Thanks so much for all your suggestions Marta and Mayken! I need to do more research to see if I can get these books for affordable prices. For some reason the prices on Amazon for books in original languages other than English seem a little extreme, but books translated from English are a much better price.
I just found Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White in our ml (Spanish) at a library near us. I was thrilled because I read it growing up. If I couldn’t find it in ml I would have let her read it in ML because it’s a book I don’t want her to miss out on during her childhood.
For English I’d also recommend the “Greetings from Somewhere” series of 10 books. It’s the only series my daughter re-reads on a regular basis. It’s similar to early Magic Tree House books in length and difficulty.
Last year, I came across a number of chapter book series put out by Scholastic in a new line called Branches. The books are specifically developed for the 5-7 year old set transitioning from picture to chapter books. My kids love them. They are a cross between graphic novels and novels with high-interest characters and stories.
We've read: Kung Pow Chicken: a 4-book series about two superhero brothers, who are also chickens. Press Start: an old-school video game rabbit takes on bad guys Haggis and Tank Unleashed: 2 dogs with big imaginations (lots of word play in this series based on homonyms which leads to funny misunderstandings between the characters) Eerie Elementary: just started this one about a school that is alive and trying to eat its students
There are a whole bunch of other series. I bought most of these online through Amazon or Book Depository, which has free worldwide shipping.
Post by Abbi Gutierrez on Apr 13, 2018 6:03:48 GMT 9
My son is enjoying the Usborne reading libraries at bedtime at the moment, there are three sets in boxes with loads of titles including lots of shortened versions of classics that I haven't even read myself. I am learning lots too!
Just to add a new hit to the list, from the Branches series (thank you Kris T for the tip) the "Dragon Masters". Just preordered the last (10th) book in the series, and my son just cannot get enough of them. He actually wanted to make a book review, which turned out to be a lovely video in ml2.
Mayken: Adam Beck, thanks for sharing the impressions of your trip to China! I love those duck boats and that doorway! And meeting those kids wanting to speak English with you is so amazing!(I won't enter the giveaway because I'm afraid of winning the chicken claws!)
Feb 6, 2019 0:24:50 GMT 9
Mayken: My friend S asked her bilingual 2.5-year-old daughter: What language do mommy & daddy speak? D: English! S: What language does Grandma speak? D: French! S: What language do the cats speak? D (*thinks, then answers*): Meow!
Feb 7, 2019 0:08:00 GMT 9
Amy: Bless!! how cute is that!!! Reminds me of a similar thing that happened with my youngest when she was 18 months: she said the sound right for every animal but the cow. She kept answering "Lola" because of a famous Spanish nursery rhyme about a cow!
Feb 7, 2019 0:40:09 GMT 9
Alba: My son caught us by surprise when we said thank you (in English) to a waiter in a Mexican restaurant, and he said "gracias" (thank you) to him too in Spanish, also signing it! He was having a blast and there was some Spanish music in the background.
Feb 10, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Sounds like a wonderful moment, Alba!
Feb 11, 2019 11:57:53 GMT 9
Alba: Streaming problems: I decided to play some cartoons in ml2 (Hindi) which I knew had been playing in ml2 the day before with his dad. I was studying my son's face to see if he understood, turns out the cartoon was in Polish, not sure why!
Apr 4, 2019 0:44:39 GMT 9
Amy: Cute code switching this morning when my 3 year old told me "I get my pótamo" (she meant her hippo soft toy). This mixing was music to my ears... It means she is truly growing trilingual.
Apr 6, 2019 2:51:35 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Lovely, Amy! Good for you, and good for her! P.S. I like hippos.
Apr 7, 2019 10:32:37 GMT 9
Alba: So funny, Amy! Great to hear I love the word Hypo, every child says it different! My son did something similar when he say "This tocotó", he calls horses "tocotó" based on the noise they made when trotting (tocotó, iiii (neigh)-ok, for a Spanish ear)
Apr 8, 2019 6:52:09 GMT 9
Amy: Cheer Alba and Adam Beck! . I love these "baby" words. They are so cute. I like the "This tocotó" another example of state of the art Spanglish <3
Apr 9, 2019 4:54:05 GMT 9