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Loud and clear, higgledy-piggledy, nonconformist and full of power – that’s what demonstrations are like all over the world. Whether fighting for women’s rights, against climate change or for the protection of the environment, demonstrators everywhere are proclaiming their views loudly and with humour. Here’s a calendar for people who think take a stand – a week by week companion for the whole year. The detachable postcards can be sent, stuck on the wall, or used for sharing ideas! | 10 +

    Martin, Peer (Author) Andersen, Nils (Illustrator)

    When everything has been taken from you, you have nothing to lose. Nineteen-year-old Canadian Mathis accompanies Hope, an 11-year-old Somali, as he flees right across South America. The two have barely set out, when two shady characters start following them – and they are not the only threat to confront Hope and Mathis on their breath-taking journey. As they travel through the Amazon rainforest, across the Panamericana highway and on the roof of a high-speed goods train speeding along, death lurks in the shadows on all sides; they barely escape with their lives on more than one occasion. Will the pair make it to freedom?

    - Fast-paced, political adventure novel touching on controversial topics, such as climate change, refugees and world politics
    - Highly topical, captivating and disturbing. Exceptionally absorbing right from the very first page
    - With vignettes, notes and additional information for each chapter
    - Topical, gripping and unsettling: the latest novel by German Youth Literature Prize laureate Peer Martin | 16 +

      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 +

        Maar, Paul (Author) Blau, Aljoscha (Illustrator)

        A fool’s tale by Paul Maar – magnificently illustrated by Alyosha Blau
        Who is Nasreddin Hodja?
        Since the 15th century, there have been numerous stories in circulation about this Oriental prankster who ranks with Germany’s Till Eulenspiegel as a famous fool. Hodja tells gigantic whoppers; he is a confidence trickster and philosopher, whimsical and always ready with a piece of profound wisdom. Paul Maar retells some of the famous Nasreddin stories and has written some new ones, too – about modern-day pranksters who reveal us all to be at least as foolish as they seem themselves. A charmingly illustrated gem for people with a mind of their own.
        | 6 +

          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 +

            Baltscheit, Martin (Author) Büchner, Sabine (Illustrator)

            Frog or King, That is the Question!

            Fox and Wild Boar were really expecting the mayfly, but who’s this climbing out of the water? A frog, and it actually claims to be a king – or to be exact, their king. King Frog proceeds to demand a palace, freshly grilled flies and absolute obedience. He even makes the pair build a wall to keep out the stork, which, he claims, is a sorcerer. Will the two best friends the forest has ever seen be taken in by this self-crowned king?

            Following the success of his children’s book ONLY A DAY, Martin Baltscheit has now come up with another masterpiece featuring Wild Boar and Fox

            The subjects of populism, society based on lies, and manipulation are merrily tackled here with charm and humour as well as depth

            Great philosophy for small readers, warm-heartedly illustrated by Sabine Büchner.

            6 +

              Böhm, Anna (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

              Horn of Fame: Celebrity hype in Pixietown with an actual unicorn

              Unipig has once again behaved unmagically, so Emmi decides that he needs some lessons from a real unicorn on magic horn. But she has no idea how stressful the life of a celebrity unicorn can be. Holly, the only unicorn in Pixietown, is constantly surrounded by fans, and her owner, Henry, a quiet little boy, is finding it all a bit too much. Emmi and Unipig try to help them, but find themselves in deep trouble when a big company tries to force the unicorn to help sell lemonade. There’s only one thing for it, Emmi’s magical pig will have to help a real unicorn.

              Emmi and Unipig are simply adorable. Author Anna Böhm’s little heroes convey the wise message ’Be true to yourself!’ with great humour and charm.

              “A turbulent, beautiful, true-to-life story, bursting with curious, clever, creative ideas, and complete with wonderful illustrations – just the way a children’s book should be.”
              Gelnhäuser Neue Zeitung

              8 +

                Weger, Nina (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

                A Heroic Deed for the Boarding School!
                A hurricane lays waste to the Matilda Imperatrix! As luck would have it, the school coffers are empty and things are looking bad for headmistress Petronova. A few horrid teachers even want to see the boarding school for special girls close down. Not if Pina, Flo and Blanca have anything to do with it, though! They enrol their school in a world championship that requires no very special talents to win some juicy prize money. But a traitor plans to prevent their winning and puts the girls in great danger. The friends put up a valiant fight, but can they save Matilda?

                Cool, clever and valiantly courageous: This club is for everyone!

                “A lively and fast-paced start to a new series for girls that’s sure to find an enthusiastic readership.” BuchMarkt March 2017

                | 9 +

                  Böhm, Anna (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

                  Heroes sometimes emerge from the most unlikely places!

