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

Paul Maar’s Sat in a swanky restaurant? Fingers crossed all goes well!
Mr Pocketbeer wants to go for a posh meal with the Sat. But instead of behaving beautifully, the Sat gobbles up the menu and starts arguing with the waiter. In no time at all, the pair are back on the doorstep. But when they get to the nearest hot-dog stand, they hit on a brilliant idea that will let them enjoy fancy society food after all.
| 7 +

    Westhoff, Angie (Author)

    Friends who stick together: What more can anyone want?!

    Finn and his friends have only just solved the mystery of the book of strange wishes and already the adventure continues. The friends decide to write their own book of strange wishes over the holidays. But they are only just beginning to solve the problems when their book is stolen! And worse than that: none of them knows caretaker Shripp’s 13th wish. But the friends are determined not to give up and immediately go after the thieves’.

    The long-awaited sequel to book 1. An imaginative story of adventure and friendship: heart-warming and full of unexpected twists and turns.

    "In The Book of Strange Wishes, Angie Westhoff presents us with a highly complex and exciting reading adventure that is simply bubbling with imagination and has readers on the edge of their seats right to the last page.
    Die Rheinpfalz, 18.11.2011
    | 10 +

      Wieker, Katharina (Author) Wieker, Katharina (Illustrator)

      At last Tim has a pet all his own! But when Tim and his big brother, Yuri, have put their guinea pigs into their new cage, Daddy tells them to leave Renni and Typhoon in peace to start with. Tim isn’t even allowed to stroke Renni! This makes Tim so sad he simply cannot go to sleep that night. In the end, he steals out of bed again and takes Renni out of the cage … | 3 +

        Rose, Barbara (Author) Ishida, Naeko (Illustrator)

        How exciting! This is the very first time Rosalie and Nikki have the chance to make a little girl’s wish come true. Along with their classmates, they go to the fairy letterbox to pick up the letters in which human children have written down their wishes. But on the way back, their letter goes missing! Now they need the help of everyone who lives in the enchanted Giggleblossom Meadow.

        The second adventure for Rosalie, the headstrong little fairy from Barbara Rose’s "The Fairy School"
        | 6 +

          Westhoff, Angie (Author) Bayer, Michael (Illustrator)

          Wishes, friendship and secrets! A true holiday adventure
          “These summer holidays will be the same as always,” 12-year-old Flint thinks to himself. But he couldn’t be more wrong. Because the very next day, Mr Shripp, the caretaker, asks Flint, crazy Charlotte, her maths-obsessed cousin, Ben, and pretty Jette to track down an old friend of his. When they eventually find the missing friend, he gives them a mysterious book: The Book of Curious Wishes. And that is when an unexpected and exciting adventure begins to unfold…

          "In The Book of Strange Wishes, Angie Westhoff presents us with a highly complex and exciting reading adventure that is simply bubbling with imagination and has readers on the edge of their seats right to the last page."
          Die Rheinpfalz, 18.11.2011

          | 10 +

            Reider, Katja (Author) Senner, Katja (Illustrator)

            Rudi Reindeer is getting impatient. Where on earth can Father Christmas have got to? The sleigh is all packed and ready for off! Rudi goes looking for him and finds Father Christmas in the sitting room, calmly playing with the wooden train set he’s supposed to be taking to little Julian. Father Christmas is finding it so hard to part with the beautiful present. But then he discovers there’s quite a Christmas surprise in store for him, too! | 3 +

              Frixe, Katja (Author) Prechtel, Florentine (Illustrator)

              It’s terrible when your best friend moves away to another town! What a good thing that Clara still has Mrs Owl and her bookshop. Here she is surrounded by her favourite books, Gustaf, the rhyming cat, and Mr King, the talking mirror. So she doesn’t feel too lonely. Especially not on snuggle-up moonshine reading nights. As Mrs Owl so beautifully puts it: “Today is not a day for feeling miserable!”

              A dream of a book: magical reading for young book fans! With stories about best friends, talking cats and the most wonderful place in the world, with warm-hearted illustrations by Florentine Prechtel.

