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Katharina von der Gathen

Tell Me

Everything children really want to know about sex-and aren't afraid to ask

How much sex education do primary school children need? As much as they ask for, say the experts. And what exactly is it that children want to know? When teaching primary school classes about the human ...

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Farther, Wilder, Funnier

How far can you spit a cherry pit?

With these and over fifty other cool, gross, wild, and funny ideas, children can measure themselves and create their own personal book of records. They will be able to see how close they are to actual world records (at least, for those that exist ...


My Wishes, Dreams and Plans

A Scrapbook and Keepsake

A companion for the future and a very private memento

Which places around the world do you want to see the most? What amazing and crazy things do you want to do? You can write everything down in here - what you hope to achieve in your life and what you want your future to look like.


My Unique Travel-Doodle-Scrapbook

What should you pack in your suitcase? What is on your vacation playlist? Write it down! How was the weather? What was your very favorite moment? Jot it down! How did the people look? The traffic signs? Make a sketch! There's room here for everything: photos, tickets, and postcards. Addresses of ...

Soundtrack - How I left yesterday's world

You only really understand what freedom means when you don't have it. When you have the courage to fight for it. Olaf Hintze, born in 1964 in the East German city of Erfurt, has experienced both worlds: during his youth in the German Democratic Republic he was very aware of his ...


Journey to the Stars

Scientists explore distant worlds

Where do we come from - where are we going ? A fascinating voyage of discovery into the infinity of the universe

The stars are so incredibly far away , and yet appear so close to us at night. We are all captivated by their glittering beauty. But stars are not just twinkling lights ...


Monika Osberghaus, Horst Klein

Everyone’s Disabled

Anyone who is reading this is disabled!

Yes, even you! This book brings the bloated division of "challenged" here and "normal" there to an end. This topic relates to all of us: Anna has Down's Syndrome, Mareike is academically gifted, Julien is the the biggest brat who has ever ...

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Over There

When your parents were young and Germany was divided in two

Kalter Hund cakes and prefab buildings over here, gum and townhouses over there


Max and Maya are cousins. They like each other. They enjoy playing cowboys and Indians, and eating vanilla ice cream. They could do so many things together, but the border between East and ...


Katharina von der Gathen

Tell me some more facts of life

More real-life questions from children on a fascinating topic

Do animals go through puberty, too?

You might think that Explain It to Me had already covered everything on this subject,but some things were missing: the elementary school children with whom Katharina von der Gathen works keep throwing new question slips into the ...

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The Love Lives of Animals

When animals fall in love

"How do animals do it?" Children are always especially eager to learn about this whenever Katharina von der Gathen talks to them about sex education. And so she began to look into it, and discovered a treasure trove of information about seductive ...

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All of Us, Together

Samira came from Africa by ship and truck. Amad misses his footballing mates back in Iraq, but he had to leave because of the war and now he shoots at goals with his friends in Düsseldorf. Dilara was born in Berlin but speaks fluent Turkish and loves celebrating the sugar feast that marks the ...

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James Turek

MAKE MY DAY! - My wild and wonderful hidden-object English primer

How can a kitchen be so cluttered? I'm really glad it's not ours, but visiting it is a great adventure! And how can you eat in peace and comfort in this school canteen? The answer is that you can't, but it's fun to examine the strange dishes on the plates at leisure.

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