mixtvision Verlag

The Publishing House and its History

Creating books and children’s media, motivating children to get active and stimulating their curiosity and creativity are the goals publisher Sebastian Zembol has committed to when establishing his publishing house in 2006. Several products were followed in 2009 by the first extensive list, among it the ›KeinBuch‹ series, which has since proved to become a bestseller. Currently the backlist consists of about 96 titles.

The unusual and high-quality publishing program of Mixtvision Verlag was recognized in 2009 by the Bavarian State Minstry of Culture and Education and awarded with the Bayerischer Kleinverlagspreis. In 2019 the publishing House was awarded with the Deutscher Verlagspreis.

Mixtvision produces and prints in Germany. Furthermore the publishing house is the initiator and sponsor of the Kinderkunsthaus, member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft von Jugendbuchverlagen, sponsoring member of the Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur member of the funding initiative of the Kurt Wolff Stiftung and sponsor of the initiative Buy local and Stiftung Lesen.

Wir wollen Menschen neugierig machen auf die Welt und auf sich selbst. Und wie ginge das besser, als mit dem Erzählen von Geschichten.

Program

Each year, Mixtvision publishes approximately 15 titles for children and young adults. The main focus is on quality entertainment, often actively involving the reader or viewer. On top of that, the publishing program, true to the name of the company, has a transmedia orientation. Mixtvision publishing uses a free approach to the book, exploring its boundaries and establishing new connections between different kinds of media. Nearly every book is available as ebook and some titles like the bestseller »Die große Wörterfabrik«.

The Mixtvision list is characterized by a great artistic and creative variety. Among our original titles are successful children’s book series (“Mission Hollercamp”) or humorous early teen novels (“Bunte Fische überall”). Carefully selected licensed titles, like “Alice im Wunderland” (Alice Éditions, Belgium) or “Flora Salmanteri und die Mini-Piraten” (Otava, Finland) are added to the list each year.

Authors and Illustrators

For Mixtvision are writing, illustrating and speaking:
Lena Hach, Timo Becker, Valeria Docampo, Joe Berger, Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, Sarah Crossan, Karin Gruß, Agnès de Lestrade, Lissa Evans, Maria Engstrand, Ingrid Godon, Yves Grevet, Katharina Greve, Susanne Göhlich, Stefanie Harjes, Alexandra Helmig, Oliver Jeffers, Teemu Juhani, Rindert Kromhout, Noora Kunnas, Mat Larkin, Philipp Löhle, Nils Mohl, Kathrin Schrocke, Susanne Straßer, Christine Werner, Julie Völk, Anja von Kampen, Susanne Weber, Barbara van den Speulhof, Dorota Wünsch und Mirjam Zels.

Current awards

  • Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2020 – Sarah Crossan: Wer ist Edward Moon?
  • KIMI Kinderbuchsiegel 2019 – Sarah Crossan: Wer ist Edward Moon?

Preview Catalogues

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Terri’s Love-struck Universe

  • Christine Werner
  • Spring 2021, 180 pages, 13,8 x 19,6 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 11+
  • All rights available

Terri’s parents are separated. Each week the 13-year-old raises her flag in another TERRItory. So far so good. As if! Suddenly everywhere around her people are hit by lightnings of love: her mother falls in love – with a woman! And her best friend Nina isn’t certifiably sane anymore either. Lightnings, ascendants and molecules – everyone is somehow suddenly struck by this thing called love and it dawns on Terri: Everything is somehow different now, but somehow it’s awesome! … A wonderfully tongue-in-cheek debut about the huge chaos of feelings with a good dose of rainbows.

Mission Hollercamp

  • Lena Hach
  • Illustrated by Lisa Hänsch
  • Spring 2021, 220 pages, 13,8 x 19,6 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 10+
  • All rights available

SERIES
Summer holidays – time for Hollercamp! Each year, Leon, Emily and Jakub meet at the camping site. The prospect of heavenly weeks full of sun, swimming and icecream is waiting before them. But this time, the usually so idyllic holidays are overshadowed by mysterious events. Who is the strange man sneaking around the campground? And what’s the crime that has happened on the abandoned houseboat? Leon, Emily and Jakub are picking up the trail...

