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Animal Sorting Book

Animal Sorting Book

A teemingly funny picture book about chaos and order What a wonderful mess this is! Dozens of colourful tiny animals are bustling about the white pages. On two, four or more legs, with feathers, fins and tentacles. Scrawly and somehow in a good mood. Then someone calls for a bit of order: Please queue up […]

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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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Mizu et Yoko: Flying Away

Mizu et Yoko: Flying Away

Mizu is keen to learn how to fly. Always accompanied by his friend Yoko, he comes up with funny ideas how to achieve this: jumping from a springboard, building a strange propeller machine, hanging onto the back of another bird… Will he manage to fly in the end? by Marjorie Béal & Laurie Cohen Maison […]

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Mizu and Yoko: Alone

Mizu and Yoko: Alone

Mizu is a cute little penguin; a little bit awkward, but very touching. His feeling lonely comes to an end when he meets Yoko, a big polar bear. They become friends for life and from now on share their adventures. Because out there, on he huge empty ice floe, it feels good to have a […]

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Our Circus

Our Circus

The artists of this circus share a secret: Despite their triumphs in the arena, everyone dreams of doing other acts. The clown would love to get on the trapeze, the trapeze artist dies for juggling, the juggler dreams of being the human cannonball and the human cannonball would like to walk on a rope several […]

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The Whale Takes a Bath

The Whale Takes a Bath

Today is bath day. The whale takes a bath. Lovely! But what the whale enjoys is also craved by the others—as is to be expected. Here they are already and keen to join the whale amidst the bubbles: The tortoise, because her back hurts, the beaver, because he is cold, the flamingo, because his legs […]

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Ellington

Ellington

A story about finding, holding on, and letting go With pictures that are touching and, in a quiet way, funny The moment Mrs. Trueheart, the piano teacher, walks by the poulterer’s store and lays eyes on the white drake, she doesn’t have to think. She just knows: the name of this bird is Ellington. And […]

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The Things We Don’t Talk About

The Things We Don’t Talk About

An insightful and authentic narrative Silence is not always golden Mimi collects perhaps-mothers. She stalks and photographs women who resemble her. The hair color, the shape of the nose, the profile of the face. Her own mother allegedly died while giving birth to her. At least, that is what Mimi’s father says, who has raised […]

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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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The Richest Boy in the World

The Richest Boy in the World

“It is strange when you have to start off with a lie. Well: I am not the richest boy in the world. My friends just call me that.” Jakob’s Dad is rich in terms of money but he is poor in terms of time. Too often, Jakob is all alone in the big new house […]

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The Mapmaker’s Race

The Mapmaker’s Race

Five children have 28 days to map a rail route through the mountains in this exciting adventure-race for middle readers. Sal, Joe, Francie and Humphrey misplace their mother as they begin the Great Race to map a rail route through an uncharted wilderness. Their money is gone and their father didn’t come back from his last adventure. […]

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Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothin

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare’s most prominent romantic comedy about love, envy, intrigues and happiness: The lovely hero and the nobleman Claudio want to marry, but the villain Don Juan envies their happiness and plots to ruin their wedding plans … retold by Barbara Kindermann & illustrated by Almud Kunert Magical, impressive images and the perceptively renarrated text wonderfully […]

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Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dre

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fairies do mischief with four love-sick Athenians wandering through a forest one midsummernight.   Many misunderstandings, bewitched situation and emotional chaos ensue—will love be found in the end? retold by Barbara Kindermann & illustrated by Almud Kunert Splenid! is what Shakespeare would say. – LUCHS Jury Barbara Kindermann retells the story … in her own words, […]

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Who is Miró Again?

Who is Miró Again?

An expedition through the famous Spanish artist’s world … Find out what makes Miró such a prolific artist! Was this famous Spanish artist especially fond of certain colours? What does Surrealism mean and how can we identify it in his art? by Britta Benke For curious children who love to draw and paint Wonderful exploration […]

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Who is Matisse again?

Who is Matisse again?

An approximation to the genius French painter who was firstly taken for a “Fauve”: What makes Henri Matisse so unique? Which colours did he prefer? And what does “Fauve” even mean and which role does it play in his work? by Britta Benke For curious children who love to draw and paint Wonderful exploration of […]

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Who is Kandinsky Again?

