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Records from the Animal World

Who is faster - the Atlantic sailfish or a windsurfer? Which animals can hear with their feet? And which species is the noisiest? The animal world produces unbelievable records and amazing facts. Here they are explained in an amusing manner and presented visually - sometimes in quiz format, as ...

The School above the Clouds

Even angels have to go to school


It's the first day of class at the school above the clouds! Angelina, a guardian angel-in-training, has reached her goal. What will the other angel students be like? What do they already know about Earth and humans? Luckily, Angelina ...


Nefertiti in Danger

Egypt, 1334BC: On the death of Pharaoh Akhenaten, his wife Nefertiti is ordained to take his place on the throne until such times as her little son Tutankhamun is old enough to become pharaoh himself. But these plans are thwarted by the forces of evil: Nefertiti disappears - but ...


Monty the Vampire II

Danger at Full Moon

Monty and his family are beside themselves with worry: the sun is about to come up and there's still no sign of Grandma Isabella! Monty is convinced that the only person he can turn to now is Lucy, his plucky human friend. But the minute he sets off to find her, it happens again: Monty ...


Monty the Vampire

What a mess! Monty the little vampire is supposed to attack his first victim during a lunar eclipse - all on his own! Not easy - especially if you're more partial to grape-juice than you are to blood! It's just as well that he bumps into the adventurous Luzi, who would ...

Rights sold: France, Turkey

The Secret of Dinosaur Island

Max is on a seaside holiday in the South of England with his father and new step-family. The shoreline stretches for 150 kilometres and is known throughout the world as the Jurassic Coast due to its richness in fossils. When Max's boat capsizes as he sets out for the uninhabited Dinosaur ...

Rights sold: Turkey

Lost in the Pyramid

With black-and-white illustrations by Udo Kruse-Schulz

2500 B.C.: Thirteen-year-old Setha and her family live close to the Cheops pyramid which is just being built. Her father is one of the few highly skilled, hand-picked workmen who are allowed to work in the Pharaoh's burial chamber inside the pyramid. But there is great unrest among the ...


If I Was Quiet, Could I Stay With You?

With black-and-white illustrations by Daniel Napp

One day the noise of rustling, snuffling, scraping, scrunching and munching is heard coming from under the big wardrobe: an animal must have got into David's room from the garden. And when David bends down to have a look under the wardrobe he finds that there is really something there - a little ...
Rights sold: Korea

With Peppermint and Brains

13 mysterious cases for Detective Dietrich

The detective is afoot, always hot on the trail of some dastardly crime. And never very far behind is his son Lukas, who is pretty intrigued to figure out how his father is going to solve these 13 baffling cases. Some gangsters really get a kick out of deviously coding their messages - can you ...
Rights sold: Thailand, Spain (Catalan)

Norse Sagas

From trolls, ogres and valkyries to Odin, Thor and Freya, Katharina Neuschaefer relates the stories of the mythical creatures and deities that make up the fabulous world of Norse mythology. She sets out the pantheon of Nordic gods so that readers young and old will understand what went on ...

Rights sold: Turkey