Anita van Saan, Theresa Schwietzer

Little Elephant

Der kleine Elefant
Exploring the Savanna with the Little Elephant

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

No Alternative

No Alternative
It's Our Last Chance!

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

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

Who kisses Whom?

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

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

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

The Three Sparrows

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

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

We travel to the Land of Color

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

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

Tracking Wolves

Wölfe
While this is cause for delight among many nature lovers, it's cause for concern and fear for others. The wolf has grown unfamiliar: this beautiful native animal was forced out of our forests for many years. How can we rethink our relationship to wolves now that the number of wolf packs in Germany and neighboring countries is increasing?
Following the belief that understanding is the
way to conquer fear, this atmospherically illustrated fact-based book introduces the reader to the life of a family of wolves.

We trace the footsteps—or paw prints—of a young wolf, see how a wolf pack is initially formed, learn about life within the pack, and experience how the next generation of wolves leaves the pack and sets out on its own. Inside the large-format flaps there are attractive infographics and texts that explain facts about wolves' biology and how to interact with them.

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

All rights available

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Thomas Müller: Tiere auf dem Bauernhof
Thomas Müller

Animals On The Farm

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

Niko

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

Animals In The Forest

Tiere im Wald
The forest is the most beautiful adventure playground there is! Many animals feel the same way: young foxes venture out of their dens, wild boars take a mud bath, and little bunnies wait in the high grass for their mother.

This close-to-nature and lovingly-illustrated picture book invites small animal fans to see the shy forest dwellers up close and to learn many exciting facts about them
Volker Mehnert, Paulina Eichhorn

The Dream of Gold

Der Traum vom Gold
The Great Moments in Sport History

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

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

Celebrating Throughout the Year

Wir feiern durch das ganze Jahr
The Great Book of Holidays and Traditions

What does “Rosenmontag” have to do with roses? When is “the Tag des Buches”? Why do Christians celebrate Christmas? The answers to these and many other exciting questions can be found in this colorful non-fiction book for the entire family: across 112 elaborately illustrated pages, it offers a wealth of background information and suggestions for the nicest regional, national, and international holidays and traditions. Included are arts & crafts tips, recipes, poems, and folk wisdom for the most important Christian, Jewish, and Muslim festivities. Old and new traditions throughout the year are waiting to be rediscovered and celebrated.

This is a lovingly designed manual for browsing through. It’s perfect for families, schools, and preschools. With this book, almost every day is a holiday!
Bärbel Oftring, Theresa Schwietzer: Bären
Bärbel Oftring, Theresa Schwietzer

Bears

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

Maja Nielsen

The Tunnelbuilder

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

Let's Celebrate Today!

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

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

The Big Word Wimmelbook

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

Lemon Yellow And Fire Red

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

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

Richard at the Knight's Castle

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

Tambo der kleine Elefant Midi-Ausgabe

Tambo, der kleine Elefant
Werner Holzwarth, Daniela Kulot

Say 'Thank You', You Frog!

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

Grandpa goes camping

Paul und Opa zelten
Paul is on vacation with grandpa in the country. Grandpa's house is so cozy! Paul doesn't like to go outside. There are all kinds of things that prick and sting thistles, nettles, insects. Besides, the sun is shining way too much! But when the house is suddenly full of wasps, the two seek refuge in the nearby forest with their tent. A whole new world for Paul! What are the strange pegs for? How do you make a fire for
dinner? And why is it so quiet in the forest?
A new fun adventure with Paul and Grandpa, where children learn a lot about nature and everything about camping!
Sabine Lohf
Sommer, Sonne, Sand und mehr!
Shells, poppies, melon shells... In summer there is great material for crafting and playing! Whether
on vacation or at home, this book shows big and small crafters how much fun it is to get creative indoors or outdoors in the summer. Whether a sun hat for the next trip to the beach, a meadow flower wreath for a flower festival, a bark boat to float: the easy to follow instructions set no limits to the imagination and encourage you to create lots of colourful artworks from nature's treasures and a few craft supplies to give
away, decorate and play with. This makes summer really beautiful!
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.
Volker Mehnert, Claudia Lieb

Underground Worlds Of Wonder

Unterirdische Wunderwelten
This tour takes us to the fascinating world beneath our feet. We discover a cave with giant pillars of ice, marvel at a starry canopy of millions of fireflies and even find ourselves in the belly of a volcano!
But it's not just nature that has created underground wonders; humans have created them too. Ancient cave cities, secret structures in the depths, and engineering feats like the Gotthard Tunnel are just some of the places we'll explore on our foray through the underworld.

