dtv junior is synonymous with children’s and young adult books of a high narrative standard that strike a chord with the reader and combine quality and entertainment. Powerful content, individual design and original narrative style are essential elements of the brand.
dtv junior was founded in 1971 with the amalgamation of 10 licensing publishers. When the first ten picture and children’s books were published in April 1971, the initial programme included licensed paperback editions of the works of Astrid Lindgren, Otfried Preußler, Josef Guggenmos, Ursula Wölfel, James Krüss, Janosch, Alfred Hitchcock and Scott O’Dell. Just the following year, dtv published its first original editions.
The dtv pocket series was launched in 1979, featuring realistic, emotionally absorbing coming-of-age novels dealing with powerful issues. Since 1994, dtv junior has published more German first editions and original works, and from 1996 onwards in large-format, gatefolded softcover editions.
In May 2010, dtv junior launched its first hardcover programme. Hardcovers alongside softcovers with flaps today account for approximately 50% of the new publications featured in the catalogue.
What’s more, dtv offers teachers free material to download from the Internet for use with dtv junior books: www.dtv.de/lehrer
• Read-aloud books, illustrated children’s books, worthwhile series, comic novels, beautifully produced books with special features
• Authors include: Franziska Biermann, Kate di Camillo, Meg Cabot, Dagmar Geisler, Eva Ibbotson, Alexander von Knorre, Irina Korschunow, Knut Krüger, Anna Lott, James Patterson, Liz Pichon, Alex Rühle, Ulrike Rylance, Frank Schwieger, Antje Szillat & Jan Birck, Christian Tielmann, Uwe Timm
• Narrative books of all genres (realistic books, thrillers, books for girls, fantasy, comic novels)
• Authors include: R.T. Acron (= Frank M. Reifenberg & Christian Tielmann), Alina Bronsky, Feldhaus, Marie Golien, Dora Heldt, Gill Lewis, Lois Lowry, Kevin Sands, Andreas Schlüter, M.M. Vaughan, Rebecca Westcott
• Novels of all genres – realistic, fantastic, but also always inventive and enthralling
• Autors include: Kayla Ancrum, Leigh Bardugo, Virginia Boecker, Holly Bourne, Libba Bray, Kevin Brooks, Alexandra Christo, Lea Coplin, Heather Demetrios, Sarah Dessen, Cornelia Franz, Colleen Hoover, Amy Kaufman/ Jay Kristoff, Christian Linker, Sarah J. Maas, Jenny Mai-Nuyen, Matthew Quick, Michael Rubens, Cecilia Vinesse
Graphic novels: Hans-Jürgen Feldhaus, Liz Pichon
Classics and longsellers: Uwe Timm, Renate Welsh, Irina Korschunow, Kate DiCamillo, Andreas Schlüter, Eveline Hasler, Eva Ibbotson; activity books and books of jokes; historical novels
Crossover/ Coming-of-age/ thriller / classic girls’ books / fantasy: Katie Birchall, Kevin Brooks, Brittany Cavallaro, Sarah Dessen, Margaret Haddix, Dora Heldt; Coleen Hoover, Lois Lowry, Sarah J. Maas, Matt de la Pena, Elizabeth Scott
Longsellers: Irina Korschunow, Myron Levoy, Scott O’Dell
• Short, fast paced novels with suspense by renowned authors: Frank Cattrell Boyce, Chris Bradford, Kevin Brooks, Doris Dörrie, Christian Linker, Susanne Mischke
dtv creativity books: a selection of individually designed activity and diy gift books
Meet Quinn and Spencer, the unusual duo who have only one goal – to get home at all cost. Quinn has been dumped by his family at his terrible aunt’s place and Spencer wants nothing more but return to his pack on the streets of Istanbul.
A new hilarious comic novel series by successful author Hans-Jürgen Feldhaus.
This is the start of a hilarious new series for kids: Fletcher, the cleverest and coolest skunk in town becomes friends with the owner’s son of the Wild Elk Restaurant. Not only does Theo understand animal speech, the two of them find that they have a lot in common besides their love for bread dumplings – they both want to become famous detectives. Fletcher founds a backyard detective agency right there and then, appointing Theo as his PA, and they soon find themselves up to their necks in their first case.
Fletcher – What a Racket!
Further titles are in preparation.
Ten-year-old Henry stumbles across a mound of leaves in the forest – concealed underneath is a shaggy little beast from a time long gone; a dwarf-mammoth! Of course before long Norbert the Mammoth is causing all sorts of chaos. What are you supposed to do if his favourite breakfast is maths notebooks? What if he just won’t stop growing? And most importantly, what do you do when Norbert suddenly finds himself in mortal danger?
Discover at first-hand why Apollo is such a tree-hugger; what beauty queen Aphrodite has to do with the Trojan War – and of course what part Big Boss Zeus plays in all this.
Twenty-four episodes from the lives of the greatest Greek heroes and heroines, gods and goddesses. Each story is complemented by a wittily illustrated profile of the starring character, detailing their family connections, their likes and dislikes and distinguishing features.
Award-winning author Christian Linker has written a empathic, gripping novel about the radicalization of a normal Western youth.
Increasingly alienated by his own consumer-driven society, Jakob gets involved with the Salafist movement, breaks off all contact with his old world and converts to Islam. But is he really ready to go to war in Syria?
We’re all familiar with the concept of respect, even though it means different things to different people. Is it about meeting on the same footing? Is it a matter of tolerance? Appreciation? Esteem? This book tries to offer some answers.
Prominent figures from Roman history such as Julius Caesar as well as the fictional characters of a Gladiator or a schoolgirl share stories about exciting historical events and humorous anecdotes from their lives, each one offering a glimpse into everyday life in Ancient Rome.
• An introductory page to each character in the style of a friendship book.
• The previous title about Greek gods was sold to TR, GR, RU, RO, CZ
Oskar: daring, languid, only occasionally in the mood to cuddle. In search of a new home.
Click! Oskar, a stately cat, has just had his picture taken. The people at the animal shelter hope that this will help him find a new home. Oskar is ANIMAL OF THE WEEK. Will it help?
• A warm-hearted story about a special cat
• For all children and cat lovers of all ages
Kim is fifteen, and going through a hard time with her parents’ divorce. She’s anything but a bookworm, but one day she attends a school reading—and every word the author reads seems to be about her!
Without further ado Kim buys the book, but dare she read the rest of the 140 pages or will reading them make what’s written all the more likely to come true? Kim finds herself doing all sorts of things for the first time. She breaks into the author’s apartment, gets to know her parents from a totally new perspective and discovers a lot about herself.
• A sublime and inspiring piece of young adult crossover fiction—witty, offbeat and thought-provoking.
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