The Marvel of You


 

The Marvel of You
Jan Paul Schutten (txt) & Floor Rieder (ill.)

 

Pub date: December 2015
Hardcover, full-colour illustrations
19.5 x 22.5 cm, 160 pages
Ages 10 and up 



After the novel The Mystery of Life, which extensively explores evolution, there is now The Marvel of You, which examines the human body. It describes what a cell looks like on the inside: that a normal cell is even more spectacular than the Star Wars’ Death Star. It explains how to tell if someone is in love with you, why you get angry more quickly when it’s warm outside, and why chewing gum makes you smart. All of this – and much, much, more...
 
 

Hangover


 

 

 

Hangover
Margje Woodrow

 

Pub date: November 2015
Hardcover
13.5 x 21 cm, 208 pages
Ages 13 and up


When the family she regularly baby-sits for goes on holiday, sixteen year old Teddy looks after their place for two weeks. Her hockey club friend Chloe convinces her to throw a big party. The next day, dreadful news reaches the hungover teens: Chloe’s lifeless body has been found. Who was out to get Chloe, and why? It gradually becomes clear that the hockey friends can’t trust anyone – not even each other.


 

Bubble Trouble


 

Stories from the Witches Den, Book 2: Bubble Trouble
Femke Dekker (txt) & Marieke Nelissen (ill.)

 

 

 

Pub date: November 2015 

Hardcover, full-colour illustrations
14.5 x 22.5 cm, 112 pages
Ages 7 and up 

 


The Witches Den is a scary house with creaking stairs and squeaking doors, where weird things always happen. That’s no surprise, given its four residents – Sybil, Lydia, Stella and Luna – are not only witches, but nuttier than fruitcakes! 

 

Part 2 is all about spacey Luna, who cooks up a cauldron of a very magical, bubbly brew. Luna floats spellbound through the house and stumbles across lots of peculiar things!



 

Go, Sparrow

 

Go, Sparrow!
Rian Visser (txt) & Alex de Wolf (ill.) 

 

Pub date: November 2015

Reading case with 5 booklets
20.7 x 15 x 4 cm
Ages 5 and up 

 

In this briefcase full of cheerful books with a sporty theme, Sparrow and her cool friend Mouse sail, ski, kick around a football, and go figure skating together. This fun reading 'briefcase' contains 4 books with an increading reading level and an extra workbook to playfully practice writing. The perfect gift for beginning readers!

 

 


Winifred Wants a Christmas Tree

 

Winifred Wants a Christmas Tree
Lida DIjkstra (txt) & Noëlle Smit (ill.)

 

Pub date: October 2015
Picture book
13.5 x 13.5 cm, 24 pages
Ages 3 and up

 


In this special Christmas mini-edition, Winifred finds the perfect Christmas tree in the forest. But on her way home, she keeps giving branches of it to needy animals and her tree gets thinner and thinner. Finally, not much of her supertree is left! Fortunately, unexpected help comes her way.

 


Retreat Yourself


 

 

 

Retreat Yourself - For a Happy and Healthy Life
Willemien van Egmond

 

Pub date: October 2015
Paperback, full-colour photographs
17 x 24 cm, 128 pages
Body, Mind & Spirit 


Retreat Yourself offers practical tips to find peace of mind, fulfil your dreams, relax your body, eat well, and organize your home in an enjoyable way. In short, the elements for a happy, healthy, and inspiring life! Included are tools to get in touch with your inner being, to take better care of yourself, and to listen to the desires of your heart – all without having to take time off from your life.

 


The Greatest Grandfathers



The Very Best, Most Marvellous and
Greatest Grandfathers of the World

Jan Paul Schutten (txt) & Kees de Boer (ill.)

 

Pub date: September 2015

Picture book
21.5 x 28.5 cm, 32 pages
Ages 5 and up 


Dirk is staying with his grandfathers. They make him a bicycle to ride to school on and boast about their own adventures on the way to school in the good old days.

Revised edition of Is That All?



Jack Rabbit


 

Jack Rabbit
Bette Westera (txt) & Sylvia Weve (ill.)

 

Pub date: September 2015

Hardcover, full-colour illustrations
17 x 17 cm, 64 pages
Ages 6 and up 


Jack Rabbit is happy to spend the day playing wild games with the other forest animals. Tag for example, or racing to see who can run the fastest. But there are also times when everybody is too busy to play: Blackbird has to build a nest, Heron wants to catch a fish. Only Snail has time – but playing tag with Snail is a bit boring...


