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Moser, Annette (Author) Sturm, Carola (Illustrator)

Eight little Shetland ponies enjoy going to sleep? Oh no they don’t!

The ponies in this delightful board book still have things to do: they want to gallop across the fields, balance on tree trunks, graze on the apple trees, and play hide and seek in the straw. It’s all very exciting - but gradually, one after the other, they start to shut their eyes…

Built-in snuggle factor: amusing bedtime story for little pony fans.
A fun way to learn to count.
Large format with illustrations by Carola Sturm

24 months +

Praml, Sabine (Author) Hansen, Christiane (Illustrator)

Quickly off to bed? Oh no! Seven little bunnies keep Mummy on her toes
The baby hares still have so much to do. They have great fun charging about, eating and scrubbing their teeth – and then first their left and then their right leg has to go into their pyjama trousers. At last, they’re all ready – but where’s the cuddly toy? But then finally, in all the excitement, one by one the little hares’ eyes fall shut.
A humorous look at the usual evening family hullaballoo by bestselling author Christiane Hansen. Large format and colourful pictures packed with details.
| 24 months +

Weber, Susanne (Author) Jacobs, Tanja (Illustrator)

Oodles of jigsaw fun with the bestselling Little Owl – with charming rhymes and colourful illustrations

“Someone’s crying: who can it be?” Is it coming from the sea? The Little Owl sets straight off to find out. On her way, she bumps into the hedgehog, the pig, the beaver and the mouse, who all join in with the hunt. And who do they find in the end? Poor sad bee sitting by the sea. But now he’s happy again. “All alone and oh so sad – but now you’ve found me, I’m so glad!” Everyone’s happy again. Hurrah!

With six large-format mix and match jigsaw pieces.
Friendship: A topic close to everyone’s hearts.
Charming rhymes and colourful illustrations. | 18 months +

Lütje, Susanne (Author) Rammensee, Lisa (Illustrator)

An egg-hunt with a difference: who’s hopping around in the Easter nest?

Knock, knock! It’s coming from the egg. But who can it be? A busy bunny listens in to all the eggs - and young readers can discover the little inhabitants along with him. The delightful egg-dwellers include a fluffy penguin, a yellow chick, a platypus, a crocodile and a little tortoise. But shhh! No sound is coming from the last egg. Whatever could be in there?

Large egg-flaps encourage children to guess and discover.
Perfect for Easter celebrations.
Written by rhyme queen Susanne Lütje (“The best Dad in the world”). | 18 months +

Häfner, Carla (Author) Lauber, Larisa (Illustrator)

Heartwarming dinosaur story for young children.

Creak… crack… The little Brachiosaurus emerges from his egg. But where is his mum? She’s nowhere to be seen. The little dinosaur decides to follow her footprints. On the way he encounters all kinds of dinosaurs - but none of them is his mum. Then he suddenly hears someone calling in the forest, and a long neck rises up from within the leaves. Mum?

Long-awaited book for the smallest dinosaur fans.
Textured pages enable toddlers to follow Mummy Dinosaur’s trail.
Ends with a real wow factor!

24 months +

Schmidt, Hans-Christian (Author) Gertenbach, Pina (Illustrator)

My dad Is the best!

In this board book, all the Daddy Animals show off their particular skills. Daddy Hare can jump the highest; Daddy Crocodile can open his mouth the widest; Daddy Chameleon is the best at changing colour; Daddy Peacock can turn the best cartwheels; and Daddy Frog is the best at catching flies. But what can the human Daddy, Knut, do best?

A charming book about love.
The perfect gift for all dads and their children.
Thumbwheel and sturdy tabs encourage youngsters to join in. | 24 months +

Wich, Henriette (Author) Becker, Stéffie (Illustrator)

My favourite read-aloud treasury for those snuggly goodnight moments.

It’s never too soon for young listeners to share the joy of reading aloud. In this book of short stories about sleep and dreaming, all mums and dads and grannies and grandpas will find something to encourage little ones to drift off to sleep. Stefan can’t sleep without his cuddly dragon - but oh dear! He can’t find it. However, dreaming will sort it all out. The children in these stories all dream their favourite dream: Jenny dreams about being a firefighter, Pauline dreams her dream of sheep, and Konstantin dreams about his dad the monster-slayer…


Delightful read-aloud stories in a practical format.
Popular series, reasonably priced. | 24 months +

Weber, Susanne (Author) Jacobs, Tanja (Illustrator)

The Little Owl wonders what’s inside the big egg?

