Dorling Kindersley

The Publishing House and its History

Dorling Kindersley Verlag GmbH (DK) is a subsidiary of Dorling Kindersley Ltd., one of the leading illustrated reference publishers worldwide and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1st, 2013. DK produces highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children in 62 languages and over 85 countries. The German branch has been publishing books since since 2000.

DK’s aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect.


DK’s extensive children’s list of over 500 books showcases a fantastic store of knowledge for children, toddlers and babies.

DK’s tactile board books introduce the youngest of readers to books and help them discover the world around them. The books for beginning readers are known for their highly pictorial reading scheme, with lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading. ›SUPERLESER!‹, a series for beginning readers, was developed in consultation with leading literary experts and is recommended by elementary school teachers. First reference books answer intriguing questions and help children easily learn new facts. Encyclopedias such as »Wissen für clevere Kids« are popular among readers age 8 and above.

The reference book series ›memo Wissen entdecken‹ currently spans over 90 fascinating topics, with new issues following semi-annually. Aimed at readers age 8 and above, ›memo Wissen entdecken‹ provides accurate and concise information about key school subjects. ›memo Kids‹, a reference book series for children age 6 and above, helps kids to become confident readers with its highly pictorial reading scheme.

DK’s children’s books stand out for their innovative design and fascinate young readers of all ages with spectacular pictures, 3D-illustrations, pop-ups, sound effects and interactive elements.

DK is proud to feature an impressive list of licensing titles which include the best-selling LEGO® and Star Wars™ books. . The book series ›Superleser‹ introduces young readers into the LEGO® and Star Wars™ worlds.

Current awards

  • JugendSachbuchPreis 2021 – Katie Taylor, Lianne Harrison: Komm, wir gehen raus!
  • JugendSachbuchPreis 2020 – Zu gut für die Tonne. Kreative Projekte für kleine Umweltschützer
  • JugendSachbuchPreis 2020 – Ben Raskin: Grün. Mein Mitmach-Gartenbuch. Obst und Gemüse selber ziehen!
  • JugendSachbuchPreis 2020 – Libby Deutsch: Wie kommt die Milch in die Tüte? Der Kreislauf alltäglicher Dinge
  • KIMI Kinderbuchsiegel 2020 – Bettina Deutsch-Dabernig, Nikola Köhler Kroath: Schlau miteinander in die Zukunft
  • Österreichische Kinderkochbuchpreis Prix Prato Traudi 2020 – Back mit mir! Süßes und Salziges backen und verzieren
  • Österreichische Kinderkochbuchpreis Prix Prato Traudi 2020 – Meine erste Kochschule
  • Österreichische Kinderkochbuchpreis Prix Prato Traudi 2018 – Ran ans Gemüse! Mein vegetarisches Kochbuch
  • Wissensbuch des Jahres - Perspektive - Das Sachkundigste Jugendbuch 2018 – Robert Winston: Mein genialer Körper

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Dorling Kindersley Verlag GmbH

Arnulfstraße 124
80636 München


Phone +49 (0)89 442 32 60

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Contact Person

Managing Director and Program Monika Schlitzer

Head of Sales and Marketing Barbara Thieme

Production Dorothee Whittaker

Public Relations Ira Zeitzen

Marketing Anne Nitzer