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Books?

Hi! Just a quick question: Does anybody know about any Spanish books that are in the Juvenile section of the library? I think it would help my Spanish alot and am grateful for any help. :)

Gracias por tu ayudar!

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ViCastle

I'd recommend to begin with children stories like ''El Principito'' (The Little Prince), ''Pedro y el Lobo'' (Peter and the Wolf), ''Caperucita'' (Little Red Riding Hood), if you have a more advanced level you could read 'teenager books' like ''Como Agua Para Chocolate'' by Laura Esquivel.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mketch
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Yes to all of that!! I haven't read The Little Prince in Spanish or English, but I've read it several times in French and it is honestly one of the best books you can read as an adult reading a kids book. Incredibly enjoyable, and it is written in a simple manner that is perfect for learning a language but with "adult" concepts, like existentialism.

1 year ago

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Thanks! Have you read all those?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mketch
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I've read all of them except for "Como agua para chocolate"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SRcutie

Where I live, public librairies usually have a foreign language section. Try seeing if your local library has one.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SummersMeltMe

I think they do actually. I'll check it out.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissDriss4ever

Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal

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https://www.duolingo.com/LeonNervi
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Gymnast-girl, como despedida es mas correcto decir, "Gracias por tu ayuda", o "Gracias por vuestra ayuda" cuando la despedida va dirigida a un grupo. Espero que no te importe la correccion

1 year ago

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Gracias poor tu ayuda sounds right to me. But you might be right.

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Gracias por tu ayuda

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Look for very easy books--"Goosebumps" (which has two series of translations in Spanish, see the 2nd paragraph), or the Narnia books by C.S. Lewis (translated at least twice), or easier. While you are looking around, try these online, which are audio with Spanish subtitles, and are about as easy as you will find. There is no sense to start w/ something that is too hard, and once you are good at reading these easy books you will find more difficult books like Harry Potter or YA books by Isabel Allende or Carlos Ruiz Zafón will be much easier for you.

1 year ago

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Which series of translations do you think would be best?

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I haven't compared the books head to head. If you are learning Latin American flavored Spanish, à la Duo, try the Escalofrios series. But, really, what is best is whatever you can find, just so long as it isn't too hard for you.

The suggestion of seeing what your local library may have is a very good one. That way you can examine the books for free. If you live in the U.S., Walmart used to carry (and probably still does) quite a few books in Spanish, incl. for kids, and as far as Barnes and Noble goes, Spanish books, incl. for kids, are about all they have in foreign languages nowadays, at least where I live. You can order books in Spanish from amazon.com or other online bookstores, including abebooks.com and ebay (both usually sell used books).

The most important thing, once you find some books, is to choose what is not too difficult. If you haven't read "connected prose" yet in Spanish, it will take some getting used to, but persevere; if things continue to be too hard, find an easier book. Have fun!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pullearner

Here are 4 ways to find a book to help you learn. 1.At your local library there should be one most likely one with a language that is common in your area. 2.if it's not there and they speak it in your area it should be stored somewhere in the library if you can't find it ask the librarian to get it for you. 3. Try to get a book that's also in English and that they have in English at the library and easy books first. 4.try to get one you enjoy ,this will help you remember words better that way.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taiyeb2

I am attaching the link to the Children's library in Spanish.(Biblioteca International Digital para niños) .

http://es.childrenslibrary.org

1 year ago

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Thank you!

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https://www.duolingo.com/mketch
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Also, I would highly recommend starting off with one book that you have read in English (translated into Spanish) to get your bearings, and then only read books you haven't read before. If you can, try authentic books (written for Spanish native speakers), so that you are getting more than just a translated experience.

1 year ago

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Wonderful advice :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Morris1950

"A First Spanish Reader", by Alfred Remy. It's available in Apple Books.

1 year ago

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Not in my local library the're more Vietnamese books in mine even though there is few Vietnamese speakers here and there are a lot of Spanish people here

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_-Amethyst-_

What library? Any particular area?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SummersMeltMe

Any library. I know not all of us live in the same place

1 year ago

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Maybe you could try newsela. It's an online thing. Technically what they have aren't books, but they have articles. And you can choose what reading level you want.

1 year ago

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Is it a website? Or an app?

1 year ago

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Website

1 year ago

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Thanks I'll look it up.

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Go to your local library and ask a librarian. They should be able to point you in the right direction, and you can then browse the shelves and choose what you'd like to read.

A word of warning, though. Whether books are catalogued by the Library of Congress system (common in scholarly/academic settings) or by Dewey, they're generally arranged by topic, not by the language in which they're written, unless a particular library has decided to maintain separate language sections.

1 year ago

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Check out this book: Olivia se prepara para la navidad or any "Olivia" books by Ian Falconer en español

1 year ago

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Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeonNervi
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I think if you want to read in spanish you can start with "The Little prince", it´s not easy, but you can find it in spanish and in your language. Now I'm reading a book on psychology. It is not easy for me, as you can intuit by my level of written English, but I am trying. I encourage reading. Anyway you have to try to practice speaking.

1 year ago

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Wow, good luck on your psychology (I can't even spell that in English) book and thanks for the tip.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SummersMeltMe

Thank you!

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You are welcome.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rinaro
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I don't know about Juvenile section but maybe this helps you:

http://espapdf.com/serie/el-barco-de-vapor-serie-naranja/

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Thank you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nadybl

How about comics? Mafalda is one of my favorite. She is from Argentina so was written in spanish. http://mafalda.dreamers.com/ . Gocomics also have books in spanish http://www.gocomics.com/comics/espanol. You can also found books in the two languages with short stories, like this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486258106/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0486258106&linkCode=as2&tag=speaklatin09-20&linkId=OB2NC6XLPENGZZE7

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Thank you!! That's an awesome idea!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Maria_321-

Also look in any used bookstores. I have found some great deals on Spanish language books there and you never know just what you will find!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SummersMeltMe

That's a very handy tip I was going to go to the bookstore today anyway.

1 year ago

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