Vol. 1: The Eerie Stranger
Vol. 2: The Abandoned Household

Pigs in Space

  • Illustrated by Susanne Straßer
  • Spring 2021, 32 pages, 22 x 27 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 3+
  • All rights available

Who has switched the light off? And what’s that UFO doing there? Susanne Straßer has created a vividly colorful scene for twelve everyday words – like Car, Rain, Air or Friend. Each spread is teeming with crazy fun details and artistic ideas. This colourful, imaginary and funny picturebook without words invites children and parents to immerse themselves in the illustrations, let their minds wander, get creative and tell their own stories.

There’s a Crocodile in the Lake!

  • Karin Gruß
  • Illustrated by Dorota Wünsch
  • Spring 2021, 32 pages, 30 x 24 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 3+
  • All rights available

“Crocodile in the lake!” That can’t be true. Or can it? The headline causes a great commotion – told by 12 fantastically illustrated spreads. There are countless details to discover in each picture. A great fun for little detectives who will surely be able to find out who is behind the story. “Don’t believe everything that’s written in the news!” This humorous picture puzzle is making even the smallest readers playfully familiar with this piece of wisdom.

The Stone and the Sea

  • Alexandra Helmig
  • Illustrated by Stefanie Harjes
  • Spring 2020, 32 pages, 24 x 24 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available

What is time?
Each day, Soren, the little green stone, gazes from his rock longingly out at the sea. He would like to feel the sea so bad, to fathom its secrets. But it takes forever for the sea to reach him. He waits for days, years, centuries. Until finally a little girl finds Soren – her lucky stone.

Multifaceted collages by Stefanie Harjes and essential poetry by Alexandra Helmig transport us to the sea and make us think differently about time.

In the Land of Clouds

  • Alexandra Helmig
  • Illustrated by Anemone Kloos
  • Spring 2016, 32 pages, 25 x 25 cm
  • Ages 4+
  • Rights sold to China
  • Website

There’s no boredom in the land of clouds. There are constantly new ideas emerging from the sky, entertaining people without rest. But Henry isn’t like the others. When Sara moves to his town, for the first time there is someone who understands him ...

In her wonderful picture book, Alexandra Helmig tells a tender story about the happiness of doing nothing. The poetic text is accompanied by Anemone Kloos’ expressive illustrations, made with watercolor and Indian ink.

A celebration of boredom in our hectic society.

Let’s Share!

  • Sandra Ladwig
  • Illustrated by Dorothea Tust
  • Sprin 2019, 32 pages, 20 x 31 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 3+
  • All rights available

Sharing is a huge trend It is sustainable and makes everyone involved happy. Now this topic has finally reached the picturebook!

Tona and Pauli are best friends. The two kids have always been sharing and swapping: playing cards, stuffed animals, brothers and sandwiches. But now they’ve swapped something and have forgotten what it was. What could it have been?

Frida and the Knight

  • Philipp Löhle
  • Illustrated by Gloria Jasionowski
  • Spring 2020, 112 pages, 16 x 24.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 5+
  • All rights available

Tooth gone! F gone! Frida gone! A zebra without its stripes, a birthday boy who is swamped with presents every single day, the Queen of Whites … On her quest for her lost tooth, Frida encounters all kinds of strange creatures. Together with her new friend, a knight who confuses ’yes’ and ’no’, she stumbles into situations requiring both of them to use their wits: Can they answer the Grump’s questions correctly wrong and thus find entrance into the land of lost things?

A hysterically funny modern fairytale featuring comical characters – a joy to read aloud!

When Life Gets in the Way

  • Kathrin Schrocke
  • Autumn 2019, 194 pages, 14 x 21.4 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 12+
  • All rights available

Ever since Karl’s Grandpa has appeared in his dream, he only has one plan: becoming a famous YouTuber. But there’s always something coming up: his Grandma wants to move into a shared house full of Hippies, his crush Irina presents him with a cat lady as his first follower and his genius cousins disclose a family secret. When the police pursue Karl and confiscate his smartphone, chaos ensues …

Full of humor and heart, author Kathrin Schrocke tells the story of Karl’s pubescent highs and lows – without disregarding the important questions in life.