              "A lovely mixture of friends and family and more than a touch of magic." - Kirkus Review

              "...a feel-good reading mix that whets the appetite for more.” - Stiftung Lesen | 8 +

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

                A Christmas fairy tale from Elf Wood – perfectly adorable!
                When Christmas comes to Elf Wood, the elves have an awful lot of work to do. One after the other they disappear into the hollow beneath the old oak tree, weighed down with baskets and sacks because down there, deep inside the earth, is where the Christmas elves keep their wish machine, the one that makes all the presents for human children. Only this year the machine isn’t working all of a sudden! Will Turin, the young elf, and his friend Pirmin, the squirrel, manage to repair it?
                A warm-hearted, affectionately told elfin adventure that makes ideal reading in the run-up to Christmas. With illustrations brimming with details for the children to find.

                | 4 +

                  Fröhlich, Anja (Author)

                  Friendship is possible without words.
                  "I bet you won’t manage to go for a week without telling anything but the truth!" Cooper says to Philippa. And Cooper normally doesn’t say a word – but now, in the pitch-dark cellar they both happen to be locked up inside, he does. And while everyone in their class suddenly thinks Cooper is silently cool, Philippa makes herself more and more unpopular by telling nothing but the truth. But then Cooper has an idea that will help Philippa out.
                  A light-hearted everyday story, bright and amusing, but sensitively told. A really enjoyable read that deals with the subject of inclusion “along the way”, too.
                  | 9 +

                    Frixe, Katja (Author) Prechtel, Florentine (Illustrator)

                    A magical Christmas in the magical bookshop of wishes

                    Mrs Owl’s magical bookshop of wishes is looking very Christmassy. Gustaf, the talking cat, has a wonderful time at the Christmas market; Clara’s best friend, Lena, comes on a visit; and everyone is really looking forward to Christmas Eve. But then Clara finds out that Mrs Owl is planning to spend the best time of the year all alone. Of course, Clara cannot allow that! Along with all of the city’s book lovers, she gives Mrs Owl a wonderful Christmas surprise!

                    The magical bookshop of wishes – Christmas with Mrs Owl by Katja Fixe speeds up the time till Christmas.

                    Presse quote:
                    "...a feel-good mixture of a read that leaves you wanting more.” – www.stiftunglesen.de, September 2017
                    | 8 +

                      Frixe, Katja (Author) Prechtel, Florentine (Illustrator)

                      More from the magical bookshop of wishes: more magic than ever before! Clara and her friends from the magical bookshop are very excited about the talent competition the whole town is talking about. Only Clara’s friend Leo (who is otherwise known for his unfailing cheerfulness) is grumpy and constantly picking a fight. Luckily, the friends come up with a clever way to solve his problem. Now they can finally devote themselves to the mystery of the strange hamster. These are turbulent times, but as Mrs Owl always says: “Today isn’t the day to be bad-tempered.”

                      The second novel all about enchanted books and mysterious places: with humorous and heart-warming two-colour illustrations!
                      | 8 +

                        Frixe, Katja (Author) Prechtel, Florentine (Illustrator)

                        The Magical Bookshop of Wishes series: more than 100,000 copies sold! (October 2019)

                        The latest from Clara, Leo, Mrs Owl and Gustaf, the rhyming tomcat: Clara is worried about Leo, who urgently needs to get good marks in a German test if he isn’t to repeat a school year. But then the project week looks like it could be cancelled. Luckily, Mrs Owl leaps into the breach as teacher. She moves the class into her magical bookshop of wishes and at the same time helps to restore the school library to former splendour. Now that’s what makes school fun!

                        School, an ever-popular topic, conjures up magical sales figures

                        Brightly coloured and delicately drawn: fans love Florentine Prechtel’s illustrations
                        | 8 +

                          Obrecht, Bettina (Author) Engelking, Katrin (Illustrator)

                          Every year Anna thinks: This time I’ll get a dog for my birthday. And when she doesn’t, she thinks: But I’m sure to get a dog for Christmas. Christmas is nearly here and Anna is quite convinced that she will be given a dog. But what’s that by the Christmas tree? A bike. Anna can hardly believe it. Okay, it is a lovely bike and it does have five gears. But it simply isn’t a dog. A dog would have been pleased to be Anna’s present. A bike can’t be pleased. “Do you know what,” says Daddy, “Mummy and I are going to get our bikes out now and then we’ll show your bike the town together. Perhaps it would like that.” And the bike really does. Well it certainly hums as if it were happy and Anna is happy, too. And anyway, it’ll be her birthday again soon, won’t it? Then she’s sure to get a dog … | 7 +

                            Frixe, Katja (Author) Prechtel, Florentine (Illustrator)

                            You can never have enough books or chocolate tarts! Mrs Owl’s bookshop is due for an inspection. But she is very busy just now, with seeing that everything in Mrs Ting’s Chocolate Heaven is in order, looking after Gustaf the lovesick cat and dealing with a number of books that keep stepping out of line. In all the chaos, Mr Slurze sees his chance. Luckily, Mrs Owl has Clara at her side.