Jack Rabbit is a cheerful collection of readaloud stories from the award-winning Dutch author Bette Westera. The collection features illustrations by Gouden Penseel (Golden Paintbrush-winner) Sylvia Weve. Westera and Weve were awarded the Woutertje Pieterse Prize 2014 for their collaborative poetry collection Doodgewoon (Dead Normal).


 

 

Ziggy and Giga


 

 

 

Ziggy and Giga Under Attack!
Oirik

 

Pub date: September 2015

Hardcover, black-and-white illustrations
13 x 19 cm, 152 pages
Ages 8 and u


When Ziggy befriends Giga, a super-cool creature from outer space, his life changes overnight. At first he manages to hide him in his tree house, but before long Giga is discovered. And that’s not even the biggest problem... An exciting adventure – filled with aliens, laser guns, chickens (both alive and roasted), and some seriously slimy stuff – is the outcome!



 

Cotton Candy





Cotton Candy
Derk Visser

 

Pub date: September 2015

Hardcover
13.5 x 20.5 cm, 128 pages
Ages 10 and up 


Ezra thought it would be great. Her father was going to earn a lot more money in the war and then they would move to a house with a big garden. But that dream is short-lived. When her father returns home, he can no longer handle life. But Ezra isn’t going to give up just like that. With a surprisingly admirable resilience she makes her way in the world, but of course her biggest wish is that everything goes back to the way it was...



 


 

From Big Bang to Robot

From Big Bang to Robot - Everything Has a Beginning

Marc ter Horst (txt) & Eliane Gerrits (ill.)

 

Pub date: August 2015

Hardcover, full-colour illustrations
23 x 23 cm, 92 pages
Ages 8 and up

 

Where does language come from? How was the first robot invented? Who came up with clothing? Children want to know everything and at times they embarrass their parents with their relentless questions. Featuring one ‘beginning’ per double-page spread, From Big Bang to Robot is the perfect book for children with a healthy thirst for knowledge: lots of wonderful information about lots of wonderful topics.

 

Sleeping Beauties

 

Sleeping Beauties
Henriette Boerendans (txt & ill.)


Pub date: August 2015
Picture book
24.5 x 24.5 cm, 36 pages
Ages 4 and up


Nature is full of surprises. Things you basically take for granted. Henriette Boerendans takes a close-up look at one such aspect of the animal kingdom: the different ways animals sleep. Some sleep alone; some sleep together. One rests in a hammock, another in a cosy hole in the ground. A wonderful book for looking at together, over and over again, and then comfortably crawling under the covers.

 

Farmer Freddie and the Lawn Mower


Farmer Freddie and the Lawn Mower

Ted van Lieshout (txt) & Philip Hopman (ill.)

 

Pub date: August 2015

Picture book
24 x 24 cm, 32 pages
Ages 3 and up

 


In the sixth book of this popular series, Farmer Freddie is constantly repairing the lawn mower because it keeps breaking down. And each time Freddie tinkers with the mower it’s more supersonic than before. Even the director of the machine factory wants to have one!

 

 

A Witch's Tail


 

 

 

Stories from the Witches Den, Book 1: A Witch's Tail
Femke Dekker (txt) & Marieke Nelissen (ill.)

 

Pub date: August 2015

Hardcover, full-colour illustrations
14.5 x 22.5 cm, 96 pages
Ages 7 and up 


The Witches Den is a scary house with creaking stairs and squeaking doors, where weird things always happen. That’s no surprise, given its four residents – Sybil, Lydia, Stella and Luna – are not only witches, but nuttier than fruitcakes!

In this first part Sybil brews a soup that’s a bit too spicy, so things go differently than planned. What’s a witch supposed to do with a cat’s head and tail?

 



The Love Letter


 

 

The Love Letter - Stories from the Masnavi by Rumi
Wim van der Zwan

 

Pub date: July 2015

Hardback 
11.5 x 16.7 cm, 128 pages
Body, Mind & Spirit

 


The Persian Sufi mystic Rumi (1207-1273) is wellknown around the world for his beautiful mystical poetry. Rumi-connaisseur and Sufi-expert Wim van der Zwan studied his works and translated thematic selections of it in modern day language. This collection over love stories from the Masnavi illustrates why Rumi’s stories and proverbs are still so popular: even after seven centuries, Rumi still has timeless truths to share with us.




