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Maluna Moonshine’s magical forest secrets
There are many secrets in the magical forest, and Maluna knows all of them. All of them? No, of course not – but she would love to. Therefore, she’s taking us with her on a journey. She gives away a few secrets along the way; she herself discovers a few in these eight new stories. Needless to say, she’s helped out by bearers and keepers of secrets big and small. Maluna is there for all of us! | 4 +
Serafina is looking forward to seeing her friends Tom and Lisa again. But when her horrid cousins hear about the great magic spell that’s supposedly been hidden away in her uncle’s house, they transform the little witch into a nightingale from one second to the next. Locked up in a cage, Serafina sings her heart out. Luckily her cry for help is heard by Kasimir, her devoted raven. He flies from the Enchanted Forest to Root Mountain to fetch Tom, Lisa and tomcat Lucifer. Will they be able to free Serafina and be the first to find the great magic spell?
Serafina’s Secret. Abracadrabra Nightingale by Sabine Ludwig is the friendly little witch’s second hilarious and magical adventure.
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A fully revised, beautifully illustrated new edition of bestselling author Sabine Ludwig’s enchanting book. With a charming heroine and magic galore.
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At last there’s a cheeky new role model for girls! Peggy Diggledey with her friendship adventures in chapters that are just perfect for storytime.
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An amusing, fast-moving, lively mixture of big-city story, whodunit and everyday children’s life.
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The pair let it rain roses and bathe the secret chamber in the most beautiful colours. But then the spells become more difficult – and the two young elves are normally only allowed to do magic under supervision. But Eyela is over-confident and casts a spell on some of the old, wise elves. Unfortunately for here, though, they know the spells in the book and are both astonished and angry. No one is permitted to enter the secret chamber and the book of spells was thought to have disappeared. Have Eyela and Feya uncovered an old secret belonging to the sun elves?
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This innovative crime series involves the readers in the action and fosters understanding of text and picture elements on five full-page mystery pictures.
Interactive crime stories – a special concept
Each book encourages the children to help guess what has happened and solve the mystery. In each one, there are five full-page mystery pictures containing answers and clues that bring Ben, Carlo and Semra step by step nearer to solving the case. These pictures are always on the right-hand side of the book. A small magnifying glass shows the young readers when there is something hidden in the picture. The children can then read the answer or the instruction to turn to the next page.
Exciting fun for beginning readers: an extremely popular classic genre, redefined and for the first time specially adapted for beginning readers!
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The race against time is on because not only does Uncle Henry suddenly turn up in the past, intent upon rescuing Oskar from the impending ice flood, but also the dangerous man who wants to catch up with the small boy Philipp. And what does all of this have to do with the emperor’s family and the forthcoming royal election? The enemies of the imperial family have already made several attempts to abduct the emperor’s grandson. Oskar has a grave suspicion based on the rumour making the rounds of the city that the son of the future king is currently on his way to Nuremberg. Could Philipp be the future king’s son? And will Oskar ever manage to return to the future?
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Swiss cheese: Great big holes in the walls of London buildings present the Oggly detectives with a real mystery. At first, it looks as though rotten burglars had used the holes to make their way into other people's homes, but then the Oggly detectives make an important discovery: The paintings of a mysterious artist were on the missing pieces of wall. Can the Oggly detectives be able to track down the art thieves?
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Emma Panther, the youngest agent in the world’s most secret secret service, is waiting eagerly for her first official assignment, but the chief of the secret service keeps on putting Emma and her fellow agents Shirin and Santi off. Then Emma notices something peculiar. Her classmates, her half-sister Bertha and even Santi are growing steadily fatter and lazier. Unlike Emma, they have been eating an awful lot of the new Blue Ox chocolate that is supposed to make you more intelligent! Emma suspects a conspiracy and she turns out to be right. The person behind the oh-so tempting chocolate is an old acquaintance Emma still has a bone to pick with. A book from the imaginative series by successful author Elfie Donnelly about a diminutive secret agent with a great big heart.