                            The fourth book about Mrs Owl’s magical bookshop: a magical, warm-hearted adventure for young book lovers!
                            | 8 +

                              Ishida, Naeko (Illustrator)

                              From now on the little fairies sweeten the learning to read

                              At the start of every school year, the fairy school holds its fairy post party: Rosalie, Nikki and all the others in Year One learn about their future task of emptying the fairy letterbox and at the same time how to find out which of the many children’s wishes they find in the letterbox are truly matters of the heart.

                              The read-aloud reading starters from Oetinger have been created especially for preschoolers. Great stories by well-known authors serve as a motivation to learn to read. The books, with their many pictures, games and puzzles, are based on the concept of dialogic reading, and therefore primarily promote reading comprehension. | 5 +

                                Frixe, Katja (Author) Prechtel, Florentine (Illustrator)

                                Birthday magic! Clara is terribly excited: With a little help from Mrs Owl and her friend Leo, she is busy planning her birthday party, which will be held at the Magical Bookshop of Wishes, of course. But then Mrs Owl has to go away and Monsieur Hibou, her French stand-in, turns the whole bookshop upside down, comes with a tiresome Persian cat and a mysterious crystal ball and, on top of all that, instead of chocolate tarts, provides baguette with smelly cheese! All is uproar until Mrs Owl returns and they can finally celebrate Clara’s birthday together.

                                Book 3 in the series THE MAGICAL BOOKSHOP OF WISHES is the perfect birthday present for girls of 8 and over who love books!
                                | 8 +

                                  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 +

                                    Rettich, Margret (Author) Weber, Susanne (Author) Westphal, Catharina (Illustrator)

                                    Animal fun with Jan and Julia!

                                    Sophie is really lucky – she’s got two guinea pigs! But then it turns out that she also has an allergy to the animals and needs to find a new home for them. Jan and Julia are allowed to keep them for a trial four weeks, and the two children have loads of fun looking after Molli and Polli and playing with them. Will their parents also learn to love the guinea pigs and will they be allowed to move in with Jan and Julia for good?

                                    Book 8 in the popular series of Oetinger picture book classics with a fresh, new look and updated texts!
                                    | 3 +

                                      Scheerer, Susanne (Author) von Sperber, Annabelle (Illustrator)

                                      Families are like a rainbow – they come in every colour.
                                      How come Oscar has two mummies, Tilly wonders. Her big sister, Frieda, explains that Oscar’s mummies badly wanted a baby but couldn’t make their wish come true. Then they met Tilly’s and Frieda’s parents and Frieda’s and Tilly’s daddy donated some sperm to Oscar’s mummies. That’s how Oscar came to be born and a great wish turned into an even greater miracle.

                                      Two Mummies for Oscar deals with the topical subject of “rainbow families”: vivid, descriptive and written in child-appropriate language, the book makes it easy for parents and teachers to talk about diversity to children of three and over.
                                      | 4 +

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

                                        Oh no! The wish dots on the Sat’s face are disappearing! High time for Mr Pocketbeer to finish building his wish machine! He’s got it hidden in Mrs Redcabbage’s attic. He makes a wish for him and the Sat to be transported there as fast as possible. But they end up in the wrong attic and find themselves face to face with an angry caretaker. Luckily, the Sat and Mr Pocketbeer manage to escape by making another wish, and this time they land right beside the wish machine. At last Mr Pocketbeer can try it out. And what’s the first thing he wishes for? Loads of money! It works, and the whole room is suddenly filled with coins and banknotes – but all in the wrong currency. | 7 +

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

                                          Wish dot chaos: a polar bear for Mr Pocketbeer!

                                          Mr Pocketbeer doesn’t believe the Sat can make any wish come true for him and loses a wish dot every time! That’s why he decides to make a wish for something completely impossible: he asks for snow! And before he knows it, he and the Sat are knee-deep in a freezing snowstorm in their flat. And if that weren’t enough – here come a polar bear and their nosy landlady, Mrs Redcabbage. How on earth is Mr Pocketbeer going to explain all this?

