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Remember how it used to be? Say how it is today! An interactive memory book for grandfathers and grandchildren in which they can write, draw and tell stories together.

What was it like when Granny was little? Did television exist? And what was her favourite food? Children want to know so much about their grandparents and they, in turn, often know too little about their grandchildren’s daily lives. In this shared memory book, both can enter the things that are most important to them and so preserve their best memories in word and pictures for all time. Because the two generations fill the album together, it becomes a treasure that could never be bought. On 112 beautiful pages in a child-appropriate four-colour design and with an opulent layout, a host of questions invite grandparents and grandchildren to provide the answers. The cover has slits especially for a cover photo. The perfect personal present for Granny and grandchild!
| 8 +

Jurassic World: adventure in an underground labyrinth of caves – As Colin is exploring an old quarry one day, he suddenly discovers dinosaur tracks. Perhaps there was more, after all, to his grandmother’s story that his missing grandfather had disappeared without trace after following dinosaur tracks. Colin starts searching and comes upon an incredible, prehistoric world beneath the earth, where, guarded by an old T-Rex, a group of dinosaurs lives in a fascinating otherworld. Colin wonders whether he will also find his grandfather here? But the deeper he ventures inside the cave labyrinth, the more dangerous it becomes for him. Not all prehistoric animals are friendly, after all… A journey of adventure through time that’s as enthralling as it’s fantastic and containing lots of information about dinosaurs. | 10 +

Is it possible for a totally crazy family to get any crazier? Well, yes it can actually – if the grandfather suddenly starts to believe he’s God! A turbulent family story with a totally lovable hero!

Nick is nine years old and there’s one thing in the world he really wants – he would love to have a dog; a real, live dog. Unfortunately, everyone in Nick’s family is so crazy that he can’t talk to them about anything as ordinary as a dog – everyone, that is, but his grandad, John Lasar. Apart from Nick, he is the only sensible person in the family. And he is going to persuade Nick’s mother to let Nick have a dog at last. That’s what Nick hopes, at least and so he plans to talk to his grandad about it at the grand anniversary party to be held for his grandad’s chocolate factory.
But then things don’t turn out anything like Nick had imagined because Grandad John, Nick’s only ally of all people, turns crazy from one day to the next, and starts believing he is God.
This causes great excitement, of course, and for once in their lives, all the other members of the family agree that Grandad John absolutely must be brought to his senses. The only trouble is that no amount of yoga, music, argument, pleading or name calling has the slightest effect. Grandad John continues to declare that he is God. Then Nick remembers what his sister’s teacher once said about his sister’s India mania: namely that everyone should accept it and, even better, play along with it. So all the members of his family build a throne and set Grandad John upon it and one by one they come before him to ask him to grant their wishes.
Not even Nick would ever have guessed just how crazy his family’s wishes could be and above all what peculiar consequences the whole thing would have …

English sample translation available! | 8 +

Heidi used to live at Auntie Deta’s, but now she has been sent to live with her grandfather in the mountains. Heidi loves it there – the mountains, the fields, the dark firs. But she especially enjoys her outings with Peter and his goats. All summer long, the two spend time together, but then the winter sets in and Heidi has to persuade her grandpa to take her on the sledge to visit Peter and his family. | 3 +

When Boy hears that he is to spend a whole week with his great-grandfather, he is thrilled to bits! After all, his great-grandfather is the very best story-teller ever! At great-grandfather’s old lobster hut, the pair settle in cosily to make up rhymes and tell each other stories. They come up with a sentence about a mouse that turns out as long as a rat’s tail, turn a man who repairs sails into the King of Naples and Nowhere into a kingdom in just two words!
The children’s classic by James Krüss – winner of the German Youth Literature Award.
| 10 +

New from the story treasure chest – a Krüss classic about great-grandfather
There’s no doubt in Boy’s mind that his great-grandfather is the best storyteller ever! That’s why, when Boy hurts his foot, he is perfectly happy to be sent to stay with the old lobster fisherman for a week. Again, the seven days fly by as the pair tell each other rhymes and stories – about knights and kings, a mouse and a cat, and a little boy. By the end of the week, Boy has discovered that not everyone to whom a monument is erected is a hero, and that not everyone who’s a hero gets a monument.
| 10 +

Remember how it used to be? Say how it is today! An interactive memory book for grandfathers and grandchildren in which they can write, draw and tell stories together.

