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Schmitt, Petra Maria (Author) Orosz, Susanne (Author) Vogel, Heike (Illustrator)

Why, why? Ask, and you’ll get an answer!

Why are guinea pigs called pigs? Why do glow worms glow? And why do we get goose bumps? Who’s able to give a spontaneous answer to these children’s questions anyway? Thank goodness that there are always new volumes in this bestselling series of expert knowledge packed into read-aloud stories that fascinate and delight us adults, too.

Over 165,000 copies of the series sold (October 2019) | 5 +

Lütje, Susanne (Author) Hebrock, Andrea (Illustrator)

Today is a very special day. Mummy and Daddy are taking Ricky and Ruby to the seaside. When they get there, they build a sandcastle and collect shells, and Daddy drops Ricky into the water with a great, big splash. Ricky really loves it!
A lovely everyday picture story for children. With an extra discovery picture included.
| 24 months +

Kleine Bornhorst, Lena (Author) Reitz, Nadine (Illustrator)

All my animals … go everywhere with me

The whale squirts water into the air, the fish blows great big bubbles, the seahorse hides itself away, and the seal plays with a ball. This little board book is full of marine animals just waiting to be discovered by young picturebook fans. Each animal is briefly introduced and then shown in action.

Undisputedly a hot topic for tiny tots
Children get to know and name their very first animals | 18 months +

Streufert, Sabine (Author) Voigt, Silke (Illustrator)

Nina and her pony, Fairyspell, are on holiday at Nina’s grandparents’ house by the North Sea. One day, Nina and Fairyspell are out on the beach when they see some people in difficulties out on mudflats. The spring tide must have caught them unawares and now they are cut off and cannot make their way back to dry land! What can Nina and Fairyspell do to help?

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Frankenstein-Börlin, Tina (Illustrator)

The ocean: habitat of birds, whales, fish, turtles and other creatures

Wonderful water world. With Polo Propeller, the children explore the oceans and make sharks hunt shoals of fish, birds dive into the water, young turtles hatch and whales leap exuberantly into the air. Illustrations packed with lots of fascinating details create a realistic picture of all the exciting living things to be found in and by the water!
| 4 +

Steinhöfel, Dirk (Author) Steinhöfel, Dirk (Illustrator)

Andersen’s famous fairy tale about the little mermaid is full of poetry and imagination
After rescuing the prince from drowning, the little mermaid falls hopelessly in love with him. But the prince decides to marry another. Andersen's fairy tale is the most famous love story in world literature. Dirk Steinhöfel tells the story in pictures that are at once enchanting and disturbing to reveal without a trace of kitsch the dark abysses that so often go hand in hand with longing and love. A dream picture book for adults as well as children. A new and fascinating interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic as a dark fairy tale, oppressively beautiful and disturbingly powerful.
| 14 +

Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author) Kopainski, Alexander (Illustrator)

Year two is about to begin on the boarding school spaceship Simalia! This time the journey will take them to the marine kingdom. There’s just one thing that has dampened Fana, Hala and Ivy’s delight at being reunited: Kian, Fana’s boyfriend has disappeared without trace. What has happened to him? Could it have something to do with the jewel king’s power-hungry plans? Fana is faced with a decision. How much is she willing to risk to save Kian and preserve peace in Patenia.

Volume 2 of the Star Diamond Series - captivating, funny, and as mysterious as the Sea of Merinea. | 12 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Kunkel, Daniela (Illustrator)

Perfect for young history fans: here come some delightful adventures for kiddies to join in on. While Mummy or Daddy reads the story aloud, there are also lots of activities for the children. Colourful symbols in the book clearly show where there’s a story to read, a picture with hidden elements or an activity for the children to get involved in. And best of all, the main characters in all of the stories are children’s favourites: princess, fairy, mermaid and many more besides.

The new interactive concept with reading tips at the end of the book fosters language skill and is lots of fun. Age-appropriate conversation ideas, questions and puzzles encourage readers and their young listeners to take a hand in the stories themselves. | 4 +

Chidolue, Dagmar (Author) Spee, Gitte (Illustrator)

Millie is on holiday at the seaside with her mummy, daddy and little sister, Trudel. Gus and Willie, Millie’s friends, have built a big knight’s castle in the sand. Can Millie play, too? No! Whoever heard of a girl being a knight? It looks like Gus and Willie could be in for a surprise with Wild Millie!

| 3 +

Stewner, Tanya (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

At last Alea knows why she has always felt so out of place: she’s a mermaid. But what happened to her natural mother eleven years ago and why does the underwater world seem so deserted? Alea cannot possibly be the only member of the merfolk left in the world! Little by little and with the aid of the Alpha Cru, Alea finds out more and more about where she came from. And she learns that Lennox is also half mer. Could that be why they feel so drawn to each other?

