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dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de C O N T E N T HIGHLIGHT TITLES CHILDREN’S BOOKS YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITY BOOKS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER KLETT KINDERBUCH PREVIEW SPRING 2019 AGE 6+ AGE 8+ AGE 10+ PICTURE BOOKS NON-FICTION 4 8 10 14 16 18 20 22 27 28 30 32 dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de C O N TA C T S & A G E N T S CONSTANZE CHORY DEPUTY RIGHTS DIRECTOR T: ++49 89 38167-125 F: ++49 89 38167-325 chory.constanze@dtv.de ANDREA SEIBERT RIGHTS DIRECTOR T: ++49 89 38167-124 F: ++49 89 38167-324 seibert.andrea@dtv.de MAINLAND CHINA Beijing Star Media Co.,Ltd.

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dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de H i g h l i g h t s / R e c o m m e n d a t i o n s f r o m o u r B a c k l i s t 11 dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de H i g h l i g h t s / R e c o m m e n d a t i o n s f r o m o u r B a c k l i s t 11 dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de 4 5 Zippel is a little keyhole ghost.

Who ever said that ghosts had to haunt spooky old castles? No, Zippel lives with Paul and his par- ents - in one of the keyholes in their old apartment. Paul discovers him there the day after his summer vacation, and this is how the most hilarious time of his life gets started. After all, Zippel is a very young keyhole ghost, one who keeps coming up with the most ridiculous nonsense. Spending time with Zippel is so hectic and exciting that Paul quickly grows very fond of his new little friend. But what will happen when the door’s entire locking mechanism needs to be replaced - and Zippel’s home is suddenly jeopardized?

Alex Rühle Zippel, the Little Keyhole Ghost 128 pages 4c-illustrations by Axel Scheffler Pub. Date: August 2018 C H I L D R E N ’ S B O O K H I G H L I G H T / A G E 6 A N D U P ALEX RÜHLE, born in 1969, started out as a hospital clown, a café waiter, and an elemen- tary school builder in Malawi. Since then, he has become a highly esteemed journalist and now works as the cultural editor for Süddeutsche Zeitung. Alex Rühle Zippel, the Little Keyhole Ghost Warm-hearted, witty and achingly lovely – a delightful read-aloud from the first page to the last.

With illustrations by Axel Scheffler, creator of The Gruffalo ENGLISH SAMPLE TRANSLATION AVAILABLE © Heike Bogenberger Zippelzefix – there has never been a ghost like this one! AXEL SCHEFFLER is one of the world’s most successful children’s book illustrators.

He was born in Hamburg in 1957, and has worked as a freelance illustrator in London since com- pleting his studies at the Bath Academy of Art. His books’unmistakable, humorous drawings are loved around the world. With The Gruffalo, published with author Julia Donaldson, he cre- ated a work now acknowledged as a modern children’s classic. Axel Scheffler lives with his family in London.

BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATOR © Liam Jackson Rights sold: English language (UK & Commonwealth), Italy,Turkey Highlight Autumn 2018 A feel-good book for the whole family! C H I L D R E N ’ S B O O K H I G H L I G H T / A G E 6 A N D U P

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After many years in the publishing industry, he now devotes himself to writing. Friedbert Stohner Minzi Monster Goes to School “Oh, isn’t she sweet!” – That’s what everyone says when they see Minzi, and she can’t stand to hear it one more time. Even Ole, the fright of the kindergarten, calls her “little cuddle monster,” and when Minzi gets upset, he just rolls his eyes and looks smitten. But fortunately, Minzi is starting school now. This is where little monsters learn to be wild and dangerous. Minzi is so excited! Once she is wild and dangerous, Ole will get what’s coming to him! ISABEL KREITZ (born in 1967) studied at the Hamburg School of Design and Parsons School of Design in New York.

She draws comics and graphic novels, and illustrates children’s books. She has been honored with nume- rous prizes for her work, includ- ing the Max and Moritz Prize as the best illustrator in Germany. • A wonderfully funny story about a world turned upside down • For children who enjoy loudly expressing their minds C H I L D R E N ’ S B O O K H I G H L I G H T / A G E 6 A N D U P C H I L D R E N ’ S B O O K H I G H L I G H T / A G E 6 A N D U P While searching for crumbs in the Munich train station, a little mouse named Steven slips into a train car. This is the start of an exciting adventure that takes him much farther than just Switzerland, a cheese lover’s paradise, and Paris, the world’s baguette capital.

Onboard a circus-train Steven makes it to England, too. But even those most fund of travelling eventually grow homesick. Which is why Steven embarks on the adventurous way back home.

