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Sprater, Florian (Author) Kaiser, Natasa (Illustrator)

The inquisitive meerkat Govinda takes small and big children alike by the paw, and takes them to meet the wildlife of Africa. The movements of the animals inspire these super-easy yoga exercises for children to join in with. At the end, breathing exercises and a journey through the mind ensure total relaxation. No previous experience necessary! This easy and fun introduction to the topic ties in with children’s natural creativity, imaginativeness, and need to move. It teaches them how to reduce stress and how to feel better and more strongly grounded in their lives. An interactive yoga book for children aged 3+ - and their parents, too.

- Beautifully illustrated read-aloud book with incorporated yoga exercises.
- Interactive book for families and groups of children by the well-known children’s yoga teacher Florian Sprater.
| 3 +

Orso, Kathrin Lena (Author) Kellner, Nima (Illustrator) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

The Little Fox invites readers aged five and older into his snuggly den, and reads them stories. There’s the one about Polly and Theo, who go on holiday with their parents in a submarine - beats a caravan any day! After all, the ocean offers them animals and plants, an underwater volcano and even a submerged town. In another story, they meet the pirate girl Kaina who can turn herself into a mermaid. Then they can cheer on the little tortoise and her friend, the crab, in a race against two swordfish; and they marvel at Basti, who’s magicked into something small and who learns to swim in the aquarium…

- A new volume in the popular Read-Aloud series.

- Vivid waterworld meets the current trend of nature.

- Illustrated stories for children aged 5+ - perfect length for reading aloud. | 5 +

Dammer, Daniela (Author) Klaßen, Stefanie (Illustrator)

It isn’t just that the wrong jam is on the table: Yann is also facing the end of primary school. For him, that feels like the end of the world, as there’s nothing he hates more than change. When he changes school, is that also going to jeopardise his friendship with Kalle and Ben? The three of them have all agreed: only the very toughest test of courage will seal their friendship. When things start to go wrong, they encounter Kiki, the cemetery gardener’s granddaughter, who makes an extraordinary suggestion. They should all go to their own funerals - but how?

- Lightly written but profound: serious topics sensitively handled.
- A “hero” whom it’s impossible not to like.
- For boys and girls who love fun stories about friendship. | 8 +

Frixe, Katja (Author) Ceccarelli, Simona M. (Illustrator)

Eleven-year-old Juna lives in Foxland, a remote place full of magic. Or - to be more precise - Magiclings: objects which have a soul - and a unique will of their own. One day, something strange happens. The cloud-seller, who provides Juna’s village with all the essentials, fails to turn up. A dangerous golden fox appears. And finally Fion, the cloud-seller’s nephew, falls and accidentally destroys the most important Magicling. The Foxlanders are beside themselves with rage. Juna, however, sticks up for Fion - and sets about uncovering the ancient secret of Foxland.

- 160,000 copies sold of Katja Frixe’s “Magical Bookshop” series.

- Wonderful fantasy world for girls aged 9+, along the lines of Michael Ende.

- Warm-hearted, funny, and atmospheric.\x0a | 9 +

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

It has been raining non-stop in Honeycake Forest, and the Wild Forest Four decide to try to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But when their treasure hunt yields nothing, they decide to make their own - starting with a real treasure map. But then the map falls into the hands of their friends from the Forest Kindergarten - and the heroic foursome have to rack their brains to make sure that the young children’s treasure hunt is more successful than their own!

- In every story, the animal gang helps a small Kindergarten child.

- Popular read-aloud themes: the forest, talking animals, Kindergarten children seeking treasure and adventure.
| 4 +

Blesken, Julia (Author) Jung, Barbara (Illustrator)

At the start of the October half term, six children have a chance encounter outside a supermarket. There’s Katja, who has had a row with her dads. Polina, who only wanted to buy some baking powder. Fridi, Mustafa and Zeck. And Jennifer, who is accompanied by her miniature Pinscher and who is also carrying her grandpa’s ashes in a plastic bag. When Mustafa tricks a biker in the car park, the children have to leg it. They have no phones and next to no money. But they do have an important mission: Jennifer’s grandpa has to be laid to rest in Kolomoro. But how’s that going to happen, when nobody has a clue where Kolomoro is?