Kosmo & Klax. Seasonal Stories

  • Alexandra Helmig
  • Illustrated by Timo Becker
  • Autumn 2016, 96 pages, 20 x 24.5
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

There’s always something going on in the joyful world of Kosmo & Klax: Swimming fun in the summer, a lantern walk in the fall, sleighrides in the winter or april fools’ in spring.
In 20 exciting reading aloud stories, Alexandra Helmig tells her little readers about the adventures of Kosmo, the squirrel and his best friend Klax, the cute red ball. Timo Becker has illustrated strong pictures to go along with the texts.

The other books in the series will be bedtime stories (already available), about courage, friendship and the alphabet.

The perfect book to read to kids – stand-alone, short stories, but focusing on the same characters.

Kosmo & Klax

  • Alexandra Helmig
  • Illustrated by Timo Becker
  • Spring 2019, 96 pages, 20 x 24.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

SERIES

There’s always something fun happening in the joyful world of Kosmo & Klax: going on a night walk and wishing on a star, watching dancing fireflies at the treehouse or listening to a flute concert … In five books containing 20 read-aloud stories each, Alexandra Helmig tells her little readers stories about the adventures of Kosmo, the squirrel, and his best friend Klax, a little red ball. Together with their friends they experience adventures that young readers can easily relate to, like experiencing the seasons, making friends and going to sleep. Timo Becker has illustrated strong pictures to go along with the text.

Vol. 1 Seasonal Stories
Vol. 2 Bedtime Stories
Vol. 3 Friendship Stories
Vol. 4 Alphabet Stories
Vol. 5 Bravery Stories

Create Flowers

  • Miri D’Oro
  • Spring 2018, 96 pages, 19 x 25 cm
  • Paperback
  • All ages
  • All rights available
  • Website

No Flower? No Power!

This book inspires everyone to be creative – 45 flowery ideas for painting, drawing, sketching, doodling, handlettering, glueing and much more will turn everyone into an artist.

For beginners and the advanced, young and old and especially: flower fans!

Create Music/Create Flowers

  • Illustrated by Miri D’Oro
  • Spring 2019, 96 pages, 9 x 25 cm
  • Paperback
  • All ages
  • All rights available
  • Website

SERIES

These books inspire everyone to be creative!

Each title features 45 ideas for painting, drawing, sketching, doodling, handlettering, glueing and much more – they will turn everyone into an artist!
For beginners and the advanced, for young and old and especially: flower or music fans.

Green Cucumbers

  • Lena Hach
  • Spring 2019, 224 pages, 13.5 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Berlin, in the middle of Kreuzberg: Lotte, new girl in town, exceptionally clumsy, wonderfully self-deprecating, averagely talented but crushing hard on Vincent of Green Cucumbers. Which is probably not his name. Anyway, she’s crushing on the guy who always shows up at the kiosk opposite her house on a Monday, buying exactly ten green cucumbers.

A story about what is really important: the right city, the right guy and the right kind of wine gums.

Contains 20 humorous infographics by artist Katja Berlin!

Ulff, the Squirrels and a Wild Chase

  • Katja Alves
  • Illustrated by Trixi Schneefuß
  • Spring 2015, 32 pages, 25 x 35 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 3+
  • Rights sold to France, The Netherlands, China
  • Website

Moving images - like magic!
Ulff has a problem. His tummy rumbles and he has a crazy appetite for squirrels! But the little rodents are way too fast for him ... There only seems to be one solution left: find the suitcase in which he has stored his dangerous lasso. But this isn’t going to be as easy as he thinks. A crazy chase is about to unfold! The book contains an acetate (to be found at the back), that can be used manually to animate the illustrations and bring the images to life.

