Children and young adults literature from Luxembourg

Kultur | lx is thrilled to give you an insight into the world of the children and young adults publishing sector from Luxembourg!

Discover the aesthetical and linguistic diversity of the Luxembourgish creation through:

  • The publishing houses both focussing on international children’s books for the Luxembourgish market and on original Luxembourgish creations for national and international markets;
  • The last Luxembourgish children’s books awarded the prestigious Luxembourg Book Prize;
  • A selection of the new releases of children’s and young adults’ books by Luxembourgish publishing houses.

To support the circulation of Luxembourgish productions, Kultur | lx provides foreign publishing houses with supports for publication and translation. For more information please read :  Translation support – Kulturlx and Publishing support – Luxembourg authors with foreign publishers – Kulturlx

We would be more than happy to guide you through the opportunities of the Luxembourgish children and young adults publishing sector.

Contact :
Brian Bailey, Project Manager, Literature and Publishing | +352 621 730 960

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The publishing houses

Atelier Kannerbuch was founded in 2014 to inspire children with books. They also publish children books and organise lectures as well as creative book workshops.

Contact details: | +352 28 99 37 46

When Georges Hausemer and Susanne Jaspers founded their publishing house in 2012, it was this charming way of life that prompted them to make this likeable animal the star of their company logo. Ever since then, the little hog has been proudly emblazoned on all their publications, which include literature, travel guides, non-fiction and scientific books. In August 2018, Georges Hausemer passed away before his time, at the age of 61. Susanne Jaspers continues to run the publishing house alone. Well, not entirely alone – she still has the trusty water hog by her side.

Contact details:
Susanne Jaspers | | +352 661 50 17 15

The aim of Éditions Guy Binsfeld is to immortalise stories that shape and reflect Luxembourg’s culture. There are many different ways of telling great stories like these. They like to find just the right one. Their collection speaks many languages, tracing what has left its mark on our country and what roots it in the present. Promoting young voices is just as important to them as looking after their portfolio of renowned authors. They are actively involved in all domains, be it literature, non-fiction, illustrated books, travel guides, children’s books, or business books. For them, it’s about quality over quantity every time. That’s why they publish just over a dozen books a year. And this means they can do what they like to do best: bring individual concepts to life.

Contact details:
Inge Orlowski | | +352 49 68 68-1

Éditions Phi was founded at the end of the 1970s and it was thanks to passionate editorial work that Luxembourgish literature was revived in the 1980s. Novels, poetry, drama, and children’s literature quickly emerged and it was followed by essays as well as monographs. Over the years, Éditions Phi has built up strong collections and expanded the circle of authors: more than 140 authors contribute to the collections of phi prose, graphiti French, German, and English poetry, amphitheatre, essays, philou, scientiphic, aphinities and prophil. Éditions Phi publishes 12 to 15 books per year and has over 370 publications since its foundation.

Contact details:
Roland Kayser | | +352 691 43 03 83

More than 70 years of experience, competence and passion have resulted in a diversified publishing programme with a total of more than 200 titles available: Picture books, non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, art books, anthologies, biographies, dictionaries, and reference works. Together with their authors, Editions Schortgen has been winning the Luxembourg Book Prize for years in the categories “coffee-table books”, “non-fiction books”, “children books” and is developing with and for you the Luxembourg book market constantly new. Graphics atelier, text optimisation, printing and sales – Perfect Layout & high-quality turn good ideas into the new favourite books.

Contact details:
Lena Schortgen | | +352 26 59 18 78

It went on to become a bookshop but it has started publishing again in recent years. Ernster Editions now has a catalogue of around twenty titles including extracurricular publications, works for children, and coffee-table books.

Contact details:
Vanessa Gubbini | | +352 22 50 77 240

Many of their books have a backrest part related to the story covered and allow one to learn more about the subject while having fun. With their age categories, they try to include as many people as possible so that everyone can find something to enjoy. They also try to promote the Luxembourg culture in Japan and the Japanese culture in Luxembourg.

Contact details:
Florent Nortier | | +352 26 66 01 01

For young readers (0 to 8 years), Kremart publishes books in Luxembourgish: stories written and illustrated by their own authors and artists, but also translations of international bestselling children’s books. Adult readers can take it one short story at a time with the “Smart Kremart” series. Those 20 little books were an instant success with over 33,000 copies sold. The story continues with the follow-up series “Timba” and “Bucktugou”. Kremart also has a selection of novellas or full-length novels in German, French or Luxembourgish by both emerging and established authors from Luxembourg, e.g. in the literary series “Kanephora”.

Contact details:
Christiane Kremer | | +352 621 710 929

Op der Lay was founded in 1993 by Renée Weber and Robert Gollo Steffen as a publishing company in Luxembourg, although some book titles had already been available under this label since 1987. Their publishing programme offers a diversity of fiction, children and young adults’ books, crime novels, theatre and monographs. Many authors who are now among the most respected literary figures in Luxembourg were discovered by Op der Lay.

Contact details:
Doris Bintner & Eric Steffen | | +352 691 43 03 83

Their first licence was for the Loup and P’tit Loup books published by Auzou Editions. With a growing desire to share their passion for books with young children, the pair decided to create PersPektiv Editions in 2016 so they could be fully independent and autonomous when it came to production. This has been a brilliant challenge! Since PersPektiv Editions launched, around twenty new books have been added to its catalogue every year, which includes their creations and right purchases. They aim to use different stories to develop children’s imaginations and dreams.

