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Children's Books on Tour - Spring 2021

German children’s and young adult books are very much in demand among international licensees and an absolute export hit for German publishers, being the top selling foreign rigths category.

Since 2006, the Frankfurter Buchmesse has been inviting German publishers to exhibit a selection of their books abroad in order to meet this great demand.

This year, 15 renowned publishers and imprints will be part of the Children’s Books on Tour collection.
A total of 50 compelling titles will be displayed and promoted at foreign book fairs and at our foreign offices in China and Russia.

You’ll find all the information about the books in this rights list.

Single title

maxi-von-phlip

Maxi von Phlip - Vorsicht, Wunschfee (Maxi of Phlip - Caution! Wish Fairy!)

A real live wish fairy has moved into Paula Goldenberg’s house – complete with glitter dust and magic powers! Brilliant,...

A real live wish fairy has moved into Paula Goldenberg’s house – complete with glitter dust and magic powers! Brilliant, eh? Well, almost… Maximeralda Feodora Dilara Nima of Phlip – Maxi for short – is on probation and has limited magic powers. Only if she can perform good deeds for Paula will she one day become a fully fledged fairy. But Maxi has her own ideas about what might be good for Paula. From now on, dreary old normal days become super stand-on-your-head days. Goodbye to boredom! Hello to fairy chaos!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-401-71328-1
Author:
Anna Ruhe
Illustrator:
Max Meinzold
Pages:
112
Format:
16.1 x 21.2 cm
Age:
7+
Price:
€10.00
Rights sold area:
German Audio Rights sold
Rights sold to:
Belgium, Netherlands, Russia
Chilly Wuff

Chilly Wuff - Die Welt liegt mir zu Pfoten (Chilly Woof - The World at My Paws)

Chilly’s human family have long known that she is a real live star. Now the rest of the world is...

Chilly’s human family have long known that she is a real live star. Now the rest of the world is about to find out as well. When little Mrs Lavinia posts a video of Chilly’s latest good deed on Instagram, the dog becomes famous overnight! She’s quite happy about it too, because with every “like” comes a tasty treat. However, solving her family’s problems while at the same time not disappointing all her fans requires a special canine talent. No problem for Chilly – after all, she has the world at her paws!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-401-60565-4
Author:
Sabine Zett
Illustrator:
Barbara Fisinger
Pages:
160
Format:
14 x 21 cm
Age:
8+
Price:
€12.00
Rights sold area:
German audio rights sold
Mein Körper ist ein Superheld

Mein Körper ist ein Superheld (My Body Is a Superhero)

Wie unser Immunsystem Krankheiten abwehrt (How Our Immune System Defends Us Against Illnesses)

Viruses, bacteria, causes of illness – we’d all like to avoid them. But how? Matthias von Bornstädt is a doctor...

Viruses, bacteria, causes of illness – we’d all like to avoid them. But how? Matthias von Bornstädt is a doctor of medicine, and he provides specialist information about what happens when our body gets infected, and how we can strengthen our powers of defence. Illness can happen to anybody, and that includes ten-year-old Sam. A virus gang has invaded his body. Just like pirates, they start to do nasty things inside him. Luckily, there are defending heroes who are there to protect him. And in the end, they prove to be stronger than the viruses. Sam tells his flu story in a relaxed and even funny way, at the right level for his young readers. An encouraging book with lots of healthy tips.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-401-71767-8
Author:
Dr. Matthias von Bornstädt
Illustrator:
Timo Grubing
Pages:
48
Format:
22.1x28.6x1.2cm
Age:
7+
Price:
€14.00
Sommer der blauen Wünsche

Sommer der blauen Wünsche (Summer of Blue Desires)

Carlin runs away from her mother, whose mental illness makes Carlin’s life very restricted. When she arrives at her grandmother’s...

Carlin runs away from her mother, whose mental illness makes Carlin’s life very restricted. When she arrives at her grandmother’s house in Caladale, at last she feels free. There she meets Arran Mackay, who must be the most nerve-racking Scot in the whole county. He is confined to a wheelchair after an accident, and although she can’t stand his indifference to everything and everyone, she feels safe in his company. They hear that the estates around Caladale are to be sold, but Arran – whose father owns the land – doesn’t want to do anything to stop the sale. For the first time in her life, Carlin realises that it is worth fighting for what you love and for an unforgettable summer of blue desires.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-401-60540-1
Author:
Antje Babendererde
Pages:
392
Format:
14.9 x 21 cm
Age:
14+
Price:
€15.00
Rights sold area:
German Audio Rights sold
Sofabanditen

Sofabanditen (Sofa Bandits)

oder Die verrückte Befreiung der Hühner (or The Crazy Liberation of the Chickens)

“Free the Chickens” or never say never to a sheep...

