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Original and inventive: Paul Maar!
One day Mr Martin starts turning invisible, he continues to fade a little bit more every day until he disappears entirely from view. No doctor can help him – after all, it’s hardly an easy job if you can’t see the patient. People in the street are bewildered to see Mr Martin’s dog out for his walk apparently without his master. There are sausages sizzling in the frying pan, but where’s the cook? Luckily, Mr Martin discovers that being invisible can also have its good side. He particularly likes it when Mrs Savitzky, his cleaner, unintentionally sits on his lap. Will she carry on doing it when Mr Martin stops being invisible?
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•\x09Fantastic new children’s series with plenty of bumping and banging and spooky tricks, lovable characters and just the right measure of suspense \x09
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Anna had really only wanted to go into the cellar with her brother Ben to check the fuses. But suddenly the pair find themselves in the year 1919, where they are promptly placed in an orphanage. There they meet other children who are also from other times. In their search for an explanation, Anna, Ben and their new friends become caught up in an incredible adventure. They meet real princes, bogus scientists and mysterious lookalikes in worlds that really should not exist. Thomas Mendl’s novel is a cornucopia of ideas, poetic, intelligent and brimming with suspense.
With vignettes by the author.
•\x09In the truest sense of the word, a dream debut work about the power of imagination
•\x09Intelligent reading with a philosophical background, a likeable gang of children and a wealth of surprising ideas
French sample translation available!
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It turns out that the king was right to fear for his son’s safety because, one fine day, vultures come and carry Prince Florestan off to Bam-Bam the giant. The giant plans to put Florestan to work for him, but when the prince sets his pipe to his lips, he plays such sweet music that the giant is spellbound. Very soon, along come Toto and Veribunda, the fairy, who rescue him from the giant’s clutches.
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A delightful story based on an idea by Paul Maar that’s ideal for reading aloud. A new edition with lots of wonderful illustrations by Barbara Scholz.
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Fifteen stories as delicate as elves and as cheeky as imps – for children of three and over, with really lovely illustrations and glittery wings on the cover.
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If only Martin Pocketbeer hadn’t taken the Sat and the Sat retrieval drops with him on his class trip! Because his teacher steals the drops and takes possession of the Sat. Not that that’s so easy to do as the Sat belongs to the Pocketbeer family. If anyone else asks him to grant them a wish, his wishes have unexpected side-effects. And the Sat himself feels worse and worse, too. So Martin and his friends Tina and Roland set out to rescue the Sat. But there are plenty of complications, mix-ups, Sat poems and first-rate suspense before they finally succeed! | 10 +
King Crumb likes being king. He paints his castle lots of different colours, bathes in raspberry lemonade and has a puppet theatre perform for him. No wonder he really couldn’t be bothered fighting when the wild boys enter his kingdom. So the little king starts by inviting the wild boys to visit him in his castle and entertains them with cocoa, chocolate gateau, strawberry cake and almond rings. Will that be enough to stop them from fighting, though? A charming story about how to avoid trouble – with cheerful, brightly coloured illustrations.
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Family festival at the newly opened hotel! All of Paul und Pauline Poltergeist’s friends – mummies, vampires, ship’s kobolds and demons – have travelled over for the party. To make sure no one recognises their true identity, Paul and Pauline have decided to make it a fancy dress ball. But among the many merry guests, there’s a demon who has been giving the poltergeists a headache for some time. What a good thing that Paul and Pauline are keeping a careful eye on things!
As cheeky as the Sat, as lovable as the Ogglies and as crazy as only poltergeists can be: the polter twins’ second adventure!
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Jacob is a little boy. One day he wakes up to discover that his dream has disappeared. He would like to find it again and sets out on a wonderful journey that takes him all the way to the stars. But the only person who can help him is an old woman who collects all the lost dreams and returns them only when their owners promise never to forget them again. With this picture book, Dirk Steinhöfel has created an artistic masterpiece, as beautiful and lyrical as a dream.
•\x09A magnificent and exceptional portrayal of the child’s perspective and wisdom that’s slumbers inside us all
•\x09A goodnight story full of magic and childlike imagination
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Holidays at last! After school, Henry and Smuti run straight to their gang’s headquarters in an old railway engine shed. But then a smartphone falls out of a train as it whizzes by and they find a girl they’ve never seen before sitting in their shed. Henry and Smuti are delighted: that’s two new cases for their problem-solving gang! These holidays are definitely all set to be fabulous.
