mixtvision Verlag

The Publishing House and its History

Creating books and children’s media, motivating children to get active and stimulating their curiosity and creativity are the goals publisher Sebastian Zembol has committed to when establishing his publishing house in 2006. Several products were followed in 2009 by the first extensive list, among it the ›KeinBuch‹ series, which has since proved to become a bestseller. Currently the backlist consists of about 96 titles.

The unusual and high-quality publishing program of Mixtvision Verlag was recognized in 2009 by the Bavarian State Minstry of Culture and Education and awarded with the Bayerischer Kleinverlagspreis.

Mixtvision produces and prints in Germany. Furthermore the publishing house is the initiator and sponsor of the Kinderkunsthaus, member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft von Jugendbuchverlagen, sponsoring member of the Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur member of the funding initiative of the Kurt Wolff Stiftung and sponsor of the initiative Buy local and Stiftung Lesen.

Wir wollen Menschen neugierig machen auf die Welt und auf sich selbst. Und wie ginge das besser, als mit dem Erzählen von Geschichten.

Program

Each year, Mixtvision publishes approximately 15 titles for children and young adults. The main focus is on quality entertainment, often actively involving the reader or viewer. On top of that, the publishing program, true to the name of the company, has a transmedia orientation. Mixtvision publishing uses a free approach to the book, exploring its boundaries and establishing new connections between different kinds of media. Nearly every book is available as ebook and some titles like the bestseller »Die große Wörterfabrik«.

The Mixtvision program stands out due to its high artistic and creative diversity. Among its own productions are exhilarating children book series (»Der verrückte Erfinderschuppen«), the imaginative »Telling stories« series or the outstandig »Dramatiker«-series. Additionally, the program is complemented by selected licenses like »Der Bär und das Wörterglitzern«, »Die Sprache des Wassers« or »Der Nussknacker«.

Authors and Illustrators

The Mixtvision program stands out due to its high artistic and creative diversity. Among its own productions are exhilarating children book series (»Der verrückte Erfinderschuppen«), the imaginative »Telling stories« series or the outstandig »Dramatiker«-series. Additionally, the program is complemented by selected licenses like »Der Bär und das Wörterglitzern«, »Die Sprache des Wassers« or »Der Nussknacker«.

Current awards

  • Leipziger Lesekompass 2019 – Lena Hach/Katja Berlin (Ill.): Grüne Gurken
  • HUCKEPACK Bilderbuchpreis 2018 – Alice Lima de Faria: Ich war's nicht!, sagt Robinhund
  • Korbinian - Paul-Maar-Preis für junge Talente 2018 – Jens Raschke / Jens Rassmus (Ill.): Schlafen Fische?
  • Leipziger Lesekompass 2018 – Lena Hach / Daniela Kulot (Ill.): Der verrückte Erfinderschuppen. Der Limonaden-Sprudler

Preview Catalogues

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In the land of clouds

  • Alexandra Helmig
  • Illustrated by Anemone Kloos
  • Spring 2016, 32 pages, 25 x 25 cm
  • Ages 4+
  • Rights sold to China
  • Website

There’s no boredom in the land of clouds. There are constantly new ideas emerging from the sky, entertaining people without rest. But Henry isn’t like the others. When Sara moves to his town, for the first time there is someone who understands him ...

In her wonderful picture book, Alexandra Helmig tells a tender story about the happiness of doing nothing. The poetic text is accompanied by Anemone Kloos’ expressive illustrations, made with watercolor and Indian ink.

A celebration of boredom in our hectic society.

Kosmo & Klax. Seasonal Stories

  • Alexandra Helmig
  • Illustrated by Timo Becker
  • Autumn 2016, 96 pages, 20 x 24.5
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

There’s always something going on in the joyful world of Kosmo & Klax: Swimming fun in the summer, a lantern walk in the fall, sleighrides in the winter or april fools’ in spring.
In 20 exciting reading aloud stories, Alexandra Helmig tells her little readers about the adventures of Kosmo, the squirrel and his best friend Klax, the cute red ball. Timo Becker has illustrated strong pictures to go along with the texts.

