FISCHER Kinder- und Jugendtaschenbuch

The Publishing House and its History

Since the creation of the imprint »Schatzinsel«, paperbacks for young adults have always been part of the product range of S. Fischer Verlage (Publishers). Since autumn 2014 a separate paperback program branded with the FISCHER logo has been launched for all age groups, but especially with an eye on young readers buying for themselves. FISCHER Kinder- und Jugendtaschenbuch (Children and Young Adults Paperback) is a part of the FISCHER Kinder- und Jugenbuchverlage GmbH under the umbrella of S. Fischer Verlage (Publishers) GmbH.


The paperback program of FISCHER Kinder- und Jugendtaschenbuch is the so-called »younger sister« of the traditional FISCHER Taschenbuch (paperbacks). This close affiliation is not only reflected in the logo, but also in the diversity of its programming.

Young readers find their favorite books from the wide range of hardcover books of course – for example titles from Tanya Stewner’s ›Liliane Susewind‹ series and Sheridan Winn’s ›The Sprite Sisters‹, Modern classics like Cornelia Funke’s ›Behind Bewitched Windows‹, books for teenage girls such as ›Selection‹ by Kiera Cass and bestsellers like John Boyne’s ›The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas‹, a book which has long since become part of school curriculums and has a large adult audience. Books which only had a place in adult fiction to date, can also reach other new readers in the imprint FISCHER Kinder- und Jugendtaschenbuch.

With its comprehensive range of original and German-language first editions, the paperback program also follows its own paths. Titles like ›Liebe ist was für Idioten. Wie mich‹ by Sabine Schoder appeal directly to the target group, authors like Lilly Lindner tell stories of harsh realities and everyday life in a tender, honest, literary way, broaching issues in ways that are anything but boring or average. Along with fictional titles, selected non-fiction books by authors who address real-life issues and meet their readers on equal footing are also published by FISCHER Kinder- und Jugendtaschenbuch.

Current awards

  • KIMI Kinderbuchsiegel 2018 – Tomi Adeyemi. Children of Blood and Bone. Goldener Zorn
  • Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2017 – Hilal Sezgin: Wieso? Weshalb? Vegan!

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A Snow Elf’s Heart

  • Sanja Schwarz
  • Spring 2016, 224 pages, 12.5 x 19.0 cm
  • Paperback
  • Ages 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

As white as snow, as red as blood: In the middle of the night, a whispering voice lures Sira into the forest. There, she encounters Turak, the son of the Snow Elves’ King, with whom she falls head over heels in love. It is also he who tells her that she is half human, half elf herself...

Vegan – the Why and Wherefore

  • Hilal Sezgin
  • Illustrated by Jaroslaw Kaschtalinski
  • Spring 2016, 224 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm
  • English brochure
  • Ages 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

THE Book about veganism.

Blackwood – Letters From My Future Self

  • Britta Sabbag
  • Spring 2019, 400 pages,
  • Hardcover
  • 14+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Gripping, witty and highly romantic: After her mother’s death Gesine moves to Ireland to live with her aunt in a sleepy Irish village called Blackwood. There’s no-one to talk to about her sorrows. Or about Arian Mary, the incredibly handsome son of the local butter dynasty. And if this wasn’t enough, the villagers are superstitious. Gesine doesn’t belive all the rumours and talking ... until she finds a letter in a mysterious desk – a letter from her older, future self that will turn her world upside down...

“You rarely find luck in the place where it left you” – best-selling author Britta Sabbag has written a highly entertaining all-age novel about new beginnings.

The Battle Over Dark Dagalur

  • THiLO, Juul Adam Petry
  • Illustrated by Stefani Kampmann
  • Autumn 2018, 144 pages,
  • Hardcover
  • 10+
  • Rights sold to Denmark, France
  • Website

A “You-Decide” novel for fans of Fortnite: fast-paced and action-packed, just like the game itself! The reader has the choice between two options at the end of each chapter.


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FISCHER Kinder- und Jugendtaschenbuch in der S.Fischer Verlag GmbH

Hedderichstraße 114
60596 Frankfurt am Main


Phone +49 (0)69 60 62-0

Contact Person

Publisher Ulrike Metzger

Program Director Antje Keil

Public RelationsAlexandra Strohmeier

Events Stefanie Kisser

Marketing Viola Diehl

Sales Esther Hoffmann

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