Are you looking for books with diverse characters in German? Books that help children see that there are many others in the world just like them? Or perhaps you want to give your child another outlook on the world and its diversity? Here are some books that depict children of color (without making a big fuss about it). As always, all books can be borrowed from us. Just send us an email if you are interested.
You can find a more extensive list of diverse children's books here
Constanze von Kitzing
ICH MAG... SCHAUKELN, MALEN, FUSSBALL, KRACH
Not everybody has the same likes and dislikes - some are into swings, others prefer soccer. Some like the fall and rain, others like the sun and summertime. This book with few words shows us diverse children, and teaches small children that each of us has different tastes.
For 2 years and up.
Doro Göbel / Peter Knorr
This Wimmelbuch - picture book with no words, lots of details and stories hidden in the pictures - shows a day in the life of seven very different families in a diverse neighborhood. You can spend hours looking at this book - and will always find new details and stories - a great way to find out what interests your child at the moment. With the very small ones you can point out to different objects, you can tell toddlers stories or have the slightly older ones be your storyteller. I always get a little homesick looking at this book.
For 18 months and older.
Andrea Behnke/ Tanja Husmann
ENE MENE MAUS UND DU BIST RAUS
This is a great book about friendship and about feeling excluded: Lulu, Fiete and Neda are inseparable. But then one day everything changes: Lulu and Fiete decide to play being twins. And Neda suddenly sees only twosome of everything - ears, eyes, the two wheels of her bike...
A book that tells a story most children will have gone through in some way and can identify with.
3 years and up
BLEIBT DER JETZT FÜR IMMER?
Elmore is a very happy child: His parents love him to the moon and back, he has his own room, his own toys and never has to share his jellybeans. But then his brother Albert is born. He makes a mess of Elmore's room and his parents seem to love the little one more than him. Elmore doesn't quite get what is so great about a baby and younger brother. At least at the beginning.
This book about sibling rivalry and love has amazing pictures and a great sense of humor.
3 years and up.
CARLOS KANN DOCH TORE SCHIESSEN
Carlos loves playing soccer and he is really good at it! His big dream is that one of the big teams will engage him one day. But then suddenly he starts missing the ball, he doesn't score anymore and nobody knows why, all are amiss. Until the grandfpa gives him a talisman, the shoe laces of the big soccer star Pele.
Written in big letters for beginning readers - a story about confidence and sports, which many can relate too.
8 years and up.