FISCHER KJB

The Publishing House and its History

Only children who read will grow up to be adults who read. This is the belief that led to the founding of the imprint »Fischer Schatzinsel« by S. Fischer Verlag (Publishing) in 1994. From the beginning, ambitious literary publishing for children and young adults defined its approach.

Many of S. Fischer’s adult fiction authors such as Reiner Kunze, Marie Luise Rinser, Dieter Kühn or Sylvia Plath, as well as outstanding German-language/international children’s books writers including Cornelia Funke, Sabine Ludwig or Sharon Creech, found a home at »Fischer Schatzinsel«.

In 2013 »Fischer Schatzinsel« became FISCHER KJB. Its driving force remained unchanged: ambitious literary books for children and young adults across a diverse range of subject matter. From the adventure-led mass market ›Batman‹ series to literary treasures by outstanding authors and illustrators in the established ›books with the blue binding‹ series, Fischer KJB offers a quality book for every reader. KJB is a part of FISCHER Kinder- und Jugendbuchverlage.

Authors and illustrators

The program is characterized by well-known authors like Tanja Stewner, Barbara van den Speulhof, Liz Kessler, John Boyne, Inés Garland, Marie-Aude Murail, Patricia McCormick, Antje Herden, Deniz Selek, David Levithan or Luis Sepúlveda, Voker Weidermann and Felicitas Hoppe.

Notable illustrators like Quint Buchholz, Sabine Wilharm, Eva Schöffmann-Davidov, Regina Kehn, Nina Dulleck, Rotraud-Susanne Berner, Florentine Prechtel, Franziska Harvey oder Susanne Gröhlich give the program a special appearance.

Succesful children´s book series like ›Liliane Susewind‹, ›Emily‹, ›Die Glücksbäckerei‹, ›Vier zauberhafte Schwestern‹, ›Ruby Redfort‹ or ›Batman‹, ›Superman‹, ›Die Dino Wheelies‹ and ›Die Fußball-Haie‹ bring fun to girls and boys equally.

Current awards

  • Leipziger Lesekompass 2019 – Valija Zinck/Annabelle von Sperber (Ill.): Drachenerwachen
  • Leipziger Lesekompass 2018 – Anne Frank, Ari Folmann, David Polonsky: Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank. Graphic Diary
  • Buxtehuder Bulle 2017 – John Boyne: Der Junge auf dem Berg
  • Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2017 – Hilal Sezgin: Wieso? Weshalb? Vegan!
  • Ulmer Unke 2017 – Valija Zinck: Penelop und der funkenrote Zauber

Preview Catalogues

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Jacob and the Hemples Under the Sofa

  • Valija Zinck
  • Illustrated by Stefanie Jeschke
  • Spring 2016, 240 pages, 14.0 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 8+
  • All rights available
  • Website

What are Hempels? Well, Hempels are thumb-sized people dressed in blue who love cucumbers of all kinds. They take the shape of their surroundings when they do not move and only find their way into our world when a sofa is moved onto a very particular spot. As it happens, one of them becomes Jacob’s close friend...

A Hippo on the Zebra Crossing

  • Tanya Stewner
  • Illustrated by Florentine Prechtel
  • Spring 2016, 80 pages, 14.8 x 22.0 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 6+
  • Rights sold to Japan
  • Website

Another lovely story of Liliane Susewind and her friends: Once in his life Elvis the hippo wants to bathe in a proper river. Liliane and Jesahja decide to secretly take him there – but they must not be discovered...!

A story about friendship, courage and mutual support – funnily told.

More titles available in the series.

Liliane Susewind: A Black Cat Has All The Luck

  • Tanya Stewner
  • Illustrated by Florentine Prechtel
  • Spring 2017, 80 pages, 14.8 x 22.0 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 6+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Black cats are supposed to be bearers of bad luck. And this is exactly what black tomcat Mino believes – leaving him feeling miserable, because he wants nothing more than to be gentle and helpful. Only when Liliane makes it clear to him that she would not have been able to help an old lady without him can he finally see it for himself: A black cat can be very lucky!

Further titles available. Bestselling series.

Penelope and the Sparkling Red Magic

  • Valija Zinck
  • Illustrated by Annabelle von Sperber
  • Spring 2017, 256 pages, 14.0 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 10+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Penelope has always been different – there is for instance her grey hair which sets her apart. When she wakes up one morning and her hair has turned red overnight, and she also realises that she can suddenly fly, she understands that there must be a family mystery. And when she finds out that her father, whom she thought died years ago, is in fact still alive, she is determined to find him...
A book with all the ingredients that make children love reading: A lovely heroine and a simply magical story, with a talking street, a cat that can store magical powers... and many
more original ideas.

English sample translation available.

Cinnamon Travels, Volume II

  • Dagmar Bach
  • Spring 2017, 320 pages, 14.0 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

The much awaited second volume of the Cinnamon trilogy! Vicky is so happy because Konstantin is her real boyfriend now and they are very much in love. She is not quite sure what is expected of her, however – which provokes rather awkward situations at times. Her “leaps” into a parallel world and the body of another Vicky still continue – just that it is a different parallel world this time, one in which her other self and Konstantin do not yet know each other. Now Vicky must of course make the first move...