- Winner of the first Kirsten Boie Prize for Children’s Literature, awarded by the Hamburg Literature Foundation\x0d
\x0a- A story full of diversity set in urban Berlin\x0d
\x0a- Delightful and warm-hearted - similar in style to Kirsten Boie or Erich Kästner.\x0a

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Zöller, Elisabeth (Author) Kolloch, Brigitte (Author) Czerwenka, Eva (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator) | further

At the swimming pool, Jonas has finally plucked up the courage to go down the big slide. But once he’s standing at the top, he freaks out. Thank goodness his best friend is up there with him - which helps Jonas finally to take the plunge! Lotte goes to the baker’s shop on her own for the first time, and Leo summons up the courage to have a sleepover with his friend Paula without his mum and dad being there too. Jana asks her Granny how people become courageous. Fortunately, Granny has an answer…

- A great value read-aloud treat.

- Makes a fantastic present for your own children - or for other people’s.

- Emotion-packed stories for all everyday situations.
| 4 +

Gieseler, Corinna (Author) Paule, Irmgard (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

\x0aI Like Reading Aloud
You are my star - How loved you are
Milla and Paul love to have a huge cuddle with Mummy and Daddy when they wake up on Sundays. Molly the warthog has no friends at all in the zoo - but then she meets another warthog. They hit it off so well that before very long, they are happily throwing mud at one another. Tristan von Hogweed - the son of Eckart von Hogweed - is tasked with finding a dragon, but can only find dragon eggs. But then a little dragon hatches out of one of the eggs, and Tristan has found a super-faithful friend. How great it is to have someone to love and cuddle!
- Top-notch stories at a bargain price.
- Powerful, emotion-packed series dealing with all sorts of topics relating to everyday life.
- Rounded corners; comfortable to hold while reading aloud. | 4 +

Zöller, Elisabeth (Author) Kolloch, Brigitte (Author) Wechdorn, Susanne (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator) | further

Two mice are quarrelling about who is allowed to live in the apple. But then they work out that the apple is big enough for them both - and in fact it’s much nicer not to live on your own! Princess Priscilla is supposed to be choosing a husband. But she doesn’t care for the big, strong knights who are arguing about her. Instead, she chooses the nice, kind-hearted knight Ronald. Lukas, for his part, is particularly interested to know the answer to this question: what does ‘getting on with people’ mean?

- A handy book, lovingly designed.

- A new story in the popular series.

- Emotion-packed stories for all everyday situations: on the bus, on the train, in the car. | 4 +

Kleine Bornhorst, Lena (Author) Jacobs, Tanja (Illustrator)

It's time to go to sleep and now all the baby animals are shutting their little eyes.

All the animals are terribly tired. Will you say goodnight to them? Simply turn the pages and see how the lion cub, the little bird and the brightly coloured fish all close their eyes. Oh and look, the elephant’s already asleep! Shhh, don’t make a sound! Too late, the elephant opens his eyes and gives a loud “taraaa!”, which wakes up the lion, the bird and the fish again. Time to start all over again! Will you say goodnight to the animals once more?

A lovely interactive goodnight book for toddlers of 18 months and over, in which the animals actually close their eyes.
| 18 months +

Heidtmann, Daniela (Author) Kaiser, Natasa (Illustrator)

Children can suffer from stress, too. Journeys of the mind help them to relax and to become at one with themselves. The 30 handy and beautifully illustrated cards in this box invite children to switch off and dream. These journeys into the imagination were developed by the well-known Yoga teacher and relaxation expert Dr. Daniela Heidtmann, and are reinforced by simple warm-up exercises and mini-massage suggestions. They enable even smaller or more fretful children to immerse themselves easily in their own bodies and to switch off. All these journeys of the mind can be undertaken without any prior knowledge or particular skill.

