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The Extraordinary Book – 2012-2016

 

Since 2012 the guests of the section International Children´s and Young Adult Literature recommend one extraordinary book for young readers. During the festival, the recommended books are presented as part of the exhibtion The Extraordinary Book Young Reader´s Library at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Free entry! Since 2014 the books of the exhibition will be lendable after the festival at the Philipp-Schaeffer Library.

 

 

 

THE EXTRAORDINARY BOOK 2016

 

EXERCICES DE STYLE (1947) / STILÜBUNGEN (1961) by Raymond Queneau

 recommended by Zeina ABIRACHED (Lebanon / France)


BROWN GIRL DREAMING (2014) by Jacqueline Woodson

 recommended by Julia Benner (Germany): »A by all accounts extraordinary book – straightforward, silent and powerful«


KRABAT (1971) by Otfried Preußler

 recommended by Mina BRAUN (Germany): »Krabat is the epic, adventurous and mystical story of a brave young boy, who is drawn into the world of the dark arts, but who ends up using the magical skills he learns against the evil forces who threaten the lives of those he loves.«


LE TOUR DU MONDE EN 80 JOURS (1872) by Jules Verne

 recommended by Carll CNEUT (Belgium): »A book which will take you places you will never be.«


MAMA'S NIGHTINGALE - A STORY OF IMMIGRATION AND SEPARATION (2015) by Edwidge Danticat

 recommended by Mauree Maisha EGGERS (Kenia/ Germany): »The book talks about the difficult, confrontational reality of the protagonist Saya, whose mother is detained in a women´s prison without any papers: in the end it is the poetic tales recorded on tape by her mother, the letters addressed to decision makers by her father and also Saya´s own stories and her letter to the local newspaper which are ending the time of absence, deprivation and detention.«


SKELLIG (1998) by David Almond

 recommended by Simon VAN DER GEEST (Netherlands): »This book is written in crystal clear sentences which just drag me into the story. Very exciting.«


WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (1974) by Shel Silverstein

 recommended by Alex GINO (USA): »Shel Silverstein's poems are funny, real, impossible, irreverent, meaningful, and sometimes written on the neck of a running giraffe.«


THE LOST THING (2000) by Shaun Tan

 recommended by GUOJING (China/ Singapur): »Special things will be shining if they find their right space.«


VOR MEINER TÜR AUF EINER MATTE (2016) von Nadia Budde

 recommended by Nikolaus HEIDELBACH (Germany): »…because it´s so mean and funny«


THE ARRIVAL (2006) by Shaun Tan

 recommended by Inga ISRAEL (Germany): »This book has fascinated and influenced me a lot, because it´s so beautifully illustrated, copes completely without text and still manages to tell an extremely thrilling story – big-time.«


UNCLE KHALFAN'S SHEEP (2013) by Maitha Al Khayat

recommended by Maitha Al KHAYAT (United Arab Emirates): »I sure would want to read a book that would prepare me to go to the dentist.«


AJWAN (2012) by Noura Al Noman

 recommended by Noura AL-KHOORI (United Arab Emirates): »The first Sci-Fi novel for young adults in Arabic - written by an Emirati woman - highlights the pressing issues of the Middle East and opens the minds of Arab youth to the importance of critical thinking.«


ABER OHNE MEIN AKKORDEON BIN ICH NICHTS! (2013) by Johanna Benz

 recommended by Sebastian LÖRSCHER (France / Germany): »A surprising, intoxicating and divinely illustrated book about an accordion player, who had the world at his feet.«


Q-R-T: DER NEUE NACHBAR (2015) by Ferdinand Lutz

 recommended by MAWIL (Germany): »QRT is the new neighbor, who´s actually an alien and a small boy and who has to manage life on earth on his own without being discovered by the humans, which is really exciting, but actually…it´s really funny.«


THE ART OF BEING NORMAL (2015) by Lisa Williamson

 recommended by Anne MIHAN (Germany): »In a fresh way, this book encourages readers to free themselves of gender norms and to love life with all its colours – it´s an eye-opener and a potential gain not only for young adults who are genderqueer, but also for their peers, their parents and their teachers.«


DANNY, THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD (1975) by Roald Dahl

 recommended by Kenneth OPPEL (Canada): »The amazing relationship between the father and son: fun, comforting, and adventurous.«


