Catalogues and Book Recommendation Lists


Basler Biechergugge

Published twice a year

This collection of book reviews presents the latest children’s and young adult books with annotations.


Pädagogische Dokumentationsstelle and Baseler Jugendschriftenkommission, Basel, Switzerland

"Die besten 7" - Bücher für junge Leser


Every saturday the radio station Deutschlandfunk presents books for a young audience and every first saturday of a month the „The best 7“. These are determined by 29 jurors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


Deutschlandfunk, Köln

Bücherbox - Was Kinder gerne lesen und hören

Published each year in September

This is a list of the year’s most important new books that »children like to read and listen to« comprising over 200 titles with content summaries and color cover illustrations. Categories: picture books, children’s books, young adult books and audio books, non-fiction and topic pages.


Arbeitsgemeinschaft von Jugendbuchverlagen e.V. (avj), Frankfurt

Das Bücherschloss

Published once a year

The »book palace« contains reports on the activities of the International Youth Library, program tips, essays on international children’s and young adult books and information about illustrators, authors and experts.


Internationale Jugendbibliothek München (International Youth Library, Munich)


Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis Nominierungsliste

Published once a year

The catalogue presents the books nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award in the categories: picture books, children’s books, young adult books and non-fiction, as well as the winner of the youth jury’s award and the special award for new talents.


Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur e.V., Munich


kids+media. zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendmedienforschung

Published two times a year

kids+media is an online magazine which provides contributions to child and youth media research. Each magazine adresses a special subject.


Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Empirische Kulturwissenschaften, Universität Zürich

Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung Frankfurt

Published twice a year

This children’s literary research brochure informs the reader about research activities and findings, academic theses and dissertations, events, conferences and the library’s latest acquisitions.


Institut für Jugendbuchforschung, Frankfurt

KIM - Infomagazin für Kinder- und Jugendmedien

Published once a year

An informative magazine that provides children and young adults, parents, teachers and librarians with information about new picture books, children’s books and young adult novels, as well as comics and non-fiction works for all age groups. It also includes sections about CD-ROMs, educational software and audio books.


Kinder- und Jugendmedien, Wallis

Kinder- und Jugendbuchliste des Saarländischen Rundfunks

Published four times a year

The children’s and young adult literature catalogue of the Saarland radio station comes out four times a year. An independent jury recommends three titles from each category – picture/read-aloud books, children’s books and young adult books – and also proposes an audio book tip.


Saarländischer Rundfunk, Saarbrücken


Published four times a year

Published four times a year by kopead Verlag, this publication focuses on research and schools.


AJuM of GEW (the education and science workers’ union), Berlin


Published once a year

The recommended latest titles allow children and young adults an open encounter with different cultures and show various aspects of cultural diversity and intercultural coexistence.


Baobab Books, Basel (Switzerland)


Leselotse / Bestes aus dem Büchermeer für Kids & Teens

Erscheint zweimonatlich

Zweimonatlich wählt eine Jury (Börsenblatt-Redakteur Stefan Hauck, Kulturjournalistin Verena Hoenig, Buchhändlerin Katrin Rüger und Literaturkritiker Ralf Schweikart) für das Börsenblatt die besten Kinder- und Jugendbücher aus.


Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, Frankfurt am Main



Online database, (a Medienkompetenz Forums Südwest project) containing over 4,700 radio play productions available for research and analysis.


MedienKompetenz Forum Südwest



Published twice a year

Published twice a year in magazine and online review form, »querlesen« presents new media by theme and age group.


Regionalgruppe Kinder- und Jugendmedien Bern/Freiburg


Der Rote Elefant

Published once a year

Media for children and young people. The »red elephant« list is published every year prior to the Frankfurt Book Fair and is aimed at literary mediators. It presents approximately 70 books and other media, the latter including films, audio plays and CD-ROMs based on literary texts and illustrations. In addition to a review of the works, the recommendations also provide creative ideas for addressing literature, and each item includes a detailed plan for a literary event, such as a reading night.


Gemeinschaft zur Förderung von Kinder- und Jugendliteratur e.V., Berlin


Series of publications of the Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur

Theoretical and academic writings presenting the results of the German Academy of Children’s and Young Adult Literature’s annual seminars, scientific research and essential bibliographies.


Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur e.V., Volkach

Recommended Reads from the Stiftung Lesen Reading Foundation

Several recommendation lists of books on current topics, such as the environment, the family, films, health, history etc. Recommended reading includes non-fiction and reference works as well as popular novels and books for children and young adults.


Stiftung Lesen, Mainz


Themenhefte des Evangelischen Literaturportals e. V.

Published once a year

This evangelical advisory journal for book and library work includes critical reviews of new publications, articles, and recommendation lists on current topics as well as teaching aids for picture books and children’s books.


Deutscher Verband Evangelischer Büchereien e.V., Göttingen