(c) Ursel Scheffler - developed by Minerva IT-Solutions and Poly-Book

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One App,
Many Stories

The name of the app says it all: we want to build bridges between children of different mother languages. The German children's books we offer can therefore also be read in other languages. To mark the occasion, we are initially offering our illustrated audio books free of charge in German, English, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish. Other languages will follow later.


Due to the simple structure and vocabulary, children's book texts are also suitable for readers over 8 years of age to consolidate their German language skills. Each sentence reaches the reader via audio and allows them to repeat it aloud.

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Our current stories 
           we would like to tell

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TigerTom and the black cat

Children love to go exploring and just do whatever they feel like. Tigertom also sets off into the wide world full of zest for action. He knows he shouldn't go with strangers. But when a tomcat on a fancy motorcycle invites him to ride along, it sounds very tempting ... In the end, Tigertom listens to his gut feeling and is happy to come home again.

— Name, Titel

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Butterfly mail

Since grandma died, grandpa lives alone in the small house on the outskirts of town. He misses grandma very much. That's why he's twice as happy when grandson Niklas comes to visit him. One day, they fly a kite that they have made together. "Does it go up beyond the clouds? All the way to where Grandma is now?" ponders Niklas. "Maybe," says Grandpa. "Grandma is always with me, even when I don't see her." He points to a butterfly fluttering by and says: "Whenever I see a butterfly, I think it's a greeting from Grandma. 

— Name, Titel

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A man called tomato

Once there lived a man in a town who had a thick red nose. He had frozen his nose to death in an icy winter, when he still lived in a country where it is much colder than here...

This is how the story of "Tomato" begins. He is a stranger who has a hard time arriving in our country, who is bullied and marginalized, the victim of false suspicions and his own fears. But it also shows how you can make up for some things and integrate a stranger, that running away and looking away is not a solution, but that you have to deal with the problems of everyday life.

— Name, Titel

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Soccer with dad

Jonas can't believe it: He finally owns his own soccer ball, but he's still not accepted on the soccer field because he's the youngest. Only Dad can help! As a true ball artist, Dad gets his offspring in top shape for the shooting competition at the sports festival. And this is Jonas' chance to show the "big boys" what really matters in soccer: brains and tactics.

— Name, Titel

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The whine lamp

About the little sheep that was never satisfied.
Once upon a time there was a little sheep that always wanted what others had. Every
Every day it wanted something else.
That's why it was called the Quengel.

— Name, Titel

About the author

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Ursel Scheffler

Scheffler studied Romance and English language and literature in Erlangen and Munich. She passed the teacher's examination, the translator's examination, and the master's examination in Romance studies, English studies, and folklore (fairy tales, legends). She wrote her master's thesis on French fairy tales in the 17th century in 1975. She has been married to Eberhard Scheffler since 1960, has three children and has lived in Hamburg since 1977. More than 300 children's books have been published by well-known German and foreign publishers and licensed editions in 30 languages. Her first picture book (Kennwort: Tomate) was published in 1975 by Ellermann (Munich) and received an American Children's Book Award for the edition Alle nannten ihn Tomate (1994) published by Nord Süd Verlag. Her book Ätze das Tintenmonster was an inspiration for the invention of the Olchis by Erhard Dietl.[1]

Ursel Scheffler is a reading ambassador for Stiftung Lesen and initiated the successful Büchertürme (Book Towers) program on November 11, 2011, as part of its efforts to promote reading.

"Bücherbrücken: Die App" was created in a collaboration between
Ursel Scheffler and Minerva IT-Solutions