Some exciting news have been announced last night.
WILD ANIMALS OF THE NORTH by Dieter Braun, published in English by Flying Eye Books, has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal!
Originally published in German by Knesebeck Verlag, this is the first time ever a translated title made it onto the shortlist! How exciting and well done to everyone involved! We’ll keep our fingers crossed!
Kate Greenaway Shortlist 2017
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.
A great new chapter book written by Sylvia Englert and illustrated by Sabine Dully.
WHY DON’T SWEETS FALL FROM THE SKY? Finn loves going to school, if it weren’t for the boring walk there. But what amazing luck – a little wolf has latched onto him to keep him company on the walk to school. Why does he bombard him with so many questions? Because he’s a Whywolf! And Finn as it so happens is a born storyteller. He explains why humans only have two arms and tells his inquisitive friend where to find the tastiest meat-ball trees. He’s got all the answers and can even answer the oldest question of all – why are bananas bent?
Highly imaginative answers for children who ask a lot of questions woven into a funny story with two lovable characters. Please get in touch for further details.
THE ADVENTURE BY LESTER AND BOB by Ole Könnecke
This is the story of two friends. This is the story of Lester and Bob. Lester is popular with everybody. Lester always has something to talk about and he has a lot of suggestions for Bob how the next adventure could look like. Lester is a duck. Bob is Lester‘s friend. Bob doesn‘t talk much at all. Bob‘s never in a hurry. Bob is all right. Bob‘s a bear.
And we got some exciting news in Bologna as well: The Italian edition has just won the Premio Orbil 2016! Here is a link to the webpage: PREMIO ORBIL
Aladin Verlag has published two titles so far of these two hilarious characters.
Magellan has signed up an exciting new talent and published two tiles already with more to come!
SPOT THE ODD ONE OUT by Nastja Holtfreter
A series of look and find books for the very young where children have to spot the odd one one, full of imagination. A playful way to discover the world. As an extra treat Magellan also publishes a Maxi-Memo game for each topic!
Something isn’t right here – strange creatures keep appearing in the forest and in the sea, and at the farm and in the mountains. Seahorses don’t have four legs, do they? And aren’t racoons’ tails supposed to be stripy, not spotty? It’s up to the little observer to find all the mistakes. There’s a different puzzle to solve on every page and something to learn about nature at the same time.
Today I have a wonderful illustrated title for you by the German publisher KNESEBECK VERLAG:
WILD ANIMALS by Dieter Braun
This book introduces a novel approach to wildlife literature. Well-known illustrator and children’s book author Dieter Braun has spent years travelling the world to watch wildlife close up and study animal behaviour. The idea for the project originated in 2006 when Braun first visited the Hatari Lodge in Tanzania. Extended trips to Asia, Africa and North America followed, culminating in a four-month stay in Australia. Braun is the first illustrator to offer such unerring insights into the fascinating world of animals – this thanks to his unique blend of observational skill, innovative storytelling style and a distinctive brand of humour. This first volume of two, dedicated to the wildlife of the southern hemisphere, brings together a stupendous collection of illustrations in bright, vibrant colour. It includes virtuoso, true-to-life portrait drawings of animals: from Africa – the giraffe, gorilla and rhinoceros; from South America – the cocatoo, anteater and jaguar; and from Australia – the kangaroo, wombat and koala. The text that accompanies the striking images is compelling and entertaining.
The hard-cover book is in the format 240x300mm and has 144 pages and the second book is already in the making.
Just let me know if you are interested in further details and have a great week!