German readers

RUMACCC has translated a selection of the early readers into German. These readers aim to foster literacy and to help children enjoy reading in German.

German is the official or co-official language of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Belgium and has official status in the Italian province of South Tyrol/Alto Adige. It is the first language of over 90 million people wordwide and is widely used and learned as an additional language. In Australia, just under 80,000 people speak it at home (Census 2016).

Title Black and white edition Colour edition
Come and see (Schau mal!)b and w (0.4Mb pdf) colour (0.5Mb pdf)
Dog (Der Hund)b and w (0.3Mb pdf)colour (0.4Mb pdf)
Fruit and vegetables (Früchte und Gemüse)b and w (0.3Mb pdf)colour (0.4Mb pdf)
How many animals? (Wie viele Tiere?)b and w (0.6Mb pdf)colour (0.6Mb pdf)
I like animals (Ich mag Tiere)b and w (0.3Mb pdf)colour (0.4Mb pdf)
Jobs (Berufe)b and w (0.4Mb pdf)colour (0.4Mb pdf)
Look at me (Schau!)b and w (0.3Mb pdf)colour (0.4Mb pdf)
On the move (In Bewegung)b and w (0.4Mb pdf)colour (0.4Mb pdf)
Starfish (Was macht der Seestern?) colour (0.4Mb pdf)
This is a house (Das ist ein Haus)b and w (0.4Mb pdf)colour (0.5Mb pdf)
Very big! (Zu groß!)b and w (0.3Mb pdf)colour (0.4Mb pdf)
What is hiding? (Was verbirgt sich hier?)b and w (0.4Mb pdf)colour (0.5Mb pdf)
Where do we go? (Wo gehen wir hin?)b and w (0.4Mb pdf)colour (0.5Mb pdf)

Advanced reader

In addition to Standard German, which varies slightly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, spoken German comes in many different dialects. Therefore, our 'Chicken Little' reader has been translated not only into Standard German, but also into a Swiss dialect and into the Austrian dialect of Vorarlberg.

Title Black and white edition Colour edition
Henderl Klein macht einen Spaziergang (German) b and w (2.1Mb pdf) colour (2.3Mb pdf)
Hüenli Chly geit ga schpaziere (Swiss German/Schwyzerdütsch - Bern)b and w (2.1Mb pdf)colour (2.3Mb pdf)
Henderl Klein got spaziera (Vorarlbergisch)b and w (2.1Mb pdf)colour (2.3Mb pdf)