What are the best German literature for children?

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    #1Die Kleine Hexe

    Die Kleine Hexe

    Die kleine Hexe (The Little Witch) is a children's fantasy German fiction book written by Otfried Preußler and illustrated by Winnie Gebhardt-Gayler. This was originally published in 1957.

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    Matthew Gonzalez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "My child is fascinated with German literature. So I like to get books for them to help them learn. With Die Kleine Hexe, my child was able to read this book with ease and get an even stronger grasp of the language and culture. "
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    #2Das Doppelte Lottchen

    Das Doppelte Lottchen

    Das Doppelte Lottchen is a classic children's fiction book written by Erich Kästner and illustrated by Walter Trier. This was originally published in 1949.

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    Sharon Li
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I love reading stories to my children and i would definitely love this."
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    #3Oh, wie schön ist Panama

    Oh, wie schön ist Panama

    Oh, wie schön ist Panama is part of the Tiger und Bär series written by Janosch. This German literature for children was originally published in 1978.

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    Jose Stone
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I think that looking at children's books in another language is a great way to help you learn the language. However, I actually enjoyed this book. Pretty neat read."
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    #4The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

    The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

    The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales is a compilation of folk tales from the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm, translated from the original German by Margaret Hunt. It includes tales such as Rapunzel, The Goose Girl, and Rumpelstiltskin.

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    Zhang Fang
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book has a good amount of great stories. I love reading these fairy tales."
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    #5Emil And The Detectives

    Emil And The Detectives

    Emil and the Detectives is the first book in the Emil series written by Erich Kästner and Walter Trier. This children's mystery fiction book was originally published in 1928.

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    Sandra Henderson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I read this book when I was younger and have given it to my children to read as well. Both have absolutely loved it so far. I'll be picking up another copy for my niece! "
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    #6Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver

    Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver

    Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver is a children's fantasy fiction book written by Michael Ende, illustrated by Maurice Dodd, and translated by Anthea Bell. This was first published in 1960.

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    Linda Obrien
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Jim Button and Luke Go on a adventure to escape the island they lived at due to it is too crowded. They set sale! Definitely a good bedtime story. "
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    #7Heidi

    Heidi

    Heidi is a classic novel about a young girl who lives with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. She is a playful and contented girl, and just like any kids, she experiences typical struggles that she learns how to overcome. 

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    Kyle Schneider
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Heidi is a perfect solution for best German literature for children, because it is a classic novel about a young girl who lives with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. She is a playful and contented girl, and just like any kids, she experiences typical struggles that she learns how to overcome. "
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    #8The Thief Lord

    The Thief Lord

    The Thief Lord is a young adult novel written by Cornelia Funke which follows the story of brothers who have run away to Venice and end up in the company of a group of juvenile thieves.  

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    Tejas Dasgupta
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Thief Lord is a book that I decided to get for my nephew. I bought it for him a while ago and I am not sure he enjoyed it. He usually tells me about books he really liked."
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    #9The Little Ghost

    The Little Ghost

    The Little Ghost is a children's fantasy fiction book written by Otfried Preußler, translated by Anthea Bell, and illustrated by F.J. Tripp. This was originally published in 1966.

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    Larry Hayes
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The Little Ghost is a really interesting ride. If you have checked it out yet, it's a short book that's easy to get through in one sitting."
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    #10The Night of Wishes

    The Night of Wishes

    The Night of Wishes is a children's fantasy fiction book written by Michael Ende, Heike Schwarzbauer and Rick Takvorian, and illustrated by Regina Kehn. This was originally published in 1989.

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    Judy Chapman
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a fantastic German based book for children. It centers around fantasy and is quite engaging to my son, who loves it."
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    #11Rituals

    Rituals

    Rituals is a book by Cees Nooteboom that tells the story of Inni who knew life was a chaotic whirlwind. Arnold and Philip at the other side sees the world differently, they will all meet and relieve each other's emptiness.

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    Dylan Santos
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "As a child my parents tried to provide me with cultural items from my German heritage. One of the ways they would do this is give me German literature. I can remember reading Rituals and just being a bit confused at first by the story. By the end though I really liked this tale."
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    #12Siegfried: A Black Idyll

    Siegfried: A Black Idyll

    Siegfried: A Black Idyll is a book by Harry Muslisch that tells the story of Rudolf Herter. He is a famous author who will travel and be confronted by different ideas of people. He will then try to write a book about it. 

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    Fiona Xie
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This book definately got me thinking and is very complex and deep. The translation is somewhat lacking at times and hard to follow. All in all I think the book is a worthwhile read."
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    #13Joe Speedboot

    Joe Speedboot

    Joe Speedboot is a book Tommy Wierenga that tells the story of a teenager who just woke up from a coma. He will then tell his friends about his bizarre dreams while he was unconscious. 

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    Jose Newman
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a great book to really get children interested in reading from a young age."
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    #14The Twins

    The Twins

    The Twins is a German book written by Tessa De Loo that tells the story of twin siblings who was separated while they are still young. They will cross paths after two decades and will be shocked to see each other. 

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    Deborah Medina
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I really enjoy books that focus on WWII Germany and I found this one fascinating as well. The viewpoint was a lot different than I expected as it's woven between two women's lives. Their lives were dramatically different but they have a common thread in being genetically the same. Twins are fascinating and the fact that this book explores multiple perspectives of the fallout of one of the most horrific occurences in modern history makes it that much more interesting."
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    #15The Discovery of Heaven

    The Discovery of Heaven

    The Discovery of Heaven is a book by Harry Mulisch that tells the story of Max and Onno. They are born the same day and they will meet unexpectedly. A connection between them will spark and things will escalate.

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    Crystal Wood
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The Discovery of Heaven is a slow, meandering read. The topics cover are not for children."

Summary

Best What are the best German literature for children
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Die Kleine HexeBooks 41 Paid
2Das Doppelte LottchenBooks 36 Paid
3Oh, wie schön ist PanamaBooks 35 Paid
4The Complete Grimm's Fairy TalesBooks 34 Paid
5Emil And The DetectivesBooks 30 Paid
6Jim Button and Luke the Engine DriverBooks 28 Paid
7HeidiBooks 26 Paid
8The Thief LordBooks 25 Paid
9The Little GhostBooks 24 Paid
10The Night of WishesBooks 20 Paid
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