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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 +

Richert, Katja (Author) Hardt, Iris (Illustrator)

Reading aloud. Joining in. Celebrating Christmas!
Now the time spent waiting for Christmas will simply fly because in this read-aloud book, a cuddly post bear, a clumsy angel and wild sleigh rides make for loads of variety. And for everyone who cannot get enough of reading together, there are amusing questions, plenty of pictures and little suggestions for games, all of which encourage children to tell stories, make discoveries and generally join in.

10 complete join-in-stories
With tips for reading, games and being creative
| 4 +

von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Tourlonias, Joëlle (Illustrator)

What a lovely idea: Cuddle up at home, read stories aloud and immerse yourself in fabulous worlds by following the book’s suggestions. You can do it perfectly with this read-aloud book that gets you into a cosy mood with stories about kittens, rainy weather, soft blankets, and fall-asleep magic. And all of this comes complete with creative ideas for all kinds of read-aloud fun.
The fourth volume in the successful Read Aloud/Activity series, beautifully atmospherically illustrated by Joëlle Tourlonias.
| 4 +

Muhl, Iris (Author) Bock, Billy (Illustrator)

Can you see the wonders of the night?

Lottie can’t get to sleep. There are far too many noises keeping her awake in the darkness. Luckily, she’s being allowed to help nice Mrs Nightblue to paint the sky dark tonight. Through the wonder skylights, she can see Madam Cassiopeia loudly banging her spoon as she heats milk for the Milky Way and the Little Dog yelping as he plays tag with the Hare. So that’s where all the noises come from! Now Lottie can finally relax and drift off to sleep. Discover the different constellations with Mummy and Daddy in an imaginative story with beautiful illustrations.

A goodnight story full of poetry.
New: Astronomy for the very young.
| 4 +

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

All the best, little star! A delightful goodnight story for cuddly kids. Before they go to bed, the little bear and the big bear take a last look at the stars. But today one little star is not shining as brightly as the others. The bears immediately begin looking for a way to help it. They climb up a ladder to reach the little star and put a warm hat on its head. Now the little star is sure to feel better soon and the little bear can sleep without worrying about it. Susanne Lütze and Eleni Zabini tell a poetic goodnight story in beautiful, evocative pictures and with lovely rhymes for the children to join in with.

The perfect goodnight story \x1A
| 24 months +

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

The search for the star diamonds takes the barding school spaceship Simalia further into the fairy kingdom. Hala, Ivy, Fana and Kian do their very best to gain possession of the remaining diamonds, but Fana and Kian are going through a very bad patch, and Hala is flirting with a Fairyland officer, and the sparks are flying between Ivy and Tem, too. Will the friends be able to stay focused on their goal in sight in spite of all the romantic entanglements?

Volume 3 of the Star Diamond series – absolutely gripping, romantic, and magical.
| 12 +

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 +

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

Fana has been desperately unhappy since Kian, who she loves above all else, has gone over to her arch-enemy’s side. But there are more and more signs that seem to bear out her innermost feeling that something isn’t quite right about his sudden about-turn. Meanwhile, Kasim, the self-styled Jewel King, has captured the capital of Avestina. When he then declares war on the fairy kingdom and the sea people, it soon becomes clear that Fana is the only person with the knowledge to use the star diamond. Everyone is expecting her to do away with Kasim at last so that history cannot be repeated. But can she really kill in order to achieve this goal?

Love, friction and jealousy - plus a healthy portion of suspense, a relentless opponent and a dark secret - Volume 4 in the breathtaking fantasy saga for all Kerstin Gier fans. | 12 +

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

Suddenly magical!

Whatever’s got into Fana? Suddenly she’s hiccupping butterflies and now she’s turned herself into a live piglet! The truth is that Fana isn’t a human being at all, but a magical Aurion, whose powers of enchantment are now beginning to show. And that is by no means the only thing turning her life completely upside down. What secrets does the floating school ship Simalia hold? And what does it have to do with the mysterious jewel king? Before Fana knows it, she finds herself back in the maelstrom of old legends that are more connected with her than she would ever have thought possible.