The first volume in this series was one of the Top 6 Children’s and Young Adult Bestsellers
A story about being different and strong that will set girls dreaming
| 10 +

Mann, Miriam (Author) Sauerborn, Annika (Illustrator)

Even more happy-go-lucky fun in wellington boots! People are always laughing at Lilli’s little brother, Linus, and his mysterious hobgoblin stories. But since Lilli rescued a mermaid from a fishing net, she’s no longer sure whether Linus might not be right, after all. And just recently, there have been all kinds of really odd mishaps at the lighthouse. Could there be a hobgoblin living there, too?

A fabulously illustrated story all about friendship, family and magical creatures.
| 8 +

Stewner, Tanya (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

Stay true to yourself and protect what you love.
Book 5 in the bestselling series by Tanya Stewner.

Barely escaped from the clutches of Doctor Orion, the Alpha Cru set sail for France in search of Alea’s mother. In the English Channel, they stray into a death zone, a stretch of water devoid of oxygen because toxic fertiliser has been dumped there! Alea is dumbstruck! Will she be able to come one step nearer to saving the marine world with the aid of her friends and the Magicals?

- Environmental protection is a topic that touches a nerve with the target group and lends a certain extra to the story #FridaysforFuture
- An endless wave of top reviews, numerous fan accounts on Instagram
- More than 440,000 copies of books from the series sold (February 2019) | 10 +

Stewner, Tanya (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

Eagerly Anticipated: Alea’s Adventure Continues

Dramatic cliffhanger finale of volume 5 makes this a must-read

In the eagerly anticipated sixth volume of the bestselling series by Tanya Stewner, Alea Aquarius’s adventures take a new turn. Robbed of all their memories, the Alpha Cru have to reorientate themselves. Who is targeting them? Who is the man with the black coat and the barrel organ who is watching them from the harbour? And were there originally more members of the gang? Alea wouldn’t be Alea if she didn’t decide to take on her adversaries in order to save her friends, even if the odds seem to be stacked against her.

Bestseller: 640,000 Alea Aquarius books and audio-books sold | 10 +

Arold, Marliese (Author) Körting, Verena (Illustrator)

Beware the Queen of the Night Sea! The final book in the Atlantis trilogy.

Sheila cannot believe her eyes: someone’s broken into the front door and now her amulet and musical box are missing. How will she ever be able to turn herself into a dolphin and see Mario again now? The thief is Ricardo, evil Zaidon’s henchman. But this time, there’s an even more powerful opponent: Zaida, Queen of the Night Sea. She plans to make all of the animals in the sea her subjects and even tries to enlist Sheila and Mario’s help …

-\x09The eagerly awaited third book whisks the reader away to a wonderful underwater world – stretching from the North Sea to the Great Barrier Reef.

-\x09Mystery, suspense and magic: the latest episode in Marliese Arold’s popular Atlantis series
| 10 +

Arold, Marliese (Author) Kunert, Almud (Illustrator)

The dolphins’ secret – a journey through time to the depths of the ocean. In a dream, Sheila gets a cry for help from Mario, telling her that Talana, the dolphin kingdom, is in danger. If the sea there grows any warmer, their paradise will be completely destroyed. Only Sheila and Mario can save Talana now. But to do so, they must travel back in time to the flourishing kingdom of Atlantis, where the power-hungry ruler Zaidon reigns. It seems that he has something the dolphins need to survive, something he must have stolen from them. A race with time begins for Sheila and Mario. Will they discover Zaidon’s secret and save the dolphins before the fabled Atlantis sinks beneath the waves? The sequel to the bestseller, Dolphins of Atlantis: enchantment and suspense in a fantastic underwater world. | 10 +

Paulsen, Sophie Luca (Author) Lauber, Larisa (Illustrator)

Otto the little octopus is sad because he doesn’t understand why he has sooo many arms. He loves the fish’s glittering fins, the crab’s practical pincers and the ray’s broad wing-like fins. Even Otto’s friends recoil from his many arms. But then the little turtle gets stuck in a crack in rocks and only Otto can free him thanks to his many arms. Now everyone wants a hug from Otto – turns out, it’s wonderful to have eight arms, after all!

