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Children's Books on Tour

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, 16 renowned publishers and imprints will be part of the Children’s Books on Tour collection. A total of 52 compelling titles will be displayed and promoted at about 15 foreign book fairs and at our foreign offices in China, the USA, Russia and India.

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The Enchanting Three Vol. 1

The Enchanting Three (Vol. 1)

Hoggs and Bear Courage

Hoggs the bear would love to be brave. But he is afraid of spiders and ghosts. And so Hoggs and...

Hoggs the bear would love to be brave. But he is afraid of spiders and ghosts. And so Hoggs and his best friend Poki the skunk decide to go on an adventure to practise being brave. They head for the abandoned witch’s house behind the bee field. Ugh, it’s certainly ghostly! In fact there’s a kettle bubbling quite scarily... “Anybody there?” asks Hoggs cautiously. Yes! Fips the rabbit urgently needs help. And – whoosh! – suddenly the friends find themselves right in the middle of a stormy but magical adventure...

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-401-71459-2
Author:
Stefanie Dahle
Illustrator:
Stefanie Dahle
Pages:
32
Format:
21.5 x 28.0 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€14.00
Rights sold to:
Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Russia
Benny Beaver Vol. 1

Benny Beaver (Vol. 1)

The Great Forest Adventure

Benny Beaver is involved in every adventure. Among other things, he’s a master builder. He’s always eager to learn something...

Benny Beaver is involved in every adventure. Among other things, he’s a master builder. He’s always eager to learn something new – in the forest and anywhere else. There’s a lot to learn about our environment and nature. This eventful tale about Benny Beaver and his friends Daisy Duck, Sally Squirrel and Manny Mole is great fun, as is the CD with its nature sounds.

What happens in the forest? Who creeps, crawls and flies here? And what trees, bushes and fungi grow here? A lively tale about the environment and nature for nursery school and first-year primary school children.

A picture-book tale, exciting and entertaining – as is the CD with its sounds from nature. Welcome to the world of Benny Beaver and his friends! Share their adventures in the forest and elsewhere!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-401-71567-4
Author:
Inge Marie Ramcke
Illustrator:
Christine Kugler
Pages:
32
Format:
21.5 x 28.0 cm
Age:
4+
Price:
€14.00
Rights sold to:
Denmark, Russia
Explorer Team Vol. 1

Explorer Team (Vol. 1)

The Adventure Begins!

For all fans of Escape Rooms, Exit Games and exciting stories. With this amazing book by Björn Berenz and Christoph...

For all fans of Escape Rooms, Exit Games and exciting stories. With this amazing book by Björn Berenz and Christoph Dittert, adventurers and puzzle fans aged 8+ will get far more than their money’s worth. Each volume contains a different diary with colour illustrations, puzzles and ideas for DIY and doodling, cutting out and competitions.

Join Lias, Mojo and Cookie on a mission to the Himalayas: together they must find out what has happened to Lias’s father. He disappeared six months ago and the only thing he left behind was his expedition diary, which is full of strange clues and puzzles. Only if you can decipher them will you be able to move onto the next stage. A great adventure awaits you! But you must be on your guard: the strange boy Tashi will follow you like a shadow. In the end, you must decide: how should the adventure continue for you and the Explorer Team? Hunt with Lias through the forgotten world. Go with Tashi to discover the eternal ice. Follow Cookie and Mojo through fire and lava. You will have to choose which of the Explorers you want to accompany on the next adventure. Lots of exciting puzzles and mysterious questions await you. Each mission will take the Explorers to their goal, and you will be with them all the way.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-401-60566-1
Author:
Björn Berenz, Christoph Dittert
Illustrator:
Philipp Ach
Pages:
160
Format:
13.5 x 20.5 cm
Age:
8+
Price:
€10.00
Rights sold to:
Greece
The Candy Guild Vol. 1

The Candy Guild (Vol. 1)

The Magic Pact

The most magical adventure since the discovery of chocolate! Do you believe in magic and miracles? Everyone in the little...

The most magical adventure since the discovery of chocolate! Do you believe in magic and miracles? Everyone in the little town of Belony takes magic and miracles for granted – everyone except Elina, who thinks it’s all a load of nonsense. That is, until her nervous neighbour Charlie happens to get hold of a bar of chocolate that has a very strange effect on her. Suddenly Elina is convinced that Charlie has fallen under a spell.

Of all people, it’s shy Robin who comes to the girl’s rescue. He is a member of a Candy Guild family – people who have the ability to create magic sweets that will help others. This is how he knows that only the mysterious Candy Guild can lift the curse on Charlie. With a suitcase full of magic sweets, the three of them set out on a dangerous quest. Because not everyone keeps to the pact that magic sweets should only be used to do good...

