Recommended by Fundación Cuatrogatos

The Letter (La carta) has been recommended by La Fundación Cuatorgatos. They have chosen 20 winners and 100 recommended titles out of a total of 1,500 books, published by 175 Spanish language publishers from 19 countries. We’re delighted to see The Letter on the list of recommendations! La carta by Rocío Araya and Roser Rimbau…

Happy Birthday Little Mole!

The Little Mole, created by Wolf Erlbruch and Werner Holzwarth, is celebrating its 30th birthday this year! Not only has this outstanding children's classic been published in 41 languages over the course of time, it continues to win children's hearts in new markets. This year will see its first publication in the Luxembourgish language -...

Children’s Book Prize NRW 2018 for KING WILL JOIN US LATER

We are delighted to announce that King Will Join Us Later by Andrea Karimé and Jens Rassmus has won the Children’s Book Prize NRW 2018! From the ministry’s message: “Reading pleasure is a pleasure that should not be withheld from any child. Inspiring stories and attractively designed books that are suitable for reading aloud and…

Antje Damm Wins the 2018 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award

Antje Damm’s THE VISITOR [Der Besuch, published by Moritz Verlag] has won the 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books! Congratulations Antje!!! For more information, click on the link below:  

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…

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  

New York Times features Poor Little Rabbit

Jörg Mühle’s POOR LITTLE RABBIT has been praised in the NYT’s from Sunday, 9th September. Maria Russo, the children’s books editor at the Book Review describes the books as “besides being fun, this gem is also a way to show toddlers hwo to put empathy into action. “You’ve made him all better” they’re told at…

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…

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.

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:…

Troisdorf Picture Book Award for THE VISITOR

Antje Damm has won the 2nd prize in the Troisdorf Picture Book Award, which is the only German prize that specifically honours the illustrations of a picture book. It recognises outstanding achievements in the area of artistic picture book illustration.

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…

Picture Book Award – 2018 Finalists

The Longest Breakfast by Sarah Wilkins & Jenny Bornholdt is amongst the finalists for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults. Congratulations!

A lovely video of the Little Rabbit ‘in action’

Watch this lovely video of the Spanish edition of Tickle My Ears ‘in action’:

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…

Tickle My Ears in sign language

TICKLE MY EARS is now also available in sign language! http://video.dgs-kids.de/24_ohren_kraulen_480.mp4

Mac Stink and the Ordinarily Special Pants

Mac Stink and the Ordinarily Special Pants wins the “Castle Stories” – Bad Iburg Children’s Literature Prize!  

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…

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

Little Rabbit Animation

Follow this link for a cute and brilliant animation of TICKLE MY EARS – make sure you turn on the sound! http://media.ecoledesloisirs.fr/show-bonus-jeu.php?id_bonus=707 Merken Merken

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…

Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards

Bathtime for Little Rabbit has been shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards – in the Baby and Toddler category. The winners will be announced at the end of August and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for Jörg Mühle’s lovely Little Rabbit!    

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…

PSSST! is nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award

PSSST! by Annette Herzog and Katrine Clante has been nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award! Merken Merken

Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2016

David Barrow’s Have You Seen Elephant? has been named one of the Best Picture Books of 2016 by Kirkus! Click here to read the full Kirkus starred review.

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…

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…

HAVE YOU SEEN ELEPHANT – nominated for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016

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…

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.

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

  Antje Damm © Buchmarkt Find out how Antje Damm designed her extraordinary new book The Visitor 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…

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

  The jury about The Visitor: “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!”

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…

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…

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…

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…

Tickle My Ears in The Guardian

Jörg Mühle’s Tickle My Ears has been selected by The Guardian as one of the recommended Gift Purchases for this Christmas! Fancy that!   Merken Merken Merken Merken Merken Merken Merken