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zur Brügge, Anne-Kristin (Author) Kraushaar, Sabine (Illustrator)

Small, but smart! A cute chick with all its wits about it! A tiny little chick hatches from its shell. But, oh no! Wherever can Mother Hen be? The little chick stretches its neck in all directions but cannot see its mummy. What should it do now? Climb. Is that a good idea? Unfortunately not. The chicken is too small; its legs are too short. It tries to hop and call, but there’s no chicken in sight. In the end, Mother Hen finally comes on the scene. She has found her chick so now it can cuddle up snug and happy beneath its mummy’s wings.

A lovely spring title that also makes a good Easter present!
| 24 months +

    Raab, Brigitte (Author) Olten, Manuela (Illustrator)

    What’s the best way to sleep? Upside down, on one leg or in your own bed?

    When the little girl simply cannot fall asleep, her mother tells her how each of the animals go to sleep: the leopard in a tree, the bat hanging upside down, the stork on one leg and the fish even does it with its eyes open. But what’s the best way for children to go to sleep? Perhaps it would help to if they simply tried it out? Or is your own bed the best place after all?

    -\x09A delightful goodnight book from the picture-book dream team Raab and Olten
    -\x09Original, amusing and brimming with animal knowledge!
    | 3 +

      Fessel, Karen-Susan (Author)

      “People are always talking about getting better. No one ever talks about dying. Yet that was what frightened me most: that Mummy might die.”
      Mummy, Daddy, Louise and Ruben had been going to go to Spain for their holidays. Louise and Ruben were already looking forward to it like mad. But then their mummy suddenly has to go into hospital because the doctor has discovered a lump in her breast. Then Louise catches the word “cancer” for the first time. That scares her. Wasn’t that what her best friend Becky’s grandma died of? But the adults calm her fears. Everything will be all right, we just have to be patient. And funnily enough, the holidays turn out to be really nice because Grandma comes to look after Louise, Ruben and Daddy – and Janni, an old friend of Mummy’s comes, too. And anyway, Mummy gets a little bit better every day. Soon she’ll be home again and then everything will be the same as it always was. And it is, at least to begin with.
      But then Mummy has to lie down more and more often because she is so tired and one day she has to go back to hospital. The cancer is now in so many parts of her body that they can’t remove it in an operation. When none of the treatment works, Mummy goes into a special clinic where you can only visit her once a week. Now, for the first time, it occurs to Louise that Mummy might die, and Mummy promises to give Louise a sign when the time comes – so they can say goodbye. Then Mummy leaves the clinic, against Daddy’s will. She says she can be ill just as well at home. Louise and Ruben are happy and, strange as it may sound, this time, in which Mummy gradually gets more and more ill, is the best they’ve had together.
      In the end Mummy has to go back to hospital but she keeps her word and gives Louise a sign. She tells her that people turn into stars when they are dead. Of course, Louise knows stars are really small planets with the sun’s rays shining on them. On the other hand, though, people still don’t know everything about the universe yet. So perhaps Mummy really is a star now, shining down on her and Ruben and Daddy, and because she’s a star, she’ll always be with them, after all? A Star Called Mummy | 10 +

        Ameling, Anne (Author) Reich, Stefanie (Illustrator)

        I didn’t hatch out of an egg, did I?
        "Erm, where did I come from?" Olli wonders one morning. First he asks his Teddy and then the frog, the dove and the tree. They all have great stories to tell him about eggs and tadpoles and roots, but Olli still doesn’t know where he came from. But then Uncle Tati has a good idea: Olli’s mummy is sure to know the answer!

        The big issues of where we come from and who we are philosophically explained with warmth and humour, and brought to life with imaginative illustrations!
        | 4 +

          Grimm, Sandra (Author) Hansen, Christiane (Illustrator)

          So many animals help the little chick search for his mummy! The little chick has just hatched from its egg and now it’s looking for its mummy. Could the two green feet belong to her? No! The animal under the leaf is a frog! “Croak, croak!” he says and helps the chick to look. “Oink, oink!” the pair hear – could that be the chick’s mummy? No, it’s a pink piglet! As the tiny chick gets to know more and more animals, so do the children and together they are sure to find the chick’s mummy! A delightful story with lots of animal noises – to copy and guess. Full of flaps.
          | 24 months +

            Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

            Ever since Mum and Dad split up, Su (that’s Susanne) and her sister, I, (that’s Imelda) have been living with their mum at their grandmother’s and great-aunt’s house, who are really driving Su crazy with their bossy ways and obsession with cleanliness. It’s high time that Mum married again! And because Su isn’t sure whether her Mum agrees with this, she decides to take matters into her own hands. | 10 +

              Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Gotzen-Beek, Betina (Illustrator)

