Category Archives: Fiction

Run Home, Nilla!

written by Anja Gatu

The new football season is off to a good start. Nilla is starting a nine-against-nine game instead of a seven-against-seven. The team is also getting a new coach who has something completely different in store, and Nilla’s love for football is tested. The new player, Evin, who intrigues Nilla, also confuses her. How will she tackle these unexpected setbacks?

Paperback / 200 pages / Olika Forlag / Ages 10-12+

Topless

written by Jutta Nymphius and illustrated by Irmela Schautz

Amelie is 13 and really good at Photoshop. If only she could also photoshop her own life as well… Her parents are constantly fighting with each other, her best friend Nick behaves strangely and she has to face the fact that she is not one of the trendy girls – if her classmates want to pick on someone, usually Amelie is the victim. – And then there is her body: Her belly is too big and her breasts too small. It is clear, that Elias whom she has liked for quite a while already, will never just even look at her. Things change, when Kira is new in Amelie’s class. She introduces Elias to Amelie and the two start to videochat regularly. Soon, there is nothing that Amelie wouldn’t share with Elias. They can talk about anything and Amelie is on cloud nine. As one day, Elias wants to see her topless, she hesitates but finally sends him a picture of herself. As it goes public in the chatroom of her class, Amelie is shocked at first, but in the end, it becomes obvious that Elias didn’t know Amelie as much as he thought he did…

Hardback / 148 x 210 / 200 pages / Tulipan Verlag 12+

Cast Off!

written and illustrated by Valentina Brüning

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.

Hardback / 148 x 210 / 160 pages / Tulipan Verlag

Three Times Frodo

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.

Hardback / 135 x 192 / 64 pages / Tulipan Verlag

Heart of Stone

written and illustrated by Jutta Nymphus

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.

Hardback / 148 x 210 / 144 pages / Tulipan Verlag

ALL THE COURAGE

written by Lisa Broberg

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.

Paperback / 135 x 210 / 192 pages / Olika Förlag

THE LABYRINTH OF STORIES

written and illustrated by Stela Barbieri & Fernando Vilela

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.

Paperback / 210 x 370 / 48 pages / Companhias Das Letrinhas

US: AN ANTHOLOGY OF INDIGENOUS TALES

written and illustrated by Mauricio Negro

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!

Paperback / 155 x 255 / 144 pages / Companhias Das Letrinhas

JASPER SPICACIOUS CHANGES THE WORLD

written by Marcin Pałasz and illustrated by Justyna Hołubowska

A beautifully illustrated book about taking care of the world, children, animals and nature. We follow the Spicacious family in their daily life and discover the the Red List of Threatened Species, how to separate garbage or how each of us can save water and many more interesting facts.

Paperback / 160 x 235 / 176 pages / Dwukropek

THE NEW GIRL CODE

Niki Smit

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.

+10 / 285 pages

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