When the Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag appeared on the publishing stage in 2014, it was the result of the union of two of the oldest and best known producers of children’s books in Germany – Thienemann and Esslinger. The two companies, with their long tradition of publishing, have now decided to join hands with a joint management team in order to face together the challenges of the market and pool their resources of famous authors, illustrators and children’s and young adult classics under one roof.

The focus of the four sectors within the publishing programs, Thienemann, Esslinger, Planet! and Gabriel lies on books for children and teenagers and covers all ages between 0 and 18, from high-quality picture books to novels for young adults