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Dietl, Erhard (Author) Iland-Olschewski, Barbara (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator) Stickel, Stephanie (Illustrator) | further

Oh Oggly Tree, oh Oggly Tree: Christmas is coming to Smelliville. The town is looking for actors to play in a “live crib”. What a pity the Ogglies thought they heard the word “ribs” and decided they had to be in on the fun – and that can only mean that Christmas chaos is on the way! But in the end, Christmas turns out to be a peaceful affair – but in Oggly style, of course.

The 24 instalments of Erhard Dietl’s advent calendar story are hidden away in perforated pages. That way, the children can open a new Oggly door every day to find puzzles, jokes and songs.
| 8 +

Rose, Barbara (Author) Ishida, Naeko (Illustrator)

Sweetens Christmas time: The Fairy School Advent Calendar Book

The great winter holiday will soon be here. The fairies share traditional celebrations with their friends, the ferns. Snowball fights and sleigh rides are as much a part of it as Christmas baking, making music and decorating the trees in Fairyland. But Rosalie still urgently needs to find a present for her parents - something very special!

The Fairy School Advent Calendar Book sweetens the run-up to Christmas with some enchanting features and a brand-new Rosalie adventure to unpack over 24 chapters, complete with recipes, handicraft ideas and songs straight from the Magenta Wood.

More than 50,000 books from the series sold!
| 6 +

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

SOS! Christmas in danger! The inhabitants of the Enchanted Forest are in uproar! There’s a rumour that Christmas will not be taking place this year. That cannot be, Little Bear, Dragon and the magician think to themselves, and set out to do all they can to spread the Christmas spirit. And lo and behold, on 24 December, the nut tree at the top of Fairy Hill is ablaze with lights. Christmas is saved! And that means, so is Advent for all Maluna fans, as well!

An enchanting run-up to Christmas. Spread over 24 x 2 detachable pages, the book contains a story about Maluna, as well as recipes, craft tips, songs and lots of other lovely things.

| 4 +

Cordes, Miriam (Illustrator)

Cards instead of doors! Waiting for Christmas with a difference: The first Advent calendar with 24 short Christmas stories on small cards to read to the very youngest. Playful and atmospheric, for touching, listening, and looking forward to Christmas every single day in Advent. A wonderful ritual from December the 1st to the 24th, and a special moment for parents and children of two and over.

Twenty-four numbered cards in sturdy paperboard, with large illustrations and stories, for the very young to look at, listen to and touch. Ideal for infant hands.
| 24 months +

von Vogel, Maja (Author) Henze, Dagmar (Illustrator)

The best time of the year is here again at last. Ben is very excited already because he has to recite a poem at his nursery school’s Christmas party. While playing hide and seek, Lisa finds something under her parents’ bed that looks like a Christmas present. How can that be? And Luke and his mummy put up the crib. But then they find there’s one figure missing – and it’s the little Baby Jesus!

A wide selection of tales for short story fans, with wonderfully Christmassy illustrations by Dagmar Henze.
| 4 +

Raab, Ann Cathrin (Author) Raab, Ann Cathrin (Illustrator)

Have you met Matti and Momo? You can see Matti on the first page, but how does Momo look? Draw him in the book the way you see him in your mind’s eye, then the pair can fly away and have exciting adventures: they discover a fascinating island, meet strange creatures and capture a gigantic monster. Happily, everything will turn out fine if you lend them a hand.

