Rita’s 10th birthday is just around the corner – she will have a big party and her Dad who lives in Spain will come to see Rita and her Mum. But all of her plans go down the tube when Rita’s Mum suddenly shows up with a new boyfriend with his three annoying sons.
written and illustrated by Jutta Nymphius & Julia Christians
Seven-year-old Thea lives her guinea pig Frodo more than anything. However, Frodo is already old, and Thea knows that it might pass away soon. Thea’s mother, father and brother are quite upset when they detect the animal corpse in the cage.
Kay seems to be out of favour with everyone and since his father has lost his job, it isn’t pleasant at home. As he is almost suspended from school, his German teacher wants to give him a last chance. From now on, Kay needs to take care of a special-needs child, Greta.
Rakel’s friends are the best at keeping secrets. Yet, she can’t tell them everything. Nour lives in Västervik with her new family and Rakel and Tove remained in Stockholm. All the best places are there – the graveyard and the place for guitar lessons. And home is good too, of course, even if they don’t even have a hamster. Just tired fishes in a tank. And a secret, that weighs several tons.
Pärt and his dad have finished shopping and are queuing to pay. Suddenly, Dad notices that he has forgotten something. ”Stay here, Pärt!,” says Dad. But the line is moving fast and Pärt has to put things on the conveyer belt. A series about uncomfortable situations familiar to all children.
Because of a witch’s spell and her hidden book of magic, twins Bento and Manu go on a journey through the world of fairy tales. They meet Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and other characters. But all of these unexpected and exciting encounters don’t seem to be enough because what they really dreamed of was to meet a special friend of their grandmother’s: the witch Abdula.
Ten stories about some of the indigenous peoples of Brazil and Latin America filled with fantastical elements that take the reader to a world in which rivers, trees and waterfalls have their own powers and where nothing is impossible. A captivating read!
Tumi Letsatsiis a 15-year old living in Rondebosch, Cape Town. Her favourite colour is yellow, she’s still trying to figure out how not to dent her afro on the bus, and how one goes about “french kissing”. She stumbles across the magic of coding and creates an app called “Project Prep” that goes viral and rockets her and her friends to fame. But everything starts soon to fall apart.
written and illustrated by Petra Postert When Josy’s grandfather passes away, she inherits his beehive. At first, Josy is confused. Bees have not exactly been her favourite pets up to now. But after a while, with the help of the elderly Alma, her grandfather’s friend, she discovers her love for the little buzzing creatures. Shortlisted for the French- German Youth Literature Prize 2018.
written by Reeli Reinaus & illustrated by Marja-Liisa Plats
Twelve-year-old Marius and his older brother Martin recently moved to the countryside with their parents. Martin, who is very sociable, has already found a lot of friends, but Marius just can’t seem to fit in. Yet when the boy meets Lisa, a loner, at school, the adventures begin with no further ado. WHITE RAVENS 2018.