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Die Häschenschule A Day At Bunny School -A German Easter Classic

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Die Häschenschule: Jubiläumsband If you are of a certain age, you probably had a storybook about a Rabbit School on your bookshelves as a child. In 1924 Albert Sixtus published a book about a bunnies going school called Die Häschenschule. 95 years later, this classic book is still charming children all over Germany.  For Easter […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

Who are Max and Moritz? Behind Wilhelm Busch’s Bad Boy Stories

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In the end, two boys are ground up by the Miller in the giant flour mill, and then eaten by ducks. Sounds like the latest horror film to come out of Hollywood doesn’t it? But this is the ending of Wilhelm Busch’s “Max und Moritz: Eine Bubgeschichte in sieben Streichen” (“Max and Moritz : A […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale

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While visiting Germany many years ago I had to visit the town of Hamelin. You see, when I was growing up, one of my favorite records had the Rattenfänger von Hamelin story… the Pied Piper of Hamelin Story. As a child, the idea of all those kids being snatched up because the town fathers didn’t […]

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The Gingerbread for Liberty Book- The Story of a German American Hero during the Revolution

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  Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution The Gingerbread for Liberty book is a lovely way to celebrate German American Day on October 6th. This beautifully illustrated children’s book by Mara Rockliff is based on the true story of Christopher Ludwich, a German Baker who arrived in America as a […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

Your Favorite German Children’s Books, in English and German!

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  I grew up reading German books for children in German. Sadly, my kids never learned German (read why HERE), and I was sad that they would never get to enjoy the stories that were so familiar to me. Now I’m finding more and more German Children Books in English… so, finally, my kids will […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

German Easter Story Books For Kids- Perfect for Easter Baskets!

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    Anna hilft dem Osterhasen: Ein Osterbilderbuch für Kinder (Anna und ihre Freunde) (Volume 2) (German Edition) Cute German Easter Story Books for kids are a nice (non-edible and non-messy) addition to the Easter Basket. The stories can be read over and over, long after the chocolate and candies have been eaten. Most of […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

The Elves of Cologne -The story of the Helpful little Heinzelmännchen of Köln

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One of the dioramas on the fountain showing the Heinzelmännchen doing work Once upon a time, so the legend goes, the city of Cologne was helped along by a little race of creatures called Heinzelmännchen. It began simply enough… when the humans went to bed, the Heinzelmännchen came along and finished up all the work that […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

Richard Scarry Dictionary- My Best Word Book Mein Allerschoenstes Wörterbuch

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I still have my old beat up copy of Mein Allerschoenstes Woerterbuch by Richard Scarry (My Best Word Book). This Richard Scarry Dictionary has seen some loving in its time. Now, it’s hard to get excited about a dictionary. Most of them are thick, filled with lots of words that I can’t spell, so it’s […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850