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Ameling, Anne (Author) Rupp, Dominik (Illustrator)

Super for heroes not yet reading for themselves!
Who says superheroes are only for older children? Marmelo, who saves bread and jam from falling jammy-side-down on the floor, is probably cooler than Spiderman was at the age of four. And Super-Erik saves an entire town from mega-mean Mega-Panda. With these superheroes around, who’s going to wait for Batman or until they can read for themselves? And in any case, being read to is always super!

Crazy, hilarious read-aloud stories in vibrant colours!
| 4 +

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 +

von Vogel, Maja (Author) Schulte, Tina (Illustrator)

The little mermaid Mimi shows courage when she rescues her friends from the mean cuttlefish. And Emma is a great character, too. When a bigger boy bullies Max, Emma stands up for him. That’s because true friends always help each other! And Ida musters all her courage when she gets lost – and finds that asking the way is not so difficult, after all. Set in a world seen through the eyes of four-year-olds; these stories come with wonderful, light-hearted illustrations. | 4 +

Grimm, Sandra (Author) Oertel, Katrin (Illustrator)

Go on, have a go! Don’t be afraid, give it a try! Sharing these ten stories about young heroes and their great deeds, especially with all the many activity suggestions they contain, the young listeners immediately want to have a go at something they have always wanted to do but never dared to. A book full of discoveries to be made, stories to tell and things to do.

Give it a try! Stories all about courage, with many creative suggestions for games, handicrafts and joining in.
| 4 +

Zöller, Elisabeth (Author) Kolloch, Brigitte (Author) Czerwenka, Eva (Illustrator) Cordes, Miriam (Illustrator) Reckers, Sandra (Illustrator) Wechdorn, Susanne (Illustrator) | further

A book about learning to say “No”, being brave and getting along with others
Being able to express your feelings, admitting that you are frightened and learning to stick to your own opinions – these are all part of growing up and make children self-confident people; people who help and accept help from others, who have the courage to apologize if they have hurt someone, and who can say: Come on, let’s be friends again! These stories show how children can learn to be strong.

Great read-aloud stories about the important subjects of self-confidence, dealing with feelings, fighting and making up again. For children of 4 and over.
| 4 +

Mallon, Lina (Author)

How I became the woman I am now.

In her latest book, Lina Mallon writes about the female friends and other women who have affected her life. With great frankness and openness, she describes real support, unexpected opposition, friendship disappointments, the strength of Girl Power, and the dilemma in which women of all ages can find themselves: meeting the expectations of society whilst fulfilling their own dreams and desires. Our greatest challenge is not to lose ourselves at this point but to find our own way as women. Above all, Mallon emphasises the importance of women mutually supporting one another, being honest with one another, and even being able to criticise one another in a positive way so that they can grow together rather than competing with one another.

30 stories about 30 women - for all young women who are on the journey of their lives! | 14 +

Sasmaz, Sinem (Author) Erlbruch, Leonard (Illustrator)

Faster than the wind! A picture book for all special small people. Mr Cheetah is perfectly contented. But one day the other animals start to make comments about him. A cheetah without spots - what kind of a cheetah is that? On the hunt for his spots, Mr Cheetah is teased and taunted until he feels quite worthless. But then he discovers his strong point: he can run. Faster than anyone! Suddenly all the other animals are envying the fastest creature in the world. But Mr Cheetah doesn’t care about their opinions any more. Now he is confident and proud to be the way he is! • Confidence-building book, illustrated by Leonard Erlbruch. • A Book About discovering your own strengths. Full Translation available here!       | 4 +

Ottermann, Doro (Author)

Carry on, girls! Creativity, not clichés: new ideas à la Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and The Girls’ Book

Inquisitive girls become strong women. That being the case: go for it, wild girls! Here, you’ll find fun suggestions, motivating thought experiments, and amusing techno tricks. There are no pink and princessy clichés here: this is for real, tough girls. As always, it’s easy to put the ideas into practice by “using what you can find in the kitchen cupboard”. An innovative interactive book which will unleash your creative energy: fun and success guaranteed!


