FISCHER Sauerländer stands for outstanding, high-quality books for children and young adults. From beautiful picture books, including classics and fairy tales, to specialized non-fiction books, its list celebrates both renowned German and international authors.
For over 200 years Sauerländer’s publishing program has been characterized by ambitious and creative publishing for children and young adults. Time and again it leads new trends through its passion for innovation and novelty. Originally based in the Swiss Aargau region, since 2013 Sauerländer has found a new home under the umbrella of the S. Fischer Verlage. FISCHER Sauerländer is part of FISCHER Kinder- und Jugenbuch Verlag GmbH.
Many literary classics such as ›Red Zora‹, ›The Black Brothers‹ or ›The Little Apple Mouse‹, are central to the list, but it is also home to many books by German and international authors and illustrators.
Our current picture book publishing program is led by illustrators such as Alexander Steffensmeier, Daniel Napp, Bettina Gotzen-Beek, Cornelia Haas, Jörg Mühle, Ingrid and Dieter Schubert, Anita Jeram, Emily Gravett or Chris Haughton.
Amongst the diverse stable of authors at Sauerländer readers can discover Christine Nöstlinger, Gudrun Pausewang, Friedbert and Anu Stohner, Dagmar Chidolue, Kathrin Schrocke, Kai Lüftner, Frank Schmeißer or Tobias Elsäßer, as well as international authors Kiera Cass, Alice Hoffman, Judith Kerr, Neal Shusterman, Chris Ridell, Sam McBratney, Jasmine Warga, Katherine Patterson or Marcin Szczygielski.
Uh-oh! Henri the toadstool’s roots receive an emergency call from Jonathan, a tree from the city. He is to be cut down because a firm wants to build a shopping centre where he stands. In order to help, Henri has to learn to walk to go to town himself – and set in motion a successful plan to save the tree…
A classic tale by Christine Nöstlinger (which received a nomination for the German Youth Literature Prize in 1979!) with fresh and new illustrations.
Eight-year-old Emmanuel gets to raise a baby penguin: the story of the little bird that turns everything upside down is supplemented by stories of love, jealousy and loneliness of the people surrounding Emmanuel.
Jannik and Loni are best friends and have lots of adventures with the other children from their street. The ruler of their gang is Bo, Janniks older brother: he picks the stories for their games and sets the rules. Then comes a day when he invents a new rule… it means that Loni is different; just because her mother is from Kenya. Jannik has to make an important decision: to play along with the game or to stick by his friend… but then events start to spiral out of control… An important and timely story about what can happen if we define ourselves by our differences rather than the things we have in common. Set to become an important piece of children’s literature!
Bo is ANGRY! He tore his shoelace, one of his action figures got broken and now there is broccoli for lunch. That’s it! Bo is moving out. But can one get rid of one’s family...? --
A convincing story of a little hero on his way to growing up!
“Why?” is the best question in the world, believes Mrs. Caulifly. Why has she ever stopped asking it? There is so much to find out. So she sets off, always eager to find out more of the world’s riddles. Not everybody takes kindly to her, but then she meets a little boy who is just as curious as herself...
For all curious children – and their parents!
Theo is a pig, and little red robin Dickie is his best friend. Today, they want cherries. How can they get to them? Dickie tries, and then is annoyed with Theo for gobbling up the one cherry Dickie throws down to him all by himself. But thankfully, Theo is not only always calm, but also very clever! He comes up with the perfect idea.
Absolutely charming book!
Further title available.
Zarah has just moved into a new apartment. Mum is either busy or sleeping, and the other children don’t want to let her play with them (she looks like an Indian, they tell her – and is this a wonder, with her Dad being one?) Well, Zarah needs a friend. Or even better – a pony! (Albeit one that fits into the lift.) Being Zarah, she soon has an idea where to get one – and in rides Shaggy!
Hilarious story about a four-legged friend who is actually a dog – the shaggiest one imaginable.
More titles planned!
English translation available.
Luna-Lila has tons of crazy ideas, is not afraid of anything and is – despite her allergy to pink – a true princess. The absolute best about Luna-Lila is: She lives in Wilma’s room! That no one except Wilma can see her, well … that does not mean she is »imaginary«, oh no...
A wonderful picture book for all little heroes whose parents have to go away on a trip.
All animals are turning in for the night – but by pulling the slide, at least one of them wakes up again.
Board book with a slide on every page.
Two individual non-fiction guides through puberty, for boys and girls.
With modern illustrations and photographs.
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FISCHER Sauerländer in der S. Fischer Verlag GmbH
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Phone +49 (0)69 60 62-0
Publisher Ulrike Metzger
Program Director Ulrike Metzger, Antje Keil
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Domestic: Ilka Wesche
Foreign: Ulrike Blank, Esther Mallm, Ilka Wesche
Audio: Stefanie von Lieven