written by Andy Woodage
A young-adult fantasy novel of good, evil, genetically engineered creatures, romance, blood, and the search for belonging.
Imagine a world without oil, where metals are only available if they can be salvaged or recycled. Imagine if coal was running out. It’s a world where armies no longer build metal monsters, but biological horrors. A world where genetic engineering has become the art of war.
This is 12-year-old Jothan’s world. Orphaned by a terrible accident, he dreams of leaving his uneventful life with his grandparents on the family’s griffin farm. However, when a catastrophic attack wipes out every homestead in The Zoological Zone, his world is turned upside down. He finds himself thrust into a story larger than he ever dreamed, embarking on a rough journey with a mysteriously appearing warrior to the fabled ‘Temple of Elohim’.
Paperback / 138 x 210 / 332 pages / Imagnary House
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?
Hardback / 200 pages / Olika Forlag / Ages 10-12+
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. However, things change when a new girl Kira is added to 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 him. They can talk about anything and Amelie is on cloud nine. But 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…
Rights sold: Polish
Hardback / 148 x 210 / 200 pages / Tulipan Verlag 12+
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
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
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
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
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
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
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