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Poppe, Grit (Author)

Never give up! Escape from the youth detention centre. GDR, 1988: Anja’s mother applies for a departure permit to leave East Germany and is arrested by the secret police, the Stasi. The 14-year-old is placed in a youth detention centre under the administration of the Juvenile Welfare Department. Shocked by the high-handedness of the educators, the violence and the drill, Anja soon has only one thought in her mind: escape. But things get even worse…

A gripping novel about tyrannical treatment and violence at the youth detention centre in the GDR. Carefully researched by the author, who was herself a member of the “Democracy Now!” movement. With a glossary and chronicle of the regime change in the appendix. | 14 +

Schinko, Barbara (Author)

This superheroine rocks!

Rina lives a sheltered life in the idyllic Eastside, but she longs for change and adventure and finds herself regularly drawn to the grim, gang-ruled Northside area of town. While at a concert there, she falls in love with Brynn, a rock star. Initially without intending to, Rina becomes a superhero when she rescues a girl from a mugging and a video of her action turns up online. The press nicknames her Alleycat. She ends up prowling the streets of Northside night after night as Alleycat, avenging wrongs. But how long can her phantom life continue? And does her love of a Northside boy have a chance? And who is the masked boy who calls himself Ash and saves her life one fateful night?

Packed with suspense, action and romance – this book has something to please everyone. | 14 +

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

Double somersaults into young readers’ hearts

Circus hamster Harry knows that he’s been living in a book ever since he tumbled out of his story a while back. Now it’s happened again, and this time with Gerda, the racing tortoise. The pair land in a school where they meet class guinea pig Hercules and the three help shy Linus to find a friend. They have to resort to their wildest circus tricks to get back inside the book in time for their big entrance in the circus ring.

- Hilarious animal heroes, lots of gaily coloured illustrations, large format.
- Ideal for reading aloud – Harry the hamster delights adults and children alike.
| 6 +

Die Krickelkrakels (Author) Die Krickelkrakels (Illustrator)

Come along on a journey through time from the creators of the Krickelkrakel series!

Open up the book and off we go! Save the little dinosaur from the ravenous T-Rex. Solve the puzzle of the pyramids in Egypt and then help the Vikings to build a ship. Finished? But there’s much more still to come on your journey, and thousands of adventures awaiting you there. Turn, tap, blow – the fun creative new activity book from the Krickelkrakel team carries kids off to foreign lands and other times!

- Fascinating activity fun to return to time and again
- Carries children off to distant worlds and other times
- From the creative Krickelkrakel team | 4 +

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

Over 90,000 copies of the Fairy School books sold (February 2019)

Rosalie the fairy has only been at Blossomwood School for a few days when she has her first flying lesson with Firn Whirr. Rosalie is really looking forward to it and flies off enthusiastically. But … why are all the other girls so fairy-fast? Firn Whirr quickly takes a look at Rosalie’s wings and discovers that the little flower fairy is wearing everyday wings. Will she get her travel wings and learn the secret magic spell for putting wings on and taking them off again?

-\x09Bestselling combination: the popular girls topic fairies, coupled with quality, humour and charm
-\x09Now Fairy School fans can enjoy not only listening to but also reading the stories themselves | 6 +

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

How flattering: a love letter arrives for Aunt Olga in Pampendorf! The Oggly King is looking for a wife and would like to get to know Olga a little better. The Ogglies warn her to beware of the king’s false promises, but Olga immediately sets off to pay him a visit. She soon realises that all the king wants is a servant. But Olga isn’t standing for that! She turns the tables on him – let the king demonstrate his talents to her! | 5 +

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

Berti comes in like a wrecking ball!

Sibling fun somewhere between the Herdmanns and Troublemaker Street: Life really isn’t easy for five-year-old Berti. He has not one, but three big brothers – and all of them are at least twice as old as him! So it’s no wonder they only ever see him as the baby who’s never allowed to join in their games. After all, as superheroes, they are constantly busy saving the world every day. It’s just a pity that their heroic deeds always land them in such a mess that they have to be saved themselves – by Berti, of all people!

•\x09Superheroes are a top topic at the moment and here it’s spiced with plenty of humour and a host of hilarious illustrations, so just right for the young target group
•\x09Ideal for reading aloud: a book brimming with mischief that will have parents and children in stitches | 5 +

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

Cheesy sock: The Ogglies investigate in Scotland!

The Oggly children had really only intended to pay a brief visit to their friend Mr Paddock in London. But then he is called away to Scotland to assist his detective colleague MacMolly with an important case and so, of course, the Ogglies accompany him. No sooner have they arrived than they find themselves in the midst of a thrilling adventure involving stolen jewels, a terrifying castle ghost, bagpipes that have mysteriously been slit open and Nessie, the Loch Ness monster ...

-\x09Children love crime stories and children love Erhard Dietl’s ogglies. A clear case for the oggly detectives!
-\x09Star-Characters: 6.8 billion sold Ogglies products | 8 +

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

Puzzles are fun with the Ogglies!

Mucky weather? Bored? Then it’s high time for the new MAXI puzzle pads. Each one contains a selection of 40 age-appropriate, popular puzzles with a fun guarantee. The puzzle pads are naturally ideal for relieving boredom when children eat out with the family or on long holiday journeys. And there’s plenty to keep even preschool children busy and happy! | 4 +

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

Puzzles are fun with the Ogglies!

