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Poppe, Grit (Author)

First, You Betray Your Conscience. Then You Betray Your Family

A teen fiction first: young people in the GDR being turned into unofficial collaborators by the Stasi

When his grandmother has to move to a care home, Sebastian has to move in with his father, who left their family when Sebastian was just a baby. He feels no connection with this man who served a life sentence and barely addresses a word to him. It is, however, better than going back to that dreadful children’s home which Social Services initially placed him in – and where he came to care secretly about Katja, who ran away. One day, though, a man appears at Sebastian’s school and forces him to agree to spy on his teachers and schoolmates. He turns him into an unofficial Stasi collaborator, and persuades him to spy on his own father. | 14 +

Kaspar, Chris (Author)

For Fans of “One of Us Is Lying” - as thrilling as they come!

Rena is responsible for the death of her friend Joe. Nobody wants anything more to do with her. Nobody, that is, apart from the stranger who has been sending her various weird challenges via WhatsApp. All of them are related to the Seven Deadly Sins. If she doesn’t fulfil a particular challenge, one of the people she loves will pay for it. Rena has no choice but to obey. However, the game becomes increasingly grisly, and there’s no escape for her. Who’s behind all these messages? How is it connected with Joe’s death? And, more importantly: how can she put a stop to this diabolical game?

First class thriller.
Perfidious game involving secret messages and mortal danger.
Compelling, shockingly realistic story about revenge and mortal sin.
| 14 +

Poppe, Grit (Author)

Never give up! Escape from the youth detention centre. GDR, 1988: Anja’s mother applies for a departure permit to leave East Germany and is arrested by the secret police, the Stasi. The 14-year-old is placed in a youth detention centre under the administration of the Juvenile Welfare Department. Shocked by the high-handedness of the educators, the violence and the drill, Anja soon has only one thought in her mind: escape. But things get even worse…

A gripping novel about tyrannical treatment and violence at the youth detention centre in the GDR. Carefully researched by the author, who was herself a member of the “Democracy Now!” movement. With a glossary and chronicle of the regime change in the appendix. | 14 +

Friedrich, David (Author) Vigh, Inka (Illustrator)

Friendship. A moment in which only the important things survive.

Perhaps Augustine really was the love of Torge’s life – but now she’s gone. And although he can sometimes be quite annoying, Yorek is still a pretty good friend.

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

Bongard, Katrin (Author)

Street Life School Shopping Queen
Livia is new in Berlin and can’t get over what an exciting city it is. There’s the old man with the dachshund always sporting a partner look, the punks near the tube station with bad teeth and even worse teeth and the even worse things they say and the girls who hang out with Johanna, to whom Livia is at best invisible. But there’s Tim here in Berlin, too. Tim the street kid who is unlike any other boy she has ever met before and who shows her the other, very different, side to the city. Katrin Bongard tells a moving story of life in the city with appealing lightness and honesty.
The story of a girl, a clique and a love that defies all conventions.
Authentic, stylish and thoughtful.
| 13 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author)

Music, moments, midnight
Three weeks alone at home! Fifteen-year-old Elin is enjoying her holidays without her mother, who is doing a painting course in Tuscany. With her new friend Vero she gets to know a really cool set of people who meet up in secret places in the middle of the night. When Elin meets Marcus at one of these meeting, she falls head over heels in love! To impress him, Elin wants to organise a midnight art fair. Markus is all for it! But then Elin’s mother comes home sooner than expected – and Elin has no idea what will become of her moonshine date...
| 12 +

Da Vina, Sandra (Author) Gattermann, Kirsten (Illustrator)

Love. A moment in which nothing else matters.

Kathie has fallen madly in love with Marten von Hanneshausen – even though she has never spoken to him.

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

Westhoff, Angie (Author)

Maya Music Munich
Catastrophe! As if it weren’t bad enough to be moving away in the middle of the school year – but to the uncoolest city in the world, as well! It’s a nightmare for Maya because although she’s a member of the school orchestra, she’s also the life and soul of the party. In fact, she is the best saxophonist around – and a rising rock star. But then Maya meets Theo, the good-looking guitarist at the youth centre. Perhaps Munich isn’t as dull as Maya thought, after all?
She hasn’t just got butterflies in her tum, she’s got rhythm in her blood, too.
The adventure of a 13-year-old girl who rocks more than Munich with her courage and music.
| 12 +

Diedrichsen, Jasper (Author) Liebig, Martina (Illustrator)

Anger. A moment in which everything explodes.

Niels has only ever really wanted Helena. But he is never in the right place at the right time. And then the day arrives when he really loses it …

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

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 +

Fee (Author) ellenaar (Illustrator)

Guilt. A moment in which gaping abysses open up.

