FISCHER KJB is synonymous with modern and sophisticated popular fiction for children and young teenagers. The wide spectrum encompasses series for girls with magical realism, fantasy-adventure series, action-packed stories, as well as extensively illustrated books for beginning readers, and a fine selection of exciting and exceptional novels for readers from age twelve on up.
In addition, successful series make for varied reading fun for both girls and boys. These include: Liliane Susewind, Die Glücksbäckerei (The Bliss Bakery), Der Zaubergarten (The Enchanted Garden), Rick Nautilus, Zimt & weg (Cinnamon & off), Glück & los! (Luck and away), Prinzessin Undercover (Undercover Princess), Survival, and Vortex.
The programme features well-known German authors, such as Dagmar Bach, Tanya Stewner, Anna Benning, Valja Zinck, Nelly Möhle, Stefanie Gerstenberger, Martin Schäuble and Andreas Schlüter, alongside successful international writers like John Boyne, Meg Rosoff, Liz Kessler, Lauren St John, and Connie Glynn.
Famous illustrators - such as Eva Schöffmann-Davidov, Inka Vigh, Mila Marquis, Franziska Harvey, Max Meinzold, and Anton Riedel - lend special visual appeal to the programme.
Scaly loves bubble baths, lava lemonade – and criminal cases. He is a dragon detective and always on the scene when something strange happens in his hometown Wormstead. When a crying unicorn appears in his headquartes and tells him a story about a dangerous magical rubbish heap, Scaly does not have to be asked twice: Together with his friends, the cool cat Greywacke and the feisty elf Jessamy, he eagerly starts investigating the case. In the depths of the magic forest, an unbelievable adventure awaits them…
The start of a new children’s books series!
13-year-old Fiona has to move to a small town in the middle of nowhere -- just because of her mother’s new boyfriend, “ecohipster” Phil. They want to “wind down” in the vegetable patch together. For Fiona, this means: No more rallies with her best friend Charly! On Instagram, both of them start posting selfies of Fiona in front of deserted
village roads and dunghills. But while Charly is organising a campaign to “Free Fiona!”, Fiona finds new friends in the village and starts enjoying the summer days... when Charly’s rally arrives in the countryside, the moment of truth has come. A choice has to be made – how will Fiona decide?
An original book, super funny, heartfelt, and with a fresh narrative voice
Lucy Longfinger is the proud daughter of thieves – master thieves in sunny California who make their living by taking from the rich (of course!). Life is quite comfortable but then gangster boss Ratto wants to recruit Lucy into his (not so gallant) service as she is already well known for her talent… and if she does not comply, he will feed her parents to the fishes… Ahh! There must be a way around this, and Lucy is sure to find it (and have some fun on the way!).
Luckily, she finds an accomplice who shares her preferences, and even likes her favourite ice-cream (mango with chili)...
First volume of a new series for strong girls!
The three friends Rick, Ava (who turns into a mermaid when in water) and Emilio are headed towards an unexplored island on board of their ship The Nautilus when they find a message in a bottle: someone urgently calls for their help, and they have to dive down into the ocean in order to follow their call...
Start of a new series by bestselling author Ulf Blanck. More titles available!
The three siblings Winnie, Cecilia and Henry have to go and stay with their strange grandparents – only to realise that there is a well guarded family secret involving the production of magical sweets … Start of a new series.
It’s the year 2099 and the fabric of the world has been ruptured by vortices – curvatures of space and time. Elaine Collins is one of the very few to start in the annual vortex race, the entrance test for vortex “runners”. Leaping into a vortex is exceedingly dangerous as it transports you from one place to another in a matter of seconds. Only the best will be chosen, and can then embark on a career to protect society. It is something Elaine has long wanted for herself … but as soon as she suceeds, her allegiances are tested … and her heart, too. First volume of a fast-paced and suspense-full trilogy and captivating love story!
The grand finale of the Vortex trilogy! Elaine seems to have lost everything and her world is falling apart. Peace seems a distant dream. She has not only lost her powers but also her love Bale... but when she stumbles upon him unexpectedly again in São Paulo, she feels a glimmer of hope to save him and the world they might have known. Together, as the only ones who can, they must go back in time to the beginning of the very first vortex...
An amazing epic read which is both a brilliant fantastic journey and a great love story.
What are Hempels? Well, Hempels are thumb-sized people dressed in blue who love cucumbers of all kinds. They take the shape of their surroundings when they do not move and only find their way into our world when a sofa is moved onto a very particular spot. As it happens, one of them becomes Jacob’s close friend...
