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Inkiow, Dimiter (Author) Rettich, Margret (Author) Dierks, Hannelore (Author) Scheffler, Ursel (Author) Rahn, Sabine (Author) Gieseler, Corinna (Author) Schmid, Thomas (Author) Reider, Katja (Author) Fröhlich, Anja (Author) Steinwart, Anne (Author) Wich, Henriette (Author) Rebscher, Susanne (Author) Cordes, Miriam (Illustrator) | further

1-2-3, glittery! Great gift for school starters with reversible sequins

I want to go to school, too! When this glittering reading material with the reversible sequin cover is given as a first-day-at-school present, even the most sceptical of children about to start school will find it very easy to say goodbye to their nursery school. On the inside, the loveliest stories by Ursel Scheffler, Henriette Wich, Dimiter Inkiow and many others; on the outside, 123 and ABC all at once.

Trend: reversible sequins

Great gift for school starters

Well-known authors have children looking forward to starting school | 5 +

    von Vogel, Maja (Author) Grimm, Sandra (Author) Hardt, Iris (Illustrator) Czerwenka, Eva (Illustrator) Fienieg, Annette (Illustrator) | further

    Pack your holiday books! Three books brimming with read-aloud stories: adventure stories, dolphin stories & beach stories

    Finny the dolphin finds a star, Florian sends a message in a bottle, Julia meets a mermaid and Luke chases the flop-eared tiger. Hurray – finally, holiday stories the whole family will love. And not one, but three books in a slipcase that already puts you in a holiday mood the moment you see it.
    Three books brimming with read-aloud stories: Adventure Stories, Dolphin Stories & Beach Stories

    Ideal for small luggage | 4 +

      von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Eimer, Petra (Illustrator) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

      Our read-aloud fox, fast as the fire brigade!

      Nick’s dad is a fireman and he and his colleagues have prepared something very special for the Fire Brigade festival: a small house with a fire for the children to put out themselves! But when Soha and her mother lock themselves out of their house, the firefighters are soon on the spot with their fire engines, too – and when a tree falls down in front of a nursery school, the men race to the scene in their red fire engines, sirens nee-nawing loudly … what a read-aloud adventure!

      Fire brigade: a favourite read-aloud subject
      Book 5 in our series with the great reading-aloud ritual
      Ideal for the target audience | 3 +

        Schulze, Marc-Alexander (Illustrator)

        What happens when sweet porridge grows bigger and bigger? When Hansel and Gretel lose their way in the woods? Or Rumplestiltskin tries to claim the queen’s daughter? Of course, the children’s eyes grow large and round as they wait eagerly for the happy ending. This fascinating compendium of the wonderful stories collected by the Brothers Grimm will delight young and old with enchantingly beautiful pictures.

        Affectionately illustrated compendium for all the family. Grimm’s original fairy tales, with a linen spine and bookmark ribbon.
        | 4 +

          Schmitt, Petra Maria (Author) Orosz, Susanne (Author) Vogel, Heike (Illustrator)

          Why, why? Ask, and you’ll get an answer!

          Why are guinea pigs called pigs? Why do glow worms glow? And why do we get goose bumps? Who’s able to give a spontaneous answer to these children’s questions anyway? Thank goodness that there are always new volumes in this bestselling series of expert knowledge packed into read-aloud stories that fascinate and delight us adults, too.

          Over 165,000 copies of the series sold (October 2019) | 5 +

            Ameling, Anne (Author) Linnekuhl, Elias (Illustrator)

            A friend, a good friend …

            Giant Rumble or Dwarf Twirl? Three minutes or eight? This book will find friends everywhere. It contains 21 fun, imaginative, touching stories about friendship, solidarity, about mice and crows who become friends, and girls who cover long distances for each other. And each story is just the reading length you want.

            Fun stories from different worlds of friendship

            Successful concept: over 115,000 copies of the series sold

            Just the right length for every read-aloud occasion | 4 +

              Wich, Henriette (Author) Hansen, Christiane (Illustrator) Weber, Mathias (Illustrator) Cordes, Miriam (Illustrator) Henn, Astrid (Illustrator) Rachner, Marina (Illustrator) | further

              I'm only two and already love story time with you! Includes rhymes, songs and tickling and finger games

              What’s more enjoyable for tiny tots than short read-aloud stories that deal with their everyday lives? There’s one about little Alina who’s off to nursery school, one about Felix and his outing in a handcart and another one about Manuel, who’s looking forward to seeing his friends and playing with his castle … an anthology of stories that are conducive to snuggling – as well as to listening, marvelling and falling asleep happily to rhymes and songs.

