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Children's Books on Tour 2022 - Autumn Collection

Children's Books on Tour: Rights list of German publishers 2022 autumn collection

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

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

Single title

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10 kleine Eulen wollen nicht schlafen / 10 Little Owls Don't Want to Go to Bed

Today Mummy Owl has given her 10 owlets a flying lesson. But in the evening, when they all fly back to the...

Today Mummy Owl has given her 10 owlets a flying lesson. But in the evening, when they all fly back to the hollow in their tree, suddenly there’s one extra. Scatterbrained Mummy Owl has accidently brought along a little bat, and now she must take it to its real home as quickly as possible. But it’s long past bedtime. So when she’s gone, who will put the little owls to bed?

Katja Alves has worked in various professions, including bookselling and broadcasting. Today she works as a freelance writer of children’s stories and audio plays. She and her family live in Zurich.

Andrea Stegmaier lives and works in Stuttgart. Her favourite occupation is illustrating picture books and children’s books. She finds new inspiration wherever she is.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-401-71836-1
Author:
Katja Alves
Illustrator:
Andrea Stegmaier
Pages:
32
Format:
22.0 x 28.5 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€ 13.00
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Der geniale Herr Kreideweiß / The Brilliant Mr Chalkwhite

Matilda and Emil notice there’s something weird about their teacher Mr Chalkwhite. During lessons, books fly through the air, and toy sheep Roger...

Matilda and Emil notice there’s something weird about their teacher Mr Chalkwhite. During lessons, books fly through the air, and toy sheep Roger winks at them. Roger tells them that Mr Chalkwhite inherited magic powers, but refuses to teach them to him. After Emil’s relay baton hits the headteacher, his parents take him out of school. To rescue him, the entire class uses Roger’s friendsheep and ex-baaa-tise to make sure that Mr Chalkwhite learns to use his power.

Stefanie Taschinski writes warm and witty, playful and poetic children’s books. Her books have won many awards, and have been translated into many languages.

Nikolai Renger studied visual communication. He creates art as a freelance illustrator for various publishing houses and agencies.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-401-60623-1
Author:
Stefanie Taschinski
Illustrator:
Nikolai Renger
Pages:
216
Format:
16.0 x 21.0 cm
Age:
8+
Price:
€ 14.00
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Tatort der Kuscheltiere / The Extraordinary Cases of Florentine Blix

Die außergewöhnlichen Fälle der Florentine Blix / Vol. 1: Soft Toys at the Scene of the Crime

The day Bo joins Florentine’s class, Florentine’s soft toys all disappear. When Bo’s cousin Jesper shows up at night in Florentine’s room and...

The day Bo joins Florentine’s class, Florentine’s soft toys all disappear. When Bo’s cousin Jesper shows up at night in Florentine’s room and asks her to help Bo, Florentine starts investigating. Unfortunately, Jesper only speaks Danish and keeps on disappearing.  Florentine needs her best friend Maja who is much better at handling people.

Alice Pantermüller wanted to become a “novel writer“ or a teacher early on. Having obtained a degree in teaching, worked as a foreign language assistant in Scotland and become a bookseller, she now lives in the Lüneburg Heath Region. 

Daniela Kohl earned her school lunch money selling little drawings. She studied communication design and has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphics designer since 2001.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-401-60578-4
Author:
Alice Pantermüller
Illustrator:
Daniela Kohl
Pages:
288
Format:
13.5 x 20.5 cm
Age:
10+
Price:
€ 13.00
Rights sold area:
German audio book rights sold
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Countdown

Der letzte Widerstand / The Last Resistance

A power cut throws the world into chaos. Two years later, the inescapable conditions caused by inadequate resources and overcrowded towns force Lena’s...

A power cut throws the world into chaos. Two years later, the inescapable conditions caused by inadequate resources and overcrowded towns force Lena’s family to seek refuge in a settlement for dropouts. With her classmate Ben, she finds out that the power cut was only the start of a much bigger plan. Should they stay in the safety of the settlement, or embark on the dangerous task of saving humankind from a power whose existence is not even suspected by anyone else?

