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Elfie – Einfach feenomenal

Hummelburg Verlag


Das ist jetzt nicht wahr, oder?

So etwas kann auch nur Elfie passieren. Erst fällt sie im Planetarium einfach in Ohnmacht und dann wird sie auf dem Schulklo auch noch unsichtbar. Und das hat einen einfachen Grund: Elfie ist in einen Feenstrahl geraten! Die Feen des Berliner Feenzirkel sind davon wenig begeistert, denn Elfie ist nun eine von ihnen, und sie ist die 13. in ihrem Kreis. Trotzdem muss Elfie ab sofort zum Feenunterricht in die alte Eiche im Stadtpark kommen. Noch mehr Schule!? Dabei will Elfie doch eigentlich ganz viel Zeit mit Adriano verbringen, der ihr im Planetarium so nett geholfen hat …

Elfie ist originell, unperfekt und super witzig!

Sie trifft jedes Fettnäpfchen und hat ein echtes Problem: Sie ist eine Fee!

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Christina Wolff studierte Germanistik, Geschichte und Soziologie, bevor sie Grundschullehrerin wurde. Schon als Kind schrieb sie gerne Geschichten, und 2018 bekam sie das Kinder- und Jugendbuchstipendium der Niedersächsischen Literaturkommission. Ihr Kinderbuchdebüt „Die Magier von Paris“ erschien im Frühjahr 2020 im Hummelburg Verlag. Mit ihrem Mann und ihrer Tochter lebt sie in Hannover.

 
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Die kleine Dame (1)

Arena Verlag | Die kleine Dame


Die kleine Dame bringt alle Herzen zum Klingen!Als Lilly mit ihrer Familie in das alte Haus mit der goldenen Brezel zieht, ahnt sie nicht, dass im verwunschenen Hinterhof eine magische Nachbarin wohnt. Die kleine Dame besitzt ein 1000jähriges Chamäleon, kann sich unsichtbar machen, beherrscht allerlei zauberhafte Handgriffe - doch vor allem hat sie den Schalk im Nacken! So beginnt für Lilly ein Sommer der wunderbaren Abenteuer. Bezaubernd wie eh und je und schon jetzt ein moderner Klassiker.Poetisch, voller Fantasie und Witz erfreut die kleine Dame ihre stetig wachsende Fangemeinde und feiert großen Erfolg bei Alt & Jung.Limitierte Sonderausgabe mit Leinenrücken, Lesebändchen und mp3-CD! Eine traumhaft schöne Geschichte zum Lesen und zum Vorlesen, zauberhaft illustriert von Nina Dulleck.

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Stefanie Taschinski, geboren 1969, schreibt Kinderbücher, die mehrfach ausgezeichnet und in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt sind. Sie ist Mitbegründerin der "Elbautoren", Schreibcoach für den "Schulhausroman"/Literaturhaus Hamburg und engagiert sich für die Leseförderung. Sie lebt mit Familie und Hund in Hamburg. 

www.stefanietaschinski.de

 
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Die Nachsitz-Profis. Allein unter Schnappschildkröten

Arena Verlag


Schulrettung mit Schnappschildkröten

Es muss etwas Schlimmes sein, was Clara, Julian, Felix und Fee angestellt haben. Denn sie erwartet eine üble Strafe: Sie müssen nachsitzen! Wobei Nachsitzen das falsche Wort ist. Eigentlich sollen sie den Schulgarten in Schuss bringen, auch das Becken mit den allzeit zuschnappenden Schildkröten. Doch oh Schreck! Erst buddelt Felix im Garten einen Schädel aus. Dann tauchen mehrere verdächtige Männer auf, die sich als Sportlehrer ausgeben. Wird hier etwa ein Mord vertuscht? Und was hat der mürrische Hausmeister Kratzek zu verbergen? Um herausfinden, was an der verlassenen Schule vor sich geht, müssen die Nachsitz-Profis um jeden Preis zusammenhalten - und das ist das größte Abenteuer überhaupt.

