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Crämer, Jana (Author) Pauluth, Josephine (Illustrator)

Be yourself – beyond comparison!

This book will do you good. There’s space here for everything: your strengths, your weaknesses, your deepest desires, your fears, your memories, your courage and your strength. It’s a journal, a companion along the path that leads to you, and most of all: a friend made of paper. What would life be without friends? And what if you could love yourself as much as you love your best friend?
For a long time, I didn’t know who or how I wanted to be. I was always trying to please everyone so much that I didn’t notice that I stopped liking myself. In this book, I will tell you how I got the song inside me to ring out again. Come on, let’s write your story together – I’m really looking forward to it!
Yours,
Jana

Confidence-inspiring activity book by the well-known German blogger Jana Crämer

Inspirational message: body positivity instead of the compulsion for Instagram optimisation

Fun challenges and lots of space for making notes and finding yourself | 12 +

Kopp, Ella (Author) Walter, Naeko (Illustrator)

Peggy and Hobgoblin her dog are the best of friends and do everything together! But one morning, Peggy finds that Hobgoblin has disappeared. Peggy immediately drums up the help of her friends Lisa, Phil and Ian to find her beloved dog. Because one thing is obvious: best friends are always there for each other! | 5 +

Malou, Mascha (Author) Kaiser, Natasa (Illustrator)

My BFF, our summer and me

Here’s everything best friends need to make this summer the best they’ve ever had. From fun tests about “Ten things you should do together this summer“ and “The five most delicious snacks for a picnic“ to “Our best photos“, this is a stylish must-have book to make every girl’s summer perfect and help best friends to get to know each other even better. And best of all: when the summer holidays are over, you will not only have had loads of fun, but also have a wonderful album full of memories.

This richly illustrated activity book for girls is the ultimate summer companion, with many pages to fill in, bucket lists and creative DIY ideas.
| 12 +

Crämer, Jana (Author) Pauluth, Josephine (Illustrator)

Inspiring new activity book by the renowned body positivity messenger – packed with suggestions and encouragement

Jana Crämer hasn’t always had it easy, but she has always made the best of it. Being happy isn’t the same as being perfect: this much has Jana learned. This is also her message, and forms the basis of her second activity book. Includes anecdotes and quotations from her own life, full of ideas and encouraging exercises and with loads of space to write in. This book is like your best friend, a new and inspiring activity book by the renowned body positive blogger.

Be who you are! Blogger Jana motivates her readers to accept themselves as they are | 12 +

Funke, Cornelia (Author) Harvey, Franziska (Illustrator)

Cornelia Funke’s classic for beginning readers
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.
| 7 +

Gotzen-Beek, Betina (Author) Gotzen-Beek, Betina (Illustrator)

Happy Birthday, dear Bobby! And everyone is coming to the party!

Bobby lives in a barrel behind Farmer Beppo’s chicken coop. There’s nothing he likes better than to work with his hands, making nice things. Now his birthday is coming up and he would like to have a party with his friends, Freda Ferret, Carl Compost and Erna Ardvaark. This year he simply must have a cream cake for his friends, so Bobby sets to work. But baking a big cake turns out to be more difficult than he thought. Will Bobby’s birthday party be a success?

The delightful picture book by Betina Gotzen-Beek is the perfect birthday present, full of bright colours and so much fun!

English translation available!
| 3 +

Bertram, Rüdiger (Author) Schulmeyer, Heribert (Illustrator)

Anselmo and Bogart, his talking toy cat, find themselves having the craziest adventures of all time! Delivering the last order of the day with Marco the pizza delivery boy, they end up at a villa that is anything but normal. There, they not only encounter a snoring armchair, a mop that sings love songs, a fibbing staircase and a whacky professor, but also discover a rocket. Only the notorious Pizza Riota can save them now! | 8 +

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 +

Wich, Henriette (Author) Vogel, Heike (Illustrator)

Life is never dull for tiny tots. There’s always something going on. In the daytime, they have to rescue their cuddly bunny from the washing machine and in the evening, Firewoman Feli rescues the sandman’s sack from the flames.
This story book for children of two and over is divided into two sections: one with stories about playing and laughing and one with stories about falling asleep and dreaming.
| 24 months +

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
| 4 +

Weber, Susanne (Author) Jacobs, Tanja (Illustrator)

Poor little owl! A delightful book about making hurts better.

