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Subject: I'm looking for children's books in the French language --
Date Posted: 6/30/2009 8:27 AM ET
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how can I search 2 tags at the same time or search one tag and then pare it down using the other? thanks

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 8:38 AM ET
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Tags are currently not searchable. They've talked about making them searchable once they've been used more, but as far as I know, they have not implemented that yet.

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Date Posted: 6/30/2009 10:59 AM ET
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Tags are not yet searchable that way, but here is a trick you could use.

Click on the tag you think will bring up the most books.  Then set the number of books displayed to maximum (I think it's 100 per page).  Then click on Control-F (for Find) and type in the second tag you wish to use.  The screen will highlight each use of the second tag on that page, one at a time, so you can then find all the books tagged with both French-tag AND children's-tag.

Also, have you checked into the Foreign Language/World literature genre forum here at PBS?  Perhaps those folks will have some suggestions for you as well.

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Date Posted: 6/30/2009 11:27 AM ET
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The easiest way I know of to do something like that is to go to the children's books section on Amazon (or someplace similar) and search for the term French. When you find the books you are interested in obtaining, cut and past them to a blank document. When you're done, you can paste them here. I did that recently to obtain some spanish books.

Anissa (WVgrrl) - ,
Date Posted: 6/30/2009 12:08 PM ET
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You might also post in the Foreign Language forum and ask PBSers there.

Subject: thanks!
Date Posted: 7/1/2009 8:24 AM ET
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Those are all good ideas -- will do! PBSers come through again! YAY!



Subject: Publisher of French Children's books (and bilingual books)
Date Posted: 8/17/2009 12:16 AM ET
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There is publisher of some very cute children's books, http://storyteller.barefootbooks.com. They have 2 Bilingual French/English books.

L'ours au Soleil (Bear in Sunshine)
L'ours dans un carre (Bear in a Square)

If no one has them on PBS, they are currently running a special, code: TWENTY

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Date Posted: 8/17/2009 1:55 AM ET
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When the data team edits foreign language titles, we try to put the language in parenthesis in the title line, i.e.

L'ours au Soleil (Bear in Sunshine) (French)

So you might try using French as a keyboard in your search.

You can also find French language books under the genre of Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Untranslated > French

But none of these methods are foolproof, particularly for children's books.  It might be easiest to search Amazon for "french children's books", which brings up quite a few, and search by ISBN.



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