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Grimm, Sandra (Author) Hardt, Iris (Illustrator)

Who will be the first to land in the jelly? Will the little boys beat the big ones at football? And do Hansel and Gretel really go with a stranger who offers them gingerbread? Wherever they are set, on the sports field, at school or in a nursery school in outer space, these stories are all about smart boys who have their say.
A bright, colourful story book with amusing illustrations for “real” boys of four and over.
| 4 +

Kliebenstein, Juma (Author) Bux, Alexander (Illustrator)

A Woman for Daddy!

Grown-ups can be really stupid sometimes. There’s no reason why Jonah shouldn’t be perfectly happy living on his own with his father, is there? But his Daddy thinks their home needs a woman’s touch so he joins a dating programme and takes Jonah with him to an Amor meeting instead of football. The women he meets there are all really stupid, Jonah thinks. Why doesn’t he just take Lotti from next door? But Daddy won’t listen to a word and drags Jonah off to a speed-dating session. And who should be there, too, but Lotti! She appears to be getting along very well with one of the men there and, for some reason, Daddy doesn’t look too pleased about that…
| 10 +

Opel-Götz, Susann (Author) Opel-Götz, Susann (Illustrator)

So what’s cool? Just what boys want! From today, Leo and Mug are going to be cool! How? That’s obvious. Sunglasses on their noses, music bouncing off the walls, watching horror films and staying up as long as they like. Cool boys naturally have pets like big, hairy spiders or vicious-looking rats, and burping and farting at the table are an absolute must. But what are they going to do with their cat and their dog now? And when they come to think about it, they actually like watching children’s films best! Very soon, Leo and Mug realise that being cool is an exhausting business! Innovative, striking pictures – also great fun for adults. | 5 +

Fiedler-Tresp, Sonja (Author) Cordes, Miriam (Illustrator)

The joy a baby brings! It’s very exciting when a new brother or sister arrives. To start with, the new baby is really tiny, but still it can yell pretty loudly sometimes. Luckily, there’s a big brother who can help bath the baby or push the pram and also sing very loudly so that the baby starts laughing again. Isn’t it great to be a big brother?!

What a lovely present to bring brand-newbig brothers. There’s space on the cover for a personal dedication.
| 24 months +

Arold, Marliese (Author) Westphal, Catharina (Illustrator)

For all football-crazy kids of 8 and over!
Florian may have to move to a boring place with this father, but luckily it’s where the Fantastic 11 play. And they are supposedly the best footballers far and wide. If that isn’t a stroke of luck!

This limited special edition contains the stories “Coach Wanted”, “Ready for the National League” and “The Opening Match”. Just in time for the 2018 World Cup!
| 8 +

Abidi, Heike (Author)

Justine’s life is turned upside down in more than one way: First she has to leave her beloved boarding school and attend an ordinary school instead – where there’s no hockey team, debating club or flute class. Then one evening in the garden, she is hit by ball lightning, which briefly puts her out of action. When she regains consciousness, everything seems fine at first, but the following day at school, she notices that things are anything but normal. Suddenly Justine can read the boys’ minds, at least where feelings are concerned. This results in some enlightening insights, but also pretty much in emotional chaos because there’s Lenny, who’s really cute and whose thoughts run wild when he’s near to Justine. But then they fall silent… | 12 +

Bertram, Rüdiger (Author) Unimak (Illustrator)

What is fantasy? What is reality? A fascinating thriller
When 17-year-old Maurice is asked to invent urban legends for a book company, it sounds like a dream job. He just finds it a bit odd that his stories suddenly take on a life of their own. The nightmare really begins when Maurice invents a murder, which then actually takes place. Is someone making his stories come true? What role does his publisher play in all this? And where does the fine line between imagination and reality really lie?
A sophisticated novel for young adults by the famous author Rüdiger Bertram – full of deceptive truths and suspense, with lots of surprising twists and fascinating wrong turns.

English sample translation available! | 13 +

Ameling, Anne (Author) Garanin, Melanie (Illustrator)

Take aim, kick and … goooaaal! Ben goes to the football stadium with his daddy for the very first time. Bananaflank Betty would rather score goals than wear dresses. And the little players on Finn's table football suddenly climb down off their rods to play the most thrilling game of their lives. Football is never the same old story – but the main thing is always for the ball to end up in the back of the net! | 4 +

Klischke, Thomas (Author) Schuster, Andreas (Illustrator)

