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CBOT2021

Children's Books on Tour Autumn 2021

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, 18 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 around 15 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, Denmark
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Rick Nautilus / Rick Nautilus

Band 1 SOS aus der Tiefe / Book 1 SOS from the Deep

Rick Nautilus is the youngest and coolest explorer and sea adventurer on the Seven Seas. He lives on a fantastic...

Rick Nautilus is the youngest and coolest explorer and sea adventurer on the Seven Seas. He lives on a fantastic submarine called Nautilus with his friends Ava and Emilio. They are heading for an undiscovered island when they come across a mysterious bottle – with a message in it! It is a call for help, and a string attached to the bottle leads them down into the depths of the ocean … What secrets and possible dangers await them down there? The three friends are eager to find out! Ulf Blanck, born in 1962, is the author of books in the vastly successful children’s books series “The Three ??? Kids”. He has published more than 120 books and produced audio versions of those books. He is a passionate sailor and lives near Hamburg.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7373-4234-6
Author:
Ulf Blanck
Illustrator:
Timo Grubing
Pages:
144
Format:
14.0 x 21.5
Age:
8+
Price:
€ 9.00
Rights sold to:
Denmark
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 – ahem – a 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, they finally work a miracle ...

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7373-5715-9
Author:
Stefanie Hahn
Illustrator:
Wiebke Rauers
Pages:
32
Format:
23 x 30
Age:
4+
Price:
€ 15.00
Rights sold to:
Finland
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 are about to have 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…

Follow Kathrin Tordasi into a world in which magical secrets lurk behind every blackberry bush!

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7373-5693-0
Author:
Kathrin Tordasi
Pages:
384
Format:
14.8 x 21.5 cm
Age:
10+
Price:
€ 16.00
Rights sold area:
Commonwealth
Rights sold to:
United States, United Kingdom, Romania
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Kitzeln kann man sich nicht allein / You Can’t Tickle Yourself

It’s often good to be alone, and there are quite a few things you can do alone: sit in a...

It’s often good to be alone, and there are quite a few things you can do alone: sit in a tree and look around, read, make noise or stand on one leg. But no matter how many times you try, you can’t tickle yourself. It just doesn’t work! And there is something much more beautiful that you can’t do alone either. And for that the children even forget about tickling …

“It puts physical contact in the foreground and encourages children to play, copy and try things out. In play they learn that although it is often good to be alone, there are many beautiful things that can only be experienced together.”

Carmen Schwarz, anzeiger

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7026-5956-1
Author:
Heinz Janisch
Illustrator:
Helga Bansch
Pages:
32
Format:
25.3 × 21
Age:
3+
Price:
€ 16.00
Rights sold to:
China
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Kali kann Kanari / Kali Can Canary

On the balcony of the apartment where Lisbeth and Kali live with their mother, with Grandma Magda and Grandpa Udini,...

On the balcony of the apartment where Lisbeth and Kali live with their mother, with Grandma Magda and Grandpa Udini, a cockatiel is sitting and pecking popcorn. The children bring it into the house, because (of course) they want to keep it. But that’s not so easy. It turns out that the cockatiel has escaped from a supervised flat-sharing community for young people. And that’s where Kentucky, Lisbeth’s archenemy from her class, lives.

From then on, nothing feels right anymore: what Kentucky tells everyone about his family is obviously not true. Mika, Lisbeth’s best friend, suddenly becomes friends with Kentucky and Lisbeth feels betrayed. Dad works as an Asian noodle box. But, as often in life, opening up to each other helps: Lisbeth and Mika find out, how important their friendship is to them, but that they can also include others. And Lisbeth realises that she feels sympathy for Kentucky, even if that's not the most convenient thing to feel right now.

“Very, very funny, incredibly well told and linguistically a dream!”

Johannes Kößler, ORF Good Morning Austria

“A moving and stirring story about friendship and enmity.”

Christian Kühn, Oldenburg Children’s and Youth Book Fair

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7026-5958-5
Author:
Michael Roher
Pages:
144
Format:
21 × 14,3
Age:
8+
Price:
€ 14.00
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Ein Kuchen für das Krokodil / A Cake for the Crocodile

The mouse is planning something big: she wants to bake a cake for the crocodile as a birthday present. She...

