Ravensburger Verlag is one of the leading publishers of children's and youth books in Germany. Ravensburger was founded in 1883 by the bookseller Otto Robert Maier. Managing Director Dr. Anuschka Albertz is responsible for the book program and all products of the interactive learning platform tiptoi®. The entire publishing house also offers games, puzzles, toys and creative products. In 2019, sales amounted worldwide to 524.2 million euros.
Ravensburger publishes books for children and young people of all ages. The blue triangle is the leading brand for picture books for the very little ones, first reading books for school beginners, novels for children and young people as well as non-fiction books for children and young people. Ravensburger publishes about 400 books per year, a total of more than 1,900 titles are available.
Ravensburger stands for quality. Books by successful authors such as Gudrun Pausewang, Bianca Iosivoni, Rose Snow, Morton Rhue and Anthony Horowitz appear under the blue triangle, top illustrators such as Ali Mitgutsch, Helmut Spanner, Angela Weinhold, Doris Rübel, Wolfgang Metzger and Stefanie Harjes draw for Ravensburger.
Ein Fremder ist ein Freund, den man noch nicht kennt.(Irisches Volksgut)Illustration aus „Der schaurige Schusch“ von SaBine Büchner und Charlotte Habersack
Children grow up with Ravensburger picture books: ministeps® for the very young, board picture books such as Edition Piepmatz and narrative picture books accompany them on their way into the world of books.
The non-fiction brand “Wieso? Weshalb? Warum?”® (means “why?”) invites children between the ages of two and twelve to discover the world in a playful way. With more than 35 million products sold, the brand is Germany's most successful children's non-fiction series.
Well-researched, richly illustrated encyclopedias and non-fiction books for children aged 7-13 cover all important topics. Guinness World Records books have been published by Ravensburger since 2018.
The in-house development tiptoi® is an innovative, audio-digital learning system. With the tiptoi® pen, children can interactivly bring Ravensburger’s books, games, puzzles and toy figures to life. You hear stories, noises, conversations as well as a lot of factual information and can even record your own dialogues and sounds with the recording function of tiptoi® create products and thus become a bookmaker.
The 'Leserabe' with three reading levels is standard for all reading beginners. In addition to novels by distinguished authors, the narrative program is characterized by series and serials, girls' books, crime novels, horseback riding books and special individual titles. The Ravensburg paperback program with around 350 available titles includes classics such as “Die Wolke” by Gudrun Pausewang and “Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl” by Judith Kerr, as well as current children's literature and novels for young adults by Bianca Iosivoni, Rose Snow, Jennifer Benkau and Sarah Alderson.
• Discover the forest and its inhabitants, from caves underground up to the crowns of the trees
• A special, even poetic forest book for shared hours of reading aloud
• Including a highlight page that shows what happens in the forest at night
“Early in the morning, a ray of sunshine tickles the little bumblebee's belly. She becomes pleasantly warm, and that entices her to creep out of the ground.”
Along with the bumblebee children can explore the forest and its inhabitants, from holes under the ground to nests in the crowns of trees. The last spread is a special highlight: when children turn the book 90 degrees, they will discover a fascinating nighttime scene in the forest where they can see which animals are awake at night and try to locate some of the animals they encountered in the previous pages.
First, the little rabbit is allowed to take a bath, then he brushes his teeth and Mum reads him a bedtime story. But the little rabbit can't sleep without his soft toy. Where could it possibly be?
This short, easy-to-understand read-aloud story for children 18 months and over describes the little rabbit's bedtime rituals. The affectionate story revolving around the cute little rabbit and the beautiful, dreamy images make this book an absolute favourite for a joint bedtime ritual.
An innovative concept for a book with five realistic bandages to make everything better and heal quickly!
Five animals have hurt themselves: the dog has injured its paw, the monkey has a bump on its head, the bear was poked in the bottom, the sheep scraped its belly and the elephant has a flat trunk. There's only one thing to do: give it a quick blow, put a bandage on it, and everything is all better. There is a matching bandage for each animal in the book. Large illustrations provide plenty of space for the bandages. The animating rhymes help the “patients” feel better. The bandages can be removed and cleaned with cold water over and over again, and stick to all smooth surfaces.
A fascinating dictionary Featuring many flaps to play with and explore.
In the series “My Lift-the-Flap Dictionary”, children 2 years and over learn to recognise and name many fascinating items from their world, with the flaps providing additional information. This motivates young children to speak and promotes vocabulary development, while using the flaps also trains their fine motor skills.
