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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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Single title

Little Fritzi Fox

Little Fritzi Fox

The little fox Fritzi is looking for his mom. Can you help him find her? A lovely illustrated picture book...

The little fox Fritzi is looking for his mom. Can you help him find her? A lovely illustrated picture book for little ones, with large flaps and an easy text for playing along!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-649-63496-6
Author:
Henrike Wilson
Illustrator:
Henrike Wilson
Pages:
32
Format:
16.9 x 17.0 cm
Age:
1+
Price:
€14.00
Monsters

Monsters

Saturday morning, 5:47 am. Joschi is wide awake – but sadly, Mum and Dad aren’t. And Joschi really, really wants...

Saturday morning, 5:47 am. Joschi is wide awake – but sadly, Mum and Dad aren’t. And Joschi really, really wants to listen to an audiobook. But he can only do that in the living room. And there are monsters... But when the monsters go after Trinchen the rabbit’s carrots, Joschi plucks up all his courage and blocks their way.

Knock, Platsch und Pong are cupboardcrawlers – so called because they crawl into the human world through one cupboard, and out again through another. The three of them would really like to get back to their own world right away, but not every cupboard is suitable for crawling. Can Joschi help them find the right one...?

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-649-63310-5
Author:
Stephan Pricken
Illustrator:
Stephan Pricken
Pages:
32
Format:
24.0 x 30.8 cm
Age:
4+
Price:
€14.00
Memento Monstrum – Careful, it Bites!

Memento Monstrum

Careful, it Bites!

Count Dracula believes his end is nigh: a weekend alone with his three grandchildren – how is he supposed to...

Count Dracula believes his end is nigh: a weekend alone with his three grandchildren – how is he supposed to survive that?!

But then they get their hands on the old photo album and all of a sudden, Grandpa Dracula is a pretty cool guy! Because only he knows that the enormous Yeti is really a girl Yeti, who dreams of becoming a ballerina. And that a werewolf was the best drummer of all time, and a sea-monster once broke all the swimming records at the Olympic Games.

The reasonably true memoirs of Count Dracula – tales to delight the whole family!

• 9,000 copies sold

• Second title planned for 2022

"A masterpiece on the outside and inside. ‚Memento Monstrum‘ couldn’t have succeeded in a better way: fondly drawn illustrations, loveable creatures, and a very likeable vampire grandpa will melt everyone’s heart." (Kinderbuch-Couch.de)

"'Memento Monstrum' is a book for the whole family, to read aloud or on your own, in which characters from literature like Sherlock Holmes or Van Helsing winkingly have an entrance and are interpreted with a new twist." (Buchmarkt)

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-649-63010-4
Author:
Jochen Till
Illustrator:
Wiebke Rauers
Pages:
200
Format:
19.2 x 23.6 cm
Age:
9+
Price:
€18.00
Rights sold to:
Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Rulantica (Vol. 1) The Hidden Island

Rulantica (Vol. 1)

The Hidden Island

Aquina the mermaid has always felt different to the other merpeople of Rulantica. Not long after her twelfth birthday, she...

Aquina the mermaid has always felt different to the other merpeople of Rulantica. Not long after her twelfth birthday, she learns something incredible: she has a twin brother. Mats is a human boy! And right now, he’s in great danger. There is no holding Aquina back – she has to find her true family before it’s too late.

Mats has grown up in an orphanage, since he was found on the beach as a baby. He’s always been afraid of the sea and the water. But he has no idea that he’s about to dive headlong into the greatest adventure of his life!

When Mats and Aquina meet, they fulfil a centuries-old prophecy by the Nordic gods – and it may mean either the salvation or the end of the whole island world of Rulantica...

• In cooperation with Europa-Park

• 40,000 copies sold, 3 titles planned

"'Rulantica. The Hidden Island' is just as exciting, bubbling and beautiful as the sea that is home to the young mermaid Aquina." (Main-Echo)

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-649-62722-7
Author:
Michaela Hanauer
Illustrator:
Helge Vogt
Pages:
336
Format:
15.4 x 21.8 cm
Age:
10+
Price:
€15.00
Rights sold to:
France, Italy, Russia
LOGICO PRIMO – Learning Game

LOGICO PRIMO – Learning Game

LOGICO PRIMO is an educational game with self-checking for children from 3 to 6 years old, for learning in kindergarten,...

