Coppenrath Verlag

The Publishing House and its History

Coppenrath Publishing in Muenster has a long tradition: in 1768 Josef Heinrich Coppenrath founded Coppenrath Publishing. For over two centuries the firm remained familyowned until the young graphic artist and publisher Wolfgang Hölker took it over in 1977. He gave the company a new direction with his innovative ideas. The program emphasises both children- and gift-books. »I have to be proud of the books that I publish«, Wolfgang Hölker says. So arose children-books of high graphic quality, which always include something special.

Board Books

»Growing up with Coppenrath« is the topic of the guidance concept for the first three years of life. Audienceadequate book concepts, exceptional designs and sophisticated equipment shapes characterize the program of cloth picture and board books – and last but not least the series mini musicians: hands-on books on the subject of music for children from 18 months to 5 years.

Picture Books

Well-known authors and illustrators characterize the high-quality picture and story books with their handwriting and the special flair for original stories, child-friendly illustrations and lovable characters. The most successful figure of the publishing house is Felix, who has been capturing the hearts of children for 25 years. Princess Lillifee, Capt'n Sharky and others became popular the following years. The accompanying non-book items have a permanent place in children's rooms around the world.

Creative and Non-Fiction Books

The fresh and modern program offers plenty of suggestions for small and big artists. Our programs ›Mini-Artists‹ and ›100% do it yourself‹ offer all creative kids a lot of fun and guarantee reliable success.

Audiobooks

Singing, dancing, playing - that is the motto of the program ›Eyes & Ears‹. Well-known voices of e.g. Sissi Perlinger, Axel Prahl and Dirk Bach invite listeners to a true feast for the ears.

Juvenile and Young Adult Books

Coppenrath Publishing offers a versatile youth book program since 2006. It has been continually grown and has established itself as a successful market segment. The range of topics is wide: from comic novels for youths, mystery science fiction for teens and young adults - from exciting reading material to sophisticated fiction.

Authors and Illustrators

Dorothea Ackroyd, Anne Ameling, aprilkind, Ingela Arrhenius, Lars Baus, Hartmut Bieber, Sarah Bosse, Sybille Brauer, Iacopo Bruno, Estelle Corke, Matthias Derenbach, Constanza Droop, Nina Dulleck, Leonie Ebbert, Michael Engler, Rolf Fänger & Ulrike Möltgen, Monika Finsterbusch, Anna Fleck, Raimund Frey-Spieker, Christian Friedrich, Lina Frisch, Steven Gätjen, Thomas Göthel, Erwin Grosche, Holger Haag, Michaela Hanauer, Andrea Hebrock, Dagmar Henze, Nikolas Ilic, Günther Jakobs, Ulf K., Outi Kaden, Andreas Karlström, Yayo Kawamura, Suza Kolb, Christine Kugler, Annette Langen, Jutta und Jeremy Langreuter, Catherine Leblanc, Eleni Livanios, Erik Ole Lindström, Christian Loeffelbein, Stephan Lomp, Sebastian Loth, Kai Lüftner, Max Meinzold, MinaLima, Minimusiker, Matthias Morgenroth, Anne Mußenbrock, Silvio Neuendorf, Susann Niessen, Max Parkos, Rosanne Parry, Stephan Pricken, Wiebke Rauers, Katja Reider, Nikolai Renger, Thea Roß, Kristina Scharmacher-Schreiber, Patricia Schröder, Kerstin M. Schuld, Barbara van den Speulhof, Scott Stuart, Antje Szillat, Teri Terry, THiLO, Jochen Till, Kerstin Völker, Walko, Ross Welford, Jutta Wilke, Henrike Wilson and many others.

Current awards

  • Bramstedter Sternchen 2023 – Chris Naylor-Ballesteros: Frank und Bert
  • Deutscher Gartenbuchpreis 2023 – Holger Haag: Das große Buch vom Apfelbaum
  • EMYS-Sachbuchpreis 2023 – Mai
    Rena Ortega: Die geheime Welt der Wale
  • Buch des Jahres Preis der Literatur-Couch 2020 – Jochen Till: Memento Monstrum: Vorsicht, bissig!
  • Kalbacher Klapperschlange 2020 – Andrea Russo: Green Witch
  • KIMI Kinderbuchsiegel 2020 – Heute rette ich die Welt: Mein Tagebuch

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Felix Celebrates Festivals Around the World ∙ Vol. 9

  • Annette Langen
  • Illustrated by Constanza Droop
  • Spring 2022, 40 pages, 21.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Picturebook with 6 letters, photo and craft template
  • Ages 5+
  • Rights sold (series): Bulgaria, China (Simplified), Iceland, Israel, Korea, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Vietnam
  • Website

Learn about festivities and traditions worldwide with our beloved classic series.

Seaglow – The Secret of the Deep / Reunited in Atlantis ∙ Vol 1 + 2

  • Anna Fleck
  • Autumn 2021, 496 pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 14+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Bestseller: 22.000 copies sold of the series from a mythical world. Ella throws herself into an adventure full of wonder and terror when she joins Aris on a dangerous mission. A captivating page-turner full of crackling romantasy.

