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Maar, Paul (Author) Maar, Paul (Illustrator)

Good news for all Sat fans: the Wish Machine is back!

A brand-new Sat story, illustrated by acclaimed author Paul Maar.

The Sat isn't allowed to do anything! So it spends its days being bored while Mr Taschenbier is at work. Through the window, it spies a couple of children clambering aboard a dragon. The Sat wishes it could do the same. As the dragon shop is shut, though, the Sat decides just this once to use the forbidden Wish Machine. Lo and behold: a little dragon appears before him! An entertaining game of hide and seek ensues, because Mrs Rotkohl must, needless to say, not discover what's going on. However, there's no way to hide the fact that everyone is so happy all of a sudden. For the Sat managed to conjure up a Chinese lucky dragon!

- A new Sat story written and illustrated by Paul Maar.
- Immense multi-generational fan-base - over 5 million copies sold in Germany.
- Translated into 23 languages
- New: rhyming chapter titles | 7 +

    Kliebenstein, Juma (Author) Bux, Alexander (Illustrator)

    Guitar riffs, drum beats, rocking rhythms! Let the music begin.
    Who would have thought that Martin and Karli, the pair who used to be such losers, could get even cooler after their experiences at a holiday camp? Now they’re even planning to form a real rock band. That’s easier said than done, though, as they soon discover the path to fame and fortune is lined with problems, pitfalls and pink-faced embarrassment.
    Juma Kliebenstein’s sequel to the bestselling The Day I Started to be Cool is even funnier and even cheekier; its two antiheroes are even more lovable! Full of slapstick, word play and hilarious ups and downs.


    | 10 +

      Strobel, Tatjana (Author) Pieper, Andrea (Illustrator)

      Mia has a problem at school. Ever since her class had a new teacher, her marks have been slipping, and she can't concentrate.

      She eventually confides in her grandmother, who gives her a hand-knitted brightly coloured jumper. When Mia puts it on, she can't believe her eyes and ears: "Pilou" can magically speak and understand Mia's problems. Thus begins a special and miraculous friendship. Will Pilou be able to help Mia solve her problems?

      With her magical, speaking jumper, bestselling author Tatjana Strobel has created a friend and helpmate for every child. Pilou understands all children's fears and anxieties, and gives them the tools to deal independently with the situations that bother them, and to find solutions to them.


      An I-can-do book by bestselling author Tatjana Strobel - sensitively handles difficult situations for children. | For kids and adults

        Weger, Nina (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

        A boarding school for power girls! The pupils of the Matilda Imperatrix boarding school are all very special: Flo rides like the devil and she’s a fantastic sword fighter, too. Pina, on the other hand, is more the quiet type, and she can read animal tracks and is good at archery. When the extremely well-behaved Blanca joins them at boarding school, the two friends are a bit sceptical to begin with. But then Blanca turns out to be a pirate, and with her help, they succeed in freeing Flo’s little sister from the grasp of unscrupulous kidnappers.

        Highly entertaining: funny, fast-paced, exciting!

        Book 2 The Heroines Club. High Treason at Boarding School will follow in autumn 2017

        “A lively and fast-paced start to a new series for girls that’s sure to find an enthusiastic readership.” BuchMarkt March 2017

        | 9 +

          Maar, Paul (Author) Maar, Paul (Illustrator)

          The new Sat – the sixth adventure about blue dots that make wishes come true – is here and Martin Pocketbeer is delighted that the Sat is back again at last. Perhaps he can even lend a hand to get rid of Uncle Alvin from Australia, who has taken up residence with the Pocketbeers and is driving everyone bonkers. He could simply wish him away! But sadly the wish dots are still on the face of Mr Daume, the mean old sports teacher, and he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. And that is not the only problem Martin and his friends have to contend with – Uncle Alvin is also good for the odd surprise! | 10 +

            Schütze, Andrea (Author) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

            Four-legged friends to the rescue : The new comfort commando for nursery school kids is ready for action!

            Rustling sounds and the crackling of twigs fill these woods, and they hold a secret - four heroic young animals with big hearts and soft, fluffy fur are always at the ready to soothe away the big and small cares of nursery school children.

