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3,2,1, mine? The animal’s winter jumble sale.

What? Winter isn’t coming this year? Peter Piek the hedgehog can hardly believe his ears. Now what are the other creatures going to do with their winter things? Of course, they’ll hold a jumble sale! And very soon they are swapping back and forth: The fox’s ice hockey helmet becomes a paddle boat for the hedgehog, Aaron the stag’s sleigh is turned into a garden swing and someone else is using the warm bearskin as a bathing costume. But just as the animals are about to hold their summer party, the first snowflakes begin to fall. What now? An imaginative story full of fun and surprises, told in appealing, cheeky pictures with lots of interesting details.

Wonderfully whacky and at the same time warm and affectionate: the sequel to the surprise hit 'To Go or Not to Go'?
| 4 +

    Schuld, Kerstin M. (Author) Schuld, Kerstin M. (Illustrator)

    There’s so much to see and do in winter! The "My Day & Night Winter Discovery Picture Book" has really big fold-out pages on which young explorers will always be able to spot something new.

    The latest book in the successful Day & Night series
    Combines the innovative discovery picture concept and a strong seasonal theme
    Large fold-out pages with wow effect
    | 24 months +

      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 +

        Schmidt, Hans-Christian (Author) Weldin, Frauke (Illustrator)

        Looking forward to Christmas: A very special book for the best festival of the year.

        "Christmas Eve and it’s nearly eight o’clock. The woods lie silent. Snowflakes drift gently down..." The big bear lumbers through the glistening white winter woods. He meets the stag, the pig and the rabbit – together they knock at the door of the cosy house the children can see at the edge of the special contoured pages: This is where forester Klaus lives! What a good thing all the animals have brought something with them. Now they can celebrate Christmas together!

        Atmospheric pictures and special contoured pages are lots of fun and full of surprises. Delightful rhymes for guessing and joining in.
        | 24 months +

          Martin, Peer (Author)

          Calvin, 19, used to be a neo-Nazi, but his love for a Syrian girl called Nuri taught him to see things differently. He has now left his old gang, changed his name and identity – and managed to opt out of the neo-Nazi scene altogether.
          But he has lost Nuri.
          In the fire, right at the end, he made her a promise: to get thirteen-year-old Jinan out of Syria. Casting common sense to the wind and disregarding all the rules, he sets out with Nuri’s brother, Kamal, for the country from which hundreds of people flee every day.
          While Calvin’s former friend Pascal is trying to track down and do away with Nuri’s parents in Berlin, Calvin’s path takes him through devastated towns and winter mountains. He witnesses destruction and violence, torture and death, but time and again also experiences a hospitality he has never known before. When he falls into the hands of the IS, he is determined never to give up the search because only by finding and rescuing Jinan can he also, in his own way, find his way back to Nuri again.

          In Winter so Far, Peer Martin continues the gripping story begun in "The Summer of Black Wings".
          | 14 +

            Geisler, Saskia (Author) Gerigk, Julia (Illustrator)

            Wintry island adventures to read aloud

            It’s winter on the island and Peggy Diggledey is having lots of fun with her friends Phil, Lisa and Ian, and Hobgoblin, her dog. Together they organise a cosy beach party and drink pirate punch, find a message in a bottle on the beach, investigate a series of mysterious burglaries and take a sleigh ride in the sand. But that’s not all by a long shot!
            | 5 +

              Winter, Joyce (Author)

              Who protects us when we dream?

              Right in the middle of the school year, Allegra is called up to the Academy of Dream Intelligence to become a dream agent, just like her late parents. Dream agents are specialists who watch over people’s dreams to prevent their souls from taking harm as they sleep and also to prevent the fine membrane that separates our dreams from the real world from becoming torn. Hardly has Allegra arrived at the academy, however, she realises the agents themselves are in the greatest danger and that they must have a traitor in their ranks. When Allegra’s own sister vanishes during dreamtime, a life-and-death struggle begins.

              A thrilling, fast-paced novel about the world of dreams, which is far from being as safe as it appears, and the story of a girl, who is being trained at a secret academy to restore the dividing line between dream and reality and so to protect everyone she loves.
              | 14 +

                Winter, Joyce (Author)

                The battle of dreams has begun

                Ever since Allegra found out that her parents’ souls are still wandering about somewhere in dream time, she has made it her goal to find them, come what may. But Mortensen barely leaves the agent time to do so. Nearly every night, his troops infiltrate the dreams of innocent people in order to manipulate them while they sleep and to use them for their own purposes. It soon becomes clear that Mortensen will start another battle, that his perfidious machinations have provided him with the perfect weapons and that, under his influence, they are prepared to go to any lengths. Allegra trains day and night at the academy to prepare herself for the inevitable and this puts the young love she shares with Arthur to a dramatic test.