PAPPAN OCH HAVET (1975) by Tove Jansson

 recommended by Hakon ØVREÅS (Norway): »An existential and beautiful children's book about finding new paths when everything changes.«


ACH, SO IST DAS?! - BIOGRAFISCHE COMICREPORTAGEN VON LGBTI* (2014) by Martina Schradi

 recommended by Markus PFALZGRAF (Germany): »…because it can raise awareness for different leanings and genders among all age groups in a pleasantly friendly and easily accessible way.«


TINTIN AU TIBET (1960) by Hergé

 recommended by David VAN REYBROUCK (Belgium): »It is an extraordinarily moving story about the friendship between a Belgian and Tibetan boy, set in the magnificent landscape of the Himalayas, drawn by the greatest graphic novel pioneer of all times.«

 

SIDDHARTHA (1922) by Hermann Hesse

 recommended by Yusuf RIEGER (Germany): »An extraordinary book, because it really helped me with my personal plans for the future after I finished school and because the personal history of the protagonist encourages young people to choose their own way and to trust their own feelings rather than trying to satisfy the expectations of society and their parents without challenging them.«

 

ONE HUNDRED DEMONS (2002) by Lynda Barry

 recommended by Özge SAMANCI (Turkey / USA): »Lynda Barry guides the troubled, the fanciful, and the dreamers towards those adventurous places of expression, by dimming and harnessing the chaotic sounds of a challenging past, shining her light to help others find their own.«

 

KEES DE JONGEN (1923) by Theo Thijssen

 recommended by Gideon SAMSON (Netherlands): »This book about a 12-year-old constantly daydreaming shoemaker's son is so special because it's witty, touching and crystal clear written.«

 

EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA (1605) by Miguel de Cervantes

 recommended by Boualem SANSAL (Algeria): »Don Quijote is an outright and timeless book, which combines all genres in a unique way. One can read this book both on an esoteric and on an exoteric level.«

 

THE VOYAGES OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE (1922) by Hugh Lofting

 recommended by Allen SAY (Japan / USA): »As a child I dreamed of being able to speak with birds and animals - as Doctor Dolittle did - rather than with humans.«

 

FIUME LENTO. UN VIAGGIO LUNGO IL PO (2013) by Alessandro Sanna

 recommended by Ruta SEPETYS (USA): »Four seasons in stunning watercolor become a gorgeous and thoughtful reminder that time flows like a river.«

 

TWO BOYS KISSING (2013) by David Levithan

 recommended by Anika ULLMANN (Germany): »An exciting perspective that opens up a new dimension, that is not payed much attention in today´s queer youth literature: emotionally thrilling she explains that being homosexual is not a uniform experience, but rather dependent on when I am, who I am and who I´m surrounded by.«

 

L'AFFAIRE TOURNESOL (1922) by Hergé

 recommended by Jakob WEGELIUS (Sweden): »Almost all of Hergés stories about Tintin are brilliant.«

 

TORENHOOG EN MIJLEN BREED (1969) by Tonke Dragt

 recommended by Bette WESTERA (Nertherlands): »When I was 11 years old and reading the book, I also wanted to be like Edu: brave, curious and open for everything that´s different.«

 

DIE MITTE DER WELT (1998) by Andreas Steinhöfel

 recommended by Benedikt WOLF (Germany): »…because the book is full of life and joy, without denying the dark and evil and, that way, reaches a complex perspective of the different realities of life of young adults. If nothing else, it is full of hilarious and doleful moments.«

 

 

 

THE EXTRAORDINARY BOOK 2015

 

LE AVVENTURE DI PINOCCHIO (1883) / DIE ABENTEUER DES PINOCCHIO (1905) by Carlo Collodi and Enrico Mazzanti

 recommended by David ALMOND (Great Britain): »Pinocchio is our unpredictability and our creativity, our yearning for freedom and our struggle to conform, our exuberance and our despair, and he runs through every one of us.«


UT OG STJAELE HESTER (2003) / PFERDE STEHLEN (2006) by Per Petterson

recommended by Tony BIRCH (Australia): »This is a wonderfully quiet novel about youth and the at times, sense of loneliness that comes with growing up


DISNEY ANIMATION – THE ILLUSION OF LIFE (1981) by Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas

recommended by Peter BROWN (USA): »It made me want to draw characters for a living