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

With heroine Alea Aquarius, we can achieve anything!

The Alpha Cru discovers that a scrapyard owner has been dumping car tyres into the river - right at the spot where the Isibelles’ brown trout lay their eggs! With the aid of the water spirits, Alea and the Isibelles manage to haul the tyres out of the river again, and the Magicals realise that if they all pull together, they are a match for any enemy, no matter how small any of them may be. What a wonderful present for Alea, whose birthday it is today!

This bestselling series is also a hit with beginning readers

So far 25.000 copies of Alea beginning readers sold

Playfully imparted extra knowledge about the environment | 8 +

Wich, Henriette (Author) Grote, Anja (Illustrator)

How do you explain to very young children where they come from; the difference between boys and girls; why there are different kinds of love; how babies are born, and why some children have two mummies or two daddies? The best way to do it is with these entertaining, modern and sensitive stories suitable for young children.

This book contains age-appropriate sex education stories to read aloud. Sensitively and clearly illustrated, it also includes modern aspects, such as intersexuality and gay marriage.

| 4 +

Schaudinn, Jasmin (Author) Hardt, Iris (Illustrator)

Our America Across the Way

Six-year-old Edda lives in Moss Lane, and she and her friends’ favourite place to play is “America”, the overgrown plot of land on the other side of the road. But then builders come along and put up a house there, of all places. Of course, Edda is definitely going to hate the new people for ever! It’s just too bad that she and the boy who moves into the new house get on like a house on fire from the word go.

A great book for reading aloud, with depth and humour

Like a best friend: a delightfully genuine narrator

For everyone who loves feel-good stories like “Sommerby”.

BÜCHER magazine awarded "Edda of Moss Lane" their “Grandios” seal of approval!
“Marvellous, the way Jasmin Schaudinn inhabits the emotional world of the first-person narrator. The author knows exactly what goes on in the minds of six-year-olds… a terrific debut that leaves you wanting more! Edda conquers the hearts of her readers!“ | 6 +

Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator)

Maluna makes you brave!

The folks of the Enchanted Forest are rarely among the winners in the annual talent contest. Nor would that really matter if it weren’t for the fact that the prize is a Whirlyfast - a real roundabout!! One day, Maluna sees the young catfish dancing and is so moved by the sight that she encourages him to enter the contest.

Maluna is fun to read and helps to build self-confidence and courage in any situation | 4 +

Ottermann, Doro (Author) Ottermann, Doro (Illustrator)

Plucky girls step up: Have you ever made a secret compartment? Built a paper explosion? Trained a fly?
These and many other crazy, creative ideas await you in this wonderful activity book that’s anything but pink and shy and is crammed to the rafters with fascinating things. Go on, have fun, have a go and give yourself a medal – because you’re great!

- An unconventional book for girls along the lines of “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls“ and “The Girls' Book”
- Cliché-free, creative ideas for girls who can be anything they want
- Lavishly illustrated, with a hard cover and a rubber band
- Doro Ottermann’s “Get-up-from-the-sofa-and-do-something!” diaries have sold over 200,000 copies. | 8 +

Ambach, Jule (Author) Paehl, Nora (Illustrator)

A Book Says More Than a Thousand Compliments

A tale to warm any heart: the perfect present!

On-trend hand-lettered typography

It’s a day full of wonderful adventures for the lively little otter and his big, cuddly friend. When evening falls, they ask one another why today was so extra-specially, heart-warmingly lovely. The answer trips straight off the otter’s tongue: because they spent it together. “You know what?” says the big otter to the little otter, who has snuggled up to him and is looking up at his friend with his great big eyes, “You are my biggest delight!” | 5 +

Orso, Kathrin Lena (Author) Becker, Stéffie (Illustrator) Sieverding, Carola (Illustrator)

The little fox tells stories of the mermaid princess attending the ocean ball, the pirate princess defending her island against pirates, Princess Hundagunda falling in love with a tomcat of all things, and of little Linus, who cuts quite a figure when he goes to a costume party dressed as a super-princess. | 5 +

Crämer, Jana (Author) Pauluth, Josephine (Illustrator)

Be yourself – beyond comparison!