Writhing roundworms! The capt’n holds the diving record!
Alarm for Capt’n Chaos! His arch enemy, Fishbone, has stolen the interstellar space ship RITA. The crew immediately sets out in hot pursuit and that means plunging to the deepest depths of the deep sea on the water planet Oceana. There they find not only Fishbone, a mysterious sunken city and a glass sea dragon waiting for them, but also a whole crowd of exciting deep sea aliens!
Capt’n Chaos’ third adventure, with cool neon effects. Thrilling and hilarious escapades in outer space and far below the sea. QR code in the book for downloading the free Swear-O-Mat app. Perfect reading material for boys of 8 and over!
| 8 +

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

Complete with name and number!
Jersey dreams for football maniacs

A new jersey for the team! Jacob now has his name and the number 10 on his back – just like a pro. Only Paul can’t understand why Jacob and his team mate Tom are so proud of their new kit. And then just before their first home game, Jacob’s jersey suddenly disappears, almost as though the earth had opened up and swallowed it! It’s lucky for him that Paul is a true friend…
| 7 +

Opel-Götz, Susann (Author) Opel-Götz, Susann (Illustrator)

You’re from another star? Sometimes what seems strange to us can be closer to home than we think!

Jonah has long been convinced that there are aliens from outer space living among Earthlings and that it’s just a question of identifying them. So when Henri turns up in Jonah’s class, the situation is crystal clear to him. It’s not just that Henri is foreign, Jonah is absolutely certain that Henri is an ALF – an “alien life form”. Jonah is sure he has at last come across a genuine extraterrestrial! While he is trying to find out all about Henri’s strange life, he barely notices how much he is getting to like Henri. And perhaps having him as a best friend is better than his being an alien? A tightly constructed parable about friendship and social differences, told with vivid imagery and beautifully illustrated by Susann Opel-Götz.
| 10 +

Maar, Paul (Author) Engelking, Katrin (Illustrator)

Lippel is still dreaming! The second adventure with the great little inventor of worlds

Lippel loves to dream and because you need peace and quiet to dream, he would be happiest if he could spend the holidays at home. But he’s out of luck! His parents take him with them to the Lofoten islands and there, high in the Far North, he has the greatest adventure of his life. He meets Luna, a girl who could just as easily be a troll the way she looks, with her red hair, bare feet and ragged trousers. No wonder Lippel is soon dreaming again, this time about the troll princess Ganaxa with her cute bat ears and fluffy tail, who captures his heart and leads him into all kinds of unsuspected dangers – because in her father’s underground kingdom, everything is very different. This is the sequel to Lippel’s Dream, the Paul Maar bestseller that has not only won several awards but has also been adapted for number of films. There is great poetry in Maar’s telling of this thrilling adventure between dream and reality, set in the enchanting world of the trolls. With a wealth of colour illustrations by Katrin Engelking.

•\x09A wonderful, realistic novel – and at the same time a highly child-appropriate, eloquent narrative extolling the power of dreams, the power of the imagination
•\x09The mysterious world of the trolls and their amusing habits and customs will strike a chord with children
| 9 +

Livanios, Eleni (Author) Livanios, Eleni (Illustrator)

One day, a tailor sent his three sons away from home. They go out into the world and learn a trade. At the end of their apprenticeships, each of them receives a very special gift from his master. On their way home, however, they come across a thieving innkeeper. Will the three be able to take their precious gifts home safely? | 3 +

Wolz, Heiko (Author) Hänsch, Lisa (Illustrator)

Short stopover in the Middle Ages: Albert causes a stir amongst the mediaeval knights.

That wasn’t the plan at all! When Albert Twostone is supposed to be flying back to the present from ancient times in his speed-of-light capsule, he ends up landing in the courtyard of the Archbishop of Mainz, who is just expecting the arrival of Emperor Barbarossa. Albert soon discovers that people in the Middle Ages don’t know the meaning of fun – and promptly finds himself thrown into the dungeons. But when he reveals himself to be a talented singer, he is asked to defend the Emperor’s honour in a minnesinger competition. Will everything turn out all right?
Book 2 in the amusing time travel series, featuring a host of historical facts and a lovable hero who is always putting his foot in it! Lots of illustrations in trendy scribble look.
| 9 +

Wolz, Heiko (Author) Hänsch, Lisa (Illustrator)

Bodyguard to Julius Caesar: Albert Twostone turns the Ancient World upside down!
Albert Twostone is a real nerd! He has managed to build himself a speed-of-light capsule – the only trouble is that he accidentally slips down a worm hole in his tin can and ends up in the middle of the Roman Empire. Before he can say boo to a goose, he is picked up by some men draped in tablecloths and packed off to Rome to take a message to Julius Caesar. The great emperor is very impressed with Albert’s fighting skills and hires him as a bodyguard for his next military campaign. What a good thing Max Punk, Albert’s rat, is there with him and has brought along his futuristic high-tech rat pack, too.
A hilarious and irreverent diary of time travel into the depths of history with lots of comic strips.

