Coppenrath Verlag

The Publishing House and its History

Coppenrath Publishing in Muenster has a long tradition: in 1768 Josef Heinrich Coppenrath founded Coppenrath Publishing. For over two centuries the firm remained familyowned until the young graphic artist and publisher Wolfgang Hölker took it over in 1978. He gave the company a new direction with his innovative ideas. The program emphasises both children- and gift-books. »I have to be proud of the books that I publish«, Wolfgang Hölker says. So arose children-books of high graphic quality, which always include something special.

Board Books

»Growing up with Coppenrath« is the topic of the guidance concept for the first three years of life. Audienceadequate book concepts, exceptional designs and sophisticated equipment shapes characterize the program of cloth picture and board books.

Picture Books

Well-known authors and illustrators characterize the high-quality picture and story books with their handwriting and the special flair for original stories, child-friendly illustrations and lovable characters. The most successful figure of the publishing house is Felix, who has been capturing the hearts of children for 25 years. Princess Lillifee, Capt'n Sharky and others became popular the following years. The accompanying non-book items have a permanent place in children's rooms around the world.

Creative and Non-Fiction Books

The fresh and modern program offers plenty of suggestions for small and big artists. Our programs ›Mini-Artists‹ and ›100% do it yourself‹ offer all creative kids a lot of fun and guarantee reliable success.

Audiobooks

Singing, dancing, playing - that is the motto of the program ›Eyes & Ears‹. Well-known voices of e.g. Sissi Perlinger, Axel Prahl and Dirk Bach invite listeners to a true feast for the ears.

Juvenile and Young Adult Books

Coppenrath Publishing offers a versatile youth book program since 2006. It has been continually grown and has established itself as a successful market segment. The range of topics is wide: from comic novels for youths, mystery science fiction for teens and young adults - from exciting reading material to sophisticated fiction.

Authors and Illustrators

Dorothea Ackroyd, Anne Ameling, aprilkind, Hartmut Bieber, Sarah Bosse, Sybille Brauer, Kyra Dittmann, Constanza Droop, Nina Dulleck, Rolf Fänger & Ulrike Möltgen, Monika Finsterbusch, Lina Frisch, Steven Gätjen, Nicholas Gannon, Michaela Hanauer, Andrea Hebrock, Dagmar Henze, Günther Jakobs, Outi Kaden,Andreas Karlström, Yayo Kawamura, Annette Langen, Jutta Langreuter, Eleni Livanios, Kai Lüftner, Erik Ole Lindström, Alexia Meyer-Kahlen, MinaLima, Matthias Morgenroth, Silvio Neuendorf, Stephan Pricken, Katja Reider, Nikolai Renger, Thea Roß, Patricia Schröder, Kerstin M. Schuld, Barbara van den Speulhof, Thomas Springer, Antje Szillat, Teri Terry, Antje Vogel, Kerstin Völker, Ross Welford, Henrike Wilson and many others.

Current awards

  • Buchsommer-Leserpreis Sachsen 2019 – Katrin Lankers: Zurück auf Gestern
  • Buch des Jahres Preis der Literatur-Couch 2018 – Ross Welford: Was du niemals tun solltest, wenn du unsichtbar bist
  • Hansjörg-Martin-Preis 2018 – Ortwin Ramadan: Glück ist was für Anfänger
  • Umweltpreis der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur 2017 – Finsterbusch & Nuppeney: Pipa Lupina – Wohin mit dem Krimskrams?

Publications

  • Mein allererstes Klavierbuch

    Illustrator
    Stephan Lomp
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  • Der Grolltroll...grollt heute nicht?

    Author
    Barbara van den Speulhof
    Illustrator
    Stephan Pricken
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  • Lebensgross

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  • Exit Now!

    Author
    Teri Terry
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  • Rulantica

    Author
    Michaela Hanauer
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My Touch-and-Feel Fanfold. Favourite Animals

  • Illustrated by Sabine Kraushaar
  • Autumn 2018, 12 pages,
  • Boardbook
  • 9 months +
  • All rights available
  • Website

Fanfold with lovely touch-and-feel elements.

