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

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 +

Stahr, Christine (Author)

Hobby-horsing is the newest and coolest sport for children aged 6+. Originating in Finland, it combines elements of sport and gymnastics with imaginary play and ‘do it yourself’ principles. In hobby-horsing, the main aim is to jump over hurdles on your hobby horse, or to carry out dressage moves as one would on “real” ponies. In other countries, it’s still in the starting blocks but everything suggests it will quickly gain ground. It’s easy for beginners: all you need is a hobby horse. A home-made one can be as individual as its rider!


“Hobby-horsing: I Love My Hobby Horse” was developed for the hobby-horsing community in conjunction with current hobby-horsers, and is a lively, entertaining and colourful introduction to this fascinating hobby. It’s far more than just a sport!

Developed in conjunction with hobby-horsing fans for the hobby-horsing community.
Never a dull moment: a lively, colourful fan book.
With interactive elements (quiz, profiles of hobby horses etc).
| 6 +

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 +

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.

11 +

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

Never deny your own identity - stand up for a society in which nobody is discriminated against. That’s the message of this book by three top-class women writers. Equal rights for men and women, for people with migrant backgrounds, for trans and intersex people - it should (in fact) be self-evident to treat everyone equally. If you’re ever stuck for the right comeback during a discussion about these issues, you’ll find some great ones here!

Championing an equal society free from discrimination.
Handy portable format filled with powerful arguments.
Written by a prominent and diverse trio of female authors.
| 12 +

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.

www.tadelverpflichtet.de
www.kleinerfuenf.de | 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 +

Gebhardt, Martin (Author) Karim, Yasmin (Illustrator)

Bushcraft is an ever-growing trend: increasing numbers of people are wanting to experience the thrill of heading off into Nature with as little kit as possible. At the heart of this lies the intensive and lasting experience of being at one with Nature. However, bushcraft is also an exciting and diverse family hobby.

“Bushcraft for Families” is the first book about bushcraft which is aimed at whole families. It is aimed at novices with children who want to dip a toe into outdoor adventures, and includes basic information about what preparations to make and explanations of the ways in which Nature might manifest itself. However, it also contains instructions for families to make tools and shelters with the most basic materials in order to experience unforgettable Nature at first hand.


The first bushcraft book for the whole family. Experience unforgettable Nature together!
Includes a host of easy-to-make projects to suit all ages.
Outdoor on-trend topic: created by the writer behind ‘Survival-Kompass’. | 6 +

Schmidt, Daniel (Author)

The first guide to the trampolining trend aimed at children; safe and fun actitivies suitable for use at home and in sports halls.

Tentative bunny-hopper or proper jumper? “Jump and Fun” is a book which offers the ultimate in challenges for kids and teens who want to have fun and look amazing. Includes around 20 tutorials for different jumps, important safety advice, and cool ideas for trampoline-based battles and parties. Includes top insider tips by expert Daniel Schmidt, world-class level trampolinist and several times finalist in the “Ninja Warrior Germany” series.

Stunts for all levels and abilities

With suggestions for trampolining battles and games suitable for groups

Includes valuable EXPERT TIPS by trampolining professional and NINJA WARRIOR Daniel Schmidt | 8 +

König, Michael (Author)

Adventure's Coming Home!

Turn your home into an Escape Room - with a whole host of challenges in all the different rooms! In the game, players are shut in and the doors are secured by a combination lock.

Your mission is to work together as a family to escape from the 'room'. Now things become exciting: you'll need to rack your brains, work things out, search for things - because you can only escape once you've found the right code. The puzzles are true brain-teasers; however, there's fun to be had as well. Ever heard of the Tickling Challenge or the Food Pairing Contest? No? Well, you will do now!

– The first family book that transforms your own four walls into an Escape Room!
– Quality Time: this book is great fun, offers endless opportunities for family bonding, and promotes creativity, deductive skills and empathy.
– This interactive book leads participants step by step through the game, offering useful tips along the way. If you get really stuck, the solutions are at the end, too! | 6 +

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!
Yours,
Jana

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 +

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 +

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

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 +

Malou, Mascha (Author) Kaiser, Natasa (Illustrator)

My BFF, our summer and me

Here’s everything best friends need to make this summer the best they’ve ever had. From fun tests about “Ten things you should do together this summer“ and “The five most delicious snacks for a picnic“ to “Our best photos“, this is a stylish must-have book to make every girl’s summer perfect and help best friends to get to know each other even better. And best of all: when the summer holidays are over, you will not only have had loads of fun, but also have a wonderful album full of memories.