- Find the joy in everyday life, with these beautifully illustrated cards.
- Imaginative journeys with added feel-good factor (massages, exercises and much, much more) to create happy and relaxed children.
- Also suitable for school or nursery groups.
| 3 +

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

It’s Halloween at the Escape School. The pupils are all dressed up in spooky costumes - and so, of course, are the readers. But what’s this? Real zombies suddenly burst into the party, searching for things to eat. Now thee kids have to get rid of the creepy creatures before they start to develop an appetite for humans. Are you going to help them?

- Bang on trend: Escape puzzles for children.

- Thrilling story packed with puzzles; includes postcards, too.

- Young readers strongly identify with the school setting. | 7 +

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

Do you fancy a thrilling and fantastic adventure? It only takes three, five or eight minutes to experience something truly incredible, for this book combines numerous thrilling adventure stories of differing lengths. Jolin discovers a mysterious shop while Miranda flies up to the moon - and then there’s that … pet which is “really not so dangerous - in fact, pretty tame”. But whatever could it be?

- Exciting, funny and sparky stories full of fantasy and derring-do.
- Inspires children’s imaginations.
- The perfect daily companion, thanks to its stories of three different lengths.
| 3 +

Taschinski, Stefanie (Author) Christians, Julia (Illustrator)

All the animals on the farm have a story to tell - don’t they? Well, the beautiful goose, the clever dog and the brave sheep do. But the donkey can’t think of anything at all exciting to tell anyone. And so he sets off from the farm one morning and ventures out into the big, wide world. He soon encounters other animals: the swan, the owl and the bear. And the donkey suddenly realises that he has stumbled into a real adventure. “Hee-haw!” Should the donkey return to the farm and tell his friends all about his amazing experiences?

- A fable which encourages children to be adventurous: will appeal to parents, too.
- A poetic picture book by Stefanie Taschinski.
- A “fabulous” book in the truest sense of the word.

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Ammersken, Mareike (Illustrator)

Ellie and her dog Karlo have been inseparable since forever. Ellie can’t imagine a life without Karlo. But one day she comes home from school to find him not there. Ellie has never been so sad. What can you do if you haven’t been able to say goodbye to your best friend? Fortunately, anything is possible in the realm of dreams. And so Ellie and Karlo meet in their secret place in the garden and have one final adventure with the glow worms.

- When your beloved pet dies: ideal for families with children.

- Helps children to put the inexplicable into words.

- Beautiful, colourful illustrations on every page.
| 5 +

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

There’s so much to discover in the forest! Hiding behind the trees, bushes, stones and shrubs are forest creatures such as foxes, deer and owls - but there are other suprises, too. And the best surprise of all is that this book is twice as much fun: when you pull the tab twice, you find twice as much to delight you!

What’s more, pulling the tabs makes even more space for best-selling author Sandra Grimm’s amusing rhymes and Larisa Lauber’s delightfully detailed illustrations.

- Third pull-the-tab book about the much-loved topic of “woodland creatures”.

- Double pull-out, extra-wide panoramic pages.

- Innovative design and popular topic make this a must-buy! | 24 months +

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

Can You Wake the Little Bear? An Interactive Book
There are loads of sleepy-time books - but now it’s time to wake up! But that’s easier said than done, as the little bear is in his cave and is fast asleep. Can you wake him by whispering in his ear? Or by tickling his big tummy? This book encourages small children to join in and shout, shake, poke and clap - and most of all laugh - until the little bear finally wakes up. Be as loud as you like with this hugely fun book for all children, parents and bears!
- Interactive entertainment with the little bear.
- Page by page, the book awakens along with the bear.
- Make a noise and have some fun!\x0a
| 24 months +

Sprater, Florian (Author) Kaiser, Natasa (Illustrator)

30 fabulous cards to bring yoga into the nursery. Unlike traditional yoga classes, yoga for children takes a playful, undogmatic, creative and free approach - as imparted by children’s yoga teacher Florian Sprater. Each card demonstrates a yoga exercise by means of an animal illustration. A read-aloud story with an introduction offers children a direct, spontaneous way into yoga, and inspires them to try it out for themselves.

- Playful way into yoga for children, families, or children’s groups.