There are lots of things good friends just don’t do – and yet they seem to happen to Maraike, Kim and Sina. Somehow.

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

Wronski, Ulrike (Author) Steigerwald, Kathrin (Illustrator)

It’s like a curse – every time 15-year-old Anna is interested in a boy, she can’t get a sound out. She isn’t usually lost for words, but her word centre regularly leaves her in the lurch when Niklas is around. Her friends aren’t much use, either: one is too shy, the other too direct. The French au pair, Manon, on the other hand, is constantly attracting men and turns out to be a real expert on style and how to flirt. Anna is about to put her newly acquired knowledge into practice, when Finn, a friend from her primary school days, bursts in on the conversation and turns out to be rather nice!
Complete with flirt test and practical styling tips
| 12 +

Poppe, Grit (Author)

Love and betrayal in the shadow of the Berlin Wall.

1988. Jana is fifteen and lives in East Germany. She had never questioned the system before – not until she fell in love with Jacob. But her wonderful feelings are mixed up with doubt and anger. Doubt because Jacob has applied for an emigration permit. Will the day soon arrive when she may never see him again? Anger because Jana’s line-towing parents want to stop her from seeing Jacob. Then Jacob really does disappear – he is locked up. Jana's world comes crashing about her head. She is prepared to do all she can to help him. But why oh why doesn’t he answer her letters.
Jacob is having a terrible time in prison. He thinks about Jana all the time. Why doesn’t he hear anything from her? In 1992, Jana discovers that it was her father who betrayed Jacob. He had been an unofficial member of the Stasi, the East German state security service. Jana is devastated and has terrible feelings of guilt! She simply must find Jacob…
25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall: a controversial piece of GDR history for the first time in a literary context by the award-winning author of the bestselling novel Locked Away.
| 14 +

Maar, Paul (Author) Maar, Paul (Illustrator) Künster, Doris K. (Illustrator)

Johanna grows up in a small town in Mainfranken, just after the Second World War. The grown-ups talk about “hard times”, but that’s not how the children see it. For them, the coal scarcity, acorn coffee and mashed potato are as normal as the regular plagues of Colorado beetles and mice. But Johanna increasingly feels hemmed in and begins to rebel against the values and rules of her parents … | 16 +

Bongard, Katrin (Author) Staisch, Wolfgang (Illustrator)

New York, New York! Ronya can hardly believe her luck. Her father has been asked to write a travel guide on New York and he is taking her with him to the city of cities. There Ronya meets Jonathan, who is supposed to be playing city guide for her and her father. Jonathan and Ronya really get on each other’s nerves to start with, but the longer they spend exploring New York together, the closer they become …
A love story from two angles and a fast-paced tour of New York with lots of cool insider tips!
| 13 +

Götz, Andreas (Author) Büro Süd GmbH (Illustrator)

Three dead girls, a dark secret and a devilish game: a thriller that gets right under your skin!

Munich, the end of a hot summer. Three girls die within the space of a few weeks – seemingly, it was their own decision. But that is only half the truth. Because all three wanted to go to their deaths with the man they loved. They had no idea that the very man who wanted to die with them would turn out to be their worst enemy.

A subtle page turner about a series of mysterious teenage deaths – about murder, secrets and the darkest depths of human nature.

16 +

Bongard, Katrin (Author)

Art, smart, smooch!
Sophie loves drawing. One day, Charly turns up in her art course at school. He’s cool – cheeky and clever and always contradicting the art teachers. Sophie is disgusted – can you even call his weird monster drawings art? And is there any truth to the rumour that he sprays graffiti onto walls in town at night? Sophie immediately makes up her mind to detest the new boy. But before long, she is fascinated by his wild lifestyle, his thirst for freedom and his special brand of art. One night she goes spray-painting with Charly and suddenly finds his lips on hers...
The story of an unusual and absolutely frank love between two people with very different characters.

| 13 +

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 +

Stein, Maike (Author) Crenshaw, Carina (Illustrator)

An award-worthy love story about two girls

Berlin, in the early summer of 1961, when the border between East and West is no more than a white dividing line on the streets of the city. The passport controls are a nuisance, but they don’t stop either Marie or Lennie from crossing over because they have found each other, found a love both had believed impossible. Nothing can separate them – or so they think. But in the August of that year, the construction of the Berlin Wall tears the city – and the two girls - apart. Marie is faced with an impossible decision: Should she stay with her father and younger brother and give up all the dreams she shares with Lennie? Or should she risk making an escape to West Berlin, to Lennie, and never see her family again?

