Welcome to Children's and Young Adults' Media

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The KIDS area is colourful, exciting and a "must" for anyone involved or interested in the children’s book community. Seminars and networking events during the entire Fair give insight into the "future of reading", what children’s book markets in other countries are doing, and much more. Meet children’s book publishers, agents, digital service providers, illustrators, authors, and others.

  • Hall 3.0

    Hall 3.0 is the centre of the KIDS universe: Here, you’ll find the displays of renowned German-language publishers such as Oetinger, Loewe, Beltz and many others, as well as large and small exhibitors from Russia, Spain, Italy, Asia and many other countries. From Wednesday to Friday, on the stage in the Children’s Book Centre, there will be professional events on various topics, and on the weekend well-known authors will give public readings.

  • Children’s book publishers around the Agora

    You’ll find children’s book publishers exhibiting within their national contexts not only in Hall 3.0, but in other halls as well. Since 2015, all publishers are grouped around the Agora, so long walks to the English-language children’s book publishers, for example, are no longer necessary – you’ll find them in Hall 6.1.

  • Illustrators

    The Illustrators’ Corner, in the immediate vicinity of the Children’s Book Centre, is a contact point for illustrators and publishers. Portfolio advice from experts, rights advice for illustrators, glimpses into German and international portfolios – here, you’ll find the right contact person for all these things every day.

  • Inside and outside Hall 3.0 –
    our tours give you the lie of the land

    Through various tours, we help you to understand the children’s and young adult community at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Group size is limited, so please register as soon as possible to ensure your participation. Starting summer 2016 you can get further information on the tours here.

Become an exhibitor or event organiser

Review: Highlight events from 2015

Altogether 471 kids events took place at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2015.

  • The worldwide first Star Wars poetry slam was held at the Frankfurt Book Fair's Agora: During the visitor weekend, five poets took on the battle between good and evil, duking it out with their laser-sharp words. You can watch the poetry slam on YouTube (in German).

  • Serafina: Talent prize for young illustrators awarded by the German Academy for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Visit www.akademie-kjl.de for more information.

  • Presentation of the German Children’s Literature Prize (every year on the Friday during the fair). Learn more here (in German).

  • Exclusive announcement of the candidates nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Visit www.alma.se/en/ for more information.

  • The “Giga-Maus” and “TOMMI” children’s software awards

The NEW children's books exhibitors 2015

Numerous new children's books exhibitors participated at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015. You can find an overview here:
To the new exhibitors 2015

The KIDS universe