This book will do you good. There’s space here for everything: your strengths, your weaknesses, your deepest desires, your fears, your memories, your courage and your strength. It’s a journal, a companion along the path that leads to you, and most of all: a friend made of paper. What would life be without friends? And what if you could love yourself as much as you love your best friend?
For a long time, I didn’t know who or how I wanted to be. I was always trying to please everyone so much that I didn’t notice that I stopped liking myself. In this book, I will tell you how I got the song inside me to ring out again. Come on, let’s write your story together – I’m really looking forward to it!
Yours,
Jana

Confidence-inspiring activity book by the well-known German blogger Jana Crämer

Inspirational message: body positivity instead of the compulsion for Instagram optimisation

Fun challenges and lots of space for making notes and finding yourself | 12 +

Hofmann, Laura (Author) Ewert, Felicia (Author) Sand, Fabienne (Author)

Never deny your own identity - stand up for a society in which nobody is discriminated against. That’s the message of this book by three top-class women writers. Equal rights for men and women, for people with migrant backgrounds, for trans and intersex people - it should (in fact) be self-evident to treat everyone equally. If you’re ever stuck for the right comeback during a discussion about these issues, you’ll find some great ones here!

Championing an equal society free from discrimination.
Handy portable format filled with powerful arguments.
Written by a prominent and diverse trio of female authors.
| 12 +

Wockenfuß, Benjamin (Author) Messing, Stefanie (Illustrator)

Monday morning at Lotta’s house: everyone is dawdling around. Daddy has to urgently answer some emails so he hands his smartphone to Lotta and her little brother Lukas to keep them quiet. They become so absorbed in the digital world that not even Klicks the family dog can get their attention. They’re all so busy with their home office and smartphone that they lose track of time. All except Klicks. But just in the nick of time they finally set off for nursery school, and that’s when it happens: Klick goes missing! What can they do to find their dog? Lotta is heartbroken. Can an app on Daddy’s phone help or is some other strategy called for here?

How to teach media skills to children – without turning it into a lesson

The author Benjamin Wockenfuß is a social media manager and addiction therapist who also runs the project DigiKids for the Hessian state office for addiction issues, which is sponsored by the TK health insurance fund. It supports the idea that digital media belongs to the world in which our children live and that it is not a question of either/or but rather the need to recognise that digital and analogue are both part of the same interactive process.
A story that triggers the imagination and shows that Lotta has fun learning to look beyond the edge of her father’s smartphone screen.

With an introduction by the author, actor, blogger and Grimme Award winner Schlecky Silberstein.

The DigiKids Project:
DigiKids is a media competence project that can be implemented from kindergarten onwards and was first introduced in 2017. The aim is to give children confidence in dealing with digital environments instead of being dominated by them. At the same time, DigiKids seeks to retain the children’s connection to the analogue world by strengthening it and developing it further. The project also aims at involving parents and teachers in the process and provides them with support training.
The TK health insurance fund Techniker Krankenkasse at present supports pilot projects in Hesse.
Further information at www.DigiKids.online
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Weger, Nina (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

Snowed in at Christmas. A case for Nina Weger’s popular Heroines Club!

The Matilda Imperatrix boarding school is in Christmas mood! It’s swathed in a glittering blanket of snow, and the schoolgirls simply can’t wait for the holidays to begin. Every day, the little school bus drives down into the valley so that the Matildas can travel from there to their homes all around the planet. But then the snow just keeps on falling, leaving the boarding school cut off from the outside world – and one of the buses doesn’t even make it as far as the village! A daring rescue begins – and whether or not our three heroines will be able to spend Christmas Eve at home with their families remains to be seen.

