Oetinger, Moon Notes, Migo, Dressler, Ellermann, Igel Records

The Oetinger publishing group

Verlagsgruppe Oetinger is one of the leading companies in the German-speaking children's media and entertainment market, which is known for its publishing expertise, its high-quality program and its outstanding portfolio of authors and creatives. From well-known and popular classics to modern print, audio and digital media to innovative play and learning products - as a specialist in high-quality entertainment, the Oetinger publishing group offers stories and narrative worlds that are fun, move, motivate and inspire young people.

A house full of diverse publishers

The Oetinger publishing group brings together renowned publishers with a particular success story under one roof: the Friedrich Oetinger publishing house with the imprints Moon Notes and migo, Oetinger Media and Igel Records, the Dressler publishing house with the Ellermann imprint and the publishing house for children's theater. In addition, Oetinger Corporate has established itself as an experienced service provider for transmedia storytelling and merchandising in the children's media and co.

History and program

The foundation stone for today's Oetinger publishing group with its publishers and brands was laid in 1946 by the Friedrich Oetinger publishing house named after his publisher. Since the publication of the German-language edition of Astrid Lindgren's world-famous »Pippi Longstocking« in 1949, the family-run publisher, now in the third generation, has been one of the most successful German children's and youth book publishers and has consistently been a pioneer in the German-language children's and youth media market.

In addition to the classics by Astrid Lindgren, the Oetinger publishing group publishes the works of the most successful German authors, including Kirsten Boie, Cornelia Funke, Paul Maar and Sabine Ludwig. The "Olchis", the "Sams" or "Pettson und Findus" are children's favorites with cult character. Titles such as the "Ink World Trilogy" by Cornelia Funke, "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins or "Götterfunke" by Marah Woolf are all-age bestsellers. Authors, illustrators and translators in the publishing group are repeatedly awarded prestigious prizes.

The publishers and brands at a glance: www.oetinger.de

Current awards

  • German Audio Book Prize 2023 - Best children's audio book of the year 2023 – Tania Messner: Sansaria. Träume der Finsternis
  • Phantastikpreis der Stadt Wetzlar 2023 – Phantastikpreis der Stadt Wetzlar – Maja Ilisch: Unten
  • White Ravens 2023 – Recommendation List 2023 – Maja Ilisch: Unten


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Max-Brauer-Allee 34
22765 Hamburg


Phone +49 (0)40 607 909 02


Contact Person

Managing Directors Julia Bielenberg, Christian Graef, Thilo Schmid, Juliane Lachenmayer

Program Directors Corinna Küpper/Susanne Mardt (Target Group 0-6 years), Nina Horn (Target Group 7-11 years), Lilly Raible (Target Group 12+ years), Imke Ahrens (Editor at large), Katharina Markward (Oetinger Media/Igel Records)

Marketing Anne Petersen

Sales Thilo Schmid

Foreign Rights Ulrike Düwert

Events Helga Blümlein

Public Relations Judith Kaiser