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Grimm, Sandra (Author) Oertel, Katrin (Illustrator)

Go on, have a go! Don’t be afraid, give it a try! Sharing these ten stories about young heroes and their great deeds, especially with all the many activity suggestions they contain, the young listeners immediately want to have a go at something they have always wanted to do but never dared to. A book full of discoveries to be made, stories to tell and things to do.

Give it a try! Stories all about courage, with many creative suggestions for games, handicrafts and joining in.
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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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Opel-Götz, Susann (Author) Opel-Götz, Susann (Illustrator)

Three big smackeroos for a frog! The funniest fairy-tale mix-up of all time
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 +

Weger, Nina (Author) Schöffmann-Davidov, Eva (Illustrator)

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 +

Bertram, Rüdiger (Author) Schulmeyer, Heribert (Illustrator)

When men get down to work! Kay’s class is doing handicrafts for the school bazaar. Finn and Kay try making a kite first. Of course, COOLMAN pokes his nose in and knows it all better, as usual. His kite is a dangerous, fire-breathing creature and can obviously fly higher than anyone else’s. The two boys’ kite looks more like a green elephant, and it ends up flying away. Then they have a go at making little chestnut men! But COOLMAN persuades them to make evil monsters instead – and they turn out to be the bestselling items at the bazaar!

Great fun for all primary school levels, not just, but also and even for boys who are reluctant readers.
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Seidl, Anna (Author) Niere, Cornelia (Illustrator)

Moving, gripping, inconceivable: when nothing is the way it was any more. Just after the bell for break, Miriam hears a shot. To begin with, no one realises what's actually happened, but then chaos breaks out and naked fear reigns. Matias, a boy from her parallel class, has run amok and is shooting wildly around him. Miriam's boyfriend Tobi is among those fatally wounded. Miriam survives – but she can’t help wondering whether life has any meaning now, without Tobi and with her ever recurring nightmares. Were she and her schoolmates to blame for what happened?
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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Krüss, James (Author) Bartsch, Jochen (Illustrator) Rothfuchs, Heiner (Illustrator) Buchholz, Jan (Illustrator) | further

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.
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Inkiow, Dimiter (Author) Gehrmann, Katja (Illustrator)

Hercules lives on earth as a human being, but his father is a god, the great Zeus. In order to become immortal like his father, Hercules must perform 12 difficult tasks. He fights the Nemean Lion, steals the apples of the Hesperides and even holds up the sky on his shoulders. What a hero! | 6 +

Schinko, Barbara (Author)

This superheroine rocks!

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 +

Schinko, Barbara (Author)

Supergirl & Rock Star Love – tough avenger of the underdog and cool as Catwoman

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 +

Dickreiter, Lisa-Marie (Author) Götz, Andreas (Author) Renger, Nikolai (Illustrator)

Our new cult character “Berti” – now for beginning readers

Could anything be more exciting than a child’s first day at school? Hardly. But Berti’s first day surpasses them all. To start with, the whole family wakes up so late that Berti can’t even change out of his pyjamas before setting off for school. Then his daddy drives like a madman, which does not amuse the police, at all. Berti can’t count on his big brother, and a sprint to school turns into a wild chase. Will Berti make it to school on time? And what about his first-day-of-school cone filled with treats and presents?

The secret hero of the family: Little Berti

Fast-paced action and lots of humour

Charmingly illustrated by Nikolai Renger | 6 +

Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Ionescu, Cathy (Illustrator)

Welcome to the Animal Rescue Club!

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
| 8 +

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 +

Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Reitz, Nadine (Illustrator)

The perfect present for young heroes

Jo lives with his mother on a sheep farm. Jo’s mum is strong and confident, whereas Jo is rather timid. But at Christmastime, his mum wants a little hero - at least, that’s what Jo thinks because he saw a superhero's cape drawn on her wish list, although he couldn’t make out what she had written underneath. When a wolf comes sloping through the snow, Jo sees his chance: he decides to be brave and chase the wolf away. But the wolf is just a tame herding dog. Good thing that mum didn't draw a cape on her wish list, but a red scarf. Because she always loves her Jo - whether he's a hero or not.

-\x09A lovable non-hero wants to be brave at Christmas
-\x09The atmospheric setting brings a whole world to life with easy-to-read text | 7 +

Abidi, Heike (Author)

Heroes Heart Throbs Hollywood
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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Schütze, Andrea (Author) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

A new mission for The Wild Forest Four – the rescue commando for nursery children

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 +

Schütze, Andrea (Author) Linnekuhl, Elias (Illustrator)

Truly Magical!

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 +

Schütze, Andrea (Author) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

Four-legged friends to the rescue : The new comfort commando for nursery school kids is ready for action!

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.

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Schreiber, Chantal (Author) Pricken, Stephan (Illustrator)

The unicorn craze? Totally pathetic! says Kurt.

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 +

Schäfer, Jasmin (Illustrator)

Once upon a time … we found the most wonderful fairy tales in the world!

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 +

Loose, Anke (Author) Krüger, Simone (Illustrator)

Three entertaining stories to read aloud or for children to read to themselves – with recipes for tasty treat

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.
| 5 +

Weger, Nina (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

Snowed in at Christmas. A case for Nina Weger’s popular Heroines Club!

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 +

Lüftner, Kai (Author) matzilla.de (Illustrator)

Five Ninja warriors-in-waiting on their first secret mission

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 +

Lüftner, Kai (Author) matzilla.de (Illustrator)

They’ve completed their first mission successfully - so now they can finally move on to the Tesuto. But while Sam is still doubting whether he’ll actually be able to pass the feared and legendary entrance exam to the Ninja Academy, the kids have to overcome some very different obstacles: someone evidently wants to try to make sure they fail. On top of that, “The Bullet” - the super-Ninja in charge - suddenly sets everything in motion to make things as difficult as possible for them … It soon becomes clear that the young Ninjas will only be able to overcome all these challenges if they work together (though only one will remain!)

- 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.

9 +

Lüftner, Kai (Author) matzilla.de (Illustrator)

Sam, Svea, Momo, Bent und Li-Ho have successfully passed the legendary Tesuto despite all the apparently insurmountable obstacles and mishaps involved.

Finally they are starting their first year at the Academy, where they are about to embark on their Level 1 training, the so-called Ashigura. But even more excitingly, they are allowed to take part in their first ever competition. And if Sam weren’t already nervous enough, he has to encounter his father - and Kent, “The Bullet”, puts yet more obstacles in his way…

- Volume 3 of the fast-paced Ninja series - five extraordinary kids, and heaps of action!
- Not your normal school day - the Ninja Academy is a gripping read for all 9+ girls and boys.
- By the successful children’s author Kai Lüftner.

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Zapf (Illustrator)

Welcome to the valley – welcome to the wonderful world of reading!

The trees are still holding on to their many-coloured leaves and the weather is far too warm for the time of year when the four friends Talis, Alva, Will and Sam happen upon a gleaming stone in a forbidden part of the forest. Hardly have they found the stone than they have strange creatures clad in iron armour pursuing them…

A fantastic adventure comic that whisks children away into an unfamiliar world packed with fun and action and opens up the world of reading even to unpractised readers.

Second book in the series to be published in autumn 2021 | 6 +