Sarah Lilian Waldherr’s fantastic debut - brimming with humour, magic and absurd complications.
| 12 +

Frixe, Katja (Author) Waters, Erica-Jane (Illustrator)

When dreams come true!

Ten-year-old Stella lives above an old costume rental shop with her father, her brother, her grandpa and her dog, Jupiter. After witnessing a glorious shower of shooting stars, Stella meets a strange girl in the garden in the middle of the night. Although Vega is a little odd, she and Stella quickly become friends. But Vega claims to be a shooting star. Can that really be true? And can Vega also make wishes come true? For Stella’s family have plenty of wishes!

Author Katja Frixe and illustrator Erica-Jane Waters take their readers on an enchanting journey. A book for children of 8 and over, full of humour, magic and friendship.

| 8 +

Frixe, Katja (Author) Waters, Erica-Jane (Illustrator)

Stella’s best friend, Vega, is a shooting star in the shape of a girl who simply fell from the sky. Luckily, in Stella’s opinion, because Vega is absolutely fabulous. And on top of that Stella could really do with some help right now. Her family is about to reopen its old costume rental shop very soon and the whole town is coming to the grand opening. The trouble is that Stella’s big brother is lovesick and that her friend Pauline is searching for her missing aunt. It’s a good thing Vega has the power to grant wishes.

- Book 2 in the glittering series about Vega, Stella and cherished wishes
- Colourful, fanciful illustrations by Erica-Jane Waters | 8 +

Schmidt, Hans-Christian (Author) Rachner, Marina (Illustrator)

A bright star is shining. A book and crib all in one that’s beautiful to look at, fun to play with and celebrates the coming of Christmas.

A star is shining brightly up in the sky! What lies beneath it? Fold-out page after fold-out page, the children accompany the three kings, a family, a young couple, and sheep and their shepherds on their way to the manger, where Mary and Joseph laid their little baby. A transparent picture is integrated into the last page of the book so that an illuminated Christmas crib becomes visible when it is held in front of a light. That makes this very special Christmas book featuring gorgeous pictures, delightful rhymes, windows to open and a multipanel gatefold a picture book and Christmas crib all rolled into one.
| 24 months +

Wich, Henriette (Author) Kraushaar, Sabine (Illustrator)

The ideal book to accompany children at a Lantern Festival, or Festival of Light

Sofie und Lasse are beside themselves with excitement: Kindergarten is preparing for the Lantern Festival! The children are all making multicoloured lanterns and singing happy St Martin’s Day songs. Evening finally arrives, and the procession begins. The lanterns glow so beautifully in the darkness. And sweet pretzels await them when they return. | 24 months +

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

The little owl from the bestselling board picture book “Ow!” Said the Owl now also in picture-book format for children of 3 and over!

»To the beautiful stars in the sky is where I want to fly.« The little owl loves the way the stars twinkle high up in the night sky. But how can she possibly reach them? The answer is clear - it’s time she learnt to fly! She practises and practises and in the end, just as she’s flying as high as she possibly can, Daddy holds her back and Mummy takes the little owl in her arms and explains that she can never fly far enough to reach the stars. But then the little owl notices a shooting star coming quite near to her – and, of course, it brings her lots of luck.

With a wonderful message of encouragement and a touching happy end. | 3 +

Richert, Katja (Author) Hänsch, Lisa (Illustrator)

When Little Stars Go to Sleep...Ideal bedtime read-aloud stories – the perfect present for kindergarten-aged children

With the right read-aloud story, children will enjoy going to sleep. This book is an anthology of everything small children need to become big dreamers. Everything is here, from a crazy fairy sleepover to amusing ghost adventures in kindergarten to a thrilling night in a tent in your own garden. Complemented by dreamy, poetic, amusing and ravishing illustrations, these bedtime stories will sweeten sleepy-time for tired little listeners. | 4 +

Sternberg, Mila (Author) Körting, Verena (Illustrator)

A girl, a pony and a friendship that needs no words!

A horse of her own! For that, Emily would even appear on a quiz show, even though she’s far happier fixing old mixers and toasters than mixing with people. And then opportunity knocks for Emily when she actually comes up trumps in a quiz and makes her dream come true. But now there’s something wrong with Runa, her mare. She’s sad; Emily immediately senses that because she has a special bond with animals … it’s almost as though she could talk to them. And Emily knows that she is the only one who can help her pony.

