Foreign Rights

Foreign Rights

l'école des loisirs is an independent family-owned publishing group founded in 1923. Since 1965, it is entirely dedicated to children’s books and became one of the largest publishing houses for children's books in France. l’école des loisirs has two subsidiaries: Moritz Verlag in Germany and Babalibri in Italy; a comic books imprint, Rue de Sèvres; a Belgian imprint, Pastel; and a French imprint, Kaléidoscope.

With a back list of over 5.800 titles and 300 new titles per year (80% original titles), it is one of the largest publishers of children’s literature in France and enjoys a strong reputation among librarians, booksellers and other book professionals. Its rich universe of characters has led to the creation of games and DVDs (picture books as films).

Catalogues Spring 2023

l'école des loisirs spring 2023
Pastel spring 2023
Pastel fall 2022
Rue de Sèvres fall 2022

Catalogues Spring & Fall 2020


11, rue de Sèvres
F-75006 Paris FRANCE

Isabelle Darthy, head of Foreign Rights

Territories: Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, Italy & Middle East countries.


Marija Gaudry-Bickauskaite

Territories: English worldwide, Korea, Scandinavia & Eastern European countries.


Iris Declercq

Territories: Spain & Latin America, Portugal & Brazil, Turkey, Greece, China & Taiwan.



79, Boulevard Louis Schmidt
B-1040 Bruxelles BELGIQUE

Muriel d'Oultremont
Phone: +32 2 736 16 05

Droits de reproduction/Permission Rights

Christelle Roucheray