Thomas Thiemeyer studied geology and geography before starting a career as an author and illustrator. His books have won numerous  awards, sold over half a million copies and been translated into thirteen foreign languages.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-401-60446-6
Author:
Thomas Thiemeyer
Pages:
440
Format:
14.8 x 21.0 cm
Age:
12+
Price:
€ 18.00
Rights sold area:
German audio book rights sold
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Dachs und Rakete - Ein Haus voller Freunde / Badger and Rocket – A House Full of Friends

Life is like a marble run....

Life is like a marble run.

After moving to the city, Mr Badger and Rocket quickly become indispensable, whether there is something to fix at Grandma Käthe’s or the guinea pig kids need a babysitter. One day, Mr Badger has the idea of building a marble run right across the house. Anyone who  needs help can send a marble off, and the little ones would even have something to play with. Ingenious!

Unfortunately, not everyone is enthusiastic … And then Badger and Rocket get mail for the first time - who could have written to them?

Jörg Isermeyer, born in 1968, travelled through Europe as a street musician. Today he works as an actor, producer, theater pedagogue, musician and writer in Bremen and elsewhere.

Kai Schüttler, born in 1988, studied Design in Münster, majoring in illustration. He works as a freelance illustrator doing children’s books and various other jobs as well.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-407-75678-7
Author:
Jörg Isermeyer
Illustrator:
Kai Schüttler
Pages:
120
Format:
24.5 x 16.8 cm
Age:
5+
Price:
€ 15.00
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Auf zum Markt! / Off to Market!

Eine Wimmelbilder-Geschichte / A seek and find story

Where do cheese, strawberries, cucumbers etc. come from?...

Where do cheese, strawberries, cucumbers etc. come from?

Today is market day! Madita, Theo and their friends are looking forward to it because they get to go along! Early in the morning, the market wagon is packed at the fruit farm, then it’s off to shepherd Bruno’s cheese dairy, to the poultry farm and to Leif, the vegetable gardener.

Through seven seek and find pictures, there are many funny and exciting stories to see and tell again and again. 

Doro Göbel and Peter Knorr work as freelance artists and illustrators and are based in Nierstein on the Rhine. They illustrate picture books and children’s books and design book covers. They conceive and realise their hidden-object books as a team.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-407-75494-3
Author:
Doro Göbel,, Peter Knorr
Pages:
16
Format:
32.7 x 25.0 cm,
Age:
3+
Price:
€ 14.00
Rights sold to:
China, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain
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Die Vielfalt der Natur / The Diversity of Nature

Warum wir Biodiversität brauchen und wie wir sie erhalten können / Why we need biodiversity and how we can maintain it

Why we need to save our biodiversity!...

Why we need to save our biodiversity!

There are millions of animal species on our planet! And even more species of plants and fungi in countless different ecosystems. We owe much of what we use as a matter of course in our everyday lives to this diversity. But large-scale agriculture, overfishing of the oceans or, for example, the mining of raw materials are causing more and more ecosystems to become unstable and more and more species to disappear.

Gareth Ryan is an illustrator from Northern Ireland. He studied fine and applied arts and media design in Belfast. He illustrates children’s books and lives with his family in Hamburg.

Christina Steinlein attended the German School of Journalism and studied journalism and biology. She works as an author in Munich.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-407-75694-7
Author:
Christina Steinlein
Illustrator:
Gareth Ryans
Pages:
94
Format:
22.5 x 16.8 cm
Age:
7+
Price:
€ 16.00
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Ich bin der Igel / I Am the Hedgehog

Hello, I am the hedgehog. Take a look! This is what I look like!...

Hello, I am the hedgehog. Take a look! This is what I look like!

Using a conversational tone, the shy spiny animal tells us about its secret hiding places and favourite treats, how it raises its offspring and why it hibernates in the cold season. In clear and warm-hearted pictures, the hedgehog can be closely observed and reveals many details that will amaze even adult readers.

Printed with eco inks on recycled paper, this is our 100% nature book. 

Katrin Wiehle lives in the USA with her husband, two great kids and two red tomcats, where she works as a freelance illustrator for all kinds of clients. In 2011, she received the Newcomer Award from the German Academy for Children’s and Youth Literature, and her picture book debut Professor Pfeffer’s Animal Adventure and the 100% Nature book My Little Forest also won awards from the Stiftung Buchkunst.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-407-75670-1
Author:
Katrin Wiehle
Pages:
16
Format:
22.5 x 17.2 cm,
Age:
3+
Price:
€ 10.00
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Frieda braucht doch keine Freunde! Oder doch? / Frieda Gets By Without Friends! Or Not?

