The Publishing House and its History

The days in which religious graphic reproductions and theological texts were published in Friedrichstraße No. 9 in Munich, under the stewardship of publishing house founder Josef Müller, have long been entered the annals of history. Founded in 1896, the publishing house has now carved out its niche in children, gift books and calendars, the pillars of its publishing programme

Managing Director Michael Schweins heads the company that has belonged to the Bonnier Group of Sweden since 2000. Around 70 employees undertake inspiring challenges and fill the time honoured publishing house offices with the day-to-day business, with verve and with books where one can see the passion that has gone into them.


Seen through the eyes of a child the world is excitingly colourful and as multifaceted as our robust board books for little explorers.

Our collection of varied picture books features bold drawings of exciting adventures and inspiring stories drawn from children’s everyday life.

The heroes of our children’s literature make for exciting and enjoyable reading and encourage kids to read.

Our children’s activities offer wonderful games and fun for creative minds of all ages.

All kinds of distinctive themes can be found in our children’s non-fiction books—from funny, strange and record-breaking to the world of football.

Our successful gift books and calendars are as versatile as life’s special occasions. You can make someone happy in lots of different ways—poetic, humorous, loving. Whatever you decide we have the right gift for every occasion, 365 days a year.

Authors and Illustrators

Renowned authors and illustrators enhance arsEdition’s name as a celebrated and well-loved publishing house. To mention but a few, these names include: Matthias von Bornstädt, Emilia Dziubak, Guido von Genechten, Meike Haas, Barbara Iland-Olschewski, Maite Kelly, Gina Mayer, Nikolaus Nützel, Frank M. Reifenberg, Britta Sabbag, Thorsten Saleina, Britta Teckentrup, Joëlle Tourlonias, Max von Thun, Sarah Welk and Martin Widmark.

Current awards

  • JugendSachbuchPreis 2020 – Sarah Welk: Tagesschau & Co. - Wie Sender und Redaktionen Nachrichten machen
  • White Ravens 2020 – Die Welt, die dir gefällt. Ein Mitmachbuch
  • JugendSachbuchPreis 2019 – Eva Wagner: Hörst du den Wald?
  • KIMI Kinderbuchsiegel 2019 – Martin Widmark, Emilia Dziubak (Ill.): Der lange Weg zu dir
  • KIMI Kinderbuchsiegel 2019 – Przemyslaw Wechterowicz, Emilia Dziubak (Ill.): Freunde für immer
  • KIMI Kinderbuchsiegel 2019 – Kay Woodward: Power People
  • KIMI Kinderbuchsiegel 2019 – Hannah Wilson: Weniger ins Meer
  • Kinderliteraturpreis Fürther Lupe 2018 – Barbara Iland-Olschewski: Tiergeister AG – Achtung gruselig


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arsEdition GmbH

Friedrichstraße 9
80801 München


Phone +49 (0)89 381 006-0

Contact Person

Managing Director
Dagmar Becker-Göthel

Editorial Department
Kristin Iozzo (Cardboardbook and Picturebook)
Katharina Becker (Picturebook)
Heike John (Nonfiction Children's Books)
Katharina Braun (Children's Books)

Elke Bachner

Birgit Steinhauer

Ruth Klöter

Foreign Rights
Mathilde Deroubaix

Public Relations
Britta Kierdorf
Mara Desgranges