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Subject: where would i get childrens books in spanish?
Date Posted: 11/1/2008 2:04 PM ET
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i go on a mission trip each year to Guatamala and every year we take the children stuffed animals, but i was thinking it might be nice to take them some books written in spanish. Most of these children have spinal deformities and will be spending alot of time in bed after surgery so i thought this might be benifitcal for the children. I cannot spend a ton of monye becasue i have to pay for the trip myself but i have been looking at places like dollar general and yard sales but i am not finding much, any suggestions? thanks

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 8:51 PM ET
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I recommend using the tag "Spanish" and then looking for children's books there. I have personally listed a few with that tag. Do you know how the tag system works? I try to tag all of my books with as many different tags as possible, with the hopeful end that someone finds a useful book.

I don't remember if I have any on my shelf at the moment, but if I do I will send them all to you for a single credit. Good luck!

Blessings,

Liz

Subject: where do I buy children's books in Spanish
Date Posted: 1/24/2009 10:43 AM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2008
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I have received several on PBS. I just got The Kissing Hand in Spanish this week. I also find them at Thrift Stores. They are definitely more difficult to find. How about asking a Target store to donate some for your next mission. They have a big section, atleast in Ca. Good luck!
Date Posted: 1/25/2009 2:26 AM ET
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I think I still have a few Spanish books. If you are interested pm me and i'll look. I'm from Puerto Rico so all I grew up with was Spanish ^_- also for newer book you want to check with Borders. We have Borders in Puerto Rico and they all have Spanish books. Also I've noticed the Borders here in CA have a few Spanish books too. You might be able to order them. Anyway let me know =)

Date Posted: 1/26/2009 4:35 PM ET
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look in dollar general and places in Hispanic neihborhoods. Don't hesitate to take English books - English is considered a valuable skill - with Hispanic themes, like Dora. Hunt around online and try to find some freebies, or write companies and ask for free stuff. really, it's great practice for you, later you can say you have grant writing skills :)
Date Posted: 2/9/2009 11:01 PM ET
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I have one on my shelf that teaches about germs and proper self care for kids. I also have a paperback Bible in Spanish on my shelf. I'd do a 2 for 1 on them.

La Patrulla Contra Germenes
 

La Patrulla Contra Germenes
ISBN-13: 9781892157010 - ISBN-10: 1892157012
Posted: 12/10/2007 8:08 AM ET

 

Subject: Books in Spanish
Date Posted: 3/5/2009 3:37 PM ET
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We just had a book fair at our school and Scholastic seems to have quite a few books in Spanish.  Perhaps if you wrote to them, they could donate some for your mission trip.

Date Posted: 3/9/2009 6:24 PM ET
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I have noticed many more books are written in both Spanish and English, in the same printing.  While I was in student teaching I had a student that couldn't speak english at all, spanish was all he knew.  I can't speak any spanish, but I found this online website that translates information for free.  I don't remember the sight, but I would type up the assignments in english and translate them into spanish for him.  I did this until they got him a translator.