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Off to Iceland! Alea and the Alpha Cru set sail for the far north. Alea hopes she will at last find her father there and, with him, the answers to all the questions going round and round inside her head. But when the Alpha Cru reaches its destination, Alea is forced to face up to her past. And that’s not all; there she also encounters the mysterious Doctor Orion, who is researching the deadly virus that destroyed the merfolk. With his help, can Alea make her dearest wish come true and restore the merfolk to life? And will Lennox help her put her plan into action? Alea senses that he’s keeping something from her and that’s really putting their love to the test.
The third book in the Alea Aquarius mermaid saga by bestselling author Tanya Stewner.
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Oh no! It’s the first day with her new teacher, and Rosalie manages to oversleep. To add insult to injury, she terrifies the teacher’s timid bat Lola as she clatters into the classroom. The young fairies search madly for the missing bat, to no avail. Then the teacher tells them Lola’s secret. Will Rosalie and her friends be able to find the little bat now? A magical, wintry world awaits young readers.
Young readers aged 5-10 will be enchanted by the magical world of young fairy Rosalie | 7 +
What rotten luck! During his exam at the hocus pocus primary school, Fips Fidibus somehow managed to turn the chairman, Hieronymus Bonk, into a sack of barley, and now a pig has gobbled it all up. The only person who can help Fips now is his father, Ferdinand Fidibus, but unfortunately for Fips, his father has gone missing without a trace. Fips sets out with Scallion, the little dragon, to search for him and stumbles into the thick of a great adventure. This enchanting book for beginning readers, in large format and with lots of colour pictures, is written with affection and humour and is full of surprises about school, friendship and family.
•\x09Short chapters, also ideal for reading aloud
•\x09Cheeky, enchanting, affectionately told story full of mediaeval mystery and “magical” elements
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Friends could not be more different: the dainty dragonfly Azura and the clumsy mole Cosmo. In the meadow by the pond, the two of them make friends with two children. "Beware the dark secret of the sun," warns the toad in the muddy shore. Already one of the two children suffers a painful sunburn. And shortly afterwards, a fire breaks out, ignited by the sun's rays bundled in a magnifying glass. Now all that counts is: stick together and fight the flames! | 4 +
She eventually confides in her grandmother, who gives her a hand-knitted brightly coloured jumper. When Mia puts it on, she can't believe her eyes and ears: "Pilou" can magically speak and understand Mia's problems. Thus begins a special and miraculous friendship. Will Pilou be able to help Mia solve her problems?
With her magical, speaking jumper, bestselling author Tatjana Strobel has created a friend and helpmate for every child. Pilou understands all children's fears and anxieties, and gives them the tools to deal independently with the situations that bother them, and to find solutions to them.
An I-can-do book by bestselling author Tatjana Strobel - sensitively handles difficult situations for children. | 5 +
Exciting news! Runkel the Gnome is to represent the missing Gnome Forest Queen. Full of excitement, she and her friend Jeppe and her hamster Oswald go to the Chestnut Woods in order to ‘gnomify’ them: they have to sweep the moss, paint the leaves and make sure everything sounds nice and rustly. But where’s the Queen - and what are the Forest Gnomes hiding? Eventually Runkel leaves Oswald the Hamster in charge of the throne, and sets off on a thrilling adventure with Jeppe…
Funny, heart-warming story for children and parents alike.
Peek-through cover with a little nest for each individual gnome.
By the successful and creative duo Dully & Dax.
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Torn between her feelings for Brynn and Ash, Rina continues to patrol the streets of the Northside as Alleycat. But Brynn’s father, boss of The Musicians gang, is hot on her heels so that Rina is forced to flee. Will she still be able to solve the mystery of her brother’s death? And which of the two boys is the right one for her: Ash or Brynn? The thrilling finale!
Rock star romance in trendy comic setting
Second and last book in this two-part series
| 14 +
How exciting: at Lisa’s new school, there’s a rumour going round about a secret club! But nobody knows what it’s all about or who is in it. Lisa and her friends think that it might be a kind of Dead Poets’ Society, a Second Life online club or a circle of elitist pupils. Others suspect it might be a historical secret society or a casting agency’s promotion. Lisa decides to solve the mystery about the club – and in doing so, she not only puts her friendships to the test, but also falls in love for the first time.
