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picture book Heinz Janisch | Birgit Antoni That’s me! I show it to you! 24 p.; 18 x 16; board book; illustrated ISBN: ###; Price: ca. € 12,90 (03/2014) | from 12 months on

Content: We are all very similar, we all have a nose, a mouth, eyes, ears, hands, a belly, two feet … But at the same time we are all unique and singular. This knowledge is brightly and cheerfully presented in this board book. The comparison with the sometimes surprising body parts of animals allows a first understanding of analogy and differences in full of relish. Getting aware of the own body parts, knowing and naming them – these are one of the first interactions between a child and his or her parents. Therefore this board book offers creative ideas. >> in preparation >> co-printing possible

… the hair

The whole book is finally fully coloured!!

… the eyes

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… the nose


picture book Sabine Wieser & Maria Wieser Karoline Neubauer

King nettlebeard 26 p.; 26,5 x 20; hardover; illustrated ISBN: ### | Price: € 14,90 (04/2014) | from 4 years on

Content: Nearly everyone knows stinging nettles – especially their ferocity. Itching and burning, theses are also the consequences, if someone comes King Nettlbeard to close. Indeed he is a grim person, quickly enraged, hardly satisfied, grumpy and always displeased. No wonder that >> in preparation everybody take to his heals. But then the last loyal fellows >> co-printing possible leave the king and he gets really lonesome. At least a c ook would be fine – he really finds one, the resolute Mrs. Rosine. And her special dishes change everything ... A story that shows that endurance pays off and that a difficult problem can be solved with patience, calmness and creativity – told like a classical fairy tale, because some topics never lose their actuality. With very special illustrations, that set a new benchmark within collage techniques.

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Heidi Trpak | Laura Momo Aufderhaar

Gerda Gelse General pieces of wisdom about mosquitoes 26 p.; 26,5 x 20; hardcover; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-247-0; Price: € 14,90 (03/2013) | from 5 years on

Content In Britain this animal is named “mosquito”, in France “moustique”, in Austria it’s called “Gelse” and in Germany “Mücke” or “Schnake”. But however they are named, everytime and everywhere they are annoying, bothersome and a pain in the neck. But nevertheless there is now a book about them – with a lot of interesting facts. And illustrator Laura Aufderhaar produces stunningly real seeming pictures of these animals with printing plants. A brilliant mixture between a narrative story and fascinating information

Awards: >> Viennese Children’s Book Award – Collection 2013 >> Austrian Children’s Book Award – Prize 2014

Hi, my name is Gerda Gelse. I have just enclosed eight days ago but I’m already a grown-up. Other than you humans we just get 3 to 8 weeks old. Shall I describe myself? I have two transparent, fine wings, beautiful, hairy antennae and a long pointy nose. Furthermore I have a slim hairy body and six very long legs. I weight two milligram, that’s like four of your hairs. You know my song pretty well. I love it to sing it for you when you go to bed and when you have turned off the light. Then you are waving nicely to me, until I have found a nice place where I can sting you. And as soon as you have been falling asleep ...

Author

Heidi Trpak was born in 1973 in Vienna. She is a kindergarten teacher and provides professional training in the field of early infantile musical education. It’s very important for her to convert the wonderful secrets of nature into exciting stories.

Laura Momo Aufderhaar studied communication design Berlin and graduated in illustration in the class of Franz Zauleck. She works as self employed graphic designer and illustrator and lives with her family in Berlin. © 2008, Marlene Fulde

Illustrator

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Helga Bansch

In der Nacht … In the night ... 48 p.; 18 x 18; hardcover; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-246-3; Price: € 14,90 (02/2013) | from 2 years | “turning”-book

Content When the night closes in nearly everyone goes to bed – everyone individually and in his own way. Evening for evening ... But what would it be like if everything would be completely different? A very inspiring play with right and wrong that encourages thinking about further “wrongnesses”. And as ever Helga Bansch’s illustrations are alive with a lot of details and small beside-stories: Because when the night closes not everyone is going to bed. Also the moon is truly not sleeping ... Awards: >> Austrian Children’s Book Award – Collection 2014

In the night the elephant lays in between high grass, the bird dreams in the airy nest and the cat purrs behind the oven ...

But sometimes the elephant dreams in the nest, the cat purrs in the den and the polar bear snores in the doghouse ...

