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Maar, Paul (Author)

A fairytale world, created by the great storyteller Paul Maar.

Little Troll Tojok lives with his parents in a house on the side of a mountain. Although their house looks a bit wild, it’s actually set up just like a human dwelling - only everything is much smaller. The sitting room sofas, for instance, are made of willow branches, with a tree-stump for a table. Tojok’s favourite thing is to play outside in the woods with his best friend the wildcat. Together they have endless little adventures.

Children will readily identify with Little Troll Tojok. Like them, he’s inquisitive and adventurous, and he sees the world through the eyes of a child.

Little Troll Tojok early reader now in an extended form. Includes completely new stories.
Lovingly and richly illustrated by Paul Maar.
The perfect read-aloud title by one of our house writers. | 5 +

Lund, Silja (Author)

Hit or miss? Real or fake? Leonie in love, and in chaos.

Leonie (14) is completely obsessed with her YouTube channel, “Glamourama”. Being styled to within an inch of her life is the most important thing ever. So Niklas, the boy she fancies, would be the perfect match for her. He’s incredibly good looking - but, unfortunately, already has a girlfriend, namely the perfect Laura. Leonie is going to change this, though. She turns shy new boy Frederic into a stunning heartbreaker. Will Laura take the bait and dump Niklas? And who has Leonie really got her eye on? Does personality matter more than looks, when it comes down to it?

The rollercoaster of puberty combined with glamour, friendship dramas and relationship issues.
YouTube influencers - hot topic for pre-teens.
Book comes with its own YouTube song.
| 11 +

Lüftner, Kai (Author) matzilla.de (Illustrator)

They’ve completed their first mission successfully - so now they can finally move on to the Tesuto. But while Sam is still doubting whether he’ll actually be able to pass the feared and legendary entrance exam to the Ninja Academy, the kids have to overcome some very different obstacles: someone evidently wants to try to make sure they fail. On top of that, “The Bullet” - the super-Ninja in charge - suddenly sets everything in motion to make things as difficult as possible for them … It soon becomes clear that the young Ninjas will only be able to overcome all these challenges if they work together (though only one will remain!)

- The Ninja kids are true heroes!
- Action, adventure, challenges, friendship: all the ingredients for a bestseller.
- The action-packed sequel to the explosive “Ninja Academy” series by the successful children’s autor Kai Lüftner.

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Taschinski, Stefanie (Author) Behl, Anne-Kathrin (Illustrator)

It’s unbelievably exciting when your wishes come true! Volume 3 of the much-loved children’s series featuring the Patchwork Family of Hotchpotch House.

Out of the blue Rebecca, the mother of Emma, Ben and Jojo, returns from Australia, and turns the lives of everyone at Number 11 upside down. Emma now has barely any time for her guinea pig project - but now that Mum’s home, Emma obviously wants her to stay there for ever … Meanwhile, it’s already holiday time and all the other children at Number 11 are already away - so Emma, Ben and Jojo are thrilled when their mum suggests a camping trip at the North Sea. Their holiday gets off to a great start - until Emma discovers that her mum has a secret. What on Earth should they do now?

By the best-selling author of the Dein Spiegel novels, Stefanie Taschinski.
Together, anything is possible - heart-warming stories about friendship, family, and sticking together.
A modern-day cross between Astrid Lindgren’s Bullerby Children and Kirsten Boie’s Möwenweg stories.

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Fox & Sheep (Author) Pietrowski, Karoline (Illustrator)

Fox and Sheep live on a farm in the Black Forest, where they produce all kinds of tasty treats. One day they receive an order for 127 jars of gherkins to be delivered to Helen Hippo for her party in the East African Serengeti. The pair immediately set off on their special train, and plunge straight into another adventure.

On their travels they don’t only see the Pyramids of Egypt, but also encounter a stowaway on their train, who gives them a huge shock.

Delightfully funny and cheerful adventure book for children, based on the successful children’s app characters Fox and Sheep. The second part of Migo’s Fox and Sheep book series.

Developed with and approved by children.
Based on the children’s app and the original Spotify® podcast .
Book comes with postcards and an Animals of the Serengeti poster. | 3 +

Engelhardt, Michael (Author) Kruschak, Ronald (Author) Fritz, Miriam (Illustrator) Kuchinke-Hofer, Mario (Illustrator) Al-Zubaidi, Nesch´et (Illustrator) | further

Little dinosaur Fred bumps into Annegret, who has - without her Granny’s permission - set off in Granny’s time machine and has accidentally ended up travelling back to the Dinosaur Age. When Annegret’s conscience starts to prick her and she wants to return to her own time, they discover that a fully-grown Tyrannosaurus Rex has mistaken the time machine for an egg, and is busily trying to incubate it.

