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Unsere Lieblingsbücher - Our Favorite Books
Liebe TCGIS-Gemeinschaft,

It's Day 2 of ourWoche der TCGIS Einheit / Week of TCGIS Unity and this week we can't wait to share our love of books in German (or about German culture)!

Germany is often called das Land der Dichter und Denker / "the Land of Poets and Thinkers." Perhaps the names Schiller, Goethe, Luther, Marx, and Einstein are familiar to you already.

Did you know?
That the printing press was introduced in Europe in 1440 by Johannes Gutenberg?

That the world's largest and most influential book fair, the Frankfurter Buchmesse, takes place each autumn in Frankfurt ... and is a tradition that stretches back 500 years?

With such a rich cultural literary tradition, it's no surprise that our staff is excited to share with you some of our favorite German-language and -culture books and news resources!

For Grown-ups (a mix of German and English-translations):

  1. I'm Off Then / Ich bin dann mal weg - Hape Kerkeling
  2. Der Knochenmann - Wolf Haas (and the Brenner Krimi series)
  3. My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story, with Recipes - Luisa Weiss
  4. Ostfriesenblut - Klaus Peter Wolf
  5. Die Zeit - complex, smart, and in-depth news coverage
  6. To Catch A Killer - Nele Neuhaus
  7. Books by Federica de Cesco for adults and children
  8. Nur einen Horizont entfernt - Lori Nelson Spielmann
  9. Die Puppenspieler - Tanja Kinkel
  10. Tagesschau podcast - daily audio news from ARD

For Kids (and their grown-ups, too):
  1. Für Hund und Katz ist auch noch Platz / Room on the Broom - Alex Scheffler, Julia Donaldson
  2. Vom Jörg, der Zahnweh hatte - Hanna Künzel, Günther Schmitz
  3. Die Gans im Gegenteil - Wolf Haas
  4. Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hat - Werner Holzwarth
  5. Drachenreiter /Dragon Rider andTintenherz /Inkheart - Cornelia Funke
  6. Herbst-Wimmelbuch - Rotraut Susanne Berner, also Winter-, Frühling- and Sommer-Wimmelbücher
  7. Audio books on Audible: Benjamin Blümchen

Click here for more favorites ... and please add your own favorites to the list!

Reading invites us to explore other perspectives and experiences. We hope these titles do the same for you!

Viel Spaß beim Lesen!
Happy reading!
Story Time with Silke!
Founding TCGIS parent and board member, Silke Möller, hosts a live Story Time auf Deutsch once a week on Zoom (alternating Mondays and Thursdays)!

Learn more when you follow our TCGIS Library & Enrichment Page on Facebook or email TCGIS Librarian Mary Zimmerman (mzimmerman@tcgis.org)