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Around the globe with children's books

A unique, world-travelling exhibition – for selected new releases by German publishers of children’s and young adult books.


Germany’s literature for young readers is loved around the world.

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“Children's Books on Tour” is a thematic showcase of current children's and young adult literature from Germany. The tour stops at book fairs and other destinations abroad. The goal of the exhibition is to present the latest releases, encounter international audiences and create new business.


No other country sells as many foreign rights in children’s and young adult books as Germany, making it the world's leading exporter of the genre. Every publisher can present up to eight new releases each year. In 2022, 18 German-language publishers are on board. And together they are exhibiting 64 titles - collected in our Rights List Spring 2022.


International and wide-ranging

With “German Stories” you can explore Frankfurter Buchmesse’s activities abroad. From specialist programmes to German Collective Stands and the latest industry information – access more information, inspiration and networking. Free of charge and available all year round.

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Kinder auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

The digital collection Children’s Books on Tour

In our collection you will find all 64 titles that are part of the "Children's Books on Tour" in 2022.

Discover the books

In a nutshell

Discover the titles in our Rights List and take part next year.

Application forms

Präsentieren im Ausland

Childrens Books on Tour - Application forms


Rights Lists

Rights List - Fall 2022

Here you can learn all about the books on the Rights List or see a list of publishers interested in international contacts.


Present internationally

Rights List - Spring 2022

Here you can learn all about the books on the Rights List or see a list of publishers interested in international contacts.

Pernille Starck answers all your questions.

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Stories around the world.