Fred and Annegret come up with a ruse to lure the T Rex away from the ‘egg’. As a result of a whole host of unfortunate events, though, it isn’t just Annegret who travels back to her own time but also Fred and - clamped by the tip of its tail - the T Rex. Cue much hilarity all round.

Laugh-out-loud funny, with brightly coloured wax crayon style illustrations .
Developed with and approved by children (test groups found it hilarious).
Includes ‘make your own dinosaur costume’ sewing instructions.

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Dietl, Erhard (Author)

In their search for a new home, the Ogglies come across Smelliville, a small, peaceful place somewhere in the middle of nowhere. It could be absolutely beautiful, if only there weren't a blot on their idyll: the local rubbish tip! It stinks to high Heaven, and scares off all the tourists. 11-year-old Max, son of the Mayor, has together with Professor Sodawine long been tinkering with an ingenious machine which could solve the rubbish problem. But then Max sees the Ogglies just gobbling up all the rubbish. Might this be the solution? | 8 +

Lüftner, Kai (Author) matzilla.de (Illustrator)

Five Ninja warriors-in-waiting on their first secret mission

Along with thousands of other kids across the globe, Sam, Bent, Svea, Li und Marta-Zofia dream of being accepted by one of the five Ninja Academies. In Berlin, on their first secret mission, the five are taken to the limits of their extraordinary abilities. For this very reason the kids have to stick together and trust one another, while everything they thought they knew about the international Ninja world is thrown into question. Who is good, and who is evil? Nothing is as it seems! Thus begins the real story…

The Mission is the start of a spectacular series of books by the cult author and martial artist Kai Lüftner for children aged 9+.

- Ninjas: a massive trend among kids, teens and adults - on TV, in clubs, gaming etc.
- The brilliant first novel in this thrilling action series by cult author and martial artist Kai Lüftner.
- Striking design; enhanced by trading cards and letters.

Watch the Trailer to the series here! | 9 +

Matthes, Silas (Author) Wegner, Stefanie (Illustrator) Müller-Wegner, Timo (Illustrator)

Watch out, YouTubers: here comes Ralf!

13-year-old Ralf dreams of becoming a famous YouTuber, and is desperate to impress Mia, the prettiest girl in the school, with his own videos. Oh, and he wouldn’t mind becoming rich and famous, either - or finally settling the argument with his arch-enemy Julian as to who’s the coolest of them all.

But what makes for a smash hit YouTube channel? Ralf - a creative newbie - makes his tentative entry into the World Wide Web, which is riddled with far more pitfalls than he could ever have imagined.

Silas Matthes’ “RalfTube” is a story of friendship, courage and dreaming big. Packed with boy-friendly comic-style illustrations, it’s designed to get them reading.

Your own YouTube channel: the dream comes true!
Modern, feisty and funny, this comic-style book is perfect for reluctant readers, too

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Grimm, Sandra (Author) Korthues, Barbara (Illustrator)

Pirate power and jousting tournaments! Read-aloud fun for adventurous children.

The crafty knight Roastbeef and his hilarious donkey Remoulade win their
first jousting tournament. The feared female pirate Piranha searches for treasure and finds a green monster. The queen defeats the dangerously pongy farting pirates. Just three of the 20+ stories, all lasting 3-8 minutes, whose heroes and heroines are guaranteed to appeal to swashbuckling young pirates and brave knights alike.

A whole new look for the renowned read-aloud Minute Stories.
Knights and pirates: massively popular with girls and boys alike.
Fantastical sea adventures, with top-notch illustrations. | 3 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Garanin, Melanie (Illustrator)

It’s always happy time with this big and cheerful read-aloud book.

By the seaside, in the car, in the garden, or snuggled up in bed at night… wherever you are, these warm-hearted stories about witches, wizards, fairies, pirates and knights are bound to bring a smile to the faces of adults and children alike. And best of all: children and their parents can choose whether they want to read for three, five or even eight minutes.


A whole new look for the much-loved Minute Stories.
Topics beloved of children: laughing, giggling, being silly!
Warm-hearted, true to life, and laugh-out-loud funny: even more amusement for all the family. | 3 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Becker, Stéffie (Illustrator)

3-5-8-Minute stories for every night. A lovely collection, guaranteed to give little ones a good night’s sleep.

