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Book Summer Readers’ Prize 2018

Book Summer Readers’ Prize 2018

How I Suddenly Became Rich and Thought Everyting’s Going to be Cool by Stephanie Polák has been nominated for the Book Summer Readers’ Prize 2018. The Book Summer Readers’ Prize is part of the Saxony-wide holiday reading campaign “Buchsommer Sachsen”. The participating readers choose their favourite book. It is an award that focuses on the […]

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The Great Stranger

The Great Stranger

I live in a house on the edge of a forest. Where does the forest begin? I do not really know. Where does our garden begin? Animals do not know it either.  Ever since I can remember we have shared  each other‘s space. And we were all fine with that. But one day, Dad installed […]

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Heart Storm – Storm Heart

Heart Storm – Storm Heart

This love story starts at both ends of the book … and the happy ending is in the middle! Viola is in love with Storm and Storm is in love with Viola. Their hearts are both in turmoil but neither one of them has the slightest idea how the other is doing. Doubts rob them […]

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Snake & Lizard

Snake & Lizard

Two very different creatures learn about the give-and-take of friendship in these warm and funny stories set in the desert. Snake is elegant and calm, and a little self-centred; Lizard is exuberant and irrepressible. With its wisdom, acceptance and good humour, Snake and Lizard captures the essence of friendship. The stories are beautifully illustrated by […]

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Two for Me, One for You

Two for Me, One for You

When two quarrel, the third rejoices. That’s also the case in this beautiful book, which is about sharing, arguing and being outwitted. The bear finds three tasty mushrooms on his way home through the woods. His friend, the weasel, immediately braises them in the heavy frying pan. But then the two friends have a problem: […]

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Finn Does it Differently

Finn Does it Differently

From now on, it will all be different A story about bullying with a liberating ending Finn feels queasy with fear on his way to school  – every morning. This has been going on for weeks because of the three boys from his class, who wait for him in the schoolyard to make his life […]

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The Longest Breakfast

The Longest Breakfast

The baby wants breakfast so Malcolm gets out of bed to get started. Then in comes Toby. And Una and Toto, then Alice—they’re hungry too. And Conrad from next door and his sister Ruby! Everyone has a request for breakfast. But who is taking notice of the baby? The Longest Breakfast is a fun stroy […]

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King Will Join Us Later

King Will Join Us Later

  King will come! – this sentence, spoken by the mother, bathes everything in a new light. The boy, his parents and the baby have been in this new country for three days. Only King isn’t here, his dog and best friend. But King will follow and find them! But how is King to find […]

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Pssst!

Pssst!

Who Am I, Really? An enchanting poetic diary in cartoon style Viola—no longer a child, but not yet an adult—ponders life’s big and small questions. Her thoughts and emotions evolve around friendship and the fear of being ostracised. Around the trouble with her family, love and the support that comes with it. Around boys, looks […]

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The Zebra Under the Bed

The Zebra Under the Bed

One morning there is a zebra under Hanna’s bed. A living zebra! Just like that. Hanna has only recently moved into the area with her two dads, so she is happy when Browninger—that’s the zebra’s name—comes along to school with her. .A zebra in the classroom? Impossible! But as Browninger is darned good at writing, […]

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There’s a Skeleton Under the Bed

There’s a Skeleton Under the Bed

by Arne Rautenberg & Nadia Budde Scary Poems for Brave Children What could be more enjoyable than to get the creeps? Arne Rautenberg revives the undead and has them rattle, slime and screech through his poems. Skeletons, cyclops, zombies and frops. He rhymes with wonderfully disgusting ingredients and has huge fun with syllables, words and […]

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God, the Dog and I

God, the Dog and I

It was an ordinary day when God turned up. A place like many others, between the tower blocks, where the bins are placed. The boy on the swings immediately saw that it was God; this bloke in the old jacket and weird hat. When the boy joined God for a walk, he wasn’t afraid of […]

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Outside My Door On the Foot Mat

Outside My Door On the Foot Mat

Nadia Budde’s hero is no longer the master in his own house, because he has a permanent resident: the rat. Day after day he finds the rat on his doormat when he gets home; huge and in good humour. Once she’s inside the house, she puts on his slippers and makes herself at home: on […]

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Have You Seen Elephant?

Have You Seen Elephant?