Limbradur and the Magic of Gravity

  • Volker Präkelt
  • Illustrated by Ulf K.
  • Autumn 2017, 160 pages, 15 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 10+
  • All rights available
  • Website

At night, 12-year-old Limbradur breaks into the renowned Albert Einstein Museum. There he meets Alby X3, a tiny, quirky science robot who explains Einstein’s revolutionary ideas to him und takes him on a fantastic journey of discovery through space and time.

Why do apples fall to the ground? That’s the simple opening question posed by famous physicist Isaac Newton. More than 300 years later, it is Albert Einstein who enabled us to take a new perspective on this question ...

Based on a full-dome movie shown in planetariums around the world!

Do Fish sleep?

  • Jens Raschke
  • Illustrated by Jens Rassmus
  • Spring 2017, 64 pages, 13.5 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 8+
  • Rights sold to USA, The Netherlands, Mexico
  • Website

Jette’s brother Emil has passed away. Her mother hasn’t stopped crying and Jette is painting clouds of anger. But the good times with Emil are always on her mind. She will always remember the holidays spent together and the day when she played funeral with Emil.

Author Jens Raschke writes beautifully about Jette’s endless questions – about the purpose of life, grief, hope and a great love between siblings.

Based on a wildly successful theater play that was staged in Germany, Mexico City, Stockholm, Poland, Hungary and Austria and translated into Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Arabic, Polish, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian, Estonian, and Romanian.

Paul & Daddy

  • Susanne Weber
  • Illustrated by Susanne Göhlich
  • Autumn 2015, 64 pages, 15.8 x 22.0 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 4+
  • Rights sold to Estonia, Hungary, Russia, Turkey
  • Website

“The sky is particularly clear today”, says Dad and points to the skyscraper in the distance. Like every evening, Paul and his Dad are standing in front of the skylight and look across the the roofs of the city. Paul loves watching the trains with his Dad before he has to go to sleep.

In 20 funny and authentic reading-aloud stories, Susanne Weber writes about the everyday life of kindergartener Paul and his dad.

Modern, humourous and perfect to read-aloud! In her friendly and warm-hearted illustrations, Susanne Göhlich captures Paul and his dad’s adventures perfectly.

Paul and Daddy (Vol. 3)

  • Susanne Weber
  • Illustrated by Susanne Göhlich
  • Spring 2018, 80 pages, 16 x 22 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 4+
  • Rights sold to Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Estonia
  • Website

SERIES

In 20 funny and authentic reading-aloud stories, Susanne Weber writes about the everyday life of kindergartener Paul and his dad.

Modern, humourous and perfect to read-aloud! In her friendly and warm-hearted illustrations, Susanne Göhlich captures Paul and his dad’s adventures perfectly.

Vol. 1: Paul & Daddy’s Adventures

Vol. 2: Paul & Daddy on the Road

Vol. 3: Paul & Daddy: Animal Stories

The Crazy Inventors’ Hut

  • Lena Hach
  • Illustrated by Daniela Kulot
  • Autumn 2018, 164 pages, 15 x 21.3 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 8+
  • All rights available
  • Website

SERIES

Tilda, Walter and Fred have decided to become inventors. And their first invention seems to actually work: with the help of the genious soda fizzer (a high-performance fizzy tablet), simple tap water turns into delicious sweet soda. But the fizzing power is stronger than expected: The roof of the inventors’ hut lifts off and attracts the attention of the nasty neighbors – the Fat One and the Skinny One. And they have absolutely no appreciation for the little inventors ...

Vol. 1: The Soda Fizzer

Vol. 2: The loop-the-loop Machine

Vol. 3: The Weather Manipulator

Vol. 4: The Turbo Fertilizer

Events

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Contact

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80802 München

Germany

Phone +49 (0)89 383 770 90

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Contact Person

Publisher Sebastian Zembol

German Program Director Lena Frenzel

International Program Director and Foreign Rights Kerstin Rabe

Editorial Department and Social Media Director Sabine Ginster

Public Relations and Events Elisabeth Braune

Sales Director Sigrid Klemt

Metadata Management and Sales Ulrike Elste

Marketing Kerstin Söring