Warm, encouraging message: You’re great just the way you are! | 24 months +

Felgentreff, Carla (Author) Kohne, Diana (Illustrator)

Every child would love to have an animal friend like this.

Blubb, blubb, blubb… The little whale takes a big breath and dives below the water. At some point, he’s going to have to breathe out again. But how? The other underwater animals show him how they do it. But there’s only one solution for the little whale.

Eye-catching on the book-stands.
Attractively embossed.
Popular animals make this a must-have book.

12 months +

Stewner, Tanya (Author) Hennig, Simone (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

Alea doesn’t want to celebrate her first Christmas as a mermaid like an ordinary landlubber, so she sets out with Lennox to look for underwater Christmas traditions and calls on a Finder-Finya to help them. But the Finder-Finya doesn’t even know what Christmas is. And the Christmas tree and delicious cheese soup Tess had wished for don’t quite work out, either, because while the band plays, a storm rages across the square, and it’s all the Alpha Cru can do to catch the litter that’s flying around before it ends up in the sea! Is Christmas going to be a washout? | 8 +

Grimm, Sandra (Author) Lauber, Larisa (Illustrator)

There’s loads to discover in these pull tab books: Elephants, tractors, whales, diggers, sheep, fire engines ... children dive into a new world with every double page spread, and get to know our favourite animals and vehicles. A host of entertaining suprises reveals itself to our small readers as they pull the tabs on every page twice, and uncover the rest of the picture.

Pull tab entertainment in board book format by best-selling author Sandra Grimm | 24 months +

zur Brügge, Anne-Kristin (Author) Reitz, Nadine (Illustrator)

The unicorn of the ocean is here!

What a pesky horn! The narwhal never knows where to put it when he wants to cuddle. But then he realises that the other animals have difficulties of their own. The octopus has so many arms he almost ends up in a knot. The sea urchin doesn’t want to prick anyone, and the seashells don’t have any arms to hug anyone with in the first place. But in spite of all the obstacles, each animal has its own, affectionate way of snuggling and cuddling. And so the little narwhal also comes up with a wonderful solution.

Watch out lama, sloth and flamingo! It’s simply impossible not to love the little Narwhal! | 18 months +

Kopp, Ella (Author) Walter, Naeko (Illustrator)

Peggy and Hobgoblin her dog are the best of friends and do everything together! But one morning, Peggy finds that Hobgoblin has disappeared. Peggy immediately drums up the help of her friends Lisa, Phil and Ian to find her beloved dog. Because one thing is obvious: best friends are always there for each other! | 5 +

Fischer, Johanna (Author) Jessler, Nadine (Illustrator)

This little pirate captures children’s hearts!

Peggy Diggledey is constantly having lots of adventures with her friends Phil, Lisa, Ian and the dog, Hobgoblin. That’s because there’s just so much to see on their little island in the North. Whether the five friends are investigating an old shipwreck, David Donkey is ill or a dastardly biscuit thief needs to be caught, Peggy always has an idea at the ready!
| 5 +

Niessen, Susan (Author) Henze, Dagmar (Illustrator)

Ship’s goblin ahoy! The summer, fun and sailing book for landlubbers and seafarers.
When captain’s daughter Molly is given a sea chest for her birthday, she has no idea there’s someone inside. That someone is old “sea dog” Captain Button, a ship’s goblin. Molly takes the chest with her on board her father’s ship, where she plans to spend the first part of her summer holidays – and before she knows it, she and her friend Finn are having the most exciting, uproarious holidays ever!

The first book of read-aloud adventures about Captain Button, the goblin sea bear. Filled with colourful illustrations and beautifully bound, with a linen spine and ribbon bookmark.
| 6 +

Sönnichsen, Imke (Author) Sönnichsen, Imke (Illustrator)

When grannies and monkeys get together, life is sure to turn interesting.

Granny Rose lives a quiet, retiring life in her house on the coast. She keeps her home tidy and in the evening knits the grey socks she sells at market. But one day down on the beach she finds a little monkey called Puck and takes him home with her. Puck has some pretty extraordinary ideas when it comes to tidiness. Suddenly nothing in Rose’s life is as it used to be. But is that really such a bad thing?