Who is Kandinsky Again?

A vivid journey exploring the Russian expressionist’s techniques and ideas: What is unique about Wassily Kandinsky? Was this famous Russian artist especially fond of certain colours? Which geometrical figures can we discover in his pictures again and again? by Britta Benke For curious children who love to draw and paint Wonderful exploration of art: Provides […]

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Who is Picasso Again?

Who is Picasso Again?

What makes this remarkable Spanish painter and his work so special? What about these figures and signs do we see over and over again in his works? And what other materials besides paint-brush or colours did he work with? by Britta Benke For curious children who love to draw and paint Wonderful exploration of art: […]

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Going Off Like Schmitz’s Cat

Going Off Like Schmitz’s Cat

The Schmitz’, that’s us. Mom, Dad, the twins, and I. Up until that morning when Schmitz’s cat walked into the kitchen to vomit, we were a completely normal family. Now we are famous. Everyone in town knows us. Even the pizza delivery guy, who visits Mom every day. For Mom doesn’t cook any more; she […]

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The Town Musicians of Bremen – What

The Town Musicians of Bremen – What Really Happened

Oskar All the Way to the Top What nobody knows: Actually, there were five of them! While his parents are on a research journey, the little dog Oskar has to move in with his Grandpa, who lives in Bremen. As if this were not bad enough, he gets mobbed by two pompous mutts in his […]

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Joki and the Wolves

Joki and the Wolves

On silent paws A suspenseful children’s book prompting a fascination with wolves A wolf is trotting through the Mark of Brandenburg. He caught prey for his family, as the little ones are already in need of meat and show the urge to leave the cave. Only Blackear, the smallest whelp, appears still weak and mother […]

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One Two Three Vampire

One Two Three Vampire

Long overdue: The sequel to One Two Three Me New unexpected rhymes for the youngest In 1999, Nadia Budde’s first picture book was published: One Two Three Me – it was hailed as a stroke of genius, won the most prestigious awards, and has long since become a classic. The author and the publisher agreed: […]

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Helper and Helper

Helper and Helper

More funny stories and wry observations with the bestselling Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley “There is so much of human nature and good humour in the stories of Helper and Helper. We are very pleased to be back in the company of Snake and Lizard!” Julia Marshall, Publisher Not a word out of place […]

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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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A New Friend for Digger Dan

A New Friend for Digger Dan

When Digger Dan and his friends work on a new project at the Digger Day Care, every single vehicle has to give a helping hand. Each little vehicle is given a specific task. But how can the new vehicle, Finn Fire Engine, be of use? Is he just getting in the way of everyone else—or […]

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Sleep Tight, Digger Dan!

Sleep Tight, Digger Dan!

A Good Night Story from the Construction Site Every morning Digger Dan and his friends go to Digger Day Care. But this morning is very special. The Mice have a  building plan and every little vehicle has its very own task to complete. Leo the Wheel Loader lifts a heavy stone. Digger Dan digs and […]

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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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Time is (Not) Like a Cake

Time is (Not) Like a Cake

Holidays at last! Elli has been looking forward to the planned skiing holiday with her parents for so long. All her friends at school are also going away on holiday, in other words nobody at home to play with. But, as Elli might have expected, her parents cancel the whole journey just before departure. Typical! […]

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The People from Mumpitztown: The Ki...

The People from Mumpitztown: The Kidnapped Mayor

Lene and Pip are doing an internship with the English doll maker Mr. Smith when he receives a visit from rat boy Paolo, a living rag doll that can even speak! He comes from Mumford Village, a secret place in which the most fabulous and amazing stuffed creatures live. Paolo has bad news: toad Kalle […]

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Sam Stripe and the Glitter Cat

Sam Stripe and the Glitter Cat

A kidnapping in the community garden! Sam Stripe is looking forward to his vacation: Mrs. Beehive is out of town and the community garden is quiet and peaceful – until Victoria shows up, Sam Stripe’s niece. Soon after her arrival, Vicci is kidnapped by Blackcat and her cat-buddy, Daddel. As ransom, the two kidnappers demand […]