“Free the Chickens” or never say never to a sheep

Ada sits angrily in the moving van waiting for her parents, when suddenly a sheep jumps into the driver’s seat. Lilli, the sheep with a nose ring and leopard pattern, hijacks the van along with Ada in order to free the chickens from the chicken factory. Free the chickens! For Ada and the daredevil sheep, a wild and crazy adventure begins. As it happens, luck is always on her side even when Ada meets Pepper, a boy who lives in an old observatory, on the way. A wonderfully comical story told with lots of funny pictures.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-407-75847-7
Author:
Judith Kleinschmidt
Illustrator:
Barbara Jung
Pages:
170
Format:
14.6 x 20.7 cm
Age:
7+
Price:
€12.95
Ich bin das Wildschwein

Ich bin das Wildschwein (I Am the Wild Boar)

100% Nature Book

Temperamental omnivores with a super sense of smell...

Temperamental omnivores with a super sense of smell

Wild boars like living in packs and it is quite chaotic there: the sow just wants to wallow in the mud, but the little newborns keep running through the thicket. Seven pages of warm-hearted illustrations and short, simple texts explain what role these shaggy, grunting heavyweights play in the forest.

Keeping environmental protection and sustainability in mind, this 100% natural book has been printed with soy inks on eco-friendly cardboard.

Discovering nature on your doorstep

Pages and cover 100 % natural

Complex interrelationships are explained in an easily understandable way

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-407-75835-4
Author:
Katrin Wiehle
Pages:
16
Format:
17.2 x 22.5 cm
Age:
4+
Price:
€9.95
Rights sold to:
Netherlands
Pandekraska Pampernella

Pandekraska Pampernella

Don’t you know Pandekraska Pampernella? Anything is possible when this girl wants something!...

Don’t you know Pandekraska Pampernella? Anything is possible when this girl wants something!

Pandekraska Pampernella is eleven years old and a real princess. She has a new hairdo every day, can ride, fence and is a champion in archery. Since her 2nd year of life, she travels the world together with a chronicler and a bodyguard. She is brave and no risk is too great for her. But there is one thing she is afraid of: that she will never find a best friend. So, she goes on a search...

- No ordinary children's book, because Pandekraska is no ordinary heroine

- A girl, the likes of whom has never been seen before!

- Readers will be amazed by her story.

- A story that goes beyond the "normal" boundaries of good children's books

- A fabulous author and a real firecracker of a story!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-407-75827-9
Author:
Zoran Drvenkar
Illustrator:
Martin Baltscheit
Pages:
336
Format:
14.6 x 20.7 cm
Age:
10+
Price:
€14.95
Das ist auch meine Welt

Das ist auch meine Welt (This Is My World, Too)

Wie können wir sie besser machen? (How Can We Make It Better?)

A passionate plea for change and a new start...

A passionate plea for change and a new start

The climate crisis, animal welfare, justice. Children have a clear position on these issues and are demanding change. When is something finally going to happen and why is it so difficult for adults to change? Gerda Raidt explores these children's questions through many pictures and short texts and reveals the global dimensions behind our food, our clothing, our mobility and our energy production. In doing so, it becomes clear that processes which happen "far away" are directly related to our actions here and now. And despite all the obstacles, a new start is possible.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-407-75857-6
Author:
Gerda Raidt
Pages:
112
Format:
16.5 x 22 cm
Age:
7+
Price:
€16.95
Heute kommt Jule

Heute kommt Jule (Jule's Coming Over Today)

Felix and his sister Nina are excited because today Jule, the new babysitter, is coming to take care of them....

Felix and his sister Nina are excited because today Jule, the new babysitter, is coming to take care of them. It does not take long and both children enjoy being with Jule, who even takes them on a trip to the moon!

"This picture book is the perfect mix of a funny story and comical illustrations“ Lesering.de

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-551-51929-0
Author:
Anna Woltz
Illustrator:
Regina Kehn
Pages:
40
Format:
22.05 x 28.6 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€15.00
Rights sold to:
Denmark, Netherlands
Die kleine Fledermaus Wegda

Die kleine Fledermaus Wegda (Goaway the Bat)

Goaway the bat is not only super-cute and a bit clumsy, but does everything completely differently from all the other...

Goaway the bat is not only super-cute and a bit clumsy, but does everything completely differently from all the other bats in the world. She sleeps at night and is VERY active during the day. She learns to ride a bike, celebrates her birthday and enjoys every single adventure. At night, just like her readers, she becomes sleepy and enjoys being exhausted from all her daytime adventures.

