Children’s Books Salon 2019

grow your global network & discover great Kids’ titles


Children’s Books Salon

February 12-14, 2019
New York, NY

Kick off your publishing calendar at the second annual Children’s Books Salon, which brings together children’s book editors and publishers from across the globe to meet each other and their US counterparts.

This exclusive, three-day event—organized by the Frankfurt Book Fair New York, German Book Office, and Publishing Perspectives—is a platform for global exchange that enables children’s book editors and publishers to:

  • Discover new titles

  • Present their own lists

  • Buy and sell rights

  • Discuss trends, titles, and issues

  • Meet American editors

  • Get to know the US children’s book market

See the 2019 preliminary program »

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Platinum Sponsor: Sheikh Zayed Book Award

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award honors the outstanding achievements of innovators and thinkers in literature, the arts and humanities in Arabic and other languages. Launched in 2007 and covering nine categories, the award promotes creativity, advances Arabic literature and culture, and provides new opportunities for Arabic-language writers. Learn more at

What Last Year’s Participants Said About the Salon:

Download our 2018 Report

Click below to read interviews with last year’s participants and learn more about the first Children’s Books Salon:

“Thanks to the Children’s Book Salon, there are a number of titles that we bought from US publishers in the months after the event. Many more titles are still in discussion, and US publishers are considering acquiring rights to a number of Loewe titles. The insights into the US market helped me tremendously to adjust our strategy in the various fields of children’s and young adult publishing.” —Christoph Gondrom, Publishing Director, Loewe Verlag

“The Children’s Books Salon was more than I hoped for. We got to meet all the major US children’s publishers and some independent presses, so we got a really good overall picture of the way things are at the moment on the other side of the Atlantic.” —Mirjam Ilvas, Publishing Manager, Kunstantamo S&S

“Since the Salon, I’ve felt energized, bubbling with new ideas that I want to try in my own market.” —Mari Koli, CEO, Schildts & Söderströms

“I wanted to get to know the american children’s book publishing houses and their market better. And that certainly happened. IT was great to get to know so many houses, foreign rights managers, and editors.” —Bärbel Dorweiler, Managing Director, Thienemann-Esslinger