Life on a Tall Ship


 

 

Life on a Tall Ship - Sailing the World Aboard the Europa
Clemens Kok

 

Pub date June 2015
Paperback, full-colour photographs
17 x 24 cm, 144 pages
Nautical 


Not all tall ships are maritime museum pieces, some proudly sail the seven seas. Author and sailor Clemens Kok sailed aboard the three-masted barque Europa from Antarctica’s icy South Georgia island to the tropical islands of the Southern Ocean. This book also includes a hands-on guide. What does handling a full-rigged vessel actually involve? What is everyday life on board like? Written in clear language and filled with beautiful images.

 
 
 
Dare to Be Happy




Dare to Be Happy - The Key to Living from the Heart
Rosalinda Weel


Pub date: June 2015
Paperback
15 x 21 cm, 160 pages 
Body, Mind & Spirit 


Rosalinda Weel offers inspiring hands-on exercises for acquiring inner happiness. This isn’t a journey for the faint-hearted. She wrote this book to help people take control of their lives, find their inner strength, and make important choices. True happiness is only possible when you listen to the deepest desires of your heart – when you take your life into your own hands.

   

 

 

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Tummy Tom All Year Round

Jet Boeke (txt & ill.)

 

Pub date: May 2015

Magnetic picture book
24.5 x 24.5 cm, 10 pages
Ages 3 and up


Tummy Tom and his friends learn all about the four seasons. On cheerfully illustrated magnetic pages, children can use the magnets included with the book to create their very own Tummy Tom adventure

 

   

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Farmer Freddie Goes to Market
Ted van Lieshout (txt) & Philip Hopman (ill.)

   

Pub date: March 2015

Picture book
24 x 24 cm, 32 pages
Ages 3 and up

 

In the fifth book of this very popular series, Farmer Freddie is off to market to sell his wares. But how will he ever get there? The traffic situation is very confusing and not a single vehicle seems to be allowed. Bicycles, cars and even rockets are prohibited. Will Freddie finally find a way to reach his destination?


Staying Afloat



Staying Afloat - A Six Year Voyage of Discovery
Vivian Oskam


Pub date: March 2015

Paperback, with separate photo section
13.5 x 21 cm, 304 pages
Nautical 


Twenty-seven year old Bram and Vivian fall in love with an old sailboat and embark on an adventure that changes their lives. With a six-year plan, but enough money for one year, they set off and sail south. But on the way, in search of the balance between work, sailing, and friendships, a storm almost puts an end to their dreams. After rescuing their boat and getting pregnant, they continue sailing through the most beautiful wilderness on earth. Their daughter Flora is born in Chile and, as a young family, they sail along the South Pacific’s remotest paradises.

 


The Enlightenment of the Village Fool



Enlightenment of the Village Fool

Wim van der Zwan 
 
 
Pub date: March 2015

Hardback 
11.5 x 16.7 cm, 128 pages
Body, Mind & Spirit 

 
 

Enlightenment of the Village Fool is part of a spiritual series in which born storyteller Wim van der Zwan has collected inspiring stories from around the globe to enlighten, unwind and broaden the mind. The stories originate from many countries and traditions: from Japan to Russia, from Buddhist to Jewish mystisicm. The theme of the storries collected in Enlightenment of the Village Fool is insanity.

  
  
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Hello Sir, Do You Have a Dog?
Marjet Huiberts (txt) & Iris Deppe (ill.)
 
Pub date: February 2015

Picture book
23 x 29 cm, 40 pages
Ages 3 and up


Mick is allowed to have a pet and he has his heart set on a dog. Unfortunately the local pet shop doesn't sell dogs. So Mickey has to choose something else, but picking the perfect pet is harder than it looks. When he finally leaves the shop he doesn’t have a dog on his leash, but another animal that he’s thrilled about.



Wadden Sea Sailing Manual



The Wadden Sea Sailing Manual

Marianne van der Linden

 

Pub date: February 2015

Hardcover, full-colour photographs
27 x 21 cm, 224 pages
Nautical 


 

This useful handbook covers the theory and practice of sailing the Wadden Sea, for beginners as well as more experienced boat lovers. The reader is given an insight into what he or she needs to know before setting out. It is also a good reference work for those with lots of experience sailing the Wadden Sea. In short, anyone who has ever navigated the Wadden Sea or plans to do so, should have this guide aboard.


