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

Suspense guaranteed – a new adventure with Alea Aquarius!
Off to Iceland! Alea and the Alpha Cru set sail for the far north. Alea hopes she will at last find her father there and, with him, the answers to all the questions going round and round inside her head. But when the Alpha Cru reaches its destination, Alea is forced to face up to her past. And that’s not all; there she also encounters the mysterious Doctor Orion, who is researching the deadly virus that destroyed the merfolk. With his help, can Alea make her dearest wish come true and restore the merfolk to life? And will Lennox help her put her plan into action? Alea senses that he’s keeping something from her and that’s really putting their love to the test.

The third book in the Alea Aquarius mermaid saga by bestselling author Tanya Stewner.

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

Happy guessing games in Bella Italia! This summer, the patchwork family is planning a holiday in Tuscany. Now that they have become friends, Finya and Magnus are looking forward to the holidays. Finya would have preferred to go to a pony farm and Carla, her mum, doesn’t like hotels. But now there’s no time for sulking because Magnus and Finya have to track down the pearl thief and solve all kinds of other mysteries.

A turbulent holiday adventure that makes an ideal holiday read: the second book in the popular adventure series with all kinds of mysteries to solve in every chapter!
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Fjorde, Tina (Author) Jessler, Nadine (Illustrator)

This girl pirate is a real treasure! Peggy lives on a small island in the ocean, where life changes as fast as the weather. And when you are also the great-granddaughter of a genuine pirate (which is as clear to Peggy as high and low tide) then there’s always something going on – for example, the hunt for a proper pirate’s treasure! Of course, Peggy and her pals Phil, Lisa, Ian and Hobgoblin, the dog must be the first to find it.

At last there’s a cheeky new role model for girls! Peggy Diggledey with her friendship adventures in chapters that are just perfect for storytime.

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

Millie is spending her holiday in the Austrian capital, Vienna – and what a beautiful city it is! On her list of places to visit are St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Schönbrunn Palace, which even has a puppet theatre that’s putting on Mozart’s Magic Flute. Especially for children. A visit to the Prater is another must, of course, because it is the site of Vienna’s best-known landmark: the big wheel. Will Millie be brave enough to go right up to the top and back down again on it? In the coffee houses Millie gazes in wonder at the scrumptious Sachertorten, Vienna’s rich chocolate cakes, and when it’s time for dinner, she simply cannot get enough of her gigantic Viennese schnitzel. Vienna is definitely worth a visit! | 6 +

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

It’s terrible when your best friend moves away to another town! What a good thing that Clara still has Mrs Owl and her bookshop. Here she is surrounded by her favourite books, Gustaf, the rhyming cat, and Mr King, the talking mirror. So she doesn’t feel too lonely. Especially not on snuggle-up moonshine reading nights. As Mrs Owl so beautifully puts it: “Today is not a day for feeling miserable!”

A dream of a book: magical reading for young book fans! With stories about best friends, talking cats and the most wonderful place in the world, with warm-hearted illustrations by Florentine Prechtel.

"A lovely mixture of friends and family and more than a touch of magic." - Kirkus Review

"...a feel-good reading mix that whets the appetite for more.” - Stiftung Lesen | 8 +

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

More from the magical bookshop of wishes: more magic than ever before! Clara and her friends from the magical bookshop are very excited about the talent competition the whole town is talking about. Only Clara’s friend Leo (who is otherwise known for his unfailing cheerfulness) is grumpy and constantly picking a fight. Luckily, the friends come up with a clever way to solve his problem. Now they can finally devote themselves to the mystery of the strange hamster. These are turbulent times, but as Mrs Owl always says: “Today isn’t the day to be bad-tempered.”

The second novel all about enchanted books and mysterious places: with humorous and heart-warming two-colour illustrations!
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Wenzel, Antje (Author) Hamann, Meike (Illustrator)

Muffle and me, unwilling superheroes! While out surfing, Tim and his rather dopey dog Muffle happen to save the most popular boy in school from drowning, and from that moment on, he tells all and sundry that his two rescuers are endowed with superpowers. Suddenly, Tim is “RockeTim”, the person to call if someone gets into difficulties. Only Tim and Muffle themselves know that they are, in fact, anything but superheroes, but they do all they can to keep that quiet and actually end up surpassing themselves.

