Category Archives: Middle Grade

Wilderness Next Door

written by Petra Postert & illustrated by Susanne Strasser

cover_wilderness-next-doorHow can summer holidays be so unbearably bleak? Mathis finds no variety in the blistering heat. “Come on up, I will show you my garden!” Suddenly calls out a strange girl sitting on his garden wall. The girl named Majella, turns out to be his neighbour. And Majella wants nothing more than an adventure. Mathis pulls himself together and climbs over the wall. Henceforth begins for both a long journey of discovery through the front yard, past the rose hedges, Between thick trees and tall grass they discover in this vast wild garden a small cottage. In no time this summer holidays are the best of their lives. Continue reading

Grandpa Meume & I

written by Maggie Schneider & illustrated by Eleanor Sommer

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Emma is nine years old and in fourth grade. Grandpa Meume is eighty five and sitting all day in a chair. The two used to laugh a lot and grandpa always had time for Emma. But now grandpa looks down and sad. So Emma comes up  with “first-aid program” to bring colour back into his life. A comforting book about parting, inter-generational relationships and a new sense of responsibility for others.

GRANDPA MEUME & I is the part of  KLEINER ROMAN SERIES aimed at 8-10 year-old readers – a fast-growing series with quality stories and a distinctive design. Continue reading

Sloppy Slopowski Series

written by Brigitte Endres & illustrated by Antje Drescher (4 titles)

cover_schluri_schlampowski_72Edwin Goodman is a retired doll doctor who lives with curious housemates: Miss Fussy, the doll, Grumpy, the Bear and Roberto Tintin, a little robot.

They were abandoned long ago at the toy shop. One day, Mr. Goodman fishes a dirty and pitiful creature out of the creek. That’s when trouble starts.

Hardback / 245 x 170 / 82 pages / Tulipan Verlag

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Sol and the Power Monster

written by Yaniv Heller & illustrated by Aviel Basil

Sol coverWhat would you do if one day a real Power Monster popped out of the socket in your room? Would you run away? Or would you go with it on an electrifying adventure?

Yaniv Heller and his son Ido met a real Power Monster and discovered the electric energy that flows between the hearts of children and parents.

Hardback / 240 x 160 / 48 pages / Kinneret Publishing

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Little Africa

written & illustrated by Antje Damm

kleines_afrika_druckFrida dreams of the big wide world especially of Africa. Without hesitation, she writes to her mother a farewell letter and goes on an adventure. Brave Frida is heading south but there aren’t any elephants in sight until she discovers a mysterious shop called “Little Africa” and finally reaches her goal.

LITTLE AFRICA is the first title in KLEINER ROMAN SERIES aimed at 8-10 year-old readers – a fast-growing series with quality stories and a distinctive design. It covers topics such as self-discovery and self-awareness during the transition years between childhood and adolescence. Continue reading

Great! My Class is Going …

written & illustrated by Laurent Audouin

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Follow Mathilde and her schoolmates to London, Paris, the sea, the Futuroscope, a discovery and ski trip. Mathilde writes down in her diary everything she does, learns and sees. A delightful series in a comics diary style packed with fun and well-searched facts and observations.

Click on the link to meet award-winning Laurent Audouin:
http://www.lesptitsberets.fr/catalogue/collection/12-genial-mon-ecole-part

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Kick It, Charlotte (Soccer Stars series)

written by Jennifer Wegerup & illustrated by Bettina Johansson

kick it charlotte coverCharlotte plays soccer in a local all-girls soccer team called Ekby. They participate in a tournament called the Super Cup in another town and ends up in second place. Charlotte is very disappointed, and vows to win the Super Cup next year.

RIGHTS SOLD: Danish

Soccer is growing more popular among girls all over the world. But almost all soccer books are about boys! These books are based on the childhood memories of famous female soccer players and they are written by well-known Swedish sports journalists. Continue reading

Wilma and Happy Series

written by Anneli Khayati & illustrated by Mikael Sjömilla

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COURAGE WITH WILMA AND HAPPY W- Wilma is in a wheel chair and she is using her wheels, instead of her legs, to go around. It is Saturday and Wilma and Happy are playing soccer. Happy kicks the ball really hard and by accident into the garden of an angry woman. Now they have to use their courage and act fast. IBBY’s outstanding book! 

TOGETHER WITH WILMA AND HAPPY – When Wilma comes back to school after being ill, nothing is like it used to be. Happy does not wait for her when the bell rings but runs off with Sandra. Continue reading

Goggy Bakes Banana Bread

written and illustrated by John Macfarlane

Goggy is hungrbook_2_largey and his tummy is growling. He can’t decide what to eat. So he looks at his cat, who know what he wants, “Ah! banana bread, what a treat!” Go with Goggy and his cat to the grocery store to buy the ingredients for a simple to make banana bread, Help Goggy prepare the bread for baking and enjoy the result!

The perfect read for mums, dads and carers to keep hungry tots up to six years old entertained and introduce them to identifying colours, shapes, sizes, and quantities – and eat a delicious banana bread, too! Continue reading

Oom Kallas and the Tortoises

written by Claerwen Howie

Oom Kallas cover 1A week on Gran’s farm becomes an adventure of discovery when Oom Kallas introduces them to the geometric tortoise. But a devastating veld fire sweeps through a nearby nature reserve. Will the firefighters stop the fire reaching Gran’s farm? Can Sally find the tortoises in time?

Claerwen Howie spent many years as a student and lecturer at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

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