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Stahr, Christine (Author)

Hobby-horsing is the newest and coolest sport for children aged 6+. Originating in Finland, it combines elements of sport and gymnastics with imaginary play and ‘do it yourself’ principles. In hobby-horsing, the main aim is to jump over hurdles on your hobby horse, or to carry out dressage moves as one would on “real” ponies. In other countries, it’s still in the starting blocks but everything suggests it will quickly gain ground. It’s easy for beginners: all you need is a hobby horse. A home-made one can be as individual as its rider!


“Hobby-horsing: I Love My Hobby Horse” was developed for the hobby-horsing community in conjunction with current hobby-horsers, and is a lively, entertaining and colourful introduction to this fascinating hobby. It’s far more than just a sport!

Developed in conjunction with hobby-horsing fans for the hobby-horsing community.
Never a dull moment: a lively, colourful fan book.
With interactive elements (quiz, profiles of hobby horses etc).
| 6 +

Bertram, Rüdiger (Author) Bux, Alexander (Illustrator)

Football fun for beginning readers
Jacob’s dream comes true when he moves to a top club. But Tom, the centre forward, makes his life a misery. When the day of the big match arrives – Jacob at last has the chance to prove himself!

Sonne, Mond und Sterne for Years One and Two: large print, divided into short chapters, coloured pictures to help children understand what they are reading. | 7 +

Schwörer, Ariane (Author) Hamann, Meike (Illustrator)

Your Style, Your Dream, Your Bookazine: Here’s Josi!

The four friends Romy, Pepa, Greta and Josi are happiest when they’re hanging out together – except when they’re pursuing their great passions: Romy wants to be an actress, Pepa a handball champion, Greta a music star and Josi, who was the new girl to begin with, has an amazing talent for fashion design. Best if she tells you all about that herself…

Best friends and their dreams: acting, sport, music, fashion. In trendy magazine style with scribbles, posts, smoothie recipes, horoscopes and much more besides.
| 11 +

Orso, Kathrin Lena (Author) Dombois, Natalie (Illustrator)

Your Style, Your Dream, Your Bookazine: Here’s Greta!

Four best friends in Berlin, four passions, four books: After Romy, the new movie star, and sporty Pepa, Book 3 is devoted to music fan Greta. She knows the best rock songs of all time and where to find the coolest discs (and the oldest vintage leather jackets) and she’s always compiling playlists for her friends – to play at parties, when they’re lovesick or any other time. She also has a secret that she can’t even share with her friends.

Best friends and their dreams: acting, sport, music, fashion. Told in trendy magazine style with WhatsApp chats, playlists, tests …
| 11 +

Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Kraushaar, Sabine (Illustrator) Limmroth, Manfred B. (Illustrator)

Rudi’s dad collects stamps and as Rudi thinks everything his dad does is wonderful, he starts collecting, too. But not stamps, they’re too small and boring for him. Rudi collects labels: off apple-juice bottles, beer bottles, wine bottles, lemonade bottles, ketchup bottles, liqueur bottles, vinegar bottles, oil bottles – there isn’t a label Rudi won’t collect. As soon as they find out about his hobby, the neighbours simply leave their empty bottles outside the door. Usually there are only a few “good” labels among them. When Rudi has removed them, he has to take the mountain of bottles to the bottle bank. No wonder collecting is gradually getting on his nerves, but he doesn’t dare to stop because his dad would surely be disappointed in him. Luckily, his grandmother has an idea. | 6 +

Die Krickelkrakels (Author) Die Krickelkrakels (Illustrator)

Draw, cut, bend and fold!

Crayons, scissors and glue go to create some fantastic figures from the imaginative picture and activity templates! There are penguins to cut out and fish to feed them, a circus elephant who can stack cups on top of his trunk and a brightly coloured tiger slinking through the jungle. Once they have made their favourite figures from the book, the children can place them anywhere they like on the large landscape backgrounds – woodland, building site or circus, there’s something here to catch every child’s imagination.

