Entirely dedicated to children's books, l'école des loisirs main ambition is to "make reading a pleasure for children" ans create a home for our authors.
l'école des loisirs is an independent family-owned publishing group founded in 1913. First specialising in school books, l'école des loisirs has expanded to become one of the two largest publishing houses for children's books in France.
Entirely dedicated to children's books since 1965, our main ambition is to "make reading a pleasure for children".
With a back-list of over 3.500 titles and 250 new titles per year (80% original titles), l'école des loisirs
l'école des loisirs began publishing children's books with translations from all over the world, and has built the back list with great authors like Maurice Sendak, Tomi Ungerer, Leo Lionni, Judy Blume, Mitsumasa Anno, Kazuo Iwamura, Robert Cormier... Today, talented French authors and artists such as Claude Boujon, Agnès Desarthe, Marie Desplechin, Marie-Aude Murail, Susie Morgenstern, Nadja, Claude Ponti and Grégoire Solotareff have madel'école des loisirs their home and grow with it.
Always interested in foreign publications, l'école des loisirs has opened three subsidiaries in Europe: Germany (Moritz Verlag), Spain (Editorial Corimbo) and Italy (Babalibri), an imprint in Belgium (Pastel). Many of our books have been translated and published throughout the world.
Head of Foreign Rights
Territories: Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, Italy
& Middle East countries.
Territories: English worldwide, Korea, Scandinavia
& Eastern European countries.
Territories: Spain & Latin America, Portugal & Brazil, Turkey,
Greece, China & Taiwan.