My Wild World – My Colourful Animal ABC

  • Illustrated by Anne Mussenbrock
  • Autumn 2018, 28 pages,
  • Boardbook
  • 12 months +
  • All rights available
  • Website

Ape, bear, chameleon – everyone will find their favourite animal in this first animal-ABC.

Swoosh!

  • Erwin Grosche
  • Illustrated by Stephan Lomp
  • Autumn 2018, 12 pages,
  • Boardbook
  • 18 months +
  • All rights available
  • Website

Innovative features encourage children to play and Swoosh! – transform the animals on every page.

Vehicles Over and Underground

  • Illustrated by Igor Lange
  • Autumn 2018, 22 pages,
  • Boardbook with fold-out pages
  • 24 months +
  • Rights sold to China, Hungary, The Netherlands
  • Website

Detailed illustrations and large fold-out pages reveal interesting scenes at the station, airport and motorway.

The Grumbletroll

  • Barbara van den Speulhof
  • Illustrated by Stephan Pricken
  • Autumn 2018, 32 pages,
  • Picturebook
  • 3+
  • Rights sold to Romania
  • Website

Everyone is familiar with the feeling of frustration when things don’t go the way you want them to. And the grumbletroll is, too. Our playful picture book helps children put a stop to fits of rage.

Idea and concept by aprilkind

You’re Our Biggest Treasure

  • Katja Reider
  • Illustrated by Henrike Wilson
  • Autumn 2018, 32 pages,
  • Picturebook
  • 3+
  • Rights sold to Romania
  • Website

For all those who can’t tell each other often enough how much they love each other.

Bogey Alert!

  • Annette Langen
  • Illustrated by Andrea Hebrock
  • Autumn 2018, 32 pages,
  • Picturebook
  • 3+
  • Rights sold to China
  • Website

Get to the bottom of who really picks their noses: the bees? The flamingos … or is it YOU?

Hektor Isn’t Scared!

  • Anne Ameling
  • Illustrated by Günther Jakobs
  • Autumn 2018, 32 pages,
  • Picturebook
  • 4+
  • Rights sold to Romania
  • Website

Our new series with “strong” heroes who are allowed to show weaknesses covers preschoolers’ worries, both great and small.

Unicorn Paradise (Vol. 3) – The Festival of Wishes

  • Anna Blum
  • Illustrated by Julia Gerigk
  • Autumn 2018, 128 pages,
  • Hardcover
  • 5+
  • Rights sold to (series): Hungary, Israel
  • Website

Unicorns Vanilla, Rosie and Blue go on an adventure to rescue the big unicorn festival, as their blossoms on the wishing tree seem to have vanished into thin air.

Scaredy-Frog

  • Kai Lüftner
  • Illustrated by Günther Jakobs
  • Spring 2019, 208 pages,
  • Hardcover
  • 9+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Atypical blue treefrog Hope triggers a turbulent series of events after discovering a dead body in the pond.

I can see U

  • Matthias Morgenroth
  • Spring 2019, 304 pages,
  • Hardcover
  • 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Artificial Intelligence, romance and data abuse – these current topics make for an unusual yet gripping teenage lovestory.

These are Pictures and Words

  • Illustrated by Yayo Kawamura
  • Autumn 2015, 14 pages, 25.5 x 32 cm
  • Board book
  • Ages 18 months +
  • Rights sold to: Czech Republic, France, The Netherlands, Spain (Spanish and Catalan)
  • Website

Onno & Ontje – Suddenly Best Friends Forever

  • Thomas Springer
  • Illustrated by Matthias Derenbach
  • Spring 2016, 32 pages, 25.4 x 30 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 3+
  • Rights sold to Estonia, Russia
  • Website

Princess Lillifee Saves Unicorn Paradise (Vol. 12)

  • Burkhard Nuppeney, Monika Finsterbusch
  • Illustrated by Monika Finsterbusch
  • Spring 2016, 36 pages, 24.5 x 30 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 3+
  • Rights sold to: The Netherlands, Spain
  • Website

New format of international bestselling series!