Let's take a trip around the world to 18 hidden places full of legends and secrets!
Stepha Quitterer, Claudia Weikert

Pepe and the Octopus - Escape from the Waste Mafia

Pepe und der Oktopus auf der Flucht vor der Müllmafia
Let's Escape The Waste Mafia!

An eleven-year-old boy and an octopus are on the run from the waste mafia. Men in magpie-blue suits, brutal profiteers, want to get rid of the octopus, which the sea animals have sent out to convince people to stop dumping their plastic waste into nature and to ban plastic altogether.
A wild, constantly surprising and funny chase halfway around the world, a thrilling road trip, realistic environmental thriller and a story of an extraordinary friendship.

Linguistically witty, fast-paced, original and told with a modern sensibility – the new story by Stepha Quitterer is a must-have for all young fans of James Bond and Indiana Jones!

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.

Lena Zeise

How the Cat Came to Us

Wie die Katze zu uns kam
Of Cats and Men.

Egyptian deity or shipboard mouse catcher, heroine of fairy tales and myths or beloved pet: it is impossible to imagine our lives without cats! For many thousands of years, they have had a place in our homes, yards and hearts. We accompany the cat on its foray through world events - from the hearths of our Stone Age ancestors to its celebrity appearance in millions of YouTube clicks .
This book gives a fascinating account of the many ways those velvet paws came to us - and have stayed until today! Innovative comic strips complement the informative text and animate the stories of these whiskered protagonists in an entertaining way.

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.

Sold to Belgium/The Netherlands, Russia, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland and Romania

Kathrin Wolf, Isabel Kreitz

In an Old House in Berlin

In einem alten Haus in Berlin
In 1871 the Schwartz family, keeper of a pharmacy, proudly moves into their new house – a house that will showcase German history and everyday life in Berlin for the next 150 years. We follow the family through five generations and witness with them the days of Empire and World Wars, and the building, then the fall, of the Wall. And throughout, we see the constant activity of its children: Karl and Martha, Ursula and Peter, and Laura and Ben. We look on as the events of the wider world shape their own lives.

Detailed pictures teeming with activity and informative captions make history easier to grasp, and bring Berlin to life!
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk: Ich bau dir ein Haus, kleiner Igel
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk

I build you a House, little Hedgehog!

Ich bau dir ein Haus, kleiner Igel
A hedgehog roams through Hannah and Paul's garden! How exciting! The children want to know more about the little spiny animal and its way of life: What does it like to eat? Are they allowed to feed it? What does it do in autumn and winter? And when are the baby hedgehogs born? In this richly illustrated picture book, young and old readers can learn all about this endangered native wild animal.

The flaps reveal exciting information about the hedgehog and how you can protect it. With the step-by-step instructions at the end of the book, readers can build a house to shelter a hedgehog all year round.
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.
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.

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.
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!
Kirsten Traynor, Carim Nahaboo

Leaving Home

Der große Schwarm
A Field Trip with the Bees!

Henrietta is a scout, a so-called field bee. Though she spent her youth inside the hive working, now she has a big responsibility outside - she has to find a new home for the bee colony! The colony has grown too large for the many worker bees to survive. And so Henrietta leaves home with a huge swarm --thousands of her sisters. But where will the bees find a new home?

Dive into the fascinating world of bees and join them on their journey! Bee expert Kirsten Traynor knows lots of amazing stories about a largely unknown part of these fascinating insects' lives. Accompanied by wonderful illustrations, these stories bring the bee colony to life.
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

Henrike Wilson

Felix and His Monster

Felix und sein Monster
Monster Alert!

Felix would be content with life, and with himself, if he just weren't so afraid! He often has this feeling that something scary is lurking ahead. He gets spooked easily and then he worries about what the other kids will think of him. Then one day he gets into a terrible rage about this fear he can't shake. He takes it out in wild scribbling on a piece of paper. What's left is a monster! A super-cool monster!

Henrike Wilson writes with great sensitivity about finding the courage to face one's fears. A book about courage and friendship - and a very special monster!
Daniela Kulot

In the Night

In der Nacht
What’s Awake at Night? Not Just Cats!

What does the cat do at night? She sits on the roof and watches. What does an owl do at night? And the ship in the harbour? There’s so much to discover at night! Many animals are active, but there are workers out too You could just sit by the window, and watch, and almost forget about bedtime!

