FISCHER Duden Kinderbuch

The Publishing House and its History

The first Duden by Konrad Duden was published in 1880. Since then the name has been synonymous with understanding and knowledge of German grammar and spelling. Over 30 years ago the first Duden Kinderbücher were published with the slogan »Right from the Start« with the aim to impart knowledge and, in particular, language competence within original and engaging stories.

Duden Kinderbücher accompany children and parents in the important early years and lay the foundations for the development of language – the indispensable prerequisite for cognitive development and the basis for every type of knowledge acquisition.

FISCHER Duden Kinderbücher are directly linked to the qualitative standards of the renowned Duden brand. Since 2013 Duden Kinderbücher are part of FISCHER Kinder- und Jugendbuchverlage under the umbrella of S. Fischer Verlage (Publishing) in Frankfurt.


Boardbooks for children from 6 months to 3 years of age, learning and play products for children of kindergarten and pre-school ages, as well activity books and first reader books in the 1st and 2nd grades make Duden Kinderbücher a comprehensive learning program for children from toddlers up to primary school. Sophisticated in design, always target group specific and with playful intelligent concepts, the books are linked to up-to-date kindergarten, pre-school and primary school curricula. All concepts are tested by educators, teachers and of course parents and children.

»Right from the Start«: Young children from the age of 6 months to 3 years become familiar with first words and sentences and learn to name things from their own little everyday world with board books. Picture-book dictionaries are often equipped with flaps and sliding elements, which additionally train motor skills, foster in a child-friendly way, cautiously and successfully, and lay the foundations for the entire positive cognitive development. Many exciting learning and playing products for kindergarten and pre-school children consistently continue to develop what was learned as a toddler.

Duden Leseprofi (Advanced Readers) provide children with read-alone reading experiences from first grade onwards. Fascinating stories by renowned authors, stimulating illustrators and an intelligent didactic reading concept provide experiences of fun and success for lifelong reading enjoyment from the very beginning. A plethora of standard works on linguistic and cognitive development such as ›Das Duden Kindergarten-Lexikon‹ or ›Mein erster Duden‹ or ›Mein Sprachspielbuch‹ round out the program.

Current awards

  • Leipziger Lesekompass 2019 – Christian Tielmann/Alexander von Knorre (Ill.): Ein Kaugummi für die Mumie


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FISCHER Duden Kinderbuch in der S. Fischer Verlag GmbH

Hedderichstr. 114
60596 Frankfurt am Main


Phone +49 (0)69 60 62-0

Contact Person

Publisher Ulrike Metzger

Editorial Department Regina Köhler, Eva Weinholdt

Public Relations Alexandra Strohmeier

Events Stefanie Kisser

Marketing Viola Diehl

Sales Esther Hoffmann

Domestic: Ilka Wesche
Foreign: Ulrike Blank, Esther Mallm, Ilka Wesche
Audio: Stefanie von Lieven