 

EMIL UND DIE DETEKTIVE (1929) / EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES (1931) by Erich Kästner

recommended by Frank Cottrell BOYCE (Great Britain): »The first children's book that really captures the excitement of the modern city - and it celebrates the resourcefulness and the sense of justice that all children have.«

 

THE BUNNY BOOK (2005) by Patsy Scarry and Richard Scarry

recommended by Loïc DAUVILLIER (France): »This book has values which are important to me.«

 

DANNY, THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD (1975) / DANNY ODER DIE FASANENJAGD (1977) by Roald Dahl 

recommended by Roddy DOYLE (Ireland): »The best depiction, I think, of the love between a father and a son.«

 

PAM´S PARADISE RANCH (1940) by Armine von Tempski

recommended by Ingeborg KRINGELAND HALD (Norway): »It was just as much the feelings and the strange surroundings this book presented, as the story itself, that captured me and made this book special.«

 

HALTABEES HALTABEES (2010) by Rania Zaghir und David Habchy

recommended by Ala HLEHEL (Israel): »This book combines the beauty of love and its bitterness, and addresses the children with respect and daring - we all want to live on Zuranis planet!«

 

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (1999) / VIELLEICHT LIEBER MORGEN (2000, Neuauflage 2011: DAS ALSO IST MEIN LEBEN) by Stephen Chbosky and PREP (2005) / EINE KLASSE FÜR SICH (2006) by Curtis Sittenfeld

recommended by Jenny JÄGERFELD (Sweden): »They are both sharp, witty and intelligent - and have an undoubtable charm!«

 

the audiobook EINE KURZE WELTGESCHICHTE FÜR JUNGE LESER (2006) by Ernst H. Gombrich, read by Christoph Waltz

 recommended by Navid KERMANI (Germany): »Mit der Stimme von Christoph Waltz klingt diese schönste aller Weltgeschichten auch noch so traurig, wie sie

wirklich ja ist.«

 

PETER (1965) by Anne Holm

recommended by Sjoerd KUYPER (Netherlands) empfiehlt: »The best book about friendship and how it can conquer death that I ever read.«

 

THE ISLAND ON BIRD STREET (1984) / DIE INSEL IN DER VOGELSTRASSE (1986) by Uri Orlev

recommended by MAWIL (Germany): »Verdammt spannend geschrieben und ohne erhobenen Zeigefinger.«

 

THE ARRIVAL (2006) / DIE ANKUNFT (2008) by Shaun Tan

recommended by Scott MCCLOUD (USA): »A brilliant and beautiful picutre book/graphic novel about coming to a strange new land and learning to understand it.«

 

THE COMPLETE FAR SIDE (2003) by Gary Larson

recommended by Oisín MCGANN (Ireland): »Smart, bizarre, imaginative and brilliant studies of human nature (and animal nature) that left me thinking long after the laugh.«


BACK TO BLUE (2015) by Rusalka Reh

recommended by Salah NAOURA (Germany): »Ein wunderbares Buch über die erste Liebe einer Ungeliebten, über ein Mädchen, deren Eltern leider nicht so sind wie Eltern sein sollten, und über die tiefe Sehnsucht, endlich alle Fesseln abzuwerfen und das ureigene Glück zu suchen.«


WEETZIE BAT (1989) by Francesca Lia Block

recommended by Jandy NELSON (USA): »I wish this exuberant life-loving story was around when I was a teenager - it's full of spirit and joy and poignancy and the language absolutely cartwheels across the pages.«

 

COMIC SHOWA-SHI (1988–1989) by Shigeru Mizuki

recommended by Riad SATTOUF (France): »This is a three-volume graphic novel that tells the author's life in a small japanese village, and I think there are a lot of similarities with what I tell in »L'arabe du futur«, even though it doesn't occur at the same time and takes place on the other side of the world.«

 

DE PARKIET, DE ZEEMEERMIN EN DE SLAK (2015) / MONSIEUR MATISSE UND SEINE FLIEGENDE SCHEREN (2015)

by Annemarie van Haeringen

recommended by Edward van de VENDEL (Netherlands): »This easy book about art is a miracle of colour and staging on every page.« 

 