Entertaining sound book – entirely without electronics and featuring large, sturdy sliders.
An astonishing array of vehicles are introduced in this large format search-and-find book.
They range from city streets and a construction site to an airport, ships in a harbor, a train station and even a campground. The detailed scenes on each spread invite children to look closely, identify and name things, and talk about all they see. Side bars feature vignettes children can find again in the larger picture.
The first volume in a new feelgood series of read-aloud books featuring topics like urban gardening, sustainability and the joy of gardening in the urban jungle.
Vol. 1: The Gorilla Garden
Kathy and her parents used to live in Grandma's apple orchard in the country. When she and her family move to the big city, it takes some time before she gets used to the hustle and bustle, the noise and the sheer number of people. But Kathy wouldn't be Kathy if her outgoing nature didn't help her make friends quickly. Together with her new friend, bigcity boy Theo, she explores the city and soon finds the odd green patch even here.
About the Series
Cheerful and taken straight from real life, the “Kathy” read-aloud books tell everyday stories that ‘read aloud'-age children can identify with. They describe a sheltered, yet not glossedover childhood in the city with everything that comes with it: family life, friendships, kindergarten/school, children's worries and how we grow through dealing with them.
Nature, sustainability and mindfulness play an important role, and in passing, the books convey knowledge about everyday nature-related topics drawn from children's experiences, such as harvesting apples, setting up a plot with plants that attract snails, planting flowers, insect hotels etc.
Vol. 2: Save the Gorilla Garden!
Vol. 3 to be published in 2021.
The young monkey Moko wants to find the greatest treasure in the world for his mom. But it appears that there are no gold or diamonds to be found in the jungle. He asks the other animals for advice, but they have all found their own treasures already: the chameleon can change its colors, the snake dances the alphabet with its body, the parrot is the great imitator of voices, the spider has a magnificent web, the sloth's dreams are worth gold to him, and the dingo feels the same about her freedom. By now night has fallen and a firefly, whose greatest treasure is its glowing bottom, brings Moko home. His mom was already worried about him. Sadly, Moko admits that he didn't find any treasure. But his mom explains to the young monkey that she already has the greatest treasure in the world, and holds out a mirror to the astonished Moko.
A new, fun adventure featuring Rabbit Hibiscus and his friends. An affectionate story about very different friends.
Rabbit Hibiscus has a carrot-worthy idea: He wants to go camping by the sea with his two best friends, Maxi Mouse and Tom Bear. However, Tom Bear is too big for the car. Issues also arise when they go boating in an inflatable, and even sleeping in a tent together isn't that easy with three friends of such different sizes. All too quickly, you'll end up with a mouse toe in your nose or a rabbit ear tickling your knee. However, as Hibiscus declares, “Impossible is not an option!”, because best friends always find a way. After all, having a too-large friend can also have its advantages.
Situated on six islands in the middle of the raging sea is a secret boarding school for bad animals. Here only the best of their kind gain entrance: royal leopards, poisonous scorpions, and fierce sharks, but also special boys like Noël, if they pass the tough entrance test.
An epic fantasy adventure in two volumes set in a destructive parallel world, featuring a captivating young heroine.
The beginning of a mystical-romantic trilogy about an impossible love, set against the background of the decision about life and death.
Red, white, black blossoms determine the gifts of humankind. The Bright Ones awaken life, the Dark Ones bring death. 17-year-old Lorelai is waiting for her magic powers to awaken. The laws of the blood nobility stipulate that the secret knowledge about the three lilies needs to be kept hidden, so she's not allowed to tell even her best friend about her magic lineage. However, this turns out to be extremely difficult when Lorelai meets quick-witted Vitus. There's a lot of chemistry between these two. However, in an incident, they learn that they both belong to the blood nobility, albeit each to the wrong side. The gift of the Dark Ones shows itself in Lorelai, who grew up in a Bright family, and the exact opposite is true for Vitus. After some investigations, it turns out that the two of them were swapped at birth and have therefore grown up in the “wrong” families. Since Bright Ones and Dark Ones aren't allowed to mix their magic, relationships between the two sides are absolutely taboo.
The pair are faced with life-changing circumstances in which they need to come out on top.
