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Grimm, Sandra (Author) Korthues, Barbara (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

Hurray, hurray, hurray, reading every day. Won’t that be fun?

Good news! Whether we’re riding a giraffe to football, having a wild party in a pig-sty, or even trying out Granny’s fantastic wishing machine - we’re guaranteed to have some fun with this wonderful treasure of a book. Shall we read together? A delightful discovery for our own and other people’s children - and for anyone who likes to read aloud.

A strong cast of characters reinforces feelings and positive values.
Rounded corners; comfortable to hold while reading aloud.
Affordable, practical and lovingly designed. | 4 +

Sönnichsen, Imke (Author) Sönnichsen, Imke (Illustrator)

When grannies and monkeys get together, life is sure to turn interesting.

Granny Rose lives a quiet, retiring life in her house on the coast. She keeps her home tidy and in the evening knits the grey socks she sells at market. But one day down on the beach she finds a little monkey called Puck and takes him home with her. Puck has some pretty extraordinary ideas when it comes to tidiness. Suddenly nothing in Rose’s life is as it used to be. But is that really such a bad thing?

Affectionate, amusing and profound – a pleasure for child listeners and adult readers

Successful illustrator Imke Sönnichsen has written and drawn an affectionate story full of mischievous humour to delight any child and also entertain the adults reading it.

Full English translation available!
| 4 +

Girod, Anke (Author) D'Oro, Miri (Illustrator)

Imagination embarks on a journey with June! June is 12 years old and an absolute travel freak – but one with sadly no travel experience at all. Now it’s time to put an end to that – and to her trips to visit Auntie Ernie in the Harz Mountains. How else is she ever going to become a good travel reporter? After all, she does already have a travel blog. But then June and her friend Will meet a sad little circus lady, Miss Pabs, who has to save her family from unscrupulous villains. With Miss Pabs and her magical suitcase, an adventurous trip around the world begins for June and Will – at long last!

A bold character with an ambitious dream, girls will find her easy to identify with, a fantastic travel adventure with a touch of magic and even a real live blog on Instagram and Wordpress!
| 9 +

Franz, Maren (Author) Franz, Beatrice (Author) Pauluth, Josephine (Illustrator)

Go with your flow: Shape your own year, be creative and stay cool.

Be yourself, be creative and feel good! This book will help you to realise your own potential throughout the entire year – with plenty of ideas, suggestions and instructions for spring all the way through to winter. With yoga and mindfulness exercises, beauty DIY tips and lots of pages with creative ideas, you couldn’t be better prepared for the best year of your life! Live your own You, but stay cool as you do – and dance barefoot through your life!

Dance Barefoot Through Your Life - Happiness Ideas for Your Year! places the focus on self-realisation instead of self-optimisation and offers creative ideas for every month, feel-good hints, pages to fill as you please and much more besides.
| 12 +

Kissel, Vera (Author) Werbeagentur, ZERO (Illustrator)

Being happy is what really matters

After Luke lost his father years ago, his father’s partner became a friend and father figure for him. Because Luke is shy, especially when it comes to girls, that is exactly what he needs. His friend Birol is involved in some shady dealings, but Luke only has eyes for the lovely young Kurdish woman Gülbahar – until an accident occurs, that is, and then Luke is forced to realise that while some calamities bring people together, others tear them apart.
Explosive topical theme and a touching romance at the same time.
| 13 +

Woolf, Marah (Author) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator)

The final battle for the magical world and love! A return to Leylin is out of the question for Eliza and Cassian. Not until the three magical seals have finally been destroyed and Damian de Winter has been conquered will peace reign once more. However, the longer the battle continues, the more frequently Eliza asks herself what will become of the love between Cassian and herself if they cannot turn the tide of battle in their favour. For how long can she ask Cassian to stay in her world? | 14 +

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

Wish dot-wonderful: the cutest, cuddliest Sat of all time!

