Who are we?

Die Bücherpiraten (book pirates) captivate children and get them interested in books. 
We are a charitable organization and have set ourselves the goal of enabling children and young people to experience literature creatively and independently. Our projects are aimed at children and young people between the ages of 3 and 19. Literature festivals, reading, writing and acting groups: our children’s literature center in the old town of Lübeck, Germany, is home to all. Our Story-Seeker project has spread to hundreds of different preschool nurseries.
The association is solely financed through private donations. If you would like to donate, you can do so here.
If you would like to find out more, simply visit our website at www.buecherpiraten.de or pay us a visit in the children’s literature center.

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I would like to add a picture book.

Are you a group of children who want to send your story as a gift to other children all over the world? That’s wonderful! 

It’s not difficult at all. All you need to do is watch out for a few things:


Writing the book:

It is important that the ideas behind the story come from children. The text and the pictures should also come from children.

Children make their stories into a gift for other children all over the world. Talk about what that means to you.

Please don’t write about politics or religion. We won’t publish any books that discriminate against other people.

Your stories must consist of exactly 12 pages and a title page. The pictures should be 20 x 30 cm (7.9 x 11.8 inches) in size and have a resolution of 300 dpi. The text on each page shouldn’t be longer than 700 characters (including spaces).

If you want, you can send us the names of all the authors and illustrators. These will be listed in the book.

Contact us in advance at info@buecherpiraten.de so that you can send your details to us. Unfortunately, we ourselves cannot speak every language in the world. So please send us your e-mail and a brief summary of the story in German, English, French or Spanish. We will let you know how you can send the pictures and the story to us.

www.bilingual-picturebooks.org is a charitable project. It is financed by donations and only made possible by volunteers.

The basic idea is to provide stories free of charge to families and other promoters of reading. That’s why we are unable to pay our authors and volunteer translators a fee. All authors, illustrators and translators assign the rights to the stories, pictures and translations to Bücherpiraten. Of course, we will credit all authors, illustrators and translators. 

The commercial use of translations by us or any other parties is strictly prohibited.  

We reserve the right to decide whether, when and in what order we publish books and have them translated.