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Eeee! A spider!

You’ve heard someone shriek like that before, haven’t you? Spiders can be found in all kinds of places, you see, and they come in many different shapes and colours. But what do you do when you find one of these little creatures in your home and really don’t need any creepy-crawly housemates? No spider-disappearing machine handy? Never mind! In addition to all kinds of fascinating and amusing facts about spiders, this book also lets you in on the ultimate spider-(phobia)-banishing trick!

English translation available!
| 4 +

The Little Princess has come on a visit and she wants to play with the Little King. But she can’t bear the spiders in the attic, there are mice in the cellar and it’s already dark outside in the garden. The Little Princess is frightened of everything! The Little King simply cannot understand it. He’s never frightened! Or is he? Maybe when wild Woo starts banging around inside the washing machine again… | 3 +

Pony heaven for Paula!

Paula’s the only one who can help! Tom is the new pony on the farm, but he’s so timid he won’t let anyone near him. That’s because his previous owner left him alone far too much. But Paula doesn’t give up, persists with her mysterious pony whisperer talents and keeps on inching closer to Tom – until he is finally eating out of her hand!

Book 3 in the new pony series featuring Paula: a book all about horses and friendship that girls are sure to love!
| 7 +

Being brave isn’t so very hard, at all!
Jonah is terribly frightened of going down the big slide on his own, but when Mathew says he will go with him, he plucks up the courage to try. Eva is really brave and protects her sister from the big boys. Lotta goes shopping without her mummy and Leo goes to stay over with his friend Paula for the first time. The stories are all about fear, being brave and sometimes being a little too fearless – there’s a favourite story for every child here!
With an epilogue from Dr Anne Bischoff, child and adolescent psychiatrist. | 3 +

Reading made easy – pony fun for beginning readers

Luisa is new to the class, and she’s really happy to be going to pony school – or, at least, she would be if it weren’t for cheeky Finn. He never misses a chance to tell her how dangerous the animals are. Then Luisa finds that she’s down to look after the ponies next weekend! What a good thing Marie and Anne are there, too – because they know there’s absolutely no need for anyone to be frightened of pony mum, Lotta, and her frisky son, Lars the foal. And Finn should look out, too, because he will certainly get what’s coming to him!
The third book in the popular Pony School series.
| 6 +

Some sayings of everyday wisdom are complete nonsense. Boris and Murat discover, for example, that contrary to the German belief, raven parents do take loving care of their children. Philip explains to his mum that just because he crosses his eyes they won’t stay like that. And Josephine has known for a long time that the earth is not flat. But is it really round?
These fascinating read-aloud stories are entertaining as well as informative for both children and their parents: What are our funniest everyday misapprehensions?
| 4 +

Sometimes Ben looks after his sister – and sometimes it’s the other way round! When Ben wakes up in the morning, he is often a wild wolf or a knight. After all, he’s got to protect his big sister from all the wicked monsters and damsel thieves! But when it’s dark, in the evening and at night, Ben thinks it’s wonderful to have a big, strong sister! | 4 +

Jacob’s got tummyache. But that’s not really true. The fact is that Jacob doesn’t want to go to school because every day, on his way home, the Big Boy lies in wait to frighten him. Jacob’s friend Mehmet can’t help him, either, because the Big Boy is much bigger and stronger than the pair of them. Then one day, Jacob unexpectedly gets help – from a girl!
Paul Maar’s story about little Jacob, who experiences what so many junior school children are familiar with, was out of print and is now out in a new edition with colour pictures. | 7 +

Not easy to do but very important: who dares to say 'no’? Marie is really frightened of the gruesome green crocodile underneath her bed. But then she says 'no’ in a big, loud voice and the crocodile disappears all by himself. Tim actually likes his Aunt Ulla a lot, but he hates her revoltingly sticky lipstick kisses. The next time she comes to visit, he at last plucks up the courage to tell her so – and she isn’t even cross! Nine read-aloud stories about different occasions, drawing the line – there’s a story for every child here. Eight stories about saying 'no' – also ideal for nursery schools. With a prologue by Dr Anne Bischoff, whose field is children’s and young people’s psychiatry. | 3 +

Rosie, the little mermaid, and her friends Chris the Crab and Freddy the Frog discover a scary monster hidden away behind a rock. What can they do but chase it away immediately! But then they realise that the monster is a friendly squid that’s just as frightened of the pond’s inhabitants as they are of it. It was only hiding behind the rock because it didn’t want the evil giant octopus to find it. Now he’s allowed to stay and Rosie has a new friend.