• 2 million copies sold worldwide

• Translated into 25 languages

Young unicorns Rosie, Vanilla and Blue are worried for their homeland: the magic stone which protects their realm is losing its power and only a white unicorn can give power back to the stone. When they meet the unicorn Rosalie in Princess Lillifee’s enchanted garden, they can hardly believe their luck. The white unicorn wants to help immediately and of course Lillifee does not leave her friend alone. Together they get on their way…

Flora Fleetbroom – The Secret in Witch Wood (Vol. 1)

  • Eleni Livanios
  • Illustrated by Eleni Livanios
  • Autumn 2015, 144 pages, 17 x 22 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 7+
  • Rights sold to Romania, Vietnam
  • Website

Launch of an acclaimed new series!

• For all big and small friends of witches

• Fully illustrated chapter books for early readers

• Magical world created for dreamfilled young girls

• Featured in Eselsohr magazine

• Volume 3 published in January 2016, more planned

Could there be a more wonderful place than Witch Rose Valley?

»Definitely not!« thinks witch Flora Fleetbroom, the fastest broomstick rider in the area. One day Flora witnesses something she doesn’t like at all. Ruthless wizard Turdus Merula treats his magical animals badly! When the speaking spider Linne flees to Flora, she and her friends devise a risky plan: they are going to free the magical animals and hide them in Witch Wood!

Make Something Out of It! – Funny, Colourful, Clever Creative Ideas

  • Katja Ensling
  • Illustrated by Ruth Niehoff
  • Autumn 2016, 144 pages, 17.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 8+
  • Rights sold to China and The Netherlands
  • Website

• Crafting with things you always find at home: toilet rolls, egg boxes, match boxes or paper plates
• More than 60 ideas

Meja Seagreen (Vol. 1)

  • Erik O. Lindström
  • Illustrated by Wiebke Rauers
  • Spring 2017, 128 pages, 17 x 22 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 6+
  • Rights sold to Israel
  • Website

• Curtain up for Meja Seagreen – Pippi Longstocking of the ocean!
• A mermaid with a difference: cheeky and adventurous
• Illustrator winner of the Carl Buch prize 2016

Meja Seagreen, the little nixie, is all alone in the round house with the sea-green bell: her parents are away on yet another secret mission. Then one day, Meja discovers a strange parcel outside her front door. Being a curious creature, she opens the box... and in no time at all finds herself face to face with the rather unusual sea turtle Padson, a worryturtle, who from that moment on will follow Meja everywhere. And it’s a good job, because Meja soon embarks on a daring adventure, in which nothing less is at stake than the safety of the underwater city of Lyckhav.

The Finstersteins – Woe to Him Who Wakes the Dead (Vol. 1)

  • Kai Lüftner
  • Illustrated by Fréderic Bertrand
  • Autumn 2016, 224 pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 9+
  • All rights available
  • Website

• Horridly beautiful illustrations by Fréderic Bertrand

Fred is new in Berlin. His new school proves to be unfriendly: Sunnyboy Amadeus calls the shots there and he can’t stand outsiders. He calls Fred “Fred of the Dead”, because he lives at a graveyard where his mother works. Instead of watching your favourite TV show, for example, he takes a last turn round the graveyard in the evening to make sure all the vaults are securely locked. One day, Fred accidentally opens a vault and finds a piece of parchment. It turns out that his family is cursed. Together with Franz Ferdinand, the other class “freak”, Fred sets out to break the spell.

Luck is for Beginners

  • Ortwin Ramadan
  • Spring 2017, 325 pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 14+
  • All rights available
  • Website

• Bittersweet story with similarities to The Intouchables and The Edukators
• Up to the minute subject matter: rich versus poor
• Two young people, two worlds, a common anger at life

Oleg and Maximilian come from two different worlds. Oleg has just dropped out of school and is keeping his head above water with menial jobs, while Maximilian is the heir to a banking family and grew up in a large villa. But the two boys are united by one thing: their unbridled anger at life! Maximilian lost his parents in a terrible accident, and is now in a wheelchair. A failed break-in brings the boys together by chance. Oleg can’t stand the rich brat Maximilian, but he still has to dance to his tune. It’s just that he has no idea what Maximilian is really planning to do with him.

Have a Go: Feel and Search! Where is Pipo Penguin?

