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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 ...

Two Little Wild Animals in the Big City

Where is Mama Boar hiding? The forest's food supply is dwindling. Every evening, the little boars Charlie and Theo have to eat the same shrivelled rose hips and pine cones, which is why Mama Boar sets off for the city one night in search of food. When she doesn't return the next day, ...

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 ...


Coxi Flederwisch and the Totally Jinxed Day at School

Ten-year-old Liselotte is eager, cheerful and a little bit cheeky sometimes. One sunny morning she looks out of her classroom window - and can't believe her eyes. There's a flying dog out there! It is young witch Coxi Flederwisch, who has transformed to look for her security blanket.


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