Prestel Junior

The Publishing House and its History

Art, architecture, photography, lifestyle and high-quality children’s books: Prestel ranks among the world’s leading publishers – both in German and English – in all of these fields.

Prestel Publishing was founded in 1924 and has its headquarters in Munich, along with offices in New York and London and an international sales network. Since 2008, Prestel belongs to the publishing group Penguin Random House Verlagsgruppe GmbH.

Crucial for Prestel is that quality reigns throughout everything it publishes. It’s not for nothing that the publisher has received more than a hundred national and international awards for the content and design of its books.

Prestel is a publisher for both young and old – for all those with an eye for beauty and a passion for visual culture.

We love art and illustrations. We connect gripping topics with magnificent pictures. We make books for all the senses.

Our program

At Prestel Junior, we publish children's art books, enchantingly illustrated non-fiction books and special picture books in German and English. All our publications are made to the highest production standards.

Since 1995, Prestel Junior has received acclaim for its wide-ranging children’s books on art and architecture. Other features of our program include books on music, nature and technology, as well as artistic picture books and pop-up books. German and international illustration art plays an important role in many of our titles. These include the series Eintritt frei!, illustrated by Katie Scott and Chris Wormell, as well as illustrated books by Ximo Abadia, Cynthia Cliff, Judith Drews, Martin Haake, Olaf Hajek, Joanne Liu, Marc Majewski Marc Martin, Irmela Schautz, Annika Siems, Kenesha Sneed, Annabelle von Sperber, Katja Spitzer, Britta Teckentrup and many others.

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Foreign Rights Highlights

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When I feel brave

  • Britta Teckentrup
  • Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
  • Spring 2024, 40 pages, 21.5 x 28 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available except World English
  • Website

What you don’t know can be scary. In this stunningly expressive picture book, Britta Teckentrup explores what it means to be brave. She tells the story of a girl who walks through a dark wood all on her own and is startled by a bear … But as she allows herself to get closer to it, the bear becomes her companion, and eventually even her friend. This book is the perfect startingpoint for a discussion about fear, with children of play school or primary school age. It shows how paralysing your fears can sometimes be, but also how good it feels when you confront and overcome them.


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Prestel Verlag

München · London · New York
in der Penguin Random House Verlagsgruppe GmbH
Neumarkter Straße 28
81673 München


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