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.
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
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
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.
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.
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…
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