The little owl has hurt herself. The fox comes along and blows on the bump, the mouse brings a plaster and the snake strokes the little owl’s cheek. But what’s the best way to make it better? A kiss from Mummy Owl, of course! With the cutest little owl in the world, this book is an absolute favourite with very young children! A charming story of kindness and empathy told in clear pictures and simple rhymes children will have great fun joining in with.

18 months +

Menger, Jette (Author)

Does she love him? A gorgeous love story to make you melt

Student June is beside herself with excitement: Kian, her best friend from schooldays, is returning from Australia to their home town of Bath, and is moving into her shared student house. Time, however, hasn’t stood still since he went away. Kian - an erstwhile chubby schoolboy - now has muscles and tattoos, and June - previously somewhat hyper - has become shy and reserved. However, their mutual attraction has moved beyond just friendship: there’s a huge spark between them and June finds Kian’s flirting almost impossible to resist. If only they could overcome the secrets of their past…

Debut novel by a massively talented 20-year-old
Fabulous YA love story, told from two different perspectives.
Enjoy the fantastic follow-up, too! (“Know You Again”)

16 +

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

More from the magical bookshop of wishes: more magic than ever before! Clara and her friends from the magical bookshop are very excited about the talent competition the whole town is talking about. Only Clara’s friend Leo (who is otherwise known for his unfailing cheerfulness) is grumpy and constantly picking a fight. Luckily, the friends come up with a clever way to solve his problem. Now they can finally devote themselves to the mystery of the strange hamster. These are turbulent times, but as Mrs Owl always says: “Today isn’t the day to be bad-tempered.”

The second novel all about enchanted books and mysterious places: with humorous and heart-warming two-colour illustrations!
| 8 +

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

A magical Christmas in the magical bookshop of wishes

Mrs Owl’s magical bookshop of wishes is looking very Christmassy. Gustaf, the talking cat, has a wonderful time at the Christmas market; Clara’s best friend, Lena, comes on a visit; and everyone is really looking forward to Christmas Eve. But then Clara finds out that Mrs Owl is planning to spend the best time of the year all alone. Of course, Clara cannot allow that! Along with all of the city’s book lovers, she gives Mrs Owl a wonderful Christmas surprise!

The magical bookshop of wishes – Christmas with Mrs Owl by Katja Fixe speeds up the time till Christmas.

Presse quote:
"...a feel-good mixture of a read that leaves you wanting more.” – www.stiftunglesen.de, September 2017
| 8 +

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

You can never have enough books or chocolate tarts! Mrs Owl’s bookshop is due for an inspection. But she is very busy just now, with seeing that everything in Mrs Ting’s Chocolate Heaven is in order, looking after Gustaf the lovesick cat and dealing with a number of books that keep stepping out of line. In all the chaos, Mr Slurze sees his chance. Luckily, Mrs Owl has Clara at her side.

The fourth book about Mrs Owl’s magical bookshop: a magical, warm-hearted adventure for young book lovers!
| 8 +

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

Birthday magic! Clara is terribly excited: With a little help from Mrs Owl and her friend Leo, she is busy planning her birthday party, which will be held at the Magical Bookshop of Wishes, of course. But then Mrs Owl has to go away and Monsieur Hibou, her French stand-in, turns the whole bookshop upside down, comes with a tiresome Persian cat and a mysterious crystal ball and, on top of all that, instead of chocolate tarts, provides baguette with smelly cheese! All is uproar until Mrs Owl returns and they can finally celebrate Clara’s birthday together.

Book 3 in the series THE MAGICAL BOOKSHOP OF WISHES is the perfect birthday present for girls of 8 and over who love books!
| 8 +

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

It’s terrible when your best friend moves away to another town! What a good thing that Clara still has Mrs Owl and her bookshop. Here she is surrounded by her favourite books, Gustaf, the rhyming cat, and Mr King, the talking mirror. So she doesn’t feel too lonely. Especially not on snuggle-up moonshine reading nights. As Mrs Owl so beautifully puts it: “Today is not a day for feeling miserable!”

A dream of a book: magical reading for young book fans! With stories about best friends, talking cats and the most wonderful place in the world, with warm-hearted illustrations by Florentine Prechtel.