What was it like when Granny was little? Did television exist? And what was her favourite food? Children want to know so much about their grandparents and they, in turn, often know too little about their grandchildren’s daily lives. In this shared memory book, both can enter the things that are most important to them and so preserve their best memories in word and pictures for all time. Because the two generations fill the album together, it becomes a treasure that could never be bought. On 112 beautiful pages in a child-appropriate four-colour design and with an opulent layout, a host of questions invite grandparents and grandchildren to provide the answers. The cover has slits especially for a cover photo. The perfect personal present for Grandpa and grandchild!
| 8 +

More about Franz, one of the best-loved and most popular Nöstlinger characters!
Franz has a mummy, a daddy, a brother and a grandma. Franz hasn’t got a grandad, but that doesn’t worry him until Josh Schnoor, a terrible show-off in his class, starts boasting about his wonderful grandad. What can Franz do but fib a bit and invent an even better grandad. Josh doesn’t believe a word about this super grandad, but all the others in Franz’s class do. And anyway, he didn’t really invent the grandad, did he? The second husband of the second wife of his dead Grandad is a grandad, too, isn’t he? | 8 +

" Worldwide greatest grampy" – that’s Emm’s grandpa. There’s nothing she can’t talk to him about. A letter novel and private conversation between two generations. Emma, who is usually called Emm, 13 years old, had no choice in the matter. She had to move away from Krummbach, her friends and Grampy, the grandpa she’s so fond of. Just because her dad wants to become a deputy headmaster, she is now stuck in Vienna. What good is it that there are lots of ice-cream parlours and cinemas when she doesn't know anybody in Vienna but the stupid cow who lives in the same building and had a fight with on her second day there. She would love to go back to her grandpa. For now at least, her only comfort are the letters they write each other.
She can tell Grampy everything: all about the mean things the stupid cow does, about skiving off school, about her heart-throb, Steve, who’s only interested in seventeen-year-olds with big boobs, and about the trouble caused by the stolen maths exercises. And Grampy understands, as a grandpa should, has lots of good advice, lots of patience and – most important of all – lots of affection for his granddaughter. | 12 +

Two classic picture books in one, in the handy MAXI format. In The Nicest Grandpa in the World, Grandfather Hedgehog makes paper planes, Grandpa Bear bakes bilberry cake, and Granddad Mouse gives his grandchild such a big push on his rocking horse that he gallops off around the world. Isn’t it lovely that animal children also have such wonderful grandfathers!

And in The Nicest Grandma in the World, Nana Elephant and the elephant child pick a lovely bunch of flowers together, Granny Hamster speeds down the hill with the little hamster, and Granny Mole takes her grandchild on a treasure hunt. No wonder children all love their grandmothers!
| 24 months +

Grandma takes Tim to the swimming baths, where she and the pool attendant help him practise for his Seahorse swimming certificate. Swimming isn’t as easy as it seems – but when Tim starts having a diving contest with Annika, it suddenly seems the most natural thing in the world! | 3 +

Jules is spending the holidays at Granny’s. Granny lives in a block of flats and she’s great at inventing things like cat lifts and roof-garden showers. Jules makes a kite with her grandma and also invents something all her on own that even helps her to meet a child who lives nearby! | 3 +

Finn and his grandpa have built a small sailing boat and now they’re sailing it on the lake. What a pity they didn’t bring a string to haul the boat back to land! In the end, there’s nothing for it but to hire a rowing boat – and an exciting chase begins right across the lake!

Well yes, sometimes life is a little bit too eventful: Hani Salmani (no, not Salami) is 12 years old and has a younger brother; her mummy has disappeared and her daddy cuts hair at Uncle Ibo’s barber’s shop, while Uncle Ibo takes care of his shady dealings. When Hani discovers that not only is her mummy in prison, but that it is probably Uncle Ibo’s fault, she comes up with a crazy plan. Luckily, she has Mira, her social worker, to help her and in the end everything is (almost) perfect again at Salon Salami-Salmani.