About the Series
The Bright Ones awaken life, the Dark Ones bring death. For months, 17-year-old Lorelai has been waiting for her family's Bright Gift to awaken in her, too, though she can't tell anyone about her magic lineage. The laws of the blood nobility stipulate that the secret knowledge about the three lilies needs must not be shared under any circumstances. This turns out to be extremely difficult when Lorelai meets quick-witted Vitus.
Further volumes in preparation
Dramatic action, fast-paced storyline, cool protagonist The new action series for young adults 12 and up by bestselling author Andrew Lane!
He’s smooth. He’s buff. He prefers to fly under the radar. But when the chips are down, Lucas Crowe will take on the toughest adversaries.
For 9-year-old Violet, there is no better place than her Auntie Abigail’s flower shop in a small British town. Both of them share a special gift: With the aid of a book of ancient flower recipes that only Violet and her aunt can read, they use flowers to heal and help people. Over the course of the series, Violet is being introduced to the secret flower magic. In each self-contained volume, she solves a major problem, though of course not without a few hiccups. Her friends, twins Jaqueline and Zack, everyday life at school and cheeky animals play important roles as well.
Vol. 1: Secrets upon Secrets
Vol. 2: Jinxed Plans
Vol. 3: Magic is Not For the Fainthearted
Vol. 4: Journey to the Magic Berries
Series to be continued with 2 titles annually.
8 titles available in the series. Over 100.000 copies sold since publication in 2015.
Successfull series of 3 titles centering around a rabbit family.
Vol. 1: ...GO TO SLEEP
The Rabbit family wants to go to bed. But something is always missing: Mommy Rabbit, Hoppy Rabbit, Mousy Rabbit and Cuddly Rabbit. When finally the five little rabbits are in bed, they still can’t sleep. Then all of a sudden they know: a goodnight kiss is missing.
Vol. 2: ... HAVE A PICNIC
Vol. 3: ... ARE HUNGRY
You’ll Get a Sibling, Little Sparrow (spring 2019)
The little sparrow is so excited: There’s an egg in the nest! Will this be his sibling? He cannot wait! At last the hatchling takes its first breath, as the family now becomes four members. A loving story that shortens the waiting time for the sibling.
I Love You, Little Mouse (June 2018)
A testament to a mother’s love for her child.
Take Comfort, Little Bear (June 2018)
A testament to the power of empathy and caring.
Further titles in preparation.
The Paws Brigade – that’s Leni, Harry, Max and Paula, and don’t forget their dogs, the sweet golden retriever Lotta, the stubborn beagle Socks, the clever border collie Kiwi, and the Jack Russell terrier Mogli. The four children experience the most amazing adventures with their four-legged friends.
Vol. 1: Lotta Saves the Puppies
Vol. 2: Socks Makes a Scene
Vol. 3: Kiwi Celebrates Its Birthday
Vol. 4: Mogli Goes On A School Trip (Autumn 2017)
Series to be continued.
The bear has been dreaming of a garden in the forest for a long time. Day after day he plants, digs and pours. But every time short after, his garden is completely devastated again: The salad is nibbled, the tomatoes are stolen and molehills can be found on the carefully laid out bed. That’s enough! The bear decides to find out who the wrongdoer is, and lies at night on the wait – in vain, because he falls asleep. Deeply sad, the bear withdraws. Only now the other animals realize that they have made their friend unhappy. It was not their intention. They apologize and work on a new garden altogether.
The animals of Mount Blockhead are in uproar: The Gripsy intends to move in with them! Admittedly, no one has ever seen him, but they all have a very clear conception of what he is like: Gruesome! A Gripsy smells like wet dog, poaches eggs and his favorite dish is roasted rabbit! Such a critter they don’t want to live with them. But too late! Moving boxes stand already in front of his house. He’s here! The animals bar their doors and of course nobody wants to come, when the Gripsy invites for a ‘real treat’ – a trap, obviously! Only one can’t resist: the Partyrabbit. Against all warnings he rings the doorbell of the Gripsy’s house. The animals agree: He won’t survive that!
College thriller with „Gossip Girl“-factor
The stars are aligning for seventeen-year-old Ivy. Thanks to her mother's new job, she's landed a scholarship for St. Mitchell, a high society private school. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make her dream of becoming a lawyer come true. Initially intimidated by her classmates, New York, and the life of the upper crust on the Upper East Side, in the first weeks Ivy relies on her new friend Kelly and especially Heath, another student at St. Mitchell. She and Heath experience a summer full of romance and heart-throb before their senior year begins – and everything changes.