              Rounded corners and strong paper for small children’s hands

              Plus rhymes, songs and tickling and finger games
              | 24 months +

                Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator)

                Practical, small handbag size: Fits into the very tiniest fairy pocket

                Strange things are happening in the famous Enchanted Forest, where Maluna Moonshine lives. She’s the brave little goodnight fairy with the big heart, who’s always ready to protect others. The fairies dance for all they’re worth on nights when the full moon shins brightly, but within minutes, summer sunshine can become a snow storm and the lake is filled with mermaids demonstrating how to swim. All perfectly normal for the Enchanted Forest.

                The popular little fairy with the big heart

                6 Maluna stories:
                Maluna Moonshine and the pink secret
                Maluna Moonshine – Fairy Dance in the Enchanted Forest
                Maluna Moonshine and the Fairy Gift
                Maluna Moonshine – Wild Weather in the Enchanted Forest
                Maluna Moonshine Learns to Swim
                Maluna Moonshine – A Magical Friendship
                | 4 +

                  Kipling, Rudyard (Author) Baum, L. Frank (Author) Collodi, Carlo (Author) Hardt, Iris (Illustrator) Cordes, Miriam (Illustrator) Pricken, Stephan (Illustrator) | further

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                    Dreller, Christian (Author) Schmitt, Petra Maria (Author) Vogel, Heike (Illustrator)

                    For everyone who wants to know exactly what’s what!
                    Children aren’t the only ones who can learn something here! This read-aloud book provides surprising answers to some of the burning questions children ask and playfully imparts knowledge almost by chance. These are just some of the children’s questions the book answers: Why do the stars shine? Where is the wind when it isn’t blowing? Where does the sun go at night? How does the salt get into the sea? How does cheese get its holes? Can fish drown? Why don’t woodpeckers get a headache when they drum? Why do milk teeth fall out? Why do some people have dark skin?
                    | 5 +

                      von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Lange, Igor (Illustrator)

                      In Humboldt’s footsteps: Discovery stories to read aloud

                      Read aloud and discover! Exciting stories about the greatest explorers and scientists in the history of the world: Leif Eriksson, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Maria Sibylla Merian, Alexander von Humboldt, Mary Kingsley, Roald Amundsen, Amelia Earhart, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Dian Fossey and Ellen MacArthur.

                      Amusing, child-appropriate stories about scientists and explorers. Read-aloud stories for children aged four and over | 4 +

                        Schäfer, Jasmin (Illustrator)

                        Once upon a time … we found the most wonderful fairy tales in the world!

                        A varied selection of child-appropriate, fairy tales to read-aloud from some very different cultures from around the world - with exceptionally delightful illustrations and beautifully bound. A fairy-tale journey around the world: from old familiar tales of the Brothers Grimm, Andersen and Wilhelm Hauff to Scandinavian tales of trolls and fairy tales from Africa, Asia and America. A treasure of a book for children and parents alike that will never lose its charm.

                        - A very special family book, artistically designed, imaginative, opulent
                        - Cosmopolitanism meets tradition – a treasure for everyone
                        - Delightful, richly detailed illustrations by Jasmin Schäfer | 5 +

                          Matysiak, Mascha (Author) Janßen, Rike (Illustrator) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

                          The little fox reads stories about his friends on the farm. Piglet Luis doesn’t dare set foot in the mud – can his friends help him to overcome his fear? The animals celebrate farmer Bernard’s birthday and find a new home for Mimi the mouse. Yes, there are lots of adventures to be had on the farm. | 3 +

                            Orso, Kathrin Lena (Author) Becker, Stéffie (Illustrator) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

                            The little fox tells stories of the mermaid princess attending the ocean ball, the pirate princess defending her island against pirates, Princess Hundagunda falling in love with a tomcat of all things, and of little Linus, who cuts quite a figure when he goes to a costume party dressed as a super-princess. | 5 +

                              Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator)

                              Maluna makes you brave!

                              The folks of the Enchanted Forest are rarely among the winners in the annual talent contest. Nor would that really matter if it weren’t for the fact that the prize is a Whirlyfast - a real roundabout!! One day, Maluna sees the young catfish dancing and is so moved by the sight that she encourages him to enter the contest.

                              Maluna is fun to read and helps to build self-confidence and courage in any situation | 4 +

                                Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator)

                                Maluna makes you brave!

                                The school inspector has just announced a visit when Monsieur Shampignon, the teacher at the Enchanted Forest School, falls ill. Now the inspector could close the school down, but the folks of the Enchanted Forest simply can’t let that happen, of course. Luckily, they have Maluna there to help and together they come up with a brilliant rescue plan.

