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Classic childrens books that are unknown outside of DE/A/CH?

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on German ...
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Is there any source to find German books categorised in terms of reading ease?

There are numerous readability measures like Flesch Readability test, Wiener Sachtextformel, etc. But is there someplace I could actually find common books listed with their respective reading ease ...
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German language self-study materials/media

I am looking out for self-study German books targeted for beginners. Please help me to compile a good list of titles worth buying.
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An idiomatic German translation of the Bible

Is there a translation of at least the New Testament into German which uses modern vocabulary and idioms, similarly to the way The Message does in English?
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Is there a style guide for German similar to The Elements of Style for English?

Is there a German style guide similar to "The Elements of Style" by Strunk and White or "Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace" which are well known for English?
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Recommended reading strategies for intermediate speakers to build up their German

I learnt English mostly by reading all sorts of books once I'd a very rudimentary grasp of the basics. This was not intentional, but reading a lot is what in retrospect was the most helpful for me to ...
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What is the English title of Anselm Grün's “Die Freude wird Vollkommen sein”?

Anselm Grün is a prolific author. My understanding of the meaning of the book titled Die Freude wird Vollkommen sein is The Joy Will Be Complete. This book was translated into Spanish under the title ...
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Are old textbooks still useful for learning German?

I know someone who is teaching himself German from the original copy of Assimil printed in 1957. He thought to himself, "wouldn't it be hilarious if I spent years learning out-dated German?". Is ...
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Comic books in German for beginners

I have just started learning German. I was thinking of reading some easy comic books which might help my vocab and daily usage of words. But, I have very little idea as to what will be suitable for ...
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Books like “English Grammar in use” for the German language

"English Grammar in Use" - Cambridge University Press is amazing. Is there any similar books for the German language? [Update]: "English Grammar in Use" is amazing because each unit spans ...
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Any German books with included vocabulary?

I am trying to learn german, but I find memorizing vocabularly lists very boring, and would prefer to read a book and just look up the words I don't get. The problem is, I find it really frustrating ...
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Audio Aussprachewörterbuch für “offline usage” für das iPad?

Ich brauche akustische Ausspracheangaben (audio pronunciations) fürs iPad; auch für "offline usage". Chats zum Thema hier und hier. Wo finde ich solche? P.s. Ich versuche auch ein ...
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Classic German Literature

I´m looking for a book on German Literature, describing its history the differents phases and currents, something rather exhaustive and "umfangreich". Is there a classic textbook ? (like for example ...
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Textbook about German in Bengali?

Does someone know a textbook for learning German which is written in Bengali (Bangla)?
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Useful books/materials for private lessons in German

As a small hobby or even sidejob, I am planning to give private lessons in German for people with 1) no or low knowledge in German, 2) medium or good abilities. Can you recommend any books or other ...
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Free classic psychological e-books for language learning

I want to master German via reading e-books. I was thinking about the classic works of psychology. At best I'd like to read the works of Sigmund Freud and Erich Fromm in original. I was searching the ...
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Etymologie des Ortes “Bezanika” aus dem Roman “Jakob der Lügner”

Ich hab vor einigen Wochen "Jakob der Lügner" gelesen (und war, von einem Schulbuch, positiv überrascht) und mir stellte sich eine Frage, die mir meine Lehrerin nicht beantworten konnte. Weiß jemand, ...
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Bilingual (German/English) Novel Resources

I want to ask where I can find/buy in pdf format bilingual beginner-intermediate level german novels similar to penguin parallel text novels. I searched but could not find a good resource.
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Can someone point me to an easy resource that teaches the German language? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free online resources for beginner course Can someone point me to an easy resource that teaches the German language? Keep in mind that I'm totally ignorant in German. ...
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Basic German books of novel to learn the language for beginners (1000 words or A1/A2 level)

I'm looking for some easy books to read like the following one which is in English, but I need some in German: link But the search is not very easy since I find a lot of "false positive" like the ...