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Weber, Susanne (Author) Jacobs, Tanja (Illustrator)

Oodles of jigsaw fun with the bestselling Little Owl – with charming rhymes and colourful illustrations

“Someone’s crying: who can it be?” Is it coming from the sea? The Little Owl sets straight off to find out. On her way, she bumps into the hedgehog, the pig, the beaver and the mouse, who all join in with the hunt. And who do they find in the end? Poor sad bee sitting by the sea. But now he’s happy again. “All alone and oh so sad – but now you’ve found me, I’m so glad!” Everyone’s happy again. Hurrah!

With six large-format mix and match jigsaw pieces.
Friendship: A topic close to everyone’s hearts.
Charming rhymes and colourful illustrations. | 18 months +

Sasmaz, Sinem (Author) Erlbruch, Leonard (Illustrator)

Faster than the wind! A picture book for all special small people.

Mr Cheetah is perfectly contented. But one day the other animals start to make comments about him. A cheetah without spots - what kind of a cheetah is that? On the hunt for his spots, Mr Cheetah is teased and taunted until he feels quite worthless. But then he discovers his strong point: he can run. Faster than anyone! Suddenly all the other animals are envying the fastest creature in the world. But Mr Cheetah doesn’t care about their opinions any more. Now he is confident and proud to be the way he is!

•\x09Confidence-building book, illustrated by Leonard Erlbruch.
•\x09A Book About discovering your own strengths.
| 4 +

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 +

Crämer, Jana (Author) Pauluth, Josephine (Illustrator)

Inspiring new activity book by the renowned body positivity messenger – packed with suggestions and encouragement

Jana Crämer hasn’t always had it easy, but she has always made the best of it. Being happy isn’t the same as being perfect: this much has Jana learned. This is also her message, and forms the basis of her second activity book. Includes anecdotes and quotations from her own life, full of ideas and encouraging exercises and with loads of space to write in. This book is like your best friend, a new and inspiring activity book by the renowned body positive blogger.

Be who you are! Blogger Jana motivates her readers to accept themselves as they are | 12 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author)

Who can tell the most rotten jokes? Which Oggly is the strongest? What sorts of things can you do with rubbish? And how do you find your favourite smelly socks if they've gone missing on the rubbish tip? Oggly fans – and fans-to-be – can find out everything they could possibly want to know about their favourite stinkers and learn all kinds of cool things in these colourful pull-out pages. Find the Oggly answers to the most important everyday questions! | 5 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author)

Learn the alphabet with Oggly nonsense and rhymes – the perfect present for children starting school

What an alphabet soup! The much-loved and highly entertaining Oggly first reader, featuring graphics from the film. The Ogglies love A because it smells of Ash. They tremble at B, because Baths are torture for Ogglies. C for Computer isn't so bad, because the Ogglies find them as tasty as extension flexes. | 6 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author)

Who can tell the most rotten jokes? Which Oggly is the strongest? What sorts of things can you do with rubbish? And how do you find your favourite smelly socks if they've gone missing on the rubbish tip? Oggly fans – and fans-to-be – can find out everything they could possibly want to know about their favourite stinkers and learn all kinds of cool things in these colourful pull-out pages. Find the Oggly answers to the most important everyday questions! | 5 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author)

Who can tell the most rotten jokes? Which Oggly is the strongest? What sorts of things can you do with rubbish? And how do you find your favourite smelly socks if they've gone missing on the rubbish tip? Oggly fans – and fans-to-be – can find out everything they could possibly want to know about their favourite stinkers and learn all kinds of cool things in these colourful pull-out pages. Find the Oggly answers to the most important everyday questions! | 5 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author)

Who can tell the most rotten jokes? Which Oggly is the strongest? What sorts of things can you do with rubbish? And how do you find your favourite smelly socks if they've gone missing on the rubbish tip? Oggly fans – and fans-to-be – can find out everything they could possibly want to know about their favourite stinkers and learn all kinds of cool things in these colourful pull-out pages. Find the Oggly answers to the most important everyday questions! | 5 +

Link, Alexandra (Author)

Ponies, nature and magic – a touching tale of friendship, with the additional frisson of unicorn magic.

13-year-old Lina lives in the mountains with her father and brother. When she is given the mare Fjella, it seems as if her happiness is complete. However, the caramel-coloured pony is beyond unusual, and has a horny place between her ears... Soon not only Fjella but also Lina and her friend David are in danger – for Fjella is very special, and unfortunately the wrong people get wind of this.
| 10 +

Hill, Nova (Author)

In the woods, you are all alone.