                  The two magical creatures of Emmi’s bossy schoolmate, Antonia, and the grumpy Mr Bockel were accidentally switched, and now everyone is miserable. Which is why Unipig and Emmi volunteer to reverse the unfortunate exchange. Easier said than done! For Antonia to reclaim her beloved matchling, Mr Bockel must agree to take back his own magical creature, the dreaded spitworm. Which is how Unipig and Emmi discover the Bockel family’s long-kept secret … and the spitworm reveals some unexpected abilities!

                  Emmi and Unipig are simply adorable. Author Anna Böhm’s little heroes convey the wise message ’Be true to yourself!’ with great humour and charm.

                  “A turbulent, beautiful, true-to-life story, bursting with curious, clever, creative ideas, and the most wonderful illustrations – just the way a children’s book should be.”
                  Gelnhäuser Neue Zeitung

                  8 +

                    Böhm, Anna (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

                    A Detective With a Heart and a Horn Clearly a case for Emmi & Unipig

                    More than 100,000 copies sold of the series!

                    A thief is wreaking havoc in Elftown. He’s stealing the expensive street lamps that normally allow the human population’s flying creatures of fable see where they’re going at night. Daddy’s dragon even had an accident in the sudden darkness. Mummy Brix is supposed to be solving the case – she is a police officer, after all. But then Unipig gobbles up a small cake that’s the only piece of evidence! Emmi is furious. But perhaps the pair can still help Mummy to find the thief.

                    The delighted readership of this enchanting series: charmingly imperfect. Unipig speaks from children’s hearts!

                    Wonderfully written, with light-hearted humour, but also depth.

                    8 +

                      Weger, Nina (Author) Kühler, Anna-Lena (Illustrator)

                      A Robber Who Doesn’t Want to Rob?!

                      Amusing and perfectly pitched for its target audience: the kind of topsy-turvy world that children love

                      New series by bestselling author Nina Weger: 175,000 books sold

                      Hey-ho, the robbers-oh! In the second volume of Nina Weger’s Robber Rapido series, there’s uproar in Pickpocket Woods: People wearing track-suits are jogging through the undergrowth! Forester Schmidt has built a keep-fit path. The band of robbers isn’t going to stand for that. But what can they do? It will take cunning and guile, as Little Robber Rapido discovers.

                      A true easy read: generous typeface, a likeable hero and loads of humour | 5 +

                        Weger, Nina (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

                        A boarding school for power girls! The pupils of the Matilda Imperatrix boarding school are all very special: Flo rides like the devil and she’s a fantastic sword fighter, too. Pina, on the other hand, is more the quiet type, and she can read animal tracks and is good at archery. When the extremely well-behaved Blanca joins them at boarding school, the two friends are a bit sceptical to begin with. But then Blanca turns out to be a pirate, and with her help, they succeed in freeing Flo’s little sister from the grasp of unscrupulous kidnappers.

                        Highly entertaining: funny, fast-paced, exciting!

                        Book 2 The Heroines Club. High Treason at Boarding School will follow in autumn 2017

                        “A lively and fast-paced start to a new series for girls that’s sure to find an enthusiastic readership.” BuchMarkt March 2017

                        | 9 +

                          Böhm, Anna (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

                          More than 50,000 copies sold of the Unipig Series!

                          A pig with a horn and a heart in the right place!

                          In Pixietown, every child gets a magical creature for their tenth birthday. Emmi will turn ten next week, and she is absolutely sure that her creature will be a graceful, lovely unicorn. But when the day arrives, what does she see rolling towards her through the magical mist? A smiling pig — with a unicorn’s golden horn! Emmi cannot imagine a magical creature less special than the cheerful pink unipig who will be her magical creature for the rest of her life. As luck would have it, she has already told half the school that she will be getting a unicorn, so a unipig is the last thing she needs right now. But Emmi has no idea how unique her unipig will turn out to be!
                          A heartwarming story of friendship and identity.

                          Emmi and Unipig are simply adorable. Author Anna Böhm’s little heroes convey the wise message ’Be true to yourself!’ with great humour and charm.

                          “A turbulent, beautiful, true-to-life story, bursting with curious, clever, creative ideas, and the most wonderful illustrations – just the way a children’s book should be.”
                          Gelnhäuser Neue Zeitung

                          8 +

                            Martin, Peer (Author) Büro Süd GmbH (Illustrator)

                            An eye-opening book: unsettling, poetic, socially enlightening.
                            Socially enlightening young adult literature of the very highest standard
                            Nuri is from Syria and lives at a home for asylum seekers. Calvin lives just a few doors down the road and is a member of a right-wing teenage gang. When the two meet each other, Nuri tells him about her native village on the edge of the desert and how beautiful it was, but that then the wings of evil swooped down and cast their shadow across the land. The more Calvin learns about the girl with the dark eyes, the more he falls in love with her. Calvin decides to leave his gang – but getting away from his old friends isn’t so easy.
                            A moving love story amid social conflict, full of poetry and beauty. A painfully frank portrait of society with a Romeo and Juliet story all its own.