Where would the Pocketbeer Family be without the Sat? Mr Pocketbeer has become as fond of the small creature with the trunk-like snout as if he were his own child. But one day the Sat disappears. To its own horror, he must return to the Sat world at the end of 15 years, 15 days and 5 minutes – because otherwise the human being he is living with would become a Sat himself. Mr Pocketbeer is already showing the first signs… Is he really turning into a Sat? And will the real Sat have to leave his dad? A wondrous tear leads to a surprising solution…

Fast-moving, turbulent and full of imaginative ideas – one of the very best Sat stories! For the first time featuring colour illustrations inside.

Total circulation of all Sat books: 4.6 million copies! | 7 +

Maar, Paul (Author) Maar, Paul (Illustrator)

Wish dot-wonderful: the cutest, cuddliest Sat of all time!

Where would the Pocketbeer Family be without the Sat? Mr Pocketbeer has become as fond of the small creature with the trunk-like snout as if he were his own child. But one day the Sat disappears. To its own horror, he must return to the Sat world at the end of 15 years, 15 days and 5 minutes – because otherwise the human being he is living with would become a Sat himself. Mr Pocketbeer is already showing the first signs… Is he really turning into a Sat? And will the real Sat have to leave his dad? A wondrous tear leads to a surprising solution…

Fast-moving, turbulent and full of imaginative ideas – one of the very best Sat stories! For the first time featuring colour illustrations inside.

Total circulation of all Sat books: 4.6 million copies!
| 8 +

Sookee, Nora (Author) van der Giessen, Judith (Illustrator)

Hip Hop meets Typography
A literary-graphic experiment like no other

Jonah has been going with Mira for four years now. But suddenly he falls in love with the new caretaker. Is Jonah gay? And what will happen when the others find out his secret?
| 14 +

Ambach, Jule (Author) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

A Book Says More Than a Thousand Compliments

A tale to warm any heart: the perfect present!

On-trend hand-lettered typography

It’s a day full of wonderful adventures for the lively little otter and his big, cuddly friend. When evening falls, they ask one another why today was so extra-specially, heart-warmingly lovely. The answer trips straight off the otter’s tongue: because they spent it together. “You know what?” says the big otter to the little otter, who has snuggled up to him and is looking up at his friend with his great big eyes, “You are my biggest delight!” | 5 +

Ameling, Anne (Author) Linnekuhl, Elias (Illustrator)

A friend, a good friend …

Giant Rumble or Dwarf Twirl? Three minutes or eight? This book will find friends everywhere. It contains 21 fun, imaginative, touching stories about friendship, solidarity, about mice and crows who become friends, and girls who cover long distances for each other. And each story is just the reading length you want.

Fun stories from different worlds of friendship

Successful concept: over 115,000 copies of the series sold

Just the right length for every read-aloud occasion | 4 +

Fiedler-Tresp, Sonja (Author) Hardt, Iris (Illustrator)

Pictures tell the story – a unique concept
Three double pages each are devoted to the telling of one fairy tale – entirely in pictures. So even the youngest children can take an active part in telling the story – a great success that makes children (and their parents) very proud! And just in case the adults need a little reminder of how the stories go, there’s a short text summary for each of the fairy tales.

Four fairy tales retold in pictures
To enjoy over and over again
Short text summaries as reminders of the content
| 3 +

Schütze, Andrea (Author) Henze, Dagmar (Illustrator)

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 +

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.
| 10 +

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.

10 +

Ziegler, Meral (Author) Birzer, Romina (Illustrator)

Pride. A moment in which you have the world at your feet.

When she sets out, she has luck in her pockets. The mountain towers high above her, the ascent can begin.

Slam poetry meets illustration: young authors write about grand emotions. New territory for words and images! | 14 +

Boie, Kirsten (Author) Scholz, Barbara (Illustrator)

Off to new reading adventures! With a pinch of knight’s fortune and dragon courage Born a serf, died a serf, serf a life long – yes, that’s pretty much the way it is! But isn’t it terribly unfair that all peasants belong to their knight and not even a tiny little bit to themselves? Peasant boy Trenk certainly thinks so. He wants to have a better life than his father who is yet again up for another beating at the castle. And so Trenk sets out for the city with his piglet on a tether to find his fortune. But finding his fortune turns out not to be as simple as Trenk expected – it’s a good thing he keeps on making friends along the way who are happy to help him. And who would have thought that the little knight Trenk of Thousanddub would end up taking on the dangerous dragon? A book the whole family will love – to read aloud or to yourself. In large, read-aloud format, an elaborate edition with marker ribbons and cloth cover – and over 200 colour pictures by Barbara Scholz!
| 6 +

Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator)

Maluna makes you brave!