Affectionate, amusing and profound – a pleasure for child listeners and adult readers

Successful illustrator Imke Sönnichsen has written and drawn an affectionate story full of mischievous humour to delight any child and also entertain the adults reading it.

Full English translation available!
| 4 +

Niessen, Susan (Author) Heitmann, Michaela (Illustrator)

This time, it’s off to Greece for Captain Button! But this little bear is such an inquisitive little sea dog, it’s no surprise that he never misses an opportunity to get himself into a pickle. When Captain Button actually happens upon the entrance to the Minotaur's labyrinth, chaos ensues: the sagas and treasures of Ancient Greece come to life! | 6 +

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

Who will help the little lobster? A book for everyone with a big heart

“Boohoo,” sobs the lobster. “I am so miserable.” The other animals are worried about their friend and try to comfort the little lobster and cheer him up. The plaice gives him a great big hug, the mussels snuggle up to him, and the starfish puts its arms around him. But all of that is still not enough to make him feel better. But then the sea horse swims up to her darling lobster and now he’s happy again.
An adorable comfort book for children to join in speaking the words and empathise with the lobster. With rhymes and bold, bright pictures. By the bestselling team that created Die Eule mit der Beule (“Ow!” Said The Owl).
| 12 months +

Boie, Kirsten (Author) Scholz, Barbara (Illustrator)

Pirates ahoy! Wild times on the Wild Wally
A thunderstorm rages on the the wild night Moses comes to the pirates as a tiny newborn baby in a wooden washtub bobbing on the seething waves. Cap’n Carl and his men become Moses’ best friends and even parents to him. Then one day, Cap’n Carl’s great rival, Ole Woodenleg, kidnaps Moses and demands as his ransom the map showing where the Blood-Red Blood Ruby of Ruin is buried. He also seems to know something about Moses’ true origins. With his new friend Jackdaw Jack’s help, Moses manages to escape from Ole Woodenleg’s ship. But will they be able to track down the Blood-Red Blood Ruby before the pirates and also find Moses’ real parents? | 6 +

Arold, Marliese (Author) Kunert, Almud (Illustrator)

The dolphins’ secret – a fantastic adventure book Everything changes on Sheila’s 13th birthday. During the night, she turns into a dolphin for the first time – only very briefly at first, but the miracle repeats itself. Sheila is a “marine changeling”, one of the descendants of the people who once lived on lost Atlantis. During one of her underwater rambles, she meets Mario, a boy who is also a changeling. She joins him in the adventurous and perilous search for Mario’s mother, who has been kidnapped by Zaidon, the sinister Lord of the Deep. In return for his prisoner, Zaidon is demanding the seven magic stones which are the key to the old prophecy concerning Atlantis and the mysterious gateway to the worlds. A perilous journey through the depths of the seven seas begins. | 10 +

Chidolue, Dagmar (Author) Spee, Gitte (Illustrator)

Mudflats, waves and wind for Millie

Millie is on holiday on the North Sea coast! There’s so much to see and do here. Millie visits the seal banks to see the baby seals, she goes on an outing to Legoland and walks across the mudflats. It’s amazing how many creatures live there in the mud: lugworms, mussels and lots of small crabs. If only Millie’s feet didn’t keep getting stuck in the mud…

Bestseller Millie: more than 350,000 copies sold in hardback alone

| 6 +

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

Animal fun with Jan and Julia!

Sophie is really lucky – she’s got two guinea pigs! But then it turns out that she also has an allergy to the animals and needs to find a new home for them. Jan and Julia are allowed to keep them for a trial four weeks, and the two children have loads of fun looking after Molli and Polli and playing with them. Will their parents also learn to love the guinea pigs and will they be allowed to move in with Jan and Julia for good?

Book 8 in the popular series of Oetinger picture book classics with a fresh, new look and updated texts!
| 3 +

Geisler, Saskia (Author) Gerigk, Julia (Illustrator)

Peggy Diggledey is fed up. It’s the holidays and all her friends are going away. Only Peggy and her parents are having to stay home to look after the hotel guests. Luckily for her, Peggy meets bird ranger Frank at the lighthouse and suddenly has a fabulous idea! | 4 +

Schlüter, Andreas (Author) Hennig, Dirk (Illustrator)

Learning to read underwater: Welcome to Calmaria!