A really twisted sleeping story! Author & Illustrator

Helga Bansch was born in 1957. After her study at a pedagogical academy she worked as a primary-school teacher. Today, Bansch is a self-employed artist in Vienna and Steiermark. Her work focusses on acryl-paintings on canvas. Besides, Bansch illustrates children’s books since 1999. She has received the Viennese Price for Children- and Youth literature several times.

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Sarah Michaela Orlovský

Tomaten mögen keinen Regen Tomatoes don’t like rain 176 p.; 21 x 14,5; hardcover; ISBN: 978-3-85351-248-7; Price: € 17,90 (03/2013) | from 12 years on

Content They don’t have parents. They are “different”. Hovanes is the oldest of them. He is older than Sirup, Tiko, Eilis and Gaya, living together in “House Betlehem” and parented by nun Miki and nun Rosa. It’s a forced community, but it’s also a community. Journalist Ana, a character of the book, doesn’t manage what author Sarah Orlovský succeeds to do: to describe the live of handicapped children in an orphanage what it’s like – without platitudes and without social romanticism. A book about blond eyes, dead rabbits and tomatoes that don’t like rain. A remarkable debut novel!

Awards: >> Kranichsteiner award for literature for young people | 2014 >> Evangelical Bookprize |2014 >> Viennese Children’s Book Award – Price 2013 >> Austrian Children’s Book Award – Collection 2014

Extract: They are always asking how it is like to live in an orphanage. Then Eilis answers: “The fact is, that we don’t have parents, but we nevertheless have a family here.” Then Sirup says: “The food is okay, isn’t it?” Then Gaya says if she says something at all: “An orphanage is an orphanage.” An orphanage is an orphanage and if you have lived your whole life in an orphanage you don’t have any idea how it could be different. It just would be nice to have a room of my own, just for me. Or at least something, that just belongs to me. The house belongs to everyone, the garden belongs to everyone, we eat, pray and breathe together. Nun Miki rules the kitchen and nun Rosa checks our wardrobes. In between there is no space for anger and no time for strolling. [...]

AUTHOR: Sarah Michaela Orlovský, born in 1984 in Upper Austria, collected inspiration in Vienna, Zambia, Armenia, Athiopia, Slovakia and Rwanda to fill her notebook with. Recently, she tries on a settled life in Vöcklabruck where she works in a youth center.

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Reinhard Ehgartner & Helga Bansch

Das kleine Farben-Einmaleins The one-oh-one of colours 16 p.; 18 x 18; hardcover; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-240-1; Price: € 12,90 (08/2012) | from 2 years on, leads progressively into self-reading

Content Books are able to create worlds and it takes not much more than four concise lines for a colourful day between man and wildlife to arise from the pages. Author Reinhard Ehgartner combines the precise with the abstract, numbers with words – supplying cheerful, lyrical texts that are always ready to surprise. In the approved ways, Helga Bansch manages to create a new world on every double-page, inviting the untiring to dwell on the images to discover one detail after the other.

1 times white jumps out of bed-save and sound he meets his own world, touching ground with a cat, a frog and a book – so well! the room is filled with cocoa-smell.

7 times red so marvellous flies right through your dreams it’s fabulous. An intriguing book, stimulating interest in words and numbers, in images and stories and most of all: in books!

Author

Reinhard Ehgartner, born in 1960 studied German studies and Theology in Salzburg. After being a University lecturer in Ústí nad Ladem (NorthBohemia) he joined the personell of the Austrian Association of Libraries (Österreichisches Bibliothekswerk). Since 2004 he is the Association’s director. He is project manager of „Buchstart: mit Büchern wachsen“.

Illustrator

Helga Bansch was born in 1957. After her study at a pedagogical academy she worked as a primary-school teacher. Today, Bansch is a self-employed artist in Vienna and Steiermark. Her work focusses on acryl-paintings on canvas. Besides, Bansch illustrates children’s books since 1999. She has received the Viennese Price for Children- and Youth literature several times.

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Renate Habinger

Familie Maus The Mouse Family 22 p.; 16 x 16; hardcover; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-262-3; Price: € 12,90 (09/2012) | 12 month +

Content This board bookwhich is addressed to very young children is multilayered but still simple. The simple rhythmical text with a very clear structure deals with the big and important topics in life such as “family”, “belonging” and “identity”. Mummy, daddy, sister and brother Mouse – the whole Mouse family is being introduced. Together with each family member the pictures show different environments which are all known to kids. The recurrent words and the simple, rhythmical text invite to join reading and to repeat the words. The text builds up excitement before turning the pages and waits with a little surprise at the end. The double pages are clear and simple organized but still with a lot of detail. A smart and funny cardboard picture book! This is mummy Mouse, she looks like every mouse. Pointy nose, round ears, fine fur – And a tail …

… so long!