Eine Schulgeschichte voller Situationskomik, hintergründigem Humor und liebevoller Ironie und dabei wunderbar unpädagogisch: Vier Einzelgänger, die zur Bande werden.

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Kirsten John (1966 – 2020) hat sich Geschichten ausgedacht, seit sie zehn Jahre alt war. Eine Zeit lang schrieb sie nach der Schule, dann während des Studiums, schließlich neben ihrer Arbeit als Redakteurin bei einem Stadtmagazin. Irgendwann konzentrierte sie sich ganz und gar darauf und veröffentlichte zahlreiche Bücher für Kinder, Jugendliche und Erwachsene.

 
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Justine Mckeen vs. the Queen of Mean

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Echoes


Justine McKeen is back, and she’s on a deadline. With only days left before Earth Day, Justine enlists the help of her classmates to count flower buds, frogs, spiders and ants in their natural habitat as part of an environmental science project. But there’s a species right in her own classroom that she’ll have to tackle first--a class bully. Savannah Blue, aka the Queen of Mean, criticizes Justine’s secondhand clothes and calls being green a waste of time. Their teacher, Mrs. Howie, gives the girls a new assignment for Earth Day--they must present together to the class on why it’s important to care for the environment. In the sixth book in this bestselling series, Justine is up against her biggest challenge yet--can she convince the Queen of Mean to go green?

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"The story carries through conflict, misunderstandings, humorous moments, and some soul searching to a happy conclusion. Along the way, interesting nature tidbits are deftly inserted in the story...The illustrations by Dave Whamond are cartoonish and light-hearted and accent the humorous aspects of the story. This book is highly recommended for both school and public libraries. Although it is sixth in a series it can be read as a stand-alone story. However once readers are introduced to Justine

and her friends, they will want to read the other five books."

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"For her latest project, activist Justine tries to organize a student-run species count. But first she must

convince new student and bully Savannah that caring for the environment matters. The plot provides a

framework for explaining species interconnectivity, and the back matter includes links to apps and

websites for science observers...The abundant humor keeps the tale quick and readable. Short chapters, plentiful black-and-white illustrations, and Justine’s indeterminate age make the book suitable for older, struggling readers."

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"In his series of Justine McKeen books, Sigmund Brouwer introduces readers to the likeable, determined character of Justine who is passionate about taking care of her environment...Illustrations by Dave Whamond every three to four pages help to confirm understanding for young readers. At the end of the book, author Brouwer suggests apps and websites for observing wildlife in its natural environment."

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Sigmund Brouwer is the award-winning author of over 100 books for young readers, with close to 4 million books in print. He has won the Christy Book of the Year and an Arthur Ellis Award, as well as being nominated for two TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards and the Red Maple Award. For years, Sigmund has captivated students with his Rock & Roll Literacy Show and Story Ninja program during his school visits, reaching up to 80,000 students per year. His many books in the Orca Sports and Orca Currents lines have changed the lives of countless striving readers. Sigmund lives in Red Deer, Alberta.

 
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Jump Cut

Orca Book Publishers | Seven (the Series)


Spencer loves movies, but real life is boring, right? When his late grandfather's will reveals the tasks he wants his grandsons to undertake, Spencer thinks he got screwed. He's not going to France or Spain or Africa. He's not even getting a cool tattoo, like his younger brother. No, he's going to Buffalo to get a kiss from an ancient movie star. Gross. And he's supposed to film it. Grosser. But Spencer hasn't bargained on Gloria Lorraine, star of the silver screen back in the day. Gloria has big plans—plans that involve her granddaughter AmberLea, a gun, a baker who might be a gangster, some real gangsters and a road trip to Nowheresville, Ontario. After being shot at, jumping into an icy lake and confronting some angry bikers, Spencer finally realizes that real life can be as exciting (and dangerous) as reel life.

