Stories to Read Aloud
Rights sold to
Going to kindergarten on a tractor? Lucky Mayla lives on a farm and when she and Mum miss the bus in the mornings, they just go back and fetch the tractor. Pablo wants a digger for his birthday. Will he get a real one, like the ones on the building sites? And Lina and her Granny watch as old bottles and jars clatter-bang their way into the giant recycling truck.
Powerful read-aloud topic: vehicles.
Suitable for small children, with rounded corners and board pages.
The latest in the successful series for children aged 2+ | 24 months +
Little Troll Tojok lives with his parents in a house on the side of a mountain. Although their house looks a bit wild, it’s actually set up just like a human dwelling - only everything is much smaller. The sitting room sofas, for instance, are made of willow branches, with a tree-stump for a table. Tojok’s favourite thing is to play outside in the woods with his best friend the wildcat. Together they have endless little adventures.
Children will readily identify with Little Troll Tojok. Like them, he’s inquisitive and adventurous, and he sees the world through the eyes of a child.
Little Troll Tojok early reader now in an extended form. Includes completely new stories.
Lovingly and richly illustrated by Paul Maar.
The perfect read-aloud title by one of our house writers. | 5 +
Friendship? Duty? Kurt can take them or leave them. But when Fred, leader of the brave Ninja Goldfish, needs help, the grumpy unicorn gets stuck straight in. Ninja goldfish are vanishing from Fred’s shoal. Kurt quickly turns himself into the world’s first Ninja Unicorn. The two heroes set out on a rollercoaster hunt for the missing fish. Things start to look dicey, and they end up being helped by a violet-scented farting Twonicorn. In short: Kurt is back - grumpier and funnier than ever!
Third volume of the hilarious series: join the Cult of Kurt!
A fictional first: a grumpy ninja unicorn.
“In” Ninja topic: boys love Kurt, too! | 5 +
Leo’s best friend is moving up from Forest Kindergarten to big school, and the quiet little boy is talking even less than he normally does. When he’s with the Wild Forest Four, the words come pouring out of him. But the minute another child appears, Leo’s mouth seems to glue itself shut, and the words just won’t come out. A clear case for the Wild Forest Four! They invent a fantastic anti-stammer-word chain - and it works brilliantly. Hurrah!
3 on-trend themes: forest, Kindergarten, animals.
Volume 4 of the successful and lively series about the Wild Forest Four.
Each volume shows the animals helping a Kindergarten-aged child. | 4 +
Forest ranger Andrea lives with her husband, their children, Granny and Lolli the dachshund in Seven Oaks Forest. There, the family has a new adventure every day of the week. On Monday, Lolli prevents a forest fire. On Tuesday, the children discover a fox’s lair. On Monday, the Forest Kindergarten comes to visit. On Thursday, a tree plays a central role. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, too, are packed with adventures. There’s no risk of boredom in Seven Oaks Forest!
An exciting new forest-based story for every day of the week.
Comes with a colour-your-own days of the week wheel.
Important read-aloud ritual reinforced by a compelling series of stories. | 4 +
Exciting news! Runkel the Gnome is to represent the missing Gnome Forest Queen. Full of excitement, she and her friend Jeppe and her hamster Oswald go to the Chestnut Woods in order to ‘gnomify’ them: they have to sweep the moss, paint the leaves and make sure everything sounds nice and rustly. But where’s the Queen - and what are the Forest Gnomes hiding? Eventually Runkel leaves Oswald the Hamster in charge of the throne, and sets off on a thrilling adventure with Jeppe…
Funny, heart-warming story for children and parents alike.
Peek-through cover with a little nest for each individual gnome.
By the successful and creative duo Dully & Dax.
| 4 +
The crafty knight Roastbeef and his hilarious donkey Remoulade win their
first jousting tournament. The feared female pirate Piranha searches for treasure and finds a green monster. The queen defeats the dangerously pongy farting pirates. Just three of the 20+ stories, all lasting 3-8 minutes, whose heroes and heroines are guaranteed to appeal to swashbuckling young pirates and brave knights alike.
A whole new look for the renowned read-aloud Minute Stories.
Knights and pirates: massively popular with girls and boys alike.
Fantastical sea adventures, with top-notch illustrations. | 3 +
By the seaside, in the car, in the garden, or snuggled up in bed at night… wherever you are, these warm-hearted stories about witches, wizards, fairies, pirates and knights are bound to bring a smile to the faces of adults and children alike. And best of all: children and their parents can choose whether they want to read for three, five or even eight minutes.
