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Beginning Readers

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

How flattering: a love letter arrives for Aunt Olga in Pampendorf! The Oggly King is looking for a wife and would like to get to know Olga a little better. The Ogglies warn her to beware of the king’s false promises, but Olga immediately sets off to pay him a visit. She soon realises that all the king wants is a servant. But Olga isn’t standing for that! She turns the tables on him – let the king demonstrate his talents to her! | 5 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

A royal visitor graces the rubbish tip! But the king really gets on the Ogglies´´´´ nerves …
Grump-fart-blast! Can you credit it? The Ogglies are visited by a proper king! Grandma-Oggly is delighted. Yet the unexpected guest expects to be waited on hand and foot and keeps the Oggly family on its toes with his special wishes. In the end, Grandad-Oggly has had enough of it. After all, if a guest behaves so disgracefully, even the most angelic Oggly patience runs out in the end!
The ninth Oggly first-reading adventure. | 8 +

Taschinski, Stefanie (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

What on earth is wrong with Pops? He’s constantly giving commands and pulling on Bifi’s lead, and he won’t let Bifi finish playing! It’s quite clear that Pops needs to take a break and learn how to chill. That’s why Bifi thinks its really great that he can accompany Pops to the dog obedience school; that way, he has the chance to talk to other dogs about how to get his human to enjoy life and always have lots of crunchy treats in his pocket - and Pops can enjoy the company of other humans there. | 6 +

Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

Franz is so much in love with Gabi that he becomes a horse fan, too.
Franz has got problems again: Gabi has recently gone mad over horses and spends so much time with her friend Sandra that she has none left for him. Franz is so jealous, he tells Gabi he can ride and shows off with things he’s learnt from an old horse book of his mother. But then it looks like Gabi is sure to find the whole thing out because a friend of her father is soon to open a riding stable where the children can take free lessons. | 8 +

Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

Wonders Will Never Cease: How Franz Made Gabi Jealous

Gabi and Franz are great friends, but not always – she’s often far too difficult for him! That’s why he would rather go to the chemist’s for Gabi’s mum than watch Gabi making a mess of things... and then having to praise her for it. At the chemist’s he meets Elfi a girl who writes everything down on a pad instead of speaking. She has been wearing a brace since yesterday and now has one complex more. But Franz knows one remedy for Elfi’s complexes – and very soon, Gabi has every reason to feel jealous!

Funny, cheeky, typically Franz! The latest addition to the absolute long and best-seller series for beginning readers.
| 8 +

Scheffler, Ursel (Author) Körting, Verena (Illustrator)

Bo the bear lives all alone in the wood. He’s feeling pretty lonely on Christmas Eve, but then a pig knocks at his door simply because it’s scared of the dark. One by one, other animals also turn up on his doorstep. They have all heard that a special child has been born in a stable in Bethlehem. They decide to visit the child together and, in the end, all the animals gather around the manger to gaze in wonder at the baby lying there. Everyone is happy and no one is alone any more.

A shared experience of the birth of Jesus seen from the animals’ perspective
Rhyming text entertains and makes reading easier for beginning readers. | 6 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

The Ogglies are obviously not entirely pleased when the Environment Authority loads up their rubbish tip onto a lorry and takes it away for ever. What are the Ogglies supposed to live off now, holy bin bag? Then Oggly-Daddy has an idea – and his fine instinct puts him on the right scent, too … | 8 +

Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

Everyone wants Franz – don’t they? At last: a Franz for class trippers!
Classes 2a and 2b are going away on a class trip together. But Franz isn’t happy about it at all because it means he will have to spend two whole days with Eberhard and Gabi – and the two cannot stand each other. Just great! But when Gabi gets painful blisters on her feet when they all go out hiking and Eberhard becomes her knight in shining armour, things turn out quite differently. Suddenly Franz starts feeling very jealous… | 8 +

Scheffler, Ursel (Author) Gerigk, Julia (Illustrator)

Pony fan Paula is over the moon: Book 1 in the favourite beginning reader series
Paula and Sina are allowed to help Aunt Elfie at her pony stables. They teach the new riding pupils how to groom and saddle a pony and clean its hooves. And she even lets them lead a short hack! But on the ride, they discover farmer Bolt’s cow in a remote meadow with a newly born calf. But why can’t the runaway cow and calf get up on their feet? Paula urgently needs to fetch help.

Büchersterne learn-to-read books for reception class and year 2 children: large print, short paragraphs and lots of pictures to help beginning readers understand the words.
| 7 +

Blomkvist, Bjarne (Author) Brenner, Lisa (Illustrator)

Read the story and help to solve the mystery!
There’s been a break-in at the museum. The odd thing is that although nothing has been stolen, one painting has somehow become two overnight. The original was taken down and is now leaning against the wall – twice! Which of the two pictures is the original, which the forgery? At first glance, the pictures seem identical. But inspecting them closely, the three detectives Carlo, Semra and Ben discover tiny differences. Will they track down the culprit?

The interactive crime series for young sleuths, with cool comic-style illustrations.
| 7 +

Bertram, Rüdiger (Author) Schulmeyer, Heribert (Illustrator)

A roaring good read! Paul is growing up as a member of a monster family. For as long as he can remember, living with Mum and Dad monster and his monster brother and sister has been perfectly normal. So naturally he thinks he’s a monster, too. He’s never known anything else. He loves his family and they love him. At monster school, Paul has to learn how to roar really loudly, but at first he can’t. Will Paul pass his roaring test in the end?
The first in a new series by the successful COOLMAN author duo, Bertram/Schulmeyer
-\x09Top topics for primary schoolchildren: being different, belonging, acceptance
-\x09Comic illustrations in the book will have even the boys who are not very interested in reading picking up a book
-\x09Even boys who aren’t big on reading will love the new monster series for beginning readers with its amazing comic illustrations.

| 6 +

Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

As you can tell from his name, Franz is a boy, and he’s six years old. But because he has blond ringlets, a red cherry mouth and plump pink cheeks, people take him for a girl at least three times a day. Franz finds this very annoying, and it’s so hard to convince them they’re mistaken, especially the Bergers’ nephew, who refuses to believe that Franz is a boy. Then Franz has an unusual, but effective, idea … | 8 +

Chidolue, Dagmar (Author) Spee, Gitte (Illustrator)

Who wants to go to sleep? Millie’s class turns night into day

It’s so exciting! Millie and her classmates are spending the night in the gym. But will they be able to sleep there? First Millie builds a solar system with marbles and a jumping ball, then there’s a wonderful water fight in the wash room. And when Millie finally snuggles down into her sleeping bag, the children discover that a small bird has strayed into the gym! An entertaining Bookstars school story all about Millie, Dagmar Chidolue’s popular children’s book character.
| 6 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

Chocolate marshmallow catapult and long-distance cherrystone spitting – attractions that would make any Oggly’s heart beat faster!
The odiferator is the best invention Daddy-Oggly has ever come up with! You simply stuff something very smelly into this Oggly engine and before you know it, the captive balloon is floating high above the rubbish heap. Mummy Oggly’s stinker cake is perfect for the purpose. Unfortunately, the Ogglies run out of fuel above the roofs of Smelliville and end up landing in the playground of a primary school that is in the middle of holding a fete. Hurray, now we can all join in!
| 7 +

Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

For as long as he can remember, Franz has been frightened of dogs – and not just of big ones with sharp teeth, but of the small ones with wagging tails, too. Then one day, his best friend Eberhard Most’s aunt is rushed to hospital with appendicitis, and she asks Eberhard to look after her dog, a brown giant of a beast called Bertha. | 8 +