Great slapstick fun with hilarious black-and-white illustrations. Entertaining, amusing, and perfect for boys who don’t usually enjoy reading!
| 9 +

Tienti, Benjamin (Author) Jung, Barbara (Illustrator)

Well yes, sometimes life is a little bit too eventful: Hani Salmani (no, not Salami) is 12 years old and has a younger brother; her mummy has disappeared and her daddy cuts hair at Uncle Ibo’s barber’s shop, while Uncle Ibo takes care of his shady dealings. When Hani discovers that not only is her mummy in prison, but that it is probably Uncle Ibo’s fault, she comes up with a crazy plan. Luckily, she has Mira, her social worker, to help her and in the end everything is (almost) perfect again at Salon Salami-Salmani.

Modern, realistic, original: the story of a delightfully quirky family!

Awarded with the German-French Literature Award 2018 | 10 +

Rose, Barbara (Author) Ishida, Naeko (Illustrator)

A flower fairy, a unicorn and a magical friendship!
Rosalie can hardly believe her luck! An entire herd of unicorns has come straight from the Crystal Mountains to Blossomwood School to offer their services to the little fairies. Yolanda, one of the unicorns, and Rosalie soon become inseparable, riding out together and cuddling a lot. But Rosalie soon gets bored with the daily grooming and mucking out and ends up neglecting her unicorn. One stormy night, Yolanda decides to break out of her stable and run away. With the aid of her friends, the little flower fairy finds her unicorn again and swears to look after Yolanda properly from now on.

A new Blossomwood School adventure with a host of colourful illustrations that make reading to yourself so much fun!

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Arold, Marliese (Author) Hammerle, Nina (Illustrator) Scholz, Barbara (Illustrator)

Excitement, spooky fun, all told in a witty style!
Oh, no! First the ghosts run off and then someone kidnaps them! Max and Sophie are rushed off their feet trying to get them back to Ghost Park safe and sound. But then Sophie is kidnapped, too, and Max can only save her by turning into a ghost himself. But how can a ghost turn back into a boy? Thank goodness, it all ends happily, with the kidnappers sentenced to thirty years of cleaning up the underground ghost archives.
This two-volume story features delightfully spooky pictures by Barbara Scholz.

This series has sold more than 100,000 books
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Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Harvey, Franziska (Illustrator)

Rosalinde has a hole in her sock, a bandage around her knee, a ladybird in her hand, a necklace around her neck and – Rosalinde has thoughts in her head. Happy thoughts and sad thoughts and sometimes thoughts about what she would like to be when she grows up. Then Rosalinde thinks she would like to become a footballer like Freddy, who sits next to her at school, or drive a digger, or be a sea captain or a jet pilot. But Freddy says girls aren’t good at any of those things…
At first glace: a great little children’s book, light-hearted, fast-moving and full of fun. At second glance: a host of thought-provoking ideas that can help children to reflect on reality and to dismantle role stereotypes.
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Haberstock, Meike (Author) Haberstock, Meike (Illustrator)

The Right Honourable Victoria FitzQuirk is new in Anton’s class – and she really thinks she’s something. That doesn’t stop John from falling madly in love with her, and Marie also lets herself be “persuaded” into being her friend. Only Karl and Michael want to have nothing to do with the stuck-up newcomer. And what about Anton? He comes up with a super idea for a pancake-eating competition to bring everyone together.
Meike Haberstock’s An Anton for Life offers child-appropriate philosophical answers full of humour and charm to the big questions of this world.

With many, many pictures and perfect for reading aloud or for children to read to themselves.
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Dietl, Erhard (Author) Iland-Olschewski, Barbara (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator) Stickel, Stephanie (Illustrator) | further

Oh Oggly Tree, oh Oggly Tree: Christmas is coming to Smelliville. The town is looking for actors to play in a “live crib”. What a pity the Ogglies thought they heard the word “ribs” and decided they had to be in on the fun – and that can only mean that Christmas chaos is on the way! But in the end, Christmas turns out to be a peaceful affair – but in Oggly style, of course.