- Perfect to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
- Excellently researched: a credible escape that really could have taken place | 14 +

Hill, Nova (Author)

The breathtaking finale of “The Woods”: the dark secret that leads them all to their doom …

The teenagers slowly begin to uncover the secrets surrounding the abandoned sanatorium. They realise that their great enemy isn’t Wicca, but one of their own group. The tension mounts - and culminates in a gripping showdown. Will the teenagers manage to set their differences aside in order to survive? This battle has long since ceased to be theirs alone.

Mystery in the style of Netflix dramas “The Society”, “Dark”, and “Stranger Things”.
The trilogy’s finale - with a completely unexpected ending.

14 +

Nitschke, Julia (Author) Schultz, Ruth (Author) Motte, Frollein (Illustrator)

Say What You Think. Do What You Think is Right

The self-help book for life: political, provocative, informative and inspiring

Which prejudices are you secretly harbouring? Can boys be feminists too? And why is it sometimes so hard to say no?

You don’t just get your opinions from out of the blue. You have to form them yourself. Sounds like hard work? Well, it is. But it’s good fun too! The co-authors Ruth and Julia take you with them on a journey to find yourself and to engage with the hot topics of our times. So grab a pen and set off – this book can’t function without you!

For teenagers and young adults seeking a fun challenge | 12 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Hauptmann, David B. (Illustrator)

Life really isn’t easy for Annika. She is always in the shadow of her sister, Mel, who is 18, three years older than Annika, and not just very pretty, but also clever and popular with all the boys – in a nutshell, she has it all! It’s Mel, of course, who comes up with the idea of organising a rock festival, but then she falls ill and Annika gets her big chance: now she’s in charge of auditioning the bands. That’s how she comes to meet and immediately fall for Benny, a drummer, and she also finds herself getting on really well with Lance, a member of the press team. Everything is going beautifully, but then Mel suddenly starts acting weird. Little by little, the sisters grow closer… | 12 +

Uebach, Evelyn (Author)

A secret game of lies

Thanks to her ability to become other other people, impersonator Elodie is hired by soap star Wynter to take the latter's place on the set of "Wonderful Intrigues". Thus begins a secret game based on lies. Wynter doesn't want to carry on pretending to be in a relationship with her co-star Nord just for PR purposes. Elodie, who needs the money to pay for her sister's hospital treatment, initially finds the idea - and Nord - very attractive. Before very long, though, the lines between fake and reality become dangerously blurred. Will the masks slip?

- Film set glamour, intrigue and false identities.
- A protagonist who can become other people: a gripping plot with a compelling fantasy twist.
- Potential to become a top seller: on point romance, with all the ingredients to make a successful series.

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 +

Rings, Andrea (Author)

Arguments for climate protection, rhetorical techniques, and helpful tips – in the tradition of Stéphane Hessels Time for Outrage!

Learn to argue like Greta in six punchy chapters: What are we facing? To what extent are society and politics to blame? What are the psychological effects of impending climate change? How can I defuse myths about the climate? Tips for effective ways to talk about the climate, ideas to help you get involved yourself, and conversational techniques to employ. In short: get involved!

Political topics presented in a modern and accessibleway for young people | 12 +

Tailor, Kathy (Author)

Romantic, entertaining, sexy: the perfect book for anyone who loves TV show “The Bachelor”.

In order to do her twin sister a favour, Tilda applies for a TV dating show. The plan is for her to win Florian, with whom her sister is hopelessly in love. Tilda, though, has set all her sights on Nik, with whom she spent an incredible night. But then there’s also camera man Ben, whom she can’t get out of her head. It’s all so difficult! Not least because she always has to make sure that nobody blows her cover. Will Tilda manage to win the TV show? And who will be her first choice?

Popular backdrop: TV show dating.
The carousel of love plus identity confusion.
A compelling mixture of new adult and romance fiction. | 14 +

Fröhlich, Anja (Author) Schmidt, Silke (Illustrator)

Paulina alias Miss Krassikovski has finally had enough! She simply cannot bear to see how everyone around her is constantly doing things they so obviously shouldn’t do. The time has come to save the world! But she really wasn’t to know that she would end up in the middle of an emotional crisis and even risk losing Muckel, her best friend …
This is the third time Anja Fröhlich plunges her readers headlong into bubbly Paulina’s life. But Paulina wouldn’t be Miss Krassikovski if she didn’t find herself going from one escapade to the next.
The eagerly awaited next edition in the popular series about the young superheroine and the huge misunderstandings she faces.
A must for every Krassikovski fan!

| 12 +

Tailor, Kathy (Author)

A remote boarding school
A universally popular girl, who goes missing without trace
Secrets, intrigues, disturbing emotions

Freya’s first days and weeks at the new boarding school are overshadowed by the disappearance of her schoolmate Maria. What has happened to her? What does her ex-boyfriend know? What did she have to do with Oscar, the drug dealer? And why do troublemakers Cora and Bianca threaten Freya when they find out that she’s been investigating the disappearance? Luckily, Freya has Leo, whose love seems to be the only good thing in her life. If only he weren’t her teacher …

- Thirteen Reasons Why meets Gone Girl
- Perfidious revenge thriller in a boarding school setting
- Changing perspectives, false trails, buffling plot | 14 +

Westhoff, Angie (Author) Hauptmann, David B. (Illustrator)

Stories, secrets, sensations
How exciting: at Lisa’s new school, there’s a rumour going round about a secret club! But nobody knows what it’s all about or who is in it. Lisa and her friends think that it might be a kind of Dead Poets’ Society, a Second Life online club or a circle of elitist pupils. Others suspect it might be a historical secret society or a casting agency’s promotion. Lisa decides to solve the mystery about the club – and in doing so, she not only puts her friendships to the test, but also falls in love for the first time.

| 12 +

Green, Summer (Author) ZERO Werbeagentur (Illustrator)

Dressed to be loved

Emma is over the moon: she has been awarded a grant to attend the college of her dreams. She and her fun-loving room-mate Lara immediately become best friends. It's just a shame that the gorgeous unknown boy whom Emma has more than once rescued from unpleasant situations and who has such soft lips, turns out to be exactly the same guy whom Lara fancies … and also turns out to be hiding a pistol in his car. A thrilling and sensual Young Adult romance by Summer Green.

- Thrilling and sensual romance with a US campus setting.
- Combines romantic tension with the glittering world of fashion.
- Instagram-worthy cover.

15 +

Hüging, Andreas (Author) D'Oro, Miri (Illustrator)

A gold coin leads to a forbidden world.

Atmospheric. Dark. Fast-moving. An adventure story with unusual vignettes in the style of collages.
In Ypsilon, a high-rise estate near a river, Chicco and his teenage gang, Boyzz, are spreading fear and panic. The 12-year-old twins Marsha and Jessie live there, too. One night, the pair rescue a dog the Boyzz are harassing and, with the gang on their heels, flee towards the river – and stumble over a bag full of gold coins. When one of the coins rolls into the water, an ancient raft suddenly appears close to the bank. A mysterious ferryman takes the twins to an alien world, where their fate will be decided by a forbidden song and a cursed boy.
| 10 +

Weber, Anke (Author) Niere, Cornelia (Illustrator)

Welcome to life!

Inspired by something she read on a packet of Cornflakes and fearful of losing her beloved home, 16-year-old Milla decides to keep the death of the grandfather she grew up with a secret. Milla buries his body in the garden and only confides in her best friends. Soon after, she meets Tim. Tim is terminally ill, and he and Milla even plan the details of his funeral together. But the better she knows Tim, the more the two feel drawn to each other and discover how wonderful life can be.

Fresh and endearing, optimistic and life affirming with a likeable heroine and a cool guy who’s pretty irresistible! A book about death, friendship and first love!
| 13 +

Luhn, Usch (Author)

Cookies, kisses, catastrophes!

Holidays at last! But for Charlotte, the trip she was planning with her friends won’t be happening because she doesn’t have the money. Instead she spends the summer running her mother’s not terribly successful sandwich bar with the help of Jamie, a trainee chef, and Metin, Charlotte’s best friend. Together, the three cook up the perfect plan for turning the sandwich bar into something really cool. Sound good? Yes, but it all gets pretty complicated, too, because Jamie is in love with Rosalie (who isn’t interested in him), Metin thinks he’s mad about Charlotte, and Charlotte doesn’t know which of the two is cuter, Jamie or Metin…

Usch Luhn’s story of city kids and their escapades is infused with Berlin atmosphere, and contains an amazing plan and stacks of tasty cookies. With some fantastic cookie recipes at the back!
| 12 +

Fröhlich, Anja (Author)

Friendship is possible without words.
"I bet you won’t manage to go for a week without telling anything but the truth!" Cooper says to Philippa. And Cooper normally doesn’t say a word – but now, in the pitch-dark cellar they both happen to be locked up inside, he does. And while everyone in their class suddenly thinks Cooper is silently cool, Philippa makes herself more and more unpopular by telling nothing but the truth. But then Cooper has an idea that will help Philippa out.
A light-hearted everyday story, bright and amusing, but sensitively told. A really enjoyable read that deals with the subject of inclusion “along the way”, too.
| 9 +

Tramountani, Nena (Author)

Volume 3: captivating, fast moving, thrilling. Romantasy at its best!

