Hummelburg Verlag

Do you know the old Hamburg greeting »Hummel, Hummel« and the story about it? This is how children in the 19th century called Hamburg's water carrier. »Hummel« means bumblebee. It is known as a peaceful, productive and lovable insect. A real popular figure!
Both were sources of inspiration, which led us to find the name of our publishing house: »Hummelburg Verlag« (bumblebee castle publishing). As an imprint of Ravensburger, the castle (»Burg«) is not only a connecting element between the two associated publishing headquarters in Hamburg and Ravensburg. By our authors and illustrators it can also be seen as a sign of home with plenty of creative freedom.

Program

At Hummelburg Verlag we want to inspire children's imagination. We publish individual and creative stories for the reading age of three years up to eleven – especially by German authors and illustrators. Together with them, we campaign for children's book fictional characters who do not personify clichés but are heroes with rough edges. This is how favorite books can be created for children and for all of us.

Wie wär's, wenn du mit uns losziehst? Wir haben was vor. Dazu musst du aber mutig sein.

Zitat und Illustration aus »Spukalarm in der Schokofabrik« von Mascha Matysiak, illustriert von Monika Parciak

Authors and Illustrators

We create our program in cooperation with known authors and illustrators as well as talented debutants:

Heike Abidi, Anja Ackermann, Maja Bohn, Anke Faust, Anja Fröhlich, Erhard Dietl, Barbara
Fisinger, Corinna Gieseler, Angela Glökler, Susanne Göhlich, Betina Gotzen-Beek, Maike
Harel, Petra Hämmerleinova, Felicitas Horstschäfer, Fee Krämer, Mina Lystad, Mascha
Matysiak, Monika Parciak, Anna Pfeffer, Max Meinzold, Florentine Prechtel, Nadine Reitz,
Andrea Schomburg, Edda Skibbe, Annette Swoboda, Susanne Weber, Sabine Wilharm,
Christina Wolff, Miriam Zedelius

Publications

  • Malve will keine Elfe sein

    Author
    Heike Abidi
    Illustrator
    Susanne Göhlich
    Infos
  • So ein verflixtes Erbe

    Author
    Andrea Schomburg
    Illustrator
    Maja Bohn
    Infos
  • Monty, Castor und der Findelfuchs

    Author
    Maike Harel
    Illustrator
    Bettina Gotzen-Beek
    Infos
  • Billy mit den Bambusbeinen

    Author
    Erhard Dietl
    Infos
  • Die Magier von Paris

    Author
    Christina Wolff
    Illustrator
    Max Meinzold
    Infos

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Billy with the Baboos Legs

  • Erhard Dietl
  • Spring 2020, 32 pages, 21,5 x 30 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available

A cheerful, rhymed story about insects by Erhard Dietl, author of the Olchi series.

Korny in Preschool

  • Susanne Göhlich
  • Illustrated by Susanne Göhlich
  • Spring 2020, 96 pages, 17,5 x 24 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 3+
  • All rights available

Six picture stories about Korny’s everyday experiences in preschool to look at and read aloud, for children 3 years and up.

Lotte and the Granny-Days

  • Miriam Zedelius
  • Illustrated by Miriam Zedelius
  • Autumn 2019, 96 pages, 17,5 x 24 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 4+
  • Rights sold: German Audiobook (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

Everyday episodes about Grandma and Lotte – a book to read out loud with the potential of becoming a “classic”.

The Best Auntie Saviours in the World

  • Andrea Schomburg & Sabine Wilharm
  • Illustrated by Sabine Wilharm
  • Autumn 2019, 224 pages, 14,3 x 21,5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 10+
  • All rights available

Humorous story with a crime novel touch.

After an unfortunate end to an experiment their parents were conducting, the brothers Jonas (11) and Fabian (8) are living with their young, unconventional Aunt Dotsy. Aunt Dotsy is convinced that a name like hers needs to be lived up to: You have to be both down to earth and gutsy.

It definitely takes guts to rob a bank in a red dress. The siblings are flabbergasted when they hear about it, and the fact that they are now on the run with Aunt Dotsy makes their summer holidays anything but uncomplicated.

Samuel Is Swamped

  • Susanne Weber
  • Illustrated by Susanne Göhlich
  • Spring 2020, 160 pages, 14,3 x 21,5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 8+
  • All rights available

Monty, Castor and the Foundling Fox

  • Maike Harel
  • Illustrated by Betina Gotzen-Beek
  • Spring 2020, 128 pages, 17,5 x 24 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 5+
  • All rights available

A modern fable about consideration, sticking together, and courage .

The Magicians of Paris

  • Christina Wolff
  • Illustrated by Max Meinzold
  • Spring 2020, 304 pages, 15,3 x 21,5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 10+
  • All rights available

Phenomenal debut novel – a magical adventure for all readers ages 10 and up.

For decades, the Delunes and Bellesons, both families of magicians, have been rivals. Why? Claire and Rafael, descendants of the clans, don’t know, since both of their fathers died at the same time in an inexplicable accident. But there is a third wizard in Paris, and he’s pursuing a plan with dangerous consequences. Claire and Rafael have to join forces in order to prevent the unthinkable.

Fantastic Adventures of the Christmas Company

  • Corinna Gieseler
  • Illustrated by Maximilian Meinzold
  • Autumn 2019, 288 pages, 15,3 x 21,5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 10+
  • All rights available

When Freda gets a strange phone call at 4 o’clock in the afternoon on the sixth of December, she has no idea of the adventure that awaits her within the next few minutes. But when Mr Livingstone, Freda’s cat, starts to speak and then abducts her to the North Pole via the cellar of an old cobbler’s shop, Freda is overwhelmed with amazement. Here, in the eternal ice and snow, are the headquarters of the Christmas Company, the global corporation for presents by all the Santas in all the world…

Events

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Contact

Hummelburg Verlag, Imprint der Ravensburger Verlag GmbH

Goetheallee 6
22765 Hamburg
Deutschland

Germany

Phone +49 (0)40 39809965

info@hummelburg.de
www.hummelburg.de

Contact Person

Publisher: Markus Niesen

Editorial Department: Malin Wegner

Assistance/Public Relations and Events: Anika Harder