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.
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Amy: Last year, a new colleague joined my team. She's trilingual in the same languages as me. It was like magic. We change languages and even code-switch several time a day. I had missed that so much!! My monolingual colleagues must think we're freaks! lol
May 8, 2019 4:56:12 GMT 9
Amy: Unfortunately, she has resigned and is leaving shortly. I was so proud to introduce her to my eldest, one day that I had brought her to show her round my office. And to introduce other bi/multilingual colleagues. Show how important languages are.
May 8, 2019 4:58:26 GMT 9
Mayken: That must have been wonderful, Amy! I'm sorry she is leaving. I would love to find someone like that. We had an English intern last year who spoke German and French. We chatted a lot.
May 8, 2019 6:06:01 GMT 9
Caro C.: Oh Amy I sort of feel related to what you are saying. Some months ago I made a friend from the US. She happens to be a neighbor with four kids. We’ve been sharing back and forth and I’d love my baby girl to eventually be able to share with her children
May 13, 2019 12:55:09 GMT 9
Caro C.: Although maybe they will be a bit old for her, still we (I mean their mom = Sarah and me) both are very happy and grateful for each other as friends.
May 13, 2019 12:57:05 GMT 9
Mayken: As of yesterday, I am aunt to a baby girl who lives in our ml country with 2 ml parents, and I'm already planning to get them a nice nursery rhymes CD for our first visit.
May 16, 2019 20:03:47 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Nice, Mayken! Have a happy visit!
May 17, 2019 9:10:21 GMT 9
Caro C.: OMG I just came across this song and it filled my heart with joy and excitement...perfect for all of us who are parents: youtu.be/g1fcnhB8GOY
May 19, 2019 14:01:55 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Caro, thanks for sharing that lovely song. Raffi was one of our very favorite musicians when my kids were small. We listened to him all the time. I highly recommend his albums as a source of very enjoyable and very effective English input.
May 20, 2019 15:32:26 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter is on a field trip this week and I feel like I've lost my main purpose
May 20, 2019 20:03:33 GMT 9
Raquel: That's cute, Mayken. I hope you enjoyed all that extra free time.
May 29, 2019 18:17:39 GMT 9
SheilaC: I am concern about our upcoming big change to Public school with all English teaching and minimal Spanish. We have been lucky until now with Spanish speaking Nanny and Spanish immersion preschool. We are doing 2-day per week with Spanish after school.
May 31, 2019 10:51:49 GMT 9
Amy: @sheilac, I suggest you create an actual thread on the "Questions & Concerns" board, so fellow Zoo Keepers can help you with your concerns. 256 characters is too little to discuss something that is so important to your heart
Jun 2, 2019 23:44:41 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam Beck, thanks for that very interesting and timely post - it justifies the large order for ml books and DVDs I'm about to place in view of my daughters upcoming birthday!
Jun 3, 2019 23:46:00 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Great to hear this, Mayken! And happy birthday to both yours and mine! (They have the same birthday, don't they?) And if anyone missed that post, here's the link once more...
Jun 4, 2019 8:03:42 GMT 9