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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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +

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

Because the sun shines on Sunday and Mr Mon comes visiting on Monday, Tuesday is day two in the week and Wednesday is when some people have their weddings, because Thursday is the day of Thor, the god of thunder and Friday is the day people fry fish for dinner – that’s why, and only for that reason, Saturday is the day the Sat returns, that small creature with the trunk-like snout and red spiky hair whom good Mr Pocketbeer grew so fond of on his first visit. Luckily, the Sat hasn’t changed at all, except that he now knows all about complicated wish machines. In the end, he helps Mr Pocketbeer to make his own wishes come true. | 8 +

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

Sometimes Mr Pocketbeer is far from sure whether it really was the best of all wishes to have the Sat live with him forever. After all, the Sat has lost all the dots on his face and can no longer grant wishes. All he is now is impertinent and greedy. And the fact that Mr Pocketbeer has fallen in love naturally doesn’t please the Sat at all. If only he still had some dots! But it’s not so easy at all this time, and in the end, everything turns out quite differently – with the dots and so on. In any case, Mr Pocketbeer finds himself in some pretty mad, chaotic situations until his heart’s desire is finally fulfilled and he manages, with the Sat’s help, to make another, this time final step towards independence. | 8 +

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 +

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

A chaotic journey through time and a rejuvenating potion with an amazing effect! Who is the mysterious Mr Bat? He has invented a time machine and now even has a rejuvenation potion to offer Robby’s grandma. He doesn’t know very much about the potion, however, as the recipe came from a long-dead ancestor of his. Robby's grandma still goes straight ahead and drinks the whole bottle in one go. To Robby’s amazement, she turns into a five-year-old girl with the space of a few seconds! Things have gone a little too far for Robby’s taste, but there’s only one person who can reverse the transformation: Mr Bat’s ancient ancestor in the past. | 10 +

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

Four of the funniest Oggly stories in one volume!
The Ogglies have a delightfully rotten stink and their bad breath sends flies crashing to the ground. Tidiness is the very worst thing for Ogglies! That’s why they’ve just got to get rid of their new neighbour as soon as possible he spends all day clearing up. To recover from all that, they then organize a birthday trip for Oggly-Grandad and end up having some incredible adventures on the Eiffel Tower and the leaning tower of Pisa. This collection of stories includes four of the best Oggly stories: The Ogglies Move House, The Ogglies Fly to School, The Ogglies and the Blue Neighbour and The Ogglies Go on a Birthday Trip. | 6 +

Krüss, James (Author) Engelking, Katrin (Illustrator)

About laughter, the devil and an incredible hero
Timm Thaler has a wonderful laugh that’s so infectious people can’t help joining in. But when the mysterious Baron Natas promises him a lot of money for it, Timm sells his laugh. From the moment the baron has Timm’s laugh, Timm finds that every bet he makes is a winner. But he soon also realises that a person without a laugh is not a real person – however many riches he may amass. Timm forges a plan to win back his laugh. Baron Natas is not an easy adversary to outwit, but Timm isn’t about to give up…
The story of Timm Thaler has been adapted for film many times over. New edition with a cover by Katrin Engelking.
| 10 +

Schmid, Thomas (Author) Opel-Götz, Susann (Illustrator)

A guardian angel with nothing but daft ideas in his head! “Spaghetti, as fastus as possibilus!” Lea is dumbstruck. The wooden angel she has just shot off the wall with a rubber bullet is standing right in front of her, large as life. He turns out to have quite a will of his own and soon turns Lea’s life upside down. Is he really a genuine angel? Lea isn’t quite convinced about that, with all the daft ideas he has. But maybe he’s a good angel of love and can make Lea’s grandma fall in love with Mr Aulitzki from next door?
Funny children’s story packed with surprises, also ideal for storytime reading. | 8 +

Boie, Kirsten (Author) Waechter, Philip (Illustrator)

Josef Sheep wishes for nothing more dearly than his own little human. When he finally gets one, he finds himself very busy, feeding his little Mannikin , cleaning the cage and taking him for walks. One day, however, the little fellow breaks away from Josef and races into the woods. Josef hadn’t realised people could move so fast! | 4 +

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

Martin Pocketbeer is the fourth-smallest in his class and the second-weakest. When it comes to shyness, he’s the number one. Martin would love to be like all the others, but he simply hasn’t the confidence. That’s how things are until he goes on a skiing trip with his class after the Christmas holidays, where he gets to know the Sat, a cheeky, irreverent creature who refuses to be intimidated by anybody or anything and can mysteriously make wishes come true. Martin’s greatest wish is to be somebody else – a wish the Sat cannot grant, but he does help him to be braver and more confident. When the week of skiing is over, Martin for the first time feels he belongs and knows that he has now found his place in the class. | 10 +

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

Mr Pocketbeer is a timid person. He is afraid of his landlady, his boss and basically of anyone who scolds and gives orders – until one Saturday a Sat crosses his path and decides on the spot to stay with him. The Sat is a fearless, indeed almost irreverent creature who refuses to be intimidated by anybody or anything, who makes impertinent remarks everywhere he goes and scolds back when others scold him. Mr Pocketbeer finds all of this terribly embarrassing to begin with and tries to get rid of the Sat again in all manner of ways. Yet strangely enough, the longer the Sat stays with Mr Pocketbeer, the more fond Mr Pocketbeer grows of the Sat. And in the end, well-behaved, timid Mr Pocketbeer has turned into a self-confident person who has learned to stand up for himself. | 8 +

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

A book as colourful as a flea market: over 300 pages full of variety, wonderful ideas and suggestions, to read and read aloud, to look at, imitate and one that keeps you thinking. It contains a host of stories, poems and counting rhymes, puzzles, word and letter games; it contains picture stories, find-the-hidden pictures and upside-down pictures, cuddly pictures, alphabet pictures, squiggly pictures and typewriter pictures. A book that children love: eight-year-olds no less than twelve-year-olds. | 8 +