Ueberreuter Verlag

The Publishing House and its History

Ueberreuter was founded by the Salzer family in 1946. In spring 2012 Ueberreuter moved from Vienna to Berlin. Since January 2014 Ueberreuter Kinder- und Jugendbuchverlag and Annette Betz share a joint management with G&G Verlag in Vienna, but remain situated in Berlin.

Program

Ueberreuter Kinder- und Jugendbuch publishes realistic and fantasy literature for children and young adults. The books aim at girls and boys alike and the program’s balanced to treat all kinds of reading preferences. Most famously, our bestselling »Little Bad Book« - series by Magnus Myst (all together almost 320.000 copies sold) inspires reluctant readers (age 8+) to engage in reading through an interactive approach, witty games and an unconventional structure – to the great delight of children and parents alike. »Little Bad Book« has been sold to eleven countries.

Ueberreuter has a long tradition in the literature of the fantastic. Wolfgang Hohlbein, the master of fantasy in Germany, known for his hugely successful »Magic Moon«. Recently we have published the gripping fantasy thriller »Becoming Elektra – They decide who you are« by Christian Handel, the true master of the fantasy world. A story about Elektra´s klon Isabelle, which raises questions as f.e. Can people be replaced? or How far is too far?

Titles available: about 200

Current awards

  • LovelyBooks Leserpreis 2019 – Ava Reed: Alles. Nichts. Und ganz viel dazwischen
  • Saarländischer Kinder- und Jugendliteraturpreis 2017 – Jens Schumacher: Morlo – voll auf Steinzeit

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The little Book of Bad

  • Magnus Myst
  • Illustrated by Thomas Hussung
  • Autumn 2017, 128 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 8+
  • Rights sold to: Denmark, France, Russia, Czech Republic, Columbia, Romania, Japan, Dutch, Portugal, Italy, Finland, Korea, Ukraine, Poland, Sweden
  • Website

With all of the tricky puzzles and creepy-funny stories packed inside this little book of bad, even the most book-shy reader will stay interested. Only with the reader’s help can the pages of the little book of bad, which have been thrown together, be brought back into the right order, and the mystery of evil be solved. Interactive adventure for young heroes! Since August 2017 almost 20,000 copies sold!

The little Book of Bad Vol. 2

  • Magnus Myst
  • Illustrated by Thomas Hussung
  • Rights sold to: Denmark, France, Russia, Japan, Dutch, Korea, Ukraine

The little Book of Bad Vol. 3

  • Magnus Myst
  • Illustrated by Thomas Hussung
  • Rights sold to: Russia, Dutch, Korea, Ukraine

The Mission of the Foolish Books

  • Hendrik Lambertus
  • Illustrated by Alica Räth
  • Spring 2020, 160 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 8+
  • Rights sold to Russia

They live undercover on the shelves of libraries and bookstores: the book agents! From their headquarters, these walking, talking books watch over all the other sleeping books and protect them from danger. But an unexpected threat haunts the world of books: The mysterious “censor” is up to his evil tricks. Whenever he reads a book, he sucks the story right from its pages. And then the head of the book agents, Tabula Smaragdina, is kidnapped! Now it’s up to three out-ofcontrol young book agents to save their boss and make sure no book is forgotten! A quirky adventure story with special heroes: Books!

Sky Pirates

  • Markus Orths
  • Illustrated by Lena Winkel
  • Spring 2020, 256 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 9+
  • All rights available

Sky Pirates are grey-skinned and grouchy. They can unleash terrifying thunderstorms from the lightning eyes they hide behind their eye patches. But starting storms is just one of the skills. Sky Pirate children learn at school. They also learn how to channel their rage, a skill all Sky Pirates need. And there’s no better teacher than Adiaba, at least until he meets peaceable Zwolle – an impossible, whiteskinned Sky Pirate without a lightening eye! Before he knows it, Adiaba takes the little guy under his wing and decides to raise him in secret. Unfortunately, he can’t keep Zwolle secret for long. Adiaba is captured, forcing Zwolle has to set out on a dangerous journey through the clouds to rescue Adiaba. An exciting, poetic adventure – especially for readers with a short fuse and a quick temper.

The Midnight School – First Haunting Lesson

  • Hendrik Lambertus
  • Illustrated by Alexandra Helm
  • Spring 2019, 160 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 8+
  • Rights sold to Russia
  • Website

‘Dear Milan, welcome to the school at the cemetery! Please bring something to write with and some food, which is acceptable for your species. School at midnight on the dot.’ Is this a joke? Why does Milan’s new school start in the dead of night? When he punctually arrives at midnight at the cemetery it soon becomes clear why: his new school is a monster school and he is the only human out of vampires, ghosts, gouls and spirits! How long will he remain undiscovered?

The Midnight School – Second Haunting Lesson

  • Hendrik Lambertus
  • Illustrated by Alexandra Helm
  • All rights available

Citronella, the Little Fairy

  • Tanja Schwarze
  • Illustrated by Màriam Ben-Arab
  • Spring 2018, 160 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 7+
  • Rights sold to Russia
  • Website

Citronella, the little fairy, lives on the big meadow with her sister, Azura, her best friend, Rosina, and her unicorn, Peppermint. The little hairs on the back of her neck are tingling and her mind is racing. This can only mean one thing: It’s time for a new adventure! And Citronella’s adventures are in a class of their own – there’s treasure to find, mysteries to uncover and boy fairies to annoy. And if her lovely dress picks up a stain or two, who cares? But who would have thought that conjuring up hilarious beards to scare the boys would cause so much trouble? A fairy story with a difference: sweet, but not at all kitsch!
A strong protagonist who loves both, beautiful dresses and amazing adventures.

Citronella, the Little Fairy Vol. 2

  • Tanja Schwarze
  • Illustrated by Màriam Ben-Arab
  • Rights sold to Russia

The Gang on the Roof

  • Andreas Hüging / Angelika Niestrath
  • Illustrated by Anna-Lena Kühler
  • Spring 2019, 160 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 7+
  • Rights sold to Urkaine
  • Website

At night, when humans sleep, animals take over the city. They boldly go for walks through the streets, climb onto roofs and balconies and even take the underground! Ralph the Raccoon and Lulu the Owl are the naughtiest and cheekiest animals of all. As they look through a dustbin behind a supermarket one night, they meet the Weasel Ecki. And he is very dangerous! Of course, the trio quickly become close friends. They meet night after night in their comfortable rooftop escape from then on and come up hatch plans for their next great adventure.

For your eyes only

  • Carolin Philipps
  • Spring 2016, 144 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 14+
  • Rights sold to Denmark, Mexico, Sweden
  • Website

Lilly can’t believe it. Finally she is together with Jannis. But soon she worries when Jannis leaves with his graduating class for Majorca. Along is Jannis’s ex-friend Jennifer, who is clear that she wants Jannis at any price. So Lilly decides to sent Jannis some sexy photos. At first her plans seem to work, as Jannis sends her a longing message. The next day the same photos appear on Facebook with disastrous impact... Lilly is ridiculed by her entire school for posting the photos.

Becoming Elektra – They decide who you are

  • Christian Handel
  • All rights available

Events

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Contact

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10179 Berlin

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Phone +49 (0)30 652 16 23-10

office@ueberreuter.de
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Contact Person

Managing Director/Publisher Georg Glöckler

Editorial Department Emily Huggins, Angela Iacenda, Judith Schumacher

Advertising/Marketing Sandra Liedtke (-31)

Public Relations Gunde Dorner (-33)

Events Gunde Dorner (-33)

Foreign Rights Julia Balogh (-25)

Sales Armin Kolb (-11)