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

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

LOGICO PRIMO – Learn about Coding

With LOGICO PRIMO, children will enjoy learning and practising basic skills. Each LOGICO PRIMO set features 16 cards with motivating...

With LOGICO PRIMO, children will enjoy learning and practising basic skills. Each LOGICO PRIMO set features 16 cards with motivating assignments appropriate for the child’s age. Roby, the friendly little robot, accompanies preschool children through the first steps of coding and programming.

When solving the tasks, the children answer questions such as: What do I have to do so that Roby can complete the tasks? Which steps are necessary? Do I have to follow a certain order? This way, children can experience the individual steps and aspects of coding in a playful way.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
Author:
Marlit Kraus
Illustrator:
Michaela Weiß
Age:
5+
Price:
€15.50
Rights sold to:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, Turkey, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Chile, Colombia
LOGICO PRIMO - First Math with Pictures

LOGICO PRIMO - First Math with Pictures

Each LOGICO PRIMO set features 16 cards with motivating assignments appropriate for the child’s age. The title „First Math in...

Each LOGICO PRIMO set features 16 cards with motivating assignments appropriate for the child’s age. The title „First Math in Pictures“ introduces children aged 5 and above to the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. All tasks are shown in pictures and related to everyday life. Children learn addition by collecting items, subtraction by sharing things etc.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
Author:
Britta Vorbach
Illustrator:
Nadine Bougie
Age:
5+
Price:
€15.50
Rights sold to:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, Turkey, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Chile, Colombia, Canada, United States
Education for Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Development

With this book, education professionals can introduce children to the UNESCO „Education for Sustainable Development“ programme.With hands-on materials, such as...

With this book, education professionals can introduce children to the UNESCO „Education for Sustainable Development“ programme.With hands-on materials, such as 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 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:
Matthias Kunstmann, Naomi Wille, Johanna Rummel
Illustrator:
Antje Bohnstedt
Age:
5+
Price:
€89.00
Rights sold to:
Austria, Switzerland
The Miracle of Metamorphosis

The Miracle of Metamorphosis

Colourful meadows bloom in their fullest splendour. Among the dandelions and poppies, beautiful butterflies flutter about. In this book, you...

Colourful meadows bloom in their fullest splendour. Among the dandelions and poppies, beautiful butterflies flutter about. In this book, you can experience up close the miracle of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Featuring several slider, pop-up and turntable effects, including one on the cover.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7373-5695-4
Author:
Hans Christian-Schmidt
Illustrator:
Andreas Német
Pages:
12
Format:
20.3 x 20.0 cm
Age:
2+
Price:
€13.99
The Stories of the Story of the Penguin

The Stories of the Story of the Penguin

This is the story of a penguin who finds a home with a boy. The boy’s name is Emanuel. The...

This is the story of a penguin who finds a home with a boy. The boy’s name is Emanuel. The penguin’s is Aptenodytes Pennantii. The story has three endings. A sad one (which nobody wants to read). A happy one (which is not very believable). And a true one – in which Emanuel’s father finds a new wife, Emanuel gets a new teacher, and the penguin falls head over heels in love with the neighbour’s cat...

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7373-5717-3
Author:
Christine Nöstlinger
Illustrator:
Barbara Jung
Pages:
144
Format:
21.8 x 14.7 cm
Age:
8+
Price:
€12.00
Rights sold to:
France, China, Russia
Blackberry Fox – The Secret of Worldsend

Blackberry Fox

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. Nor 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:
364
Format:
15.2 x 21.8 cm
Age:
10+
Price:
€16.00
Vortex – The Day the World was Torn Apart

Vortex

The Day the World was Torn Apart

The year is 2099 and it is the most important day of Elaine’s life: she is taking part in the...

The year is 2099 and it is the most important day of Elaine’s life: she is taking part in the annual vortex race. During this competition, dozens of young people race around the globe – but not on foot. They move through the vortices that transformed and almost destroyed the world some decades ago. Jumping into a vortex is potentially fatal.

