Fuzzy Bear

With illustrations in colour by Reinhard Michl

Brown Fuzzy Bear lives with Benjamin in his room. He sleeps in Benjamin's bed and gets up with him in the morning. "I am so fond of you" says Benjamin to Fuzzy Bear. "I like you, too," Fuzzy Bear replies.

One morning, they play near the little brook next to their house. There is a white ...
Rights sold: PR China, Romania

I, Hannibal, the Flea

Just a tiny flea with great courage

There must be more to life than working, drinking, and sleeping, thinks Hannibal, the admired star of the flea circus. And before you can blink twice, he jumps to freedom. But in the real world, he's nothing more than a pest who has to be ...


Monika Osberghaus, Horst Klein

Everyone’s Disabled

Anyone who is reading this is disabled! Yes, even you! This book brings the bloated division of "challenged" here and "normal" there to an end. This topic relates to all of us: Anna has Down's Syndrome, Mareike is academically gifted, Julien is the the biggest brat who has ever lived, Max ...

Tanja Székessy

Mio Was Here!

Every Child in Their Own World As the class animal of the first grade, life is never boring for stuffed penguin Mio. Now he is being allowed to spend a night with each of the children in his class!
The experiences are different everywhere he goes. At Hugo's house, Mio is allowed to ...

Werner Holzwarth

Not Afraid of Anything?

Wild and witty: the fun, new book about fear with a high entertainment factor Children's fears can be quite large. Fortunately though, they diminish whenever you talk about them. In Werner Holzwarth's newest picture book, children try to outdo each other in their descriptions of their ...

Over There

When your parents were young and Germany was divided in two

Kalter Hund cakes and prefab buildings over here, gum and townhouses over there


Max and Maya are cousins. They like each other. They enjoy playing cowboys and Indians, and eating vanilla ice cream. They could do so many things together, but the border between East and ...


Katharina von der Gathen

Tell me some more facts of life

More real-life questions from children on a fascinating topic

Do animals go through puberty, too?

You might think that Explain It to Me had already covered everything on this subject,but some things were missing: the elementary school children with whom Katharina von der Gathen works keep throwing new question slips into the ...

Rights sold: Spain (cast., cat.)

Moni Port

The Sleepless Book

A Children's Book about Restlessness


When you can't go to sleep at night, the strangest thoughts often appear.
The pictures and concepts swing between fears and wishes, between fact and fantasy. Moni Port draws us in with her unique narration and collage ...


Tanja Székessy

The Way You are when You are that Way

Have you noticed? You're hurting me!

The rabbit and the little girl are best friends, though not always.
"Let me show you what it's like when you're that way," the rabbit declares.
We see what the girl does. We see what the rabbit feels when this happens. Not good at all!


Martin Fuchs

The Absssoluuutely Normal Mr. Gnirzdefrrrtz

As crazy as the rest of us

Who says there's anything wrong with Mr. Gnirzdefrrrtz? He's completely normal! You can tell that right away from his ordinary name. And his beard of a thousand funny green millipedes is also nothing special. Neither are his teeth, which are just as ...


Saskia Hula

Biko’s Last Day

Goodbye to the best watchdog in the world

What Biko wants to do more than anything is just sleep. When asleep, he no longer feels the pain in his bones quite so much. But he has to watch out for things. The children. The house. The cat and the birds in the garden. And the ...


Thilo Reffert

5 Grams of Happiness

From the life of a lunchbox

What does really go on in the fridge when the door is shut and the light goes out? What do all the various objects in the school's lost property box talk about at night? Is the "moderately soiled" wash cycle a bit like a spa, or is it more akin to a watery inferno?

Young readers will ...