Welcome to Children's and Young Adults' Media

International publishing companies of children's and young adult media, readings, events or presentations: the topic KIDS is colourful, inspiring and exciting
Hall 3.0 is the centre of the Kids Universe where renowned German-language publishers like Oetinger, Loewe, Beltz and many others are exhibiting. Plus, larger and smaller exhibitors from Russia, Spain, Italy and many other countries will be present as well. In Halls 5 and 6, children’s book publishers are represented in the context of their respective countries. All important small and large children’s book publishers from the English-language world are found in Hall 8, as well as the large publishing groups with children’s imprints like Scholastic, Penguin and many others.

Some highlights from the Kids Universe programme at the Fair:

  • Awarding of the German Children’s Literature Prize, every year on Fair Friday.
  • Exclusive announcement of the nominated candidates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
  • Giga-Maus and Tommi children’s software prizes offer orientation in the digital jungle.
  • Seminars and networking events during the entire Fair give insight into what children’s book markets in other countries are doing, plus much, much more.

NEW exhibitors 2014 in hall 3.0

Special event venues

Shortly we will introduce our special event stages and their programme here.

The KIDS universe

Become an exhibitor or event organiser here

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We offer you a range of options to participate and present your company and products.

KIDS events and activities for professional visitors

The Kids Universe on film

Fellowship Programme

Fellowship Programme 2014: Focus on children's and YA books
In the run-up to the Frankfurt Book Fair the prestigious Frankfurt Fellowship Programme focuses on information exchange, professional dialogue and the creation of networks between young international publishers.

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ALMA - Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

ALMA
At an exclusive, celebratory event on the Thursday of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the nominees for the following year’s award are announced. Worth five million Swedish krona, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is one of the most valuable literature prizes in the world.

LitCam Projects

LitCam is committed to equality in education. It implements projects that support disadvantaged children and young adults and provide them with important life skills. In Germany, these include the "Football Meets Culture" projects and in South Africa the "Reading and Learning Room". Our international LitCam conferences serve as a discussion platform for NGOs and institutions focused on education. And at the Frankfurt Book Fair, we use our exhibition and stage area "Gateway to Education" to introduce the issue of equality in education to a broader audience and to promote our projects.
Find out more about LitCam projects

Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur e.V.

The Association for Children's and Youth Literature (AKJ) was formed in 1955 as an umbrella organisation for children's and young adult literature in Germany.
Its tasks include organising and awarding the German Children's Literature Award, which takes place each year at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The journal JuLit and other publications are intended to promote reading, while serving as an orientation in the world of children's and young adult literature. The Association is also active internationally, as the German chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).
More on the Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur e.V.

Image & Illustration

The Illustrators' Corner is part of the Children's Book Centre in hall 3.0
Here the Illustrator's Organisation (IO) and Filu, the archive of illustrators and photographers, present a rich pool of new talents and well-known names. The Illustrators Corner is the place to be for new illustrators, photographers and exhibitors looking for fresh talents.
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