            On an outing to the forester’s house, boisterous little Paula disturbs an anthill with her stick, sending the ants scuttling in every direction, including up trouser legs … Luckily, our four woodland heroes know the way to the next stream and help Paula to rescue two rabbits who are in trouble | 4 +

              Maar, Paul (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

              Paul Maar's Classic - with modern, new illustrations

              Hooray, the Sat is back! The sixth adventure about blue dots that make wishes come true is here and Martin Pocketbeer is delighted that the Sat is back again at last. Perhaps he can even lend a hand to get rid of Uncle Alvin from Australia, who has taken up residence with the Pocketbeers and is driving everyone bonkers. He could simply wish him away! But sadly the wish dots are still on the face of Mr Daume, the mean old sports teacher, and he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. And that is not the only problem Martin and his friends have to contend with – Uncle Alvin is also good for the odd surprise! | 7 +

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

                Some days, happiness seems to come pouring out of the sky like rain

                Emma and her family have settled in really well at number 11, and there’s plenty going on: The patchwork family is expecting a new addition, and Father Ollie is spending every spare minute he has at his restaurant, trying to win a Golden Chef’s Hat Award. Jojo, on the other hand, wants one thing more than anything else for his fifth birthday – for Mummy to come over from Australia on a visit!

                Book 2 in the new series by bestselling author Stefanie Taschinski

                Neighbours are the subject here – and a very popular one, too: shared parties and activities are right on trend

                A modern Bullerby in the city | 8 +

                  Baltscheit, Martin (Author) Büchner, Sabine (Illustrator)

                  Frog or King, That is the Question!

                  Fox and Wild Boar were really expecting the mayfly, but who’s this climbing out of the water? A frog, and it actually claims to be a king – or to be exact, their king. King Frog proceeds to demand a palace, freshly grilled flies and absolute obedience. He even makes the pair build a wall to keep out the stork, which, he claims, is a sorcerer. Will the two best friends the forest has ever seen be taken in by this self-crowned king?

                  Following the success of his children’s book ONLY A DAY, Martin Baltscheit has now come up with another masterpiece featuring Wild Boar and Fox

                  The subjects of populism, society based on lies, and manipulation are merrily tackled here with charm and humour as well as depth

                  Great philosophy for small readers, warm-heartedly illustrated by Sabine Büchner.

                  6 +

                    Sternberg, Mila (Author) Körting, Verena (Illustrator)

                    A girl, a pony and a friendship that needs no words!

                    A horse of her own! For that, Emily would even appear on a quiz show, even though she’s far happier fixing old mixers and toasters than mixing with people. And then opportunity knocks for Emily when she actually comes up trumps in a quiz and makes her dream come true. But now there’s something wrong with Runa, her mare. She’s sad; Emily immediately senses that because she has a special bond with animals … it’s almost as though she could talk to them. And Emily knows that she is the only one who can help her pony.

                    Sensitively and movingly told: In Emily’s world, intuition counts more than words

                    For every girl who’s crazy about horses and children, and loves books about special friendships

                    Filled with wonderfully atmospheric illustrations by Verena Körting.
                    | 9 +

                      Schütze, Andrea (Author) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

                      Four-legged friends to the rescue : The new comfort commando for nursery school kids is ready for action!

                      Rustling sounds and the crackling of twigs fill these woods, and they hold a secret - four heroic young animals with big hearts and soft, fluffy fur are always at the ready to soothe away the big and small cares of nursery school children.

                      The very first mission for the animal rescue commando: Little Diego doesn’t like going to the new woodland nursery school and feels very homesick. What a good thing the young animals Rufus, Poppy, Mikkel and Flora are there to make him a woodland calendar that has a present for him every half-hour.

                      4 +

                        Maar, Paul (Author) Maar, Paul (Illustrator)

                        Wish dot emergency!

                        The Sat gives Mr Pocketbeer a very precious present for his birthday: a very last wish dot. But what does Mr Pocketbeer go and do with it? He makes a wish for the wrong thing, of course - namely, a Sat for his pesky neighbour, Mrs Redcabbage. And straight away, there’s a second Sat sitting at their dining table! It is scarily well behaved, but it poses a huge challenge for the Pocketbeer Sat!

                        At last: a Sat read-aloud book by Paul Maar, written especially for younger children! Perfect preparation for the iconic Sat books and super for reading aloud!
                        | 5 +

                          Maar, Paul (Author) Maar, Paul (Illustrator)

                          Wish dot-wonderful: the cutest, cuddliest Sat of all time!

                          Where would the Pocketbeer Family be without the Sat? Mr Pocketbeer has become as fond of the small creature with the trunk-like snout as if he were his own child. But one day the Sat disappears. To its own horror, he must return to the Sat world at the end of 15 years, 15 days and 5 minutes – because otherwise the human being he is living with would become a Sat himself. Mr Pocketbeer is already showing the first signs… Is he really turning into a Sat? And will the real Sat have to leave his dad? A wondrous tear leads to a surprising solution…

                          Fast-moving, turbulent and full of imaginative ideas – one of the very best Sat stories! For the first time featuring colour illustrations inside.