AAN DE ANDERE KANT VAN DE DEUR (1992) / MEERE VON ZEIT – AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE DER TÜR (1999) by Tonke Dragt

recommended by Kaatje VERMEIRE (Belgium): »It just blew me off my feet and made me realize that imagination has no boundaries at all.« 


NUTSHELL LIBRARY (1962) by Maurice Sendak

recommended by Meg WOLITZER (USA): »These four volumes are miniature in size, as their name suggests, and in fact they make a child feel that she's inside a nutshell when she reads them - which, to me, is what reading a good book is always like, in that it creates a tiny, enclosed world that you never want to leave.«




THE EXTRAORDINARY BOOK 2014

 

 

ARIOL UN PETIT ÂNE COMME VOUS ET MOI (2011) / ARIOL EIN KLEINER ESEL WIE DU UND ICH (2013) und ARIOL LE CHEVALIER CHEVAL (2011) / ARIOL HENGST HELDENHUF (2013) by Emmanuel Guibert and Marc Boutavant

recommended by Martin BALTSCHEIT (Germany)

 

TREASURE ISLAND (1881) / DIE SCHATZINSEL (1897) by Robert Louis Stevenson

recommended by Ishmael BEAH (Sierra Leone / USA)

 

L'OEIL DU LOUP (1984) / AFRIKA UND BLAUER WOLF (1995) by Daniel Pennac and Jacques Ferrandez

recommended by Azouz BEGAG (France)

 

CHICHI NO KOYOMI (1995) / DIE SICHT DER DINGE (2008) by Jiro Taniguchi

recommended by Mirko BONNÉ (Germany)

 

WIE FRAU B. SO BÖSE WURDE... (2014) by Sonja Bougaeva

recommended by Iwona CHMIELEWSKA (Poland)

 

THE QUIET BOOK (2010) / DAS LAUTE BUCH DAS LEISE BUCH (2013) by Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska

recommended by Gabriela CICHOWSKA (Poland)

 

THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE (2006) / DIE WUNDERSAME REISE VON EDWARD TULANE (2006) by Kate DiCamillo and Bagram Ibatoulline

recommended by Michael DE COCK (Belgium)

 

SUCH DIR WAS AUS, ABER BEEIL DICH! KINDSEIN IN ZEHN KAPITELN (2010) by Nadia Budde

recommended by Lydia DIMITROW (Germany)

 

MIDNITE (1967) / KÄPT'N MITTERNACHT (1972) by Randolph Stow, Ralph Steadman and Isolde Schmitt-Menzel

recommended by Ursula DUBOSARSKY (Australia)

 

DIE WAND (1968) by Marlen Haushofer

recommended by Finn-Ole HEINRICH (Germany)

 

WAVE (2008) / WELLE (2009) by Suzy Lee

recommended by Marta IGNERSKA (Poland)

 

ALDO (1992) / ALDO (1992) by John Burningham and SCHOOL BUS (1984) by Donald Crews

recommended by Kim DONG-SEONG (South Korea) 

 

ABEL'S ISLAND (1976) / EINE MAUS AUS GUTEM HAUS (1978) (Neuausgabe: ABELS INSEL (1996)) by William Steig

recommended by Jon KLASSEN (Canada / USA)

 

WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (1974) / WO DER GEHWEG ENDET (1974) by Shel Silverstein

recommended by Filippos MANDILARAS (Greece)

 

ZWART ALS INKT IS HET VERHAAL VAN SNEEUWWITJE EN DE ZEVEN DWERGEN (1997) / SCHWARZ WIE TINTE IST DIE GESCHICHTE VON SCHNEEWITTCHEN UND DEN SIEBEN ZWERGEN (1999) by Wim Hofman

recommended by Truus MATTI (Netherlands)

 

I WANT MY HAT BACK (2011) / WO IST MEIN HUT (2012) by Jon Klassen

recommended by Patrick NESS (USA / Great Britain)

 

ROUGHING IT (1872) / DURCH DICK UND DÜNN (1872) by Mark Twain and BEAUTÉ TRILOGIE: DÉSIRS EXAUCÉS (2011), LA REINE INDÉCISE (2012) and SIMPLES MORTELS (2013) / SCHÖNHEIT (Sammelausgabe 2013) by Kerascoët and Hubert

recommended by Cyril PEDROSA (France)


