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.
»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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• The reasonably true memoirs of Count Dracula
• Tales about yetis, werewolves and vampires to delight the whole family
Count Dracula believes his end is nigh: a weekend alone with his three grandchildren – how is he supposed to survive that?! But then they get their hands on the old photo album and all of a sudden, Grandpa Dracula is a pretty cool guy!
• The first book in a fast-paced adventure series
• In cooperation with Europa Park
Belle, Oni and Oliver are in training to become real-life adventurers! The timetable includes travelling the world, discovering magic objects and researching mysterious creatures. The adventure begins on their very first day of school, when a famous magic dagger called the Fire Tiger is stolen. The young thief, Connor Blaze, is a real artful dodger and therefore a perfect candidate for the school of adventurers! With him, the first excursion turns into a hellish trip into the fantastical world of the pirates…
• Important topics: fear of monsters and courage
• Funny stories, told from a child’s-eye view
Saturday morning, 5.47 am. Joschi is wide awake – but sadly, Mum and Dad aren’t. And Joschi really, really wants to listen to an audiobook. But he can only do that in the living room. And there are monsters ... But when the monsters go after Trinchen rabbit’s carrots, Joschi plucks up all his courage and blocks their way. Knock, Platsch und Pong are cupboardcrawlers – so called because they crawl into the human world through one cupboard, and out again through another. The three of them would really like to get back to their own world right away, but not every cupboard is suitable for crawling. Can Joschi help them ﬁnd the right one ... ?
• Read-aloud book with comic elements – super-cute and super-cool
• The best hamster band in the world!
While his cage is being cleaned one day, Kalle spots his chance. He’s off! All alone in the big, wide world, at first he feels quite lonely. It’s pretty dangerous out there! Luckily he meets Rosa Rat and Croakmaster Craak the frog. They are not only the best friends in the world, but just like Kalle, they have rhythm in their blood…
• Exploring sensitive themes
• Eases talk with children about death
Ole, Paula and Lotta are playing in the garden when they discover a bird behind a pile of leaves. It’s lying there, completely still – on its back, eyes shut, feathers rufﬂed. “It’s not alive anymore!” Lotta can tell: for she knows about these things. “After all, my grandma has been dead, too, once.” But how is it really with death? What happens at a funeral? Do all dead people go to heaven? And what are the kids supposed to do now with the little birdy? This colourful and lightly written book is perfect for introducing the topic and initiating a ﬁrst open conversation with the family.
• The new classic for a child’s bookshelf
• Board pages are light as a feather and super thick
• With 100 little pictures for the 100 most important words
• Unusual coloured page edges
The indispensable dictionary for little wordsmiths. 100 realistically-illustrated objects from children’s everyday lives, printed on super-thick pages, encourage children to discover, name and recognise things. The ideal language-development tool for every child!
• Unique range of effects
• Appeals to all of a young child’s senses
• With touch-and-feel elements, finger-tracks, flaps, mirror, peephole, pull-tabs, and rotatable rattle-ball
• The brilliant sequel to Falling Skye: frighteningly realistic finale
• A tension-driven, perceptive dystopia about discrimination and populism
• Lina Frisch – a young, feminist voice
The Transparent Nations – formerly the United States of America – are heading for the next great crisis, and nothing less than emancipation, equal rights and democracy are at stake. Skye and Hunter try to inform the public about the government’s plan, particularly the ReNatura programme that calls women’s rights into question in a big way. But it isn’t just the Crystallisers who are hard on the young pair’s heels… a breathless chase begins. Can Skye’s love for Hunter survive the fight for freedom and equality? What is her mother Beth (the powerful head of an underground organisation) hiding? And will Skye ever be able to trust her feelings?
Improve the world with projects lasting from one hour to several days – an appeal to society’s sense of justice.
Most animals are shy and hide away from people. But in this book, they look at us. In the eye, close up, head-on. 15 animals, as big as they really are. Life-size!
The Grumbletroll only wants one thing: to win the big soapbox-car race! Luckily, he’s come up with a special gimmick for his car, which really does allow him to overtake everyone from behind. The bird is so startled that he crashes into the barrier! The hedgehog drives into a rock, the mouse pulls her steering wheel off and the hare can’t stop in time. Now the Grumbletroll has it easy, and he’s the first to cross the finish line. Winner! But is it really such a good thing to be first when your friends have fallen by the wayside?
Idea and concept by aprilkind
Ape, bear, chameleon – everyone will find their favourite animal in this first animal-ABC.
Detailed illustrations and large fold-out pages reveal interesting scenes at the station, airport and motorway.
For all those who can’t tell each other often enough how much they love each other.
Our new series with “strong” heroes who are allowed to show weaknesses covers preschoolers’ worries, both great and small.
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.
Atypical blue treefrog Hope triggers a turbulent series of events after discovering a dead body in the pond.
Artificial Intelligence, romance and data abuse – these current topics make for an unusual yet gripping teenage lovestory.
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…
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!
• Crafting with things you always find at home: toilet rolls, egg boxes, match boxes or paper plates
• More than 60 ideas
• 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.
• 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.
• Special colour printing for extra brightness
• Flocking on all pages
• Age-appropriate search-and-find fun
• Switch the light on and off again and again!
• Extra-large light-up surfaces
• Innovative product format
• Atmospheric illustrations
• 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!”
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!
• Genre-busting comic novel with popular pony theme: wildly witty and brilliantly
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.
• 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:
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…
• 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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