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Subject: Searching for Spanish...
Date Posted: 4/24/2008 10:30 PM ET
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I'm looking for easy reading books in Spanish or English/ Spanish combo to read to my kids.  Sort of a gentle intro to the language....  Any ideas?

Subject: Easy Spanish/English books
Date Posted: 5/3/2008 9:51 AM ET
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I am currently an elementary Spanish teacher in a public school.    Some of my favorite "intro" books are:

1. Say Hola to Spanish (and the others in this series)

2. Perro grande... Perro pequeño / Big Dog... Little Dog

3. Go Dog Go, (Corre, perro, corre) (It's very easy and most kids have memorized the English version)

4. ¿El Canguro Tiene Mamá? (Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?, Spanish Language Edition)

5. Perros! Perros!/Dogs! Dogs!: A Story in English and Spanish (you can tell I am a dog lover)

6. The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El Dia Que Nevaron Tortillas, Folktales told in Spanish and English



Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 5/3/2008 2:53 PM ET
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The Harry Potter books are pretty easy to find in Spanish.

Border's (don't know if there's a Border's near you), in their youth section, has a foreign-language subsection.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 7:03 PM ET
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Long time ago, I used to use Lois Lenski's books:  Papa Small/Papa Pequeno, and Cowboy Small/Vaquero Pequeno, but I suppose they're out of print by now.   They worked very well, whether to learn English, or to learn Spanish.

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 10:46 PM ET
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Thanks guys!