Win bilingual children's books at Easy German


With Cari and Janusz of Easy German I interviewed people int the streets of Berlin. The Episode "Unfug (The biggest mischief you got up to as a kid)" is out now!

As a special treat, Easy German gives away some bilingual children's books. How you can get one? Cari explains it at the end of the video. Good luck!


For Free: 500+ Bilingual eBooks in 100+ Languages


US/UK Kindle unlimited subscribers read for $0.00/£0.00! Start your 30-day free trial now and explore 500+ eBook editions of "Am I small?" in 100+ languages for free on your smartphone, tablet or computer with a free Kindle reading app:



Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Bilingual Children's Books

Bilingual children's books like "Five Meters of Time", "Am I small?" and "In here, out there!" will be enjoying your visit from 8 to 12 October at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 in Hall 3.0 at the "Multilingual Children's Books" stand K 138-140.


1000+ editions of "Am I small?"


1.000+ editions of my children's picture book "Am I small?" are now published. From Afrikaans, Arabic and Korean to Xhosa and Zulu over 100 languages from around the world are available.

Also, there are over 500 language combinations available as bilingual books in paperback and eBook format:
At the Frankfurt Book Fair (#fbm2014, October 8 to 12, 2014) the project will be presented in Hall 3.0 (K 138-140).


New eBook Editions of "Am I small?"

Ebooks are becoming increasingly popular. Even children's picture books as eBook editions are now under certain conditions attractive: On tablets and laptops, the colors usually shine even brighter than in printed books.

On the other hand, classical eBook readers, such as the Kindle Paperwhite, are not suitable for picture books because they do not have a color display:
While children's books layout specifications in EPUB format are changing and integration delays on the devices keep the users doubtful, the Kindle format has gained users trust and just works well for picture books.

Reading Apps for Kindle eBooks are available for free for all current devices. Whether it be an iPad, iPhone, Mac, tablet, PC or the latest smartphone - you can read Kindle eBooks on all devices in a reliable way.


My children's book "Am I small?" is now available in about 550 eBook editions in over 100 languages​​. In order to make these eBooks easy to read even on devices with smaller displays, all eBooks have several zoom areas:
Depending on the device used, the zoom funtion is activated by double-click, double-tap etc. - the manual of each reading app contains detailed instructions.
Each image contains multiple zoom areas, so that sections with text and image details can be magnified:
All 500+ eBook editions of "Am I small?" are available for free for Kindle Unlimited members in the US.


#1 Best Seller in Children's German Language Books: "Am I small?"

My children's picture book "Am I small?" ranks #1 Best Seller in Children's German Language Books, #1 Most Wished For in Children's German Language Books and #1 Gift Ideas in Children's German Language Books at amazon.com. Many thanks!


Over 1.000.000 Readers

In the last quarter, the number of readers of my books crossed the million mark: 1,030,852. Many thanks to all of you!


Austrian Ministry of Education recommends: "Am I small?"


The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women's Affairs recommends the German-Albanian dual language edition of my children's picture book "Am I small?" on it's site www.schule-mehrsprachig.at - many thanks!

There are over 300 dual language editions available by now, many more bilingual editions will be published soon.

How to use "Am I small?" in the classroom? The teacher Carissa Peck has posted several activities in her blog: For example, one can encourage students to use a larger vocabulary, realize small words have multiple meanings or make pretty decorations for the classroom...


"charming" - Kirkus Review of "Fifteen Feet of Time"


"In this whimsical debut picture book translated from the German, Hesse and Winterberg implore young and adult readers alike to embrace what they love to do."—Kirkus Reviews

My children's picture book "Fifteen Feet of Time" has been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews and is considered to be a "charming carpe diem tale for all ages". Many thanks!


Over 100.000 Readers for "Egbert turns red"

"When Manfred bullies and teases him, Egbert turns very red. Angry and red. What can one do about it?"

Over 100.000 readers have discovered Egbert's plan in my children's coloring book "Egbert turns red" and know now whether his adventurous idea works... Many thanks to all of you! :-)



"immensely enjoyable" - ForeWord Clarion Review of "Am I small?"


"...readers will emerge from this book feeling slightly more confident about themselves—whatever their size."

My children's picture book "Am I small?" was reviewed by ForeWord Clarion Reviews at www.forewordreviews.com and considered to be "immensely enjoyable". Many thanks!


33 new bilingual editions of "Am I small?"


33 new bilingual editions of my children's picture book "Am I small?" are now available for children, grown ups and language enthusiasts around the world:

English-Afrikaans: Am I small? Is ek klein?