“Too-whit, too-whoo, whose egg are you?” wonders the Little Owl when he sees an egg in the nest next door. Where has it come from? And what should they do? The hare, the bear and the butterfly all have their own ideas, but only the sparrow knows that it has to be kept warm. And then there’s a crack - and a little chick pops out. Hurray!

Little Owl and Friends have sold more than 1 million copies.
Little Owl’s characteristic year-round charm.
Egg topic makes it perfect for Easter.

18 months +

Felgentreff, Carla (Author) Kohne, Diana (Illustrator)

Every child woud love to have an animal friend like this.

Brrr! The little penguin is freezing. How can he warm up? There’s no room among the other animals. Thank goodness Mum is cuddly and warm!

Eye-catching on the book-stands.
Attractively embossed.
Popular animals make this a must-have book.

12 months +

Felgentreff, Carla (Author) Kohne, Diana (Illustrator)

Every child would love to have an animal friend like this.

Blubb, blubb, blubb… The little whale takes a big breath and dives below the water. At some point, he’s going to have to breathe out again. But how? The other underwater animals show him how they do it. But there’s only one solution for the little whale.

Eye-catching on the book-stands.
Attractively embossed.
Popular animals make this a must-have book.

12 months +

Felgentreff, Carla (Author) Kohne, Diana (Illustrator)

Every child would love to have an animal friend like this.

Yummy scrummy! The little koala is ravenous. Might the other animals be able to help him find something to eat? Berries? Seeds? That’s no good for koalas! Thank goodness Mum knows what her little one likes to eat.

Eye-catching on the book-stands.
Attractively embossed.
Popular animals make this a must-have book.

12 months +

Praml, Sabine (Author) Hansen, Christiane (Illustrator)

More from the runaway hit hares.

They’re off to the bathing lake! They just need to pack a thousand and one things, put suncream on their little noses, fasten their helmets - and then they’re off on their balance bikes, scooters and tagalongs. They’ll soon be able to splash around to their hearts’ content. And then it will all be topped off by a yummy ice cream. Hurray! What a brilliant day…

The latest story in the hit “Seven Hares” series - more than 200,000 copies sold.
Tried and tested themes: days out, familiy.
Makes a great Easter present, too.

24 months +

Orso, Kathrin Lena (Author) Vogel, Heike (Illustrator)

Read away your scratches and scrapes.

Oh dear - the little animals aren’t very well today! Sissi the Snail has got backache; Hetty the Hen has a cold; Carla the Cow has a cough; Dougal the Dog has fallen off his scooter; Cathy the Cat has a thorn in her paw; and Benny the Bear has tummy ache. Fortunately the little animals have good friends to take care of them. Thanks to heat rubs, herbal tea, cuddle blankets, cherry stone pillows and plasters, they will all soon be better again.

Combines powerful themes: illness, comfort, recovery and friendship.
Rhyme and repetition.
Trained teacher Kathrin Orso understands how small children think and feel.

18 months +

zur Brügge, Anne-Kristin (Author) Henze, Dagmar (Illustrator)

This beautifully embossed picture dictionary contains over 130 objects that small children will recognise from their daily lives. The fire engine says nee-nar, nee-nar - but what colour is it? Just remind me what colour poppies are? As for the lion: he’s a strong creature with a colour to match. Children will delight in learning the many colours of the rainbow in no time at all.

Striking book with cool rainbow features.
Ideal present for a baby: the perennial theme of ‘colours’ combined with great design.
Child-friendly rhymes on every spread.

12 months +

Brand, Heinz (Author) Rachner, Marina (Illustrator)

Happy Easter, Little Bunny!

The little bunny Reuben discovers that he’s old enough to become an Easter Bunny. Thankfully, his grandpa can help him. Together they visit the hen-house and prepare a big surprise for Easter morning: an egg hunt for the whole bunny family!

A warm-hearted Easter-themed book about growing up.

A first Easter book for young egg-hunters.
Egg-shaped format fits perfectly into an Easter nest.
Made of sturdy board to withstand small hands. | 24 months +

Grimm, Sandra (Author) Faust, Christine (Illustrator)

Who can turn the key to open the farmyard doors?

