The Publishing House and its History

»Children love Schneiderbuch« – and have done so for over 100 years. Surveys show that Schneiderbuch is one of the most loved book publishers in Germany.

The publishing house was established in 1913 by Franz Schneider and remained within the family until it was sold in 1985 to the Danish media group EGMONT. Today, Schneiderbuch is part of EGMONT Verlagsgesellschaften mbH and is based in Berlin.

Hanni & Nanni – classic children’s books in new design
»A childhood without Enid Blyton has been unthinkable for decades.«

Süddeutsche Zeitung


Schneiderbuch stands for narrative books that are fun and entertaining. The program is aimed at children and young people from six to twelve years of age. Schneiderbuch offers popular collections, thrilling series and exciting themed worlds. Best-selling film tie-in books round off the program.

Right from the start the publishing house aimed at inspiring even reluctant readers to read and to be excited by books. This tradition is currently being continued with the help of the best-selling series »DORK Diaries« or »Tom Gates«. In addition, books that tie in with blockbusters like »Minions« or the guide books to the open-world computer game »Minecraft« are a source of entertainment.

Schneiderbuch is also home to some of the greatest children’s books series of all times: »Hanni und Nanni« (original title: »Twins at St. Clare´s«), »Dolly« (original title: »Malory Towers«) or »Bille und Zottel« have long since become classics and are on the list of longsellers. Today, about 350 titles are available.

Authors and Illustrators

The program continues to be built upon by names such as Laura Ellen Anderson, Vincent Andreas, Katy Birchall, Max Brooks, Perdita und Honor Cargill, Catherine Coe, Erhard Dietl, Kallie George, Sabine Giebken, Tobias Goldfarb, Gerhard Hahn, Neil Patrick Harris, Barry Hutchison, Michael Koglin, Tommy Krappweis, Ute Krause, Martina Leykamm, Mo O´Hara, Max Meinzold, Karin Müller, Liz Pichon, Rachel Renée Russell, Chantal Schreiber, Anke Szillat, Olivia Vieweg, Zapf.

Current awards

  • Leipziger Lesekompass 2019 – Kallie George/Stephanie Graegin (Ill.): Das kleine Waldhotel. Ein Zuhause für Mona Maus


All events in German language!

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Schneiderbuch - Eine Marke der EGMONT Verlagsgesellschaften mbH

Alte Jakobstr. 83
10179 Berlin


Phone +49 (0)30-24008-0

Contact Person

Managing Directors Klaus Thyge Hoeg-Hagensen

Publishing Director Marianne Gram

Marketing Director Nora Gollek

Public Relations Ulrike Plessow, BUCHCONTACT