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Maar, Paul (Author) Wittkamp, Frantz (Illustrator)

One day, a key falls right into Markus’ spinach at lunchtime. The key fits the lock of an attic door he has never seen before. Behind the door, he finds a magical world in which Markus, Steffi and their father have some unbelievable adventures … | 7 +

    Kellner, Ingrid (Author) Mair, Martina (Illustrator)

    Of enchanting fairies and cheeky imps! Outside in the garden or at the breakfast table, you’ll find them everywhere: fairy magic, elves and imps! Little Wilma Wood Fairy breaks a wing during a game. However will she make her way home now? Fia Southwind Fairy kicks up a fuss at nursery school and the sneezy Fog Fairy turns into a radiant Sun Fairy! These enchanting figures fly to the moon, bring good friends back together again and even help the clumsiest person in the world out of a tricky situation!
    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.
    | 3 +

      Maar, Paul (Author) Maar, Paul (Illustrator)

      I would like an exciting Sat, a funny Sat, a brand-new Sat!
      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 +

        Niessen, Susan (Author) Walter, Naeko (Illustrator)

        One night, a strange boy appears in Wendy’s bedroom. He calls himself Peter Pan, he can fly and he even has a real elf called Tinkerbell with him. Peter tells Wendy about his home – Neverland – and persuades her to go there with him. In Neverland, Wendy meets Peter’s friends, the Lost Boys, and has all kinds of adventures with them. But then the boys and Wendy are kidnapped by the dreadful Captain Hook. Luckily, Peter comes to their rescue. | 3 +

          Maar, Paul (Author) Faust, Anke (Illustrator)

          A feast of creativity! Paul Maar’s first children’s book in a new edition packed with elaborate new illustrations. A lion happens upon a strange traveller in the jungle: a dog, whose skin is covered with colourful drawings. “Each of these pictures stands for a story,” the dog explains to the astonished lion once the lion has at last finished looking him over. And after the dog has let the lion beg for a long, long time and has talked the lion into giving him a liver-sausage sandwich, the pictures on his skin turn into the most peculiar creatures – and into a fascinating collection of wonderful stories! Fantastic fun to read! Nominated for the German Youth Literature Prize in 1969, now newly, beautifully and imaginatively illustrated in collage technique by Anke Faust | 8 +

            Maar, Paul (Author) Grossmann-Hensel, Katharina (Illustrator)

            What if?
            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?
            | 4 +

              Krause, Ute (Author) Krause, Ute (Illustrator)

              Who’s afraid of the great, big dragon? A picture book for brave boys and other gourmets The dragon has awoken after a long and deep sleep. And now he is hungry, very hungry indeed. It’s just too stupid that the villagers have only sent him the little boy Oscar. He’s not even a snack! But Oscar is a wonderful cook. So wonderful, in fact, that the dragon decides it would be a great shame to eat him | 5 +

                Maar, Paul (Author) Strubel, Sepp (Author) Scholz, Barbara (Illustrator)

                The Opodeldoks live in Grasland and lead a completely contented life. At least they would if it weren’t for inquisitive Little Deldok, who wants to know what lies beyond the mountains. As nobody will tell him, he decides to find out all by himself. And so he and his friend Helen the Hen cobble together the most amazing inventions in order to take a look beyond the mountains. And when their idea with the catapult machine and the kite actually works, Little Deldok and Helen find themselves thrown into the middle of a proper adventure! Because behind the mountains lies Woodland, home not only of the Woodland people – among them the nice Woodland girl Mogla – but also strange Bouncing Boxes that Little Deldok really has to watch out for. What is the secret behind this peculiar machine and why don’t the Woodlanders have a good word to say for the Opodeldoks? Little Deldok has some exciting adventures before finally discovering the truth, which is that the greedy, grabbing Silver Deldok is to blame. Unfortunately, putting a stop to his little game turns out to be anything but simple…

                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.
                | 8 +

                  Mendl, Thomas (Author) Körting, Verena (Illustrator) Mendl, Thomas (Illustrator)

                  Off to the land of fantasy! A children’s adventure of false worlds and evil lookalikes.

