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Böse, Malena (Author)

Starting school is a new and emotional time for parents and children alike. Adults in particular are full of questions, especially at first: how are lessons organised? Do the children get homework? What are the teacher and the classmates like? Will my child be okay? Mothers and fathers are in a way starting school themselves when their first-born’s turn comes around. It’s a new and exciting chapter for all the family. School days are busy and happy but also come with various challenges. This indispensable guide will help you to get to know this “new world”. One of only a few manuals on the topic of starting school. Helps parents to prepare for this very special chapter in their children’s lives. Includes answers to real-life questions asked by parents | 14 +

Hofmann, Laura (Author) Ewert, Felicia (Author) Sand, Fabienne (Author) | further

| 12 +

Mallon, Lina (Author)

How I became the woman I am now.

In her latest book, Lina Mallon writes about the female friends and other women who have affected her life. With great frankness and openness, she describes real support, unexpected opposition, friendship disappointments, the strength of Girl Power, and the dilemma in which women of all ages can find themselves: meeting the expectations of society whilst fulfilling their own dreams and desires. Our greatest challenge is not to lose ourselves at this point but to find our own way as women. Above all, Mallon emphasises the importance of women mutually supporting one another, being honest with one another, and even being able to criticise one another in a positive way so that they can grow together rather than competing with one another.

30 stories about 30 women - for all young women who are on the journey of their lives! | 14 +

Büttner, Nadine (Author)

Life with toddlers is a complete rollercoaster. As mothers and fathers, we just manage to get a handle on one particular phase - when everything changes again. As toddlers race through their stages of development, family life finds itself constantly changing, too. This is challenging for parents, who often find themselves facing new questions: how can you keep control of the chaos in the playroom? Why is every morning so stressful? When can children start to dress themselves unaided? Why is my child so shy? And the Number One question which all parents ask themselves on a daily basis: what concrete steps can I take to accompany my child on their journey, without losing myself in the process? This compact and practical parenting guide will help you to understand children’s behaviour and to shape their daily routine in a stimulating manner. How to understand children’s behaviour and aid their development. Stress-busting tips and tricks plus background know-how. Includes a host of practical ways to reduce stress in your family life | 14 +

Kittel, Claudia (Author)

The rights of children and young people are human rights - but are often disregarded. This makes it all the more important for you to know your rights. For they should not only be protected, but also taken into account and turned into reality in any debate around them. This is the point of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Children’s rights expert and educationalist Claudia Kittel explains your rights and helps you to understand them. Snappily written, informative and empowering, it will help you to stand up for your rights and gives you a strong basis for any discussion around these issues.

  • Practical, portable addition to the motivational and highly successful “Stand Up and Be Counted!” series.
  • Pithy arguments, well substantiated and informative.
  • On a level: includes young people’s voices.
| 12 +

Wockenfuß, Benjamin (Author) Messing, Stefanie (Illustrator) Kowalski, Stephanie A. (Illustrator) | further

An innovative and fun guidebook in bullet journal/planner style, written by father, social media manager and social pedagogue Benjamin Wockenfuß. Packed with strategies to enable dads to play a successful and empathic role in their children’s worlds and lives. Every chapter ends with easy, tried-and-tested, no-nonsense tips which fathers can easily incorporate into family life.

In the age of digitisation and “New Work”, fatherhood has become more complicated than ever; the role of contemporary fathers and the culture of fatherhood generally are constantly being redefined. #Brilliantdad gathers together these ideas about the role of fathers in their children’s upbringing, and demonstrates that their implementation has an invariably positive effect on all the relationships within the family as well as contributing to career success.

With an inspiring “Dad Power” picture book for dads and children to read and explore together.

Practical, entertaining information targeted firmly at men and fathers - in a handy go-to format.
With day-to-day challenges to enable men to become more actively involved in their children’s upbringing.
Planner, bullet journal, workshop and more, all in one book.
Includes an inspiring “Dad Power” picture book for dads and children to read and explore together (double-sided cover). | 14 +

Steffan, Philipp (Author)

Clear message: Speak out against right-wing extremism!

Right-wing populism is constantly gaining ground. But how do you identify right-wing ideas, and more than anything, how do you deal with them? These are the questions the highly acclaimed young association Tadel verpflichtet e.V. poses with its educational initiative diskursiv, which is publishing this practical little book providing some powerful reasoning to support arguments against right-wing populism; tailored to a young readership and practice-related with conversation tactics, tips and suggested solutions. | 14 +

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 +

Müller, Thomas (Author) Wolff, Julien (Author)

Dream job professional footballer! This is how superstar Thomas Müller made it

What I want to be when I grow up is a professional footballer! That’s what plenty of children dream of. But how can they actually achieve that? In this book, likeable superstar Thomas Müller gives a full and frank account of his football career, from the first time he kicked a ball to his first professional game (for FC Bayern) his team’s Champions League win and being a part of Germany’s terrific victory at the World Cup in Brazil.