A story about tolerance and friendship told in child-appropriate language
Overcoming fear of the unknown
| 4 +

Can you see the wonders of the night?

Lottie can’t get to sleep. There are far too many noises keeping her awake in the darkness. Luckily, she’s being allowed to help nice Mrs Nightblue to paint the sky dark tonight. Through the wonder skylights, she can see Madam Cassiopeia loudly banging her spoon as she heats milk for the Milky Way and the Little Dog yelping as he plays tag with the Hare. So that’s where all the noises come from! Now Lottie can finally relax and drift off to sleep. Discover the different constellations with Mummy and Daddy in an imaginative story with beautiful illustrations.

A goodnight story full of poetry.
New: Astronomy for the very young.
| 4 +

Friendships arise when you least expect them. Cornell and his toaster are the very best of friends. There’s nothing they like better than to have breakfast together. But one day, the toaster breaks down. Cornell is inconsolable. Of all people, could Cornell’s scary neighbour be the person who can help the friends?

A story of friendship charmingly presented in stop-motion look, for fans of children’s and adult cartoons.
| 5 +

Tim’s big brother Yuri swings himself onto his bike saddle and pedals away fast. “You can’t do this, you little wimps,” says Yuri. “You have to learn to ride a bike properly first!” Well, that certainly got Tim, Leon and Annika determined to learn! But will they succeed without any bruises? | 3 +

Moving, gripping, inconceivable: when nothing is the way it was any more. Just after the bell for break, Miriam hears a shot. To begin with, no one realises what's actually happened, but then chaos breaks out and naked fear reigns. Matias, a boy from her parallel class, has run amok and is shooting wildly around him. Miriam's boyfriend Tobi is among those fatally wounded. Miriam survives – but she can’t help wondering whether life has any meaning now, without Tobi and with her ever recurring nightmares. Were she and her schoolmates to blame for what happened?
The grandiose debut work of Anna Seidl, who was only 16 when she wrote this heart-rending story: an in-depth examination, relentlessly told, of the consequences for the survivors of a mass shooting.

You Can Smell the Fear. You Can Reach Out and Touch it
He's among us. We can hear them, the shots. They are loud. Far too loud.
It's a normal school day. But shortly after the bell for break, a first shot rings out. Fifteen-year-old Miriam takes refuge in the boys' toilets with her best friend. When she ventures from her hiding place, she finds Tobi, her boyfriend, lying gravely injured on the floor. Help comes too late for Tobi, and on this day Miriam loses more than the carefree life she has known until now…
The debut work of a young German author: gripping, disturbing and deeply moving.

| 14 +

Eleni Zabini tells her gently modernised version of the Brothers Grimm’s famous fairy tale with a slight change of emphasis and in a style appropriate for children. | 3 +

Sir Dandelion is the smallest and youngest knight in all the kingdom, but that doesn’t stop him from managing his manor better than many older and bigger knight – including his neighbour, Envibert de Greedgullet. Envibert challenges Dandelion to prove himself worthy of a knight’s title, saying that only he who can perform the heroic deed of defeating a dragon can truly be called a knight! Heavy-hearted, Dandelion clambers into his suit of armour … | 3 +

Adventure class trip! Johanna’s class outing includes a night-time walk and that is something she really is not looking forward to. But on the way there, she suddenly finds her mummy, in miniature, sitting in her jacket pocket, helping her to be brave at last.
Humorous, gripping and sensitive, a school story about fears, being brave and self-confidence.
| 8 +

Not look the other way! Read! Take action! Against the background of the terror attacks in Nice, Istanbul and Berlin, Peer Martin conducts four fictitious interviews in four different places. He talks to his dog, Lola, to his three children, a young Somali refugee and a German teenager. He asks all the questions that have set many of us thinking today, including this one: What prospects do young people have given the legacy they can expect from the previous generation?