120 pages Illustrated by Axel Scheffler First published in 1981 © Michael Döschner-Apostolidis UweTimm TheTravelling Mouse • The author is a winner of the GermanChildren’sLiteratureAward • A children´s classic – over 80,000 copies sold • For lovers of Michael Bond (Paddington) and JillTommlinson´s favourite animal tales UWE TIMM was born in Hamburg in 1940. After apprenticing as a furrier and completing an academic degree in philosophy in Munich and Paris, Timm published his first poems in 1971. Since that time, he has become one of Germany’s most successful contemporary authors.

AXEL SCHEFFLER is one of the world’s most successful children’s book illustrators.

He was born in Hamburg in 1957, and has worked as a freelance illustrator in London since completing his studies at the Bath Academy of Art. His books’unmistakable, humorous drawings are loved around the world. With The Gruffalo, published with author Julia Donaldson, he created a work now acknowledged as a modern children’s classic. Axel Scheffler lives with his family in London. A domestic Mouse goes international Rights sold: English language (UK & Commonwealth) © Nina Stohner ENGLISH SAMPLE TRANSLATION AVAILABLE

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dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de J U N I O R H I G H L I G H T / A G E 11 A N D U P 11 dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de 8 9 A G E 6 A N D U P Minna’sfantasyworld 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, hunt- ing seashells with Daddy, or lying in her favorite hammock in the garden.

Adventures are everywhere she turns. Thanks to her marvellous imagination, she meets many magical characters, such as Fritz Glueck the botanist and Barbara the blueberry princess. Mommy, Daddy, her teacher, and Minna’s best friend Irmi are all amazed. Minna is the only one who isn’t.

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 careful not to get squashed. Not the tinniest bit of admiration. How- ever, as tiny as Hannibal is, he soon hatches a clever plan that will take him back to his comfy home with its regular working hours and plentiful treats. Kathrin Rohmann Magical Days under the AppleTree Martin Grzimek I, Hannibal, the Flea 128 pages With 4c-illustrations by Yayo Kawamura Pub.

Date: July 2018 104 pages With 2c-illustrations by Hildegard Müller Pub. Date: September 2018 • A classical children’s story how a little bit of courage helps you overcome great obstacles • For readers of MartinWaddell and Irina Korschunow KATHRIN ROHMANN is a new discovery - an author with a very warm-hearted narrative voice, whose stories have been published in GECKO magazine and aired on the Bavarian Radio. Kathrin Rohmann lives near Hannover.

YAYO KAWAMURA grew up between Tokyo and Germany. For the past fifteen years, she has been doing exactly what she always wanted to do: She illus- trates children’s books. She lives with her family in Berlin. MARTIN GRZIMEK studied dramatics, german language and literature and philosophy. After spending a few years in Venezue- la and Chile, he is now lecturer at the international university Heidelberg for creative writing. A G E 6 A N D U P 120 pages With 4c-illustrations by the author Pub. Date: August 2018 FRANZISKA BIERMANN studied at the Hamburg College of De- sign. Since 1999, she has been a successful children’s book author and illustration.

She lives in Ham- burg with her family.

© Martina van Kann Franziska Biermann Jacky Marrone: In Search of Golden Claw (vol. I) Jacky Marrone is a streetwise fox and private detective with an extraordinary knack for tricky cases. His first case unfolds at breakneck speed: the disappear- ance of a hen that can lay golden eggs. During his investigation, Jacky Marrone stumbles across not only a hard-boiled super villain, but also across enthusiast inventor Alice, whose sensational shrinking liquid plays a pivotal role in the solving of this case. • A fast-paced and humorous children’s mystery with marvellous illustrations • For fans of LegendofKevin by Philip Reeve PREVIEW NEW TITLE IN THE SERIES: Jacky Marrone saves three little Pigs 128 pages With 4c-illustrations by the author Pub.

Date: February 2019 Quirky, funny, endearing – here comes Jacky Marrone! HILDEGARD MÜLLER is a graphic designer, illustrator and writer who lives near Mainz. She has received several awards for her picture books. For Reihe Hanser she has illustrated The Little Red Dog.

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dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de 10 11 A G E 8 A N D U P Grandma has won a trip to London for five people. And Penny and her friends are allowed to travel with her. However, shortly after their arrival, Grandma’s valuable gold necklace disappears, right after tour guide Emily gives a sharp warning about watching out for pickpockets. Unfortunately, this is only the first theft. After visiting Big Ben, a camera, a pair of sunglasses, and a tidy sum of money go missing.

This case won’t be easy for Penny and Co. since there are more than enough suspects.

