Bear’s Last Journey

Udo Weigelt Bear’s Last Journey (illustrated by Cristina Kadmon) Original Title: Der alte Bär muss Abschied nehmen “What does it mean when you are dead?” the little fox asked the old bear. “Some say it’s just like sleeping. And others say that you go to...

Milon and the Lion

Jakob Streit Milon and the Lion Original Title: Milon und der Löwe The Greek adolescent Milon is sold as a slave and resold, and has to work for various Roman owners as a porter, a sailor on ships, a shepherd, a house servant. The reader experiences the Acropolis in...

Storm Boy

Colin Thiele Storm Boy A short book that you can read in a little over an hour, but you will still be touched by it many hours afterwards. The story is well told, everything is described very clearly: A little boy finds three pelican chicks whose parents were killed...

Dot and Anton

Erich Kästner Dot and Anton Original Title: Pünktchen und Anton Luise (= Dot) is a brash, very independent, courageous girl. Now and then she is too brash = cheeky! Dot comes from a very wealthy family and helps her friend Anton, who is having a hard time financially...

Pollyanna

Eleanor Porter Pollyanna At first, eleven-year-old Pollyanna is not very welcome in her aunt’s house. But the orphan has a formula for happiness: she finds something to be happy about in everything. The girl wins people’s hearts and discovers the secret of her dour...