Spencer's adventures start in Speed, part of The Seven Prequels and continue in Coda, part of The Seven Sequels.

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"Staunton offers plenty of action, intrigue, and well-placed humour. The way the story intertwines with Spencer's younger brother's journey adds further interest and keeps readers guessing to the end. The film allusions throughout are clever and appropriate, and the cast of characters is both interesting and convincing...Readers will thoroughly enjoy Jump Cut on its own or as part of this unique new series. Highly Recommended."

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"If Jump Cut were a movie, and it would make a fantastic film, it would an action thriller with a quirky cast and many surprises, and the audience would be relentlessly sitting on the edge of their seats and falling back with belly laughs. Ted Staunton's sense of humour is divine, especially when verbalized by the indomitable Gloria Lorraine...Jump Cut has the eccentric elements of a cult classic. But, I suspect, that Jump Cut and all the other books in Orca's Seven (the series) will definitely stay in the mainstream for a long time with their popularity ensuring their status as classics."

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"A zany adventure...In the course of the story, Spencer tangles with Mafia toughs and motorcycle gang members, finding maturity, smarts and personal strength in the process...[An] entertaining story with a heart of gold."

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"This madcap adventure will appeal to those readers who like action novels, mob related novels, or road trip novels. A first class read about loyalty, first love and how life can imitate film... Strongly recommended for middle and high school libraries. Easy to read vocabulary with nonstop action, adventure and humor."

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"[The] adventures are exciting and readers will be anxious to pick up the next book in the series. Great for middle grade boys who want realistic fiction with action and suspense."

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"The dialogue is very amusing, sharp and revealing of character...This intriguing series will appeal to both boys and girls at the junior high level."

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"Exciting and good fun...It's wonderful to read a book where you love all the characters and here I certainly did, right down to the dog."

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"An inspirational story of tying up loose ends even when it might seem that it's too late."

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Ted Staunton divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. Ted lives in Port Hope, Ontario. For more information, visit www.tedstauntonbooks.com.

 
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Soapstone Signs

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Echoes


One spring, a nine-year-old Cree boy is visited by a master soapstone carver named Lindy, who gives him four pieces of soapstone. The primary secret to carving, the boy learns, is recognizing that each piece of soapstone already holds its true form inside. Lindy teaches the boy to listen to the soapstone and look to the world around him for signs as to what to carve. As the seasons change, the young boy’s experiences lend him opportunities to develop his carving skills and become attuned to the signs around him. He eagerly awaits the following spring, which will bring Lindy’s return and a chance to show off his carvings.

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"Pinkney's] first work of fiction will be of value to young readers who are interested in learning about the rites of passage First Nations youngsters experience as they grow older. Each of the four chapters, one for each season, can stand on its own as a self-contained story, but each leads easily into another, making the book accessible for readers who are new to chapter books...Complementing Pinkney’s text are striking black and white illustrations by Darlene Gait, an internationally recognized First Nations artist. The pictures work harmoniously in breaking up the text in each chapter and provide support for the story without being distracting...An enjoyable read for young readers who are exploring first chapter books."

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"The book vicariously teaches the reader much about life in a Northern Cree community. Cree words for food and animals are introduced naturally in context, and the events of the story embed native values and teaching traditions."

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Jeff Pinkney likes to be out in his canoe or on his mountain bike on forest trails. He holds an English degree from Trent University and is a former business writer business columnist. Jeff's books in the Orca Echoes line, Soapstone Porcupine and Soapstone Signs, draw on Jeff's experiences while traveling as a development consultant in Canada's James Bay Frontier, where he acquired a deep appreciation for the people and the landscape. Jeff is an emerging poet, writer and amateur stone carver. He lives with his family in Baden, Ontario.

