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Easy Readers Update

Our Easy Reader items are changing! We are offering a wider variety, different levels, and different programs. Our Easy Reader category pulls together books designed to help children learn the steps to becoming established readers who can read on their own and comprehend the story. Easy Reader books usually start with a larger print size [...]


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 [...]


Signs of Spring

We are seeing signs of Spring here in the Pacific Northwest. The Schneeglöcken are blooming in the garden, and the tips of the tulips and daffodils are starting to emerge. The kids are still excited about skiing every weekend, but I’ve got my eyes on Spring.

If you are thinking Spring also, check out these titles:

Mia [...]


More Leseproben Available

We’ve added “Leseproben” to more of the books we offer. One of our publishers has made it really easy to add the link (Thanks, Loewe)! Wherever you see the button to the left, you can click for a preview. We hope this feature helps you find the right book for your child!

Here are the books that currently [...]


Review: tiptoi® Interactive Learning System from Ravensburger

The tiptoi® digital-audio learning system from Ravensburger is one interesting find from our recent visit abroad. We’ve had a number of requests for interactive books, so we took a closer look. After several days of play we’re still very happy with the tiptoi® system, so we’re bringing it to Alphabet Garten. We will be stocking [...]


Virtual trips to Germany boarding now...

Are you looking for a fun way to include some structured German in your summer activities?

Do you want to use the summer to help your kids improve their German vocabulary and comprehension? Then why not book a Trip to Germany? No, not a real trip; this is a trip you take from the comfort of [...]


Cards in a can

Meine erste Lernspieldose: Spielen und Schreiben

It had to be fun, coming out of a tin can!
Colorful, easy to hold and many of them is a preschooler’s definition of fun cards. Housed in a tin box, there are about half a dozen different ‘types’ of the 50 cards to correspond to various degrees of [...]