                Even faster-moving, even more nerve-racking: The great Dreamkeeper finale! | 14 +

                  Winter, Nele (Author) Weldin, Frauke (Illustrator)

                  A sheep needs some sleep. The little sheep is tired out and looking for a cosy place to get some shut-eye. Then along comes a little mouse, all alone and cold, and asks if he can cuddle up with the sheep. There’s nowhere snugger to sleep than with the little sheep, as all the other animals agree. And soon a rabbit, a racoon, a hedgehog and a squirrel also come along in search of a warm place for the night. In the end, all of the animals sleep rolled up together in a cuddly ball.

                  A delightfully illustrated goodnight book with cuddly-soft fur elements and rhymes to repeat.
                  | 24 months +

                    Schuld, Kerstin M. (Author) Schuld, Kerstin M. (Illustrator)

                    Classic elf story for all fans of Scandinavian Christmas.

                    The little Christmas elf’s house is snowed in so he’s having to find shelter with humans. Of course, nobody must see him here. But soon Ian discovers the little elf and decides he is definitely going to show him to his little sister. But he finds it’s not so easy to do because neither biscuits nor porridge lure the elf out of his hiding place. Will Ida perhaps strike lucky on Christmas Eve?
                    | 24 months +

                      Rosenbaum, Katharina (Author) Brüchler, Mirco (Illustrator)

                      What’s this glittering here? The best present in the Christmas woodland word – with gold foil!
                      It’s bitterly cold outside and the animals are all freezing. But what’s that glittering over there in the snow? A golden parcel? Whoever can it belong to? Along with the rabbit, the fox, the bear and the other animals in the wood, the children guess who the parcel might be for and what is inside it. The wise owl finds out that the parcel is for all of the animals. They are all so delighted they celebrate a very happy Christmas together! | 24 months +

                        Schuld, Kerstin M. (Author) Schuld, Kerstin M. (Illustrator)

                        Happy ending in Winter Wood! While he’s out looking for firewood for his hearth, the Christmas elf happens upon a teddy bear buried in deep snow in the wood. Little Ida is terribly sad because she’s lost him. The elf quickly sets out to bring Ida her teddy in time for Christmas. That will be the best present of all for Ida!

                        Delightful Christmas stories for the very young with rhymes they can join in reciting.
                        | 24 months +

                          Lütje, Susanne (Author) Bruder, Elli (Illustrator)

                          Look, there’s an elves’ house in our Christmas tree.

                          The elf family in its tiny house in the top of the fir tree is torn away from its Christmas preparations. Of all the trees in the wood, theirs is the one a family of humans has chosen for its Christmas tree! Now it’s going to be felled and taken to the family’s home. Whatever are the elves to do? And what about their own Christmas festivities?

                          Christmas at the Elves’ House by Susanne Lütje and Elli Bruder is a timeless and atmospheric Christmas story about the small miracles that happen at Christmas time.

                          | 4 +

                            Schuld, Kerstin M. (Author) Schuld, Kerstin M. (Illustrator)

                            Unfortunately, the Christmas elf left one little parcel behind and had to set out again to bring it to little Ian. But when he arrives at Ian’s house, he is too fat to slide down the chimney, the cat chases him away and the dog frightens him so badly that he even drops the parcel. Will Ian still get his present? | 24 months +

                              Badstuber, Martina (Author) Badstuber, Martina (Illustrator)

                              A little reindeer you can’t help but love.

                              Matti the reindeer is very excited: This is the very first time he is being allowed to help Father Christmas deliver presents. But where is Father Christmas? Matti goes looking for him and visits the rabbits, who are busy baking biscuits, and the bear, and the squirrels, who are making Christmas decorations. But Father Christmas is nowhere to be seen. Sadly, Matti trots home to the reindeer stable. And who does he find waiting there? Father Christmas! There he stands, in front of a brightly lit Christmas tree in the reindeer stable, holding a small present. It looks like Christmas will be taking place, after all.