"A lovely mixture of friends and family and more than a touch of magic." - Kirkus Review

"...a feel-good reading mix that whets the appetite for more.” - Stiftung Lesen | 8 +

Maar, Paul (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

Wishes come true at Christmas! The Sat has never experienced anything like it before! What kind of creatures are the ones with the wings that supposedly live in heaven? Why is Father Pocketbeer suddenly being so secretive? And why are people bringing trees into their living rooms? When the Sat invites a few colleagues from the world of Sats to his very first Christmas, some intentional – and also one or two unintentional – wishes come true. But in the end, the many Sats give Mr Pocketbeer a tempestuous, truly and absolutely unforgettable Christmas Eve.

Boisterous, charming, with everything the heart could wish for: the perfect Christmas present for all Sat fans.
| 7 +

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

The Magical Bookshop of Wishes series: more than 100,000 copies sold! (October 2019)

The latest from Clara, Leo, Mrs Owl and Gustaf, the rhyming tomcat: Clara is worried about Leo, who urgently needs to get good marks in a German test if he isn’t to repeat a school year. But then the project week looks like it could be cancelled. Luckily, Mrs Owl leaps into the breach as teacher. She moves the class into her magical bookshop of wishes and at the same time helps to restore the school library to former splendour. Now that’s what makes school fun!

School, an ever-popular topic, conjures up magical sales figures

Brightly coloured and delicately drawn: fans love Florentine Prechtel’s illustrations
| 8 +

Schröer, Silvia (Author)

Write Stories! Preferably Your Own

Bursting with ideas to encourage creative self-reflection

The poetry album re-booted: two fantastic gifts for adults, too

Together, work out who you are, what you believe in, and what your friendship means. Fire questions at one another, and solve problems together. Write everything down. Draw, scribble, make ... however you do it, you can create a unique snapshot of your friendship – in book format. | 12 +

Funke, Cornelia (Author) Meyer, Kerstin (Illustrator)

Good-tempered sea dogs, crafty pirates and incredible treasures are what it’s all about in this tempestuous story – equally suitable for older and younger children – by bestseller author Cornelia Funke. Colour illustrations throughout by Kerstin Meyer.
“Peacock bass and pink salmon!” Fat Sven and his cabin boy Pit cannot believe their eyes when a barrel is washed up on the beach right in front of their feet one evening and a small pig emerges with a friendly grunt. Not that he’s an ordinary pig by any means! Jules is a pirate pig! Naturally, they soon discover his secret. And when Jules is kidnapped, Pit and Sven have to take on a whole gang of savage pirates to get their pig back again.
Cornelia Funke’s PIRATE PIG with its funny pictures by Kerstin Meyer is a barrel of laughters for the whole family. | 8 +

Matthes, Silas (Author) Wegner, Stefanie (Illustrator) Müller-Wegner, Timo (Illustrator)

Watch out, YouTubers: here comes Ralf!

13-year-old Ralf dreams of becoming a famous YouTuber, and is desperate to impress Mia, the prettiest girl in the school, with his own videos. Oh, and he wouldn’t mind becoming rich and famous, either - or finally settling the argument with his arch-enemy Julian as to who’s the coolest of them all.

But what makes for a smash hit YouTube channel? Ralf - a creative newbie - makes his tentative entry into the World Wide Web, which is riddled with far more pitfalls than he could ever have imagined.

Silas Matthes’ “RalfTube” is a story of friendship, courage and dreaming big. Packed with boy-friendly comic-style illustrations, it’s designed to get them reading.

Your own YouTube channel: the dream comes true!
Modern, feisty and funny, this comic-style book is perfect for reluctant readers, too

10 +

Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

HURRAY! Miss Braitwhistle is back!
A for “absolute nightmare”, that’s what the old 4a used to be called. Now all the kids from 4a go to different schools. But luckily there will be a class reunion soon, where Frank, Aki, Paula and the others can meet up again. But the real fun only begins when Miss Braitwhistle, their enchanting ex-teacher, turns up and invites the kids to her place. And she has prepared a “little surprise” for them: party crackers that make wishes come true! And suddenly they all find themselves at the zoo in the middle of the night.
School life - Sabine Ludwig’s favourite subject and also that of her young (and not quite so young) readers: a wonderful reunion in the fourth volume of this bestselling series, refreshingly told with all the typically light-hearted Ludwig humour and illustrations by Susanne Göhlich.
| 8 +

Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

Miss Braitwhistle has gone missing – and at a really bad time, too, in Class 4a’s final term. It isn’t until Aki, Franz & co. decide to raise funds for their class kitty that she suddenly turns up behind her desk again. But instead of her teapot and cup, she pulls a thermos flask out of her bag. And her chalk suddenly doesn’t solve any maths problems any more! Were they all wrong about her? Could it be that Miss Braitwhistle doesn’t have any magical powers, after all? | 8 +

Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

Funny and fantastic! A new adventure with Miss Braitwhistle.