                          Total circulation of all Sat books: 4.6 million copies!
                          | 8 +

                            Ameling, Anne (Author) Bierkandt, Julia (Illustrator)

                            Read-aloud Fun for Every Day of the Week The week has seven stories

                            Monday: mediaeval knights; Tuesday: dragons; next week: fun at the pony farm...

                            A new, innovative series concept that makes learning the days of the week child’s play. With recurring characters, one location and topics that children love. The series begins with two adventure-filled books, each featuring a perennial favourite: mediaeval knights and horses.

                            With a days-of-the-week wheel to colour in at the end of each book as a learning aid. | 4 +

                              Frixe, Katja (Author) Prechtel, Florentine (Illustrator)

                              The Magical Bookshop of Wishes series: more than 100,000 copies sold! (October 2019)

                              The latest from Clara, Leo, Mrs Owl and Gustaf, the rhyming tomcat: Clara is worried about Leo, who urgently needs to get good marks in a German test if he isn’t to repeat a school year. But then the project week looks like it could be cancelled. Luckily, Mrs Owl leaps into the breach as teacher. She moves the class into her magical bookshop of wishes and at the same time helps to restore the school library to former splendour. Now that’s what makes school fun!

                              School, an ever-popular topic, conjures up magical sales figures

                              Brightly coloured and delicately drawn: fans love Florentine Prechtel’s illustrations
                              | 8 +

                                Inkiow, Dimiter (Author) Reiner, Walter (Illustrator) Reiner, Traudl (Illustrator)

                                When it comes to sibling pranks, it never rains but it pours

                                Swapping piggy banks on the sly? Training flees (and letting them escape)? Feeding ponies with straw hats? Klara and her brother are never at a loss for a trick to play. That’s hardly surprising because siblings spend lots of time with each other – it’s like having friends who are always there. You can come up with the most delightful pranks, like tasting the cake mum’s just baked and going back for more for so long that you might as well just finish it off.

                                Dimiter Inkiow’s brother-and-sister classic

                                With three previously unpublished stories

                                Series with over 100,000 copies sold
                                | 5 +

                                  Grimm, Jacob und Wilhelm (Author) Schulze, Marc-Alexander (Illustrator)

                                  Twenty-five in One Fell Swoop

                                  Straight from “the old times when a wish could still make a difference” comes this marvellous compendium of Grimms’ fairy tales, with the Frog Prince and Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, the Bremen Town Musicians, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin and altogether 25 of the best-loved fairy tales. With child-appropriate illustrations, this is a beautiful picture book that’s great for reading aloud.

                                  A fairy-tale treasury for the whole family

                                  A perennial favourite in the read-aloud segment

                                  Magically and lavishly illustrated | 5 +

                                    Schaudinn, Jasmin (Author) Hardt, Iris (Illustrator)

                                    Our America Across the Way

                                    Six-year-old Edda lives in Moss Lane, and she and her friends’ favourite place to play is “America”, the overgrown plot of land on the other side of the road. But then builders come along and put up a house there, of all places. Of course, Edda is definitely going to hate the new people for ever! It’s just too bad that she and the boy who moves into the new house get on like a house on fire from the word go.

                                    A great book for reading aloud, with depth and humour

                                    Like a best friend: a delightfully genuine narrator

                                    For everyone who loves feel-good stories like “Sommerby”.

                                    BÜCHER magazine awarded "Edda of Moss Lane" their “Grandios” seal of approval!
                                    “Marvellous, the way Jasmin Schaudinn inhabits the emotional world of the first-person narrator. The author knows exactly what goes on in the minds of six-year-olds… a terrific debut that leaves you wanting more! Edda conquers the hearts of her readers!“ | 6 +

                                      Taschinski, Stefanie (Author) Haas, Cornelia (Illustrator)

                                      Only one person knows the dark secret
                                      Caspar’s parents are brilliant puppeteers. But there’s a price to be paid for their success. For generations, his family has had to sacrifice its youngest child to the Master of the Forgotten. Then one day, Till, Caspar’s brother, also disappears from the adults’ memory. Only Caspar and his sister can save him from the Master’s cold-hearted ambition: to use all of the vanished and forgotten children to bring to life the perfect puppet.
                                      "Caspar and the Master of the Forgotten" by Stefanie Taschinski is a timeless, atmospheric narrative combining elements of children’s daily life and fantasy.

