Harsu and the Werestoat

Fairytale, time travel and adventure Harsu has five droplets of god blood and a treasured cloak to remember his father by. Now his father is gone, he lives with his mother, his only friend an old onager donkey. And something is not right with Harsu’s mother. She has started kidnapping children, and sometimes her skin…

Frieda and the Happiness of Small Things

Lena-Frieda rides a skateboard and wants to become a biologist in order to examine fruit flies, just like her beloved granny. Since her best friend Nele has moved away she doesn’t enjoy going to school any longer: The predominant stroppy cows from the fifth grade are giving her a hard time because she prefers to…

The Little Prince Celebrates Christmas

Many years have passed since the Little Prince left Earth … The Little Prince returns – at Christmas. He is looking for the pilot. On Earth, he learns a lot about Christmas and even more about people. However, he does not find the pilot, but hears about his death. Deeply saddened, he tries to come…

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….

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…

Stories of the Wild West Gang

Mum said she nearly died. That wasn’t true. But it was a shock for her. She and her sister didn’t get along, and here was Auntie Rosie West, Uncle Leo West and the five West children moving into the next street. Michael’s cousins, the West family, are everything he’s not allowed to be at home….

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!…

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…

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…

Hodgepodge in the Head

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 his grandparents who live in the…

Othello & Giovanni – The Great Cat Robbery

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 into the big,…

The Hard Way

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 also inscrutable. The money transfer for…

Erik and Roderik

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 an ox. As different as they…

Lisa, Paul and Mrs. Fish

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. With this look-alike, Lisa goes on…

The Road to Ratenburg

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 between sisters and brothers, father and…

Cosmo’s World

My name is Cosmo—Cosmo Morningstar and I am ten years old and a bit, as my friend Rafi would say. Rafi’s real name is Rafaelo, he is Italian and has about 150 Sicilian cousins. My favourite word is “cool”. Since we started learning English at school, Rafi and I try to use as many English…

The Green Pirates – Trapped Birds of Prey

Hot on the trappers’ trail—the fourth case for the Green Pirates Such cruelty to animals! In the forest, the Green Pirates Ben, Flora, Jannik, Lennart and Pauline come across a trapped bird of prey. They take it to a nearby bird rescue station, where the injured raptor is looked after. The rescue team has found…

The Magic Minus

In Pursuit of the Numbers through the Labyrinth All numbers have disappeared from the wizard’s school Abracadabra! From everywhere! From the classrooms, from the books and even out of the pupils’ heads. Teaching is impossible: the magic spells no longer work, the cook cannot read her recipes, no pupil can find the right classroom and…

Sharks Don’t Come Ashore

Twelve-year old Joaquín lives on an island in Lake Nicaragua and thanks to his many jobs his family manages to survive. When he meets the fascinating German girl Rosa, daughter of an ethnologist, he delights in the opportunity to earn a little extra money with interviews given to Rosa’s dad. When Rosa discovers that he…

Make Way for Oswald! Desperately Seeking Santa

A fast-paced Christmas adventure about false Santas and flying reindeer Marek is angry! His mother is in New York, his uncle in the mountains and he is supposed to celebrate Christmas with his grandma. But then the freshly hewn Christmas tree turns out to be reindeer Oswald and Marek has got his work cut out…

Speed of Light

With a father more interested in money than family, a brother in prison, a sister with a secret, and a mother in denial, it’s no wonder Jeff buries himself in the safe world of mathematics. When a storm hits Wellington, a strange old woman is blown into Jeff’s life, challenging everything he thinks is true. by Joy Cowley “A high-drama…

Dunger

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. by Joy Cowley…

iX-Mission Scrapyard

A brilliant story about two boys, their friendship and the power of the imagination. Milo and Jannis accidentally witness an assault on old Geronimo in his scrapyard. Before Geronimo lapses into a coma, he asks the boys to look after iX and the others. But who on earth is iX? And who are the others?…

Sam Stripe and the Queen of Sheba

Mrs. Beehive’s garden plot contains a treasure: three ripe “Queen-of-Sheba pears. But the valuable pieces of fruit are in danger! Sam Stripe and his colleagues, bat Shakira, bumblebee Fiffi, Mole, Fatspider, Ali and the Flipflops must guard the pears. This proves far from easy, as a circus has just pitched its tents nearby and to make…

Sam Stripe and the Mysterious Gold Scraper

Holidays at last! Sam Stripe is looking forward to some quiet and relaxing days in Mrs. Beehive’s garden. But just then uncle Benn, officiating church mouse at St. Pistor, needs help: a mysterious gold scraper is scraping the gold off the picture frames and figurines at the church. And so Sam Stripe, his friends the bat…

Sam Stripe Hunts the Bird Thief

Strange things happen in Mrs. Beehive’s garden, the otherwise tranquil home of Sam Stripe: at first, the eggs of the breeding bird parents disappear and then the hatchlings are kidnapped! Sam Stripe is extremely worried. In the dive bar that is run by the shrew mouse behind the rain barrel, Sam Stripe and his friends Mole,…

The Magic Times Table

Chaos at the Wizards’ School  Clarissa, Marlon and Elmar have to learn the multiplication table spells. Sheer horror—for Marlon in particular until he finds an old stone tablet in the school library at Castle Adracabadra. This stone tablet releases a mysterious amplifying spell and causes utter confusion at the school. The class rooms are swarming…

The One Who Stayed Behind

“Noras tongue was covered with dry dust. Luckily it wasn’t far to the trees where the satsumas grew. […] She ripped the peel off the first satsuma and pushed the whole satsuma into her mouth. Still chewing Nora grabbed the next one when she suddenly felt someone behind her. She turned round in fear.She looked…

Shorty. The Professor and the Little Monkey

Professor Bob Nelly is a biologist, his special subject is the behaviour of monkeys. On a small island he has built himself a little hut, well hidden in the wood. His hiding place is only a few hundred metres away from a bay, where a horde of macaques has settled. Bob Nelly is enthusastic about…

Buddha’s Secret

Somewhere in an Indian village the earth begins to tremble in the middle of the night. The siblings Siri and Tissa run into the open. They watch the earth’s tremors with fascination and find out the reason for the earth quake from an old man on the following day: The death of the sublime Buddha…

The Volume of Possible Endings

Tales of Fontania – vol. 3 Dorrity is the only child in magic-free Owl Town. When she finds an enchanted book with dire predictions, she must face her enemies. And who is the strange boy who has appeared in the Beastly Dark? This stand-alone pre-teen adventure/fantasy novel is third book in the ‘Tale of Fontania’…

The Queen and the Nobody Boy

Tales of Fontania – vol. 2 Hodie is the unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Fed-up, he decides to leave and better himself. The young Queen, 12-year-old Sibilla, is fed-up too, because of gossip about her lack of magical ability. She decides to run away with Hodie, whether he…

The Travelling Restaurant

Tales of Fontania – vol. 1 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 and finds refuge on The Travelling Restaurant, a sailing ship captained by old Dr Rocket and crewed by feisty Polly. Jasper…