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Gigaguhl’s Gigantic Joy

Do you know Gigaguhl, the giant?

Despite his great size, Gigaguhl is extremely friendly. He especially loves animals. A family of bats sleeps under his arms. Goats hide among the hills of his neck. And a rare unicorn lives deep in his hair.
One evening, Gigaguhl feels very ...


The Little Christmas Devil and the Cursed Wish List

A little devil rescues Christmas
Otibuk is much too small and much too nice compared to the other devils. And he doesn't feel at home at all in the dark lighthouse that smells of spiderwebs and dirty diapers. One day while outdoors, he notices two lovely, glittering creatures.

Lenny among Ghosts

A somewhat different ghost story

As Lenny arrives at the Castle Röckenpöppel Boarding School in the middle of the night, he can hardly believe his eyes. The students are in the process of gathering for a meal, of which there is nothing to be seen except empty plates and glasses.


Magical Days under the Apple Tree

Minna's fantasy world
Minna is seven, and her world is full of wonder and surprise. This is true for wherever she happens to be, whether picking blueberries with Mommy, hunting seashells with Daddy, or lying in her favorite hammock in the garden. Adventures are everywhere she turns.

The Fuzzy Bear Omnibus

The hardcover edition of the two Fuzzy Bear books contains all four-colour illustrations by Reinhard Michl as used for the big picture book edition. A little brown teddy bear fears that his owner Benjamin loves his new white teddy bear more than him and decides to leave. Luckily, White Bear and ...
Rights sold: Romania

Fuzzy Bear

With illustrations in colour by Reinhard Michl

Brown Fuzzy Bear lives with Benjamin in his room. He sleeps in Benjamin's bed and gets up with him in the morning. "I am so fond of you" says Benjamin to Fuzzy Bear. "I like you, too," Fuzzy Bear replies.

One morning, they play near the little brook next to their house. There is a white ...
Rights sold: PR China, Romania

I, Hannibal, the Flea

Just a tiny flea with great courage

There must be more to life than working, drinking, and sleeping, thinks Hannibal, the admired star of the flea circus. And before you can blink twice, he jumps to freedom. But in the real world, he's nothing more than a pest who has to be ...


Hans-Christian Schmidt

A Meadow for Everyone

Just imagine … You are a sheep, and life is going well for you. You live among other sheep on a lovely meadow. You have enough to eat, and there's no reason for you to ever feel scared. Everything is good.

Then one day, a strange sheep arrives from across the sea. It is in great need. If ...


Over There

When your parents were young and Germany was divided in two

Kalter Hund cakes and prefab buildings over here, gum and townhouses over there


Max and Maya are cousins. They like each other. They enjoy playing cowboys and Indians, and eating vanilla ice cream. They could do so many things together, but the border between East and ...


Tell me some more facts of life

More real-life questions from children on a fascinating topic

Do animals go through puberty, too?

You might think that Explain It to Me had already covered everything on this subject,but some things were missing: the elementary school children with whom Katharina von der Gathen works keep throwing new question slips into the ...

Rights sold: Spain (cast., cat.)

Saskia Hula

Biko’s Last Day

Goodbye to the best watchdog in the world

What Biko wants to do more than anything is just sleep. When asleep, he no longer feels the pain in his bones quite so much. But he has to watch out for things. The children. The house. The cat and the birds in the garden. And the ...


Thilo Reffert

5 Grams of Happiness

From the life of a lunchbox

What does really go on in the fridge when the door is shut and the light goes out? What do all the various objects in the school's lost property box talk about at night? Is the "moderately soiled" wash cycle a bit like a spa, or is it more akin to a watery inferno?

Young readers will ...