Top goalscorer and ambassador for reading: Thomas Müller is an idol

The first footballer autobiography especially for children

With exclusive private photos and a wealth of background information | 10 +

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

Be yourself – beyond comparison!

This book will do you good. There’s space here for everything: your strengths, your weaknesses, your deepest desires, your fears, your memories, your courage and your strength. It’s a journal, a companion along the path that leads to you, and most of all: a friend made of paper. What would life be without friends? And what if you could love yourself as much as you love your best friend?
For a long time, I didn’t know who or how I wanted to be. I was always trying to please everyone so much that I didn’t notice that I stopped liking myself. In this book, I will tell you how I got the song inside me to ring out again. Come on, let’s write your story together – I’m really looking forward to it!

Confidence-inspiring activity book by the well-known German blogger Jana Crämer

Inspirational message: body positivity instead of the compulsion for Instagram optimisation

Fun challenges and lots of space for making notes and finding yourself | 12 +

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

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 +

Wohlleben, Peter (Author) Reich, Stefanie (Illustrator) Herrmann, Dagmar (Illustrator) | further

How clever are dung beetles? Which animals live in the water butt? Why does a fawn have spots on its back?
Peter Wohlleben takes you on a tour of the animals that live close to where you live: in the woods, in the garden, by the water and in the house. You get to see hedgehogs and mosquitoes have their babies, watch them eat, defend themselves and sometimes also when they are ill. You will learn so much about all manner of creatures – from the thunderfly to the wolf – that you didn’t know before!

- For all children and everyone else who’s interested in animals aged six or over – for reading aloud or to yourself
- Peter Wohlleben knows the secrets of the animal world and his sensitive narrative tone sparks children’s interest and enthusiasm for nature’s delicate wonders | 6 +

Wohlleben, Peter (Author) Reich, Stefanie (Illustrator) Herrmann, Dagmar (Illustrator) | further

Explore the woods, discover the surprises they hold and have fun with Peter Wohlleben! Do trees have a language of their own? Do tree children have a nursery? Why are wild animals frightened of people? Peter Wohlleben answers questions that are unusual, original and often very funny. His easy-to-understand and nearly always surprising answers help children to see life in the woods with new eyes. The gifted storyteller draws on his decades of experience as a forest ranger as well as the latest research findings.

An appeal for people to be more mindful in their attitude to the environment, nature protection and sustainability by bestselling author Peter Wohlleben.
| 6 +

Martin, Peer (Author)

Not look the other way! Read! Take action! Against the background of the terror attacks in Nice, Istanbul and Berlin, Peer Martin conducts four fictitious interviews in four different places. He talks to his dog, Lola, to his three children, a young Somali refugee and a German teenager. He asks all the questions that have set many of us thinking today, including this one: What prospects do young people have given the legacy they can expect from the previous generation?

An absolutely topical plea that’s both political and poetic from Peer Martin, winner of the 2016 German Children’s Literature Award.
| 14 +

Grönemeyer, Dietrich (Author)

What is a cough really? How does the pancreas work? And how do antiobiotics work? Does herbal sleep tea really help you to sleep? If, like Nano, you are 12 years old and cannot wait to become a doctor any longer, you will be full of questions. What a good thing Nano not only has his grandmother’s stock of herbal remedies, but also Dr. X and his freaky assistant to help him make a fascinating journey through the human body. Along the way, he flies through gigantic gorges and catacombs, fights fearful monsters and dangerous killer commandos as well as meeting the tiniest robots imaginable.

The diagnosis is clear: up-to-date and compact, with lots of new information and a fresh, new look – Nano and his friends have undergone a fitness cure. Revised and even more up to date than ever, Prof. Grönemeyer’s Little Physician is at last out on an exciting mission once more. As a microscopic bodynaut, Nano battles treacherous robots and the evil Professor Shudder as he makes his way round the human body.
The Little Physician is much more than a wonderful children’s book. Playfully, Grönemeyer gives the young readers an awareness for their own body and for what will keep it healthy. What we have here is sound medical knowledge, humour and a portion of humaneness that makes the book a worthwhile read even for adults.
“A gripping expedition. Participants don’t even notice how easily they learn anatomy and biochemistry along the way.” Die Zeit

“Dietrich Grönemeyer’s The Little Physician is science fiction, detective story, family story and reference work all in one.” Die Zeit

“Explaining medical terminology so that it’s easy for children and young adults (and their parents) to understand is something the famous doctor is very good at.” Stern
| 10 +

Grönemeyer, Dietrich (Author)

Nano and Lilly have a crazy (on-screen) adventure: shrunk to microscopic proportions, they set out in a mini-submarine on an adventure trip through the universe of the human body – or to be more precise: the body of Nano’s Grandad Erwin. Dastardly Professor Shudder has injected a dangerous robot into his veins and now, with the aid of lab rabbit Rapple, Nano and Lilly are battling the evil robot between acrid gastric juices and aggressive antibodies. But they are slowly running out of oxygen…