Franz and Aki have actually made it into Year 5! But isn’t there still a story about the chaotic 4a that has never been told? Of course there is, the story of their class trip! Imagine Miss Braitwhistle on a trip with her 4a! That could only end in muddle and chaos.

Sabine Ludwig’s hilarious school stories are told with charm and a dash of irony, and convey values without a moralising undertone.
| 8 +

Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

Class 4a is very excited to have Miss Braitwhistle back again! She immediately sets to work, and no matter what she turns her hand to, a school outing in a golf buggy, a cycling proficiency test for left-hand traffic or a visit from two English tortoises called Harry and Willy, this teacher is always good for a surprise. Miss Braitwhistle is enchanting, in the truest sense of the word. And this time she really pulls out all the stops and – as though by magic – ends up saving more than the day on 4a’s tedious school outing.

•\x09The second book in the crazy school series featuring Miss Braitwhistle: a delightfully written book that simply trips off the page. With wonderful illustrations by Susanne Göhlich.
•\x09Volume 1 has already sold more than 35,000 copies.
•\x09Sabine Ludwig is a weaver of spells!
| 8 +

Lund, Silja (Author)

Hit or miss? Real or fake? Leonie in love, and in chaos.

Leonie (14) is completely obsessed with her YouTube channel, “Glamourama”. Being styled to within an inch of her life is the most important thing ever. So Niklas, the boy she fancies, would be the perfect match for her. He’s incredibly good looking - but, unfortunately, already has a girlfriend, namely the perfect Laura. Leonie is going to change this, though. She turns shy new boy Frederic into a stunning heartbreaker. Will Laura take the bait and dump Niklas? And who has Leonie really got her eye on? Does personality matter more than looks, when it comes down to it?

The rollercoaster of puberty combined with glamour, friendship dramas and relationship issues.
YouTube influencers - hot topic for pre-teens.
Book comes with its own YouTube song.
| 11 +

Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

Ludwig at her very best! Now school is being turned upside down

Class 4a is notorious throughout the school. A for “absolute nightmare” is what everyone calls it and class teacher Mrs Dove is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. To make matters worse, the school inspector announces a visit to the school and on the morning he’s due to come, the children are delighted to see Mrs Dove turn on her heel just outside the school gates. Of course, Class 4a erupts into chaos straight away, but then along comes Miss Braitwhistle, the exchange teacher from Newcastle upon Tyne. She takes charge of lessons and always stays as cool as a cucumber, even when faced with 4a. And the children suddenly discover that school really can be fun. They’ve never had a teacher like Miss Braitwhistle before. With her, they study the subject of blood circulation standing on their heads, the indoor swimming pool is turned into an ice rink, a horse comes to tea and Miss Braitwhistle even has a recipe for making the saddest dog in the world happy again. The pupils all agree: Miss Braitwhistle is simply fabulous and even the headmaster, Mr Fishley, is seen to smile for the first time.
But one morning, Mr Fishley comes into the classroom to tell the children that it’s time for Miss Braitwhistle to go back to Newcastle upon Tyne. He is clearly just as sad about this as the children, but they decide to take Miss Braitwhistle at her favourite words – wait and see –and cannot help believing that their favourite teacher will soon be back.

A modern Mary Poppins story, enchanting and humorous. With lots of illustrations by Susanne Göhlich.
| 8 +

Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Kreitz, Isabel (Illustrator)

Magical multiplication is all that can help here! Who is ever going to believe 12-year-old Felix that he has shrunk the maths teacher all the kids hate and that she is now just 15.3 centimetres tall? He himself has no idea how it happened! But now he has a problem on his hands, or rather in his jacket pocket - because that’s where the maths teacher is now and still complaining bitterly. How on earth is Felix going to get her back to her normal size again? Felix grows bolder and bolder as he tries to find out why the teacher has been transformed and in the process becomes less willing to let himself be bossed about. Most importantly, though, he happens on an incredible story that is supposed to have taken place 100 years ago... Full of suspense and funny situations – a book schoolkids can really identify with!
| 10 +

Menger, Jette (Author)

Does he love her? Confronting the Shadows of the Past!
 