Oscar the dog is full of excitement: the postman has delivered a parcel! He is desperate to give it to the farmer. But where is Farmer Fred? Oscar has to look behind all the various stable doors to find him - and he urgently needs the children’s help. Thank goodness opening doors is such fun (and that it’s so good for their fine motor skills too!)

Innovative concept: turning keys to open the extra-large flaps.
Will delight curious explorers.
A fun way to develop fine motor skills. | 24 months +

zur Brügge, Anne-Kristin (Author) Rachner, Marina (Illustrator)

For parents and their sleepy child: the loveliest goodnight story book!

You can clearly see in the moon’s soft light
How baby animals sleep at night.
A kiss, a cuddle, a nuzzling nose,
And very soon their eyes will close.
This is what the animals do.
Do you like kisses and cuddles too?

How does the lion say goodnight? What does the baby mouse like best before he falls contentedly asleep? The animal children and their parents cuddle up close before they go to sleep at night just like young human children do. An absolute favourite for every child’s goodnight ritual! Eight goodnight scenes with beautiful pictures and lovely rhymes to join in with.

24 months +

zur Brügge, Anne-Kristin (Author) Rachner, Marina (Illustrator)

Goodnight bestseller with a fluffy sensory element and a guarantee that sleepy heads will soon be nodding

How does the lion say goodnight? How does the owl rock her young to sleep? And how does the mouse get her mouse child to nod off? Tender goodnight rituals invite imitation and are crowned with a nice, cuddly goodnight kiss.

An enchanting bedtime book with quality special effects. Fluffy sensory elements for sleepy children to stroke complete the bedtime rituals.
| 24 months +

Matysiak, Mascha (Author) Rath, Tessa (Illustrator) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

A new addition to the “Little Fox Reads Aloud” series – A read-aloud boardbook with all kinds of different stories for the very smallest people

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 +

Weber, Susanne (Author) Felgentreff, Carla (Author) Kohne, Diana (Illustrator)

Amusing rhymed story about the custom of putting out shoes for St Nicholas – the perfect St Nicholas Day present

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 +

Wich, Henriette (Author) Kraushaar, Sabine (Illustrator)

The ideal book to accompany children at a Lantern Festival, or Festival of Light

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 +

Grimm, Sandra (Author) Lauber, Larisa (Illustrator)

There’s loads to discover in these pull tab books: Elephants, tractors, whales, diggers, sheep, fire engines ... children dive into a new world with every double page spread, and get to know our favourite animals and vehicles. A host of entertaining suprises reveals itself to our small readers as they pull the tabs on every page twice, and uncover the rest of the picture.

Pull tab entertainment in board book format by best-selling author Sandra Grimm | 24 months +

Grimm, Sandra (Author) Lauber, Larisa (Illustrator)

There’s loads to discover in these pull tab books: Elephants, tractors, whales, diggers, sheep, fire engines ... children dive into a new world with every double page spread, and get to know our favourite animals and vehicles. A host of entertaining suprises reveals itself to our small readers as they pull the tabs on every page twice, and uncover the rest of the picture.

Pull tab entertainment in board book format by best-selling author Sandra Grimm | 24 months +

Moser, Annette (Author) Opheys, Caroline (Illustrator)

All the animals think they’re tall –
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 +

Wohlleben, Peter (Author) Wohlleben, Carina (Author) Reich, Stefanie (Illustrator)

Discover nature right from the cradle with Peter and Piet

A new forest adventure by renowned author Peter Wohlleben and his daughter. Goodness, it's hot! Peter the Forester and Piet the Squirrel are sweating buckets outside the forester's lodge. While Peter has a refreshing ice-cream, the squirrel scuttles off to find a cooler place. On the way, Piet encounters a host of other animals, who describe what they do when they are too hot. The frog leaps into the cold water; the wild boar wallows in a muddly puddle; and the grasshopper hides in the shade of a blade of grass. These tips are no help to Piet, though. Eventually the squirrel reaches the old beech forest. It's so pleasantly cool there… Piet absolutely has to tell his friend Peter about it.

Lift-the-flap book includes fascinating facts about the forest.

First board book by Peter Wohlleben and his daughter. A guaranteed big-seller.

Charming and lovingly told non-fiction book, with flaps to lift.

Carbon-neutral production. | 24 months +