The book to accompany the great cinematic event coming up in October 2014, based on Prof. Dietrich Grönemeyer’s bestselling books and featuring some of the best original stills from the movie.
Great cinematic event coming up in October 2014!
| 8 +

Maar, Paul (Author)

What makes a children’s book a good one? Speeches and essays by Paul Maar and some biographical details What makes a children’s book a good one? How does the author Paul Maar see himself and how did he come to be a writer? This extensive collection contains all the important speeches and essays of the multi-awardwinning author, lyricist and dramatist, explores his life and work and is a treasure trove for everyone interested in children’s literature and children’s drama. Including his speech of thanks on receiving the German Youth Literature Award and the Friedrich Rückert Prize, the lecture on poetics he gave at Oldenburg University, a conversation taken from Der Deutschunterricht (The German Class) and many more. A veritable storehouse of information for Paul Maar fans and all those who love children’s literature: Twelve seminal texts by the famous author. Ideal for teachers, lecturers and others. | 12 +

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

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.11 +

Die Krickelkrakels (Author) Die Krickelkrakels (Illustrator)

Scrawls and scribbles, creative card fun to colour in!

How will the birthday cake look when the confectioner has added his finishing touch, a cherry. Who’s peeping out from the flowers in the summer meadow? Who would you send the card with the hairy monster sitting at the dining table to? Thirty postcards to finish colouring – for all sorts of occasions and for everyone you would like to give pleasure to. For artists old and young – and ideal for children who would like to send a homemade greeting to their grandparents, uncles, aunts and parents!

The latest fun from the successful scrawls and scribbles artists: 30 postcards to finish colouring. Individual greetings for grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts and all your friends.
| 4 +

Ottermann, Doro (Author) Ottermann, Doro (Illustrator)

Plucky girls step up: Have you ever made a secret compartment? Built a paper explosion? Trained a fly?
These and many other crazy, creative ideas await you in this wonderful activity book that’s anything but pink and shy and is crammed to the rafters with fascinating things. Go on, have fun, have a go and give yourself a medal – because you’re great!

- An unconventional book for girls along the lines of “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls“ and “The Girls' Book”
- Cliché-free, creative ideas for girls who can be anything they want
- Lavishly illustrated, with a hard cover and a rubber band
- Doro Ottermann’s “Get-up-from-the-sofa-and-do-something!” diaries have sold over 200,000 copies. | 8 +

Lucht, Irmgard (Author) Lucht, Irmgard (Illustrator)

The Tree Clock ticks to the rhythm of the year: resting in winter, budding and blossoming in spring,covered with green leaves in summer and colourful leaves in autumn – and the same all over again from the beginning. Irmgard Lucht studied some 20 tree species and drew them in the minutest detail. Now children can explain to their parents how to identify trees and how they differ from one another. After all, every tree has its own characteristic features that can be seen in the bark and in the way the tiniest treetop branches grow. | 5 +

Gorgas, Martina (Author) Widermann, Eva (Illustrator)

Hardbitten heroes on horseback - the truth about real-life cowboys

The Gold Rush, settlers’ treks, working with the cattle on huge ranches – the everyday life of a cowboy wasn’t always as wild as the West they inhabited. This lavish knowledge book reveals the exciting and often exhausting daily life of the prairie heroes. It takes the readers along to meet trappers, gold prospectors, gangs and bandits, gives away the cattle drivers’ tips and lets them take part in farm life.

A fantastic idea for a boy’s present! With opulent special features, richly illustrated and with informative texts.
| 12 months +

Scrawls, scribbles and guessing fun! The second colouring-in book for creative children! Which knight captures the evil dragon? What happens to the little robot on his faraway star? In the new scrawls and scribbles book, children can let their imagination run wild and combine colouring-in with guessing and matching games. Each of the pictures comes with a brief suggestion to help the kiddies develop their own ideas. With so much variety, this colouring-in book just has to become a new favourite! Pictures to colour in, mazes and guessing games on an amazing 160 pages. | 5 +

Die Krickelkrakels (Illustrator)

Draw a treasure map for the pirates.
How does the chimney sweep find the fireplace? Draw the people who live in the house and their furniture.
Who did the cheeky little dragon steal the egg from?
Developing the imagination is what this special painting book for young artists is all about. It contains pictures sketched and partly coloured in by fourteen artists fort he children to complete. And who can spot the scribble mouse hidden in some of the pictures while they’re painting?

The third book in the popular series.

| 4 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Apfelbacher, Lisa (Illustrator)

Wonderful woods! Discoveries around the year
What else will you find in the woods apart from trees? Much more than you would think! Polo shows the children foxes, badgers, rabbits and other timid woodland creatures. They visit birds and insects, and read prints in the snow. How do they do that? Oh, that’s simple … by pulling the flaps to bring deer out of the thicket and ants out of their anthill, and to reveal footprints.
Animals and plants throughout the year. With lots of extras: acetate sliders, discovery wheel, lacquer finish and embossing. Large format, packed with especially beautiful, detailed pictures and lots of information.
| 4 +