A whole new look for the much-loved Minute Stories.
Topics beloved of children: laughing, giggling, being silly!
Warm-hearted, true to life, and laugh-out-loud funny: even more amusement for all the family. | 3 +
Bold girls, brave boys, lost dogs, busy squirrels, tired witches and sleepless chickens … but they have one thing in common: they all fall fast asleep at the end of their adventures. And children and parents can have their own little adventure, too, as they decide how long the story is going to be. Whether three, five or eight minutes, there’s always one to suit. Snuggling and dreaming is so lovely!
A whole new look for the much-loved ‘minute stories’.
“Sleep” topic loved by children and parents alike.
Snuggly stories with dreamily beautiful illustrations. | 3 +
The 10th volume of this successful series deals with Kindergarten - and so successfully that every kindergarten child will recognise themselves in the stories. They are variously funny, thought-provoking and empathic; climate change warriors, sleepy-heads and racing drivers alike will find themselves and their family lives reflected. The stories are thus ideal for the all-important going-to-bed ritual.
The much-loved Minute Stories rebooted: with more feeling, better design, and new topics.
Top everyday topic for this age group: Kindergarten.
Warm-hearted, amusing, true to life: makes the idea of Kindergarten even more appealing! | 3 +
Snuggle up with Little Fox on the sofa in his cave while he reads out loud. This time it’s the turn of the dinosaurs, the biggest creatures loved by the smallest humans, to feature in a collection of exciting stories. Three young dinosaurs become embroiled in a thrilling adventure with the terrifying T-Rex. Kindergarten friends play with their toy dinosaurs. And older fans even start their own dinosaur fan club. Extinct? Not likely! Long live the dinosaurs!
Dinosaurs - enduringly popular with all pre-school children
Child-friendly, entertaining stories with great dinosaur illustrations.
Stories rather than facts - a USP in this field. | 3 +
It’s never too soon for young listeners to share the joy of reading aloud. In this book of short stories about sleep and dreaming, all mums and dads and grannies and grandpas will find something to encourage little ones to drift off to sleep. Stefan can’t sleep without his cuddly dragon - but oh dear! He can’t find it. However, dreaming will sort it all out. The children in these stories all dream their favourite dream: Jenny dreams about being a firefighter, Pauline dreams her dream of sheep, and Konstantin dreams about his dad the monster-slayer…
Delightful read-aloud stories in a practical format.
Popular series, reasonably priced. | 24 months +
What’s worse than a whirlwind in Pickpocket Woods? Or a bath full of floral-scented bubbles? You’ve got it: a Robber-in-Chief with toothache!
This creates a new task for the young robbers: the first one to extract the offending tooth from Rigorous’s mouth will win the prize. This isn’t entirely straightforward for Rapido, as the other young robbers are also full of good ideas. Fortunately, though, Rapido and his friend Rapscallion the Raccoon know the mysterious Jawcracker. Will he be able to help them out?
By bestselling Oetinger author Nina Weger: more than 185,000 books sold.
Set in a topsy-turvy world that children love.
A true easy read: generous typeface, a likeable hero and lashings of humour.
| 5 +
Maluna’s best friend Pepita Polkadot is in trouble! Maluna immediately sets out to help her. But what can a little fairy do when confronted by sinister salamanders, glowering newts, and blobby monsters? All sorts of things! Give your favourite soft toy a big cuddle as you listen to Maluna’s latest adventure. Enjoy - and good night!
Maluna Moonshine with a magical new look.
Unbeatable trio of topics: fairies, going to sleep, magic.
Enchanting stories with magical illustrations.
It’s a big moment for small Goodnight Fairies: the little air fairy Minimee Breeze is starting school. Who’s going to help her? Maluna Moonshine, of course! Thank goodness Maluna can count on the other fairies in the Magical Forest, too. Would you like to know how Minimee’s first day goes? Whether there are other little fairies from the Magical Forest at her school? Whether there are enough goody bags to go round? Then snuggle up and listen as Mum or Dad reads you the story. Enjoy - and sleep well!
The little Goodnight Fairy repackaged.
Three unbeatable topics in one: fairies, bedtime, magic
Here’s your little read-aloud sticking plaster. Together, we’ll defeat the ‘inner worm’, build the best dens in the world, and play with the contrary bears. That’ll make everything miles better! Read-aloud stories can go anywhere with you. On the train, in the car, on the bus, in the waiting room. Evening and morning, noon and night, or any time in between: the little Read-Aloud book will always be there for you when you need it.
To be read anywhere - on the train, on the bus, in the car!
High enjoyment factor for a low price.
Rounded corners make it super-comfy to hold. | 4 +
The world is huge, and there are endless new things to discover. This read-aloud book will be with you every step of the way as you see and experience new things. Together, we forge an unusual friendship with a monster. We play at being in the police force. Or we bravely face our fears. Whatever we’re doing, it’s better to do it together.
So: shall we start reading, then? Yes! You, me and our little read-aloud book make for triple the fun!
Established, wide-ranging series, ideal for train, bus and car journeys.
Rounded corners; comfortable to hold while reading aloud. | 4 +
Life is much nicer and more cheerful when I’m with you. Here’s a little bit of read-aloud fun for you. Together we’re going to make a crazy backwards day. We’re going to have hiccups or even have breakfast in bed. That’ll be fun. Shall we read together? Yes: here come the stories about the thing that children can’t get enough of. Fun!
Successful series explores and helps children to understand feelings.
Topics cover all aspects of daily life.
Design-led: read-aloud fun makes for a great gift! | 4 +
Here’s your little read-aloud bedtime companion. Let’s snuggle up with our cuddly toys, sink into our comfy bed of stories, and even receive an unexpected visit from a surpisingly nice ghost. Going to bed is such fun. Shall we read a story? In short: a dreamily delightful collection of bedtime stories for children, parents, and anyone who reads or listens to them.
Diverse themes cover a host of different situations.
Powerful, empathetic series - a valuable addition to the bookshelves.
High enjoyment factor for a low price. | 4 +
It’s your day today, so make the most of it with this little read-aloud present just for you. Let’s share a yummy birthday cake while we decide what to do. Shall we go outside together in the rain, or might we be having some unexpected visitors? Birthdays are just brilliant - so let’s read together. Come rain or sleet, storm or snow, we can always find a place for a Reading Aloud book.
Strong cast of characters depicts a range of emotions.
Ideal present for all children.
Affordable and practical - a book to cuddle up with. | 4 +
Good news! Whether we’re riding a giraffe to football, having a wild party in a pig-sty, or even trying out Granny’s fantastic wishing machine - we’re guaranteed to have some fun with this wonderful treasure of a book. Shall we read together? A delightful discovery for our own and other people’s children - and for anyone who likes to read aloud.
A strong cast of characters reinforces feelings and positive values.
Rounded corners; comfortable to hold while reading aloud.
Affordable, practical and lovingly designed. | 4 +
Deep in the faraway magical forest lives the little Goodnight Fairy, Maluna Moonshine. She is a very special kind of fairy - namely the only one who brings real fairy presents to children during the night. For this, she needs the help of her friends - such as Rattly Ranunculus the witch and, of course, the Rose Red sisters. Would you like to join her? Then snuggle up with your cuddliest pillow while you listen to these stories. Have fun with Maluna Moonshine and then have sweet fairy-filled dreams!
The little Goodnight Fairy in an enchanting new guise.
Ever-popular themes: magic, sleepy time, fairies.
Cooler than Princess Lillifee, more exciting than Snöfrid, sassier than Evie the Strawberry Fairy!
An enchanting new Maluna story in tiptop chapter lengths on the theme of starting school.
| 4 +
Hanna and Jakob go travelling through Europe with their favourite aunt. They meet Swedish elks, Swiss mountain rescue dogs, and Spanish footballers. In Poland they encounter a fire-breathing dragon; in France, they climb the Eiffel Tower; and in Russia they catch the Trans-Siberian Express. Over the course of their adventures, they get to know all kinds of children from the various different countries. It’s incredible, how much Europe has to offer!
Powerful and important topic: understanding Europe.
Unique book for this age group.
A fun way to get to know other countries and cultures.
Sara’s on holiday, and it’s raining non-stop. Wherever is all that water coming from? Leon jumps off the one-meter diving board - or does he? Water can be extremely painful. Friedrich is interested in the stream in front of his school. Nora wonders if there is water in the desert. But that’s by no means the end of it. Why do tears taste salty? What happens during a Christening? How much of our bodies is water? What is virtual water? All of these important questions are answered clearly and compellingly by this book.
Exclusive collaboration with Viva con Agua.
Children’s stories full of educational information.
On-trend topic: water and sustainability.