Picture book for children aged two and above about the value of friendship and togetherness

Frieda is a hippo and actually quite a nice one. However, she always wants to be in control. She wants to decide...

Frieda is a hippo and actually quite a nice one. However, she always wants to be in control. She wants to decide what is played and for how long, who can play and so on. This annoys all her friends, and one day nobody wants to play with Frieda anymore. At first Frieda thinks that’s a good thing, but soon she realises that life without friends is only half as nice and that it’s fun when everyone has a say.

Christian Dreller studied Slavic Languages. He’s been translating and writing children’s books since 2005.

Igor Lange was already drawing on tables and walls as a child: his own stories, superheroes and adventures. Today it’s books and no longer walls. The dream turned into a job, but he’s still a child at heart.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-551-52126-2
Author:
Christian Dreller
Illustrator:
Igor Lange
Pages:
32
Format:
28,6 x 22,05 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€ 13.00
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Whisperworld

Aufbruch ins Land der Tierflüsterer / Vol. 1 Departure for the Land of the Animal Whisperers

Coco, Chuck, Amy, Mohit, and Paul have a special calling. They’re allowed to go to Whisperworld, where they roam through the jungle alone,...

Coco, Chuck, Amy, Mohit, and Paul have a special calling. They’re allowed to go to Whisperworld, where they roam through the jungle alone, sleep in trees, and learn something new about nature and the animals around them every day. They wait impatiently to see who is the first to be chosen to protect an endangered species – as its animal whisperer.

Barbara Rose takes her readers into an enthralling primeval jungle, home to wild animals and fantastical beings, and sends her heroes on exciting adventures. And in the process, she manages to unobtrusively embed the themes of extinction and conservation into these fantastic stories.

Barbara Rose is an author of children’s and YA books as well as a journalist. Before she started writing, she moderated radio shows for children and young adults and came up with story ideas for television.

Alina Brost, born in 1996, studied communication design with a major in illustration. She is fascinated by magical worlds and is constantly on the lookout for new adventures in books of all kinds.

“A book full of fantasy on the subject of species protection!”

Familie & Co.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-551-65636-0
Author:
Barbara Rose
Illustrator:
Alina Brost
Pages:
304
Format:
21 x 14,8 cm
Age:
9+
Price:
€ 14.00
Rights sold to:
Denmark, Russia
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Spinne spielt Klavier / Spider Plays Piano

All sorts of noises will pop into your head when you look at these pictures. If you like, you can make the...

All sorts of noises will pop into your head when you look at these pictures. If you like, you can make the noise too: roar like a lion, rattle like a washing machine or coo like a dove! An expressive pleasure across 160 pages.

Benjamin Gottwald not only creates award-winning picture books and illustrates for various magazines, but also makes wooden figures and animations.

"What goes in quietly through the eyes and out through the mouth thanks to the strong graphics becomes a performance pleasure for everyone."

NZZ am Sonntag

Hamburg Picture Book Award 2021

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-551-52222-1
Author:
Benjamin Gottwald
Pages:
160
Format:
24 x 17 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€ 18.00
Rights sold to:
Italy
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Alan C. Wilder Ltd.

Die Brücke der toten Hunde / Vol. 1: The Bridge of Dead Dogs

The gift of perceiving spirits, poltergeists and demons is not for the faint of heart!...

The gift of perceiving spirits, poltergeists and demons is not for the faint of heart!

And ever since Alan took over the firm of Wilder Ltd. after his father’s death, he’s been a little nervous about upholding its reputation – the company offers “assistance with all kinds of supernatural phenomena.” His very first case leads Alan to the ominous bridge of the  eerie Lady Overtoun …

In Alan C. Wilder, the authors have created an intrepid and witty young ghost hunter whose adventures would intimidate even the most seasoned paranormal investigator.

Patrick Wirbeleit has worked as a freelance illustrator and comic strip artist since 2001.

Ulf K. is a well-known and prolific illustrator in Germany. As well as comic books, he produces unique illustrations for magazines and books that enrich every story. He also gives lots of workshops for kids on the subject of comic book illustration.