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How does she know all of this? And why does the new girl in class 6b have such an odd diary? Greta is happy about her new classmate – and what she finds out is even more amazing: Zola is not from Bavaria or anywhere like that. No, she comes from the future! She is here to do a stint of time experience in the present. But no one is really supposed to know that. Luckily, Zola always has an emergency chewing gum ready to hand, in case there is something to forget!
A hilarious time travel adventure: the latest fun read from the author of Popes Don’t Fart
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Borka is a girl who was raised by lions. When poachers capture her lion parents, the 18-year-old follows them to the royal court, where her courage and strength earn her the position of bodyguard to the crown prince. Borka accompanies Prince Feodor on a perilous journey, by the end of which she not only knows her own past, but also the person to whom her heart and future belong.
Where exactly is your home when you come from two worlds?
Her forest - green, secluded, peaceful. That’s where 16-year-old Borka lives as a member of a pride of lions.
The royal court – loud, power-hungry, gruesome. That’s where Prince Feodor lives. As heir to the throne, he is required to prove himself in a battle with two lions.
Both worlds collide one fateful day and Borka’s life changes for ever. Where does she belong? And will she ever learn the truth about her past?
Two worlds, one prince, a lion girl: a romantasy unlike any you’ve read before
Focuses on strength and wildness, background and identity | 14 +
Leon is bored and it’s no wonder. For as long as he can remember, he has been twelve years old and forbidden to leave the village of Valmot, where he lives. Then one day, old Morelli takes Leon with him to the nearest town, but his wonderful outing becomes a journey on the edge between life and death. Morelli is kidnapped by a stranger and Leon discovers the existence of a mysterious pact that threatens the life of all his relatives and friends in Valmot. Will he and his friends Marietta and Fly manage to save the village?
Fantastical and highly inventive, dark and atmospheric, that’s Austrian author Thomas Mendl’s second adventure story for children.
| 11 +
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.
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No other author writes such gloriously crazy stories!
The sequel to the heart-warming and hilarious story about the family with the worst grandma in the world. Book 1 won the Leipziger Lesekompass book award as well as being nominated for the Deutsch-Französische Jugendbuchpreis award.
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Six-year-old Edda lives in Moss Lane, and she and her friends’ favourite place to play is “America”, the overgrown plot of land on the other side of the road. But then builders come along and put up a house there, of all places. Of course, Edda is definitely going to hate the new people for ever! It’s just too bad that she and the boy who moves into the new house get on like a house on fire from the word go.
A great book for reading aloud, with depth and humour
Like a best friend: a delightfully genuine narrator
For everyone who loves feel-good stories like “Sommerby”.
BÜCHER magazine awarded "Edda of Moss Lane" their “Grandios” seal of approval!
“Marvellous, the way Jasmin Schaudinn inhabits the emotional world of the first-person narrator. The author knows exactly what goes on in the minds of six-year-olds… a terrific debut that leaves you wanting more! Edda conquers the hearts of her readers!“ | 6 +
Munich, the end of a hot summer. Three girls die within the space of a few weeks – seemingly, it was their own decision. But that is only half the truth. Because all three wanted to go to their deaths with the man they loved. They had no idea that the very man who wanted to die with them would turn out to be their worst enemy.
A subtle page turner about a series of mysterious teenage deaths – about murder, secrets and the darkest depths of human nature.
No electricity! No running water! Nothing but the great outdoors! The two cousins Leo and Imogen, both ten years old, are spending their holidays in the house of an aunt, who has died. But they have barely been there a few days when the two find themselves caught up in a great adventure. A shadow comes slinking round the house, and peculiar things begin happening. Could it be a ghost? When Leo and Imogen discover a secret from the past, they realise that holidays far from civilisation are the best thing that could have happened to them!
A fantastic holiday adventure by Antonia Michaelis about a wonderful childhood friendship, magic, fantasy and reality!
| 10 +
On a field trip, twins Ira and Vanjo lose their way in the woods. They seek sanctuary in a dilapidated sanatorium, where they encounter a group of young people from a boot camp. But something isn't right. Why do all routes lead back to the doors of the sanatorium? Where are the nocturnal gasping and shuffling sounds coming from? Thrown back on their own resources, there's only one thing they can do: solve the mystery of the sanatorium. However, the tensions within the group are mounting, and it soon transpires that they are in real danger.
