fiction 7-9

THE OAT CREW (18 titles)

by Suza Kolb and Nina Dulleck

Published by Magellan

The Oat Crew – that’s the Shetland ponies Choccie and Biscuit, Toni the Haflinger and sometimes Bruno the dog, too (although of course he doesn’t like oats). Together, the friends keep the other four- and two-legged farm inhabitants on their toes! Whether a ghost is fooling around in the stable (only to be caught by the self-proclaimed Top-Ghost-Busting-Ponies), the boss wants to use them for riding lessons (which just isn’t on – being a riding pony is far too boring), a lovely Icelandic pony girl needs saving (causing Choccie to have butterflies in his stomach), a TV production company is looking for their next star (of course every four-legged inhabitant is sure it’s themselves), or Santa Clause needs help with his presents (if he has to go by car, his reindeers must be ill, so naturally he’s in need of substitutes) – the animals’ adventures are a delight! 

Pony stories with a twist – Choccie and Biscuit narrate their delightful adventures themselves in this bestselling series. 

More than 550,000 copies sold!


by Christiane Ritterhausen and Nina Dulleck

Published by Magellan

Twins Fritz and Lena are stunned: Not only has their weird new classmate Mari a talking sea urchin as a pet and seems to live on algae, no, she’s also a real sea princess! She has left her underwater kingdom of Almaris after the oracle had prophesied something terrible would happen to her if she stayed. But when Mari finds out Almaris is threatened to be exposed by a greedy scientist, she throws all caution to the wind. Can she thwart his evil plans with the help of Fritz and Lena – and elude the prophecy? 

Thrilling adventures with fascinating characters, an original underwater world, and a generous dose of humour! 

ESCAPE SCHOOL (4 titles)

by Jule Ambach, Stefanie Wegner and Timo Müller-Wegner

Published by Oetinger

Spooky things are happening at the Escape School since a banned magic spell has conjured up a pack of horrid hobgoblins. They cause complete chaos throughout the entire school and put the pupils in grave danger. Only by solving the tricky puzzles can emerging readers conquer evil.

Improve your reading with these thrilling escape adventures.

Interactive mystery stories.


by Julia Blesken and Barbara Jung

Published by Oetinger

At the start of the October half term, six children have a chance encounter outside a supermarket. There’s Katja, who has had a row with her dads. Polina, who only wanted to buy some baking powder. Fridi, Mustafa and Zeck. And Jennifer, who is accompanied by her miniature Pinscher and who is also carrying her grandpa’s ashes in a plastic bag. When Mustafa tricks a biker in the car park, the children have to leg it. They have no phones and next to no money. But they do have an important mission: Jennifer’s grandpa has to be laid to rest in Kolomoro. But how’s that going to happen, when nobody has a clue where Kolomoro is? 

Winner of the first Kirsten Boie Prize for Children’s Literature – a story full of diversity set in urban Berlin.


by Stefanie Taschinski and Anne-Kathrin Behl

Published by Oetinger

The delightfully loveable Patchwork Family – the new children’s book by bestselling author Stefanie Taschinski 

Emma and her family are the new people at number 11! But it would be so much more interesting if all the neighbours made up a great big family together – like a patchwork rug. No sooner said, than done! Old Mrs Becker becomes simply Granny Becker, and for all the other children in the house, Emma’s dad becomes their dad, too. There’s just one neighbour who doesn’t want to be part of the patchwork family: the mysterious earl who lives on the ground floor! But how crazy would it be if the combined efforts of the patchwork family didn’t get to the bottom of their invisible neighbour’s secret? 

A charming combination of children’s daily life and a heart-warming family story with an element of feel-good suspense


by Heike Eva Schmidt and Nikolai Renger

Published by Thienemann-Esslinger

Big excitement at the Alderstream estate! A new lama is moving in – the third in the gang: Vokuhila. The snow-shite Parsley with her magnificent mane of hair and Einstein, with light and dark brown patches, soon become fond of the cheerful new addition. When their house people need help, because a thief is on the prowl at the Alderstream estate, it is clear as spit to the lamas immediately that they are needed. The animals soon found the “Lama Gang”. And their first hot case is of course quickly solved thanks to the cleverness of the furry detectives!


By Silke Schellhammer and M. Ceccarelli

Published by Carlsen

A series that many readers have already found and want to continue reading. Because one thing is certain: the adventure will continue. In volume 3, too, the pupils in the School of Talents have to gather up all their courage and trust in their talents. Volume 4 will be published in August 2022, volume 5 in May 2023.


By Charlotte Habersack and Frederic Bertrand

Published by Carlsen

Nemo and his friends, once again get a package that actually, they’re not supposed to open. Actually… This time everything’s up in the air – literally. Along with Biep the robot, whom they fish out of the package, they all levitate off the ground. And not only that, they’re not the only ones in danger of flying away forever – even their boring little town is! Maybe this time they really shouldn’t have opened the package…?

Over 1 million copies sold of the series and translated into 16 languages!

Film rights sold!


by Magnus Myst and Thomas Hussung

Published by Ueberreuter

The Little Bad Book wants to go on a treasure hunt with the half-devil Moni! But they can’t do it on their own. In order to set off on the wild journey through the realm of nightmares, they need a trusty reader. And of course, the reader will need to survive a few tests before they can set off, because their mission requires not only nerves of steel, but also a shrewd mind! Jam-packed with scary stories and tricky puzzles, the reader will crisscross through the book, one adventure after the other, on this unbelievable reading experience! 

More than 500,000 copies sold and translated into 18 languages! 

All titles have been in the top 10 of the bestseller list!

Film rights sold!


by Andreas Suchanek and Timo Grubing

Published by Ueberreuter

A secret staircase to a hidden attic, records of magical beings and vials of a mysterious, blue “whispering powder”: There are all sorts of secrets to discover in Luke’s new home. And when an eerie figure breaks into his room in the middle of the night and flees with a sack full of stolen goods, Luke is hot on the trail, which leads to the Whispering Forest, where a hidden world awaits – and an adventure Luke will never forget. 

A fantasy adventure that you simply won’t want to put down.

For fans of Narnia and the Spiderwick Chronicles.

35,000 copies sold since fall 2020!