160 pages With b/w-illustrations by Lisa Hänsch Pub. Date: November 2018 ULRIKE RYLANCE was born in 1968 and studied English and German literature in Leipzig and London. She was an assistant teacher in Wales and Manches- ter, and also taught German to children and adults in London. In 2001 she moved to Seattle, USA, with her husband and two daughters. ©Mary Grace Long Ulrike Rylance ChasingThieves in London (vol.VII) • PennyPepperseries: over 75,000 copies sold • Tom Gates meets Enid Blyton • The text contains basic English vocabulary for beginners LISA HÄNSCH was born in 1988.

She studied design and illustra- tion in Münster and now lives in Brühl.

As well as illustrating children‘s books, she works as a cartoon illustrator and animator. Hansjörg-Martin-Preis for Crime Fiction 2015: Penny Pepper has it all – an intelligent buildup to a grip- ping and well-rounded story complete with fresh and vivid graphics that reflect the text’s humour and put a fresh spin on it. In short, brilliant stuff! PRESS ACCLAIMS: A delightful read for spirited girls who enjoy a good mystery. Westfälische Nachrichten The book is as chaotic and exuberant as Penny herself. Schule und Familie Rights sold: Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Spain (cast., cat.),Turkey, Ukraine ENGLISH SAMPLE TRANSLATION AVAILABLE A G E 8 A N D U P Penny would never have dreamt she’d get involved in her first big case at Flora’s birth- day party.

Because suddenly Flora’s birthday present—Dschastin, the cutest dog ever—dis- appears without trace. And who does Flora accuse of kidnapping him? Penny, of course! c. 150 pages / each title Ulrike Rylance Penny Pepper series All Under Control (vol. I) Rollercoaster Robberies (vol.II) Penny, Ida, Marie and Flora have become an investigative tour-de-force by now, complete with their own tracker-dog Dschastin! The four girls certainly didn’t expect their next case would be waiting for them at the fairground. On the day of the talent contest at Penny’s school everything goes haywire. It’s mega-em- barrassing—there’s a TV crew on site too! Penny and her friends can’t believe this is all just pure coincidence.

But who would benefit from sabotaging the show?

Chaos at School (vol.III) Crime SceneWinter Forest (vol.IV) Disappearing Christmas trees? As far as Penny and her crew are concerned this is totally unacceptable and it’s high time to take action. Christmas without a tree is—well, it’s just not Christmas! So the girls set an ambush and soon find themselves hot on the trail. Spies on the Beach (vol.V) As luck would have it, Penny’s entire gang of detectives fetch up in the Italian town of Fior- ente to spend their summer holidays together. And it’s just as well, because there are strange goings-on in the luxury hotel where Flora’s family is staying...

ClassTrip (vol.VI) Hurray! Penny and her friends are taking a class trip to Burg Schlotterstein, which turns out to be a real haunted castle. A trapdoor opens up on its own. Half of the class gets lost in the maze. And as if inscribed by a ghostly hand, a strange message appears on the wall...

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A G E 8 A N D U P It’s the first day of class at the school above the clouds! Angelina, a guardian angel-in-training, has reached her goal. What will the other angel students be like? What do they already know about Earth and humans? Luckily, Angelina quickly makes some new friends.

They can’t wait to take their first field trip down to Earth. However, when the day finally comes, their teacher is missing. Although it is strictly forbidden, the angels make the risky decision to go on the trip all on their own.

176 pages With b/w-illustrations by Lisa Hänsch Pub. Date: September 2018 As ANNIKA PHILIPS is a true bookworm, she searched for a job that had something to do with books. And when what she found still wasn’t enough, she decided to start writing books herself. Annika Philips lives with her family in Munich. This is her debut. Annika Philips The School Above the Clouds dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de 9 A G E 8 A N D U P dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de Even angels have to go to school dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co.

KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de A G E 8 A N D U P 12 13 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. And yet everyone seems to be enjoying their food. And when he is finally allowed to go to bed at dawn, everything around him crumbles to dust in the rising sun. The entire castle is nothing but a pitiful shack during the daylight hours - and during nighttime it is the exclusive home of ghosts who are learning the refined art of haunting.

It is impossible to escape from here, so Lenny must learn how not to be a human and rather be a ghost.

192 pages With b/w-illustrations by Thilo Krapp Pub. Date: September 2018 FRANK REIFENBERG, born in 1962, was a trained bookseller. He now lives and writes full- time in Cologne. He primarily writes children’s and young adult books, in addition to screenplays for film and television. For years, he has been actively involved in efforts to promote reading among boys. © Jörn Neumann Frank Reifenberg Lenny among Ghosts A wonderful family book – for reading aloud and for independent readers from age 8 and above. LISA HÄNSCH was born in 1988.

She studied design and illustra- tion in Münster and now lives in Brühl.

