Thilo Krapp: Émile in Berlin
Thilo Krapp

Émile in Berlin

Émile in Berlin - Hunting for Mice in the Departmentstore
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When Émile and his mother make a wintertime visit to Berlin, of course they have to do some Christmas shopping at the famous department store, Wertheim. Even at home in Paris everyone knows about Wertheim. There’s so much to discover here -- huge shop windows, massive chandeliers, and even a real escalator! Émile is still finding his way around the festively decorated store and is passing through the pet department when there’s a minor accident: he bumps into a terrarium, freeing the small creature inside. What happens next is a wild chase around porcelain dishes, expensive vases and fine carpets. Will Émile and Marie the salesgirl ever find manage to catch the mouse?

This splendidly illustrated book places the reader in the golden age of the department store. It evokes the grandeur of the famous Wertheim department store – at one time Europe’s largest – almost bringing it back to life.
Thomas Müller: Tiere bei uns zu Haus
Thomas Müller

Tiere bei uns zu Haus

Animals With Us At Home
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Many children wish for a pet of
their own. Which animal is best suited to your home? Perhaps a cheerful budgie or a cute guinea
pig? Or a dog or cat?

In this lively illustrated book, young animal lovers will get to know seven common household pets and will learn what the animals need for their well-being.

Cat – Fish – Rabbit – Guinea Pig – Dog – Budgie – Fancy Rat

This board picture book with flaps is a nonfiction primer for the youngest readers. Sturdy board pages with simple text and true-to-life illustrations capture their attention while being read to.
Dirk Reinhardt: Perfect Storm
Dirk Reinhardt

Perfect Storm

Perfect Storm
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LFF – that’s Dylan, Luisa, Felix, Boubacar, Kyoko and Matthew. These young hackers from all over the world got to know each other through a computer game. When they learn about human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and that two US corporations are involved, they decide to hack into the suspects’ network. If they can just manage to post some compromising material online, the revelations will create a worldwide storm of outrage.
But, a young agent of the American NSA is on their trail . . . .
A gripping thriller about six teens unwilling to stand by and do nothing while an unscrupulous international concern with life-threatening activities reaps millions.
Silke Lambeck, Karsten Teich: Herr Röslein kommt zurück
Silke Lambeck, Karsten Teich

Herr Röslein kommt zurück

Mr. Flowers Returns
Calling Mr. Flowers! We need you! Though a telescope, Moritz has witnessed the kidnapping of the ice cream vendor Pippa. His friendly neighbor with the gray ponytail and the secret magical powers would be a big help right now!
 
Everyone could use a friend like Mr. Flowers! Here’s another warm and funny story that’s sure to become a classic.
Henrike Wilson: Eichhörnchen zieht um
Henrike Wilson

Eichhörnchen zieht um

Squirrel Finds a New Home
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It’s springtime! Squirrel wakes up from its winter sleep full of energy and purpose, and is amazed to see flowers in front of its usual nest opening. How can that be? Flowers in the middle of the treetops? Mouse knows: a storm blew the
tree over last night. So squirrel has to find a new place to live! Squirrel’s garden companions offer to share their homes.

That’s nice, but squirrel needs a cozy place of its own, so the search begins for a new home in the most beautiful tree in the garden – and there, squirrel finds a delightful surprise!

This is a story of helping hands and friendship, garden creatures and the magic of springtime, in a warm-spirited, richly illustrated new book by Henrike Wilson.
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk: Ich bau dir ein Haus, kleine Wildbiene!
Bärbel Oftring, Jana Walczyk

Ich bau dir ein Haus, kleine Wildbiene!

I Build You A House, Wild Bee!
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Along with the first flowers of spring come the wild bees, looking for just the right place to raise their young.

In this richly detailed nonfiction picture book, readers of all ages will learn about the mason bee and its growth from egg to adult, about the life of other wild bees like the bumblebee, and the important role wild bees play in nature. Between the covers of this book there is much to discover about the life cycle and diversity of wild bees, relatives of our familiar honeybee.

At the conclusion of the book there are step-by-step instructions for building a nest platform for wild bees so the reader can watch them up close.
Daniela Kulot: Locken, Pony, Pferdeschwanz und jede Menge Firlefanz
Daniela Kulot

Locken, Pony, Pferdeschwanz und jede Menge Firlefanz

Curls, bangs and ponytails
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“Martin’s hair, it looks just like
A battle helmet with a spike.
Stylish Annie wears her hair
As if she kept a garden there.”
 
Even little children love to make fun of others’ hair. But whether it’s short or long hair, what really matters is what’s inside, not on top of, one’s head. Here’s a whimsical picture book about funny “do’s” and comical “cuts”. Join in and rhyme along!
 
Silke Lambeck, Barbara Jung: Das Weihnachtsmannprojekt
Silke Lambeck, Barbara Jung

Das Weihnachtsmannprojekt

The Santa Project
This year will be different, Paul’s mother declares: we’re going to have a quiet Christmas without the relatives! Grandma is appalled, and Paul’s little sister Frida is furious. As if that weren’t enough, Frida’s teacher says there’s no Santa! Paul can’t bear to see Frida disappointed – he’s determined to prove that there really is a Santa.

On top of that, somehow he’s got to pull his family together and make sure they have a real Christmas. But that’s easier said than done . . .
 Funny, spirited and original, here’s a Christmas story for reading – and reading aloud – for the whole family.
Volker Mehnert, Martin Haake: Die großen Flüsse der Welt
Volker Mehnert, Martin Haake

Die großen Flüsse der Welt

The great rivers of the world
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Which river is the world’s longest, the Nile
or the Amazon? Is the Beautiful Blue Danube really blue? How did the untamed Colorado make its way through the rocky Grand Canyon? And what makes the Nile the lifeline of Egypt?
 
Rivers have always had a special importance for humanity – whether as political or cultural boundary, trade route or religious symbol. This richly illustrated compendium, created in a modern collage style, introduces 18 legendary rivers from all five continents. It shows the rivers’ outstanding features and their diverse flora and fauna, and highlights historical events and personalities associated with each waterway.

There is much to discover – including astonishing facts and important dates– in this masterful and stimulating assemblage of text and image.
 
Features a four page gatefold: The Nile from the Pharaohs until Today
Johannes Herwig: Scherbenhelden
Johannes Herwig

Scherbenhelden

Heroes of the Shard
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Leipzig, 1995: The city is in an upheaval. Nino lives alone with his father and has the usual headaches of a fifteen-year-old: stress in school, a first love. One day he and his best friend Max are caught shoplifting, then he’s beaten up by a group of punks that one day will claim him as their own. Then comes more aggravation: conflict with his father, feelings for a girl who carries a dark secret, and daily threats from neo-Nazis that seem to be everywhere. What’s more, Nino is determined to find out why his mother left him and his father behind just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Johannes Herwig (“Until the Stars Tremble”) has set against the background of German unification this raw and emotional portrait of youth in the grip of change and aimlessness. This is a story of hope.