Bold girls, brave boys, lost dogs, busy squirrels, tired witches and sleepless chickens … but they have one thing in common: they all fall fast asleep at the end of their adventures. And children and parents can have their own little adventure, too, as they decide how long the story is going to be. Whether three, five or eight minutes, there’s always one to suit. Snuggling and dreaming is so lovely!

A whole new look for the much-loved ‘minute stories’.
“Sleep” topic loved by children and parents alike.
Snuggly stories with dreamily beautiful illustrations. | 3 +

Wich, Henriette (Author) Rath, Tessa (Illustrator)

Family fun from Monday to Sunday: a new adventure every day.

Forest ranger Andrea lives with her husband, their children, Granny and Lolli the dachshund in Seven Oaks Forest. There, the family has a new adventure every day of the week. On Monday, Lolli prevents a forest fire. On Tuesday, the children discover a fox’s lair. On Monday, the Forest Kindergarten comes to visit. On Thursday, a tree plays a central role. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, too, are packed with adventures. There’s no risk of boredom in Seven Oaks Forest!

An exciting new forest-based story for every day of the week.
Comes with a colour-your-own days of the week wheel.
Important read-aloud ritual reinforced by a compelling series of stories. | 4 +

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

A chaotic journey through time and a rejuvenating potion with an amazing effect! Who is the mysterious Mr Bat? He has invented a time machine and now even has a rejuvenation potion to offer Robby’s grandma. He doesn’t know very much about the potion, however, as the recipe came from a long-dead ancestor of his. Robby's grandma still goes straight ahead and drinks the whole bottle in one go. To Robby’s amazement, she turns into a five-year-old girl with the space of a few seconds! Things have gone a little too far for Robby’s taste, but there’s only one person who can reverse the transformation: Mr Bat’s ancient ancestor in the past. | 10 +

Wald, Julie (Author)

Can a blind pony change the way I see things? Volume 2 of a very special friendship!

Ava is looking forward to the holidays. But there’s so much to do: just as they’re preparing for the pony day, Soraya suddenly falls ill. Ava is terribly worried. She can’t bear the thought of losing another beloved pony, so wraps the blind mare up in cotton wool. But that in turn does more harm than good to their relationship. And then someone comes creeping up through the woods, bent on causing trouble…

A story from the heart.
A fantastic pony adventure about friendship and sticking together.
The author herself owns and rides a blind pony | 11 +

Orosz, Susanne (Author) Töpperwien, Meike (Illustrator)

Everything that children could wish to know about water: a non-fiction book in conjunction with the charity Viva con Agua.

Sara’s on holiday, and it’s raining non-stop. Wherever is all that water coming from? Leon jumps off the one-meter diving board - or does he? Water can be extremely painful. Friedrich is interested in the stream in front of his school. Nora wonders if there is water in the desert. But that’s by no means the end of it. Why do tears taste salty? What happens during a Christening? How much of our bodies is water? What is virtual water? All of these important questions are answered clearly and compellingly by this book.

Exclusive collaboration with Viva con Agua.
Children’s stories full of educational information.
On-trend topic: water and sustainability.

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Zöller, Elisabeth (Author) Kolloch, Brigitte (Author) Cordes, Miriam (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator) | further

I’m always here for you when you feel sad. A gift book to make small people feel better.

Here’s your little read-aloud sticking plaster. Together, we’ll defeat the ‘inner worm’, build the best dens in the world, and play with the contrary bears. That’ll make everything miles better! Read-aloud stories can go anywhere with you. On the train, in the car, on the bus, in the waiting room. Evening and morning, noon and night, or any time in between: the little Read-Aloud book will always be there for you when you need it.


To be read anywhere - on the train, on the bus, in the car!
High enjoyment factor for a low price.
Rounded corners make it super-comfy to hold. | 4 +

Ameling, Anne (Author) Linnekuhl, Elias (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

It’s sooooo lovely when we’re together!

The world is huge, and there are endless new things to discover. This read-aloud book will be with you every step of the way as you see and experience new things. Together, we forge an unusual friendship with a monster. We play at being in the police force. Or we bravely face our fears. Whatever we’re doing, it’s better to do it together.

So: shall we start reading, then? Yes! You, me and our little read-aloud book make for triple the fun!

