Established in St. Petersburg in 1792, today Gerstenberg is one of Germany’s oldest publishing houses. A family business, the publishing house moved to new headquarters in Hildesheim in 1796. Since the 1980s, Gerstenberg Verlag’s program has placed a particular emphasis on books for children and young people. Gerstenberg publishes picture books, narrative books for children and young people, and nonfiction books. The selection for adults is comprised of illustrated books, cookbooks, cultural history titles, garden art books and stationery items.
Today, the Gerstenberg name stands for sophisticated, aesthetically appealing and innovative books that are successful in the international market.
The publications of Eric Carle’s »Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt« and Rotraut Susanne Berner’s ›Wimmelbücher‹ helped turn Gerstenberg into one of the most renowned publishing houses for children’s books. The successful, award-winning program of picture books and children’s nonfiction books is known for its creative, imaginative illustrations. Among these are a number of titles created by Gerstenberg, including Thomas Müller’s bird series, Bärbel Oftring’s nature books, Daniela Kulot’s board books, and the debut titles by Julie Völk and Anke Bär as well as the licensed editions by Bibi Dumon Tak, Floor Rieder, Piotr Socha, and Stephen Biesty.
The children’s and young-adult narrative books for children and young people by German and international authors such as Frida Nilsson, Silke Lambeck, Joke van Leeuwen, Lilli Thal, Dirk Reinhardt, Heinrich Hannover, Johannes Herwig, Timothée de Fombelle and Jakob Wegelius are entertaining and literary.
In 1999, the poetry collection »Dunkel war’s, der Mond schien helle« became the first of the Gerstenberg “familybook” collection, which has since developed into an important section of the publishing company’s program.
The children’s book series ›Abenteuer! Maja Nielsen erzählt‹ is accompanied by non-fiction picture books of the highest aesthetic and textual caliber that teach about nature, technology, and cultural history. Also beloved are the creative books by Sabine Lohf, Antje von Stemm, and Anke Leitzgen, and a popular non-book program has developed around creations by heroes Eric Carle and Rotraut Susanne Berner.
Gerstenberg books are designed and illustrated by a host of renowned artists, including Anke Bär, Aron Becker, Jutta Bauer, Rotraut Susanne Berner, Stephen Biesty, Benjamin Chaud, Antje Damm, Mattias De Leeuw, Julia Dürr, Klaus Ensikat, Susanne Göhlich, Martin Haake, Annemarie van Haeringen, Roberto Innocenti, Stefanie Jeschke, Miriam Koch, Ole Könnecke, Anke Kuhl, Torben Kuhlmann, Daniela Kulot, Claudia Lieb, Sabine Lohf, Norman Messenger, Reinhard Michl, Eva Muszinsky, Thomas Müller, Daniel Napp, Floor Rieder, Tom Schamp, Sophie Schmid, Ingrid Sissung, Antje von Stemm, Olivier Tallec, Øyvind Torseter, Julie Völk, Henrike Wilson and Linda Wolfsgruber. Eric Carle’s entire works are published in Gerstenberg.
Anke Bär, Judith Burger, Timothée de Fombelle, Herbert Günther, Heinrich Hannover, Martha Heesen, Sylvia Heinlein, Rudolf Herfurtner, Johannes Herwig, Sabrina J. Kirschner, Silke Lambeck, Jan De Leeuw, Joke van Leeuwen, Waldtraut Lewin, Gunnel Linde, Maja Nielsen, Frida Nilsson, Gudrun Pausewang, Dirk Reinhardt, Gideon Samson, Jens Sparschuh, Lilli Thal, Toon Tellegen, Edward van de Vendel, Jakob Wegelius, Sigrid Zeevaert and Floortje Zwigtman are just some of the many authors, who contribute to Gerstenberg’s fiction program.
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Editorial Department adult books Isabelle Fuchs
Editorial Department children's books Birgit Göckritz, Kathrin Jockusch, Birgit Lockheimer, Dagmar Schemske
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