Anke Bär

Endres the Merchant's Son

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

Delicious Deadly

Tierisch tödlich
Did you know that lions dig graves for their kill? Or that fish be caught using a net made of bubbles? What makes the golden eagle such a housebreaker? This book introduces us to ten masters of the hunt, from the sneaky short-tailed weasel, which leads its victims in a deadly dance, to the exotic Bolas spider, a true queen of marksmanship.
The atmospheric illustrations and large fold-out pages open in all directions, inviting us to delve in to the fascinating world of eating and being eaten.
With short informational texts, animal fact sheets, and many vignettes
With spectacular, panoramic illustrations that continue under the flaps in unexpected ways
Rotraut Susanne Berner: Nacht-Wimmelbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Nacht-Wimmelbuch
The Treasure Kingdom at Night - The latest marvel from Rotraut Susanne Berner

Rotraut Susanne Berner's Treasure Kingdom at Night

Nighttime in the Treasure Kingdom: 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 the Treasure Kingdom, 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: Frühlings-Wimmelbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Frühlings-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 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.

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Rotraut Susanne Berner: Sommer-Wimmelbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner
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.
Rotraut Susanne Berner: Winter-Wimmelbuch
Rotraut Susanne Berner
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
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.

Rights sold to to Belgium/The Netherlands, China, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, France, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Slovak Republic, Italy, USA/North America, Taiwan, Slovenia, Mongolia, Turkey, Ukraine, Denmark, Thai