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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

"Ich hab ein großes Aua!" sagt der kleine Dachs

"Ich hab ein großes Aua!" sagt der kleine Dachs ("I Have a Big Owie!" the Little Badger Says)

The little badger hurt himself while playing. Just a little bit, but it was frightening and the little badger urgently...

The little badger hurt himself while playing. Just a little bit, but it was frightening and the little badger urgently needs to be comforted. But how? The owl strokes him softly, the squirrel blows a kiss, but nothing seems to help. What is needed are a colourful plaster strip and a hug from Dad!

Constanze von Kitzing brings funny and quirky characters to life using bold colours and lots of attention to detail. Her books have received international awards and have been published in fourteen countries.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7373-5750-0
Author:
Constanze von Kitzing
Pages:
18
Age:
2+
Price:
€8.99
Rights sold to:
France, Turkey
Rosalein Schmetterschwein will fliegen

Rosalein Schmetterschwein will fliegen (Rosie Mariposy)

Rosie is pink and very tiny, and her tail is beautifully curly. She has one big dream – she wants...

Rosie is pink and very tiny, and her tail is beautifully curly. She has one big dream – she wants to fly from tree to tree. But how can she do that, without wings? Her friends laugh at her. After all, she is a, ahem, pig and not a bird. It will never work. But it is Rosie’s biggest wish. She does not give up, and keeps trying–her best friend Bo, the butterfly, firmly believes in her. Together, and with a dash of magic, the miracle finally happens…

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7373-5715-9
Author:
Stefanie Hahn
Illustrator:
Wiebke Rauers
Pages:
32
Age:
4+
Price:
€15.00
Das stumme Haus

Das stumme Haus (The Muted House)

In the apartment building where the twins Nikosch and Nini live, there's always something going on. Everyone knows each other,...

In the apartment building where the twins Nikosch and Nini live, there's always something going on. Everyone knows each other, kids grow up together. But from one day to the next, all doors stay closed; contact with other people is now too dangerous, because of this virus. The children are no longer allowed to play with each other, go outside or go to school… it feels like Groundhog Day. Bit by bit, the apartments become too cramped, and tensions rise, because everyday life is too stressful. But in the midst of this unnerving boredom, the twins notice something: in the fancy house on the opposite side of the street a torchlight flashes at night. Again and again. A morse code: SOS!

Hamburger Literaturpreis 2020

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7373-5825-5
Author:
Uticha Marmon
Pages:
208
Age:
9+
Price:
€14.00
Brombeerfuchs

Brombeerfuchs (Blackberry Fox)

Das Geheimnis von Weltende (The Secret of Worldsend)

Sometimes a fox is more than a fox. When Ben and Portia meet each other for the first time in...

Sometimes a fox is more than a fox. When Ben and Portia meet each other for the first time in the old bookshop in Conwy, they do not know that they will experience the biggest adventure of their lives together. Neither do they notice the red-headed man who is hiding behind a stack of books and whose shadow takes the shape of a fox: Robin Goodfellow. Cunningly, the shapeshifter tricks the children into opening a magical door for him. Nobody opens the portal to the Otherworld and goes unpunished, however…

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7373-5693-0
Author:
Kathrin Tordasi
Pages:
384
Age:
10+
Price:
€16.00
Rights sold area:
Commonwealth
Rights sold to:
United States, United Kingdom
Kindernaturführer - was lebt im Garten

Kindernaturführer - Was lebt im Garten? (Children's Nature Guide)

You might be surprised how many discoveries await you right on your doorstep, either in your nearest park or in...

You might be surprised how many discoveries await you right on your doorstep, either in your nearest park or in your own garden. This children’s nature guide introduces the 85 most important animals and plants for young readers. Every portrait is easily understandable and contains multitudes of interesting and funny facts as well as tips for observation and identification. The interactive part also features manuals for planting your own fruit and vegetables or attracting bees, hedgehogs and birds into the garden.