The first in a particularly amusing series of time travel diaries: Hilarious stories combined with fascinating historical facts and a lot of comic strips.
| 9 +

Buchholz, Simone (Author) Klein, Horst (Illustrator)

Johnny lives down by the harbour, which also happens to be his gang’s territory. They usually meet at Cherry’s chip van, or in the best hiding place in the world – and that is under Vicar Lionleg’s church. But sometimes it gets a bit boring to be always hanging around the harbour. Maybe it’s time for something new, for a real adventure! And before they know it, the Chip Gang find themselves in pretty deep water.

An exciting adventure story by crime writer Simone Buchholz.

| 10 +

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

Monster fantastic! The monster family have a roaring good holiday

It’s the holidays and the monster family is planning to go away. But where should their journey take them? Daddy Monster would like to climb a volcano, Mummy Monster would love to go to the North Pole, Igor wants to see the jungle and Olga is quite set a waterfall holiday. Only Paul, the human boy the monster family adopted when he was a baby, doesn’t care which holiday destination they choose, as long as they are all together.

For primary schoolkids of 6 and over, this is the perfect holiday read, dealing with subjects like “belonging” and “recognising your own strengths” in lovable monster fashion.
| 6 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

Good old Gorky! Robot alarm for the roving space reporter. Gustav Gorky returns to earth to analyse human meals for the “big bang”. In his luggage, Gorky has brought along the analysis robot MAGBOT. The trouble starts when a stray dog raises his leg and pees on MAGBOT, and the robot runs riot, sending laser beams in all directions. Everyone he hits becomes rooted to the spot, and chaos takes its course. Volume 2 in the extraterrestrially super series: Gorkily entertaining robot fun! | 8 +

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 +

Winter, Joyce (Author)

Who protects us when we dream?

Right in the middle of the school year, Allegra is called up to the Academy of Dream Intelligence to become a dream agent, just like her late parents. Dream agents are specialists who watch over people’s dreams to prevent their souls from taking harm as they sleep and also to prevent the fine membrane that separates our dreams from the real world from becoming torn. Hardly has Allegra arrived at the academy, however, she realises the agents themselves are in the greatest danger and that they must have a traitor in their ranks. When Allegra’s own sister vanishes during dreamtime, a life-and-death struggle begins.

A thrilling, fast-paced novel about the world of dreams, which is far from being as safe as it appears, and the story of a girl, who is being trained at a secret academy to restore the dividing line between dream and reality and so to protect everyone she loves.
| 14 +

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

A roaring good read! Paul is growing up as a member of a monster family. For as long as he can remember, living with Mum and Dad monster and his monster brother and sister has been perfectly normal. So naturally he thinks he’s a monster, too. He’s never known anything else. He loves his family and they love him. At monster school, Paul has to learn how to roar really loudly, but at first he can’t. Will Paul pass his roaring test in the end?
The first in a new series by the successful COOLMAN author duo, Bertram/Schulmeyer
- Top topics for primary schoolchildren: being different, belonging, acceptance
- Comic illustrations in the book will have even the boys who are not very interested in reading picking up a book
- Even boys who aren’t big on reading will love the new monster series for beginning readers with its amazing comic illustrations.

| 6 +

Scheunemann, Frauke (Author) Kelly, John (Illustrator)

The gods must have lost their minds! Henry, a boy from the USA, is faced with the most boring summer holidays of his life – he’s off to Bayreuth with his father. Nothing could be worse. But then everything changes when they order pizza. Instead of pizza, Henry finds a bad-tempered giant at the door. Very soon, Henry is lying prostrate before Odin, yes, before the ruler of the Norse gods himself. Odin has a bone to pick with his old enemy, Alberich the dwarf, and it seems Henry could come in very useful for that. Before he knows what has happened, Henry is racing through world history with Odin’s daughter, Hilda. The first book in a new series, very funny and featuring a smart hero.

Fast moving, full of action and gigantic fun: popular author Frauke Scheunemann gives the classical story a new twist!

The first in the new bestselling series!

Book 2: Henry Smart. The Dwarf King’s Uprising - to be published in Spring 2018.
| 10 +

Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Grigo, Pe (Illustrator)

Great fun with a cheeky little witch for girls who are mad about magic! After her parents’ terrible mishap, Serafina is only allowed to do magic in an emergency. But what’s an emergency if not Great-great-uncle Alfonso’s letter describing the mysterious machinations going on in Wurtsberg! The little witch with the bright red hair immediately grabs her cat Lucifer and sets off to blow the lid off a great soup conspiracy. Surely a little bit of magic can’t be wrong!

