Julie Völk: Stille Nacht, fröhliche Nacht
Julie Völk

Stille Nacht, fröhliche Nacht

A wonderful Christmas night
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In a glittering, snowy landscape, something colorful and cheerful approaches on the horizon. Gradually you can see a richly packed caravan of colorful carriages and trailers— a circus is travelling through the country. Is it bound for the city, where people are running their last errands in eager anticipation of Christmas? No, the carriages move on, because they’re already expected somewhere: a mother and child are waiting for their loved ones in front of a brightly lit, cozy house to prepare for and celebrate a wonderful Christmas together. Without using a single word, Julie Völk tells us in her very own language what makes Christmas spe-cial for so many of us: anticipation, coming together, and joyful, shared time that echoes in us when the special quiet night is over. In looking at Völk’s pictures, you can feel the clear winter air, hear the ringing of bells and the crunching of snow and discover new details with every glance.
Antje Damm: Fledolin verkehrt herum
Antje Damm

Fledolin verkehrt herum

Batty Topsy-Turvy
Batty was the world's happiest bat kid – as long as he was allowed to be upside-down.
Batty's parents hoped that he would become like any other bat one fine day. But he grew and grew and remained as he was. Nevertheless Batty was happy.
However, sometimes he wanted to know why he was different.
Antje von Stemm: Ab die Post!
Antje von Stemm

Ab die Post!

Going Postal!
It’s fun to receive nice things in the mail, but it’s even better to send nice things in the mail!

This book explains the very basics: how to write letters in the first place, and how to make and decorate your own stationery and envelopes.
But it also explains what else you can send by mail: a confetti inferno, digital soundmail, compliment chain
letters, snuggle postcards, vacation mail for lazy ones, or even yourself! This book is chock-full of great ideas related to the topic of snail mail!
You can do it too: every idea is explained with clear, step-by-step instructions.
Silke Vry, Martin Haake: Verborgene Schätze, versunkene Welten
Silke Vry, Martin Haake

Verborgene Schätze, versunkene Welten

Sunken Cities, Forgotten Cultures Great Archeologists and their Discoveries
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English sample translation available

What could be more exciting than to bring remnants of bygone times-buried cities, archaic cultures, ancient treasures- to light?

This large nonfiction book takes us along into the exciting world of archaeology. The lively narration invites us to join the scholars on their journey and learn everything about the most significant archaeological finds of the past 500 years, including the discovery of the Mayans, the ancient sports stadium Olympia, the grave of Tutankhamen, and the Terracotta Army in China. We run into many of the people who laid the groundwork for modern archeology (Heinrich Schliemann, Robert Koldewey, and Johann Winckelmann) and learn about the pioneering archaeologists of today (Thor Heyerdahl and Franck Goddio). The adventurous stories behind these great discoveries also familiarize us with the exciting excavation techniques used in the process. The large-format, collage-like illustrations help us delve even deeper into the adventure of archeology.
Daniela Kulot: Wieviel Uhr ist es nur?
Daniela Kulot

Wieviel Uhr ist es nur?

What's the time?
„The rooster crows at seven o’clock. What does he want? Tick tock, tick tock.“
Waking up, washing up, getting dressed, combing hair— that’s how the day begins! Hurry up! The pony is waiting to bring you to preschool. And what games shall we play?
This book invites us to learn about times of the day and daily routines. Just rotate the stable clock hands to set the time—klack klack klack—and go from there!
Thomas Müller: Schneehuhn, Reh und Haselmaus
Thomas Müller

Schneehuhn, Reh und Haselmaus

Snow Grouse, Deer and Hazel Dormouse – Animals in the Snow
The edge of the forest lies ahead, covered in deep snow.
Nature has come to rest—only the tracks in the snow are evidence of the many forest dwellers who face special challenges during the cold season. Where do hamsters, badgers, and snakes take refuge? And what do fish and birds do in winter? How do lizards, snails, and bees protect themselves against ice and snow? Thomas Müller‘s masterful, atmospheric illustrations of animals in snowwhite backgrounds put us in a special wintry mood.
They teach us which strategies the animals use to adjust to the changed conditions of life and show us what hibernation, winter coats, and winter reserves are all about. The appendix includes useful suggestions about how people can help animals to survive the winter.
Johannes Herwig: Bis die Sterne zittern
Johannes Herwig

Bis die Sterne zittern

Until the stars tremble
Sold to Russia

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?
Antje Damm: Schlaf, Kater, schlaf!
Antje Damm

Schlaf, Kater, schlaf!

Sleep, Kitty, Sleep! Sleep, Kitty, sleep!
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)!
Sabine Lohf: Das große Ratzfatzbastelbuch
Sabine Lohf

Das große Ratzfatzbastelbuch

The Big In-A-Jiffy Activity Book
From A as in aluminium foil to Z as in ziploc bags: effective arts & crafts ideas using materials that almost everyone has at home!

Sometimes it only takes the most ordinary things to make the most fascinating crafts. You don‘t need the most expensive materials or the most time in the world to be creative. Activity expert Sabine Lohf shows you in simple, short explanations and large-scale illustrated collages that almost everything you need for arts & crafts you can find at home.

Turn coffee filters into beautiful butterflies or an old hand broom into a wild horse. This wonderful activity book also encourages the reader to elaborate on the basic suggestions and create highly personalized, individual works of art.
Claudia H.M. Hangen, Alessa Dostal: Der kleine Schweinswal und das Meer
Claudia H.M. Hangen, Alessa Dostal

Der kleine Schweinswal und das Meer

The Life of a Porpoise in the North Sea
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.