An interactive picture book for young artists with lots of imagination.
The scrawls-and-scribble concept built into a picture-book story
A creative, interactive book kids will want to look at again and again
| 4 +

Orso, Kathrin Lena (Author) Broska, Elke (Illustrator)

24 chapters, 24 puzzles, one story – the Advent calendar book for all pony-mad kids Miri is in despair: just before Christmas, she discovers that her parents’ riding school is in financial difficulties. Will most of their Icelandic ponies have to be sold? Miri and her friends Jule and Fiona decide to help out, and organise a big Christmas market. When news reaches them of a legendary treasure-trove, the threesome set off to find it. Can they save the riding school and the Christmas market? | 9 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Garanin, Melanie (Illustrator)

Magnus would much rather have flown off to Majorca with his father and Finya had really been looking forward to her riding holiday. But this year everything is different because Finya’s mother, Carla, and Magnus’ father, Calvin, have just fallen in love with each other and are planning a trip to a small Danish island – so that they can all become one big family. This promises to be very dull! Or will it? One thing’s certain, the kids hadn’t expected to find so many puzzling adventures there…

| 8 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Garanin, Melanie (Illustrator)

Happy guessing games in Bella Italia! This summer, the patchwork family is planning a holiday in Tuscany. Now that they have become friends, Finya and Magnus are looking forward to the holidays. Finya would have preferred to go to a pony farm and Carla, her mum, doesn’t like hotels. But now there’s no time for sulking because Magnus and Finya have to track down the pearl thief and solve all kinds of other mysteries.

A turbulent holiday adventure that makes an ideal holiday read: the second book in the popular adventure series with all kinds of mysteries to solve in every chapter!
| 8 +

Fischer, Johanna (Author) Jessler, Nadine (Illustrator)

This little pirate captures children’s hearts!

Peggy Diggledey is constantly having lots of adventures with her friends Phil, Lisa, Ian and the dog, Hobgoblin. That’s because there’s just so much to see on their little island in the North. Whether the five friends are investigating an old shipwreck, David Donkey is ill or a dastardly biscuit thief needs to be caught, Peggy always has an idea at the ready!
| 5 +

Kruber, Sabine (Author) Langenbeck, Alexandra (Illustrator)

At school, Leo has to read a book that contains many difficult words. Then he comes across a fountain pen that simply magics the words away. Suddenly, he finds it’s not just his book that has vanishing letters. The stupid thing is that some of the words are really important. In his search for an antidote, Leo ends up in the mysterious land of Fabula. But there, too, an evil power is doing away with the letters.

Highly imaginative story about learning to read and write.
With cartoon-style illustrations – great for reluctant readers, too.
| 9 +

Künzler-Behncke, Rosemarie (Author) Gotzen-Beek, Betina (Illustrator)

Hilla the little witch is constantly getting things wrong. It will suddenly start snowing in the middle of summer, for example; or pots and pans will begin to fly all over the kitchen instead of tidying themselves away. Practice makes perfect, they say – so there’s hope yet for Hilla, who is a pupil at Witch School … | 3 +

Streufert, Sabine (Author) Voigt, Silke (Illustrator)

Enchanting adventures. Nina’s pony, Fairyspell, is simply incredible, it can even fly! And the pair experience many an adventure together. They save a little dolphin who’s stranded on a sandbank, recover a treasure and even find a way to save their stream from becoming polluted. Nina and Fairyspell the pony are simply unbeatable! With glitter on the cover.

•\x09A flying pony and a brave little girl everyone will love – a fantastic partnership
| 3 +

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

Stinky-fart-never-tired! Oggly children need adventure!
It’s evening and the Oggly grown-ups are longing for some peace and quiet, but the Oggly children are still wide awake. Not even Oggly-Mummy’s lullaby is any use! So Oggly-Grandpa begins to spin them some toady Oggly yarns and tells them all about the old days, when he was a deep-sea Oggly diver, an Oggly astronaut up in space and an Oggly sailor on the high seas. In the end, even the Oggly children grow tired from listening to so many thrilling stories and begin to snuggle down on their mattresses and fall asleep. But now they are snoring so loudly that their parents soon find themselves wishing they were awake again!
Zany Oggly adventure, hilarious and exciting: a typically Oggly-style toady-cheeky goodnight book.
| 4 +

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

Off to bed! It’s nighttime, but the Oggly children are still wide awake. Not even Oggly- Mummy’s lullaby settles them down. So Oggly-Grandpa starts to spin them a toady Oggly yarn all about the days when he was a deep-sea Oggly diver, an Oggly astronaut up in space and an Oggly sailor on the high seas. And he tells them about his legendary long-sleeper record. Now that’s a record the Oggly children naturally want to beat! | 7 +