If you manage it, however, the vortex will transport you from one place to another within seconds, like a secret portal. Only the best competitors can become professional vortex runners – something Elaine has aspired to for a very long time. But the moment she succeeds, her allegiances are tested; and the person responsible is a boy who used to be her idol, but who turns out to be completely different from what she’d expected...

“Vortex is a fast-paced journey through an entirely new world, a captivating firework of ideas with a strong heroine. I couldn’t put it down.” Ursula Poznanski

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7373-4186-8
Author:
Anna Benning
Pages:
496
Format:
21.5 x 14.0 cm
Age:
12+
Price:
€17.00
Rights sold to:
Poland, Russia
Korny in Preschool

Korny in Preschool

Six illustrated stories about Korny’s new preschool feature sweet episodes drawn from everyday life to look at and read aloud....

Six illustrated stories about Korny’s new preschool feature sweet episodes drawn from everyday life to look at and read aloud.

Korny is new to preschool and joins the Blue Polka Dot group. There are so many wonderful things to play with, and Korny makes new friends there too: Kati, for example, who is always helpful, and Paul, who is very clever. Only Eugene is sometimes mean. But then Bella the teacher steps in and helps resolve the tension. Korny particularly enjoys gymnastics. Paul takes a tumble while jumping, and everyone is worried. Paul has hurt himself, but thankfully it’s not serious. And soon Korny turns his attention to the next game with his preschool friends: scooter taxi!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7478-0016-4
Author:
Susanne Göhlich
Illustrator:
Susanne Göhlich
Pages:
96
Format:
24.3 x 17.9 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€12.99
Bittermoon‘s Bay

Bittermoon‘s Bay

For as long as he can remember, Jukka has been living alone in a lonely bay with his foster father...

For as long as he can remember, Jukka has been living alone in a lonely bay with his foster father Bittermoon. Whenever Bittermoon isn‘t sitting in his rocking chair on the roof of his boat, smoking his pipe, he likes to enjoy his treasures. And his most cherished treasure is a heart of glass resting in state on a velvet cushion in his captain‘s cabin. But sometimes Jukka can‘t help wondering about the faraway places beyond the vast desert that borders his beach...

One day, Kandidel Wind, the travelling saleswoman, arrives with her daughter Lila. To Jukka‘s great surprise, Bittermoon already knows Kandidel. While the kids need some time to get used to each other, the adults quickly rekindle their old love. But after a heated argument between the adults, Kandidel disappears – and the heart of glass disappears with her. Bittermoon is sick with anguish about his stolen heart. Since his happiness seems to depend on it, Jukka and Lila decide to steal the heart back. And Jukka is determined to finally discover the big world beyond the bay. The two kids, who have become fast friends, start their journey to the White Mountains, Lila and Kandidel‘s home. But Jukka and Lila will have to go through many adventures before they arrive there and uncover the truth.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7478-0019-5
Author:
Maike Prechtel
Illustrator:
Florentine Prechtel
Pages:
288
Format:
15.9 x 21.8 cm
Age:
10+
Price:
€16.99
The Dream Sailor – 3 3 Goodnight Stories

The Dream Sailor

33 Goodnight Stories

Little Dream Sailor voyages through the big cloud sea, fishing for dreams. Dreams that transport kids into the worlds of...

Little Dream Sailor voyages through the big cloud sea, fishing for dreams. Dreams that transport kids into the worlds of animals, magic creatures and little adventurers. Comforting for the whole family at the end of a long day! Dream Sailor finds 33 quite different stories and tells them in a very calming way - on one page only, completed by a full page illustration. Complemented by enchanting illustrations that open the doors for kids to enter their “Land of Dreams“.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7432-0455-3
Author:
Anna Taube, Barbara Rose
Illustrator:
Betina Gotzen-Beek
Pages:
80
Format:
21.0 x 28.0 cm
Age:
4+
Price:
€12.95
Moonshine Dragon and Monster Shock

Moonshine Dragon and Monster Shock

On a peaceful, clear moonlit night, Philipp lies in bed, counting the stars quietly. All of a sudden, he hears...