Contact details:
Christophe de Jamblinne | | +352 691 606 101

Zoom éditions was founded in 2001 by Claudine Furlano and Nicolas Lefrançois. For its founders, a publishing house is a bit like having a child. It is born, it grows, it takes a lot of energy, it gets sick, it has accidents… With all that this implies for the founders-parents: sudden joys, anguish, tender smiles, sleepless nights, etc… Over the years, Zoom éditions have published a diversity of children’s books from novels to fanzines.

Contact details:
Claudine Furlano |

Literary Prizes for Children and young adults literature


The Luxembourg Publishers’ Association (Lëtzebuerger Bicherediteuren) has awarded the Luxembourg book award (Lëtzebuerger Buchpräis) every year since 2006 on the occasion of the Book Days in Walferdange (Walfer Bicherdeeg).

The best Luxembourgish books in the three categories Literature, Non-fiction as well as Children’s Books, and Literature for Young Adults are selected by a panel of experts. A special prize for Design/Graphic, and a prize “Coup de coeur” may be awarded additionally. An audience prize is granted following the votes cast online by readers across all categories. For more information:



Children’s Book Prize
D’Rommel Bommel an hir Frënn, Charlotte Reuter and Lynn Cosyn
Ernster Éditions, Luxembourgish, 2023

Literature Prize
Dëst ass net däi Liewen. Roman, Claudine Muno
Op der Lay, Luxembourgish, 2022

Audience Prize
KOMA 21, Anja di Bartolomeo
Éditions Guy Binsfeld, Luxembourgish, 2022

Children’s Book Prize & Audience Prize
Watgelift?, Isabelle Hild and Andréi Clontea
PersPektiv éditions, 2021, Luxembourgish

Children’s Book Prize
Waking the Mountain, Marina Fonseca and Lisa Junius
Zoom Editions, 2021, English

New literary releases

D’Rommel Bommel an hir Frënn, Charlotte Reuter and Lynn Cosyn (illustrations)
Ernster Editions, May 2023, Children’s book, Luxembourgish
In this interactive children’s book, the focus is put on vegetables and the experiences with the five senses. The four stories about local vegetable varieties examine every step from the growing until the use of the vegetables. In every story there is also an easy and delicious recipe to recreate at home.

Dëst ass net däi Liewen, Claudine Muno
Op der lay, November 2022, YA’s literature, Luxembourgish
Dëst ass net däi Liewen follows a young narrator who meets Jan on the bus and decides to follow him, even though he is not her style. She approaches him on the bus, close enough to determine that he smells of soap, but not close enough to hear the music playing in his headphones.

KOMA 21, Anja di Bartolomeo
Éditions Guy Binsfeld, November 2022, YA’s literature, Luxembourgish
As a teenager life is not always easy. In Koma 21, Anja di Bartolomeo tells the story of Liv, a 17 year old girl, who’s in puberty. If that is not enough, the “Aaschlachvirus” (asshole virus) derailed her life. She cannot see her friends or pursue her hobbies. Liv isolates herself more into a bubble, where she feels save until it bursts after a friend has gone into a coma after a car accident.

Et rabbelt an der Broutgaass, Diane Orban and Myriam Karels
Éditions Guy Binsfeld, 2023, Children’s book, Luxembourgish
The twins Emma and Georges are afraid that they have played too many pranks this year and so they try everything to make Kleeschen forget all their pranks. Somehow they have to succeed in getting their hands on the Holy Man’s Golden Book. This book not only tells the story of two children who try to win back Kleeschen’s heart, but also contains baking recipes, craft instructions and much more.

D’Sasha an de Flint – Eng magesch Melodie, Sandra Martins
Editions Schortgen, 2023, Children’s book, Luxembourgish, English, French
Sasha is reading a book in her tree house when she suddenly hears a wonderful song. All curious, she packs her bag and sets out to find this unknown singer. When she arrives in the forest, Sasha discovers several surprises..


Véier kleng Cousineën am Mëllerdall – Wanteraventuren am Bësch, Marie-Isabelle Callier
Editions Schortgen, 2023, Children’s book, Luxembourgish
It’s just before Christmas. Four cousins are playing in their granny’s attic, but they are getting bored. As it is snowing outside, they decide to go for a walk. The mysterious rocks and ravines of the Mëllerdall arouse their curiosity and they get deeper and deeper into the forest. It starts to snow again. Will they find their way home in time?

Zerknujelt Geschichten, Marc Weydert and Marie-Isabelle Callier (illustrations)
Perspektiv Editions, April 2023, Children’s book, Luxembourgish
With Zerknujelt Geschichten Marc Weydert and Marie-Isabelle Callier, laureates of the Lëtzebuerger Buchpräis 2021, take the reader into the world of fairy tales, fables and other legends, in verse and with a healthy dose of humour, as well as some forgotten Luxembourgish expressions.

BONNIE, Tullio Forgiarini and Claude Grosch (illustrations)
Kremart Édition, 2023, Children’s book, Luxembourgish-English / Luxembourgish-French
Bonnie can’t sleep. She’s bored and nobody else is awake in the house. Or is there? Bonnie sets off in search of the monsters from the night in order to… to play with them! Because Bonnie is not afraid. Being scared is only for grown-ups.

Wéi een de Korona-Klautjen an anert frecht Gedéieschs verjot e Guide fir Ufänger vum Lizzie (an der Bomi), Yorick Schmit and Claudine Furlano (illustrations)
Zoom éditions, 2023, Children’s book, Luxembourgish
Do you know the Korona-Klautjen? Not yet? Then watch out now. Lizzie and Grandma will tell you all about this cheeky fellow. And how they can get rid of him. A guide for anyone who wants to be prepared when the Korona-Klautjen knocks on the door.