bi:libri

The Publishing House and its history

Edition bi:libri is one of the very first publishing house in Germany to specialize exclusively in multilingual children’s books. The company was founded in 2004 with the expressed goal of supporting bilingual children in both of their languages with children’s fiction. Our books provide linguistically inspiring designs and a wide range of illustration styles to appeal to every child’s taste. We select universal themes, such as friendship, tolerance, finding courage, facing fears, etc., to insure that our stories are understandable and interesting for native speakers of all of our target languages.

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Program

More than 50 original titles have been produced by bi:libri since the company opened its doors, each in up to eleven different language versions.

Particularly successful is our series bilibrini – the little bilinguals for children from 2 years of age. Each softcover title provides its readers with the basic vocabulary for a particular topic (colors, clothes, zoo animals, etc.) in short, simple sentences. A word-picture strip at the bottom of each page supports the new vocabulary acquisition.

Our first readers series billi – I can read bilingually is appropriate for children from 6 years of age who can already read in two languages or who want to learn how.

An additional 14 titles have been published in the series NordSüd / bi:libri. These titles are the result of a cooperation with NordSüd Verlag, begun in 2008, that has allowed us to add famous characters such as The Rainbow Fish, The Little Polar Bear and Davy to our program and make them available in bilingual editions for our readers.

Our titles are currently being produced in the following languages: Arabic, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish, each in combination with German. Several titles are also available in Kurdish/Kurmancî, Persian/Farsi and Tigrinya.

Preview Catalogues

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A Box of Nothing

  • Lena Hesse
  • Spring 2015, 24 pages, 21.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 3+
  • Rights sold to Taiwan
  • Website

Amazing what one can do with a box of nothing!

Something Special

  • Lena Hesse
  • Autumn 2013, 24 pages, 21.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 3+
  • Rights sold to Taiwan
  • Website

Paul can do lots that Martha can’t. But she discovers that she also has something special.

Just the other Day at the South Pole

  • Lena Hesse
  • Autumn 2017, 28 pages, 21.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

The yawn that went round the world!

Sir Tiny

  • Andreas Völlinger
  • Illustrated by Franziska Kalch
  • Autumn 2016, 28 pages, 21.0 x 29.7 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 5+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Sometimes bravery comes in very small packages.

Arthur and Anthony

  • Sibylle Hammer
  • Autumn 2005, 28 pages, 22.4 x 28.5 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 5+
  • All rights available
  • Website

The beautiful story of a rat and a raven who become best friends.

Be Brave, Kurt!

  • Jessica Störmer
  • Autumn 2013, 40 pages, 17.5 x 24.6 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 6+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Kurt tries everything to get others to notice him. Then he tries just being himself…

Events

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Contact

Edition bi:libri

Triebstraße 3
80993 München

Germany

Phone +49 (0) 89 80 92 41 34

info@edition-bilibri.de
http://www.edition-bilibri.com/

Contact Person

Publisher/ Managing Director
Frau Dr. Kristy Koth
kk@edition-bilibri.de

Editorial Department
Josefine Bruckmoser
jb@edition-bilibri.de

Foreign Rights
Anja Mundt
mundt agency
+49 211 390 5239
info@mundtagency.com
www.mundtagency.com