"Wiebke Rauers has illustrated this bat in such a cute way, you'll want to scoop her straight up and cuddle her!“

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Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-551-51936-8
Author:
Nanna Neßhöver
Illustrator:
Wiebke Rauers
Pages:
64
Format:
20 x 22.9 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€13.00
Rights sold to:
Netherlands
Ich bin anders als du - Ich bin wie du

Ich bin anders als du - Ich bin wie du (I Am Different From You - I Am Just Like You)

In this book, lots of self-confident children meet, discovering similarities and differences. Constanze von Kitzing has received lots of positive...

In this book, lots of self-confident children meet, discovering similarities and differences. Constanze von Kitzing has received lots of positive feedback – from parents, teachers and the press – for her picture books in which she depicts a diverse range of children. The board book edition of "I Am Different From You - I Am Just Like You“ has been reprinted six times (since 08/2019 until 01/2022).

A fantastic, very wise and affectionate book that helps children find their true self. It also encourages tolerance, integration and respectful cooperation.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-551-17124-5
Author:
Constanze von Kitzing
Illustrator:
Constanze von Kitzing
Pages:
96
Format:
20.3 x 30.6 cm
Age:
4+
Price:
€16.00
Da ist noch Licht

Da ist noch Licht (There Are Still Some Lights On)

A picture book that invites children to help the reader switch off lights and bring all the animals that are...

A picture book that invites children to help the reader switch off lights and bring all the animals that are still awake to bed. Creates a lovely bedtime routine.

Nanna Nesshöver is a teacher and knows a lot about children. Carlsen have previously published four picture books by her and all of them have been translated into various languages.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-551-51329-8
Author:
Nanna Neßhöver
Illustrator:
Eleanor Sommer
Pages:
48
Format:
22.3 x 27.5 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€15.00
Rights sold to:
Denmark, Italy, Turkey
Mops und Kätt entdecken den Wald

Mops und Kätt entdecken den Wald (Mops and Kat Discover the Woods)

Mops and Kat are the best of friends. But while Kat is always looking for the next adventure, Mops prefers...

Mops and Kat are the best of friends. But while Kat is always looking for the next adventure, Mops prefers to lounge around on the sofa. When Kat convinces him to come on a walk in the woods, he’s bored – until the friends meet Rocky. The laid-back roebuck takes them on a thrilling voyage of discovery: he shows them how trees communicate, where you can find the tastiest elf cakes, and how beehives are organised. They venture deeper and deeper into the undergrowth and visit mysterious, magical places – but suddenly Rocky realises he’s lost! The trees are almost impenetrable now, young boars are running through the woods and a river is blocking their way. What now? Luckily, Beaver has a solution. And so, after much sliding about in the mud, the friends finally find their way back home – cheered and fulfilled by their new woodland experiences and friendships.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-570-17761-7
Author:
Vera Schmidt
Pages:
80
Format:
17 x 24 cm
Age:
7+
Price:
€14.00
In deinem Herzen wohnt das Glück

In deinem Herzen wohnt das Glück (Joy in Your Heart)

What does it feel like to be happy or sad? The heart is far more than just a muscle, and...

What does it feel like to be happy or sad? The heart is far more than just a muscle, and it’s where all your emotions live. Inside it, there are mysterious caves and valves – it’s a place where feelings become real. Sometimes it’s quiet as a mouse, sometimes it pounds so hard that you can feel it right in your throat. It’s like a good friend, who is always by your side and ready to give you advice. And when you place your hand on the left side of your chest, you can feel it: your heart.

Reinhard Friedl is a cardiovascular surgeon who has operated on many thousands of hearts. He explains why joy resides in your heart, and why you should start listening to your heart from a young age. Because when we learn to listen to our heart, it can make us strong and ready to face what life throws at us.

• A moving, philosophical gift book about our most important sensory organ: the heart

• Why joy lives in your heart and why you should start listening to your heart from a young age

• Key message: the sooner you learn to listen to your heart, the richer and more colourful life will be

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-570-17824-9
Author:
Dr. med. Reinhard Friedl
Illustrator:
Maria Over
Pages:
40
Format:
24.5 x 24.5 cm
Age:
4+
Price:
€14.00
RalfTube Vom Lauch zur Legende

RalfTube Vom Lauch zur Legende (RalfTube - From Loser to Legend)

13-year-old Ralf dreams of becoming a famous YouTuber, and is desperate to impress Mia, the prettiest girl in the school,...

13-year-old Ralf dreams of becoming a famous YouTuber, and is desperate to impress Mia, the prettiest girl in the school, with his own videos. Oh, and he wouldn’t mind becoming rich and famous, either - or finally settling the argument with his arch-enemy Julian as to who’s the coolest of them all.

But what makes for a smash hit YouTube channel? Ralf - a creative newbie - makes his tentative entry into the World Wide Web, which is riddled with far more pitfalls than he could ever have imagined.