This innovative activity book is another product of the creative Scrawls and Scribbles studio, a group of illustrators who emerged from a project team at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. It comes with activity sheets with people, animals, plants and fantasy characters as well as large landscapes to pull out and put together.
| 5 +

Bertram, Rüdiger (Author) Bux, Alexander (Illustrator)

Goalscorer in trouble! Jacob just isn’t getting the ball into the back of the net any more. The trainer advises him to take a short break, but Jacob cannot imagine life without football. Luckily, his friend Paul has an idea how to cure his “goalscorer’s block”.
The latest story about Jacob, ace striker – in this book all about pressure to succeed and how to overcome it.
| 7 +

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

Things simply couldn’t be worse! Gwen has had to move to the country with her family right in the middle of the holidays. And now her boyfriend has finished with her because he decided long-distance relationships just weren’t for him. Gwen decides there’s only one way to deal with heartache and loneliness and that’s: baking! And it’s something she’s really good at. Her cake pops and muffins are a hit. She has the spontaneous idea of starting a baking blog and quickly gains more and more followers. One of them turns out to be particularly nice. »Ben-the-baker« comments on all her posts and very soon, each new message from him has Gwen’s heart beating a little faster. When a television baking competition is announced, Ben encourages her to enter. Gwen feels a rising panic. Can she do it? And will Ben still like here when they meet each other face to face for the first time?

A fresh and emotive feel-good book with fantastic recipes for modern girls to follow, lovesick or otherwise!
| 12 +

Hegner, Regina (Author) Garanin, Melanie (Illustrator)

Everything’s at stake this time – they just have to win the Cup! Ben, the Hollerbush Red and Whites’s star striker, is on top form. He’s unbeatable – well almost, that is. Maurice, the new boy, is fast, agile and never misses a shot. Seven goals in one game! Not even Ben has ever managed to score that many. Maurice is a great piece of luck for the club. And he’s really nice and helpful, too. In fact, everybody thinks he’s the best thing since sliced bread – except for Ben. The trouble is, the more Ben resents Maurice, the worse he plays. He even misses a dead-cert penalty – a pass from just one metre away, and also ends up not only losing every duel but even his shorts. And the big Cup match is coming closer all the time… | 3 +

Die Krickelkrakels (Author) Die Krickelkrakels (Illustrator)

Tap, turn, blow!
New from the creators of the Krickel-Krakel (Scrawls and Scribbles) series

An activity-inducing book: The children turn the frog into a prince with a kiss, help the parachutist to land by turning the book and refloat the bear’s ship by rocking the book to make waves. A very special picture book that encourages the readers to use all of their senses. By scratching, croaking, singing, counting and shaking the book as hard as they can, they bring the story to life!

•\x09A four-colour activity picture book like no other before it
•\x09Fantastic aha effects as you leaf through
•\x09Entertaining fun not just for tiny tots
•\x09From the artists of the popular Scrawls and Scribbles books

| 4 +

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

Happy guessing games in Bella Italia! This summer, the patchwork family is planning a holiday in Tuscany. Now that they have become friends, Finya and Magnus are looking forward to the holidays. Finya would have preferred to go to a pony farm and Carla, her mum, doesn’t like hotels. But now there’s no time for sulking because Magnus and Finya have to track down the pearl thief and solve all kinds of other mysteries.

A turbulent holiday adventure that makes an ideal holiday read: the second book in the popular adventure series with all kinds of mysteries to solve in every chapter!
| 8 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Schöne, Christoph (Illustrator)

Creative play with the Ogglies! It’s just Oggly-crazy what can be found on the rubbish tip! The Ogglies have long known that you can make great use of all the lovely old stuff: cheesy-feet slippers, for instance. And because DIY and upcycling are all the rage these days, the Ogglies pass on some amazing tips that are child’s play to follow.