-\x09Bestseller: some 45,000 books in the series sold (February 2019) | 9 +

Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Bednarski, Laura (Illustrator)

Fearless princess rescues robber and fire-breathing dragon!

Princess Alva (who is not really a princess, but don’t tell anyone) rides to the forest in her unicorn-drawn coach, accompanied by her servants. When they are held up by a gang of robbers, the voice of the great fiery dragon terrifies all of them except Alva. The dragon wants to get rid of his cough, the robbers want to get rid of the dragon, their leader is in trouble, and Alva wants everyone including herself to be happy. So come to the forest and find out how Alva solves each and every problem, and how chocolate buttons can make all the difference.

- Strong girl character gives the lie to stereotypical perceptions of gender roles
- Antonia Michaelis uses a playful, childlike style of language in the telling of her highly imaginative story
- With cheerful illustrations by Laura Bednarski

| 4 +

Lüftner, Kai (Author) matzilla.de (Illustrator)

Five Ninja warriors-in-waiting on their first secret mission

Along with thousands of other kids across the globe, Sam, Bent, Svea, Li und Marta-Zofia dream of being accepted by one of the five Ninja Academies. In Berlin, on their first secret mission, the five are taken to the limits of their extraordinary abilities. For this very reason the kids have to stick together and trust one another, while everything they thought they knew about the international Ninja world is thrown into question. Who is good, and who is evil? Nothing is as it seems! Thus begins the real story…

The Mission is the start of a spectacular series of books by the cult author and martial artist Kai Lüftner for children aged 9+.

- Ninjas: a massive trend among kids, teens and adults - on TV, in clubs, gaming etc.
- The brilliant first novel in this thrilling action series by cult author and martial artist Kai Lüftner.
- Striking design; enhanced by trading cards and letters.

Watch the Trailer to the series here! | 9 +

Tienti, Benjamin (Author) Kiefer, Sebastian (Author) Pricken, Stephan (Illustrator)

There’s aways something weird afoot! The neighbourhood kids are hot on the trail

Elmo is eleven, lives in Berlin-Neukölln, and is a detective. His cases are a welcome diversion from normal life: things haven’t been the same since his big brother died. When Elmo meets super-sassy gamer Tuna, they set out to hunt for the ‘master melody’ in the notorious online game MELOdiy. There’s a big reward for whoever finds it first. But Elmo and Tuna aren’t the only ones trying to find it. Thus a harmless case turns into a huge, crazy adventure.

“Mountains of Chinese Noodles” is Benjamin Tienti’s third novel for children aged 10+, and the first one co-written with his punk band colleague Sebastian Kiefer.

Edgy but warm-hearted: a detective story for kids combined with a cool gaming challenge.
For fans of “Rico and Oscar” (Andreas Steinhöfel).
Tienti’s uniquely honest, raw, warm narrative voice has won high praise.

9 +

Böhm, Anna (Author) Sönnichsen, Imke (Illustrator)

Can you help me find my way home?

Young boar Fritz goes out for a walk in the woods with his parents and younger siblings. When he’s briefly distracted, he loses sight of Mum and Dad - and before he knows it, he’s lost! Fortunately he encounters fox-cub Frieda who wants to help him. Unfortunately, Frieda hurts her leg while she’s looking for his parents. But together they are bound to find the Wild Boar family - aren’t they?


First picture book by acclaimed Unipig author Anna Böhm.
Age-appropriate topic of “getting lost”.
Two protagonists who defy all the stereotypical roles. | 4 +

Lüftner, Kai (Author) matzilla.de (Illustrator)

They’ve completed their first mission successfully - so now they can finally move on to the Tesuto. But while Sam is still doubting whether he’ll actually be able to pass the feared and legendary entrance exam to the Ninja Academy, the kids have to overcome some very different obstacles: someone evidently wants to try to make sure they fail. On top of that, “The Bullet” - the super-Ninja in charge - suddenly sets everything in motion to make things as difficult as possible for them … It soon becomes clear that the young Ninjas will only be able to overcome all these challenges if they work together (though only one will remain!)

