Established in 1991, the publishing house initially focused on children’s books. The founders were Gerd Herterich, who has been the publisher and managing director until 2017, as well as Jürgen Pankarz, who was given the nickname of Moses (the name traditionally given to the youngest crew member of a ship); it is interesting to note that he not only gave the publishing house its name but also illustrated the first book to be published by the young company.
In 2013 Nina Tebartz joined the management and today she manages the family business together with Björn Wandtke - still based in Kempen. Having started out as a two-man-publishing house, the company today boasts 90 employees and has extended its portfolio far beyond children’s books to include delightful games and toys for children. Moreover, the portfolio for adults is equally as strong, and includes high-quality gift ideas and exquisitely designed communication games.
Thinking out of the box, discovering new ideas and bringing them to life – this is the philosophy that our publishing house abides by. moses. one more idea!
From the outset, moses. not only focused on books in its portfolio, but also complemented these with suitable extra items - what is the point in having a book about games that you can play with marbles when you don’t have any marbles to play with? It is this combination of books and toys that has remained the hallmark of the constantly expanding portfolio for children: original reference books and activity books that cover a whole world of fun and games, where experimentation and learning are all bound up together in our comprehensive portfolio - ranging from magnifying beakers to colorful stamp sets.
One focus of the portfolio is nature and experiments. Getting toddlers involved in their very first adventures with nature is what the ›Krabbelkäfer‹ products have to offer; the range of books titled ›Expedition Natur‹ provides ideas for exciting journeys of discovery in the great outdoors; moreover, in collaboration with the German GEOlino magazine, moses. has created a collection of beautiful educational titles about nature for children from 8 years. Of course, moses. also provides all the equipment you might need for an adventure, including magnifying glasses up to underwater torches. In 2020 moses. also launched the product line ›PhänoMINT‹ with a range of books and educating toys concerning the subjects mathematics, IT, natural sciences and engineering – playful education for young students.
Creative modelling clay sets, extraordinary colouring books, and a wide range of classic games and original card games such as »Fische versenken« or »Ohne Haufen, dumm gelaufen« will guarantee that boredom will become a thing of the past in the kid’s playroom. Our so-called ›50 cards sets‹ are not only small and compact, but are also full of tips: if you are a budding young gardener or magician, or if you like games, crafts or experiments - you’ll find a treasure trove of ideas for all occasions.
Our cult series ›black stories‹ offers a veritable goldmine of mystifying enigmas to solve and will guarantee goose bumps for both young and old, and it is available as a card and board game. This cult series is also available for youngsters, known as ›black stories Junior‹. You’ll be sent on a funny and colorful treasure hunt, either on holiday or in the depths of space.
A SEASIDE ADVENTURE WITH THE RED THREAD
Flying kites on the beach! That’s what Ella and Luis like to do best. But then the pesky kite breaks free. Chase it quick! The wild pursuit leads among sandcastles, across the waves, and underwater! Get the kids to help out and pass the red thread through the punched holes as they pursue the kite. A funny story that lets imaginations run wild while taking a playful approach to practicing fine motor skills.
100 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EARTH IN A HANDY SIZE
How much does the earth weigh? What is the oldest existing republic in the world called? And where does a popular greeting translate literally as “Have you already eaten rice today?”? Travel the globe with these 100 questions of geography, history, culture, and astronomy, and test your knowledge of our remarkable planet’s countless secrets.
ALL ABOUT WATER – INCLUDING COUNTLESS EXPERIMENTS
Without water, there would be no life on our blue planet! Learn in this expert’s guide everything there is to know about our most important resource. What is water actually made of? Why are our seas and rivers under threat and what can we do about it? The extensive knowledge is complemented with countless experiments to try at home. From the world’s ocean to the groundwater, this book explains everything you could possibly need to know about H2O.
AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMANS, ANIMALS, AND PLANTS
In this book, we visit various habitats in the different seasons and explore – with the help of kid-friendly explanations – how all these habitats link together and also influence and depend on one another. It features vivid explanations of why we need each other – in other words, why climate protection is so incredibly important.
AN INNOVATIVE CONCEPT THAT COMBINES GEOMETRY AND ORIGAMI
This book uses simple origami models to help kids get a feel for different shapes, lengths, and angles. It includes step-by-step folding instructions, along with the required origami paper – allowing 15 simple shapes to be created immediately. Kids are at the same time able to learn where the different shapes can be found in nature or architecture. Featuring fascinating creative tasks and quizzes to further kids’ knowledge.
