Prestel Junior

The Publishing House and its History

Art, architecture, photography, lifestyle and high-quality children’s books: Prestel ranks among the world’s leading publishers – both in German and English – in all of these fields.

Prestel Publishing was founded in 1924 and has its headquarters in Munich, along with offices in New York and London and an international sales network. Since 2008, Prestel belongs to the publishing group Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH.

Crucial for Prestel is that quality reigns throughout everything it publishes. It’s not for nothing that the publisher has received more than a hundred national and international awards for the content and design of its books.

Prestel is a publisher for both young and old – for all those with an eye for beauty and a passion for visual culture.

We love art and illustrations. We connect gripping topics with magnificent pictures. We make books for all the senses.

Our program

At Prestel Junior, we publish children's art books, enchantingly illustrated non-fiction books and special picture books in German and English. All our publications are made to the highest production standards.

Since 1995, Prestel Junior has received acclaim for its wide-ranging children’s books on art and architecture. Other features of our program include books on music, nature and technology, as well as artistic picture books and pop-up books. German and international illustration art plays an important role in many of our titles. These include the series Eintritt frei!, illustrated by Katie Scott and Chris Wormell, as well as illustrated books by Britta Teckentrup, Olaf Hajek, Irmela Schautz, Annika Siems, Marc Martin, Katja Spitzer, Annabelle von Sperber, Joanne Liu, Pablo Salvaje, Page Tsou, Judith Drews, Mikel Casal, Robert Hunter, Carnovsky and many others.

Current awards

  • Deutscher Gartenbuchpreis 2019 – Gilles Clément/Vincent Gravé: Ein großer Garten
  • Leipziger Lesekompass 2019 – Charlotte Guillain/Yuval Zommer: Unter meinen Füßen. Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde
  • JugendSachbuchPreis 2018 – Raman Prinja & Chris Wormell: Das Planetarium
  • JugendSachbuchPreis 2018 – Charlotte Guillain & Yuval Zommer: Unter meinen Füßen. Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde
  • JugendSachbuchPreis 2017 – Kate Davies & Carnovsky: Der menschliche Körper. Eine Entdeckungsreise mit der Röntgenlupe

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Prestel Verlag

München · London · New York
in der Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
Neumarkter Straße 28
81673 München


Phone +49 (0)89 4136-0

Contact Person

Publishing Director Christian Rieker

Editorial Director Doris Kutschbach

Sales and Marketing Michaela Schachner

Publicity Fabienne Lamour

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