Carlsen Publishing was founded in 1953 by Per Hjald Carlsen as a subsidiary of the Danish publishing company Illustrationsforlaget/PIB. In 1954 the first Pixi books were published in the now universally recognised 10x10 cm format. With a total circulation to date of more than 500 million copies, ›Pixi‹ is the most successful picture book series in history.
In 1967 Carlsen encouraged German social acceptance of comics with the introduction of the ›Tintin‹ series created by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. In 1997 Carlsen published the first Manga series titled ›Dragon Ball‹ in the Japanese reading direction of right to left. This set the tone for the success of Manga in the German market. Since 1998 Carlsen has published the ›Harry Potter‹ series, written by the British author Joanne K. Rowling. This release triggered an unprecedented worldwide reading phenomenon.
Board books, activity books, picture books and nonfiction, narrative kids and young adult literature represent the spectrum of the Carlsen children and young adult list. Besides ›Pixi‹, ›Meine Freundin Conni‹ and ›Lesemaus‹ are highly popular brands for children aged from three to eight years.
The multiple award-winning list combines narrative literature of both German and internationally renowned authors and constantly surprises with successful debuts. Classics like ›Tintin‹, ›Gaston‹ and ›Spirou‹ still characterize the profile of Carlsen Comics, with the addition of an important and growing range of graphic novels. Increasingly, original editions by renowned German artists as e.g. Reinhard Kleist, Isabel Kreitz and Flix are being published. Carlsen Manga! presents amongst others the successful Japanese series ›One Piece‹ and ›Naruto‹ along with popular in-house productions by German designers as e.g. Melanie Schober and Martina Peters. The list of humorous titles is published under the label of Lappan and presents famous German cartoonists as Uli Stein and Ralph Ruthe alongside Martin Holtschulte and many others.
Apps, E-Books, interactive picture books and the digital romantasy label »Impress« reflect the diversity of the Carlsen publishing program.
Fluffy hasn’t found an animal to play with yet. The others don’t know what to make of Fluffy because it looks so different. So Fluffy invites them all to a big party. And all of them come. But the question of what Fluffy is won’t let them go. Fortunately, by the end they understand: Sometimes Fluffy can be like this, and other times like that.
An empowering picture book for more tolerance and self-confidence with wonderful illustrations by Jennifer Coulmann, who also hits a nerve abroad with her versatile style.
Rico thinks differently from other kids. Slower, around the corners. Then he gets lost in a labyrinth of thoughts. And sometimes he gets lost, too, when he’s out walking around. So what will happen when he starts going to school? And is there even a school for Rico?
Prequel to the successful "Rico & Oscar" series (translated into 30 languages), but perfectly suited as a stand-alone.
9-year-old Henry has a very unusual hobby: he collects lost things and looks for their owners. One day, however, Henry doesn't find an object, but Pippa - a new friend perhaps?
A touching children's book about loss, a special, unexpected friendship and the courage to find trust in yourself.
By day, Fill lives a perfectly ordinary Dayling life. He goes to school, plays sunball with his friends, and helps his dad in the quash garden. But then Fill’s magic pancake explodes, his cat runs off – and all at once Fill is traipsing through Nox, the Land of Night. Here, there are bloodthirsty flying rats and many other legendary creatures. Together with Issa, a Nightling girl, Fill experiences adventures that the daytime world can only dream of.
A wonderful read with charming illustrations that immerses the reader in a magical fantasy world.
Vol. 2 will be published in November 2024.
This non-fiction book reflects the current state of science on the evolution of humans. It is simultaneously a graphic novel, making it especially good for young readers. By time-traveling through the history of mankind, the world’s most exciting story is told – the history of all of us.
The story of humankind in a comic-book style – with exceptional illustrations by a prize-winning illustrator.
Since becoming the Witch Queen, Enju has wielded the greatest power in Lapis Lazuli. Things are finally falling into place with Kayneth, the leader of the beasts, and everything could be perfect. But then something evil returns to conquer the magical world. She must gather all her strength to save her homeland from destruction. Enju runs the risk of losing Kayneth forever in this fight...
Final volume of the trilogy with lots of action, strong protagonists, magic and passion: a crackling urban fantasy full of humor, bittersweet love and female power!
We sold over 50,000 copies of volumes 1 and 2.
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Publishers Renate Herre, Joachim F. Kaufmann
Editorial Department Anne Bender, Frank Kühne, Klaus Schikowski, Kai-Steffen Schwarz
Sales Carsten Hiller
Marketing Ricarda Witte-Masuhr
Public Relations Ulrike Dick, Katrin Hogrebe, Claudia Jerusalem-Groenewald, Hilke Schenck
Foreign Rights Daniela Steiner