The mouse is planning something big: she wants to bake a cake for the crocodile as a birthday present. She has set her sights high – after all, the cake has to be big and the mouse is small. And besides, it has to be the best cake in the world. Fortunately, the bear helps out. In the end, the dough is not quite perfect and so the mouse gathers together all the goodies she can think of. She's so loaded up that she can't see anything and trips over the cord of the mixer. Everything ends up in the dough. Oh my! What a silly mistake. The mouse is furious. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with the cake anymore. She doesn’t want anything at all anymore.

But the bear puts the dough in the oven, loads the finished cake, including the mouse, onto his motorcycle and off they go to the birthday party. The mouse is anxious: will anyone eat her cake?

A fast-paced story which shows that mistakes sometimes lead to an unexpectedly positive outcome; amazing illustration technique that combines the traditional look of linocut with digital processing.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7026-5957-8
Author:
Claudia Wirth
Pages:
32
Format:
21 × 28
Age:
4+
Price:
€ 16.00
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Monster / Monster

Everything around him is still the same as before: everyday life with his mother, the routes through the city, school,...

Everything around him is still the same as before: everyday life with his mother, the routes through the city, school, classmates, the theater group. But Felix has changed since his swimming coach crossed a line that no one is allowed to cross without consent. Felix was blindsided and since then he has felt dirty, worthless and unlovable. The memory haunts him like a monster that appears when he least expects it. Felix is desperate to keep what has happened a secret – he feels ashamed. He withdraws from the people around him and when friends get close to him, he becomes aggressive. Only with his schoolmate Alva and with his grandparents does he feel safe. But the monster won’t rest until Felix’s secret comes to light.

“An insanely good and important book for young people that addresses a difficult subject superbly and incredibly sensitively.”

Welt_erlesen

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7026-5959-2
Author:
Brigitte Jünger
Pages:
168
Format:
14.3 × 21.3
Age:
13+
Price:
€ 17.00
exit-das buch - tagebuch

#EXIT Das Buch / #EXIT The Book

Tagebuch 29 / Diary 29

There are more than 12 "escape" books in Kosmos's EXIT series, which caters for many different levels of reading ability...

There are more than 12 "escape" books in Kosmos's EXIT series, which caters for many different levels of reading ability with titles for all ages from 8 upwards. For some of the books you need to use the internet to solve the puzzles, and for others you need paper and scissors.

In this particular title 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 and 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
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Tomatenfrosch und blauer Drache / Tomato Frog and Blue Dragon

Big, small, common and rare animals meet here for an unusual rendezvous: they are grouped by the colour of their...

Big, small, common and rare animals meet here for an unusual rendezvous: they are grouped by the colour of their feathers, fur, skin or scales. There are the yellow ones, the red ones, the green ones and many more – and all of them want to be re-discovered from their best side. The impressive animal photos are accompanied by fascinating background information and brief profiles. A captivating large-format picture book.

Andrea Köhrsen, by nature a graphic artist, has a creative and unusual perspective on the world of animals. With incredible instinct, she manages to effectively set the scene für each animal.

• More than 400 animals from across the globe – sorted by colour

• Stunning non-fiction picture book with fascinating animal photos and background information

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-440-17184-4
Author:
Andrea Köhrsen
Pages:
40
Format:
30,9x25,3
Age:
6+
Price:
€ 20.90
Kindernaturführer - was lebt im Garten

Kindernaturführer / Children's Nature Guide

Was lebt im Garten? / What Lives in the Garden

Our children's nature guides with over 15 volumes on subjects like garden birds, flowers, trees, and the stars have sold...

Our children's nature guides with over 15 volumes on subjects like garden birds, flowers, trees, and the stars have sold over 500,000 copies in total. They bring children closer to the natural world and inspire them to discover and learn. 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 a multitude 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 and 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

This is one of Germany's bestselling series, featuring over 90 books. Each book can be read as a standalone adventure...

This is one of Germany's bestselling series, featuring over 90 books. Each book can be read as a standalone adventure in this detective series.

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 miniature version 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.

• This detective series has been a bestseller for over 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:
Taiwan, Netherlands, Slovakia
loewe-rittermut-und-drachenblut

Rittermut und Drachenblut / Knight’s Guts and Dragon Blood

Geschichten von Cornelia Funke / Funke Tales

Whether it’s a cunning dragon who sings his attackers to sleep or a princess who becomes a feared tournament opponent,...

Whether it’s a cunning dragon who sings his attackers to sleep or a princess who becomes a feared tournament opponent, brave mouse knights who get up to all kinds of tricks, or a dragon who is fed up with over-zealous knights – everyone can take their fate into their own hands! In five stories, children learn about the exciting world of knights, dragons and princesses from a completely different perspective.

