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Give it a try! Stories all about courage, with many creative suggestions for games, handicrafts and joining in.
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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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When the old king retires, he gives Princess Anna half of his kingdom. Why only half? Anna is used to getting only the best, only the biggest and most beautiful and now she is supposed to put up with only half a kingdom? The other half is to go to the hero who will rescue and marry her. But Anna doesn’t want a hero for one thing, and for another, she cannot find one! Neither pea soup nor dwarves nor kissing frogs can conjure up a hero. Then she comes upon Jacob, the puppeteer, in the middle of a field. Couldn’t he be a hero for Anna? A princess to steal any heart ! A truly beautiful picturebook with lots of humour – for the whole family. | 4 +
The grandiose debut work of Anna Seidl, who was only 16 when she wrote this heart-rending story: an in-depth examination, relentlessly told, of the consequences for the survivors of a mass shooting.
You Can Smell the Fear. You Can Reach Out and Touch it
He's among us. We can hear them, the shots. They are loud. Far too loud.
It's a normal school day. But shortly after the bell for break, a first shot rings out. Fifteen-year-old Miriam takes refuge in the boys' toilets with her best friend. When she ventures from her hiding place, she finds Tobi, her boyfriend, lying gravely injured on the floor. Help comes too late for Tobi, and on this day Miriam loses more than the carefree life she has known until now…
The debut work of a young German author: gripping, disturbing and deeply moving.
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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 +
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.
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Great fun for all primary school levels, not just, but also and even for boys who are reluctant readers.
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Rina lives a sheltered life in the idyllic Eastside, but she longs for change and adventure and finds herself regularly drawn to the grim, gang-ruled Northside area of town. While at a concert there, she falls in love with Brynn, a rock star. Initially without intending to, Rina becomes a superhero when she rescues a girl from a mugging and a video of her action turns up online. The press nicknames her Alleycat. She ends up prowling the streets of Northside night after night as Alleycat, avenging wrongs. But how long can her phantom life continue? And does her love of a Northside boy have a chance? And who is the masked boy who calls himself Ash and saves her life one fateful night?
Packed with suspense, action and romance – this book has something to please everyone. | 14 +
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
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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 +
The children’s classic by James Krüss – winner of the German Youth Literature Award.
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Hello animal lover, do you want to join the Animal Rescue Club? Jane, Tom and Ali could do with a few extra hands. Unfortunately, their parents don’t understand that snails need protection. And their teachers go up the wall the minute some cute little mice make the school their new home. Can at least the poor, injured hedgehog soften their hearts? Outside, the place is full of animals needing help. Be there to help the animal rescuers when there’s a life to be saved!
Mischievously and affectionately written
For a broad target readership
With lots of hilarious illustrations by Cathy Ionescu
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Josie wants to be the best film director in the world. But the directing workshop Ollie from the film group is persuading her to attend is taking place in L.A. of all places and anything but cheap. Needless to say, the lead role in an advert for cream pudding comes right on cue for Josie – even if she does have to kiss film star Leon in front of the camera. From now on, her acting career really takes off and Josie reaches the point, where she has to decide what she really wants.
Dramatic stuff about dreams that don’t have to stay dreams – and about friends who are sometimes more than we think.
An original story about a girl who always knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. Or perhaps she didn’t?
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Small heroes,big hearts! Offers a rewarding insight into children who are different
A new child has started at the Forest Kindergarten: Eleni. Unlike any of the other children, she has Down Syndrome. There are other things that make her special, too: she can sort out the autumn leaves at a tremendous speed, and she also makes friends particularly easily. She’s not the only one who’s different. The little pet cat who suddenly appears is very different from the other animals who live in Honeycake Forest. The Wild Forest Four are now faced with a new and very special task – and they rise to the occasion as true friends and heroes. | 4 +
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.
The very first mission for the animal rescue commando: Little Diego doesn’t like going to the new woodland nursery school and feels very homesick. What a good thing the young animals Rufus, Poppy, Mikkel and Flora are there to make him a woodland calendar that has a present for him every half-hour.
A pesky bird, a princess who beats up the prince and Kurt, an unwilling unicorn who thinks, sparkly pink stars and rose-scented farts are totally pathetic – it’s enough to make you weep. But what’s the good of complaining? With a little help from Trill the bird and the ninja goldfish, unicorn Kurt will rescue kidnapped Prince Flea in the end, pink fur or none.
“Kurt is one thing above all else: amazingly funny! At last, here we have a different kind of story about unicorns and princesses. That Kurt is anything but your typical unicorn and that he finds everything a unicorn normally represents incredibly annoying, is the theme that runs right through the book and keeps the laughs coming right to the end.” - Buchkinderblog.de
- Full English translation available!