An assured and exciting debut picture book from a top emerging talent, about a small boy and his elephant playing an absurd game of hide and seek. Elephant wants to play hide and seek. But you’ll need to try your best—he’s very good! Have You Seen Elephant is perfect for sharing with children, who will […]

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The Pirate and the Apothecary

The Pirate and the Apothecary

by Robert Louis Stevenson & Henning Wagenbreth Berlin based comic artist Henning Wagenbreth has discovered a number of ballads in Robert Louis Stevenson’s work that are entirely unknown. Fascinated by the power of these stories, he has translated one of them into German and has illustrated it: The Pirate and the Apothecary—”a jewel filled with […]

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Daddy’s Soul has Caught a Cold

Daddy’s Soul has Caught a Cold

by Nadia Faichney & Claudia Gliemann Nele’s home is the circus. Her family is amongst the world’s best tightrope artists and has been for generations. But then Nele’s father gets ill. His soul catches a cold. In a world that is full of colour and cheerfulness and in which everyone could easily be happy. Nele […]

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Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With Y...

by Hanna Jansen Together with her big brother Jando and her little sister Teya, Jeanne is well looked after as she grows up in Rwanda. Her parents—both teachers and members of the Tutsi—educate their children with affectionate rigour. But shortly after Jeanne’s eighth birthday her carefree childhood comes to a sudden end: in April 1994 […]

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What Races Past so Fast?

What Races Past so Fast?

Regular reprints by Thomas Müller  No less than 33 different vehicles are racing past the reader in this funny board book. A bicycle, a fire engine, a taxi, a digger, a snowplow, a coach, a police car, a limousine, a gangster car, a delivery van, a motorbike with a side car, a fuel tanker … […]

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So Far Up

So Far Up

At the bottom is the bear, he’s hungry. At the top is the cake. Tasty, sweet and out of reach. This story has begun before you’ve even opened the book and even the very young will grasp the problem at one glance. Not to be able to reach – that is precisely what they experience […]

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Dunger

Dunger

by Joy Cowley  William and Melissa have been roped into helping their old hippie grandparents fix up their holiday home in the middle of the Sounds. They’ll have no electricity, no cellphone reception, and only each other for company. As far as they’re concerned, this is not a holiday. A highly readable new pre-teen novel […]

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Monday is Back-to-front-cap-day

by Arne Rautenberg & Jens Rassmus Arne Rautenberg’s poems are fun! Even more so when he rhymes for children. He juggles sounds, words and crazy ideas until they form something new that encourages laughter and even reflection. This book contains 40 refreshingly unpedagogical poems that don’t care a straw what is supposed to belong into […]

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The Visit

The Visit

Elise is lonely and fearful. She never leaves her flat. But one day, a strange object flies in through the open window. And the following day, Elise has an unexpected visitor. This is to be a visit that will change everything … A beautiful, gentle and sympathetic story about how an inquisitive and self-confident child […]

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Shepherd Raul

Shepherd Raul

by Eva Muggenthaler  Raul has looked after his sheep for so long that he has begun to look a little bit like a sheep himself. This has to change. The shepherd moves into the city, gets new clothes and soon meets Barbara, who he really likes. But his sheep are missing him and they set out to look for him. […]

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Clever Mama Sambona

Clever Mama Sambona

by Tobias Krejtschi & Hermann Schulz  Mama Sambona, the wise old queen, lives in the heart of Africa. One day an elegant gentleman comes to see her. He wants to bring Mama Sambona to her forefathers: He is Death. But Mama Sambona is still loving life and has got a lot of plans: She is […]

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The Child in the Moon

The Child in the Moon

by Aljoscha Blau & Jürg Schubiger  The moon – near yet unreachable – captivates our gaze and focuses our desires. But who would have thought that it is just the same the other way round? That there is a man, his wife and a child in the Moon, looking down to Earth and yearning just […]

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The Tiny Giant and the Tall Dwarf

by Barbara Nascimbeni & Werner Holzwarth When someone living in the land of the giants is small, he’ll have a hard time. Just like someone who turns out very tall in the land of the dwarves. The giants laugh about the short one, the dwarves ridicule the tall one. A vividly told story that explains […]

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The White and the Black Bear

The White and the Black Bear

by Eva Muggenthaler & Jürg Schubiger    The little girl is lying in her bed, her eyes wide open. The night is black and you can get lost in the dark room like in a dark forest. But thank God, there is the white bear! He is sitting at the little girl’s bedside every night, […]

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One Bee Too Many

One Bee Too Many

by Andrés Pi Andreu & Kim Amate One fine day, the bees called for a grand assembly in the beehive. The purpose of the meeting? To discuss why it was that they were always all squashed together in cramped working conditions. After many complex computations, equations and calculations, they realized that there was one bee […]

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Tales of Fontania

Tales of Fontania

The Travelling Restaurant (vol. 1) The Queen and the Nobody Boy (vol. 2) The Volume of Possible Endings (vol. 3) by Barbara Else The Travelling Restaurant In the reign of Lady Gall (Provisional Monarch of Fontania), the word ‘magic’ is forbidden…  When 12 year old Jasper Ludlow’s parents flee the city, he gets left behind […]

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From the Stars to Morning Dew