Inky the octopus lives with his parents in Calmaria, right at the bottom of the sea. Calmaria has a school, restaurants, a library and a flea market. As well as fish, sea turtles and seahorses, moray eels also live there, but it’s best to keep out of their way. When Inky starts school, he finds that Fluffy the flounder is also in his class. Fluffy doesn’t speak any Calamarian and otherwise, he is somehow different, too. Can they still become friends?

A wonderful school story in an underwater setting featuring many likeable characters and colourful illustrations.
| 7 +

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

The two Oggly kids pay a visit to their relations on the North Sea coast, where an awful prospect awaits them. Their cousin will only let them join the Black Shell Gang if they do three dares, namely: jump off a high rock, eat fresh peaches and wash in perfumed soap. Luckily, nothing gets in the way of the pluckiest Ogglies! | 7 +

Junge, Tobias Rafael (Author) Andersen, Nils (Illustrator)

Logbook entry: School ship missing, mysterious blackmailer! A school ship full of young people in the middle of the Indian Ocean. One by one, night after night, adults go missing and a cruel blackmailer forces the schoolchildren to commit acts of terrorism. It isn’t long before the first body turns up - that of one of the teachers. What has the mysterious Marburg virus found in the contaminated water got to do with it? And how is teacher and vaccine inventor Detering involved in all of this?

Travel adventure in logbook look, with cool illustrations and lots of additional material: GPS data, routes and maps!
| 12 +

Clement, Ina (Author) Mildner, Tom (Author) Clement, Ina (Illustrator)

The hobgoblings discover sweets on the high seas and follow their trail. Very soon they discover that they come from the Sultana of Zanzibar’s ship. As she sails dreamily across the sea, she doesn’t notice that the wicked octopotoad is clearing the sweets off the deck and setting the ship on course for the perilous sabre-tooth rocks! The hobgoblings simply must do something! Perhaps, with a little help from King Hobgoblin’s spooky pipe, Brizetto’s magic wand and the readers’ spell, they will be able to rescue the sultana.

Play this book!
All you need is a die and a piece for each player’s character and the game can begin! You can even lay your Hobgobling picture books side by side to make the board bigger.
| 4 +

Clement, Ina (Author) Mildner, Tom (Author) Clement, Ina (Illustrator)

Ahoy there! The Hobgoblings are flying through the air – in a homemade hovering machine! But then they make a crash landing and soon after find themselves in the clutches of wicked Professor Aldehyde. Drat it!

Play this book!
All you need is a die and a piece for each player’s character and the game can begin! You can even lay your Hobgobling picture books side by side to make the board bigger.
| 4 +

Stewner, Tanya (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

The great merpeople adventure continues! Fleeing from Doctor Orion, the Alpha Cru sails to Norway, where an oil rig has sprung a leak. Can Alea and the Magicals prevent a catastrophic oil spill? Will she meet the Whale Wanderer and find a way, with the help of the merkids, to rid the magical underwater world of the virus?

The fourth book in the mermaid saga by bestselling author Tanya Stewner!
The environmental theme is perfect for the target audience.
| 10 +

Stewner, Tanya (Author) Hennig, Simone (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

A new mergirl adventure for beginning readers

The Alpha Cru writes a song for the Gilves because she knows music is what they love most. With the help of an eavesdropping snail, Alea Aquarius and her friends manage to squeeze the song into a shell and take it down to the cave city, where the Gilves live. Will the Gilves get the message?

Alea Aquarius imparts courage, stands for friendship and is dedicated to protecting the environment and helping her fellow humans – the perfect recipe for hours of reading fun with Alea and the Alpha Cru.
| 8 +

Chapel, Julie (Author)

Tantalisingly sensual new adult love story – perfect for readers looking for intense moments

Room with Prospects

Ciao, beauty and lifestyle. Jessica just doesn’t get it – her parents are sending her away to work as a chambermaid for the summer in a hotel that belongs to some people they know! Jade misses her life of freedom and Marc, in particular, … but then Noah, the hotel owner’s son, takes her on a diving trip. She soon realises that Noah isn’t just some guy, but one whose touch sends electric charges thrilling through her. The only trouble is that relationships between hotel staff are strictly forbidden …

From little miss luxury to chambermaid

14 +

Ameling, Anne (Author) Schüttler, Kai (Illustrator)

Gulliver is shipwrecked and finds himself stranded on the strange island of Lilliput. But what’s this? Gulliver cannot believe his eyes: All of the people there are no bigger than his thumb! Gulliver’s adventures in the land of the little people make this book one of the most popular children’s classics. | 3 +