As well as illustrating children‘s books, she works as a cartoon illustrator and animator. A modern-time Casper,thefriendlyghost-story THILO KRAPP lives in Berlin, where he illustrates and writes children’s books and comics. He also teaches classes on comics and graphic novels at the Berlin Academy for Illustration and Design. ENGLISH SAMPLE TRANSLATION AVAILABLE The ghost story that is a bit...different

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A G E 8 A N D U P ANTJE SZILLAT is a full time author who has written numer- ous books for children, teenagers and young readers. Her children’s book series Rick and Fletcher were a huge success. Szillat lives near Hanover with her husband and four children. © privat dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de 9 All-time favorite topic: horse-riding meets film set, mixed with a dash of crime A G E 1 0 A N D U P Antje Szillat Friends on Horses dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de The Secret of the Stunt Horse (vol.

I) Nelly, Katya and Mia spend every free minute at “their” equestrian farm. It is located on the edge of a major city, right next to a well-known film studio lot. This is why the “film animal school” with several stunt horses is also housed at the stud farm. However, this idyllic setting harbors dark secrets, exciting adventures, dangerous cases, and all sorts of challenges. dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de A G E 1 0 A N D U P 14 15 Ocean City floats out on the open sea, a modern, ecologically optimized floating city at the turn of the 22nd century.

Everyone’s needs are taken care of at the highest level possible – assuming that each person works their average twelve-hour day in service to the system. The common currency is not money, but free time. Misconduct results in significant time reductions. Hardly anyone revolts against the system... until Jackson and Crockie discover that they can use an astonishingly simple trick to crack and manipulate the time administration system. 272 pages Pub. Date: March 2018 R. T. ACRON is the pseudonym for Chris- tian Tielmann and Frank Reifenberg, two renowned children’s and young adult authors, who have a particular instinct when it comes to the needs of teen readers.

Christian Tielmann was born in Wupper- tal in 1971. He studied philosophy and German in Freiburg and Hamburg. Today he lives with his family in Cologne, and writes books for children and teens. Frank Reifenberg, born in 1962, was a trained bookseller. He now lives and writes full-time in Cologne. He primarily writes children’s and young adult books, in addition to screenplays for film and television. For years, he has been actively involved in efforts to promote reading among boys. Until theVery Last Second (vol. I) ENGLISH SAMPLE TRANSLATION AVAILABLE Everyone in Ocean City is hunting for Jackson and Crockie! However, as the floating metropolis draws close to the mainland, the friends are able to slip away and make it ashore.

This is where they need to hunt for the banished rebel leader, the man they want to smuggle secretly back into the city. An organized resistance will be practically impossible without his help. However, the mainland has its own rules and regulations – and Ocean City’s long arm reaches farther than expected.

Rights sold: Dutch language Mila, Kata, and Nelly are enthusiastic riders, and they spend every free moment at the Casparon Horse Farm, where the horses of the neigh- boring Dreamland Film Studio are stabled. However, dark secrets and thrilling action are waiting for the three horse friends! 160 pages Pub. Date: July 2018 Excitement at the Casparon Horse Farm. For the third time in less than a month, expensive saddles and bridles have mysteriously vanished from the film studio. There are no signs of forced entry on the gates. Mila, Kata, and Nelly suspect someone from the film crew, but they are soon forced to admit that they’ve been following a false trail carefully set out for them.

160 pages Pub. Date: October 2018 Theft on Set (vol. II) A New Star in the Saddle (vol. III) 160 pages Pub. Date: March 2019 PREVIEW NEW TITLE IN THE SERIES: R.T. Acron Ocean City 256 pages Pub. Date: July 2018 In the Rebel Stronghold (vol. II)

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Y O U N G A D U LT dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de Y O U N G A D U LT dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de 16 17 When Max steps off his plane in Edinburgh, his main goal is to get as much distance as possible between himself and the father he loathes. Very similar motives have driven street musician Lina to the Scottish metropolis, but she is content to use any cooked-up story in the book as long as it points away from her actual story. When the two of them crash into each other at the airport, bags aren’t the only thing that go flying.

Sparks ignite - though not of attraction. However, as time passes, the two grow closer, much closer than planned. And after a road trip across Scotland, only one question remains: What kind of rela- tionship do they have, and what does remain when all masks fall away? 368 pages Pub. Date: September 2018 © Heike Bogenberger Lea Coplin Nothing to Lose. Except for Us. • For everyone who loves Colleen Hoover • A thoroughly good read with authentic characters and real topics LEA COPLIN worked for several years as a journalist before decid- ing on a career as an author. The writer lives and writes in Munich, and has already published several successful novels under a pen name OTHER TITLE BY THE AUTHOR: Nothing is Good.

Without You. 352 pages Pub. Date: April 2018 Jana and Leander haven’t seen each other in six years. As children, they were inseparable – until Jana’s brother lost his life in a car that Leander was driving. And now he is suddenly standing before her again...