Sensitively and movingly told: In Emily’s world, intuition counts more than words

For every girl who’s crazy about horses and children, and loves books about special friendships

Filled with wonderfully atmospheric illustrations by Verena Körting.
| 9 +

Brauckmann, Bela (Author) Stern, Loretta (Author) Keyenburg, Ulf (Illustrator)

Music composed especially for this book – combines entertainment and musical education

The Little Note and his friend Rebecca Rest leave their staves to venture out on a thrilling journey into the world of sounds and music. They discover a range of different music styles such as songs by singer-songwriters, hip hop, pop music and even a classical symphony at a concert hall. In the end they also make the little girl Antonia discover her love of music and keep on practising the piano. On their acoustic journey the Little Note and Rebecca Rest lead young readers through the sound world of everyday life.
As well as writing the book, the authors - musicians themselves - composed music in all the styles treated in the story. This was in turn recorded by artists such as pop star Johannes Oerding, hip hopper Denyo, jazz legend Rolf Kühn and the renowned Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, and is available as a CD and to download.
| 4 +

Abidi, Heike (Author)

Hip hop, high school, heartache!

Oh no, it can’t be true! thinks Sunny. As if it weren’t bad enough that she spends the whole day surrounded by girls talk of nothing else but clothes and pop stars, now Luna, of all people, has joined the class. Luna – the supercool young TV presenter! Sunny is really fed up. But then something amazing happens: she discovers that Luna is really nice, and she even helps Sunny to learn a hip-hop dance for the school contest. There’s just one problem in all of this: Sunny has a secret crush on Paul, but Luna has also noticed what a great guy he is…
| 12 +

Niessen, Susan (Author) Schulze, Marc-Alexander (Illustrator)

Cheer up, Mr Zoomzemann!
Oh dear, oh dear! Mr Zoomzemann the May bug is feeling miserable. That’s because he has only five legs – the sixth is swaying from a solitary birch tree. Luckily for the frightened May bug, the children Peter and Anneli are there to help. Together they set out on the dangerous journey to the moon and several friends help them along the way.

An adventure about courage and friendship, retold for young listeners with evocative illustrations.
| 4 +

Loose, Anke (Author) Krüger, Simone (Illustrator)

Three entertaining stories to read aloud or for children to read to themselves – with recipes for tasty treat

It’s true, Olli Breezelong is perhaps a little short for his age, but that’s no reason for everyone to call him Titch. Ole is determined to show them all – as soon as he’s found the ultimate recipe for growing! Luckily, he not only has the wonderful cookery and practical kitchen book he inherited from his grandpa to help him, but also his friend Elif and his own clever hamster, Holger. Olli has some amazing adventures with them, and most of them end up in the kitchen – and every time, Olli grows a little bit more.

Three entertaining stories to read aloud or for children to read to themselves written especially for pot gazers, taste experts, experimental cooks and anyone who wants to become one.
| 5 +

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

“The day’s been a long, bright and happy one. But look – now the sun is setting.” Just moments ago, the small birds, squirrels and children were buzzing about and playing boisterously, but now they all stop and quietly gaze at the glorious sunset. Soon the moon will be here to take the sun’s place in the sky. Now it’s time for bed. | 18 months +

Maar, Paul (Author) Wittkamp, Frantz (Illustrator) Limmroth, Manfred B. (Illustrator) Bittner, Ralph (Illustrator) | further

Autumn holidays! Ulli is being allowed to travel by himself for the first time: on the train from Stuttgart to Munich to stay with Aunt Helga and Anne. His mother takes Ulli to the station and puts him in a compartment with an old woman on her way to Munich. Ulli is not impressed. He would rather be in a compartment with other children. But then the old lady starts telling him stories, making up fantastic, long G sentences and A sentences and reciting crazy poems. | 7 +

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 +

Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator) Limmroth, Manfred B. (Illustrator) Bittner, Ralph (Illustrator) | further