With senior year begins The Game. Rumors about this St. Mitchell's tradition abound, and have frightened Ivy ever since she first heard about it. The Game means blackmail, lies, and intrigues – a time in which no one knows who they can trust. The winner knows the sins and secrets of everyone who plays, and anyone who gets caught is expelled.
Ivy, worried about her scholarship and her future, tries with all her might to stay clear of The Game. But when Heath suddenly starts giving her the cold shoulder and the leaders of the game exert more and more pressure on her, she is quickly caught up in a swirl of dares, love, and betrayal from which there is no turning back.
Berlin in the year 2039: the city lies in ruins, and any kind of orderly civic life has long since collapsed. The people who have survived are simply struggling for their existence. How are they supposed to endure the horror of each day, the hunger and the cold? In the midst of this is 15-year-old Anna, who is fighting for her life and for love – and for a world in which she might have a future, in spite of everything.
»... maybe there is someone, somewhere, who can read this. And sometimes I wonder how it would be if someone reads this in a hundred years or so. And I hope that someone is happy, and has a full belly, and says, ›Am I ever glad that dark time is over with and all people are free and have enough to eat.‹«
The first volume of this mystery trilogy tells the story of fourteen-year-old Lisa, who seems to magically attract bad luck. First her parents split up, then her English mother decides to move back to her home town of Cliffmoore in Yorkshire, taking Lisa along. After the old housekeeper next door tells her about a mysterious curse that Lisa’s family is supposedly under, Lisa is sure that she has finally lost her mind completely. Especially since she got into a fight with the super-jerk Ashley at school, her mother has found a new partner just as fast as her father, and Lisa gets no answers to her many questions. So Lisa decides that she’ll get to the bottom of the family secret – which seems to have something to do with feuding Scottish clans – on her own initiative. In the course of her investigations Lisa encounters not only ancient witches’ tales and talkative church sextons, but also finally finds a good friend, learns to believe in herself, and takes interest in a certain young man: Ben, who turns out to be related to Ashley and the awful neighbor, Edna...
The second and third volumes of this mystery trilogy will be published in 2016.
What was supposed to be a fun day at the annual fair for Till, Meck and Bea has ended in a catastrophe. The hot-tempered fortune-teller Madame Malus has banished them to another world, one crawling with moaning monsters, ghastly ghosts and even a vampire. Madame Malus looks into her crystal ball with satisfaction. She showed those three brats a thing or two, and they will never, ever find the way out of the underworld. But the friends identify some kindly spirits among all the others who may be able to help them.
Vol. 2: Hunt Across The Devil’s Sea
A new adventure/fantasy trilogy inspired by Viking mythology.
A cunning plan of the treacherous god Loki propels Viggo back into the past to find his biological parents. In reality, the god of lies wants to use Viggo to prevent the approaching end of the world – the legendary Ragnorök. Viggo lands in the midst of the rugged world of the Vikings, where he is enslaved to a pirate captain and has to fight for his survival.
Vol. 2 and 3 to be published in 2017.
Recommended by New Books in German (Autumn 2016)
16-year-old Vi is supposed to spend the holiday with her father. When she arrives in his castle in the Alps, there is no sign of him. She stumbles across some high tech device, activates it by mistake – and suddenly finds herself face-to-face with her doppelgänger, Nicky. Vi is in a parallel world. Also Nicky’s father has disappeared. Vi and Nicky have to join forces to find him.
Then she meets Finn. Sparks fly between them, but Vi is not sure if he can be trusted. Nicky is kidnapped and Vi has to make difficult decisions on her own. Her only chance to return to her world is to be braver than she ever dreamed possible, and maybe even sacrifice a great love...
Vol. 2 and 3 to be published in 2017.
The Animal Heroes are seemingly normal kids who become superheroes when they are with their magical animals, and take on the ability to swim like a ray, run like a cheetah, fly like a falcon, or climb like a gecko. Their enemies, the Beast Boys, will stop at nothing to get their hands on a sculpture the Animal Heroes have, which has the power to make any creature in the world magical. The elements of magic, animals and superheroes make the Animal Heroes series compelling and unforgettable.
• Animal Heroes (Vol. 1):
• Animal Heroes (Vol. 2):
• Animal Heroes (Vol. 3):
The wild Uff lay down for a short nap 66 million years ago, and just woke up again. Now it has all kinds of crazy ideas, and is creating all kinds of chaos for the Peppel family.