112 pages Pub. Date: August 2018 CHRISTIAN LINKER, born in 1975, studied theology and has been active in a number of youth based projects. He lives in Cologne. His novels published by dtv have won many awards. © Barbara Dünkelmann Christian Linker Scriptkid – Blackmailed on the Darknet Celina and Daemon know each other from the Darknet. While Celina makes minor deals there under the name Scriptkid, Daemon is actively engaged in the fight against the gun lobby. They have never met in person, but they nonetheless feel drawn to each other. Their budding relationship is soon put to a hard test, though.

Two men, who Celina first takes for policemen, threaten to lock her in prison if she doesn’t cooperate. Celina soon realizes that the men don’t work for any law enforcement agency - and they aren’t really all that interested in her. They want Daemon. Should she sacrifice him and his identity in order to save her own skin?

• Total sales of Christian Linker at dtv: 150,000 copies • Kevin Brooks meets Jason Reynolds OTHER TITLES BY THE AUTHOR: Jihad Calling 320 pages Pub. Date: 2015 Swift, thrilling, short - and brutally realistic “Christian Linker creates a very realistic and touching description.” NDR Info ENGLISH SAMPLE TRANSLATION AVAILABLE SpaceTime 160 pages Pub. Date: 2007 SpaceTime was nominated by the Young Jury for the German Children’s Literature Award. How much trust does love need?

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A C T I V I T Y B O O K S dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de A C T I V I T Y B O O K S dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co.

KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de 18 19 Monsters are cool - and this book contains a gazillion of them. In the first four chapters, there are, for example, bubble monsters, hairy monsters, snouted monsters, and spiky monsters to colour, monster tails and mon- ster caves to finish drawing, ghost labyrinths, bone mazes, and other monster-themed puzzles, including instructions for building masks and a monster shadow theater. 112 pages With b/w-illustrations by the author Pub. Date: September 2018 Bianca Schaalburg My Big Monster Activity Book A gazillion ideas for fun activities!!! For every day of the summer holidays there’s two pages for you to jot down your obser- vations about the weather, your mood, your activities, as well as a double-page spread featuring creative ideas and suggestions.

176 pages / each title dtv junior Silke Schmidt Do-It-Yourself Manuals The Do-It-Yourself Holiday Manual The Do-It-Yourself Christmas Manual The pre-Christmas season has always been a time for creativity. This book is filled with fabulous ideas for presents to give and receive; last minute stocking-fillers for an unforgettable Christmas.

37 activities for girls and their friends - from baking to handicrafts, or just finding out how well you really know each other. Because everything’s twice as much fun if there‘s two of you. Which is why there’s always two sections to fill in! dtv junior The Do-It-Yourself Best Friends Manual dtv junior SILKE SCHMIDT was born in 1973. She studied literature in Mainz and Edinburgh and fine arts at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Since then she has been working as an artist and illustra- tor for various magazines, pub- lishers and companies. She lives in the Uckermark region north of Berlin with her family.

Pocket squirrels, trembling piglets, and co. – all of these magical animals are captured in this book. Color them, find their best friends, search for their favorite foods, discover the five differences to their twins, learn their se- cret language, and discover your own magical unicorn name.

144 pages With b/w-illustrations by Petra Eimer Pub. Date: January 2019 Ulrike Rylance My Magical Animal Friends BIANCA SCHAALBURG studied Visual Communication at the Berlin Academy of Arts, and since then, she has worked as an illustrator. Numerous covers and illustrations for children’s and teen books, magazines, and liter- ary agencies have been created in the Atelier petit4. © privat © Heike Bogenberger ULRIKE RYLANCE was born in 1968 and studied English and German literature in Leipzig and London. She was an assistant teacher in Wales and Manches- ter, and also taught German to children and adults in London.

In 2001 she moved to Seattle, USA, with her husband and two daughters.

©Mary Grace Long Fantastical, original, creative - with a generator to invent your own magical animals Monster-themed colouring, puzzle-fun and ideas for monster parties This book is full of ideas, such as how to make angels from straw and other materials as Christmas tree decorations, how to bake and frost pretty angel cookies, how to make snow angels and photograph them, and how to make winged tags for presents. 128 pages / each title With 2c-illustrations by the author The Do-it-Yourself Angel Manual Gardening –it is so much more than just sticking seeds in the ground and waiting for weeks until something finally grows.

With very simple means, children can beautify their window sills, press flowers, learn which blossoms are edible, upcycle vases and flower pots and learn how to plant.

