Orell Füssli Kinderbuch


The Publishing House and its History

The Orell Fussli Children’s Book Label was launched in the Spring of 2013 as a subsidiary of the Orell Fussli Publishing House, which can boast a long tradition in the production of children's literature.

At the beginning of the last century, Orell Fussli Publishers were among the three most important Swiss producers of children's books. The other two were Sauerlander and Benziger. Beginning in the 1970's, Orell Fussli published the highly successful Carigiet books (»Schellen-Ursli«, »Flurina and the Wild Bird«, etc.) as well as the ›We Parents‹ series, which provided guidance for parents, games for children and suggestions for arts and crafts projects. Orell Fussli experienced a growth spurt at the beginning of this century: The Atlantis Publishers joined us in 2004 followed by the Globi Publishers in 2007 with their famous Swiss children's book heroes, »Globi« and »Papa Moll«. Both of these characters are published as imprints. The creation of our own children's book program is the logical continuation of this tradition.

Growing up with Orell Fussli Children’s books.

Illustration from »Die Savannenkicker« (978-3-280-08023-8)

The Program

The Orell Fussli Childrens' Book program is designed to delight children ages one to 10 years of age. We span the spectrum from cardboard books for babies, picture books to children’s. Our program is diverse, colorful and original. The stories are humorous, exciting and entertaining. In addition to individual titles, Orell Fussli also publishes series as »10 tiny spooky ghosts«.

Authors and Illustrators

Orell Fussli Children’s Books offer the best of both Swiss and international authors and illustrators. We are proud to include the famed Swiss writer Sunil Mann as well as the successful author Joachim Friedrich (»4½ Friends«) or Sam McBratney (»Guess How Much I Love You«) whose »There, There«, illustrated by Ivan Bates, is one of the most popular books of the program. In Fall 2016 started the series »10 tiny spooky ghosts« written and illustrated by Susanne Göhlich.

Current awards

  • Leipziger Lesekompass 2020 – Wade Bradford, Kevin Hawkes und Seraina maria Sievi: Wer schnarcht im 13. Stock?

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Orell Füssli Kinderbuch

Orell Füssli Verlag
Dietzingerstrasse 3
8036 Zürich


Phone +41 (0)44 466 73-18


Contact Person

Program Director/ Marketing
Gisela Klinkenberg

Sales and Marketing
René Busse
+41 (0)44 466 74 37

Marketing/ Events
Franziska Suter
+41 (0)44 466 74 24

Public Relations
Stephanie Fabian
+41 (0)44 466 74 28

Foreign Rights
Luana Carvalho
+41 (0) 44 466 74 45