To leave behind his Sydney life: that’s all Kian wanted when he returned to Bath and June. However, it soon becomes clear that he can’t escape from his past, and that June hasn’t opened up to him in order for him to shut her out. Regardless of how he and June have changed, what matters is that he loves her. More, even, than all the fame in the world.

The jacket is designed to draw the reader in to this emotionally charged story.
The compelling follow-up to “Know Me Again”
Two volumes published in one month to create a marketing buzz.

16 +

Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

Turbulent time-travel and an astonishingly effective rejuvenating potion!

Who is the mysterious Mr Bat? First of all he invented a time machine, and now he’s offering Robi’s granny a rejuvenating potion. However, even he doesn’t know much about this potion, as he was given it by a long-dead ancestor. All the same, Granny downs the bottle in one. And to Robi’s astonishment, she turns before his very eyes into a five-year-old girl. It’s far more than Robi can cope with. But there’s only one person who can reverse the transformation: Mr Bat’s long-dead ancestor. Thus begins a turbulent journey back through time…

This children’s classic by Christine Nöstlinger is one of our top reads to commemorate Oetinger’s 75th anniversary.

Thrilling time-travel, packed with charm and humour.
Imaginative and gripping story about cross-generational relationships.
A heart-warming adventure full of family and friendship. | 10 +

Tienti, Benjamin (Author) Kiefer, Sebastian (Author) Pricken, Stephan (Illustrator)

There’s aways something weird afoot! The neighbourhood kids are hot on the trail

Elmo is eleven, lives in Berlin-Neukölln, and is a detective. His cases are a welcome diversion from normal life: things haven’t been the same since his big brother died. When Elmo meets super-sassy gamer Tuna, they set out to hunt for the ‘master melody’ in the notorious online game MELOdiy. There’s a big reward for whoever finds it first. But Elmo and Tuna aren’t the only ones trying to find it. Thus a harmless case turns into a huge, crazy adventure.

“Mountains of Chinese Noodles” is Benjamin Tienti’s third novel for children aged 10+, and the first one co-written with his punk band colleague Sebastian Kiefer.

Edgy but warm-hearted: a detective story for kids combined with a cool gaming challenge.
For fans of “Rico and Oscar” (Andreas Steinhöfel).
Tienti’s uniquely honest, raw, warm narrative voice has won high praise.

9 +

Kraußeneck, Thekla (Author)

Virtual reality novel for digital native readers – combines the gaming scene with a dramatic dystopian setting

Zack slowly starts to recover. Everything hurts. He spent three months in solitary confinement. Now the monitoring organisation META has incarcerated him in Gundremmingen, a prison camp, where he has to dispose of radioactive waste. The reason? The whole of Europe believes him to be the terrorist Orion, who posts videos of attacks on the internet. But Zack knows that Lachlan is behind the videos. And Lachlan is no longer behaving like the friend he once was. Fortunately Zack encounters an old female friend who’s willing to help him. Can he prove his innocence to the world? And can he stop Lachlan in his tracks?

| 14 +

Kraußeneck, Thekla (Author)

Fast-moving sci-fi fantasy in the age of totalitarian surveillance.

After his friend Zack has freed him from his kidnappers’ clutches, Lachlan hides in the south of Ireland to plan the next steps in his resistance against the surveillance state: Lachlan’s mentor, Griffin, has asked him to obtain the mighty weapon Erion for him, and to do that, he has to go behind Zack’s back. Zack, in turn, is under pressure from the surveillance organisation META to capture Griffin before he can plunge the world into chaos with Lachlan’s help.
The friends are being played off against each other and no longer know whom to trust. Who is really pulling the strings? Their friendship is once more tested to the limit as Lachlan and Zack battle their way not only through the real, but also through the virtual Cronos fantasy world.

Virtual reality and coming of age for a digitally savvy readership. Book 2 in the terrifyingly well told gaming series. | 14 +

Kraußeneck, Thekla (Author)

Seeking the thirteen Hounds of Hell: the greatest adventure of Cronos World.

Zack died in the attack on Galaxy Tower, but Lachlan is trying to revive him as an avatar in Cronos Cube. When he succeeds, the two friends in Cronos set off to find the powerful thirteen Hounds of Hell. However, they need to get a move on. For Henry, who is in charge of the gymnastics club, is just a few paces behind them, and is about to enslave mankind. Can Zack and Lachlan stop him?

Thrilling finale: fast-paced and thrilling!
Two role-model heroes do battle with the evil powers of the future.
Sci-Fi and fantasy: futuristic fiction for digital natives. | 14 +