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Who could stage Christmas more spectacular- ly than “SensationalChristmasWonderworks Sons & Daughters Unlimited”? It’s the ultimate specialist company run by the most creative Yuletide experts around – children! But this time the seasonal spectacular at the Metropol- itan Christmas Buildings is in serious danger: the conductor has fallen out with the diva who has been specially employed just for this occasion – and it looks like the concert will be cancelled! Renus Berbig ChristmasTitles Renus Berbig Die eiligen drei Könige 24Adventsrätsel für clevere Sterndeuter The Fabulous Christmas Miracle ThreeWise Men in a Hurry Always follow your lucky star! This is the time-honoured story of the Three Wise Men Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar, who are look- ing for the Saviour.

What’s new is that the jour- ney of these Three Kings takes us through our modern, illuminated pre-Christmas world, and what with everything twinkling and gleaming, they find it hard to locate the right star. It’s hardly surprising that the Three Wise Men are bewildered by the glory of so many lights and fall prey to all sorts of misunderstandings. Renus Berbig 24 Rätselreisen um die Welt dtv junior An Incredible Christmas Father Christmas has lost his notebook, which contains all the information about Christmas customs in other countries. This is a real disas- ter! So Helge the reindeer is sent off on a jour- ney to find out about Christmas traditions all over the world.

But Helge is a bit of a fibber… So the readers’ help is needed: is it true that in Iceland there are 13 Santas who bring the presents? Are special sand-cakes really eaten in Egypt? And is it a fact that in Mexico they carve nativity figurines from radishes? 80 pages Pub. Date: 2011 C H R I S T M A S S P E C I A L / A G E 6 A N D U P C H R I S T M A S S P E C I A L / A G E 6 A N D U P © Kathrin Truhart 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.

He gathers up all his courage, follows them, and applies for a position as an angel for Santa Claus - sadly, without success. However, he accidently comes across a child’s wish list this is when the whole Christmas chaos starts... 160 pages With b/w-illustrations by Nikolai Renger Pub. Date: September 2018 ANNA LOTT was born in 1975; she trained as a screenwriter and went on to work as an editor in Bremen for many years. She still lives there, regularly presenting children’s books on radio. In 2014, she turned her hand to freelance writing.

Anna Lott The Little Christmas Devil and the Cursed Wish List • A film adaptation is in the works • A colorful Christmas adventure for the whole family NIKOLAI RENGER was born in Karlsruhe, and he studied visual communication. He works as a freelance illustrator for various publishers and literary agencies. ANKE KUHL, born in 1970, studied illustration and has been a freelance illustrator since 1998. She lives in Frankfurt with her husband and two children. 176 pages Pub. Date: 2010 152 pages Pub. Date: 2007

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KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de 22 23 I N T E R N AT I O N A L B E S T S E L L E R I N T E R N AT I O N A L B E S T S E L L E R Fletcher, the coolest skunk in the city, can’t be- lieve it: top chef and bread dumpling supplier Bode has temporarily closed his restaurant. What a catastrophe! Hunger drives Fletcher to the nearby weekly market. However, a very suspicious seller of wonder paste and a legend- ary treasure lure the master detective further and further from his beloved courtyard... ANTJE SZILLAT is a full time author who has written numer- ous books for children, teenagers and young readers.

Her children’s book series Rick and Fletcher were a huge success. Szillat lives near Hanover with her husband and four children.

© private JAN BIRCK spent many years freelancing for various advertis- ing agencies. Later, he took the world of animation by storm and went on to carve a niche for himself in the realm of children’s and young adults’literature. The winner of the Troisdorf Picture Book Award, Jan Birk lives in Munich with his wife and two daughters. ENGLISH SAMPLE TRANSLATION AVAILABLE Rights sold: Denmark, Romania, PR China, Russia, Ukraine Fletcher, the cleverest and coolest striped skunk in town by a long shot, has made his home in the back yard of the Wild Elk Restau- rant. One day, he meets Bode’s son Theo.

The two of them discover that they both harbour dreams of becoming famous detectives! Soon they find themselves up to their necks in their first case: Bode, of all people, who is constant- ly hunting down poor Fletcher, is in danger himself!

c. 144 pages / each title With 4c-illustrations by Jan Birck Antje Szillat Fletcher-series What a Stinker! (vol. I) A Rumble in theTunnels (vol. II) Something very strange is going on... right on Fletcher’s doorstep! Chloe, his charming secretary who also happens to be the excep- tionally talented singer of the Back Yard Band, has disappeared. Fletcher soon begins to sense great danger lying in wait for the inhabitants of his much loved back yard. One after another, all the animals seem to be literally vanishing into thin air… Where have they all gone so suddenly?