Nanolino and his friends are a little bit older now. And once again, it’s all about fascination with and admiration for the beauty of the human body. In a nutshell: The Latest Adventures of the Little Physician. Once again, Nano is shrunk to microscopic size and, as the world’s first bodynaut, makes his way deep into the brain, into joints and cells – and always in search of the soul. We see how he falls in love for the first time, how he explores nose, ears and other sensory cells and how he battles with Professor Shudder’s evil nanorobots – Prof. Dietrich Grönemeyer tells all this and much more in his new book!

| 10 +

Streufert, Sabine (Author) Voigt, Silke (Illustrator)

This collection contains six MAXI picture-book stories featuring the much-loved character Fairyspell the Pony.

Fairyspell The Pony – Nina Has a Secret
Fairyspell the Pony – A Seaside Adventure
Fairyspell the Pony – An Exciting Riding Lesson
Fairyspell The Pony – Danger At The Gymkhana
Fairyspell The Pony – Where Can Wusel Be?
Fairyspell The Pony – The Mystery Of The Little Sheep | 3 +

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. Nano has an exciting adventure in the mouth when he comes up against the tooth monster and learns why it’s so important to clean your teeth. | 5 +

Dax, Eva (Author) Groger, Melanie (Illustrator)

Here comes George!
George would like to learn how to fly because he doesn’t get as far as he would like by just hopping. His friend Bo, the dung beetle, does his best to stop him. He knows from past experience how difficult it is to get off the ground. And he’s right. What a good thing the pair meet Belle, the dragonfly. She can’t actually teach them to fly, but she does take them on an exciting journey of discovery into the big, wide world, to Ireland and Italy, to the North Sea and Egypt and all the way up into the Himalayas.
Fifteen delightful adventures with George, the grasshopper. To read aloud or for children to read to themselves.
| 6 +

Streufert, Sabine (Author) Voigt, Silke (Illustrator)

Nina and her pony, Fairyspell, are on holiday at Nina’s grandparents’ house by the North Sea. One day, Nina and Fairyspell are out on the beach when they see some people in difficulties out on mudflats. The spring tide must have caught them unawares and now they are cut off and cannot make their way back to dry land! What can Nina and Fairyspell do to help?

Grimm, Sandra (Author) Grote, Anja (Illustrator)

The story of a small woodland brownie and his great love of animals

Fleakins is one of the brownies known as “Littels” and lives with his family in the wood. When Fleakins starts school, he has to discover his special talent. Is he good at practical things? Or music perhaps? But no matter what he attempts, Fleakins seems to have two left hands. He simply can’t do anything right! Then suddenly everyone in Littelwood is in uproar because the Lumini, the tiny light folk, have fallen ill and nobody knows how to make them better! Luckily, Fleakins has a brilliant idea. Is he destined to become Littelwood’s animal doctor?

A classic story book for the whole family to enjoy with the message that everyone has a talent. With a host of colour illustrations and chapters the perfect length to be read aloud.
| 5 +

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

All sorts of new adventures await Maluna Moonlight, the little goodnight fairy. Thanks to the little mermaid Nicki, Maluna learns to swim in the lake inside the Enchanted Forest. When she falls terribly ill, all of her new fairy friends from the Enchanted Forest are naturally right there to help her straight away. And when Maluna finally arrives in the world of humans after a perilous flight over Darkwood, she discovers she has no fairy presents. What a catastrophe! Luckily, Maluna is very creative, so she soon comes up with a solution to the problem. | 4 +

Göpfrich, Astrid (Author) Gertenbach, Pina (Illustrator) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

A new series of read-aloud books with the little fox as reading ambassador:
-\x09For children aged from 3 to 5
-\x09Introduction and afterword by the fox
-\x09Strong reading routine
-\x09Most popular topics

Adventure ahead! Little children listen wide-eyed to the story of a merry raft trip, of a small rabbit going on a long journey, of exciting underwater adventures and a thrilling night high up in a tree house, and lots more adventures besides.