Mucky weather? Bored? Then it’s high time for the new MAXI puzzle pads. Each one contains a selection of 40 age-appropriate, popular puzzles with a fun guarantee. The puzzle pads are naturally ideal for relieving boredom when children eat out with the family or on long holiday journeys. And there’s plenty to keep even preschool children busy and happy! | 4 +

Lütje, Susanne (Author) Livanios, Eleni (Illustrator)

“The day’s been a long, bright and happy one. But look – now the sun is setting.” Just moments ago, the small birds, squirrels and children were buzzing about and playing boisterously, but now they all stop and quietly gaze at the glorious sunset. Soon the moon will be here to take the sun’s place in the sky. Now it’s time for bed. | 18 months +

Frixe, Katja (Author) Waters, Erica-Jane (Illustrator)

Stella’s best friend, Vega, is a shooting star in the shape of a girl who simply fell from the sky. Luckily, in Stella’s opinion, because Vega is absolutely fabulous. And on top of that Stella could really do with some help right now. Her family is about to reopen its old costume rental shop very soon and the whole town is coming to the grand opening. The trouble is that Stella’s big brother is lovesick and that her friend Pauline is searching for her missing aunt. It’s a good thing Vega has the power to grant wishes.

- Book 2 in the glittering series about Vega, Stella and cherished wishes
- Colourful, fanciful illustrations by Erica-Jane Waters | 8 +

Grusnick, Sebastian (Author) Möller, Thomas (Author) Renger, Nikolai (Illustrator)

Wild animal, beware!

What Max had actually wanted for his tenth birthday was a dog, but sadly, that was out of the question because Max’s father has a pesky allergy to pet hair. But one day, a small box suddenly turns up in Max’s room and he can hear someone bellowing impatiently inside it: “Let me out of here!” When Max opens the box, out leaps a mini-lion that’s about the size of a cat. Its name is Leo, and when Max goes to school, Leo goes with him of course. And there, he turns out to be the good friend Max had always dreamed of.

Amusing, sensitive and encouraging: With Leo the lion, nothing is impossible any more! | 8 +

Loud and clear, higgledy-piggledy, nonconformist and full of power – that’s what demonstrations are like all over the world. Whether fighting for women’s rights, against climate change or for the protection of the environment, demonstrators everywhere are proclaiming their views loudly and with humour. Here’s a calendar for people who think take a stand – a week by week companion for the whole year. The detachable postcards can be sent, stuck on the wall, or used for sharing ideas! | 10 +

Jakobs, Günther (Illustrator) Kehn, Regina (Illustrator) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator) Jeschke, Stefanie (Illustrator) Grigo, Pe (Illustrator) Rauers, Wiebke (Illustrator) Hennig, Dirk (Illustrator) Kreitz, Isabel (Illustrator) Horstschäfer, Felicitas (Illustrator) Prechtel, Florentine (Illustrator) Baltscheit, Martin (Illustrator)

Climate protection concerns all of us!

Everyone is talking about Greta Thunberg and the young climate activists of Fridays for Future - thousands of students take to the streets every Friday here in Germany. Highly motivated and tireless in fighting for their convictions, they are challenging established ideas and structures. Thirteen of Germany’s best-known illustrators want to follow and support the movement throughout the year by means of this perpetual wall calendar.

A protest calendar for students and families, featuring illustrations by Wiebke Rauers, Günther Jakobs, Regina Kehn, Nina Dullek, Martin Baltscheit, Mila Marquis, Stefanie Jeschke, Anne-Kathrin Behl, Pe Grigo, Florentine Prechtel, Dirk Hennig, Isabel Kreitz and Felicitas Horstschäfer! | 6 +

Hecking, Claus (Author) Schönberger, Charlotte (Author) Sokolowski, Ilka (Author) Zobel, Franziska Viviane (Illustrator)

The first book written particularly for younger fans of Greta Thunberg.

Be a hero, save the world!

Wondering how to go about it? Greta Thunberg points the way. In this book, you can read about all the things Greta does to protect the climate. You will also find lots of super suggestions for ways that you can stand up for our planet.

Greta is a real climate activist today, but when she began campaigning for the climate, she was quite alone. Her story shows that everyone can make a difference – and so can you! Join the campaign and fight like Greta for the climate.

An illustrated children’s book with tips for climate activists of all ages. | 8 +

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

The delightfully loveable Patchwork Family – the new children’s book by bestselling author Stefanie Taschinski

Emma and her family are the new people at number 11! But it would be so much more interesting if all the neighbours made up a great big family together – like a patchwork rug. No sooner said, than done! Old Mrs Becker becomes simply Granny Becker, and for all the other children in the house, Emma’s dad becomes their dad, too. There’s just one neighbour who doesn’t want to be part of the patchwork family: the mysterious earl who lives on the ground floor! But how crazy would it be if the combined efforts of the patchwork family didn’t get to the bottom of their invisible neighbour’s secret?

A charming combination of children’s daily life and a heart-warming family story with an element of feel-good suspense | 8 +