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III) How did the old briefcase get into his first- class backyard detective agency? Scuffed black leather, fraying seams, and a rusted silver lock difficult to open. But then there is the stuff in- side: an expensive pipe, a remarkable magnify- ing glass, and a tastefully checkered cap. Could this be the briefcase of Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective of all time? Rogues Ahoy! (vol. IV) FRANK SCHWIEGER was born in 1968 and grew up in Holstein, in the northernmost region of Germany. He studied Latin and history, and has been working as a grammar school teacher since 1999.

©privat Rights sold: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, PR China, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey Twenty-four episodes from the lives of the greatest Greek heroes and heroines, gods and goddesses–straight from the Trojan Horse‘s mouth! Each story is complemented by a wit- tily illustrated profile of the starring character, detailing their family connections, their likes and dislikes and distinguishing features. I, Zeus, and the Olympic Gang Gods and heroes from Greek Mythology • “Ancient Greece”and“Ancient Rome”in the format of a friendship book with fact pages • With humorous illustrations by RamonaWultschner 256 pages Pub.

Date: April 2017 208 pages Pub. Date: March 2018 RAMONA WULTSCHNER was born in Heilbronn 1987. She studied design in Pforzheim and works on animated cartoon pro- ductions, children’s books and game development.

In this book, Romulus, Caesar and Nero, and their many friends and foes are finally able to speak for themselves. Live and unvarnished, they provide their own versions of history. Readers will learn why two best friends had to battle each other in a gladiatorial fight, why Cleopatra allowed herself to be wrapped in a rug, and why people should avoid eating geese. I, Caesar, and the Roman Gang Live from Ancient Rome PREVIEW NEW TITLE IN THE SERIES: dtv junior I, Odin, and the Viking Gang 340 pages Pub. Date: March 2019 Fletcher series: Over 70,000 copies sold Frank Schwieger History & Mythology-series c.

250 pages / each title With b/w-illustrations by Ramona Wultschner

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This is decidedly too much! Fabian Schilling of all people, Fabian the spoilsport, the ultimate tell-tale and worst teacher’s pet ever is moving in next door!

Dagmar Geisler Wanda series (7 titles total) Wanda’s Secret Notebook Wanda -Top Secret! Wanda is outraged: Organic-Inge, her father’s girlfriend is pregnant! What’s more, now Ilse, Wanda’s mother, refuses to eat anything but health foods as well! And there’s plenty going on at their neighbours, the Schillings, too: Fabian’s mother has a permanent visitor, some guy from New Zealand. Dagmar Geisler »Wanda ist Kult!« Stiftung Lesen Wanda’sWild Heroes Wanda can’t believe what’s happening! Dad’s girlfriend Inge has finally given birth to a lovely baby boy, and Wanda is just getting used to the idea that she has a brother, when it turns out he’s not the only one: it seems Mama’s boyfriend, Bertfried, also has a son.

His name is Wassily, he’s coming to stay for the summer holidays, and – guess what? – he’s 12 years old! I N T E R N AT I O N A L B E S T S E L L E R 128 pages With 2c-illustrations by the author Rights sold: Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Latvia,The Netherlands, Poland, PR Chi- na, Serbia & Montenegro, Spain (cast., cat.),Thailand,Turkey Rights sold: Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Hungary, Latvia,The Netherlands, Poland, PR China, Russia & Urkaine, Serbia & Montenegro, Spain (cast., cat.), Thailand,Turkey I N T E R N AT I O N A L B E S T S E L L E R IRINA KORSCHUNOW was of German-Russian origins and born in Stendal.

She studied German in Göttingen and lived as a free- lance writer in Munich. She wrote numerous books for children and teenagers as well as novels for adults. Many of her titles were short-listed for the German Chil- dren’s Literature Award (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis). At age 88, she died in 2013 Rights sold: PR China, Japan, Rhaeto- Romance, South Korea, Spain (cast., cat., basque),Turkey A vixen finds a fox cub that has gotten lost in the forest and carries it all the way home to her fox-earth where she lives with three cubs of her own. Her curious neighbour is anxious to see the new guest, but as the mother fox tries to pick it out, she realizes that she can no longer distinguish ...

Irina Korschunow The Foundling Fox The BigWawuschel Omnibus Who lives inside a mountain, is really tiny and has bright green hair? The Wawuschel family of course! And why are the little Wawuschels so desperate to create a new stove for their mummy that they have to resort to trying out a conjuring trick? Because then she will be able to make the special jam they love so much. 7561 Korschunow Hanno malt sich einen Drachen Lesebär Irina Korschunow Hanno malt sich einen Drachen Illustrationen von Mary Rahn dtv junior ab 6 dtv junior Hanno draws Himself a Dragon Hanno had been looking forward to going to school, but his classmates make fun of him be- cause he is too fat.

This depresses him terribly. On his way home from school, he sits down on a park bench and begins to draw figures in the sand with a little stick. Suddenly, a little dragon he has outlined comes to life and keeps Hanno company.

