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The Panther

The Panther

Rainer Maria Rilke tells in his famous poem about a locked-in panther that he saw in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. He lends a voice to the graceful animal and introduces the reader into the emotional world of the black cat behind the bars: As if you were seeing the world through the eyes […]

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White Ravens 2018

White Ravens 2018

We are delighted to report that two books were selected as White Ravens 2018: Two for Me, One for You by Jörg Mühle and La Carta by Rocío Araya and Roser Rimbau  

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Book Summer Readers’ Prize 2018

Book Summer Readers’ Prize 2018

How I Suddenly Became Rich and Thought Everyting’s Going to be Cool by Stephanie Polák has been nominated for the Book Summer Readers’ Prize 2018. The Book Summer Readers’ Prize is part of the Saxony-wide holiday reading campaign “Buchsommer Sachsen”. The participating readers choose their favourite book. It is an award that focuses on the […]

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EMYS Non-Fiction Book Prize

EMYS Non-Fiction Book Prize

Johannes Gutenberg & the Printing Press has been awarded the EMYS Non-Fiction Book Prize in July 2018! The EMYS Jury said: “This book belongs into every children’s bedroom” The book has also previously been selected as “Book of the Month” in March 2018.

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Silver Brush for David Barrow

Silver Brush for David Barrow

The Dutch edition of HAVE YOU SEEN ELEPHANT (published by Gottmer) has been award the Silver Brush 2018 (Zilveren Griffel). Out of all the new Dutch picture books in 2017 eight Silver Brushes were awarded and we are delighted that David’s book is amongst the final eight! This is what the jury had to say: […]

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Directory of Translation Grants

Directory of Translation Grants

The Aldus European Bookfairs’ Network is now offering a directory of translations grants. This global database provides a country by country insight on funding opportunities for literary translation projects. Designed as a tool for professionals in the book sector, the directory is meant to provide comprehensive and updated information on existing initiatives providing financial support […]

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Joy Cowley Shortlisted for the Hans...

Joy Cowley Shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2018

Joy Cowley, who has recently been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2018 Honours List, is shortlisted for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards. She is one of New Zealand’s best-loved and internationally renowned writers for children. Joy Cowley has been highly acclaimed throughout her career, winning the Prime Minister’s Award for […]

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German-French Literature Award

German-French Literature Award

King Will Join Us Later by Andrea Karimé and Jens Rassmus has been shortlisted for the German-French-Children’s Literature Award 2018. This is the only prize for contemporary Children’s/YA literature in Germany and France. It is awarded to outstanding works of German and French literature every year with one German and one French author receiving the […]

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Antje Damm – Let’s Talk Illustrator

Antje Damm – Let’s Talk Illustrators

Mel Schuit’s Let’s Talk About Picture Books Blog now features a lovely interview with Antje Damm, introducing her picture book Waiting for Goliath while talking about Antje’s work processes and her inspiration. Check out Mel’s blog for some extra images showing Antje’s ‘behind the scenes’ work: http://www.letstalkpicturebooks.com/2017/10/lets-talk-illustrators-44-antje-damm.html

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Praise for Little Rabbit

Praise for Little Rabbit

Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. Tickle my Ears by Jörg Mühle One of my favourite books of 2016 is a board book by the German illustrator Jörg Mühle, ‘Tickle my Ears’ from Gecko Press. It’s a charming bedtime story for very young children and proof that books can be as interactive as an app with beautiful, heartwarming […]

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Wolf Erlbruch – 2017 Astrid Lindgre

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 […]

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Non-fiction Book of the Year 2016

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 […]

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Nadia Budde’s new book has been awa

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

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 […]

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LOOK! Germany is Guest of Honour in...

LOOK! Germany is Guest of Honour in Bologna 2016!

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 […]

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The White Ravens 2015

The White Ravens 2015

  We 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: Antj...

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

  Antje Damm © Buchmarkt 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 […]

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Leipzig Reading Compass 2015 for An...

Leipzig Reading Compass 2015 for Antje Damm’s The Visit & Susanne Straßer’s So Far Up

  The jury about The Visit: “A wonderful, creative storybook – not just for grandparents and grandchildren!” The jury about So Far Up: “A brilliant example that goes to show what often ridiculed board books are capable of!”  

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The White Ravens 2014

The White Ravens 2014

            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 […]

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In Memory of Jürg Schubiger

In Memory of Jürg Schubiger

We 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 […]

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Wolf Erlbruch Wins e.o. plauen-Awar...

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 […]

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German Design Award 2014 – Special

German Design Award 2014 – Special Mention

When 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 […]

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