From the Stars to Morning Dew

A Voyage of Discovery through the Natural World by Jens Soentgen Jens Soentgen’s voyage through nature stretches right through, from top to bottom, from macrocosm to microcosm. In doing so, the natural scientist and philosopher accomplishes something rare: he describes the phenomena he encounters with impressive subject-specific knowledge and romantic enthusiasm. Unearthing magnificent stories from […]

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Lemon Yellow and Fiery Red

Lemon Yellow and Fiery Red

by Sabine Lohf  This is not just a book about colours. Sabine Lohf introduces the reader to 51 shades of colour; with numerous photographs, collages and engaging illustrations. A fire engine isn’t just red, it’s fiery red, of course! Just as much as a mouse is mouse grey and cherries cherry-red. The photos and images […]

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If I Was a Pirate

If I Was a Pirate

by Karin Koch & André Rösler Pirates curse, they eat red runner beans with onions and garlic and their farts are as loud as a clap of thunder. Leander knows that when he sails the seas one day he will also be as wild as a pirate every now and then. His real life is […]

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Granddad’s Sandwiches

Granddad’s Sandwiches

by Antje Damm Granddad Hansel is coming to visit! Antje can hardly wait. Mum is already spending the whole day cleaning the house and Antje is putting together those things that she wants to show Granddad: her school report, for example, but also her new leather gloves. Then she will play her favourite games with […]

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When Death Came Calling

When Death Came Calling

by Rotraut Susanne Berner & Jürg Schubiger   Jürg Schubiger and Rotraut Susanne Berner tell the story of a village somewhere back in time when death was still completely unknown. Nobody had ever encountered him and everything that existed remained safe and sound. But then one day death walks into the village and from that very […]

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All the Time in the World. Opportun...

All the Time in the World. Opportunities to Talk About Time

by Antje Damm  Summertime, wintertime, spare time, timeout, best-before-dates – everything has its own time. Antje Damm renders time both visible and tangible -with photos, pictures and thought-provoking impulses. A book that not only children can spend a great deal of time with! One of the 7 Best Children’s Books (June 2007) List of Recommendations – Luchs Jury […]

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A Little House in the Woods

A Little House in the Woods

by Jutta Bauer  Jutta Bauer has transformed the well-known children’s rhyme that can also be enacted as a pantomime into a wonderful warm-hearted story about trust and (unlikely) friendships. Expect the unexpected! Marvellous illustrations, this is a true gem! Press reviews Bücherbüffet Prize 2012 Moritz Verlag | board | 36 pp | 17 x 17 […]

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One Two Three Me

One Two Three Me

by Nadia Budde  Eye-catching, funky art and unexpected rhymes come together in this little book to show just how silly everyday words can be. Kids will crack up at the outrageous cartoon illustrations. Ingeniously simple, but yet with a striking impact. […] a piece of art, derived from utter intellectual independence and the sheer delight […]

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Little Giraffe Gwendolin

Little Giraffe Gwendolin

by Andreas Német & Hans-Christian Schmidt Little Gwendolin is ill, she is running a temperature. And her tongue is bright red – children know what that’s like. Also dad saying “I will give you a cuddle. Drink your tea and sleep a little” will be familiar to children. With the tabs they can help Gwendolin […]

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One More

One More

by Christiane Pieper & Yvonne Hergane   In this funny picture book we come across many little boys, there is one more on every new page. Accompanied by amusing and simple rhymes the tots do what little boys always do: they are running and shouting, laughing and teasing each other, playing and eating – to cut […]

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Mrs. Meier, the Blackbird

Mrs. Meier, the Blackbird

by Wolf Erlbruch   Mrs Meier worries all the time. Worries about all and everything and mostly without any reason. But one morning there is one: Mrs Meier finds a young blackbird that has fallen from its nest. She picks it up, feeds it and brings it up with great patience. Finally, when the little […]

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The Miracle of the Bears

The Miracle of the Bears

by Wolf Erlbruch  The bear is tired of being alone. He yearns to have a child, but does not know what to do. So he starts wandering around asking everybody what he has to do to become a father. The rabbit tells him that children grow on the field like turnips. The magpie advises him […]

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The Butterfly Workshop

The Butterfly Workshop

by Wolf Erlbruch & Gioconda Belli Rodolfo, one of the Designers of All Things and grandson of the esteemed inventor of the rainbow, dreams of creating a creature that flies like a bird has the beauty of a flower. Whilst sitting by the lake and wondering how to do this he finally has a great […]

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Leonard

Leonard

by Wolf Erlbruch  Leonard loves dogs and he knows everything about them. But at the same time he fears nothing as much as dogs. Until one day a little fairy appears on his bed cover and fulfills his biggest wish: she transforms him into a dog. But now something unexpected happens: Leonard the dog fears […]

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