The 24 instalments of Erhard Dietl’s advent calendar story are hidden away in perforated pages. That way, the children can open a new Oggly door every day to find puzzles, jokes and songs.
| 8 +

Maar, Paul (Author) Dalianis, Panajotis (Illustrator)

Typical of Paul Maar: weird, whacky and sure to raise a smile.

A dwarf who moves out of his organic waste bin and into Mr Mockinpot’s cosy flat? A talking vase that could make wishes come true if only it would listen properly? A queen who leaves her reading glasses on the royal lavatory?
Paul Maar’s power of imagination and his special way with words lend wings to classic fairy-tale motifs.

All the stories are wonderfully uneducational and ideal for reading aloud to the whole family.
Typical of Paul Maar: telling texts with a hint of mischief
Fairy tales with a comic twist

Auch als 6 +

Göpfrich, Astrid (Author) Korthues, Barbara (Illustrator)

At full gallop into another adventure with Meurtelle, the talking pony. Take one vain pony with a French accent, three friends and a missing monkey, and what you’ve got is a very special pony book. Returning from one of their research trips, Stella’s scientist parents bring back a monkey that was thought to have been extinct. Stella, of course, wants to show the little fellow to her friends, but it escapes! With Meurtelle’s help, the three friends set out in search of the monkey. What an adventure!

Friendship, fun and horses: a great book to settle down with that’s filled with humour, warmth and imagination.
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Nöstlinger, Christine (Author)

A children’s treasure of a book by Christine Nöstlinger!
Which is worse? When your father suddenly brings a new woman home or when this new woman also has a daughter, and that daughter is such a cow as Anna, Cornelius asks himself. At least Anna is as unhappy about their parents’ relationship as he is. Together, the two simply must think of some way of splitting their parents up. A delightful, heartwarming book by the great Christine Nöstlinger, all about children’s worries and prejudices, and about good friends.
| 9 +

Kruber, Sabine (Author) Langenbeck, Alexandra (Illustrator)

At school, Leo has to read a book that contains many difficult words. Then he comes across a fountain pen that simply magics the words away. Suddenly, he finds it’s not just his book that has vanishing letters. The stupid thing is that some of the words are really important. In his search for an antidote, Leo ends up in the mysterious land of Fabula. But there, too, an evil power is doing away with the letters.

Highly imaginative story about learning to read and write.
With cartoon-style illustrations – great for reluctant readers, too.
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Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Kreitz, Isabel (Illustrator)

Ludwig at her best: spooky classroom goings-on that are guaranteed to raise a smile!
Twelve-year-old Felix Vorndran’s newly won friendship with his pals, and above all with Ella, is put to an acid test. But what role do the seemingly friendly biology replacement teacher Dr. Dr. Quip, who is obsessed with flying, and the ‘resurrected’ Hulda Stingbeard play in all this?? And why is it Felix who is shrinking this time? Another fast-paced and gripping story by Sabine Ludwig.

Once again, we meet Felix, Smithy and Ella of the bestseller and box-office hit "Help, I’ve Shrunk my Teacher" by bestselling author Sabine Ludwig (200,000 books from the Miss Braitwhistle series sold). Light-footed and hilarious narrative style.

“Sabine Ludwig mixes the creepy adventures of schoolchildren with elements of fantasy. The liveliness of the book stems above all from its humour, which emerges from the smallest incidents. The result is often hilarious!”
Berliner Zeitung

“Sabine Ludwig’s fans must read it, and for those who have not yet read any of her books, it is recommended unconditionally.”
Der Tagesspiegel

“Excitement is guaranteed with this book by Sabine Ludwig.”
Neues Deutschland

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Maar, Paul (Author) Engelking, Katrin (Illustrator)

Lippel is still dreaming! The second adventure with the great little inventor of worlds