The Candy Guild. The Magic Pact is the first in a new series of magic-fantasy books for children aged 9+ – as enchanting as chocolate and as wild as a Christmas cracker!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-401-60533-3
Author:
Tanja Voosen
Illustrator:
Viktoria Gavrilenko
Pages:
272
Format:
14.9 x 21.0 cm
Age:
9+
Price:
€14.00
Rights sold to:
Russia
I Am the Squirrel

I Am the Squirrel

The squirrel takes us into its world and, on 7 double pages, shows us how and where it lives, what...

The squirrel takes us into its world and, on 7 double pages, shows us how and where it lives, what it eats and what it is especially good at. Warm-hearted illustrations and short texts explain basic connections and interrelationships between flora and fauna. With an awareness of nature conservation and sustainability, printed with natural inks on ecological cardboard, this is our 100% nature book.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-407-75806-4
Author:
Katrin Wiehle
Illustrator:
Katrin Wiehle
Pages:
16
Format:
17.2 x 22.3 cm
Age:
4+
Price:
€9.95
Krispin the Black Tomcat and the Most Powerful Spell in the World

Krispin the Black Tomcat and the Most Powerful Spell in the World

A nasty plan full of magic and sorcery. Strange things are happening on Bieleburg: a small cat almost drowns in...

A nasty plan full of magic and sorcery. Strange things are happening on Bieleburg: a small cat almost drowns in the castle moat and a black rooster is supposed to have laid an egg. What is the superstitious lord of the castle, wizard Medardus, up to? Animals and ghosts are worried and send the foundling cat Krispin, and his friend Little Chicken, to the castle to find out what Medardus is up to. But that is not going to be easy, because while Krispin weighs everything up, his companion always jumps right into the middle of the action...

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-407-75822-4
Author:
Wieland Freund
Illustrator:
Sabine Mielke
Pages:
240
Format:
17.5 x 24.6 cm
Age:
8+
Price:
€16.95
Clear the Stage for Ben

Clear the Stage for Ben!

Ben is in a crisis. At the annual school play he, of all people, gets the part of the prince....

Ben is in a crisis. At the annual school play he, of all people, gets the part of the prince. Now he has to appear in shiny leggings and, at the end, he even has to kiss Melissa, alias Snow White.

That’s something he just won’t do! And on top of that, the girls want to rewrite the play. The modern princess is supposed to manage the work of the dwarfs – but they should do the cleaning themselves. A plan is called for, because Ben won‘t put up with the fact that only the girls get to direct things.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-407-75479-0
Author:
Sabine Engel
Illustrator:
Barbara Jung
Pages:
72
Format:
13.4 x 20.0 cm
Age:
9+
Price:
€9.95
Paper Piano

Paper Piano

Sixteen-year-old Maia finds herself in an exciting phase of her life, but also a dangerous one: shortly before her A-levels....

Sixteen-year-old Maia finds herself in an exciting phase of her life, but also a dangerous one: shortly before her A-levels.

As one of three children, each with a different father, she is sometimes subject to ridicule, but she does not let people push her aside. Flippant, with two best girl friends and a little hip fat, she goes bravely through life. She is true to herself and stands by her friends, come what may. Maia writes down her emotions here, using pictures to fill in the blanks when she cannot find the right words. The style is both free and witty, sensitive and vulnerable – just like Maia herself.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-407-75579-7
Author:
Elisabeth Steinkellner
Illustrator:
Anna Gusella
Pages:
144
Format:
15.5 x 22.8 cm
Age:
15+
Price:
€14.95
Desperado

DESPERADO

Every morning Roy rides excitedly to kindergarten on his horse Desperado. But one day everything is different: the kindergarten has...

Every morning Roy rides excitedly to kindergarten on his horse Desperado. But one day everything is different: the kindergarten has been ransacked, the seesaw is broken and the swing has been torn down. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, Heidi the kindergarten teacher has been kidnapped by the evil bandit Black Beard! Roy and Desperado set off immediately to follow his tracks in the sand.

As experienced trackers, they find his secret hide-away in no time. But can they free Heidi? Roy wouldn’t be the bravest rider, and Desperado his most fearless of horses, if the two of them didn’t have a brilliant plan. By combining brainpower and horsepower, they manage to chase Black Beard away and bring Heidi home. What an adventure! Or, as Roy puts it: “just your average day at kindergarten”.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-446-26434-2
Author:
Ole Könnecke
Illustrator:
Ole Könnecke
Pages:
36
Format:
27.4 x 24.0 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€14.00
Rights sold to:
Italy, Russia, Spain
A tigger lives at my house

A TIGER LIVES AT MY HOUSE

Short stories to read aloud

Oskar is three and, over the course of a year, he has all kinds of adventures with his sister Klara...

