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Subject: German children's books, not children's German books
Date Posted: 6/13/2009 8:23 PM ET
Member Since: 2/16/2007
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I use Charlotte Mason style education and I have an intermediate grasp of German myself.  So I'm looking for kid's books (good quality preferably) in German, but all I can find are picture dictionaries, phrase tapes, and first 100 (500, 1000) word books.  I've hit all of the obvious places (PBS, half, amazon, alibris).  Amazon.de is out of my price range with the shipping costs (and second hand sellers not wanting to ship overseas)

Does anyone one know of either specific titles to look for or places to look?

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 9:11 PM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2007
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I went to my library's website and did an advanced search with "German" as the language and "child/youth" books as a category and came up with a whole list of titles. But I have advantage of a large library system. So, you may want to start with your library or a library system in a large city to get the name of some titles, then you can go from there.

I think it's great that you're incorporating that into your chidren's education. :)

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 9:35 PM ET
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Unfortunately, my library has not one thing in german.  The nearest city (where I could get a relative to check things out) has only two.  AND as of last Oct. my library charges $2 for each ILL, so that is no longer cost effective.

Date Posted: 6/14/2009 1:22 PM ET
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Here's a thought:  try a large used book store in a U.S. city with German heritage.  When I moved to Cincinnati seven years ago, I found out how German this town is.  Last fall, I got the chance to browse through a four-story used book store in downtown Cincinnati, and I seem to remember a section of books in German.  (I wasn't really looking for that, but you could call and ask them.)  (When I lived near Detroit, I could always find kids' books written in French at the library and at book sales.)

I don't think they have a website, but here is their contact information:

Ohio Book Store Incorporated (513) 621-5142

726 Main St, Cincinnati, OH  45202


Good luck!

Date Posted: 6/14/2009 2:22 PM ET
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I typed "german children's books" in google and found a few resources stateside where the shipping won't be as expensive. I thought this place had a good selection with more affordable pricing. Germankiddibooks.com

Subject: Anyone need a CHILDREN'S BOOK-- IN GERMAN?
Date Posted: 6/26/2009 5:13 PM ET
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I have a cute story book written in German. It has colorful and artful illustrations.  It is in excellent condition.

 Die Geschichte Vom Konigsratsel
Author: Susan KrauB
Book Type: Hardcover
Genre: Children's Books





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