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500-sqm area for children’s and young adult media at the Frankfurter Buchmesse

The new Frankfurt Kids Foyer 5.1/6.1 is where international publishers and suppliers present themselves and their product lines – from picture books and digital add-ons to toys, robotics and other trends. The 500-square metre area serves as a central venue for networking, exhibiting and events. It includes the Kids Stage and Illustrators Corner, as well as a walkable catalogue and a café.


Here’s what you’ll find at the Frankfurt Kids Foyer 5.1/6.1:

International collective stand

A collective presentation by international newcomers and small publishers of children’s and young adult media.

Walkable catalogue

An exhibition of titles from current children’s and young adult book exhibitors at the Frankfurter Buchmesse and the 100 most beautiful international picture books of 2018.


A presentation of selected trends from the toy market as well as the latest children’s software and the award ceremony for the TOMMI Children’s Software Award.

Frankfurt Kids Stage

A stage featuring a multifaceted information and entertainment programme, with market information and business case studies for trade visitors, as well as various events for private visitors, including readings and panel discussions, at the weekend.

Illustrators Corner

Venue and meeting place for creatives from the children’s and young adult literature sector. In addition, there will be a portfolio presentation in which participants will show visitors their work.

Some Frankfurt Kids highlights

Georgian Children’s Literature, 10 October 2018, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m., Frankfurt Kids Stage (Foyer 5.1/6.1)

Marilyn Kretzer: “A NEW WORLD OF BOOKS: Introducing Interactivity on the Page to Engage Readers”, 10 October 2018, 12.00 – 12.25 p.m., Frankfurt Kids Stage (Foyer 5.1/6.1)

Frankfurt Kids Stage Pitch, 10 October 2018, 12.30 - 1.00 p.m., Frankfurt Kids Stage (Foyer 5.1/6.1)

Presentation and discussion – Georgian Fairy Tales, 12 October 2018, 2.30 - 3.00 p.m., Frankfurt Kids Stage (Foyer 5.1/6.1)

ALMA AWARD: Presentation of candidates nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019, 11 October 2018, 5.00 – 7.00 p.m., Frankfurt Kids Stage (Foyer 5.1/6.1)

IBBY - International Board on Books for Young People, 12 October 2018, 3.00 – 4.00 p.m., Frankfurt Kids Stage (Foyer 5.1/6.1)

Georgian Children’s Literature, 13 October 2018, 4.30 - 5.30 p.m., Frankfurt Kids Stage (Foyer 5.1/6.1)




About the Frankfurter Buchmesse
The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,300 exhibitors from 102 countries, around 286,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and some 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers in attendance. It also brings together key players from the fields of education, film, games, STM, academic publishing, and business information. Since 1976, the book fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurter Buchmesse organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. Access to the Business Club, with its premium services, networking events, and conferences, such as THE MARKETS, is available exclusively with a Business Ticket – the premium option for B2B visitors. THE ARTS+ was launched in 2016 as a fair, business festival and international meeting place for the culture and creative industries. It aims to exploit the potential of digitalisation for creative content and to develop new business areas. Frankfurt EDU, the international education platform of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, presents innovative concepts, content and technologies for the future of learning. Campus Weekend at the Frankfurter Buchmesse is dedicated to university students. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association).  


Contact for the media:
Press & Corporate Communications Frankfurter Buchmesse
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138,
Kathrin Grün, Head of PR and Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170,

Frank Krings, PR Manager, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-107,

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