Oskar is three and, over the course of a year, he has all kinds of adventures with his sister Klara and his stuffed animal Theo. He talks about colourful ‘labadoons’, playing puppet theatre with Dad, his summer holiday in the mountains with Grandma and Grandpa and how much he hates washing his hair.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-446-26215-7
Author:
Charlotte Inden
Illustrator:
Pe Grigo
Pages:
96
Format:
24.4 x 16.4 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€13.00
Rights sold to:
Russia
All you need

ALL YOU NEED

The 20 most important things in life

First of all, you need a great friend you can really rely on. And a mum who comforts and cares...

First of all, you need a great friend you can really rely on. And a mum who comforts and cares for you – even if she’s annoying sometimes. Another crucial item on the most-important-things list is an aunt or grandma who always has time to play. Every child should have their own room, bed and bike as well as a soft toy or pet animal to cuddle. And they should be able to cook their favourite meal and play an instrument.

Christoph Hein also illustrates why discoveries and inventions should be part of every child’s life, and why good stories, tears and being in love are all necessary for perfect happiness.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-446-26273-7
Author:
Christoph Hein
Illustrator:
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Pages:
96
Format:
22.0 x 14.4 cm
Age:
5+
Price:
€15.00
Rights sold to:
Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Spain
Run for your life

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE:

The Sneakers‘ Tour Around the World

When an unusual pair of sneakers is found at the Berlin Marathon, a reporter sets off on a different kind...

When an unusual pair of sneakers is found at the Berlin Marathon, a reporter sets off on a different kind of race: he wants to be the first to find out who wore these shoes, who designed them and where they were manufactured.

His journey takes him from brand designers in Germany to product pirates in China to cheap labour in Ethiopia. He discovers how the competition for resources, and cheap manufacturing, shape the complex structure of world trade. This book illustrates the mechanisms and connections of globalisation in the form of a gripping story.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-446-26217-1
Author:
Wolfgang Korn
Illustrator:
Birgit Jansen
Pages:
232
Format:
21.9 x 14.6 cm
Age:
12+
Price:
€15.00
Rights sold to:
Greece, Spain
The NO-U/nicorn

The NO-U/nicorn

Everyone in Heartswood is overjoyed when a cute little unicorn is born. But this unicorn is unlike any other. Cute...

Everyone in Heartswood is overjoyed when a cute little unicorn is born. But this unicorn is unlike any other. Cute as it looks, it doesn’t behave at all like the fairy-tale creature it is supposed to be. Its favourite word is “NO” – and all efforts to cuddle it and feed it juicy four-leafed clovers are met with a grumpy “NO!”

So it’s no surprise that one day the unicorn decides to break free of this candyfloss world and seek out its own adventures. On its journey it meets a racoon who never listens, a dog who doesn’t give a damn and a princess who’s always answering back. And they make a great team. Because even being stubborn is much more fun together!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-551-51841-5
Author:
Marc-Uwe Kling
Illustrator:
Astrid Henn
Pages:
48
Format:
27.4 x 22.3 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€13.00
Rights sold to:
Czechia, Denmark, France, Hungary, Iceland, Poland, China, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom
When I’m Angry

When I’m Angry

How do you control anger? Perhaps it can be cuddled away! Find out how in this delightful picture book –...

How do you control anger? Perhaps it can be cuddled away! Find out how in this delightful picture book – which also features lots of other tips for coping with anger.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-551-51838-5
Author:
Nanna Nesshöver
Illustrator:
Eleanor Sommer
Pages:
48
Format:
25.9 x 21.2 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€13.00
Rights sold to:
Denmark, South Korea, Romania, Taiwan, Turkey
Choco-cadabra: The Secret Theft

Choco-cadabra: The Secret Theft

Day after day, Amanda, Oskar and their friends work their fingers to the bone in an orphanage run by the...

Day after day, Amanda, Oskar and their friends work their fingers to the bone in an orphanage run by the nasty Agatha Stinkwort, manufacturing the famous ‘Choco-cadabra’ chocolate. Until one day they find a strange container with mysterious writing on it: the recipe for the legendary Happiness Cocoa! A frantic search for the seven ingredients begins...

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-551-65451-9
Author:
Maja von Vogel
Illustrator:
Franziska Harvey
Pages:
128
Format:
21.9 x 16.1 cm
Age:
7+
Price:
€9.99
Rights sold to:
Denmark, Turkey
Electric Fish

Electric Fish

Emma, along with her mother and siblings, has to move from Dublin to a rural part of northern Germany. She...