A fully revised, beautifully illustrated new edition of bestselling author Sabine Ludwig’s enchanting book. With a charming heroine and magic galore.
| 9 +

Winter, Joyce (Author)

The battle of dreams has begun

Ever since Allegra found out that her parents’ souls are still wandering about somewhere in dream time, she has made it her goal to find them, come what may. But Mortensen barely leaves the agent time to do so. Nearly every night, his troops infiltrate the dreams of innocent people in order to manipulate them while they sleep and to use them for their own purposes. It soon becomes clear that Mortensen will start another battle, that his perfidious machinations have provided him with the perfect weapons and that, under his influence, they are prepared to go to any lengths. Allegra trains day and night at the academy to prepare herself for the inevitable and this puts the young love she shares with Arthur to a dramatic test.

Even faster-moving, even more nerve-racking: The great Dreamkeeper finale! | 14 +

Schmitt, Petra Maria (Author) Schöne, Christoph (Illustrator)

Fleet Finn is over the moon. Now that he has trounced Rotten Carl, he can be a proper Viking and not just the kitchen hand on board Sigarr, the Victor’s ship. But Finn and the Vikings now need to get their juicy spoils to safety. And Rotten Carl wouldn’t be Rotten Carl if he didn’t make life very difficult for Sigarr’s people … | 3 +

Haas, Alex (Author)

Not a game for sissies! What boys will do for their dream girl!
It’s really Niklas’ own fault: He bet his friends he could get Lynn, the new girl in class, to go out with him. And now here he is, drenched with sweat in the football team because Lynn is a cheerleader, and cursing the exhausting runs through wood, the training units and the repulsive protein shakes. And the more he suffers, the more he realises that it isn’t Lynn, but shy, retiring Carina who’s his dream girl!
Cheeky love story told from a boy’s perspective, with slapstick, and football madness. A real, true-to-life story!
| 12 +

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

Oh horrors, Ben’s team, the Hollerbush Red and Whites, is playing Fortuna Bockshorn on Saturday. Luckily, his team mates know they can rely on Ben, their penalty hotshot. “We’re counting on you,” says trainer Paul, “we need you to score your thirteenth goal of the season!” Then suddenly Ben’s knees seem to turn to jelly …

| 3 +

Klischke, Thomas (Author) Schuster, Andreas (Illustrator)

Welcome on board of the R.I.T.A. – and right into the middle of Kaos chaos.
Because his parents are going away on a business trip, nine-year-old Moritz is to spend the next few weeks on his uncle’s ship. And he’s never even met him before! But that’s the least of his worries because hardly has the infamous Captain Kaos arrived than he finds himself mixed up in an adventure that constantly takes new turns. The reason for all the excitement is that the R.I.T.A., his uncle’s ship, suddenly turns into an interstellar voyager and catapults its entire crew right into space.

The first book of riotous adventures with Captain Kaos. With cheeky illustrations in cool neon colours and a QR code to download the free Swear-O-Mat for making up the craziest and best curses. The Swear-O-Mat is an app for all commercially available smartphones, tablets and computers.
| 8 +

Klischke, Thomas (Author) Schuster, Andreas (Illustrator)

Giant, gloopy-eyed prawns! Unidentified swear object in sight!
The crew of the R.I.T.A. is glad to have finally sent General Fishbone, Captain Kaos’ eternally swearing arch-enemy, packing. But the troublemaker has no intention of giving up and very soon chaos reigns. Who would have thought that this time, instead of sailing to the well-known planet Chocokao, the ship would head for a space station that really couldn’t be more exotic?
The second book of riotous adventures with Captain Kaos!
| 8 +

Groschupf, Johannes (Author) Hauptmann, David B. (Illustrator)

Run-down buildings and deserted squares – a novel with undertow!
Berlin teenagers Chris, Moe, Kaya, Steven and Lennart are urban explorers, who go rummaging round disused factories, empty houses and dilapidated hospitals at night. But what starts out as an exciting adventure soon becomes a dangerous undertaking because the deserted buildings hold not only charms, but terrors, too. When the friends discover a dead body in a building that’s all demolished, they begin to suspect that the Badidos motorbike gang must be behind it. And then suddenly things start to get really dangerous…
Breathtaking, disturbing, gripping. Immerse yourself in the hidden world of lost places!
| 14 +

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 +

Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Westphal, Catharina (Illustrator)

