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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.

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 ...


Lena Zeise

The Real Lives of Farm Animals

How do farm animals really live?

The lives of farm animals no longer look anything like what is depicted in most picture books. Laughing piglets and joyously frolicking cows on green meadows? Not quite. It is high time for children to have an honest fact book about this very ...


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 ...


Katharina von der Gathen

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.)

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 ...


Hanna Schott

Fritzi was there too

A story about the miracle of the fall of the Berlin wall

"A country without a wall - no one would be mad at all". This is what Fritzi writes on the sign, which her mom should take to the demonstration. Fritzi is only nine and not allowed to join. It is too dangerous for children to be at the "Monday demonstrations" in Leipzig, at least that is what ...
Rights sold: Korea, Czech Republic

Meyer/Lehmann/Schulze, Bernd Lehmann, Dietrich Grönemeyer

The Wild Little Ones at School II – the Sports Festival

The popular Wild Little Ones are now big schoolchildren, but they haven't lost an ounce of their humour and inventiveness - they're as funny and full of ideas as ever!

When Frau Schrock announces a sports festival for Class 1c, Richard immediately imagines himself holding the ...


What's that Man Doing?

Children are curious by nature. And because they haven't yet grasped many everyday phenomena, they're always asking "What's he doing? " or "What's she up to?" The characters in this book are people you meet everywhere: a pregnant woman, a road ...