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Out of the blue Rebecca, the mother of Emma, Ben and Jojo, returns from Australia, and turns the lives of everyone at Number 11 upside down. Emma now has barely any time for her guinea pig project - but now that Mum’s home, Emma obviously wants her to stay there for ever … Meanwhile, it’s already holiday time and all the other children at Number 11 are already away - so Emma, Ben and Jojo are thrilled when their mum suggests a camping trip at the North Sea. Their holiday gets off to a great start - until Emma discovers that her mum has a secret. What on Earth should they do now?
By the best-selling author of the Dein Spiegel novels, Stefanie Taschinski.
Together, anything is possible - heart-warming stories about friendship, family, and sticking together.
A modern-day cross between Astrid Lindgren’s Bullerby Children and Kirsten Boie’s Möwenweg stories.
Lucy is really excited because today is her first day at nursery school. But once she gets there, she discovers the hours pass in a flash! Lucy plays ships in the playground with Lena and Ricki, and the children collect leaves and chestnuts in the woods; they bake biscuits and make moon lanterns. But the very best thing about nursery school is the super nursery party Lucy has with her new friends.
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\x0a\x0a- The festive finale to the popular children’s book series by the best-selling author of the “Dein Spiegel” novels, Stefanie Taschinski.\x0a\x0a
- Sensitively told and full of Christmas cheer.
\x0a\x0a- A Christmas reading treat for the whole family!\x0a | 8 +
Emma and her family have settled in really well at number 11, and there’s plenty going on: The patchwork family is expecting a new addition, and Father Ollie is spending every spare minute he has at his restaurant, trying to win a Golden Chef’s Hat Award. Jojo, on the other hand, wants one thing more than anything else for his fifth birthday – for Mummy to come over from Australia on a visit!
Book 2 in the new series by bestselling author Stefanie Taschinski
Neighbours are the subject here – and a very popular one, too: shared parties and activities are right on trend
A modern Bullerby in the city
An important subject: Being brave and helping others to overcome their fears. Here affectionately and sensitively illustrated, with pictures reflecting the children’s own lives.
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Max thinks his new stepsister Lara is stupid – just like the old house he and his dad are living in now. What a good job there’s a soft, cuddly creature with brightly coloured hair that’s no bigger than his index finger living there: a maffel. Together, Max and the maffel think up new tricks to play on spoilt Lara. But they have no idea that Lara also has some help when it comes to playing pranks.
Entertaining everyday stories for beginning readers: irresistibly cuddly, colourful little creatures in cheeky illustrations by Nina Hammerle.
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The well-loved girls’ book – newly illustrated
Friends for life? Sophie and Ida live in the same building and they’re best friends. Sophie is godmother to Ida’s guinea pig and Ida rescues Sophie from crazy Philipp when he tries to kiss her yet again. One day, a new girl moves into their building, Belinda with the cute tomcat and the sparkly shoes… A classic friendship triangle with a happy ending –emotionally accessible and vividly narrated by Cornelia Funke.
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It’s Paul’s birthday and he desperately wants a dog. His family, the Monsters, are being very secretive. When he arrives home from school at lunchtime, he finds the house full of monsters – a surprise party! They welcome him with a “Happy Birthday!” roar that’s so loud Paul flies backwards into the garden. Confusion ensues! And all the while, Paul is really dying to know what his present is.
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Bifi & Pops, a charming and amusing dog-and-master team, have even preschool children eager to learn to read. Illustrations by Susanne Göhlich.
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•\x09The book tells 22 exciting stories connected with questions frequently asked by children.
•\x09Amusing, colourful pictures by Katrin Oertel
•\x09The stories are particularly good for reading aloud.
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These fascinating read-aloud stories are entertaining as well as informative for both children and their parents: What are our funniest everyday misapprehensions?
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Could anything be more exciting than a child’s first day at school? Hardly. But Berti’s first day surpasses them all. To start with, the whole family wakes up so late that Berti can’t even change out of his pyjamas before setting off for school. Then his daddy drives like a madman, which does not amuse the police, at all. Berti can’t count on his big brother, and a sprint to school turns into a wild chase. Will Berti make it to school on time? And what about his first-day-of-school cone filled with treats and presents?
The secret hero of the family: Little Berti
Fast-paced action and lots of humour
Charmingly illustrated by Nikolai Renger | 6 +
-\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.
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Hello animal lover, do you want to join the Animal Rescue Club? Jane, Tom and Ali could do with a few extra hands. Unfortunately, their parents don’t understand that snails need protection. And their teachers go up the wall the minute some cute little mice make the school their new home. Can at least the poor, injured hedgehog soften their hearts? Outside, the place is full of animals needing help. Be there to help the animal rescuers when there’s a life to be saved!
