The Mysterious World of Leonardo Da Vinci

Honoring Leonardo Da Vinci 500 years after his death († 2 May 1519) Still today one is astonished at the universal genius Leonardo da Vinci: his creativity, his spirit of discovery and his futuristic thirst for exploration have infuenced centuries and still impress the world today. Whether it was the dream of fying, curiosity about human…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

Johannes Gutenberg & The Printing Press

Journalist Christine Schulz-Reiss takes the reader onto a journey to the life and times of  some of the most famous people in the world. In the first book, Christine Schulz-Reiss tells the story of how the hot-headed son of a craftsman became on of the most important inventors in human history. Klaus Ensikat´s illustrations masterfully…

Where Do We Go from Here?

Contemplating Nature Is nature of equal importance to all people?, asks Antje Damm and places the photograph of three children in India right next to this question. To her, nature is of such great significance that she raises more than 60 questions which can be the basis for a long and deep conversation with children:…

Africa – the Story of a Multicoloured Continent

Africa—with 54 states, more than 1,000 languages and the youngest population of the world—is multicoloured and multifaceted, age-old and modern. This diversity is rarely addressed in Europe’s narrative about the “dark continent”. It clings to the fairy-tale of Africa’s lack of history and political insignificance with incredible tenacity. Current media portraits remain reduced to terrible…

How to Philosophise with Fire

Chemistry and Alchemy for the Unafraid When we think of chemistry, we envisage scientists in white lab coats that handle conical flasks and raw chemicals over  Bunsen burners in their laboratory. Or we think of complicated formulae which we already failed to understand in school. Who would have thought that today’s white-lab-coats’ chemistry has a…

Is it Really True?

52 Opportunities to Talk About Lies and the Truth  Does everyone lie every now and again? Is it allowed to tell white lies? Why do we want to know the truth? Is there always just one truth? Can animals lie? Lies can have far-reaching consequences. But they can also be a last resort. When do…

Think for Yourself! 20 Philosophical Strategies

What do philosophers do when they philosophise? Books that deal with philosophy tell of great thinkers, their views and their lives. Philosophising itself remains in the dark. How it works, how it fosters creative and independent thinking, is now demonstrated by Jens Soentgen. He introduces the most popular and effective practices of philosophy, not abstract,…

Naught and Nothing. Occasions to Think about Nothingness

Are we nothing before we are born? Is it possible that nothingness is a hole? Where does a journey into nothingness lead? It is questions such as these that Antje Damm asks in this book and she thus takes children absolutely seriously. Her unique composition of succinct phrases with often mind-boggling pictures instantaneously animates children…

Is 7 a Lot? 44 Questions for Numerous Answers

Will the earth always be there? This is one of the questions Antje Damm poses in her book. Who wants to answer it? But to discuss it, to philosophise about it is fun and prompts us to think about the world in which we live. Where does fear come from? Does it hurt to grow…

From the Stars to Morning Dew

A Voyage of Discovery through the Natural World 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 the scientific findings…

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

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! by Antje Damm One of the 7 Best Children’s Books (June 2007) List of Recommendations – Luchs Jury…