“The title is a real highlight for this new generation of children accustomed to diverse media, many of whose reading habits have have changed radically in many cases.”

EKZ Library Service

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7432-0616-8
Author:
Cornelia Funke
Illustrator:
Daniela Kohl
Pages:
128
Format:
15.3 × 21.5
Age:
7+
Price:
€ 12.00
t-wie-tessa-eins

T wie Tessa / ‘T’ for Tessa

Plötzlich Geheimagentin (Bd. 1) / Secret Agent by Surprise (Book 1)

T(op secret!)...

T(op secret!)

The new secret agent series combines coolness, a touch of romance, and a tonne of humor as Tessa stumbles into her first secret agent mission. Together with her Mongolian gerbil Hector, a talking sidekick, Tessa soon turns into a top-notch spy. Of course, she still retains her chaotic nature, making for lots of comical situations!

“(...) A somewhat wacky teenager and a somewhat overconfident rodent suddenly find themselves on the greatest adventure of their lives and Tessa, as a naive amateur, gets to show the full professionals what she’s made of. Add to that a dash of first love, a few clichés and situation comedy – and you have a hit read that is sure to captivate many girls."

wienerzeitung.at

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7432-0392-1
Author:
Frauke Scheunemann
Illustrator:
Inka Vigh
Pages:
240
Format:
15.4 × 21.2
Age:
11+
Price:
€ 12.95
loewe-wolkenponys

Die Wolkenponys / Magic Cloud Ponies

Das Geheimnis der Edelsteine (Band 1) / The Gemstones’ Secret (Book 1)

Lotti has just moved to Wetterstein, as her family has inherited Grandma Luna’s beautiful big house. Lotti finds a thick...

Lotti has just moved to Wetterstein, as her family has inherited Grandma Luna’s beautiful big house. Lotti finds a thick book on the shelf – the book of magical ponies. And just as she is about to open it, a dainty little bracelet with four precious stones falls out. Not long afterwards, an unknown pony appears at the horse farm. It won’t let anyone touch it – except Lotti. And then the pony starts talking to her! The pony is called Whirlwind because it comes from a magical land. And the land of Light Blue is in great danger. Only Lotti, who is magically connected to the pony, can help now.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7432-0786-8
Author:
Barbara Rose
Illustrator:
Jutta Berend
Pages:
80
Format:
15.3 × 21.5
Age:
7+
Price:
€ 8.95
loewe-das-dorf-eins

Gestrandet auf der Smaragdinsel (Bd. 1) / Stranded on Emerald Island (Book 1)

Das Dorf - Ein Loewe Wow!-Abenteuer aus der Welt von Minecraft / The Village - Loewe Wow! meets 'Minecraft'

In the village on the edge of the canyon, there is never a dull moment. Nightwalkers (zombies), bangers (monsters) and...

In the village on the edge of the canyon, there is never a dull moment. Nightwalkers (zombies), bangers (monsters) and other dangers threaten the peace, but the villagers know how to defend themselves, however, they are not armed against the pranks of Nano, the son of the village protector Primo. Nano loves to play tricks on the villagers, which leads to many exciting adventures. But this time he takes it too far and causes chaos in the village: The snow golem he built devastates the entire village! To remain undiscovered and escape punishment, Nano and and his best friend Maffi hide in a boat that suddenly drifts out to sea without a rudder! The two are stranded on an island, which is not as deserted as it seems at first. Because when it gets dark, the familiar Minecraft monsters crawl out of the caves. Maffi and Nano must now find a way to escape the monsters and, of course, find their way back home. In the end, they succeed with the help of a stranger, but when they arrive in the village, no one believes what they have experienced. Everyone thinks the adventure they have had is just a fictional story.

"(...) convinces with a lot of action, humor and cool illustrations in the the familiar Minecraft look. The perfect mixture for all fans of the computer game and of adventure stories!" Kufsteinblick

Karl Olsberg earned his doctorate with a thesis on artificial intelligence, was a management consultant, manager at a TV station and founded several start-ups. His first novel, "The System," was published in 2007 and immediately made it onto the Spiegel bestseller list. Since then, he has not only successfully written novels for adults, but also for teenagers and children. His thriller "Boy in a White Room" was nominated for the German Youth Literature Award 2018. The author lives with his family in Hamburg.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7432-1121-6
Author:
Karl Olsberg
Illustrator:
Philipp Ach
Pages:
160
Format:
15,3 x 21,5
Age:
8+
Price:
€ 12.00
oetinger-wasser

Wasser / Water

Geschichten zum Planschen, Staunen und Forschen / Splashy Stories to Make You Think and Do

Everything children could possibly want to know about water: a non-fiction book in collaboration with the charity Viva con Agua....