                                          The second Sat adventure revised for beginning readers and with lots of new illustrations by the author!
                                          | 7 +

                                            Naoura, Salah (Author) Wünsch, Dorota (Illustrator)

                                            "The day I scored an own goal twice in an E-youth friendly was the day my parents decided they wanted a second child. Preferably a second son, said Dad.”
                                            Anton, 9 years old, corrector of fairy tales and narrator of this amusing family story doesn’t have an easy time of it. Luckily for him, Dilip joins his family as his adoptive brother. Dilip comes from India and he’s already a brilliant physicist – well not quite yet. But at least he doesn’t have a chance of a career in football, either. But it takes a big bang for Anton’s family to finally settle into place.
                                            A wonderful family story: warm-hearted, funny and a little bit crazy, too!
                                            | 8 +

                                              Heger, Ann-Katrin (Author) Wünsch, Dorota (Illustrator)

                                              You’re sitting in a circle at nursery school when you feel a fart coming on …
                                              It’s your daddy’s turn to cook so he hasn’t got time to play …
                                              Grandad lands on the roof of your house in a helicopter …
                                              And what do you do now? Children often have the most incredible ideas. This exceptional picture book stimulates their imagination and provides 14 possible and impossible situations with more than 50 illustrated answers to the question: “And what do you do now?” The children can talk about the different possibilities, visualise the situation and elaborate on it, make and reject decisions or simply laugh themselves silly over all the different alternatives.

                                              A picture book for reading aloud, taking part, reflecting on and laughing your head off over. It encourages creative thinking, is great fun, and also nice and big, so everyone can have a good look at the same time.
                                              | 4 +

                                                Heger, Ann-Katrin (Author) Wünsch, Dorota (Illustrator)

                                                Now here comes a book that will have readers laughing like mad, giggling and grinning to themselves. That’s because it’s full of stories about hopping hogs, feel-good car washes and exploding popcorn that are heaps of fun for story fans, young and old alike. As in the four previous volumes, this latest book also comes with 10 exciting, self-contained read-aloud stories and a multitude of creative and amusing ideas for stories, discovery games and activities. | 4 +

                                                  Weigelt, Udo (Author) Fackelmayer, Regina (Author) Wünsch, Dorota (Illustrator)

                                                  The fairies are throwing a big party today and they expect Philomena the little fairy to be there – even though she would much rather watch her favourite series, “Good Nuts, Bad Nuts” on Troll Television! She heaves a great sigh and gets out her stardust costume. Then she realises to her dismay that it no longer fits! Lomephina, the little witch, helps her. All Philomena has to do is get hold of the ingredients for a very special magic potion. | 3 +

                                                    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 +

                                                      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 +

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

                                                        Wish dot emergency!

                                                        The Sat gives Mr Pocketbeer a very precious present for his birthday: a very last wish dot. But what does Mr Pocketbeer go and do with it? He makes a wish for the wrong thing, of course - namely, a Sat for his pesky neighbour, Mrs Redcabbage. And straight away, there’s a second Sat sitting at their dining table! It is scarily well behaved, but it poses a huge challenge for the Pocketbeer Sat!

                                                        At last: a Sat read-aloud book by Paul Maar, written especially for younger children! Perfect preparation for the iconic Sat books and super for reading aloud!
                                                        | 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 +

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

                                                            Wish dot-wonderful: the cutest, cuddliest Sat of all time!

                                                            Where would the Pocketbeer Family be without the Sat? Mr Pocketbeer has become as fond of the small creature with the trunk-like snout as if he were his own child. But one day the Sat disappears. To its own horror, he must return to the Sat world at the end of 15 years, 15 days and 5 minutes – because otherwise the human being he is living with would become a Sat himself. Mr Pocketbeer is already showing the first signs… Is he really turning into a Sat? And will the real Sat have to leave his dad? A wondrous tear leads to a surprising solution…

                                                            Fast-moving, turbulent and full of imaginative ideas – one of the very best Sat stories! For the first time featuring colour illustrations inside.

                                                            Total circulation of all Sat books: 4.6 million copies!
                                                            | 8 +

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

                                                              The new Sat – the sixth adventure about blue dots that make wishes come true – is here and Martin Pocketbeer is delighted that the Sat is back again at last. Perhaps he can even lend a hand to get rid of Uncle Alvin from Australia, who has taken up residence with the Pocketbeers and is driving everyone bonkers. He could simply wish him away! But sadly the wish dots are still on the face of Mr Daume, the mean old sports teacher, and he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. And that is not the only problem Martin and his friends have to contend with – Uncle Alvin is also good for the odd surprise! | 10 +

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

                                                                Father Christmas? Of course he exists! Pauline is quite sure of that. And so she is absolutely delighted, of course, when she finds him right there in front of her. Father Christmas needs a bit of help to decipher all the many wish lists he has received. But she’s not so happy that he then gives Pauline’s mum a kiss! In actual fact, Father Christmas is the local chemist – and that makes Pauline furious. But then she realises that she actually had quite a lot of fun with the fake Father Christmas.

                                                                Sabine Ludwig’s Christmas fun with fresh, colourful pictures by Sabine Wilharm.
                                                                | 8 +

                                                                  Maar, Paul (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

                                                                  Wish dot emergency!

