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.


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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Pee and Poo Book. The Optimal Potty Reading

  • Joëlle Tourlonias
  • Spring 2024, 14 pages, 16 x 16 cm
  • Boardbook with sliders and flaps
  • Ages 18 months+
  • Rights sold to Croatia, France, The Netherlands
  • Website

With a variety of sliders and flaps, this book is great fun for all little ones who are growing up.

My Touch-and-Feel Dictionary. Petting Zoo

  • Sybille Brauer
  • Spring 2024, 12 pages, 17.5 x 20.5 cm
  • Boardbook with touch-and-feel elements and peepholes
  • Ages 18 months+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Dictionary, touch-and-feel book and playbook in one. 2 titles available.

Mo, the Little Mouse. My First Picture Stories

  • Jutta Degenhardt
  • Illustrated by Yayo Kawamura
  • Spring 2024, 18 pages, 16 x 21 cm
  • Boardbook
  • Ages 18 months+
  • Rights of the series sold to Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Spain (Spanish)
  • Website

Age-appropriate read-aloud stories with a loveable identification character. 3 titles available in different formats.

Princess Lillifee and the Unicorn Paradise

  • Nicola Berger
  • Illustrated by Monika Finsterbusch
  • Spring 2024, 24 pages, 18.5 x 18.5 cm
  • Boardbook with foil and glitter
  • Ages 24 months+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Everyone's favourite picture book princess, retold in an age-appropriate way for little ones. 3 titles available.

Lenny Hunter In the Valley of the Moonflower · Vol. 2

  • THiLO
  • Illustrated by Silvio Neuendorf
  • Spring 2024, 36 pages, 25.4 x 30 cm
  • Picturebook with flap and book-in-book
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

By bestselling author THiLO!
A new adventure for Lenny and the Mystery Crew in the North African Desert.

Fartypops and the Creepy Snoring Scare Vol. 4

  • Kai Lüftner
  • Illustrated by Wiebke Rauers
  • Spring 2024, 32 pages, 21 x 28 cm
  • Picturebook with sound button and glow-in-the dark effect
  • Ages 3+
  • Rights of the series sold to China (Simplified), Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Ukraine
  • Website

Over 600,000 copies of Furzipups sold worldwide!
An exciting journey through the night – to fart, yawn and snore along with.

Jessi, the Looting Bunny

  • Kai Lüftner
  • Illustrated by Wiebke Rauers
  • Autumn 2023, 40 pages, 25.4 x 30 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

From the winning team behind Fartypops: a book about the strength in being different.
Jessi the little hare is fed up with her life as a fluffy pet, and runs away into the woods. Wild and free, she becomes the saviour of the weakest and finds friendship unexpectedly.

Life-Size Animals of the Seas and Oceans

  • Holger Haag
  • Illustrated by Lars Baus
  • Autumn 2023, 56 pages, 24.8 x 34.7 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 5+
  • Rights of the series sold to China (Simplified), Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey
  • Website

First-class illustrations with selected detail views show us 15 wild animals at the size they really are. Life-size! 4 titles available.

Mina Whirlwind Fairy · Vol. 1

  • Zoe Magdalena
  • Illustrated by Alexandra Helm
  • Spring 2024, 112 pages, 17 x 22 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 5+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Modern fantasy-heroine speaks to children from the soul.
Mina finally wants to be a real fairy, just like her Grandma. When Mina receives the long-awaited letter with her magic power revealed, nobody can decipher it. Mina decides to flutter off to cloud nine to meet with Fairy queen Mirabella, to find out for herself.

Cosmo Magicat The Curse of the Magic Paw · Vol. 1

  • Barbara Rosslow
  • Illustrated by Dorothee Mahnkopf
  • Autumn 2023, 240 pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 9+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Secret heroes: the animal familiars of witches and wizards.
Cosmo the little stray cat has been chosen as an animal familiar and is sent to the school of magic. They are going to train him to serve a witch or wizard. But then Cosmo discovers he can do magic – which is strictly forbidden for animals...

Frost Stars Remember! · Vol. 1

  • Anna Fleck
  • Autumn 2023, 496 pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 14+
  • All rights available
  • Website

A magical new love story from romantasy conjurer Anna Fleck.
Elvy stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. But when her secret crush Erik vanishes in an inexplicable snowstorm in the middle of Stockholm, she finds it’s all true: a legendary wintry force has returned, and is hell-bent on revenge.

Hunting Souls Our Treacherous Souls · Vol. 1

  • Tina Köpke
  • Spring 2024, 448 pages, 14.2 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 14+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Dark romantasy perfect for fans of "Wednesday."
High school student Katrina Smythe has been undead for a year. Without emotional baggage, she is strong and fits in much better with her unusual family of vampires, witches and werewolves.


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Coppenrath Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

Hafenweg 30
48155 Münster


Phone +49 (0)251 414 11-0

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