Best German Children Literature

Some of the children literature I like the best is translated from German. The list isn't complete, so if you read German children literature, feel free to add your favourites. I know children literature isn't a very precise category, but when I say children literature, I think from the age 5-10.
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185 books · 190 voters · list created March 3rd, 2010 by Erai (votes) .
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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Thank you for this list -- it's bringing back memories of all my favorite childhood stories!!


message 2: by Erai (new)

Erai Themis-Athena wrote: "Thank you for this list -- it's bringing back memories of all my favorite childhood stories!!"

My pleasure, I'm glad I could bring back happy childhood memories by making this list. German children literature interests me (and now it helps me learning your language). Thank you for adding your favourites. It seems I have a lot more to read, but I'm only happy about that.


message 3: by Jan (new)

Jan Oh I loved Lars the little polar bear. He was soooo cool, never realized that was German.

Only things that have been translated to English? Because I read a couple when I was a kid translated to Dutch, but of those don't count, I won't add them.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) I added a few that (to my knowledge) were never translated into English already ... among them, some of my own all-time favorite children's books as well!!


message 5: by Anke (new)

Anke I think the Little Polar Bear books don't belong in this list, the author Hans de Beer is Dutch.


message 6: by Miriam (new)

Miriam A wonderful list, bringing back memories from so many evening my dad read from one of those to me and my brother and sister.

But to be honest, some of the books stike me a little odd on this list. Walter Moers is really a great author but as wonderful and sometimes hilarious his books are, they are anything but childrens books.


Tina at Mommynificent This is such a helpful list! I am homeschooling my children and we are studying children around the world this year. I searched and searched for a list like this about French books and came up with nothing. I was so happy to find this list before we embark on our study of Germany! Thank you!


message 8: by Bettina (new)

Bettina Great list


message 9: by Tigress (new)

Tigress (Warrior Elf) I don't think Bambi should be on here. I'm pretty sure Felix Salten was Austrian.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads From the wording, it sounded to me like "German" referred not specifically to "author from Germany," but "author writes in German."


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Tigress (Warrior Elf) Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "From the wording, it sounded to me like "German" referred not specifically to "author from Germany," but "author writes in German.""

Oh, yeah, I guess you're right. Sorry! :)


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