Judith Burger, Ulrike Möltgen

Getrude Beyond Borders

Gertrude grenzenlos
Who names their child Gertrude?! Gertrude is the new kid in Ina's class and she's different from all the other girls that Ina knows. She's got Western clothes, a smile that'll bowl you over, and the bluest eyes you've ever seen. But Gertrude is also different because her father is a poet and her family has applied for an exit visa. In the DDR of the late 70s, this meant they were enemies of the state. Not only is the school against their friendship, but Ina's mother is up in arms. Things go off the rails.
What to do when you've found the friend of a lifetime but everything's so complicated? Ina and Gertrude forge a plan they call "Commando Rose" to protect their friendship against all odds
Daniela Kulot: Lea lernt Schleife binden
Daniela Kulot

Lea learns to tie her shoes

Lea lernt Schleife binden
With red shoelaces on the cover Mama brought home a present – red shoes! They’re so nice! One for each foot. But they have laces, and Lea doesn’t know how to tie shoelaces. She goes up to the attic to hide her new shoes there. That’s where Mama is keeping them in boxes. And the boxes have red laces...
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!
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg: Mit dem Orient-Express nach Paris
Stephan Martin Meyer, Thorwald Spangenberg

To Paris in the Orient Express - The Story of Sinan and Pierre

Mit dem Orient-Express nach Paris
All aboard the Orient Express—we’re off to the World’s Fair in Paris! For the 14-year-old Sinan, climbing onto the famous “train of kings” in his home city of Istanbul marks the beginning of a great adventure. It’s not long before he makes friends with Pierre, the French kitchen boy. When an English baroness accuses Pierre of stealing a watch, the two boys suddenly find them selves in the middle of a criminal case. Sinan and Pierre have three days to solve the riddle of the missing watch—that’s how long it takes the train to travel across Europe. The clock is ticking!

With lots of interesting facts about the legendary Orient Express, the World’s Fair of 1889, and Europe at the end of the 19th century

With many illustrations, maps, technical drawings, and diagrams

A must-have for all train lovers
Julie Völk: Stille Nacht, fröhliche Nacht
Julie Völk

A wonderful Christmas night

Stille Nacht, fröhliche Nacht
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 von Stemm: Ab die Post!
Antje von Stemm

Going Postal!

Ab die Post!
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

Sunken Cities, Forgotten Cultures Great Archeologists and their Discoveries

Verborgene Schätze, versunkene Welten
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.

Rights sold to Romania, China and Korea

Thomas Müller: Schneehuhn, Reh und Haselmaus
Thomas Müller

Snow Grouse, Deer and Hazel Dormouse – Animals in the Snow

Schneehuhn, Reh und Haselmaus
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

Until the Stars Tremble

Bis die Sterne zittern
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

Sleep, Kitty, Sleep!

Schlaf, Kater, schlaf!
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)!

Sold to China, Spain and US (English world rights)