An amusing and whimsical feel-good story about a holiday adventure that’s packed with suspense and a dollop of magic that’s sure to raise a smile!
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The little Christmas elf’s house is snowed in so he’s having to find shelter with humans. Of course, nobody must see him here. But soon Ian discovers the little elf and decides he is definitely going to show him to his little sister. But he finds it’s not so easy to do because neither biscuits nor porridge lure the elf out of his hiding place. Will Ida perhaps strike lucky on Christmas Eve?
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Ogglies are gourmets. Their favourite food is Oggly-Mummy’s stinky broth with fishbone pudding. But where have all the delicious fishbones gone? The whole Oggly family sets out to search for them.
For Year One children: large print, short text passages and colourful pictures to help children understand what they are reading. With reading puzzles included. | 6 +
Darkworld is a breathtakingly exciting, blog-style science fiction thriller with pixel images, memos, catch lines and statistics.
Fast-paced and explosive: breathless action for boys
Artificial intelligence, all-powerful corporations: The Circle for teenagers.
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The second "two books in one" of the great fantasy series – perfect genre material for tough girls!
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The popular bestseller character in a delightful episode that’s new for beginning readers and comes with a host of colour illustrations by the Sat’s creator!
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Frederic has a weird feeling about his new school. There seem to be only model pupils here, all with absolutely no ideas of their own or imagination. And isn’t headmaster Broone’s shadow a bit too dark to be an ordinary shadow? Yet no one except Anna seems to understand what Frederic means. Together the pair make an incredible discovery: Broone steals the children’s dreams and keeps them locked up in an old factory. Frederic and Anna have only a few days left in which to foil Broone’s dastardly plan to destroy all dreams. But to succeed, they have to climb deep down into the nightmare shaft… | 10 +
Lena’s Auntie Mel used to be an artiste with Pirelli’s Circus and now works as a fortune teller and tarot card reader. She has the gift of telepathy – and that is how Lena and Mel communicate with each other every night before going to sleep. Lena’s mother, Doro, cannot bear Mel and her crazy circus friends.
After Lena finds out that Auntie Mel has been killed in a car accident, she hears her voice again – and it’s not just in her head, it’s her real live voice. Her aunt is sitting beside Lena’s bed, invisible, telling her what has happened. She isn’t dead, she says, but “semi-material”, in other words, only her body died in the accident, but her soul and an invisible outer shell have survived.
After the family has moved into Mel’s house, Doro’s new boyfriend, Gino, persuades Lena’s mother to put Hilda, Lena’s confused old grandmother, into an old people’s home. Lena and Mel discover that Gino is really only after Doro’s money, that he’s busy wrapping her round his little finger, charming her into selling the house so that she can give him some financial support. Lena and Mel manage to put paid to Gino’s plans with plenty of help from Mel’s old circus friends. In the end, Gino is exposed, the house is saved and, during a dramatic scene, Mel appears to Doro and, in a sudden spell of clear-mindedness, Grandma Hilda, now back from the old people’s home, is able to put an end to the age-old feud between her two daughters.
An amusing and heart-warming family story with detective elements. Exciting, light-hearted and slightly fantastic! With illustrations by Sabine Büchner.
English sample translation available!
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That was when the king realised he had lost. “Come back to the palace, daughter,” he sighed. “I miss you.” Isabella did him the favour and even put on her crown now and then. But sometimes she went off to sleep with the pigs again, too. | 4 +
Especially for beginning readers: new, original, hilarious and exciting!
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Mummy and Daddy have a living room full of guests and it’s time Oscar finally went to sleep. »The door stays SHUT!« calls Mummy. But Oscar is thirsty. And hungry. And he’s bored, too. Then suddenly a waiter with a cup of hot cocoa leaps out of his wardrobe, followed by a cook with scrumptious cake and even a musician. And somehow they all look very familiar to us. After so much excitement, even Oscar falls into a contented sleep.
Congenial picture-book premiere for dream team Sabine Ludwig (story) and Isabel Kreitz (illustration).
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A new masterpiece from the successful duo Sabine Ludwig and Sabine Wilharm – a cheeky “fairy tale” with lots of colour illustrations. | 8 +
“The story not only teaches parents a lot about bringing up children, but also tells children a lot about their parents.” (Radio Bremen) | 10 +