Modern, realistic, original: the story of a delightfully quirky family!

Awarded with the German-French Literature Award 2018 | 10 +

Punch and Joey have baked so many mince pies grandmother throws her hands up in desperation. Who on earth is going to eat all of these? She hits on the idea of holding a Christmas party and invites Judy, the little witch and even the policeman to come. But wherever can the little princess have got to? Punch himself invited her … A lovely story featuring the time-honoured Punch and Judy characters. | 3 +

You can’t help but love this granny! Family fun for first readers.
Pia’s Granny Paloma is not like other grannies. She doesn’t use a walking stick, her hair isn’t white and she doesn’t worry about every little thing. Granny Paloma has curly red hair and painted fingernails, she can do stunts on her inline skates and even tame obstinate donkeys. Isn’t it wonderful to have such a special granny?

Learning to read with this “Bücherstern” book for second and third-year schoolkids: simply constructed sentences, advanced text level and more text than pictures to foster the reading abilities of practised beginning readers. The book comes with a reader puzzle supplement.
| 8 +

A chaotic journey through time and a rejuvenating potion with an amazing effect! Who is the mysterious Mr Bat? He has invented a time machine and now even has a rejuvenation potion to offer Robby’s grandma. He doesn’t know very much about the potion, however, as the recipe came from a long-dead ancestor of his. Robby's grandma still goes straight ahead and drinks the whole bottle in one go. To Robby’s amazement, she turns into a five-year-old girl with the space of a few seconds! Things have gone a little too far for Robby’s taste, but there’s only one person who can reverse the transformation: Mr Bat’s ancient ancestor in the past. | 10 +

Hapless Hugo - Here comes Hugo, the superhound!
Hugo the dog lives with Granny Freda, who reads him the most wonderful stories about Superhound every night. Wouldn’t Hugo love to be just as super! And then he is! One day the clumsy old thing slips on the freshly polished parquet floor and slides straight into a secret cellar vault, where he happens upon a Superhound outfit that fits him like a glove. But it’s no easy feat being Superhugo with superpowers!
Book 1 of the fantastic Superhound series, perfect for beginning readers. Told with humour, affection and great imagination by multi-award-winning children’s book author Salah Naoura.

Likeable, comic-type superhero with lovable little quirks: great identification potential for clumsy youngsters lacking super powers, who would love to be heroes!
| 7 +

Superhugo saves the world! Mischievous fun for beginning readers.
Ever since Hugo the spaniel slipped into the Superhound costume and became Superhugo, he has felt like a proper hero. So his pride gets quite a knock when he’s asked to look after Mimi, the visiting cat. What a bore! Luckily, he finds Superhound’s car in a secret garage and has the chance to try out his new powers on a short drive.
Book 2 all about clumsy Superhound, lavishly illustrated and irresistibly funny, by award-winning author Salah Naoura.
| 7 +

Rosalinde has a hole in her sock, a bandage around her knee, a ladybird in her hand, a necklace around her neck and – Rosalinde has thoughts in her head. Happy thoughts and sad thoughts and sometimes thoughts about what she would like to be when she grows up. Then Rosalinde thinks she would like to become a footballer like Freddy, who sits next to her at school, or drive a digger, or be a sea captain or a jet pilot. But Freddy says girls aren’t good at any of those things…
At first glace: a great little children’s book, light-hearted, fast-moving and full of fun. At second glance: a host of thought-provoking ideas that can help children to reflect on reality and to dismantle role stereotypes.
| 6 +

A guardian angel with nothing but daft ideas in his head! “Spaghetti, as fastus as possibilus!” Lea is dumbstruck. The wooden angel she has just shot off the wall with a rubber bullet is standing right in front of her, large as life. He turns out to have quite a will of his own and soon turns Lea’s life upside down. Is he really a genuine angel? Lea isn’t quite convinced about that, with all the daft ideas he has. But maybe he’s a good angel of love and can make Lea’s grandma fall in love with Mr Aulitzki from next door?
Funny children’s story packed with surprises, also ideal for storytime reading. | 8 +