“A generation-spanning spooky fun that leaves a cozy reading feeling in the stomach and is wonderfully suitable for comic beginners.” booknapping

 

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-551-73024-4
Author:
Patrick Wirbeleit
Illustrator:
Ulf K.
Pages:
96
Format:
24,5 x 17,3 cm
Age:
9+
Price:
€ 14.00
Rights sold to:
Denmark
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Mein Freund RamTamTam / My Friend RamTamTam

Every night, a child dreams about the big wide world and fantastical treasures. And suddenly the big adventure lies just...

Every night, a child dreams about the big wide world and fantastical treasures. And suddenly the big adventure lies just around the corner: RamTamTam. A tousled, scrappy dog who becomes a best friend. For years they go through thick and thin together, until RamTamTam, now old and grey, falls asleep and never wakes up. But their shared adventures are far from over.

An unforgettable story about two friends who can always depend on one another, a heart-warming tale of an immortal bond.

Helme Heine, born in Berlin in 1941, has authored more than thirty children’s books, with millions of copies sold around the world, published in 35 languages. Helme Heine has received numerous awards and honours, including the New York Times "Best Illustrated Children's Books Award" several times.

“Clever and wonderful.”

Katja Kraft, Münchner Merkur

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-257-01296-5
Author:
Helme Heine
Illustrator:
Helme Heine
Pages:
36
Format:
27.5 x 22 cm
Age:
5+
Price:
€ 18.00
Rights sold area:
Spanish (world)
Rights sold to:
Turkey
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Warum den Igel keiner streichelt / Why Nobody Strokes Hedgehogs

A heart-warming story about true friendship and the joy of accepting yourself as you are....

A heart-warming story about true friendship and the joy of accepting yourself as you are.

The little hedgehog is sad. The other animals are constantly being petted: the dogs, the cats, the hares and the horses. He's the only one that no one strokes. But one day he meets a clever field mouse who shows him that we're all lovable just as we are. And that sometimes it's a wonderful thing to be wild and free.

Andrej Kurkow, born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1961, has lived in Kiev, Ukraine, since childhood. He studied foreign languages, was a newspaper editor and a cameraman and wrote numerous screenplays. His books have been published in 38 languages.

Tania Goryushina, born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1978, is a Ukrainian artist based in Stockholm. She is a publisher, teacher, and illustrator who develops children's books. In 2009, she won a place at the Academy of Fine Art in Umea, Sweden.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-257-01286-6
Author:
Andrej Kurkow
Illustrator:
Tania Goryushina
Pages:
36
Format:
28 x 20.5 cm
Age:
4+
Price:
€ 14.00
Rights sold to:
Croatia, France, Russia, Sweden
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Wie der kleine Stern auf die Welt kam / How the Little Star Came to Earth

The sky is full of stars — all of them just waiting to fly down to earth and become a human child....

The sky is full of stars — all of them just waiting to fly down to earth and become a human child. One little star has been waiting a very long time, though – a million years! At long last, he finds the right mummy and the right daddy. But he just can’t seem to get any closer to them. Luckily, Star’s best friend Owl has a brilliant idea.

“How the Little Star Came to Earth” is a delightfully humorous story and a poetic birds-and-bees book. 

Thomas Meyer was born in Zurich in 1974. His novel "Wolkenbruch’s Weird" and "Wonderful Journey into the Arms of a Shiksa" became a bestseller and its movie adaptation was a big hit in Swiss cinemas in 2018. Thomas Meyer lives in Zurich.

Mehrdad Zaeri, born in Esfahan, Iran in 1970, left for Turkey and later Germany with his parents and three siblings at the age of 14.  Mehrdad Zaeri now lives in Mannheim with his wife.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-257-01260-6
Author:
Thomas Meyer
Illustrator:
Mehrdad Zaeri
Pages:
44
Format:
30 x 23 cm
Age:
4+
Price:
€ 18.00
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Heute nicht / Not Today

The newt is in a grumpy mood, and the crocodile forgets to smile. All the animals are blue today, full...

The newt is in a grumpy mood, and the crocodile forgets to smile. All the animals are blue today, full of sadness and sorrow. Will it get better? Not today, maybe tomorrow! Before there’s too much drama with the llama, the next adventure for the panda’s animal gang is waiting around the corner. A hilarious and wonderfully illustrated read-aloud book.

