Verlagsgruppe Oetinger

Publishing Group

Oetinger Publishing Group 

Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH

The publishing company Friedrich Oetinger was founded in 1946. In 1949 the company published its first book by Astrid Lindgren »Pippi Longstocking«, and all her following books have been published by Oetinger ever since. In the following decades the publishing house paved the way for Scandinavian children’s literature in Germany. The current programme – including Astrid Lindgren’s complete works – contains more than 600 board and picture books, children’s and juvenile books and non-fiction. Apart from Astrid Lindgren, Paul Maar, Kirsten Boie, Christine Nöstlinger and Sven Nordqvist are among the company’s most important authors.

Dressler Verlag GmbH

Since its foundation in 1928, Cecilie Dressler Verlag has been co-operating with major authors like Erich Kästner, A.A. Milne (“Winnie-the-Pooh“), and Hugh Lofting (“Doctor Dolittle“). Finally this tradition resulted in the series “Dressler Klassiker“ including among others books like “Pinocchio“, “Mary Poppins“ or “The adventures of Tom Sawyer“.

Cornelia Funke has placed a sensational national and international success with "The Thief Lord" and her Inkheart-Trilogy. Among the most famous contemporary authors are Dagmar Chidolue, Sabine Ludwig and Sabine Neuffer. Furthermore, well-renowned authors especially from Great Britain and the US are part of the publishing house’s programme such as Kate DiCamillo, Jennifer L. Holm, Michael Morpurgo or Jerry Spinelli. The programme contains sophisticated and entertaining books for children and young people. Thanks to excellent authors, translators and illustrators, Dressler has gained numerous important awards in the past.

Ellermann (Imprint of Dressler Verlag GmbH)

The publishing house Verlag Heinrich Ellermann was founded in 1934 and originally published chiefly literary works. After 1945, it gradually developed into a successful publisher of children’s and young people’s books and, with the international award-winning “Uhren” series also consolidated its reputation as a picture-book specialist. In 2002, Ellermann introduced a new programme concept and has since established itself as the publishing house for read-aloud books. Ellermann concentrates on story picture books and thematic picture books as well as read-aloud books, the main focus being on German original editions. These include Short Stories to Read Aloud for children of 2, 3 and 4 upwards, non-fiction stories to read aloud and thick, individual read-aloud books.