If only it were Monday again at last! What a stupid Sunday, eleven-year-old Freddy thinks to herself. Tomorrow is the first day back at school after the holidays, her satchel isn’t packed yet and her report not yet signed, her big sister, Mia, is being her usual mean self and their father is totally preoccupied with cooking. A day like this almost makes school seem like something to look forward to! But next morning, the unbelievable happens: when Freddy wakes up, it’s Sunday again! And that happens over and over again, every day. After the first shock, she begins to discover the good things about this crazy time loop. But there’s only one thing Freddy really wants: for Monday to come round at last! A funny, exciting and imaginative story. Crazy time loop – great subject for a children’s book! | 10 +

What is it about time? A smart, funny story about how long things take.
Anton is six years old, in his first year at school and he has time - unlike his mum, who is usually doing three things at once. Why is it that grown-ups never have any time and children always do? And why can’t you count time like you can marbles? Why does the art class whiz past like a racing car but the maths class stretch endlessly like chewing gum? Anton decides to get to the bottom of the great time puzzle. Luckily, he has an above-the-belt creature, an unconscious mammoth and a bus-driving chameleon to help him, and after lots of wonderfully told and illustrated detours, Anton finds a simple and absolutely amazing solution!

A hilarious book written in age-appropriate language with a distinctive, modern design and over 90 colour pictures, plus several collages and amusing text bubbles.

Reading this book about the funnniest solution to the great time puzzle takes only as long as it does to watch Anton’s cuddly toys being washed in the washing machine (after he put skin cream on them all) – but it’s as much fun as a rollator race along the corridor of an old people’s home, where you are as fast as a nose-diving falcon (with stones in its pocket)!

6 +

Peaceful slumbers and sweet dreams! How do other families wish each other goodnight? That’s what we find out in this wonderfully warm-hearted board picture book. And it’s not as though every family’s cherished bedtime rituals are the same: some cuddle, others sing, some stroke and kiss. The result is always the same, though – in the end, the children simply cannot keep their weary eyes open any longer. The book provides lots of suggestions and inspiration for goodnight rituals.

Delightful rhymes illustrated with gentle humour that inspire parents: soothing ways to send our little ones off to dreamland!
| 24 months +

Anton is the greatest!

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

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

There’s always something happening on the farm!
Holiday time at last! Ian and Lara are visiting Nana and Granddad on the farm, where there’s always something exciting going on. The maize field is great for playing hide and seek, there are pigs, cows and little calves, and Ian is even allowed to ride on the tractor. But the little kittens and funny piglets are the cutest things on the farm. Eleven holiday stories about Lara and Ian – with lots of colour pictures, for children of two and over. | 24 months +

Olli’s grandpa isn’t like other people’s grandpas and he does some odd things, like asking for ice cream with ketchup, going for a walk in the middle of the night and sometimes even forgetting to go to the toilet. How embarrassing! But Olli’s grandpa has a secret. On nights when the moon is full, something incredible happens to him. When Olli discovers one evening that grandpa turns into a wolf, it’s the start of the most exciting night of his life and nothing is ever quite like Olli had imagined it to be again.

- An appeal for people with dementia to be treated respectfully; told with warmth and affection
- Nora Alexander describes the magic in every kind of human difference without judging or moralising
- Much more than a book focused on a particular topic, this is an adventure story and a declaration of love | 8 +

Where is Grandpa Elephant going? Children have many questions to ask
Grandpa Elephant says goodbye to his grandchildren and explains that he is going to die and will not be coming back. The elephant children think about what it’s like when you’re dead. Can you walk on the clouds and do the angels make music? Or do you come back as a butterfly? The children know one thing for certain, though, that their grandpa will always be with them in their thoughts and dreams.
A sensitive picture book that can help parents to speak to their children about death and loss. With lovely pictures full of atmosphere. | 3 +

Gifts Goofs Grandpa
Vera has a special talent: she can talk backwards fluently. And that’s not all! In the night, she sometimes hears a voice telling her who will soon be falling in love with whom. Her friend Katya thinks that’s totally cool, although she could happily do without this particular gift. Then again, she would never have thought that her talents could get her onto the television, help her save her grandpa and find her first love.
Birgit Hasselbusch presents a whole firework display of ideas. Crazy, full of different angles and with lots of unexpected twists and turns.
An imaginative story about two special gifts – that are both a curse and a blessing.
Reading forwards and backwards allowed!
An incredibly imaginative story.
Exciting and entertaining to the last sentence.
| 12 +

