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Shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19 – are you ready?

For your littlest pirate, check out “Grün, blau, rot – wir bauen ein Piratenboot!“. A mischievous little raven, Socke, convinces his animal friends to build a pirate ship. They learn colors while gathering items for their ship, including rote Kiste and gelbes [...]


Tips and Comments from our Facebook Fans

We recently held a raffle on Facebook to celebrate our 500 fans. Here are the comments (required for the raffle)and a few other recent FB comments:

Unsere lieblings Bücher sind “der kleine Rabe Socke”. Meine Kinder lieben sie zu lesen! We also love the book report forms and all the tips for maintaining a bilingual home!…We [...]



Osterzeit! This year, Easter is celebrated on March 31, so we have the entire month of March to get ready. Here’s a brief overview of our items for Easter:


Mein kleiner Osterschatz  - 3 cute little board books with Easter themes.

Eins, zwei, drei, fertig ist das Osterei! – Help the Easter Bunny decorate eggs in this board book [...]


Winter favorites

Sind die Handschuhe, Puddlemützen, und der Schal dabei?
Jetzt ist Zeit für Schnee, Schneemannbauen, Schlittenfahren, Rodeln, Schlittschuhlaufen und….Skifahren! Jippee!

But when it’s too cold to play outside, why not curl up with a good book?

We have some new winter-themed books for toddlers, including:
Hurra, es ist Winter! – A small board book with pull up tags highlighting all [...]


Review: Conni feiert Weihnachten

“Lustig, lustig, trallalalala…” Conni sees the Lebkuchen and chocolate Nikolaus in the supermarket and knows Christmas is coming.  There is so much to do!  First she has to make Christmas ornaments for the tree and an Adventskalender.  Then a visit to the Weihnachtsmarkt and maybe a chance to talk to the Weihnachtsman!  Enjoy the season with Conni as she sets [...]


Sonne, Mond und Sterne (Martinstag is Nov. 11)

In Germany and Austria, Martinstag, honoring the life of Sankt Martin, is celebrated on November 11. As the traditional songs will tell you, it is a time to take out your lantern, gather with friends and light the darkness in honor of a “good man”. 

 We craft lanterns and usually participate in the local Laternenumzug, meeting [...]


Let's get excited about School

Our first day of school is just around the corner. To help the kids get ready, we pull out the books that have a school theme. Here are a few suggestions for your library:

Conni kommt in den Kindergarten - Conni turns 3 years old and can finally go to preschool (German “Kindergarten” actually covers what’s called preschool in [...]


Make German fun (and valuable) for your kids! (Part 1)

“You’ll thank me when you’re older” doesn’t fly at our house so we try to make sure the kids enjoy and value German for their own reasons. Some of our tools include:

Books – Our kids love to read and we have nearly as many German-language books as we have English!
Music – Most of our children’s [...]