voller Knöpfe
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.
Johannes Herwig

Half Lion

Halber Löwe
Rough in the Sound of the Street, Full of Heart Underneath

The last year of school begins for Sascha. Hanging out in the condemned house and increasingly dangerous tests of courage with his buddies: Is this what the rest of his life looks like? And then something happens. Something that shatters everything that used to be and calls into question everything that can still be. To duck away any further - impossible.
Rough in the sound of the street, full of heart underneath: in his new novel, Johannes Herwig tells of a friendship that seems to be above everything, and of the difficulty of taking responsibility. For those you care about - and for yourself.

Johannes Herwig

Heroes Of The Shard

Scherbenhelden
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 bailed out 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.
Johannes Herwig

Until the Stars Tremble

Bis die Sterne zittern
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?
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

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.
Werner Holzwarth, Dorota Wünsch

Supercrawler

Die Superkrabbler
Just out of curiosity, Trunky the Weevil inspects an abandoned picnic area. He finds a small card with a picture of an animal with a trunk, just like him! The card says that this animal can weigh 7000 kilograms and grow up to 4 metres high. Amazing! His friend Nosey, the rhinoceros beetle, is very impressed and excited when they find another card, this one showing a rhinoceros. And there is also a picture of an animal with antlers, just like the ones their stag beetle friend Little Hubert has. The three of them can hardly believe what strong animals they will be when they grow up. Their heroic fantasies are interrupted when a call for help brings them back to the forest floor. That’s when they realize that they are great as little crawlers, and they’re the best of friends.

Judith Homoki, Martin Haake

At the Sea!

Am Meer
A Gripping Journey of Discovery at the Coasts of the World

Where is the land where pepper grows? Why is there ebb and flow? Who landed before Columbus in America? And why do we love a holiday at the seashore? Welcome to a trip around the oceans of the Earth, from the Wattenmeer mud flats to Waikiki, from Brighton to the Barrier Reef, from the time the first fish brought life to the land to the coastal metropolises of today.
This sumptuously illustrated book draws us into the world of coasts Richly detailed large format illustrations show critical developments of human life at the seashore, at different eras and in different regions of the Earth Alternating with these are meticulous maps of the oceans with current facts, meaningful events, and important personalities.

Rights sold to Bulgaria, Spain, USA (English world rights), France, Hungary and Italy