Annette Betz was founded in Munich in 1962 and added to the Ueberreuter publishing house in 1966. Since January 2014, Ueberreuter Kinder- und Jugendbuchverlag and Annette Betz Verlag share a joint management with G&G Verlag in Vienna, but remain situated in Berlin.
Annette Betz publishes picture books, combining high literary and artistic quality. The publishing house is known for its true classics, such as »I have a little Problem, said the bear« by Heinz Janisch and Silke Leffler, which has been translated into ten languages. Well known are e.g. Michael Engler and Joëlle Tourlonias, whose »Elefantastic«-series has become a favorite with parents and children alike and whose picture book »A Tiger like Me« is very successful in the U.S. or the inventive picture books by Katharina Grossmann-Hensel, which has been translated into nine languages.
Especially popular are the beautifully illustrated musical picture books, that give young children a gentle introduction into the world of classical and modern music. A CD, included in the book, allows children to enjoy the pieces of music while reading and observing the storyline. Thanks to the age-appropriate form, even pre-school children can enjoy operas such as »The Magic Flute«, or classical pieces like »The Moonlight Sonata«. In November 2014, »The Magic Flute« was awarded a gold record in the category »Kids Award« for more than 100.000 copies sold in Germany, in 2016 Austria followed. With the new series »My first musical picture book« Annette Betz introduces even the youngest book lovers – up from 3 years of age – to the world of classical music.
Titles available: about 220
Henrik Albrecht, Kristina Dumas, Michael Engler, Martin Fuchs, Guido van Genechten, Katharina Grossmann-Hensel, Susa Hämmerle, Rudolf Herfurtner, Jörg Hilbert, Heinz Janisch, Stephen Michael King, Paul McCartney, Ulla Mersmeyer, Susanne Riha, Marko Simsa, Britta Teckentrup, Brigitte Weninger and others.
René Amthor, Birgit Antoni, Laura Bednarski, Doris Eisenburger, Katharina Grossmann-Hensel, Anke Hennings-Huep, Franziska Höllbacher, Anna-Lena Kühler, Silke Leffler, Ulla Mersmeyer, Hildegard Müller, Josephine Pauluth, Katharina Sieg, Susanne Smajić, Joëlle Tourlonias, Elisa Vavouri, Ina Worms and others
“So, how are you feeling?” Sometimes there’s no easy answer. There are simply so many feelings and emotions. Every day can be a rollercoaster of emotions, from anger to sadness, from jealousy to stubbornness, from fear to happiness. Every now and then you even discover a feeling you never had before, such as the “fresh bed linen feeling” or the “sitting next to you feeling”. When it comes to feelings, you need to take them seriously, but not always too seriously! A book that explores feelings and emotions – and how to deal with them.
Treck, the Tiny Tractor, has been working on Schnuckenack’s farm for ages, towing the harrow, plough and hay cart. Then one day, a big new tractor arrives and Treck isn’t needed anymore. Treck gazes longingly at the far-off city, full of building sites. Wouldn’t it be amazing to work with the giant cranes, powerful diggers and other construction machines? His mind made up, Treck sets off to the city to find happiness…
Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette, who has been transformed into a swan by the evil sorcerer, Rothbart, is one of the best-loved folk tales of all time and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake the most famous ballet in the world. Simsa immerses in the sensational worlds of ballet and classical music and the enchanting illustrations from Kühler will make ballet fans’ hearts skip a beat. Fairy-tale music and the best of ballet combined in the My First Music Picture Book series.
Marie and her brother Fritz are waiting for their uncle Drosselmeier to come around with the Christmas presents. When he finally arrives, Marie gets a special gift: a Nutcracker. After having gone to bed, Marie dreams of the Nutcracker. Reality and dream mix and suddenly they fight together against the evil mice king.
Lions, Elephants, Chickens, and Donkeys—all are here to celebrate the Carnival of the Animals as it leads off with dancing, singing, music, and even playful tricks. Would you also like to join in, roaring like a Lion through the arena or trying to stomp like the Elephants? If only! Young audiences will experience the music of Camille Saint-Saens through a colorful story by bestselling author, Marko Simsa, with wonderful illustrations by Birgit Antoni.
Musical picture book for the youngest audience from age 3 up.
There’s loud music coming from Ludwig van Beethoven’s new apartment. And what beautiful music it is! Everyone is delighted by the wonderful sounds and delightful melodies that have filled the streets since he moved in. Surely it must be time to pay him a visit! Ms Owl, Mr Donkey join Elise Porcupine and end up inspiring the wildmaned musician to some of his most famous compositions. A beautiful book about the (almost) true story behind Ludwig van Beethoven’s Für Elise, Moonlight Sonata and other world-famous works.