The school inspector has just announced a visit when Monsieur Shampignon, the teacher at the Enchanted Forest School, falls ill. Now the inspector could close the school down, but the folks of the Enchanted Forest simply can’t let that happen, of course. Luckily, they have Maluna there to help and together they come up with a brilliant rescue plan.

-\x09Maluna helps build self-confidence and courage in any situation
-\x09One single, continuous new story | 4 +

Wich, Henriette (Author) Rath, Tessa (Illustrator)

Family fun from Monday to Sunday: a new adventure every day.

Forest ranger Andrea lives with her husband, their children, Granny and Lolli the dachshund in Seven Oaks Forest. There, the family has a new adventure every day of the week. On Monday, Lolli prevents a forest fire. On Tuesday, the children discover a fox’s lair. On Monday, the Forest Kindergarten comes to visit. On Thursday, a tree plays a central role. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, too, are packed with adventures. There’s no risk of boredom in Seven Oaks Forest!

An exciting new forest-based story for every day of the week.
Comes with a colour-your-own days of the week wheel.
Important read-aloud ritual reinforced by a compelling series of stories. | 4 +

Zöller, Elisabeth (Author) Kolloch, Brigitte (Author) Czerwenka, Eva (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator) | further

I Like Reading Aloud

I’m Afraid, But I am Brave!

At the swimming pool, Jonas has finally plucked up the courage to go down the big slide. But once he’s standing at the top, he freaks out. Thank goodness his best friend is up there with him - which helps Jonas finally to take the plunge! Lotte goes to the baker’s shop on her own for the first time, and Leo summons up the courage to have a sleepover with his friend Paula without his mum and dad being there too. Jana asks her Granny how people become courageous. Fortunately, Granny has an answer…


- A great value read-aloud treat.

- Makes a fantastic present for your own children - or for other people’s.

- Emotion-packed stories for all everyday situations.
| 4 +

Gieseler, Corinna (Author) Paule, Irmgard (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)


I Like Reading Aloud

You are my star - How loved you are

Milla and Paul love to have a huge cuddle with Mummy and Daddy when they wake up on Sundays. Molly the warthog has no friends at all in the zoo - but then she meets another warthog. They hit it off so well that before very long, they are happily throwing mud at one another. Tristan von Hogweed - the son of Eckart von Hogweed - is tasked with finding a dragon, but can only find dragon eggs. But then a little dragon hatches out of one of the eggs, and Tristan has found a super-faithful friend. How great it is to have someone to love and cuddle!

- Top-notch stories at a bargain price.

- Powerful, emotion-packed series dealing with all sorts of topics relating to everyday life.

- Rounded corners; comfortable to hold while reading aloud. | 4 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Garanin, Melanie (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

Magic a smile on your face! A gift book to delight.

Life is much nicer and more cheerful when I’m with you. Here’s a little bit of read-aloud fun for you. Together we’re going to make a crazy backwards day. We’re going to have hiccups or even have breakfast in bed. That’ll be fun. Shall we read together? Yes: here come the stories about the thing that children can’t get enough of. Fun!

Successful series explores and helps children to understand feelings.
Topics cover all aspects of daily life.
Design-led: read-aloud fun makes for a great gift! | 4 +

Zöller, Elisabeth (Author) Kolloch, Brigitte (Author) Wechdorn, Susanne (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator) | further


I Like Reading Aloud

One, two, three - Now best friends are we!

Two mice are quarrelling about who is allowed to live in the apple. But then they work out that the apple is big enough for them both - and in fact it’s much nicer not to live on your own! Princess Priscilla is supposed to be choosing a husband. But she doesn’t care for the big, strong knights who are arguing about her. Instead, she chooses the nice, kind-hearted knight Ronald. Lukas, for his part, is particularly interested to know the answer to this question: what does ‘getting on with people’ mean?

- A handy book, lovingly designed.

- A new story in the popular series.

