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Thanks to her ability to become other other people, impersonator Elodie is hired by soap star Wynter to take the latter's place on the set of "Wonderful Intrigues". Thus begins a secret game based on lies. Wynter doesn't want to carry on pretending to be in a relationship with her co-star Nord just for PR purposes. Elodie, who needs the money to pay for her sister's hospital treatment, initially finds the idea - and Nord - very attractive. Before very long, though, the lines between fake and reality become dangerously blurred. Will the masks slip?
- Film set glamour, intrigue and false identities.
- A protagonist who can become other people: a gripping plot with a compelling fantasy twist.
- Potential to become a top seller: on point romance, with all the ingredients to make a successful series.
Miri is in despair: just before Christmas, she discovers that her parents’ riding school is in financial difficulties. Will most of their Icelandic ponies have to be sold? Miri and her friends Jule and Fiona decide to help out, and organise a big Christmas market. When news reaches them of a legendary treasure-trove, the threesome set off to find it. Can they save the riding school and the Christmas market? | 9 +
Excitement is mounting: St Nicholas is coming! The little mouse happily puts out her freshly cleaned boots for him. The elephant next door puts his shoes out, too. “Hang on a minute,” thinks Mousie. “You could fit ten times more presents in Elephant’s shoes than in mine!” Do bigger boots mean better presents? And what about the snake? She doesn’t have any feet or shoes at all! But St Nicholas knows what he’s doing: the next morning, the three friends find three equally filled plates. Together they enjoy their tasty treats. What a happy St Nicholas Day! | 24 months +
Pull tab entertainment in board book format by best-selling author Sandra Grimm | 24 months +
Pull tab entertainment in board book format by best-selling author Sandra Grimm | 24 months +
Sofie und Lasse are beside themselves with excitement: Kindergarten is preparing for the Lantern Festival! The children are all making multicoloured lanterns and singing happy St Martin’s Day songs. Evening finally arrives, and the procession begins. The lanterns glow so beautifully in the darkness. And sweet pretzels await them when they return. | 24 months +
Oh no! It’s the first day with her new teacher, and Rosalie manages to oversleep. To add insult to injury, she terrifies the teacher’s timid bat Lola as she clatters into the classroom. The young fairies search madly for the missing bat, to no avail. Then the teacher tells them Lola’s secret. Will Rosalie and her friends be able to find the little bat now? A magical, wintry world awaits young readers.
Young readers aged 5-10 will be enchanted by the magical world of young fairy Rosalie | 7 +
Zack slowly starts to recover. Everything hurts. He spent three months in solitary confinement. Now the monitoring organisation META has incarcerated him in Gundremmingen, a prison camp, where he has to dispose of radioactive waste. The reason? The whole of Europe believes him to be the terrorist Orion, who posts videos of attacks on the internet. But Zack knows that Lachlan is behind the videos. And Lachlan is no longer behaving like the friend he once was. Fortunately Zack encounters an old female friend who’s willing to help him. Can he prove his innocence to the world? And can he stop Lachlan in his tracks?
| 14 +
Pingu and Pongo are happy
As a penguin pair can be.
But then they’re even happier
When two plus one makes three!
Pingu spends his days doing what penguins like to to do best: swimming, diving, and sliding on the ice. Then he meets Pongo and they are very happy together. One day they suddenly find something lying on the ice: an egg! The pair incubate it. And what hatches out? A little chick. How wonderful!
18 months +
A tale to warm any heart: the perfect present!
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It’s a day full of wonderful adventures for the lively little otter and his big, cuddly friend. When evening falls, they ask one another why today was so extra-specially, heart-warmingly lovely. The answer trips straight off the otter’s tongue: because they spent it together. “You know what?” says the big otter to the little otter, who has snuggled up to him and is looking up at his friend with his great big eyes, “You are my biggest delight!” | 5 +
Volume 2 of the fast-paced read-aloud best seller – Kurt defies all unicorn clichés!
Read-aloud enjoyment for children and adults alike
Too much unicorning! After freeing the Princess, Kurt wants a bit of peace and quiet. However, Trill’s little brother and the other animals are still imprisoned, so his hopes of having a rest are dashed. What follows is a horn-ruffling adventure in which Kurt only just manages to escape from the clutches of a love-struck pig with its sights set on the unicorn – and then a Twonicorn appears on the scene and even more chaos ensues. Of course, everyone lives happily ever after, and all the animals are freed. In Volume 2 of her series about the grumpy unicorn Kurt, Chantal Schreiber has again created a fast-paced read-aloud treat. | 5 +
How do Finnish, Spanish, Ghanaian, Russian, Japanese or Syrian children celebrate Christmas? This question is answered by this delightfully entertaining book. All the chapters concern friendship, with children introducing readers to their own countries. In the process, we discover that – regardless of our cultural heritage – we all share in the wonder and joy that Christmas brings every year. Diversity and love between all those who celebrate: that’s the meaning of Christmas. | 4 +
Dramatic cliffhanger finale of volume 5 makes this a must-read
In the eagerly anticipated sixth volume of the bestselling series by Tanya Stewner, Alea Aquarius’s adventures take a new turn. Robbed of all their memories, the Alpha Cru have to reorientate themselves. Who is targeting them? Who is the man with the black coat and the barrel organ who is watching them from the harbour? And were there originally more members of the gang? Alea wouldn’t be Alea if she didn’t decide to take on her adversaries in order to save her friends, even if the odds seem to be stacked against her.