                                                                  The Sat gives Mr Pocketbeer a very precious present for his birthday: a very last wish dot. But what does Mr Pocketbeer go and do with it? He makes a wish for the wrong thing, of course - namely, a Sat for his pesky neighbour, Mrs Redcabbage. And straight away, there’s a second Sat sitting at their dining table! It is scarily well behaved, but it poses a huge challenge for the Pocketbeer Sat!

                                                                  At last: a Sat read-aloud book by Paul Maar, written especially for younger children! Perfect preparation for the iconic Sat books and super for reading aloud! | 7 +

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

                                                                    Good news for all Sat fans: the Wish Machine is back!

                                                                    A brand-new Sat story, illustrated by acclaimed author Paul Maar.

                                                                    The Sat isn't allowed to do anything! So it spends its days being bored while Mr Taschenbier is at work. Through the window, it spies a couple of children clambering aboard a dragon. The Sat wishes it could do the same. As the dragon shop is shut, though, the Sat decides just this once to use the forbidden Wish Machine. Lo and behold: a little dragon appears before him! An entertaining game of hide and seek ensues, because Mrs Rotkohl must, needless to say, not discover what's going on. However, there's no way to hide the fact that everyone is so happy all of a sudden. For the Sat managed to conjure up a Chinese lucky dragon!

                                                                    - A new Sat story written and illustrated by Paul Maar.
                                                                    - Immense multi-generational fan-base - over 5 million copies sold in Germany.
                                                                    - Translated into 23 languages
                                                                    - New: rhyming chapter titles | 7 +

                                                                      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) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

                                                                        Paul Maar's Classic - with modern, new illustrations

                                                                        Hooray, the Sat is back! The sixth adventure about blue dots that make wishes come true is here and Martin Pocketbeer is delighted that the Sat is back again at last. Perhaps he can even lend a hand to get rid of Uncle Alvin from Australia, who has taken up residence with the Pocketbeers and is driving everyone bonkers. He could simply wish him away! But sadly the wish dots are still on the face of Mr Daume, the mean old sports teacher, and he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. And that is not the only problem Martin and his friends have to contend with – Uncle Alvin is also good for the odd surprise! | 7 +

                                                                          Steckelmann, Petra (Author) Neuendorf, Silvio (Illustrator)

                                                                          Mimi has written her Christmas list and is waiting for Father Christmas to collect it. But he won’t come until everyone in the house has written down what they would like for Christmas, says the woman next door. Soon all the letters are written – only grumpy Mr Bang hasn’t posted his. Then Mimi thinks of a way she might be able to change Mr Bang’s mind. If it works, will Father Christmas finally arrive?

                                                                          | 3 +

                                                                            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 +

                                                                              Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Reitz, Nadine (Illustrator)

                                                                              The perfect present for young heroes

                                                                              Jo lives with his mother on a sheep farm. Jo’s mum is strong and confident, whereas Jo is rather timid. But at Christmastime, his mum wants a little hero - at least, that’s what Jo thinks because he saw a superhero's cape drawn on her wish list, although he couldn’t make out what she had written underneath. When a wolf comes sloping through the snow, Jo sees his chance: he decides to be brave and chase the wolf away. But the wolf is just a tame herding dog. Good thing that mum didn't draw a cape on her wish list, but a red scarf. Because she always loves her Jo - whether he's a hero or not.

                                                                              -\x09A lovable non-hero wants to be brave at Christmas
                                                                              -\x09The atmospheric setting brings a whole world to life with easy-to-read text | 7 +

                                                                                Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Kreitz, Isabel (Illustrator)

                                                                                Strange women on the loose! The mystery of the vanished mothers - Nothing could be more obvious: Emily, Bruno and Sofia definitely have the worst mothers in the world. Emily is constantly having to help her chaotic mum out of a tight spot, Bruno is forced to play the piano against his will, and Sofia can never do anything right in her mum’s eyes. The three enter a competition on the Terrible Mothers website and suddenly, miraculously, their mothers disappear and are replaced by friendly women who can read the children’s every wish from their lips. But there’s something not quite right about these substitute mothers.… An original, humorous suspense-packed detective story – that expresses just what children feel! | 10 +

                                                                                  Dorota Wünsch
                                                                                  Dorota Wünsch wurde 1962 in Lodz in Polen geboren. Sie studierte an der dortigen Kunstakademie. 1984 kam sie über ein Gaststipendium nach Deutschland. Bis 1992 studierte sie Kunst an der Mainzer Universität. Sie hat drei (mittlerweile erwachsene) Kinder und lebt als freie Illustratorin in Saarbrücken.