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Scheller, Anne (Author) Müller-Wegner, Timo (Illustrator) Wegner, Stefanie (Illustrator)

Improve your reading with this thrilling escape adventure.

Spooky things are happening at the Escape School since a banned magic spell has conjured up a pack of horrid hobgoblins. They cause complete chaos throughout the entire school and put the pupils in grave danger. Only by solving the tricky puzzles can emerging readers conquer evil.

Innovative way to encourage children to read: making them become part of the story.
Plugs into the long-standing “Escape/Exit Game” trend.
Includes numerous puzzles and a bonus poster

7 +

Ambach, Jule (Author) Wegner, Stefanie (Illustrator) Müller-Wegner, Timo (Illustrator)

Join the Escape School!

Incredible: all the children and teachers at school have frozen solid - as if they were in the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. What has happened? Has someone been putting something in their breakfast? And can the untruthful mirror give them the crucial clue? You, the reader, need to solve the various puzzles to find out what’s going on. It’s the only way you’re going to save the school!

Innovative way to encourage children to read: making them become part of the story.
Plugs into the long-standing “Escape/Exit Game” trend.
Includes numerous puzzles and a bonus poster.

7 +

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

Calling all dinosaur fans: learn to read with the Ogglies.

Pooh, what a pong: stinking prehistoric farts!

Professor Brausewein has built a time machine - and it has catapulted the Ogglies straight back to prehistoric times. Here they meet a little dinosaur who’s looking for his mum. Of course the Ogglies are going to help him! However, they soon realise that life in prehistoric times is pretty dangerous. Not only is the little dinosaur being pursued by scary land-lubbers, but voracious pteradactyl is also after him. Can the Ogglies get him to safety before Brausewein transports them back to Smelliville?

- Erhard Dietl’s much loved Ogglies and the perennial favourite dinosaurs come together in one book.
- More than 40,000 copies sold of the book edition.
- 7.4 million Oggly products sold in total.

8 +

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

Emerging readers celebrate a wedding with Emmi and the Unipig!

Antonia is desperate to play at weddings. She therefore decides that Emmi and Moritz would make the perfect bride and groom. However, Moritz is already taken, and Emmi prefers playing on the swings. The Unipig would love to marry Emmi, though. That will be a party and a half! Even if it’s not quite the party that Antonia had imagined…

Stories about Emmi and the Unipig for emerging readers.
Make-believe weddings - one of the top themes for primary school children.
Over 100,000 books sold, and with a significant social media presence. | 6 +

Thiele-Eich, Insa (Author) Randall, Suzanna (Author) Eimer, Petra (Illustrator)

Fly to the stars with Insa and Suzanna!

To date, eleven German men have been into Outer Space. Now, at last, it's a woman's turn. Thanks to the "Female Astronaut" initiative, two women - Dr. Insa Thiele-Eich und Dr. Suzanna Randall - are preparing to embark on a research mission to the ISS space station.

In this book, Drs. Thiele-Eich and Randall let children share in the greatest adventure of their lives. They describe the intensive training, and take their readers with them on thrilling parabolic flights. The pair are great role models, awakening interest in science and technology for girls in particular. The journey into space continues in Volume 2, which recounts the voyage to the ISS.

Rocket-fuelled reading for young bookworms, powered by Oetinger. Strong characters and popular topics introduce children aged five to 10 to the magic of reading. Packed with illustrations, cool games and word puzzles, too!

Written by the first two female German astronauts.

Perennially popular "Outer Space" topic - promotes children's interest in science.

Encourages girls in particular to believe that they can do anything! | 7 +

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

More than 124,000 copies sold of The Fairy School!

Oh no! It’s the first day with her new teacher, and Rosalie manages to oversleep. To add insult to injury, she terrifies the teacher’s timid bat Lola as she clatters into the classroom. The young fairies search madly for the missing bat, to no avail. Then the teacher tells them Lola’s secret. Will Rosalie and her friends be able to find the little bat now? A magical, wintry world awaits young readers.

Young readers aged 5-10 will be enchanted by the magical world of young fairy Rosalie | 7 +

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

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

The magic of reading – Unipig style

Unipig still finds reading a bit difficult. And he doesn’t much want to practise. Instead, he keeps conjuring up ABC biscuits. But when Emmi and Unipig have to return Dad’s borrowed books to the library, they encounter a whole host of book-mad mythical creatures. It would be too funny for words if Unipig didn’t end up being a keen reader too!

Packed with suggestions for reading out loud | 5 +

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

Wish dot chaos: a polar bear for Mr Pocketbeer!

Mr Pocketbeer doesn’t believe the Sat can make any wish come true for him and loses a wish dot every time! That’s why he decides to make a wish for something completely impossible: he asks for snow! And before he knows it, he and the Sat are knee-deep in a freezing snowstorm in their flat. And if that weren’t enough – here come a polar bear and their nosy landlady, Mrs Redcabbage. How on earth is Mr Pocketbeer going to explain all this?