                  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!
                  | 10 +

                    Drewes, Svenja (Author) Schulze, Marc-Alexander (Illustrator)

                    King Basilius, the King of Pamphylia, loves his son Florestan more than anything in the world. The King forbids Florestan to venture outside the castle gardens because he fears that Bam-Bam the giant might steal off with his beloved son. Florestan makes friends with a boy called Toto, who lives on the other side of the garden wall, who teaches him to play beautiful tunes on his pipe.
                    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.
                    | 3 +

                      Maar, Paul (Author) Maar, Paul (Illustrator)

                      Mr and Mrs Fatpeter just love eating dumplings: bread dumplings, potato dumplings, suet dumplings and bacon dumplings. Then one day, while they’re out for a slimming walk, a witch gives them a free wish and they ask for a dumpling pan that is never empty. This has undreamt-of consequences.
                      | 7 +

                        Schuld, Kerstin M. (Author) Schuld, Kerstin M. (Illustrator)

                        Classic elf story for all fans of Scandinavian Christmas.

                        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?
                        | 24 months +

                          Niessen, Susan (Author) Nahrgang, Frauke (Author) Steinwart, Anne (Author) Rettich, Margret (Author) Steckelmann, Petra (Author) Munck, Hedwig (Illustrator) Wieker, Katharina (Illustrator) Livanios, Eleni (Illustrator) Schulze, Marc-Alexander (Illustrator) Henze, Dagmar (Illustrator) Henn, Astrid (Illustrator) Nagel, Tina (Illustrator) Rachner, Marina (Illustrator) Wechdorn, Susanne (Illustrator) | further

                          | 3 +

                            Lütje, Susanne (Author) Westphal, Catharina (Illustrator)

                            Hoohoo, there’s a ghost about! Fun and games with Paul and Pauline, the perky poltergeists. Paul and Pauline Poltergeist are twins. They share everything, even their nickname. Because everyone calls them both “Pauli” they are constantly getting confused about which of them is meant. The two Paulis live with Mummy, Daddy and Grandad Poltergeist at Villa Funkelstein and everything could be quite wonderful if they still had some humans living there, like there used to be. What wonderful tricks the pair could play on them! At last, along comes Frank Locke, the rightful heir, and he decides to turn the crumbling villa into an adventure hotel. As far as the Poltergeists are concerned, he can have all the adventures he wants! Banging about and knocking things over, haunting the rooms, twisting noses, oh, it’s going to be such a laugh! Unluckily for them, there’s a catch. Frank Locke’s mother wants to get rid of all the ghosts as quickly as possible! There’s not a dull moment in this hilarious book from Susanne Lütje’s series of read-aloud and beginning reader stories gaily illustrated by Catharina Westphal.

                            •\x09Fantastic new children’s series with plenty of bumping and banging and spooky tricks, lovable characters and just the right measure of suspense \x09
                            | 8 +

                              Maar, Paul (Author) Hansen, Christiane (Illustrator)

                              The Mompses Matti and Momme live on an island quite a long way away, roughly half way between here and Lilliput. Although they look very alike, they are actually very different. Matti is fearless and longs to see the world, Momme is fearful and prefers to stay at home – until one day Matti sets out for the jungle. | 7 +

                                Baeten, Lieve (Author) Baeten, Lieve (Illustrator)

                                That witches no longer have to be old, hideous and wicked nowadays becomes clear when you look at the inquisitive little witch Lisbet. Intrepid and adventurous, she flies through the moonlit night until she accidentally lands in the attic of a peculiar house. This picture book is perfect for anyone brave enough to accompany Lisbet on her flight and interested to know what awaits her in the strange house. | 3 +

                                  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 +

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

                                    Slimy-sludge-and-cheesy-feet! Oggly yummies for beginning readers.
                                    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 +