Timon Meyer is a freelance author and artist who lives in Queens, New York.

Julian Meyer has worked as a freelance illustrator since 2017. He lives in Hamburg.

“’So maybe tomorrow, then?’ Timon and Julian Meyer keep asking, hitting the nail on the head. Yes, tomorrow the world might look quite different.”

Judith von Sternburg, Frankfurter Rundschau

“But it gives strength, and lends courage to hopeless, lonely days. That’s why this book now belongs – and indeed, always will belong – in every home.”

Maria Riederer, Deutschlandfunk

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-3-257-01263-7
Author:
Timon Meyer
Illustrator:
Julian Meyer
Pages:
32
Format:
25 x 19 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€ 14.00
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LOGICO PRIMO-Rahmen / LOGICO PRIMO – Board

Lernspiel / Learning Game

LOGICO PRIMO is an educational game with self-checking for children aged 3 to 6, for learning in kindergarten, at preschool and at home....

LOGICO PRIMO is an educational game with self-checking for children aged 3 to 6, 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.

Using LOGICO PRIMO learning cards, children practise concentration & perception, logical thinking, colours & shapes, numeracy, Reading Readiness, sequencing, sorting and classifying, and language development.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
Author:
Richard Schneider
Format:
28.4 x 23.2 cm
Age:
3+
Price:
€ 17.50
Rights sold to:
Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Syria, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States
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LOGICO PRIMO - Allererstes Codieren / LOGICO PRIMO – Learn About Coding

Lernspiel / Learning Game

With LOGICO PRIMO, children will enjoy learning and practising basic skills. Each LOGICO PRIMO set features 16 cards with  motivational assignments appropriate to the...

With LOGICO PRIMO, children will enjoy learning and practising basic skills. Each LOGICO PRIMO set features 16 cards with  motivational assignments appropriate to the child’s age.

Roby, the friendly little robot, accompanies preschool children through the first steps of coding and programming. When solving the tasks, 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 enables children to experience the individual steps and aspects of coding in a playful way.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
Author:
Michaela Weiß
Illustrator:
S. Krauss
Pages:
32
Format:
24.5 x 17 cm
Age:
5+
Price:
€ 15.90
Rights sold to:
Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Syria, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States
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LOGICO PRIMO – Ordnen und sortieren / LOGICO PRIMO – Sorting and Classifying

LOGICO PRIMO / Learning Game Thinking Skills

With the learning cards of LOGICO, children will enjoy practising their thinking skills and laying the foundations for later problem-solving....

With the learning cards of LOGICO, children will enjoy practising their thinking skills and laying the foundations for later problem-solving.

The exercises in this title focus on questions like “same and different” and classification by colour, size or object. In this way, children develop thinking skills which involve visual perception (sorting by colour, shape and pattern) and logical thinking (categorising, classifying and finding the odd one out in groups of objects).

Art-no. 3266

Publisher:
Topic:
Teaching resource/textbook
Author:
Liza Neunzerling
Illustrator:
Manuela König
Pages:
32
Format:
24,5 x 17 cm
Age:
5+
Price:
€ 15.90
Rights sold to:
Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States
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Komm zu Wort! 1 Hör-Bilder-Buch / LET’S START DEUTSCH!

Grundwortschatz und Grammatik für den DaZ-Unterricht / Vol. 1 Picture-audio book

“Let’s start Deutsch!” is a book series designed especially for children starting school in a foreign country....

“Let’s start Deutsch!” is a book series designed especially for children starting school in a foreign country.

The picture book is the “heart” of each volume. Colourful illustrations suitable for the age group help even those children with no knowledge of the new language to learn the vocabulary needed for everyday life. There is plenty of audio material to help children learn to understand first German words and sentences.

The picture book comes to life with the Bookii talking pen. It is the perfect tool to train vocabulary, correct pronunciation and support oral fluency. 

It is successfully applied in German schools for the German language and in schools in the Netherlands for the Dutch language.

Art-no. 3080

Publisher:
Topic:
Teaching resource/textbook
Author:
Doris Fischer, Christina Kellner
Illustrator:
Marlit Peikert
Pages:
80
Format:
29,7 x 21 cm
Age:
5+
Price:
€ 29.90
Rights sold to:
Netherlands

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