• Discovering nature – even in the middle of the city

• With interactive DIYs and tips for identification

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-440-17181-3
Author:
Bärbel Oftring
Illustrator:
Esther von Hacht
Pages:
112
Format:
19,3x13,2 cm
Age:
8+
Price:
€10.00
Die drei ??? Kids Rocky Beach

Die drei ??? Kids (The Three ??? Kids)

Riesen in Rocky Beach (Giants in Rocky Beach)

Justus, Peter and Bob are best friends – and detectives! Together the Three ??? are able to crack even the...

Justus, Peter and Bob are best friends – and detectives! Together the Three ??? are able to crack even the most difficult cases.

In this book, Rocky Beach has gained a new attraction: an artist has recreated the scenic beach town as miniature model village. But the opening ceremony goes wrong when the tiny counterpart of Giovanni’s ice cream parlour catches fire – and suddenly the real shop is burning as well. It seems like every event that happens in the model village happens in the real Rocky Beach as well. Who is behind this sabotage and to what end? The Three ??? Kids take on the case.

• Successful bestselling detectives series for more than 15 years

• Over 7 million books sold

• Strong brand with a wide-ranging product portfolio, including toys, merchandise and entertainment

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-440-16902-5
Author:
Ulf Blanck
Illustrator:
Udo Smialkowski
Pages:
128
Format:
18.5x12.5 cm
Age:
8+
Price:
€9.00
Rights sold area:
Latin America
Rights sold to:
Albania, Taiwan, Netherlands, Slovakia, Turkey
exit-das buch - tagebuch

#EXIT Das Buch (#EXIT The Book)

Tagebuch 29 (Diary 29)

A research team works for 28 weeks on a mysterious project. During the 29th week something unexpected happens and suddenly...

A research team works for 28 weeks on a mysterious project. During the 29th week something unexpected happens and suddenly everyone disappears. Only this diary remains – with 63 quizzes that you must solve to learn what happened!

To solve the quizzes you need: this book, a pencil, a smartphone, a tablet or computer with internet access, courage and good judgement. Everything is allowed: writing, drawing, folding, cutting or ripping – without a thought for the book – alone or in a team. On the internet, the solution codes are exchanged for keys. This opens the path to the next task. Only once you have cracked all the codes will you find out what happened. Live-escape feeling at the professional level - an EXIT book in a class of its own.

• The perfect escape-room feeling for your home – alone or in a team

• Over 4.5 million EXIT games and 250,000 books sold

• With titles for every age from 8 upwards

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-440-16037-4
Author:
Dimitris Chassapakis
Pages:
144
Format:
21.6x14.2x1.5 cm
Age:
16+
Price:
€12.99
Rights sold to:
France, Poland, Czechia, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Japan
Eklige Untermieter

Eklige Untermieter (Nasty Lodgers)

Schaben, Milben und Co - unsere heimlichen Mitbewohner (Cockroaches, Dust Mites and Co. – Our Secret Roommates)

The Mould-Bedbug family lives in a creepy old house, and they're not alone there. You don't want to look too...

The Mould-Bedbug family lives in a creepy old house, and they're not alone there. You don't want to look too closely at who else is living there: from lice in the wardrobeand worms in the toilet to cockroaches in the kitchen. Not to mention the hair follicle mite and the nocturnal silverfish. In this book children are delightfully acquainted with our top 20 nastiest lodgers, and learn a great deal about these fascinating animals that are less disgusting than they might seem at first glance.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-440-16988-9
Author:
Inga Marie Ramcke
Illustrator:
Folko Streese
Pages:
40
Format:
28,9 x 22,2 cm
Age:
5+
Price:
€15.00
Da Sein. Was fühlst du?

Da Sein. Was fühlst du? (Being There. How Do You Feel?)

Every child knows feelings of fear, joy, anger and sadness. Kathrin Schärer gives a face to 30 emotions in expressive...