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

                                      Anton’s family has only barely escaped an arson attack. Who was responsible for it? Is it the terrorist organization Blackbyte, as the media are saying, or perhaps Dataland, the company where Anton’s mother is working on research into artificial intelligence, as his Internet friend Nico claims? And what has Uncle Dirk got to do with it all? Everyone is trying to make Anton believe a different truth. Who can he trust? A single mistake would be fatal …

                                      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.
                                      | 12 +

                                        Girod, Anke (Author) Bock, Billy (Illustrator)

                                        A gang of problem solvers it’s impossible not to like!
                                        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!
                                        | 9 +

                                          Straaten, Harmen van (Author) Straaten, Harmen van (Illustrator)

                                          The bath is a great big ocean – and Tim is the bathtub captain on a voyage to Timbuktu. On his way, he meets a hungry polar bear, two penguins, a pirate and a big whale. They all join him on his travels, but none of them knows exactly where Timbuktu actually lies … | 3 +

                                            Reider, Katja (Author) Gotzen-Beek, Betina (Illustrator)

                                            A clever little king with wonderful ideas!
                                            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.
                                            | 3 +

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

                                              "The good go into the pot, the bad go into your crop". The Grimms’ fairy tale about the girl whose wicked stepsisters made her do all the hard work and who ended up a prince’s bride has lost none of its original enchantment. | 3 +

                                                Maar, Paul (Author) Maar, Paul (Illustrator)

                                                The new Sat title for beginning readers is here! Mr Pocketbeer longs for the next full moon, when the Sat can get new wish dots. When nighttime finally arrives, the pair climb up onto the roof, where the Sat is supposed to say the word “Yadrutas” three times in a row. But Mr Pocketbeer is so impatient that he rushes the Sat and accidentally speaks the magic word three times himself. As a result, there are now blue dots on Mr Pocketbeer’s face and the Sat is delighted because he can at last make a wish himself.

                                                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!
                                                | 7 +

                                                  Künzler-Behncke, Rosemarie (Author) Gotzen-Beek, Betina (Illustrator)

                                                  Hilla the little witch is constantly getting things wrong. It will suddenly start snowing in the middle of summer, for example; or pots and pans will begin to fly all over the kitchen instead of tidying themselves away. Practice makes perfect, they say – so there’s hope yet for Hilla, who is a pupil at Witch School … | 3 +

                                                    Lütje, Susanne (Author) Westphal, Catharina (Illustrator)

                                                    Crash-bang-wallops and crazy-dazies! Masked ball at Villa Funkelstein.
                                                    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!
                                                    | 8 +

                                                      Dreller, Christian (Author) Korthues, Barbara (Illustrator)

                                                      Who’s afraid of the scary monster? No one! At least, no one who gets to know Mo-Mo Monster because there’s nothing scary at all about Mo-Mo Monster. And the other monsters also have more important things to do than frighten people, like going to school, farting and rescuing old toys. All of these goings-on will soon have young listeners of four and over squealing with laughter. | 4 +

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

                                                        In search of his lost dream. Overwhelming image worlds for children and adults.

                                                        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
                                                        | 5 +

                                                          Plichota, Anne (Author) Wolf, Cendrine (Author) Schenk, Jonas (Illustrator) Hage, Anike (Illustrator) | further

                                                          | 10 +

                                                            Maar, Paul (Author) Harvey, Franziska (Illustrator)

                                                            Kobold spookery for beginning readers – super reading fun from Paul Maar When Martin and Miriam go on a cruise with their parents, they suddenly find themselves face to face with a real live ship’s kobold or, to be more accurate, an apprentice kobold! He has to pass three exams, which is a very hard thing to do on a modern cruise ship. Luckily, brother and sister have a good idea … | 7 +

                                                              Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author)

                                                              Modern fantasy: mysterious, romantic, full of suspense! It’s becoming more and more dangerous to protect the knowledge that has been preserved for so long. The king’s messengers are moving inexorably closer to the cemetery beneath which the secret boarding school lies. As graves are being opened after dark, Noel and Sam keep nightly watches and so end up becoming closer. But there’s danger lurking inside the school, too. It’s beginning to look as though Sam and Noel’s search for the secret library could be their downfall.