The other books in the series will be bedtime stories (already available), about courage, friendship and the alphabet.

The perfect book to read to kids – stand-alone, short stories, but focusing on the same characters.

Ulff, the squirrels and a wild chase

  • Katja Alves
  • Illustrated by Trixi Schneefuß
  • Spring 2015, 32 pages, 25 x 35 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 3+
  • Rights sold to France, The Netherlands, China
  • Website

Moving images - like magic!
Ulff has a problem. His tummy rumbles and he has a crazy appetite for squirrels! But the little rodents are way too fast for him ... There only seems to be one solution left: find the suitcase in which he has stored his dangerous lasso. But this isn’t going to be as easy as he thinks. A crazy chase is about to unfold! The book contains an acetate (to be found at the back), that can be used manually to animate the illustrations and bring the images to life.

Paul & Daddy

  • Susanne Weber
  • Illustrated by Susanne Göhlich
  • Autumn 2015, 64 pages, 15.8 x 22.0 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 4+
  • Rights sold to Estonia, Hungary, Russia, Turkey
  • Website

“The sky is particularly clear today”, says Dad and points to the skyscraper in the distance. Like every evening, Paul and his Dad are standing in front of the skylight and look across the the roofs of the city. Paul loves watching the trains with his Dad before he has to go to sleep.

In 20 funny and authentic reading-aloud stories, Susanne Weber writes about the everyday life of kindergartener Paul and his dad.

Modern, humourous and perfect to read-aloud! In her friendly and warm-hearted illustrations, Susanne Göhlich captures Paul and his dad’s adventures perfectly.

Kosmo & Klax

  • Alexandra Helmig
  • Illustrated by Timo Becker
  • Spring 2018, 96 pages, 20 x 24.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

SERIES

In 20 atmospheric reading-aloud stories per volume, Alexandra Helmig tells her little readers about Kosmo, the squirrel, his best friend Klax, a little red ball, and their other animal friends from the enchanted park. Together they experience the greatest adventures and always look out for each other. The topics are taken from children’s everyday experiences, so they can relate easily.

Timo Becker has illustrated strong pictures to go along with the texts.

Vol.1: Seasonal Stories

Vol.2: Bedtime Stories

Vol.3: Friendship Stories

Vol.4: Alphabet Stories

Paul and Daddy (Vol. 3)

  • Susanne Weber
  • Illustrated by Susanne Göhlich
  • Spring 2018, 80 pages, 16 x 22 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 4+
  • Rights sold to Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Estonia
  • Website

SERIES

In 20 funny and authentic reading-aloud stories, Susanne Weber writes about the everyday life of kindergartener Paul and his dad.

Modern, humourous and perfect to read-aloud! In her friendly and warm-hearted illustrations, Susanne Göhlich captures Paul and his dad’s adventures perfectly.

Vol. 1: Paul & Daddy’s Adventures

Vol. 2: Paul & Daddy on the Road

Vol. 3: Paul & Daddy: Animal Stories

Create Flowers

  • Miri D’Oro
  • Spring 2018, 96 pages, 19 x 25 cm
  • Paperback
  • All ages
  • All rights available
  • Website

No Flower? No Power!

This book inspires everyone to be creative – 45 flowery ideas for painting, drawing, sketching, doodling, handlettering, glueing and much more will turn everyone into an artist.

For beginners and the advanced, young and old and especially: flower fans!

Do Fish sleep?

  • Jens Raschke
  • Illustrated by Jens Rassmus
  • Spring 2017, 64 pages, 13.5 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 8+
  • Rights sold to USA, The Netherlands, Mexico
  • Website

Jette’s brother Emil has passed away. Her mother hasn’t stopped crying and Jette is painting clouds of anger. But the good times with Emil are always on her mind. She will always remember the holidays spent together and the day when she played funeral with Emil.