On a field trip, twins Ira and Vanjo lose their way in the woods. They seek sanctuary in a dilapidated sanatorium, where they encounter a group of young people from a boot camp. But something isn't right. Why do all routes lead back to the doors of the sanatorium? Where are the nocturnal gasping and shuffling sounds coming from? Thrown back on their own resources, there's only one thing they can do: solve the mystery of the sanatorium. However, the tensions within the group are mounting, and it soon transpires that they are in real danger.

- Highest level excitement and mystery
- Netflix-style mystery - has similarities with "The Society", "Dark" and "Stranger Things".
- Nightmarish setting: an abandoned sanatorium.
- Group dynamics, psychological tension, dual narrative perspective.

14 +

Weber, Susanne (Author) Jacobs, Tanja (Illustrator)

Ever-popular topic: birthday celebrations

The perfect gift for Little Owl fans – with hilarious rhymes and eye-catching illustrations

The Little Owl is all a-flutter. At last: it’s her birthday tomorrow! Early next morning, the Owl Parents celebrate with presents and cake. The sparrow, too, comes to wish her a happy birthday. And he’s not the only one: Granny, Grandpa and numerous other guests come to serenade her in a fabulous chorus. Oh, if only every day could be a birthday! | 18 months +

Abidi, Heike (Author)

Everything Pre-Teens need to read

The perfect present for 12-year-olds

Being twelve years old is no picnic. Tessa’s parents don’t care for her new hobby (playing the drums), and then there are the boys in their school band. Noel is cute, but ... Fortunately, Tessa’s sister can give her tips via Skype – and her sister wrote the book

Everything Girls Should Know Before They Turn 13, so she at least knows her stuff! | 11 +

Matysiak, Mascha (Author) Rath, Tessa (Illustrator) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

A new addition to the “Little Fox Reads Aloud” series – A read-aloud boardbook with all kinds of different stories for the very smallest people

It’s Samira’s first sleepover at Granny and Grandpa’s house. This takes courage – and the fantastic snuggly den which Grandpa makes for her. In another story, the Squirrel family is preparing to hibernate. Max learns how important sleep is when his mother develops a high temperature. Max knows what will help: Mum needs to sleep – and she wakes up well again the next morning. Even the zoo’s inhabitants find their eyelids drooping in this warmly narrated and richly illustrated bedtime story. Read-aloud stories for little ones, with chunky board pages and rounded edges suitable for small hands. | 24 months +

Tramountani, Nena (Author)

The red-hot fourth volume of the "City of Elements" series by Nena Tramountani.

The Talenti find themselves increasingly ravelled up in the power struggle between Omilia and the Phos rebels. Phos has, it's true, liberated Kiana's parents, but they still don't trust him - rightly so, as it turns out: he killed Gaia and has been manipulating Melamarcia to fit in with his plans. Nero duly murders Phos, but Melamarcia has long since become enslaved to the dark side, as William surmised. Nero therefore pits himself against her and sacrifices himself for Kiana and Tessarect.

Highly praised young author of immense potential.

Destiny, imagined worlds … The sweet spot where romance meets modern fantasy.

Love story with a pronounced twist: who can be trusted?

14 +, s240 For teenagers and adults

Rings, Andrea (Author)

Arguments for climate protection, rhetorical techniques, and helpful tips – in the tradition of Stéphane Hessels Time for Outrage!

Learn to argue like Greta in six punchy chapters: What are we facing? To what extent are society and politics to blame? What are the psychological effects of impending climate change? How can I defuse myths about the climate? Tips for effective ways to talk about the climate, ideas to help you get involved yourself, and conversational techniques to employ. In short: get involved!

Political topics presented in a modern and accessibleway for young people | 12 +

Brauckmann, Bela (Author) Stern, Loretta (Author) Keyenburg, Ulf (Illustrator)

Music composed especially for this book – combines entertainment and musical education

The Little Tone and his friend Penny Pause leave their staves to venture out on a thrilling journey into the world of sounds and music. They discover a range of different music styles such as songs by singer-songwriters, hip hop, pop music and even a classical symphony at a concert hall. In the end they also make the little girl Antonia discover her love of music and keep on practising the piano. On their acoustic journey the Little Tone and Penny Pause lead young readers through the sound world of everyday life.
As well as writing the book, the authors - musicians themselves - composed music in all the styles treated in the story. This was in turn recorded by artists such as pop star Johannes Oerding, hip hopper Denyo, jazz legend Rolf Kühn and the renowned Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, and is available as a CD and to download.
| 4 +

