Thomas Müller: Ein Jahr mit den Eulen
Thomas Müller

A Year With The Owls

Ein Jahr mit den Eulen
“In March, you can already feel the Spring arriving. On one of the first mild evenings, strange sounds can be heard in the dusk – a vibrating noise and callings. The sounds come from two large birds that are circulating in an elegant covey like shadows around the church spire. These are barn owls on their display flight. The male owl is following purringly the female one. He wants to win her over and show her his nesting site in the church spire. “

With expert, feather-light brushstrokes, Thomas Müller acquaints us with the lives of this mysterious and beautiful bird. The narrative section is supplemented with additional valuable information about the Barn Owl, the Long-eared Owl, the Minerva's owl and the Brown Owl.

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Daniela Kulot: Zähl dich nett ins Bett
Daniela Kulot

Count yourself to Bed, little brat

Zähl dich nett ins Bett
Going to bed can be so much fun- there’s so much to experience along the way! One small bat flies with you up the stairs, two brightly colored fish lead you to your room, ten long-armed octopuses tuck you in, and eleven sleepy little beavers cuddle with you…
Daniela Kulot’s fanciful counting and bedtime book invites reading aloud and rhyming together and teaches easy counting from 1 to 12.
A reference column on the left side of the page explains the numbers with digits, words, and pictures. Here even very small children can develop a sense for quantities.
Besides, who says that you have to count sheep to fall asleep?

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Sabine Lohf

The Big Book of Arts and Crafts

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

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Thomas Müller: Ein Jahr mit den Spatzen
Thomas Müller

A Year with the Sparrows

Ein Jahr mit den Spatzen
They prefer to cavort in groups, clamour loudly and curiously explore their environment - sparrows are like children, and that is perhaps why children like these cheeky birds so much! With this wonderfully illustrated picture book, we accompany the sparrows through the year, are present during the search for a suitable nesting site and experience how the sparrow babies hatch from the eggs. They soon go on a discovery tour and, like their parents, like to forage in the middle of the city - until they finally have to look for a nesting site themselves in spring. As in his non-fiction picture book Ein Jahr mit den Schwalben (A Year with the Swallows), Thomas Müller also describes the sparrows' habitat in a child-friendly way in this unusual book about sparrows and illustrates the view into the sparrows' world with lovingly drawn pictures.

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Daniela Kulot: Reim dich nett ins Bett
Daniela Kulot

Up the wooden Hills to Bedfordshire - Rhyme-wise

Reim dich nett ins Bett
Time to go to sleep - but there’s lots of things to discover on your way to bed. Such as a mouse removing - a louse.

Kids just love rhymes, especially when read to them by a grown-up. This book invites you to read the rhymes aloud, and to make up a few of your own. What’s more, its colourful, imaginative pages just bristle with all kinds of funny little surprising details which children will discover with glee. To round things off, the icon bar on the left page provides a beginner’s pictorial dictionary listing each of the rhyming words next to a picture of the object referred to.

A wonderful bedtime book, one to be read aloud to the kids and a cornucopia of rhymes, all rolled into one – makes going to bed fun three times over!
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.

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Christine Schulz-Reiss, Claudia Lieb

World Religions

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

A Year with the Swallows

Ein Jahr mit den Schwalben
Bright chirping, an elegant flight manoeuvre - indeed: the swallows have returned from their winter quarters. We are present as the pair of swallows builds a new nest in the cowshed, as the female lays the eggs and a little later the young hatch, we watch them grow up and make their first attempts to fly. Finally, it is time to say goodbye to the old farm. A long journey begins - across desert and savannah to South Africa. But it's not goodbye forever: one day, they head back north and a new swallow year begins.
A non-fiction picture book in the best tradition that familiarises children with the lives of these lovely migratory birds.

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Henrike Wilson: Ich war einmal abends...
Henrike Wilson

I Was Sitting in My Room One Night...

Ich war einmal abends...
„I was sitting in my room one night, all snug and comfy, when there was a knock on
the door. Now, who might it be …. my friend!“
Now, that’s as snug and promising a beginning to a never-ending book as one could
wish for, isn’t it? The bear gets a visit from the fox, who is in turn visited by the
hare, the squirrel goes to see the hare and is visited by the owl. And the owl? Well,
the owl is comfortably ensconced in her wing chair knitting happily away until
Kingdom come. But who could ever be in need of such a long scarf as this? Well, if it
isn’t her friend, the big brown bear, whom we’ve already met at the very beginning!
Henrike Wilson’s cosy pictures tell a story that is no less exciting for being simple,
and which never really comes to an end. Not only will the readers enjoy guessing
who it might be now knocking on the door, but they’ll be amazed at what all those
animals of the forest will get up to of a night, how and where they live, and how glad
they are to have their friends over. This is a great book about friendship, and about
the art of storytelling - you couldn’t ask more for a bedtime story!

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