Affectionately illustrated instructions describe every single step in detail. Ideal for one creative pair of hands or for the entire family. These tips make it great fun to play with the Ogglies!
| 8 +

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 +

Wagner, Charlotte (Author) Wagner, Charlotte (Illustrator)

Forty age-appropriate puzzles in each pad, in black-and-white and in colour, banish all boredom. And because the puzzles are self-explanatory, even nursery school children love these puzzle pads. All the solutions are printed on the back, making it easy as pie for the children to check their own results. | 4 +

Kölpin, Regine (Author) Schwan-Jones, Josephine (Illustrator)

A perfect match: sewing and the sea

Carlotta has to spend the summer holidays in a little fishing village by the North Sea – on her Aunt Ruthie’s old boat of all things! Luckily for Carlotta, who loves sewing, her aunt runs a tailor’s shop there. She even starts a sewing club with her new friends and spends the summer between the gulls and the sea, and her sewing machine. But her happiness is clouded when she finds out that Aunt Ruthie is in difficulties. Can Carlotta and her friends help? And then there’s Pepe, the sensitive boy with the beautiful dark eyes - what’s the secret he is so keen to keep?

Perfect summer holiday reading for girls, featuring the sea, do-it-yourself ideas and some thrilling heartthrob moments, plus sewing instructions for beach bag & co.
| 12 +

Wich, Henriette (Author) Livanios, Eleni (Illustrator)

Favourite stories for young ballet fans

Ronya can’t wait for her very first ballet lesson and Princess Mirabelle has a very special present for her father, the king. Robin and Niklas are off to the theatre with their class but they aren’t at all interested in seeing the boring ballet about Hansel and Gretel. But when the witch comes onto the stage and tries to lure Niklas into the gingerbread house.…
| 4 +

Schwörer, Ariane (Author) Hamann, Meike (Illustrator)

What really counts in life

Opposites attract: German-Turkish friendship between pink satchels, hip-hop and turbulent family life

Every afternoon, Lara sits in the tree outside Hakan’s house and watches television through the window. After all, watching television is strictly not allowed at her house. There’s a programme about dancing on right now, just the thing for ballet-mad Lara – and also for Hakan, it seems. Hard to believe that Hakan, the terrible show-off who makes such a thing of hating girls’ stuff, is dancing – and really badly! But someone who dances can’t be all that bad, after all, can they?
| 8 +

Wohlleben, Peter (Author) Reich, Stefanie (Illustrator) Herrmann, Dagmar (Illustrator)

How clever are dung beetles? Which animals live in the water butt? Why does a fawn have spots on its back?
Peter Wohlleben takes you on a tour of the animals that live close to where you live: in the woods, in the garden, by the water and in the house. You get to see hedgehogs and mosquitoes have their babies, watch them eat, defend themselves and sometimes also when they are ill. You will learn so much about all manner of creatures – from the thunderfly to the wolf – that you didn’t know before!

- For all children and everyone else who’s interested in animals aged six or over – for reading aloud or to yourself
- Peter Wohlleben knows the secrets of the animal world and his sensitive narrative tone sparks children’s interest and enthusiasm for nature’s delicate wonders | 6 +

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 +

Orso, Kathrin Lena (Author) Broska, Elke (Illustrator)

24 chapters, 24 puzzles, one story – the Advent calendar book for all pony-mad kids

Miri is in despair: just before Christmas, she discovers that her parents’ riding school is in financial difficulties. Will most of their Icelandic ponies have to be sold? Miri and her friends Jule and Fiona decide to help out, and organise a big Christmas market. When news reaches them of a legendary treasure-trove, the threesome set off to find it. Can they save the riding school and the Christmas market? | 9 +

Wohlleben, Peter (Author) Reich, Stefanie (Illustrator) Herrmann, Dagmar (Illustrator)

Explore the woods, discover the surprises they hold and have fun with Peter Wohlleben! Do trees have a language of their own? Do tree children have a nursery? Why are wild animals frightened of people? Peter Wohlleben answers questions that are unusual, original and often very funny. His easy-to-understand and nearly always surprising answers help children to see life in the woods with new eyes. The gifted storyteller draws on his decades of experience as a forest ranger as well as the latest research findings.

An appeal for people to be more mindful in their attitude to the environment, nature protection and sustainability by bestselling author Peter Wohlleben.
| 6 +