Bestseller: 640,000 Alea Aquarius books and audio-books sold | 10 +
Walter is a little water bear who lives in Greenland. He has barely had chance to thaw out after his hibernation before his ice floe snaps off and takes him on an odyssey around the world. Water bears are tiny and can adapt to extreme living conditions. Like no other creatures on the planet, they are a byword for bio-diversity. Walter's involuntary journey around the world leads him through the great multitude of the Earth's habitats. On the way, he meets all sorts of other animals, and learns about the biodiversity of our flora and fauna and the way in which everything hangs together in a natural balance.
Take an adventure-filled journey with Walter around a world which has biodiversity as its core. An oft-discussed topic given a new slant with this book and cuddly water bear toy. | 6 +
The perfect present for 12-year-olds
Being twelve years old is no picnic. Tessa’s parents don’t care for her new hobby (playing the drums), and then there are the boys in their school band. Noel is cute, but ... Fortunately, Tessa’s sister can give her tips via Skype – and her sister wrote the book
Everything Girls Should Know Before They Turn 13, so she at least knows her stuff! | 11 +
The Talenti find themselves increasingly ravelled up in the power struggle between Omilia and the Phos rebels. Phos has, it's true, liberated Kiana's parents, but they still don't trust him - rightly so, as it turns out: he killed Gaia and has been manipulating Melamarcia to fit in with his plans. Nero duly murders Phos, but Melamarcia has long since become enslaved to the dark side, as William surmised. Nero therefore pits himself against her and sacrifices himself for Kiana and Tessarect.
Highly praised young author of immense potential.
Destiny, imagined worlds … The sweet spot where romance meets modern fantasy.
Love story with a pronounced twist: who can be trusted?
For teenagers and adults
A teen fiction first: young people in the GDR being turned into unofficial collaborators by the Stasi
When his grandmother has to move to a care home, Sebastian has to move in with his father, who left their family when Sebastian was just a baby. He feels no connection with this man who served a life sentence and barely addresses a word to him. It is, however, better than going back to that dreadful children’s home which Social Services initially placed him in – and where he came to care secretly about Katja, who ran away. One day, though, a man appears at Sebastian’s school and forces him to agree to spy on his teachers and schoolmates. He turns him into an unofficial Stasi collaborator, and persuades him to spy on his own father. | 14 +
The perfect gift for Little Owl fans – with hilarious rhymes and eye-catching illustrations
The Little Owl is all a-flutter. At last: it’s her birthday tomorrow! Early next morning, the Owl Parents celebrate with presents and cake. The sparrow, too, comes to wish her a happy birthday. And he’s not the only one: Granny, Grandpa and numerous other guests come to serenade her in a fabulous chorus. Oh, if only every day could be a birthday! | 18 months +
The Little Note and his friend Rebecca Rest leave their staves to venture out on a thrilling journey into the world of sounds and music. They discover a range of different music styles such as songs by singer-songwriters, hip hop, pop music and even a classical symphony at a concert hall. In the end they also make the little girl Antonia discover her love of music and keep on practising the piano. On their acoustic journey the Little Note and Rebecca Rest lead young readers through the sound world of everyday life.
As well as writing the book, the authors - musicians themselves - composed music in all the styles treated in the story. This was in turn recorded by artists such as pop star Johannes Oerding, hip hopper Denyo, jazz legend Rolf Kühn and the renowned Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, and is available as a CD and to download.
| 4 +
It’s Samira’s first sleepover at Granny and Grandpa’s house. This takes courage – and the fantastic snuggly den which Grandpa makes for her. In another story, the Squirrel family is preparing to hibernate. Max learns how important sleep is when his mother develops a high temperature. Max knows what will help: Mum needs to sleep – and she wakes up well again the next morning. Even the zoo’s inhabitants find their eyelids drooping in this warmly narrated and richly illustrated bedtime story. Read-aloud stories for little ones, with chunky board pages and rounded edges suitable for small hands. | 24 months +
Learn to argue like Greta in six punchy chapters: What are we facing? To what extent are society and politics to blame? What are the psychological effects of impending climate change? How can I defuse myths about the climate? Tips for effective ways to talk about the climate, ideas to help you get involved yourself, and conversational techniques to employ. In short: get involved!
Political topics presented in a modern and accessibleway for young people | 12 +
The apps are available in 180 countries and 13 languages!
A summons reaches the Little Fire Station: a mysterious animal needs to be rescued from a tree. But what is this creature which is stuck in the treetop? The Little Fire Station crew and their engine are always ready to race to any emergency. But when Grumpy Gertrude thinks her afternoon nap is being disturbed by loud animal noises, a rather different adventure awaits them. For which animal says “Miaowoof ”? And how can it be rescued from the tree: with a trampoline, a human ladder, or, if it comes to it, a rocket? | 3 +
Even those that are very small.
But none of them’s as tall by half
As the tree-top touching, giant giraffe.
What about you? Are you as tall as a mouse, or a sheep, or a bear?
The concertina growth chart will tell you, and it will go on telling you until you are fully grown.
18 months +
Small heroes,big hearts! Offers a rewarding insight into children who are different
A new child has started at the Forest Kindergarten: Eleni. Unlike any of the other children, she has Down Syndrome. There are other things that make her special, too: she can sort out the autumn leaves at a tremendous speed, and she also makes friends particularly easily. She’s not the only one who’s different. The little pet cat who suddenly appears is very different from the other animals who live in Honeycake Forest. The Wild Forest Four are now faced with a new and very special task – and they rise to the occasion as true friends and heroes. | 4 +
A week at Buttercup Farm, with seven stories all about life at the pony farm. A pony party from Monday to Sunday – an informative new storytime ritual kids will love | 4 +