Author Jens Raschke writes beautifully about Jette’s endless questions – about the purpose of life, grief, hope and a great love between siblings.

Based on a wildly successful theater play that was staged in Germany, Mexico City, Stockholm, Poland, Hungary and Austria and translated into Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Arabic, Polish, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian, Estonian, and Romanian.

The Crazy Inventors’ Hut

  • Lena Hach
  • Illustrated by Daniela Kulot
  • Autumn 2018, 164 pages, 15 x 21.3 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 8+
  • All rights available
  • Website

SERIES

Tilda, Walter and Fred have decided to become inventors. And their first invention seems to actually work: with the help of the genious soda fizzer (a high-performance fizzy tablet), simple tap water turns into delicious sweet soda. But the fizzing power is stronger than expected: The roof of the inventors’ hut lifts off and attracts the attention of the nasty neighbors – the Fat One and the Skinny One. And they have absolutely no appreciation for the little inventors ...

Vol. 1: The Soda Fizzer

Vol. 2: The loop-the-loop Machine

Vol. 3: The Weather Manipulator

Vol. 4: The Turbo Fertilizer

Limbradur and the Magic of Gravity

  • Volker Präkelt
  • Illustrated by Ulf K.
  • Autumn 2017, 160 pages, 15 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 10+
  • All rights available
  • Website

At night, 12-year-old Limbradur breaks into the renowned Albert Einstein Museum. There he meets Alby X3, a tiny, quirky science robot who explains Einstein’s revolutionary ideas to him und takes him on a fantastic journey of discovery through space and time.

Why do apples fall to the ground? That’s the simple opening question posed by famous physicist Isaac Newton. More than 300 years later, it is Albert Einstein who enabled us to take a new perspective on this question ...

Based on a full-dome movie shown in planetariums around the world!

Let's Share!

  • Sandra Ladwig
  • Illustrated by Dorothea Tust
  • Spring 2019, 32 pages, 20 x 31 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 3+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Sharing is trendy. It is sustainable and makes everyone involved happy. Now that topic has reached the picturebook!

Tona and Pauli are best friends. The two kids have always been sharing and swapping: Playing cards, stuffed animals, brothers and sandwiches. But then they swap something and forget what it was. What is it that Tona and Pauli have swapped?

Create Music/Create Flowers

  • Illustrated by Miri D’Oro
  • Spring 2019, 96 pages, 9 x 25 cm
  • Paperback
  • All ages
  • All rights available
  • Website

SERIES

These books inspire everyone to be creative!

Each title features 45 ideas for painting, drawing, sketching, doodling, handlettering, glueing and much more – they will turn everyone into an artist!
For beginners and the advanced, for young and old and especially: flower or music fans.

Green Cucumbers

  • Lena Hach
  • Spring 2019, 224 pages, 13.5 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Berlin, in the middle of Kreuzberg: Lotte, new girl in town, exceptionally clumsy, wonderfully self-deprecating, averagely talented but crushing hard on Vincent of Green Cucumbers. Which is probably not his name. Anyway, she’s crushing on the guy who always shows up at the kiosk opposite her house on a Monday, buying exactly ten green cucumbers.

A story about what is really important: the right city, the right guy and the right kind of wine gums.

Contains 20 funny infographics by artist Katja Berlin!

Events

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Contact

mixtvision Mediengesellschaft mbH

Leopoldstraße 25
80802 München

Germany

Phone +49 (0)89 383 770 90

info@mixtvision.de
www.mixtvision.de
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Contact Person

Publisher Sebastian Zembol

Program Director Lena Frenzel

Editorial Department Kerstin Kempf, Kerstin Söring, Sabine Ginster

Public Relations Elisabeth Braune

Sales Julia Priese, Ulrike Elste

Marketing Kerstin Oellers