Self-employed illustrator Renate Habinger was born in 1957 and studied graphic design and illustration in Vienna. Habinger was rewarded several prizes for her graphic works, especially for her artistic work in the genre of children’s and youth literature. Besides, Habinger offers paperworkshops for people of any age.

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Linda Wolfsgruber

Arche Ark 26 p.; hardcover; 26,5 x 20; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-261-6; Price: € 14,90 (08/2013); 4 years +

Content Another Ark book? Yes, another one. A well considered one. Like a lot of artists before Linda Wolfsgruber has been truly inspired by Noah’s story. Yet she is trying to look at this topic from a whole new perspective. Giraffes, elephants and lions – that’s the common picture of animals in Ark books. This book is trying to put this old dusty image behind. That’s why Award: next to cat, dog and mouse also marmot, >> Austrian Children’s Books Award – Prize 2014 grasshopper and crocodile are coming on board of the ship. It’s like a book of things to spot as non-fiction book. Linda Wolfsgruber shows how rich and fascinating the world of animals can be. Noah’s story is been told masterly at the end of the book putting the pictures back in their original context. The Ark – playful and serious at the same time. It began to rain …

... and so everyone was rescued.

Linda Wolfsgruber is a nameable Austrian illustrator and graphic designer. She was born in 1961 and was educated at the Art School in St. Ulrich (Austria), Munich (Germany) and at the Scuola del Libro (School of the book) in Urbino (Italy). Wolfsgruber has received a number of prizes, among them the Viennese children’s book prize.

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Heinz Janisch & Linda Wolfsgruber

Wie war das am Anfang? What was the beginning like? 26 p.; hardcover; 26,5 x 20; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-212-8; Price: € 14,90 (10/2012; 4th edition) suitable for children of any age

Content Who am I? And who would I have been if everything was different? A polar bear? A snowflake? Maybe even a tiger on the jump? Heinz Janisch and Linda Wolfsgruber answer this frequently asked question with a mind-game. No less than the wonder of creation is to be found in these refreshingly-light, but yet philosophically deep texts, completed by Wolfsgruber’s delicate paper collages. In this imaginative wonderland, readers follow the traces of God’s thoughts: “God said: You will be human.”

Awards: >> Catholic Children’s Book Award – Prize 2010 >> Austrian Children’s Book Award – Collection 2010 >> Viennese Children’s Book Award – Prize 2010

What was the beginning like when God has had an idea of me? Did he want me to become a starfish at the ocean bed?

“A wonderful picture book about the question Who or What am I” (Liborius, Germany) “The irritating images might be the starting point for aesthetical learning” (Grundschule, Germany)

Author

Born in 1960, Heinz Janisch majored in German studies and Journalism. Janisch resides in Vienna and Burgenland and has published a variety of prizewinning children’s and youth books which were translated into 12 languages. He also holds an editorial position in the Austrian broadcasting agency (Österreichischer Rundfunk).

Illustrator

Linda Wolfsgruber is a nameable Austrian illustrator and graphic designer. She was born in 1961 and was educated at the Art School in St. Ulrich (Austria), Munich (Germany) and at the Scuola del Libro (School of the book) in Urbino (Italy). Wolfsgruber has received a number of prizes, among them the Viennese children’s book prize.

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Heinz Janisch & Linda Wolfsgruber

Wo hört das Meer auf? Where does the sea end? 26 p.; hardcover 26,5 x 20; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-231-9; Price: € 14,90 (08/2011) | from 5 years on

Content This extraordinary bed-time story brings up philosophical and profound questions, dealing with them in short and concise statements. Combined with fragile and highly imaginative illustrations, the book motivates young readers to immerse on the topics mentioned and is bound to leave them with a sense of amazement with God’s creation.

Awards: >> Catholic Children’s Book Award - Collection 2012

Look! How the night glows. And – how do we get the day glowing?

Look! There you can see the mountains. And – what do the mountains see?

Author

Born in 1960, Heinz Janisch majored in German studies and Journalism. Janisch resides in Vienna and Burgenland and has published a variety of prizewinning children’s and youth books which were translated into 12 languages. He also holds an editorial position in the Austrian broadcasting agency (Österreichischer Rundfunk).