These amusing adventure stories featuring the little fox come in a handy, easy to hold format, ideal for reading aloud at bedtime.

| 5 +

Frixe, Katja (Author) Prechtel, Florentine (Illustrator)

Double somersaults into young readers’ hearts

Circus hamster Harry knows that he’s been living in a book ever since he tumbled out of his story a while back. Now it’s happened again, and this time with Gerda, the racing tortoise. The pair land in a school where they meet class guinea pig Hercules and the three help shy Linus to find a friend. They have to resort to their wildest circus tricks to get back inside the book in time for their big entrance in the circus ring.

- Hilarious animal heroes, lots of gaily coloured illustrations, large format.
- Ideal for reading aloud – Harry the hamster delights adults and children alike.
| 6 +

Grimm, Sandra (Author) Korthues, Barbara (Illustrator)

Off we go on 102 minutes of fantastic adventures! Parents can choose stories according to their length – three, five or eight minutes – and whisk their kiddies away on a fantastic adventure. Maya's picture of a sparkling, pale-blue fairy comes alive. Granny’s magic lamp suddenly starts raining sherbet sticks. And Rufo the resourceful knight captures a dragon with the help of a couple of eggs. | 3 +

Dax, Eva (Author) Groger, Melanie (Illustrator)

Once around the world! New adventures with George the grasshopper!

George and his friends Mo, the dung beetle, and Belle, the dragonfly, have “itchy feet”; they can’t get wait to go travelling again and explore foreign countries. They want to find out what’s it like in Transylvania, Iceland and Spain. But flying is never as easy as you think, and George and his friends experience more than one turbulent adventure! They even end up taking part in Olympic Games!

The second book all about the adventures of George, the lovable mascot of GEOmini magazine, with 12 read-aloud stories and lots of colour illustrations.
| 6 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Schöne, Christoph (Illustrator)

Sludgy experiments with the Ogglies

Fishbones, fumes and freeloading toothwort, this is so exciting! What could be more fun than to make real fartslime with the Ogglies, build bug-infested huts in the garden, or try out the rattiest hopscotch game of all time?

This adventure book with the Ogglies contains the best ideas, instructions and games for kids who love to experiment. For children aged eight and over and their parents.
| 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! | For kids and adults

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 +

Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Rothmund, Sabine (Illustrator)

What exactly does “Silent Night” mean? Hardly that on Christmas Eve the train stops in its tracks on the way home and then the lights go out, as well. And how do you persuade parents who have separated to come together at Christmas to celebrate with everyone else? What if you only get to play the third sheep from the left in the nativity play? The stories in Sabine Ludwig’s wonderful collection are as mischievous, funny, thoughtful and festive as real life. The perfect present for everyone who loves Christmas!

-\x09Eight stories to raise a smile! Wonderful, heart-warming Christmas stories from our bestselling author
-\x09Christmas with the family – great excitement and moments of peace | 8 +

Swoboda, Annette (Author) Swoboda, Annette (Illustrator)

“Jingle Bells”, “Es ist ein Ros entsprungen” and others – the big Christmas songbook contains 48 of the loveliest German and international Christmas carols and songs to sing and play. Divided into seven thematic sections, the songs tell of advent, Father Christmas and angels, recall how the shepherds made their way to the stable and Mary nursed her child. | 12 months +

Lütje, Susanne (Author) Bruder, Elli (Illustrator)

Look, there’s an elves’ house in our Christmas tree.

The elf family in its tiny house in the top of the fir tree is torn away from its Christmas preparations. Of all the trees in the wood, theirs is the one a family of humans has chosen for its Christmas tree! Now it’s going to be felled and taken to the family’s home. Whatever are the elves to do? And what about their own Christmas festivities?