Every child knows feelings of fear, joy, anger and sadness. Kathrin Schärer gives a face to 30 emotions in expressive animal pictures. A meerkat stands resolutely on a diving board: he is courageous. An ermine jiggles nervously from one foot to the other in the queue: she is impatient. Two piglets stare at a ghost with their eyes open and their mouths open – they are terrified. A little bear shyly hides behind his mother. In an offended pose, a chameleon crosses its arms. Angrily the rabbit stomps his paw.

A treasure chest of emotions, in which even the smallest readers can discover and recognise, name and distinguish feelings.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-446-26956-9
Author:
Kathrin Schärer
Pages:
64
Format:
17 x 21 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€12.00
Rights sold to:
Denmark, Italy
das kleine nein-schwein

Das kleine Nein-Schwein (The Little No Piggo)

NO! Piggo doesn’t want to get up! It’s cosy and warm in bed. That’s how it all starts. Because Piggo...

NO! Piggo doesn’t want to get up! It’s cosy and warm in bed. That’s how it all starts. Because Piggo has to get up. At least that’s what Mum says. And get dressed. And eat his porridge. And brush his teeth. But Piggo doesn’t want to. Not one little bit. No! No! No! Mum can say whatever she wants and scold Piggo as much as she wants. But Mum keeps quiet and puts Piggo on the back of her bike. Without his jacket and gumboots. They arrive at kindergarten much too late. And then Mum leaves again very quickly. Piggo’s tummy is rumbling and he’s cold too. Saying no today isn’t any fun at all! Will Mum come back soon? Yes, there she is! And finally, she takes Piggo into her arms!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-446-26823-4
Author:
Henrike Wilson
Pages:
32
Format:
24.5 x 24.5 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€14.00
Kater Liam.

Kater Liam (Tomcat Liam)

Ansichten eines Felltieres (Observations From a Furry Creature)

I am a tomcat – a big, beautiful red tabby. For many years now I’ve been observing humans and their...

I am a tomcat – a big, beautiful red tabby. For many years now I’ve been observing humans and their habits. And let’s face it – they’re rather strange! They give you food that tastes of bird or fish instead of mouse or rat. And they let that horrible wet water run straight down over their heads! Another mystery to cats is why they hold a piece of paper in front of their face instead of scratching it. Or why dark sofas aren’t considered a good place for cats like me to lie on. Really, it’s no wonder that humans think computers and glass tablets are great inventions, but mice and balls of wool aren’t. They simply don’t understand enough about life!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-446-26608-7
Author:
Jutta Bauer
Pages:
56
Format:
11.5 x 18 cm
Age:
All Ages
Price:
€10.00
Rights sold to:
Italy, Spain
Young Rebels

Young Rebels (Young Rebels)

25 Jugendliche, die die Welt verändern (25 Young People Who Are Changing the World)

They are fighting for the environment, minorities and equality, and are actively involved in campaigning against the gun lobby, discrimination...

They are fighting for the environment, minorities and equality, and are actively involved in campaigning against the gun lobby, discrimination and corruption. 25 young people fighting for a better world.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-446-26640-7
Author:
Benjamin Knödler, Christine Knödler
Illustrator:
Felicitas Horstschäfer
Pages:
160
Format:
16 x 24 cm
Age:
10+
Price:
€18.00
Rights sold to:
Spain, Turkey
Das Bücherschloss - Magische Bibliothek

Das Bücherschloss ( The Enchanted Book Castle 1)

Bd.1 Das Geheimnis der magischen Bibliothek (The Secret of the Magic Library)

The world of books is in danger....

The world of books is in danger.

Becky can hardly believe her luck: she, her father Professor Ignaz Librum and her chipmunk Lotti are going to live in a castle!

It’s a dream come true! But as Becky and her new friend Hugo discover the first time they go scouting around, this is no ordinary castle.