On a peaceful, clear moonlit night, Philipp lies in bed, counting the stars quietly. All of a sudden, he hears a rustling sound coming from under his bed. From an open book, its pages are flipping rapidly. The next moment – Philipp can’t believe his eyes – a tiny dragon flies out of the story, calling for help. Just as Phillip decides to help the dragon, he shrinks to the dragon’s size. This and other exciting stories of dragons, monsters and planets far, far away illustrate that friendship, bravery and courage count much more than being big.

Cornelia Funke‘s 70 books for children and young adults have been translated into over 50 languages and reached a worldwide readership of more than 31 million. We‘re more than excited that Cornelia Funke received the (well-deserved!) German Children’s Literature Special Award for Lifetime Achievement 2020!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7432-0615-1
Author:
Cornelia Funke
Illustrator:
Daniela Kohl
Pages:
128
Format:
15.3 x 21.5 cm
Age:
5+
Price:
€12.00
Hey, Milla – My Secret Magic Summer

Hey, Milla

My Secret Magic Summer

9-year-old Milla can’t read. She doesn’t see words, only cheeky ants swarming across the pages. Her dad enrols Milla in...

9-year-old Milla can’t read. She doesn’t see words, only cheeky ants swarming across the pages. Her dad enrols Milla in a holiday course in the mountains – so what? No worries! Why should Milla let her dad know that she actually plans to run away?

TV and Film producer Katherina Schöde (Script writer and Producer of Kerstin Gier’s “Ruby Red” trilogy) creates a confident, fresh, wild and brave young heroine with a big heart. Milla is very easy to identify with, she shows kids they are not alone with all the difficulties. Nobody but you can measure your life. A blazing plea for inclusion! Milla understands why being happy is much more important than any achievement.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7432-0739-4
Author:
Katharina Schöde
Illustrator:
Lisa Hänsch
Pages:
208
Format:
15.3 x 21.5 cm
Age:
8+
Price:
€9.95
Cryptos

Cryptos

Kerrybrook is Jana’s favourite virtual escape. An idyllic fishing village with beautiful nature and, every now and then, a fresh...

Kerrybrook is Jana’s favourite virtual escape. An idyllic fishing village with beautiful nature and, every now and then, a fresh breeze from the nearby sea. Jana is this world’s designer and overseer: she’s satisfied with her masterpiece. It’s her best work so far. Until one day, a dead body is found – in both ‘Virtual Reality’ and the real world.

In times of climate change, VR is the only safe place for humankind. That’s why Jana needs to solve the crime: she’s responsible for stopping the destruction. Where do we go when Nowhere is the only destination left?

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7432-0615-1
Author:
Ursuala Poznanski
Pages:
448
Format:
14.0 x 21.5 cm
Age:
14+
Price:
€19.95
The Alpaca Needs to Do a Poo

The Alpaca Needs to Do a Poo

The alpaca needs to do a poo. It’s desperate. It can’t wait! But will it manage to find a loo...

The alpaca needs to do a poo. It’s desperate. It can’t wait! But will it manage to find a loo In time, or will it be too late?

• A humorous tale about every travelling parent’s nightmare.

• From the best-selling duo who created The Little Owl

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7891-1387-1
Author:
Susanne Weber
Illustrator:
Tanja Jacobs
Pages:
12
Format:
16.9 x 17.0 cm
Age:
1.5+
Price:
€6.00
The Golden Tortoise

The Golden Tortoise

A fairy-tale parable by one of Germany‘s best loved and most successful children‘s authors, Paul Maar. With magical illustrations by...

A fairy-tale parable by one of Germany‘s best loved and most successful children‘s authors, Paul Maar. With magical illustrations by Eva Muggenthaler.

Princess Bea’s favourite pet is Rosemarie the tortoise, who has a beautiful golden shell. One day the cat tells Rosemarie that there is some writing on the shell, and from that moment on, she can’t rest. She MUST find out what it says. But none of the other animals can tell her, because they can’t read. Only when she is dropped from the sky is the mystery finally solved.

• Secret clues and animals, coupled with the frisson of getting lost and finding your way back home: it‘s a potent mixture which is guaranteed to ap peal to all child readers.

• Destined to become another Paul Maar classic.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7891-2101-2
Author:
Paul Maar
Illustrator:
Eva Muggenthaler
Pages:
32
Format:
22.3 x 28.4 cm
Age:
4+
Price:
€14.00