Poppe, Grit (Author)

First, You Betray Your Conscience. Then You Betray Your Family

A teen fiction first: young people in the GDR being turned into unofficial collaborators by the Stasi

When his grandmother has to move to a care home, Sebastian has to move in with his father, who left their family when Sebastian was just a baby. He feels no connection with this man who served a life sentence and barely addresses a word to him. It is, however, better than going back to that dreadful children’s home which Social Services initially placed him in – and where he came to care secretly about Katja, who ran away. One day, though, a man appears at Sebastian’s school and forces him to agree to spy on his teachers and schoolmates. He turns him into an unofficial Stasi collaborator, and persuades him to spy on his own father. | 14 +

Schill, Ralph (Author) Giraud, Paul (Illustrator)

Biodiversity and environmental awareness in an age-appropriate format – suitable for reading aloud or alone

Walter is a little water bear who lives in Greenland. He has barely had chance to thaw out after his hibernation before his ice floe snaps off and takes him on an odyssey around the world. Water bears are tiny and can adapt to extreme living conditions. Like no other creatures on the planet, they are a byword for bio-diversity. Walter's involuntary journey around the world leads him through the great multitude of the Earth's habitats. On the way, he meets all sorts of other animals, and learns about the biodiversity of our flora and fauna and the way in which everything hangs together in a natural balance.

Take an adventure-filled journey with Walter around a world which has biodiversity as its core. An oft-discussed topic given a new slant with this book and cuddly water bear toy. | 6 +

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

Eagerly Anticipated: Alea’s Adventure Continues

Dramatic cliffhanger finale of volume 5 makes this a must-read

In the eagerly anticipated sixth volume of the bestselling series by Tanya Stewner, Alea Aquarius’s adventures take a new turn. Robbed of all their memories, the Alpha Cru have to reorientate themselves. Who is targeting them? Who is the man with the black coat and the barrel organ who is watching them from the harbour? And were there originally more members of the gang? Alea wouldn’t be Alea if she didn’t decide to take on her adversaries in order to save her friends, even if the odds seem to be stacked against her.

Bestseller: 640,000 Alea Aquarius books and audio-books sold | 10 +

Fox & Sheep (Author) Pietrowski, Karoline (Illustrator)

Fox and Sheep live on a farm in the Black Forest, where they produce all kinds of tasty treats. One day they receive an order for 127 jars of gherkins to be delivered to Helen Hippo for her party in the East African Serengeti. The pair immediately set off on their special train, and plunge straight into another adventure.

On their travels they don’t only see the Pyramids of Egypt, but also encounter a stowaway on their train, who gives them a huge shock.

Delightfully funny and cheerful adventure book for children, based on the successful children’s app characters Fox and Sheep. The second part of Migo’s Fox and Sheep book series.

Developed with and approved by children.
Based on the children’s app and the original Spotify® podcast .
Book comes with postcards and an Animals of the Serengeti poster. | 3 +

Lütje, Susanne (Author) Rammensee, Lisa (Illustrator)

A beautifully made board book which tells the story of a charmingly different family

Pingu and Pongo are happy
As a penguin pair can be.
But then they’re even happier
When two plus one makes three!

Pingu spends his days doing what penguins like to to do best: swimming, diving, and sliding on the ice. Then he meets Pongo and they are very happy together. One day they suddenly find something lying on the ice: an egg! The pair incubate it. And what hatches out? A little chick. How wonderful!

18 months +

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

There’s loads to discover in these pull tab books: Elephants, tractors, whales, diggers, sheep, fire engines ... children dive into a new world with every double page spread, and get to know our favourite animals and vehicles. A host of entertaining suprises reveals itself to our small readers as they pull the tabs on every page twice, and uncover the rest of the picture.

Pull tab entertainment in board book format by best-selling author Sandra Grimm | 24 months +

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

There’s loads to discover in these pull tab books: Elephants, tractors, whales, diggers, sheep, fire engines ... children dive into a new world with every double page spread, and get to know our favourite animals and vehicles. A host of entertaining suprises reveals itself to our small readers as they pull the tabs on every page twice, and uncover the rest of the picture.

Pull tab entertainment in board book format by best-selling author Sandra Grimm | 24 months +