Illustrator

Linda Wolfsgruber is a nameable Austrian illustrator and graphic designer. She was born in 1961 and was educated at the Art School in St. Ulrich (Austria), Munich (Germany) and at the Scuola del Libro (School of the book) in Urbino (Italy). Wolfsgruber has received a number of prizes, among them the Viennese children’s book prize.

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Elisabeth Schawerda & Helga Bansch

Das Geheimnis ist blau The secret is blue 26 p.; 26,5 x 20; hardcover; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-228-9; Price: € 14,90 ca. 700 words; (02/2011) From 4 years on

Content Elisabeth Schawerda introduces her readers to a colourful wonderland: delicate rhymes, playful elements and surprising associations make reading a pleasure. The illustrations of Helga Bansch complete the lyrical texts and each double-page opens up another colour space in which the most incredible things wait to be discovered. Awards: >> Viennese Children’s Book Award – Price 2011 >> Austrian Children’s Book Award – Collection 2012

“Every poem opens up a new, independently created image-world” (Die Furche, Austria) “Playful verses around a shimmering secret” (Erzdiözese Wien, Austria)

The oranges are orange On the orange tree. But, the pears are not pear On the pear tree. And the plums are not plum On the plum tree. And still, the cherries are not cherry On the cherry tree. Why then are the oranges orange?

Autor

Elisabeth Schawerda, born in 1940 studied German studies and Art history in Vienna. As a freelancer for various journals, she published essays focussing on culture and history whereas her literary emphasis is on lyric poetry. Schawerda has already recieved a number of literary prizes, among them, she was rewarded with the Franz-Carl-Ginskey-Ring in 2005.

Illustrator

Helga Bansch was born in 1957. After her study at a pedagogical academy she worked as a primary-school teacher. Today, Bansch is a self-employed artist in Vienna and Steiermark. Her work focusses on acryl-paintings on canvas. Besides, Bansch illustrates children’s books since 1999. She has received the Viennese Price for Children- and Youth literature several times.

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Franz Joseph-Huainigg & Verena Hochleitner

Jakob & das Rote Buch Jacob & the Red Book 32p.; hardcover; 20 x 28;5 illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-239-5; Price: € 14,90 (06/2012) | From 6 years on

Content Jacob lives with his foster parents Anna and Bernd. Once a month he meets his social worker Robin – sometimes his real mother is there too. It’s also Robin who encourages Jacob to find out more about his family background – with a red book for collecting memories and photographs. From page to page Jacob gains more and more of his identity.

Awards: >> Austrian Children’s Book Award – Collection 2013

The author is a foster father himself, so his story is told very authentically. The illustrations show empathetically Jacob’s emotions, who sometimes needs to be like a lion to feel safe. In the course of the story it is not only Jacob’s book that is growing, but also his confidence and lust for life.

»Jacob, I have an idea. We are making a book about you!« »There is nothing to say about me! « »What zodiac sign do you have? « »Lion! « »So, there is something to say about you! «

Author

Franz-Joseph Huainigg was born 1996 and has paralyzed legs since he was a baby. He studied German language and literature as well as medial communication at the University of Klagenfurt. In 2002 he became a member of the Austrian National Assembly. Personally involved he is spokesman for disabled people and represents their interests.

Illustrator

Verena Hochleitner studied graphic design at the Viennese University for applied arts. Since 2009 she mainly illustrates children books and picture books. Furthermore she also likes to write texts by herself. 2012 she got the outstanding artist award in the category children literature.

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Hubert Gaisbauer & Renate Habinger

Schlaf jetzt, kleines Kamel Just sleep, little camel 26 p.; 26,5 x 20; hardcover; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-237-1; Price: € 14,90 (03/2012) | from 4 years on

Content The little camel should sleep, because it’s herd has to go to a journey the next day. But how is it possible to fall asleep, as long as there are such exciting questions? What’s the world? Where is the most beautiful place? And when does the moon sleep? The big camel patiently gives its answers to these big questions – answers, which become great pictures in the little camel’s fantasy, as glorious as the starry sky.

Awards: >> Catholic Children’s Book Award – Collection 2013 >> Austrian Children’s Book Award – Collection 2013

A perfect sleeping story for bright children! “Why are you not sleeping?” asks the big camel the little camel. “Because the moonlight tickles my nose ...” answers the little camel and immediately it has to sneeze forcefully.

