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Poppe, Grit (Author) Hörl, Hanna (Illustrator)

Never give up! Escape from the youth detention centre. GDR, 1988: Anja’s mother applies for a departure permit to leave East Germany and is arrested by the secret police, the Stasi. The 14-year-old is placed in a youth detention centre under the administration of the Juvenile Welfare Department. Shocked by the high-handedness of the educators, the violence and the drill, Anja soon has only one thought in her mind: escape. But things get even worse…
A gripping novel about tyrannical treatment and violence at the youth detention centre in the GDR. Carefully researched by the author, who was herself a member of the “Democracy Now!” movement. With a glossary and chronicle of the regime change in the appendix. | 14 +

Sara, Pia (Author) Körner, Tine (Author)

… makes a decision and experiences her first time with Jonah. The two are now an item and Feli is very happy. She feels that Jonah understands her and takes her seriously, and the relationship gives her a new self-confidence. Her studies are going well, too. But when Feli hears that Lucy had a spontaneous fling with Ben, she is deeply hurt and shocked. Could it be that she still has stronger feelings for Ben than she imagined?

… is trying to sort out her life. She wants to take her mind off things and prove to herself and Klara that she’s into men, and that’s why she has a chaotic affair with Ben. Klara finds out, reacts awkwardly, and that’s how Nils finally also gets to hear of Lucy’s fling. He ends their relationship straight away.

A steamy flirtation with a stranger, a first serious relationship, the feeling that your best friend could be much more than that … Two girls whose stories are inextricably bound together. And the kinds of topics that young people care about: flat-sharing, music, dancing, secret dreams and plenty of sexy stuff!

Mentored by Sara Bow, one of the most successful bloggers and YouTubers in Germany, and in cooperation with the Hamburg Stage School.

Feli & Lucy: two perspectives, two stories, inextricably intertwined.
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Sara, Pia (Author) Körner, Tine (Author)

… is happy with Jonah. He’s good for her and she’s enjoying her first steady relationship. But when all the flatmates spend a day at a nearby lake and Ben lets her know that he’s planning to change, Feli has a wobble. Is Ben being serious and does he have feelings for her, after all? And would that change anything?
The holidays are just around the corner and Feli is going to spend them in Karlsruhe, where she has a holiday job lined up. With a heavy heart, she says goodbye to Jonah, Klara and Lucy. The only one missing - as usual - is Ben. But a few days later, she gets a selfie from Ben, taken beside a Karlsruhe sign, showing her he is on the way to …

… is really excited because the Stage School’s big summer musical is coming up and she has a major role in it. Happily, the show goes well and Lucy delivers a perfect performance. No sooner is the show over, than Klara jumps onto the stage in front of the entire audience and kisses Lucy, who is taken completely by surprise, but is also over the moon. At last, Klara has committed to their relationship.

A steamy flirtation with a stranger, a first serious relationship, the feeling that your best friend could be much more than that … Two girls whose stories are inextricably bound together. And the kinds of topics that young people care about: flat-sharing, music, dancing, secret dreams and plenty of sexy stuff!

Mentored by Sara Bow, one of the most successful bloggers and YouTubers in Germany, and in cooperation with the Hamburg Stage School.

Feli & Lucy: two perspectives, two stories, inextricably intertwined.

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Sara, Pia (Author) Körner, Tine (Author)

… inspired by Lucy, Feli decides to start dancing again. She used to do a lot of it but then gradually let the hobby slide. After a first training session at the Stage School’s gym, she feels frustrated – she hasn’t quite got the hang of the steps. Ben offers to help her with them when the class is over and they come physically so close that temperatures rise and they almost end up kissing again. Just at the last moment, Feli draws back and walks away, leaving him standing.

… is still fighting for her friendship with Klara. The relationship between the two is still very tense, but they gradually become closer again. During a carefree shopping trip, they end up together in the same cubicle and the atmosphere is electric … and this time things go much further than a mere kiss … For Klara, it’s an exciting adventure and a new experience. But Lucy realises that she wants more and feels hurt when Klara continues to flirt madly with every man she meets. She doesn’t seem at all interested in a relationship with Lucy, not even to consider the possibility. Lucy is deeply hurt and keeps her distance. She just cannot keep on acting as though nothing had happened.

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Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Schüler, Kathrin (Illustrator)

Road novel by Antonia Michaelis about two unequal heroes and an awful lot of cows

The two meet one night in summer: Sean , a student from Iran, who’s been in Germany for two months, and Davy, a home kid who’s run away to look for a friend. Both become witnesses to a robbery. Pursued from now on by both the criminals and the police, they go on the run together, from one end of Germany to the other, across strawberry fields, beneath dark storm clouds, through beer gardens, in a hot-air balloon, by train and moped. Again and again, they find themselves surrounded by cows - apparently it’s their fate. Why else should the car carrying Sean and his deportation order get stuck in a herd of cows on the way to the airport?

Brilliant, bizarre and funny: Antonia Michaelis takes her readers on a tour of Germany through the eyes of a refugee and tells the story of an unusual friendship.
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Steffan, Philipp (Author)

Clear message: Speak out against right-wing extremism!