Another lovely story of Liliane Susewind and her friends: Once in his life Elvis the hippo wants to bathe in a proper river. Liliane and Jesahja decide to secretly take him there – but they must not be discovered...!
A story about friendship, courage and mutual support – funnily told.
More titles available in the series.
Black cats are supposed to be bearers of bad luck. And this is exactly what black tomcat Mino believes – leaving him feeling miserable, because he wants nothing more than to be gentle and helpful. Only when Liliane makes it clear to him that she would not have been able to help an old lady without him can he finally see it for himself: A black cat can be very lucky!
Further titles available. Bestselling series.
Penelope has always been different – there is for instance her grey hair which sets her apart. When she wakes up one morning and her hair has turned red overnight, and she also realises that she can suddenly fly, she understands that there must be a family mystery. And when she finds out that her father, whom she thought died years ago, is in fact still alive, she is determined to find him...
A book with all the ingredients that make children love reading: A lovely heroine and a simply magical story, with a talking street, a cat that can store magical powers... and many
more original ideas.
English sample translation available.
The much awaited second volume of the Cinnamon trilogy! Vicky is so happy because Konstantin is her real boyfriend now and they are very much in love. She is not quite sure what is expected of her, however – which provokes rather awkward situations at times. Her “leaps” into a parallel world and the body of another Vicky still continue – just that it is a different parallel world this time, one in which her other self and Konstantin do not yet know each other. Now Vicky must of course make the first move...
Only towards the end of the book does she realise that it was not only her this time “leaping” into a parallel world – it was her very own Konstantin, too…
Over 150 funny pictures in assorted colours!
Hilarious picture book story about a fish who wants to send a letter.
Fred is a rather ordinary ghost. It’s just that he is easily scared: of the clinking sound you hear when you stir a cup of cocoa or the loud “thud” a feather makes when it falls to the ground. The only problem is: when you are a scaredy cat like that, the bigger ghosts will want to test your courage ... will Freddy be up to it? Of course – with the help of his best friend, the little owl. In the end, he turns out to be much braver than he thought!
Max has always been overly imaginative, his parents think. It is no wonder they don’t believe him when he tells them of his invisible fiend: Holger, the shark! To Max, however, Holger is a very real problem – and one that doesn’t seem to go away! Luckily for Max, know-it-all Frida knows what to do to get rid of invisible fiends ... to fulfill their wishes! And as it turns out, Holger wants to be taken to the sea ... Wonderfully funny!
Mike, his little sister Elly and his friends Matheus and Gabriel have survived a plane crash in the Amazon region. They are the only ones still alive, though, and will now have to find their way back through the jungle ...
Full of suspense and thrilling moments! Further title available.
Julie can do magic with her self-made jewelry: make the boy of her dreams fall in love with her, become the star of her school. But with her successful interventions come first doubts: If you make somebody love you, can it be true love? And does she really deserve all this attention?
The packaging looks like a real jewel case!
New detective story by the bestselling author!
52 great experiments to try!
When Tilda and her friend Anni climb the wall into their neighbour’s garden, they do not know yet that they will stumble across a really fantastic secret: the flowers in this garden are magical!
Tilda and Anni are immediately intrigued, but entering the garden is strictly prohibited, and its owner is really scary...
Vol. 1 in a new series: further volumes to be published every 6 months.
Dagmar Bach’s new trilogy LUCK & GO treats all relevant topics girls aged 12+ are looking for in their favourite book: best friends, first love, and a dash of magic.
Lina is convinced that she used to have a special gift: As a child, she could make her friends’ dreams come true. How unfortunate that she seems to have lost this talent: she could really do with some magical support in finding the one true love... But maybe she did not lose her gift for good – maybe she just needs practicing?
Full of sparkling dragon magic and set in the middle of urban Berlin! A dragon hatches from an egg in a suitcase that changed owners by mistake. Mrs. Tossilo, owner of the exchanged suitcase, is mesmerized by the egg, and immediately drawn towards the little dragon hatching from it.
Janka and Johann, the children living next door, do their best to help raise the dragon, and to keep him secret, because quite soon they realize that the exchanged suitcase’s real owner, a large multi-national company, will do just anything to get the dragon Kurmo Silfur back. A breathtaking adventure begins ...
Recommended for translation by New Books in German.
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