                                      The author’s "Sparklewood" was on the bestseller list of "Dein Spiegel" children’s magazine for weeks.

                                      | 10 +

                                        Stewner, Tanya (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

                                        Stay true to yourself and protect what you love.
                                        Book 5 in the bestselling series by Tanya Stewner.

                                        Barely escaped from the clutches of Doctor Orion, the Alpha Cru set sail for France in search of Alea’s mother. In the English Channel, they stray into a death zone, a stretch of water devoid of oxygen because toxic fertiliser has been dumped there! Alea is dumbstruck! Will she be able to come one step nearer to saving the marine world with the aid of her friends and the Magicals?

                                        - Environmental protection is a topic that touches a nerve with the target group and lends a certain extra to the story #FridaysforFuture
                                        - An endless wave of top reviews, numerous fan accounts on Instagram
                                        - More than 440,000 copies of books from the series sold (February 2019) | 10 +

                                          Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Rothmund, Sabine (Illustrator)

                                          What exactly does “Silent Night” mean? Hardly that on Christmas Eve the train stops in its tracks on the way home and then the lights go out, as well. And how do you persuade parents who have separated to come together at Christmas to celebrate with everyone else? What if you only get to play the third sheep from the left in the nativity play? The stories in Sabine Ludwig’s wonderful collection are as mischievous, funny, thoughtful and festive as real life. The perfect present for everyone who loves Christmas!

                                          -\x09Eight stories to raise a smile! Wonderful, heart-warming Christmas stories from our bestselling author
                                          -\x09Christmas with the family – great excitement and moments of peace | 8 +

                                            Stewner, Tanya (Author) Hennig, Simone (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

                                            Alea doesn’t want to celebrate her first Christmas as a mermaid like an ordinary landlubber, so she sets out with Lennox to look for underwater Christmas traditions and calls on a Finder-Finya to help them. But the Finder-Finya doesn’t even know what Christmas is. And the Christmas tree and delicious cheese soup Tess had wished for don’t quite work out, either, because while the band plays, a storm rages across the square, and it’s all the Alpha Cru can do to catch the litter that’s flying around before it ends up in the sea! Is Christmas going to be a washout? | 8 +

                                              Böhm, Anna (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

                                              Unipig’s first Christmas has to be especially fantastic! But hardly have Emmi and Unipig sent off their wish list than back it comes again - with corrections. What on earth has happened to wish list elf Wooshle? He’s disappeared without a trace and the other elves are very upset about it. Unipig is also worried about Wooshle and at the worst possible moment actually conjures up a pair of pudding shoes. Emmi bravely does all she can to make sure that Unipig has a fabulous first Christmas in spite of everything!

                                              - Some 50,000 books from the series sold (July 2019)
                                              - Emmi & Unipig delight readers and the press alike
                                              - For girls and boys who are interested in much more than unicorns and pink glitter

                                              8 +

                                                Weger, Nina (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

                                                Snowed in at Christmas. A case for Nina Weger’s popular Heroines Club!

                                                The Matilda Imperatrix boarding school is in Christmas mood! It’s swathed in a glittering blanket of snow, and the schoolgirls simply can’t wait for the holidays to begin. Every day, the little school bus drives down into the valley so that the Matildas can travel from there to their homes all around the planet. But then the snow just keeps on falling, leaving the boarding school cut off from the outside world – and one of the buses doesn’t even make it as far as the village! A daring rescue begins – and whether or not our three heroines will be able to spend Christmas Eve at home with their families remains to be seen.

                                                -\x09Bestseller: some 45,000 books in the series sold (February 2019) | 9 +

                                                  Grimm, Sandra (Author) Grote, Anja (Illustrator)

                                                  Little Flea is always there for his animal friends and keen to make Christmas a wonderful time for them by providing them with fodder and shelter in the icy cold. But no one has time to help him. And Grantel, in particular, a grumpy Littel, doesn't even approve of his plan. When their stocks of food dwindle and the villagers begin to worry, it’s up to Flea to come up with a solution. The animals need fodder, the Littels are uneasy and Flea needs to teach Grantel all about spreading happiness at Christmas. Will Flea succeed? Can he bring Christmas magic back to Littelwood?

                                                  - A charming Christmas story for a quiet, cosy time with the family
                                                  - A fantastic fable about friendship and compassion
                                                  - Lavishly and colourfully illustrated chapters of the perfect length for reading aloud | 5 +