Here they are again: Henrik and the rest of the glorious Gruber family. But when stray dog Nose digs up Henrik’s gold bar and Mummy and Daddy simply confiscate it, the family’s newfound harmony suddenly comes to an end. And then, to make matters worse, who should be standing on the doorstep but Grandma Cordula – back home far too early from her trip around the world and in a suspiciously good mood. How can that be? Has she got a rotten plan up her sleeve as usual? Henrik really must find out.
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.
| 8 +

This is Little Owl talking – this is how Christmas sounds

It’s Christmas. The owl gets some wonderful presents from Mummy and Daddy, Granny and Granddad. The owl is blissful, laughing happily, when it suddenly realises – oh no! – it didn’t think of presents itself! Luckily, it comes up with the very best present to give to the others, after all: “A kiss for everyone! There couldn’t be a better gift!” Each page produces a different sound. Little Owl can be heard speaking, unwrapping presents and, at the end of the story, even singing a Christmas carol.

Little Owl Celebrates Christmas can now be heard with a sweet little owl voice.
| 24 months +

Save all your kisses for me! It’s Christmas. Mummy, Daddy, Granny and Grandpa all have lovely presents to give the little owl. But “oops!” she has no presents at all for the others. Luckily, she has a good idea: “A kiss for everyone! Oh, that’s nice. There’s no better present than a kiss!”

The little owl has no painful bumps this time, but she does have an excellent idea for a gift, and it’s told in simple and delightful rhymes for all her fans.
| 24 months +

Daytime and nighttime discoveries in the city!

Sophie and Ben are looking forward to a visit from Grandma and Grandpa, who are coming to sell fruit and vegetables from their farm at the market. But Sophie and Ben discover so many other exciting things during the day and the night! There are cats holding a concert, toys running riot in the shop at night and much, much more besides. The children open up the big fold-out pages and are amazed to see all the things that go on when they are already asleep.

The second book in the My Day & Night discovery picture series. Hide and seek for the very young with extra-large, fold-out pages and the objects to look for depicted along the edge of the picture. Super, detail-packed discovery pictures!
| 24 months +

Grandpa Easter Bunny tells the little rabbits everything they need to know to become proper Easter bunnies – and there’s quite a lot to learn. From the chicken run to the workshop, where they do the painting, Grandpa shows them exactly how everything has to be done. And he also knows how to make a pretty Easter nest, of course. | 24 months +

Galloping Away - Like the Sun and the Wind

Siblings Fanndis and Jon are visiting Grandpa Valdis’s farm in Iceland … and they spend the whole time arguing about absolutely everything. But then Grandpa Valdis tells them about an adventure had by two very special friends: Kappi and Skoppa. Two Icelandic foals who couldn’t be any more different, but who are the best of friends. Their story is funny, moving, and thrilling. So thrilling that even Fanndis and Jon suddenly forget to argue.

- At last: a pony adventure for Kindergarten children aged 4+

- Written by Chantal Schreiber, THE author of pony fiction.

- A love-letter to Iceland and its ponies.
| 4 +

Good times together: Thank goodness for grandpa!
Grandfather Hedgehog makes paper planes, Grandpa Bear bakes bilberry cake and Granddad Mouse gives his grandchild such a big push on his rocking horse that he gallops off around the world. Isn’t it lovely that animal children also have such wonderful grandfathers! Seven affectionately illustrated granddad rhymes – a wonderful gift book for grandparents and grandchildren alike.
| 24 months +

A favourite board book for very young children: Life would only be half as nice without Nana!
Nana Elephant and the elephant child pick a beautiful bunch of flowers together, Granny Hamster speeds down the hill with the little hamster, and Granny Mole takes her grandchild on a treasure hunt. No wonder all children love their grandmothers so much! Seven delightfully illustrated granny rhymes.
| 24 months +