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KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de K L E T T K I N D E R B U C H dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de 26 27 Kim is fifteen, and going through a hard time with her parents’ divorce. She’s anything but a bookworm, but one day she attends a school reading—and every word the author reads seems to be about her! It feels a bit like déjà vu—it’s like the visiting author is re-telling Kim’s life story. Without further ado Kim buys the book, but she’s immediately confront- ed by a dilemma: dare she read the rest of the 140 pages or will reading them make what’s written all the more likely to come true?

It’s the beginning of a crazy period during which Kim finds herself doing all sorts of things for the first time. She breaks into the author’s apartment, gets to know her parents from a totally new perspective and discovers a lot about herself. In the end she finds herself desperately trying to save a boy’s life. Because Jonathan—the boy in the book who bears a striking resemblance to Kim’s classmate Jasper—ends up dy- ing after being stung by a wasp on a school outing. In order to save Jasper from the same fate, Kim has to obliterate all parallels between the novel and her own life. • Alina Bronsky is one of the best-known and most original writers on the contemporary literary scene in Germany • A sublime and inspiring piece of young adult crossover fiction – witty, offbeat and thought-provoking 192 pages Pub.

Date: September 2017 ALINA BRONSKY was born in 1978 in Yekaterinburg, Russia, but has been living in Germany for most of her life. Her debut novel Broken Glass Parkbecame an overnight bestseller, was nominated for the German Young Adult Literature Prize amongst other awards and was adapted for the cinema. Other highly acclaimed books fol- lowed, most recently the novel Baba Dunjas Last Love, which was nominated for the German Book Prize. Alina Bronsky lives with her family in Berlin. Alina Bronsky You’re in It,Too Rights sold: France, Spain, Russia ENGLISH SAMPLE TRANSLATION AVAILABLE © Christine Fenzl Kim’s life: Fiction or reality?

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© private dtv Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Tumblingerstraße 21 80337 München Germany rights@dtv.de www.dtv.de 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 to- gether, but the border between East and West Germany runs between their two homes. While Maya’s first day of school is celebrated with a Kalter Hund cake, Max goes for a ride on his BMX bike through his new subdivision. Maya reads the Abrafaxe comics, while Max listens to TKKG tapes for hours. Although Maya is involved with the Young Pioneers, Max enjoys kicking a ball around with his friends. As parallel storylines, we get to see what was important and typical for the children of the 1980s on both sides of the border.

Until one day, everything changed.

Born in 1965, HORST KLEIN spent his formative years in East Friesland before moving to Krefeld in 1989 to pursue his studies in visual communication. Before he could do that though, he had to look up Krefeld in an atlas. He still lives there today with his wife and two children, where he works as an illustrator and a graphic designer. 28 29 Klett Kinderbuch With 4c-illustrations by Horst Klein 40 pages Pub. Date: August 2018 Franziska Gehm OverThere When your parents were young and Germany was divided in two When you can’t go to sleep at night, the strangest thoughts often appear.

The pictures and concepts swing between fears and wishes, between fact and fantasy.

Moni Port draws us in with her unique nar- ration and collage techniques, into the midst of a journey through the nighttime hours. A conceptual and visual flood that begins with a whale and circumnavigates the world until reaching its conclusion with a glass of water, until a restful sleep is reached. Klett Kinderbuch With 4c-illustrations by the author 112 pages Pub. Date: August 2018 Moni Port The Sleepless Book The rabbit and the little girl are best friends, though not always.

“Let me show you what it’s like when you’re that way,” the rabbit declares. We see what the girl does. We see what the rabbit feels when this happens. Not good at all! Fortunately, the girl can be completely dif- ferent. Once again, we see what she does and how the rabbit feels. Really good! Children can be cruel and also children can be kind. Very simply and succinctly, this book will help them to realize something important about themselves. Klett Kinderbuch With 4c-illustrations by the author 40 pages Pub. Date: August 2018 Tanja Székessy TheWayYou Are WhenYou Are ThatWay MONI PORT born in 1968, trained as a bookseller and went on to study Communication Design in Mainz.

She is now an illustrator and book cover designer and lives with her family in Frankfurt. © privat TANJA SZÉKESSY (born in 1969) studied at the Berlin Academy of Arts. She is a designer and illustrator for various periodi- cals, including Das Magazin. The critics responded enthusiastically to her children’s book 3 Children and One Day.

©privat • Beautifully touching and unambiguous images • An aha! experience and discussion opportunity • As stimulating as the successful title TheBookofCourage (rights sold to: Spain, cat. &cast.) • For contemplation, discussion, and repeat readings A richly illustrated and informative book about the years when Mommy and Daddy were children and the border between the two Germanys still existed.

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