When he was very young, he answered to Pusspuss. He was tiny then, as small as a sausage with a little tail. He had four brothers and sisters and lived in a big cowshed with five cows and two calves. Those days were lovely. Later a very fat, old lady took him to live with her. She fed him with chocolate, rice pudding and apricot dumplings until he was rounder and fatter than the roundest and fattest cushion. | 7 +

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 +

Schmid, Thomas (Author) Scharnberg, Stefanie (Illustrator) Limmroth, Manfred B. (Illustrator)

Pippa really has tried everything! She’s used all her powers of persuasion, she’s sulked and thrown tantrums, but nothing has done any good. And it’s all Daddy’s fault! Just because he got the measurements all wrong for the new furniture and the bedroom door won’t close because of it, all he and Mummy talk about now is “moving house”. But Pippa doesn’t want to move. After all, she wasn’t the one who got the measurements wrong! And she definitely doesn’t want to lose her friends at school! – That everything turns out quite differently in the end has mostly to do with a tabby cat and a roof garden full of small trees. | 7 +

Maar, Paul (Author) Waechter, Philip (Illustrator)

Jacob’s got tummyache. But that’s not really true. The fact is that Jacob doesn’t want to go to school because every day, on his way home, the Big Boy lies in wait to frighten him. Jacob’s friend Mehmet can’t help him, either, because the Big Boy is much bigger and stronger than the pair of them. Then one day, Jacob unexpectedly gets help – from a girl!
Paul Maar’s story about little Jacob, who experiences what so many junior school children are familiar with, was out of print and is now out in a new edition with colour pictures. | 7 +

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 +

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 +

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

Franz is absolutely sick of it! For months now, Gabi has been acting crazy. She’s going to be a big sister, but anyone would think she was the one having the baby. And so that she can do everything when the baby comes, Franz is always having to practise “baby” with her. He has to put on a pair of tights and a bobble hat, kick when she tells him to and close his eyes when Gabi whispers “Little baby, go to sleep now!” He only ran away once. That was when Gabi wanted to practise nappy-changing on him. The baby is due to arrive today, at last, and Franz is very much hoping that Gabi will start being a bit more normal again then. | 7 +

Scheffler, Ursel (Author) Henze, Dagmar (Illustrator)

It’s time for the school bazaar! Paula and her friend Zina are naturally helping at one of the stalls. They are busy selling their wares when Paula suddenly notices that the cashbox has gone missing. Paula is absolutely certain that the three boys with the moped have something to do with it. But how can she prove it? Chance and a bilberry stain come to her aid.

Paula is one of the most popular series for beginning readers in the Oetinger programme!

| 7 +

Scheffler, Ursel (Author) Henze, Dagmar (Illustrator)

Paula becomes a dogsitter – something girls just starting to read for themselves would also like to be!
Paula’s friend Sina gets a puppy from her parents. Paula would dearly like to have one, too, but that’s not possible because Paula’s brother is allergic to animal hair. But then a super opportunity arises for Paula: Mr Bell, her music teacher, needs a dogsitter to look after his lively, funny dog Fidelio on Sundays. Paula doesn’t wait to be asked twice! Now she and Sina can have lots of fun in the dog field and they even end up in the local newspaper!
For beginning readers of six and over. | 7 +

Mila Sternberg
Mila Sternberg, in Wien geboren, jobbte zunächst als Flugbegleiterin, Model und Kellnerin, bevor sie begann,Drehbücher fürs Kinderfernsehen zu verfassen. Ihr erster Jugendroman wurde gleich ein Erfolg. Seither schreibt sie für Kinder, Jugendliche und Erwachsene.
Loretta Stern
Die Schauspielerin, Moderatorin und Autorin entdeckt in ihrer Mainzer Kindheit sehr früh ihre Leidenschaft dafür, Menschen zu unterhalten: Sie inszeniert Ballettvorführungen und Puppentheaterstücke, schreibt Hörspiele, komponiert am Klavier und organisiert Fernsehauftritte für ihre Klasse. „Irgendwie habe ich immer so ein kreatives Grundblubbern in mir - und es macht mir riesigen Spaß, lose Enden zu verknüpfen und gemeinsam mit Freunden Projekte zu realisieren.“ Die Mutter einer zehnjährigen Tochter ist nun schon seit achtzehn Jahren glü...