 
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Accro d'la planche

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Currents in French


Dorf a toujours été fidèle à sa devise : « Si ça en vaut la peine, fais-le. Si ça n'en vaut pas la peine, fais-le quand même. » Mais il a déménagé à la ville et le terrain est différent. Il ne peut plus faire rouler sa planche oû bon lui semble et il a de la difficulté à s'intégrer à sa nouvelle école. Ses tricks audacieux lui assurent le respect des voyous du coin, mais il devra faire appel à une autre forme de courage s'il veut vraiment changer sa vie.

Dorf is all about skateboarding, and so far that's worked out fine. But now that he's in a new city, the terrain has changed. He's no longer free to skateboard where he wishes, school is more difficult, and his passion for skateboarding garners him the nickname and reputation of a freak. With daring stunts he gains the grudging respect of local troublemakers, but he needs to tap into another kind of courage to effect real change.

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Lesley Choyce, who has been teaching English and creative writing for over thirty years, is the author of more than ninety books of literary fiction, short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction and young adult novels. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Ann Connor Brimer Award. He has also been short-listed for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, the White Pine Award, the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, the Aurora Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association and, most recently, the Governor General’s Literary Award. He lives in Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia.

 
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Struck

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Currents


Claire's life is a mess. She's failing math, her depressed mother won't get off the couch, Eric, the boy of her dreams, is dating her nemesis Lucy. While Claire is wishing her life were better, lightning strikes. Soon afterward, everything changes. With Lucy in the hospital and out of the way, Claire attracts Eric's attention and gets the starring role in the school play. But good fortune has a cost: her newly energized mother reconciles with her deadbeat dad, the dream boy turns out to be a dud and Claire feels terrible guilt about gaining everything Lucy has lost. But how can Claire turn it around when lightning only strikes once?

Also available in French.

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"Loughead does a wonderful job of adding a little flavor of magic into realistic fiction…The lesson in following your conscience is well presented. Recommended."

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"This light-hearted story will interest girls who have been through the emotional drama that is the life of a teen."

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"The story line is believable, with an ending that gives hope to readers, especially those whose parents are in a similar situation to Claire's. The novel moves quickly with lots of dialogue between Claire and her parents…This helps reluctant readers keep with the flow of the story and not get bogged down with unnecessary details. Recommended."

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Deb Loughead is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults. Her books have been translated into seven languages, and her award-winning poetry and adult fiction have appeared in a variety of Canadian publications. Deb has conducted workshops and held readings at schools, festivals and conferences across the country. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit www.debloughead.ca.

 
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Flood Warning

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Echoes


Tom loves running through cow fields with his best friend, Peggy, and his dog, Amos—especially when he's pretending to be his favorite radio hero, the Lone Ranger. But when Tom learns the nearby Fraser River is about to flood, he may have to become a real-life hero and help save his family's herd of dairy cows. This story is based on real events that happened in the farming community of Agassiz during the Fraser River flood of 1948.

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"Those librarians trying to feed the keen appetites of new chapter-book readers might offer Flood Warning, a book about responsibility set in an exciting crisis situation...Franson has been illustrating children’s books for several decades. I admire the way she conveys mood, time and place with a few lines...The generous number of illustrations of the happy dog and the stubborn cows will delight recent graduates from picture books as they proudly forge through this 'meaty' easy-reader."

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"A delightful and exciting story about a young boy who, in 1948, helped save the family cattle herd by using his wits and by helping his family. This story takes place in a much simpler time for children, a period when they learned from nature and used the skills that they developed from play and the hard work of doing chores and helping on the farm. This little snippet of history is an interesting insight into the past in British Columbia and will not only be a fun read for any child but a useful resource for the study of community and Canadian history for young children."

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"Offers an accessible, well-paced read while conveying the nature of floods, from preparations—such as shoring up with sand bags and moving furniture upstairs—to the geological impact. There are suspenseful moments and light touches throughout...Black-and-white drawings of characters, rural settings, and scenarios provide historic flavor to the story, which is based on the real Fraser River flood of 1948."