Nella Nixie Vol. 1 A Gift for Gustav Crabcake

  • Nicola Berger
  • Illustrated by Monika Finsterbusch
  • Spring 2021, 32 pages, 23 x 25 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 3+
  • All rights available

New series about cheerful Nella Nixie: She has to be creative when Gustav Crabcake turns down the invitation to his 300th birthday party.

Seaglow Vol. 1 The Secret of the Deep

  • Anna Fleck
  • Spring 2021, 496 pages, 14,2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 14+
  • All rights available

The mysterious Aris comes from another, mythical world – at the bottom of the ocean. Ella throws herself into an adventure full of wonder and terror. Captivating start of the Atlantis trilogy.

The Flying School of Adventurers (Vol. 1) – The Fire Tiger of Batavia

  • written by THiLO, based on an idea by Michael Mack, Jörg Ihle, Tobias Mundinger and Nils Feigenwinter
  • Illustrated by Max Meinzold
  • Autumn 2020, 144 pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Age 8+
  • Rigths sold to Italy

• The first book in a fast-paced adventure series
• In cooperation with Europa Park

Belle, Oni and Oliver are in training to become real-life adventurers! The timetable includes travelling the world, discovering magic objects and researching mysterious creatures. The adventure begins on their very first day of school, when a famous magic dagger called the Fire Tiger is stolen. The young thief, Connor Blaze, is a real artful dodger and therefore a perfect candidate for the school of adventurers! With him, the first excursion turns into a hellish trip into the fantastical world of the pirates…

Malvina Moorwood Vol. 1 The Mystery of Moorwood Castle

  • Christian Loeffelbein
  • Illustrated by Julia Christians
  • Spring 2021, 320 pages, 14,2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 9+
  • All rights available

With investigative skill, a little cunning and more than a little sass, Malvina and her friend Tom plunge headlong into a hair-raising adventure to save Moorwood Castle.

Rulantica (Vol. 2) – The Plot of the Gods

  • written by Michaela Hanauer, based on an idea by Michael Mack, Jörg Ihle and Tobias Mundinger
  • Illustrated by Helge Vogt
  • Autumn 2020, 304 pages pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 10+
  • Rights sold to (series): France, Italy

Rising Skye (Vol. 2) – Will Your Feelings Save You?

  • Lina Frisch
  • Autumn 2020, 496 pages pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 14+
  • All rights available

• The brilliant sequel to Falling Skye: frighteningly realistic finale
• A tension-driven, perceptive dystopia about discrimination and populism
• Lina Frisch – a young, feminist voice

The Transparent Nations – formerly the United States of America – are heading for the next great crisis, and nothing less than emancipation, equal rights and democracy are at stake. Skye and Hunter try to inform the public about the government’s plan, particularly the ReNatura programme that calls women’s rights into question in a big way. But it isn’t just the Crystallisers who are hard on the young pair’s heels… a breathless chase begins. Can Skye’s love for Hunter survive the fight for freedom and equality? What is her mother Beth (the powerful head of an underground organisation) hiding? And will Skye ever be able to trust her feelings?

The Make-It-Better - Book 75 Ways You Can Change the World

  • Miriam Holzapfel & Children for a Better World (ed.)
  • Illustrated by Janina Lentföhr
  • Autumn 2019, 128 pages, 17 x 22 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 8+
  • All rights available

Improve the world with projects lasting from one hour to several days – an appeal to society’s sense of justice.

The Grumbletroll … Wants to be First! (Vol.3)

  • by aprilkind
  • Illustrated by Stephan Pricken
  • Written by Barbara van den Speulhof,
  • Autumn 2020, 23 x 30 cm, 32 pages, Picturebook
  • Age 3+
  • Rights sold to (series): Bulgaria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain (Catalan, Spanish), USA (World English)

The Grumbletroll only wants one thing: to win the big soapbox-car race! Luckily, he’s come up with a special gimmick for his car, which really does allow him to overtake everyone from behind. The bird is so startled that he crashes into the barrier! The hedgehog drives into a rock, the mouse pulls her steering wheel off and the hare can’t stop in time. Now the Grumbletroll has it easy, and he’s the first to cross the finish line. Winner! But is it really such a good thing to be first when your friends have fallen by the wayside?

Idea and concept by aprilkind

Fartypops, the Rattle-Dragon

  • Kai Lüftner
  • Illustrated by Wiebke Rauers
  • Autumn 2019, 32 pages, 21 x 28 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 3+
  • All rights available

“I am different – so what?!” Special bonus: fart button with 5 sounds.

Vehicles Over and Underground

  • Illustrated by Igor Lange
  • Autumn 2018, 22 pages,
  • Boardbook with fold-out pages
  • 24 months +
  • Rights sold to China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, The Netherlands
  • Website

Detailed illustrations and large fold-out pages reveal interesting scenes at the station, airport and motorway.