Puck, the cheeky goblin, leads us through this summer night full of magic, confusion and love. Who loves whom? Who is enchanted?
This written account of Shakespeare’s comedy is accompanied by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s music.
The instruments of the orchestra tell a story …
Peter opens the garden gate and goes to the big field early in the morning. His Grandpa, however, gets annoyed as he left the gate open. ‘That’s dangerous. What if the wolf comes out of the forest, huh?’. But Peter isn’t afraid. Along with his friends, the little bird, the cat and the duck, he once and for all takes it up with the wolf! In the famous musical fairy tale by Sergej Prokofjew the instruments of an orchestra are tunefully introduced.
A big parcel arrives – how exciting! And then there’s a talking stuffed elephant inside it. Anton can hardly believe his luck and sets off on an adventurous expedition with his new friend. Together, they climb Mount Kilimanjaro, meet lions in the steppes and swing from vine to vine in the jungle.
It’s a very exciting afternoon – until Anton’s mum interrupts. The parcel was actually meant for Luise next door…
Feathers are flying in the chicken coop – two birds are squabbling about who’s cock of the roost. Outside the animal kingdom, we humans are also good at arguing. But why do we argue at all? Have humans always argued? And what’s the best way to make up once the dust has settled and tempers have calmed? The squabbling birds not only know the answers to these questions, they also have lots of fun and interesting facts to share about other quarrelling animals, famous conflicts in history, bickering gods, famous mediators and peacemakers, and so much more …
• A fact-filled picture book on “Arguing and Making Up”
• Full of fun facts and curious information
• With tips and tricks from children for children
“What’s this mess?” Mama scolds. “Clean this room right now!” Tom and Marie have to tidy up their room again! But it is not that bad! There are a lot of things you can learn about cleaning up, such as how birds keep their nests tidy or how nomad children keep their tents in order. Tom and Marie’s friend, Lazybones, does not like all these stories about tidiness and cheekily puts his oar in. But the children continue tidying up because there is so much to discover.
“But I’m not even tired!” Anna is a night owl, but Emil is more of an early bird. And the sheep is interested in everything to do with sleeping. The three have lots to learn – about animals and people that sleep all day or fall asleep in the oddest places. Who would have thought that there was so much to find out about sleeping? For instance: about sleepyheads and early risers, about fairy tales and figures of speech, about sleepwalking, snoring, beds, and so much more …This is the first non-fiction picture book to explore the topic of “falling asleep”. The book uses humour to present curious facts from the animal world, other countries and world-famous fairy tales. Includes a host of tips and tricks on falling asleep – from children, for children.
A book about slurping and spilling.
The pigdog behaves itself pretty badly. What do you even need manners for? – Exactly this question and many others are answered in ‘Manners for beginners’ – what are table manners? Where did they come from? What does ‘being well-mannered’ mean in other cultures? There is a lot to discover about this topic! For example: Table manners for the Greeks, the Romans and in the middle ages, kissing and hand shaking, the famous curtsey and lots more … well-mannered?... is dead easy with this book!
Curious information funnily presented for children.
“My mum is good at everything”, said Marta. “Oh really? At what for example?” asked Paul. And that’s how it all began… Paul and Marta start bragging at nursery school about all of the fantastic things their mothers can do. Their mothers are incredibly great and the kids get louder and louder until both finally exclaim, “My mum is a SUPERHERO!” When Marta’s and Paul’s mothers come to pick them up, it is finally time to end the dispute. But wait. Marta has one more question for Paul: “And your dad?”
INCREDIBLE! – BUT TRUE?
“When I was your age, I was always well behaved!”, says Granny. “When I was your age, I built airplanes!”, says Pierre. “When I was your age, I could speak to animals!”, says Mama. Mr Werner from next door says nothing. I’m sure he was never a child anyway. Were all adults children once upon a time? And can you really believe everything they tell you about when they were young? When grown-ups talk about being little ...Great ideas for conversations with Dad, Grandma and any other grown-ups in your life. With humour and warmth, Katharina Grossmann-Hensel presents stories from “everyday” family life.
Everyone knows that parents aren’t perfect! So when a child first learns to talk, it’s time to pass on some kid rules. Whether it’s choosing what to wear or controlling phone etiquette, it is always important to keep parents in tow. The feisty little heroine in Katharina Grossmann- Hensel’s humorous and witty new picture book shares all of the steps required for effective Parent-Raising. In the end, she decides not be too demanding, even to give her parents a hug and kiss. And when a tiny sibling is born, the fun will begin all over again! Zany episodes from „normal“ family life enhanced by wacky illustrations.
The perfect gift for stressed-out parents, too!
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