  • Illustrated by Yayo Kawamura
  • Autumn 2017, 12 pages, 20 x 20 cm
  • Boardbook
  • 18 months +
  • Rights sold to Belgium (Dutch), France, Spain (Spanish), USA (World English)
  • Website

• Special colour printing for extra brightness

• Flocking on all pages

• Age-appropriate search-and-find fun

Light on, Light off – At my House

  • Illustrated by Dorothea Ackroyd
  • Spring 2018, 12 pages, 21.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Boardbook
  • 12 months +
  • All rights available
  • Website

• Switch the light on and off again and again!

• Extra-large light-up surfaces

• Innovative product format

• Atmospheric illustrations

No! No! I’m not Getting Into a Stranger’s Car!

  • Petra Lazik
  • Illustrated by Kai Schüttler
  • Spring 2018, 32 pages, 22 x 25 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 5+
  • All rights available
  • Website

• Important topic

• Based on current preventionwork

• With practical tips

On the way to kindergarten, a man in a car stops and talks to Marie and her brother Max. He offers to give them a lift. Max really wants a ride in his shiny car, but Marie listens to her gut instinct and says loud and clear: “No!”

Manni in the Moon

  • Kai Lüftner
  • Illustrated by Astrid Henn
  • Autumn 2017, 32 pages, 27 x 24.5 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

They say a man lives in the moon…

• Poetic text

• From Rotz’n’Roll star Kai Lüftner

• Delightful illustrations by Astrid Henn

• Glows in the dark!

Like everyone else, Manni the astronaut – an ingenious chap – believes a man lives in the moon. Without further ado, he builds a rocket and blasts off into space. Discover what – and who – he finds on the moon in exciting verses by renaissance man Kai Lüftner and galactically great illustrations by Astrid Henn.

For all children who dream of flying, and all grown-ups looking for love!

Penny Pony – A Very Stable Friendship (Vol. 1)

  • Patricia Schröder
  • Illustrated by Sabine Rothmund
  • Spring 2018, 160 pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 8+
  • Rights sold to (series): Czech Republic, The Netherlands
  • Website

• Genre-busting comic novel with popular pony theme: wildly witty and brilliantly
illustrated

Pia has a new friend: Penny. Or Pony. Unfortunately Penny, the new girl next door, turns into a pony once a month, or whenever she hears a whinny. In desperation, Penny’s mother has rented a stall at a riding stable. But Penny-Pony is the spitting image of one of the competition hopefuls there, whose owner will stop at nothing to win the next show jumping competition. Naturally, Pia and her new pony friend completely mess up the competition.

Fabulous Felina – The Secret of Lucky Clover Farm (Vol. 1)

  • Antje Szillat
  • Illustrated by Angela Glökler
  • Autumn 2017, 144 pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 8+
  • Rights sold to (series): Czech Republic, The Netherlands
  • Website

• Strong-selling blend: animals and magic, from the pen of successful author Antje Szillat

Just a few days ago, Felina would have sworn that these three things were never going to happen:

  1. Moving with her parents to a farmhouse in the back of beyond to open a vet surgery there.
  2. Falling in love with the over-grown garden and not missing her old home in the city at all.
  3. Having a conversation with a cat.

But all three do happen. And very soon Felina realises that her new ability as a cat whisperer is useful in all kinds of animal emergencies…

Wild Horse Valley

  • Kyra Dittmann
  • Spring 2018, 320 pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

• A thrilling adventure

• Kyra Dittmann cleverly mixes tension, romance and a horse theme

• Sympathetic underdog heroine uncovers intrigue in an English manor house

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Contact

Coppenrath Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

Hafenweg 30
48155 Münster

Germany

Phone +49 (0)251 414 11-0

info@coppenrath.de
www.coppenrath.de

Contact Person

Publisher Wolfgang Hölker

Managing Director Dr. Lambert Scheer

Program Picture Books, Children’s Books, Young Adults Nicola Dröge

Program Board Books, Creative and Non-Fiction Kathy Heyer

Production Liane Kade

Sales Hubert Bergmoser

Director of »Die Spiegelburg« Jörg Ueffing

Foreign Rights Mandy Queißer

Public Relations Tomas Rensing