HIS DARK MATERIALS TRILOGIE: NORTHERN LIGHTS (1995) / DER GOLDENE KOMPASS (1996), THE SUBTLE KNIFE (1997) / DAS MAGISCHE MESSER (1997) and THE AMBER SPYGLASS (2000) / DAS BERNSTEIN-TELESKOP (2001) by Philip Pullman

recommended by Fine RIEBNER (Germany)

 

DIE GROßE FRAGE (2004) by Wolf Erlbruch

recommended by Alessandro SANNA (Italy)

 

THE LITTLE WHITE HORSE (1946) / DAS KLEINE WEIßE PFERD (1995) by Elisabeth Goudge

recommended by Judith VANISTENDAEL (Belgium)

 

HOLES (1998) / LÖCHER DIE GEHEIMNISSE VON GREEN LAKE (2000) by Louis Sachar

recommended by William SUTCLIFFE (Great Britain)


FASERLAND (1995) by Christian Kracht

recommended by Martina WILDNER (Germany)



 

THE EXTRAORDINARY BOOK 2013


 

ONKEL EDE HAT EINEN SCHNURRBART (1971) by Bertolt Brecht and Ursula Kirchberg

recommended by Milena BAISCH (Germany)

 

THE SILVER SWORD (1956) / DAS SILBERNE MESSER (1963) by Ian Serraillier

recommended by John BOYNE (Irland)

 

JUST ME (1965) by Marie Hall Ets

recommended by Chen JIANGHONG (China / France)

 

A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (1916) / EIN PORTRÄT DES KÜNSTLERS ALS JUNGER MANN (1972) by James Joyce

recommended by Manuele FIOR (Italy)

 

THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS (1997) / DER GOTT DER KLEINEN DINGE (1999) by Arundhati Roy

recommended by Inés GARLAND (Argentina)

 

BLANCHE TRIOLOGIE: BLANCHE OU LA TRIPLE CONTRAINTE DE L'ENFER (2005), BLANCHE ET L'OEIL DU GRAND KHAN (2006) and BLANCHE ET LE VAMPIRE DE PARIS (2007) by Hervé Jubert

recommended by Yves GREVET (France)

 

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS (1980) / WARTEN AUF DIE BARBAREN (1984) by J. M. Coetzee

recommended by Finn-Ole HEINRICH (Germany)

 

DER 35. MAI ODER KONRAD REITET IN DIE SÜDSEE (1931) by Erich Kästner

recommended by Franz HOHLER (Switzerland)

 

LE CITTÀ INVISIBILI (1972) / DIE UNSICHTBAREN STÄDTE (1977) by Italo Calvino

recommended by Joke VAN LEEUWEN (Netherlands)

 

CANDIDE OU L'OPTIMISME (1759) / CANDIDE ODER DIE BESTE DER WELTEN (1971) by Voltaire

recommended by Nicolas MAHLER (Austria)

 

OVER HET WATER (1998) / ÜBER DAS WASSER (2000) by H. M. van den Brink

recommended by Geert MAK (Netherlands)

 

MONDO PICCOLO  DON CAMILLO (1948) / DON CAMILLO UND PEPPONE (1950) by Giovanni Guareschi

recommended by Raquel J. PALACIO (USA)

 

HOLES (1998) / LÖCHER DIE GEHEIMNISSE VON GREEN LAKE (2000)by Louis Sachar

recommended by Andreas SCHULZE (Germany)

 

THE ARRIVAL (2006) / EIN NEUES LAND (2008) by Shaun Tan

recommended by Ruta SEPETYS (USA)

 

LE PETIT PRINCE (1943) / DER KLEINE PRINZ (1950) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

recommended by Seyyed Ali SHODJAIE (Iran)

 

A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY (1945) / PHILOSOPHIE DES ABENDLANDES (1950) by Bertrand Russell

recommended by Janne TELLER (Denmark / USA)

 

ELVIS ROAD (2007) by Studio Elvis

recommended by Brecht VANDENBROUCKE (Belgium)

 

MOMO (1973) by Michael Ende

recommended by Robert Paul WESTON (Canada / Great Britain)

 

W NIEPARYZU I GDZIE INDZIEJ (1967) by Anna Kamieńska

recommended by Józef WILKON (Poland)

 

 

 