Emma, along with her mother and siblings, has to move from Dublin to a rural part of northern Germany. She misses Ireland, the Atlantic and her Irish grandparents. Even the Baltic Sea is no consolation. All Emma wants is to return to Ireland as soon as possible. Levin, a boy in her new class who’s facing his own problems, offers to help her. But after a while, it seems he doesn’t really want her to leave. And Emma herself starts to doubt the merits of her escape plan...

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-551-58404-5
Author:
Susan Kreller
Pages:
192
Format:
22.1 x 14.2 cm
Age:
12+
Price:
€15.00
Rights sold to:
Belgium, Netherlands
Stay Safe

Stay Safe!

Hygiene made easy – understandable for very little ones Everyone is sneezing and coughing. What’s happening? There are viruses floating...

Hygiene made easy – understandable for very little ones Everyone is sneezing and coughing. What’s happening? There are viruses floating in the air and sticking to things that people touch. If you don’t keep your distance, or if you touch your face with dirty fingers, you might get sick – and have to stay in bed.

But what can you do to prevent yourself and others from getting a virus? Stay at home, keep your distance, wear a mask, sneeze into your arm and into a tissue, and wash your hands!

• An important everyday topic: protecting yourself and others from diseases and viruses

• Supports parents in difficult situations and helps impart essential knowledge

• Children acquire important everyday knowledge to protect health

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-570-17839-3
Author:
Sandra Grimm
Illustrator:
Tessa Rath
Pages:
18
Format:
19.0 x 19.0 cm
Age:
2+
Price:
€10.00
Koalas Dream in the Treetops

Koalas Dream in the Treetops

Rock-a-bye koala, on the treetop... When children are tired, they go to bed. But do you know where koalas sleep?...

Rock-a-bye koala, on the treetop... When children are tired, they go to bed. But do you know where koalas sleep? How do elephants curl up when they’re tired? And what is the fat hippo’s favourite position to dream in?

In witty rhymes, Sabine Ludwig tells us all about the sometimes surprising sleep habits of animals around the world. With Kerstin Schoene’s delightful pictures, it’s the ideal book to read together when it’s time for bed.

• An entertaining picture book about going to sleep: perfect bedtime reading

• A fresh surprise on every page: exotic animals and funny verses

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-570-17778-5
Author:
Sabine Ludwig
Illustrator:
Kerstin Schoene
Pages:
40
Format:
21.0 x 27.0 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€14.00
Luis & Lena – The Gap of Horror

Luis & Lena – The Gap of Horror

The tooth fairy always rings twice. Twelve-year-old Luis’s first go at ice hockey has resulted in one less tooth in...

The tooth fairy always rings twice. Twelve-year-old Luis’s first go at ice hockey has resulted in one less tooth in his mouth. Instead, he now has a totally mad tooth fairy on his cheek, and he’s the only one who can see it – even though he doesn’t believe in any of that unscientific nonsense! But the irate apprentice fairy has a problem: if she doesn’t get hold of Luis’s tooth, she’ll lose her licence for ever.

But the Wild Boars have kept the gnasher as a trophy – and Luis really wants to join their gang. When his fellow pupil Lina comes to his aid, he dares to hope: will he manage to get rid of the embarrassing fairy, and be accepted by the Wild Boars?

• It’s every twelve-year-old’s nightmare: Luis is being pursued by an angry tooth fairy!

• A madcap story about a reluctant friendship, and what it means to stick together

• A new series for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Miles & Niles and Fletcher, aged 10+

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-570-17749-5
Author:
Thomas Winkler
Illustrator:
Daniel Stieglitz
Pages:
208
Format:
15.5 x 21.0 cm
Age:
10+
Price:
€13.00
Dusty Is the Best

Dusty Is the Best

Danger in the foggy bog. Paul’s little sister Carlotta is really looking forward to her first school trip. They’re planning...

Danger in the foggy bog. Paul’s little sister Carlotta is really looking forward to her first school trip. They’re planning a hike on the moors and a visit to the moor museum, where they’ll be able to see ancient bog bodies! Paul and a few of his classmates have been asked along, to help the teacher look after the younger children. And Dusty’s allowed to come too.

But the dog has been acting strangely lately: he keeps disappearing for hours, which isn’t like him at all. Luckily he’s back by the time the children start off on their walk: because what starts as a harmless excursion soon turns into a dangerous adventure – and only Dusty can save the day.

• Dusty becomes a life-saver

• Friendship, family, and a loyal dog who’s afraid of nothing

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-570-17748-8
Author:
Jan Andersen
Pages:
176
Format:
13.5 x 21.5 cm
Age:
10+
Price:
€10.00
Rights sold to:
Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia