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

Watch out, cones about in the Enchanted Forest! The little air fairy Minimee Windpuff is starting school. And she’s not the only one in the Enchanted Forest! So who do you think has to take care of everything? Maluna Moonlight, of course. But luckily the other inhabitants of the Enchanted Forest are doing all they can to help her, collecting everything on the fairy school starters’ list and together making several pink school flones (as they call school cones in the Enchanted Forest). What a magical first school day it will be!

An enchanting new Maluna story in tiptop chapter lengths on the theme of starting school.
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Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator)

You can always rely on Maluna!
Maluna is just about to deliver the invitations for her birthday party when a call for help reaches her on the Fairy-Alarm-O-Mat: Her best friend, Pepita Polka Dot, is in trouble! She is being held captive in Darkwood by grumbleolms, gloomnewts, wobblegoblins and elmrumbles. Maluna flies off straight away to rescue her friend, of course – and thanks to an old fairy trick, she succeeds, too.

A fast-moving story divided into chapters that are ideal for reading aloud and adorably illustrated by Tina Kraus.
The cover is decorated with transparent fairy glitter dust.
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Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator)

Today is children’s day! And that’s the day Maluna Moonlight, the little goodnight fairy, leaves the Enchanted Forest to enter the world of humans and bring their children a fairy present. But beware – if someone was naughty going to bed, she’ll soon say: “That’s it, no fairy present!” But before Maluna can even think of flying off on her errand, she first has to pick up her post balloons and pay a visit to Rununcula Scribbles, the witch.

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

The Only Thing Worse Than Unicorns? Twonicorns!
Volume 2 of the fast-paced read-aloud best seller – Kurt defies all unicorn clichés!
Read-aloud enjoyment for children and adults alike

Too much unicorning! After freeing the Princess, Kurt wants a bit of peace and quiet. However, Trill’s little brother and the other animals are still imprisoned, so his hopes of having a rest are dashed. What follows is a horn-ruffling adventure in which Kurt only just manages to escape from the clutches of a love-struck pig with its sights set on the unicorn – and then a Twonicorn appears on the scene and even more chaos ensues. Of course, everyone lives happily ever after, and all the animals are freed. In Volume 2 of her series about the grumpy unicorn Kurt, Chantal Schreiber has again created a fast-paced read-aloud treat. | 5 +

Orosz, Susanne (Author) Korthues, Barbara (Illustrator)

Powerful topic: cultural diversity and Christmas – with evocative and atmospheric illustrations

How do Finnish, Spanish, Ghanaian, Russian, Japanese or Syrian children celebrate Christmas? This question is answered by this delightfully entertaining book. All the chapters concern friendship, with children introducing readers to their own countries. In the process, we discover that – regardless of our cultural heritage – we all share in the wonder and joy that Christmas brings every year. Diversity and love between all those who celebrate: that’s the meaning of Christmas. | 4 +

Weger, Nina (Author) Kühler, Anna-Lena (Illustrator)

A Robber Who Doesn’t Want to Rob?!

Amusing and perfectly pitched for its target audience: the kind of topsy-turvy world that children love

New series by bestselling author Nina Weger: 175,000 books sold

Hey-ho, the robbers-oh! In the second volume of Nina Weger’s Robber Rapido series, there’s uproar in Pickpocket Woods: People wearing track-suits are jogging through the undergrowth! Forester Schmidt has built a keep-fit path. The band of robbers isn’t going to stand for that. But what can they do? It will take cunning and guile, as Little Robber Rapido discovers.

A true easy read: generous typeface, a likeable hero and loads of humour | 5 +

Schütze, Andrea (Author) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

A new mission for The Wild Forest Four – the rescue commando for nursery children

Small heroes,big hearts! Offers a rewarding insight into children who are different

A new child has started at the Forest Kindergarten: Eleni. Unlike any of the other children, she has Down Syndrome. There are other things that make her special, too: she can sort out the autumn leaves at a tremendous speed, and she also makes friends particularly easily. She’s not the only one who’s different. The little pet cat who suddenly appears is very different from the other animals who live in Honeycake Forest. The Wild Forest Four are now faced with a new and very special task – and they rise to the occasion as true friends and heroes. | 4 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Opheys, Caroline (Illustrator)

Read-aloud Fun for Every Day of the Week The week has seven stories

A week at Buttercup Farm, with seven stories all about life at the pony farm. A pony party from Monday to Sunday – an informative new storytime ritual kids will love | 4 +

Weger, Nina (Author) Kühler, Anna-Lena (Illustrator)

A Robber Who Doesn’t Want to Rob?!

Amusing and perfectly pitched for its target audience: the kind of topsy-turvy world that children love

New series by bestselling author Nina Weger: 175,000 books sold

A robber who doesn’t want to rob anyone. That’s Little Robber Rapido, Nina Weger’s lovable new hero. “But why do robbers have to rob people?” Little Robber Rapido wonders. The answer is quite obvious to his friend, Rapscallion the Raccoon. It’s because they’re called robbers! “But why are they called robbers?” Sigh. This is precisely the problem: Rapido asks too many questions. He thinks too much. In fact, he’s completely un-robber-like. His father, Robber-in-Chief Rigorous, thinks so too. But then Rapido proves them all wrong! | 5 +

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

Rainy days are reading days

Stories, poems, craft ideas, games, trivia and much more besides – all on the subject of rain. Young listeners discover all kinds of fun and interesting facts about the cosiest weather conditions of the year: how rain is formed, how much clouds weigh, things you can make when it’s raining, what a rain forest is, why earthworms are called ’rain worms’ in German, and much, much more. All packaged in child-friendly stories to read out loud. | 4 +

Jelden, Carolin (Author) Bednarski, Laura (Illustrator)

A World Full of Magic

An enchanting, highly illustrated read-aloud book which the whole family will love!

Unadulterated adventure in a glowing forest full of fantastical creatures

Where have the fortuna lights gone? They were always visible in the sky above the Land of Light. But now they have vanished. The only thing that can bring them back is an enchanted amulet – and this is what Karla and Frederik need to find! Together with their glowing snail Tini, the two friends set off on an adventure-packed hunt. It leads them deep into the Glimmering Forest, teeming with wondrous creatures. Here they encounter Earth Murpels and Night Elves, Candle Goblins and sinister Shadow Biters. However, nothing’s going to distract Karla and Frederik from their goal: to re-illuminate the Land of Light... | 5 +

Orso, Kathrin Lena (Author) Kellner, Nima (Illustrator) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

The Little Fox has the most cosy cave ever created. Here, he reads to children. This time, it’s a diverse collection of pirate stories with animal heroes and thrilling adventures. There’s Sami, Elin and the Ghost Ship. Kiara the brave pirate-princess who finds the ship-goblin’s treasure. And Captain Foolsgold’s hilarious animal crew, bored during a lull – until a sea monster suddenly emerges from the depths ... | 5 +

Richert, Katja (Author) Hänsch, Lisa (Illustrator)

When Little Stars Go to Sleep...Ideal bedtime read-aloud stories – the perfect present for kindergarten-aged children

With the right read-aloud story, children will enjoy going to sleep. This book is an anthology of everything small children need to become big dreamers. Everything is here, from a crazy fairy sleepover to amusing ghost adventures in kindergarten to a thrilling night in a tent in your own garden. Complemented by dreamy, poetic, amusing and ravishing illustrations, these bedtime stories will sweeten sleepy-time for tired little listeners. | 4 +

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

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of our popular Question Book series

Why don't sharks have to go to the dentist? Why don't penguins get cold feet? Where is the wind, when it's not blowing? Children are never shy about asking questions. Adults, however, are not always quite so forthcoming with the answers – not least as they don't always know them! However, these clever and amusing stories will help to plug the gaps. | 5 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Worms, Ina (Illustrator) Becker, Stéffie (Illustrator) Kunkel, Daniela (Illustrator) | further

Are we there yet? Waiting – everyone has to do it, and everyone hates it!

Waiting doesn’t always have to be boring. However, children spend a lot of time doing it. At the dentist, at the bus stop, on long car journeys, before eagerly anticipated visitors arrive. Often quiet, sometimes loud, sometimes frolicking and jumping around, then as quiet as a mouse again. This book will make time fly by. Whether you’re out and about or at home, its handy size makes it ideal to carry around with you. Practical games at the end of each story help to fill the time whenever you have to wait. A must-have for anyone who has to spend time waiting with children.

Practical handbag format with game-ideas (for the road) | 4 +

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 +

Schütze, Andrea (Author) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

Four-legged friends to the rescue : The new comfort commando for nursery school kids is ready for action!

Rustling sounds and the crackling of twigs fill these woods, and they hold a secret - four heroic young animals with big hearts and soft, fluffy fur are always at the ready to soothe away the big and small cares of nursery school children.

On an outing to the forester’s house, boisterous little Paula disturbs an anthill with her stick, sending the ants scuttling in every direction, including up trouser legs … Luckily, our four woodland heroes know the way to the next stream and help Paula to rescue two rabbits who are in trouble | 4 +

Schütze, Andrea (Author) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

Four-legged friends to the rescue : The new comfort commando for nursery school kids is ready for action!

Rustling sounds and the crackling of twigs fill these woods, and they hold a secret - four heroic young animals with big hearts and soft, fluffy fur are always at the ready to soothe away the big and small cares of nursery school children.

The very first mission for the animal rescue commando: Little Diego doesn’t like going to the new woodland nursery school and feels very homesick. What a good thing the young animals Rufus, Poppy, Mikkel and Flora are there to make him a woodland calendar that has a present for him every half-hour.

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Ameling, Anne (Author) Bierkandt, Julia (Illustrator)

Read-aloud Fun for Every Day of the Week The week has seven stories

Monday: mediaeval knights; Tuesday: dragons; next week: fun at the pony farm...

A new, innovative series concept that makes learning the days of the week child’s play. With recurring characters, one location and topics that children love. The series begins with two adventure-filled books, each featuring a perennial favourite: mediaeval knights and horses.

With a days-of-the-week wheel to colour in at the end of each book as a learning aid. | 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 +

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

When it comes to sibling pranks, it never rains but it pours

Swapping piggy banks on the sly? Training flees (and letting them escape)? Feeding ponies with straw hats? Klara and her brother are never at a loss for a trick to play. That’s hardly surprising because siblings spend lots of time with each other – it’s like having friends who are always there. You can come up with the most delightful pranks, like tasting the cake mum’s just baked and going back for more for so long that you might as well just finish it off.

Dimiter Inkiow’s brother-and-sister classic

With three previously unpublished stories

Series with over 100,000 copies sold
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Grimm, Jacob und Wilhelm (Author) Schulze, Marc-Alexander (Illustrator)

Twenty-five in One Fell Swoop

Straight from “the old times when a wish could still make a difference” comes this marvellous compendium of Grimms’ fairy tales, with the Frog Prince and Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, the Bremen Town Musicians, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin and altogether 25 of the best-loved fairy tales. With child-appropriate illustrations, this is a beautiful picture book that’s great for reading aloud.

A fairy-tale treasury for the whole family

A perennial favourite in the read-aloud segment

Magically and lavishly illustrated | 5 +

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
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