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Easy Books to Read

I'm studying Spanish and I wanted to know of some easy to understand books that I could read in Spanish ...

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42
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I'm reading the Harry Potter books in Spanish. I don't know if You wanted something written originally in Spanish, but they'er fun, easy and familiar.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cswrawr
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Amazon has some books of childrens stories free for kindle (or the kindle app), stuff like chicken little and the three bears. Here's a link: http://smile.amazon.com/An-Elementary-Spanish-Reader-Edition-ebook/dp/B004UITU9K/ref=zg_bs_7735161011_f_3

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nmrnmr

"First Spanish Reader: A Beginner's Dual Language Book" by Angel Flores is another good option. The stories are very short and the English translation is right beside it for comparison.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mmseiple
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I would stay away from dual-language books to start. The fact that there is an English translation makes them seem easier, and they are labeled as for "beginners," but the language is often very advanced. The Flores one is no exception.

Instead, I would start with something specifically tailored to beginners, usually listed as an "easy reader." There are many options available if you search for "Spanish easy reader" on Amazon. This is one that starts from the very beginning, with very basic vocab and grammar, and works up from there:

http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Spanish-Reader-William-Tardy/dp/0071428062/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8

This series also has good ratings on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Pobre-Ana-Totalmente-Espanol-Spanish/dp/092972447X/ref=pd_sim_b_47?ie=UTF8

Here's another book from a series for language learners: http://www.amazon.com/Spanish-Novels-Ana-estudiante-Easy-ebook/dp/B00AGJRVMA/ref=sr_1_14?s=booksie=UTF8

I would make use of the "look inside" feature on Amazon if it is available to see how the level works for you. The ones I list here start at A1, but if that is too easy, you could look for ones that are a bit more difficult.

Good luck!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/auxbuss
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The first book I read in Spanish was "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/Charlie y la Fabrica de Chocolate".

I don't think any book is easy, but if you have completed the tree, then you'll get there. There's usually a bunch of new vocab to learn early on -- as you'd expect -- and you speed up as you go.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RebeckaK

I am currently reading this one http://www.amazon.com/como-visita-quedarse-Stories-Spanish-ebook/dp/B004MME6O8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1414267146&sr=8-2&keywords=tia+lola It's a children's chapter book but is challenging enough to keep me interested and not so hard that I give up.

I have already bought my next Spanish novel and am going to challenge myself more by reading an Agatha Christie mystery. I actually got the idea to do that after doing some translation work on a Christie article here at duo lingo.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galletarodeanda
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Manolito Gafotas is a nice book. To be honest it includes a lot of unknown words, but they story is funny and keeps your motivation high, so in the end you don`t really have to bother about all the unknown words!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Resonance2001

La patrullx-x and comics like it are a good light read

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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Search "Spanish Books" in the discussion forums. Or search "easy books" . . . you'll find a long list of gems in similarly related threads.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tariqnisarahmed
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gillyarrione

Thank you guys for all the suggestions. They really helped out a lot.

3 years ago