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Pauline & Uncle Snotbert

Pauline & Uncle Snotbert

The Mega-Monster-Princess-Party For cool girls only: monster-hilarious reading fun! Pauline is sick – one day before the birthday party of Lina, her very best friend! Monster uncle Rotzbert knows what to do and takes Pauline to Gully Lane to Mister Wambolin. But his remedy has a devastating effect: Pauline grows arms that look like tentacles! […]

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The Frog Prince – What Really Happe

The Frog Prince – What Really Happened

Hipp & Hopp Save Daddy Greenleaf The frog children Hipp and Hopp watch helplessly, as their Dad is being kissed against his will by a long-legged, pale creature. After the kiss, the frog children are horrified to see the beautiful green color leave their dad’s thighs, as he grows hideously long arms and legs! Hipp […]

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Leo’s Wild Adventures: The Beetle C

Leo’s Wild Adventures: The Beetle Chaos

Suddenly as small as a beetle! Adventure in the garden jungle By accident, Leo and his inventor aunt Agnetha shrink to the size of bugs. The only thing that can make them grow back to their normal sizes is the shrink-ray device but the neighbor’s cat stole it and carried it away. So Leo and […]

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Maxima and I

Maxima and I

One heart and two names A children’s book about friendship Maxima, the little blonde first grader girl with the gap between her front teeth brings light into David’s life. She drew a heart and wrote their names inside – Maxima loves him! The boy from Nigeria is so happy about her affection that he, finally, […]

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Wolf Erlbruch’s Birthday Calendar

Wolf Erlbruch’s Birthday Calendar

Everyone with family, friends and colleagues will value this birthday calendar. Properly managed, this will be a reliable reminder of birthdays for decades. Wolf Erlbruch’s perpetual birthday calendar is beautifully designed, clearly laid out and offers lots of space for notes, even if thee are several birthdays on the same day. Peter Hammer Verlag | […]

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Minna – Again and again

Minna – Again and again

Here she comes again: Minna Schadewald! Little sister of Luki Skywalker, big sister of Tarzan, the wild brother that continues to scramble about in mummy’s tummy, and Lena’s best friend. By now the lively Minna is a mature first grader, likes her teacher, shares her homework with Lena so that they’re finished quicker, still sits […]

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Any Old Mountain

Any Old Mountain

The inhabitants at the top of the mountain think their village is the best. Unfortunately, at the foot of the mountain, another village thinks the same of their own. The inhabitants at the top of the mountain live happily in their village, where they enjoy the sun and the cool breeze; they believe their village […]

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9 Ways to NOT Step Into a Puddle

9 Ways to NOT Step Into a Puddle

Wearing new clothes doesn’t have to be incompatible with a stroll in the rain. There is no way she will soil her new clothes, her shiny new shoes or white socks. So the girl thinks of all sorts of strategies to avoid the puddles, which in her mind are traps blocking her way. But despite […]

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Oh My Gosh, Said the Fox

Oh My Gosh, Said the Fox

Stories about angry clouds, adventurous nights, and thunderstorms in the belly Kristina Andres has come up with new read aloud stories that are beautifully illustrated: They are about going into winter sleep in summer (with ice cream in the tummy to get ready for it); about an adventurous night on the lake (with a hungry […]

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The Bridge Troll

The Bridge Troll

One normal day, the drawbridge operator is going about his work when he suddenly discovers a bridge troll, who is sleeping under his drawbridge. At first, he is furious. The bridge troll has no business under his bridge, of all places, so why is he here? Gradually, though, the bridge troll and the drawbridge operator […]

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Stephanie Stunned in the Snow

Stephanie Stunned in the Snow

Stephanie Stunned is a little girl with a huge imagination. The strangest thngs happen to her. Come along into Stephanie‘s world: You‘ll be stunned! Stephanie stands at the window, watching the snow flakes. Her mother tells her that “tomorrow everything will be white“ and this turns out to be the case. Stephanie and her polar […]

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Anotherway and Different

Anotherway and Different

The more colorful, the better! A cardboard picture book about the fun of being different Even the youngest kids will understand it right away: This story is about two individuals, who couldn’t be more different if they tried. Anotherway is tall, Different is short. She is made of cotton wool and he is made of […]

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Weak or Strong?

