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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.
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The second picture book from the dynamic duo Eva Dax and Sabine Dully takes an amusing look at bodily functions.
Knowledge in story form: unstoppably entertaining
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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.
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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 +
A tale to warm any heart: the perfect present!
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It’s a day full of wonderful adventures for the lively little otter and his big, cuddly friend. When evening falls, they ask one another why today was so extra-specially, heart-warmingly lovely. The answer trips straight off the otter’s tongue: because they spent it together. “You know what?” says the big otter to the little otter, who has snuggled up to him and is looking up at his friend with his great big eyes, “You are my biggest delight!” | 5 +
Princess Bea’s favourite pet is Rosemarie, the tortoise, who has a beautiful golden shell. One day the cat tells Rosemarie that there is some writing on the shell, and from that moment on, she can’t rest. She MUST find out what it says. But none of the other animals can tell her, because they can’t read. Only when she is dropped from the sky is the mystery finally solved.
Secret clues and animals, coupled with the frisson of getting lost and finding your way back home: it's a potent mixture which is guaranteed to appeal to all child readers.
Destined to become another Paul Maar classic.
The Little Owl is terribly bored. Luckily she meets the little dormouse and the pair have a wonderful time playing hide and seek. And because they both get along so well, they both know instinctively that they will be seeing each other again.
Bestseller character: over 900,000 Little Owl copies sold
Perfect for nursery school children
Popular topic: friendship
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It won’t take you long to spot this on your Easter table: the egg-shaped book is the big surprise in the Easter nest! The twelve read-aloud stories about Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter wreaths and Easter chicks are sweeter than any chocolate egg.
Not only is this Easter egg in book form an eye-catcher, but its 12 merry read-aloud stories also capture the imagination of little Easter bunnies and their parents.
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If only the warthog could be a hero. The trouble is that he’s really timid. Nevertheless, he doesn’t waste a second when the beaver needs his help one night. Making his way through the dark forest, the warthog is constantly frightened by eerie shadows. Luckily, they are just the shadows of harmless animals wishing to accompany him. In the end, the warthog arrives at the beaver’s house with a great following. The beaver had had a nightmare and is now happy to see that so many of his friends were worried about him. Together they have a big party.
Important topics for children: friendship, animals, fear of the dark and nightmares
With refreshingly fanciful rhymes and vividly coloured illustrations | 4 +
How to teach media skills to children – without turning it into a lesson
The author Benjamin Wockenfuß is a social media manager and addiction therapist who also runs the project DigiKids for the Hessian state office for addiction issues, which is sponsored by the TK health insurance fund. It supports the idea that digital media belongs to the world in which our children live and that it is not a question of either/or but rather the need to recognise that digital and analogue are both part of the same interactive process.
A story that triggers the imagination and shows that Lotta has fun learning to look beyond the edge of her father’s smartphone screen.
With an introduction by the author, actor, blogger and Grimme Award winner Schlecky Silberstein.
The DigiKids Project:
DigiKids is a media competence project that can be implemented from kindergarten onwards and was first introduced in 2017. The aim is to give children confidence in dealing with digital environments instead of being dominated by them. At the same time, DigiKids seeks to retain the children’s connection to the analogue world by strengthening it and developing it further. The project also aims at involving parents and teachers in the process and provides them with support training.
The TK health insurance fund Techniker Krankenkasse at present supports pilot projects in Hesse.
Further information at www.DigiKids.online
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»To the beautiful stars in the sky is where I want to fly.« The little owl loves the way the stars twinkle high up in the night sky. But how can she possibly reach them? The answer is clear - it’s time she learnt to fly! She practises and practises and in the end, just as she’s flying as high as she possibly can, Daddy holds her back and Mummy takes the little owl in her arms and explains that she can never fly far enough to reach the stars. But then the little owl notices a shooting star coming quite near to her – and, of course, it brings her lots of luck.
With a wonderful message of encouragement and a touching happy end. | 3 +
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 +
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 +
- Encourages readers to follow their dreams, recognise their own personal talent and to become independent
- Nina Dulleck’s penguin kids are bright, imaginative and stick together like glue
- Gloriously colourful, humorous pictures by popular illustrator Nina Dulleck | 4 +
The first picture book about the beloved goodnight fairy, with lovely, affectionately drawn illustrations full of interesting detail and fairy glitter on the cover.
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A truly brilliant picture book for snug story times with a glow-in-the-dark effect on the cover and also on every page.
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Pete the squirrel is sad because he has no family in the woods. Peter the forester comforts Pete and explains that even trees live in families. Now this is something Pete really wants to see, so the pair sets out to look for tree children and their parents. Along the way, they meet a wolf, a dangerous hawk and a horse and see a conifer plantation. All they fail to find are tree families – until they reach the beech wood. Back at the forester’s lodge, Pete begins to feel sad again because he is still all alone. Will Peter perhaps let him stay?
Do You Know Where the Tree Children Are? by Peter Wohlleben is a heart-warming story with a small and lovable hero who introduces children to woodland and nature in a unique way.
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