Who doesn’t know them … Yet – the crested Shriketit, the Blobfish and the eland Antelope?
Breathtakingly beautiful illustrations and entertaining facts worth knowing about each animal. In this lovely animal ABC, Laura Bednarski uses each letter to indroduce a plethora of both well-known and littleknown animals. A book of wonder that you’ll fall in love with!
101 Games, active and quiet, for indoors or out, for small and large spaces, some that require preparation and others that can be played with no preparation at all. In addition there are lots of tips on how to plan and structure the party, decorations and food and drink. Happy Birthday!
Contains references to age groups, preparation time, lists of materials and recommendations for indoor and outdoor activities.
The best games of all often arise in situations when children get together and are given space for their ideas. The children’s games presented here can be played with little or no materials, they’re easy to understand and they’re explained step by step. These classic games from around the world originate in no fewer than 22 countries on five continents. A journey of play around the world can begin – beginning in Germany and landing in … Uganda maybe?
Snow and ice conjure up magical landscapes and even though it’s cold outside, the winter season also offers lots of opportunities for little nature explorers.
This book not only includes interesting facts about nature in winter, but also lots of experiments, recipes and art and crafts ideas. Let’s go outside during the fascinating cold season – and than back inside for some experiments and crafts.
With its majestic trees, plants and small and big animals the forest is always a place where there is much to discover. This colourful book is packed with information and facts on its flora and fauna. Moreover, it contains tips, ideas, tasks and experiments which help to discover this fascinating ecosystem.
50 CARDS: PUZZLES. GAMES. KNOWLEDGE
The future belongs to the kids! This set of cards provides 50 ideas for the Fridays for Future generation to help protect our environment. With everything from instructions on how to make your own beeswax tissues, through a recipe for delicious lemonade to make at home, to upcycling ideas and suggestions for getting involved – there’s something for everyone!
The first sun rays and it’s back outside! In this deck of cards, there a fifty ideas and simple instructions to inspire outdoor play and to get creative with sticks, stones, shells, chestnuts, etc.
The ideas in this set of cards all have one thing in common: they’re easy and quick to do. Make decorations for a kid’s room, new games to play or a gift for Mother’s Day – all in a flash. On your scissors, get set, go …
Classwork, homework, projects, workgroups – a school day can involve an awful lot of work! This set of cards offers 50 ways of relaxing which children can use easily and playfully at home, alone or with others – and maybe even at school or with their parents.
Relaxation and fun are guaranteed.
A new and great title to the popular 50 Cards series!
How exactly do you become a babysitter? And what do you have to know when working with children? In this set of cards prospective babysitters can find all the information they need. Moreover, the cards contain advice on how to master difficult situations. Creative crafting and gaming ideas for children of different ages round up this guide to babysitting.
With this herbarium kids can learn about ten trees and ten flowers and their leaves, fruits and blooms: the sweet scent of violets, the vibrant colour of bluebottles and poppies, mighty oaks and chestnuts, evergreen spruces and many more.
Collect their flowers and leaves from your garden or the playground, and put them into this book. Beautifully illustrated, this book contains useful information on the plants and leaves enough space for your own findings.
You are curious about flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits? You are patient, like to care about others and are happy about a nice reward? Then you are the perfect gardener!
There is always something going on in your little garden and it doesn’t matter if it is a big bed, a pod or a box. You can grow a garden nearly everywhere and this book shows you how it works.
On your marks, get set, go! Carving, building, playing or geocaching, spring, summer, autumn or winter – this book contains 120 ideas for a true outdoor adventure.
Bärbel Oftring is a qualified biologist. She has published over 140 titles for children and adults, all of them involving nature and animals.
Everyone knows dynamite. But do you know who invented it? Or do you know what Alexander Graham Bell is famous for?
With this quiz you can test and enlarge your knowledge about famous inventors playfully. All questions and facts are furnished with many pictures and colourful illustrations. Charming texts and answers make playing and learning funny and cheerful.
Experiments are boring? Not at all! This box contains 25 experiments with water. See for yourself how exciting science and experiments can be with everyday household items.
Try to make your own rainbow with items you can find in the bathroom and kitchen or see how tulips change their colour within some minutes. With these 25 experiments fun is guaranteed.
“Imagine You were …” invites children to experience the world from the perspective of animals – and keep them interested with their favourite method of playing – Role Play.