Weak or Strong?

The little big book of opposites Opposites attract: Short and long, black and white, but also up and down, light and heavy, and rusty and shiny. Sabine Lohf took 50 opposite pairings and used her wonderful artistic means to create a thick little book that children will love to leaf through, again and again. Furthermore, […]

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And Suddenly Lysander Was There

And Suddenly Lysander Was There

What is that supposed to mean: The mice are ordered to let a stranger move in with them? This is outrageous! A letter from the mayor changes the quiet subterranean lives of the mice: Someone is going to move in with them, someone, who lost his home. “Where is this person going to sleep? We […]

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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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How I Suddenly Became Rich and Thou...

How I Suddenly Became Rich and Thought Everything’s Going to be Cool

Does money make you cool? And happy? 14-year-old Theo is panicking: Since his Aunt Britta lost her job, he has been living with her and his mother in very close quarters and now, to top it all off, the two women have set their minds on turning half of Theo’s room into a beauty parlor. […]

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Just the Other Day at the South Pol...

Just the Other Day at the South Pole

One morning Mr. Early hears a report on the radio that is so boring, it makes him yawn. Who’d have guessed what that would lead to! A wonderful wake-up story. Lena Hesse has once more accomplished the transfer of an exceptionally clever idea with few words into a funny narrative. The story suggests a nostalgia […]

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Anouk and Mr. Bear

Anouk and Mr. Bear

When little Anouk gets lost in the forest she encounters the much dreaded bear. But she quickly realises that contrary to the rumours the big animal is utterly harmless. An exceptional friendship ensues. A modern interpretation of the old Russian fairy tale. Anouk and Mister Bear demonstrates how brave childish innocence can be. by Mascha […]

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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 the […]

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Very Sleepy and Wide Awake

Very Sleepy and Wide Awake

Tired, yet wide awake; the eternal bedtime issue! And there are many characters in this perky board book who cannot with all the will in the world fall asleep. Hedgehog, Fox, Donkey, Pelican and Crocodile are so tired. Only Seal is wide awake. He skips out of bed—he needs the loo. Now Crocodile is wide […]

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You Could

You Could

If you had been born in another land, you could be white, you could be black… The colour of our skin, our languages, food, clothes, games … it could all be different if we had been in another place. Some things would be better, others worse, but what is for sure is that we are […]

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Pssst!

Pssst!

Who Am I, Really? An enchanting poetic diary in cartoon style by Annette Herzog, illustrated by Katrine Clante 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 […]

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The Magic Pattern

The Magic Pattern

The Mystery of Captain Triangle’s Treasure Map The wizard pupils Elmar, Clarissa and Marlon go to the wizards’ school Abracadabra. Here, lunch isn’t cooked, it is conjured! And the lessons don’t cover any trivial things, but broom riding, magic animals and magic spells. In this environment, the three wizard pupils have to solve tricky (but […]

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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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If I Was a Banana

If I Was a Banana

A strong and simple picture book that perfectly encapsulates the world of a child If I was a banana, I would be that one, so beautifully yellow and full of banana … This boy’s eye-view of the everyday brings alive all the wonder and oddity of the world inside our own heads. It beautifully captures […]

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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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Leo’s Wild Adventures – Dinosaur Al

Leo’s Wild Adventures – Dinosaur Alarm

by Andreas Völlinger Leo and his inventor aunt travel to the dinosaurs—unfortunately one of the huge creatures travels back with them and is suddenly standing in Aunt Agnetha’s garden! Leo is to give a presentation on his favourite animal in class. But how is he supposed to observe an Apatosaurus that has been extinct for […]

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How We Saved Christmas Once

How We Saved Christmas Once

by Sabine Lipan & Sasha Zilberman In many families Christmas Eve is no longer very sacred. Fidgety children, nervous parents. The house must be cleaned, the tree decorated, the duck crispy. The giving of the gifts takes place at an appointed time and deserves its own festive context. This is just what Jonas, Julia 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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One Thousand Follies