Right-wing populism is constantly gaining ground. But how do you identify right-wing ideas, and more than anything, how do you deal with them? These are the questions the highly acclaimed young association Tadel verpflichtet e.V. poses with its educational initiative diskursiv, which is publishing this practical little book providing some powerful reasoning to support arguments against right-wing populism; tailored to a young readership and practice-related with conversation tactics, tips and suggested solutions. | 14 +

Martin, Peer (Author)

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 +

Fessel, Karen-Susan (Author)

A single blow and nothing is ever the same again. What otherwise only happens on television becomes reality. The paths of four teenagers cross at a petrol station. Prior to this, they really had nothing in common. Now Leon has fallen into a coma after receiving a blow. Masha and Blendi saw it happen. Muris did it. We are taken through the months following the incident from the different perspectives of Masha, Blendi and Muris: the search for the culprit, their fear for Leon’s life, and the fates of each of the boys involved. Thanks to Blendi’s artistic talent, Muris is eventually found out.

A credible, realistic and oppressive story with exciting switches between the perspectives of victim and aggressor!
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Baltscheit, Martin (Author) Rauers, Wiebke (Illustrator)

Profound, surprising and absolutely hilarious! The bear is envied for his lazy life at the zoo – three meals every day so that he never has to go to sleep hungry. And yet he would much rather be free, like the crow. She offers him the chance of his life, to switch bodies! Very soon, the crow bear discovers that good manners are a total waste of time in the wild, and the bear crow not only eats herself fat, but unhappy, too. And so in the end, the pair make the free decision to share full board at the zoo.

Philosophical subjects given entertaining, child-appropriate treatment with brilliant, imaginative illustrations!
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Weger, Nina (Author) Schöffmann-Davidov, Eva (Illustrator)

“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.
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Stewner, Tanya (Author) Hennig, Simone (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

A new mergirl adventure for beginning readers

The Alpha Cru writes a song for the Gilves because she knows music is what they love most. With the help of an eavesdropping snail, Alea Aquarius and her friends manage to squeeze the song into a shell and take it down to the cave city, where the Gilves live. Will the Gilves get the message?

Alea Aquarius imparts courage, stands for friendship and is dedicated to protecting the environment and helping her fellow humans – the perfect recipe for hours of reading fun with Alea and the Alpha Cru.
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Rose, Barbara (Author) Ishida, Naeko (Illustrator)

Over 90,000 copies of the Fairy School books sold (February 2019)

Rosalie the fairy has only been at Blossomwood School for a few days when she has her first flying lesson with Firn Whirr. Rosalie is really looking forward to it and flies off enthusiastically. But … why are all the other girls so fairy-fast? Firn Whirr quickly takes a look at Rosalie’s wings and discovers that the little flower fairy is wearing everyday wings. Will she get her travel wings and learn the secret magic spell for putting wings on and taking them off again?

-\x09Bestselling combination: the popular girls topic fairies, coupled with quality, humour and charm
-\x09Now Fairy School fans can enjoy not only listening to but also reading the stories themselves | 6 +

Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Wandtke, Sanna (Illustrator)

The fantastic new novel by Antonia Michaelis: street urchin Rabé's search for happiness.

When eleven-year-old Madagascan street urchin Rabé discovers a magic casket, his life changes instantly. For it contains a treasure map which leads to a place deep in the jungle. Together with the German boy Benja, Rabé sets off to find the treasure. But who is the hunchbacked old woman whom they keep encountering? Why is the man in the SUV following them? And what is the connection between the treasure and little Kintana and the old magician? The boys finally unconver the secret of the casket, its former owners, and a tragic disaster from years ago…

The fantastic new novel by Antonia Michaelis: thrilling, emotional, and full of imagination.

A perilous treasure hunt through the Madagascan jungle.

Introduces children to life in faraway Africa.

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Drake, Harper (Author) Schütz, Nele (Illustrator)

Spell leads an independent life on the Californian coast. She lives in a trailer with her dog, Spock, making jewellery during the day and working at a beach bar at night. She values her freedom more than anything else. But when she falls in love with Arthur, an artist, her independence suddenly doesn’t seem quite so important anymore. But can she really trust him? In the end, Arthur’s efforts to win her and her own feelings prove stronger than her fears and she lets her guard down – until betrayal tears open old wounds.

The books in the Heartbeat series are sensual love stories full of thrilling romance and passion. | 15 +

Maar, Paul (Author) Maar, Paul (Illustrator) Künster, Doris K. (Illustrator)

Johanna grows up in a small town in Mainfranken, just after the Second World War. The grown-ups talk about “hard times”, but that’s not how the children see it. For them, the coal scarcity, acorn coffee and mashed potato are as normal as the regular plagues of Colorado beetles and mice. But Johanna increasingly feels hemmed in and begins to rebel against the values and rules of her parents … | 16 +

Luhn, Usch (Author) Tourlonias, Joëlle (Illustrator)

Nils isn’t exactly a good boy. Sometimes when he’s bored, he plays naughty tricks on animals and people. Then one day, everything changes and Nils suddenly shrinks to the size of a thumb. Now he is one of the small, weak ones, too. When the animals start teasing him in their turn, Nils sets off with a passing flock of wild geese on what ends up being a long journey right across Sweden. A great adventure begins!
Usch Luhn’s retelling of the Selma Lagerlöf classic is perfect for children of four and over.
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Stewner, Tanya (Author) Hennig, Simone (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

At last, there’s an Alea Aquarius for beginning readers, too!