The second Sat adventure revised for beginning readers and with lots of new illustrations by the author!
| 7 +

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

Franz can already read. A little bit. At least, he says he can. Yet he’s still only at play school. Gabi, who he likes much better than any of the boys, calls him a “great big fibber,” until Franz proves to her that he can even read picture books. Now Franz has to read everything out to her that’s written anywhere. And it really isn’t all that difficult – as long as there’s nobody around who can really read. | 8 +

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

More about Franz, one of the best-loved and most popular Nöstlinger characters!
Franz has a mummy, a daddy, a brother and a grandma. Franz hasn’t got a grandad, but that doesn’t worry him until Josh Schnoor, a terrible show-off in his class, starts boasting about his wonderful grandad. What can Franz do but fib a bit and invent an even better grandad. Josh doesn’t believe a word about this super grandad, but all the others in Franz’s class do. And anyway, he didn’t really invent the grandad, did he? The second husband of the second wife of his dead Grandad is a grandad, too, isn’t he? | 8 +

Zapf (Illustrator)

Welcome to the valley – welcome to the wonderful world of reading!

The trees are still holding on to their many-coloured leaves and the weather is far too warm for the time of year when the four friends Talis, Alva, Will and Sam happen upon a gleaming stone in a forbidden part of the forest. Hardly have they found the stone than they have strange creatures clad in iron armour pursuing them…

A fantastic adventure comic that whisks children away into an unfamiliar world packed with fun and action and opens up the world of reading even to unpractised readers.

Second book in the series to be published in autumn 2021 | 6 +

Dickreiter, Lisa-Marie (Author) Götz, Andreas (Author) Renger, Nikolai (Illustrator)

Four brothers and one pet – learning to read made fun

“We need a pet!” Bertie’s brothers decide. A shame that the money in Bertie’s piggy-bank will only stretch to a crayfish called Eddie. What’s anyone supposed to do with a crayfish? Bertie, however, finds Eddie super-cool. He looks fantastic with his red claws. But his brothers find it too boring just to watch Eddie. Eddie needs to have an adventure. But how’s it going to end for Eddie? Bertie simply has to save him! | 6 +

Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Ionescu, Cathy (Illustrator)

A dog of your own – Antonia Michaelis makes every child’s dream come true

Barking here, barking there. Barking, barking everywhere. The poor four-legged creatures have to spend all day at home alone, waiting for their masters and mistresses to return. How boring! Thank goodness the Animal Aid Club are dog-lovers too. Every day, Janne, Tom und Ali pick them up after school and take them for a walk. The only problem is the awful dog who comes to join them uninvited. Oughtn’t his owner to be keeping a better eye on him? It’s only when the Animal Aid Club find themselves in the woods during a sudden storm that they realise who really needs their help... | 8 +

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

Top league for beginning readers: new adventures with football Franz Ever since Franz played for the FC Girl team against the boys in his class, they want him in their football team. They also want Franz to show them his brother Josef’s football, the one with the autograph of a national players on it. It’s just a nuisance that Gabi keeps on poking her nose in. Because now the precious ball has gone missing! The ball simply has to be back in its place on the shelf by the time Josef gets back from his class trip. Will Franz be able to get the football back in time? | 8 +

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

They live near rubbish tips and landfills and feed off what others throw away. Who? Holy bin bag, the Ogglies of course! Car tyres, tin cans, cigarette ends, banana peels – there’s hardly anything the Ogglies don’t like to eat. No wonder the mayor of Smelliville hires the Ogglies as rubbish eradicators. Once they’ve acquired a taste for it, however, they are very hard to stop – not even when Smelliville is completely free of rubbish and litter. | 8 +

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 +

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

Off to bed! It’s nighttime, but the Oggly children are still wide awake. Not even Oggly- Mummy’s lullaby settles them down. So Oggly-Grandpa starts to spin them a toady Oggly yarn all about the days when he was a deep-sea Oggly diver, an Oggly astronaut up in space and an Oggly sailor on the high seas. And he tells them about his legendary long-sleeper record. Now that’s a record the Oggly children naturally want to beat! | 7 +

Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Ionescu, Cathy (Illustrator)

Welcome to the Animal Rescue Club!

Hello animal lover, do you want to join the Animal Rescue Club? Jane, Tom and Ali could do with a few extra hands. Unfortunately, their parents don’t understand that snails need protection. And their teachers go up the wall the minute some cute little mice make the school their new home. Can at least the poor, injured hedgehog soften their hearts? Outside, the place is full of animals needing help. Be there to help the animal rescuers when there’s a life to be saved!

Mischievously and affectionately written

For a broad target readership

With lots of hilarious illustrations by Cathy Ionescu
| 8 +

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

With heroine Alea Aquarius, we can achieve anything!

The Alpha Cru discovers that a scrapyard owner has been dumping car tyres into the river - right at the spot where the Isibelles’ brown trout lay their eggs! With the aid of the water spirits, Alea and the Isibelles manage to haul the tyres out of the river again, and the Magicals realise that if they all pull together, they are a match for any enemy, no matter how small any of them may be. What a wonderful present for Alea, whose birthday it is today!

This bestselling series is also a hit with beginning readers

So far 25.000 copies of Alea beginning readers sold

Playfully imparted extra knowledge about the environment | 8 +