Established, wide-ranging series, ideal for train, bus and car journeys.
Great value.
Rounded corners; comfortable to hold while reading aloud. | 4 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Garanin, Melanie (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

Magic a smile on your face! A gift book to delight.

Life is much nicer and more cheerful when I’m with you. Here’s a little bit of read-aloud fun for you. Together we’re going to make a crazy backwards day. We’re going to have hiccups or even have breakfast in bed. That’ll be fun. Shall we read together? Yes: here come the stories about the thing that children can’t get enough of. Fun!

Successful series explores and helps children to understand feelings.
Topics cover all aspects of daily life.
Design-led: read-aloud fun makes for a great gift! | 4 +

Arold, Marliese (Author) Becker, Stéffie (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

Snuggle up - it’s time for bed. Look: the moon has woken up and the stars are twinking in the sky.

Here’s your little read-aloud bedtime companion. Let’s snuggle up with our cuddly toys, sink into our comfy bed of stories, and even receive an unexpected visit from a surpisingly nice ghost. Going to bed is such fun. Shall we read a story? In short: a dreamily delightful collection of bedtime stories for children, parents, and anyone who reads or listens to them.

Diverse themes cover a host of different situations.
Powerful, empathetic series - a valuable addition to the bookshelves.
High enjoyment factor for a low price. | 4 +

Dierks, Hannelore (Author) Blau, Marika (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

Hurray, hurray, it’s your special day! Lots of birthday love and hugs.

It’s your day today, so make the most of it with this little read-aloud present just for you. Let’s share a yummy birthday cake while we decide what to do. Shall we go outside together in the rain, or might we be having some unexpected visitors? Birthdays are just brilliant - so let’s read together. Come rain or sleet, storm or snow, we can always find a place for a Reading Aloud book.

Strong cast of characters depicts a range of emotions.
Ideal present for all children.
Affordable and practical - a book to cuddle up with. | 4 +

Grimm, Sandra (Author) Korthues, Barbara (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

Hurray, hurray, hurray, reading every day. Won’t that be fun?

Good news! Whether we’re riding a giraffe to football, having a wild party in a pig-sty, or even trying out Granny’s fantastic wishing machine - we’re guaranteed to have some fun with this wonderful treasure of a book. Shall we read together? A delightful discovery for our own and other people’s children - and for anyone who likes to read aloud.

A strong cast of characters reinforces feelings and positive values.
Rounded corners; comfortable to hold while reading aloud.
Affordable, practical and lovingly designed. | 4 +

Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator)

Cooler than Princess Lillifee, more exciting than Snöfrid, sassier than Evie the Strawberry Fairy!
Deep in the faraway magical forest lives the little Goodnight Fairy, Maluna Moonshine. She is a very special kind of fairy - namely the only one who brings real fairy presents to children during the night. For this, she needs the help of her friends - such as Rattly Ranunculus the witch and, of course, the Rose Red sisters. Would you like to join her? Then snuggle up with your cuddliest pillow while you listen to these stories. Have fun with Maluna Moonshine and then have sweet fairy-filled dreams!

The little Goodnight Fairy in an enchanting new guise.
Ever-popular themes: magic, sleepy time, fairies.
Cooler than Princess Lillifee, more exciting than Snöfrid, sassier than Evie the Strawberry Fairy!

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Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator)

Everyone’s favourite fairy Maluna and her magical fairy friends.

Maluna’s best friend Pepita Polkadot is in trouble! Maluna immediately sets out to help her. But what can a little fairy do when confronted by sinister salamanders, glowering newts, and blobby monsters? All sorts of things! Give your favourite soft toy a big cuddle as you listen to Maluna’s latest adventure. Enjoy - and good night!

Maluna Moonshine with a magical new look.
Unbeatable trio of topics: fairies, going to sleep, magic.
Enchanting stories with magical illustrations.

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Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator)

Fairy dust for children starting school: embark on your big adventure with Maluna Moonshine!

It’s a big moment for small Goodnight Fairies: the little air fairy Minimee Breeze is starting school. Who’s going to help her? Maluna Moonshine, of course! Thank goodness Maluna can count on the other fairies in the Magical Forest, too. Would you like to know how Minimee’s first day goes? Whether there are other little fairies from the Magical Forest at her school? Whether there are enough goody bags to go round? Then snuggle up and listen as Mum or Dad reads you the story. Enjoy - and sleep well!

The little Goodnight Fairy repackaged.
Three unbeatable topics in one: fairies, bedtime, magic

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