Children's Books / Young Adults Spring 2022



Annette Roeder, Olaf Hajek

Olaf Hajek’s Fantastic Fruits

Date of publication: February 21, 2022
Hardcover | 40 pages | With illustrations from: Olaf Hajek | Recommended age group: 6+
As in his previous books, Flower Power and Veggie Power, Hajek’s whimsical, imaginative paintings—inspired by a variety of artistic traditions—situate each fruit in a fascinating cultural context...

Wolfgang Böhmer

Hesmat’s Escape

Based on an Afghan boy’s true story

Date of publication: April 18, 2022
Paperback | 296 pages | Recommended age group: 14+
His mother has died, and his father’s been murdered – Hesmat has no choice but to flee Afghanistan. He crosses the Hindu Kush on foot, then journeys on to Moscow and from there into the West. He ...

Nena Tramountani

The Way I Break


Date of publication: June 14, 2022
Paperback | 496 pages
Despite her successful career as a star chef, young Victoria is desperate to get as far away from London as possible – away from her manipulative boyfriend. She flees to the idyllic harbour town ...

Elisabeth Herrmann

Ravna – The Dead Woman in the Night Mountains

Nordic thriller for both YA and adult readers

Date of publication: May 23, 2022
Hardcover | 464 pages | Recommended age group: 14+
The Sami reindeer herders are gathering for their customary annual trek to the summer pastures. For Oslo police academy trainee Ravna Persen, those weeks in the Arctic Circle far from civilisatio...

Karen Matthiensen, Nadine Giesler

I Am Who I Am – Lucky Me!

A combined diary and self-help workbook

Date of publication: April 11, 2022
Paperback | 240 pages | With illustrations from: Nadine Giesler | Recommended age group: 13+
How do I give myself the respect I deserve? Are feelings actually useful? What good are mindfulness and thankfulness? This combination of self-help guide, diary and workbook will help you find yo...

Silke Vry

Trick of the Eye

How artists fool your brain

Date of publication: May 23, 2022
Hardcover | 96 pages | Recommended age group: 8+
If seeing is believing, then artists might be the biggest liars of all. Painters, sculptors, and photographers often try to convince their audiences that the paint is wet; the fruit is real; the ...

Amelia Cadan


The captivating start of the romantic new-adult duology

Date of publication: March 21, 2022
Paperback | 400 pages | Recommended age group: 14+
Leith, 22, baseball ace, law student and a real gentleman, is trying to mend his broken heart after his long-term girlfriend left him for another man. Jun, 20, brilliant acting student with a Jap...

Reiner Engelmann

"But My Soul Still Bears the Scars"

How Niusia Horowitz survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler

Date of publication: April 18, 2022
Paperback | 320 pages | Recommended age group: 14+
Niusia Horowitz, a Polish Jew, is seven when the Second World War breaks out and abruptly puts an end to her childhood. In occupied Krakow, the girl looks on as the Germans humiliate, arrest and ...

Lena Kiefer

Knights: A Merciless Fate

The second book in the gripping urban fantasy trilogy

Date of publication: May 23, 2022
Hardcover | 432 pages | Recommended age group: 14+
Charlotte and the knights are still suffering the consequences of the devastating battle against the Dark Army. Not only that, but the Divines’ prophesy is proving a huge challenge for the team –...

Christine Sinnwell-Backes, Elisa B...

The Teenage Baker: Our Best Recipes

Date of publication: March 21, 2022
Hardcover | 96 pages | Recommended age group: 12+
Teens bake differently: colourfully, imaginatively, cheekily. Which is exactly why this book exists – here, the mother-daughter author team show what you can achieve when there’s lots of love, en...

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