Jumbo

The publishing house and its history

According to the motto »For children only the best«, the publishing house JUMBO in Hamburg has been publishing exciting high-quality audiobooks for over 25 years. The labels GoyaLiT and Goya libre provide audiobooks for adults, adolescents and All Age. Along with other entrepreneurs, Gabriele Swiderski and Ulrich Maske founded JUMBO in 1991. The red elephant-logo with high recognition factor was designed by Jutta Bauer. Overall, the program includes more than 1200 titles. With more than 30 current employees, the JUMBO publishing house is one of the largest German audiobook publishers and remains independent from other corporate groups. Many of JUMBO’s productions have been ranked on the »hr2-Hörbuchbestenliste« and have received numerous awards, such as the »Deutsche Schallplattenkritik« prize.

Program

In JUMBO’s audiobooks, characters like »Bobo Siebenschläfer« or »Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt« (»The Very Hungry Caterpillar«) excite listeners from the age of two upwards. Important components of the program are well-known series such as ›Das magische Baumhaus‹. The ›Wieso? Weshalb? Warum?‹ series does not only inform but is fun as well. Furthermore, JUMBO publishes audiobooks by renowned German authors, including Kirsten Boie, Franziska Gehm and Isabel Abedi. Christine Nöstlinger, Andreas H. Schmachtl, Gudrun Pausewang and Klaus-Peter Wolf are part of the program, too.

Artists such as Matthias Meyer-Göllner, Ulrich Maske, Bettina Göschl, Robert Metcalf and others contribute to the musical diversity of the program. Marko Simsa aims to and succeeds in excitingly introducing classical music to children. Colorful picture and children’s books complete the program.

Audiobooks for adolescents and young adults are published under the label Goya libre. Cornelia Funke’s ›Tintenwelt‹, Kirsten Boie’s »Alhambra«, Monika Feth’s »Der Erdbeerpflücker«, the audio dramas »Krabat« and »Die Welle« as well as young adult novels by Antje Babendererde and Morton Rhue combine suspense with literary form. Dystopias and fantasy-trilogies by Bianca Iosivoni or Kiera Cass are as much a stable component of JUMBO’s program as the popular series ›Die Legende der Wächter‹ by Kathryn Lasky or thrilling Young Adult Romance by Stella Tack (»Kiss me once«).

Renowned German actors and actresses lend their voices to the stories: Katharina Thalbach, Regina Lemnitz, Stefan Kaminski, Dietmar Wunder, Josefine Preuß, Jürgen Uter, Karl Menrad, Robert Missler, Julia Nachtmann, Rainer Strecker, Jacob Weigert, Julian Greis and Bernd Stephan among others.

Parallel to the audio books, JUMBO has also been publishing books for many years. Besides lovely illustrated picture books by Rocio Bonilla and children's books like the series "Die Nordseedetektive" by Bettina Göschl and the successful author Klaus-Peter Wolf, JUMBO is publishing books with stories, songs and games based on productions from the audio program. The program involves colorfull illustrated picture books, age-appropriate stories and classic literature for the whole family.

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Current awards

  • HörKulino 2020 – Gina Mayer: Der magische Blumenladen – ein Brief voller Geheimnisse
  • AUDIOTRIX 2019 – Kirsten Boie: Thabo – Detektiv & Gentleman. Die Krokodil-Spur
  • AUDIOTRIX 2019 – Jana Bauer: Die kleine Gruselfee
  • AUDIOTRIX 2019 – Susan Fletcher: Die Reise des weissen Bären
  • Umweltpreis der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur 2019 – Andrea Reitmeyer: Kleine Biene Hermine, wo bist du zu Haus?

Events

All events in German language!

07/15/2020 Borkum

„Piratenschiffe, Piratenschätze“ mit Bettina Göschl

07/15/2020 10:30
07/22/2020 Norddeich

Signierstunde mit Klaus-Peter Wolf und Bettina Göschl

07/22/2020 16:00 Lesesaal Norddeich
07/31/2020 Norden

Signierstunde mit Klaus-Peter Wolf und Bettina Göschl

07/31/2020 16:00 SKN-Kundenzentrum
08/06/2020 Langeoog

„Piratenschiffe, Piratenschätze“ mit Bettina Göschl

08/06/2020 17:00 Haus der Insel
08/15/2020 Schloss Hof (Österreich)

„Die vier Jahreszeiten - Vivaldi für Kinder“ mit Marko Simsa

08/15/2020 15:00 Schloss Hof
08/15/2020 Schloss Hof (Österreich)

„Nachtmusik und Zauberflöte - Mozart für Kinder“ mit Marko Simsa

08/15/2020 11:00 Schloss Hof
09/04/2020 Schortens

Autorenbegegnung in der Grundschule Schortens mit Bettina Göschl

09/04/2020 08:30 Bürgerhaus Schortens
09/06/2020 Schloss Hof (Österreich)

„Bombo, Poncho & Gitarre“ mit Marko Simsa

09/06/2020 11:00 Schloss Hof
09/06/2020 Schloss Hof (Österreich)

„Bombo, Poncho & Gitarre“ mit Marko Simsa

09/06/2020 Schloss Hof
09/19/2020 Wien

„Nachtmusik und Zauberflöte - Mozart für Kinder“ mit Marko Simsa

09/19/2020 15:30 Haus der Musik
09/20/2020 Walpersdorf (Österreich)

„Die vier Jahreszeiten - Vivaldi für Kinder“ mit Marko Simsa

09/20/2020 14:30 Schloss Walpersdorf
09/26/2020 Mank (Österreich)

„Die vier Jahreszeiten - Vivaldi für Kinder“ mit Marko Simsa

09/26/2020 16:00 Stadtsaal Mank
09/27/2020 Wien

„Filipp Frosch und das Geheimnis des Wassers“ mit Marko Simsa

09/27/2020 11:00 Theater am Spittelberg
10/24/2020 Emden

„Die Nordseedetektive“ mit Bettina Göschl und Klaus-Peter Wolf

10/24/2020 16:00 Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek

Contact

JUMBO Neue Medien & Verlag GmbH

Henriettenstraße 42 a
20259 Hamburg

Germany

Phone +49 (0) 40 / 4 29 30 40-0

info@jumbo-medien.de
www.jumboverlag.de

Contact Person

Publishing Manager Gabriele Swiderski

Program Manager Ulrich Maske

Foreign Rights Julia Marie Schaak

Editorial Department Anna Katharina Feige, Inga Reuters

Sales Claudia Kretschmer, Isabel Kumpe

Marketing Claudia Kretschmer (-253)
c.kretschmer@jumbo-medien.de

Public Relations
Kristina Fischer (-27)
k.fischer@jumbo-medien.de
Sarah Schulz (-27)
s.schulz@jumbo-medien.de

Events Jara Schönfeldt (-241)
j.schoenfeldt@jumbo-medien.de

Blogger Relations Lisann Matusek (-254)
l.matusek@jumbo-medien.de