Everything children could possibly want to know about water: a non-fiction book in collaboration with the charity Viva con Agua.

Sara’s on holiday, and it’s raining nonstop. Wherever is all that water coming from? Leon jumps off the one-meter diving board – or does he? Water can be extremely painful. Friedrich is interested in the stream near his school. Nora wonders if there is water in the desert. But that’s not all. Why do tears taste salty? What happens during a christening? How much of our bodies is water? What is virtual water? All of these important questions are answered clearly and compellingly by this book.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7707-0232-9
Author:
Susanne Orosz
Illustrator:
Meike Töpperwien
Pages:
144
Format:
20.2 × 24.6
Age:
5+
Price:
€ 15.00
Rights sold to:
Poland
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Was ist eigentlich dieses LGBTIQ+? / What's All This LGBTIQ+ Stuff About?

Dein Begleiter in die Welt von Gender und Diversität / Your Guide to the World of Gender and Diversity

Am I bi, lesbian or gay? What does trans really mean? How is it different from doing drag? This can...

Am I bi, lesbian or gay? What does trans really mean? How is it different from doing drag? This can all be a bit emotionally overwhelming, especially if you’re not (yet) sure about your own gender identity.

What’s all this LGBTQ+ Stuff About? is a guide for all children and young people who want to know more about the many diverse forms that gender identity can take. It isn’t a dry textbook, though: it is jokey and entertaining and pitched at exactly the right level for young readers on their thrilling journey into the unknown world of growing up. This book explains all the various terms, and also offers support when it comes to such things as harassment.

• The book’s central message is that readers should be encouraged to explore their own feelings

• Handy guide: explains the most important LGBTIQ+ terms

• “We can’t be pigeon-holed”: interviews with members of the LGBTIQ+ scene

• Written by two LGBTIQ+ podcasters

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-96846-046-8
Author:
Linda Becker, Julian Wenzel
Illustrator:
Birgit Jansen
Pages:
128
Format:
23.1 x 17.3
Age:
11+
Price:
€ 15.00
oetinger-blut-und-schokolade

Blut und Schokolade / Blood and Chocolate

When 18-year-old Manal sets off for the Ivory Coast in search of her roots, her life is turned upside down...

When 18-year-old Manal sets off for the Ivory Coast in search of her roots, her life is turned upside down from one moment to the next. Behind a fence, guarded by dogs, is Issa, right in the middle of the jungle. And Issa needs her help. He wants to find a way to get his little brother back home; like many other children, he has been carried off to work on the cocoa plantation. But it’s not that easy, for completely different rules apply behind the fence, and many of the children are scared by the idea of freedom. With Manal’s help, they finally manage to escape. And it’s the start of a merciless pursuit through a parched landscape …

• Gripping thriller about child labour in the cocoa industry

• Comprehensively researched and written with emotional power by the holder of the German Youth Literature Award 2016.

• Goes together with “Black Lives Matter” and “Generation Greta”

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7513-0023-0
Author:
Peer Martin
Pages:
448
Format:
21.2 x 15.6
Age:
14+
Price:
€ 20.00
escape-school-vier

Escape School 4 / Escape School 4

Achtung, Zombies! / Caution, Zombies!

Book 4 of the series: Halloween at the Escape School. The pupils are all dressed up in spooky costumes –...

Book 4 of the series: Halloween at the Escape School. The pupils are all dressed up in spooky costumes – and so, of course, are the readers. But what’s this? Real zombies suddenly burst into the party, searching for things to eat. Now the kids have to get rid of the creepy creatures before they start to develop an appetite for humans. Are you going to help them?

• Bang on trend: Escape puzzles for children

• Thrilling story packed with puzzles; includes postcards, too

• Young readers strongly identify with the school setting

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-7512-0099-8
Author:
Jule Ambach
Illustrator:
Stefanie Müller, Timo Müller-Wegner
Pages:
72
Format:
21.3 x 15.2
Age:
7+
Price:
€ 10.00
Rights sold to:
Spain