Arena Verlag is one of the major publishing companies for children’s and young adult fiction in Germany. Founded in 1949 by Georg Popp, its place of business has been Würzburg ever since. Georg Popp had been the head of the company for thirty years. Since 1979, Arena Verlag has been a part of the Westermann Publishing Group situated in Braunschweig.
Ever since the company’s establishment, the name Arena has been standing for knowledge and entertainment, for sophisticated, informative, and simultaneously thrilling children’s and young adult fiction. As the first publisher in Germany, Arena launched a paperback series for children and young adults in 1958. In 1981, Arena pioneered in developing a pedagogically thought-out, multilevel concept for learning to read, which is today known as »Bookbear«. Since 1987, the children’s and young adult fiction program of Zurich publishing company Benziger belongs to Arena. In 2000, Arena took over Ensslin Verlag, a publisher founded in 1818 with a program steeped in tradition. Arena started the first own audiobook program in 2006 labeled »Arena audio«. With about 2,000 available titles, Arena Verlag nowadays keeps a diverse range for infants, children, and young adults on hand.
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The world of Arena children’s and young adult books is colorful! From infant to young adult – there’s something to discover for everyone.
Already the youngest immerse in the imaginative world of the »Kiddilight« program, have fun with mandalas or love the stories of »Tilda Appleseed«, »Snöfrid«, »Hieronymus Frogg« or »Strawberry Fairy«. With the »Bookbear«, children make their first own reading advances. Later on, titles like »My life as LOTTA«, »Eulenzauber«, »Woodwalkers« or »Muffin-Club« allure to read for themselves.
In the young adult program, the Arena thrillers stand for goose bumps and suspense. Modern love stories touch the heart. Mystery thrillers as well as the autobiographical series ›Mein Leben‹ cast a spell over their young readers. With their controversial topics, ›Life‹ and ›Life Junior‹ are frequently discussed in class. In the Arena non-fiction section, the ›Library of Knowledge‹ as well as single volumes of high value give an exciting insight into a multitude of interesting topics for different age groups.
Since October 2017, our new arena imprint digi:tales is directed to the fans of mobile reading. Here, digital natives can find appealing eBooks in the four genres »Romance«, »Fantasy«, »Crime & Thriller« and »Science Fiction«, especially fit for reading on the go. Our program offers best entertainment at home, on trips or for the daily commute, with stories to devour or just to take a breather – eBooks in their best form. The new imprint has started with four titles in the genres »Romance«, »Fantasy« and »Crime & Thriller« and is accessible via http://www.arena-digitales.de.
Isabel Abedi, Katja Alves, David Arnold, John August, Antje Babendererde, Jürgen Banscherus, Rüdiger Betram, Ella Blix, Katja Brandis, Ina Brandt, Claudia Carls, Stefanie Dahle, Hans-Günther Döring, Nina Dulleck, Ilona Einwohlt, Lukas Erler, Andreas Eschbach, Alex Falkner, Willi Fährmann, Neil Gaiman, Kira Gembri, Kerstin Gier, Russel Ginns, Max Held, Beatrix Gurian, Jennifer Alice Jager, KNISTER, Daniela Kohl, Kathrin Lange, Tom Limes, Anna Lott, Frauke Nahrgang, Emily Palmer, Alice Pantermüller, Harald Parigger, Gisa Pauly, June Perry, Friederun Reichenstetter, Anna Ruhe, Jo Nesbø, Andreas H. Schmachtl, Heribert Schulmeyer, Christian Seltmann, Alex T. Smith, Jörg Steinleitner, Stefanie Taschinski, Thomas Thiemeyer, Anja Tuckermann, Andreas Venzke, Günther Wessel, Tania Witte and many more.
Charlie wants to help the two city children Alban and Pippa who are afraid of animals with a bucketful of stink bugs and potbelly pig Umberto. Unfortunately, Charlie’s mission backfires. Of course, she makes a new plan which is bound to work this time!
Luna is a normal human girl who secretly lives with a family of vampires. Then same-aged Anna Mae moves into the house opposite. The two girls become friends. But how can you not tell your best friend about a cheeky household ghost, a bouncy skeleton dog, and parents who turn themselves into bats?
Leevi, Kala and Enno, take part in banned oceanic races. On speed gliders, they hurtle through deep waters and labyrinths in caves, competing with three teams: the Mechs, the Yellies and the Deep Riders. One day, Leevi plunges into the darkest depths off Sealand’s shores, where a dangerous beast is waiting for prey …
Primary schoolchildren Lucy, Taio and Sam go on an exciting “fartology” journey from belching and farting to pooing. A fun “body book” with simple medical explanations and useful tips on how to stay healthy.
The School of Witchcraft needs a baking teacher and Mimi Sugarpearl is perfect for it: She used to bake at the South Pole, research on volcanic baking plus she knows about cloud muffins and lemon witch kisses. But then the horrible witch Carbuncle also signs up for the baking test.
At last, Ella Fredericks can start her studies at The Magical Academy and show her talent. But dangers are lurking: A secret society tries to end the training of future perfumiers at all cost. Ella, Polly and Ben are the only ones who can stop them.
Panther shapeshifter Ecco and the Jaguar Goddess Kitana are unhappy. While Ecco is bored, disappointed Kitana longs to get away from Elámon. When Fate takes them to the city state of Jalthar, they get a second chance to confess their mutual feelings. But as Ecco and Kitana try to uncover the dark secrets of the city and to help its people, they put their own lives in danger.
Mountain lion Carag can finally go back to Clearwater High, this time accompanied by his sister Mia. In their second year, Carag and his friends mentor the newcomers – which leads to sheer chaos! Then Carag learns that his enemy Andrew Milling is getting help from outside the prison.
Matilda and Emil’s new form teacher is weird: during lessons, books fly through the air, and toy sheep Roger winks at them. This smart sheep tells them that Mr Chalkwhite inherited magic powers. When Emil’s parents take him away from the school due to an accident, Matti and her classmates must convince Roger
to help Mr Chalkwhite use his magic heritage properly to safe Emil.
Everything is going wrong in Paul’s life. He’s in love with a girl he can’t have, he’s the frontman of a band all of whom are better singers than he is, and every conversation with his father turns bad. When he learns that he is not his mother’s biological son, his life has reached a peak of unwanted complexity.
This year, Lia cannot tear herself away from mysterious Finn, the gamekeeper’s nephew and falls in love with him. When he returns her feelings, her summer
seems perfect. But who is this boy who plays ball with a wild fox and reads poems to it? Soon his past leaves no doubt: a girl like Lia has no place in Finn’s life. Can one run away from love – or from oneself?
Harper can hear other people’s thoughts. She only confides in Lucas – a boy who also has supernatural powers. While tracing their past, they catch the government’s attention who starts hunting them. In return, Lucas begins a bloody revenge campaign against their pursuers. Harper needs to decide: should she stay with Lucas or unleash the dark side of her own powers against their pursuers but also
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