An absolutely topical plea that’s both political and poetic from Peer Martin, winner of the 2016 German Children’s Literature Award.
| 14 +

But he loves me!

Caro is a fifteen-year-old girl suffering from the classic insecurities of puberty. And there’s someone who knows how to take advantage of that: Nick. At first he treats her like a princess and fulfils her every wish, then draws her into a vicious circle of manipulation and dependence. You want to scream “Stop!“ when Caro, the first-person narrator, goes to school in the morning, spends the afternoon working the streets, and in the evening goes home to her unsuspecting parents, or when “lover boy“ Nick manages to twist her round his little finger time and time again. Will she find a way out of this situation?

I Belong to Him is a very powerful and important book about sexual violence, manipulation and dependence, written with the collaboration of ex-police officer and education spokesperson Bärbel Kannemann (
| 14 +

There’s lots to see at the dentist’s.
Jan is going to the dentist’s with her parents today. There she is allowed to take a look inside the laboratory, the X-ray room and the treatment room, and the dentist explains to her exactly how a set of teeth looks and the proper way to clean teeth. And then, of course, he takes a look to see whether Jan’s teeth are all healthy.
| 3 +

The Ogglies’ creator Erhard Dietl in top form

If only the warthog could be a hero. The trouble is that he’s really timid. Nevertheless, he doesn’t waste a second when the beaver needs his help one night. Making his way through the dark forest, the warthog is constantly frightened by eerie shadows. Luckily, they are just the shadows of harmless animals wishing to accompany him. In the end, the warthog arrives at the beaver’s house with a great following. The beaver had had a nightmare and is now happy to see that so many of his friends were worried about him. Together they have a big party.

Important topics for children: friendship, animals, fear of the dark and nightmares

With refreshingly fanciful rhymes and vividly coloured illustrations | 4 +

Don’t worry, you can do it, too! Climb to the top of the big climbing frame? First day at nursery school? Tell Mummy why you definitely and under no circumstances want to wear the red baby dress? In 13 very different stories, children show real courage and help young readers to lose their own little and not-so-little daily fears.
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.
| 3 +

Anton is the greatest!

After solving the great time puzzle, Anton now has to deal with the timid bunny. What he really wants to do is finally show everyone that he's as brave as a lion! But to begin with, the lion hides away inside his timid bunny skin – and it’s no easy matter getting him out again. That’s because Anton is really only medium-sized, medium-old and medium-brave. And now he is having to spend three days at the youth hostel without his mummy! But if there’s one thing Anton and his friends do know, it’s that fear is as stupid as a metre of field track, get over it once and it’s much easier the next time. And real courage, as Anton knows full well, makes us even bigger. At least a couple of centimetres!

The second book about lovable little Anton: philosophical, humorous, warm-hearted. With lots of colour pictures, collages and speech bubbles.
| 6 +

“Sometimes, when I was lying in bed at night, I would imagine that Julius was gliding through the depths of the ocean like an enormous whale.“

Do we have the right to make decisions about someone else’s life? And how are we to know what is right or wrong if we can’t ask them? Blake’s older brother Julius is in a coma; the family has to make a decision and is on the verge of breaking apart. So what now? Blake’s friend Martha wants to ask the Pope. Surely he must know what to do in a case like this … They secretly rob their piggy banks, steal a credit card and set out on an adventurous trip to Rome to find an answer and save Blake’s family.

A uniquely sensitive and wonderful story about life.

