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 Kids' stage, there will be professional events on various topics, and on the weekend well-known authors will give public readings.

  • Children’s books in the international halls

    Children’s books are growing internationally at the Book Fair: This year, 150 exhibitors in Hall 5.1 and 160 exhibitors in Hall 6.1 will present their children’s and young adult book programmes on 1,400 sqm and 2,700 sqm, respectively. To make it easier for visitors to find their way, the Frankfurt Book Fair has created a new children’s book area at the entrances to the halls.

  • 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. An exhibition of Mexican illustrators is also on display.

  • From games to film

    At the Frankfurt Book Fair, you’ll find representatives of all the key players in the fields of games, technology, licensing, film, etc., giving publishers a chance to make new contacts and thereby diversifying their business opportunities.

  • 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.


    What else does the Frankfurt Book Fair have to offer in Children's and Young Adults' Media? Learn everything about the Kids Products 2016

We’re keeping up with the times

Flik Flak becomes a Children’s and Young Adult Media partner
As adults, we sometimes want to stop time; for kids, it flies by when they’re playing, and there’s never enough of it when it comes to the important things in life.

With our new partner in the field of Children’s and Young Adult Media, Flik Flak – the Swiss brand of children’s watches from the Swatch Group – we’ve found a company that not only stands for high precision, but also combines a commitment to education with fun. That fits, we thought, and along with our partner Flik Flak we’re looking forward to our time together.

Oktober 20

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award ALMA 2017

Announcement of nominees, Children’s Book Centre, 4:00 p.m., 3.0 K 139

See invitation


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Trends, changes & development in digital children’s media Pokémon Go, YouTube and Snapchat – that’s what kids are interested in. So why hang on to static books? Publishers are competing for kids’ time against the games industry, various social media and an endless number of apps. Stories don’t reach children exclusively through books. How can we improve the dissemination of our stories without devaluing them? Modern technology allows for much stronger interaction with our target group. How can content producers use this to create dynamic storytelling concepts? And what are our responsibilities in the field of media education? Join the discussion!

Program DIGI DAY 2016

09:30 - 09:45 a.m.
Mit: Till Weitendorf
Veranstalter: StoryDOCKS

How children's use of media has changed in UK/USA
09:45 - 10:00 a.m.
With: Jo Henry
Organiser: StoryDOCKS

Between teddy bears and touchscreens: Adventure children’s library with digital children’s media (in German)
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
With: Hella Schwemer-Martienßen (Director) und Heidi Best (Managmenet Children's Library), Bücherhallen Hamburg
Organiser: StoryDOCKS

Changes in digital children’s media (in German)
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
With: Andreas Koschinsky (BROCKHAUS | NE GmbH, Director Product & Services), Tim Kiener (wonderkind gmbh, Managing Director), Jørn Alraun (urbn pockets, Managing Partner), Wolfgang Schmitz (Ahoiii Entertainment UG)
Organiser: StoryDOCKS

Start-up session with subsequent discussion (in German)
11:30 - 12:00 a.m.
With: Boxine (Marcus Stahl, Managing Partner), readio (Dirk Keune, Managing Director), TigerCreate (Anna Schneider, Management), TigerBooks (Michael Adam)
Organiser: StoryDOCKS

Three almost perfect weeks (in German)
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
With: Christina Erbertz
Organiser: Julius Beltz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

Award ceremony for the TOMMI 2016 German Children’s Software Award (in German)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
With: Thomas Feibel, Kathrin Hartmann, Tim Schreder, Stephan Wessolek
Organiser: Family Media GmbH & Co. KG
The TOMMI 2016 German Children’s Software Award is awarded for the categories PC, apps, console, electronic toys and nursery & preschool.

Literature between two book covers – too short sighted perhaps? (in German)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
With: Mario Como, Sigrid Fahrer, Helga Kleinen, Caroline Martens, Werner Schulte
Organiser: Helmut Lingen Verlag GmbH

COUNTDOWN MAG – the online magazine:
background info on Kids Publishing

Ayse Bosse

The wide world of children’s and young adult media is also a topic in #FBM Countdown, the online magazine of the Frankfurt Book Fair. There, you can read fascinating interviews – for example, with the actress and grief counsellor Ayse Bosse, who produced the interactive book on grieving for children “Weil du mir so fehlst” (“Because I Miss You So Much”). Also: the success story of the Ukrainian publisher Fountain of Fairy Tales, and dates and tips to help you get ready for the fair. Find it all here in #FBM Countdown.

"This is what we share"

Flandern Niederlande Buch

Under these motto, Flanders and the Netherlands present themselves as the Guest of Honour at the Book Fair. A focal point of the Guest of Honour presentation is the Children’s and Young Adult book area. Learn more on #FBM Countdown about the programme.

Become an exhibitor or event organiser

The KIDS universe

Contact us!

You want to exhibit in this area or cooperate with us? Click here for the team of the Frankfurt Book Fair.