                                -\x09Maluna helps build self-confidence and courage in any situation
                                -\x09One single, continuous new story | 4 +

                                  Schreiber, Chantal (Author) Pricken, Stephan (Illustrator)

                                  The unicorn craze? Totally pathetic! says Kurt.

                                  A pesky bird, a princess who beats up the prince and Kurt, an unwilling unicorn who thinks, sparkly pink stars and rose-scented farts are totally pathetic – it’s enough to make you weep. But what’s the good of complaining? With a little help from Trill the bird and the ninja goldfish, unicorn Kurt will rescue kidnapped Prince Flea in the end, pink fur or none.

                                  “Kurt is one thing above all else: amazingly funny! At last, here we have a different kind of story about unicorns and princesses. That Kurt is anything but your typical unicorn and that he finds everything a unicorn normally represents incredibly annoying, is the theme that runs right through the book and keeps the laughs coming right to the end.” - Buchkinderblog.de

                                  - Full English translation available!
                                  - An unwilling, guaranteed cliché-free unicorn
                                  - Ironic, amusing story time fun even grown-ups will love to read
                                  - Hilariously illustrated by Stephan Pricken | 5 +

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

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                                      From now on the little fairies sweeten the learning to read

                                      At the start of every school year, the fairy school holds its fairy post party: Rosalie, Nikki and all the others in Year One learn about their future task of emptying the fairy letterbox and at the same time how to find out which of the many children’s wishes they find in the letterbox are truly matters of the heart.

                                      The read-aloud reading starters from Oetinger have been created especially for preschoolers. Great stories by well-known authors serve as a motivation to learn to read. The books, with their many pictures, games and puzzles, are based on the concept of dialogic reading, and therefore primarily promote reading comprehension. | 5 +

                                        Maar, Paul (Author) Maar, Paul (Illustrator)

                                        Once again, Paul Maar has created an amazing character – a troll!

                                        Tojok, the little troll, lives with his parents in a small house on a mountain slope. He loves playing outside in the forest with his best friend, the wild tomcat. One day he is allowed to choose what he would like for dinner, but he can’t think of anything. So he asks all the animals, but they only recommend things like bark and fat mice. But then the wild tomcat comes up with a good idea.

                                        The read-aloud reading starters from Oetinger have been created especially for preschoolers. Great stories by well-known authors serve as a motivation to learn to read. The books, with their many pictures, games and puzzles, are based on the concept of dialogic reading, and therefore primarily promote reading comprehension. | 5 +

                                          Inkiow, Dimiter (Author) Reiner, Traudl (Illustrator)

                                          Klara and her little brother have some of the craziest ideas. They train fleas and try learning to swim in the bath. They eat so much of a cake on the sly that their mum doesn’t like to put it on the table any more, so the two get to eat it all by themselves. And one day, when they want to do something good, they give away lots of their parents’ nice things. After all, why should poor people only ever wear old clothes? | 5 +

                                            Inkiow, Dimiter (Author) Gebhard, Wilfried (Illustrator)

                                            All about King Midas’ legendary gold Who was the Minotaur? How did the world of the Greek gods come about? And why could Daedalus and Icarus fly? Dimiter Inkiow masterfully tells the stories of Sisyphus, of Cadmus and his fight with the dragon and of the legendary King Midas, whose touch turned everything to gold. Twenty myths and legends of Ancient Greece amusingly told in language suited to the age group with several amusing illustrations by Wilfried Gebhardt. A treasure trove of knowledge and fascinating tales for parents and children alike! This read-aloud book from the world of Ancient Greece imparts knowledge in a playful way | 5 +

                                              Inkiow, Dimiter (Author) Reiner, Traudl (Illustrator)

                                              Hilarious brother and sister stories!
                                              Going to bed in water wings, learning swear words from a parrot or cleaning their teeth for a month in advance; these are the kinds of ideas only Klara and her little brother could ever come up with! Klara’s brother’s tells such mischievous stories about the funniest pranks in the world that his readers will be roaring with laughter – a joy to read for adults and children of five and over. | 5 +

                                                Hellstern, Jan (Author) Korthues, Barbara (Illustrator)

                                                How our nursery school group defeated the tooth crocodile

                                                Mika, Charlotte, Emile, Nina and Frieda are all in the Octopus Group at nursery school, so that all stick together, of course. After all, wild adventures await them there, such as hunting for treasure, fighting the dangerous tooth crocodile or sailing out into the world in a pirate ship. A book straight out of children’s everyday fantasies.

                                                The wild ones are five friends who have amazing adventures at nursery school. Their stories are told through the eyes of the children – between colourful everyday life and child-like imagination.

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