Only towards the end of the book does she realise that it was not only her this time “leaping” into a parallel world – it was her very own Konstantin, too…

Blue as a Berry and Yellow as a Bee: my Bright Book of Colours

  • Nastja Holtfreter
  • Illustrated by Nastja Holtfreter
  • Spring 2018, 16 pages, 23.5 x 31.5 cm
  • Boardbook
  • 2+
  • Rights sold into Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian
  • Website

Over 150 funny pictures in assorted colours!

A Fish Walked to the Post Office

  • Johann König
  • Illustrated by Daniel Napp
  • Spring 2018, 48 pages, 22.0 x 17.0 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Hilarious picture book story about a fish who wants to send a letter.

Fred the Fearless Ghost

  • Anu & Friedbert Stohner
  • Illustrated by Dieter & Ingrid Schubert
  • Spring 2018, 224 pages, 17.0 x 24.0 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 5+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Fred is a rather ordinary ghost. It’s just that he is easily scared: of the clinking sound you hear when you stir a cup of cocoa or the loud “thud” a feather makes when it falls to the ground. The only problem is: when you are a scaredy cat like that, the bigger ghosts will want to test your courage ... will Freddy be up to it? Of course – with the help of his best friend, the little owl. In the end, he turns out to be much braver than he thought!

Max and His Invisible Fiend

  • Fee Krämer
  • Illustrated by Nikolai Renger
  • Spring 2018, 160 pages, 14.0 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 8+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Max has always been overly imaginative, his parents think. It is no wonder they don’t believe him when he tells them of his invisible fiend: Holger, the shark! To Max, however, Holger is a very real problem – and one that doesn’t seem to go away! Luckily for Max, know-it-all Frida knows what to do to get rid of invisible fiends ... to fulfill their wishes! And as it turns out, Holger wants to be taken to the sea ... Wonderfully funny!

Survival – Lost at the Amazon Vol. 1

  • Andreas Schlüter
  • Illustrated by Stefani Kampmann
  • Spring 2018, 256 pages, 14.0 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 10+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Mike, his little sister Elly and his friends Matheus and Gabriel have survived a plane crash in the Amazon region. They are the only ones still alive, though, and will now have to find their way back through the jungle ...

Full of suspense and thrilling moments! Further title available.

Julie Jewels – Vol.1

  • Marion Meister
  • Spring 2018, 352 pages, 21.5 x 14.0 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Julie can do magic with her self-made jewelry: make the boy of her dreams fall in love with her, become the star of her school. But with her successful interventions come first doubts: If you make somebody love you, can it be true love? And does she really deserve all this attention?

The packaging looks like a real jewel case!

Castle in the Clouds

  • Kerstin Gier
  • Autumn 2017, 464 pages, 14.0 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 14+
  • Rights sold into Czech, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish
  • Website

New detective story by the bestselling author!

Pop! Splash! Bang! 52 Experiments Through the Year

  • Saralisa Volm
  • Illustrated by Gregor Hinz
  • Spring 2018, 144 pages, 21.5 x 28.0 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 6+
  • All rights available
  • Website

52 great experiments to try!

The Magic Garden – Secrets Are Blue

  • Nelly Möhle
  • Illustrated by Eva Schöffmann-Davidov
  • Spring 2019, 224 pages,
  • Hardcover
  • 8+
  • All rights available
  • Website

When Tilda and her friend Anni climb the wall into their neighbour’s garden, they do not know yet that they will stumble across a really fantastic secret: the flowers in this garden are magical!
Tilda and Anni are immediately intrigued, but entering the garden is strictly prohibited, and its owner is really scary...

Vol. 1 in a new series: further volumes to be published every 6 months.

Luck & Go! Vol. 1

  • Dagmar Bach
  • Spring 2019, 352 pages,
  • Hardcover
  • 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Dagmar Bach’s new trilogy LUCK & GO treats all relevant topics girls aged 12+ are looking for in their favourite book: best friends, first love, and a dash of magic.

Lina is convinced that she used to have a special gift: As a child, she could make her friends’ dreams come true. How unfortunate that she seems to have lost this talent: she could really do with some magical support in finding the one true love... But maybe she did not lose her gift for good – maybe she just needs practicing?

Dragon Awakening

  • Valija Zinck
  • Autumn 2018, 320 pages,
  • Hardcover
  • 10+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Full of sparkling dragon magic and set in the middle of urban Berlin! A dragon hatches from an egg in a suitcase that changed owners by mistake. Mrs. Tossilo, owner of the exchanged suitcase, is mesmerized by the egg, and immediately drawn towards the little dragon hatching from it.
Janka and Johann, the children living next door, do their best to help raise the dragon, and to keep him secret, because quite soon they realize that the exchanged suitcase’s real owner, a large multi-national company, will do just anything to get the dragon Kurmo Silfur back. A breathtaking adventure begins ...

Recommended for translation by New Books in German.

Events

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Contact

FISCHER KJB in der S. Fischer Verlag GmbH

Hedderichstraße 114
60596 Frankfurt am Main

Germany

Phone +49 (0)69 60 62-0

kinderundjugendbuch@fischerverlage.de
www.fischerverlage.de

Contact Person

Publisher Ulrike Metzger

Program Director Julia Röhlig

Public Relations Sibylle Bachar

Events Kerstin Seydler

Marketing Viola Diehl

Sales Esther Hoffmann

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