Ueberreuter was founded by the Salzer family in 1946. In spring 2012 Ueberreuter moved from Vienna to Berlin. Since January 2014 Ueberreuter Kinder- und Jugendbuchverlag and Annette Betz share a joint management with G&G Verlag in Vienna, but remain situated in Berlin.
Annette Betz publishes picture books, combining high literary and artistic quality. The publishing house is known for its true classics, such as the »Brambly Hedge«-series by Jill Barklem or »Badger’s Parting Gifts« by Susan Varley, as well as picture books by rising new talents. Well known are e.g. Michael Engler and Joëlle Tourlonias, whose »Elefantastic«-series has become a favorite with parents and children alike, or the inventive picture books by Katharina Grossmann-Hensel or Isabel Pin.
Especially popular are the beautifully illustrated musical picture books, that give young children a gentle introduction into the world of classical and modern music. A CD, included in the book, allows children to enjoy the pieces of music while reading and observing the storyline. Thanks to the age-appropriate form, even pre-school children can enjoy operas such as »The Magic Flute«, or classical pieces like »The Moonlight Sonata«. In November 2014, »The Magic Flute« was awarded a gold record in the category »Kids Award« for more than 100.000 copies sold in Germany, in 2016 Austria followed. With the new series »My first musical picture book« Annette Betz introduces even the youngest book lovers – up from 3 years of age – to the world of classical music.
Ueberreuter Kinder- und Jugendbuch publishes realistic and fantasy literature for children and young adults. The books aim at girls and boys alike and the program’s balanced to treat all kinds of reading preferences. Most famously, the »Little Book of Badness« inspires reluctant readers (age 8+) to engage in reading through an interactive approach, witty games and an unconventional structure – to the great delight of children and parents alike.
Ueberreuter has a long tradition in the literature of the fantastic. Wolfgang Hohlbein, the master of fantasy in Germany, known for his hugely successful »Magic Moon«, is back with »Laurin« – the story of a courageous heroine and her companion locked in a fantastical and dangerous world of caves, dwarfs and underground cities. Mara Lang’s »Almost a Fairy Tale« and Caroline Ronnefeldt’s »Quendel«, perfect for all fans of Tolkien, are two further examples of exciting contemporary fantasy writing.
As an author’s publishing house Ueberreuter focuses on fine and selected children’s books and publishing, for example, the successful detective series »LasseMaja« written by the Swedish bestselling author Martin Widmark or NYT bestselling Katherine Applegate’s extraordinary tale of a wise old tree, »Wishtree«. And with the »Alaska Wilderness«-series from Christopher Ross Ueberreuter makes its mark in the romantic adventure-literature section. Enjoy reading the books of Usch Luhn, Akram El-Bahay, Dina El-Nawab, Andrea Schütze, Caroline Carlson, Tanja Schwarze, Andreas Hüging, Ava Reed and others.