                              Heart-warmingly written and with modern illustrations, this story introduces the very youngest book fans to Christmas rituals.
                              | 24 months +

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

                                Paula thinks the Christmas market is lovely. It smells of apples and almonds and there’s such a lot to see! But then something terrible happens: Paul’s brother Titus suddenly goes missing. Paula has a bad conscience. Could her very special Christmas wish have something to do with it? | 6 +

                                  Wechdorn, Susanne (Illustrator)

                                  Today is Christmas Eve. Jack and Jonah are out playing in the snow, waiting for present time to arrive. At long last, Mummy appears and calls them to come in. Daddy comes out behind her and – bang! They hear the door to their flat fall shut! “Open the door,” Mummy says to Daddy. “You open it!” says Daddy. But neither of them has a key. Will Jack and John have to spend Christmas on the landing now? | 3 +

                                    Fienieg, Annette (Author) Fienieg, Annette (Illustrator)

                                    A feast for little seekers: the discovery picture book for all seasons
                                    Who can see the bird’s nest filled with eggs? Where is the sunflower growing and under which tree are there chestnuts on the ground? The children accompany a family through the year and search for a number of items printed in the frame around the picture on every double page. And who can find out what’s not right on the last page? Grandpa is sitting on a deckchair although there’s snow on the roof – it looks like the seasons have got mixed up here!
                                    A big discovery picture book with lots of individual items to seek and find. Also ideal for learning words.
                                    | 24 months +

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

                                      Only three days to go till Christmas Eve! Because they simply cannot wait for Christmas to arrive, Tim and Annika decide to give the angels a hand with the preparations. So they each put on an old white shirt of Daddy’s and some angel wings and set out to do some good turns. “Fine,” says Daddy, “you can help me with the Christmas cleaning!” But Tim is quite certain angels never do that kind of thing… | 3 +

                                        Krüss, James (Author) Kiss, Gergely (Illustrator)

                                        The classic Christmas Mouse and three more of James Krüss’ poems make for delightfully light-hearted pre-Christmas reading. With affectionately drawn illustrations full of fascinating details by Gergely Kiss. | 3 +

                                          zur Brügge, Anne-Kristin (Author) Rachner, Marina (Illustrator)

                                          A little elk is plodding through the winter forest. Where on earth can he be going? Along the way, he meets a piglet, then a mouse, a bear and an owl. The animals are all sad because they are on their own on that special evening. But the little elk just says, “Come along with me, I’ll show you something! Together, it’s even more fun.” And so in the end there’s a huge Christmas surprise for them all.

                                          Modern and charming cuddly look
                                          | 12 months +

                                            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 +

                                              Livanios, Eleni (Author) Livanios, Eleni (Illustrator)

                                              Punch and Joey have baked so many mince pies grandmother throws her hands up in desperation. Who on earth is going to eat all of these? She hits on the idea of holding a Christmas party and invites Judy, the little witch and even the policeman to come. But wherever can the little princess have got to? Punch himself invited her … A lovely story featuring the time-honoured Punch and Judy characters. | 3 +

                                                Winkler, Andreas (Author) Theisen, Martina (Illustrator)

                                                Leonie’s parents are going away on a trip just before Christmas of all times! They will be back by present time and until then they have left Uncle Bruno in charge of all the preparations. The only thing is, he’s so terribly disorganised person! It’s a good thing he has Leonie to lend a hand. She does the baking and the shopping, and organises a Christmas tree so that Christmas will be exactly the way Leonie thinks it should be. But then suddenly she discovers that there’s someone living in her Christmas tree … | 3 +

                                                  Baeten, Lieve (Author) Baeten, Lieve (Illustrator)

                                                  Festive days for little witches: Lisbet’s exciting Christmas Christmas! And there’s still sooo much to be done! Little witch Lisbet doesn’t know what to do first. Decorate the Christmas tree? Do some Christmas baking? Or take care of Trixi, the lively little witch child? After all, there could be a knock at the door any moment now. And everything has to be ready when the Christmas witch arrives!

                                                  Available as a board picture book for the first time – with fold-out pages. | 24 months +

                                                    Dietl, Erhard (Author) Iland-Olschewski, Barbara (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator) Stickel, Stephanie (Illustrator) | further

                                                    Oh Oggly Tree, oh Oggly Tree: Christmas is coming to Smelliville. The town is looking for actors to play in a “live crib”. What a pity the Ogglies thought they heard the word “ribs” and decided they had to be in on the fun – and that can only mean that Christmas chaos is on the way! But in the end, Christmas turns out to be a peaceful affair – but in Oggly style, of course.