Dad has had enough of playing with John and his dinosaur cards… and before he knows it, he has turned into a dinosaur himself. When John realises what’s happened, he hides underneath the kitchen chair and starts to search through his dinosaur cards to find out what kind of dinosaur his dad actually is. Luckily, the “Dadosaurus” is a herbivore, which is really not something you can say about Mr Smith, the man who lives on the ground floor and always looks ready to devour children (he has turned into a Tyrannosaurus Smith – HELP!). In the end, John and his Dadosaurus turn out to be smarter than and end up outwitting their dangerous dinosaur neighbour… | 7 +

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

Second book in a series that got off to a great start
Hilarious, self-deprecating humour and loads of slapstick

Two whole weeks in London! Sound cool? Not if your name is Kay and your every step is dogged by a walking nightmare called COOLMAN. Yet the language course really could have been great fun because the girl Kay is sweet on is also there. Only she seems to be more interested in the toffee-nosed aristocrat Charles. Instead of helping Kay, COOLMAN only makes things far worse with his clever-clogs suggestions and because of him Kai ends up wrecking Charles’ Rolls-Royce and Stonehenge ends up in ruins. But COOLMAN had nothing to do with the theft from the museum. Now he and Kai must bring their detective skills into play to find out who did.
| 10 +

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

Freedom for Coolman. Knockout for Kai.

If you thought Kai and COOLMAN were inseparable, think again because this time, COOLMAN suddenly disappears! Not exactly of his own free will, and actually under rather painful circumstances, at least for Kai. It all begins when Kai ends up on a boxing course. Luckily he’s got COOLMAN to help him out and advise him – which is sometimes good, but usually not. But then COOLMAN suddenly disappears. Kai without COOLMAN? An impossible situation! And very soon it becomes clear that neither of the two can manage without the other. Never change a winning team! This book from the popular comic book series by Rüdiger Bertram and Heribert Schulmeyer portrays the tumultuous daily life of a very nearly ordinary twelve-year-old and is equally chaotic, incredibly funny, sometimes embarrassing and always exciting. With several comic strips.

•\x09The sixth book in our comic book series featuring dramatic chaos accelerator Coolman: When he suddenly disappears from Kai’s head, he causes even more chaos than ever.

| 10 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Iland-Olschewski, Barbara (Author) Schöne, Christoph (Illustrator) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator) | further

Oggly fun at the football stadium. Paddock doesn’t want to miss a game in the grand championship, and Oggly Mummy, Fritzi and Dumpy accompany him to the stadium. But there’s something not quite right here: surely not everyone in the team can be a rascal? | 8 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Iland-Olschewski, Barbara (Author) Schöne, Christoph (Illustrator) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator) | further

Dog alarm for the Oggly detectives! To find out who poisoned Spoon, the dog, Dumpy gets himself a job as a gardener with the Queen – because Spoon is the Queen’s dog! When Spoon digs up a stash of buried silver in the garden, Paddock sets out in search of the thief. | 8 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Iland-Olschewski, Barbara (Author) Schöne, Christoph (Illustrator) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator) | further

The Ogglies fly to the top of Big Ben with their propeller-brella! Legend has it that when Big Ben strikes 13, the lions will wake up. Paddock flies to the top of the tower to get right to the bottom of the matter and finds nothing out of the ordinary – until he hears the heartbeat of a bronze lion in Trafalgar Square. | 8 +

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

Jacob looks like a winner: a football mystery for beginning readers.
Jacob, Tom and Paul are travelling to a juniors competition being organised by one of the top football clubs in Europe. First every goes beautifully and Jacob scores one goal after another, setting his team well on the road to the semi-finals. But then Jacob receives a threatening letter telling him that if he scores one more goal, he will regret it very much. The three friends use Paul’s video camera to set a trap for the blackmailer. Book 4 in the popular football series for beginning readers.
Learn to read with “book stars” for years one and two: large print, short text blocks and lots of illustrations to help beginning readers understand what they are reading. Also included, 16 pages of reading puzzles and games in a supplement at the back.
| 7 +

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

Boom, hiss, bang! A chaotic experiment for Kay and COOLMAN.
Could things get any worse? While conducting an experiment for the young scientists competition, Kay suffers the same fate as COOLMAN: he becomes invisible. But that’s not all! Although he manages to reverse the transformation, he finds that now not only he, but also COOLMAN can be seen! However is Kay going to explain the weird guy who never leaves his side to the others?
Book 8 of the hilarious adventures for boys, with lots of comic strips.

The spectacular final episode in the COOLMAN series!
| 10 +