As if by magic, they stumble upon a secret floor with a huge library, where three magical beings have been waiting for years for someone truly special. Someone who can make contact with the world of books and save it from being forgotten …

In this gripping first part of a magical adventure series, a tough and tenacious girl moves into a castle and faces the biggest adventure of her life: a quest to save the magical world of books!

Wonderfully quirky magical beings, talking animals and a loyal friend stand side by side with a strong, brave female protagonist who kids aged 8+ will love.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7432-0656-4
Author:
Barbara Rose
Illustrator:
Annabelle von Sperber
Pages:
160
Format:
5.3 x 21.5 cm
Age:
8+
Price:
€9.95
Die Amazonas-Detektive Verschwörung im Dschungel

Die Amazonas-Detektive (Amazonas Detectives 1)

Bd. 1 Verschwörung im Dschungel (Jungle Plot)

The street urchin Pablo lives alone in an old ruined building in the city of Manaus. One day, his friend...

The street urchin Pablo lives alone in an old ruined building in the city of Manaus. One day, his friend Miguel, a student, disappears. When Pablo receives a distress call, he knows he has to go out into the dense jungle and find Miguel. With him are the intrepid Ximena and a highly intelligent dog. But what does this wondrous green world hold in store for the children? It soon becomes clear it’s not just the friends who are in danger, but the jungle itself.

Deep in the dense rainforest, the Amazon Detectives’ first case awaits. An exciting, entertaining new detective series for boys and girls aged 9+, with strong and highly contemporary environmental themes. Set in Brazil, it explores issues and topics such as climate action, environmental destruction, different cultures, the rainforest and the natural world.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7432-0854-4
Author:
Antonia Michaelis
Illustrator:
Sonja Kurzbach
Pages:
272
Format:
15.3 x 21.5 cm
Age:
9+
Price:
€12.95
Winstons geheimste Fälle Geisterschiff

Winstons geheimste Fälle (Winston’s Top Secret Cases 2)

Das Geisterschiff (Bd. 2) (The Ghost Ship)

Grandma Babushka is in hospital after being burgled by the feared Alster robbers – which means no more delicious homecooked...

Grandma Babushka is in hospital after being burgled by the feared Alster robbers – which means no more delicious homecooked meals for Winston for the foreseeable future. As if that weren’t enough, a valuable family heirloom disappeared during the robbery, and the police are completely at a loss. Winston decides to begin his own investigation. While he’s prowling about one night, he makes an astonishing discovery: a mysterious ship, flying a pirate flag and crewed by racoons, has landed on the shore of the lake …

A fun, exciting series for girls and boys about a feline detective! Who’s behind the robbery at Grandma Babushka's? Winston the tomcat has to help solve the case, and while poking around at night he comes across a mysterious ship with strange pirates on board …

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7432-0613-7
Author:
Frauke Scheunemann
Illustrator:
Nikolai Renger
Pages:
176
Format:
15.3 x 21.5 cm
Age:
10+
Price:
€10.00
Die spannende Welt der Viren und Bakterien

Die spannende Welt der Viren und Bakterien (The Fascinating World of Viruses and Bacteria)

Our hidden day-to-day companions...

Our hidden day-to-day companions

Did you know that bacteria are the only organisms that can survive without sun, and that one even lived to be 250 million years old? That mammals wouldn't exist without viruses, and that they are even present in our genes?

Biologists Karsten Brensing and Katrin Linke open the door to a fascinating world we've only had the vaguest idea of until now. From viruses, bacteria and fungi to hygiene and our immune system, they examine everything in meticulous detail and show how very tiny things can have a huge impact on our lives!