- An unwilling, guaranteed cliché-free unicorn
- Ironic, amusing story time fun even grown-ups will love to read
- Hilariously illustrated by Stephan Pricken | 5 +
Jules is nine years old when she receives a shimmering golden letter informing her that she has been chosen by the Nearbyland-Lottery-Ball-Klingdingaling-Machine as a candidate for the title of Honorary Princess. There are seven hellishly tricky tasks to complete - but what, Jules wonders, would a princess do in her place? It’s a good thing that her sister and her friend Linus are there to help her.
Reality, suspense and a generous helping of magic! | 6 +
The Dilly-Dally Band’s thrilling journey continues at home thanks to the build-your-own mobile included in the book. The mobile includes the planets, the Earth, the Dilly-Dally Band, and a space station with tiger astronauts.
- A fascinating picture book about four animal friends in space.
- Completely unique: the only book on the market which contains a mobile.
- Build-your-own cardboard mobile: includes planets, the Earth, the Dilly-Dally Band and much more.
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A varied selection of child-appropriate, fairy tales to read-aloud from some very different cultures from around the world - with exceptionally delightful illustrations and beautifully bound. A fairy-tale journey around the world: from old familiar tales of the Brothers Grimm, Andersen and Wilhelm Hauff to Scandinavian tales of trolls and fairy tales from Africa, Asia and America. A treasure of a book for children and parents alike that will never lose its charm.
- A very special family book, artistically designed, imaginative, opulent
- Cosmopolitanism meets tradition – a treasure for everyone
- Delightful, richly detailed illustrations by Jasmin Schäfer | 5 +
It’s true, Olli Breezelong is perhaps a little short for his age, but that’s no reason for everyone to call him Titch. Ole is determined to show them all – as soon as he’s found the ultimate recipe for growing! Luckily, he not only has the wonderful cookery and practical kitchen book he inherited from his grandpa to help him, but also his friend Elif and his own clever hamster, Holger. Olli has some amazing adventures with them, and most of them end up in the kitchen – and every time, Olli grows a little bit more.
Three entertaining stories to read aloud or for children to read to themselves written especially for pot gazers, taste experts, experimental cooks and anyone who wants to become one.
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The Matilda Imperatrix boarding school is in Christmas mood! It’s swathed in a glittering blanket of snow, and the schoolgirls simply can’t wait for the holidays to begin. Every day, the little school bus drives down into the valley so that the Matildas can travel from there to their homes all around the planet. But then the snow just keeps on falling, leaving the boarding school cut off from the outside world – and one of the buses doesn’t even make it as far as the village! A daring rescue begins – and whether or not our three heroines will be able to spend Christmas Eve at home with their families remains to be seen.
-\x09Bestseller: some 45,000 books in the series sold (February 2019) | 9 +
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 +
Along with thousands of other kids across the globe, Sam, Bent, Svea, Li und Marta-Zofia dream of being accepted by one of the five Ninja Academies. In Berlin, on their first secret mission, the five are taken to the limits of their extraordinary abilities. For this very reason the kids have to stick together and trust one another, while everything they thought they knew about the international Ninja world is thrown into question. Who is good, and who is evil? Nothing is as it seems! Thus begins the real story…
The Mission is the start of a spectacular series of books by the cult author and martial artist Kai Lüftner for children aged 9+.
- Ninjas: a massive trend among kids, teens and adults - on TV, in clubs, gaming etc.
- The brilliant first novel in this thrilling action series by cult author and martial artist Kai Lüftner.
- Striking design; enhanced by trading cards and letters.
Watch the Trailer to the series here! | 9 +
- The Ninja kids are true heroes!
- Action, adventure, challenges, friendship: all the ingredients for a bestseller.
- The action-packed sequel to the explosive “Ninja Academy” series by the successful children’s autor Kai Lüftner.
It’s bad enough that the net is tightening ever more around the resistance fighters, the Goemons - but Momo is behaving increasingly oddly, too. To make matters worse: Sam’s father suddenly appears. And this meeting changes everything.
- Volume 3 of the fast-paced Ninja series - five extraordinary kids and non-stop action!
- Not your average school day - gripping stories for all boys and girls aged 9+
- By the hit children’s book author Kai Lüftner
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- Thrilling comic: guaranteed to captivate reluctant early readers.
- Large font and fantastic pictures: the perfect combination for young readers.
- Fantasy, friendship and adventure will thrill boys and girls alike.
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