One Thousand Follies

Magnificent Story Between Heaven and Hell When Luci joins the class, it quickly becomes apparent that he is no child like the others. The little horn peaks on his head and his hoof leave little room for doubt: Luci is a young devil straight from hell. Devils, even little ones, can do things others are […]

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Lucky Linus

Lucky Linus

Even though bears of various kinds lived in the town—black and white, striped and nicely coiffed—one of them always stood out: Linus. His fur was so scraggy that you could only see the tip of his nose. He didn’t work and danced through the streets like a spinning top. This bear was a hair-raising nuisance. […]

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Hodgepodge in the Head

Hodgepodge in the Head

by Michaela Holzinger & Thilo Krapp Lenny’s head is full of hodgepodge. So Hilda claims, who lives in the park through which Lenny passes through on his way home from school. That is to say that he always has funny and crazy ideas. When the school holidays begin Lenny is to go and stay with […]

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Othello & Giovanni – The Great Cat

Othello & Giovanni – The Great Cat Robbery

by Thilo Krapp Two cat brothers battle against a crazy scientist who wants to extract the 7-lives-serum out of 100 cats The two tomcats Giovanni and his twin brother Othello are bosom buddies. But then this strange man turns up and Othello doesn’t return from one of his excursion. Giovanni is forced to venture out […]

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A Houseboat for Wolf

A Houseboat for Wolf

by Kai Aline Hula Wolf is earning his money with raids in the woods. He has had a stressful year and it is finally high time for a holiday. So the deserted houseboat on the river comes in very handy! But just as he is about to set sail, Fox turns up, makes himself comfortable […]

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That’s NOT a Hippopotamus!

That’s NOT a Hippopotamus!

A deft and delightful tale, packed with word play and madcap energy A class trip to the zoo descents into a chaotic hunt for the missing hippopotamus. Teacher, zookeeper and all the children join the search. The noise and drama reach a pitch, and no one thinks to listen to quiet Liam, who really might […]

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Good Night, Sleep Tight!

Good Night, Sleep Tight!

Eleven and half good night stories with Fox and Rabbit Fox and rabbit lived far away, behind the mole hills, in a small yel-low house. If they can’t sleep, they count the good nights (335 in total). If they wish each other a good night, the rustling pear tree, the raspberries and the stars join […]

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The Most Terrible Monster in the Wh...

The Most Terrible Monster in the Whole World

The most terrible monster in the whole world is here! Everyone runs away, screaming in fear! But no, not everyone: we, the brave picture book readers are not afraid. We will not be scared by a grimace and hideous face! The monster is trying harder and harder, tries to startle us, tries a disguise and […]

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Waiting for Goliath

Waiting for Goliath

A bear sits on a bench at the bus stop and tells everyone who passes by that he is waiting for Goliath. Goliath is strong and clever: “He can even count up to 18!”. At last, a bus arrives—but no one gets off. But Bear is certain: “He’s coming. He won’t let me wait in […]

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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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Mac Stink and the Totally Crazy Cab...

Mac Stink and the Totally Crazy Caber Toss

Between bagpipes and flying tree trunks: the second case for the Scottish sheep Mac Stink There are not only bagpipe players at the Highland Games, the traditional Scottish folk festival: a thief has stolen the wallets of the entire Olifant family! Luckily, sheep Mac Pong and his friend, sheepdog Bonnie, have come along as mascots. […]

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Talitha

Talitha

by Carolin Philipps 15-year-old Talitha and her family live in a village 30 kilometres north of Damaskus. Her father is a doctor, the mother, who used to work as an interpreter, looks after her and her two brothers. Everything is fine until Muslim rebels seize the village, destroy the cloisters and churches and perpetrate a […]

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Mac Stink and the Ordinarily Specia...