This richly illustrated activity book for girls is the ultimate summer companion, with many pages to fill in, bucket lists and creative DIY ideas.
| 12 +

Jacobs, Una (Author) Jacobs, Una (Illustrator)

A declaration of love to nature: The blooming nature clock takes you through the year with the aid of the sun, its energy and warmth. Read about the fascinating life of butterflies and the special friendship between animals and flowers. | 5 +

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

A love letter to Mother Nature: Fascinating information about the woods, fields and birds. Find out what happens in nature: three of Irmgard Lucht's classic "clock books" about birds, fields and woodlands in one volume. Irmgard Lucht’s three most beautiful books in one volume with informative and detailed texts and true-to-life illustrations. A reference work for children. | 5 +

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

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 +

Die Krickelkrakels (Author) Die Krickelkrakels (Illustrator)

A very special card, specially coloured in for Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie or Uncle. The fourteen artists of the Scrawls and Scribbles books make it possible with 30 new postcards for every occasion that invite small children to complete the pictures and spread a little happiness. A “branded product” from the Scrawls and Scribbles team with pictures from the third colouring book in the series: More Pictures to Complete. | 4 +

Grönemeyer, Dietrich (Author)

Look it up with the Little Physician

»Hello, I’m Nano, the Little Physician. Anyone who has read my adventures about the inside of the body or seen me at the pictures will already know that I know my way round the body pretty well. And if you and your family have this book at home, you will always know what to do if you turn your ankle or have a tummy ache, or why cleaning your teeth is quite important, as are exercise and good food, too. So I can only recommend it!«
Yours truly, Nano

The ideal compendium for the family of today in a completely revised edition that’s more up to date than ever. The big and the little physician offer help for all kinds of situations – with their amusing, useful, refreshing and sound medical knowledge.
| 10 +

Wolz, Heiko (Author) Hänsch, Lisa (Illustrator)

Short stopover in the Middle Ages: Albert causes a stir amongst the mediaeval knights.

That wasn’t the plan at all! When Albert Twostone is supposed to be flying back to the present from ancient times in his speed-of-light capsule, he ends up landing in the courtyard of the Archbishop of Mainz, who is just expecting the arrival of Emperor Barbarossa. Albert soon discovers that people in the Middle Ages don’t know the meaning of fun – and promptly finds himself thrown into the dungeons. But when he reveals himself to be a talented singer, he is asked to defend the Emperor’s honour in a minnesinger competition. Will everything turn out all right?
Book 2 in the amusing time travel series, featuring a host of historical facts and a lovable hero who is always putting his foot in it! Lots of illustrations in trendy scribble look.
| 9 +

Wolz, Heiko (Author) Hänsch, Lisa (Illustrator)

Bodyguard to Julius Caesar: Albert Twostone turns the Ancient World upside down!
Albert Twostone is a real nerd! He has managed to build himself a speed-of-light capsule – the only trouble is that he accidentally slips down a worm hole in his tin can and ends up in the middle of the Roman Empire. Before he can say boo to a goose, he is picked up by some men draped in tablecloths and packed off to Rome to take a message to Julius Caesar. The great emperor is very impressed with Albert’s fighting skills and hires him as a bodyguard for his next military campaign. What a good thing Max Punk, Albert’s rat, is there with him and has brought along his futuristic high-tech rat pack, too.
A hilarious and irreverent diary of time travel into the depths of history with lots of comic strips.

The first in a particularly amusing series of time travel diaries: Hilarious stories combined with fascinating historical facts and a lot of comic strips.
| 9 +

Grönemeyer, Dietrich (Author) Karriko, Helen (Illustrator)

Clear the ring for Rapple, the great rabbit magician, and his assistants, the little physician Nano and his friend Lilly! With his shrinking machine – and an abracadabra – the magician reduces the children to microscopic size and sends them on a journey of discovery through the human body. On the trail of Windy Wanderer, Nano and Lilly discover lots of fascinating facts about healthy eating and our digestive system. | 5 +