Silas Matthes’ “RalfTube” is a story of friendship, courage and dreaming big. Packed with boy-friendly comic-style illustrations, it’s designed to get them reading.

Your own YouTube channel: the dream comes true!

Modern, feisty and funny, this comic-style book is perfect for reluctant readers, too

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7513-0002-5
Author:
Silas Matthes
Illustrator:
Stefanie Wegner, Timo Müller-Wegner
Pages:
176
Age:
10+
Price:
€13.00
Und wo sind meine Punkte?

Und wo sind meine Punkte? (I’ve Lost My Spots!)

Faster than the wind! A picture book for all special small people....

Faster than the wind! A picture book for all special small people.

Mr Cheetah is perfectly contented. But one day the other animals start to make comments about him. A cheetah without spots - what kind of a cheetah is that? On the hunt for his spots, Mr Cheetah is teased and taunted until he feels quite worthless. But then he discovers his strong point: he can run. Faster than anyone! Suddenly all the other animals are envying the fastest creature in the world. But Mr Cheetah doesn’t care about their opinions any more. Now he is confident and proud to be the way he is!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7707-0234-3
Author:
Sinem Sasmaz
Illustrator:
Leonard Erlbruch
Pages:
32
Age:
4+
Price:
€15.00
LOGICO PRIMO-Rahmen

LOGICO PRIMO-Rahmen (LOGICO PRIMO - Learning Game)

LOGICO PRIMO is an educational game with self-checking for children, for learning in kindergarten, at preschool and at home. The...

LOGICO PRIMO is an educational game with self-checking for children, for learning in kindergarten, at preschool and at home. The LOGICO PRIMO board with 6 handy moveable buttons is designed for children from 3 to 6 years. Using LOGICO PRIMO learning cards, children practise concentration & perception, logical thinking, colours & shapes, numeracy, Reading Readiness, sequencing, sorting and classifying and language development.

LOGICO learning has received several international awards: Worlddidac Award, Distinguished Achievement Award of the AEP (Association of Educational Publishers, USA), Star Award for Design by China Toy Association, "Innovative Product“ by European Centre for Kindergarten Directors (Poland) etc.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
Author:
Richard Schneider
Format:
23x28cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€17.50
Rights sold to:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United States, Turkey, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Chile, Colombia
LOGICO PRIMO - Ästhetische Bildung

LOGICO PRIMO

Ästhetische Bildung (Aesthetic Education)

Aesthetic is a quality that fundamentally influences all human activity, perception and thinking. Aesthetic education expands perception in all areas...

Aesthetic is a quality that fundamentally influences all human activity, perception and thinking. Aesthetic education expands perception in all areas of life and helps children to become close observers and listeners. It stimulates creativity and imagination. The learning cards of LOGICO PRIMO “Aesthetic Education” offer children first aesthetic experiences focused on visual perception. When solving the assignments, children look closely and engage with visual works of art, with color scales and various painting and writing tools. This requires concentration, logical thinking and combining. In this way, thinking skills are also promoted.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
Author:
Julia Hiller
Age:
5+
Price:
€15.90
Rights sold to:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United States, Turkey, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Chile, Colombia
PraxisProfi Digitale Medien

PraxisProfi

Digitale Medien (Teaching Digital Media Skills)

They know how to use YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok before they learn how to read. For children, digital media mainly...

They know how to use YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok before they learn how to read. For children, digital media mainly consist of games and videos. The task of education is to teach children how to use digital media creatively and independently. Therefore, the modern curriculum includes teaching a strategic use of digital media. This handy flip-up book helps teachers to start teaching digital media and at the same time serves as a reference book.

It offers a compact, modular pool of ideas for the use of digital media in the classroom, such as getting to grips with tablets, doing research on the internet, working with learning apps, creating a stop-motion film, easy programming with Scratch or Calliope mini and more.

On each of the 27 double pages, teachers will find information on a digital medium or app and an example of its use.

Publisher:
Topic:
Academic book
Author:
Sandra Noa
Age:
8+
Price:
€19.90
Rights sold to:
Austria, Switzerland
Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung

Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (Education for Sustainable Development)

With this book, education professionals can introduce children to the UNESCO "Education for Sustainable Development" programme. ...

With this book, education professionals can introduce children to the UNESCO "Education for Sustainable Development" programme.

With hands-on materials including activity and project cards, children learn about environmental problems such as deforestation, climate change and more. They are encouraged to discuss and try things out for themselves, with age-appropriate stories, information and activities.

The relevant "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs) are listed at the beginning of every project.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
Author:
Naomi Wille, Matthias Kunstmann, Johanna Rummel, Prof. Dr. Gisela Lück
Age:
5+
Price:
€89.00
Rights sold to:
Austria, Switzerland