Mac Stink and the Ordinarily Special Pants

Mac Pong loves nothing so much as standing on his Scottish meadow and eating grass. But then the brand new pants of his favourite human Finn are stolen directly from the washing line—and particularly the extra-special pants with an image of Super-Sheep! Together with his friend Bonnie Mac Pong tries to unravel the mystery of […]

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The Hard Way

The Hard Way

by Andreas Hartmann & Ulla Mersmeyer Permit me to introduce Dole Kreuther: investigator, snoop, detective. Admittedly also absent-minded, clumsy and with an addition to carrots. And the one who is supposed to find the kidnapped magician Mr. Wendig. But not only are hysterical chickens and nasty competitors causing difficulties for Dole, Wendig’s lovely assistant is […]

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A Knot in the Trunk

A Knot in the Trunk

by Kai Aline Hula & Ina Worms Anton truly loves the fact that his mum is an author and that she writes books for children. But sometimes it is quite tiring, too. After all, her latest story seems to be quite harmless at first glance. After all, what could possibly happen at a porcupine’s birthday […]

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Erik and Roderik

Erik and Roderik

by Walter Wippersberg & F.J. Trapp A Story of Knights Deep in the dark woods, two most peculiar knights live in their castles—back in the old days of unicorns and fire-spitting dragons. The one, noble Sir Erik, is smart but weak. The other one, just as noble Sir Roderik, is furious and as strong as […]

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A Monument for Mrs. Hasenohr

A Monument for Mrs. Hasenohr

by Saskia Hula & Susanne Göhlich Noah’s teacher, Mrs. Hasenohr, is perfect. She loves planet ball and pizza slices and knows nearly everything. Noah doesn’t understand why she is about to retire. He must give her a farewell gift, preferably … a memorial. But Noah is not a sculptor and he doesn’t have enough play […]

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When the Cold Wind Blows

When the Cold Wind Blows

by Michaela Holzinger Her father used to show Malena the colourful side of life. But since he has passed away there is only one colour left: the grey that her deeply depressive mother spreads. To the rest of the world, Malena tries to maintain the pretence of an unimpaired and normal everyday life. However, an […]

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Lisa, Paul and Mrs. Fish

Lisa, Paul and Mrs. Fish

by Brigitte Schär & Jens Rassmus Lisa is a single child. She has a good time with her mum and dad. But all of a sudden she begins to experience most extraordinary things and her mum expects another baby after all. The oddities begin when Lisa’s teacher, Mrs. Fish, seems to be having a doppelgänger. […]

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Find Me Here, Find Me There!

Find Me Here, Find Me There!

by Andreas Röckener A picture book for close inspection When you open this book you find an abundance of images with challenges and questions that require a very close look at the illustrations. The scenes are set on a sheet of floating ice in the sea or in the busy jungle. They sometimes revolve around […]

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Wilma Wants to Stay In

Wilma Wants to  Stay In

by Stephanie Gustai & Claudia Gliemann Caterpillar—cocoon—butterfly: this is nature’s clear-cut course and fascination. But Wilma doesn’t want to venture outside. It is so comfy and cosy inside her cocoon! Terrible dangers are likely to lurk outside. Monsters! But you won’t know if that’s true unless you have checked and seen for yourself. That takes […]

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How to be Famous

How to be Famous

by Michal Shalev Take a trip through the zoo with this irrepressible pigeon, as she preens and poses alongside all the animals, right up to the sharp teeth of a grumpy lion… Fantastic satire with deadpan black humour! Simple written text with superb pencil and watercolour illustrations. The crocodile runway is terrific. If you miss […]

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Lena’s Shop

Lena’s Shop

by Susanne Göhlich As soon as Lena opens her shop, all the animals and toys gather round to do their shopping: little horse comes rolling up first, it orders a bowl of porridge. The pig chooses marzipan, the rabbit leek. And right at the end, bear decides on honey waffles—and shares them with all the […]

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Did Jesus Play Football?

Did Jesus Play Football?

by Antje Damm & Katja Gehrmann Fred and Emil often meet to play football in the afternoons. If it hadn’t been for Mr. Kruzinna, the stupid neighbour! He cannot bear children and football even less. When one day a ball lands in his garden, he refuses to give it back. What are the boys to […]

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The Road to Ratenburg

The Road to Ratenburg

by Joy Cowley & Gavin Bishop A family of rats is forced to leave their home, so sets out to find the fabled city of Ratenburg. Along the way they outwit vicious dogs, tricky rat traps, and sharp-beaked hawks, and make some very dangerous crossings. The rat family’s adventures test their character and grow bonds […]

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