The Publishing House and its history

Edition bi:libri is one of the very first publishing house in Germany to specialize exclusively in multilingual children’s books. The company was founded in 2004 with the expressed goal of supporting bilingual children in both of their languages with children’s fiction. Our books provide linguistically inspiring designs and a wide range of illustration styles to appeal to every child’s taste. We select universal themes, such as friendship, tolerance, finding courage, facing fears, etc., to insure that our stories are understandable and interesting for native speakers of all of our target languages.

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More than 55 original titles have been produced by bi:libri since the company opened its doors, each in up to eleven different language versions.

Particularly successful is our series bilibrini – the little bilinguals for children from 2 years of age. Each softcover title provides its readers with the basic vocabulary for a particular topic (colors, clothes, zoo animals, etc.) in short, simple sentences. A word-picture strip at the bottom of each page supports the new vocabulary acquisition.

Our first readers series billi – I can read bilingually is appropriate for children from 6 years of age who can already read in two languages or who want to learn how.

An additional 15 titles have been published in the series NordSüd / bi:libri. These titles are the result of a cooperation with NordSüd Verlag, begun in 2008, that has allowed us to add famous characters such as The Rainbow Fish, The Little Polar Bear and Mats to our program and make them available in bilingual editions for our readers.

Our titles are currently being produced in the following languages: Arabic, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish, each in combination with German. Several titles are also available in Kurdish/Kurmancî, Persian/Farsi and Tigrinya.

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To the Other End of the World

  • Katharina E. Volk
  • Illustrated by Eleonora Pace
  • Autumn 2020, 28 pages, 21,0 x 29,7 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 4+
  • All rights available

The flamingos have a wonderful life. But perhaps the sun, moon and stars shine brighter somewhere else? Aluna and Viviano want to find out, even if they have to fly to the other end of the world. What they do find on the way are new friends.

How Nice!

  • Petra Girrbach-Schmidt
  • Illustrated by Cornelia Ries
  • Autumn 2019, 32 pages, 17,5 x 24,5 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 2+
  • All rights available

Stop peeping! Stop jumping! Stop dreaming! – But why? Let ’s just do it together… how nice! A picture book designed by language development experts to encourage reflection and suggest alternative solutions.

A Box of Something

  • Lena Hesse
  • Illustrated by Lena Hesse
  • Spring 2020, 32 pages pages, 21,6 x 21,6 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 3+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Chicken has ordered something in a big box and Rabbit is wondering what it could be. Surely something that would be useful on their island … but what?

A Box of Nothing

  • Lena Hesse
  • Spring 2015, 24 pages, 21.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 3+
  • Rights sold to Taiwan
  • Website

Amazing what one can do with a box of nothing!


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Edition bi:libri

Triebstraße 3
80993 München


Phone +49 (0) 89 80 92 41 34

Contact Person

Publisher/ Managing Director
Frau Dr. Kristy Koth

Editorial Department
Josefine Bruckmoser

Foreign Rights
Anja Mundt
mundt agency
+49 211 390 5239