Author

Hubert Gaisbauer was born in 1939 and studied German philology and dramatics. He was cofounder of the Austrian cultural radio station Ö1 and worked there at least as director of the religion department. He is still working as journalist – preferred subject: lifestories of people in art, literature and religion.

Illustrator

Self-employed illustrator Renate Habinger was born in 1957 and studied graphic design and illustration in Vienna. Habinger was rewarded several prizes for her graphic works, especially for her artistic work in the genre of children’s and youth literature. Besides, Habinger offers paperworkshops for people of any age.

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Käthe Recheis & Georg Bydlinski & Alicia Sancha

Das Entchen und der große Gungatz The duckling and the great Guzzleguts 48 p.; hardcover; 26,5 x 20: illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-225-8; Price: € 14,90 (08/2010) | from 5 years on

Content The great Guzzleguts lives in a huge palace, surrounded by his servants. He owns a bathroom with seven bathtubs – one for each day of the week. But this does not seem to be enough. The great Guzzleguts desires the ducklet’s pond as well ... The book provides an encouraging tale about the old struggle between Big and Small, between David and Goliath, against paternalism to establish justice. The fantastic story, illustrated extravagantly by Alicia Sancha follows the first edition published 30 years ago, yet amazingly different and innovative.

0nce upon a time there was a Great Guzzleguts, who lived with his gang of servants in a big house. In his bathroom there were seven bathtubs – one for every day of the week.

“A lively, innovative, wonderful book, providing a deep story and fantastic images” (AjuM, Germany) “Ideal for re-reading again and again” (Der Falter, Austria) Käthe Recheis, born in 1928 is an Austrian author and translator who has written and published more than 60 books. Many of them have already been advanced to classics and where translated into over 20 languages. A special topic in her literature is native Indian culture.

Georg Bydlinski was born in 1956 and studied English and American Studies as well as Social Pedagogy and Religious education in Vienna. Today, Bydlinski works self-employed in the fields of lyric, prose, children’s literature and translation.

The illustrator Alicia Sancha was born in 1950. She studied art in Berlin and after sojourns in London and Madrid, she settled in Vienna in 1978, working as a self-employed artist, illustrator and stage designer.

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Susanne Vettiger & Renate Habinger

Wenn Pinguine Tango tanzen When penguins dance the Tango 48p.; hardcover; 26,5 x 20; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-232-6; Price: € 14,90 (08/2011) | from 5 years on – an All Ager

Content They did nearly everything together. Hermann and Klara. Eating, mud-stepping, sleeping. They badgered crocodiles, startled spotted hyaenas and pinched zebras. But one day, it happened ... A love story that just remains a love story because there is a dung fork at the end of the world. And because penguins have a secret.

Since 17 years Hermann and Klara have been lovers. After such a long time one won’t blush. But Klara did. Hermann thought this was cute.

But one day, it happened: Hermann fell for a spotted hyaena.

Author

Susanne Vettiger is a published author of children’s books. She currently lives and works in Basel. Apart from story-writing, Vettiger is known as photographer and as author of ballets, plays, libretti and stories for several broadcasting agencies.

Illustrator

Self-employed illustrator Renate Habinger was born in 1957 and studied graphic design and illustration in Vienna. Habinger was rewarded several prizes for her graphic works, especially for her artistic work in the genre of children’s and youth literature. Besides, Habinger offers paperworkshops for people of any age.

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Lene Mayer-Skumanz

Ein Haydn-Spaß Fun with Haydn 112 p.; hardcover; 24 x 16; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-206-7; Price: € 19,90 ca. 28.400 words; (03/2009) from 10 years on

Content Sepperl! Would you like to play a real violin? Sure! But because I don’t have one, I have to imagine it. For this book a lot of well known Austrian authors have been working together. They are looking on the several periods of Joseph Haydn’s life in very different ways – ones rather literarily, the others rather factually. Furthermore these texts are accompanied by pictures and comics of Annett Stolarski, very funny and rich in detail.

“My congratulations for this perfect conception.” (Armin Raab, Joseph-Haydn-Institute, Cologne)

The author

Prof. Lene Mayer-Skumanz was born in 1939. After studies of German literature and the classics she first was a teacher until 1965, then she decided to be a writer. Additionally she was editor of the children’s magazine “Weite Welt”. For her literary pieces in the field of children literature with focus on religious topics she already got a lot of awards and prizes. She is one of the greatest Austrian writers of children’s books.