              Adventure class trip! Johanna’s class outing includes a night-time walk and that is something she really is not looking forward to. But on the way there, she suddenly finds her mummy, in miniature, sitting in her jacket pocket, helping her to be brave at last.
              Humorous, gripping and sensitive, a school story about fears, being brave and self-confidence.
              | 8 +

                Weber, Susanne (Author) Rettich, Margret (Author) Westphal, Catharina (Illustrator)

                We’re nearly grown-up! Jan and Julia help with the housework.
                Oh, no! Mummy has hurt her knee and isn’t allowed to put any weight on it! What a good job Ian and Julia help her with the household chores, like preparing meals, hanging up the washing and tidying up. Very soon, mummy’s knee is better again. But Jan and Julia are now really grown up and want to fetch the bread rolls from the baker’s next Sunday morning, too!
                An Jan and Julia picture book classic with new illustrations and new wording: favourite stories for children of nursery school age!
                | 3 +

                  Weber, Susanne (Author) Schoene, Kerstin (Illustrator)

                  Are hedgehog kisses prickly? Certainly not for the young hedgehog.

                  But exactly how does the mummy hedgehog kiss her child? And how does the little penguin come by a kiss? On each new page, there’s a different, enchanting scene of creatures kissing. One thing is certainly very clear: all the baby animals get a lovely big smacker of a kiss from their mummy.

                  With beautiful illustrations and rhymes, Giraffe Kiss and Crocodile Smacker carries the very young off to an affectionate animal world, where mummy animals kiss their children in their own, very special way.
                  | 24 months +

                    Dietl, Erhard (Author) Iland-Olschewski, Barbara (Author) Stickel, Stephanie (Illustrator) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator) | further

                    Mmmh, delicious! It’s the Ogglie twins’ birthday, so they simply have to have a birthday cake. Mummy Oggly and Leo, who’s on a visit to the rubbish tip, set to work preparing not one but two cakes. Now which one do you think the Oggly children will like? Leo’s lemon cake or Mummy Oggly’s stinker cake?

                    Baking with the Ogglies: an interactive story with real children’s recipes and heaps of fun!
                    | 4 +

                      Rettich, Margret (Author) Westphal, Catharina (Illustrator)

                      Oh no! Mummy has hurt her knee and isn’t allowed to put her weight on it! What a good job Jan and Julia are already so grown up. Now they can help to prepare the meals, water the flowers and hang up the washing – and have lots of fun doing it all!

                      | 3 +

                        Frankenstein-Börlin, Tina (Illustrator)

                        What has Mummy got in her bag? Children are welcome to rummage and play here.

                        There’s plenty to be found in Mummy’s bag! A mobile phone, make-up utensils, jingling keys and plenty of other fascinating things. The jigsaw pieces are an invitation to play and also offer opportunities for comparison with real-life objects. This paperback is just waiting for children to open it out and play, and comes with modern, authentically illustrated objects inside.
                        In this paperback, Mummy’s Bag, children can finally rummage to their heart’s content.
                        | 3 +

                          Weber, Susanne (Author) Frielinghaus, Sabine (Illustrator)

                          “My mummy’s the best!” is probably what all children think because they can make meals and do silly things all at the same time with Mummy; they can get her to carry them round, make things with her and she’s also great for cuddles.
                          Amusing rhymes and amusing illustrations show how much fun children can have with the best mummy in the world.
                          | 24 months +

                            Lütje, Susanne (Author) Livanios, Eleni (Illustrator)

                            The new book about love from the successful duo Lütje and Livanios! The wishes loving parents cherish for their children are many, and also imaginative and colourful, just like this board picture book. It tells of a mother hare, who wants her child to have everything it needs to grow big and strong: space to hop about, for example, or a star to light his way when it’s dark. Like all parents, she too would like the whole world to lie at her little hare’s feet.

                            A truly beautiful gift book, with enchanting rhymes for parents to read over and over again, and for their little ones to join in repeating!
                            | 24 months +

                              Boie, Kirsten (Author) Brix, Silke (Illustrator)

                              Little brothers are the nastiest things in the world, Anna thinks. But big sisters aren’t always what you would expect them to be, if you can believe Olli. Anna is nearly seven and in year one at school. Olli isn’t even four yet and has only just started nursery school. He doesn’t know anything about numbers and letters and things like that. All he knows is how to get on his big sister’s nerves – by secretly eating the chocolate out of the advent calendar, or wanting to join in when she’s dressing up with her friends. Then Mummy is always on his side. It’s quite obvious that Mummy loves Olli better. That’s not how Olli sees it, though. He’s never allowed to be in the room he shares with Anna when she’s playing with her friends, and she never gives him any of her sweets, either. No wonder Olli sometimes has to kick her. Then Mummy always scolds him. It’s quite obvious that Mummy loves Anna better. Sometimes, though, big sisters and little brothers can also be quite useful: like when it gets dark and there are dangerous robbers all over the place … | 4 +

                                Lütje, Susanne (Author) Livanios, Eleni (Illustrator)

                                It’s so nice when we’re together!
                                The perfect good night storybook for mothers and children

                                Who’s got the nicest mum in the world? Is it the squirrel whose mummy rocks him in her arms? Or the polar bear whose mummy makes him hot tea? Or perhaps the little fox whose mummy kisses away the pain when he hurts himself. All of the baby animals really have the nicest mummy, just like the little girl at the end of the book whose mummy tucks her in and says good night!

