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 Verlag 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, the »Little Book of Badness« 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.

Ueberreuter has a long tradition in the literature of the fantastic. Wolfgang Hohlbein, the master of fantasy in Germany, is known best for his hugely successful »Magic Moon«. Akram El-Bahay’s »Heart Maker« and Caroline Ronnefeldt’s »Quendel«, perfect for all fans of Tolkien, are two further examples of exciting contemporary fantasy writing.

As an author’s publishing house Ueberreuter focuses on fine and selected children’s books and publishing, for example, the successful detective series »LasseMaja« written by the Swedish bestselling author Martin Widmark or NYT bestselling Katherine Applegate’s extraordinary tale of a wise old tree, »Wishtree«. Enjoy reading the books of Usch Luhn, Akram El-Bahay, Andrea Schütze, Tanja Schwarze, Andreas Hüging, Ava Reed and others.

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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Mr Beethoven Makes Music

  • Marko Simsa
  • Illustrated by Birgit Antoni & Anna-Lena Kühler
  • Spring 2020, 24 pages, 24 x 24 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 3+
  • All rights available

There’s loud music coming from Ludwig van Beethoven’s new apartment. And what beautiful music it is! Everyone is delighted by the wonderful sounds and delightful melodies that have filled the streets since he moved in. Surely it must be time to pay him a visit! Ms Owl, Mr Donkey join Elise Porcupine and end up inspiring the wildmaned musician to some of his most famous compositions. A beautiful book about the (almost) true story behind Ludwig van Beethoven’s Für Elise, Moonlight Sonata and other world-famous works.

Arguing for Beginners

  • Kristina Dumas
  • Illustrated by Ina Worms
  • Spring 2020, 32 pages, 21.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available

Feathers are flying in the chicken coop – two birds are squabbling about who’s cock of the roost. Outside the animal kingdom, we humans are also good at arguing. But why do we argue at all? Have humans always argued? And what’s the best way to make up once the dust has settled and tempers have calmed? The squabbling birds not only know the answers to these questions, they also have lots of fun and interesting facts to share about other quarrelling animals, famous conflicts in history, bickering gods, famous mediators and peacemakers, and so much more…

• A fact-filled picture book on “Arguing and Making Up”
• Full of fun facts and curious information
• With tips and tricks from children for children

The Mission of the Foolish Books

  • Hendrik Lambertus
  • Illustrated by Alica Räth
  • Spring 2020, 160 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 8+
  • All rights available

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.

Very Best Buddies

  • Rüdiger Bertram
  • Illustrated by Heribert Schulmeyer
  • Spring 2020, 32 pages, 30 x 22.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available

“If only you were here …”, daydreams the stork and imagines all the incredible things he could do with his vest best buddy: build a tree house, head to the ice cream parlour or gaze wistfully at the distant horizon. After all, you can have so much more fun with your best friend than you can on your own. And while he’s lost in his thoughts, his dreams are already coming true Poetic and beautiful – The perfect gift for the best of buddies.

Molli the Miniature Pony – Big Joy in Small Hooves

  • Andrea Schütze
  • Illustrated by Karin Lindermann
  • Spring 2017, 160 pages, 14.08 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 8+
  • Rights sold to Hungary, Romania
  • Website

A new home for Molli and a new series.

Eight-year-old Fee is heartbroken. After having spent two fantastic weeks at a farmhouse, she has to leave the miniature pony Molli behind. But she and Molli belong together forever! Using all the tricks she can, Fee tries to convince her parents until her annoyed father finally shouts “You will get your miniature pony the day ten witches dance in our garden!” Well, for Fee this is as good as a yes! Now she only needs the witches. And she already has some ideas for how to overcome this last obstacle…

Silence & Chaos

  • Mara Lang
  • Spring 2020, 416 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 14+
  • All rights available

The world is in danger: The cruel Revenger is threatening humanity and only one person can stop him – Corvin West. But Corvin is dangerous. Deadly. Uncontrollable. That’s why he was banished and locked away. But now – six years later – they need him to bring down the Revenger. 18-year-old Jill, of all people, has been chosen to persuade Corvin to help. Because, as a neutralizer, she is the only one who can tame Corvin. She can dampen superpowers, even switch them off. And now Jill and Corvin need to team up to hunt down the Revenger. There’s only one problem: Corvin killed Jill’s father. How can she possibly join forces with her archenemy to save the world? Action-packed and breath-taking, Mara Lang has created a fascinating world of superheroes!

We Fly When We Fall

  • Ava Reed
  • Spring 2017, 300 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

To sleep under the stars. To take a walk through a rainforest. To see the Northern lights… This is the start of the list of ten wishes that Phil gave to his grandson Noel and the seventeen-year-old Yara before his death. Phil’s last wish is that they make all of the things that he did not have time to accomplish come true. Yara and Noel, who first cannot stand each other, start a trip together that changes their lives completely. At the end one thing is clear: luck, life and love have just begun.

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.

Citronella, the Little Fairy

  • Tanja Schwarze
  • Illustrated by Màriam Ben-Arab
  • Spring 2018, 160 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 7+
  • All rights available
  • 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.

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 Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia
  • 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!

Hilda Heidelbeer and the Magic Egg

  • Judith Allert
  • Illustrated by Horst Hellmeier
  • Spring 2018, 160 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 8+
  • All rights available
  • Website

A house full of adventure! Anna and Frederik are astonished when they discover the old house in the forest. Where the plaster once crumbled, the green-shuttered house now shines with a raspberry-red glow. This is the home of Hilda Heidelbeer, a talking mule and a chicken that lays magic eggs. And, when one of the magic eggs breaks, it’s the start of an adventure unlike any other …

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+
  • All rights available
  • 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.

The Midnight School – First Haunting Lesson

  • Hendrik Lambertus
  • Illustrated by Alexandra Helm
  • Spring 2019, 160 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 8+
  • All rights available
  • 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?

Cool Cats & Hot Dogs

  • Marliese Arnold
  • Illustrated by Monika Parciak
  • Spring 2017, 190 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 10+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Johanna is almost 13 and loves cats above all else. She could not be happier when her mother takes over her aunt’s “Cat Boutique”. For Johanna it is like heaven on earth: cat calendars, cat tarot, cat dishes, cat sofas, scratching posts, bowls, brushes… they even offer a cat-sitter! But then across the street a dog paradise opens! And the owner’s son is none other than the annoying heartthrob of her class, who has nearly the same name as her! Soon a rivalry starts between the two of them. That is until Johanna has to admit that maybe dogs are not that bad and Johannes is actually quite sweet…

Everything. Nothing.

  • Ava Reed
  • Spring 2019, 320 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Leni is a normal, happy girl who is full of dreams. Until one moment changes everything and throws her off balance. It begins with overthinking and leads to nausea, panic attacks, fear of fear. All of this happens suddenly and leads to a diagnosis that threatens Leni to break down. She knows she needs help, but she loses hope day by day. Nothing seems to work, neither therapy nor medication. This is till she meets Matti, who has a completely different load to carry, and whom she accompanies on a journey that she doesn’t want to go on … a book that brings hope!

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Contact Person

Managing Director/Publisher Georg Glöckler

Editorial Department Emily Huggins, Angela Iacenda, Judith Schumacher

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Foreign Rights Julia Balogh (-25)

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