Annett Stolarski studied graphic arts at the College for Applied Arts in Vienna as well as at the Muthesius-College in Kiel. Her pictures are already to be found in lot of books, additionally she is working in the field of art education. The illustrator

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Danielle Proskar & Judith Saupper

Karo und der liebe Gott Karo and the Dear God 152 p.; hardcover; 21 x 14,5; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-211-1; Price: € 16,20 ca. 24.400 words; (10/2009) from 8 years on

Content When her parents suddenly separate, the 8-year-old girl Karo – inspired by her First Communion – tries to get in touch with the Dear God. She wants to inform him explicitly about her desires. But her prayers take an unexpected way and become the beginning of an exceptional, endearinggruff and adventuresome-funny friendship. Karo was sitting on her bed and looked at the picture. An open shoe box stood in front of her. She had taken all family memories off the pin board in her old kid’s room and had stuffed them into this box. Just the gingerbread heart with the pink “I love you” written on it she had left there. Whenever her Dad entered her old room he should be hit by this lonely heart. Karo was peeved. At her parents. But also at someone else, from whom she had expected more. Or rather: From whom one had promised her more – from the Dear God. She snatched her walkietalkie to give him pertinently a piece of her mind. “You couldn’t care less of me, could you? You are so mean! Over and out!” ... “A light, wise story about the breakup of families. And a pleading to have a positive view of the world anyway.” (Kurier, Austria) “Religious topics are seldom discussed in such an easy, relaxing, humorous and at the same time profound way.” (borromedien, Germany) The author Danielle Proskar was born 1964 in Vienna. She studied direction and camera. The family movie “Karo und der liebe Gott”, to which she also wrote the screenplay, was her very successful debut as director of a movie. The movie received a lot of international prizes (e.g. Prix Camério, Prix CIFEJ) and was shown at diverse festivals.

The illustrator Judith Saupper was born 1975 in Feldkirch (Vorarlberg). She studied stage and set design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Her artworks were already exhibited at different places in Austria. She is an independent set designer for commercials, television films and movies.

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Renate Habinger

Lin, die Elfte aus der Feuerbohne Lin, the elventh out of the scarlet runner 184 p.; hardcover; 21,5 x 13,5; with illustrations by Barbara Schwarz ISBN: 978-3-85351-229-6; Price: € 16,90 ca. 30.000 words; (04/2011) from 9 y. on

Content Lin, born as the eleventh out of the scarlet runner, is a little garden witch. In her world of magical plants there are a lot of challenges: How is a magical bed to create? Why does she need hornets for her magical book? And what does this strange dream in the first night mean? Is she really a witch or not? Fortunately she has Mirko, Verdi and Aunt Amelie from the other end of the world …

Awards: >> Viennese Children’s Book Award - Collection 2012 >> Voices of Readers – Collection 2013

“But it just has to be around here!“ Lin wipes her face with her arm, angrily. A big branch has slapped her nose, with leaves being dripping-wet from the mist. Lin struggles through the jungle of thick leaves and wafts of mist. Her magic gown, a cape made of magic weeds is hanging around her shoulders, sloppy and soaked. Her hair is soaking as well and sticks to her ears. Really, there are things which Lin prefers. […]” “I have to see more!“, thinks Lin. By a resolute show of her hand, she tells the mist: Go away. Unwillingly, the damp wafts clear away. Now, behind the thicket of elder leaves, bramble twines, cherry twiggs and evening primrose blossoms, a house becomes visible. House and garden seem to be the perfect location for Lin, as there is no witchcraft without medical plants, this is for sure. But is this miraculous place really free? Might it belong to the earth spirit Mirko, or possibly even to the Waldur the wood gnome? Author Self-employed illustrator Renate Habinger was born in 1957 and studied Graphic design and illustration in Vienna. Habinger was rewarded several prizes for her graphic works, especially for her artistic work in the genre of children’s and youth literature. Besides, Habinger offers paper-workshops for all ages in Oberndorf an der Melk, where the natural surroundings inspired Habinger for “Lin”.