                                                    The 24 instalments of Erhard Dietl’s advent calendar story are hidden away in perforated pages. That way, the children can open a new Oggly door every day to find puzzles, jokes and songs.
                                                    | 8 +

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

                                                      Oh, how wonderful a white Christmas is for little bears!
                                                      The bear family is really looking forward to Christmas. Mummy, daddy and the little bear are preparing their cave for Christmas, making snow angels and building a snow bear. But then suddenly the little bear sticks his nose in the air. A mysterious scent is wafting through the wood and the three bears discover strange paw prints in the snow. They follow the track – and suddenly find themselves back in their own cave. And there they find that a Christmas miracle has taken place! Scenic pictures and particularly affectionately worded rhymes.
                                                      | 12 months +

                                                        Kleine Bornhorst, Lena (Author) Gadermann, Jan (Illustrator)

                                                        Mats and Frida are really looking forward to Christmas! But there’s still a lot to do before it’s here: Mats and Freda bake mince pies, make Christmas stars and also a wonderful discovery: it’s snowing! Of course, they both rush straight out into the snow. After that, the time simply flies by and soon it’s evening and the mood turns really festive. We see Mats and Freda in a lovingly created new setting, and that’s Freda’s home hung with Christmas decorations amid a glittering snowscape.

                                                        First-time Christmas rituals for tiny tots, in age-appropriate language that’s perfect for the very young.
                                                        | 24 months +

                                                          Praml, Sabine (Author) Hansen, Christiane (Illustrator)

                                                          Joyful anticipation seven times over! Christmas will soon be here and there’s still plenty to be done at the hares’ house: baking mince pies, making presents and singing Christmas carols. One by one, the tiny sacks on the Advent calendar are opened and the suspense grows with every passing day. When Granny and Grandpa are finally on the doorstep, the little hares know Christmas has arrived: the bell rings and all the bouncy little hares are finally allowed in to see the brightly lit Christmas tree.

                                                          New stories about the popular seven, humorous and warm-hearted, and a perfect gift for the very young.

                                                          More than 54,000 books from the series sold!

                                                          | 24 months +

                                                            zur Brügge, Anne-Kristin (Author) Rachner, Marina (Illustrator)

                                                            Happy Christmas! The animals have a party in the woods!

                                                            At Christmas, everyone comes together, and the little piglet, the big, fat bear and lots of other funny animals have a big party. First they decorate a tree and then they guzzle gorgeous food, sing and dance. Hurray! Christmas is simply wonderful!

                                                            A heart-warming story of Christmas and best friends with festive rhymes and charming illustrations!
                                                            | 12 months +

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

                                                              Gabi always travels to the country at Christmas to stay with her aunt. This doesn’t please Franz at all. After all, Franz loves Gabi. But Gabi goes anyway, so Franz and Gabi exchange presents early, the day before Christmas Eve. Franz always pretends he’s really pleased with the presents he gets from Gabi, even though that’s not very easy. You see, the presents Gabi gives Franz are always rather unusual … | 8 +

                                                                Wich, Henriette (Author) Wechdorn, Susanne (Illustrator)

                                                                Lots of favourite animals for toddlers!
                                                                There’s always something happening in the animal world! Boris the dawdling bear discovers the most gorgeous honey in the wood, Henri the dog can’t wait to go to nursery school and Ingo the hedgehog is terribly proud of having found a wonderfully warm place for the whole family to hibernate. And little Jules discovers a newborn lamb at the petting zoo. She’s even allowed to stroke it! With big, colour illustrations and a padded cover – for children of 2 upwards. | 24 months +

                                                                  The best time of the year is here again at last. Ben is very excited already because he has to recite a poem at his nursery school’s Christmas party. While playing hide and seek, Lisa finds something under her parents’ bed that looks like a Christmas present. How can that be? And Luke and his mummy put up the crib. But then they find there’s one figure missing – and it’s the little Baby Jesus!

                                                                  A wide selection of tales for short story fans, with wonderfully Christmassy illustrations by Dagmar Henze.
                                                                  | 4 +

                                                                    Lütje, Susanne (Author) Rammensee, Lisa (Illustrator)

                                                                    A beautifully made board book which tells the story of a charmingly different family

                                                                    Pingu and Pongo are happy
                                                                    As a penguin pair can be.
                                                                    But then they’re even happier
                                                                    When two plus one makes three!

                                                                    Pingu spends his days doing what penguins like to to do best: swimming, diving, and sliding on the ice. Then he meets Pongo and they are very happy together. One day they suddenly find something lying on the ice: an egg! The pair incubate it. And what hatches out? A little chick. How wonderful!