- Highest level excitement and mystery
- Netflix-style mystery - has similarities with "The Society", "Dark" and "Stranger Things".
- Nightmarish setting: an abandoned sanatorium.
- Group dynamics, psychological tension, dual narrative perspective.
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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!
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Ten-year-old Stella lives above an old costume rental shop with her father, her brother, her grandpa and her dog, Jupiter. After witnessing a glorious shower of shooting stars, Stella meets a strange girl in the garden in the middle of the night. Although Vega is a little odd, she and Stella quickly become friends. But Vega claims to be a shooting star. Can that really be true? And can Vega also make wishes come true? For Stella’s family have plenty of wishes!
Author Katja Frixe and illustrator Erica-Jane Waters take their readers on an enchanting journey. A book for children of 8 and over, full of humour, magic and friendship.
| 8 +
The tension is mounting for the teenagers lost in the woods. Mistrust and mutual suspicions are now threatening to tear the group asunder. But suddenly an even greater peril strikes from outside: the teenagers aren’t alone in the woods, and find themselves facing mortal danger. Wicca, modern-day witches, are pursuing their black magic, and are seeking a human sacrifice for their forthcoming important ritual …
Volume 2 of the mystery trilogy set in the abandoned sanatorium.
Dramatic and pacey, with constantly switching perspectives: a thrilling read in the manner of all the best series.
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 +
A magical secret society in present-day London – our new atmospheric fantasy trilogy in a boarding school setting
The summer holidays are just beginning when Jade unexpectedly finds herself back at the Clockmakers Academy in London. There she learns that she belongs to an ancient secret society of time guardians. From now on, Jade and her classmates will be taught such fascinating topics as time-window leaping and demon defence. And Jade is really going to need these newly acquired skills because Chronos has set his sights on gaining dominion over time. And Jade also finds that of all “people,” Harper, an overanxious guardian spirit, has been appointed to protect her.
The first book of a richly illustrated trilogy – mysterious, magical and gripping | 13 +
Jade has returned the magic hour hand to the Time Inheritors’ Society. However, her best friend Mat lost his powers in the process, and now has to leave the Academy. Fortunately, Jade still has Orla and Henry. But why has Henry suddenly started rebuffing her? And then there’s the mysterious stranger who she sees creeping around the Clockmakers’ Market. Could it be that the Time Knights have returned? They’ve only ever had malice in mind ...
Best selling topics in a totally original form: time, school, secret societies | 13 +
Jade is starting her last year at the Clockmakers’ Academy. She’s supposed to be preparing for her final exams along with her friends Orla and Mat - but then comes the sudden disappearance of their ally Master Gridlock, the leader of the Time Inheritors. Are Chronos and his evil Time Knights responsible? Jade throws herself into trying to return the magical second hand to Time House in order to stop Chronos. But whom can she really count on in her battle against the powers of the Un-World? Volume 3 of the Time Inheritors trilogy, packed full of mystery, magic and excitement which will appeal to all fantasy fans.
The spectacular finale of the Time Inheritors trilogy.
Praised by readers, and a favourite with book bloggers.
Atmospheric fantasy: exciting, magical, mystery-packed.
| 13 +
- Book 2 in the glittering series about Vega, Stella and cherished wishes
- Colourful, fanciful illustrations by Erica-Jane Waters | 8 +
The teenagers slowly begin to uncover the secrets surrounding the abandoned sanatorium. They realise that their great enemy isn’t Wicca, but one of their own group. The tension mounts - and culminates in a gripping showdown. Will the teenagers manage to set their differences aside in order to survive? This battle has long since ceased to be theirs alone.
Mystery in the style of Netflix dramas “The Society”, “Dark”, and “Stranger Things”.
The trilogy’s finale - with a completely unexpected ending.
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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Rustling sounds and the crackling of twigs fill these woods, and they hold a secret - four heroic young animals with big hearts and soft, fluffy fur are always at the ready to soothe away the big and small cares of nursery school children.
On an outing to the forester’s house, boisterous little Paula disturbs an anthill with her stick, sending the ants scuttling in every direction, including up trouser legs … Luckily, our four woodland heroes know the way to the next stream and help Paula to rescue two rabbits who are in trouble | 4 +