                                •\x09Affectionate rhymes, lovely pictures
                                •\x09A book that also makes an ideal gift!

                                | 24 months +

                                  Lütje, Susanne (Author) Livanios, Eleni (Illustrator)

                                  In The Nicest Dad in the World, the little bear’s daddy gives him bread and honey, the little hare plays hide and seek with Daddy Hare, and Father Dog carries his little puppy home on his back when he is too tired to walk any further. And the human daddy tucks his child into bed and sings him a lullaby until he falls asleep.

                                  In The Nicest Mummy in the World, we want to find out whose mummy is the nicest in the world. Is it the squirrel whose mummy rocks him in her arms? Or the polar bear whose mummy makes him hot tea? Or perhaps the little fox whose mummy kisses away the pain when he hurts himself? In the end, one thing is clear: every child has the nicest mummy in the world!
                                  | 24 months +

                                    Scheerer, Susanne (Author) von Sperber, Annabelle (Illustrator)

                                    Families are like a rainbow – they come in every colour.
                                    How come Oscar has two mummies, Tilly wonders. Her big sister, Frieda, explains that Oscar’s mummies badly wanted a baby but couldn’t make their wish come true. Then they met Tilly’s and Frieda’s parents and Frieda’s and Tilly’s daddy donated some sperm to Oscar’s mummies. That’s how Oscar came to be born and a great wish turned into an even greater miracle.

                                    Two Mummies for Oscar deals with the topical subject of “rainbow families”: vivid, descriptive and written in child-appropriate language, the book makes it easy for parents and teachers to talk about diversity to children of three and over.
                                    | 4 +

                                      Schmidt, Hans-Christian (Author) Német, Andreas (Illustrator)

                                      Who will help Mother Hen find her chick again?
                                      Where has Mother Hen’s egg got to? She sets out to look for it, but when the first egg she finds hatches, out comes a little heron. The next egg contains a penguin and the third egg actually has a crocodile inside! Before Mother Hen finally finds her own egg, there are lots of surprises in store that children can even join in on. Every time they turn a page, a new baby animal hatches from the egg!
                                      A hide-and-seek story with peepholes and lots of surprises. | 24 months +

                                        Weber, Susanne (Author) Rammensee, Lisa (Illustrator)

                                        Pooh - Who’s making that smell?

                                        The little buffalo is getting smellier all the time, but he doesn’t care – you see, water isn’t his thing. It’s only when his friends start running away from him instead of playing with him that the stinky little buffalo finally accepts that it is perhaps time for him to take a bath, after all!

                                        Amusing rhymes by popular author Susanne Weber

                                        Fresh illustrations from newcomer Lisa Rammensee

                                        Bathtime, an everyday topic delightfully packaged for tiny tots | 24 months +

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

                                          A little pony explores the world. The little pony is allowed outside for the very first time and finds that there’s plenty to see there. It strays into the vegetable garden, a dog barks at it and then it meets a very friendly bull. But the little pony has the most fun in the meadow with his new friend, the hare.

                                          A touching discovery story for very young pony fans by star illustrator Nina Dulleck.

                                          | 24 months +

                                            Zöller, Elisabeth (Author) Kolloch, Brigitte (Author) Cordes, Miriam (Illustrator)

                                            Don’t worry, you can do it, too! Climb to the top of the big climbing frame? First day at nursery school? Tell Mummy why you definitely and under no circumstances want to wear the red baby dress? In 13 very different stories, children show real courage and help young readers to lose their own little and not-so-little daily fears.
                                            An important subject: Being brave and helping others to overcome their fears. Here affectionately and sensitively illustrated, with pictures reflecting the children’s own lives.
                                            | 3 +

                                              Zöller, Elisabeth (Author) Kolloch, Brigitte (Author) Czerwenka, Eva (Illustrator)