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"[Pearce] effortlessly weaves the story of friendship, co-operation, loyalty, family, unity, charity and selfless heroic efforts...The reality of the events [is] brought into perspective by the expressive and energetic pencil and watercolour illustrations...A heroic historical fiction novella for any child's library, expressing good values as well as a sense of adventure."

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Jacqueline Pearce is the author of 12 books for children and teens. Her novels and nonfiction explore her fascination with local history, people, nature and animals, including Dog House Blues and The Truth About Rats, which were written for the BC SPCA Kids Club. Jacqueline has degrees in English literature and environmental studies. She has volunteered for the BC SPCA humane education program for many years and has both fostered and adopted many rescued animals with her family. She near Vancouver with her husband, daughter, dog and two cats.

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Leanne Franson is a children's illustrator from Martensville, Saskatchewan. She studied Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montréal and afterwards headed tothe Banff Centre, School of Fine Arts for ceramics. Besides illustrating wonderful children's books, Leanne makes porcelain animals and stoneware pottery in her home ceramics studio, under the name Scattered Fingers.

 
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Ravensburger Verlag GmbH | Alex Rider


Der Bestseller ALEX RIDER – die Vorlage zur actiongeladenen TV-Serie!

Alex Rider wäre gern ein ganz normaler Jugendlicher. Doch egal, wohin er geht, er zieht das Verbrechen magisch an. Als er in einem Genlabor auf McCain trifft, den millionenschweren Gründer einer Hilfsorganisation, schrillen bei ihm alle Alarmglocken. Was plant der angesehene Geschäftsmann? Alex heftet sich an seine Fersen, aber dann wird er entführt und nach Afrika verschleppt. Seine Aussichten, dort lebend wegzukommen: nahezu null.

Band 8 der actionreichen Agenten-Reihe von Bestseller-Autor Anthony Horowitz

Alex Riders Vergangenheit: eine einzige Lüge. Seine Zukunft: liegt in den Händen des MI6. Denn als jüngster Agent aller Zeiten ist er Englands stärkste Geheimwaffe!

Erlebe alle Abenteuer von "Alex Rider":

Band 1: Stormbreaker

Band 2: Gemini-Project

Band 3: Skeleton Key

Band 4: Eagle Strike

Band 5: Scorpia

Band 6: Ark Angel

Band 7: Snakehead

Band 8: Crocodile Tears

Band 9: Scorpia Rising

Band 10: Steel Claw

Vorgeschichte: Russian Roulette

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Anthony Horowitz wurde 1956 in Stanmore, England, geboren. Er stammt aus einer wohlhabenden Familie und wuchs mit Kindermädchen, Köchen, Gärtnern und einem Chauffeur auf – und empfand dieses Leben als bedrückend. Bereits mit acht Jahren wollte er Schriftsteller werden. Nach einer wenig glücklichen Schulzeit im Internat studierte Horowitz an der University of York. Mit 23 Jahren schrieb er sein erstes Buch und hat seitdem nicht mehr aufgehört zu schreiben. Über seine Motivation, Bücher für Kinder und Jugendliche zu verfassen, sagt Horowitz, es „entschädigt mich für die Unzulänglichkeiten meiner Kindheit“. Neben seiner Arbeit als Kinderbuchautor schreibt er auch für Film, Fernsehen und Theater. Seine Bücher um den 14-jährigen Geheimdienst-Agenten Alex Rider wurden mehrfach ausgezeichnet.

Anthony Horowitz ist leidenschaftlicher Fan der „Tim und Struppi“-Comics und zu allen Orten seiner Bücher gereist (außer zum Mond). Er hat ein Jahr in Australien als Cowboy gelebt, liebt das Tauchen und geht drei- bis viermal in der Woche ins Kino.

Mit seiner Frau Jill Green, einer TV-Produzentin, und den beiden Söhnen lebt Anthony Horowitz in London.

 
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