Wolf Erlbruch – 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate


from the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Website:
Wolf Erlbruch, born in 1948, is a German illustrator and picturebook author. He has written some ten books of his own and illustrated nearly fifty titles by other authors. He is best known for his illustrations of The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business (1994), which became a great success around the world.
The citation of the jury reads:
Wolf Erlbruch makes existential questions accessible and manageable for readers of all ages. With humour and warmth deeply rooted in humanist ideals, his work presents the universe on our scale. He is a master of the illustrator’s art who honours tradition whilst opening new creative doors. Wolf Erlbruch is a careful and caring visionary.Wolf Erlbruch is an innovative illustrator. His visual style grows out of a long tradition and is characterized by strong lines and graphic precision. He often combines different techniques: collage, pencil and chalk drawing, graphic experimentation and watercolour.“Most important in drawing or writing for children is to be honest about your own feelings and tell about yourself also.”, says Wolf Erlbruch.
Link to the ALMA website:
 Link to the full catalogue of Wolf Erlbruch’s titles








Non-fiction Book of the Year 2016


Jens Soentgen’s How to Philosophise with Fire has won the award of Non-fiction Book of the Year 2016 – as the most knowledgeable young adult book.

The prize is awarded by the magazine Bild der Wissenschaft, which has chosen six books that deal with scientific and research topics in a particularly competent, accessible and entertaining manner.

  • EMYS of the Year 2016
  • Non-fiction Book of the Year 2016 (Category: Perspective)
  • One of the 7 Best Books for Young Readers – December 2015 & January 2016
  • Winner of the EMYS Non-Fiction Book Prize – February 2016








Nadia Budde’s new book has been awarded as one of the “Remarkable Books 2016”

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Nadia Budde’s new book Outside My Door on the Footmat has been chosen as one of the “Remarkable Books 2016”; a prize that is awarded as part of the 16th International Literary Festival in Berlin. The organisers ask themselves the question “Which remarkable book should children, teenagers or young adults read at all costs?” We are delighted that they have come up with this book as their answer!


LOOK! Germany is Guest of Honour in Bologna 2016!

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Germany was Guest of Honour at this year’s Bologna Book Fair!

Click HERE to download the LOOK! catalogue!

The following illustrators that have been selected for the Illustrator’s Exhibition are also part of my portfolio:

Sonja Bougaeva

Antje Damm

Stella Dreis

Ina Hattenhauer

Tobias Krejtschi

The works of the following authors/illustrators that have been selected for the Book Collection Exhibit can also be found in my catalogue and on my website:

Jutta Bauer

Rotraut Susanne Berner

Aljoscha Blau

Nadia Budde

Wolf Erlbruch

Katja Gehrmann

Susanne Göhlich

Vitali Konstantinov

Daniela Kulot

Kerstin Meyer

Eva Muggenthaler

Jörg Mühle

Thomas M. Müller

Isabelle Pin

Jens Rassmus

Dorota Wünsch



The White Ravens 2015


white raven_2015_logoWe are delighted that Jörg Mühle’s TICKLE MY EARS is part of the White Ravens 2015 selection of international children’s and youth literature by the International Youth Library, Munich. For a detailed description and the jury’s credentials, please click on the book cover.

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Take a Look Behind the Scenes: Antje Damm’s The Visit

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Find out how Antje Damm designed her extraordinary new book The Visit in the extensive press review that was written by Susanna Wengeler and published in the German trade magazine Buchmarkt. You can download a full English translation of the review by clicking on the photograph and a detailed info sheet by clicking on the book cover:

For a full overview of the awards and reviews, click here.

The White Ravens 2014

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We are pleased to announce that both Monday is Back-to-Front-Cap-Day by Arne Rautenberg and Jens Rassmus and What Races Past so Fast by Thomas Müller  have been selected to form part of the White Ravens 2014 selection of international children’s and youth literature by the International Youth Library, Munich. For a detailed description and the jury’s credentials, please click on the book covers.

In Memory of Jürg Schubiger

SchubigerWe are deeply saddened by the loss of Jürg Schubiger, who died at the age of 77 in Zurich on 15th September 2014. His wonderful stories and poems have greatly enriched the publishing programme of Peter Hammer Verlag for many years.

Jürg Schubiger wrote both for children and adults and received numerous important awards for his books. His literary work for children was awarded with the Hans-Christian-Andersen Prize in 2008; the so-called ‘Nobel Prize for Children’s Literature’.

Wolf Erlbruch Wins e.o. plauen-Award 2014

The author and illustrator Wolf Erlbruch has received the e.o. plauen-Award 2014. The jury describes Wolf Erlbruch as “a marvel of illustration”. His style is “distinctive, despite him using diverse techniques such as drawing, collage, painting and assemblage”. But it is thanks to his abundance of expression and ideas, from which he has developed a unique graphic thumbprint that has been copied, but never accomplished by anyone else.

The previous award winners are F.K. Waechter, Paul Flora, Robert Gernhardt, Tomi Ungerer, Jean-Jacques Sempé and Ivan Steiger. The prize is awarded every three years.

For a list of all of Wolf Erlbruch’s books, please click here.

German Design Award 2014 – Special Mention

Als der TodWhen Death Came Calling by Rotraut Susanne Berner and Jürg Schubiger received the German Design Award 2014 in the category Special Mention. An unusual award for an exceptional picture book!

It has also previously been awarded as One of the Most Beautiful German Books, has received a White Raven and a LesePeter in 2011.

Click on the cover for more information.

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