A picture book to look at again and again until it’s time for bed
Thomas Müller

Hamster, Stork and Swallowtail

Hamster, Storch und Schwalbenschwanz
Discover the Varied Biosphere of Countryside and Fields!

An intact cultivated landscape is like a colourful mosaic: meadows, pastures, fields, tree groves and hedges. Crossed by pathways, waterways and rows of blossoms, it’s a rich environment for plants and animals. And it’s good for humans, too!
This large format, splendidly illustrated book is dedicated to the animals that make their homes here, and displays them in all their diversity. A few animals owe their names to this biosphere! But more than just field mice and meadowlarks can be found; countless birds and mammals are native to this environment. We learn about the most important and most interesting ones, and with a little luck, we’ll recognize them on our next visit to the pasture.
Award-winning illustrator Thomas Müller renders the lively environment of countryside and fields in every detailed brushstroke.
Silke Vry, Claudia Lieb

The Dinosaur at the Rock. The Adventures of the First Bone Hunters.

Der Dinosaurier im Fels
Who discovered Tyrannosaurus rex?

A twelve-year old girl stands alone on the rough cliffs of southern England and taps rhythmically with a hammer against the rock; two renowned scientists compete for a discovery in a »fight to the bones«; one day, a young adventurer peeks into the empty eye sockets of a Tyrannosaurus rex... this book tells the suspenseful stories of the first fossil hunters. At a time when most people still believed that the Earth was just a few thousand years old, and few imagined that giant prehistoric lizards once ruled the planet, these hardy pioneering researchers were literally prying dinosaur bones out of the rock – and proving just the opposite to a skeptical world.
With many illustrations, fossil and research profiles, and appendices.
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.
Sabine Lohf

Winter is Lovely!

Der Winter ist schön!
Winter Time is Time to Create!
Winter is the best time of year to create and play! Whether an ice princess, a cork reindeer, or a pine cone angel: starting with simple materials like these you can make great gifts for Christmas or St. Nicholas. Nature provides lots of material for making things - did you know that you can make many things with snow besides a snowman? And if it's really cold, so much the better. Take frozen coloured water, and one, two, three: you've got giant ice marbles. Give it a try!

This inviting book with its child-friendly and colorful ideas for indoor and outdoor projects will lead to hours of song, play and crafting.Winter was never so fun!
Ute Krause

Are They Coming Too?

Feiern die auch mit?
Christmas Chaos in a Cheerful Blended Family - What a Gift!
December is the loveliest month in the year - and certainly the most stressful, at least when planning gifts for everyone in a 41-person blended family. Even when that particular problem is solved (thanks to a lucky inspiration), there are lots of challenges to meet before all the Christmas trees, holiday meals and presents have reached their final destinations. But no matter how much hustle and bustle goes into the preparations, by the time of the snowball fight - complete with stale dumplings from Christmas dinner - everyone -- robbers, princesses and dragon children alike - is filled with the Christmas spirit. This is an action-packed, jolly Christmas tale with enchanting highlights for everyone -- not just blended families.
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
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.
Christiane Schwabbaur, Henrike Wilson

Happy Penguins

Pinguin im Glück
Joy is Contagious!

It's the scene at the Pole: a penguin standing. Here comes another, wearing a scarf. Then another, with a cap. They stand together that way as the winter wind blows. Then comes another, passing all the others by. One that follows its beak and clearly has a goal in mind. That runs and does a cannonball splash into the blue water, just for fun! Have you ever heard of such a thing? Luckily, joy is contagious, and pretty soon all the penguins are romping around in the water, splashing and snorting. We'd love to join them.
It's hard to imagine a funnier, more focused depiction of a transformation from gloom into pure joy and happiness. Warning: it's contagious!
Julie Völk

Rainy Dragon Days

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.

Sold to Brazil and New Zealand (English World Rights)

Ute Krause

When Will They Ever Leave?

Wann gehen die wieder?
The Life of a Blended Family - Original, Fresh, and Full of Confidence

During a moonlit night a family of robbers, each carrying a little red suitcase, trots through the woods. Why is that? Well, the robber children are sometimes with their papa and sometimes with their mama. The children have two homes, which accounts for the suitcases. They have two birthday parties, two sets of rules, and two toothbrushes. But they're not at all eager to make friends with Papa's new girlfriend and all of her prince and princess children. The robber children succeed in chasing away the entire princess household, but then they realize it's not going to solve their problem. They take an altogether different approach, with the result that this jolly and optimistic blended family story has a brilliant ending.

Rights sold to Russia, Hungary, Korea, The Netherlands, Spain (with Catalan)

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!