Sammy has gone missing! Ben, Alea and Lennox immediately set out into the magical underwater world to look for him. When they find his camera floating around between plastic waste, they start to feel very worried. Where on earth can Sammy be? What can have happened?

With Alea Aquarius. Mermaid Magic by Tanya Stewner and Simone Hennig, the exciting mergirl adventures featuring Alea, Sammy and Lennox, are now also available for beginning readers of eight and over. | 8 +

Bongard, Katrin (Author)

Art, smart, smooch!
Sophie loves drawing. One day, Charly turns up in her art course at school. He’s cool – cheeky and clever and always contradicting the art teachers. Sophie is disgusted – can you even call his weird monster drawings art? And is there any truth to the rumour that he sprays graffiti onto walls in town at night? Sophie immediately makes up her mind to detest the new boy. But before long, she is fascinated by his wild lifestyle, his thirst for freedom and his special brand of art. One night she goes spray-painting with Charly and suddenly finds his lips on hers...
The story of an unusual and absolutely frank love between two people with very different characters.

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Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

Antonia Michaelis knows what children dream of

“When the wind blows in from the North-east, the mill comes alive.” And that’s when adventure is on its way to Liv and her three sisters, and their home, the mill, becomes an enchanted place. One morning, the mill is a palace and the girls are princesses. But then Princess Jorunn is kidnapped! Her sisters set out on a perilous search to find her. Their journey takes them along the banks of the torrential river to the castle, where the evil water troll lives. Now the girls have to muster all their courage and all their cleverness to free their sister.

Magical mix of fairy tale, adventure, nature, solidarity and a shudder

With picturesque illustrations by Claudia Carls, illustrator of The Bilberry House

The mill kids have what it takes to become a modern classic

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Stewner, Tanya (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

Eagerly Anticipated: Alea’s Adventure Continues

Dramatic cliffhanger finale of volume 5 makes this a must-read

In the eagerly anticipated sixth volume of the bestselling series by Tanya Stewner, Alea Aquarius’s adventures take a new turn. Robbed of all their memories, the Alpha Cru have to reorientate themselves. Who is targeting them? Who is the man with the black coat and the barrel organ who is watching them from the harbour? And were there originally more members of the gang? Alea wouldn’t be Alea if she didn’t decide to take on her adversaries in order to save her friends, even if the odds seem to be stacked against her.

Bestseller: 640,000 Alea Aquarius books and audio-books sold | 10 +

Link, Alexandra (Author)

Ponies, nature and magic – a touching tale of friendship, with the additional frisson of unicorn magic.

13-year-old Lina lives in the mountains with her father and brother. When she is given the mare Fjella, it seems as if her happiness is complete. However, the caramel-coloured pony is beyond unusual, and has a horny place between her ears... Soon not only Fjella but also Lina and her friend David are in danger – for Fjella is very special, and unfortunately the wrong people get wind of this.
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Sand, Fabienne (Author)

Never deny your own identity - stand up for a society in which nobody is discriminated against. That’s the message of this book by three top-class women writers. Equal rights for men and women, for people with migrant backgrounds, for trans and intersex people - it should (in fact) be self-evident to treat everyone equally. If you’re ever stuck for the right comeback during a discussion about these issues, you’ll find some great ones here!

Championing an equal society free from discrimination.
Handy portable format filled with powerful arguments.
Written by a prominent and diverse trio of female authors.
| 12 +

Poppe, Grit (Author)

First, You Betray Your Conscience. Then You Betray Your Family

A teen fiction first: young people in the GDR being turned into unofficial collaborators by the Stasi

When his grandmother has to move to a care home, Sebastian has to move in with his father, who left their family when Sebastian was just a baby. He feels no connection with this man who served a life sentence and barely addresses a word to him. It is, however, better than going back to that dreadful children’s home which Social Services initially placed him in – and where he came to care secretly about Katja, who ran away. One day, though, a man appears at Sebastian’s school and forces him to agree to spy on his teachers and schoolmates. He turns him into an unofficial Stasi collaborator, and persuades him to spy on his own father. | 14 +

Steffan, Philipp (Author) Morfeld, Caroline (Author) Gralke, Tobias (Author)

Recognising right-wing language patterns: the highly topical follow-up to "Say Something!".

Why is language so important? Because HOW we say something is fundamentally linked to WHAT we say. In this new volume, the activist organisation “Tadel verpflichtet! e.V.” exposes right-wing populist language and the world view behind it. Practical examples help the reader to judge difficult situations accurately, and to counter them politely but radically.

Clear Message: Speak out against right-wing extremism!

More than 25.000 copies of "Say Something!" sold! | 12 +

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)

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)

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 +