Founded in 1953, Carlsen Verlag is now the market leader for children’s and young adult books in Germany and excels in this field in various divisions.
In picture books, one of the rising stars in recent years has been a green little monster named The Little US. It disappears when people treat each other with disrespect and grows huge when kindness and companionship prevail.
Carlsen‘s PixiTM mini books with a print run of more than 450 million copies since their beginnings in 1954, are known to every child in Germany and many children abroad. Guidance for children aged 2 to 12 is provided by the character Conni, who appears in a wide variety of formats.
Carlsen also offers a huge range of entertaining fiction for children. The School of Magical Animals series, which has sold over 8 million copies and whose film adaptation was the most successful German movie in 2022, is certainly outstanding.
Another very successful series is Please don‘t open, in which the three main characters are regularly surprised by the delivery of mysterious packages containing stolen toys that have come to life and have different quite extraordinary skill sets. In addition to the problems they cause when they grow out of control, their appearance is also accompanied by some pretty crazy climate changes in the small town of Boring, the hometown of Nemo, Fred and Olga.
Furthermore, Carlsen publishes YA fiction under the label Impress, in both print and digital formats.
The list of authors licensed by Carlsen includes names like J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, Victoria Aveyard, Clementine Beauvais and Philip Pullman.
And last but not least Carlsen stars an impressive list of graphic novelists and is a major player in Manga publishing.
They exhibit in BRANDmate, Offenbach on 21 and 22 June, at stand C3.