The first program of Hanser Kinderbuchverlag was launched in 1993 with 10 Titles. Since then it has been growing steadily and assembles picture books, novels and short stories for children and youngsters, as well as non-fiction for children and youngsters of high literary and artistic quality.
From the very beginning one of the goals of the chidrenbook program was matching the level of the program for adults. That is why many of the childrenbooks in Hanser are crossing borders between children and adults.
Sofie’s World from Jostein Gaarders is a good example for that, and it appeared in the first program. But we can find other authors like: Rafik Schami, David Grossman, Amelie Fried, Elke Heidenreich, Franz Hohler, Jutta Richter, Per Olov Enquist, Bart Moeyaert, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Finn-Ole Heinrich, Mats Wahl, Joyce Carol Oates, Janne Teller and Annette Pehnt, to name a few.
With more than 600 titles by more than 300 authors Hanser Kinderbuchverlag is one of the most prominent publishers in Germany.
A distinctive trait of Hanser‘s books is the high quality of the ilustrators of their books, who belong to the most important in their field: Rotraut Susanne Berner, Quint Buchholz, Wolf and Leonard Erlbruch, Sybille Hein, Helme Heine, Stian Hole, Ole Könnecke, Reinhard Michl, Kathrin Schärer, Peter Schössow, Peter Sís, Hans Traxler, Henrike Wilson, Jutta Bauer and Sabine Wilharm are some of them.