Children and Young Adult Literature Portal

This portal provides concise information at a single location on authors writing in German for children and teens as well as illustrators of contemporary children's literature. It is primarily intended for users involved in the popularisation or dissemination of German literature abroad.

A jury of experts selected 50 authors of children's and young people's books and 25 illustrators. They are each introduced with a capsule biography and a selection of their works. For many of the works, this portal offers information on audiobooks as well as samples to hear online. The classroom materials are intended as an aid to teaching literature. The user can search approximately 1,000 available titles by author, title, theme and genre.

The Children's and Young People's Literature Portal was developed as a cooperative project by the
Goethe-Institut with the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences
(HTWK Leipzig) – and ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH.

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German language literature for children and youth

Current German-language literature for children and youth in Spain

German language literature for children and youth

Current German language literature for children and youth