                                                              The second "two books in one" of the great fantasy series – perfect genre material for tough girls!
                                                              | 14 +

                                                                Funke, Cornelia (Author) Meyer, Kerstin (Illustrator)

                                                                Nothing to do day in and day out but look pretty and behave properly – that can get pretty boring after a while. It really isn’t all that wonderful being a princess. At least, Isabella, the youngest of three sisters, had had enough of only ever running around in fine clothes with a crown on her head. How on earth can you climb a tree dressed like that! “Princesses do not climb trees!” fumed her father, the king. But that was just fuel to his youngest daughter’s fire. “No,” shouted Isabella, “princesses don’t do anything at all that’s any fun. They don’t even pick their noses!” At this, the king stamps his foot and commands that his daughter be taken to the kitchen to peel potatoes and chop onions. Isabella enjoys herself in the kitchen and when, after three days, she still hasn’t changed her mind, the king has her taken to the pigsty. Isabella likes it in the pigsty still better and even stays there overnight.
                                                                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 +

                                                                  Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Wilharm, Sabine (Illustrator)

                                                                  How can you win a fairy contest? Roswitha and Fernande are friends – and fairies! But they’re not at all interested in magic. That changes when Fernande is nominated for the title “best good fairy” and Roswitha almost bursts with envy. Even piglet Fritz awakes from his sweet chocolate dreams when he finds out that there’s a prize to be won at the grand fairy contest – a “caf’"! At least, that’s how it sounds to him. But that’s not the only mistake!
                                                                  A new masterpiece from the successful duo Sabine Ludwig and Sabine Wilharm – a cheeky “fairy tale” with lots of colour illustrations. | 8 +

                                                                    Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Swoboda, Annette (Illustrator)

                                                                    Mrs Bartolotti, a woman in her prime with no experience whatsoever of children suddenly becomes a mother – in a most unusual way, she receives a parcel in the post. Her new son, Konrad, is seven years old and comes out of a can.This fast-moving and humorous story describes the exciting, funny, and sometimes unpleasant situations Mrs Bartolotti gets into because of Konrad and also how she defends him when it turns out he was a wrong delivery.

                                                                    “The story not only teaches parents a lot about bringing up children, but also tells children a lot about their parents.” (Radio Bremen) | 10 +

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

                                                                      Nina is delighted because her parents have bought a pony to keep her mother’s big horse company. If only Fairyspell weren’t so difficult! Nina isn’t allowed to ride her because Fairyspell doesn’t like to be saddled. One night, Nina slips into the stable to check on Fairyspell and what a surprise meets here eyes! There in the moonlight, she sees two wings gleaming in the moonlight on Fairyspell’s back … | 3 +

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

                                                                        Eleni Zabini tells her gently modernised version of the Brothers Grimm’s famous fairy tale with a slight change of emphasis and in a style appropriate for children. | 3 +

                                                                          Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Schöffmann-Davidov, Eva (Illustrator)

                                                                          There’s something not quite right about this school! The perfect formula for a compelling read: magic, a great riddle and two plucky children
                                                                          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 +

                                                                            Naoura, Salah (Author) Büchner, Sabine (Illustrator)

                                                                            A top team: Lena and the most fantastic aunt in the world!

                                                                            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!
                                                                            | 8 +

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

                                                                              A new mission for the funniest reporter in the universe! Extraterrestrial Gustav Gorky is on his way to Earth. His mission: to explore the blue planet and report back to his home planet. His first task is to study what earthlings eat. And so he heads straight for a beer garden, where, first shrunken to the size of an insect in order to remain unrecognised, then transformed into a delicious bread roll, he finds himself in mortal danger. Luckily, Gorky is well able to take care of himself.

                                                                              Especially for beginning readers: new, original, hilarious and exciting!
                                                                              | 7 +