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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The Easter BunNo

  • Cornelia Boese
  • Illustrated by Corinna Jegelka
  • Spring 2024, 16 pages, 20.5 x 22.0 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 2+
  • All rights available
  • Website

• You cannot miss out on this grumpy, funny bunny
• NO and MINE? The BunNo guides you cheekily and without pointing a finger through the autonomy phase and provides amusing breaks in the stressful Easter preparations
• The funny illustrations will delight young and old alike and are the modern counterprogramme to the eternally beloved Easter cardboards

NO, NO, NO! The grumpy, grouchy Easter bunny has no desire at all to share his sweets with the other animals in the forest. The BunNo comes up with an ingenious plan to hide the chocolate and sweets so that no one can eat them.

101 Monsters and All You Need to Know About Them!

  • Ruby van der Bogen
  • Illustrated by Alexandra Helm
  • Spring 2024, 32 pages, 23 x 31 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

• Monster “facts” packed in a wonderfully witty and funny way
• Everything children always wanted to know about monsters – and much more

Did you know that monsters are actually very small and cute? They only grow when they are in a bad mood. If you break their cuddly castles under the bed, for example. Or if you take away their favourite food: Marble cake with milk. Because monsters prefer to eat things that begin with M. You can find out everything you need to know about monsters in this book.

Why I Love You So Much

  • Florian Fickel
  • Illustrated by Johanna Seipelt
  • Spring 2024, 16 pages, 20.6 x 22.0 cm
  • Boardbook
  • Ages 3+
  • All rights available
  • Website

• Lovingly illustrated true to the original characters.
• Stories based on a world of characters by Janosch stand for FRIENDSHIP, FREEDOM AND FINDING YOUR LITTLE HAPPINESS. There are finally new adventures from the poetic world of the little tiger, the tiger duck, the little bear and all their friends. The narrative style has been carefully continued in the new books.

BeBeBeaver Has a Question. Are Dinos Really All Dead?

  • Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim
  • Illustrated by Marie Meimberg
  • Spring 2024, 112 pages, 24.0 x 26.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 7+
  • All rights available
  • Website

• Great start to an exciting new edutaining science series.
• Explains to children and adults alike why dinos are still alive and why the strongest don’t always win!
• Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim:
bestselling author and awardwinning science journalist.
• As poetic as Oliver Jeffers, as scientifically sound as the popular science show “maiLab” with 1,43 million followers on Youtube!
• With a lot of heart and brain: Makes children and adults marvel!
• Second book in the series: “Why do stars shine?"

How Little Animals Grow Up

  • Peter Wohlleben
  • Illustrated by Diana Kohne
  • Spring 2024, 16 pages, 22.5 x 27.0 cm
  • Boardbook
  • Ages 2+
  • All rights available
  • Website

• A brand new title for children by the internationally acclaimed best-selling author of “The Secret Life of Trees“
• A sweetly illustrated cardboard picture book for little ones to discover and marvel at. Scientifically sound and wonderfully told, with lots of details.
• The cute animal stories of Fritzi the wild boar will make you want to visit the forest.
• A lovely read-aloud book for little forest explorers and nature lovers

Lots of Sea Creatures With Harebrained Names and How They Got Them (For Sure)

  • Anne-Kristin zur Brügge Lots of Sea Creatures With
  • Illustrated by Merle Goll
  • Spring 2024, 32 pages, 22.3 x 28.6 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

• Funniest book about sea creatures EVER!
• Fresh style with collages of illustrations & photos

There are lots of animals
in the sea –
Though none of them look like
you or me.
Some of them have funny
heads and tails,
Like sharks and rays and
great big whales.
Once no one had the
slightest notion
Of what was living
in the ocean,
But the animals had their
fun and games,
So how did all of them
get their names?


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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

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