 

Along the Way
 
  

Along the Way - A Buddhist Nun Travels to France
Sandra Alderden


Pub date: February 2015

Paperback 
13.5 x 21 cm, 244 pages
Body, Mind & Spirit 

  

Leaving her successful job to travel the world and find her spiritual self, Sandra finds herself making some life-changing decisions along the way. First of all, she becomes a nun in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Buddhist monastery in France. She works the fields and lives the simple life. Against all rules, she falls in love with Santi, a Buddhist monk. After leaving the monastery, they find a new meaningful existence in the French countryside. Now working on their camping and farm, very close to nature, Sandra feels she has found what she was looking for: she followed her heart to find true happiness in life.

 
 
  
 
 

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Whose Hat is That?
Joukje Akveld (txt) & Thé Tjong Khing

 

Pub date: January 2015

Cased board book
17 x 17 cm, 34 pages
Ages 2 and up

 

Left a top hat, right four characters: an athlete, a woman in a beach dress, a snowman and Santa Claus. Whose hat is that? Once the choice is made, a funny drawing on the next page provides the answer: of course it’s the snowman’s top hat!

Whose Hat Is That? is the first part of a new children’s series conceived and developed by Joukje Akveld. The drawings in each succeeding book will be from the hand of a different famous Dutch illustrator.

 

   

 

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There Once Was a Prince and He Wanted a Princess
Martijne Bijl (txt) & Noëlle Smit (ill.)
 
Pub date: January 2015
Picture book
26 x 26 cm, 56 pages
Ages 4 and up
 

In seven traditional fairy tales set to rhyme, Martine Bijl, well-known as a Dutch television host and for her entertaining translations of musicals takes young readers on a rollercoaster of humour and drama. The witty yet also enchanting drawings by the successful Dutch illustrator Noëlle Smit go perfectly with the feeling of the writing.

 
   
 
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Alice in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll (txt) & Floor Rieder (ill.) 
 
Pub date: December 2014

Hardcover, full-colour illustrations
15 x 19 cm, 384 pages
Ages 6 and up


Summer 2015 will mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s deeply beloved Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Gottmer too will be celebrating this joyous occasion by publishing a very special new edition of this classic book and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, with brand-new illustrations by Floor Rieder – well known for her magnificent work on the award winning non-fiction book The Mystery of Life. With her distinctive, elaborate and contemporary drawings, Rieder successfully creates a witty and timeless Alice you fall in love with instantly.

 

  

deadsimple
Dead Normal
Bette Westera (txt) & Sylvia Weve (ill.)
 
Pub date: November 2014

Hardcover, full-colour illustrations
26 x 23 cm, 112 pages
Ages 9 and up

 

There’s one central theme in this magnificent read-aloud poetry book: death. How badly you can miss someone who is no longer around, why young people die as well, where someone goes after they’ve died - Westera’s narrative poems and Weve’s beautiful illustrations convey in simple terms that ‘death is but another part of life’. Winner of the Woutertje Pieterse Prize 2015!

 
  
 
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Angels We Have Heard On High

Noëlle Smit (ill.)

 

Pub date: November 2014

Picture book with CD
24.5 x 24.5 cm, 40 pages
Ages 3 and up


For this picture book with CD, Noëlle Smit has specially illustrated 16 Christmas Carols: traditional as well as popular songs, from Silent Night to Jingle Bells. The cheerful illustrations portray familiar holiday scenes from around the world – a wealth of bells, stars, garlands, shepherds, angels, snowmen, Christmas trees and more. Making the drawings very suited for your own classic Christmas medleys, no matter the language.




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Sir Francis' Horse to the Rescue

Marjet Huiberts (txt) & Philip Hopman (ill.)

 

Pub date: November 2014

Picture book
26 x 26 cm, 56 pages
Ages 4 and up


Sir Francis the Fearful is no hero at all. Apart from fair maidens he also fears witches, big lords, knights... really anyone. In this third book in the series, Sir Francis has to face his biggest fear yet: he has to slay a dragon! Luckily, he isn’t alone: when he gets into real danger, his horse comes galloping to his rescue.