- With exercises suitable for everyone from absolute beginners to advanced yogists.

- Picture cards make yoga instantly accessible. | 3 +

zur Brügge, Anne-Kristin (Author) Kunkel, Daniela (Illustrator)

Where, oh where have the baby animals gone? Are the foxcubs hiding behind Mummy Fox’s bushy brush? Oh look: there’s the baby whale hiding behind the big whale’s tail! And the baby orangutan is snuggled up against Mummy’s tummy. There’s loads to discover in this little picture book - thanks especially to the combination of two much-loved add-ons: die-cut pages and flaps to turn. These invite the smallest readers to keep seeking and finding.

- Beautifully made “peepo” book.

- Die-cut shapes and flaps with a fresh twist.

- Written by the best-selling author of “How Baby Animals Go To Sleep” | 18 months +

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 +

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

Everything is all perfectly normal in the boarding school, even if the old castle-like building does look a bit spooky. But then a pupil disappears without trace and, together with Tom and Anni, the reader has to try to find her. When, to make matters worse, Tom is suddenly shrunk, the “detectives” realise that time is running out! A thrilling escape story packed with puzzles to grip bigger kids, too.

- Mega “Escape & Exit Game” trend - now available for primary school-aged readers.

- For fans of the “Drei ???”-Kids - with a touch of magic.

- Ideal gift to encourage children to practise reading.
| 7 +

Becker, Linda (Author) Wenzel, Julian (Author) Jansen, Birgit (Illustrator)

Am I bi, lesbian or gay? What does trans really mean? How is it different from doing drag? This can all be a bit emotionally overwhelming, especially if you’re not (yet) sure about your own gender identity.

“What’s all this LGBTQ* Stuff About?” is a guide for all children and young people who want to know more about the many diverse forms that gender identity can take. It isn’t a dry textbook, though: it is jokey and entertaining and exactly on a level with young readers on their thrilling journey into the unknown world of growing up. This book explains all the various terms, and also offers support when it comes to such things as harassment.

- The book’s central message is that readers should be encouraged to explore their own feelings.
- Handy guide: explains the most important LGBTIQ* terms
- “We can’t be pigeon-holed”: interviews with members of the LGBTIQ* scene.
- Written by two LGBTIQ* podcasters.

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

As they look up at the night sky from their rubbish tip, the Ogglies hatch a plan: they want to travel into outer space! However, Oggly Papa’s home-made rocket explodes before it has even left the ground. The only one who can help them is Professor Brausewein - and the Oggly Grandpa and the Oggly children set off in Professor Brausewein’s spaceship, heading for outer space. They pass the moon, then travel onwards to the other planets in our solar system. Can they manage to return to Smelliville in time for their gnarly supper?

- Teaching and learning Oggly-style: exciting facts about outer space.
- Includes background photos taken from the planetarium show of the same name.
- Hit series: millions of Oggly products sold.
| 4 +

Böhm, Anna (Author) Wultschner, Ramona (Illustrator)

Oh no! The stream where the Otter family live has completely dried up. Feeling very thirsty, they set off to ask the Animal Police for help. Of course, the four furred and feathered detectives immediately start to investigate what’s going on. Where has the water gone? Can they somehow get it back? And are the gangster Tortellini and his crew behind it all? He knows every trick in the book and is in control of the last remaining water supplies…

- Volume 3 of the popular children’s series, full of charm, action and excitement.

- Suitable for less confident readers, too, thanks to the high number of illustrations.

- With an embossed cover and pictures to colour in. | 8 +

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

The big day is drawing near. The first two female German astronauts shared their intensive training in their fascinating book “Our Journey Into Space” - and now they’re about to embark on their research mission to the ISS space station. In this book for emerging readers, they explain how it all works. How is a rocket launched? What dangers are involved in a space flight? These and other gripping questions are answered in a child-friendly way which is bound to interest young minds in science and technology.

- Part 2 of “Our Journey Into Space”.

- Published ahead of their mission, which is being followed by the German children’s TV channel KiKA.

- The first female German astronauts encourage girls in particular to believe that they can do anything! | 7 +