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Frankfurt Kids

Today’s trends for tomorrow’s readers. Children’s and young adult media are the focus of this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse!

Kind mit Propellermütze auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Everywhere you go at the fair you’ll find a diverse spectrum of international children’s book publishers, along with producers of toys and other non-book products. Visit leading German publishers and meet trendsetting exhibitors from Taiwan, Poland, Belgium, Hungary and other places (Hall 3.0). You can also catch up on the latest trends in the English-speaking world (Hall 6.1) and discover exciting new releases from Spain, France, Italy and many other countries (Hall 4.0 and Hall 4.1).

In addition to our attractive programme at the fair, you can look forward to a special highlight on 19 October: the first ever Frankfurt Kids Conference. Join experts from the fields of publishing, society and politics to discuss the topics and trends shaping children’s and young adult media.

Frankfurt Kids Conference

Partners and speakers will be announced over the weeks to come.

Transform diversity: share opportunities and expand your network – at the new conference for children’s and young adult media.

What sets a children’s book apart in today’s market? How should stories for young readers be told to keep up with the times? What role do diversity and inclusion play?

The Frankfurt Kids Conference will focus on these topics and more. It will be held for the first time this year on 19 October 2022 as part of Frankfurter Buchmesse. There, publishing experts will join with political activists and representatives of children and youth organisations to discuss children’s books in their social and international contexts.

Be there to experience the speakers live and exchange ideas with your peers as well as professionals from related fields.


  • Panel-Discussion
  • What does it take to write or illustrate diversive books
  • The potential of diversive books
  • Best practise: Every Story Matters

When: 19 October 2022, 9.30 – 12.00 am
Where: Congress Center
, level 3, conference room Illusion

Tickets available here soon.

Partner Frankfurt Kids Conference

All exhibitors at a glance

Want to explore the entire children’s book network at Frankfurter Buchmesse? It’s all online in our Exhibitor Directory, which you can filter by “Publication topic” and “Children’s and Young Adult Media”.

Give your authors a stage – at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

Would you like to present your authors of children’s and young adult books to the international publishing industry and a highly diverse general audience? Our stages offer the right platforms at popular locations throughout the fair.

Frankfurt digital: reach new target groups anywhere in the world

Imagine experiencing the unique spirit of Frankfurt digitally. Frankfurter Buchmesse offers many options to do just this. Book one of our Masterclasses to gain new insights and participate in exciting discussions. Visit our digital platform “The Hof” to make new contacts. You can also organise your own evening event there to interact with your customers in a casual digital setting.

German Stories: global, digital, all year round!

Are you interested in learning more about German children’s book publishers and licensing opportunities? Then keep an eye out for our collective stand “German Stories” as well as our network for children’s and young adult books “Children’s Books on Tour”. Throughout the year, they travel to more than 30 international fairs from Asia to the Americas, and include a digital platform, as well.