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Leabhair do páisti i nGaeilge?

I'm looking for low reading level books i nGaeilge. Things that could be given to a child in Irish and they could read it. Preferably downloadable or buyable online, though I know that may be harder to come by. Please show me some, I would like to use them to learn as well as to teach my little brothers (5 & 6 who have watched me learn and are interested themselves)

2 years ago

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You could try An Siopa Leabhar at:

http://www.cnagsiopa.com

they seem to have a lot of resourses including Asterix comics as Gaeilge! Perhaps Amazon would have more books.

2 years ago

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Leabhar Breac publishes a lot of books for younger readers (including your brothers' age range). Cló Iar Chonnacht have a few too. I'm afraid I haven't read many children's books in Irish so I'm not sure about specific recommendations though I really like the look of Enric Lluch's work (he's Catalan in case you're wondering).

2 years ago

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Clo lar Chonnact is pretty interesting, do you know if those books are online or have to be shipped?

2 years ago

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They have a small selection of e-books for children e.g. here. From what I have heard from publishers it is really difficult to sell ebooks to children. It may just be that the market hasn't reached critical mass yet.

2 years ago

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I have purchased a lot of beginning adult books from that company...they have a good selection of fun books for adults...I know that they have books for kids too.

2 years ago

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Are the books for adults suitable for beginners in Irish? I had originally thought kid books because typically books designed for kids are easier to read, so they're more suitable for learning a language, I would think.

2 years ago

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I thought so too, but after buying a few books, the kid books were really too easy...just a few words per page. I started buying the adult learner books because the stories were more interesting and because the Irish was very simple. I did need to use a dictionary...but I was able to get through the stories. They are very short chapter books. The first one that I read was called Sorcha sa Ghailearai by Catherine Foley. It took awhile to read, but it was really good fun!

I thought that I was doing really well, so I purchased a book that was suitable for middle school students. I couldn't read it because it was super complicated...I stick to the adult learner books!

2 years ago