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Marianne Rössner u. a. & Birgit Antoni

Ein Fest für alle Tage An every-day festivity 20 p.; hardcover, fold-out; 22 x 20,5; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-219-7; Price: € 16,90 (03/2011); from 5 years on

Content This multi-faceted book invites readers to experience and to get in touch with God in every-day life. At the same time it conveys the structure and meaning of the holy mass. The author’s team created an attractive Leporello which opens a wide Awards: range of possibilities for working with children. >> Catholic Children’s Book Award – The included short prayers motivate to pause and Collection 2012 re-think for a moment, while the meaning of the elements of the holy mass are explained in a short and concise way. Put up as a church, the fold-out Leporello can be played with as well, for example by equipping its centre independently. This play-along-think-along book is especially suitable for class, first communion preparation and youth groups.

We enter the house of God. Jesus, thank you, that I belong to you. “A prime example for Christian conveyance of knowledge” (Miteinander, Austria) “A must-have for children’s pastoral care” (Jungschar.at, Austria)

The authors: All members of the author’s team are employed in various (theologically-)pedagogic areas since many years. They have been looking forward to an appealing and theologically founded children’s mass book for their work in their rectorate and for their own children.

The illustrator: Born in 1969 in Vienna, Birgit Antoni was educated at the Viennese Academy of Applied Art. She studied font and book-design as well as graphic design. Since 1996, Antoni works as a self-employed illustrator and graphic designer. For her illustrations of children’s books, Antoni was rewarded several prizes.

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Uschi Stich & Renate Habinger

Nikolaus in geheimer Mission St. Nicholas on secret mission 26p.; hardcover; 26,5 x 20; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-241-8; Price: € 14,90 (06/2012) | From 3 years on

Content What is St. Nicholas up to when he is bored? He gets the idea of visiting the children in summer time – secretly and incognito! Having dressed up, he comes to a kindergarten and is taken to be the awaited intern. Still, the children are to figure out soon ... Knowingly Ursula Stich integrated the major values of St. Nicholas into her funny story – entirely without finger-wagging – and brings up topics that are dealt with are conflicts and conciliation as well as exclusion and integration. Renate Habinger’s fresh illustrations frame the summery Nicholas, adding “divine comments” to the actions.

One day in the middle of the summer, Nicholas felt really bored. He thought of the children. When he was doing his visits on the 6th of december he was always terribly busy and time was short to have a chat or even to play a bit. He would like to catch up on these things. But he absolutely wanted to stay incognito – a Secret-St. Nicholas so to say. And he already had an idea … A St. Nicolas book for all of the year

Author

Uschi Stich was born in 1976. She graduated from a pedagogical academy and has worked with children of all ages. Repeatedly she was active in the field of adult education dealing with issues like multicultural education and puppet playing.

Illustrator

Self-employed illustrator Renate Habinger was born in 1957 and studied graphic design and illustration in Vienna. Habinger was rewarded several prizes for her graphic works, especially for her artistic work in the genre of children’s and youth literature. Besides, Habinger offers paper-workshops for people of any age.

Contact: Mrs. Katrin Feiner, Stephansplatz 4/6/DG, 1010 Wien, AUSTRIA | www.domverlag.at phone: +43 (0)1 512 3503-3963; fax: +43 (0)1 512 3503-3960; mail: feiner@domverlag.at


Renate Stockreiter

Trödltrudls Klippklapptraum Dawdledana’s Clothespegsdream 26 p.; 15x21; hardcover; illustrated; ISBN: 978-3-85351-238-8; Price: € 14,90 (04/2012) | from 6 years on

Content

Award: >> Voices of Readers – Collection 2013

“Dana, hurry up!”, shouts the big voice. Dana would like to hurry up, but first ... Dana shall take the clothes off the clothesline spanned over the lawn between old apple trees. But that isn’t easy at all. The job becomes whoop-dee-doo a little adventure with grimly clothes-pegs and a tickling dwarf. No wonder, that this takes a bit longer than expected ...

On her way into the garden Dana drags the empty clothes basked behind her. A clothesline is spanned zigzag over the meadow.

Between old apple trees shirts, caps, pants, socks are hanging, dangling, waving, flapping drippy first and later dry.

Author / Illustrator: Renate Stockreiter studied linguistics and philosophy, afterwards graphic design in Vienna. Currently she is working as graphic artist. One of her book designs has already gained the Walter-Koschatzky-Prize.