Where does life come from? What is a pandemic? How does our immune system work? What do we need to know about hygiene? The behavioural biologist and bestselling author Dr Karsten Brensing, famous from radio, TV and print media, and biologist and science journalist Katrin Linke present astonishing facts about viruses (like the coronavirus), bacteria and fungi based on the latest scientific research.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7432-0974-9
Author:
Karsten Brensing, Katrin Linke
Illustrator:
Nikolai Renger
Pages:
192
Format:
22.0 x 28.5 cm
Age:
9+
Price:
€16.95
Du bist so wundervoll, mein Schatz!

Du bist so wundervoll, mein Schatz! (You Are Wonderful!)

Mein Starkmacher-Buch (My Booster Book)

"You’re wonderful just as you are!": This board picture book makes it easy to aid and encourage children in their...

"You’re wonderful just as you are!": This board picture book makes it easy to aid and encourage children in their development. The warm-hearted and fun rhymes reassure them that they’re loved and supported, and each new step they take in this world is duly praised as the special event that it is. A book to help little ones grow up with confidence and courage!

• Encouraging and supporting children with love

• First gift book on the on the topical theme of self-confidence

• Unrivaled for the target group age

• Lovely rhymes and joyful illustrations

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-328-30040-3
Author:
Sandra Grimm
Illustrator:
Olga Strobel
Pages:
18
Format:
17 x 1.4 x 17.1 cm
Age:
2+
Price:
€17.99
Zehn, neun, acht - der Fuchs sagt gute Nacht

Zehn, neun, acht - der Fuchs sagt gute Nacht (Ten, Nine, Eight - The Fox Cub Says Goodnight)

In ten minutes it’ll be time for bed. The little fox and his friends aren’t tired at all, but there’s...

In ten minutes it’ll be time for bed. The little fox and his friends aren’t tired at all, but there’s no changing Daddy Fox’s mind.

So the little fox and his friends have ten eventful minutes left – for all kinds of things go on in Slumberwood just before dark! But adventures can be very tiring…

• A gentle story perfect for the nightly bedtime ritual

• A strong concept: one mouse after another leaves the story, until the little fox, too, decides it’s time for bed

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-328-30004-5
Author:
Silvia Schröer, Silke Schwarz
Illustrator:
Ramona Kaulitzki
Pages:
32
Format:
27 x 23 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€14.00
Wo bist du, kleiner Fuchs?

Wo bist du, kleiner Fuchs? (Where Are You, Little Fox?)

Each of these little books is an entertaining search game for very young children, helping them develop their fine motor...

Each of these little books is an entertaining search game for very young children, helping them develop their fine motor skills and teaching them to recognise and name their favourite animals. The right-hand side of each of the book's five double pages features a large built-in, die-cut flap made from a felt-like fabric. Behind these flaps, children can explore a variety of animals in bold and colourful scenes. Brief texts inspire children to find the animal on the cover of each book and discover what's behind the flaps.

• Features 5 large and soft fabric flaps

• 3 more titles available in the series

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-473-43872-3
Author:
Klara Tünner
Illustrator:
Federica Iossa
Pages:
12
Format:
13 x 13 cm
Age:
12 m +
Price:
€6.99
Jetzt aber dalli!

Jetzt aber dalli! (Come On, Get a Move On!)

Every family knows how stressful mornings can be. This picture book story playfully explores the parallel universes children and their...

Every family knows how stressful mornings can be. This picture book story playfully explores the parallel universes children and their parents get caught up in in the morning, and the ways different ideas and needs clash. To make things less hectic, bestselling author and child psychiatrist Jakob Hein has a simple but extremely helpful practical tip that families can easily recreate themselves: drawing coloured fields on a paper clock, to represent the most important activities – for example, 10 minutes for waking up and cuddling, 15 minutes to get dressed, and so on. The coloured fields on the clock face allow even very young children to see which activity is up next and how much time there is left until then. The funny story appeals to both parents and children and sets them up for a morning routine that is that little bit less stressful.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-473-46017-5
Author:
Jakob Hein
Illustrator:
SaBine Büchner
Pages:
32
Format:
21.5 x 30 cm
Age:
4+
Price:
€12.99