Magnus Myst’s Little Book of Bad.
This is Ueberreuter’s bestselling book, they have already sold almost 40,000 copies, it made it on the Spiegle Bestseller List and it is recommended as top-title especially for Boys (8+).
We don’t know the identity of the author, Magnus Myst. Somehow he managed to smuggle “The Sinister Book” into our publishing programme. Since then, mysterious things are happening here. Should you have any information about him, please let us know – you might help to stop the strange incidents. Magnus Myst calls himself a “magician” – and we all know that magicians don’t exist.
With all of the tricky puzzles and creepy-funny stories packed inside this little book of bad, even the most book-shy reader will stay interested. Only with the reader’s help can the pages of the little book of bad, which have been thrown together, be brought back into the right order, and the mystery of evil be solved.
(Elefanastische Weihnachten by Michael Engler and Joëlle Tourlonias, published by Ueberreuter Verlag)
Ueberreuter Verlag has just published a new feel good middle grade series which reminded me a lot of Astrid Lindgren’s Krachmacherstrasse. A jump back to my childhood and I absolutely loved it!
CHESTNUT AVENUE 8 – Anna’s Secret, Sophie and Mr November by Andrea Jacobi, Lars Baus
There are four girls living in Chestnut Avenue 8, each one with their family. They are friends and share a secret: the magical lady Papay visits them from time to time to help them with their problems. Papay does not live in the apartment house in Chestnut Avenue, but nevertheless she always knows when one of the girls is in trouble: whenever that happens, her house is disordered and her pig Trudel cannot stop complaining about it. Papay needs to find a solution for the girls soon to bring her house back into order! In this first book Anna and her younger twin siblings Max and Moritz have to share their birthday party. Anna doesn’t want to celebrate her birthday with her brothers. No way! But then Anna dreams of an old lady named Papay with her funny animals. Is Papay real? And will there be a solution for her birthday problem?
Please just contact me for further details!
I’M A TIGER by Michael Engler, Joelle Tourlonias
A little boy, well, tiger actually, describes one normal tiger-day: Waking up in his nest, hunting down some cake, playing in the snow. He is as wild and majestic as you can imagine. But in the end every little tiger is happy to crawl into his tiger parents’ nest and become a cuddly tiger…
Another highlight by the popular author/illustrator duo who have created the all loved books Elephantastic! Don’t miss out on this one and get in touch!
My daughter just celebrated her first birthday – a perfect time to introduce you to a new picture book by Ueberreuter Verlag:
RAISING PARENTS by Katharina Grossmann-Hensel
Everyone knows that parents aren’t perfect! So when a child first learns to talk, it’s time to pass on some kid rules. Whether it’s choosing what to wear or controlling phone etiquette, it is always important to keep parents in tow. The feisty little heroine in Katharina Grossmann- Hensel’s humorous and witty new picture book shares all of the steps required for effective Parent-Raising. In the end, she decides not be too demanding, even to give her parents a hug and kiss. And when a tiny sibling is born, the fun will begin all over again! Zany episodes from „normal“ family life enhanced by wacky illustrations. The perfect gift for stressed-out parents, too!
Please get in touch for further details. We have a full English sample translation.
We got a fantastic new YA title from Ueberreuter which got a lot of attention over the last few weeks.
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY by Carolin Philipps (14+, 144pp)
SEXTING and its impact on current social media.
Encourages an awareness for sharing private data on Whats-App, Facebook, etc.
Lilly can’t believe it. Finally she is together with Jannis. But soon she worries when Jannis leaves with his graduating class for Majorca. Along is Jannis’s ex-friend, Jennifer, who is clear that she wants Jannis back at any price. So Lilly decides to send Jannis some sexy photos while he is on the trip. At first her plans seems to work, as Jannis sends her a longing message. The next day the same photos appear on Facebook with disastrous impact…Lilly is ridiculed by her entire school for posting the photos.
This is an important and worldwide relevant topic and teenagers need to be aware of the danger they can put themselves into. Carolin Philipps has written a number of ‘problem’ books for Ueberreuter Verlag. Please get in touch for further details.
A new highlight by Ueberreuter Verlag in Germany!
RULES OF SECRECY by Tino Schroedl
An exciting, mysterious and fast paced thriller about a secret club in the tone of Dead Poet’s Society.
A thrilling time begins for Phil after Mona – who he is madly in love with – introduces him to her friends. They are all members of a secret club. The group offers Phil a spot in, provided that he reveals something he has never told anyone before. It turns out that the club collects and manages other people’s secrets in order to have a better understanding of the world and a close bond between each other. But Matt, one of the members, is becoming power sick and wants to abuse the secrets for his purposes. The whole club is getting out of control. And somehow Phil has the feeling that all of the members are hiding something from him.
Please get in touch for further details.
by Michael Engler/Joelle Tourlonias
A fantastic picture books with impressive pictures by a young, in-demand illustrator! Imagination and reality blend together in expressive images. Have a look yourself!
A big parcel arrives – how exciting! Anton carefully opens the wrapping and discovers a talking stuffed elephant inside it. He can hardly believe his luck and sets off on an adventurous expedition with his new friend. Together, they climb Mount Kilimanjaro, meet lions in the steppes and swing from vine to vine in the jungle…
The book has 32 pages and after its big success and a stunning Kirkus review, the follow up title will be published this year as well.
Let me know if you would like to see more and I’m happy to take you to the fantastic world of Anton and his fluffy friend.