English-Amharic: Am I small? Ene tenese nane?

English-Bengali: Am I small? Ami ki chota?

English-Bosnian: Am I small? Jesam li mala?

English-Brazilian Portuguese: Am I small? Sou pequena?

English-Bulgarian: Am I small? Malka li sum?

English-Czech: Am I small? Jsem malá?

English-Croatian: Am I small? Da li sam ja mala?

English-Danish: Am I small? Er jeg lille?

English-Dutch: Am I small? Ben ik klein?

English-European Portuguese: Am I small? Serei eu pequena?

English-Finnish: Am I small? Olenko minä pieni?

English-Greek: Am I small? Eimai mikre?

English-Gujarati: Am I small? Hum nani chum?

English-Hungarian: Am I small? Kicsi vagyok?

English-Kannada: Am I small? Nanu sannavale?

English-Latvian: Am I small? Vai es esmu maza?

English-Marathi: Am I small? Mi lahana ahe?

English-Mongolian: Am I small? Bi jijigkhen üü?

English-Nepali: Am I small? Ke m saani chu?

English-Norwegian: Am I small? Er jeg liten?

English-Polish: Am I small? Czy jestem mala?

English-Punjabi: Am I small? Ki maim niki ham?

English-Romanian: Am I small? Sunt eu mica?

English-Sanskrit: Am I small? Kim aham laghutarosmi?

English-Serbian: Am I small? Da li sam ja mala?

English-Slovak: Am I small? Som malá?

English-Slovene: Am I small? Sem majhna?

English-Swedish: Am I small? Är jag liten?

English-Tagalog: Am I small? Ako ba ay maliit?

English-Thai: Am I small? Chan taw lek hrux?

English-Ukrainian: Am I small? Chy ya malen'ka?

English-Vietnamese: Am I small? Co phai toi nho be?

Recent Reader Reviews:

"Awesome book! We are in love with this book! Our son is being raised bilingual since half of the collective family lives in the Philippines, and it hasn't exactly been easy to find good quality childrens books in Tagalog. We saw this one, saw the great price for it, and we thought "Lets give it a try!" and we're not disappointed one bit. The story is sweet and simple, and even as a non-tagalog speaker I was able to understand it a little, which says a lot since never had a lot of luck learning the language! As an artist, I love love LOVE the art in this book, I think its not only beautiful, but perfect for children. My son spent a lot of time just studying every colorful page. We read it twice in the first sitting because he was so happy! He's not yet 1, so getting him to sit still for story time is tough, and this book was such a hit he sat through it with nothing but a big smile and lots of pointing to the stuff he liked on the pages. I highly recommend this book :) Get it get it get it!" -- H. S., 07.01.2014

"This is a sweet book with beautiful artistic illustrations. Really loved the unique artwork. I bought it to help work on our French with our two young boys so it's nice that the story is told in both French and English on each page. My French isn't very good (working on it) but I still found this easy to read & pronounce to them out loud." -- Stefan H., 08.01.2014

"Cute book for kids - I enjoy reading this to my daughter. She loves the large characters..." -- Michele R., 09.01.2014

"Cute, simple story with adorable, modern illustrations. First of all, I'm thrilled to see an affordable book in European Portuguese. There aren't a lot of options in this country for any Portuguese, let alone European, so I usually have to pay extra for imported books. This book seemed to be well translated, and not a Google Translate hack job like some books I've found. Now, the book itself. The illustrations are really sweet, and seem relatable for a child but not cheesy. They really drew me in. The story itself is a simple one, in which a little girl is shocked to hear that she's little, and as she asks for more and more opinions, she finds that it's all about perspective. The moon thinks she's small, and bugs think she's large. There aren't a lot of words on each page which, as someone without a lot of reading-out-loud stamina, I think is nice." -- F. C., 26.11.2013

"I am constantly searching for Panjabi books for my one-year-old twins. I was nearly certain that I had bought every Panjabi kids book available on Amazon, but I found this ten or more pages into a generic Punjabi or Panjabi search. It is a beautiful book. The illustrations are gorgeous, and the story is very sweet and silly. My husband is the Panjabi one in the family, but I can make out simple things in Panjabi. I read this to our son in Panjabi with my mother-in-law half-laughing, half-beaming with happiness from a few feet away. I had to keep asking her for meanings of unfamiliar words (like nikki). It was great fun, and now I know five or six words that I didn't before." -- C. M., 28.12.2013

"The storyline is fairly simple and repetitive, perfect for a small child. [...] The drawings are really amazing - naive, colorful and full of imagination. My baby daughter loves them!" -- Elle, 20.12.2013

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