4 titles of the series available:
• The Wild Uff (Vol. 1):
The Wild Uff Looks for a Home
• The Wild Uff (Vol. 2): Vacation
• The Wild Uff (Vol. 3):
• The Wild Uff (Vol. 4):
The Wild Uff Needs a Friend
The bear is suspicious: His neighbors must be wanting to steal all his money. For safety, he builds a wall with barbed wire around his cave. A story of tolerance and friendship that opens the eyes of young and old.
Previous and very successful title: The Gruesome Gripsy (January 2016)
A story about xenophobia and how it’s worth giving strangers a chance and getting to know them first. Because just like the gruesome Gripsy, strangers can turn out being very sweet and friendly fellows.
Rights sold: Simplified Chinese (worldwide except Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao), Danish (Denmark), Luxembourgian (Luxembourg), Swedesh (Sweden).
This large-format board book with lots of movable elements (flaps, sliders, etc.) invites children to move, load and unload a wide variety of vehicles found on farms, in cities, on construction sites and at a farmer’s market. They can drive a tractor into the barn, load a horse into a trailer, empty garbage cans into a garbage truck, take a damaged car off a tow truck, and much more. Short texts animate readers to get involved and name what they see, and children will have hours of fun exploring and playing with this spectacular book.
Bright, vibrant images resting on a prominent, continuous line throughout each book distinguish this series of lift-the-flap board books. Many flaps of all sizes invite toddlers to interact with each scene and name and talk about what they see.
4 Topics: Vehicles, Animals, Construction Site, Farm
Large, sturdy sliding elements integrated into the interactive board books in this series invite toddlers to take an active role in discovering various aspects of their environment.
• My Vehicles (January 2018)
• Young Animals (January 2018)
• At the Nursery School (January 2018)
• On the Farm (January 2018)
• At the Construction Site (December 2018)
Vol. 1: The Magical Pony Farm (June 2018)
Lila’s father owns a carousel, and Scruff is Lila’s favorite pony on it. She usually knows what Scruff is thinking. When her father decides Scruff is worn out and should be replaced, Lila runs away with the pony. After an adventure-filled search they find the magical pony farm, where all the horses have a special gift. At first Scruff doesn’t seem to fit in, but when Lila is in danger, he, too, discovers his magical talent. This enchanting read-aloud story will delight young horse fans and adventurers.
Vol. 2: A Pony in Danger (Spring 2019)
The beautiful mare Honey has disappeared from the pony carousel. This will be Zausel’s first mission, but he does not yet master his magical ability properly.
Further titles in preparation.
The Luna Wunderwald series takes place in a magnificent location: in the middle of the forest. The heroine Luna has been chosen to play a magical flute that allows her to communicate with the forest animals. She comes to their rescue when an animal is in danger or needs help. The stories combine magical realism with environmental themes for girls 8 and up.
• Vol. 1: A Key in an Owl’s Beak (February 2018)
• Vol. 2: A Mystery on Cat’s Paws (March 2018)
• Vol. 3: Raccoons in Search of a Home (August 2018)
• Vol. 4: The Magical Robin Redbreast (spring 2019)
• Vol. 5: A Lynx with Lovesickness (fall 2019)
Further titles in preparation.
Romantic Urban Fantasy Trilogy.
The first book of The Truth of Lies (August 2018)
Never would June have imagined her year in England like this: A magnificent manor house on Cornwall’s wind-swept coast will be her new home, two very different brothers will magically attract her, and an age-old gift will awaken in her.
The second book of The Truth of Lies (spring 2019)
June does not believe in the mysterious curse that purportedly prohibits her from meeting Blake or Preston. She is looking for answers with her friend Lilly – and at the same time she senses that her gift of the truth of lies is becoming stronger and stronger.
The third book of The Truth of Lies will be available in fall 2019.
Rayne lives in a small town near Chicago, blissfully unaware of the continual struggle between light and shadow souls going on all around her. They have special powers and live among humans, who sometimes fall victim to them. One night she is attacked by a shadow soul, and two men come to her aid and kill the attacker. In spite of her outrage about the killing, Rayne is intensely drawn to the younger of the two, who are light souls. Colt is handsome, mysterious, and irresistible – and he seeks out Rayne, too. Rayne finds herself caught up in the contest between the worlds of light and darkness. Colt and Rayne are soul partners, and Colt belongs to the light. Rayne isn’t sure where she stands, but she has to decide, and the connection between them could either save them or destroy them both.
• Soul Mates, Vol. 2:
Call from the Dark
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