                                              Being brave isn’t so very hard, at all!
                                              Jonah is terribly frightened of going down the big slide on his own, but when Mathew says he will go with him, he plucks up the courage to try. Eva is really brave and protects her sister from the big boys. Lotta goes shopping without her mummy and Leo goes to stay over with his friend Paula for the first time. The stories are all about fear, being brave and sometimes being a little too fearless – there’s a favourite story for every child here!
                                              With an epilogue from Dr Anne Bischoff, child and adolescent psychiatrist. | 3 +

                                                Lütje, Susanne (Author) Livanios, Eleni (Illustrator)

                                                Small children turn everything upside down - but in the eyes of their parents they are still the most adorable creatures in the world. In this board book, the adult bear (can be Mummy, Daddy or some other grown-up) describes all the marvellous things he or she has been doing with the most adorable darling in the world. | 12 months +

                                                  Grimm, Sandra (Author) Cordes, Miriam (Illustrator)

                                                  What happens when a new baby arrives? Good ideas for “new brothers and sisters”
                                                  Lena thinks her new brother has a great life. Mummy is always carrying him. She can hardly ever pick Lena up anymore and also has less time to read to her and play with her. Luckily, Lena comes up with lots of good ideas: she paints a picture while Mummy is nursing her brother, she and Mummy push the pram together, and every day there’s a Mummy-and-Lena time that’s reserved especially for them.
                                                  | 24 months +

                                                    zur Brügge, Anne-Kristin (Author) Jacobs, Tanja (Illustrator)

                                                    The little fox hears something but can’t tell what it is. Was it the owl? Or the cockerel? Or perhaps the piglet? No – they all make very different sounds. But then the little fox discovers where the sound is coming from: from his mummy, of course! | 18 months +

                                                      Scheffel, Annika (Author) Tourlonias, Joëlle (Illustrator)

                                                      Filled with poetry and imagination
                                                      In their search for her seafaring daddy, Nelly and her mother, Ava, travel all over the country in a brightly coloured bus. One day, a flying postman puts Nelly and Ava off course and leads them behind a wall of fog to the strangest place Nelly has ever been. Here, everything is padded and secure. There are thousands of prohibitive signs – and lots of frightened people. Then Ava suddenly disappears without trace, and Nelly discovers that her mother isn’t the first person to have gone missing here. Anyone who breaks the rules disappears. Just like that! But where do they go to?

                                                      A children’s book debut with an adorably inquisitive heroine
                                                      Fascinating narrative style: explodes the boundaries between reality and fantasy
                                                      Illustrated by the successful Joëlle Tourlonias (Bommel the Little Bumblebee)
                                                      | 10 +

                                                        Weber, Susanne (Author) Jacobs, Tanja (Illustrator)

                                                        Poor little owl! A delightful book about making hurts better.
                                                        The little owl has hurt herself. The fox comes along and blows on the bump, the mouse brings a plaster and the snake strokes the little owl’s cheek. But what’s the best way to make it better? A kiss from Mummy Owl, of course! With the cutest little owl in the world, this book is an absolute favourite with very young children! A charming story of kindness and empathy told in clear pictures and simple rhymes children will have great fun joining in with.

                                                        English translation available! | 18 months +

                                                          zur Brügge, Anne-Kristin (Author) Jacobs, Tanja (Illustrator)

                                                          The little fox hears something but can’t tell what it is. Was it the owl? Or the cockerel? Or perhaps the piglet? No – they all make very different sounds. But then the little fox discovers where the sound is coming from: from his mummy, of course! | 12 months +

                                                            zur Brügge, Anne-Kristin (Author) Jacobs, Tanja (Illustrator)

                                                            The little fox tries to find out where the sound he just heard is coming from. First he meets a cow, who says “Moo!”. The sound didn’t come from her. Nor were the pig’s grunts, the cockerel’s cockadoodledoo or the owl’s hoots what he heard. And then the little fox discovers that his mummy made the sound because she was so happy to have her little darling back with her again.

                                                            What Did The Little Fox Hear? is now available with real sounds – six different animal sounds to be exact, for an experience with all the senses.
                                                            | 24 months +

                                                              Arold, Marliese (Author) Schlumm-Cordes, Miriam (Illustrator)

                                                              For young horse fans
                                                              Marie and Anne can’t help wondering why Lotta, their favourite pony, is so fat. But soon they know the reason: Lotta is having a foal and they get to see the birth. But what are they going to call the little one?
                                                              | 4 +

                                                                Weber, Susanne (Author) Jacobs, Tanja (Illustrator)

                                                                Mummy wants to put her baby owl to bed. Too bad that the little owl is not at all sleepy. She tries out all kinds of things to make her tired. She listens to the birds, takes a lovely bath, and drinks tea made from leaves. But instead of falling asleep, she sings along with the birds, plays at being a pirate in the bath and has to go to the toilet again because she drank so much tea. Not until Mummy has finally kissed her goodnight can the little owl fall asleep. | 12 months +