Christmas at the Elves’ House by Susanne Lütje and Elli Bruder is a timeless and atmospheric Christmas story about the small miracles that happen at Christmas time.

| 4 +

Schütze, Andrea (Author) Loske, Judith (Illustrator)

A clumsy little fellow on an Advent mission
The little angel Tippydip is absolutely determined that this year he will finally get to deliver an Advent calendar to a child. But once again the head angel has forgotten him. What good luck that one Advent calendar has been left lying in the calendar workshop! And in spite of all sorts of mishaps, in the end the calendar lands exactly where it belongs.

Child-appropriate, funny and magical
Cute presentation: topics Christmas and angels
| 3 +

Naoura, Salah (Author) Büchner, Sabine (Illustrator)

Wonderful for Christmastime!
Denni is feeling puzzled because with Christmas just around the corner, his mother has suddenly started talking about brotherly love all the time. As Denni is returning home after collecting a red dressing gown she had ordered, he meets an old man in the park. The man is freezing in the winter cold and has clearly lost his memory. This seems to Denni like a good opportunity to practise brotherly love! He gives him the red coat and, because the old man doesn’t even know his own name or where he lives, Denni takes “Mr. Red” home with him. Will his mother be pleased? And what is the mystery surrounding Denni’s curious guest?
A simple, warm-hearted story that’s full of surprises – perfect for reading aloud on dark winter evenings! Lots of colour pictures.
| 6 +

Arold, Marliese (Author) Vavouri, Elisa (Illustrator)

Small angel, huge good luck! Wanda is up in the attic shortly before Christmas, when she discovers Woosh, a little angel with a bent wing. Woosh urgently needs Wanda’s help if he is to perform all his jobs for Father Christmas. At the very latest when Wanda’s little sister is born, every reader, young or old, will discover in this delightfully touching story the true wonder of Christmas: the love that resides in human hearts.

This heart-warming Advent calendar story reveals what Christmas is really all about in 24 chapters beautifully illustrated by Elisa Vavouri.
| 4 +

Schuld, Kerstin M. (Author) Schuld, Kerstin M. (Illustrator)

Unfortunately, the Christmas elf left one little parcel behind and had to set out again to bring it to little Ian. But when he arrives at Ian’s house, he is too fat to slide down the chimney, the cat chases him away and the dog frightens him so badly that he even drops the parcel. Will Ian still get his present? | 24 months +

Richert, Katja (Author) Hardt, Iris (Illustrator)

Reading aloud. Joining in. Celebrating Christmas!
Now the time spent waiting for Christmas will simply fly because in this read-aloud book, a cuddly post bear, a clumsy angel and wild sleigh rides make for loads of variety. And for everyone who cannot get enough of reading together, there are amusing questions, plenty of pictures and little suggestions for games, all of which encourage children to tell stories, make discoveries and generally join in.

10 complete join-in-stories
With tips for reading, games and being creative
| 4 +

Rose, Barbara (Author) Parciak, Monika (Illustrator)

Funnier every year: Christmas chaos with the cat

Of course, she just had to go at Christmastime ! Mirella von Koschka, a Carthusian cat of the purest pedigree, is horrified. Her owner is going on a trip around the world and leaving Mirella behind with the Pepper family, which is definitely beneath the dignity of a cultivated gentlewoman cat. The Peppers’ son Finn and dippy Granny Lisbeth give her silly nicknames and Lola, the daughter, doesn’t give her a second glance. But then suddenly things start disappearing from the house, including Mirella’s favourite Christmas bauble, and her hunting instincts are aroused. She and Finn become reluctant detective partners and set out to solve the mystery.

An Unexpected Turn of Events - How a Cat Saved Christmas is a slightly different kind of Christmas read for the whole family by Barbara Rose.
| 8 +

Schuld, Kerstin M. (Author) Schuld, Kerstin M. (Illustrator)

There’s so much to see and do in winter! The "My Day & Night Winter Discovery Picture Book" has really big fold-out pages on which young explorers will always be able to spot something new.

The latest book in the successful Day & Night series
Combines the innovative discovery picture concept and a strong seasonal theme
Large fold-out pages with wow effect
| 24 months +