                            SUMMER UNDER BLAC WINGS won the German Youth Literature Award in 2016!

                            “With deep insight Peer Martin depicts the ground on which hatred grows, and in precise detail he describes the mechanisms at work within the group. This makes the story credible. But Martin’s novel is much more than an educational work. It is gripping and moving, and it takes its life from characters one does not want to be parted from.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung

                            “A multilayered book that makes the reader sit up and think; an incitement to resist every form of Neo-Nazism.” (Büchermagazin 04/2015) | 16 +

                              Weger, Nina (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

                              Alarm at the Matilda Imperatrix! Who destroyed the boarding school’s bee hives? Pina, Flo and Blanca immediately pick up the trail and discover that it was none other than a little bear that’s wandering the woods. Pina, in particular, feels for the baby bear because she knows exactly what it’s like to be all alone and without parents.
                              But a small bear is no cuddly toy, of course and before long panic breaks out among the girls. A bear, so close to their school, isn’t that terribly dangerous? Before long, the first farmers in the village are preparing to hunt the bear down – and Pina, Flo and Blanca realise that they need to act fast if they want to save the little bear!

                              Exciting, clever and bear-friendly: this club is there for everyone!
                              | 9 +

                                Weger, Nina (Author) Kühler, Anna-Lena (Illustrator)

                                A Robber Who Doesn’t Want to Rob?!

                                Amusing and perfectly pitched for its target audience: the kind of topsy-turvy world that children love

                                New series by bestselling author Nina Weger: 175,000 books sold

                                A robber who doesn’t want to rob anyone. That’s Little Robber Rapido, Nina Weger’s lovable new hero. “But why do robbers have to rob people?” Little Robber Rapido wonders. The answer is quite obvious to his friend, Rapscallion the Raccoon. It’s because they’re called robbers! “But why are they called robbers?” Sigh. This is precisely the problem: Rapido asks too many questions. He thinks too much. In fact, he’s completely un-robber-like. His father, Robber-in-Chief Rigorous, thinks so too. But then Rapido proves them all wrong! | 5 +

                                  Böhm, Anna (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

                                  Unipig’s first Christmas has to be especially fantastic! But hardly have Emmi and Unipig sent off their wish list than back it comes again - with corrections. What on earth has happened to wish list elf Wooshle? He’s disappeared without a trace and the other elves are very upset about it. Unipig is also worried about Wooshle and at the worst possible moment actually conjures up a pair of pudding shoes. Emmi bravely does all she can to make sure that Unipig has a fabulous first Christmas in spite of everything!

                                  - Some 50,000 books from the series sold (July 2019)
                                  - Emmi & Unipig delight readers and the press alike
                                  - For girls and boys who are interested in much more than unicorns and pink glitter

                                  8 +

                                    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 +

                                      Taschinski, Stefanie (Author) Behl, Anne-Kathrin (Illustrator)

                                      The delightfully loveable Patchwork Family – the new children’s book by bestselling author Stefanie Taschinski

                                      Emma and her family are the new people at number 11! But it would be so much more interesting if all the neighbours made up a great big family together – like a patchwork rug. No sooner said, than done! Old Mrs Becker becomes simply Granny Becker, and for all the other children in the house, Emma’s dad becomes their dad, too. There’s just one neighbour who doesn’t want to be part of the patchwork family: the mysterious earl who lives on the ground floor! But how crazy would it be if the combined efforts of the patchwork family didn’t get to the bottom of their invisible neighbour’s secret?

                                      A charming combination of children’s daily life and a heart-warming family story with an element of feel-good suspense | 8 +

                                        Taschinski, Stefanie (Author) Behl, Anne-Kathrin (Illustrator)

                                        Some days, happiness seems to come pouring out of the sky like rain

                                        Emma and her family have settled in really well at number 11, and there’s plenty going on: The patchwork family is expecting a new addition, and Father Ollie is spending every spare minute he has at his restaurant, trying to win a Golden Chef’s Hat Award. Jojo, on the other hand, wants one thing more than anything else for his fifth birthday – for Mummy to come over from Australia on a visit!

                                        Book 2 in the new series by bestselling author Stefanie Taschinski

                                        Neighbours are the subject here – and a very popular one, too: shared parties and activities are right on trend

                                        A modern Bullerby in the city | 8 +