Following Wills' terrible betrayal, Kia is trying to avoid him completely. However, that's not quite so easy, when she is desperate to be close to him with every fibre of her being. The fact that her former crush Niyol suddenly re-appears in her life and shamelessly takes up flirting with her again - months after they had put a stop to this - doesn't exactly help matters. Meanwhile, Nero resorts to ever more drastic measures in order to maintain the continued segregation of the elements, and Kia feels compelled to make contact with Phos, the leader of the rebels. Can he become an important ally in the fight against Omilia? On her search for trustworthy allies, Kia has to work closely with Will and Niyol, and ultimately has to confront the ultimate question. To whom does her heart really belong?

Critically acclaimed young author with massive potential.

Destiny, imagined worlds … The sweet spot where romance meets modern fantasy.

Love story with a pronounced twist: who can be trusted?

14 +

Tramountani, Nena (Author)

The red-hot fourth volume of the "City of Elements" series by Nena Tramountani.

The Talenti find themselves increasingly ravelled up in the power struggle between Omilia and the Phos rebels. Phos has, it's true, liberated Kiana's parents, but they still don't trust him - rightly so, as it turns out: he killed Gaia and has been manipulating Melamarcia to fit in with his plans. Nero duly murders Phos, but Melamarcia has long since become enslaved to the dark side, as William surmised. Nero therefore pits himself against her and sacrifices himself for Kiana and Tessarect.

Highly praised young author of immense potential.

Destiny, imagined worlds … The sweet spot where romance meets modern fantasy.

Love story with a pronounced twist: who can be trusted?

14 +

Poppe, Grit (Author)

Eye Witness: The Story of an Escape

The Torgau juvenile detention centre, GDR, 1989: Rebellious Gonzo, like her friend Anja, the heroine of Shut Away (Weggesperrt), has been sent to the jail-like detention centre in Torgau, where she is to be forced to become a “socialist personality”. There, she finds herself at the mercy of harsh educators and is driven almost to breaking point by the experience. On the transport back to her old juvenile workhouse, she sees her chance, makes a break for it and gets away. All she wants is to be free at last! Hiding out in some allotments, she meets René, who is also planning to escape to the West. Together they make it across the Green Border to Prague and the West German Embassy there. The story is based on interviews with contemporary witnesses and historical facts.
The author was awarded the 2010 Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize for the first in the series, Shut Away.
"This is a story that gets under your skin and should be read by young people and adults alike.” DIE ZEIT on Shut Away

A political book for young adults, with all the suspense of a thriller
| 14 +

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

All sorts of new adventures await Maluna Moonlight, the little goodnight fairy. Thanks to the little mermaid Nicki, Maluna learns to swim in the lake inside the Enchanted Forest. When she falls terribly ill, all of her new fairy friends from the Enchanted Forest are naturally right there to help her straight away. And when Maluna finally arrives in the world of humans after a perilous flight over Darkwood, she discovers she has no fairy presents. What a catastrophe! Luckily, Maluna is very creative, so she soon comes up with a solution to the problem. | 4 +

Abidi, Heike (Author)

Everything Pre-Teens need to read

The perfect present for 12-year-olds

Being twelve years old is no picnic. Tessa’s parents don’t care for her new hobby (playing the drums), and then there are the boys in their school band. Noel is cute, but ... Fortunately, Tessa’s sister can give her tips via Skype – and her sister wrote the book

Everything Girls Should Know Before They Turn 13, so she at least knows her stuff! | 11 +

Tailor, Kathy (Author)

Borka – Bold as a Lioness: girl becomes a prince’s bodyguard in a fantastic setting

Borka is a girl who was raised by lions. When poachers capture her lion parents, the 18-year-old follows them to the royal court, where her courage and strength earn her the position of bodyguard to the crown prince. Borka accompanies Prince Feodor on a perilous journey, by the end of which she not only knows her own past, but also the person to whom her heart and future belong.
Where exactly is your home when you come from two worlds?
Her forest - green, secluded, peaceful. That’s where 16-year-old Borka lives as a member of a pride of lions.
The royal court – loud, power-hungry, gruesome. That’s where Prince Feodor lives. As heir to the throne, he is required to prove himself in a battle with two lions.
Both worlds collide one fateful day and Borka’s life changes for ever. Where does she belong? And will she ever learn the truth about her past?

Two worlds, one prince, a lion girl: a romantasy unlike any you’ve read before

Focuses on strength and wildness, background and identity | 14 +