Lippel loves to dream and because you need peace and quiet to dream, he would be happiest if he could spend the holidays at home. But he’s out of luck! His parents take him with them to the Lofoten islands and there, high in the Far North, he has the greatest adventure of his life. He meets Luna, a girl who could just as easily be a troll the way she looks, with her red hair, bare feet and ragged trousers. No wonder Lippel is soon dreaming again, this time about the troll princess Ganaxa with her cute bat ears and fluffy tail, who captures his heart and leads him into all kinds of unsuspected dangers – because in her father’s underground kingdom, everything is very different. This is the sequel to Lippel’s Dream, the Paul Maar bestseller that has not only won several awards but has also been adapted for number of films. There is great poetry in Maar’s telling of this thrilling adventure between dream and reality, set in the enchanting world of the trolls. With a wealth of colour illustrations by Katrin Engelking.

• A wonderful, realistic novel – and at the same time a highly child-appropriate, eloquent narrative extolling the power of dreams, the power of the imagination
• The mysterious world of the trolls and their amusing habits and customs will strike a chord with children
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Rose, Barbara (Author) Ishida, Naeko (Illustrator)

This is the first adventure for Rosalie, the headstrong little fairy from Barbara Rose’s The Fairy School.
At last, on her seventh birthday, Rosalie is enrolled at Blossomwood School. And that’s where she hears about the fairy letterbox where human children post their wishes. The only trouble is that the letterbox is right at the other end of Fairyland. Rosalie still tries to fly there but loses her way in Magenta Wood. Luckily for her, her friends Nikki, the fog fairy, and Yokkel, the boy troll, come to her aid!

An enchanting adventure full of anti-pink charm for girls of six and over.
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Rose, Barbara (Author) Ishida, Naeko (Illustrator)

How exciting! This is the very first time Rosalie and Nikki have the chance to make a little girl’s wish come true. Along with their classmates, they go to the fairy letterbox to pick up the letters in which human children have written down their wishes. But on the way back, their letter goes missing! Now they need the help of everyone who lives in the enchanted Giggleblossom Meadow.

The second adventure for Rosalie, the headstrong little fairy from Barbara Rose’s "The Fairy School"
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Wich, Henriette (Author) Wiechmann, Heike (Illustrator) Hardt, Iris (Illustrator) Ebert, Anne (Illustrator) | further

Lotta can hardly believe her luck: her aunt is opening a pony farm! At last she can learn to ride, and Avanti becomes her favourite pony. But one day Avanti has disappeared from the paddock. Has the cheeky little thing gone off to find her pal, Zamira? But there’s a commotion at the riding school, too! The coveted cup Jenny won at the gymkhana has been stolen. Marie and Monty the pony investigate – and in the end, everyone is surprised to discover who it was who had just wanted to »borrow« the trophy. | 8 +

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

What was that? The Ogglies don’t want to be the tourist magnet of Smelliville any more? To keep the family happy, the Mayor spontaneously decides to treat them to a cruise. But instead of landing on the liner, the Ogglies end up being taken hostage by pirates and held on an island where there’s also a dangerous dragon. The Ogglies first have to overcome the dragon and then the pirates in a wild showdown before they actually make it home again.

A super-exciting new Oggly story
Top themes: pirates, dragons and kidnapping
| 8 +

Geisler, Saskia (Author) Fahrnländer, Beate (Illustrator)

Elli and Erik both live in Forest Valley, where they are close neighbours and best friends. But Erik is sad because he wants to find a new wife for his father. The rival Buckelhoff gang’s challenge to a pony race offers them a welcome distraction. Then on the day of the summer fete, not only is Elli’s pony, Freddy, the first to cross the finishing line, but a nice woman also turns up for Erik’s dad.

Heart-warming and amusing. Large print for easy reading.
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Baltscheit, Martin (Author) Rauers, Wiebke (Illustrator)

You always have time enough to be happy.

As Wild Boar and Fox are unexpectedly witnesses to the delightful spectacle of a mayfly hatching, they find themselves faced with a problem – how on earth are they to tell the creature it has only one day to live? Straightaway, they decide to say that Fox is the one who will soon die. The pretty fly immediately comes up with an idea: to fit a whole life – full of happiness – into the space of a single day!

»Anyone banished to a desert island and allowed to take only one CD along should try this one.« Münchner Merkur about the Audio version
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