- Emotion-packed stories for all everyday situations: on the bus, on the train, in the car.

| 4 +

Ameling, Anne (Author) Linnekuhl, Elias (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

It’s sooooo lovely when we’re together!

The world is huge, and there are endless new things to discover. This read-aloud book will be with you every step of the way as you see and experience new things. Together, we forge an unusual friendship with a monster. We play at being in the police force. Or we bravely face our fears. Whatever we’re doing, it’s better to do it together.

So: shall we start reading, then? Yes! You, me and our little read-aloud book make for triple the fun!

Established, wide-ranging series, ideal for train, bus and car journeys.
Great value.
Rounded corners; comfortable to hold while reading aloud. | 4 +

Dierks, Hannelore (Author) Blau, Marika (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

Hurray, hurray, it’s your special day! Lots of birthday love and hugs.

It’s your day today, so make the most of it with this little read-aloud present just for you. Let’s share a yummy birthday cake while we decide what to do. Shall we go outside together in the rain, or might we be having some unexpected visitors? Birthdays are just brilliant - so let’s read together. Come rain or sleet, storm or snow, we can always find a place for a Reading Aloud book.

Strong cast of characters depicts a range of emotions.
Ideal present for all children.
Affordable and practical - a book to cuddle up with. | 4 +

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 +

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 +

Arold, Marliese (Author) Becker, Stéffie (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

Snuggle up - it’s time for bed. Look: the moon has woken up and the stars are twinking in the sky.

Here’s your little read-aloud bedtime companion. Let’s snuggle up with our cuddly toys, sink into our comfy bed of stories, and even receive an unexpected visit from a surpisingly nice ghost. Going to bed is such fun. Shall we read a story? In short: a dreamily delightful collection of bedtime stories for children, parents, and anyone who reads or listens to them.

Diverse themes cover a host of different situations.
Powerful, empathetic series - a valuable addition to the bookshelves.
High enjoyment factor for a low price. | 4 +

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 +

Zöller, Elisabeth (Author) Kolloch, Brigitte (Author) Cordes, Miriam (Illustrator) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator) | further

I’m always here for you when you feel sad. A gift book to make small people feel better. Here’s your little read-aloud sticking plaster. Together, we’ll defeat the ‘inner worm’, build the best dens in the world, and play with the contrary bears. That’ll make everything miles better! Read-aloud stories can go anywhere with you. On the train, in the car, on the bus, in the waiting room. Evening and morning, noon and night, or any time in between: the little Read-Aloud book will always be there for you when you need it. To be read anywhere - on the train, on the bus, in the car! High enjoyment factor for a low price. Rounded corners make it super-comfy to hold. | 4 +

Ameling, Anne (Author) Parciak, Monika (Illustrator)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Christmas Star - 3-5-8-Minute Stories


There are so many exciting things going on during Advent and Christmas: Julian can hardly believe that Herr Huber next door is going to be spending Christmas Eve on his own. But he has had an idea for a brilliant Christmas surprise. And Paul? He’s given up all hope of winning the sleigh race - when Father Christmas suddenly offers to lend a hand.


- Chilled stories to get all the family in the Christmas mood.

- Helps to create a cosy Advent bedtime routine.

- Christmas stories of varying lengths.
| 3 +

Orosz, Susanne (Author) Töpperwien, Meike (Illustrator)

Everything that children could wish to know about water: a non-fiction book in conjunction with the charity Viva con Agua.

Sara’s on holiday, and it’s raining non-stop. Wherever is all that water coming from? Leon jumps off the one-meter diving board - or does he? Water can be extremely painful. Friedrich is interested in the stream in front of his school. Nora wonders if there is water in the desert. But that’s by no means the end of it. Why do tears taste salty? What happens during a Christening? How much of our bodies is water? What is virtual water? All of these important questions are answered clearly and compellingly by this book.

Exclusive collaboration with Viva con Agua.
Children’s stories full of educational information.
On-trend topic: water and sustainability.

5 +

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 +

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 +

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

What moves you? What do you dream of ? What drives you up the wall? Such questions and little challenges inspire you to examine yourself and develop your views on your own life and the things that are going on around you. Arguably the most exciting way to keep a diary! | 12 +