"Fassen wir mal zusammen: Ich kann sprechen. Ich kann lesen. Und ich kann auch schreiben - haben wir gerade getestet. Ich kann Englisch, das große und das kleine Einmaleins. Und, jetzt kommt der Knaller: Ich kann sogar Russisch. Zumindest verstehe ich es. Um es kurz zu machen. Ich bin Super-Winston! Ich bin die schlauste Katze des Universums! Ich bin Weltklasse!" So ein Katerleben ist herrlich!, findet Winston. Man kann den ganzen Tag gemütlich auf dem Sofa herumliegen und Geflügelleber mit Petersilie futtern. Lecker! Doch als Winstons Herrchen eine neue Haushälterin einstellt, die mit ihrer Tochter in die Wohnung einzieht, ist es aus mit der Ruhe: Kira und ihre Mutter haben nämlich jede Menge Probleme im Gepäck, und bevor sich Winston versieht, steckt er mitten in einem echten Kriminalfall ... und kurz darauf - ach du heilige Ölsardine - auch noch im Körper eines Mädchens! Hilfe!!! Die Kinderbuch-Reihe aus der Feder von Bestseller-Autorin Frauke Scheunemann, bekannt durch die Dackelblick-Bücher, wurde mit dem deutschen Katzen-Krimi-Preis 2013 ausgezeichnet.
Author: Frauke Scheunemann
Publisher: House of Anansi
Hercules is a dachshund, who was rescued from the animal shelter by the sweet and loving Caroline. Life for this little dog would be perfect if it weren't for Caroline's new boyfriend, Thomas. Hercules and his new friend, Mr. Beck -- a tomcat and a good judge of human nature -- devise a shrewd plot to get rid of Thomas and to find a new companion for Caroline. But when things don't work out with the men that make the dachschund’s short list -- no matter how many romantic moonlight strolls he gets her to take with them -- it comes down to just one man they both might agree on . . .
Author: Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must stop nightmares from taking over their town before it's too late.
Author: Quentin Gréban
Publisher: Mondo Pub
When Nestor the monkey falls in the river while fishing, he is rescued by an elephant, one of the animals his father had told him to avoid.
Author: Cynthia Kadohata
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes. When Katie and her family move from a Japanese community in Iowa to the Deep South of Georgia, it's Lynn who explains to her why people stop them on the street to stare. And it's Lynn who, with her special way of viewing the world, teaches Katie to look beyond tomorrow. But when Lynn becomes desperately ill, and the whole family begins to fall apart, it is up to Katie to find a way to remind them all that there is always something glittering -- kira-kira -- in the future. Luminous in its persistence of love and hope, Kira-Kira is Cynthia Kadohata's stunning debut in middle-grade fiction.
Stephen King meets Muriel Spark in Hilary Mantel's first novel. Evelyn Axon - a medium by trade - and her half-wit daughter Muriel have become a social problem. Barricaded in their once-respectable house, they live amid festering rubbish, unhealthy smells - and secrets. They completely baffle Isabel Field, the social worker assigned to help them. But Isabel is only the most recent in a long line of people that find the Axons impossible. Meanwhile, Isabel has her own problems: a married lover, Colin. He is a history teacher to unresponsive children and father to a passel of his own horrible kids. With all this to worry about, how can Isabel even begin to understand what is going on in the Axon household? When Evelyn finally moves to defend Muriel, and Muriel, in turn, acts to protect herself, the results are by turns hilarious and terrifying.
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: Harper Collins
From New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan, Uninvited is a chilling and suspenseful story about a girl whose DNA brands her a killer, perfect for fans of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Confessions of a Murder Suspect. Davy had everything—a terrific boyfriend, the homecoming crown, a bright future at Juilliard—but when her genetic tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, she loses it all. Uninvited from her prestigious school, avoided by her friends and family, she is placed in a special class with other "carriers" who are treated like the murderers they someday might become. Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life and tells her that she alone controls her actions—not the code embedded into her DNA. But even if she can learn to trust him, can Davy trust herself?
When Emilia de Wit ran away to New York City, she planned everything to a T. Plane ticket, purchased. Cute apartment, rented online. Subway map, printed and highlighted. This was no ordinary trip -- this was Emilia's declaration of independence. Her chance to escape the disaster her life has become. To get away from the horrible scandal that has rocked Amsterdam, the scandal that is all her dad's fault. To see if her mom, the glamorous, world-famous artist, will even notice. New York steals Emilia's heart at first sight -- even though absolutely nothing goes to plan. She didn't plan to end up homeless on a stranger's doorstep. She didn't plan to make friends with Seth, Abby, and Jim. And she could never have known that Hurricane Sandy would be barreling up the coast, straight for the city. All she wanted was to get away from her parents, her problems, her life... but when the storm hits and the power goes out, Emilia feels farther from home than she could have imagined.
Isa and May
Author: Margaret Forster
Publisher: Random House
Isamay's unusual name comes from her two very different grandmothers, Isa and May, who were both present at her birth and who have both formed and influenced her whole life in very particular ways. Now almost thirty, Isamay is trying to write a thesis about grandmothers in history but is instead constantly ambushed by the startling secrets her own family has been keeping. When disturbing truths are revealed that force Isamay to examine her own certainties, will her grandmothers be able to build a bridge across the generations?
The Last Siege
Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Random House
When Emily, Simon and Marcus discover the deserted castle, it seems like an escape from the midwinter snows and their individual loneliness. But their occupation of the ruin quickly takes on a momentum of its own, and soon threatens their friendship, their freedom and their lives.
How to Fall in Love
Author: Cecelia Ahern
She has just two weeks. Two weeks to teach him how to fall in love - with his own life. Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night, when Christine is crossing the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate - but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him that before then she can show him life is worth living . Despite her determination, Christine knows what a dangerous promise she's made. Against the ticking of the clock, the two of them embark on wild escapades, grand romantic gestures and some unlikely late-night outings. Slowly, Christine thinks Adam is starting to fall back in love with his life. But is that all that's happening...?
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Originally published February 2015 The Fates are cackling their bony asses off... It's been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they've given him have been violent and bloody--which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He's got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet. Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy's deal might be, but it's a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her. But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all. Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.