Dudenverlag

The Publishing House and its History

Who has never heard of Duden? Since 1880, their big yellow dictionaries have given people assurance in all questions pertaining to the German language and orthography. The portfolio of Duden publishers comprises printed and digital dictionaries, reference works and advice manuals.

But Duden is much more. Our books present easy entry to the world of learning and accompany children and adolescents on their individual journeys of acquiring knowledge.

»Parents want to support their children more and more in a specific and holistic manner.«

Elisabeth Blakert, Editor-in-chief

Programme

Sometimes learning is anything but easy. Not only is school sometimes a bit of a headache, but the constant demands to be better and better are exacting even for our youngest. Success is a ubiquitous requirement that can quickly turn into time pressure and overload.

We advocate a more relaxed approach when it comes to learning. Instead of coaching, we give more room to inspiration, creativity and enjoyment. Our programme assists parents and their children in achieving this.

We offer every kind of learner a firm basis for absorbing knowledge. At pre-school and primary school level, Duden’s dictionaries, books of exercises and pads of exercises for the holidays with funny illustrations and thrilling stories and assignments provide a playful entry into the world of learning. For well-established students, our focus is on less school stress through thrilling conveyance of knowledge and adequate practice.

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School Knowledge from 5th to 10th Grade (6 titles)

  • Spring 2015, 340 pages, 15.3 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 10+
  • Rights sold to Mongolia
  • Website

The Series includes titles covering the following subjects: German, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

The adventurous Friends Album for Kindergarten

  • Illustrated by Antje Hagemann
  • Spring 2017, 96 pages, 21 x 19 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

A perfect memory of kindergarten times, in which the child’s friends can eternalize themselves painting and scribbling.

Encyclopedia for Primary School

  • Autumn 2017, 320 pages, 24 x 28.7 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 5+
  • Rights sold to China
  • Website

Comprising 650 easily understandable explanations from A to Z and more than 800 illustrations and photos.

German as a Foreign Language for the Little Ones

  • Dorothee Raab
  • Spring 2017, 80 pages, 21 x 29.7 cm
  • Paperback
  • Ages 5+
  • All rights available
  • Website

A creative and easy to practice beginner’s book for German as a foreign language.

Puzzles, Riddles and Mandalas

  • Illustrated by Antje Hagemann
  • Spring 2017, 64 pages, 21 x 29.7 cm
  • Paperback
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

On every page rabbit Paul first tells a little story and then invites to make a funny exercise based on that story. Furthermore the title contains a lot of illustrations that can be coloured in creatively.

Striktly forbidden! My crazy vacation pad

  • Illustrated by Judith Heger
  • Spring 2014, 160 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Ages 7+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Games, riddles and funny pranks will chase away boredom during vacation time!

Learning Made Simple with Linus the Raven: Maths

  • Dorothee Raab
  • Illustrated by Stefan Leuchtenberg
  • Spring 2018, 96 pages, 21 x 29.7 cm
  • Block
  • 6+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Linus the Raven, the clever little hero of this series, accompanies primary school pupils through the fascinating world of mathematics. All exercises are designed to ensure steady learning progress without demanding too much.

My Pre-school Dictionary

  • Ulrike Holzwarth-Raether
  • Illustrated by Antje Hagemann
  • Spring 2018, 64 pages, 20 x 24 cm
  • Flexible Cover
  • 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

This interactive book gives young children a first impression of how the alphabet works. In a playful way, they learn how to recognise and correctly apply the different letters.

My Slapdash Exercise Pad

  • Spring 2018, 128 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • 5+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Math exercises can be fun – this pad proves everyone wrong who says otherwise!

Out of Bounds!

  • Spring 2018, 160 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Block
  • 8+
  • All rights available
  • Website

This activity pad is a jam-packed bag full of puzzles, riddles, games, colouring pages and much more. Of course, “out of bounds” also stands for quite a few suggestions for funny pranks and practical jokes, so hold on to your seats …

Duden Activity Mini Books

  • Spring 2018, 32 pages, 10.4 x 14.8 cm
  • Paperback
  • 5+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Activity and reading fun in a handy mini format! Each book is designed to keep a child entertained without needing help from their parents. Ideal as presents for birthday parties or the first day of school.

I am Writing a Letter to You. All You Need for Your First Mail

  • Autumn 2018, 16 pages, 17 x 24 cm
  • Paperback
  • 7+
  • All rights available

Hand-written letters are something beautiful and a great opportunity for beginners, who are just starting to write, to try out all different kinds of styles. All there is to know for kids about how to write a letter in this funny box. It contains a booklet full of useful tips and tricks for writing letters, interesting facts and witty riddles about the post office, letter paper, post- and folding cards with cheeky monster print envelopes, and stickers for decoration. Everything for a great start, fun included!

Do Letters Appear from Nowhere?

  • Ulrike Holzwarth-Raether
  • Illustrated by Constanze Guhr
  • Autumn 2018, 48 pages, 21 x 29.7 cm
  • Paperback
  • 4+
  • All rights available

»Do letters appear from nowhere?« helps children to deploy their potential and talent by learning in a playful and relaxed way. The book offers easy access for every child to explore the world of letters. They can for example go fishing for their own name, visit a letter magician or read by their fingers. And there is a lot of extra material to play with, too. Exciting challenges and a fresh layout invite kids aged 4 and up to be very creative here.

Do Numbers Grow on Trees?

  • Ute Müller-Wolfangel
  • Illustrated by Meike Töpperwien
  • Autumn 2018, 48 pages, 21.0 x 29.7 cm
  • Paperback
  • 4+
  • All rights available

»Do numbers grow on trees?« offers creative impulses, enticing ideas and thrilling challenges for kids from the age of 4. They can explore the world of numbers up to 10.

Batty Alphabet – Handlettering for Kids

  • Autumn 2018, 64 pages, 20 x 24 cm
  • Boardbook
  • 8+
  • All rights available

Hand-lettering is the trend among adults, but kids too can have fun with bringing flippy, crazy, twirly and gaudy letters to life on paper. This book is taking the child on a journey to create its first hand-lettering projects –
super-simple step-by-step instructions, enough pages to practice inside the book and tons of ideas and templates.

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Contact

Bibliographisches Institut GmbH

Mecklenburgische Straße 53
14197 Berlin

Germany

Phone +49 (0)30 897 85-8281

kundenservice@duden.de
www.duden.de

Contact Person

Company Executives Olaf Carstens, Joachim Herbst
Program Director Dr. Elisabeth Blakert
Marketing Christopher Bünte
Public Relations Dr. Nicole Weiffen
Foreign Rights Angela Schaaf de Lavado