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What’s the most Scary German Children’s book? Surviving a German Childhood

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Growing up it never occurred to me that the books and Fairy Tales I read were that different, but as it turns out the biggest difference between growing up with American Parents and German Parents can be found in the stories we are read/told as children. My American friends grew up hearing about Cinderella being dressed […]

Burg Maus- The Perfect Setting for a Mystery! Guest Post by Rachel Selle

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

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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 in 2019, the […]

Burg Maus- The Perfect Setting for a Mystery! Guest Post by Rachel Selle

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 […]

Burg Maus- The Perfect Setting for a Mystery! Guest Post by Rachel Selle

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 Gingerbread for Liberty book a 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 young man. Ludwich was known for his delicious Gingerbread, and his motto “no […]

Burg Maus- The Perfect Setting for a Mystery! Guest Post by Rachel Selle

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’s Books in English… so, finally, my kids will get […]

Burg Maus- The Perfect Setting for a Mystery! Guest Post by Rachel Selle

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

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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 these Easter Stories are in German, and a few are bilingual. They are perfect for young children who […]

The Train to Crystal City review- German Families Locked Up in WW2

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