Thursday, March 31, 2011

Issuu book: Había una vez un punto

This clever book takes a fresh look at punctuation! Good for intermediate/advanced students of Spanish. FUN!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Issuu book: Juanito y el lobo

This simple version of "The Boy who Cried Wolf" in Spanish is a nice addition to a unit on folk/fairy tales. The illustrations are very interesting - they are collages using photographs to add texture to each image. Check it out!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Issuu book: Animalario verde & negro

I really like the quirkiness of this book! Short rhyming phrases describe humorous scenes of animals doing silly things. Great for beginners or intermediate learners of Spanish.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Issuu book: Matías

This short book tells the story of a little boy named Matías who has a vivid imagination. Simple text and captivating illustrations make this a wonderful book to share on a SmartBoard. Good for beginning and intermediate students of Spanish.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Issuu book: Et tu riras

A sweet story about aging, intergenerational connections, and the passage of time. A good book for intermediate and advanced students of French.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Issuu book: La guerra de los Números

This clever book would be great for intermediate or advanced students of Spanish. It would make an excellent addition to a thematic unit about war, peace and conflict.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Issuu book: Paz es...

This is a translation of The Peace Book by Todd Parr. Simple text accompanied by whimsical and colorful illustrations. Great for a unit on peace and human rights.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Issuu book: Despistados

The language in this book is nice and simple, and would make a good review of imperfect description in the past. I love the illustrations and the sweet story about two young children who become friends. Lovely!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Issuu book: Agustina y el misterio de la nieve

I love the cool illustrations in this virtual picturebook from Andorra! Join Agustina as she goes on a fun ski trip. CUTE!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Issuu book: Pitoquito: Revista dominical

This is a whole series of children's magazines from Maracaibo, Venezuela. They are nice readings for intermediate and advanced students of Spanish with lots of good non-fiction articles. For the whole collection of 36 archived issues, visit the Pitoquito Issue page here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Issuu book: Ciao amici

From EMI Publishing comes this fun text/workbook for beginning learners of Italian. The entire book (all 145 pages of it!) is available on Issuu for viewing or download. What a great resource for our Italian teachers! Bravo!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Issuu book: C'est l'histoire… d'un lapin

This book was "written" by a 3 year-old French girl (she told the story to her Dad, who then illustrated it!) There are 10 other picturebooks like this one in my Issuu library - check them out. They're all adorable!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Issuu book: El Diablo Burlón

This adorable book is a gem! I love the playful text, the rhyme, and especially the illustrations! Good for intermediate students of Spanish.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Issuu book: Un Halloween diferente

I couldn't wait until next October to share this one! This cute tale gives us an alternative origin to the traditions of Halloween (hint: it has to do with the monsters missing certain letters and only being able to make scary noises like grrrr!) A very cute story with adorable illustrations.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Issuu book: Primavera

This book is written in lyrical verse and would make a great addition to a unit/lesson about springtime, seasons, nature, etc. I love the illustrations!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Issuu book: Lagartija Lola se quedó sin cola

This story by Juan Darien is told in fun rhyme - the language might be a bit advanced for beginners, but the illustrations are adorable and help support the story details well. SO CUTE! Great for a unit on animals, biomes, nature, etc.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Issuu book: Tierra Imaginada. Tratado de las criaturas del suelo y del subsuelo

OK, I'd like to try something new on my blog... I have been browsing around one of my favorite sites, Issuu. It is a site where publishers and authors can upload their own books, catalogs, magazines, etc. I have two books uploaded on the site: Mi Abuela Ya No Esta and Lisa, Love and the Language Lesson. WELL... there are hundreds of excellent picturebooks in many languages uploaded on the site - an incredible resource for teachers! I will share the best ones I find here in my blog. So, to start things off, try this title:  Tierra Imaginada. Tratado de las criaturas del suelo y del subsuelo. It is VERY cool. Enjoy!