With this courageous book, Nina Weger creates a reading experience that hovers between tears and laughter, profoundly serious and yet with a fine sense of comedy and an inspiring message: live life to the full and always try to look on the bright side of things.
| 10 +

Breathtaking thriller! An amazing story of love and betrayal.
Inside a cubby hole under the eaves of her new student flat in Tübingen, 18-year-old Svenja finds a scruffy 11-year-old boy, who seems unable or unwilling to speak. She decides to let him stay and calls him Nashville because that’s what’s printed on his T-shirt. When a series of murders targeting homeless people rocks the city, Svenja begins to feel uneasy. Could Nashville, who keeps on mysteriously disappearing, have something to do with it all? Very soon, she realises that not only Nashville’s life is in danger, but her own, too. A grandiose thriller from multi-award-winning author Antonia Michaelis; a captivating and gripping story of love, longing, fears and friends who cannot be trusted.
| 14 +

"How do I feel? Am I sad, happy or just being awkward?
Love and cuddles for Mummy and Daddy, fear in the dark, anger at playmates – small children experience all of these feelings with great intensity. But it isn’t always easy to cope with all these different emotions! That’s why it is nice for children to recognise familiar situations in the pictures – and to talk to their parents or teachers about what they feel. But the funniest thing of all is looking at yourself in the mirror and conjuring up a smile on your face with the good-mood sticker and windows to open and shut.
| 24 months +

Filled with poetry and imagination
In their search for her seafaring daddy, Nelly and her mother, Ava, travel all over the country in a brightly coloured bus. One day, a flying postman puts Nelly and Ava off course and leads them behind a wall of fog to the strangest place Nelly has ever been. Here, everything is padded and secure. There are thousands of prohibitive signs – and lots of frightened people. Then Ava suddenly disappears without trace, and Nelly discovers that her mother isn’t the first person to have gone missing here. Anyone who breaks the rules disappears. Just like that! But where do they go to?

A children’s book debut with an adorably inquisitive heroine
Fascinating narrative style: explodes the boundaries between reality and fantasy
Illustrated by the successful Joëlle Tourlonias (Bommel the Little Bumblebee)
| 10 +

A book about learning to say “No”, being brave and getting along with others
Being able to express your feelings, admitting that you are frightened and learning to stick to your own opinions – these are all part of growing up and make children self-confident people; people who help and accept help from others, who have the courage to apologize if they have hurt someone, and who can say: Come on, let’s be friends again! These stories show how children can learn to be strong.

Great read-aloud stories about the important subjects of self-confidence, dealing with feelings, fighting and making up again. For children of 4 and over.
| 4 +

Blood and Chocolate

When 18-year-old Manal sets off for the Ivory Coast in search of her roots, her life is turned upside down from one moment to the next. Behind a fence, guarded by dogs, is Issa, right in the middle of the jungle. And Issa needs her help. He wants to find a way to get his little brother back home; like many other children, he has been carried off to work on the cocoa plantation. But it’s not that easy, for completely different rules apply behind the fence, and many of the children are scared by the idea of freedom. With Manal’s help, they finally manage to escape. And it’s the start of a merciless pursuit through a parched landscape…

- Gripping thriller about child labour in the cocoa industry.

- Comprehensively researched and written with emotional power by the holder of the German Youth Literature Award 2016.

- Goes together with “Black Lives Matter” and “Generation Greta”.
| 14 +

The Donkey Who Had No Story

All the animals on the farm have a story to tell - don’t they? Well, the beautiful goose, the clever dog and the brave sheep do. But the donkey can’t think of anything at all exciting to tell anyone. And so he sets off from the farm one morning and ventures out into the big, wide world. He soon encounters other animals: the swan, the owl and the bear. And the donkey suddenly realises that he has stumbled into a real adventure. “Hee-haw!” Should the donkey return to the farm and tell his friends all about his amazing experiences?

- A fable which encourages children to be adventurous: will appeal to parents, too.

- A poetic picture book by Stefanie Taschinski.

- A “fabulous” book in the truest sense of the word.

| 4 +

Short stories about big emotions! How is a small child supposed to know that it’s perfectly all right to be furious now and again? Or how to cope with fear or know how it feels to be happy? Children have not yet learnt to name their feelings, but they experience them all the more acutely for all that. With great sensitivity, Maluna author Andrea Schütze tells of the tumultuous world of emotions and provides entertaining explanations almost in passing.

Fifteen stories about happiness, anger, pride and fear that turn information into entertaining read-aloud stories containing sensitive explanations and child-appropriate illustrations!
| 4 +