- The Ninja kids are true heroes!
- Action, adventure, challenges, friendship: all the ingredients for a bestseller.
- The action-packed sequel to the explosive “Ninja Academy” series by the successful children’s autor Kai Lüftner.

9 +

Lüftner, Kai (Author) matzilla.de (Illustrator)

Sam, Svea, Momo, Bent und Li-Ho have successfully passed the legendary Tesuto despite all the apparently insurmountable obstacles and mishaps involved.

Finally they are starting their first year at the Academy, where they are about to embark on their Level 1 training, the so-called Ashigura. But even more excitingly, they are allowed to take part in their first ever competition. And if Sam weren’t already nervous enough, he has to encounter his father - and Kent, “The Bullet”, puts yet more obstacles in his way…

- Volume 3 of the fast-paced Ninja series - five extraordinary kids, and heaps of action!
- Not your normal school day - the Ninja Academy is a gripping read for all 9+ girls and boys.
- By the successful children’s author Kai Lüftner.

9 +

Schmitt, Petra Maria (Author) Dreller, Christian (Author) Vogel, Heike (Illustrator)

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of our popular Question Book series

Why don't sharks have to go to the dentist? Why don't penguins get cold feet? Where is the wind, when it's not blowing? Children are never shy about asking questions. Adults, however, are not always quite so forthcoming with the answers – not least as they don't always know them! However, these clever and amusing stories will help to plug the gaps. | 5 +

Zapf (Illustrator)

Welcome to the valley – welcome to the wonderful world of reading!

The trees are still holding on to their many-coloured leaves and the weather is far too warm for the time of year when the four friends Talis, Alva, Will and Sam happen upon a gleaming stone in a forbidden part of the forest. Hardly have they found the stone than they have strange creatures clad in iron armour pursuing them…

A fantastic adventure comic that whisks children away into an unfamiliar world packed with fun and action and opens up the world of reading even to unpractised readers.

Second book in the series to be published in autumn 2021 | 6 +

Wockenfuß, Benjamin (Author) Messing, Stefanie (Illustrator) Kowalski, Stephanie A. (Illustrator)

An innovative and fun guidebook in bullet journal/planner style, written by father, social media manager and social pedagogue Benjamin Wockenfuß. Packed with strategies to enable dads to play a successful and empathic role in their children’s worlds and lives. Every chapter ends with easy, tried-and-tested, no-nonsense tips which fathers can easily incorporate into family life.

In the age of digitisation and “New Work”, fatherhood has become more complicated than ever; the role of contemporary fathers and the culture of fatherhood generally are constantly being redefined. #Brilliantdad gathers together these ideas about the role of fathers in their children’s upbringing, and demonstrates that their implementation has an invariably positive effect on all the relationships within the family as well as contributing to career success.

With an inspiring “Dad Power” picture book for dads and children to read and explore together.

Practical, entertaining information targeted firmly at men and fathers - in a handy go-to format.
With day-to-day challenges to enable men to become more actively involved in their children’s upbringing.
Planner, bullet journal, workshop and more, all in one book.
Includes an inspiring “Dad Power” picture book for dads and children to read and explore together (double-sided cover). | 14 +

Ulf Stark
Ulf Stark, 1944 in Schweden geboren, ist ein erfolgreicher Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor. Er studierte Pädagogik und Psychologie und veröffentlichte 1975 sein erstes Kinderbuch. Etliche seiner Geschichten wurden auch verfilmt. Für sein Werk wurde Ulf Stark vielfach ausgezeichnet, unter anderem mit dem Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis, dem renommierten schwedischen August-(Strindberg-)Preis und dem Nils-Holgersson-Preis.