DAS AUSSERGEWÖHNLICHE BUCH 2012

 

VOL DE NUIT (1931) / NACHTFLUG (1960) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

recommended by Azouz Begag (France)

  

MAN VA DOUSTANAM (2006) by Farideh Chalatbarie

recommended by Farideh Chalatbarie (Iran)

 

STRUWWELPETER (1845) by Heinrich Hoffmann

recommended by CHEN Jianghong (China / France)

  

HET ACHTERHUIS – DAGBOEKBRIEVEN (1947) / DAS TAGEBUCH DER ANNE FRANK (1950) by Anne Frank and MIGRANDO (2010) by Mariana Chiesa Mateos

recommended by Mariana Chiesa MATEOS(Argentina / Italy)

 

EIN GEBURTSTAG (2007) by Doris Meisner-Johannknecht and Melanie Kemmler

recommended by Iwona CHMIELEWSKA (Poland)

 

MIRROR (2010) by Jeannie Baker

recommended by Gabriela CICHOWSKA (Poland)

  

GONE WITH THE WIND (1936) / VOM WINDE VERWEHT (1937) by Margaret Mitchell

recommended by DIBOU (France / Egypt)

 

O ALQUIMISTA (1988) / DER ALCHIMIST (1991) by Paulo Coelho

recommended by ENZO (Taiwan)

 

TREASURE ISLAND (1881) / DIE SCHATZINSEL (1897) by Robert Louis Stevenson

recommended by GOLO (France / Egypt)

 

DE BAAS VAN ALLES (2007) / WER IST HIER DER CHEF (2011) by Bart Moeyaert and Katrien Matthys

recommended by Finn-Ole HEINRICH (Germany)

 

FAHRENHEIT 451 (1953) / FAHRENHEIT 451 (1955) by Ray Bradbury

recommended by Tendai HUCHU (Simbambwe / Great Britain)

 

  COULEURS DU JOUR (2010) / FARBEN DES TAGES (2010) by Květa Pacovská

recommended by Adam JAROMIR (Poland / Germany)

 

THE OXFORD NURSERY RHYME BOOK (1951) by Iona Opie and Peter Opie

recommended by Gerald JATZEK (Austria)

 

DANCE ON MY GRAVE (1982) / TANZ AUF MEINEM GRAB (1984) by Aidan Chambers

recommended by Jan DE LEEUW (Belgium)

 

LA VIE COMMUNE. ESSAI D'ANTHROPOLOGIE GÉNÉRALE (1995) / ABENTEUER DES ZUSAMMENLEBENS: VERSUCH EINER ALLGEMEINEN ANTHROPOLOGIE (1998) by Tzvetan Todorov

recommended by Nils MOHL (Germany)

 

ALABAMA MOON (2006) / ALABAMA MOON (2008) by Watt Key

recommended by Salah NAOURA (Germany)

 

BAMBI – EINE LEBENSGESCHICHTE AUS DEM WALDE (1923) by Felix Salten

recommended by Uri ORLEV (Poland / Israel)

 

Ὀδυσσεία / ODYSSEE by Homer

recommended by Maria PAPAYANNI (Greece)

 

RONJA RÖVARDOTTER (1981) / RONJA RÄUBERTOCHTER (1982) by Astrid Lindgren

recommended by Maria PARR (Norway)

 

MIO, MIN MIO (1954) / MIO, MEIN MIO (1955) by Astrid Lindgren

recommended by Peter POHL (Sweden)

 

THE WALL: GROWING UP BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN (2007) / DIE MAUER: WIE ES WAR, HINTER DEM EISERNEN VORHANG AUFZUWACHSEN (2007) by Peter Sís

recommended by Iva PROCHÁZKOVÁ (Czech Republic / Germany)

 

A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY (1945) / PHILOSOPHIE DES ABENDLANDES (1950) by Bertrand Russell

recommended by Janne TELLER (Denmark / USA)

 

THE GOLDEN COMPASS (1995) / DER GOLDENE KOMPASS (1998) by Philip Pullman

recommended by Rachel WARD (Great Britain)

 

MOMO (1973) by Michael Ende

recommended by Robert Paul WESTON (Canada / Great Britain)

 

JUNK (1996) / JUNK (1996) by Melvin Burgess

recommended by Floortje ZWIGTMAN (Netherlands)