10 Books for Children about Germany

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Are you doing a unit on Germany? These children's books are a great way to study and introduce this culture to kids. There are both fiction and nonfiction books included in this list for early readers. Let's celebrate the culture and landmarks of Germany! 

Germany is a large country with many unique customs and traditions. This country is full of interesting culture and famous people. Immerse your students in these fun children's books. Read the books to your students for an added level of connection. Or have your students read them by themselves if they are up to the task.


Kids' Travel Guide - Germany by Shiela H. Leon

"Berlin, Munich, Hamburg … Whichever city or part of Germany your family plans to visit, make sure you have the Kids' Travel Guide — Germany. A unique travel guide and activity book in one, it’s the fun way to discover Germany!"

Germany For Kids: People, Places and Cultures by Baby Professor

"Are you ready to explore Germany? Don’t worry; you don’t need a passport, an open mind will do! This educational book is littered with fun facts and pictures about Germany. Here, you will get to meet Germans, understand their culture and see their natural wonders. Treat this as the best geography lessons for kids. Secure a copy now!"


Color & Learn Easy German Phrases for Kids by Roz Fulcher

"More than 60 pages of charming illustrations to color help reinforce the lessons of this beginning German phrasebook. Kids will learn basic vocabulary with English translations of German words and pronunciations for numbers and colors. They'll also encounter practical phrases related to exchanging greetings and asking directions, plus "I'm sorry," "Could you please speak slower?" and other helpful expressions."

Berlin: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape by Candlewick Press

"Explore Berlin’s outstanding landmarks by unfolding this beautiful souvenir of Germany’s capital city. Wend from the historic Brandenburg Gate to the popular Berlin Zoo to the bronze goddess Victoria atop the Siegessäule. Visit the Charlottenburg Palace, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the bustling Potsdamer Platz, and six other memorable sites."


Picture Book for Kids: Germany by Extraordinary Publishing

"Picture Book for Kids: Germany-Fun Facts, Places to See and History (with colorful photos) This book contains quick facts about Germany, a brief introduction to interesting places to see, and the history of Germany."

This Is Munich: A Children's Classic by M. Sasek

"Like the other Sasek classics, This is Munich is a facsimile edition of his original book, which was first published in 1969. The brilliant illustrations have been meticulously preserved and facts updated for the twenty-first century. The charming illustrations coupled with Sasek’s playful narrative make for a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and parents."  

Becoming Bach by Tom Leonard 

"For Johann Sebastian there was always music. His family had been musicians, or bachs as they were called in Germany, for 200 years. He always wanted to be a bach.

As he grew, he saw patterns in everything. Patterns he would turn into melodies and song, eventually growing into one of the most important and celebrated musical composers of all time."


English German Picture Dictionary by Dylanna Press

 "Start young learners on the path to learning German!

  • More than 325 essential German words
  • Simple, colorful child-friendly illustrations
  • Simple pronunciation guide is included for each word
  • Each picture includes both German and English word
  • Popular topics including home, school, animals, family, transportation, colors, numbers, seasons, food, action verbs, emotions, opposites
  • German-English and English-German alphabetical word lists"


Who Lives in the Wood? by Chatty Parrot

"Learn German through stories – let’s do it the fun way.

Who Lives in the Wood? is a bilingual story featuring different woodland animals.

About the book:

  • Short simple sentences – easy even for beginners.
  • Every sentence comes with its own illustration and translation.
  • Includes a chart with woodland animals and their names.
  • Includes bonus Woodland Animals board game at the end of the book."


Mishi and Mashi go to Germany by Mary George

"Mishi and Mashi are sisters. They travel around Europe with their parents and explore different countries. In Germany, they travel on a fast train and visit different cities. They learn how chocolate is made and why there are so many statues of bears in Berlin. Find out what they do on the Octoberfest, and which fairy castle they visit."


Are you looking for engaging resources for introducing Germany?

Check out these engaging resources for early readers! 

Germany Book

Germany Lapbook

Germany Fact Sheet

Germany Flashcards


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