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Subject: Need Name/Author SPANISH primer/reader for Kindergarden. Not bilingual.
Date Posted: 2/21/2010 11:47 PM ET
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I am searching for the names and author/publisher of Spanish Kindergarden/1st grade books. I intend to use it to teach spanish for to my grandson who is a first time reader in Spanish. I have searched "en espanol" at PBS and have come up with only either bilingual books or more advanced story books. I'm wondering why it's so hard to find the same books that are used in schools for Kindergarders/1st graders in Spanish speaking countries. Maybe my search is not specific enough? I've tried looking at scholastic, google, etc. to no avail. Does anyone know or have any suggestions.

Questions/suggestions welcomed.




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Date Posted: 2/22/2010 10:35 AM ET
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Scholastic has a TON of Spanish and bi-lingual books.  Order their "Club Leo" book club catalog.

Also, as your children's librarian for ideas and where the books are in Spanish.

I admit, it's tough to find some that aren't bilingual, but they're there - especially Dr. Seuss books.  My son and I LOVE to translate the Seuss books, because much of the time, to get the rhyme to work out correctly, the Spanish text says something totally different.  My son has loved re-discovering these books, but in Spanish this time.

It could be hard to find them here in the U.S. because most schools are trying to get their Spanish-speaking children to learn/use English.  You might try searching for "ESL"  books - English as a Second Language.  That sometimes brings up Spanish-only books.

I know there are Latin & Spanish versions of Seuss books here on PBS.