This volume takes children to the wide wide world of Africa! What’s a lion’s daily routine like? Does an ostrich have friends? What kind of a “house” do lemmings live in? Simply and emotionally, in the second-person point of view, Bärbel Oftring shares what it would be like to be an animal in the savanna.
A combination of stunning illustrations and photos with fascinating facts about the animals.
What is a fox’s daily routine? Do hedgehogs have friends? The new series ›Imagine You Were ...‹ invites children to experience the world from the point of view of animals – and does so in their favorite way: role-playing. Addressing young readers from the ‘you’-perspective, Bärbel Oftring uses her easy, engaging style to describe what it would be like to be an animal.
• 20 animals per book
• Combination of stunning
illustrations and photos
Vol. 1: »Imagine You Were ...
An Animal in the Forest«
Vol. 2: »Imagine You Were ...
An Animal in the Garden«
Pirate’s ship, slingshot, magic wand … This book from our successful Expedition Nature Series contains more than 30 sets of instructions at three levels of difficulty on how to make wonderful and useful things that children can carve and make using a woodcarving knife or penknife. Step by step, it shows how to carve a bow, build simple nesting aids for wild bees and make a mobile phone holder. It also has information about types of trees, woodland animals and tracking, encouraging readers to get out of doors.
This classic game set helps kids make their own exciting things with a knitting spool. A 48-page booklet explains how to knit with the knitting spool, step by step. There are also more than 15 great new ideas about what you can make with it: how about an ornate cushion, crazy shoelaces, a colourful scarf or a trendy mobile phone sock?
The knot book for children – leaves your hands free for tying knots!
30 knots, step by step, clearly explained with illustrations. This practical stand-up book leaves your hands free to tie knots, and you can get started right away with the enclosed strings.
Dog, Cat, Hamster and co are introduced on fifty illustrated cards. The perfect present for everyone who wants a pet or for those who would like to learn more about the one they have. With countless interesting facts and quiz questions about each animal.
From apes to zebras, this set of cards presents the 50 foremost zoo animals. It’s the perfect companion the next time you visit the zoo and contains lots of fascinating facts and quiz questions about different subjects.
• Entertaining quiz questions
• Detailed profiles
• Illustrations that children love
These 50 cards are the perfect companion to classify small animals, fish, amphibians, birds and plants at lakes and rivers.
Take it with you, when you go hiking and it will be the ideal assistant for anyone who loves nature.
Riddles, nonsense puzzles and crazy illustrations that will have you laughing out loud – the perfect combination for 6-year-old chatterboxes and anyone who would like to be one.
Every day a little bit cleverer ...
This tear-off pad contains masses of fun sudokus for budding puzzlers in three different grades of difficulty and with detailed instructions to get you going. With 365 sudokus you can train your powers of logic every single day of the year.
This set of cards helps parents and children to learn 50 basic yoga exercises. Yoga is not only healthy and a perfect work-out for the whole body, it also improves our concentration. After a stressful day at work or school, yoga is the ideal way to relax body and mind.
It’s fairy tale time!
Each of the three fairy tales in this game is split up into twelve scenes. They are placed face-down in the middle of the table and the player whose turn it is has to turn them over one by one. It sounds simple, but you’ll need a good memory because you can only win if you can turn over the twelve scenes in the exact right order. The little fairy tale box also contains the three most popular stories by the Brothers Grimm which you can read out while playing the fitting memo game: Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood.
Savage vampires, spectral apparitions, mysterious beings and dark creatures of the night send a shiver up your spine and guarantee goose-bumps. Surrounded by magic powers and dreadful secrets, who can break the spell and solve the puzzle? But garlic and magic won’t help … fearless ghost-hunters and savvy sleuths will only shed light on the darkness by asking, guessing and puzzling.
Speed around the world in eighty puzzles, experience adventures and meet pirates, space travellers, Indian chiefs, wild animals and subterranean beings. Shed light on darkness by questioning, guessing, and working things out. Whoever explores the forests, deserts, outer space and the world of water first wins!
Rainbow stories have a touch of magic: there are eager elves, fearless fairies and unique unicorns, but you’ll only work out their sparkling secrets by asking, guessing and puzzling.
How it’s played:
black stories Junior are fabulous mysteries on cards that you solve together. Only one person knows the right answer. By asking, guessing and puzzling, young detectives aged 8 and above can move step by step towards solving the mystery …
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