Contact: Mrs. Katrin Feiner, Stephansplatz 4/6/DG, 1010 Wien, AUSTRIA | www.domverlag.at phone: +43 (0)1 512 3503-3963; fax: +43 (0)1 512 3503-3960; mail: feiner@domverlag.at


Franz-Joseph Huainigg & Annegret Ritter

Wir lachen uns gesund We get well by laughing 26 p.; hardcover; 26,5 x 20; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-221-0; Price: € 14,90 (08/2010) | from 5 years on

Content Daniel suffers from cancer and comes to the hospital for supervision. This is when he encounters the extraordinary doctors Mrs. Dr. “Floret” and Mr. “Eggscramble”. Step by step, the two of them manage winning Daniel’s trust. This touching story provides important information about the encouraging effect of laughter in a severe environment. By posing clear and gentle illustrations, Annegret Ritter mirrors the humour of the red-nosed doctors. They involve the patients without putting too much of a strain on them. It is one week since Daniel came to the hospital. He feels bored. Will the clowns come in again? Today, he almost wishes for this to happen. By then, the door opens and Mrs. Floret walks into the room. Mr. Eggscramble wants to come in as well, but Floret sends him back: “Mr. Eggscramble, Daniel does not like your music. Please wait ouside” Resolutely, she edges him out of the room and shuts the door. From outside, loud moaning becomes audible. “Ouch, Mrs. Floret, you jammed my nose! Now it’s getting all swollen and red!” “A courageous book by a courageous author” (Unsere Kinder, Austria) “Especially suitable to encourage persons concerned” (NWL CliniClowns)

Author

Franz- Joseph Huainigg was born in 1966. From very young age on, he suffers from a palsy affecting both legs. Huainigg studied German studies and medial communication in Klagenfurt. Apart from holding a position in the Austrian National Assembly, Huainigg is the spokesman for handycapped people, representing their interests.

Illustrator

Annegret Ritter, born in 1964 in Freiberg, has focussed on toy-design during her education. After employments in this specific sector, Ritter participated in various projects building and designing playgrounds and working with children. In 1991 Ritter published her first illustrated children’s book, which was at the same time her first cooperation with Huainigg.

Contact: Mrs. Katrin Feiner, Stephansplatz 4/6/DG, 1010 Wien, AUSTRIA | www.domverlag.at phone: +43 (0)1 512 3503-3963; fax: +43 (0)1 512 3503-3960; mail: feiner@domverlag.at


Sarah Orlovský & Andreas Peham

Pfefferkorns verrücktere Tage Peppercorns‘ crazier days 26p.; hardcover; 26,5 x 20; illustrated ISBN: 978-3-85351-242-5; Price: €14,90 (08/2012) | for the whole family

Content Cecily is a very busy girl. Her spare time is structured minute-by-minute – every day she does another activity. Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Peppercorn, know each other since 53 years, doing the same things every single morning. “How boring”, Cecily finds, “shame on you!” If she knew, what this sentence was about to bring up ... Witty and charmingly, entrenched every-day habits are broken up, adding subtle irony and a great deal of affection. Author Sarah Orlovský proves her linguistic sense for points, while Andreas Peham’s images are bubbling over with ideas, combining comic-elements with original artcitations. Eleonore and Waldemar Peppercorn knew each other since 53 years. They’ve been marrried for 468 months and for 24336 weeks they‘ve been doing the same every single morning. „How boring“, finds Cecily. „Shame on you!“

The next morning Mr. Peppercorn said to his wife: „Lory, dear, let’s do something crazy!“ „Something crazy?“, she asked. „Yes“, nodded Mr. Peppercorn decisively.“Something crazy.“ Mr. Peppercorn thought for a while. „Lory, dear, let’s powder the milk froth with cocoa instead of cinnamon!“

Author

Sarah Michaela Orlovský, born in 1984 in Upper Austria, collected inspiration in Vienna, Zambia, Armenia, Athiopia, Slovakia and Rwanda to fill her notebook with. Recently, she tries on a settled life in Vöcklabruck where she works in a youth center.

Illustrator

Born in 1973, Andreas Peham studied philosophy, psychology and maths. For 11 years he was employed as a teacher. During this time, he was educated in mediation and in the Waldorf-concept of education. He spends time in nature and with his family, when he is not dedicating himself to art.

Contact: Mrs. Katrin Feiner, Stephansplatz 4/6/DG, 1010 Wien, AUSTRIA | www.domverlag.at phone: +43 (0)1 512 3503-3963; fax: +43 (0)1 512 3503-3960; mail: feiner@domverlag.at


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