Unicorn Paradise (Vol. 3) – The Festival of Wishes

  • Anna Blum
  • Illustrated by Julia Gerigk
  • Autumn 2018, 128 pages,
  • Hardcover
  • 5+
  • Rights sold to (series): Hungary, Israel
  • Website

Unicorns Vanilla, Rosie and Blue go on an adventure to rescue the big unicorn festival, as their blossoms on the wishing tree seem to have vanished into thin air.

I can see U

  • Matthias Morgenroth
  • Spring 2019, 304 pages,
  • Hardcover
  • 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Artificial Intelligence, romance and data abuse – these current topics make for an unusual yet gripping teenage lovestory.

Onno & Ontje – Suddenly Best Friends Forever

  • Thomas Springer
  • Illustrated by Matthias Derenbach
  • Spring 2016, 32 pages, 25.4 x 30 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 3+
  • Rights sold to Bulgaria, Estonia, Russia
  • Website

Princess Lillifee Saves Unicorn Paradise (Vol. 12)

  • Burkhard Nuppeney, Monika Finsterbusch
  • Illustrated by Monika Finsterbusch
  • Spring 2016, 36 pages, 24.5 x 30 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 3+
  • Rights sold to: The Netherlands, Spain
  • Website

New format of international bestselling series!

• 2 million copies sold worldwide

• Translated into 25 languages

Young unicorns Rosie, Vanilla and Blue are worried for their homeland: the magic stone which protects their realm is losing its power and only a white unicorn can give power back to the stone. When they meet the unicorn Rosalie in Princess Lillifee’s enchanted garden, they can hardly believe their luck. The white unicorn wants to help immediately and of course Lillifee does not leave her friend alone. Together they get on their way…

Meja Seagreen (Vol. 1)

  • Erik O. Lindström
  • Illustrated by Wiebke Rauers
  • Spring 2017, 128 pages, 17 x 22 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 6+
  • Rights sold to Israel, Russia
  • Website

• Curtain up for Meja Seagreen – Pippi Longstocking of the ocean!
• A mermaid with a difference: cheeky and adventurous
• Illustrator winner of the Carl Buch prize 2016

Meja Seagreen, the little nixie, is all alone in the round house with the sea-green bell: her parents are away on yet another secret mission. Then one day, Meja discovers a strange parcel outside her front door. Being a curious creature, she opens the box... and in no time at all finds herself face to face with the rather unusual sea turtle Padson, a worryturtle, who from that moment on will follow Meja everywhere. And it’s a good job, because Meja soon embarks on a daring adventure, in which nothing less is at stake than the safety of the underwater city of Lyckhav.

The Finstersteins – Woe to Him Who Wakes the Dead (Vol. 1)

  • Kai Lüftner
  • Illustrated by Fréderic Bertrand
  • Autumn 2016, 224 pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 9+
  • Rights sold to Czech Republic
  • Website

• Horridly beautiful illustrations by Fréderic Bertrand

Fred is new in Berlin. His new school proves to be unfriendly: Sunnyboy Amadeus calls the shots there and he can’t stand outsiders. He calls Fred “Fred of the Dead”, because he lives at a graveyard where his mother works. Instead of watching your favourite TV show, for example, he takes a last turn round the graveyard in the evening to make sure all the vaults are securely locked. One day, Fred accidentally opens a vault and finds a piece of parchment. It turns out that his family is cursed. Together with Franz Ferdinand, the other class “freak”, Fred sets out to break the spell.

Light on, Light off – At my House

  • Illustrated by Dorothea Ackroyd
  • Spring 2018, 12 pages, 21.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Boardbook
  • 12 months +
  • All rights available
  • Website

• Switch the light on and off again and again!

• Extra-large light-up surfaces

• Innovative product format

• Atmospheric illustrations

No! No! I’m not Getting Into a Stranger’s Car!

  • Petra Lazik
  • Illustrated by Kai Schüttler
  • Spring 2018, 32 pages, 22 x 25 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 5+
  • Rights sold to Denmark
  • Website

• Important topic

• Based on current preventionwork

• With practical tips

On the way to kindergarten, a man in a car stops and talks to Marie and her brother Max. He offers to give them a lift. Max really wants a ride in his shiny car, but Marie listens to her gut instinct and says loud and clear: “No!”

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Contact

Coppenrath Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

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48155 Münster

Germany

Phone +49 (0)251 414 11-0

info@coppenrath.de
www.coppenrath.de

Contact Person

Publisher Wolfgang Hölker

Managing Director Dr. Lambert Scheer

Program Picture Books, Children’s Books, Young Adults Nicola Dröge

Program Board Books, Creative and Non-Fiction Kathy Heyer

Production Liane Kade

Sales Manuel Knemöller

Director of »Die Spiegelburg« Jörg Ueffing

Foreign Rights Mandy Queißer

Public Relations Tomas Rensing