Mischievously and affectionately written
For a broad target readership
With lots of hilarious illustrations by Cathy Ionescu
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Amateur beekeeper Pops rides into the woods on his motorbike to see to his beehives, taking Bifi along in his sidecar. First off, Bifi chases a sounder of wild pigs and a fox away without Pops even noticing. But when the bee colony swarms out with the queen, Pops gets into a real flap. Together, the pair try to direct the bees back to the hive – not an easy task, but luckily, Bifi follows his nose and comes up with a plan!
Still going strong: the unequal friends Bifi & Pops
Perfect identification figure: Bifi sees the world with children’s eyes
Lots to discover in Susanne Göhlich’s illustrations
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Barking here, barking there. Barking, barking everywhere. The poor four-legged creatures have to spend all day at home alone, waiting for their masters and mistresses to return. How boring! Thank goodness the Animal Aid Club are dog-lovers too. Every day, Janne, Tom und Ali pick them up after school and take them for a walk. The only problem is the awful dog who comes to join them uninvited. Oughtn’t his owner to be keeping a better eye on him? It’s only when the Animal Aid Club find themselves in the woods during a sudden storm that they realise who really needs their help... | 8 +
Six encouraging stories for nursery school children in an extra-thick book.
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To date, eleven German men have been into Outer Space. Now, at last, it's a woman's turn. Thanks to the "Female Astronaut" initiative, two women - Dr. Insa Thiele-Eich und Dr. Suzanna Randall - are preparing to embark on a research mission to the ISS space station.
In this book, Drs. Thiele-Eich and Randall let children share in the greatest adventure of their lives. They describe the intensive training, and take their readers with them on thrilling parabolic flights. The pair are great role models, awakening interest in science and technology for girls in particular. The journey into space continues in Volume 2, which recounts the voyage to the ISS.
Rocket-fuelled reading for young bookworms, powered by Oetinger. Strong characters and popular topics introduce children aged five to 10 to the magic of reading. Packed with illustrations, cool games and word puzzles, too!
Written by the first two female German astronauts.
Perennially popular "Outer Space" topic - promotes children's interest in science.
Encourages girls in particular to believe that they can do anything! | 7 +
Sofie und Lasse are beside themselves with excitement: Kindergarten is preparing for the Lantern Festival! The children are all making multicoloured lanterns and singing happy St Martin’s Day songs. Evening finally arrives, and the procession begins. The lanterns glow so beautifully in the darkness. And sweet pretzels await them when they return. | 24 months +
Striking book with cool rainbow features.
Ideal present for a baby: the perennial theme of ‘colours’ combined with great design.
Child-friendly rhymes on every spread.
12 months +
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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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 +
It’s true, Olli Breezelong is perhaps a little short for his age, but that’s no reason for everyone to call him Titch. Ole is determined to show them all – as soon as he’s found the ultimate recipe for growing! Luckily, he not only has the wonderful cookery and practical kitchen book he inherited from his grandpa to help him, but also his friend Elif and his own clever hamster, Holger. Olli has some amazing adventures with them, and most of them end up in the kitchen – and every time, Olli grows a little bit more.
Three entertaining stories to read aloud or for children to read to themselves written especially for pot gazers, taste experts, experimental cooks and anyone who wants to become one.
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Championing an equal society free from discrimination.
Handy portable format filled with powerful arguments.
Written by a prominent and diverse trio of female authors.
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- Winner of the first Kirsten Boie Prize for Children’s Literature, awarded by the Hamburg Literature Foundation
\x0a\x0a- A story full of diversity set in urban Berlin
\x0a\x0a- Delightful and warm-hearted - similar in style to Kirsten Boie or Erich Kästner.\x0a
A magnificent book for the whole family and a masterly gift for any occasion.
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Emma and her family are the new people at number 11! But it would be so much more interesting if all the neighbours made up a great big family together – like a patchwork rug. No sooner said, than done! Old Mrs Becker becomes simply Granny Becker, and for all the other children in the house, Emma’s dad becomes their dad, too. There’s just one neighbour who doesn’t want to be part of the patchwork family: the mysterious earl who lives on the ground floor! But how crazy would it be if the combined efforts of the patchwork family didn’t get to the bottom of their invisible neighbour’s secret?
A charming combination of children’s daily life and a heart-warming family story with an element of feel-good suspense
New questions from the popular “Why” series: hard facts woven into entertaining read-aloud stories – that’s how funny and fascinating our body can be.
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The sequel to the popular book Why are Bananas Curved? is packed 22 fascinating stories that are simply brimming interesting facts.
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Fifteen stories about happiness, anger, pride and fear that turn information into entertaining read-aloud stories containing sensitive explanations and child-appropriate illustrations!
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