                                                                    18 months +

                                                                      Lewis, Emily (Author) ZERO Werbeagentur (Illustrator) Mildt, Ute (Illustrator)

                                                                      As sweet and hot as cocoa by the fire

                                                                      Eighteen-year-old Vanessa’s grandmother treats her to a Christmas trip. Vanessa naturally chooses to go to Cambridge, the place where her late parents spent the happiest time of their life. In Cambridge, Vanessa unexpectedly meets Trevor and falls for him straight away. During the wonderful days they spend together in wintery Cambridge, he turns out to be romantic and a gentleman, and also helps Vanessa to solve the mystery of a 50-year-old postcard she finds in the attic. But then Trevor suddenly withdraws from her without a word of explanation. And while Vanessa is uncovering a bygone fairy-tale romance, her own Christmastime fairy tale disappears like a burst bubble...

                                                                      - Romantic seasonal title for Christmas
                                                                      - Dream setting in England and an enchanting young romance
                                                                      - A family secret that’s been closely guarded for decades is revealed | 14 +

                                                                        Grimm, Sandra (Author) Grote, Anja (Illustrator)

                                                                        Little Flea is always there for his animal friends and keen to make Christmas a wonderful time for them by providing them with fodder and shelter in the icy cold. But no one has time to help him. And Grantel, in particular, a grumpy Littel, doesn't even approve of his plan. When their stocks of food dwindle and the villagers begin to worry, it’s up to Flea to come up with a solution. The animals need fodder, the Littels are uneasy and Flea needs to teach Grantel all about spreading happiness at Christmas. Will Flea succeed? Can he bring Christmas magic back to Littelwood?

                                                                        - A charming Christmas story for a quiet, cosy time with the family
                                                                        - A fantastic fable about friendship and compassion
                                                                        - Lavishly and colourfully illustrated chapters of the perfect length for reading aloud | 5 +

                                                                          Weber, Susanne (Author) Felgentreff, Carla (Author) Kohne, Diana (Illustrator)

                                                                          Amusing rhymed story about the custom of putting out shoes for St Nicholas – the perfect St Nicholas Day present

                                                                          Excitement is mounting: St Nicholas is coming! The little mouse happily puts out her freshly cleaned boots for him. The elephant next door puts his shoes out, too. “Hang on a minute,” thinks Mousie. “You could fit ten times more presents in Elephant’s shoes than in mine!” Do bigger boots mean better presents? And what about the snake? She doesn’t have any feet or shoes at all! But St Nicholas knows what he’s doing: the next morning, the three friends find three equally filled plates. Together they enjoy their tasty treats. What a happy St Nicholas Day! | 24 months +

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

                                                                            This is Little Owl talking – this is how Christmas sounds

                                                                            It’s Christmas. The owl gets some wonderful presents from Mummy and Daddy, Granny and Granddad. The owl is blissful, laughing happily, when it suddenly realises – oh no! – it didn’t think of presents itself! Luckily, it comes up with the very best present to give to the others, after all: “A kiss for everyone! There couldn’t be a better gift!” Each page produces a different sound. Little Owl can be heard speaking, unwrapping presents and, at the end of the story, even singing a Christmas carol.

                                                                            Little Owl Celebrates Christmas can now be heard with a sweet little owl voice.
                                                                            | 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 +

                                                                                Moser, Annette (Author) Bogade, Maria (Illustrator)

                                                                                The little bear has a special Christmas wish: he wants to see the Christkind and give it a wonderful present. Only what could that be? A couple of rosehips, perhaps? No, he’ll give them to the owl, who’s not feeling well. And the hungry squirrel needs those tasty nuts. When the little bear finally arrives home again, the Christkind has been and gone, but it did leave him a thank-you letter, saying that the little bear’s good deeds were the finest present it could have wished for. | 24 months +

                                                                                  Joyce Winter (1971-2020) wurde in Boston/USA geboren und wuchs in Konstanz am Bodensee auf. Sie studierte Amerikanistik und war 15 Jahre lang als Lektorin in München tätig. Sie lebte mit Mann und Zwillingen im Münchner Westen und arbeitete, wenn sie nicht gerade am Schreiben war, in einer wunderbaren kleinen Buchhandlung. Dreamkeeper war ihr Debut im Jugendbuch.
                                                                                  Nele Winter liebte schon als Kind das Malen und Zeichnen. Dennoch studierte sie zunächst Jura, arbeitete danach aber als freischaffende Künstlerin. Seit 2002 ist sie als Illustratorin und Autorin erfolgreich für verschiedene Verlage tätig.